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THERESA BAZELOW Pelham, Ala. Theresa Bazelow of Pelham, a former resident of Middletown, passed away Monday, Sept. 18, 2000. She was 78. Survivors include three children, Steve Brown, Miles Brown and Barbara Brandon; seven grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, Oct. 4, in Long Island National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the American Diabetes Foundation. Arrangements were made by Southern Heritage Funeral Home, Pelham, Ala. 
 

MATILDE CENTENO Highland Mills, N.Y. Matilde Centeno of Highland Mills, a homemaker and four-year resident of the area, died Friday, Sept. 29, 2000, in Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. She was 68. The daughter of the late Julia Salgado, she was born Nov. 29, 1931, in Santurce, Puerto Rico. She was the widow of Ruperto Centeno. Survivors include three daughters, Carmen Sierra of Highland Mills and Vivian Rodriguez and Miriam Centeno, both of Monroe; three brothers, Frank Salgado of Los Angeles, Calif., John Andrini of New Mexico and Fabian Sanchez of Camden, N.J.; one sister, Cecilia Bruno of the Bronx; one granddaughter, Candace Perez of Monroe; one grandson, David Fuentes of Monroe; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 2, 2000, at the Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush Funeral Home, 117 Maple Ave., Monroe. A wake service will be held Monday evening. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, in Sacred Heart R.C. Church, 26 Still Road, Monroe. The Rev. George Pulparayil will officiate. Burial will be in Seamanville Cemetery, Monroe. Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Heart Association, Heart Gifts Processing Center, P.O. Box 3049, Syracuse, N.Y. 13220-3049. Arrangements were made by Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush Funeral Home, Monroe. 
 

ANTHONY PAGANO Port Jervis, N.Y. Anthony Pagano of Port Jervis, a certified New York State Counselor of Drug and Alcohol Abuse and lifelong resident of the area, died Friday, Sept. 29, 2000, at home. He was 45. The son of Joseph L. and Alice B. Tanner Pagano, he was born March 24, 1955, in Port Jervis. A family statement read: "Anthony was an avid fisherman and enjoyed gardening, especially flowering plants." Survivors include his parents, Joseph L. and Alice B. Tanner Pagano of Port Jervis; two brothers, Timothy Pagano of Port Jervis and Paul Pagano of Sparrowbush; his paternal grandmother, Lucy Pagano of Port Jervis; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was predeceased by one sister, Lisa; and one brother, Mark Pagano. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 2, at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis. A vigil wake service will be held Monday evening. The Rev. David DeSimone will officiate. Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, at the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in Most Sacred Heart R.C. Church, Port Jervis. The Rev. David DeSimone will officiate. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Port Jervis. Arrangements were made by the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Port Jervis. 
 

JOSEPH V. CARELLI Monroe, N.Y. Joseph V. Carelli of Monroe, a retired carpenter for Cary Insulation in Hauppauge and five-year resident of the area, died Friday, Sept. 29, 2000, at home. He was 79. The son of the late Joseph and Agnes Armocidia Carelli, he was born Oct. 23, 1920, in Italy. Mr. Carelli was a U.S. Army Veteran, having served during WWII. He was a member of Sacred Heart R.C. Church, Monroe. He was an avid gardener and fisherman, with his greatest passion in life being his wife, children and grandchildren. Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Grace Servello Carelli, at home; two sons, Frank Carelli of Monroe and Joseph Carelli of Weston, Fla.; two daughters, Mary Goldberg of New York City and Joanne Trivero of Monroe; one sister, Vittoria Pitaro of Italy; six grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 2, and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, at the Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush Funeral Home, 117 Maple Ave., Monroe. A wake service will be conducted Monday evening. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, in Sacred Heart R.C. Church, 26 Still Road, Monroe. The Rev. Michael Martine will officiate. Entombment will be in Ferncliff Cemetery, Hartsdale. Memorial contributions may be sent to Hospice of Orange in the Hudson Valley Inc., 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550. Arrangements were made by Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush Funeral Home, Monroe. 
 

CHARLES W. HUNTER Walden, N.Y. Charles W. Hunter of Walden, a retired general manager of Grand Union after 46 years of service, entered into rest, Friday, Sept. 29, 2000, at home. He was 84. He was the son of the late Charles W. and Phoebe Hanlon Hunter. A family statement read: "You were a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, son-in-law and friend. We will always have you deep in our hearts. You taught us about love, understanding and patience. You truly lived your life to keep all of us happy, never once putting yourself first. You never asked or expected anything in return and were satisfied by the smile on our faces and knowing that you were the one we all counted on for help. Your unselfish ways touched everyone and made you a "one of a kind" person who left a lasting impression on those who were blessed enough to know you. You saw the good in everyone, never criticized and taught us all the true meaning of friendship, and most important, of family. You were a great person and nothing could ever take that away from you or will ever take you away from us. We love you." Survivors include his wife, Barbara Golla Hunter, at home; one son, Charles "Chuck" Hunter Jr. of New Windsor; two stepsons, Bernard "Bernie" P. Satkowski of Cornwall and Paul T. Satkowski of Salisbury Mills; two daughters, Sherrilyn "Sherrie" Darrer of Chester and Susan Dabroski of Newburgh; one stepdaughter, Jan Bohannon of Paradise Valley, Ariz.; two sisters, Phoebe Smith of Colorado and Marion Maclachlan of Texas; 14 grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter. Relatives and friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today, Sunday, Oct. 1, at Coloni Funeral Home, Route 9W, New Windsor. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 2, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Brick Reformed Church Cemetery, Montgomery. 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 under the direction of Coloni Funeral Home, New Windsor. 

JEREMY M. LEWIS Sullivan County, N.Y. Jeremy M. Lewis, an Angel of God with us for only 20 days, left us on Friday, Sept. 29, 2000. He was the beloved son of Christina Sweatt of Liberty and Branden M. Lewis Sr. of White Sulphur Springs; dear twin brother of Branden M. Jr; adored grandson of Teresa Connolly, Joan McGurrin and Theodore Lewis; and cherished nephew of Mallory Connolly and Danielle Lewis. He is also survived by his great-grandparents, great-aunts, uncles and cousins. Services are private. Arrangements are under the direction of Thomas J. Hess Funeral Home, 18 Kitchawan Road, Lake Carmel, N.Y. 
 

ROSEMARIE BYERS Hillburn, N.Y. Rosemarie (Dell) Byers, a seven-year resident of Hillburn, died Sunday, Oct. 1, 2000. She was 40. The daughter of John and Mary Dell, she was born in the Bronx. Survivors include three children, Paul, Jamie and Daniel, all of Monroe; her mother, Mary Dell of Hillburn; three sisters, Kathleen Hanley of Washingtonville, Deborah Frank of Hillburn and Elizabeth Hoitsma of Washington State; and eight nieces and nephews. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today, Tuesday, Oct. 3, at Scarr Funeral Home, Route 202, Suffern. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, at Sacred Heart R.C. Church, Suffern. Arrangements are under the direction of Scarr Funeral Home, Suffern. 
 

MARGARET PECSI Jeffersonville, N.Y. Margaret Pecsi, a former resident of Jeffersonville, died Friday, Sept. 22, 2000, in Phoenix, Ariz. The daughter of the late Dora and Alexander Schifferli, she was born Aug. 1, 1911, in East Rutherford, N.J. She was predeceased by her husband, Frank A. Pecsi, in 1984. She had been a medical secretary and office aide to the late Dr. Miller for 22 years, and prior to that had been secretary to the Chief Engineer of the ADT Company in New York City. Survivors include one son, Frank A. Parks of Phoenix, Ariz; two grandchildren; two step-granddaughters; one great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held in November and will be announced. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Jeffersonville Ambulance Corps, or the Presbyterian Church of Jeffersonville. Arrangements are under the direction of Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home, Inc. 
 

HARRIET SHORT Neversink, N.Y. Harriet Short of Neversink, an agent for Stanley Home Products and a lifelong resident of the area, died Monday, Oct. 2, 2000, at Sullivan County Adult Care Center, Liberty. She was 86. The daughter of the late Cornelius and Eva Houghtaling, she was born Nov. 26, 1913, in Kingston. She was the widow of Herbert Short. Survivors include two sons, Kenneth and his wife Betty of Napanoch, and Donald and his wife Cindy of Liberty; one daughter, Janice Yager and her husband Thomas of Grahamsville; six grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, at Ramsay's Funeral Homes, Inc., 275 South Main St., Liberty. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, at the funeral home. The Rev. Francis Waite will officiate. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery, Stone Ridge. Arrangements are under the direction of Ramsay's Funeral Homes, Inc., Liberty. 
 

STANLEY F. SIERODZINSKI Newburgh, N.Y. Stanley F. Sierodzinski of Newburgh, a retired employee of Texaco Research Center and Krest Glass Inc., died Sunday, Oct. 1, 2000, at home. He was 67. The son of Stanley S. and Alice Florczyk Sierodzinski, he was born May 21, 1932, in Springfield, Mass. He was a member of A.S.G.S; A.S.T.M; and St. Patrick's Church. Survivors include his wife, Marcia Mucha Sierodzinski, at home; one son, David Sierodzinski of Manhattan; one daughter, Beth and her husband Scott Esner of Newburgh; one brother, Mitchell Sierodzinski of Springfield, Mass; and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, at Doulin Newburgh Funeral Home, 318 North Montgomery St., Newburgh. Funeral services will follow at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. Patrick's Church. Monsignor John Budwick will officiate. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to St. Patrick's Church, 55 Grand St., Newburgh, N.Y. 12550, or the American Lung Association, 1740 Broadway, New York, N.Y. 10019. Arrangements are under the direction of Doulin Newburgh Funeral Home Inc., Newburgh. 
 

WILLIAM RIBAUDO Sr. Middletown, N.Y. William Ribaudo Sr. of Middletown, a former plant manager for Jones Haies & Co. of Middletown, died Sunday, Oct. 1, 2000, at home. He was 82. The son of the late Vincenzo and Lucy Torcivia Ribaudo, he was born March 26, 1918, in Brooklyn. He was the widower of Josephine Rubino Ribaudo, who died June 30, 1990. A Veteran of the U.S. Navy having served during World War II, he was a member of St. Joseph's Church, Middletown. Survivors include two children, William Ribaudo Jr. at home and Lucille Proia of Middletown; and two grandchildren, Gina and Anthony. He was predeceased by one sister. Friends are invited to call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today, Tuesday, Oct. 3, at the Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home, 130 Highland Ave., Middletown. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, at St. Joseph's R.C. Church, 149 Cottage St., Middletown. Interment will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Middletown. Memorial contributions in William's name may be sent to Hospice of Orange, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home, Middletown. 
 

HELEN P. McMEEL Maybrook, N.Y. Helen P. McMeel of Maybrook, a retired Registered Nurse at Arden Hill Hospital, Goshen, and a longtime resident of the area, died Saturday, Sept. 30, 2000, at home. She was 81. The daughter of John and Anne Neville Murphy, she was born June 17, 1919, in County Cork, Ireland. She was the widow of the late Frank McMeel. She was a member of the Church of the Assumption, Maybrook. Survivors include two sons, Patrick McMeel of Maybrook and Frank McMeel of Ormond Beach, Fla; two daughters, Eileen Woznick of Middletown and Mary Thorpe of Walden; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by one brother, Edward Murphy, and two sisters, Maureen Kelly and Teresa Brennan. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, at Gridley-Horan Funeral Home, 39 Orchard St., Walden. A Funeral Mass will be offered at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, at the Church of the Assumption, Maybrook. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Montgomery. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Church of the Assumption, Maybrook. Arrangements are under the direction of the Gridley-Horan Funeral Home, Walden. 
 

KATHLEEN HORAN CONKLIN Goshen, N.Y. Kathleen Horan Conklin of Goshen died Friday, Sept. 29, 2000. The daughter of James and Julia Sheila Duggan Reilly, she was born Jan. 30, 1944. A Port Jervis resident since 1986, she was a former resident of Rockland, living in Stony Point and Haverstraw for 22 years. She was predeceased by her husband, Richard, in July 2000. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Church in Stony Point and Port Jervis. Survivors include two sons, Brian and Daniel Horan of Goshen; one daughter, Christine Farewell of Olathe, Kan; one brother, Thomas Reilly of Tennessee; one sister, Maureen Reilly of New Jersey; and four grandchildren, Kaitlin, Matthew, Sean and Catherine. She was predeceased by one brother, James Reilly. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, and from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, at Michael J. Higgins Funeral Home, Route 9W, Stony Point. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, at Immaculate Conception Church, Stony Point. Burial will follow in St. Peter's Cemetery, Haverstraw. Arrangements are under the direction of Michael J. Higgins Funeral Home, Stony Point. 
 

ANTHONY J. LEVITE Goshen, N.Y. Anthony J. Levite of Goshen, a retired custodian in the Goshen School District and a longtime resident of the area, died Monday, Oct. 2, 2000, at Arden Hill Hospital, Goshen. He was 85. The son of the late Luis and Josephine Muto Levite, he was born April 4, 1915, in Carbondale, Pa. He was the widower of Louise Pettinato Levite. A Veteran of the U.S. Army having served during World War II, he was a member of St. John's R.C. Church, Goshen; and the American Legion. Survivors include three sons, Anthony Levite of Wilmington, N.C., James M. Levite of Goshen and Richard Levite of Cupertino, Calif; one sister, Frances Turi of Goshen; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, at the Lippincott Funeral Chapel, Inc., 107 Murray Ave., Goshen. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family in St. John's Cemetery, Goshen. Memorial contributions may be sent to G.O.V.A.C., Park Place, Goshen, N.Y. 10924, or Hospice of Orange in the Hudson Valley, Inc., 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550. Arrangements are under the direction of Lippincott Funeral Chapel, Inc., Goshen. 
 

GERALD E. BAIR Thompsonville, N.Y. Gerald E. Bair of Thompsonville, a welder and lifelong resident of the area, died Sunday, Oct. 1, 2000, at Community General Hospital, Harris. He was 42. The son of Myrtle L. Brumbaugh Bair and the late Francis C. Bair Sr., he was born May 27, 1958, in Newburgh. He attended Goshen High School and served in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1975. He was also a big fan of NASCAR and auto racing. Survivors include his wife, Patricia A. Jurewicz Bair, at home; one son, Christopher J. Bair, at home; his mother of Goshen; one brother, Francis C. Bair Jr. of Youngsville; two sisters, Pamela Bair-Godfrey of Goshen and Alice Nuzzolese and her husband Michael of Goshen; and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, at VanInwegen-Kenny, Inc. Funeral Home, 195 Broadway, Monticello. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, at the funeral home. The Rev. Robert Pinto will officiate. Cremation will be in Cedar Hill Crematory, Newburgh. Interment of ashes will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Lung Association, 35 Orchard St., White Plains, N.Y. 10603. Arrangements are under the direction of VanInwegen-Kenny, Inc. Funeral Home, Monticello. 
 

AMILIA RIZZUTO Middletown, N.Y. Amilia Rizzuto of Middletown, a retired garment worker in the Bronx and an 18-year resident of the area, died Sunday, Oct. 1, 2000, in Warwick. She was 88. The daughter of the late Carmine and Rafaele Zambrano, she was born March 24, 1912, in the Bronx. She was the widow of Leonardo Rizzuto. Survivors include one daughter, Marie Ferrara and her husband Robert of Middletown; one son, Peter Rizzuto and his wife Katie of Tennessee; two sisters, Marie Intravaia of Dumont, N.J. and Fannie Sinopoli of Long Island; six grandchildren, Lisa Pfleger, Robert, Anna and Joseph Ferrara, and Melissa and Anna Marie Rizzuto; four great-grandchildren, Jamie, Elizabeth, Anthony and Christian; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by one brother, Joseph Zambrano; one sister, Connie Auriana; and three brothers-in-law, Tony Sinopoli, Michael Intravaia and Fred Auriana. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today, Tuesday, Oct. 3, at Ralston-Lippincott-Hasbrouck-Ingrassia Funeral Home, Inc., 72 West Main St., Middletown. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, at St. Joseph's Church, Middletown. Burial will be in Bloomingburg Cemetery, Bloomingburg. Arrangements are under the direction of Ralston-Lippincott-Hasbrouck-Ingrassia Funeral Home, Inc., Middletown. 
 

GAETANO "TOM" SAVAGLIO Chester, N.Y. Gaetano "Tom" Savaglio, a 68-year resident of Chester, entered into rest Sunday, Oct. 1, 2000, at home. He was 91. The son of the late Dominick and Rosaria Savaglio, he was born Oct. 27, 1908, in Calabria, Italy. He was an avid hunter and loved playing bocce. He belonged to the Woodbury Field and Stream Club; Warwick Rod and Gun Club; and the Chester and Monroe Sportsmen's Club. Survivors include his wife, Mary DiBello Savaglio; one son, Dominick "Mickey" Savaglio and his wife Mary of Chester; one grandson, Thomas Savaglio and his wife Laurie Ann of Florida, N.Y; one granddaughter, Rose Anne Tierney and her husband Joseph III of Pine Bush; one sister, Furina Cavelli of Wisconsin; three great-grandchildren, Joseph Tierney IV, Alexa Savaglio and Shannon Tierney; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by three sisters and one brother. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, at Lippincott Funeral Home, Inc., 92 Main St., Chester. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, at St. Columba R.C. Church, High Street, Chester. Burial will be in St. Columba Cemetery, Chester. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Chester Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Main Street, Chester, N.Y., or Hospice of Orange in the Hudson Valley, Inc., 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550. Arrangements are under the direction of Lippincott Funeral Home, Inc., Chester. 
 

EUGENIA M. KILMER Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Eugenia M. Kilmer of Poughkeepsie, a homemaker and a resident of the area since 1996, formerly of Middletown, died Sunday, Oct. 1, 2000, at Eden Park Nursing Home. She was 95. The daughter of John and Anna Rangno, she was born May 27, 1905, in Warsaw, Poland. She was the widow of the late Cecil A. Kilmer, whom she married June 24, 1928, in Middletown. He died Jan. 24, 1970. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Middletown. Survivors include one son, Richard Kilmer of San Antonio, Texas; two daughters, Joyce Moore of Middletown and Lorraine Squier of Poughkeepsie; two brothers, Alfred and Edward Range of Columbia, N.J; one sister, Anna Kirchner of Columbia, N.J; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by one brother, Johnny Range; and five sisters, Helen, Olga, Natalie, Millie and Wanda. A Memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, at St. John's Lutheran Church, 55 Wilbur Blvd., Poughkeepsie. Burial will be in the family plot in Florida Cemetery, Florida, N.Y. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Alzheimer's Association, 2 Jefferson Plaza, Poughkeepsie, N.Y. 12601. Arrangements are under the direction of William G. Miller & Son Funeral Home, Inc., 371 Hooker Ave., Poughkeepsie. 
 

PER HELLEVIG Barryville, N.Y. Per Hellevig of Barryville, a professional engineer, retired Commissioner of Sullivan County Department of Public Works, and a resident of the area since 1963, died Sunday, Oct. 1, 2000, at home. He was 72. The son of Halfdan and Dagny Schjlderup Hellevig, he was born Oct. 7, 1927, in Brooklyn. He was an avid golfer, as well as a Veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Navy. Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Anne Makul Hellevig, at home; five children, Lori Alexander and her husband John of Rockport, Maine and Santa Rosa Beach, Fla., Karen Orpilla and her husband Don of Stratford, Conn., Bonnie Hellevig and her fiance' Bob Reid of San Francisco, Calif., Jack Hellevig and his wife Ariane of Glen Ridge, N.J. and Tom Hellevig of San Francisco, Calif; one sister, Magrette Hoth of Brooklyn; four grandchildren, Allison and Kelly Orpilla and Nick and Joe Hellevig; several nieces and nephews; and cousins in Norway. He was predeceased by one brother, Halfdan. Visitation will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. today, Tuesday, Oct. 3, at the Gray-Rasmussen Funeral Home, Barryville. Funeral services will follow at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. The Rev. Phyllis Haynes will officiate. Cremation will take place at H.G. Smith Crematory, Stroudsburg, Pa. Memorial contributions may be sent to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550. Arrangements are under the direction of Gray-Rasmussen Funeral Home Inc., Barryville. 
 

ELVIRA "VERA" CIARLANTO HAMID Pembroke Pines, Fla. Elvira "Vera" Ciarlanto Hamid of Pembroke Pines, Fla., formerly of Newburgh, owner of Vera's Beauty Salon, a former sewing machine operator for VSD Clothing, and a longtime resident of the area, entered into rest Monday, Sept. 11, 2000, in Pembroke Pines, Fla., where she lived for 11 years. She was 85. The daughter of the late Dominick and Marianna Purchia Bello, she was born Feb. 24, 1915, in Malden-on-Hudson. She was the widow of the late Louis J. Ciarlanto, whom she married Sept. 9, 1934, in Newburgh, and the late Arpad E. Hamid, whom she married Oct. 12, 1986, in Washingtonville. Vera attended Newburgh public schools and graduated from Shedden's Beauty School in Newburgh. She was a member of the Italian-American Club of Century Village in Pembroke Pines, Fla. Survivors include one daughter, Glorina C. Brown of Alexandria, Va; one step-son, Allan H. Hamid of Woodbury, Conn; three sisters, Josephine DiNardo of Newburgh, Amalia Raponi of Middletown and Camille Russo of Pembroke Pines, Fla; two grandchildren, Kathleen Washington of Wyncote, Pa. and Deborah Brown of Fredericksburg, Va; and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, at DiDonato-Brooks Funeral Home, 481 Gidney Ave., Newburgh. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 1 p.m. Thursday at Sacred Heart Church, Newburgh. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, New Windsor. Arrangements are under the direction of DiDonato-Brooks Funeral Home, Newburgh. 
 

HELEN E. PRESLOCK Lake Tranquility, N.J. Helen E. Preslock of Lake Tranquility, N.J., died Saturday, Sept. 30, 2000, at Hackettstown Community Hospital. She was 99. The daughter of the late John and Julia Quinn Larkin, she was born in New York City. She was predeceased by her husband, John P. Preslock, on Oct. 27, 1987. Mrs. Preslock lived in Jackson Heights, Queens, before moving to Lake Tranquility in February of 1971. She was an early childhood education teacher in the New York City School System for 44 years before her retirement in 1964. A founding parishioner and member of Good Shepherd R.C. Church in Andover Borough, she was also a member of the Bible class. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Newton Memorial Hospital; Lake Tranquility Community Club; and Green Township Senior Citizens. Survivors include two nieces, Judith Stringer of Rocky Point, Long Island and Patricia Moser of Middletown; three nephews, Denis Cahalan of Middletown, Michael Woods of Panama and Mark Cahalan of Monticello; and many friends. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today, Monday, Oct. 2, at Smith-McCracken Funeral Home, 63 High St., Newton, N.J. A Rite of Committal will be held at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, at the funeral home, followed by a 10 a.m. Funeral Liturgy at Good Shepherd R.C. Church, Route 517, Andover Borough, N.J. Interment will be in St. Peter's Cemetery, Monticello. Memorial contributions may be sent to Good Shepherd R.C. Church, P.O. Box 464, Andover, N.J. 07821, or Allamuchy Green First Aid Squad. Arrangements are under the direction of the Smith-McCracken Funeral Home, Newton, N.J. 
 

CLIFFORD H. "KIP" McCOACH Liberty, N.Y. Clifford H. "Kip" McCoach of Liberty, a retired employee of the Department of Environmental Protection, Grahamsville, and a lifetime resident of the area, died Saturday, Sept. 30, 2000, at Horton Medical Center after a long illness. He was 76. The son of Joseph D. and Mabel Hadden McCoach, he was born July 16, 1924, in Cochecton. He was a member of the Liberty United Methodist Church; Sullivan County Trappers Association; and Liberty Elks Lodge #1545. A family statement read, "He was a loving, devoted husband, father and grandfather who will be sadly missed." Survivors include his loving wife, Patricia Cooper McCoach, whom he married 49 years ago on June 9, 1951, in Fosterdale; two daughters, Jill Dunnigan and her husband John, and Joanne Nofs and her husband Dan, all of Liberty; two sisters, Arlene Starck of Pinehurst, N.C. and Edythe Rauch of Liberty; four grandchildren, Michael and Jessica Dunnigan, and Michelle and Kristen Nofs; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by one brother, J. Thomas McCoach. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, at Ramsay's Funeral Home, 275 South Main St., Liberty. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, at the funeral home. The Rev. Francis Waite will officiate. Burial will be in Fosterdale Cemetery, Fosterdale. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Liberty United Methodist Church, 170 North Main St., Liberty, N.Y., 12754, or the Fosterdale Methodist Church, Fosterdale, N.Y. 12735. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Ramsay's Funeral Homes Inc., Liberty. 
 

OLIVER MANN Otisville, N.Y. Oliver Mann of Otisville, a relay technician for Orange & Rockland Utilities, Middletown, died Sunday, Oct. 1, 2000, at Arden Hill Hospital, Goshen, after a long illness. He was 58. The son of Ollie and Marion Willam Page Mann, he was born Dec. 11, 1941, in Cornwall. A Veteran of the U.S. Air Force having served during the Vietnam War, he was a member and served as a Deacon for the Otisville-Mount Hope Presbyterian Church; member of Veterans of Foreign Wars, Middletown; Disabled American Veterans Post; American Legion Post 151; and Vietnam Veterans of America Post 141. "He is at peace and will be greatly missed, a beloved husband, father and friend." Survivors include his wife, Teresa Marie Warner Mann, at home; one son, David, of Middletown; five daughters, Heather Mann and Teresa Mann and her husband Damon, all of Middletown; Melissa Miller and her husband Rick of Madison, Ohio, and Dorett Mann and Linda Gilliam and her husband Tyrone of Chesapeake, Va; eight siblings, Mary Mann of Manhattan, Jean Mann and Russell Mann of Virginia, Marion Dolson, Loraine Dolson, Maryanne Mann and Ollie Mann of Washingtonville, and Norman Mann of New Jersey; 19 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and numerous nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by one great-grandchild. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today, Tuesday, Oct. 3, at Morse Funeral Home Inc., 33 Railroad Ave., Middletown. Combined Veteran Services will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, at Otisville-Mount Hope Presbyterian Church, Otisville. The Rev. Jeffrey Farley and Rev. Stephen Offringa will officiate. Burial with Military Honors will be held at Wallkill Cemetery, Phillipsburg. Arrangements are under the direction of the Morse Funeral Home Inc., Middletown. www.morsefh.com 
 

ROSALIE A. MARTORANA CAFARO Middletown, N.Y. Rosalie A. Cafaro of Middletown, a devoted, loving mother and homemaker, died Sunday, Oct. 1, 2000, at home, surrounded by her loving family and friends. She was 71. The daughter of the late Carmelo and Anna Morello Martorana, she was born Jan. 31, 1929, in Brooklyn. She was the widow of Paul "Sonny" Cafaro. Mrs. Cafaro was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church, Goshen. A family statement read, "You were a warm, loving, caring and affectionate mother, grandmother, sister, mother-in-law and friend. We will always keep you close in our hearts. And Mom, you are the BEST OF THE BEST." Survivors include two sons, Joseph S. Todaro and his wife Mercy of Rhinebeck, and Carlo Todaro of Port Ewen; four daughters, Annie Uzzle and her fiance' Scott of Wappingers Falls, Rosalie Kim Wishinski and her fiance' Nick Stavroulakis of Middletown, Lois Sieber and her husband Raymond of Middletown, and Denise Skirianos and her husband Steve of Newburgh; two sisters, Mary Manna and Antoinette Ruggieri, both of Largo, Fla; 12 grandchildren, Joseph J. Todaro, Michael and Paul Kazolias, Catherine and Paul Wishinski of Middletown, Nicole, Kimberly, Samantha and Andrew James Sieber, Anna-Maria, Alexis and Athena Skirianos of Newburgh; 12 nieces and nephews; and one great-niece. Friends are invited to call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today, Tuesday, Oct. 3, at the Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home, 130 Highland Ave., Middletown. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, at St. John the Evangelist Church, Murray Avenue, Goshen. Interment will be in Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery, Poughkeepsie. Memorial contributions in Rosalie's name may be sent to Hospice of Orange, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home, Middletown. 


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