Doris M. Marks
Retired Cafeteria Manager, 84
Doris M. Marks of Livingston Manor, NY, a retired Cafeteria Manager for Livingston Manor Central School and a lifelong area resident, died Thursday, December 6, 2012 at the Catskill Regional Medical Center, Harris, NY. She was 84.
The daughter of the late Leon and Lucy Bussey Sherwood, she was born December 31, 1927 in Liberty, NY.
Doris was a member of the Sullivan County, New York State, and Federal School Food Service Association; the Livingston Manor Presbyterian Church and part of the United Presbyterian Women’s Association. She was a member of Sarah Wells Girl Scout Council for over 50 years; a member of the Manor Hose Company Ladies Auxiliary; the Sullivan County Historical Society; several RV groups and many other organizations.
Survivors include one daughter, Joanne Clements and her husband John of Liberty, NY; two grandchildren, Alisia Wolcott and Frederick Marks; and six great grandchildren, Bethany Huebsch, Jessyca Wolcott, Eugene Wolcott, Anastaychia Grimm, Dakota Marks, and Zoe Marks; three sister-in-laws, Elizabeth Burns, Freda Pericho, and Rita Maus; one cousin, Jean Farmer; and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband Frederick Marks; one son, Paul Marks; one brother, Earl Sherwood; and one granddaughter, Katrina Marks Grimm. She was also predeceased by her longtime companion, Wilson DeWitt.
Family members remember her as a kind, thoughtful and loving woman who spoke her mind in a forthright manner. Family and friends enjoyed visiting Doris and listening to stories of her life long ago. In her later years she was known as “Nanny” to many more than family.
Doris graduated Livingston Manor Central School and entered Delhi College at age 16. By age 18 she was graduated from Delhi Food Service Program and employed as school lunch manager at Montgomery, NY school system. She later returned to Livingston Manor Central School as a school lunch employee and retired as the Cafeteria Manager in 1986. During her years of school and community service, Doris touched the lives and hearts of many.
Traveling was one of her greatest pleasures, from taking her scouts on camping trips to places like Cape Cod and Savannah, GA, to RVing her way through Mexico, Canada, Alaska, and all over the U.S., from Nova Scotia to the Baja Peninsula. At age 76 Doris struck out for Australia where she visited one of her past girl scouts and spent 5 months camping about in a rather artfully painted van. Doris made the annual pilgrimage across the U.S. to winter in Why, AZ for the last 20 years. She will be missed by the friends she made wherever she roamed.
Visitation will be Thursday, December 13, 2012 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Harris Funeral Home, Railroad Ave., Roscoe, NY.
Memorial services will be Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. in the funeral home. Virginia Bossley will officiate.
Burial will be at the convenience of the family in the Bon Air Cemetery, Roscoe, NY.
Memorial contributions in her name may be made to Livingston Manor Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 342, Rock Ave., Livingston Manor, NY 12758.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Harris Funeral Home, Railroad Ave., Roscoe, NY 607-498-4929 or 845-439-5200, www.Harris-FH.com
Carol Rachael Howard Newkirk
Retired Art Teacher, 85
Carol Rachael Howard Newkirk of Jeffersonville, NY, a retired art teacher at Jeff-Youngsville Central School, died Saturday, December 8, 2012 at Hackensack Medical Center, Hackensack, NJ. She was 85.
The daughter of the late Herbert Austin and Rachael Frances Whittlesey Howard, she was born November 16, 1927 in Buffalo, NY. She began her teaching career in Jeffersonville in 1951 and taught for 31 years. She was the widow of Allan Edward Newkirk, who died in 1997.
Carol was very active in her school as well as her community. She was a Brownie Scout, Girl Scout and Senior Girl Scout leader, and a Cub Scout Den Mother. A cheerleading coach at JYCS, a member of the Jeffersonville Presbyterian Church where she served as a Sunday School teacher, elder, and a moderator for over 22 years, and a member of the Women’s Association. Carol was a 54-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star, and the Queen mom of the “Royal Garnettes” Red Hat Society of Jeffersonville.
Survivors include her daughter, Judy Jennings Foster of Pleasant Mount, Pa.; two sisters, Margaret Johnson and her husband William of Palmyra, VA, and Winifred Finbar of Buffalo, NY; one grandson, Scott Miller of Merritt Island, FL; and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, retired New York State Trooper Allan Edward Newkirk; her son, Allan Granville Newkirk; her sister, Katherine Kenworthy; and her brother, Frederick Howard.
Friends may call on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home, 5068 Rt. 52, Jeffersonville, NY, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.
Order of the Eastern Star will conduct services Tuesday, at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at the Jeffersonville Presbyterian Church.
Interment will follow at Laurel Hill Cemetery, White Sulphur Springs, NY.
Memorial contributions in Carol’s name may be made to the Jeffersonville Presbyterian Women’s Association.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home, Jeffersonville, NY, 845-482-4280.
Lorraine Lee Davis
June 5, 1950 - December 9, 2012
Lorraine Lee Davis of Beach Lake, PA, died Sunday afternoon, December 9, 2012 at the Geisinger Community Medical Center in Scranton, PA. She was 62.
The daughter of the late Jay and Nora Moore Stewart, she was born in Liberty, NY, on June 5, 1950, a few minutes after her twin sister, Linda.
Lorraine graduated from Narrowsburg High School in 1968 and since had several jobs in the area. Her last was in the housekeeping division of the Woodloch Pines Resort.
She was the widow of Thomas E. Davis to whom she was married on December 28, 1979 in Narrowsburg, NY.
Survivors include her brother, Frederick J. Stewart of Stratham, NH; nephews, Timothy James Adase of Temple, TX and Christopher Allen Adase of College Station, TX; and several aunts and cousins.
She was predeceased by her sister in June 1990, husband in February 1999, father in September 2004, and mother in June of 2012.
Friends may call at the Rasmussen Funeral Home in Narrowsburg, NY, beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, December 15, 2012; a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m.
Internment of her cremains next to her beloved husband’s will follow at Glen Cove Cemetery in Narrowsburg.
In keeping with her giving spirit, a contribution to the charity of your choice in Lorraine’s memory would be most appreciated.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Rasmussen Funeral Home, Narrowsburg.
Cheryl L. Stanton
Formerly of Monticello, 65
Cheryl L. Stanton, 65, of Palm Bay, FL passed away on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 in Palm Bay, FL. A native of Monticello, NY, she moved to Florida in 1994 where she was employed by the Krieger Publishing of Malabar, FL.
Her survivors include her brothers, Gary and William Hendrickson; nieces, Cheryl, Christine, Courtney, Shelby; and nephews, James and William.
Memorial services will be private.
Donations in her memory may be made to the charity of your choice.
Brownlie Maxwell Funeral Home and crematory in Melbourne, FL is serving the family, 321-723-2345; www.brownliemaxwell.com.