Sullivan County Democrat
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Noel Warren van Swol
Retired Educator, Community Activist, 70

Noel Warren van Swol, a lifelong area resident and community activist for more than 40 years, died unexpectedly as a result of injuries sustained in a car accident, on Monday, October 15, 2012. He was 70 years of age.
Noel was born in New York City on December 30, 1941 to Hildegard and the late Erwin van Swol. The couple moved to Long Eddy when Noel was seven months of age.
Noel was retired from the East Syracuse-Minoa High School, where he taught Social Studies and was also the Coordinator of the Social Studies program.
He belonged to many local organizations, and most recently was a member of the Sullivan West School Board, the Basket Historical Society and was President of the Sullivan-Delaware Propertyowners Association. He was also a member of the First Lutheran Chuch of Jeffersonville.
A family statement read, “Noel loved to be political, piercing the pomposity of local politicians.”
He is survived by his mother, Hildegard, of Long Eddy; brother and sister-in-law, Eric P. and Kathleen van Swol of Columbia, Maryland; nieces Rebecca Poirer and Elizabeth Wainwright; nephews Christopher and Charles van Swol; and grandnephew Riley Wainwright.
Visitation will be at Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home, 34 Upper Main Street, Callicoon, NY, on Sunday, October 21 from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, October 22 at 11 a.m. at the funeral parlor with The Reverend Doctor Norman David officiating.
Burial will be in the Halsey Cemetery, Long Eddy, NY.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Assoc., P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, Va. 22312.

Fay Malkiel
Formerly of South Fallsburg

Fay Malkiel, a longtime resident of South Fallsburg and loving widow of the late Daniel, passed away on October 16, 2012 at the Brookside Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Roslyn, PA.
Although the devoted daughter of the late David and Celia Karp grew up in Hurleyville, small town living could not contain her energy, free spirit and sense of adventure. It was no surprise that following graduation she used her award winning secretarial skills to support herself as she traveled. She met and married Dan in Philadelphia, moved back to the Catskills, and together they operated a retail shoe store called Karp’s Shoery.
Karp’s Shoery was a fixture and gathering place on Main Street in South Fallsburg for thirty years. As a result of their devotion and hard work, they created a loving family and a successful business. Fay loved to be involved in her community and was an active member and officer in the Sisterhood of the South Fallsburg Hebrew Association, Women’s B’nai Brith and Hadassah, as well as an avid Mah Jongg player. Following Dan’s death, she worked for the State of New York until retirement. Her forever young attitude, independence and sense of humor carried Fay through her retirement years as she relocated once again and made new friends in Philadelphia, while still staying connected to her roots in South Fallsburg. However, Fay’s greatest legacy is the boundless, unconditional love and pride that she felt toward her children, grandchildren and greatgrandchild.
She is survived her son, Dr. Benjamin Malkiel, and his wife, Carol, and her daughter Tina; her grandchildren: Daniel, Nechama (Toby), Eric and Stephanie (Robert) and her greatgranddaughter, Yonah. She has filled their hearts with endless love and their minds with countless memories to sustain them.
A special thank you to Brookside for their compassionate and loving care.
Contributions in Fay’s memory can be made to the South Fallsburg Hebrew Association, P.O Box 1089, South Fallsburg, NY 12779 or to the Hebrew Day School, P.O. Box 239, Kiamesha Lake, NY 12751.
Graveside services were held October 18, 2012 at the South Fallsburg Hebrew Association Cemetery, Marsh Road, Glen Wild, NY.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home of Monticello. For further service details, to leave an online condolence, or for directions to the cemetery, please visit

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