Charles LeRoy Fontana, 84
January 26, 1928 - June 17, 2012
Charles LeRoy Fontana of Livingston Manor passed away on Sunday, June 17, 2012, at Catskill Regional Medical Center, surrounded by his loving family. He was 84.
He was the son of the late Frank and Genevieve Snyder Fontana, born on January 26, 1928 in Livingston Manor, NY. In 1946 he received a Citizenship Award from Livingston Manor High School. Following high school he joined the U.S. Navy from June 29, 1946 to June 28, 1948 and proudly served his country.
He was a lifetime resident of Livingston Manor. After retirement he spent three months a year in Ft. Pierce, Fl. For 43 years he worked for the NYS Environmental Conservation Department. In 1948 Charles began working at DeBruce Hatchery helping the men build the Fish Hatchery Building from the ground up. In 1953 he became the Provisional Foreman. In 1955 he completed a course with the US Department of Interior in Fish and Wildlife Service Conservation which allowed him to become the permanent Foreman. A position he held until he retired in 1991. He then moved into his home in Livingston Manor, NY with his wife Rita. Charlie was an active member of his community. He was a Master Mason from the Livingston Manor Lodge # 791 for over 60 years and was on the Board of Elections and the Orchard Street Cemetery Board. He enjoyed many outdoor activities such as fishing and hunting. He was also an expert fly fisherman and fly tyer. On October 5, 1991 he received the Sportsman of the Year Award from the Federation of Sportsman’s Club. He was a member of the Livingston Manor Presbyterian Church where he was a Deacon, Elder and past Sunday School Teacher.
He is survived by his devoted wife of 62 years, Rita Fontana, at home; his daughters, Marlene Mavoides of Horton, NY, and Susan Fontana of Sidney and Livingston Manor; grandchildren Ella Mavoides of Horton, and Samantha Capicchioni and her husband, David, of Glen Wild, NY; three great-grandchildren, Glorianna, Amerie, and Evangeline Capicchioni, all of Glen Wild; two brothers, Robert “Bob” Fontana and his wife, Lois, of Florida, and Ted Fontana and his wife, Barbara, of Monticello; one brother-in-law, Paul DeVoe of Grooville, NY; and several nieces and nephews.
A family statement reads that he made a profound impact on the lives of everyone that he met, and he touched everyone in different ways. He was an exceptional son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend to everyone that he knew and loved.
He was predeceased by one son-in-law, Matt Stec; two sisters, Genevieve and Theresa; and one brother, Frank Fontana.
A Masonic Service was held Tuesday evening, June 19, at Herbert C. Bryant Funeral Home, Livingston Manor.
A Funeral Service was held at the Livingston Manor Presbyterian Church on Wednesday, June 20.
Interment followed at Orchard Street Cemetery.
Donations in Charlie’s name may be made to the Livingston Manor Masonic Lodge 791, P.O. Box 909, Livingston Manor, NY 12758; the Livingston Manor Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 342, Livingston Manor, NY 12758; or the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.
Arrangements were under the direction of Herbert C. Bryant Funeral Home. For further information please call 845-439-4333 or visit the website www.colonialbryantfuneralhome .com.
E. Linnea Salomon
July 8, 1917 - June 14, 2012
E. Linnea Salomon of Grahamsville, NY, a lifelong resident of the area, living in Rock Hill and later moving to Grahamsville, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 14, 2012 at the Sullivan County Adult Care Center in Liberty. She was 94.
The daughter of the late Otto Marl and Nina Olsen Marl, she was born July 8, 1917 in Cragsmoor, NY.
Linnea was predeceased in 1998 by her husband, Carl L. Salomon, who together operated the Miss Monticello Diner for over 50 years while also raising six children. Linnea had a love for many things. She was a doll collector, antiques dealer, accomplished artist and raised Arabian Horses.
Survivors include four sons: Arthur Salomon and his wife, Kim, of Forestburgh, Carl Salomon and his wife, Ruth, of Monticello, Kurt Salomon and his wife, Linda, of Grahamsville and Eric Salomon of Scranton, PA; two daughters: Karen Salomon of Pacific Grove, CA, and Christina Salomon of Santa Fe, NM; six grandchildren: Michael Salomon, Joe Schwartzman, Travis Salomon, Jeremiah Salomon, Cassandra Salomon and Lisa Campano; two great grandchildren: Nina and Justin Campano; as well as many nieces and nephews, and her longtime caregiver, Louise Seitz.
Graveside Services were held on Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at the Grahamsville Rural Cemetery, Route 55 in Grahamsville, NY.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 2 Jefferson Plaza, Suite 103, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 or to a charity of one's choice.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home of Monticello, www.kennyfuneralhome.com
Stanley D. Morosky
Retired Auto Salesman, 64
Stanley D. Morosky of Liberty, a retired auto salesman, died Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at his home. He was 64.
The son of Benjamin and Geri Rosenthal Morosky, he was born February 26, 1948 in Brooklyn, NY. He was married to Terra Morosky.
Stanley proudly served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War.
He is survived by his wife, Terra Morosky, at home; his daughter, Tamara DePaolo and her husband, D.J., of Cochecton, NY; several nieces and nephews including a dear nephew, Scott Morosky; four sisters-in-law, Kim LeRoy and Mike Kolbe of North Branch, Vicki and Doug Goddard of Narrowsburg, Renee and Joe Franke of Youngsville, and Marie Ratner and Kelly O’Sullivan of Endwell, NY.
He was predeceased by his parents, Geri and Benny Morosky, and by his brother, Morty.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, June 22, 2012 at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home, Jeffersonville, NY.
Services will be held at 8 p.m. Friday, June 22 at the funeral home.
Burial of the cremains with full military honors will be at the Sullivan County Veterans Cemetery at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Disable American Veterans (DAV).
Arrangements by Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home, Jeffersonville; 845-482-4280.