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CLESTER HATCHER Jr. South Fallsburg, N.Y. Clester Hatcher of South Fallsburg, a retired employee for Murray's Poultry, South Fallsburg, and a longtime resident of the area, died Saturday, Sept. 23, 2000, at Westchester County Medical Center, Valhalla. He was 74. He was born July 21, 1926, in Grafton, Va. Survivors include several area friends. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, at VanInwegen-Kenny, Inc. Funeral Home, 195 Broadway, Monticello. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. The Rev. Anthony Black will officiate. Burial will be in Rock Ridge Cemetery, Monticello. Arrangements are under the direction of VanInwegen-Kenny, Inc. Funeral Home, Monticello. 
 

JEAN MAGNANI Highland, N.Y. Jean Magnani of Highland, a 23-year resident of the area, entered into rest Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2000, at home. She was 81. The daughter of the late Joseph and Frances Fumuso Sessa, she was born May 16, 1919, in Canada. She was married to the late Louis Magnani on Jan. 12, 1943, in Brooklyn. Survivors include one daughter, Nancy Bisordi and her husband Joseph of Highland; one sister, Katherine DeLuca of Brooklyn; and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will take place from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, at DiDonato-Brooks Funeral Home, 481 Gidney Ave., Newburgh. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered Saturday, Sept. 30, at Our Lady of Fatima Church, Plattekill. Burial will follow in St. Charles Borromeo Cemetery, Gardiner. Arrangements are under the direction of DiDonato-Brooks Funeral Home, Newburgh. 
 

THOMAS JOSEPH ELLIS JR. Newburgh, N.Y. Thomas Joseph Ellis Jr. of Newburgh, a retired taxi driver for Circle Taxi and Big G in Newburgh, died Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2000, in Horton Medical Center, Middletown. He was 74. The son of Thomas Joseph Sr. and Gertrude Reed Ellis, he was born June 22, 1926, in Newburgh. Mr. Ellis was a U.S. Army Air Corp Veteran, having served in Europe during WWII. He was a past member of the Newburgh Elks, Moose and VFW. Survivors include five sons, Steven Ellis of Cornwall, David Ellis of Maybrook, Thomas J. Ellis III of Wallkill, Michael Ellis of Gardiner and Joseph Ellis of New Paltz; three daughters, Doreen Ellis of Maybrook, Denise Vega of Cornwall and Rae Ellis of Wallkill; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, at Doulin Newburgh Funeral Home, 318 North Montgomery St., Newburgh. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, New Windsor. Arrangements were made by Doulin Newburgh Funeral Home, Newburgh. 
 

BARBARA LOMAX BRYAN Middletown, N.Y. Barbara Lomax Bryan of Middletown, a comptroller for Convent Family Center in New York City, resident of the area since 1995 and former resident of the Bronx, died suddenly Monday, Sept. 25, 2000, at home. She was 62. She was born April 29, 1938, in New York City. Ms. Lomax Bryan was a member of St. Joseph's R.C. Church in Middletown. Survivors include one sister, Barbara Griffin of Middletown; two nieces, Nicole Mitchell and Veronica Lomax, both of the Bronx; three grandnieces; one goddaughter; one godson; and a host of extended family and friends. Friends are invited to call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today, Thursday, Sept. 28, at the Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home, 130 Highland Ave., Middletown. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 29, in St. Joseph's R.C. Church, 149 Cottage St., Middletown. Cremation will take place at the family's convenience in Cedar Hill Crematory, Middle Hope. Arrangements under the direction of Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home, Middletown. 
 

THEODORE R. "TED" KUGLER Massapequa, N.Y. Theodore R. "Ted" Kugler of Massapequa died Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2000. A World War II Veteran, he was a former Nassau County "Clerk of the Court;" former Seaford Fire Department Volunteer; exalted ruler of Port Jervis Elks Lodge; 4th Degree member of Knights of Columbus, Port Jervis; and past president of the Seaford Republican Club. He was the beloved husband of the late Marion A.; devoted father of Glenn, Roy, Theodore Jr., Susan Strongarone, Jeanne Simmons and Elaine Rehm; and loving brother of Richard R. Kugler and the late John "Jack" Kugler. He is also survived by 14 cherished grandchildren. Reposing will be from 7 to 9:30 p.m. today, Thursday, Sept. 28, and 2 to 5 and 7 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, at Charles G. Schmitt Funeral Home, Inc., 3863 Merrick Road, Seaford, N.Y. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9:45 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, at St. William the Abbot R.C. Church. Cremation will be private. Arrangements are under the direction of Charles G. Schmitt Funeral Home, Inc., Seaford. 
 

MARY D. FERRI Cornwall-on-Hudson, N.Y. Mary D. Ferri of Cornwall-on-Hudson, a homemaker, died Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2000, in the Sylcox Health Care Facility in Newburgh. She was 93. The daughter of Felix and Maria Pagnani DeBenedictis, she was born April 11, 1907, in Campoli, Italy. She was the widow of Joseph Ferri. Mrs. Ferri was a member of St. Thomas of Canterbury Church, Cornwall-on-Hudson. Survivors include one son, Joseph Ferri of Cornwall-on-Hudson; three daughters, Teresa Roosa of Monticello, Mary Parmenter of Cornwall and Loretta Neubauer of Dallas, Texas; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by one daughter, Antoinette Decker Koury. Relatives and friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today, Thursday, Sept. 28, at the Quigley Brothers Funeral Home, 337 Hudson St., Cornwall-on-Hudson. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 29, in St. Thomas of Canterbury Church, Cornwall-on-Hudson. The Rev. Bernard Heter will officiate. Burial will be in St. Thomas Cemetery, Cornwall. Memorial contributions may be sent to a charity of one's choice. Arrangements were made by Quigley Brothers Funeral Home, 337 Hudson St., Cornwall-on-Hudson. www.Quigleybros.com 
 

IOLA DENNEY Thompson, Pa. Iola Denney of Thompson, died Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2000, at home. She was 80. The daughter of the late Miles Lovelace and Ida Lovelace Sutton, she was born in Lanesboro, Pa. She was the widow of Myron Denney Sr. Mrs. Denney was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Carbondale, Pa. She was totally devoted to her family and was an avid bingo player. Survivors include seven sons, Myron Jr. of Thompson, Pa., her caregiver, Donald of Ballston Lake, Gerald of Clifton Park, Larry and Jim, both of Carbondale, Pa., Charles of Mechanicville and Jackie of Tunkhannock, Pa.; three daughters, Barbara Swingle of Galway, Shirley Knise of Lew Beach and Laurie Denney of Carbondale; two sisters, Mildred Bound of Liberty and Lailah Hadden of Binghamton; 29 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by one son, Harry; and 10 brothers and sisters. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today, Thursday, Sept. 28, at the Oliver R. Shifler Funeral Home, 94 North Main St., Carbondale, Pa. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 29, at the funeral home. The Rev. Kenneth R. Carder will officiate. Interment will be in Arrat Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Cancer Society or Alzheimer's Association of NEPA. 
 

DAVID C. PARSONS Slate Hill, N.Y. David C. Parsons of Slate Hill, a member of the New York City Carpenters' Union Local 45, died Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2000, at Arden Hill Hospital, Goshen. He was 66. The son of the late Alfred and Mabel Bush Parsons, he was born Aug. 25, 1934, in Torquay, England. Survivors include his wife, Barbara Smith Parsons, at home; daughter Lynn, her husband Brett, and granddaughter Chelsea of Pomona; son Stuart and his wife Candis of Loch Sheldrake; his sister Doris and her husband Sam of Deland, Fla; sister-in-law Mary of Deland, Fla; three brothers and their families, Joe of England, Jack of Florida State and Eddie of Australia; several nieces and nephews; and many family and friends in England, especially his wife's mother, Violet. He was predeceased by one brother, George. A family statement reads, "He was the best husband and father, and was always there for the family. He will be missed so much." Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, at the Cornelius, Dodd & Connell, Inc. Funeral Home, 26 Grove St., Middletown. The family will receive family and friends at the Parsons' residence in Slate Hill immediately following the visiting hours at the funeral home. Cremation will be private. In place of flowers, memorial contributions in David's name may be sent to the Wawayanda Volunteer Fire Company, P.O. Box 3, Slate Hill, N.Y. 10973. Arrangements are under the direction of the Cornelius, Dodd & Connell, Inc. Funeral Home, Middletown. 
 

EVERETT B. "RED" KILPATRICK Newburgh, N.Y. Everett B. "Red" Kilpatrick of Newburgh, a facilities coordinator for IBM in East Fishkill and longtime resident of the area, entered into rest, Monday, Sept. 25, 2000, in St. Luke's Hospital, Newburgh. He was 77. The son of the late Ernest and Ethel May Ballenger Kilpatrick, he was born April 21, 1923, in Callao, Mo. Mr. Kilpatrick retired from the U.S. Navy as a Chief Petty Officer after 20 years and was a member of Sacred Heart Church, Newburgh. A family statement read: "Both blessed and fortunate are the people whose lives he touched. Forever in our hearts you will be. May your laughter ring on for eternity." He is survived at home by his beloved wife, Marie E. Aurelio Kilpatrick, whom he married Jan. 6, 1951, in Philadelphia, Pa.; two sons, Paul Kilpatrick of Las Vegas, Nev. and Don Kilpatrick of Newburgh; one daughter, Joanie Kilpatrick of New Windsor; five grandchildren, Jennifer Brooks and Trevor Hebrank, both of Newburgh and Brian, Danielle and Lauren Kilpatrick of Las Vegas, Nev.; one great-grandchild, Alyssa Anzalone of Newburgh; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by one brother, Charles Kilpatrick; and one sister, Rosa Dawson. Visitation will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. today, Thursday, Sept. 28, at the DiDonato-Brooks Funeral Home, 481 Gidney Ave., Newburgh. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 29, in Sacred Heart Church, Newburgh. Burial, with full military honors, will take place in Goshen Veteran's Cemetery, Goshen. Arrangements under the direction of DiDonato-Brooks Funeral Home, Newburgh. 
 

WESLEY F. "BO" GILL New Windsor, N.Y. Wesley F. "Bo" Gill of New Windsor, the sports editor for the Newburgh Evening News from 1939 to 1992 and columnist for the Times Herald Record and The Sentinel, entered into rest, Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2000, in The Cornwall Hospital. He was 84. The son of the late Jessie and Bessie Clark Gill, he was born July 29, 1916, in Greenville. He was an Army Signal Corp photographer during WWII. He was a member of Vails Gate United Methodist Church; The Powelton Club, Newburgh; Unico; Lions Club; Harness Writers of America; United Commercial Travelers Council 414, Walden; and Newburgh Softball Hall of Fame. Bo was recently inducted into the Writers Corner of the Trotting Hall of Fame in Goshen. With the aid of the Newburgh Optimist Club, he started the Little League organization in 1946 and operated the Pony Baseball League at Tarr Oval from 1950 until 1982. A family statement read: "Bo touched thousands of lives, both young and old. He encouraged sports in and for the young. He wrote about many over the years and loved a good conversation. He was always loving, caring and generous. He will be truly missed. God bless you, "Bosie"." Survivors include his loving and devoted wife of 57 years, Kathleen Sawyer Hale Gill, at home; one sister, Natalie Sollenberger of Duncansville, Pa.; one brother, Jessie Gill Jr. of Daleville, Ala.; and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by one brother, Kenneth Gill. Relatives and friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, at Coloni Funeral Home, Route 9W, New Windsor. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, in St. Patrick's Church, Grand Street, Newburgh. The Rev. Floyd E. George, Monsignor John Budwick and Father William Scafidi will officiate. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, New Windsor. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to The Cornwall Hospital, Laurel Avenue, Cornwall, N.Y. 12518; Vails Gate United Methodist Church, Route 94, Vails Gate, N.Y. 12584; St. Patrick's Church, Grand Street, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550; St. Mary's Church, 180 South St., Newburgh, N.Y. 12550; Inspire, 2 Fletcher St., Goshen, N.Y. 10924; or Hospice of Orange in Hudson Valley, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550. Arrangements under the direction of Coloni Funeral Home, New Windsor. -30- 
 

JOHN J. SCHWENK Kingston, N.Y. The Honorable John J. Schwenk of Kingston, former mayor of the City of Kingston and lifelong resident of the area, died Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2000, in Benedictine Hospital, Kingston. He was 101. The son of the late Christian and Barbara Schmidt Schwenk, he was born July 18, 1899. A government and community service record spanning generations, he was elected as a Republican Alderman of the Third Ward in 1932. In 1933, he was elected Alderman at Large and President of the Common Council when the mayor resigned after 11 days in office. He was re-elected for terms as Alderman at Large 1935 to 1948, 1956 and 1957. He was elected mayor from 1962 to 1965. He served on the Kingston Board of Public Works; chaired 1948 committee for charter revision; member of the Board of Water Commissioners, serving as its president in 1955; chairman of the Kingston Hospital Building Fund in 1950; and member of the Board of Directors of Ulster County Red Cross. Mr. Schwenk was a U.S. Army Veteran, having served in the 32nd Division Muise-Argonne Campaign in France and the occupation in Germany during WWI. From 1940 to 1947, he served in the 56th Infantry of the New York National Guard, where he held posts as Company Commander and Officer in Charge of the New York State Armory. A leader in veterans affairs, he was a founding and life member of Joyce Schirick Post 1386, Veterans of Foreign Wars and life member of Kingston Post 150, American Legion. In July of 1999, the French government honored him for his service in WWI with the National Order of the Legion of Honor. He was employed by A.T.&T. for 36 years until retirement. He was a life member of the Communication Workers of America; Telephone Pioneers; past member of the Morse Telegraph Club; and member of B.P.O.E. #550. He is survived by his wife of 78 years, Mary "May" Shine Schwenk. In February 1996, the Schwenks were honored at St. Patrick's Cathedral by the late Cardinal John O'Connor in a Mass for World Marriage Day as the longest married couple in the Archdiocese of New York. Also surviving are two daughters, Virginia Lancer of Kingston and Sister Eileen Schwenk M.M. of the Maryknoll Sisters, Maryknoll; nieces and nephews; two stepgrandchildren; five stepgreat-grandchildren; and two stepgreat-great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by two brothers, Herman and Fred Schwenk; and one sister, Elizabeth Krueger. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, at the Joseph V. Leahy Funeral Home, 27 Smith Ave., Kingston. The funeral procession will form at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. in St. Joseph's Church. Burial, with military honors by Joyce Schirick Post 1386 Color Guard, will be in St. Mary's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in the form of contributions to the Maryknoll Sisters of St. Dominic Maryknoll, P.O. Box 311, Maryknoll, N.Y. 10545 or to a charity of one's choice. 

MAVIS RADFORD LeDOUX Amarillo, Texas Mavis LeDoux of Amarillo, died Monday, Sept. 25, 2000, after a long illness. She was 54. Mrs. LeDoux was born in Chesterfield, England and came to this country in 1948. She was a graduate of Valley Central High School, Class of 1963. Mavis is survived by her husband, John; one daughter, Catherine Oswald of Breiningsville, Pa.; three sons, David McCann of Phoenix, Ariz., Kenneth McCann of Silver Springs, Fla. and Jesse Bowman Jr. of Allentown, Pa.; one sister, Irene Stinson of Newburgh; four grandchildren, Erich, Chyresh, Kelsie and Casey; and one nephew. She was predeceased by her parents, Ruth M. and C. Walter Radford. Arrangements were made by Memorial Park Funeral Home, 6969 E. Interstate 40, Amarillo, Texas. 
 

SHAWN G. DE MUNNIK Lodi, N.J. Shawn G. De Munnik of Lodi, N.J., former Pastor of St. James R.C. Church, New York City, and Assistant Pastor of St. Mary's R.C. Church, NYC, died suddenly Thursday, Sept. 28, 2000. He was 35. He was the beloved son of Gary and Maureen (nee Durkin); loving brother of Jeffrey; dear brother-in-law of Jennifer; cherished uncle of Maximillian; and the adored nephew of David F. de Munnik, Gregory B. De Munnik and James W. Durkin. Reposing will be from 3 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1, at St. Mary's R.C. Church, 440 Grand St., NYC. A Mass of the Holy Eucharist will follow at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the church. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 2, at the church. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Woodside, N.Y. Arrangements are entrusted to Vanella's Funeral Chapel, Inc., 29 Madison St., New York, N.Y. 
 

GERALD J. MARSH Jr. Monticello, N.Y. Gerald J. Marsh Jr. of Monticello, a lifelong resident of the area, died Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2000, in Monticello. He was 22. The son of the late Gerald J. Sr. and Cynthia Novak Marsh, he was born Feb. 13, 1978, in Harris. Survivors include two brothers, John Marsh of Monticello and Kristopher Marsh of Neversink; his grandmother, Charlotte Kolakowski of Hawley, Pa; three aunts, Alicia Shickle of Mongaup Valley, Cindy Burns of Fallsburg and Amy Kolakowski of Hawley, Pa; and several cousins. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1, at VanInwegen-Kenny, Inc. Funeral Home, 195 Broadway, Monticello. A Funeral Mass will be offered at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 2, at St. Peter's Church, Monticello. Burial will be in Bloomingburg Rural Cemetery, Bloomingburg. Arrangements are under the direction of VanInwegen-Kenny, Inc. Funeral Home, Monticello. 
 

THOMAS JOSEPH ELLIS JR. Newburgh, N.Y. Thomas Joseph Ellis Jr. of Newburgh, a retired taxi driver for Circle Taxi and Big G in Newburgh, died Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2000, in Horton Medical Center, Middletown. He was 74. The son of Thomas Joseph Sr. and Gertrude Reed Ellis, he was born June 22, 1926, in Newburgh. Mr. Ellis was a U.S. Army Air Corp Veteran, having served in Europe during WWII. He was a past member of the Newburgh Elks, Moose and VFW. Survivors include five sons, Steven Ellis of Cornwall, David Ellis of Maybrook, Thomas J. Ellis III of Wallkill, Michael Ellis of Gardiner and Joseph Ellis of New Paltz; three daughters, Doreen Ellis of Maybrook, Denise Vega of Cornwall and Rae Ellis of Wallkill; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. today, Friday, Sept. 29, at Doulin Newburgh Funeral Home, 318 North Montgomery St., Newburgh. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, New Windsor. Arrangements were made by Doulin Newburgh Funeral Home, Newburgh. 
 

ALICE D. LEWIS Walden, N.Y. Alice D. Lewis of Walden, a homemaker and lifelong resident of the area, died Thursday, Sept. 28, 2000, at Montgomery Nursing Home, Montgomery. She was 66. The daughter of Charles and Helen Hutlock Hammill, she was born July 25, 1934, in Newburgh. She was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Walden. Survivors include two sons, Arthur Call and his wife Gloria of Idaho Falls, Idaho, and Charles Lewis of Missouri; one daughter, Gina Call and son-in-law Gilbert Torres of Pine Bush; two grandchildren, Robert and Derrick Call of Idaho Falls, Idaho; and one aunt, Ethel Calvino of New Windsor. She was predeceased by one son, Joseph H. Call; and one daughter, Dawn Elizabeth Call. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1, at Gridley-Horan Funeral Home, 39 Orchard St., Walden. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 2, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Wallkill Valley Cemetery, Walden. Memorial contributions may be sent to the charity of one's choice, or AIDS-related services. Arrangements are under the direction of Gridley-Horan Funeral Home, Walden. 
 

MARGARET M. McCLELLAN Town of Newburgh, N.Y. Margaret M. McClellan of the Town of Newburgh, died Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2000, at home. She was 76. She was the daughter of the late Harry and Blanche Jonigian of New York City. She was a former volunteer at the Cornwall Thrift Shop. Survivors include one daughter, Sharon Lewis Meyers of the Town of Newburgh; one son, Garry Croney of the Town of Newburgh; two sisters, Lillian Schroeder of St. Petersburg, Fla. and Blanche Van Asdale of California; one brother, George Jonigian of Albuquerque, N.M.; six grandchildren, Susan, Sean, Kimberly, Dawn, Ann and Samantha; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by three brothers, Harry, Moniel and Martin Jonigian; and one grandson, Matthew. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today, Friday, Sept. 29, at the David T. Ferguson Funeral Home, 20 North St., Washingtonville. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Gardnertown Cemetery, Gardnertown. For further info, www.legacy.com 
 

LEVON EDWARD MADDOX Ellenville, N.Y. Levon Edward Maddox of Ellenville, a retired motor operator for the New York City Transit Authority, died Friday, Sept. 22, 2000, at home. He was 82. The son of John and Laura Belle Maddox, he was born July 19, 1918, in Savannah, Ga. He was married to Marion Britton Maddox since 1942. Mr. Maddox will be missed by his surviving family of five children, Levon Maddox Jr., Marion Maddox, Stephen Maddox, Gloria Maddox and Ruth Gunn; one brother, John Maddox; five sisters, Ester Maddox, Hazel Maddox, Hilda Maddox, Deborah Lawson and Dora James; 15 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a large extended family and friends. Visitation will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, at Colonial Memorial Funeral Home, 21 Canal St., Ellenville. Funeral services will be be held at 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 1, in the Ellenville Seventh Day Adventist Church. Pastor David Cuke will officiate. Interment will be in Fantinekill Cemetery, Ellenville. Contributions in Levon's name may be sent to the Seventh Day Adventist Church, 161 Center St., Ellenville, N.Y. 12428. 
 

EMMITT R. CONEY Hudson, Fla. Emmitt R. Coney of Hudson, a 12-year resident of the area and former resident of Monticello, died Sunday, Aug. 27, 2000, in Hudson, Fla. He was 70. The son of the late Benjamin Sr. and Julia King Coney, he was born June 21, 1930, in Monticello. Mr. Coney retired from the Sullivan County Department of Public Works on May 21, 1986, and then moved to Hudson, Fla. 12 years ago. Survivors include his wife, Theresa Colo Coney, at home; two sons, Emmitt of Hudson, Fla. and Jerry of Lebanon, Tenn.; one daughter, Marian Parks of Kiamesha Lake; two sisters, Violet Decker of Liberty and Ruth Misner of Kauneonga Lake; three grandchildren, Jerrod Coney, Richard Parks III and Tricia Parks; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by four brothers, Benjamin Jr., Charles, Ralph and Russell; and one sister, Grace King. Graveside services and interment of ashes will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, in Evergreen Cemetery, Bethel. The Rev. David Coon will officiate. Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 7E, East Syracuse, N.Y. 13057. Arrangements were made by Ramsay's Funeral Homes, Monticello. 
 

JACQUELYN DAWN SAVANNAH Port Jervis, N.Y. Jacquelyn Dawn Savannah of Port Jervis, a waitress for the Rusty Nail Restaurant, Middletown, and a lifelong resident of the area, died Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2000, at Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla. She was 48. The daughter of Alvord and Helene M. Schoonmaker Phillips, she was born July 11, 1952, in Port Jervis. She was a member of Drew United Methodist Church, Port Jervis. Survivors include her parents of Port Jervis; two sons, Richard W. Savannah of Sparrowbush and Philip A. Savannah of Shreveport, La; two brothers, Gary Phillips and Russel Phillips, both of Port Jervis; two sisters, Laurie Phillips of Port Jervis and Helayne Phillips of Sandy, Utah; her maternal grandmother, Mrs. Russell "Dory" J. Schoonmaker of Carmel, Calif; and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1, at Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 East Main St., Port Jervis. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 2, at the funeral home. The Rev. Robert Cassidy will officiate. Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery, Sparrowbush. Arrangements are under the direction of the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Inc., Port Jervis. 
 

JACK B. CANNON Maybrook, N.Y. Jack B. Cannon of Maybrook, retired owner of the Dairy Isle in Newburgh and longtime resident of the area, died Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2000, in Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla. He was 77. The son of Lester and Grace Dorr Cannon, he was born Aug. 20, 1923, in Worden, Ill. He was the widower of Irene O. Cannon. Mr. Cannon was a U.S. Army Veteran, having served during WWII. He was a member of the Church of the Assumption in Maybrook. Survivors include two sons, Jack W. Cannon and his wife, Anna Marie and Robert J. Cannon and his wife, Louise, all of Walden; one daughter, Suzanne Joyce and her husband, Thomas P. Jr. of Montgomery; one sister, Marilyn Burns and her husband, William of Venice, Fla.; one brother, Robert Cannon and his wife, Marilyn Dee of Frostproof, Fla.; five grandchildren, Shawn Cannon, Megan Cannon, Thomas P. Joyce III, Stephen C. Joyce and Joseph R. Joyce; and several nieces and nephews. Private funeral services will be held at the Gridley-Horan Funeral Home, 39 Orchard St., Walden. Cremation will take place in Cedar Hill Crematory, Newburgh. Memorial contributions may be sent to a charity of one's choice. Arrangements were made by the Gridley-Horan Funeral Home, Walden. 
 

MARION LUCILLE MADDOX Ellenville, N.Y. Marion Lucille Maddox of Ellenville, a retired schoolteacher for the New York City public school system, died Friday, Sept. 22, 2000, at home. She was 80. The daughter of Stephen and Ethel Holloway Britton, she was born June 1, 1920, in Philadelphia, Pa. She was married to Levon Edward Maddox since 1942. Mr. and Mrs. Maddox were partners all through their life together in all forms, through business, family, even in death. Mrs. Maddox will be missed by her surviving family of five children, Levon Maddox Jr., Marion Maddox, Stephen Maddox, Gloria Maddox and Ruth Gunn; two sisters, Gertrude Spaulding and Ethel McCree; one brother, James Britton; 15 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Visitation will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, at Colonial Memorial Funeral Home, 21 Canal St., Ellenville. Funeral services will be be held at 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 1, in the Ellenville Seventh Day Adventist Church. Pastor David Cuke will officiate. Interment will be in Fantinekill Cemetery, Ellenville. Contributions in Marion's name may be sent to the Seventh Day Adventist Church, 161 Center St., Ellenville, N.Y. 12428. 
 

MICHELE "MICHAEL" SALVEMINI Marlboro, N.Y. Michele "Michael" Salvemini of Marlboro, a fruit farmer, died Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2000, in St. Luke's Hospital, Newburgh. He was 98. The son of the late Michael and Margarita Salvemini, he was born Aug. 9, 1902, in Molfetta, Italy. Mr. Salvemini emigrated to the U.S. in 1922 and lived in Hoboken, N.J. where he was a businessman. He came to Marlboro in 1943, where he was a fruit farmer until 1985. He was a member of the Italian Navy. Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Rose Montorulo Salvemini; one daughter, Margaret Billesimo of Marlboro; one son-in-law, James V. Billesimo of Marlboro; one brother, Giacomo Salvemini; one sister, Karina Salvemini; one grandson, James M. Billesimo of Nazareth, Pa.; one granddaughter, RoseAnn Norton and her husband, Thomas of Hopewell Junction; great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today, Friday, Sept. 29, at the DiDonato Funeral Home, 1290 Route 9W, Marlboro. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, in St. Mary's Church. Father Alfred Pizzuto will officiate. Entombment will be held Saturday, Sept. 30, in Cedar Hill Mausoleum, Newburgh. Arrangements were made by DiDonato Funeral Service, Marlboro. 
 

DOMENICK M. LoFARO Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Domenick M. LoFaro of Poughkeepsie, a teacher for the Christian Brothers, who are affiliated with Iona College in New Rochelle, and a 45-year resident of Poughkeepsie, formerly of Milton, died Thursday, Sept. 28, 2000, at Vassar Brothers Hospital. He was 77. The son of Samuel LoFaro and Rose Miniconi, he was born Sept. 3, 1923, in Milton. He was a member of St. Augustine Church, Highland, where he was an organist and the director of the church choir; and a member of Local 238 Musicians' Union. Mr. LoFaro taught fine arts in Dutchess and Ulster County. He also conducted the Local 238 Concert Band A.F.M. Survivors include his wife, Ann Anzivina LoFaro at home, whom he married Nov. 9, 1952, at St. Augustine Church, Highland; one sister, Rose LoFaro of Milton; two brothers, Ralph and his wife Roberta LoFaro of Port St. Lucie, Fla., and Frank and his wife Mary LoFaro of Highland; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two sisters, Jennie Bueti and Grace Bellaccico. Calling hours are from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Oct 1, at the Michael Torsone Memorial Funeral Home Inc., 38 Main St., Highland. A gathering will take place at 9 a.m. Monday, Oct. 2, at the funeral home, followed by a 9:30 a.m. Mass at St. Augustine Roman Catholic Church, Highland. Burial will be in St. Peter's Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Michael Torsone Memorial Funeral Home Inc., Highland. 
 

CALVIN E. SMOOT Middletown, N.Y. Calvin E. Smoot of Middletown, a former employee of Asplundh Tree Service, entered into rest, Thursday, Sept. 28, 2000, at home. He was 41. The son of Catherine Simmons, he was born Dec. 4, 1958, in Sumter, S.C. Mr. Smoot was a member of St. John's AME Zion Church and former choir member. A family statement read: "He was a loving husband, father and friend." Survivors include his beloved wife, Florence Marie Smoot, at home; his mother, Catherine Simmons of Baltimore, Md.; his daughters, Darcel Marie Hamilton, Deanna Faith Hamilton, Deyshanna Melody Hamilton and Courtney Elizabeth Smoot, all at home; his sons, Durell Marques Hamilton and Alexander Eugene Smoot, at home; his brothers, Irvin Bradley, Roach Simmons, John Gilmore and William Smoot, all of Maryland; his sisters, Lois Gilmore and Oneida Jennings, both of Maryland; and several nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to call from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1, in St. John's AME Zion Church, 103 East Ave., Middletown. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 2, in the church. The Rev. Jesse Merritt will officiate. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery, Middletown. Memorial contributions in Calvin's name may be sent to Hospice of Orange, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550. Arrangements under the direction of Ralston-Lippincott-Hasbrouck-Ingrassia Funeral Home, 72 West Main St., Middletown. 
 

KATHLEEN "KITTY" NYGARD Hudson, Fla. Kathleen "Kitty" Nygard of Hudson, Fla., a homemaker and retired waitress, formerly of Smallwood, died Saturday, Sept. 23, 2000, in Hudson, Fla. She was 71. The daughter of George and Helen Miller, she was born July 29, 1929, in Middletown. She was the widow of Nils Nygard. She enjoyed knitting, biking and crafts. "She was a great mother and a treasured friend to many." Survivors include two daughters, Susan Newham of Jeffersonville and Lori Jeffrey and her husband C.T. of Richmond, Va; three sons, John Nygard and his wife Linda of Deltona, Fla., Randy Nygard of Kauneonga Lake and Danny Nygard and his wife Lori of Woodbourne; two sisters, Irene Hitt of Woodbourne and Brenda Josef of Richmond, Va; eight grandchildren, Lisa Newham Janowski of Narrowsburg, Pamela Newham of Union City, N.J., Kimberly Newham Gaebel of Lexington, S.C., Michael Paul Newham of Jeffersonville, William Hatton of Jeffersonville, Tabetha Nygard of Albany and Ashley and Sara Nygard of Woodbourne; and one great-granddaughter, Samantha Nicole Gaebel. Cremation was held at the convenience of the family in Florida. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Community United Methodist Church, Horseshoe Lake Road, Kauneonga Lake, N.Y. 12749, or the Hernando Pasco County Hospice, Troublecreek Square, 442 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey, Fla. 34652. Local arrangements are under the direction of Ramsay's Funeral Homes Inc., 275 South Main St., Liberty. 
 

F. RAYMOND ROSS Port Jervis, N.Y. F. Raymond Ross of Port Jervis, a retired engineer for Erie-Lackawanna Railroad, Port Jervis, a retired patrolman for the Port Jervis Police Department, the retired owner of Ross Awnings, Port Jervis, and a lifelong resident of the area, died Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2000, at Jersey Shore Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Eatontown, N.J. He was 86. The son of Herbert L. and Mary Theresa Marrer Ross, he was born Nov. 12, 1913, in Port Jervis. He was a member of St. Mary's R.C. Church, Port Jervis; and Knights of Columbus Council #471, Port Jervis, for 55 years. Survivors include his wife, Irene G. Norman Ross, at home; one son, Raymond Lee Ross of Neptune, N.J; two daughters, Linda Aschoff of Port Jervis and Pamela Jerger and her husband Robert of Montague, N.J; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one sister, Kathleen Robinson of East Falmouth, Mass; and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call from 2 to 3 and 7 to 9 p.m. today, Friday, Sept. 29, at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 East Main St., Port Jervis. Knights of Columbus Council #471 will conduct services at 7:30 p.m. and Prayer Services will be held at 7:45 p.m. Prayers will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, at the funeral home, followed by an 11 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary's R.C. Church, Port Jervis. The Rev. Dennis Dinan will officiate. Burial will be in Rural Valley Cemetery, Cuddebackville. Memorial contributions may be sent to Knights of Columbus Council #471, 63 Seward Ave., Port Jervis, N.Y. 12771, or Alzheimer's Association, 22 Freedom Plains Road, Suite 102, Poughkeepsie, N.Y. 12601. Arrangements are under the direction of Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Inc., Port Jervis. 
 

WILLARD D. BROWN King Ferry, N.Y. Willard D. Brown of King Ferry, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2000, at home. He was 84. The son of Bernard and Mae Dennis Brown, he was born April 14, 1916, in Brooklyn. Mr. Brown moved to Union Springs as a child, where he attended Sherwood Select School and graduated in 1935. He received a B.S. from Cornell College of Agriculture in 1956 and a master's degree from Syracuse University in 1959. He worked as a bookkeeper in Arden, W. Va. and later for Gilling & Nedrow in King Ferry. He went on to become a teacher of science at the Emily Howland High School in Sherwood and then at the Livingston Manor Central School, where he retired in 1979 after 20 years of teaching. He was on the committee to organize Camp Gregory; was treasurer for many years of the Poplar Ridge Instant Aid; volunteer and participant in the Auburn YMCA pool therapy program; and sang with the Auburn Lakelanders Barbershop Chorus. He is survived by his wife, Betty Jean Worden Brown, whom he married June 16, 1945, in the Poplar Ridge Meeting House; his children, Elizabeth Johnson of Saranac Lake, Roger Brown and his wife, Kate of Hartwick and Joseph Brown and his wife, Stephanie of Rome; one sister, Charlotte Tickell of Henrietta; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by one daughter, Beverly Miller; one grandson, Todd Whitney; and three brothers, Harold, Russell and Kenneth. There will be a private memorial service held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mr. Brown's name may be sent to Southern Cayuga Instant Aid, Poplar Ridge, N.Y. 13139 or Poplar Ridge Friends Meeting House, Poplar Ridge, N.Y. 13139. Arrangements were made by Lake View Cremation Service, Wolcott. 
 

LLOYD E. GREER Walker Valley, N.Y. Lloyd E. Greer of Walker Valley, a self-employed building contractor and a lifetime resident of the area, died Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2000, at home. He was 82. The son of James Gregston Greer and Jennett Morrow Greer, he was born Sept. 30, 1917, in Walker Valley. He was the widower of the late Genevieve Greer, who died on July 23, 2000. A WWII Veteran having served in the U.S. Merchant Marines, he was a founding member of the Ulster County Federation Sportsmen's Club; Walker Valley Sportsmen's Club; founding member and president of the Patton Club, Neversink; member of Walker Valley Fire Company for 63 years; Wallkill Lodge No. 627 F&AM, Walden; and served as Fire Warden for the New York State Department of Conservation. Survivors include two daughters, Genevieve "Tiny" Notarnicola of Pine Bush and Bunny Haskin of Walker Valley; one son, Lloyd Greer of Greenfield Park; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by one son, Allen "King" Greer, who died on May 3, 1999. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1, at William M. Gagan Funeral Home, Inc., 1525 Burlingham Road, Pine Bush. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 2, at the funeral home. The Rev. Paul Barasel will officiate. Burial will be in the family plot in Walker Valley Cemetery, Walker Valley. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Tower Fund, Walker Valley Fire Department, Walker Valley, N.Y. 12588, or Hospice of Hudson Valley, Inc., 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550. Arrangements are under the direction of William M. Gagan Funeral Home, Inc., Pine Bush. 
 

RUBY L. GRIFFIN Beacon, N.Y. Ruby L. Griffin of Beacon, a retired housekeeper for Matteawan Correctional Facility, Fishkill, and a lifelong resident of the area, died Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2000, at St. Francis Hospital, Poughkeepsie. She was 76. The daughter of Andrew Washington and Mary Jane Deyo, she was born July 26, 1924, in Beacon. She was also employed at IBM, East Fishkill, Marathon Battery Co., Cold Spring, and Peoples Laundry, Beacon. She was past president of both the Beacon American Legion Auxiliary and Beacon VFW Post #666 Auxiliary; Southern Dutchess Gadabouts; past member of LeSouer Ambulance Co. and Beacon Community Center Senior Citizens Club. She was also a volunteer for Castle Point V.A. Medical Center and a member of St. James A.M.E. Zion Church, Beacon. Survivors include her husband, William E. Griffin Sr., at home, whom she married Dec. 31, 1945, in Beacon; three sons, William E. Griffin of Beacon, Alvin C. Griffin of New Fane, N.Y. and Wayne E. and his wife Cynthia Dolfinger Griffin of Beacon; three daughters, Bernadette Griffin of Beacon, Saundra E. Griffin-DeMond of Niskayuna, N.Y. and Kaitie Griffin of Newburgh; two sisters, Mabel Payne of Cleveland, Ohio, and her twin sister, Amelia Washington of Peekskill; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two cousins, Andrew Washington of Beacon and Virginia Miller of San Jose, Calif. Ruby leaves behind a host of family and friends. She was predeceased by Mildred Medley. Calling hours are from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1, at Robert H. Auchmoody Funeral Homes, Inc., 1028 Main St., Fishkill. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 2, at Star of Bethlehem Baptist Church, 139 Main St., Beacon. The Rev. Garfield Farley, Pastor, will officiate. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Beacon Volunteer Ambulance Corps or Martin Luther King Cultural Center, Beacon. Arrangements are under the direction of Robert H. Auchmoody Funeral Homes, Inc., Fishkill. 
 

RUTH EUNICE CONDON Tarpon Springs, Fla. Ruth Eunice Condon of Tarpon Springs, a floral designer and former resident of Goshen, died Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2000, in Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Mass. She was 69. The daughter of the late Henry and Ruth Barber, she was born Aug. 13, 1931, in Natick, Mass. She was a graduate of Natick High School. She obtained a degree in floral design from Simmons School of Design in Boston. After her marriage, she lived in Goffstown, N.H., then Goshen, N.Y. and settled in Sandwich, Mass. in 1972. They wintered in Florida and moved to Tarpon Springs in 1997, summering at Peter's Pond Park in Sandwich. Her passion was music. She was an accomplished vocalist and a classical pianist. She sang in several musical productions at Sandwich High School and worked as the school baker in the cafeteria. She was devoted to raising her children and continued to work part time as a floral designer. She was co-owner of Condon's Flower Shop in Sandwich. She enjoyed gardening and loved the ocean. She was a loving mother and grandmother. She was a member of the Palm Harbor Newcomers Club in Tarpon Springs. Survivors include her husband, Edward Leo Condon of Tarpon Springs, Fla.; five daughters, Ann Caplicki of Goshen, Kathleen Condon of Sandwich, Mass.; Jeanne Condon Penna of Wareham, Mass., Ruth Condon Price of Forestdale, Mass. and Janet Condon-Krieger of Stone Ridge; four brothers, Donald Barber of Andover, Mass., Henry Barber of Tarpon Springs, Fla., Kenneth Barber of Natick, Mass. and Richard Barber of Tamworth, N.H.; two sisters, Janet Bouret of Millis, Mass. and Jean Townsend of Newton, Iowa; 12 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by one son, Robert E. Condon; and one brother, Robert William Barber. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1, at the Nickerson-Bourne Funeral Home, 154 Route 6A, Sandwich, Mass. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 2, in the Corpus Christi Parish Center, Sandwich. Father Marcel Bouchard will officiate. Burial will be in Sandwich Town Cemetery, Sandwich, Mass. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Robert E. Condon Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 354, Sandwich, Mass. 02563. 
 

WESLEY F. "BO" GILL New Windsor, N.Y. Wesley F. "Bo" Gill of New Windsor, the sports editor for the Newburgh Evening News from 1939 to 1992 and columnist for the Times Herald Record and The Sentinel, entered into rest, Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2000, in The Cornwall Hospital. He was 84. The son of the late Jessie and Bessie Clark Gill, he was born July 29, 1916, in Greenville. He was an Army Signal Corp photographer during WWII. He was a member of Vails Gate United Methodist Church; The Powelton Club, Newburgh; Unico; Lions Club; Harness Writers of America; United Commercial Travelers Council 414, Walden; and Newburgh Softball Hall of Fame. Bo was recently inducted into the Writers Corner of the Harness Racing Museum in Goshen. With the aid of the Newburgh Optimist Club, he started the Little League organization in 1946 and operated the Pony Baseball League at Tarr Oval from 1950 until 1982. A family statement read: "Bo touched thousands of lives, both young and old. He encouraged sports in and for the young. He wrote about many over the years and loved a good conversation. He was always loving, caring and generous. He will be truly missed. God bless you, "Bosie"." Survivors include his loving and devoted wife of 57 years, Kathleen Sawyer Hale Gill, at home; one sister, Natalie Sollenberger of Duncansville, Pa.; one brother, Jessie Gill Jr. of Daleville, Ala.; and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by one brother, Kenneth Gill. Relatives and friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today, Friday, Sept. 29, at Coloni Funeral Home, Route 9W, New Windsor. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, in St. Patrick's Church, Grand Street, Newburgh. The Rev. Floyd E. George, Monsignor John Budwick and Father William Scafidi will officiate. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, New Windsor. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to The Cornwall Hospital, Laurel Avenue, Cornwall, N.Y. 12518; Vails Gate United Methodist Church, Route 94, Vails Gate, N.Y. 12584; St. Patrick's Church, Grand Street, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550; St. Mary's Church, 180 South St., Newburgh, N.Y. 12550; Inspire, 2 Fletcher St., Goshen, N.Y. 10924; or Hospice of Orange in Hudson Valley, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550. Arrangements under the direction of Coloni Funeral Home, New Windsor.


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