Kristina Sue Adams
Office Manager, 29
Kristina Sue Adams of Damascus, PA, a lifelong resident of the area, and an office manager for Peck’s Market, Narrowsburg, died Monday, August 20, 2012. She was 29.
The daughter of William “Karl” Adams and Cindy Gries Adams, she was born October 19, 1982, in Honesdale, PA.
Kris was a graduate from Marywood University, Magna Cum Laude, with a BA in Interior Architecture Design.
Kris was a volunteer at Equinunk Overlook Fire Dept., a former volunteer for Damascus Volunteer Ambulance Corps, auditor for the Damascus Township, a volunteer for Dessin Animal Shelter, and a volunteer at Conklin Hill Church.
A family statement reads: “Kris was an amazing, caring and loving daughter, stepsister and granddaughter. She was always involved in giving back to her community. She had great values. She will truly be missed by all.”
Survivors include her father, Karl Adams, and his wife, Penny, of Tyler Hill, PA; her mother, Cindy Adams of Callicoon, NY; her stepbrother, Michael Marienschek; stepsister, Katie Marienschek; paternal grandparents, Bill and Helen Adams; maternal grandparents, Donna Gries and Harold Wilcox and Walter and Rose Gries; Uncle Dean and Wendy Adams; Great-Uncle and Aunt Donald and Betty Wehner; best friend in the world, Toby Johannes, and his two children: Marissa and Joshua; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
A Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, August 24, 2012 at Damascus Manor United Methodist Church, Damascus, PA. The Rev. Jean Blackie will officiate.
Burial will follow in Hillside Cemetery, Damascus, PA.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Kristina’s name to the Equinunk-Overlook Volunteer Fire Dept.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Rasmussen Funeral Home, Narrowsburg, NY.
Timothy Quick Darder
Self-Employed Cabinet Maker, 49
Timothy Quick Darder, age 49 of Port Jervis, NY passed away Saturday, August 18, 2012 at Port Jervis. He was 49.
He was born on January 12, 1963 in Port Jervis, the son of Everitt Quick and the late Donna Milk Quick.
Tim was a self-employed cabinet maker. After the passing of his mother in 1964, he went to live with his aunt and uncle, Ronald and Marian Darder, who adopted him, in Goulds, NY.
A family statement read “He was a sweet-tempered, very talented carpenter, and a friend to all who knew him. Tim was a favorite to all his cousins, who knew his gentle spirit and loving soul. He will be truly missed by everyone.”
He is survived by his two fathers, Everitt Quick and his wife, June, of Port Jervis, and Ronald Darder of Goulds, NY; his son, Shaun Darder; two daughters, Chelcie and Janelle; five brothers, Mike and Danny Darder, Walt, Ken and Paul Quick; and two sisters, Rhonda Gillow and Jeanne Quick Stephens. He is also survived by his former wife, Tracy; and his son's mother Judy; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and his three close friends, Tom Ziegler, Joe Russell and Wayne Kidney.
Tim was pre-deceased by his mothers, Donna Milk and Marian Darder; and his brother, Joseph M. Quick.
Graveside services will be held Friday, August 24 at 2 p.m. at Pine Grove Cemetery, Matamoras, Pennsylvania.
Arrangements are by the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Inc., 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY. For information, directions or to send a condolence note to the family visit knight- auchmoody.com.
Former Monticello resident, 90
Elizabeth Louise Opdycke Joltin, 90, of Bowie, Maryland, died on August 16th.
Teacher, athlete, artist, animal lover and activist, loving mother, grandmother, sister and aunt, she was born in NYC, on May 10, 1922, to Katherine and James Barkley Opdycke. She was salutatorian of the first graduating class of the High School of Music and Art, and later received her teaching degree from Savage Teacher’s College and Columbia University.
She met her beloved husband, the late Alfred Joltin, also a NYC school teacher, while she was working as a riding instructor at ShaWanGa Lodge in Highview, NY. Married in 1945, they lived in Brooklyn, NY. She spent more than two decades teaching in NYC Public Schools, retiring with Al to Sullivan County in 1970. She was a long-time resident of Monticello at Swinging Bridge Lake and later at Lake Joseph in Forestburgh. She spent the last years of her life in Bowie, MD, close to her family, and her cherished labradoodle, Augie.
In addition to dozens of loving family members and friends, Betty is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Jan and Jack Hirschfeld; son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Barbara Joltin; granddaughters Laila Hirschfeld and Alyson Mancari; and brother, James Opdycke.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to your local humane society or SPCA.
Robert Frederick Miller
Retired from NYS Police, 88
Robert Frederick Miller passed away Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at his winter home at Sebring, Florida. He was 88.
The son of the late Alden and Emily Guller Miller, he was born July 28, 1924 in Newport, NY.
He was retired from the New York State Police at Troop B, Malone, NY. A graduate of Monticello High School, he was a veteran of WWII, serving in the U.S. Air Corps.
He is survived by one daughter, Bobbi Marie Cugno, and one son, Gary Miller (Dora); two granddaughters, Alicia and Marcy; many nieces and nephews and great-grandchildren; one sister, Nancy McLarney; and one brother, Edward Miller.
He was predeceased by his wife, Marie; one sister, Carolyn Heins; and two brothers, Alden and Stewart.
Memorial services will be held at a later date at Malone, NY.
Mae Alport, 96
July 22, 1916 August 22, 2012
Mae Alport of Boca Raton, Florida, passed away at home on Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at the age of 96.
The daughter of the late Anna and Nathan Greene, Mae was born in New York and made her home in South Fallsburg, NY. Mae was predeceased by her beloved husband, Harold Alport, and by her sister, Bertha Goldstein; her brother, Sam Greene; and her son-in-law, Barney Bergman.
Mae and Harold had a wonderful marriage. They were devoted to each other and worked together to create a loving family and a successful business. Mae was a caring and devoted wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, great grandmother and friend.
She is survived by her children, Carole Bergman of Boynton Beach, FL, and Judy and Harris Alport of South Fallsburg. Mae’s greatest happiness came from the love she shared with her treasured grandchildren and great-grandchildren: Amy, Loren, and Brett Wohl; Larry, Debbie, Taylor, and Hunter Fein; Beth, Roy, and Ayla Notowitz; Dory and Jay Frischman. Mae’s extended family was very dear to her, especially her sister-in-law, Sylvia Greene, and her children, Marty and Monica Greene, Richard and Helene Green, and Karen and Mark Drutz, all of whom frequently visited with Mae. Among Mae’s closest friends were her in-laws, David and Sylvia Rashkin of Mountaindale, and her devoted friend and caretaker, Bertha Joseph.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday, August 26, 2012 at Old Montefiore Cemetery, St. Albans, Queens, NY. Rabbi Yaakov Barros will officiate.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home of Monticello, NY. For service details, to leave an online condolence, or for directions to the cemetery, please visit www.josephngarlickfuneral home.com.