Miscellaneous Orange County, New York Obituaries

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Cook, Shirley Harvey,
59, of Charlotte, N.C., died Wednesday, June 24, 1998, in Charlotte. Almond, Raymer & McConnell Funeral Home. 704-892-9669. 

Heller, Harold Paul,
74, of Warwick, died Thursday, June 25, 1998, in Warwick. Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home. 794-7474. 

Hernandez, Cherylynn Madeline,
32, of Macon, Ga., died Tuesday, June 23, 1998, in Macon. Ramsay's Funeral Home. 292-7160. 

Hubner, Elizabeth,
98, of Kinnelon, New Jersey, died Wednesday, June 24, 1998. Morrison Funeral Home, 973-838-2290. 

Labbate, Elizabeth,
66, of Montgomery, died Thursday, June 25, 1998, in Middletown. Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home, 343-6309. 

Leo, Mary E.,
77, of Middletown, died Thursday, June 25, 1998, in Middletown. Ralston-Lippincott- Hasbrouck-Ingrassia Funeral Home. 343-6023. 

Newhard, Ella (Babe),
71, of Warwick, died Thursday, June 25, 1998, Warwick. Lazear-Smith Funeral Home, 986-4331. 

Ruoff, Nora Frances,
67, of Cornwall, died Wednesday, June 24, 1998, at home. Quigley Brothers Funeral Home. 534-9424. 

Shurn, Dennis Charles,
49, of Barryville, died Saturday, June 20, 1998, in Harris. Gray-Rasmussen Funeral Home. 557-8010. 

ADDENDUM 
Mary Lou Honold, 82, of New Windsor, died Monday, June 22, 1998. Survivors include one daughter, Carolyn G. Honold of the state of Florida; one sister, Anna Maria Salvaggio of the Bronx; her beloved companion, ``Katie''; and several nieces and nephews. 

ELIZABETH LABBATE Montgomery, NY 
Elizabeth Labbate of Montgomery, a registered nurse, died Thursday, June 25, 1998, in Horton Medical Center, following a long illness. She was 66. The daughter of the late John and Mae O'Mally Lynch, she was born Dec. 18, 1931, in the Bronx. She married Frank Labbate Sept. 4, 1943, in the Bronx. Survivors include her husband Frank, at home; seven children, Rosemarie Rose of Middletown, Patrick Labbate of Las Vegas, Nev., Frankie Labbate of the Bronx, John Labbate of Long Beach, Calif., Susanne Knapp of the Bronx, Richie Labbate of the Bronx and Joanne Assalone of Mahopac; she also has 17 grandchildren and three brothers, Father Dan Lynch, O.Carm of Middletown, Robert Lynch of Clairmont, Calif. and Joseph Lynch of Bronxville. She was predeceased by a sister, Marie Avallone. Friends are invited to call at the Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home, 130 Highland Ave., Middletown, this evening from 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral Mass will be celebratedin St. Albert's Chapel on Carmelite Drive, Middletown Saturday morning at ten o'clock. Interment will be in the family plot in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Middletown. Funeral arrangements under the direction of R. Barry and Mary M. McPhillips, Directors of the Applebee- McPhillips Funeral Home. 

ELLA ``BABE'' NEWHARD Warwick, NY 
Ella ``Babe'' Newhard of Warwick, the retired proprietor of Newhards, The Home Source in Warwick, died Thursday, June 25, 1998, in St. Anthony's Hospital, Warwick. She was 71. The daughter of the late Michael J. and Mary Finnan Brown, she was born Dec. 16, 1926, in Highland Falls. She was the widow of Robert J. Newhard. She was a member of St. Stephen's Church, Warwick, where she served as a Eucharistic Minister;former treasurer and trustee of Ct. St. Anne, Catholic Daughters; and past president and treasurer of St. Stephen's Sodality. As an active member of her parish, she was the first coordinator of Meals on Wheels and first parochial school and CYO league girls basketball coach. She was a former member of bandwagon Board of Directors; member of Warwick Friends of the Library, Warwick Historical Society, and a former community Girl Scout Leader. Survivors include two sons, Robert and Michael Newhard of Warwick; three daughters, Mary Knieriemen and Jean Murphy of Warwick and Elizabeth Newhard of Portland, Ore.; one grandson, Michael; one granddaughter, Elia; one sister, Mary P. Riedel of Highland Falls; one brother, Michael Brown of Cornwall; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, John Newhard. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today, Friday, June 26, at the Lazear-Smith Funeral Home, 17 Oakland Ave., Warwick. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 27, at St. Stephen's Church, Warwick. Interment will be in St. Stephen's Cemetery, Warwick. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Ella Newhard Educational Scholarship Fund, c/o St. Stephen's-St. Edward's Educational Trust; PO Box 994, Warwick, NY 10990. Scholarship to benefit a female scholar athlete. Arrangements made by the Lazear-Smith Funeral Home, Warwick. 

HAROLD PAUL HELLER Warwick, N.Y. 
Harold Paul Heller of Warwick, died Thursday, June 25, 1998, in Schervier Pavillion in Warwick. He was 74. The son of Frank and Mary Boteshansky Heller, he was born Feb. 8, 1924, in Hunter. He was the widower of Betty Heller. He was a Veteran of WWII; active member of Mason Lodge No. 544 F.&A.M., Warwick; Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Wawayanda Lodge No. 34; life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 4662; and life member of the Nicholas P. Lesando Jr., American Legion Post 214, Warwick. He worked as a printer before and after WWII, before on a weekly tabloid and after for Pratt & Whitney Aircraft in East Hartford, Conn. He spent the war years engaged in the heaviest of battles, including the ``Battle of the Bulge'', receiving many medals. A family statement read: ``He was our uncle and we, his family. Some called him `Harry', but most called him Harold or just `Unc'. He was `our' uncle and we loved him.'' ``Unc'' leaves behind one sister, Dorothy Schwimmer of Florida; one brother, Lionel Heller of California; six nieces and nephews, Elaine Appelbaum, Rochelle Effick, Frank Schwimmer, Evan, Adam and Mauri Lynn Heller. He will be sadly missed by his great nieces and nephews, Sandy, Sarene, Matt, C.J., Mark and Jason. 

MARY E. LEO Middletown, NY 
Mary E. Leo of Middletown, a homemaker and longtime resident of the area, died Thursday, June 25, 1998, in Horton Medical Center, Middletown. She was 77. The daughter of the late Antonio and Rose Nardosi, she was born Jan. 26, 1921, in Corning. Mrs. Leo was a member of St. Joseph Church in Middletown; member and secretary of the Our Lady of Assumption Society of the church; and member of the Lenton Sewing Club in Middletown. Survivors include her husband, Anthony Leo, at home; two daughters, Diane Leo and Patricia Leo, both of Middletown; two granddaughters, Amy Durland and Toni Durland, both of Middletown; one sister, Pierina Masci of East Northport; one brother, Albert Cinelli of Merrick; and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today, Friday, June 26, at the Ralston-Lippincott- Hasbrouck-Ingrassia Funeral Home, 72 W. Main St., Middletown. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 27, in St. Joseph Church, 149 Cottage St., Middletown. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Middletown. Arrangements were made by Ralston-Lippincott- Hasbrouck-Ingrassia Funeral Home, Inc. Middletown. 

NORA FRANCES RUOFF Cornwall, NY 
Nora Frances Ruoff of Cornwall, a retired seamstress with Loring Coat Co. in Newburgh, died Wednesday, June 24, 1998, at home. She was 67. The daughter of Mortimer and Nora Sullivan O'Shea, she was born Oct. 28, 1930, in Howard Beach. Mrs. Ruoff was a member of St. Thomas of Canterbury Church in Cornwall-on- Hudson and the International Ladies Garment Workers Union in New York. Survivors include one sister-in-law, Ruth O'Shea of Cornwall; five nephews; one great-nephew; one niece; and one great-niece. She was predeceased by a brother, Mortimer O'Shea. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, June 28, at the Quigley Brothers Funeral Home, 337 Hudson St., Cornwall-on- Hudson. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Monday, June 29, in St. Thomas of Canterbury Church, Cornwall-on-Hudson. Rev. Bernard Heter will officiate. Burial will be in Long Island National Cemetery, Farmingdale. Memorial contributions may be sent to Hospice of Orange, 800 Stony Brook Ct., Newburgh, N.Y. 12550. Arrangements were made by Quigley Brothers Funeral Home, Cornwall-on-Hudson. 

DENNIS CHARLES SHURN Barryville, NY 
Dennis Charles Shurn of Barryville, a woodworker and four-year resident of the area, died Saturday, June 20, 1998, in Community General Hospital, Harris. He was 49. The son of Peter and Vivienne Tagliarino Shurn, he was born April 21, 1949, in Astoria. Survivors include his wife, Barbara, at home; one daughter, Christine of Queens; one sister, Vivienne Labita of Queens; one brother, Peter Shurn of Houston, Texas; and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 12 noon Saturday, June 27, at the Gray-Rasmussen Funeral Home in Barryville. Funeral services will immediately follow at 12 noon at the funeral home. The Rev. Douglas Lee will officiate. Cremation will take place in the H.G. Smith Crematory in Stroudsburg, Pa. Arrangements were made by Gray-Rasmussen Funeral Home, Barryville. 

CHERYLYNN MADELINE HERNANDEZ Macon, Ga. 
Cherylynn Madeline Hernandez of Macon, a homemaker and former resident of Sullivan County, died Tuesday, June 23, 1998, in Macon. She was 32. The daughter of Aaron and Frances Thomas Davis, she was born Dec. 27, 1965, in Liberty. Survivors include her mother and stepfather, Frances and Henry Jackson of Monticello; her husband, Thomas Hernandez of Liberty; three sons, Samuel Cabrera, Israel Cabrera and Henry Cabrera, all of Sullivan County; one daughter, Elizabeth Hernandez of Sullivan County; two brothers, Russell Davis of Seattle, Wash. and Charles ``Chucky'' Renedette of Monticello; three sisters, Catherine Demuth of Oxford, Aarona Rockwell of Monticello and Denise Renedette of Rochester; and several nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 27, in Rock Ridge Cemetery in Monticello. Rev. Robert C. Nadelen will officiate. Arrangements were made by Ramsay's Funeral Homes, Inc., 66 John St., Monticello. 

ELIZABETH HUBNER Kinnelon, N.J. 
Elizabeth Hubner of Kinnelon, died Wednesday, June 24, 1998. She was 98. She was born June 14, 1900, in Bloomingdale, N.J. and resided in Smoke Rise, Kinnelon the majority of her life. She was the widow of Cornelius Hubner, who died in 1992. She was a member ofSaint Anthony's R.C. Church, Butler; charter member of the Women of Smoke Rise; and organizer of Our Lady of the Magnificent Church, Kinnelon. In 1948, with her husband, Cornelius, she was one of the earliest residents of Smoke Rise. Survivors include two sons, Cornelius ``Bud'' Hubner of Goshen and Donald A. Hubner of Pompton Plains, N.J.; one sister, Doris Wemlinger; 16 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her daughter, Cynthia Ix. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today, Friday, June 26, at the Morrison Funeral Home, 86 Bartholdi Ave., Butler, N.J. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 27, at Our Lady of the Magnificent R.C. Church, Kinnelon. Entombment will be held in the church mausoleum. Arrangements were made by the Morrison Funeral Home, Butler. 

SHIRLEY HARVEY COOK Charlotte, N.C. 
Shirley Harvey Cook of Charlotte, died Wednesday, June 24, 1998, in University Hospital in Charlotte. She was 59. The daughter of the late Allen and Beatrice Martin Guilfoos, she was born Feb. 5, 1939, in Palmyra. Survivors include one son, Richard Cook; one daughter, Cathy Beil; one grandchild, Derrick Beil, all from Charlotte; and one sister, Gail Holubinka of New York. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 27, in the Almond, Raymer & McConnell Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Linda Smith will officiate. The family will receive friends following the service. Memorial contributions may be sent to Hospice at Charlotte, 1420 E. 7th St., Charlotte, N.C. 28204. Arrangements were made by Almond, Raymer & McConnell Funeral Home, Huntersville, N.C.


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