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LEROY STEINARD Beacon, N.Y. Leroy Steinard, a longtime resident of Beacon and a Route Manager for Hudson Valley Amusement Co., Beacon, died Thursday, Oct. 26, 2000, at Vassar Brothers Hospital, Poughkeepsie. He was 69. The son of Warren and Florence Rydell Steinard, he was born Sept. 8, 1931, in Cornwall. He was married to the former Beryl Pennucci, who survives at home. In addition to his wife, survivors include one daughter, Catherine Steinard, at home; one sister, Dorothy Young of Cornwall; and two grandchildren, Joshua and Samantha Bailey, at home. He was predeceased by one son, Warren Steinard, in 1983. Interment of cremains will be in St. Joachim's Cemetery, Washington Avenue, Beacon, at the convenience of the family. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Halvey Funeral Home, 24 Willow St., Beacon.

MARGARET J. LARE Newburgh, N.Y. Margaret J. Lare of Newburgh, a homemaker, died Sunday, Oct. 29, 2000, at Sylcox Health Care Facilities. She was 91. The daughter of Michael and Mary Hayes Whalen, she was born Dec. 7, 1908, in Newburgh. She was the widow of the late Kenneth Lare. She was a member of St. Patrick's Church. Survivors include one son, Robert Lare of Newburgh; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by three sons, Kenneth Lare Jr., William Lare and Harry Lare. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31, at Doulin Newburgh Funeral Home Inc., 318 North Montgomery St., Newburgh. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, at St. Patrick's Church, Newburgh. 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. Arrangements were made by Doulin Newburgh Funeral Home Inc., Newburgh.

ALICE M. YOUMANS Rock Tavern, N.Y. Alice M. Youmans of Rock Tavern, an employee in the housewares section of the Thruway Market, Walden, and a lifelong resident of the area, died Saturday, Oct. 28, 2000, at home. She was 52. The daughter of Herman and Cora Costello Lampack, she was born Jan. 7, 1948, in Newburgh. Survivors include her husband, John A. Youmans, at home; two sons, John D. Youmans and Joshua A. Youmans, both at home; one daughter, Dawn Marie Stanton of Memphis, Tenn; two brothers, Tom Lampack of Florence, S.C. and William R. Lampack of Newburgh; one sister, Diane Jarmon of Beulaville, N.C; and three grandchildren, Brianna, Matthew and Aaron. Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, at the Gridley-Horan Funeral Home, 39 Orchard St., Walden. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, at the funeral home. Cremation will be in Cedar Hill Crematory, Newburgh. Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements are under the direction of the Gridley-Horan Funeral Home, Inc., Walden.

CATHERINE MARY PREUSS Blooming Grove, N.Y. Catherine Mary Preuss of Blooming Grove, a teacher's aide with the multiple handicapped kids at BOCES and a 32-year resident of the area, entered into rest Saturday, Oct. 28, 2000, at Westchester Medical Center. She was 61. The daughter of James and Kathleen Kilbride Kehoe O'Brien, she was born Sept. 17, 1939, in County Wexford, Ireland. Survivors include her husband, Paul J. Preuss of Blooming Grove; one son, P.J. Preuss Jr. of New Paltz; two daughters, Dawn M. Creeden of Campbell Hall and Linda Fischer of Lycoming, Wyo; two sisters, Margaret Wheeler and Alice Fortune, both of Ireland; two grandsons, Zachary B. Creeden and Joshua S. Creeden; and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, at the David T. Ferguson Funeral Home, 20 North St., Washingtonville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, at St. Columba Church, Chester. Burial will be in St. Columba Cemetery, Chester. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Special Olympics of New York, Orange County, R.D. 2 Box 310, Middletown, N.Y. 10940, 914-692-0016. Arrangements are under the direction of the David T. Ferguson Funeral Home, Inc., Washingtonville. For further information, go to www.legacy.com.

FLORA ADAMS PARSONS Highland Mills, N.Y. Flora Adams Parsons of Highland Mills, a homemaker and lifetime resident of the area, died Saturday, Oct. 28, 2000, in the Orange County Residential Health Care Facility, Goshen. She was 92. The daughter of the late Henry and Ruby Dawson Adams, she was born Aug. 26, 1908, in Hillburn. She was the widow of George J. Parsons. Mrs. Parsons was a 70-year member of the Hawthorne Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star; and charter member of the Ladies Auxiliary American Legion Post #779, Highland Mills. Survivors include one daughter, Elizabeth Martin of Kumpletown, Pa.; two brothers, David H. Adams and Fred D. Adams, both of Highland Mills; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today, Monday, Oct. 30, at the Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush Funeral Home, 117 Maple Ave., Monroe. Eastern Star services will be held at 7:30 p.m. and prayer services will be held at 8 p.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31, in St. Patrick's Church, Route 32, Highland Mills. The Rev. Gerard P. Travers will officiate. Burial will be in Cemetery of the Highlands, Highland Mills. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Salvation Army, 238 Van Ness St., Newburgh, N.Y. 12550. Arrangements were made by the Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush, Inc. Funeral Home, Monroe.

GEORGE LOCKWOOD BAKER Abilene, Texas George L. Baker of Abilene, Texas, a retired minister and contractor, went to be with his Lord on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2000, at the Abilene Convalescent Center after a long illness. He was 71. The son of Addison N. and Olive Baker Hubbard, he was born April 23, 1929, in Middletown. He met and married Grace E. Clark on Jan. 8, 1949, in Middletown. He served in the U.S. Navy and was a member of the S. 11th and Willis Church of Christ. Survivors include his wife, Grace E. Baker of Abilene, Texas; two sons, John A. Baker of Abilene, Texas and Kenneth R. Baker of Bloomingburg; four daughters, Nancy E. Pair of Hawley, Texas, Lucille A. McDonald of Cathedral City, Calif., Sandra L. Miller of Taneytown, Md. and Patricia M. Manuel of Key Largo, Fla; 15 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one sister, Doris M. Cieslewitz; and many nieces and nephews. Family visitation will be from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. today, Monday, Oct. 30, at Elmwood Funeral Home, 5750 Highway 277 South, Abilene, Texas. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31, at Elmwood Funeral Home Chapel. Mr. Neil Lightfoot will officiate. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Hospice of the Big Country at 4601 Hartford St., Abilene, Texas 79605. Arrangements are under the direction of Elmwood Funeral Home, Abilene, Texas.

CHARLOTTE HARDING RICE Roscoe, N.Y. Charlotte Harding Rice of Roscoe, a retired secretary for the Roscoe Central School and a lifelong area resident, died Sunday, Oct. 29, 2000, at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Johnson City, N.Y. She was 88. The daughter of the late William H. and Helen Chisholm Harding, she was born Jan. 22, 1912, in Roscoe. Mrs. Rice was a graduate of the Roscoe Central School and Albany Business School. She had worked at the Roscoe Central School for over 35 years. She was a member of the United Church of Roscoe and the Roscoe Rockland Garden Club. A family statement read, "She was a loving mother and grandmother. She enjoyed fly fishing and her home in Roscoe. She loved her extended family that grew through the years while working in the office at the school." Survivors include two daughters, Mary Lou Sprague of Roscoe and Florence Ann Wavle and her husband Albert of Fairlawn, Ohio; one son, D. John Rice and his wife Susan of Maine, N.Y; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Harold Rice, in 1979; and a daughter, Ellen Jane Giffen. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31, at the Harris Funeral Home, Railroad Ave., Roscoe. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, at the United Church of Roscoe, Church Street, Roscoe. The Rev. Bridgette LeConey will officiate. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery, Roscoe. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Memorial Fund of the United Church of Roscoe, or Hilltop Retirement Community, Star Unit, 286 Deyo Hill Road, Johnson City, N.Y. 13790. Arrangements were made by the Harris Funeral Home, Roscoe.

WALTER C. MACHNICKI Goshen, N.Y. Walter C. Machnicki of Goshen, a retired operating engineer for Local 825, Middletown, and a lifetime resident of the area, died Saturday, Oct. 28, 2000, at Good Samaritan Hospital, Suffern. He was 69. The son of Stanley and Mary Wronski Machnicki, he was born Feb. 5, 1931, in Chester. A U.S. Army Veteran having served with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Alaska from 1952-1954, he was a member of the Mountaineers Hunting Club, Glen Spey; the N.R.A; P.L.A.V. Post 16, Pine Island; and a Senior Member of the County Seat Conservation Club. A family statement read, "Dad was the strong and silent type who loved his family deeply, especially Walter and Katie, and was proud of all of them. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting, fishing, hummingbirds, his garden and his roses." Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth VanSickle Machnicki, at home; one daughter, Debra Machnicki and Jim of Goshen; one son, Stanley and wife Norine of Goshen; his beloved grandson and ballgame partner Walter, and cherished granddaughter Kaitlyn; one brother, Edward and his wife Edna of Middletown; one sister, Helen Szulwach and her husband John of Belleville, N.J; four brothers-in-law, Richard, John, Walt and Am; five sisters-in-law, Lillian, Joan, Virginia, Pauline and Ellie; several nieces and nephews; and many good friends and neighbors. He was predeceased by one brother, Henry. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today, Monday, Oct. 30, at the T.S. Purta Funeral Home, 690 County Route 1, Pine Island. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31, at St. Stanislaus Church, Pine Island. Interment will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Florida, N.Y. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Florida Fire Department Truck Restoration Fund, Florida, N.Y. 10921. Arrangements are under the direction of the T.S. Purta Funeral Home, Pine Island.

HELEN LAST CHERNICK Monticello, N.Y. Helen Last Chernick, formerly of Monticello, died Sunday, Oct. 29, 2000, in K'far Saba, Israel. She was the wife of the late Jack Chernick; mother of Alice, Andrew, Miriam Israel and Bonnie Epstein; and grandmother of Adina, Rina, Ben, Gila, Hilah and Ariel. For information call 212-866-0386.

Preuss, Catherine Mary, 61, of Blooming Grove, died Saturday, Oct. 28, 2000, at Westchester Medical Center. David T. Ferguson Funeral Home, Inc. 496-9106.

JENNIE ZALEWSKI Valley Stream, N.Y. Jennie Zalewski of Valley Stream, formerly of Bloomingburg, died Saturday, Oct. 28, 2000. She was the loving wife of the late Victor; beloved mother of Richard, Regina DeMarino and Roberta Trombley; cherished grandmother of nine; and great-grandmother of five. Reposing will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today, Tuesday, Oct. 31, at Edward F. Lieber Funeral Homes, Inc., 226 North Central Ave., Valley Stream. Blessing will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, at St. Paul's R.C. Church, Bullville. Interment will be in Bloomingburg Rural Cemetery, Bloomingburg. Arrangements are under the direction of Edward F. Lieber Funeral Homes, Inc., Valley Stream.

FRANK OSPINA Monticello, N.Y. & Lake Butler, Fla. Frank Ospina of Monticello and Lake Butler, Fla., died Sunday, Oct. 29, 2000, in Lake Butler, Fla. He was 56. The son of Eva Gonzalez Ospina and the late Miguel Ospina, he was born June 20, 1944, in Panama. Survivors include his mother of Monticello; one brother, Eddie Ospina of Monticello; two sisters, Mariela Anglin of Middletown and Damaris Rundle of Monticello; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by one brother, Humberto Ospina. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, at the VanInwegen-Kenny, Inc. Funeral Home, 195 Broadway, Monticello. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Friday, Nov. 3, at St. Peter's R.C. Church, Monticello. The Rev. Robert Ginel will officiate. Burial will be in St. Peter's Cemetery, Monticello. Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 159 Green St., Kingston, N.Y. 12401. Arrangements are under the direction of VanInwegen-Kenny, Inc. Funeral Home, Monticello.

IRENE THOMPSON Middletown, N.Y. Irene Thompson of Middletown, a homemaker and 60-year resident of the area, died Sunday, Oct. 29, 2000, at Horton Medical Center, Middletown. She was 91. The daughter of Harry and Mary Powers Elston, she was born Oct. 13, 1909, in Brooklyn. She was married to the late William A. Thompson. She was a member of Webb Horton Memorial Presbyterian Church, Middletown. Survivors include two sons, Eric Thompson of Brewster and Robert Thompson of Syosset; one daughter, Mary D'Angelo of Catania, Sicily; eight grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by one son, William Thompson. There will be no visitation. Services will be private and at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in Arlington Cemetery, Drexel Hill, Pa. Memorial contributions may be sent to Southwinds Retirement Home, 70 Fulton St., Middletown, N.Y. 10940. Arrangements are under the direction of Cornelius, Dodd & Connell, Inc. Funeral Home, 26 Grove St., Middletown.

CATHERINE MARY PREUSS Blooming Grove, N.Y. Catherine Mary Preuss of Blooming Grove, a teacher's aide with the multiple handicapped kids at BOCES and a 32-year resident of the area, entered into rest Saturday, Oct. 28, 2000, at Westchester Medical Center. She was 61. The daughter of James and Kathleen Kilbride Kehoe O'Brien, she was born Sept. 17, 1939, in County Wexford, Ireland. Survivors include her husband, Paul J. Preuss of Blooming Grove; one son, P.J. Preuss Jr. of New Paltz; two daughters, Dawn M. Creeden of Campbell Hall and Linda Fischer of Lycoming, Wyo; two sisters, Margaret Wheeler and Alice Fortune, both of Ireland; two grandsons, Zachary B. Creeden and Joshua S. Creeden; and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, at the David T. Ferguson Funeral Home, 20 North St., Washingtonville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, at St. Columba Church, Chester. Burial will be in St. Columba Cemetery, Chester. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Special Olympics of New York, Orange County, R.D. 2 Box 310, Middletown, N.Y. 10940, 914-692-0016. Arrangements are under the direction of the David T. Ferguson Funeral Home, Inc., Washingtonville. For further information, go to www.legacy.com.

CATHERINE MARY PREUSS Blooming Grove, N.Y. Catherine Mary Preuss of Blooming Grove, a teacher's aide with the multiple handicapped kids at BOCES and a 32-year resident of the area, entered into rest Saturday, Oct. 28, 2000, at Westchester Medical Center. She was 61. The daughter of James and Kathleen Kilbride Kehoe O'Brien, she was born Sept. 17, 1939, in County Wexford, Ireland. Survivors include her husband, Paul J. Preuss of Blooming Grove; one son, P.J. Preuss Jr. of New Paltz; two daughters, Dawn M. Creeden of Campbell Hall and Linda Fischer of Lycoming, Wyo; two sisters, Margaret Wheeler and Alice Fortune, both of Ireland; two grandsons, Zachary B. Creeden and Joshua S. Creeden; and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, at the David T. Ferguson Funeral Home, 20 North St., Washingtonville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, at St. Columba Church, Chester. Burial will be in St. Columba Cemetery, Chester. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Special Olympics of New York, Orange County, R.D. 2 Box 310, Middletown, N.Y. 10940, 914-692-0016. Arrangements are under the direction of the David T. Ferguson Funeral Home, Inc., Washingtonville. For further information, go to www.legacy.com.

CAROL L. LaVALLE East Branch, N.Y. Carol L. LaValle of East Branch, a general laborer making medical supplies for Bard Parker, Hancock, N.Y. for 12 years and for RFI, Walton, N.Y. for 10 years, died Sunday, Oct. 29, 2000, at Delaware Valley Hospital, Walton, N.Y. She was 60. She was born Aug. 16, 1940, in Hancock, N.Y. and attended Hancock Baptist Church, Hancock. She is survived by family members Sally Wahl of East Branch, N.Y. and New Port Richie, Fla., Frank and Lori Lamica of East Branch, Vince and Melody Scavo of Durham, N.C., Gary Wahl of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Greg Wahl of Cary, N.C., and Ross and Sharon Sposato of Port Jervis; and special friends Donna, Debbie, Roseann and Marisa. She was predeceased by a brother, Dr. Irving LaValle Jr., in January 2000. Calling hours will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today, Tuesday, Oct. 31, at Henderson-Biedekapp Funeral Chapel, 7 East Main St., Hancock, N.Y. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, at the funeral chapel, along with a memorial service for her brother, Dr. Irving LaValle Jr. The Rev. James Barbour of the Hancock Baptist Church will officiate. Burial will be in Partridge Island Cemetery, Fishs Eddy, N.Y. Contributions in Carol's memory may be sent to the animal charity of one's choice. Arrangements are under the direction of Henderson-Biedekapp Funeral Chapel, Hancock, N.Y.

ANNA SZCZEPANIAK Goshen, N.Y. Anna Szczepaniak of Goshen, a homemaker, died Monday, Oct. 30, 2000, at Orange County Residential Health Care Facility, Goshen. She was 91. The daughter of Jan and Mary Lawinska Gliwinski, she was born July 10, 1909, in Poland. She was the widow of Ignacy Szczepaniak. She was a member of St. Stanislaus R.C. Church, Pine Island, and its Living Rosary Society; and Polish Legion of American Veterans Post #16 Ladies Auxiliary, Pine Island. Survivors include three sons, Stanley Szczepaniak and his wife Susan of Matawan, N.J., Frank Szczepaniak and his wife Jessie of California and Joseph Kolodziejczyk and his wife Faye of Battle Ground, Wash; one daughter, Sophie Maj and her husband Felix of Sweden; one brother-in-law, Mike Szczepaniak and his wife Kathy of Canada; one sister, Stephanie Rzepinska of Poland; one brother, Stanley Gliwinski of Poland; 10 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, and Friday, Nov. 3, at T.S. Purta Funeral Home, 690 County Route 1, Pine Island. A funeral Mass will be offered at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, at St. Stanislaus R.C. Church, Pine Island. Interment will be in St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Pine Island. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Florida Fire Department Restoration Fund, c/o Florida Fire Co., Florida, N.Y. 10921. Arrangements are under the direction of T.S. Purta Funeral Home, Pine Island.

MARTHA AGNES VETOSKY Slate Hill, N.Y. Martha Agnes Vetosky of Slate Hill, a retired bookkeeper for the Department of Mental Hygiene in Middletown, former bookkeeper for Montgomery Ward and Middletown Savings Bank, and a 55-year resident of the area, died Saturday, Oct. 28, 2000, in the Town of Ramapo. She was 80. The daughter of the late Frederick and Martha Muller Kauth, she was born Feb. 14, 1920, in Jamaica, N.Y. She was a member of the Slate Hill Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary; was the first Secretary-Treasurer for the Slate Hill Fire District; past Vice President and Tour Director and Treasurer for the Greater Middletown Chapter 1441 A.A.R.P; member of the Happy Seniors in the Town of Wallkill; and a member and past President of the Slate Hill Pacers. Survivors include her husband, Raymond Vetosky, at home; her brother, Richard Kauth of Australia; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sister, Gertrude Muldowney; and her brothers Frederick Kauth and Alfred Kauth. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, at Ralston-Lippincott-Hasbrouck-Ingrassia Funeral Home, Inc., 72 West Main St., Middletown. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Ridgebury Cemetery, Ridgebury, N.Y. Arrangements are under the direction of the Ralston-Lippincott-Hasbrouck-Ingrassia Funeral Home, Inc., Middletown.

MARIA SLINN Monroe, N.Y. Maria Slinn of Monroe, a real estate broker for Kahn Realtors, Monroe, and a 28-year resident of the area, died Monday, Oct. 30, 2000, at Arden Hill Hospital. She was 50. The daughter of Sybella White Clayton G'Schwend and the late Walter Armand G'Schwend, she was born Jan. 28, 1950, in Heidelberg, Germany. She was a member of Sacred Heart Church, Monroe; and a former member of the Monroe Bowling League, Monroe. Survivors include her husband, John W. Slinn, at home; two daughters, Casey M. Slinn of Carmel and Nicole L. Slinn of Monroe; her mother, Sybella White G'Schwend of Washington, D.C; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by one brother, Walter G'Schwend. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today, Tuesday, Oct. 31, and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, at Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush Funeral Home, 117 Maple Ave., Monroe. A prayer service will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, at Sacred Heart Church, Still Road, Monroe. The Rev. George Pulparayil and Rev. Vernon Wickrematunge will officiate. Burial will be in Brick Church Cemetery, New Hempstead, N.Y. Memorial contributions may be sent to the A.L.S. Association, P.O. Box 2300, Pomona, N.Y. 10970. Arrangements are under the direction of the Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush, Inc. Funeral Home, Monroe.

Dr. WILLIAM M. SANTORO Cornwall, N.Y. Dr. William M. Santoro of Cornwall, a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and a native of Cornwall and Montgomery, died Sunday, Oct. 29, 2000, at Cornwall Hospital. He was 77. The son of Benjamin Santoro and Loretta McEvilly Santoro, he was born July 17, 1923, in Coldenham, N.Y. He attended St. Mary's Church, Montgomery; was an Honor Roll Member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the American Association of Equine Practitioners; former trustee of the Museum of the Hudson Highlands; member of the Board of Directors of Goshen Historic Track; Historic Montgomery Association; Hudson Valley Veterinary Medical Association; New York State Veterinarian Medical Society; and New York Military Academy Troop D Reactivation Committee. He attended the University of Virginia, Columbia University, and received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1949 from Kansas State University. He served his residency at Cornell University and served as an Assistant Professor at Tufts University. Dr. Santoro was raised in Montgomery and after finishing his schooling, he moved out of state. He had a private equine practice for 51 years in Maryland. He returned to live with his wife Lois in Cornwall six years ago. He was the widower of Gertrude Montgomery Santoro. Survivors include his wife, Lois Betts Santoro, at home; two sons, William B. Santoro of Forest Hill, Md. and James M. Santoro of Monkton, Md; one grandson, William M. Santoro of Forest Hill, Md; sister Gloria Neale of Virginia Beach, Va; brother Dr. Benjamin Santoro of Chatham, Mass; and sisters Sally Ryan of Cornwall and Natalie Ann Santoro of Newburgh. He was predeceased by one brother, James B. Santoro. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, at Overhiser Funeral home, 78 Union St., Montgomery. A funeral Mass will be said at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, at St. Mary's Church, Montgomery. Father Joseph D. Sullivan will officiate. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Montgomery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Cornwall Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Clinton Street, Cornwall, N.Y. 12518, or Canine Sanctuary Fund Raiser, 2 Riverbank Lane, Cornwall-on-Hudson, N.Y. 12520. Arrangements were made by Millspaugh Funeral Directors, Walden. 

CHARLES C. HORTON was born January 13, 1839, at Goshen, Orange County, New York. He came with his father to Iowa in 1848, locating at Muscatine where he attended the public and private schools. In 1857 he returned to New
York and entered Delaware Collegiate Institute at Franklin, graduating in the literary and scientific course in 1859. In 1861, Mr. Horton enlisted as a private in Company A, Second Iowa Cavalry, where he won rapid promotion to first lieutenant. In June, 1862, he was promoted to captain and was in command of a battalion most of the time until he was commissioned major in 1863. He was in command of the regiment at times and in 1864 was promoted to lieutenant-colonel. From this time he was in command of the regiment or a brigade until mustered out in 1865. He participated in the following
> engagements: New Madrid, Island Number Ten, Booneville, Farmington, Corinth, Luka, Tupel, Jackson and Nashville, where the SEcond Brigade charged upon and captured the first two forts taken in that battle and its flag was the
first planted upon the works. Colonel Horton was wounded in the engagement at Coldwater. In 1880 Colonel Horton was appointed special agent of the United States Land Office, resigning to become special examiner of the Pension
Bureau, in which position he served fifteen years. In 1873 he was elected on the Republican ticket Representative in the Fifteenth General Assembly, serving by reelection two terms. He was the author of bills creating a School for Feeble Minded Children at Glenwood, and one to consolidate the Soldiers' and Orphans' Homes at Davenport. In 1897 Colonel Horton was appointed commandant of the Soldiers' Home at Marshalltown.


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