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Vincent F. Rush
January 10, 1930 - January 18, 2012

Vincent F. Rush of Rock Hill passed away at home on January 18, 2012. He was 82.
The son of the late Robert T. Rush and Catherine Cleary Rush, he was born in Brooklyn, NY, on January 10, 1930.
During the late 1940s Vince worked for a time as a forester near Coer d’Alene in northern Idaho. After graduating from Saint Peter’s College in 1952, Vince served on active duty as a naval officer during the Korean War. Soon after his marriage to Rosalie Joy Savage in 1962, he moved to Sullivan County and worked as a science teacher for 30 years, first at Tri-Valley, and later at Fallsburg High School. As a retired part-time employee at Monticello Raceway, Vince was also very active in the labor movement in Sullivan County and played an important role in bringing union representation to parimutuel employees at Monticello Raceway during the 1970s. He also served as the first president of the Sullivan County Central Labor Council.
Vince was an avid sportsman, who loved hunting and fishing. He particularly enjoyed raising beagles for hunting snowshoe hare. After his retirement in 1992, he enjoyed travelling to visit his children and grandchildren. His faith was an important part of his life, and he was active in the Knights of Columbus and St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church in Monticello.
Vince is survived by his wife, Rosalie Savage Rush, at home; his brother, John Rush, of Montgomery Village, MD; his four children: Robert J. Rush of Huntington Beach, NY, Paul V. Rush and his wife Eliane of Grahamsville, Matthew S. Rush and his wife Zigrid of Highlands Ranch, CO, and Maureen T. Rush Stewart and her husband Mark of Fairplay, CO; six grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are invited to gather on Friday, January 20 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the VanInwegen-Kenny Inc. Funeral Home, 401 Broadway in Monticello.
His Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, January 21 at 10 a.m. at St. Peter’s Church, Broadway and Liberty Street in Monticello, with Fr. Stanislaus Ogbonna officiating.
Burial with military honors will follow at the Sullivan County Veterans Cemetery in Liberty.
Memorial contributions can be made to St. Peter’s Church, 10 Liberty Street, Monticello, NY 12701.
Arrangements under the direction of the VanInwegen-Kenny, Inc. Funeral Home of Monticello. For additional information please visit

Ina Marie Fiola, 47

Ina Marie Fiola, a former Sullivan County resident, died on Monday, January 16, 2012 in Hollywood, Florida after a long and difficult illness. She was 47
A Memorial Service and burial in St Peter’s Cemetery, Monticello, New York, will take place at a future date.

William C. Krug Jr.
Retired Construction Engineer, 86

William C. Krug, Jr. of Lake Muskoday, NY, and Milanville, PA, a retired construction engineer for the County of Sullivan and a long time area resident, died Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at his home. He was 86.
The son of the late William C., Sr. and Agnes Lawston Krug, he was born December 30, 1925 in Bronx, NY.
William proudly served our country during World War II in the U.S. Navy. He was a Communicant and served as an Usher at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Obernburg, NY, where he had been a member and past president of the Holy Name Society. He is a former Town of Fremont Constable; a former Lt. Commander of St. Francis DeChantel Sea Cadets and Wavettes; and a former Coast Guard Inspector in Nyack, NY. He was a member and past president of the Lake Muskoday Home Owners Association; a former member of the Sullivan Shields; and a former Instructor for Boat and Rifle Safety Courses. He enjoyed the time he spent boating with the Nyack Boat Club.
Survivors include his beloved wife, Grace “Gay” Krug, at home; two daughters, Susan M. O’Connell and her husband Mike of Atlanta, GA, and Lori C. Stephenson and her husband, Charles “Chip,” of Atlanta, GA; two sons, William C. Krug III and his wife Wendy of Milanville, PA, and Michael J. Krug and his wife Susan of Milanville, PA; 16 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held Friday, January 20, 2012 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the Harris Funeral Home, Railroad Ave., Roscoe, NY.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, January 21, 2012 at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, Obernburg with Father Joseph Juracek, OFM, officiating.
Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Obernburg, NY
Memorial contributions in Bill’s name may be made to St. Mary’s R.C. Church, P.O. Box 1, Obernburg, NY 12767 or to Sacred Heart Hospice of Scranton.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Harris Funeral Home Railroad Ave., Roscoe, NY 607-498-4929 or 845-439-5200.

Carolyn S. Cook
Retired Manager, F.W. Woolworth’s Store, 74

Carolyn S. Cook of Liberty, NY, passed away at the age of 74 on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris, NY.
The daughter of the late Ira J. Miller and Clara Pulke, she was born March 10, 1937 in Pinckneyville, Ill.
Carolyn was the retired manager of the F.W. Woolworth’s Store in Liberty where she had worked for many years.
She is survived by her children, Todd Cook and his wife Lisa of Liberty, and Kelley Walerski and her husband Daniel F.G. of Gibraltar, Mich, Tammy Orischak and her husband John of Reading, Pa., Brian Mullen and his wife Lonnie of Arizona, Thomas Mullen of Sitka, Alaska; four grandchildren, Michael, Andrew, Christopher Cook and Emily Orischak. She was predeceased by her longtime companion, Robert E. Mullen, and two brothers and two sisters.
Visitation will be held at Ramsay’s Funeral Homes Inc., 275 South Main Street, on Friday, January 20 from 7-9 p.m. and Saturday, January 21 from noon to 2 p.m.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 21 at the funeral home with the Rev. Bridgette LeConey officiating.
Burial will follow at St. Peter’s Cemetery, Cold Spring Road, Liberty.
The family requests that memorial donations be made to the charity of one’s choice.
Funeral arrangements are by Ramsay’s Funeral Homes, Inc., Liberty, NY; 845-292-7160.

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