George I. Will
Retired Owner of Will Hardware, 90
George I. Will of Livingston Manor passed away on Sunday, February 3, 2013 at Roscoe Regional Rehab & RHCF. He was 90.
He was the son of the late John J. and Eunice Soules Will, born on June 26, 1922 in Livingston Manor, NY.
George proudly served our country in the United States Army Air Corps as a Staff Sergeant during WWII, stationed in Brazil. George was a member of the Livingston Manor Masonic Lodge #798 F&AM for over 66 years. He was Past Master in 1957, Past Assistant Grand Lecturer and Past District Deputy Grand Master of the Sullivan Masonic District from 1978-1979. He was an outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing. He particularly enjoyed traveling in his motor home with his wife and family. He was a member of the Shandelee Hunting Club for 63 years, serving as a past president and treasurer for 29 years. He was a member of the Livingston Manor Presbyterian Church, where he was a Deacon and elder and was on the Orchard Street Cemetery Board. He was the owner and operator of Will Hardware for many years. He loved to spend time with his family; he was a loving husband, father, grandfather and greatgrandfather who will be sorely missed.
He is survived by his son, George Will and his wife Diane, Paul Will and his wife Sherri, all of Livingston Manor; four grandchildren: Steven, David, Jason and Brian Will; and three great-grandchildren: Marissa, Lucas, and Cameryn Will.
He was predeceased by his wife of 61 years, Rena Will; and his siblings: Frances Lake, Doris Rudick and John Will.
Visitation will be on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at Herbert C. Bryant Funeral Home, 29 Pearl Street, Livingston Manor, NY 12758 from 6-9 p.m.
A Masonic Service will be at the funeral home on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. followed by a funeral service.
Interment will be at Orchard Street Cemetery, Livingston Manor, NY, in the spring at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, donations in George’s name can be made to the Resident’s Council Fund, c/o Roscoe Regional Rehab & RHCF, 420 Rockland Road, Roscoe, NY 12776.
Arrangements are under the direction of Colonial-Bryant Funeral Home. For information please call 845-439-4333 or visit the website at www.colonialbryantfuneralhome.com
Carolyn E. Barley, 95
October 20, 1917 February 3, 2013
Carolyn E. Barley, a lifetime resident of Liberty, NY, passed away on Sunday, February 3, 2013 at Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris, NY, at the age of 95.
She was born on October 20, 1917 in Liberty to the late John H. and Edna Grant Ernhout. She was the widow of Winfield Barley, who predeceased her in 2007.
Carolyn was a graduate of Liberty High School and Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio. Upon graduation, she returned to Liberty where she spent the remainder of her life. It was here she met “Win”, the “Love of Her Life”, to whom she was married for 66 memorable years.
She was a faithful lifelong member of the Liberty United Methodist Church. During those many years she was a member of the United Methodist Women, the Couples Club, and the Church Choir. She was also the Director of the Junior Choir and volunteered in the church’s thrift shop. She was a charter member of the Town of Liberty Volunteer Ambulance Corps and was active in the Catskill Region AACA. Carolyn was an officer of the Liberty-Loomis Hospital Auxiliary and co-ran the hospital’s gift shop until the closing of the hospital. Later in her life, she enjoyed working for American Greetings as a merchandiser at Rite Aid in Liberty for over 15 years.
A family statement reads: Carolyn enjoyed some of the “Best Times of Her Life” volunteering at Liberty-Loomis Hospital where patients and visitors alike were met with a smile and made to feel that someone really cared. Family was the most important part of her life. Talking about her four granddaughters and five great-grandchildren always made her smile. She was a wonderful mother and grandmother and will always be remembered by those who met her as a “True Lady.”
Carolyn is survived by one son, John Randy Barley and his wife, Linda; two daughters, Cindy Short and her husband, Don, and Karen Jones and her companion, Bill Beach, all of Liberty; four grandchildren, Amanda Short of White Lake, NY, Melissa Scheidelman and her husband, Scott, of Cazenovia, NY, Allison Pena and her husband, Brian, of Lexington, SC and Heather Barley and her companion, Bill Lathrop, of Columbia, SC; great-grandchildren, Jake, Alex and Abby Scheidelman and Laney and Gabby Pena; a cousin, Nancy Johnston, and her special longtime friend, Evelyn Case. She was predeceased by her son-in-law, Arthur Jones.
Friends may call on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Ramsay’s Funeral Home, 275 S. Main St., Liberty.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, February 6, at 10:30 a.m. in the Liberty United Methodist Church, 170 N. Main St., Liberty with Rev. John Thomason and Rev. Duane Buddle officiating. Interment will be in Liberty Cemetery, Cold Spring Rd., Liberty following the services.
The Barley family would appreciate memorial donations in Carolyn’s name be made to the Liberty United Methodist Church, 170 N. Main St., Liberty, NY 12754.
Our sincere thanks to all of the Catskill Regional Skilled Nursing Unit staff and her “SNU family” for all the special care, friendship and love you gave to Mom during her time at SNU.
Funeral arrangements are by Ramsay’s Funeral Homes, Inc. Liberty, NY. To send an online condolence, please visit www.ramsaysfuneralhome.com.