Francis ‘Frank’ Xavier Ziegler, 65
October 8, 1946 - June 5, 2012
On Tuesday, June 5, 2012, Francis “Frank” X. Ziegler of North Branch, NY, fell asleep for his final rest, with his loving wife at his bedside in the James J. Peters Veterans Affairs Medical Center in the Bronx, NY, after a short period of declining health. He was 65.
The son of the late Francis “Giggy” and Andrea Glaude Ziegler, he was born at St. John’s Hospital in Long Island City, NY, on October 8, 1946. He proudly served our country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Era. On September 28, 1974, he married Marion Dietrich Ziegler, the girl of his dreams, and was able to spend a very short 37 years at her side.
He worked at Community General Hospital in Callicoon, NY, as a utility technician, and then as a school bus driver for the Delaware Valley Central School, and the Sullivan West School District-First Student in Youngsville, NY.
He is survived by his loving wife, Marion Ziegler, at home; his beloved sons, Matthew F. Ziegler and Gary F. Ziegler, at home; his brother, Michael Millazzo of Astoria, NY; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Just as we are born, we must die. We know this is true but we still cry. For 65 years our lives were touched by a special person whom we will miss very much. His heart was full with love, He was a blessing from God above and today we come to say goodbye to Frank. We live in hope to see him some day. We will never forget his smile and quick humor. God had it in his plan for him to leave this world, but his memories remain in our hearts.
There will be no public visitation. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 9, 2012, at St. Mary’s Church in Obernburg, with Father Joe Jeracek, OFM, officiating.
Burial with military honors will be made in the Callicoon Cemetery. Arrangements are by the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home, Inc., Callicoon, NY.
Love doesn’t end with dying, or leave with the last breath. For someone you’ve loved deeply, Love doesn’t end with death.
Theodore Lewis Fredricks
Formerly of Cochecton and Greenwood Lake, NY
Theodore Lewis Fredricks (Ted or Lew) was born on March 18, 1924 to the late Theodore and Mabel Shellworth Fredricks in Greenwood Lake, NY. He spent most of his life in Greenwood Lake before moving to Sullivan County in the 1990s. He served briefly in the Navy in 1946, and later worked on the Lehigh and Hudson River Railway, and then with the Town of Warwick Highway Department.
He was married to the former Muriel Just Fisher Fulton. He is survived by his wife; stepchildren, Alice Kelly of Hilton, NY, Irene and Norman Wright of Old Fort, NC, Fredrick and Barbara Fisher of Kendall, NY, and Arthur and Beth Fisher of Tucson, AZ; and several nieces and nephews, including Karen VanStrander of Warwick, NY, and Carol Long of Goshen, NY.
He is predeceased by his parents, his half-brothers: Kenneth, Lester, William; his half-sisters, Alberta Coddington and Ida Mae Fredricks; and several nieces and nephews.
There will be no visitation.
Graveside services will be held at the family’s convenience at the East Cochecton Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Audubon Society (he loved birds), or to the charity of one’s choice.
Arrangements are by Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home, Inc., Jeffersonville.
Rita Corey Draper, 86
September 28, 1925 - June 1, 2012
Rita Corey Draper, 86, of Liberty, NY, passed peacefully on Friday, June 1, 2012.
The daughter of the late Cosmo (Gus) and Juanina (Jenny) Corey, Rita was born in Brooklyn, NY, on September 28, 1925.
She resided in Liberty, NY, most of her life, before moving to Warwick, NY, then Greensboro, NC, where she passed.
Rita was a devoted and loving daughter, wonderful, caring mother and grandmother, loyal sister and friend. She worked as a waitress for her father in Corey's Restaurant for many years, then for her sister and brother-in-law who owned Rustic's Suburban. She made many friends and enjoyed many happy moments in each. Her daughter says that "As the years pass and I grow older and wiser, I realize just what a remarkable and loving person my mother was. I will miss her with all my heart."
Rita was a caring and compassionate person who always tried to see the good side of life. She had a great sense of humor and enjoyed being with people. She loved her family and remained close to them. Her children knew her as a caring, devoted mother who is irreplaceable in their hearts.
Survivors include her sister, Rose Rustic; a daughter and son; one grandson, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
A small memorial service will be held at a later date.
Rita was predeceased by her oldest sister, Pauline Cucci; and brothers, Matthew Corigliano (Corey), Vincent, and youngest brother, Cosmo Corigliano Jr.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Epilepsy Foundation and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Rita's memory.
Mary Mulvey Crawford
Retired from New York Telephone Co., 93
Mary M. Crawford of White Lake, NY, passed away on Saturday June 2, 2012 at her home. She was 93 years of age.
She was the daughter of the late Thomas J. Mulvey and Elizabeth O’Keefe Mulvey and was born on December 7, 1918 in the Bronx. Mary was retired from New York Telephone Company. Her husband of 61 years, Donald C. Crawford, her son John W. Crawford and her grandson, William C. Crawford, predeceased her.
Survivors include her daughter, Patricia C. Taylor of Monticello; two sisters, Madeline Pritchard-Smith of Bethel and Dolores Stahl of Vacaville, CA; five grandchildren, Tracy Taylor Callard of Wichita, KS, Lizabeth Crawford Marshall of Natick, CA, Michael C. Taylor of Monticello, Donald J. Crawford of Richmond, VA, and Gregg W. Taylor of Monticello; eight great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, June 9 at 10 a.m. at St. Peter’s Church in Monticello, followed by burial of the cremains at Evergreen Cemetery in Bethel, NY.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mary’s favorite charity, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Funeral arrangements are by Ramsay’s Funeral Homes Inc. Kauneonga Lake, NY.
Helen B. Schaefer
Ret. Housekeeper, Villa Roma, 84
Helen B. Schaefer of Jeffersonville, NY, a retired housekeeper for the Villa Roma Resort, Callicoon, NY, and a lifetime area resident, died Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown. She was 84.
The daughter of Harry and Lillian Layman, she was born December 15, 1927 in the Town of Delaware.
She was married to the late Henry Schaefer.
Helen was known for her exceptional culinary skills; she was featured on the Martha Stewart Show, making her well-known tie dyed Easter eggs. She loved to bake and she would make up to 100 dozen cookies at Christmas time to distribute to family and friends. Helen worked over 40 years in the housekeeping department at the Villa Roma.
She is survived by her loving stepson, Dennis Schaefer, and his wife, Katherine, of Jeffersonville; her son-in-law, Tom Robinson of Tennesee; her sister-in-law, Alice Ruppert of Colorado; two nieces, Donna Forsblom and Teresa Bendle; two nephews, Thomas and Timothy Manzolillo. She was affectionately known as “Nan” to Linda Gray, Nancy Grayson, Daniel Worden, David Robinson and Eric Robinson. She is also survived by several great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews of the Schaefer family.
She was predeceased by two stepdaughters, Marlene Worden and Janice Robinson; two sisters, Eleanor Mall and Marion Manzolillo; and by a grandson, Steven Litwin.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 8, 2012 at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Jeffersonville, with Ginny Bossley officiating.
Burial will be in the Jeffersonville Presbyterian Cemetery in Jeffersonville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Jeffersonville Volunteer First Aid Squad, or the Ladies Aide of the Jeffersonville Presbyterian Church.
Richard C. Grunn
Ret. Aircraft Service Worker, 84
Richard C. Grunn of Damascus, PA, and formerly of River Vale, NJ, a retired aircraft service worker for Butler International in Montvale, died Tuesday, June 5, 2012 in Damascus, PA. He was 84.
The son of the late Ernest and Helena Carman Grunn, he was born in Jamaica, Queens.
Survivors inclde his wife Gloria Cooney Grunn; his children Laura Knoop, Gerard Grunn, Peter Grunn, Richard Grunn; his grandchildren: Kate Knoop, Dylan, Corrina, Sullivan and Sheridan Grunn; and great-grandchild, Silvio Censale III.
He was predeceased by a brother, Ernest Grunn.
Friends may call on Friday, June 8, 2012 at Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home, 34 Upper Main Street, Callicoon, NY, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
The Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, June 9, at 11 a.m. at Holy Cross Church, Route 97, Callicoon.
Burial will be in the Callicoon Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior project at https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org.