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Irving Brodsky, 93
March 28 1919 - May 19, 2012

Irving “Sonny” Brodsky, age 93, died on Saturday, May 19, 2012 at the Hebrew Home for the Aged in Riverdale, NY.
Irving was born on March 28, 1919 in Brooklyn to the late Max and Anna Brodsky who emigrated from Russia.
He graduated Valedictorian from George Washington High School and was later educated at Harvard and MIT while serving in the U.S. Army.
Irving was a member of the Greatest Generation. He served in the U.S. Army for a total of seven years. After his service in WWII, he was called back for the Korean Conflict, due to his expertise in intelligence. Irving was a small business owner for many years in Sunnyside, Queens.
He was the devoted husband of Lynne Brodsky for over 60 years. They were long-term residents of Stuyvesant Town in New York, NY, and White Lake, NY, where they had many happy years. When they retired, they built their dream home in White Lake and were active members of the community. Irving enjoyed boating, gardening and creating stained glass items.
Lynne predeceased Irving in 2008.
He is survived by his two daughters, Erica Walther (Edward) of Bluffton, SC, and Ellen Goldfinch (Richard) of Sherbrooke, Quebec. He is also survived by four grandchildren whom he adored: Jennifer Walther (Lonny Levitz), Gregory Walther (Katy), Colin Goldfinch (Audrey Peek) and Anna Goldfinch, and by four great-grandchildren, Emily Levitz, Jackson Levitz, Max Walther and Harry Walther.
Graveside services with military honors were held Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at Beth-El Cemetery, RT 17B, Bethel. Rabbi Marvin Goldman officiated.
Funeral arrangements are by Ramsay’s Funeral Homes, Inc., Kauneonga Lake, NY; 845-583-5445.

Ellen Loizeaux
Ret. Owner, Shop in the Valley, Roscoe, 76

Ellen Loizeaux of Beaverkill, NY, the retired owner of the Shop in the Valley in Roscoe, died Monday, May 21, 2012 at the home of her daughter, Siobhan “Sam” Bennett in Allentown, Pa., with her loving family at her side. She was 76.
The daughter of the late Timothy R. and Florence Douglas Loizeaux, she was born in Plainfield, NJ. She was a 1953 graduate of Plainfield High School in Plainfield, NJ, and a graduate of the State University College at Oneonta with a degree in Elementary Education.
Ellen had been a longtime resident of the Beaverkill Valley. Prior to moving to Beaverkill, she had been a teacher for the Upstate Home for Children in Oneonta, NY. She had been actively involved in her community including being a member of the Beaverkill Methodist Church, a member of the Roscoe-Rockland Chamber of Commerce, a former member of the Town of Rockland and Sullivan County Democratic Committee, and a member of Sullivan County Community Chorus.
Ellen was an avid flower and vegetable gardener, a frequent visitor to the Roscoe Free Library, and enjoyed knitting and crocheting for family members, especially her grandchildren who each received afghans for their high school graduations. With her loving husband, Mike, Ellen was a passionate international traveler (staying at youth hostels well into her seventies), a wilderness camper (especially loving Chincoteague Island, home of the wild horses), and resident of “Le nid d’oiseau,” the family home in Beaverkill, NY.
Survivors include her loving husband of 35 years, Mike Loizeaux, at home; a son and two daughters, John T. Bennett of Phoenix, AZ, Drieux Koeppel of Vestal, NY, and Siobhan “Sam” Bennett of Allentown, PA; her grandchildren, Emma Selina Tipping, Karl-Wilhelm Koeppel, Rachael Ellen Tipping, Paul-Franz Koeppel, Thomas J. Bennett, Kelsey Marie Bennett, Zane Ondavcik, and David Bennett Estrada. She was predeceased by one brother, Timothy R. Loizeaux Jr., and is survived by her loving sister, Nancy L. Pricer, and loving brother, Captain Drew Loizeaux.
Visiting hours will be held on Friday, May 25, 2012 at the Harris Funeral Home, Railroad Avenue, Roscoe, NY, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Funeral services and a Celebration of Ellen’s Life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 26, 2012 at the Beaverkill Methodist Church, Beaverkill, NY, with the Beaverkill Church Lay Speaker Mary Hall officiating.
Burial will be in the Beaverkill Cemetery immediately following the services.
Memorial contributions in Ellen’s name may be made to Beaverkill Church, Craigie Clare Road, Beaverkill, NY 12776.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Harris Funeral Home, Railroad Ave., Roscoe, NY; 607-498-4929 or 845-439-5200 or

Richard J. Adam
Ret. from New York Telephone Company, 78

Richard J. Adam of Lake Placid, FL died Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at the Veteran’s Administrative Hospital in Syracuse, NY, after a fight with cancer. He was surrounded by family members at the time of his passing.
Born in Pine Mill, PA, July 2, 1933 to Leonor and Albert Adam, Richard graduated from Delaware Valley Central School, served in the U.S. Army Security Agency and received his college degree at Morrisville State University.
He went on to serve the New York Telephone Company for over 30 years and enjoyed a long retirement with his wife, Mary Louise Adam, who predeceased him.
Richard is survived by his children: John, Paul, Jane, Kurt and Nora, their spouses, ten grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. He will be greatly missed.
A summertime memorial service is being planned by family members.

Nancy M. Chesnick
Retired Secretary, 80

Nancy M. Chesnick of Callicoon, New York, a retired secretary for Roche’s Garage and the Villa Roma, died Sunday, May 20, 2012 at Achieve Rehab and Nursing Center in Liberty, New York. She was 80.
The daughter of the late John and Mary Tornich, she was born October 10, 1931 in Forest City, Pennsylvania.
Nancy was the widow of Benedict Chesnick.
She was a member of the Holy Cross Church in Callicoon, and a member of the Rosary Society and The Catholic Daughters of America.
Nancy is survived by two daughters, Carol Tunison and her husband, Robin, of Ithaca, NY, and Marie Chesnick of Wilmington, Mass., and by one grandson, Jaime, and one granddaughter, Jessica. She was predeceased by a daughter, Joan Chesnick.
A Funeral Mass was held Thursday, May 24, 2012 at Holy Cross Church, Route 97, Callicoon, NY.
Burial was made in the Callicoon Cemetery in Callicoon.
Memorial contributions may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 101A First Ave., Suite 6, Waltham, MA 02451.
Arrangements were made by Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home Inc., 845-887-4900.

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