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SHA'VON T. PEREZ Newburgh, N.Y. Sha'Von T. Perez of Newburgh, the infant daughter of Crystal King and Xavier Perez, died Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2000, at Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla. She was four weeks old. Survivors include her parents; two brothers, Damon Terry and Stephon King, both at home; one sister, Ajashea Perez, at home; her paternal grandparents, Talmage Harris and Rosa Linda Perez, both of Poughkeepsie; and her maternal grandparents, Clifford King of Newburgh and Melvena King of Beacon. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Oct. 18, at Rhodes Funeral Home, 259 Walsh Ave., New Windsor. The Rev. Randolph Freeman officiated. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Middle Hope. Arrangements were made by Rhodes Funeral Home, New Windsor. 
 

VIOLA OSTI Town of Newburgh, N.Y. Viola Osti of the Town of Newburgh, died Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2000, in Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla. She was 63. The daughter of the late Eugene and Santina Osti, she was born Jan. 10, 1937, in Brooklyn. Survivors include one sister, Mary Pozza of the Town of Newburgh; one brother, Sandro Osti of Clearwater, Fla.; and nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. today, Thursday, Oct. 19, at the White & Venuto Funeral Home, 188 North Plank Road, Newburgh. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 12:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, in Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, Newburgh. Monsignor John Budwick will officiate. Burial will follow in Wallkill Valley Cemetery, Walden. Arrangements under the direction of White & Venuto Funeral Home, Newburgh. 
 

PAMELA JOHNSON JOVA Washington D.C. Pamela Johnson Jova of Washington D.C., entered into rest, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2000, in Washington D.C. She was 74. She was born in England, the daughter of Cybil Johnson of Weybridge Surrey, England. She was the widow of the Honorable Joseph John Jova, who was originally of Newburgh. Survivors include two sons, Henry C. Jova of Washington D.C. and Thomas Jova of New York City; one daughter, Margaret Y. Jova de Grunberg of Madrid, Spain; and one sister, Margaret Stevensen of Upper Stratton Drew, Brighton, England. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 20, in St. John's Episcopal Church, Georgetown, Washington D.C. Interment will take place Sunday, Oct. 22, in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Newburgh. Arrangements under the direction of Coloni Funeral Home, New Windsor. 
 

MYRNA FLORES Newburgh, N.Y. Myrna Flores of Newburgh, an employee of Nelco in Newburgh, died Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2000, at Westchester Medical Center. She was 43. The daughter of Ruperto and Natividad Flores, she was born Sept. 18, 1957, in Puerto Rico. Survivors include two sons, William Colon and Rupert Colon of Newburgh; two daughters, Nadya Palou and Leisly Feliciano of Newburgh; one granddaughter, Briana M. Alicea of Newburgh; one brother, Jaime Flores of Puerto Rico; and two nephews, Jaime Flores Jr. and Jose Flores, both of Puerto Rico. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, at Doulin Newburgh Funeral Home Inc., 318 North Montgomery St., Newburgh. Funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, at the funeral home. Cremation will be in Cedar Hill Crematory. Arrangements are under the direction of Doulin Newburgh Funeral Home Inc., Newburgh. 
 

ARLENE NANCY SMITH Ellenville, N.Y. Arlene Nancy Smith of Ellenville, a retired employee of the Ellenville Wood Novelty Works shipping department and a lifetime area resident, died Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2000, at Ellenville Community Hospital. She was 86. The daughter of the late James and Lottie Irwin, she was born Aug. 24, 1914, in Yeagerville. She was the widow of Arthur K. Smith, who died Oct. 3, 1989. Survivors include two sons, Arthur K. Smith Jr. of Ellenville and James R. Smith of Kerhonkson; one daughter, Lee Skinner of Jeffersonville; four granddaughters; one grandson; and several nieces and nephews, including Sharon and Duke. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, at Loucks Funeral Home, Inc., Route 209, Ellenville. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at the funeral home. The Rev. Walter S. Steinard will officiate. Burial will be in Pine Bush Cemetery, Kerhonkson. 
 

ANTOINETTE MURPHY Goshen, N.Y. Antoinette Murphy of Goshen, a homemaker and 26-year resident of the area, died Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2000, in Goshen. She was 84. The daughter of Joseph and Mary Triscari Scolza, she was born June 15, 1916, in New York City. She was married to the late George Murphy. Mrs. Murphy was a member of St. John the Evangelist R.C. Church, Goshen. Survivors include one son, Charles Murphy of Goshen; one brother, Joseph Scolza of Hartsdale; and two grandsons, Charles Murphy of Goshen and Michael Murphy of Magnolia, Mass. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, at Donovan Funeral Home, 82 South Church St., Goshen. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at St. Edward's R.C. Church, Florida, N.Y. Interment will be in St. John's Cemetery, Goshen. Memorial contributions may be sent to Hospice of Orange, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550. Arrangements were made by Donovan Funeral Home, Goshen. 
 

ALLEN G. RUPP Monticello, N.Y. Allen G. Rupp of Monticello, an employee of the Village of Monticello and lifelong resident of the area, died Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2000, in Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla. He was 31. The son of Agnes Taggart Rupp and the late Frank E. Rupp Sr., he was born Nov. 3, 1968, in Monticello. Mr. Rupp was a member of AFSCME Local Union #750; and was active in various dart leagues in the area. Survivors include his mother, Agnes Rupp of Monticello; one brother, Frank E. Rupp Jr. and his wife, Karen of Forestburgh; and two nieces, Brittany and Calley Anne. He was predeceased by one brother, Jerry. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, at the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home, 195 Broadway, Monticello. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Glen Wild Cemetery, Glen Wild. Memorial contributions may be sent to a charity of one's choice. Arrangements were made by VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home, Monticello. 
 

JENNIE E. ECK Livingston Manor, N.Y. Jennie E. Eck of Livingston Manor, a homemaker and lifetime resident of the area, died Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2000, in Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla. She was 73. The daughter of Peter and Jennie O'Dell McKune, she was born July 11, 1927, in Horton. A family statement read: "Nan was a loving, devoted and caring wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother." Survivors include her husband, Ollen Eck, at home; three daughters, Dolly Lewis, and Rose McGreevy, both of Livingston Manor and Jennifer Eck of Youngsville; one son, Ollen Eck Jr. of Livingston Manor; 16 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today, Thursday, Oct. 19, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, at the Herbert C. Bryant Funeral Home, 29 Pearl St., Livingston Manor. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, at the funeral home. Pastor Dorothy Smith will officiate. Burial will be in Orchard Street Cemetery, Livingston Manor. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Livingston Manor Volunteer Ambulance Corps, P.O. Box 1, Livingston Manor, N.Y. 12758. Arrangements were made by Herbert C. Bryant Funeral Home, Livingston Manor. 
 

LYNNANN CARROLL FLANAGAN Bloomingburg, N.Y. LynnAnn Carroll Flanagan of Bloomingburg, a homemaker and former employee of ShopRite in Middletown, entered into rest, Monday, Oct. 16, 2000, at her father's residence in Middletown, surrounded by her loving family, after a brief battle with cancer. She was 44. The daughter of Alfred P. Carroll and the late Margaret Woodbury Carroll, she was born Oct. 31, 1955, in New York City. Survivors include her husband, George Flanagan, at home; three daughters, Crystal, Lori and Patricia Flanagan, all at home; two sons, Christopher Carroll of Liberty and Shaun Flanagan, at home; her father, Al Carroll and stepmother, Antoinette Carroll of Middletown; one sister, Nancy Carroll of Danbury, Conn.; one brother, Robert Carroll and his wife. Debbie of New Hampton; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today, Thursday, Oct. 19, at the Donovan Funeral Home, 82 South Church St., Goshen. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 20, in St. Joseph's R.C. Church, 149 Cottage St., Middletown. Interment will be in St. Anastasia Cemetery, Harriman. Memorial contributions may be sent to Hospice of Orange, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550. 
 

JULIA "DOO" CHARBONNEAU Cornwall-on-Hudson, N.Y. Julia "Doo" Charbonneau of Cornwall-on-Hudson, a homemaker and lifelong area resident, died Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2000, at Cornwall Hospital. She was 80. The daughter of the late John A. and Julia Pryne Parliman, she was born Dec. 21, 1919, in Newburgh. She was the widow of the late Jeremiah "Jerry" Charbonneau. Survivors include one son, Dennis J. Wood and his wife Maureen A. of Cornwall-on-Hudson; one sister, Frederica Niskey of Cornwall-on-Hudson; one grandson, Jeremy D. Wood of Cornwall-on-Hudson; one niece, Marlene Rawlins of Florida State; and one nephew, Richard Hillman of New Hampshire. She was predeceased by one sister, Eleanor Hillman. Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, at James F. Lulves Funeral Home, 9 Avenue A, Cornwall-on-Hudson. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, New Windsor. Memorial contributions may be sent to Storm King Engine Company #2, P.O. Box 333, Cornwall-on-Hudson, N.Y. 12520, or the American Heart Association. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of James F. Lulves Funeral Home, Inc., Cornwall-on-Hudson. 
 

RICHARD V. LAIN Fort Bragg, Calif. Richard V. Lain of Fort Bragg, a 12-year resident of the area, died Sunday, Oct. 1, 2000. He was 77. He was born Nov. 28, 1922, in Unionville. The great outdoors was where he spent most of his time, using the talents that God gave him. His home and his gardens were a witness to that. The church and his family were the center of his life. "He was one of God's communicators, loved by many, no one was a stranger to him," said Sarah Jean, his wife of 53 years. Survivors include his wife, Sarah Jean of Fort Bragg; his four children, MaryLou Lain of Kauai, Hawaii, Richard Lain of Honomu, Hawaii, Kathy Kimball of Mt. Pleasant, Texas and John Lain of Branchville, N.J.; six brothers, Arthur Lain and Lester Lain, both of Westtown, David Lain of Vass, N.C., Charles Lain and Alden Lain, both of Sussex, N.J. and Terry Lain of Orange Park, Fla.; two daughters-in-law, Diane Lain and Nancy Martin-Lain; one son-in-law, Dr. Marc Kimball; and four grandchildren. A memorial service was held Friday, Oct. 6, in the First Presbyterian Church of Fort Bragg. The Rev. Terry Cole officiated. A celebration of his life followed the service. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Richard V. Lain, may be sent to the Mendocino Coast District Hospital, Fort Bragg, Calif. 95437. Arrangements were made by the Neptune Society, Santa Rosa, Calif. 
 

PATRICIA TALBOT Newburgh, N.Y. Patricia Talbot of Newburgh, a registered nurse with Mid-Hudson Psychiatric Center of New Hampton and Orange County Infirmary, entered into rest, Monday, Oct. 16, 2000, at home. She was 71. She was born March 24, 1929, in New York City, the only daughter of the late Peter and Elizabeth Butler Ryan. She was the widow of Leo Talbot, who passed away in 1978. Mrs. Talbot was a 1978 graduate of Orange County Community College in Middletown; and a graduate of Father Young Religious of the Sacred Heart School in New York City. Survivors include two sons, Leo C. Talbot of New Windsor and Peter J. Talbot of California; two daughters, Arlene M. Carlucci and Patricia A. Talbot, both of Chicago, Ill.; her grandchildren, Ryan Talbot of Texas, Jonathan Talbot of California, Elyse, Matthew and Claudia Carlucci of Chicago, Ill and Caitlyn, Melissa and Patrick Talbot of California; and one great-grandchild, Ryla Ann Talbot of California. She was predeceased by one grandson, Scott Talbot. Friends and relatives may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today, Thursday, Oct. 19, at the Coloni Funeral Home, Route 9W, New Windsor. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 20, in St. Patrick's Church, Grand Street, Newburgh. Interment will be in Wallkill Valley Cemetery, Walden. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Sloope Clearwater Foundation, 112 Little Market St., Poughkeepsie, N.Y. 12601. Arrangements under the direction of Coloni Funeral Home, New Windsor. 
 

MARVIN GRANT COX Livingston Manor, N.Y. Marvin Grant Cox of Livingston Manor, a retired Highway Superintendent for the Village of Liberty and a former longtime resident of Liberty, died Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2000, at his residence. He was 59. The son of Guilford and Blodwin Roberts Cox, he was born Dec. 26, 1940, in Liberty. He was a member of Liberty United Methodist Church and was very active in the Liberty Fire Department, having served as its chief from 1978 to 1980. He was a past president and 41-year member of Ontario Hose Company #3, Liberty Fire Department; member of the New York State Highway Superintendents Association; and Covered Bridge Hunting Club, Claryville. Survivors include his loving wife, Phyllis Pierpont Cox, at home; a son, Bruce Cox and his wife Christine of Neversink; a daughter, Tracey Ross and her husband Kenneth of Liberty; two step-daughters, Kimberly Tompkins of Goose Creek, S.C. and Janine Roser and her husband James of Livingston Manor; two sisters, Mary Ellen Early of East Branch and Ruth Ann Lunning of Lake Huntington; and five grandchildren, Esti Ross, Alli Ross, Jessie Roser, Paden Roser and Taylor Cox. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, at Ramsay's Funeral Home, 275 South Main St., Liberty. Firematic services will be held at 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at the funeral home. The Rev. David McCarthy will officiate. Burial will be in Lew Beach Cemetery, Lew Beach. Memorial contributions may be sent to Hospice of Sullivan County, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Ramsay's Funeral Homes Inc., Liberty. 
 

MARINA SANTIAGO Port Jervis, N.Y. Marina Santiago of Port Jervis, a retired employee of Barbara Quilting and resident of the area since 1942, entered into heavenly rest, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2000, in St. Joseph's Place, Port Jervis. She was 88. The daughter of the late Lino and Manuela Gomez Colon, she was born Nov. 25, 1911, in Arecibo, Puerto Rico. She was the widow of Enrique Santiago Sr., who died Jan. 8, 1987. Mrs. Santiago was a member of St. Mary's R.C. Church, Port Jervis. A family statement read: "A loving wife, mother and grandmother, she set an example to her family by her devotion to her faith and her church. Also a kind loving person who loved gardening and especially her roses." Survivors include two daughters, Eppie Harford and her husband, Richard, and Enid Decker, all of Port Jervis; two sons, Eric Santiago and his wife, Marilyn of Valley Cottage and Enrique Santiago Jr. and his wife, Brenda of New Berlin; six grandchildren, Cindy Toussaint, Mark Decker, Eugene M. Decker, Thomas Santiago, Timothy Santiago and Scott Harford; a loving niece, Nancy Fine McCann of Broadway, Va.; and several other nieces and nephews. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today, Thursday, Oct. 19, at the Gray-Parker Funeral Home, 100 East Main St., Port Jervis. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 20, at the funeral home, followed by a Mass of the Resurrection celebrated at 11 a.m. in St. Mary's R.C. Church, Port Jervis. The Rev. Dennis M. Dinan will officiate. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Port Jervis. Contributions, in memory of Marina Santiago, may be sent to St. Mary's R.C. Church Restoration Fund, P.O. Box 712, Port Jervis. Arrangements were made by Gray-Parker Funeral Home, Port Jervis. 

MARGUERITE CARMODY Middletown, N.Y. Marguerite Carmody of Middletown, a retired employee for Kimball Insurance Agency in Middletown, entered into rest, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2000, at Horton Medical Center, Middletown. She was 101. The daughter of John and Mary Stack Carmody, she was born April 11, 1899, in Thompson Ridge. She was predeceased by her sister, Catherine Oddo. Graveside services will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct., 21, in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Middletown. Arrangements under the direction of Ralston-Lippincott-Hasbrouck-Ingrassia Funeral Home, 72 West Main St., Middletown. 
 

CONCETTA YOVINE Walden, N.Y. Concetta Yovine of Walden, died Thursday, Oct. 19, 2000. She was the beloved wife of the late William; devoted mother of Emily Santomassimo, Eric and Guy; and also survived by five loving grandchildren. Visitation will be held from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, at the Farenga Bros. Funeral Homes, 920 Allerton Ave. in the Bronx. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:45 a.m. in St. Clare's Church. Burial will be in St. Raymond's Cemetery in the Bronx. Arrangements were made by Farenga Bros. Funeral Home, Bronx. 
 

WARREN CONKLIN La Crosse, Wis. Warren Conklin of La Crosse, a former resident of Stony Point, died Friday, Oct. 6, 2000, in La Crosse. He was 79. He was the son of Calvin and Cora Drew Conklin. Mr. Conklin was a Veteran of WWII, 8th Air Force, being awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters. Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Mary Kovach Conklin; one son, Warren Conklin Jr.; three daughters, Joan Weibel, Elizabeth Cosgrove and Kathleen Howe; 10 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Mr. Conklin's remains were donated to the University of Wisconsin Medical School. A memorial was held in Bethany St. Joseph. 
 

PAMELA JOHNSON JOVA Washington D.C. Pamela Johnson Jova of Washington D.C., entered into rest, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2000, in Washington D.C. She was 74. She was born in England, the daughter of Cybil Johnson of Weybridge Surrey, England. She was the widow of the Honorable Joseph John Jova, who was originally of Newburgh. Survivors include two sons, Henry C. Jova of Washington D.C. and Thomas Jova of New York City; one daughter, Margaret Y. Jova de Grunberg of Madrid, Spain; and one sister, Margaret Stevensen of Upper Stratton Drew, Brighton, England. A funeral Mass was celebrated Friday, Oct. 20, in St. John's Episcopal Church, Georgetown, Washington D.C. Interment will take place Sunday, Oct. 22, in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Newburgh. Arrangements under the direction of Coloni Funeral Home, New Windsor. 
 

ADELE BENZ MACIE Manchester, Conn. Adele Benz Macie of Manchester, a 15-year resident Manchester, died Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2000, at a local convalescent home. She was 84. The daughter of the late Walter and Stefania Benz, she was born Sept. 16, 1916, in New York City. She was the widow of A. Henry Macie. Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Carol Anne and Ron Conti of Glenville and Linda and Greg Fortin of Amston, Conn.; one brother, Dr. Charles Benz of Westlake Village, Calif.; three grandchildren, Dana, Todd and Jason Fortin; and one cousin, Vye Bartoszek of Saratoga Springs. There will be no visitation. Funeral services and burial will be private and held in Newburgh. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the American Cancer Society, Manchester North Unit, 538 Preston Ave., P.O. Box 1004, Meriden, Conn. 06450. Arrangements were made by Holmes Funeral Home, Manchester, Conn. 
 

DOMENICA MONTELLO RENNA Monticello, N.Y. Domenica Montello Renna of Monticello, a retired medical secretary for Kings County Hospital, Brooklyn, died Thursday, Oct. 19, 2000, at home. She was 87. The daughter of the late Dominick and Anna Ribolono Bisignano, she was born July 20, 1913, in Brooklyn. She was the widow of Jack Montello. Survivors include one son, Nick Montello and his wife, Lynn of Staten Island; one daughter, Elizabeth Accomando Gavaris and her husband, George of Monticello; one brother, John Bisignano of Staten Island; two sisters, Terry Costello of the state of Florida and Mary Mattero of Brooklyn; her grandchildren, Salvatore and Deborah Accomando, Jacqueline and Mike Dabbraccio and Elizabeth and Anthony Martinez, all of Monticello, Paul and Ann Accomando of Rock Hill, Jack and Deena Montello of New York City, Nicky Lynn Montello of Staten Island and Nicky and Diane Montello of Long Island; 13 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, at the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home, 195 Broadway, Monticello. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 23, in St. Peter's R.C. Church, Monticello. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Brooklyn. Arrangements were made by VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home, Monticello. 
 

HELEN CASALE ZAMBELLO Brooklyn, N.Y. Helen Casale Zambello of Brooklyn, entered into rest, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2000, in Maimonides Hospital, Brooklyn. She was 85. She was born Jan. 7, 1915, in Brooklyn. She was an active member of St. Catherine of Alexandria's Parish in Brooklyn for over 50 years; and an active member of Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court Margaret Mary #768. Survivors include two daughters, Helene Marilyn Shepard of Blooming Grove and Joan Oram of Washingtonville; one sister-in-law, Grace Casale of Staten Island; five grandchildren, Robin and Christopher Oram, Allen Shepard, James Bryon Zambello and Edward Zambello; and two great-grandchildren, Lauren and Cameron Zambello. She was predeceased by two sons, James and George Zambello; two brothers, George and Frank Casale; one sister, Mary Daversa; and one grandchild, Patrick Shepard. Visitation will be held from 2 to 5 and 7 to 10 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, at Scalia Funeral Home, 28 Eltingville Blvd., Staten Island. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 23, in the Resurrection Cemetery Chapel, Staten Island. Monsignor James Cox will officiate. A memorial Mass will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, in St. Mary's Church, Washingtonville. The Rev. John Keaveney, assisted by Deacon John Shepard, will officiate. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery, Staten Island. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to St. Mary's Little Lambs Preschool Scholarship Fund in memory of Helen Casale Zambello. 
 

WINNIE M. HILEMAN Wappingers Falls, N.Y. Winnie M. Hileman of Wappingers Falls, died Friday, Oct. 20, 2000, at the home of her daughter in Hughsonville. She was 68. The daughter of Mervin William and Marie Edwards Mericle, she was born Jan. 21, 1932, in Bloomsburg, Pa. She was a resident of the area since 1960 and was a teacher for many years in New Jersey, Minnesota and New York. Most recently, she was employed in reception and payroll for Eden Park Nursing Home in Poughkeepsie. She was a 1953 graduate of Bloomsburg University. She was a member of Hopewell Reformed Church; and the East Fishkill Republican Club. Survivors include four daughters, Lynn Durazo of Tucson, Ariz., Judy Hileman of Seneca Falls, Karen Hileman of Hughsonville and Marcia Vickers of Mountain Top, Pa.; one brother, M. William Mericle of Onancock, Va.; her grandchildren, Kristen and Kaitlyn Hileman of Tampa, Fla., Eric and Marc Gummerson of Seneca Falls and Jessica and Matthew Vickers of Mountain Top, Pa.; and several nieces. She was predeceased by one son, William D. Mericle, who died in 1999. Visitation will be held from 12 noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, at the McHoul Funeral Home, 895 Route 82, Hopewell Junction. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, at the funeral home. The Rev. Taylor Holbrook will officiate. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Hopewell Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be sent to Hospice Inc., 374 Violet Ave., Poughkeepsie, N.Y. 12601 or to a charity of one's choice. 
 

WILLIAM BLACKER PORTER JR. Southbury, Conn. William B. Porter Jr. a summer resident of Cochecton for many years and former resident of Parkchester in the Bronx, Maybrook and Beach Lake, Pa., died Friday, Oct. 20, 2000, in Danbury Hospital, Danbury, Conn. He was 83. The son of William B. Sr. and Elizabeth Mulcahy Porter, he was born in 1917 in Elizabeth, N.J., and raised in Manhattan. Mr. Porter served in the U.S. Army during WWII and was an employee of Metropolitan Life Insurance Company in New York City for 44 years. He retired in 1979 as a manager in computer security for the electronic data processing department. He had been among the first to enter the computer field at Met Life in 1956, working with the early univac machines. He married the former Marie Reith, who survives him, and whose family, the Reiths and the Scotts, were early settlers in Cochecton Center and Callicoon Center. They have five children, William B. Porter III of Hopewell Junction, Marie F. Seeger of Woodbury, Conn., Carl A. Porter Sr. of Clarks Summit, Pa., George R. Porter of Gloversville and Jeanne P. Borowski of West Palm Beach, Fla.; as well as eight grandchildren. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, at the Rasmussen Sons Funeral Home in Narrowsburg. There will be a wake service Sunday evening. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 23, in St. Francis Xavier R.C. Church, Narrowsburg. The Rev. Thomas Jones will officiate. Interment will be in St. Francis Cemetery, Narrowsburg. Memorial contributions may be sent to St. Francis Xavier R.C. Church, Narrowsburg, N.Y. 12764. Arrangements were made by Rasmussen Sons Funeral Home, Narrowsburg. 
 

JEAN S. PICARDI Catawissa, Pa. Jean S. Picardi of Catawissa (Slabtown), died Monday, Oct. 16, 2000, in Bloomsburg Hospital, Bloomsburg, Pa., where she had been a patient for two days. She had been in failing health for the past two years. She was 58. The daughter of the late Alfred Sr. and Esther Vradenburgh Post, she was born Aug. 23, 1942, in New Windsor. She was the widow of James J. Picardi, who died in 1993. Mrs. Picardi was a homemaker for most of her life. She was an active member of the Catawissa VFW Post No. 8306 Ladies Auxiliary. She enjoyed yard sales, motorcycle riding and spending time with her grandchildren. Survivors include her companion of seven years, Leonard W. McCormick Jr. of Catawissa, Pa.; four sons, Arthur E. Mickel of Coal Township, Pa., J.C. Mickel of Danville, Pa. and Harry T. Mickel Sr. and Mark McCormick, both of Catawissa, Pa.; three daughters, Catherine Shaw and her husband, Douglas of New Windsor, Faye Creasy and her husband, Greg of Catawissa, Pa. and Lynn Ann Alam and her husband, Kershid of Bloomsburg, Pa.; two brothers, David Post of Lawton, Okla. and Lloyd Post of Newburgh; three sisters, Esther Brock and her husband, Harrison of Montgomery, Elizabeth Sarvis and her husband, Harlan of Walden and Mildred Simpson of Newburgh; and 30 grandchildren. She was predeceased by four brothers, Richard Post, Theodore Post, Alfred Post Jr. and Wesley Post; and two sisters, Thelma Gibson and Sarah Brewer. Funeral services will take place at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Catawissa VFW Post 8306, 115 Main St., Catawissa, Pa. 17820. Arrangements were made by the Allen R. Horne Funeral Home, Catawissa, Pa. 
 

JOSEPHINE "JOSIE" GIACCO New Windsor, N.Y. Josephine "Josie" Giacco of New Windsor died Saturday, Oct. 14, 2000, at home, following a four-year fight against pancreatic cancer. She was 60. Born in Sayville, N.Y. to the late Sophia and Stanley Ostrowski, she graduated from Sayville High School in 1958 and earned a BS in music education from Fredonia State University in 1962. She also held graduate credits from Ithaca College, SUNY New Paltz and Western Connecticut University. She married John Giacco, a musician with the USMA Band in 1962 at West Point. She began her 29-year teaching career at the West Point and Marlboro Elementary Schools. From 1970 until her retirement in 1997, she taught elementary instrumental music in the Washingtonville Central School District. She was a member of and gave her time freely to many organizations, including the Orange County Music Educators' Association (OCMEA), where she served as its educational director and editor of the newsletter; the New York State Band Directors' Association (NYSBDA) since the group's inception, for which she served as secretary, second vice president and representative on the executive board; and the American Cancer Society, for which she was a longtime volunteer. In addition to being a registered teacher in the Music Educators' National Conference (MENC), she was certified as a Suzuki string teacher and for many years served as a string/woodwind adjudicator for the New York State Student Music Association (NYSSMA). During her career, she had been a guest conductor for band and string All-County Ensembles, as well as an instrumental workshop clinician at NYSSMA and NYSBDA conferences. Her fifth and sixth grade elementary band received the honor of being chosen to perform at one of the NYSBDA symposiums. She earned many awards in recognition of her dedication to her students and music programs, including being nominated by the Washingtonville School District for the New York State Teacher of the Year Award; was honored by OCMEA with a Distinguished Service Award in 1992; and received the NYSBDA Richard H. Snook Outstanding Band Director Award in 1997. An accomplished professional musician, she played viola with the Crawford String Quartet, the Woodstock Symphony and the OCMEA String Ensemble. She also played with and was a founding member of the Newburgh Symphony Orchestra, where until recently, she served as the personnel director. Josephine is survived by her husband, John, at home; her son and daughter-in-law, Stephen and Karen Giacco of New Windsor; her daughter and son-in-law, Kathryn and John Woodruff of Syracuse; a grandson, Alexander of Syracuse; two sisters, Stasia Arcarese of Plattsburgh and Mary Ann Wallace of Naples, Fla.; nine nieces; and one nephew. A memorial Service will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, at DiDonato-Brooks Funeral Home, 481 Gidney Ave., Newburgh. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Josephine's name may be sent to the American Cancer Society or Orange County Hospice. Arrangements under the direction of DiDonato-Brooks Funeral Home, Newburgh. 


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