Miscellaneous Sullivan County, New York Obituaries

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ANNA BOCIARSKI ACKER

HONESDALE - Anna Bociarsi Acker of Honesdale, a homemaker, died Wednesday, September 20, 2000 at Wayne memorial Hospital in Honesdale. She was 72.

Daughter of the late Witold and Helen Koreiwa Bociarski, she was born July 19, 1928 at the family homestead at Cold Springs, PA. 

She was a member of St. John the Evangelist parish in Honesdale.

Survivors include her husband, Harold Acker; two daughters, Helen Martin of Beach Lake and Mary Mandeville of Indian Orchard; three sons, Joseph of Cherry Ridge, Chuck and wife Kathy of Prompton and Peter and wife Annette of Honesdale; seven sisters, Mary Eggleton of Middletown, NY, Helen Mosher of Virginia, Ida Burkavage, Jennie Tuleya, Vicki Bidwell, Pauline Naring and Sophie McConnell, all of Honesdale; ten grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; nieces and nephews.

Services were held at the Hessling Funeral Home in Honesdale. The Rev. Andrew Sinnott of St. John the Evangelist Parish officiated. Cremation took place at Salem Crematory in Archbald. Burial was in St. John's Cemetery in Honesdale.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Dessin Animal Shelter, RR #5. Honesdale, PA 18431.

JOSEPH W. BALL

MONTICELLO - Joseph W. Ball of Monticello, a retired private investigator and former owner of Sophisticated Investigators in Spring Valley, an eight-year area resident, died Monday, September 11, 2000 at the Horton Medical Center in Middletown. He was 70.

Son of the late Joseph C. and Ruth "Rose" McNamara Ball, he was born December 23, 1929 in Yonkers.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Jean Wright Ball at home; six children; a sister, Rose Mary Reichenbach of Coxsackie; a brother, Donald of Arizona; 13 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two nieces and a nephew.

A memorial service was held at the Ellenville Assembly of God Church in Ellenville. Cremation was private.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Ellenville Assembly of God Church, 67 Canal St., Ellenville, NY 12428.

MYRTLE C. "MICKEY" BEHLING

NARROWSBURG - Myrtle C. "Mickey" Behling, a homemaker and a retired secretary for Standard Oil in New York, NY, a 26-year area resident, died Wednesday September 20, 2000 at Grover Hermann Hospital, in Callicoon. She was 82.

Daughter of Julius and Christine Tietjen Henning, she was born December 4, 1917 in Brooklyn, NY. She was the widow of George (Chris) Behling who died in April.

She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Narrowsburg; the Cricket Hill Golf Club in Hawley, the Tusten Senior Citizens and the Tusten Volunteer Ambulance Corps, both of Narrowsburg.

Survivors include three daughters, Barbara Goffin of Woodstock, NY, Nancy Dillon and husband Bob of Minneapolis, MN and Jill Padua of Narrowsburg; a sister, Christine Behrens of Bergenfield, NJ; four grandchildren, Jesse Goffin, Matthew and Caroline Dillon and Evan Padua; and nieces and nephews.

Services were held at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Narrowsburg. The Rev. Phyllis Haynes officiated. Cremation took place at Twin Tiers Crematory in Endicott, NY.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 2 Jefferson Plaza Suite 102, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-4027; St. Paul's Lutheran Church Memorial Fund or the Tusten Volunteer Ambulance, both of Narrowsburg.

JOSEPH BRAUNSTEIN

MONTICELLO - Joseph Braunstein of Monticello, a retired vice president of the shoe division of Bond's Clothing Store in New York City, and a 30-year area resident, died Friday, September 22, 2000 at Community General Hospital in Harris. He was 90.

Son of Harry Braunstein, he was born January 8, 1910 in St. Paul, Minn. He was the widower of Theresa Mullucci Braunstein.

He was a member of Temple Sholom in Monticello; was a former employee of the Monticello State Police Department; and also worked for 20 years as a guard at Monticello Raceway.

Survivors include a daughter, Harriet Vandermark of Monticello; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a brother, Harold of Florida.

He was predeceased by two brothers, Muray and Marty.

Services were held at the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home, Inc. in Monticello. Rabbi Irwin Tanenbaum officiated. Burial was in Temple Sholom Cemetery in Monticello.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Community General Hospital in Harris, NY 12742 or the charity of one's choice.

ALBERT FIMOGNARI, SR.

KAUNEONGA LAKE - Albert Fimognari, Sr. a 30-year resident of the Town of Bethel, a retired contractor and real estate broker, died Wednesday, September 20, 2000 at the Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla. He was 80.

Son of the late Michael and Sarah Misisco Fimognari, he was born September 1, 1920 in Springfield, MA.

He was currently the Town Justice for the Town of Bethel; was involved with the development of the Bethel Medical Center where he was a member of the board of directors; was a past president and secretary of the Red Cross; a past officer of the Bethel Lions Club; and a former member of the Kauneonga Lake Fire Department. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II; was a member of the Sgt. Andrew Brucher Post #5499, Veterans of Foreign Wars in White Lake; and was a member of the New York State Magistrates Association.

Survivors include a daughter, Terese of Liberty; two sons, Albert W., Jr. of Smallwood and Robert of Limerick, PA; three sisters, Phyllis Algosino of Flushing, Eleanor of Manhattan and Marie Voss of Lake Ronkonkoma; a brother, Joseph of Flushing; 11 grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by a sister, Rose McGrisken and two brothers, Richard and Michael.

A Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. Peter's R.C. Church in Liberty. The Rev. Robert Geissler officiated. Cremation was in Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.

Memorial contributions may be made to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Leukemia Fund, 1275 York Ave., New York, NY 10021; the Town of Liberty Volunteer Ambulance Corps, PO Box 105 Liberty, NY 12754; the Town of Bethel Volunteer Ambulance Corps, PO Box 30, White Lake, NY 12786; the Bethel Lions Club, Bethel, NY 12720; or the charity of one's choice.

CAROL ANN FLEIG

HAWLEY - Carol Ann Fleig of Hawley, a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Central Volunteer Fire Department, died Saturday, September 17, 2000 at home. She was 43.

Daughter of Kenneth R., Sr. and Frances Sargent Behar, she was born September 10, 1957 in Montclair, NJ.

Survivors include her husband, Carl A. Fleig; her mother of Hawley; a sister, Jane Hipple of Stroudsburg, PA; two brothers, Kenneth Behar, Jr. and Vladimire Behar, both of Hawley; an aunt; an uncle; nieces and nephews.

Services were held at the Stroyan Funeral Home in Milford.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Volunteer Fire Department, RR 1, Hawley, PA 18428.

ADELINE LUBITZ HAESCHE

HAWLEY - Adeline Lubitz Haesche of Hawley, a former retail clothing salesperson, and a 20-year area resident, died Thursday, September 14, 2000 at home. She was 84.

She was born in Germany. She was the widow of Robert Haesche.

She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church. 

Survivors include a son, Robert of Loomis, CA; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Services were held at Teeters' First Chapel in Hawley. The Rev. David Heckler officiated.

Burial was in Green Gates Cemetery in Hawley.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hawley Ambulance & Rescue Co., 219 River St., Hawley, PA 18428.

BERNICE I. KILLAM

HONESDALE - Bernice I. Killam, a former cafeteria worker at Katz Underwear Factory and longtime area resident, died at the Ellen Memorial Health Care Center in Honesdale on September 25, 2000. She was 84. 

Daughter of Peter C. and Clara Ryan Rose, Killam was a member of the First Baptist Church of Honesdale. Survivors include her husband, Robert of Honesdale; sons Robert M. and Philip W. of Honesdale; grandchildren Michael and Andrea Killam. She is predeceased by brothers Earl Rose and Lionel "Pete" Rose, and by a sister, Betty Pasquarello.

A memorial service will be held at the First Baptist Church of Honesdale on September 30, 2:00 p.m. with Reverend Mark Heiner officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Honesdale, 206 12th St., Honesdale, PA.

MARY E. LARKIN

COCHECTON CENTER - Mary E. Larkin of Cochecton Center, a legal secretary for Levine, Glass & Miller in Monticello, and a 23-year area resident, died Monday, September 18, 2000 at home. She was 62.

Daughter of the late Lawrence and Martha Gessler Towers, she was born December 11, 1937 in Manhattan.

Survivors include five children, Lynne Weber of Hawley, PA, Andrew Larkin of Oceanside, Allison of Marathon, Susan DeVito of Swan Lake and Michael of Patchogue; 10 grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

A graveside service and burial was held in Glen Cove Cemetery in Narrowsburg. Deacon John Riley officiated. Cremation took place at the Twin Tiers Crematory in Endicott.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Ulster County Unit, 159 Green Street, Kingston, NY 12401.

EDWARD JOSEPH REYNOLDS

SHOHOLA - Edward Joseph Reynolds of Shohola, a retired stationary engineer for the U.S. Postal Service died Wednesday, September 20, 2000 in Mercy Hospital in Port Jervis, NY. He was 65.

Son of the late Myles and Agnes Conklin Reynolds, he was born October 14, 1934 in the Bronx.

He was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of St. Joseph's R.C. Church in Middletown.

Survivors include his wife, Maryanne Tuttle Reynolds, at home; two sons, Michael E. of Shohola and Robert of Beacon; a daughter, Patricia W. Wood and husband Matthew of Montgomery; and two sisters, Catherine Walsh of Highland Mills and Betty Verdon of Glen Rock, NJ.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Joseph's R.C. Church in Middletown. Burial was in the parish cemetery.

BERTHA H. SCHULTZ

HAWLEY - Bertha H. Paulin Schultz of Hawley, a 21-year resident of Huggy Bear Lake in Hawley, a former secretary for Mobil Oil in New York City, died Thursday, September 7, 2000 at Wayne Memorial Hospital in Honesdale. She was 83.

Daughter of the late Frank Paulin and the late Teresa Butkus Paulin, she was born in New York, NY. She was the widow of Kenneth M. Schultz.

She was a member of Queen of Peace R.C. Church and a member of Central Volunteer Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary.

Survivors include a sister, Joanne Byme of Middle Village, NY; a brother-in-law, John Scott of Glendale, NY; five nieces, one nephew; four grandnieces, eight grandnephews; four great grandnieces and a great great grandniece and a great-great-grand nephew.

A funeral Mass took place at Queen of Peace R.C. Church in Hawley. The Rev. William B. Healey, pastor, officiated.

SARA SWANSON

HONESDALE - Sara Swanson of Honesdale, an LPN employed at Wayne Woodlands Manor in Waymart, died Wednesday, September 20, 2000 at Wayne Memorial Hospital in Honesdale after being stricken at work at Wayne Woodlands Manor in Waymart. She was 52.

Daughter of the late William E. and Gladys DeVillers, she was born January 7, 1947 in Missouri.

She graduated from a private school in Long Island, New York and received her LPN degree from Allied Technical of Scranton. She was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary.

Survivors include a son, Stanley Gold of California; three daughters, Tanya Creedon of Taylor, Gayle Wehr of Honesdale and Shallon Schroeder of Scranton; a brother, William E. Little, Jr. of New York City; a best friend, Barbara Franklin; five grandchildren; a niece and a nephew.

Services were held at the Hessling Funeral Home in Honesdale. The Rev. Paul McCauley of the Central United Methodist Church in Honesdale officiated. Cremation took place at the Maple Hill at Salem Crematory in Archbald.

MARION E. PEANO WHITE

HAWLEY - Marion E. Peano White of Woodloch Springs in Hawley, a former hospital administrator, Health Care, Montefiore Hospital in the Bronx, NY, died unexpectedly on Monday, September 18 at St. Andrews Hospital in Boothbay Harbor, ME. She was 77.

Daughter of the late Nicholas Peano and Marie Boyce Peano, she was born in New York, NY.

She was a member of Queen of Peace R.C. Church in Hawley.

Survivors include a son, William N. of New Rochelle, NY; a brother, Kevin and wife Maura White of Stoney Point, NY; and two nieces.

Services took place at Queen of Peace Church in Hawley. The Rev. William B. Healey, pastor, officiated. Burial was in the parish cemetery.

CHARLENE G. WILLIAMS

HONESDALE - Charlene G. Williams of Honesdale, formerly of Quakertown, died Friday September 22, 2000 at the Marian Community Hospital in Carbondale. She was 60.

Daughter of Grace W. Huling Kull of Schnecksville and the late Charles H. Kull, she was born November 2, 1939 in Allentown.

She was a member of the Calway Bible Fellowship Church in Coopersburg and was a volunteer at the Quakertown Community Hospital.

Survivors include her husband, Gerald L. Williams; her mother; three daughters, Diane Lightstone and husband John of Frackville, Cynthia Trively and husband Gary of Northampton and Laura Williams of Las Vegas, NE; two brothers, Charles Kull, Jr. of Mount Bethel and Marlin Kull of Hughesville; six grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Services were held at the Arthur A. Bryant Funeral Home in Honesdale. The Rev. Richard Paashour of Calvary Bible Fellowship officiated. Burial was in the Indian Orchard Cemetery in Indian Orchard.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Calvary Bible Fellowship Church, 6782 North Main Street, Coopersburg, PA 18036.


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