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IDA PEARL SALZMAN FREEMAN BADALE Nesconset, N.Y. Ida Pearl Salzman Freeman Badale of Nesconset, passed away Sunday, Aug. 27, 2000. She was 91. She was a former resident of Smallwood and West Palm Beach, Fla. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 3, at Lang Tobia Di Palma Funeral Home, 406 Deer Park Ave., Babylon. Memorial contributions may be sent to a charity of one's choice. 
 

GABRIELLE MARTINE GREEN Middletown, N.Y. Gabrielle Martine Green of Middletown, infant daughter of Michael and Melissa Farley Green, died Thursday, Aug. 31, 2000, in Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla. Survivors include her parents, Michael and Melissa Green; her sisters, Makaela Farley and Kialene Green; her brothers, Michael Green Jr. and Alex Farley; her paternal grandparents, Sandra Eckerson and Robert Green, both of Middletown; her maternal grandparents, Raymond Farley of Middletown and Louise Luck of Goshen; her great-grandparents, Eileen Farley, Margaret Valle and Robert Franklin Green Sr., all of Goshen; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, in St. Joseph Cemetery, Middletown. Arrangements were made by Ralston-Lippincott-Hasbrouck-Ingrassia Funeral Home, 72 West Main St., Middletown. 
 

MAUREEN SEARS Newburgh, N.Y. Maureen Sears of Newburgh, an associate for J.C. Penney in Poughkeepsie, died Thursday, Aug. 31, 2000, at home. She was 52. She was born Dec. 31, 1947, in Newburgh. Survivors include her husband, James Sears, at home; her mother, Mary Hulse of North Carolina; three sons, Shawn P. Sears of Saddle Brook, N.J., Shannon J. Sears of Marlboro and Sheldon A. Sears of Plattekill; two sisters, Sherry Janky of Newburgh and Donna Casinino of North Carolina; and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today, Friday, Aug. 1, at Doulin Newburgh Funeral Home, 318 North Montgomery St., Newburgh. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, New Windsor. Arrangements were made by Doulin Newburgh Funeral Home, Newburgh. 
 

ANN ROSENSTOCK New City, N.Y. Ann Rosenstock of New City, a retired executive to the editor for Scripps Howard Newspaper in New York City and former 40-year resident of Ellenville, died Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2000, in Good Samaritan Hospital, Suffern. She was 88. She was born June 25, 1912, in Buffalo. She was the widow of Manuel Rosenstock. Mrs. Rosenstock was a member of Congregation Ezrath Israel Synagogue, Ellenville. Survivors include one daughter, Claire Cohen and her husband, Joel; and three grandchildren, Jason, Stephanie and Eric. She was predeceased by one son, Howard; two sisters, Celia and Gertrude; and two brothers, Nick and Joseph. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today, Friday, Sept. 1, at the Congregation Ezrath Israel Synagogue, Center Street, Ellenville. Rabbi Moshe Frank will officiate. Burial will be in Ezrath Israel Cemetery, Wawarsing. Arrangements were made by Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home, Monticello. 
 

DOLORES LIDDLE Monroe, N.Y. Dolores Liddle of Monroe, died Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2000, at home. She was 59. The daughter of Phyllis Antignano Alonge and the late Charles Alonge, she was born July 31, 1939, in New York City. Survivors include her husband, Roger Liddle; her mother, Phyllis Antignano Alonge of Maine; her daughters, Denise Morando and Karen Wilm of Hewitt, N.J., Lori Mele of Little Ferry, N.J. and Sue Ann Shaw of Germany; one brother, Joseph Alonge of New Market, Va.; three sisters, Diane M. Howell of Denver, Colo. and Virginia Bouchard and Joyce Alonge, both of Massachusetts; and 10 grandchildren. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 3, at the Lazear-Smith & Vander Plaat Memorial Home, 17 Oakland Ave., Warwick. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 4, in St. Stephens Church, Warwick. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements under the direction of Lazear-Smith & Vander Plaat Memorial Home, Warwick. 
 

SUSIE M. BROADNAX New York City, N.Y. Susie M. Broadnax of New York City, a former longtime resident of Monroe, died Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2000, after a long illness. She was 93. Mrs. Broadnax was born Aug. 1, 1907, in Monroe to the late Thomas Sr. and Hattie Wright Jones. She was a member of the Mount Olivete Baptist Church in Harlem. She retired from the New York Telephone Company in Manhattan, where she was a senior information specialist. Mrs. Broadnax is survived by a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband, Thomas Broadnax; four brothers, Thomas Jones Jr., William Jones, Clinton Jones and Russell Jones; and three sisters, Florence Mann, Helen Smith and Janett Jones. She leaves behind many memories of what a goodhearted, caring, loving and generous person she was. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today, Friday, Sept. 1, at the Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush Funeral Home, 117 Maple Ave., Monroe. Church services will be held at 12 noon Saturday, Sept. 2, in Calvary Assembly of God, 1118 Route 17M, Monroe. Pastor O. Albert Jacobsen will preside. Interment will be in Monroe Cemetery, Monroe. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 3049, Syracuse, N.Y. 13220-3049. Arrangements were made by Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush Funeral Home, Monroe. 
 

DONALD H. HUNTER Sr. Highland Mills, N.Y. Donald H. Hunter Sr. of Highland Mills, former owner/operator of Hunter Excavating, Highland Mills and lifelong resident of the area, died Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2000, at his residence. He was 63. The son of Roscoe S. and the late Eleanor Horton Hunter, he was born Sept. 6, 1936, in Cornwall. He was a member of Highland Mills United Methodist Church; Woodbury Golden Agers; former member of Highland Mills Fire Company; former coach and sponsor of Monroe-Woodbury Little League; and former employee of CB Trucking & Excavating, Harriman. A U.S Army Veteran, he was a graduate of Monroe-Woodbury High School and SUNY Farmingdale with a degree in Agriculture. Survivors include his father, Roscoe S. Hunter of Highland Mills; one son, Donald H. Hunter Jr. of Yonkers; his companion, Patricia M. McNair, at home; one brother, Ronald Hunter of Highland Mills; one sister, Donna Hunter of Amsterdam, N.Y; and his former wife, Carolyn Ahmed of Monroe. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today, Friday, Sept. 1, at Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush Funeral Home, 515 Route 32, Highland Mills. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, at the funeral home. The Rev. James D. Ernest will officiate. Interment will be in Cemetery of the Highlands, Highland Mills. Memorial contributions may be sent to Woodbury Community Ambulance Corps, Central Valley, N.Y. 10917. Arrangements were made by Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush, Inc. Funeral Homes, Highland Mills. 
 

JOSEPHINE M. GRECO Chester, N.Y. Josephine M. Greco of Chester, a retired operator for Franette Sportswear and 61-year resident of the area, entered into rest, Thursday, Aug. 31, 2000, at home, in the loving care of her family. The daughter of the late Giuseppe and Guilia Reni DiPietro, she was born Oct. 27, 1913, in New York City. She was the widow of Samuel L. Greco. Mrs. Greco was a member of St. Columba R.C. Church in Chester; and the Chester Golden Age Club. A family statement read: "Her face would light up and she smiled ear-to-ear when her grandchildren and great-grandchildren came visiting. While she will be missed, she can rest now knowing all she did for us." Survivors include her son, John J. Greco and his wife, Angelina of Chester; her granddaughter, Dianne Moore and her husband, Kevin of Chester; her grandsons, Samuel Greco and his wife, Laura and Louis Greco and his wife, Lucie, all of Chester; her five great-grandsons, Michael, Sean, Joseph, Nathan and Louis, all of Chester; and her nephew, Angelo Dieorio of Newburgh. She was predeceased by her sisters, Sebastiana "Lena" Cincotta and Elena "Helen" DiPietro. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 3, at the Lippincott Funeral Home, 92 Main St., Chester. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 4, in St. Columba R.C. Church, High Street, Chester. Burial will be in St. Columba Cemetery, Chester. Arrangements were made by Lippincott Funeral Home, Chester. 
 

CARL GUSTAV "GUS" SCHLUER Narrowsburg, N.Y. Carl Gustav "Gus" Schluer of Narrowsburg, retired owner and operator of Schluer's Store in Lava, a gifted sign painter and resident of the area since 1945, died Thursday, Aug. 31, 2000, in the Ellen Memorial Health Care Center, Honesdale, Pa. He was 93. The son of Georg and Bertha Aldach Schluer, he was born May 6, 1907, in Germany. Mr. Schluer was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church; former financial secretary of the church; member and former secretary of the Lava Fire Department; and former board member of the Glen Cove Cemetery Association. Survivors include his wife, Anna, at home; four children, Helen Fraser of Monticello, Marion Roche and her husband, Maurice of Callicoon, George L. Schluer and his wife, Christine of Narrowsburg and Carol Seidel and her husband, Robert of Binghamton; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, at Rasmussen Sons Funeral Home, Narrowsburg. Funeral services will immediately follow at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home. The Rev. Phyllis Haynes will officiate. Cremation will take place in Twin Tiers Crematory, Endicott. Interment of the cremains will be in Glen Cove Cemetery, Narrowsburg. Memorial contributions may be sent to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550 or the Lava Fire Department, Narrowsburg, N.Y. 12764. Arrangements were made by Rasmussen Sons Funeral Home, Narrowsburg. 
 

LOUISE GRAFF EGGLER White Sulphur Springs, N.Y. Louise Graff Eggler of White Sulphur Springs, a retired telephone operator for New York Telephone Company, died Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2000, in Community General Hospital, Harris. She was 86. The daughter of Henry and Josephine Boxberger Graff, she was born Sept. 5, 1913, in Callicoon Center. She was a former resident of Callicoon Center until 1957, then moved to White Sulphur Springs. She also worked as a nurses aide at Loomis Hospital in Liberty. Mrs. Eggler was a member of White Sulphur Springs United Methodist Church; charter member of Jeffersonville Central School P.T.A.; former member of Callicoon Center Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary; and former member of Callicoon Center Dutch Reformed Church Willing Workers. A family statement read: "She truly loved her family and worked to pass on her strong moral values to family members and friends." She is survived at home by her husband of 67 years, Ralph M. Eggler, whom she married Oct. 30, 1932; one son, John H. Eggler and his wife, Nancy of White Sulphur Springs; one daughter, Joyce Teed and her husband, Leon of White Sulphur Springs; one sister, Ruth Graff Decker of Livingston Manor; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by one son, Walter Graff Eggler; and one sister, Lorrie Graff Reum. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today, Friday, Sept. 1, at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home, Jeffersonville. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, at the funeral home. Pastor Ob Smith will officiate. Burial will be in Laurel Hill Cemetery, White Sulphur Springs. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to White Sulphur Springs United Methodist Church or White Sulphur Springs Fire Department.
 

DAVID W. KRANZEL Gulfport, Fla. David W. Kranzel of Gulfport, a retail salesman and former resident of Modena, died Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2000, in the V.A.M.C. Bay Pines. He was 53. He was born in Philadelphia, Pa. Mr. Kranzel was a U.S. Army Veteran, having served in Vietnam. Survivors include three daughters, Jennifer W. Kranzel of New York and Laura M. Kranzel and Michelle E. Kranzel, both of Gulfport, Fla.; one brother, Richard M. Kranzel of Ambler, Pa.; and one granddaughter, Tara Kunzel of Gulfport, Fla. Arrangements were made by E. James Reese Funeral Home, 6767 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, Fla. 

CHLOE NICOLE LOCKHART Phillipsport, N.Y. Chloe Nicole Lockhart of Phillipsport, the infant daughter of Rocky Lockhart and Colleen Decker, died Monday, Aug. 28, 2000, at Vassar Brothers Hospital, Poughkeepsie. Chloe is survived by her parents; one brother, Brandon Marin; her grandfather, Rocky Lockhart of Syracuse; her grandmother, Joann Russell and her husband Bryon of Brushton, N.Y; her uncle, Ian Lockhart of Syracuse; a great-aunt, Kelly Carty and Uncle Sean Carty of Georgia; her great-grandmother, Ann Gushlaw of Syracuse; and several other aunts and uncles. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. today, Saturday, Sept. 2, at Colonial Memorial Funeral Home, 21 Canal St., Ellenville. Arrangements are under the direction of Anthony L. Perito, director of Colonial Memorial Funeral Home, Ellenville. 

EDNA JULIA FOX Springvale, Maine Edna Julia Fox, a three-year resident of Springvale, Maine, died Thursday, Aug. 31, 2000, at Goodall Hospital. She was 90. The daughter of Julius Beck and Ernestine Paulsen Beck, she was born in New Windsor and attended schools in Newburgh. Mrs. Fox was the owner of "Foxie's" Restaurant and the Towne Coffee Shoppe in Newburgh. She enjoyed crocheting, puzzles and traveling and touring the countryside of Maine. Survivors include her daughter, Virginia Armour of Springvale, Maine; one granddaughter, Sherri Armour, also of Springvale, Maine; and close relatives Neil Neilsen and Sue Hardy, both of Newburgh. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 3, at Heald Funeral Home, 580 Main St., Springvale, Maine. A Funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 4, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Notre Dame Cemetery following the service. Arrangements are under the direction of Heald Funeral Home, Springvale, Maine. 

ROBERT L. GRIFFIN Walden, N.Y. Robert L. Griffin of Walden, a carpenter for United Brotherhood of Carpenters, Local Union #19 and lifelong resident of the area, died Thursday, Aug. 31, 2000, at home. He was 43. The son of Walter and Marjorie Bowman Griffin, he was born Jan. 25, 1957, in Middletown. Survivors include his wife, Tracy Callahan Griffin of Walden; one son, Michael Griffin of Walden; his mother, Marjorie Griffin of Pine Bush; two sisters, Margie McAuley of Bellmore and Kathleen Griffin of Albany; one brother, John Griffin of Pine Bush; and his loving in-laws, Francis and Carole Callahan of Walden. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 3, at the William M. Gagan Funeral Home, 1525 Burlingham Road, Pine Bush. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 3, at the funeral home. Cremation will be in Cedar Hill Crematory, Newburgh. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Alzheimer's Foundation. Arrangements were made by William M. Gagan Funeral Home, Pine Bush. 

BARBARA A. KENSETT New Paltz, N.Y. Barbara A. Kensett of New Paltz, a homemaker, resident of the area since 1982 and former resident of Elmhurst, died Thursday, Aug. 31, 2000, in Vassar Brothers Hospital, Poughkeepsie. She was 77. The daughter of the late Frank and Anna Schwinn Gill, she was born Jan. 1, 1923, in New York City. She was the widow of Thomas Kensett Sr., who died in 1987. Mrs. Kensett was a member of St. Joseph's Church, New Paltz; and AARP. Survivors include one son, Timothy M. Kensett of Auburn, Calif.; one sister, Anna Priester of Elmhurst; and two nephews. She was predeceased by one son, Thomas H. Kensett Jr.; and one brother, Frank Gill. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 4, at Copeland Funeral Home, 162 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5, in St. Joseph's Church, New Paltz. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne. Arrangements were made by Copeland Funeral Home, New Paltz. 

WILLIAM HENRY HOLMES Sr. Callicoon, N.Y. William Henry Holmes Sr. of Callicoon, a bus driver at Villa Roma Resort, Callicoon, died Thursday, Aug. 31, 2000, at Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla. He was 55. The son of William H. and Bertha Howard Holmes, he was born Jan. 2, 1945, in the Bronx. A U.S. Navy Veteran, he was a member of American Legion Post #0001. He was a 1962 graduate of Cardinal Hayes High School in the Bronx and attended Sullivan County Community College for Food & Hotel Technology. He was also a delivery driver for the Sullivan County Democrat. Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Joanne Caruso Holmes, at home; one son, William Holmes Jr. of Callicoon; two daughters, Louise Murphy of Roscoe and Tammy Ellis of Cochecton; and several grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by one daughter, Theresa Redmond. There are no calling hours or services. Cremation will be at Cedar Hill Crematory, Newburgh. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Joanne Holmes, 4588 State Route 17B, Callicoon, N.Y. 12723. Arrangements are under the direction of Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home, Inc., Callicoon. 

JOSEPHINE M. GRECO Chester, N.Y. Josephine M. Greco of Chester, a retired operator for Franette Sportswear and 61-year resident of the area, entered into rest, Thursday, Aug. 31, 2000, at home, in the loving care of her family. The daughter of the late Giuseppe and Guilia Reni DiPietro, she was born Oct. 27, 1913, in New York City. She was the widow of Samuel L. Greco. Mrs. Greco was a member of St. Columba R.C. Church in Chester; and the Chester Golden Age Club. A family statement read: "Her face would light up and she smiled ear-to-ear when her grandchildren and great-grandchildren came visiting. While she will be missed, she can rest now knowing all she did for us." Survivors include her son, John J. Greco and his wife, Angelina of Chester; her granddaughter, Dianne Moore and her husband, Kevin of Chester; her grandsons, Samuel Greco and his wife, Laura and Louis Greco and his wife, Lucie, all of Chester; her five great-grandsons, Michael, Sean, Joseph, Nathan and Louis, all of Chester; and her nephew, Angelo Dieorio of Newburgh. She was predeceased by her sisters, Sebastiana "Lena" Cincotta and Elena "Helen" DiPietro. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 3, at the Lippincott Funeral Home, 92 Main St., Chester. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 4, in St. Columba R.C. Church, High Street, Chester. Burial will be in St. Columba Cemetery, Chester. Arrangements were made by Lippincott Funeral Home, Chester. 
 

RICKY W. DAVIS JR. Slate Hill, N.Y. Ricky W. Davis Jr. of Slate Hill, a machinist for Genpak Corporation in Middletown and lifelong resident of the area, died Friday, Sept. 1, 2000, in Horton Medical Center, Middletown. He was 20. The son of Ricky W. Davis Sr. and Lisa LaForge, he was born May 9, 1980, in Middletown. He was a member of the International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers District Lodge #15; graduate of Minisink Valley High School Class of 1998; member of the JR ROTC of the school; and attended the Georgia Military College in Milledgeville, Ga. Survivors include his mother, Lisa Wright and her husband, Benjamin of Slate Hill; his father, Ricky W. Davis Sr. of Ormond By The Sea, Fla.; four sisters, Jennifer Lybolt and her husband, Matthew of Middletown and Mary Jo Wright, Alysia Wright and Nicole Wright, all of Slate Hill; his half-brother, Shawn Davis of Ormond By The Sea, Fla.; his maternal grandparents, Edward and Barbara LaForge of Middletown; his maternal great-grandmother, Irma Wheeler of Bloomingburg; two nephews, Michael and Gregory Lybolt of Middletown; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 3, at the Cornelius, Dodd & Connell Funeral Home, 26 Grove St., Middletown. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 4, at the funeral home. Interment will be in Pine Hill Cemetery in the Town of Wawayanda. Memorial contributions may be sent to the JR ROTC Program at Minisink Valley High School, Slate Hill, N.Y. 10973. Arrangements under the direction of Cornelius, Dodd & Connell Funeral Home, Middletown. 
 

DOROTHY MARIE LYVER New City, N.Y. Dorothy Marie Lyver of New City went home to God on Friday, Sept. 1, 2000, surrounded by her family after a long illness. The daughter of Bertha and Frank Martin, she was born July 16, 1936, in the Bronx. On April 14, 1956, she married Eugene Lyver and they moved to New City in 1959. She was an office manager for OBS-GYN of Rockland in the New City office, where she worked for 15 years. She was a member of the Ladies Guild of St. Francis, where she was a CCD teacher for many years. She instituted the May Crowning in the parish. "Always to Jesus through Mary." Her faith was an inspiration to all who knew her. Survivors include her husband, Eugene, at home; her mother, Bertha Martin of Coral Springs, Fla; four children, Laura Pezzola and her husband Louis of Highland Mills, Kevin of Parsippany, Nancy Farrelly and her husband Christopher of Blooming Grove, and Stephaine Murray and her husband Michael of Darien, Conn; nine devoted grandchildren, Brian and Elizabeth Lyver, Jaime, Timmy and Annie Farrelly, Theresa and Danny Pezzola, and Jack and Katie Murray; one brother, John Martin of Cocoa Beach, Fla; many sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law; many nieces and nephews; and many very special friends. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 3, and Monday, Sept. 4, at Michael J. Higgins Funeral Home, 321 South Main St., New City. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5, at St. Francis of Assisi Church, West Nyack. Interment will follow in St. Anthony's Cemetery, Nanuet. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Dorothy's memory may be sent to St. Francis of Assisi Church, West Nyack. Arrangements are under the direction of Michael J. Higgins Funeral Service Inc., New City. 
 

WILLIAM SPEIRS Pompano Beach, Fla. William Speirs of Pompano Beach, a retired manager for Agway in Middletown, resident of Florida since 1992 and former lifelong resident of Middletown, died Friday, Sept. 1, 2000, in the John Knox Village Health Center in Pompano Beach. He was 91. The son of Alexander and Sarah McKechnie Speirs, he was born Sept. 6, 1908, in Slate Hill. Mr. Speirs was a member of Webb Horton Memorial Presbyterian Church, Middletown; 52-year member and Past Master of Hoffman Lodge #412 F.&A.M., Middletown; Assistant Grand Lecturer of Grand Lodge of Masons State of New York, 1970; Past District Deputy of Grand Lodge of Masons of State of New York, 1972; member of Midland Chapter #240 Royal Arch Masons, Middletown; Cyprus Commandery #67 Knights Templar, Middletown; Middletown Lodge of Perfection A.A.S.R.; Council, Chapter and Consistory A.A.S.R., Valley of Binghamton; Goshen Council #93 Royal and Select Masters 3rd Cryptic District; Cyprus Temple A.A.O.N.M.S., Albany; Past Masters Association of Hoffman Lodge; Orange County Shrine Club; former deacon, elder and trustee of Webb Horton Memorial Presbyterian Church; Middletown Kiwanis Club; Wawayanda Grange; 60-year member and past president of Black Brook Rod & Gun Club; and was instrumental in the formation of the Minisink Valley school system. Survivors include his wife, Helen Merritt Speirs, at home; three sons, Edward W. Speirs of Pembroke Pines, Fla., Earl J. Speirs of Hallandale, Fla. and John M. Speirs of Suffolk, Va.; one daughter, Joyce I. Roeser of Niagara Falls; one brother, Robert S.Y. Speirs of Newburgh; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5, at the Cornelius, Dodd & Connell Funeral Home, 26 Grove St., Middletown. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5, at the funeral home. The Revs. Kenneth and Susan Faye Wonderland will officiate. Masonic services will be held just prior to the start of the funeral service. Interment will be in Wallkill Cemetery, Phillipsburg. Memorial contributions may be sent to Webb Horton Memorial Presbyterian Church, 50 East Main St., Middletown, N.Y. 10940. Arrangements under the direction of Cornelius, Dodd & Connell Funeral Home, Middletown.


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