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George E. Treyz, 76
February 21, 1936 - February 14, 2013

George E. Treyz, 76, formerly of Callicoon, NY, died at his home in Amherst, MA, on February 14, 2013, in the presence of his wife and family. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Sidney; his son, Victor, and daughter-in-law, Susan, of San Francisco; his son, Frederick, and daughter-in-law Enhua, of Amherst; and his brother Russell and sister-in-law Alice, of New York; and six grandchildren, Claire, Henry, Peter, Eric, Justin, and Athena.
George was born in Callicoon, New York, on February 21, 1936. He received his undergraduate degree from Princeton University and received a Ph.D. in economics from Cornell University. George showed his entrepreneurial spirit at Princeton, starting a business selling grinders to fellow students, as featured in an article in LIFE magazine.
His first teaching position was in the Economics Department of Haverford College. He joined the faculty of the University of Massachusetts in 1968, teaching for 29 years and writing numerous articles and books on economics and regional science.
George was a pioneer in the field of computerized macroeconomic modeling, starting with research in national macroeconomic modeling in the late 1960s. He was one of the first in his field to develop state and local econometric models. George founded Regional Economic Models Inc. in 1980 with a vision of improving government policy through economic analysis. George had a passion for all aspects of economic modeling including its theoretical foundations and applications. He inspired academic researchers, his staff, and practitioners with his dedication and enthusiasm. His wife Sidney was involved with REMI from its beginnings and his son Frederick continues to guide REMI today.
George was devoted to his wife and family. He was an involved and loving father, and took great joy in spending time with his children and grandchildren. He and Sidney enjoyed life-long friendships and travel. George enjoyed life to its fullest, and had many interests including painting, gardening, cooking and outdoor activities.
George passed away after a long illness. George’s family would like to thank all of his caregivers, especially Ray Buddu and Rex Solis for their kindness and professionalism.
The funeral was held Tuesday, February 19, at Grace Church.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: UMass Amherst Friends of the Libraries, For: George E. Treyz Fund for Economic Reference Materials, Friends of the Libraries, UMass Amherst, W.E.B. Du Bois Library, 154 Hicks Way, Amherst, MA 01003-9275.

Francis C. Horvath
Retired from Chemical Bank of NY, 90

Francis C. Horvath, born June 27, 1922 in Callicoon, New York, passed away at the age of 90 on February 14, 2013, at Somerford Assisted Living Facility, in Redlands, CA.
Frank graduated from Delaware Valley Central School in 1940. He was in the U.S. Army from 1942 – 1946. After his discharge, he attended the University of N.Y. and Yale.
After a career in financial banking of 34 years in Manhattan, he retired from Chemical Bank of N.Y. in 1980. He moved to California in 1982, where he lived in Escondido for 30 years.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Ethel Horvath; sister, Betty Lahm; and brother-in-law and friend of 80 years, Ray Lahm.
He is survived by his nieces; Carol Lahm, Patricia Lahm (Wolfgang Hopfs) and Rita Reed (Jim). Also, longtime family friend, Eileen DeRome.
A family statement reads: “He remains in our hearts as a kind, loving and very generous man. He will be deeply missed.”
Burial will be at Riverside National Cemetery, March 8, 2013, at 1:30 P.M. at staging area #3.
Condolences may be sent to the family at

Paul F. Long
March 8, 1926 - February 12, 2013

Paul F. Long of West Yarmouth, Mass., died on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at the age of 86.
He was the beloved husband of the late Lillian (Black) Long. He is survived by his six children, 13 grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.
A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, February 16, at 11:30 a.m. at St. Pius X Church, Station Ave., South Yarmouth. Interment will follow in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, Centerville.
Donations in his memory may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

Arnulv O. Stensland
Telephone Technician, 76

Arnulv O. Stensland of Monticello, NY, a longtime area resident, passed away at his home on Sunday, February 17, 2013. He was 76 years of age.
The son of the late Olaf J. and Anna Larson Stensland, he was born on May 12, 1936 in Norway.
Arnie was retired from New York Telephone Co. in Monticello, NY, where he was a Central Office Telephone Technician. He was a U.S. Army Veteran, having served from 1956 to 1958. He was a member of Monticello United Methodist Church, Monticello Elks Lodge #1544 and the Mid-Hudson Woodcarvers Guild. He was the owner and operator of Wee-Blooms Miniature Flowers. For their 50th Anniversary, he and his wife Gerry went to Norway to visit their exchange student.
Survivors include his wife, Geraldine “Gerry” Stensland, at home; son, Eric Stensland and his wife, Donna, of Syracuse, NY; daughter, Karen Farrell and her husband, Raymond, of Huntington Bay, NY; six grandchildren, Greta, Jack, Emma and Luke Farrell and Gavin and Grace Stensland, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, Roy Stensland, and a grandchild, Matthew Farrell.
The family will receive friends at the Monticello United Methodist Church, 445 Broadway, Monticello on Saturday, February 23, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Services will take place at 11a.m. at the church. The Rev. John Thomason will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to Monticello United Methodist Church, 445 Broadway, Monticello, NY 12701 or to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, NY 12550.
Funeral arrangements are by Ramsay’s Funeral Homes Inc. To send an online condolence to the Stensland family, please visit

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