Lillian M. Reeves of Narrowsburg, NY, a lifelong resident of the area, died Sunday, March 11, 2012 at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown. She was 58.
The daughter of the late Charles and Cora Lybolt Fahnestock, she was born April 3, 1953 in Port Jervis, NY.
A family statement: “At age 27 when life is so full of hope, her world changed forever. She lost her ability to talk, to walk, to feel, but she didn’t loose her ability to love, to believe, to live. She took the cards dealt her and with strength and courage she faced the new life given her. She taught all of us what it means to never give up, to stay strong, to have hope and to always live life no matter how difficult at times it may be. She did all those things with such amazing strength and courage facing each new battle with hope. She never gave up the fight to live a full and happy life. She taught us all so much about the true meaning of living.”
She is survived by her three children: Angela Reeves and her husband Richard Miller of Beach Lake, Pa., Veronica Reeves of Switzerland and Clarence “Willy” Reeves and his wife Vanessa of Narrowsburg; five grandchildren: Ella, Curtis, Ally, Nicole and Elizabeth; eight brothers and sisters: Daniel Fahnestock and his wife Linda of Florida, James Fahnestock and his wife Paddy of Carlisle, Pa., Frank Fahnestock and his wife Evelyn of Waymart, Pa., Charles Fahnestock of Carlisle, Pa., Donald Fahnestock of Dover, De., Dolores Bassney and her husband Lloyd of Cochecton, Deborah Fulton of Narrowsburg, and Alma Smith of Hortonville; loved by many nieces and nephews.
Lillian is predeceased by a sister Jane Elizabeth Fahnestock, a brother Edward Fahnestock and a sister Dorothy Alma Fahnestock.
Friends are invited to call on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Rasmussen Funeral Home, 90 Main St. Narrowsburg, NY 12764. Funeral services will follow visitation at 7 p.m. Cremation will follow.
In Lieu of flowers contributions can be made in her name to Lava Fire Dept. P.O. Box 456, Narrowsburg, NY 12764 or Tusten Vol. Ambulance Services Inc. P.O. Box 34, Narrowsburg, NY 12764
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Rasmussen Funeral Home, Narrowsburg, NY. 845-252-3901
Alfred Philip “Al” Snedeker, a retired automobile mechanic and resident of Kenoza Lake, died on Thursday, March 8, 2012, at home. He was 84.
Born on April 11, 1927 in South Ozone Park, NY, he was the son of Frederick and Marie Schille Snedeker.
He was married to Helen Bernhardt Snedeker. Alfred was a past Trustee of the Kenoza Lake Methodist Church, a former member of the Jeffersonville First Aid Squad, the Kenoza Lake Fire Department, and a former Boy Scout Leader of Troop 115. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran of World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Helen Bernhardt Snedeker, at home; three sons: Lyle Snedeker of Phoenix, Az., Daniel Snedeker and his wife Betty of Fosterdale, Jon Snedeker and his wife Kelly, of Kenoza Lake; his grandchildren: Kevin Snedecker and his wife, Jamie, Shawn Snedeker, Steven Snedeker, Stephanie Snedeker, Nicole Snedeker, Danielle Lyden and her husband Gregg; one sister, Marie Levine of Signal Mountain, Tn., two sisters-in-law, Mildred Snedeker of Fosterdale and Patricia Reinshagen of Grahamsville, and nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his brother, Philip Snedeker.
Visiting hours were held on Sunday, March 11, at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Jeffersonville. Funeral services were held on Monday, March 12, at the funeral home, with Reverend William Chellis officiating.
Burial with military honors was at Fosterdale Cemetery, Fosterdale, N.Y.
Memorial contributions may be made to Kenoza Lake Methodist Church, Kenoza Lake Fire Dept., Jeffersonville First Aid Squad or Hospice of Orange & Sullivan.