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DORA F. RHOADES Port Jervis, NY 
Dora F. Rhoades of Port Jervis, a retired Sewing Machine Operator for Little Tots in Port Jervis, died Thursday, Dec. 31, 1998, in Mercy Community Hospital in Port Jervis. She was 89. The daughter of Joseph P. and Alice Carlow Worzel, she was born Oct. 16, 1909, in Howells. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Port Jervis. She was an organist of the church for 35 years. Survivors include two sons, Lloyd R. Rhoades of Port Jervis and Robert W. Rhoades of West End, NC; two sisters, Winifred Aumick of Port Jervis and Marion Force of Port Jervis; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 1, at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 East Main Street, Port Jervis. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, a the First Baptist Church in Port Jervis. The Rev. James Brosius and the Rev. Roy Christensen will officiate. Burial will be in Laurel Grove Cemetery in Port Jervis. Memorial contributions may be sent to the First Baptist Church, Port Jervis, NY 12771 or to Mercy Manor, Port Jervis, NY 12771. Arrangements were made by Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Port Jervis. 

NICHOLAS P. DOMINICK SR. Town of Newburgh, NY 
Nicholas P. Dominick Sr. of the Town of Newburgh, manager for Broadway Auto Parts and lifelong resident of the area, died Wednesday, Dec. 30, 1998, in St. Luke's Hospital, Newburgh. He was 66. The son of Vincent and Susan Marcantonio Dominick, he was born Sept. 10, 1932, in Newburgh. He was an Air Force Veteran who served in Korea. He was a member of St. Patrick's Church, Newburgh. Survivors include his wife, Arlene Paolo Dominick, at home; two sons, Nicholas Jr. and his wife, Gwen of Cornwall and Anthony and his wife, Lisa of Nanuet; one daughter, Dana and her husband, Ron Fazio of New Hyde Park, LI,; one brother, Vincent Dominick of Newburgh; one sister, Delores Eitch of Newburgh; three grandchildren, Nicholas Dominick, Kaitlin Dominick, and Zachary Dominick; and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, at Quigley Brothers Funeral Home, Cornwall-on-Hudson. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, in St. Patrick's Church, Newburgh. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in New Windsor. Memorial contributions may be sent to Sloane Kettering Hospital in NYC. Arrangements were made by Quigley Brothers Funeral Home, Cornwall-on-Hudson. 

VALERIE D`ERRICO Monroe, NY 
Valerie D'Errico of Monroe, a homemaker and four year resident of the area, died Monday, Dec. 28, 1998, in Middletown Park Manor in Middletown. She was 87. The daughter of the late Frank and Hermina Eberhart Getzelman, she was born June 20, 1911, in Flushing. She was the widow of Cosmo J. D'Errico. Survivors include one daughter, Joyce Mangiameli of Monroe; one son, Robert D'Errico of Eau Claire, Wis.; three brothers, Robert Getzelman of Pinebrook Pines, Fla., Ernie Getzelman of College Point, and Martin Getzelman of Manorville; one sister, Mildred Walker of Aiken of South Carolina; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, and from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 3, at Smith Seaman & Quackenbush Funeral Home, 117 Maple Avenue, Monroe. Funeral service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 3, at the funeral home. The Rev. Dr. Dwayne H. Mau will officiate. Emtombment will be in Lake Worth Memory Gardens in Lake Worth, Fla. Memorial contributions may be sent to Hospice of Orange in Hudson Valley, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, NY 12550. Arrangements were made by Smith Seaman & Quackenbush Funeral Home, Monroe. 

W. GEORGE HLINKA Burlingham, NY 
W. George Hlinka of Burlingham, died Wednesday, Dec. 30, 1998, in Arden Hill Hospital in Goshen. He was 69. He was born March 31, 1929. Survivors include two sisters, Anne Kozak and Joan Santoro; and one brother Ed Hlinka. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 31, and from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 1, at Joseph Sorce Funeral Home, 728 West Nyack Road, West Nyack. Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Mt. Olive Cemetery in Queens. Arrangements were made by Joseph Sorce Funeral Home, West Nyack. 

JAROSLAWA CICHANSKI Kerhonkson, NY 
Jaroslawa Cichanski of Kerhonkson, a retired Pharmasist, died Wednesday, Dec. 30, 1998, in Ellenville Community Hospital. She was 88. The daughter of the late Mykola and Bronia Melanyk, she was born Sept. 12, 1910, in Ukraine. She was the widow of Dr. Wolodymyr Cichanski, who died in 1996. She was a communicant of Holy Trinity Ukrainian Catholic Church and the Ladies Organizations of the Church. Survivors include one cousin Roman Sas, at home; one great niece, Helen Tartaski of Detroit; one grandson, Peter Polishtcz of Buffalo; two great grand nephews, Nester and Asah Taraski, both of Detroit. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 3, at H.B. Humiston Funeral Home, 30 Forty Second Street, Kerhonkson. Funeral service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 4, at the funeral home. The Holy Sacrifice of the Divine Liturgy will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 4, in the Holy Trinity Ukrainian Catholic Church. The Rev. Iura Godenciuc and Rev. Emile Sharanevych will officiate. Internment will be in Pine Bush Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be sent to Plast (Ukrainian Boy and Girl Scouts), c/o Holy Trinity Ukrainian Catholic Church, Foordmore Road, Kerhonkson. Arrangements were made by H.B. Humiston Funeral Home, Kerhonkson. 

DOROTHY L. PARKS White Sulphur Springs, NY 
Dorothy L. Parks of White Sulphur Springs, a homemaker and lifelong resident of the area, died Wednesday, Dec. 30, 1998, in the Skilled Nursing Unit of the Community General Hospital of Sullivan County in Harris. She was 90. The daughter of the late Charles A. and Henrietta Hunt Parks, she was born Jan. 29, 1908, in White Sulphur Springs. She was a member of the White Sulphur Springs Senior Citizens. Survivors include many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by six brothers, William, George, Bruce, Leland, Ora and Earl; and three sisters, Jessie Parks, Blanche Parks, and Ethel Wilbur. Visitation will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. today, Friday, Jan. 1, at the Harris Funeral Home, West Street at Buckley, Liberty. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, at the funeral home. The Rev. H. M. Fargo will officiate. Burial will be in the Liberty Cemetery in Liberty. Memorial contributions may be sent to the White Sulphur Springs Senior Citizens, c/o Eleanor Grant, P.O. Box 46, White Sulphur Springs, NY 12787. Arrangements were made by Harris Funeral Home, Liberty. 

HENRY ``HANK'' BRIGHTENBACK Suffern, NY 
Henry ``Hank'' Brightenback of Suffern, a lifelong resident of the area, died Thursday, Dec. 31, 1998, in Good Samaritan Hospital. He was 83. The son of John and Hilda Gross Brightenback, he was born August 14, 1915, in Union City, NJ. He married Emily DuBois in 1940. He was a painter for Avon Products before retiring in 1980. He was a member of the Boy Scouts of America; the Tallman Fire Dept. and Past President of the Suffern Fire Dept.; the Mahwah Elks for 30 years; and was one of the originators of the Connie Mach Baseball League in Rockland. He was also the last Ranger of Kanes Open BS Camp in Tallman. Survivors include his wife, Emily Brightenback, at home; two sons, Ronald of New City and Richard of Sloatsburg; one sister, Dorothy Sinclair of Suffern; five granddaughters; six great-grandchildren (three great-grandsons and three great-granddaughters); and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two sisters, Grace and Virginia. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, and Sunday, Jan. 3, at Wanamaker & Carlough Funeral Home, Route 59, Suffern. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 4, at Sacred Heart Church in Suffern. Burial will follow in St. Anthony Cemetery in Nanuet. Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Lung Association. Arrangements were made by Wanamaker and Carlough Funeral Home, Suffern.

CAROL A. O`LEARY HOFFMAN Montgomery, NY 
Carol A. O'Leary Hoffman of Montgomery, a homemaker and lifelong resident of the area, died Tuesday, Dec. 29, 1998, in Arden Hill Hospital in Goshen. She was 53. The daughter of Helen Kortright O'Leary and the late Thomas O'Leary, she was born Jan. 25, 1945, in Middletown. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist R.C. Church in Goshen; life member of the Montgomery Elementary PTA; member of the Walden Humane Society; former Cub Scout Leader Pack 30 in Montgomery; founding member of Boy Scout Troop 130 in Montgomery; former District Commissioner, Hudson Rivr District of Boy Scouts of America; Jr. Catholic Daughters of America, Court Genevieve Walsh #918, St. John's R.C. Church in Goshen; Correspondent for Citizen Herald and Independent Republican. Survivors include her husband, James E. Hoffman, at home; her mother, Helen O'Leary of New Hampton; one son, Nicholas Hoffman and his wife, Rosa of Montgomery; one daughter, Heidi Aldrich and her husband Greg of Modena; and Aunts, Uncles and Cousins. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 3, at Donovan Funeral Home, 82 South Church Street, Goshen. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 4, in St. John the Evangilist R.C. Church, 71 Murray Avenue, Goshen. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be sent to Arden Hill Hospital, PO Box 233, Goshen, NY 10924. Arrangements were made by Donovan Funeral Home, Goshen. 

DORIS MILLER Washingtonville, NY 
Doris Miller of Washingtonville, a homemaker and 33 year resident of the area, died Thursday, Dec. 31, 1998, in Ruth Taylor Care Center. She was 64. The daughter of the late Theodore and Lucy May Koncelik Combs, she was born Oct. 27, 1934, in Long Island. She was the widow of William H. Miller. Survivors include Ralph T. Yzquierdo of Walden and Darrin Miller of Hollywood, Fla.; two daughters, Carolyn Yzquierdo and Lorraine Miller, both of Hollywood, Fla.; and four grandchildren, Tandi Lonergan, Billy Miller, Keith Yzquierdo and Susan Yzquierdo. She was predeceased by one daughter, Susan Yzquierdo. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 3, at David T. Ferguson Funeral Home, 20 North Street, Washingtonville. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 4, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Washingtonville Cemetery. Arrangements were made by David T. Ferguson Funeral Home, Washingtonville. 

ELFRIEDE HUDSON Central Valley, NY 
Elfriede Hudson of Central Valley, retired co-owner of Hudson's Restaurant in Central Valley and 38 year resident of the area, died Saturday, Dec. 26, 1998, in Sylcox Health Care Facilities in Newburgh. She was 77. The daughter of the late Fredrich and Marie Schumann, she was born Jan. 22, 1921, in Kiel, Germany. She was the widow of Geoffrey Hudson. Survivors include one son, Gordon E. Hudson of Central Valley; and one granddaughter. There will no visitation. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 4, in Cemetery of the Highlands in Highland Mills. The Rev. William A. St. John will officiate. Arrangements were made by Smith Seaman & Quackenbush Funeral Home, 515 Route 32, Highland Mills. 

GLORIA F. DICKINSON Town of Newburgh, NY 
Gloria F. Dickinson of the Town of Newburgh, a Deli Manager for A & P in Newburgh for 16 years and 60 year resident of the area, died Thursday, Dec. 31, 1998, in St. Luke's Hospital in Newburgh. She was 68. The daughter of John and Sarah Brown, she was born March 22, 1930, in Connecticut. She was a member of the American Association of Retired Persons. (AARP). Survivors include her husband, James Dickinson, at home; one son, James Dickinson and his wife, Lynn of the Town of Montgomery; one daughter, Gloria Shorter of Norfolk, Va.; six grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, at Engel Funeral Home, Rt. 9 W North, Town of Newburgh. Cremation will be private at Cedar Hill Crematory. Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Heart Association, 255 Greenwich Avenue, Goshen, NY 10924. Arrangements were made by Engel Funeral Home, Newburgh. 

MARIE E. DIECKMAN Monroe, NY 
Marie E. Dieckman of Monroe, a homemaker and 45 year resident of the area, died Thursday, Dec. 31, 1998, in Arden Hill Hospital in Goshen. She was 89. The daughter of the late Michael and Michelena Colavolpe Nazzaro, she was born Sept. 26, 1909, in Paterson, NJ. She was a member of the Monroe Presbyterian Church. Survivors include her husband, Henry C. Dieckman, at home; two daughters, Tina Marie Grigsby of Monroe and Henrietta Luciano of Montville, NJ; one brother, Andrew Nazzaro of Jacksonville, Fla.; two sisters, Edith Vanderbeck of Fairlawn, NJ and Anita Rogers of Toms River, NJ; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by one son, John Dieckman. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 3, at Smith Seaman & Quackenbush Funeral Home, 117 Maple Avenue, Monroe. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 4, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Laurel Grove Cemetery in Totowa, NJ. Memorial contributions may be sent to the John Henry Grigsby Scholarship Fund, c/o Monroe-Woodbury Senior High School, 77 Route 32, Central Valley, NY 10917. Arrangements were made by Smith Seaman & Quackenbush Funeral Home, Monroe. 

MICHAEL A. HENNESSEY Chester, NY 
Michael A. Hennessey of Chester, a train conductor and lifelong resident of the area, died Tuesday, Dec. 29, 1998, in Horton Medical Center in Middletown. He was 66. The son of Michael and Anna Mc Creery Hennessey, he was born Oct. 24, 1932, in Port Jervis. He was a conductor for 40 years with the Erie Railroad, Erie Lackawanna Railroad, Conrail and New Jersey Transit. He was a former member of the First Presbyterian Church in Passaic, NJ. He was an Army Veteran of the Korean War and awarded the Meritorious Unit Commendation for Exceptionally Meritorious Conduct during the Korean War, Korean Service Medal with Five Bronze Stars and the Army Occupation Medal of Japan. He was a member of the Goshen Masonic Lodge and Washingtonville V.F.W. Survivors include his wife, Doris Dunsheath Hennessey, at home; one son, Guy R. Hennessey of Godeffroy; two daughters, Holly Manzi of West Patterson, NJ and Laura Hennessey of Washingtonville; one brother, Tom Hennessey of Matamorous, Pa.; one sister, Margaret Card of Unadilla; and seven grandchildren. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Jan. 4, at Donovan Funeral Home, 82 South Church Street, Goshen. Funeral service will be held at 12 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 5, at the funeral home. The Rev. Stark Jones will officiate. Interment will be in Hamptonburgh Cemetery in Hamptonburgh. Arrangements were made by Donovan Funeral Home, Goshen. 

ROBERT SMITH Highland Mills, NY 
Robert Smith of Highland Mills, a Maintenance Foreman for Castle Point V.A. Medical Center and 48 year resident of the area, died Wednesday, Dec. 30, 1998, in Castle Point Medical Center, in Castle Point. He was 56. He was the son of the late Edward and Catherine Farrell Smith, he was born Jan. 24, 1942, in Brooklyn. He was a volunteer worker for Castle Point and Montrose V.A. Hospitals; Past Commander of American Legions Post #488 in Monroe; member of the Marine Corps League-Putnam County Detachment; and Veteran United States Marine Corps-serving in Vietnam. Survivors include his wife, Sharon A. Smith, at home; three sons, Emory E. Smith of Cornwall, Robert D. Smith of Newport Beach, Calif. and Christopher M. Smith of Highland Mills; one brother, Edward A. Smith of Ocala, Fla.; two grandsons; and one nephew. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 3, at Smith Seaman & Quackenbush Funeral Home, 117 Maple Avenue, Monroe. Prayer services will be held at 8 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:45 a.m. Monday, Jan. 4, at the Chapel of the Sacred Heart Church, Stage Road, Monroe. The Rev. Vernon Wickrematunge will officiate. Burial will be in Seamanville Cemetery in Monroe. Memorial contributions may be sent to St. Jude Children's Hospital, 1 St. Jude Place, P.O. Box #1000, Memphis, Tenn. 38148-0552. Arrangements were made by Smith Seaman Quackenbush, Monroe. 

SHIRLEY A. SAYE Greenwood Lake, NY 
Shirley A. Saye of Greenwood Lake, a homemaker and former employee of Greenwood Lake News and 34 year resident of the area, died Thursday, Dec. 31, 1998, at Schervier Pavilion in Warwick. She was 68. The daughter of Joseph and Ethel Litzenger Sonne, she was born Feb. 19, 1930, in Northwest Township, Pa. She was a Korean War Army Veteran. Survivors include three sons, Joseph Saye, John Saye, both of Greenwood Lake, and Jeffery Saye of Elizabeth City, NC.; one daugther, Stacie Hild of Lafayette of Colorado; two sisters, Patricia Hunt of Bradenton, Fla. and Carol Curd of Plymouth, Mich.; and three grandchildren. She was a member of the Holy Rosary Church and Arthur Finnegan American Legion Post #1443, both of Greenwood Lake, and the American Legion China Post #1. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 3, at Strong-Basile Funeral Home, 4 Oak Street, Greenwood Lake. Funeral service will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 3, at the funeral home. The Rev. Robert Sweeney will officiate. Burial will be in the Warwick Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Greenwood Lake Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Greenwood Lake, NY 10925. Arrangements were made by Strong-Basile Funeral Home, Greenwood Lake. 

TAYLOR MARIE SHANNON Middletown, NY 
Taylor Marie Shannon of Middletown, died yesterday, Jan. 1, 1999, in Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla. The infant daughter of Matthew and Kathleen Peters Shannon, she was born Dec. 3, 1998, in Horton Medical Center in Middletown. Survivors include her loving parents, Matthew and Kathleen Peters Shannon, at home; two sisters, Kelsey and Brianna Shannon; maternal grandparents, Robert and Patricia Peters of Pine Bush; paternal grandparents, Ann Shannon of Middletown and James Shannon of Circleville; one great-grandparent, Mary Peters of Cape Coral, Fla.; four uncles, four aunts, and five cousins. Visitatin will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 3, at Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home, 130 Highland Ave., Middletown. A Mass of Angels will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 4, in St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church in Bullville. The Mass will be celebrated by the Very Rev. Mario Esposito. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Middletown. Memorial donations may be sent in Taylors name to The Projected Children's Center at Westchester Medical Center in Vallhalla. Arrangements were made by Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home, Middletown. 

VALERIE D`ERRICO Monroe, NY 
Valerie D'Errico of Monroe, a homemaker and four year resident of the area, died Monday, Dec. 28, 1998, in Middletown Park Manor in Middletown. She was 87. The daughter of the late Frank and Hermina Eberhart Getzelman, she was born June 20, 1911, in Flushing. She was the widow of Cosmo J. D'Errico. Survivors include one daughter, Joyce Mangiameli of Monroe; one son, Robert D'Errico of Eau Claire, Wis.; three brothers, Robert Getzelman of Pinebrook Pines, Fla., Ernie Getzelman of College Point, and Martin Getzelman of Manorville; one sister, Mildred Walker of Aiken of South Carolina; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, and from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 3, at Smith Seaman & Quackenbush Funeral Home, 117 Maple Avenue, Monroe. Funeral service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 3, at the funeral home. The Rev. Dr. Dwayne H. Mau will officiate. Emtombment will be in Lake Worth Memory Gardens in Lake Worth, Fla. Memorial contributions may be sent to Hospice of Orange in Hudson Valley, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, NY 12550. Arrangements were made by Smith Seaman & Quackenbush Funeral Home, Monroe. 

VERA A. PRISCO Hamlet of Wallkill, NY 
Vera A. Prisco of Hamlet of Wallkill, a retired staff member of the Ostrander Elementary School in Wallkill and 52 year resident of the area, died Friday, Jan. 1, 1999, at home. She was 81. The daughter of John and Mary Milicevich Telesmanich, she was born Jan. 5, 1917, in New York City. She was the widow of Lawrence D. Prisco. She was a member of Most Precious Blood Church, St. Benedicts Chapel in Hamlet of Wallkill, where she was Past President of the Rosary Altar Society; Wallkill Senior Citizens; former member of the American Legion Post 1034, Ladies Auxialiary, she served as chaplain and legislative chairman; and Ulster County Council of Girl Scouts. She worked with the Ulster Baby Clinic in Wallkill. Survivors include two daughters, Barbara P. and her husband Jesus M. Santiago of New Paltz and Marianne P. and her husband Gary F. Specht of Rock Tavern; one son, Lawrence D. Jr. and his wife, Mary Prisco of Nashville, Tenn.; one brother, Charles Telesmanich of Queens; three sisters, Frances Lucas of Erie, Pa., Ann Bohlman of Venice, Fla., and Marie Schawaroch of Venice, Fla; eight grandchildren, Theresa M. Santiago, John M. Santiago, Gary F. Specht Jr., Michael C. Specht, Gwen M. Specht, Marlena A. Specht, Daniel E.A. Prisco and Rachel N.A. Prisco; one great grandson, Jeffrey M. Santiago; and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Jan. 4, at Wallkill Funeral Home, Church, St. The Benedicts Rosary Altar Society will meet at 1:45 p.m. for a rosary service. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 5, in St. Benedicts Chapel in Hamlet of Wallkill. Father Kenneth Loughman will officiate. Burial will be in St. Charles Cemetery in Gardiner. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Wallkill Volunteer Ambulance Corps. Arrangements were made by Wallkill Funeral Home, Hamlet of Wallkill.


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