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May 28, 2013

Jeffry Lee Laffey, Sr.
September 8, 1945 - May 22, 2013

Jeffry Lee Laffey, Sr., 67, of Naples, FL passed away on May 22, 2013. Born in New York, NY on September 8, 1945, Jeffry was a resident of Naples, FL and former resident of Garnerville, NY and Fremont Center, NY.
Jeffry was a pipe fitter and active member of Union Local 373 for over 30 years, a former serviceman in the United States Navy, an avid hunter and fisherman, seafood lover, and New York Giants fan. Most of all, he was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He was the son of the late Harry and Mae Laffey and is survived by his beloved wife of 47 years, Susan Benson Laffey, daughter Doreen (45), sons Jeffry (42) and Casey (32), and six grandchildren: Robert (16), Duane (15), Samuel (12), Ayden (6), Adyson (4), and Aryanna (3 months).
A memorial service will be held in Naples, FL on May 28, 2013 at 10 am at Hodges Funeral Home at Naples Memorial Gardens.
A smaller service will be in late June or early July (date TBD) in Sullivan County, NY, where he previously resided. Memorial contributions may be made in Jeffry’s name to the Florida Cancer Specialists – Napa Ridge, 6360 Pine Ridge Road, Suite 201, Naples, FL 34119, (239) 353-6636.

Daniel S. Hogue Sr.
August 8, 1938 - May 22, 2013

Daniel S. Hogue, Sr. of Forestburgh, NY, was born at home on August 8, 1938, delivered by his grandmother, in Beaver County, PA, to his parents: Daniel Sherman Hogue and Mildred U. Herr Hogue. He died peacefully of a short illness, at home, with his family at his side, on Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at the age of 74.
Dan graduated from Monticello High School in 1957 “majoring in wood shop.” He entered the United States Army right after graduation for a two year tour of duty with the third division (Marne Men) in Germany. He later married Mildred A. Avery on April 16, 1960. In 1961 he started as a Patrolman for the Monticello Police Dept., working his way through the ranks as Monticello's first motorcycle officer, first Detective, then Lieutenant Detective. He was known as a “cop’s cop.” Upon retiring in 1986, he was the Sullivan County Undersheriff for 11 years. He then ran successfully for two consecutive terms as Sullivan County Sheriff. After 45 years in law enforcement, he retired in 2005 to enjoy his family, four-wheeling, NASCAR and Myrtle Beach. He was a member of the Monticello PBA, the New York State Sheriff's Assoc., the Tri-States Police and the Tug Hill Wheelers.
He always said, “I always felt my life was complete with one good friend – I guess I have more than one good friend.”
He leaves behind his wife of 53 years, Millie; a son, Daniel S. Hogue Jr. and his wife, Kim; grandson, Daniel Sherman Hogue III and granddaughter, Jenna Rose Hogue, all of Forestburgh.
Being a public servant his entire life, he never lost sight of the values of family first, followed closely by his friends and duty, which was clearly evident for his great love of family, especially his grandchildren. He also leaves behind his three brothers: Donald S. Hogue and his wife, Barbara of Tampa, FL, Anthony Tyburski and his wife, Robin of Frackville, PA, and Raymond Tyburski and his wife, Kim of Waukegan, IL; a sister, Marianne Levine of Sarasota, FL; and several nieces and nephews.
His Funeral Service was held Saturday, May 25 at the Rock Hill Church of the Nazarene, 210 Katrina Falls Road, Rock Hill, with Rev. Roy Shaffer officiating.
Burial, with military honors, was made at the St. Thomas Aquinas Cemetery in Forestburgh.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Orange & Sullivan Counties, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, NY 12550.
Arrangements are under the direction of the VanInwegen-Kenny, Inc. Funeral Home of Monticello; for additional information, or to send the family an online condolence, please visit

Paul W. Hook, 83
November 3, 1929 - May 19, 2013

Paul W. Hook of Cochecton and formerly of Honesdale, died on Sunday, May 19, 2013 at Ellen Memorial Health Care Center. He was 83. He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Hilda Niles on July 7, 2003. He is survived by his companion Betty Baker with whom he resided.
Born on November 3, 1929 in Honesdale, he was the son of the late Christopher and Barbara Williams Hook. He was employed at Moore Business Forms in Honesdale before retiring. Paul was a member of St. John the Evangelist Parish in Honesdale and attended Our Lady of the Lake Church in Lake Huntington, NY.
Paul enjoyed flying RC Airplanes and was a member of the American Eagle Flying Club in Prompton and Marchall's RC Hilltop Hobbies in Beach Lake.
Also surviving is his son David and wife Lori; his granddaughter Jessica Lynn Hook; nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his son Thomas Hook on July 2, 2005; his sister Marie Castek, and brother Joseph Hook.
As per his request, cremation was held at Maple Hill at Salem Crematory.
A Blessing Service was held on Thursday, May 23 at Hessling Funeral Home, Inc., 428 Main St. Honesdale.
Interment was made in St. Mary's Cemetery, Honesdale.
Condolences may be made at www.hesslingfuneralhome .com.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the American Heart Association.

John Weiner
Retired Teacher, 93

John Weiner of White Plains, NY, died peacefully at his home May 21, 2013 two weeks before his 94th birthday. His parents, and then he and his two brothers, were the proprietors of White Roe Lake Hotel in the Catskills. John served with distinction in the Army Signal Corps for five years as an Adjutant in the 97th Signal Battalion during WWII, and has Battle Stars for the Rhineland, Ardennes, and Central Europe. He was awarded the Bronze Star and left the Army as a Captain.
John received his BA from Cornell University and MA from NYU. He was a truly beloved teacher at the Livingston Manor Central School for 5 years and then an English teacher at Edgemont Junior-Senior High School in Edgemont, NY, for 23 years, where he established the Free Books program.
After his retirement, he started the Free Books Store on behalf of the Bridge Fund in White Plains, raised significant funds to benefit the homeless, and received multiple awards for his service, including NY State Outstanding Senior Citizen of the Year.
John is survived by his best friend and loving wife of almost 65 years, Lynne Lehrman Weiner; three children, Meyer Weiner (wife Evelyn Zimmerman) of Los Angeles, CA, Erica Weiner Price (husband Phillip Price) of Gallatin, TN, and Sara Weiner (husband Jim Sullivan) of Tucson, AZ; three grandchildren, Dennis Hawkins (wife Sylvia), Alyssa and Zachary Sullivan; and greatgrandson Dakota Hawkins. He is also survived by loving nieces and nephews, cousins, and many friends.
John was a kind, wise, generous, and gentle man; a mentor to many, a teacher to all. It was our great fortune to have had him in our lives. His presence forever influenced and enriched us all.
A memorial service in his memory will be held at a later date.
For those who wish, a donation may be made in John Weiner’s honor to the Grace Church Community Center in White Plains, NY, which provides emergency housing for those in need.

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