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Kathryn Marion Robertson
December 31, 1932 - February 10, 2012

Kathryn Marion Robertson died peacefully on Friday, February 10, 2012 at Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY with her loving family members at her side. She was 79 years of age.
Kathryn was born to Arthur and Marion (Krantz) Robisch on December 31, 1932 in Callicoon, NY. She was wed to Frederick J. Robertson on April 11, 1954. After graduating from Jeffersonville-Youngsville Central School in the Class of 1951, Kathryn then worked as a secretary to Principal Irwin Baker at her alma mater.
Kathryn was a devoted member of the Grahamsville Reformed Church where she served as Secretary of the Sunday School. She was a member of the Ladies Aid and faithfully contributed to many church activities. She was also a member of the Sullivan County Christian Women’s Organization for many years. More recently, Kathryn served as a member of the Sullivan County Adult Care Center’s Family Council in Liberty, NY.
She is survived by her loving husband and three beloved children: Charles Robertson of Pensacola, FL, Laurie Gillespie and her husband Patrick of Ithaca, NY, and James Robertson of Virginia Beach, VA. She leaves four cherished grandchildren: Jaimie Robertson, Amy Braun and her husband Daniel, Charles Michael Robertson, and Olivia Gillespie; two great grandchildren: Trey Bearden and Emma Braun; a brother, Paul Robisch of Seattle, WA; and several cousins and many dear friends.
Family and friends were invited to gather on Monday, February 13, at Colonial Memorial Funeral Home 396 State Route 52, Woodbourne, NY 12788. Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, February 14 at 10 a.m. at the Grahamsville Reformed Church in Grahamsville, NY. Burial will be in Laurel Hill Cemetery in White Sulphur Springs, on February 14, at 2 p.m. for family and friends.
Memorial contributions may be made in Kathryn’s name to the Grahamsville Reformed Church Memorial Fund, Grahamsville, NY 12740 or the Sullivan County Adult Care Center’s Family Council, Infirmary Road, Liberty, NY 12754.
Arrangements are under the direction of Colonial Memorial Funeral Home. For further info please call 845-434-7363 or visit our website at www.colonialbryant

Gilbert E. Weiss
Retired CEO of Jeff Bank, 89

Gilbert E. (Gib) Weiss, who was born on July 30, 1922, died peacefully at home in Flagstaff, AZ on February 11, 2012. Born in Jeffersonvill, Gib was the son of Katherine Weltsch Weiss and Frederick J. Weiss. He graduated Jeffersonville Central School, Maryville College in TN and Syracuse University. He was 89 years of age.
Married for more than 50 years to Eleanor (Ebbie) Ebeling, daughter of Arthur and Erica Ebeling in Elmhurst NY. Gib is survived by a son, Peter, and his wife Judy; and son, Richard, and his wife Mary; and their daughters Emily and Abbie. Also survived by nephews Jack Weiss (Flagstaff, AZ), Ray Weiss (OR), Michael Rock (VA) and Mary (Rock) Bradbury (MA), cousins Joan Redington and Fay Mahoney.
He was predeceased by his wife Eleanor, brother Elliott and sister Marilyn (Rock). Lifelong member of the First Presbyterian Church of Jeffersonville and a member of the American Legion, VFW, former member of Lion’s Club and Masonic lodge. Gib was active in community affairs and volunteered service for Habitat for Humanity, the Salvation Army and the Boy Scouts, both in Jeffersonville and Beach Lake, PA where he moved after retirement.
Gib owned and operated Jeff Dairy in the 1950’s and worked in NYC several years as an accountant, then worked in the office and was CEO of The First National Bank of Jeffersonville for 30 years. Gib was a cryptographer in the USAF in World War II, serving in Australia and other South Pacific locations.
Gib made his home for the past 8 years with his son Pete and his wife Judy in Flagstaff, AZ. He spent his days marveling at the changing views of the San Francisco Peaks from his recliner, playing crossword puzzles, computer bridge and family games of scrabble. He loved pets and cared for chickens in his time in Flagstaff and also enjoyed his nightly Gibson martini. He was always appreciative of the home and care he had, never forgetting to say thank you.

William E. “Sonny” Dennis
Dairy farmer, 73

William E. “Sonny” Dennis, 73, of Honesdale, Damascus Township, died Friday, February 10, 2012 at home. He is survived by his wife of nearly 49 years, the former Ellen B. Yakaboski. They were married on March 30, 1963.
Born on January 28, 1939 in Smith Hill, he was the son of the late Asa N. Dennis and Geraldine Gilbert Dennis. After High School in Damascus, Sonny served in the United States Navy. He owned and operated the family dairy farm where he thoroughly enjoyed the crops and land. Devoted to agriculture, Sonny was fond of John Deere tractors and the rural farm lifestyle in which he and his wife raised their family. In the late 1960’s, Sonny was acknowledged as the Wayne County Outstanding Young Farmer of the Year. He will be remembered as a kind, hard working, and good hearted man, willing to help anyone in need. His family was very dear to him; he especially loved his granddaughter, Maddie.
He is also survived by three children: Timothy E. Dennis of Jeffersonville, NY and his companion, Lisa Edwards, Ted W. Dennis and his wife, Lisa of Coudersport, PA; and Julie Ludwig and her husband Bill of Bethany; a granddaughter, Maddie Ludwig; and a brother, Charles A. Dennis.
He was also preceded in death by a sister, Shirley Krol.
Friends may visit at the Arthur A. Bryant Funeral Home on Tuesday, February 14, 2012 from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. and Wednesday from 11:00 A.M. until the time of service.
Funeral Services with Military Honors will be held on Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at 12:00 Noon in the Arthur A. Bryant Funeral Home 1228 North Main Street, Honesdale, PA 18431 with Rev. William Rushik officiating.
Memorial Contributions may be made in Sonny’s memory to Wayne Memorial Hospice, 601 Park Street, Honesdale, PA 18431 or the Damascus Volunteer Ambulance, P.O. Box 63, Damascus, PA 18415

Linda Lee Schumacher
August 31, 1948 - February 8, 2012

Linda Lee Schumacher of Quartzsite, AZ, formerly of Livingston Manor, died in Wednesday, February 8, 2012. She was 63 years of age.
The daughter of the late Charles and Alice Thurm, she was born in Weehawken, NJ on August 31, 1948. Survivors include her husband, John, at home; two daughters, April Schumacher with grandchildren Christen, Jared and Kyle Burkey of Grahamsville; and Heather Schumacher of Corning; and two sons, Scott Schumacher of New Windsor; and Kevin Schumacher with wife, Catherine, of Roscoe.
Her siblings include Ben Pinzer, with wife Carol, of Troy; and John Pinzer, with wife Pat, of Mexico.
She is predeceased by her brother Robert Thurm of Claryville and her first husband George Schumacher.
Linda was a loving and devoted wife and mother and she was known by all to be a wonderful grandmother. She will be remembered dearly by all.
As per Linda’s wishes, she requested that her loved ones hold a private celebration of her life.

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