Sullivan County Democrat
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William Joseph Huggler
Miner, Local 147, 48

William Joseph Huggler of White Sulphur Springs, a miner with Sand Hogs Local Union 147, New York City, and lifetime area resident, died on Friday, March 23, 2012 at Catskill Regional Medical Center, surrounded by his loving family. He was 48.
Son of the late Edwin Sr. and Joan E. White Huggler, he was born on February 13, 1964, in Liberty.
He was married to Linda Millsaps Huggler.
Mr. Huggler was a 30-year-member of Sand Hogs Local No. 147, New York City. He was a beloved father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, and he especially loved his Pug dogs. He loved to fish and was an avid sports fan.
Survivors include his wife Linda Millsaps Huggler, at home; his children: Megan, Jordan and Jenelle Huggler; two brothers: Leonard Huggler and his wife Lynette, of Beach Lake, Pa., Ralph Huggler and his wife Elizabeth, of Callicoon Center; one sister, Cheryl Rogers and her husband Mike of St. Paris, Oh., his mother-in-law Judy Millsaps of Hurleyville; his sister-in-law Lisa Schmidt and her husband Richard, of Jeffersonville; his grandchildren: Mylee Marie Woolard and Gianni Joseph Huggler; several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Edwin Huggler Jr.
Funeral services were held on Sunday, March 25, at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Jeffersonville.
Memorial contributions may be made to Sullivan County SPCA, 25 Rock Hill Dr., Rock Hill, NY 12775.

Eileen Haworth Weil
Ret. professor, 69

Eileen Haworth Weil of Summitville, retired professor and longtime community activist, died Friday, March 23, 2012 at home. She was 69.
The daughter of Hyman and Pauline Rothman, she was born in Brooklyn on August 17, 1942 and lived in Sullivan County since 1978. She earned her BA from New York University and her MA from Brooklyn College, and began her career as a teacher in the New York City and Chicago public schools. She taught for nineteen years as an adjunct associate professor of English at Sullivan County Community College, and during that time also served as associate director of the revived Shadowland Theater in Ellenville. With her husband, Andrew Weil, she founded A & E Management and Contracting, which has been in business since 1984.
Eileen’s activity in social and political causes began with the civil rights movement and her involvement with the New York City teachers’ union. She served on the Ellenville School Board and on the Executive Committee of the Ellenville chapter of the NAACP. In Sullivan County, she was a long-time member of the Bashakill Area Association, helped found the Sullivan County Human Rights Commission and the Sullivan Alliance for Sustainable Development, and served as co-chair for Sullivan Peace and Justice, all activities advocating for environmental protection, good governance, and positive working conditions. She was also an active member of the Mamakating Democratic Committee. For her work in the community, Eileen was recognized by the New York State Assembly and by the Office of Congressman Maurice Hinchey.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by her daughter, Jenny Malatras and her husband, Jim of Albany; her son, Kevin Haworth and his wife, Rabbi Danielle Leshaw of Athens, OH and by her brother, Mark Rothman of Scottsdale, AZ. Eileen was a loving and dedicated Nana to Zev and Ruthie Haworth of Athens, OH.
In lieu of flowers or donations, the family asks that each person take a specific action to help their community.
Funeral service was held on Sunday, March 25 at Colonial Memorial Funeral Home, 396 State Route 52 Woodbourne, NY 12788. Burial followed at the Workman’s Circle Cemetery in Oak Ridge, NY.
Arrangements were under the direction of Colonial Memorial Funeral Home; for further information please call 845-434-7363 or visit our website at

Cathy Brown Emerson
September 9, 1952 to March 17, 2012

After years of battling a debilitating lung disease, Cathy Brown Emerson, died on Saturday, March, 17, 2012. She was 59 years old.
She was predeceased by both parents, Donald Earl Brown and Betty Ann (Garrison) Brown as well as a brother, Jeff. She is survived by her loving husband of almost 30 years, John Emerson and two sons, Gregory John Emerson and Donald Caffrey Emerson as well as her surviving siblings, Suzee, Rich, Marty, Carol and Rex, who continue to love her deeply. She is additionally survived by numerous nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.
Before her COPD forced her into retirement in 2008, Cathy was Chief Clerk of the Sullivan County Family Court and had worked in the court for more than 20 years in several capacities. She was instrumental in helping to establish the Court Appointed Special Advocates program for children involved with the court.
Always a caring and giving person, one of Cathy’s last requests was to be an organ donor, which has been honored by her family. As such there will be no services at this time. A remembrance will be scheduled later at the convenience of the family.

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