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CLARA CODDINGTON HAMEL Warwick, N.Y. Clara Coddington Hamel of Warwick, a retired stenographer for the New York State Training School in Warwick, died Thursday, Sept. 21, 2000, in Warwick. She was 81. The daughter of the late Floyd and Ida Wanamaker Coddington, she was born Sept. 9, 1919, in Warwick. She was the widow of Ira Hamel. She is survived by one niece, Kathy Hamel O'Malley of West Warwick, R.I. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25, in Warwick Cemetery, Warwick. Arrangments under the direction of the Lazear-Smith & Vander Plaat Memorial Home, 17 Oakland Ave., Warwick. 
 

ANITA COHEN Liberty, N.Y. Anita Cohen of Liberty, a caregiver for Community Resource Center of Monticello for 10 years and a 14-year resident of the area, died Friday, Sept. 22, 2000, at her residence. She was 66. The daughter of Bernard and Betty Steinberg Isaacson, she was born May 24, 1934, in New York City. A family statement read, "Anita will be greatly missed by many." Survivors include her devoted husband, David G. Cohen, at home; one son, Glenn Turner and his wife Linda of Brooklyn; one daughter, Sharon Blake and her husband James of Mountaindale; one aunt, Rae Greenberg; four cousins, Sheila, Linda, Marlene and Myra; and two grandchildren, Jennifer and Michelle Blake of Mountaindale. Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 24, at Ramsay's Funeral Home, 275 South Main St., Liberty. Burial will be in Sullivan County Veterans Cemetery, Infirmary Road, Liberty. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Ramsay's Funeral Homes Inc., Liberty. 
 

PATRICIA MARIE "PATTI" PEROTTI Monroe, N.Y. Patricia Marie "Patti" Perotti of Monroe, an associate clerk at the Bass Outlet at Woodbury Commons in Central Valley and 40-year resident of the area, died Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2000, in Horton Medical Center, Middletown. She was 44. The daughter of Dominick Pagliaro and the late Marie Bruno Pagliaro, she was born Oct. 20, 1955, in the Bronx. Survivors include her husband, Albert J. Perotti III, at home; one son, Andrew J. Perotti, at home; one daughter, Allison J. Perotti, at home; her father, Dominick Pagliaro of New Smyrna Beach, Fla.; and three sisters, Barbara Pagliaro of Newburgh, Carol Duffy of Cornwall and Donna Pagliaro of Middletown. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24, at the Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush Funeral Home, 117 Maple Ave., Monroe. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 25, at the funeral home. The Rev. Robert W. Dent will officiate. Burial will be in Seamanville Cemetery, Monroe. Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Cancer Society, Mid Hudson Chapter, 419 East Main St., Middletown, N.Y. 10940. Arrangements were made by Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush Funeral Home, Monroe. 
 

MARCIA B. ROACHE Slate Hill, N.Y. Marcia B. Roache of Slate Hill, a retired sales clerk at Budget Beverage Express in Middletown and 25-year resident of the area, died Thursday, Sept. 21, 2000, in Horton Medical Center, Middletown. She was 58. The daughter of the late Edward and Helen Davis Dowd, she was born March 23, 1942, in Brooklyn. A family statement read: "We will always cherish the memories of Mom and her love of Christmas, clowns and the N.Y. Mets. She will be deeply missed by all." Survivors include her husband, John A. Roache, at home; her children, Patrick Crowe of Middletown, Anne Zito and James Crowe, both of Slate Hill and Johnnieanne Roache of Middletown; her grandchildren, Tina, Patrick, Barbara Ann, Alicia, Amber, Kathleen, Sarah, Bradley and Jake; and her great-grandchildren, Patrick and Joseph. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24, at the Ralston-Lippincott-Hasbrouck-Ingrassia Funeral Home, 72 West Main St., Middletown. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 25, at the funeral home. Burial will take place at the convenience of the family. Arrangements were made by Ralston-Lippincott-Hasbrouck-Ingrassia Funeral Home, Middletown. 
 

ROBERT T. RYAN Warwick, N.Y. Robert T. Ryan of Warwick, director of security for the Legends Resort and a retired New York City policeman, died Thursday, Sept. 21, 2000, at home. He was 53. The son of Gerard and Anna Duffy Ryan, he was born Nov. 30, 1946, in Brooklyn. Mr. Ryan was a member of St. Stephen's Church, Warwick; and a Veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve. Survivors include his wife, Joyce Morris Ryan; two daughters, Kathleen Ryan and her husband, Kevin and Patricia Ryan; his parents, Gerard and Anna Ryan of Massachusetts; two sisters, Dolores Farrell of Massachusetts and Denise Hernandez of New Jersey; two brothers, Jerry Ryan of California and Thomas Ryan of Monroe; and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24, at the Lazear-Smith and Vander Plaat Memorial Home, 17 Oakland Ave., Warwick. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 25, in St. Stephen's Church, Warwick. Interment will be in Warwick Cemetery, Warwick. Contributions in his memory may be sent to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, 245 Route 17K, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550. Arrangements under the direction of Lazear-Smith & Vander Plaat Memorial Home, Warwick. 
 

GORDON F. HEATH Ellenville, N.Y. Gordon F. Heath of Ellenville, a truck driver/electrician for Amusements of America, Englishtown, N.J. and a three-year resident of Ellenville, formerly of Kerhonkson, died Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2000, at Ellenville Hospital. He was 72. The son of the late Edwin E. and Sara Elizabeth Casey Heath, he was born Feb. 2, 1928, in Dover, N.J. He was an avid fisherman, he was a member of B.A.S.S. He also drove a taxi for Ellenville Taxi. Survivors include his wife, Ruth D. Heath, at home; four sons, Patrick Heath of Ellenville, Gordon "Pete" Heath of Star, S.C., Samuel Heath of Florida State and David Heath of Ellenville; two daughters, Susan Heath of Ellenville and Elaine Sluka of Warsaw, N.Y; 11 grandchildren; one great-grandson; one sister, Marie Chambers of Denville, N.J; three brothers, Charles Heath of Irona, N.J., Edwin Heath Jr. of Mesa, Ariz. and William Heath of Gilbert, Ariz; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by one grandson; one great-grandson; one brother, Britton Heath; and two sisters, Mary Jenkins and Elva Kispaugh. Calling hours will be from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. today, Friday, Sept. 22, at Loucks Funeral Home Inc., 79 North Main St., Ellenville. Funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Rev. Armstead will officiate. Cremation will be at Wiltwyck Cemetery, Kingston. Arrangements are under the direction of the Loucks Funeral Home Inc., Ellenville. 
 

LILLIAN "LYNN" PERNOT Westtown, N.Y. Lillian "Lynn" Pernot of Westtown, a homemaker and 23-year resident of the area, died Thursday, Sept. 21, 2000, in Arden Hill Hospital, Goshen. She was 98. The daughter of the late John and Lillian Ludin, she was born Sept. 22, 1902, in New York City. She was the widow of Joseph Pernot. She was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Pine Island; and Warwick Senior Citizens and Greenville Senior Citizens Clubs. Lillian founded the first Senior Citizens Club in Hillsdale, N.J. and served as its president and tour director for 15 years. She also served as tour director of the Warwick Senior Citizens Club, receiving a 25-year certificate and plaque of appreciation for her dedicated service. She also served as a volunteer at St. Anthony Community Hospital in Warwick for many years and was a dedicated pen pal for the students of Warwick Elementary School. Survivors include one daughter, Marilyn Martucci of Westtown; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24, at the T.S. Purta Funeral Home, 690 County Route 1, Pine Island. Funeral services will be held at 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24, at the funeral home. The Rev. Elwood Mather III will officiate. Burial will be in Lutheran Cemetery, Queens. Memorial contributions may be sent to St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 70 Little York Road, Pine Island, N.Y. 10969. 
 

JOSEPH BRAUNSTEIN Monticello, N.Y. Joseph Braunstein of Monticello, a retired Vice President of the Shoe Division of Bond's Clothing Store, New York City, and a 30-year resident of the area, died Friday, Sept. 22, 2000, at Community General Hospital, Harris. He was 90. The son of Harry Braunstein, he was born Jan. 8, 1910, in St. Paul, Minn. He was married to the late Theresa Mullucci Braunstein. A member of Temple Sholom, Monticello, Joseph was a former employee of the Monticello State Police Department and was affectionately known as the "Commissioner." He also worked for 20 years as a guard at Monticello Raceway. Survivors include one daughter, Harriet Vandermark of Monticello; two grandchildren, Robert and Renee Vandermark; two great-grandchildren, Richard Johnson and Thomas Martin Decker III; and one brother, Harold Braunstein of Florida State. He was predeceased by two brothers, Murray and Marty. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 24, at Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home Inc., 186 Broadway, Monticello. Rabbi Irwin Tanenbaum will officiate. Interment will be in Temple Sholom Cemetery, Monticello. Memorial contributions may be sent to Community General Hospital, Harris, N.Y. 12742, or the charity of one's choice. Arrangements are under the direction of Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home Inc., Monticello. 
 

PETER COLLINS Monroe, N.Y. Peter Collins of Monroe, a 27-year resident of the area, died Thursday, Sept. 21, 2000, in Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla. He was 59. The son of the late Peter and Olga Collins of the Bronx, he was born Jan. 24, 1941. He was predeceased by his wife, Catherine P. McGrath-Collins. Mr. Collins graduated from City College of New York, then served in Italy as a Captain in the U.S. Air Force. Upon completion of his duties, he continued his studies at Harvard Business School, graduating with a Masters Degree in Business Administration. He was employed by the City of New York for many years as an Administrative Director. He was a local entrepreneur and businessman. He served as a member of the Board of Directors of Arrow Park in Monroe. He was most recently employed as a Vice President/Investments at Prudential Securities in New City. A magnanimous contributor to many environmental causes, he also enjoyed volleyball. A family statement read: "He was always there for us and he will be very sadly missed." Survivors include two sons, Peter J. Collins and his wife, Tracy of Mt. Hope and Rurik Collins and his wife, Kara of New York City; one sister, Justine Bauer and her husband, Mike of New Hampton; one sister-in-law, Helen Basic and her husband, Ernando of the Bronx; two grandchildren, Michael and Ali Collins; two nephews, Robert Adams and Richard Basic; one niece, Gina O'Connor and her husband, Sean; and one greatniece, Andrea O'Connor. Visitation will be held from 12 noon to 4 p.m. today, Saturday, Sept. 23, at the Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush Funeral Home, 117 Maple Ave., Monroe, with a memorial service following. Memorial donations can be made in lieu of flowers to the American Diabetes Foundation at 17 Washington Square, Albany, N.Y. 12205 in memory of Peter Collins. Arrangements were made by Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush Funeral Home, Monroe. 
 

WILLIAM R. HENRY Malta, N.Y. William R. Henry of Malta died Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2000, at Saratoga Hospital. He was 75. The son of the late William and Anna Rita (Maxey) Henry, he was born July 7, 1925, in Elmira, where he was educated. He was predeceased by his wife, Patricia (Lynch) Henry. He attended SUNY New Paltz and Russell Sage College in Troy. He was a decorated World War II U.S. Navy Veteran, serving five years aboard destroyers in both the Atlantic and Pacific Theaters of Operations. He was the founder and president of the Patty Cake Baking Company, Inc., in Elmira. He retired from the New York State Department of Correctional Services in 1987, after 18 years in management positions. Following his retirement, he was a member and part-time employee of the Saratoga County YMCA. He was a third degree member of Saratoga Council 246 Knights of Columbus; the Elmira VFW; American Legion Adirondack Post 70; life member of Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Elmira Lodge and the White Eagles Society; former president of the Sertoma Club; and an active member of the Chemung County Chamber of Commerce. Survivors include one daughter, Mary Jo Henry of Malta; one brother, Dr. John B. Henry of Skaneateles, N.Y; two nieces; four nephews; and several cousins. He was predeceased by two sons, William and Michael Henry; and one daughter, Anne Henry. There are no calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 25, at St. Mary's Church, 167 Milton Ave., Ballston Spa, N.Y. Burial will be in the family plot at St. Peter's Cemetery, West Avenue, Saratoga Springs. Memorial contributions may be sent to Mount Savior Monastery, Monastery Road, Pine City, N.Y. 14871. Arrangements are under the direction of the William J. Burke & Sons Funeral Home, 628 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs, N.Y. 

BEATRICE GLASSEY Newburgh, N.Y. Beatrice Glassey of Newburgh, died Saturday, Sept. 23, 2000, in the Sylcox Health Care Facility in Newburgh. She was 90. She was born May 31, 1910, in Newburgh. She was the widow of William H. Glassey, who died April 14, 1992. Mrs. Glassey was a member of the Meadowhill Reformed Church. Visitation will be held from 12 noon to 1 p.m. today, Monday, Sept. 25, at the White & Venuto Funeral Home, 188 North Plank Road, Newburgh. Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. The Rev. Ted Bechtel will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Newburgh. Arrangements were made by White & Venuto Funeral Home, Newburgh. 
 

DOROTHY PINTKA Middletown, N.Y. Dorothy Pintka of Middletown, a homemaker and lifetime resident of the area, died Saturday, Sept. 23, 2000, at Orange County Residential Health Care Facility, Goshen. She was 84. The daughter of Albert and Jennie DeWitt Conklin, she was born July 1, 1916, in Walker Valley. She was married to John Pintka. Survivors include one son, John of Westbrookville; one daughter, Dorothy Luciano of Greystone Park, N.J; and one grandson, John Jr. She was predeceased by one son, Albert Moody; and one daughter, Patricia Esposito. Graveside services will be held in Walker Valley Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are under the direction of DeWitt Funeral Home, 64 Center St., Pine Bush. 
 

MARY DeGEORGE Marlboro, N.Y. Mary DeGeorge of Marlboro, a homemaker and 41-year resident of Marlboro, died Saturday, Sept. 23, 2000, at St. Francis Hospital, Poughkeepsie. She was 77. The daughter of the late Stephen Kucinski and Mary Kawa, she was born Aug. 9, 1923, in Monmouth, N.J. Mrs. DeGeorge lived on Long Island until 1959, then moved to Marlboro. She was a member of the Marlboro Yacht Club. Survivors include her husband, Frank DeGeorge, at home; two sisters, Doris Carrol of Brooklyn and Evelyn Davis of Florida State; and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, at the DiDonato Funeral Home, 1290 Route 9W, Marlboro. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, at the funeral home. Entombment will take place Wednesday, Sept. 27, at Cedar Hill Mausoleum. Arrangements are under the direction of the DiDonato Funeral Service Inc., Marlboro. 
 

ALICE GREEN Warwick, N.Y. Alice Green of Warwick, a retired Meter Maid with the Warwick Police Department, died Sunday, Sept. 24, 2000, at Orange County Residential Health Care Facility, Goshen. She was 91. The daughter of the late Ezra and Mary McPeek Conklin, she was born Sept. 1, 1909, in Warwick. She was the widow of Floyd Green. Survivors include her daughters, Ruth M. Doty of Port St. Lucie, Fla; four grandchildren, Bonnie Lazier, Vicki L. Gesualdo and Mark F. Doty, all of Middletown, and Laurie Lee Nocisto of Port St. Lucie, Fla; and four great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by one brother, Harvey Conklin. Friends may call from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, at the Lazear-Smith & Vander Plaat Memorial Home, 17 Oakland Ave., Warwick. Funeral services will follow at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Interment will be in St. Stephen's Cemetery, Warwick. Arrangements are under the direction of the Lazear-Smith & Vander Plaat Memorial Home, Warwick. 
 

SIMON JAY WINER Spring Glen, N.Y. Simon Jay Winer of Spring Glen, an artist and author who published two books of poetry and a lifetime resident of the area, died Saturday, Sept. 23, 2000, at home. The son of Helen Cohn Winer and the late David Winer, he was born in New Rochelle. A graduate of Ellenville Central School and Ulster County Community College, he attended Bard College and was a U.S. Army Veteran, having served during the Vietnam era as a medic in Frankfurt, Germany. Survivors include his mother of Ellenville; one sister, Johanna Winer of Massachusetts; one aunt; one uncle; and several cousins. There will be no visitation. Call Congregation Ezrath Israel Synagogue, Ellenville, for information on funeral services. Burial will be in Congregation Ezrath Israel Cemetery, Wawarsing. Memorial contributions may be sent to Trudy Resnick Farber Mental Health Center, Canal Street, Ellenville, N.Y. 12428. Arrangements are under the direction of Loucks Funeral Home, Inc., Route 209, Ellenville. 
 

ANNA ELIZABETH SMITH Cornwall, N.Y. Anna Elizabeth Smith of Cornwall, Proprietress of Smith's Confectionery Store in Cornwall for five decades and a lifelong resident of the area, died Saturday, Sept. 23, 2000, at Sylcox Health Care Facility, Newburgh. She was 94. The daughter of the late Owen and Catherine McCue Smith, she was born July 21, 1906, in Cornwall. Survivors include seven nieces and nephews, JoAnne Smith Grant, Gary Smith and Douglas Smith, all of Cornwall, Martin Smith of New Windsor, Owen Smith of Canastota, N.Y., Betty Santry of Guilford, Conn. and Mary Yager of Green Valley, Ariz; and 20 great-nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by six brothers and sisters. Calling hours will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today, Monday, Sept. 25, at James F. Lulves Funeral Home, Inc., 9 Avenue A, Cornwall-on-Hudson. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, at St. Thomas of Canterbury Church, Hudson Street, Cornwall-on-Hudson. The Rev. Bernard Heter will officiate. Burial will be in St. Thomas Cemetery, Cornwall. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the James F. Lulves Funeral Home, Inc. 
 

RUTH ELLEN MALLARD Bradenton, Fla. Ruth Ellen Mallard of Bradenton, an insurance broker for H.R.H. of Sarasota, Sarasota, Fla., three-year resident of the area and former resident of Monroe, died Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2000, in Doctor's Hospital, Sarasota, Fla. She was 37. The daughter of Jeanne Cutler Martin and the late Charles A. Martin, she was born Dec. 9, 1962, in Goshen. Mrs. Mallard was a member of the American Women's Business Association. Survivors include her husband, David P. Mallard of Bradenton, Fla.; her mother, Jeanne Martin of Bradenton, Fla.; one brother, Charles H. Martin of Monroe; and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2000, at the Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush Funeral Home, 117 Maple Ave., Monroe. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, at the funeral home. The Rev. Robert W. Dent will officiate. Burial will be in Monroe Cemetery, Monroe. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Walter Hoving Home, Garrison, N.Y. 10524. Arrangements were made by Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush Funeral Home, Monroe. 
 

ANTOINETTE CERNIGLIA Chester, N.Y. Antoinette Cerniglia of Chester, a homemaker and 20-year resident of the area, died Saturday, Sept. 23, 2000, at Arden Hill Hospital, Goshen. She was 81. The daughter of the late Dominick and Rose Paladino Spano, she was born Oct. 6, 1918, in Yonkers. She was a member of St. Columba Church, Chester. Survivors include her husband, Dominick Cerniglia, at home; one son, Joseph Cerniglia of Chester; one sister, Lucy Chelmowsky of St. Leonard, Md; four grandchildren, Todd and Tara Cerniglia and Damian and Dena Lacarbonara; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by one daughter, Frances Lacarbonara. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today, Monday, Sept. 25, at Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush, Inc. Funeral Home, 117 Maple Ave., Monroe. Prayer services will be held at 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. A Funeral Mass will be offered at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, at St. Columba Church, Chester. The Rev. Thomas J. Curley will officiate. Burial will be in Chester Cemetery, Chester. Arrangements are under the direction of the Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush, Inc. Funeral Home, Monroe. 
 

NICHOLAS J. FARAGO Sloatsburg, N.Y. Nicholas J. Farago of Sloatsburg, an insurance agent for Guardian Life Insurance Co. in White Plains for over 20 years, died Friday, Sept. 22, 2000, at home. He was 83. Born Aug. 31, 1917, in Czechoslovakia, he attended schools and Universities in Europe. He was a communicant of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church in Tuxedo. Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Marta Czindery Farago of Sloatsburg, whom he married June 10, 1942, in Budapest, Hungary; three daughters, Katherine Farago of Burlington, Mass., Sophie Farago of Tuxedo and Nicole Iazzetti of Goshen; and three cherished grandchildren, Ronnie Iazzetti III and Kyle and Jessica Iazzetti. He was predeceased by one sister, Vera. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. today, Monday, Sept. 25, at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Tuxedo. Interment will be in the family plot in Airmont Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Sloatsburg Volunteer Ambulance Corps, 62 Washington Ave., Sloatsburg, N.Y. 10974. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wanamaker & Carlough Funeral Home, 41 Eagle Valley Way, Sloatsburg. 
 

ELIZABETH REYNOLDS Middletown, N.Y. Elizabeth Reynolds of Middletown, a homemaker and 70-year resident of the area, died Thursday, Sept. 21, 2000, at St. Teresa's Nursing Home, Middletown. She was 94. The daughter of John Dahneke and Margaret Josephine Tiebolt, she was born Feb. 27, 1906, in Brooklyn. She was married to the late Willis A. Reynolds, who died Aug. 4, 1989. She was a member of First Congregational Church, Middletown. Survivors include one daughter, Dorothy R. Constable of Middletown; and one grandson, James E. Constable Jr. of Manchaca, Texas. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, at Cornelius, Dodd & Connell Funeral Home, 26 Grove St., Middletown. Funeral services will follow at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. The Rev. Kevin Leach will officiate. Interment will be in Howells Cemetery, Howells, N.Y. The Rev. Jeffrey Farley will officiate. Memorial contributions may be sent to the First Congregational Church, 35 East Main St., Middletown, N.Y. 10940, Otisville-Mt. Hope Presbyterian Church, Otisville, N.Y. 10963, or St. Teresa's Nursing Home, 120 Highland Ave., Middletown. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Cornelius, Dodd & Connell, Inc. Funeral Home, Middletown. 
 

MARION PALMER JENSEN Ardonia, N.Y. Marion Palmer Jensen of Ardonia, a homemaker, passed away Saturday, Sept. 23, 2000, at home. She was 86. The daughter of Eber G. and Helen Ward Palmer, she was born March 5, 1914, in Ardonia. She was a member of Memorial United Methodist Church of Modena; a 4-H Club leader; president of Public Health; and member of the Ulster County Historical Society. Survivors include her husband of 60 years, Ragnvald "Roy" Jensen, at home; one sister, Helen Pierce of Central Valley; Four nieces, Marlene Palmer of Ardonia, Annette Palmer of Poughkeepsie, Janet Brenton of Central Valley and Lorraine Pitt of Maybrook; and one nephew David Palmer of California. She was predeceased by three brothers, William, Eber E. and Charles. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today, Monday, Sept. 25, at Sutton Funeral Home, Crescent Avenue, Clintondale. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Modena Rural Cemetery, Modena. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Modena Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 202, Modena, N.Y., or Memorial United Methodist Church of Modena, P.O. Box 577, Modena, N.Y. 12548. Arrangements are under the direction of Sutton Funeral Home, Clintondale. 
 

MARY V. PASACRETA Campbell Hall, N.Y. Mary V. Pasacreta of Campbell Hall, a retired production employee for 23 years for Avon Products, Inc., Suffern, and a lifetime resident of the area, formerly of Monroe and Suffern, died Saturday, Sept. 23, 2000, at Campbell Hall Heath Care Center, Campbell Hall. She was 89. The daughter of the late Nicholas and Frances Collela Stilitino, she was born Feb. 4, 1911, in Sloatsburg. She was married to the late Charles Pasacreta. Survivors include two daughters, Frances and her husband Alan Schnering of Circleville, and Elizabeth and her husband James Coyne of Charleston, S.C; one brother, Lawrence Stilitino of Indiantown, Fla; six grandchildren, Dina Kassel of Highland Mills, Mary Ann Perkins of New Windsor, James Coyne of Haverhill, Mass., Lori Rogers of Nashua, N.H., Mary Ellen Willson of Silver Spring, Md. and Kathleen Cahill of Medfield, Mass; 11 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, at Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush, Inc. Funeral Home, 117 Maple Ave., Monroe. Prayer services will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. A Funeral Mass will be offered at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, at Sacred Heart Church, 26 Still Road, Monroe. The Rev. Carl D. Johnson will officiate. Burial will be in St. Anthony's Cemetery, Nanuet. Arrangements are under the direction of the Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush, Inc. Funeral Home, Monroe. 
 

THOMAS JOSEPH BUTLER Newburgh, N.Y. Thomas Joseph Butler of Newburgh entered into rest Sunday, Sept. 24, 2000, at the Cornwall Hospital. Thomas was retired after 35 years of service with the New York State Troopers as a Senior Investigator for the Bureau of Criminal Investigations. He was 72. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y. on May 17, 1928, he served in the U.S. Marines and Marine Reserves as a Sergeant Fireman. He was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Newburgh; Ancient Order of Hibernians; American Legion; Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks; and Knights of Columbus, Newburgh. Survivors include his wife, Theresa Butler, of Newburgh; two daughters, Kathleen Papa of Marlboro and Mary Butler of Newburgh; two sons, Thomas Butler and Kevin Butler and his wife Ellen, all of Newburgh; three grandchildren, Jacklyn Papa and Meaghan Papa of Marlboro, and Colleen Butler of Newburgh; and one sister, Sister Agnes Butler of Rockville Center. Family and friends may visit from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, at DiDonato-Brooks Funeral Home, 481 Gidney Ave., Newburgh. A Funeral Mass will be offered at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, at St. Francis of Assisi Church. Burial will be held with Full Military Honors. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Cornwall Hospital, Westchester Medical Center, or the American Cancer Society. Arrangements are under the direction of the DiDonato-Brooks Funeral Home, Newburgh. 
 

HELEN D. LAMBERTSON High Falls, N.Y. Helen D. Lambertson of High Falls, a case worker for Ulster County Department of Social Services until her retirement 12 years ago, and a lifelong resident of the area, died Sunday, Sept. 24, 2000, at her home. She was 79. The daughter of the late Lewis V. and Helena Reinhard Dyer, she was born Jan. 6, 1921, in High Falls. She was a member of St. Peter's Church, Rosendale; Women of the Moose, Port Ewen; and a former member of the High Falls Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. She was an avid bingo player in the area. Survivors include one daughter, Susan Lambertson of High Falls; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by one son, William F. Lambertson; and two brothers, Frederick and Lewis E. Dyer. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, at George J. Moylan Funeral Home Inc., Route 32, Rosendale. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, at the funeral home, followed by a 10:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Peter's Church, Rosendale. The Rev. Paul Dmoch will officiate. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery, Stone Ridge. The family suggests memorial contributions be sent to the Marbletown First Aid Unit, P.O. Box 323, High Falls, N.Y. 12440. Arrangements are under the direction of the George J. Moylan Funeral Home Inc., Rosendale. 
 

MIRTA CARIDAD ALVAREZ Monroe, N.Y. Mirta Caridad Alvarez of Monroe, a homemaker and 12-year resident of the area, died Friday, Sept. 22, 2000, at Ramapo Manor Health Care Facility. She was 83. The daughter of the late Sindulfo DeArmas and Maria Delores Curbelo, she was born Sept. 7, 1917, in Cuba. She was the widow of Agustin DeJesus Alvarez, who died March 16, 1979. A family statement read, "Mirta was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Her family loves her very much and will miss her wonderful and blessed, warm and caring personality." Survivors include her loving son, Richard Alvarez and his wife Nancy of Long Island; a devoted daughter, Lydia Hetherington and her husband Robert of Monroe, along with her precious grandchildren, Michael, Casey Leigh, Victoria and Amanda; two sisters, Dalila DuBois and Lydia DeArmas; one niece, Nancy Castellvi; and one nephew, Domingo Fernandez. There will be no public visitation. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, at the Chapel of the Sacred Heart, Stage Road, Monroe. Interment will be in the family plot at St. Charles R.C. Cemetery, Farmingdale, Long Island. Memorial contributions may be sent to Sacred Heart Church, Still Road, Monroe, N.Y. 10950. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Loretta M. Flynn and Thomas F. Flynn, Directors of Flynn-Gannon Funeral Homes, 139 Stage Road, Monroe. 
 

JOSEPH P. CICHETTI Blooming Grove, N.Y. Joseph P. Cichetti of Blooming Grove, a retired statistician for Advertising Lineage Service in New York City and lifetime resident of the area, died Friday, Sept. 22, 2000, in Arden Hill Hospital, Goshen. He was 92. The son of the late Peter and Maria Tomasso Cichetti, he was born Dec. 15, 1907, in Tuxedo. He was the widower of Mary J. Weldon Cichetti. Mr. Cichetti was a member of Sacred Heart Church, Monroe; and Monroe Jolly Senior Citizens. Survivors include two daughters, Bernice Salcedo of New York City and Sheila Beirne of Cornwall; three grandchildren, Paul Marchese, Lynn Hayes and Shaina Beirne; two great-grandchildren, Breanna Hayes and Tyler Hayes; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by one daughter, Kathleen Marchese; and one grandson, Anthony Marchese, Jr. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today, Monday, Sept. 25, at Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush Funeral Home, 117 Maple Ave., Monroe. Prayer services will be held at 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, in the Chapel of the Sacred Heart Church, Stage Road, Monroe. Burial will be in St. Anastasia Cemetery, Harriman. Memorial contributions may be sent to Sacred Heart Church, 26 Stage Road, Monroe, N.Y. 10950. Arrangements were made by Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush Funeral Home, Monroe. 
 

AGNES G. BAXTER Kingston, N.Y. Agnes G. Baxter of Kingston died Saturday, Sept. 23, 2000, in Kingston. The daughter of the late Charles J. and Agnes Becker Heldron, she was the wife of Charles H. Baxter Sr., who died Aug. 22, 1972. She was a member of the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church Ladies Aide Society and Women's Guild; Eastern Star Wiltwyck Chapter #155, for which she was a past treasurer; Mid-Town Senior Citizens Club; St. Paul's Senior Citizens Club, for which she was a past treasurer; and Kingston Women's Bowling Association, and an avid bowler up until age 92. As a teenager, she worked at the Penny Arcade at Kingston Point Park. She also worked at the election poles and in the Kingston School System. Survivors include two sons, Duane B. Baxter of Port Ewen and Charles H. (Skip) Baxter Jr. of Shelton, Conn; and one sister, Catherine Kordzikowski of Kingston. She was predeceased by one daughter, Carol Agnes Baxter, who died in 1937; three brothers, Burton, John and George Heldron; and two sisters, Alice Heldron and Gladys De Cicco. Calling hours are from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today, Monday, Sept. 25, at Henry J. Bruck Funeral Home, Inc., 261 Broadway, Kingston. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 72 Spring St., Kingston. Interment will be in Montrepose Cemetery, Kingston. Arrangements are under the direction of Henry J. Bruck Funeral Home, Inc., Kingston. 
 

MARIA ANDUJAR Port Jervis, N.Y. Maria Andujar of Port Jervis, a retired employee of A&W Products, Port Jervis, and a resident of the area since 1957, died Saturday, Sept. 23, 2000, at home. She was 76. The daughter of the late Serapio and the late Victoria Rios Andujar, she was born April 26, 1924, in Puerto Rico. She was married to the late Antonio Andujar, who died Feb. 19, 1992. Survivors include one son, Juan Ramon Cortez and his wife June of Cuddebackville; one daughter, Luz Cortez of Puerto Rico; one daughter-in-law, Gayle Cortes of Port Jervis; five sisters, Ines Andujar of Middletown, Rosa E. Andujar of Orlando, Fla., and Carmen Andujar, Lydia Maldanado and Ana D. Andujar, all of Puerto Rico; 12 grandchildren, Wilfredo Cortez, Ramon Cortes, Rosita, Miguel and Jeanette Castillo, David Cortes, Mike Ellett, and Ramon, Sandra, Adelaida, Amanda and Tita Cortez; several great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by one son, Wilfredo Cortes; and one grandson, Juan Ramon Cortez. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today, Monday, Sept. 25, at the Gray-Parker Funeral Home, 100 East Main St., Port Jervis. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, at the funeral home. Pastor Carmito Pabon will officiate. Burial will be in Rural Valley Cemetery, Cuddebackville. Memorial contributions may be sent to Hospice of Orange in Hudson Valley, Inc. 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550. Arrangements are under the direction of the Gray-Parker Funeral Home, Port Jervis. 


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