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MARGUERITE E. NEWKIRK El Paso, Texas Marguerite E. Newkirk of El Paso, a homemaker and 13-year resident of El Paso, died Saturday, Oct. 7, 2000. She was 75. Survivors include three sons, George P. Drake, Bradley W. Newkirk and Harry Newkirk; three daughters, Tina M. Weed½, Sandra D. Little and Anita L. Newkirk; 16 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband. Visitation was held Thursday, Oct. 12, at the Sunset Funeral Home, 4631 Hondo Pass, El Paso, Texas. A chapel service was held Friday, Oct. 13, at the funeral home. Burial was in Fort Bliss National Cemetery. Arrangements were made by Sunset Funeral Home, El Paso, Texas. 
 

EMIL R. ELLISON St. Petersburg, Fla. Emil R. "Poppy" Ellison of St. Petersburg, Fla., a retired auto mechanic, died Thursday, Oct. 19, 2000, at home. He was 75. Born in Modena, he moved to Florida State in 1976. He was a U.S. Army Veteran, having served during WWII. Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Alice, and a daughter, Bonnie Stockhofer, both of St. Petersburg, Fla; four sisters, Florence B. Jamison of Poughkeepsie, Linda Blake of Highland, Rose Southworth of Summerdale, Ala. and Winifred Southworth of Bilver Plains; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at Walden Baptist Church, Bank Street, Walden. Local arrangements were made by Millspaugh Funeral Directors, 22 Bank St., Walden. 
 

WALTER "BUDDY" OYOLA Middletown, N.Y. Walter "Buddy" Oyola of Middletown, a freelance computer and dental technician, died Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2000, at home. He was 36. The son of Walter and Alice Rivera Oyola, he was born March 9, 1964, in New York City. Survivors include his father, Walter Oyola and his wife, Sonia Cheverez Oyola of Middletown; his mother, Alice Oyola of Middletown; two sisters, Adrienne and Claudia Oyola, both of Middletown; one foster sister, Selena Goodson of Middletown; and his paternal grandmother, Rosalina Oyola. Friends are invited to call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, 2000, at the Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home, 130 Highland Ave., Middletown. A funeral Service of Remembrance will be held at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at the funeral home. Father Emmet Murphy will officiate. Cremation will take place at the convenience of the family. Arrangements under the direction of Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home, Middletown. 
 

JAMES J. GUY Warwick, N.Y. James J. Guy of Warwick, a self-employed upholsterer, three-year resident of the area and former resident of the Bronx, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2000, in St. Anthony Community Hospital, Warwick. He was 73. The son of James and Alice Bennett Guy, he was born April 18, 1927, in New York City. He was the widower of Lillian Butler, who died in 1982. Mr. Guy was a member of St. Brendan's R.C. Church in the Bronx; and the VFW Lowery Post of Yonkers. Survivors include six children, three daughters, Patricia Urban and Mary Ellen Sansone, both of Warwick and Elizabeth Meyers of Valley Cottage; three sons, Christopher Guy and Matthew Guy, both of Warwick and James Guy of Yonkers; and eight grandchildren, Jennifer, Megan, Matthew, Michael, Ryan, Andrew, Katelyn and Thomas. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today, Friday, Oct. 27, at the Lazear-Smith & Vander Plaat Memorial Home, 17 Oakland Ave., Warwick. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, in Gate of Heaven Chapel, Hawthorne. Interment will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne. Arrangements were made by Lazear-Smith & Vander Plaat Memorial Home, Warwick. 
 

ELVIRA "VERA" VISBECK Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Elvira "Vera" Visbeck of Poughkeepsie, a receiving supervisor at Sears in Poughkeepsie for 16 years, retiring in 1990, and a resident of Poughkeepsie since 1964, formerly of East Norriton, Pa., died Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2000, at Westchester Medical Center. She was 66. The daughter of Antonio Spagnolia and Lavinia Grisi, she was born Jan. 22, 1934, in Philadelphia, Pa. She was a member of St. Martin de Porres Roman Catholic Church, Poughkeepsie. Survivors include her husband, Nicholas Visbeck, whom she married Jan. 19, 1957, in Philadelphia, at home; three sons, Nicholas A. Visbeck of Hyde Park, Robert Visbeck of Newburgh and Anthony Visbeck of Hyde Park; one sister, Angie Gallagher of Warminster, Pa; five grandchildren, Nicole, Nicholas, Michael, Steven and Kayla; and several nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29, at Robert H. Auchmoody Funeral Homes, Inc., 16 South Grand Ave., Poughkeepsie. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 30, at St. Martin de Porres Roman Catholic Church, Cedar Valley Road, Poughkeepsie. Interment will follow in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Poughkeepsie. Arrangements are under the direction of Robert H. Auchmoody Funeral Homes, Inc., Poughkeepsie. 
 

RUTH L. JONES Greenville, S.C. Ruth Lutz Jones of Rolling Green Village, Greenville, a former resident of Cape Coral, Fla., died Sunday, Oct. 22, 2000, at Greenville Memorial Hospital. She was 75. The daughter of the late Frank and Florence Fairley, she was born in Monessen, Pa. A graduate of Allegheny College, she was a retired businesswoman and entrepreneur, owning and operating an office supply store in Warwick. She was an active member of the Warwick Reformed Church and the Faith Presbyterian Church in Cape Coral, Fla. She was predeceased by her first husband, Dr. William E. Lutz and her second husband, Samuel L. Jones. Survivors include seven children, Elizabeth Lutz Wygant of Warwick, William Lutz of Simsbury, Conn., Frank Lutz of Tucson, Ariz., Royd Lutz of Easley, S.C., Joy McGrath of Chalfont, Pa., Jayne Kleinman of Meriden, Conn. and Jeanette Nailor of Freehold Township, N.J.; and 11 grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, at the Warwick Reformed Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the charity of one's choice. Condolences may be sent to Elizabeth L. Wygant, 12 Distillery Road, Warwick, N.Y. 10990. Arrangements under the direction of Woodlawn Funeral Home, Greenville, S.C. 
 

MARION O'REILLY Harriman, N.Y. Marion O'Reilly of Harriman, a homemaker and 25-year resident of the area, died Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2000, at Arden Hill Hospital in Goshen. She was 89. The daughter of the late George and Harriet Campbell Haubrich, she was born July 25, 1911, in Long Island City. She was married to the late John P. O'Reilly, who died June 27, 1987. She was a member of St. Anastasia R.C. Church, Harriman. Survivors include three sons, George O'Reilly of Hicksville, Michael O'Reilly of Harriman and Thomas O'Reilly of Hartsdale; one daughter, Ellen O'Reilly of Yorktown Heights; one sister, Dorothy Gensinger of College Point; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two brothers, George Haubrich and John Agnew. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today, Friday, Oct. 27, at the Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush Funeral Home, 117 Maple Ave., Monroe. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at St. Anastasia R.C. Parish Church, Route 17M, Harriman. Interment will be in St. Anastasia Cemetery, Harriman. Arrangements were made by Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush Funeral Home, Monroe. 
 

MARIAM E. SOBRADO New Paltz, N.Y. Mariam E. Sobrado of New Paltz died Thursday, Oct. 26, 2000, at her home. She was 77. The daughter of the late Anible D. and Josephine I. Dolan Partridge, she was born Sept. 16, 1923, in Roxbury, N.Y. She was the wife of the late Vincent Maggiore Jr., who died Jan. 28, 1960, and the late Cornelius Sobrado, who died Dec. 25, 1988. She was a member of the Getting-To-Know-You Pinochle Club. Survivors include two daughters, Rhonda Freese of Kingston and Barbara Anderson of Tampa, Fla; one son, Neil Sobrado of Kingston; one stepdaughter, Maria Sobrado of Kingston; one sister, Luella Jean Partridge Bouchard of New Paltz; five grandchildren, Kristen Marie Freese, Kyle Vincent Freese, Parker Anderson, Hunter Anderson and Karlee Ernst; one niece, Michelle Bouchard; one great-great-niece, Taylor Marie Schniderer; several other nieces and nephews;one sister-in-law, A.J. Bouchard; and two dear friends, Gilda Bach and Paul Maggiore. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today, Friday, Oct. 27, at A. Carr & Son Funeral Home, Kingston. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at St. Ann's R.C. Church, Sawkill. Interment will be in St. Ann's Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of A. Carr & Son Funeral Home, Kingston. 
 

MARGARET JOHNSON New Windsor, N.Y. Margaret Johnson of New Windsor, a retired dietician for the New York City Board of Education and seven-year resident of the area, died Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2000, in St. Luke's Hospital, Newburgh. She was 73. The daughter of the late William and Sadie Fludd Smiley, she was born March 18, 1927, in Charleston, S.C. She was the widow of Harry Alfred Johnson. Mrs. Johnson was a member of the Church of the Open Door in Brooklyn; and the Usher Board. Survivors include two daughters, Margaret "Margie" Johnson Pertet and Carol Johnson Cromer, both of New Windsor; one sister, Doris Terry of Washington D.C.; one sister-in-law, Nellie Smiley of Queens; eight grandchildren, Jamal, Jamila, Justine, Michael and Justin Johnson, Kasaine and Laisa Pertet and Alray Cromer; and two great-grandchildren, Elijah Johnson and Nysaiah Luster. She was predeceased by two sons, George Johnson and Michael Johnson; and one brother, William Smiley. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29, at Rhodes Funeral Home, 259 Walsh Ave., New Windsor. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 30, in the Church of the Open Door, 201 Gold St., Brooklyn. The Rev. Mark V.C. Taylor will officiate. Burial will be in Calverton National Cemetery, Calverton. Arrangements were made by Rhodes Funeral Home, New Windsor. 
 

PERRY M. FISHER JR. Monroe, N.Y. Perry M. Fisher Jr. of Monroe, a retired shipping and receiving clerk for Nepera Inc., Harriman, employee of A & B Sunoco Service Station, Harriman and lifetime resident of the area, died Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2000, in Arden Hill Hospital, Goshen. He was 71. The son of the late Perry M. Sr. and Mary E. Greene Fisher, he was born Jan. 10, 1929, in Port Jervis. Survivors include two daughters, Darlene Nangle and her husband, Jim of Port Jervis and Robin Fisher of Modena; four sons, Perry Fisher III and his wife, Kris of Millville, N.J., Donald Fisher of San Angelo, Texas, Robert Fisher of Woodbourne and Jesse Fisher of Crystal River, Fla.; two brothers, Harry Fisher of Woodbine, N.J. and Ike Fisher of Annapolis, Md.; one sister, Charlotte Fisher of Long Island; his lifelong companion, Marion Johns of Monroe and her children, Robert Johns, Morgan Johns and Glyniss Johns, all of Monroe, Grizz Johns of Burlingham and Dennis Johns of Pine Bush; 14 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by four brothers, Gene McBride, Joe McBride, Fred McBride and Bill McBride; and one sister, Ida Fisher. There will be no visitation. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, in the Highland Mills United Methodist Church, Route 32, Highland Mills. The Rev. William A. St. John will officiate. Burial will be in Cemetery of the Highlands, Highland Mills. Memorial contributions may be sent to Highland Mills United Methodist Church, Route 32, Highland Mills, N.Y. 10930. Arrangements were made by Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush Funeral Home, 117 Maple Ave., Monroe. 
 

ANNA GEBA Glen Spey, N.Y. Anna Geba of Glen Spey, a longtime resident of the area, died at home with her family on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2000, at the age of 96. She was a caring wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was born July 10, 1904, in Cherche, Ukraine, the daughter of the late Ivan and Pilahia Husak Hladun. She was married on June 16, 1920, in Ukraine to Gregory Geba, who died April 23, 1991. She was a member of St. Volodymyr's Ukrainian Church, Glen Spey; and Ukrainian Women's League, Ukraine. Survivors include one son, John Geba of Glen Spey; a daughter-in-law, Maria Geba of Staten Island; six grandchildren, Alexandra DiToro, Gregory P. Geba, Donna Geba Hrabarchuk, Katherine Landgraf, Linda LiGreci and Bohdan N. Geba; and seven great-grandchildren, Richard DiToro, Lauren Geba, Adriana LiGreci, Maria C. Geba, Sonia Geba, Eugene I. Hrabarchuk and John A. Geba. She was predeceased by one son, Bohdan Gebal two daughters, Daria Geba and Lydia Geba; and a daughter-in-law, Elizabeth C. Geba. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today, Friday, Oct. 27, 2000, at Gray-Parker Funeral Home, 100 East Main St., Port Jervis, with a Panachyda Service at 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at the funeral home, followed by a 10 a.m. Liturgy Mass at St. Volodymyr's Ukrainian Catholic Church, Glen Spey. The Rev. Marko Hirniak will officiate. Burial will be in Glen Spey Cemetery, Glen Spey. Memorial contributions may be sent to St. Volodymyr's Ukrainian Catholic Church, 2105 Route 41, Glen Spey, N.Y. 12737. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Gray-Parker Funeral Home, Port Jervis. 
 

ANTHONY F. "TONY" SUTERA Middletown, N.Y. Anthony F. "Tony" Sutera of Middletown, a retired employee of A&W School Supplies, Port Jervis, died Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2000, at Horton Medical Center, Middletown. He was 78. The son of the late Francis Paul and Antoinette Sassone Sutera, he was born Nov. 20, 1921, in St. Joseph, Missouri. Mr. Sutera was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Middletown; American Legion Post 151; VFW Post 161; the Mulberry House Seniors; and Teamsters Union 445, Newburgh. Survivors include one son, Tracy Sutera and his wife, Jill of Winterton; two daughters, Terry Prestimonico of Port Jervis and Shelley O'Shea and her husband, William of Peoria, Ariz; nine grandchildren, Gina, Tiffany, Shane, Saasha, Gillian, Neal, William, Hunter and Dylan; one great-grandchild, Tayler; one brother, Salvatore Sutera of Wemberly, Texas; two sisters, Josephine Breglio of Glen Head and Pauline Cahill of Commack; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by four sisters, Rose LaBarbera, Mary Cipolla, Margaret Russo and Angie Turniak. Friends are invited to call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today, Friday, Oct. 27, at the Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home, 130 Highland Ave., Middletown. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, in the Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Euclid Avenue, Middletown. Father Raymond Bagdonis will officiate. Interment will be in Orange County Veterans Cemetery, Goshen. Memorial contributions in Anthony's name may be sent to the Neal B. Turfler Memorial Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 524, Johnson, N.Y. 10933. Arrangements under the direction of the Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home, Middletown. 
 

MICHELLE E. INNELLA Port Jervis, N.Y. Michelle E. Innella of Port Jervis, a student at Orange County Community College, Middletown and lifelong resident of the area, died Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2000, at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, New York City. She was 22. The daughter of Michael E. and Charlene J. Melnick Innella, she was born Oct. 1, 1978, in Port Jervis. She was a member of St. Mary's R.C. Church, Port Jervis; and a cheerleader for Port Jervis Pop Warner Football. A family statement read: "Michelle touched so many people with her great personality and everlasting smile." Survivors include her parents, Michael and Charlene Innella, at home; one sister, Sherrill and brother-in-law George Rumsey of Port Jervis; three brothers, Richard Dutton, Michael Dutton and Kyle Innella and sister-in-law Heather Innella, all of Port Jervis; her maternal grandmother, Ada Melnick of Port Jervis; her paternal grandmother, Zita Innella of Port Jervis; her companion, Goran E. Karlson of Sweden; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. She was predeceased by her paternal grandfather, Samuel Innella; and her maternal grandfather, Alexander Melnick. Visitation was held Thursday, Oct. 26, at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. today, Friday, Oct. 27, at the funeral home, followed by an 11 a.m. Mass of the Resurrection at St. Mary's R.C. Church, Port Jervis. The Rev. Dennis Dinan will officiate. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Port Jervis. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, New York Chapter, Suite 156, 60 East 42nd St., New York, N.Y. 10165. Arrangements were made by Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Inc., Port Jervis. 

MARY C. POWELL Gettysburg, Pa. Mary C. Powell of Gettysburg, a former 57-year resident of Newburgh, died Sunday, Oct. 22, 2000. She was born in Tuxedo. She was the widow of J. Edward Powell. Mrs. Powell was a member of the Historical Society of Newburgh; the Powelton Club of Newburgh; and the St. Luke's Hospital Auxiliary. She retired from Fahnestock and Company, where she served as a financial consultant for many years. She was elected as a member of the Nuveen Advisory Council. Survivors include four grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; 21 nieces and nephews; and one sister, Rita Cirasella of Cedar Grove, N.J. Funeral services will be private and at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Historical Society of the Bay & Highlands. Arrangements were made by the Monahan Funeral Home, 125 Carlisle St., Gettysburg, Pa. 
 

FRANCES STERN PLENN Northeast Philadelphia, Pa. Frances Stern Plenn of Northeast Philadelphia, a retired bookkeeper and procurement clerk for the U.S. Government, died Monday, Oct. 23, 2000. She was 82. She was the widow of Martin Plenn. Mrs. Plenn was a volunteer fundraiser for the Deborah Hospital and the Eleanor Berry Memorial Chapter of the American Cancer Society. Survivors include her children, Paulette Browne of Monroe, Hilde and Bruce Sham of Oreland, Pa., Ted Browne of Wurtsboro and Murray and Dorothy Plenn of North Cape May, N.J.; one brother, Joseph and Sarah Stern; her grandchildren, Natalie and Lori Browne, Andrew, Mitchell and Frederick Plenn and Amanda, Seth and Mallory Sham; and one great-grandchild, Amy Plenn. Burial was in Frazer, Pa. Shiva will be observed from Saturday evening, Oct. 28, through Sunday evening, Oct. 29, at the Browne residence in Monroe. Arrangements were made by Goldsteins' Rosenberg's Raphael-Sacks Inc., Philadelphia, Pa. 
 

THEODORE A. VALLEAU New Windsor, N.Y. Theodore A. Valleau of New Windsor, an electrician for DuPont and Stauffer, both of Newburgh, and Farite of Wallkill, entered into rest Friday, Oct. 27, 2000, at home. He was 81. The son of the late Theodore and Lilyan MacDowell Valleau, he was born May 13, 1919, in Brooklyn. A Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Corps during WWII, he was a member of the Cornwall Yacht Club; and Black Rock Fish & Game Club. Survivors include his beloved wife, Catherine O'Brien, whom he married April 13, 1942, at home; one brother, Leroy Valleau of Middletown; two sisters, Alice Pilus of Newburgh and June Eoff of Blanket, Texas; and several nieces and nephews. Friends and relatives may call from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29, at the Coloni Funeral Home, Route 9W, New Windsor. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 30, at the funeral home. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, New Windsor. Arrangements are under the direction of the Coloni Funeral Home, New Windsor. 
 

ONUFRY P. ORLOWSKI Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Onufry P. Orlowski of Fort Lauderdale, a resident of Florida since 1992 and former 50-year resident of Plattekill, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2000. His wife, Albina, followed him in death a day later, on Oct. 26, 2000. He was 87. Mr. Orlowski was a general contractor in the Hudson Valley and New York City. He is survived by his loving daughters, Albina Brown of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. and Paula Blair and her husband, Thomas, of Manhattan; one brother, Marion Orlowski of Plattekill; and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29, at Kraeer Funeral Home, 4061 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 30, in St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Interment will follow in Queen of Heaven Cemetery, North Lauderdale, Fla. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Vitas Hospice or the Alzheimer's Association. Arrangements were made by Kraeer Funeral Homes, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. 
 

ALBINA S. ORLOWSKI Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Albina S. Orlowski of Fort Lauderdale, a resident of Florida since 1992 and former 50-year resident of Plattekill, passed away Thursday, Oct. 26, 2000, after a lengthy illness, one day after her devoted husband, Onufry. She was 87. Mrs. Orlowski had been a journalist and photographer for local papers, including the Poughkeepsie Journal and Walden Citizen Herald. She is survived by her loving daughters, Albina Brown of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. and Paula Blair and her husband, Thomas of Manhattan; her sister, Sabina Bouska of Linden, N.J.; and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29, at Kraeer Funeral Home, 4061 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 30, in St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Interment will follow in Queen of Heaven Cemetery, North Lauderdale, Fla. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Vitas Hospice or the Alzheimer's Association. Arrangements were made by Kraeer Funeral Homes, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. 
 

MARIE TANNER Harriman, N.Y. Marie Tanner of Harriman, a homemaker and nine-year resident, died Thursday, Oct. 26, 2000, at Arden Hill Hospital. She was 79. The daughter of the late Ed Reczek Sr. and Caroline Rospirka, she was born Dec. 27, 1920, in Phoenixville, Pa. She was a member of Sacred Heart R.C. Church, Monroe. "An avid reader and conversationalist, she was a sweet lady with a heart of gold and a smile for everyone. She was the best wife and mother and our hearts are broken to lose her." Survivors include her loving husband, Ernest Tanner, whom she married Oct. 8, 1951; her devoted daughter, Elaine Johansen and her husband John of Monroe; a sister, Doris Monteleone of Norristown, Pa; five nephews; two grand-nephews; three grand-nieces; and one great-grand-nephew. She was predeceased by one son, Kenneth; one sister, Adele Mancini; and one brother, Ed Reczek Jr. Visitation will be held at 9 a.m. Monday, Oct. 30, at Holy Trinity Church, Phoenixville, Pa. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10 a.m. at the church. Interment will follow in Holy Trinity R.C. Cemetery, Phoenixville, Pa. Arrangements are under the direction of Loretta M. Flynn and Thomas F. Flynn, Directors of Flynn-Gannon Funeral Homes, 139 Stage Road, Monroe, N.Y. 
 

ABRAHAM LEVINE Goshen, N.Y. Abraham Levine of Goshen, formerly of Highland Falls, a retired general manager for Styson Art, Manhattan, and a 25-year resident of the area, died Thursday, Oct. 26, 2000, at Orange County Residential Health Care Facility, Goshen. He was 82. The son of Louis Levine and Jennie Kancel, he was born Aug. 3, 1918, in New York, N.Y. He was married to Yetta Cutler, who predeceased him. He was a member of the Knights of Pythias, Manhattan. Survivors include one son, Mark Levine and his wife Melanie of Highland Falls; one brother, Irving Levine of Maywood, N.J; one sister, Katie Sack of the Bronx; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two brothers, Harold and Rubin Levine. There will be no visitation. Graveside services will be held at 11:45 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 29, at Brick Church Cemetery, Monsey. Rabbi Saul Wohlberg will officiate. Burial will be in Brick Church Cemetery, Monsey. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Hudson Valley, 280 North Bedford Road, #2-B, Mount Kisco, N.Y. 10549. Arrangements are under the direction of the William F. Hogan Funeral Home, 135 Main St., Highland Falls. 
 

ELVIRA "VERA" VISBECK Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Elvira "Vera" Visbeck of Poughkeepsie, a receiving supervisor at Sears in Poughkeepsie for 16 years, retiring in 1990, resident of Poughkeepsie since 1964 and former resident of East Norriton, Pa., died Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2000, at Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla. She was 66. The daughter of Antonio Spagnolia and Lavinia Grisi, she was born Jan. 22, 1934, in Philadelphia, Pa. She was a member of St. Martin de Porres Roman Catholic Church, Poughkeepsie. Survivors include her husband, Nicholas Visbeck, whom she married Jan. 19, 1957, in Philadelphia, at home; three sons, Nicholas A. Visbeck of Hyde Park, Robert Visbeck of Newburgh and Anthony Visbeck of Hyde Park; one sister, Angie Gallagher of Warminster, Pa.; five grandchildren, Nicole, Nicholas, Michael, Steven and Kayla; and several nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29, at Robert H. Auchmoody Funeral Homes, 16 South Grand Ave., Poughkeepsie. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 30, at St. Martin de Porres Roman Catholic Church, Cedar Valley Road, Poughkeepsie. Interment will follow in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Poughkeepsie. Arrangements under the direction of Robert H. Auchmoody Funeral Homes, Poughkeepsie. 
 

ARVILLA M. KNAPP Budd Lake, N.J. Arvilla M. Knapp, an eight-year resident of Budd Lake, N.J., formerly of Monticello, died Thursday, Oct. 26, 2000, at the home of her daughter in Budd Lake, N.J. She was 88. The daughter of the late Walter and Mary Davis Warren, she was born April 1, 1912, in Roxbury, N.Y. Mrs. Knapp had been employed at Howard Johnson's and the Spring Valley Laundry, both in Spring Valley, N.Y. She had also been employed at Manor Poultry in Livingston Manor. Survivors include two sons, Thurston Knapp of Monticello and Vincent Knapp of Forestburgh; three daughters, Virginia Montag of Liberty, Donna Knapp of Budd Lake, N.J. and Carolyn Hinkledire of Liberty; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Fred Knapp Sr., in 1979; four sons, Walter, Fred Jr., Richard and Ronald; and a daughter, Evelyn Knapp. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29, at the Harris Funeral Home, West Street at Buckley, Liberty. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 30, at the funeral home. The Rev. Carl Stiglich will officiate. Burial will be in Horton Cemetery, Horton, N.Y. Arrangements were made by the Harris Funeral Home, Liberty. 
 

JOSE RIVERA Goshen, N.Y. Jose Rivera of Goshen, a retired carpenter for the Cornwall Hospital and former resident of Firthcliffe, Cornwall, died Thursday, Oct. 26, 2000, in the Orange County Residential Health Care Facility, Goshen. He was 94. The son of Juan Bautista and Maria Rivera, he was born July 20, 1906, in Moreve, Puerto Rico. A family statement read: "He was a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather." Survivors include his wife, Justes Santiago Rivera; six sons, Jose and Filberto Rivera, both of Puerto Rico, Floyd Rivera of North Carolina, Juan Rivera of New Jersey, Erico Rivera of Illinois and Benjamin Rivera of Greenwood Lake; three daughters, Beridiana Lopez of Cornwall, Maria Machado of Newburgh and Francesica Gonzales of Highland Falls; one sister, Carmen Rivera of Puerto Rico; and 47 grandchildren. Relatives and friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 30, at the Quigley Bros. Funeral Home, 337 Hudson St., Cornwall-on-Hudson. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31, in St. Thomas of Canterbury Church, Cornwall-on-Hudson. The Rev. Bernard Heter will officiate. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, New Windsor. Memorial contributions may be sent to a charity of one's choice. Arrangements were made by Quigley Bros. Funeral Home, Cornwall-on-Hudson. www.Quigleybros.com 
 

MARGARET ELEANOR LIVESEY Middletown, N.Y. Margaret Eleanor Livesey of Middletown, a lifelong resident of the area, died Friday, Oct. 27, 2000, at home. The daughter of Franklin and Eleanor Burnett Kelder, she was born in the Town of Wallkill. Mrs. Livesey was retired teller for the Bank of New York and former employee for the catalog department of Montgomery Ward, both in Middletown. She was a member of First Congregational Church, Middletown. Her hobby was making ceramics. Survivors include her husband, Robert E. Livesey, at home; one son, Richard "Rick" Livesey and his wife, Cheri of Cuddebackville; one sister, Jane M. Livesey and her husband, Grover of Staten Island; one brother, Richard Kelder of Circleville; two grandchildren, Richard R. Livesey of Port Jervis and Amy Livesey of Cuddebackville; three stepgrandchildren, Paul Rossi Jr., Matthew Cooper and Stephen Conklin; and several nieces and nephews. There will be no visitation. Funeral services will be private. The Rev. Kevin Leach will officiate. Interment will be in Circleville Cemetery, Circleville. Memorial contributions may be sent to Hospice of Orange in Hudson Valley Inc., 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550. Arrangements under the direction of Cornelius, Dodd & Connell Funeral Home, 26 Grove St., Middletown. 
 

GEORGE PADGETT Sr. Sparrowbush, N.Y. George Padgett Sr. of Sparrowbush, a retired employee of the City of Port Jervis Public Works, Port Jervis, and a lifelong resident of the area, died Friday, Oct. 27, 2000, at Bon Secours Community Hospital, Port Jervis. He was 73. The son of Dana E. and Alice Brink Padgett, he was born Nov. 20, 1926, in Sparta, N.J. He was a member of the Minisink Reformed Church, Montague, N.J. Survivors include his wife, Grace Rumsey Padgett, at home; five sons, Dana Padgett, George Padgett Jr., Irving Padgett, Randy Aber and John Shepcock, all of Port Jervis; three daughters, Tammy Aber and Carol Babcock, both of Port Jervis, and Valerie Howell of Sparrowbush; one sister, Martha Moore of Port Jervis; two brothers, Dana Padgett of Port Jervis and Briggs Padgett of Godeffroy; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by twin sons, David and Donald Padgett. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 30, at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 East Main St., Port Jervis. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. The Rev. Angelo Forleo will officiate. Burial will be in Rural Valley Cemetery, Cuddebackville. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Sparrowbush Fire Department, Sparrowbush, N.Y. 12780. Arrangements are under the direction of the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Inc., Port Jervis. 
 

PATRICIA L. McGOVERN New Paltz, N.Y. Patricia L. McGovern of New Paltz, a secretary working at the DEC-New York State, New Paltz, and a lifetime resident of New Paltz, died Thursday, Oct. 26, 2000, at Vassar Brothers Hospital, Poughkeepsie. She was 56. The daughter of the late John and Ruth Pathey Campbell, she was born Aug. 20, 1944, in Poughkeepsie. Survivors include her husband, Thomas McGovern, at home; seven sons, Joseph McGovern and Christopher McGovern, both of New Paltz, William McGovern of Hurley, Patrick McGovern of New Paltz, Liam McGovern of Saugerties, and Sean McGovern and Thomas McGovern, both of New Paltz; three daughters, Mary Davis, Patricia McGovern and Kathleen McGovern, all of New Paltz; two brothers, Jack Campbell and Kenneth Campbell, both of New Paltz; two sisters, Dianne Paul of Pennsylvania and Ruth Robinson of Kingston; six grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by one brother, Daniel Campbell. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29, at Copeland Funeral Home, Inc., 162 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 30, at St. Joseph's Church, New Paltz. Burial will be private. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Juvenile Diabetes Association, 19 Fredrick Drive. Lake Katrine, N.Y. 12449. Arrangements are under the direction of Copeland Funeral Home, Inc., New Paltz. 
 

ROCKWELL "ROCK" HILL White Sulphur Springs, N.Y. Rockwell "Rock" Kenneth Hill of White Sulphur Springs, one of Sullivan County's most beloved residents - a spirited gentleman whose interest in hunting, fishing and golf far belied his advanced years, died at his residence Thursday, Oct. 26, 2000, at the age of 86. He was born June 13, 1914, in White Sulphur Springs, to Eben Rockwell Jr. and Amy Sutherland Hill. He was the widower of Ruth Bilger Hill of Callicoon, who passed away Oct. 24, 1996. "Rock" was a retired New York State Corrections Officer, serving at the Woodbourne Correctional Facility for 36 years before retiring in October 1976. A lifetime resident, "Rock" was active in the White Sulphur Springs community and was a member of White Sulphur Springs Senior Citizens. He was a life member of the White Sulphur Springs United Methodist Church. He enjoyed being an entrepreneur through the years, having previously been part owner of the Lincoln Motel in Liberty and the Hancock Liquor Store in Hancock. He was noted as having been one of the founding members of the White Sulphur Springs Fire Department; Liberty Elks Lodge #1545; and the Black Bear Hunting Club. Survivors include two sons, Glenn "Rocky" Hill and his wife, Renee of Merion, Pa. and Donald Hill of Miami, Fla.; one daughter, Joan Hill of Gainesville, Fla.; one sister, Betty Lindsley of White Sulphur Springs; three grandchildren, Alison Umpleby and her husband, George, Eben Rockwell Hill and Shara Rose Hill; and two great-grandchildren, Kari Ann and Jacob Umpleby. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today, Saturday, Oct. 28, at Ramsay's Funeral Home, 275 South Main St., Liberty. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29, at the White Sulphur Springs United Methodist Church. The Rev. DuBois Smith will officiate. Burial will be in Laurel Hill Cemetery, White Sulphur Springs. Memorial contributions may be sent to White Sulphur Springs Fire Department; the White Sulphur Springs Senior Citizens; or the White Sulphur Springs United Methodist Church, White Sulphur Springs, N.Y. 12787. Arrangements under the direction of Ramsay's Funeral Homes, Liberty. 


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