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July 9, 2013

Trevor Loughlin
SMU Student, 21

Trevor John Loughlin, 21, born November 17, 1991, Rock Hill, NY. Trevor died at Lake Grapevine, TX, on July 4th, 2013.
Trevor, a student at Southern Methodist University (SMU) and resident of Dallas, Texas, grew up in Rock Hill, NY. He is survived by his parents, Suzanne (Rhulen) and Joseph Loughlin and his beloved sister, Juliette Loughlin. He is also survived by his grandmothers, Judy Rhulen, of Monticello, NY and Joanna Loughlin, of Rock Hill, NY. Trevor was pre-deceased by his grandfathers, “Papa John” Loughlin and Walter Rhulen.
Trevor has many surviving relatives, including his uncles, James Loughlin of Rock Hill, NY; John Loughlin, and his wife Darlene of Rye, NY; Harry Rhulen and his wife Jennifer of Evergreen, CO; Erik Rhulen of West Palm Beach; FL; and Anthony Rhulen of Los Angeles CA; and first cousins, Zoe and Max Rhulen and Julia and Adam Loughlin, as well as many great-uncles, great-aunts, and cousins. There are many close friends who positively influenced Trevor’s life — too many to list —who are also “family.”
Trevor was a rising senior at the Cox School of Business at SMU in Dallas, TX. He graduated high school from The Taft School in Watertown, CT, and previously attended Monticello Central Schools and the Homestead School. He leaves behind many dear friends, including his fraternity brothers at the Kappa Alpha Order, friends from Taft, and his life-long friends from home and abroad.
Trevor was an avid sportsman and sports fan. He loved his Buffalo Bills, NY Yankees, and his fantasy baseball and football leagues. He was a water-skier, snow-skier, certified scuba diver and golfer. He played almost every team sport as well – baseball, football, basketball and soccer. He loved boating and being on the lake with friends, right until the end. Trevor will be remembered for his classic smile, the kindness and generosity he extended to his friends, family, community and fraternity; his sense of honor, integrity, loyalty, and perseverance. To borrow a quote from Bob Marley shared by Trevor’s fraternity brother: “The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.”
A memorial celebration will be held for Trevor on Sunday, July 14, 2013, 11:00 a.m. at the Event Gallery, Bethel Woods, Bethel, NY. Friends and family, world-wide, can join via live webcast by using this link:
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the “Trevor John Loughlin Memorial Fund.” Trevor’s memorial funds will be used to benefit individuals battling blood related cancers and terminal illness, with a particular focus on Sullivan County, the SMU community and the Grapevine, Texas emergency responders. Visit or mail to P.O. Box 786, Rock Hill, NY. Alternatively, please make a donation to the Sullivan County Federation for the Homeless ( scfederation) where Trevor volunteered, or to the charity of your choice.

Rosemary Fassberger, 77
April 16, 1936 - July 2, 2013

Rosemary Fassberger, age 77, a resident of Roscoe, New York, died July 2, 2013 at the Roscoe Regional Rehab. and Residential Health Care Facility from complications arising from Alzheimer’s disease.
Rosemary was born on April 16th, 1936, to the late Howard and Annabelle Lake. She was a graduate of Roscoe Central School. She married George Fassberger in 1955 and they spent most of their married life in Roscoe.
Rosemary grew up in a large family in a large house in Cooks Falls, NY. Even up to the last months of her life, she had many happy memories of growing up there, recalling bygone days of swimming in the river, her beloved Dad’s delicious cooking, making homemade ice cream to be shared by many, and the countless convivial feasts around the long dining room table.
Rosemary had many and varied interests throughout her life. Always a natural athlete, she was an avid and talented golfer. She also became an enthusiastic and knowledgeable gardener, and had been a member of the Roscoe Garden Club. Her perennial gardens were lovely and she spent much time nurturing them. Rosemary worked for years at the Roscoe Nursing Home and after retirement was a member of the nursing home board. She was always involved in many community volunteer activities, and had also been a long-ago Cub Scout den mother and a member of the Roscoe Hose Company Ladies’ Auxiliary.
Books were another interest; Rosemary liked to read and was a vocal advocate of the Roscoe Free Library. She had been a long-time and involved member of the Roscoe United Church as well. She had an excellent singing voice and especially enjoyed her time in the church choir. Her musical tastes were wide-ranging, from country/western and jazz to classical and opera. She also appreciated excursions, both near and far, to see plays and musicals. She dabbled in oil paints as a hobby, and was a great fan of the Hudson River School of painting, particularly the works of Thomas Cole. In addition, Rosemary was a good dancer and taught at least one grand-daughter how to do the Jitterbug. Finally, it must be mentioned that Rosemary made the world’s best-ever rice pudding!
Rosemary is survived by her four children, Joanna (and son-in-law Eric), Mary, Donald (and daughter-in-law Jacqueline) and Fred, as well as three beautiful grandchildren, Martha, Emily, and Lucien. She had many siblings and is survived by sisters Dorothy Pherriego, Virginia Wakeman, Barbara Cromie, Alice Meyers, Sharon Keene, Carol Gerow, and brothers William, Donald, and Thomas Lake, as well as many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by husband George Fassberger and sister Joyce Bury. Not to be forgotten is Rosemary’s little dog Zoey, her beloved canine companion of many years, who died in 2012.
Funeral services were held Friday, July 5, 2013 in the Harris Funeral Home, Railroad Ave., Roscoe, NY. The Rev. Joann Utley officiated.
Burial was made in the Riverview Cemetery, Roscoe, NY.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Alzheimer’s Association by sponsoring Fred Fassberger, running with Athletes to End Alzheimer’s in this year’s New York City Marathon:
A heart-felt thank you to all the staff of the Roscoe Nursing Home who did so much to care for Rosemary in her last months of life.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Harris Funeral Home, Railroad Ave., Roscoe, NY 607-498-4929 or 845-439-5200 or Harris-FH com

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