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VINCENT JAMES CHRABUSZCZ Slate Hill, N.Y. Vincent James Chrabuszcz, the beloved infant son of Dr. John and Sandra Chrabuszcz of Slate Hill, died Monday, Sept. 4, 2000, in Horton Medical Center, Middletown. Vincent James is survived by his loving parents, his twin brother, John, and sisters, Francesca and Daniella, all at home. He is also survived by his paternal grandparents, Dawn and Bill Benson; his maternal grandparents, Roseanna and Victor Melone; Uncle Louis; and his aunts, Rosanna and Paulette. Vincent James was predeceased by two grandfathers, John and Gerardo; and one aunt, Jennifer. A Service of Remembrance will take place at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, in the Chapel of Mount St. Mary's in Flushing, Queens. Interment will follow the ceremony in the family plot in Mount St. Mary's Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of the Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home, 130 Highland Ave., Middletown. 
 

FRANCES J. LAVARELLO Solvang, Calif. Frances J. Lavarello of Solvang, a retired registered nurse at St. Luke's and Cornwall Hospital and former resident of New Windsor, entered into rest, Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2000, in the TLC Nursing Home in Santa Inez, Calif. She was 83. She was born April 3, 1917, in New Windsor, the daughter of the late John F. and Ella Fanning Carey. She was the widow of Victor Lavarello. She is survived by one sister, Helen Kent of Cornwall; and several nephews. She was predeceased by one sister, Mary Troy. Cremation took place at the Dudley-Hoffman Crematory, Santa Maria, Calif. Relatives and friends may gather at 10:45 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, in Calvary Cemetery, New Windsor. At 11 a.m., Father John Vondras will begin services. Arrangements under the direction of Coloni Funeral Home, Route 9W, New Windsor. 
 

ROSALIND YOUNG Middletown, N.Y. Rosalind Young of Middletown, a retired seamstress at Middletown Footwear, former employee of Playtogs and lifelong resident of the area, died Thursday, Sept. 7, 2000, in Horton Medical Center, Middletown. She was 59. The daughter of the late William and FloraBelle Stevens, she was born Dec. 9, 1940, in Middletown. She was the widow of Jimmy Lewis Young Sr. Mrs. Young was a member of New Faith Christian Center, Middletown. Survivors include her daughter, Jean A. Young of Long Island; her sons, Jimmy L. Young Jr. and Robert J. Young, both of Middletown; her sisters, Joan King and Eleanor Van Dyke, both of Middletown; her stepsisters, Florence Martin, Gail Van Dunk and Rhonda Jellema, all of Middletown; her daughter-in-law, Enid Young of Middletown; four grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at the Ralston-Lippincott-Hasbrouck-Ingrassia Funeral Home, 72 West Main St., Middletown. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery, Middletown. Arrangements were made by Ralston-Lippincott-Hasbrouck-Ingrassia Funeral Home, Middletown. 
 

GRACE E. LaPOLT South Fallsburg, N.Y. Grace E. LaPolt of South Fallsburg died Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2000, in the comfort of her home. She was 87. The daughter of Frank B. Crane and Elsie A. Godfrey, she was born July 25, 1913, in Sullivan County. She was the widow of George LaPolt. She was a chief telephone operator in Fallsburg until that office was moved to Monticello, where she became a service assistant. She was a member of the Telephone Pioneers and the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Woodbourne. Survivors include two daughters, Joan E. Smith and her husband Eugene of Woodbourne and Candace L. Keller and her husband Kevin F. of South Fallsburg; three grandchildren, Dean Smith, Robin Franke and Amanda Grace Keller; two great-grandchildren, Jessica and Thomas Franke; one beloved and dear friend, Jean Mitchell; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by one brother, Kenneth Crane; and two sisters, Mildred Stine and Irene Eckert. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today, Friday, Sept. 8, at Colonial Memorial Funeral Home, Main Street, Woodbourne. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at the funeral home. Interment will take place at Woodbourne Reform Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Mid-Hudson Chapter Alzheimer's Association, 2 Jefferson Plaza, Suite 102, Poughkeepsie, N.Y. 12601. Arrangements are under the direction of Colonial Memorial Funeral Home, Woodbourne. 
 

FREDERICA LOCKWOOD Newburgh, N.Y. Frederica Lockwood of Newburgh, a retired claims clerk for the Social Security Administration in Newburgh, died Friday, Sept. 8, 2000, in the Hudson Valley Nursing Home in Highland. She was 85. The daughter of the late Clifford and Grace Miller Lockwood, she was born Feb. 12, 1915, in Newburgh. Survivors include one sister, Grace Kirby of Newburgh; and nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by one brother, Clifford Lockwood of Maryland; and one sister, Pauline Bogart Griffin of California. Visitation will be private. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 11, in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Newburgh, to which relatives and friends are invited. Arrangements under the direction of White & Venuto Funeral Home, 188 North Plank Road, Newburgh. 
 

JOSEPHINE (JO) MAZZELLA Marlboro, N.Y. Josephine (Jo) Mazzella of Marlboro, a retired seamstress and a lifelong resident of the area, died Friday, Sept. 8, 2000, at her residence. She was 101. The daughter of the late Angelo and Theresa Rizzo, she was born Sept. 11, 1898, in Venice, Italy. She was the widow of Antonio Mazzella, who passed away Feb. 16, 1961. She was a member of Ladies Garment Workers. Survivors include one son, Richard Mazzella of Wallkill; one daughter, Theresa Niebuhr of Campbell Hall; 16 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by one son, Louis Mazzella; and one daughter, Norma Gibson. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10, at DiDonato Funeral Home, 1290 Route 9W, Marlboro. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 11, at St. Mary's Church, Route 9W, Marlboro. Father Alfred L. Pizzuto will officiate. Burial will take place Monday, Sept. 11, in St. Mary's Cemetery, Marlboro. Arrangements are under the direction of the DiDonato Funeral Service, Inc., Marlboro. 
 

JOSEPHINE PORCO Highland Mills, N.Y. Josephine Porco of Highland Mills, a homemaker and three-year resident of the area, died Thursday, Sept. 7, 2000, at her residence. She was 100. The daughter of the late Dominic Reda and Rose Porco Reda, she was born Dec. 12, 1899, in Calabria, Italy. She was married to the late Anthony Porco. Survivors include two daughters, Rose Colbert of Highland Mills and Frances Di Archangel of Wayne, N.J; one sister, Paolina Reda of the Bronx; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by one daughter, Lena Flint. There will be no calling hours. A Funeral Mass will be offered at 10 a.m. today, Saturday, Sept. 9, at St. Patrick's Church, Route 32, Highland Mills. The Rev. Gerard P. Travers will officiate. Burial will be in Ascension Cemetery, Monsey, N.Y. Memorial contributions may be sent to St. Patrick's Church Building Fund, Route 32, Highland Mills, N.Y. 10930. Arrangements are under the direction of Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush, Inc. Funeral Home, 117 Maple Ave., Monroe. 
 

LILLIAN PALMER Modena, N.Y. Lillian Palmer of Modena, an employee of William A. Smith & Son Insurance Company for 30 years and a lifetime resident of the area, died Friday, Sept. 8, 2000, at St. Francis Hospital. She was 85. The daughter of the late Charles M. Dayton and Eda Mae Griffin, she was born Sept. 23, 1914, in Newburgh. She was married to the late Eber E. Palmer. She was a member of Modena Memorial United Methodist Church, the Quilters' Club, and a trustee of the Modena Cemetery. Survivors include two step-daughters, Annette Palmer of Poughkeepsie and Marlene Palmer of Ardonia; two nieces; and one nephew. She was predeceased by one brother, Harold Dayton. Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10, at Sutton Funeral Home, Crescent Avenue, Clintondale. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 11, at the funeral home. Interment will be in Modena Rural Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Modena Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 202, Modena, N.Y. 12548. or Modena Memorial United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 577, Modena, N.Y. Arrangements are under the direction of Sutton Funeral Home, Clintondale. 
 

IRENE SZYMANSKI New Hampton, N.Y. Irene Szymanski of New Hampton, a retired hairdresser in Sussex, Goshen and New Hampton, N.Y., died Thursday, Sept. 7, 2000, at Orange County Residential Health Care Facility, Goshen. She was 85. The daughter of Gustav Wrubleski and Stephania Kaminski Wrubleski Liesnieski, she was born Dec. 2, 1914, in New Hampton. She was the widow of Steve Szymanski. She was a 50-year member of Court Genevieve Walsh #918 Catholic Daughters of America; and a member of Wawayanda Homemakers and St. Andrews Bobola Church, Pellets Island, N.Y. Survivors include one son, Stephen Szymanski and his wife Maggi of Succasunna, N.J; one daughter, Irene Jovell and her husband William of Ballston Lake, N.Y; one grandson, Kevin Jovell of Saratoga; one brother, Vincent Wrubleski of Florida, N.Y; and nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10, at T.S. Purta Funeral Home, 22 Glenmere Ave., Florida, N.Y. A Funeral Mass will be offered at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 11, at St. Joseph's Church, Florida. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Florida. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Hospice of Orange in Hudson Valley, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550. Arrangements are under the direction of T.S. Purta Funeral Home, Florida, N.Y. 
 

LEONARD J. WEBER Greenwood Lake, N.Y. Leonard J. Weber of Greenwood Lake, a retired plant maintenance manager for St. Anthony Community Hospital, Warwick and 53-year resident of the area, died Friday, Sept. 8, 2000, at home. He was 85. The son of Joseph and Elizabeth Herold Weber, he was born Nov. 1, 1914, in Philadelphia, Pa. Mr. Weber was a U.S. Army Veteran, having served during WWII as a Master Sergeant. He was a member of Holy Rosary Church, Greenwood Lake; and life member of the American Radio Relay League, an organization of HAM radio operators. Survivors include his wife, Paula Herold Weber, at home; two daughters, Rosemarie Weber of Brooklyn and Elizabeth Weber, at home; one sister, Gertrude Mondschein of Hewitt, N.J.; and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10, at the Strong-Basile Funeral Home, 4 Oak St., Greenwood Lake. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 11, in Holy Rosary Church, Greenwood Lake. The Rev. Joseph McAndrew will officiate. Burial will be in St. Stephen Cemetery, Warwick. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to St. Anthony Community Hospital, Warwick, N.Y. 10990 or Hospice of Orange, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550. 
 

THOMAS W. LINDSAY Middletown, N.Y. Thomas W. Lindsay, a carpenter for Local 608 and a 16-year resident of the Middletown area, died Friday, Sept. 8, 2000. He was 79. The son of Nora Hayes and Thomas Lindsay Sr., he was born in Manhattan. He was a decorated U.S. Navy Serviceman in the Sea Bees during World War II. A family statement read, "Dad will be sorely missed by his family and friends. He was a kind and generous man who never had a bad word for anyone. The family acknowledges the care given by his physician, Dr. John Ferguson, during a very difficult time. We are all very grateful to Dr. Ferguson, whom our father regarded not only as his physician, but as his friend." Survivors include his wife, Gertrude Lindsay; three daughters, Chris Lindsay-Nisbet of Middletown and Kathleen Fiorio and Evelyn Santi, both of Poughkeepsie; one son, Thomas Jr. of Portland, Ore; and five grandchildren, Tom and Kristen Fiorio, Anthony and Gabriella Santi, and Christopher Lindsay. There will be no funeral services at the request of the family. A graveside ceremony will take place today, Saturday, Sept. 9, at Rose Hills Cemetery in Putnam Valley. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Wallkill Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Town of Wallkill. 692-3173. Arrangements are under the direction of the Heritage Funeral Home, Putnam Valley. 
 

NICHOLAS L.J. VUOLO Middletown, N.Y. Nicholas L.J. Vuolo of Middletown, a senior technical specialist for K-Environmental, Goshen and lifetime resident of the area, died Thursday, Sept. 7, 2000, in Sewickley Valley Hospital, Sewickley, Pa. He was 48. The son of Jack Nicholas and Rosetta Raponi Vuolo, he was born April 21, 1952, in Middletown. Mr. Vuolo was a communicant of St. Joseph Catholic Church; and member of the Excelsior Hook & Ladder Company of Middletown. A family statement read: "He was a loving father and devoted son." Survivors include his daughter, Alexandra Vuolo of Florida, N.Y.; his son, Matthew Vuolo of Florida, N.Y.; his parents, Jack and Rosetta Vuolo of Middletown; his paternal grandmother, Fannie Schumaci Vuolo of Middletown; and several cousins. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10, at the Morse Funeral Home, 33 Railroad Ave., Middletown. Fire Company services will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. and prayer services at 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 11, in St. Joseph Catholic Church, 149 Cottage St., Middletown. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, Middletown. Memorial contributions may be sent to St. Joseph Catholic Church, 149 Cottage St., Middletown, N.Y. 10940 or The Excelsior Hook and Ladder Company, 81 East Main St., Middletown, N.Y. 10940. Arrangements under the direction of Morse Funeral Home, Middletown. www.morsefh.com 
 

TENA P. MANESIS Monroe, N.Y. Tena P. Manesis of Monroe, a homemaker and 25-year resident of the area, died Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2000, in Arden Hill Hospital, Goshen. She was 81. The daughter of the late Xenophon and Vasiliki Papedo Cheroutes, she was born Feb. 5, 1919, in Chicago, Ill. Mrs. Manesis was a member of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, Newburgh; former president of Ladies Association of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church; member of Stuyvesant-Parthenon Chapter #693, Order of Eastern Star, New York City; and retired owner of Tena P. Manesis Real Estate Business, Monroe. Survivors include her husband, Paul A. Manesis, at home; two sons, Andrew P. Manesis of New Canaan, Conn. and Harry P. Manesis of Colts Neck, N.J.; four grandchildren, Paul Andrew Manesis, Helina Manesis, Paul Manesis and Anastasia Manesis; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by one daughter, Vassi P. Manesis. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10, and Monday, Sept. 11, at the Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush Funeral Home, 117 Maple Ave., Monroe. Eastern Star services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10; and prayer services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 11. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, in St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 19 Fullerton Ave., Newburgh. Father Charles Joanides will officiate. Burial will be in Monroe Cemetery, Monroe. Arrangements were made by Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush Funeral Home, Monroe. 
 

JEPHTHAH "BUSTER" DANIEL Newburgh, N.Y. Jephthah "Buster" Daniel, a retired security guard for the Newburgh City School District, retired from the Newburgh City Police and 73-year resident of the area, died Thursday, Sept. 7, 2000, in Newburgh. He was 80. The son of the late Elder Lewis and Annie Scott Daniel, he was born Dec. 10, 1919, in Danville, Va. He was the widower of Marjorie Watson Taylor, his wife of 51 years. Mr. Daniel was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church, Newburgh, serving as charter member of the Echo Choral Ensemble Chorus. He served with the U.S. Merchant Marines in WWII. A family statement read: "He will be remembered for his legacy of love and great sense of humor." Survivors include three daughters, former Mayor Audrey Carey and Beverly Robinson, both of Newburgh and Olymphia Green, wife of the Rev. John Green of Manassas, Va.; two sons, Raymond Daniel of Oceanside, Calif. and Charles Daniel and his fiancee, Janet Summerville of Newburgh; two sisters, Mary Daniel of Newburgh and Salome Mikell of Brentwood; one brother-in-law, Charles Taylor and his wife, Ruth of Austin, Texas; 13 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and two other children, Danny Mark Lewis of Germantown and Dawn Marie Lewis of Newburgh. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Sept. 11, in the Ebenezer Baptist Church, 76 First St., Newburgh. Friends may share comments of memorable moments at the visitation at 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, in the church. The Rev. Dr. Ralph E. Harris will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Middlehope. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Hospice of Orange County, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550. Arrangements were made by Brutus W. Hodge Funeral Home, 13 Chambers St., Newburgh. 


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