Miscellaneous Sullivan County, New York Obituaries - 1998

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WINIFRED F. DETTER
ROSCOE — Winifred F. "Winnie" Detter of Roscoe, former owner and operator with her husband of Walt and Winnie Dette Fishing Tackle in Roscoe and a lifelong area resident, died Thursday, June 11, at home. She was 89.
Daughter of the late Edwin B. and Mary Hornung Ferdon, she was born May 17, 1909, in the Riverview Inn. She was the widow of Walter C. Dette.
She was retired from the Roscoe branch of the First National Bank of Roscoe and had served as the treasurer for the Roscoe Central School board of education for 20 years. She was a charter member and for many years served at treasurer of the Roscoe O&W Railway Association; was a charter member of the BeaMoc Chapter of Trout Unlimited in Livingston Manor; was a member of the Catskill Flyfishing Center in Livingston Manor and several National Fishing organizations, "The Bridge Club," and the Twin Village Golf Club; was a friend of the Roscoe Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Mary D. Clark of Roscoe and Greenlawn; a son, Walter C. II of San Antonio, TX; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by three sisters, Mildred Klein, Edna Walsh and Emily Henry.
Services were held at the Harris Funeral Home in Roscoe. The Rev. James Fedlam officiated. Burial was in Bon Air Cemetery in Roscoe.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Catskill Flyfishing Center; the Roscoe NY O&W Railway Association; Roscoe Presbyterian Church; or the charity of one’s choice.

PAULINE GAAL
GLEN SPEY — Pauline Gaal of Glen Spey, a homemaker and 55-year area resident, died Monday, June 15, in Allegheny University Hospital in Bucks County. She was 85.
Daughter of Stephen and Hedwig Unger Marosits, she was born September 18, 1912, in Strem, Austria. She was the widow of Gustave Gaal.
She was a member of the Hope Evangelical Free Church in Matamoras, the Weten Group of the church, and the German-American Club.
Survivors include a daughter, Charlotte Gillette of Warminster, PA; a brother, William Unger of Congers; a sister, Edith Potsch of Vienna, Austria; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Anita Carroll, and a grandson, Mark Caroll.
A memorial service was held in the Hope Evangelical Free Church in Matamoras. The Rev. Robert Grieve officiated. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery in Sparrowbush.

DONALD P. HAMMOND
BOCA RATON, FL — Donald P. Hammond of Boca Raton, FL, a former Monticello and Rock Hill resident and owner of the former Hammond and Cooke department store, died Wednesday, June 17, at the home of his son in Marlboro, VT. He was 90.
Son of the late Jessie P. and Andrew J. Hammond, he was born August 24, 1907, in Monticello. He was the widower of Edna Harriet Knapp.
He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Monticello and served on its board of trustees and board of deacons. He was one of the founding directors of the Monticello Raceway and was active in many organizations.
Survivors include a daughter, Judith Quick of Boca Raton, FL; a son, Craig Hammond of Marlboro, VT; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Services were held at the First Presbyterian Church of Monticello. The Rev. Ralph LaMar officiated. Burial was in Rock Ridge Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

SARAH E. HELLER
HONESDALE — Sarah E. Heller of Honesdale, a retired elementary teacher in Tobyhanna and a two-year area resident, died Wednesday, June 17, at Wayne Memorial Hospital in Honesdale. She was 81.
Daughter of the late Pearl Keiper Berger and Henry Berger, she was born in Pocono Pines, PA. She was the widow of Russell K. Heller.
She was a graduate of E. Stroudsburg Normal School; and was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Shirley Lathrop of Honesdale; a son, Allan of Washington, NJ; a brother, Floyd Berger of Bradenton, FL; two grandchildren; and a nephew.
Services were held at Grace Episcopal Church in Honesdale. The Rev. F. Graham Cliff, pastor, and the Rev. Gerald C. Arndt of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Reading officiated. Burial was in Northwood Cemetery in Emmaus.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 1660 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314.

Richard S. Leslie
WHITE MILLS - Richard S. Leslie of White Mills, a retired supervisor for American Cynaimide in New Jersey, died Sunday, June 21 at Wayne Memorial Hospital in Honesdale. He was 71.
He was a member of the Kiwanis Club in Clinton, NJ; Fraternal Order of Eagles’ Honesdale Aerie; Loyal Order of Moose in Flemington, NJ; American Legion Post 1311 in Hawley; and secretary of the Legion board and post historian.
Survivors include a daughter, Debra Leslie of Easton; two sons, Richard and Patrick Leslie of Califon, NJ; one sister, Patricia Stegner Andres of Barnstable, MA; one brother, Robert J. Leslie of Los Angeles; one granddaughter.
A private cremation was held at HG Smith Crematory in Stroudsburg.

GERTRUDE R. MILLER
HAWLEY — Gertrude R. Miller of Hawley, a nurse’s aide and four-year area resident, died Tuesday, June 16, at Wayne Woodland Manor in Waymart. She was 70.
Daughter of the late Mary Kmetz Rembecky and Ignatz Rembecky, she was born in Pittston.
She was a member of Queen of Peace Roman Catholic Church in Hawley and was a former member of VFW Auxiliary in Hawley.
Survivors include three daughters, Deborah Miller of Franklin Park, NJ, Justin (Sally) Haagen of Santa Barbara, CA, and Cynthia Miller of Quakertown; two sisters, Zita Kasper of Hawley and Sylvestra Ressiquie of Dover, NJ; a brother, Bernard Rembecky of North Bergen, NJ; nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by two sons, Patrick and Timothy Gallagher.
A mass of Christian burial was offered at Queen of Peace Roman Catholic Church in Hawley. The Rev. William B. Healey, pastor, officiated. Burial was in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Honesdale.

DUDLEY A. MITCHELL
SILVER SPRINGS, FL — Dudley A. Mitchell of Silver Springs, FL, who spent his youth in Callicoon, died in May in Florida. 
Survivors include a sister, Elizabeth Wintermuth of Callicoon; a son, Dudley A. Jr.; and a daughter, Marguerite, both in Florida.
Services were held in Florida.

STEFANIA OLYNEC
GLEN SPEY — Stefania Olynec of Glen Spey, an 18-year area resident, died Wednesday, June 17, at home. She was 84.
Daughter of Michael and Sophia Kulyk Haduniak, she was born may 25, 1914, in the Ukraine. She was the widow of Roman Olynec.
She was a member of the St. Volodymyr’s Ukrainian Catholic Church in Glen Spey.
Survivors include a son, Alexander of Glen Spey; a sister; and a brother.
A liturgy mass was celebrated at St. Volodymyr’s Ukrainian Catholic Church in Glen Spey. The Rev. Peter Hronski officiated. Burial was in Glen Spey Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lumberland Fire Department Ambulance, Glen Spey, NY 12737.

KARL L. SAUER
COCHECTON — Karl L. Sauer of Cochecton, an agent and broker for Callicoon Coop and Mid-Hudson Insurance Companies and a lifelong area resident, died Saturday, June 20, at home. He was 70.
Son of George L. and Alice Dort Sauer, he was born November 11, 1927, in Cochecton.
He was an electrician, plumber, and office machine repairman; was a member and treasurer of the Cochecton Men’s Club and a member of the Cochecton Volunteer Ambulance Corps, the H. Russell Kenyon VFW Post in Callicoon, Callicoon Center Schuetzen Verein, Town of Cochecton zoning board of appeals; and was a Town of Cochecton justice for four years. He was a U.S. army veteran.
Survivors include his wife, Anna Skorpen Sauer at home; three daughters, Sandi Jay of Cochecton Center, Carla Casterline and Donna Sauer Jones, both of Cochecton; a son, Steven of Cochecton; a brother, Arthur of Cochecton; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Dolores Heath.
A memorial service was held at Lake Huntington Presbyterian Church. Cremation took place at Twin Tiers Crematory in Endicott. Burial was in the Cochecton Center Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cochecton Men’s Club or the Cochecton Volunteer Ambulance Corps. 

GORDON F. VANPELT
COCHECTON CENTER — Gordon F. VanPelt of Cochecton, a retired project engineer with DuPont in Parlin, NJ, died Sunday, June 21 at Grover Herman Hospital in Callicoon. He was 78.
He was the son of Gordon and Anita Paul VanPelt of Staten Island and a recipient of the Purple Heart in World War II.
Survivors include his wife Dorothy, at home, two sons, Glenn of Jeffersonville and Gary of Cochecton Center; one daughter, Laura Dellavalle of Rutland, OH; two sisters, Shirley Mitchell and Dorothy Quattrocchi, both of Staten Island; four grandchildren; one great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews.
Cremation took place at Twin Tiers Crematory in Endicott. Burial of the cremains was in Laurel Cemetery in Cochecton Center.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Cochecton Volunteer Ambulance Corps.

ZIGMOND J. ZENES
MATAMORAS — Zigmond J. Zenes of Matamoras, a retired U.S. Postal worker, died Thursday, June 18, at home. He was 82.
Son of Alex and Bertha Bezel Zenes, he was born January 12, 1916, in Bloomfield, NJ.
He was a member of St. Joseph’s Church in Matamoras; was a U.S. army veteran; was past commander of the Mt. Laurel VFW Post in Milford; and a member of the Senior Citizens.
Survivors include his wife, Eleanor Balinsky Zenes at home; two daughters, Linda Tardy of Carriere, MI, and Loretta Radeschi of Doylestown, PA; three sisters, Stella Mead of Matamoras, Helen Kowinsky of Montague, NJ, and Jennie Love of Lake Worth, FL; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, William and Edward.
A mass of resurrection was celebrated in St. Joseph’s Church in Matamoras. The Rev. John Turi officiated. Burial was in Pine Grove Cemetery in Matamoras.
Memorial contributions may be made to Lehigh Valley Hospice, 303 W. Harford St., Milford, PA 18337.

EVELYN AUSTIN
BARRYVILLE - Evelyn S. Austin of Barryville, a housewife and 52-year area resident, died Monday, June 22, at Arden Hill Hospital in Goshen. She was 81.
Daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Roy Shaw, she was born March 12, 1917, in Clearfield, PA. She was the widow of Wallace Austin.
She was a member of the Barryville United Methodist Church and the WSCS of the church in Barryville and a member of a local bride club and the Highland Senior Citizens.
Survivors include two daughters, Carol J. Austin of Liberty and Sally L. Novak of Middletown; a son, Ralph W. of Kennebunk, ME; three brothers, Byron Shaw and John Shaw, both of Florida, and Blaine Shaw of New York State; two grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Services were held at Gray-Rasmussen Funeral Home in Barryville. The Rev. Connie Martin officiated. Cremation took place in Twin Tiers Crematory in Endicott. Burial was in Montoza Cemetery in Barryville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Barryville United Methodist Church, Barryville, NY 12732.

CARL W. DAUB SR.
BEACH LAKE - Carl W. Daub Sr. of Beach Lake, a former manager of Narrowsburg Lumber and former partner in Narrowsburg Kitchens in Honesdale and a lifelong area resident, died Tuesday, June 23, in Community Medical Center in Scranton. He was 84.
Son of the late George and Annie Thone Daub, he was born November 6, 1913, in Cochecton Center.
He was a former manager for Rasmussen Furniture in Narrowsburg. He was a member of the Beach Lake United Methodist Church and was a former member of the church, a former member of the Cherokee Hunting Club in Bethel, and a member of the Honesdale Senior Citizens.
Survivors include his wife, Mary at home; a son, Carl Jr. of Honesdale; two daughters, Alice Gourgoutis of Mt. Pocono and Ruth Ann Sweeney of Matamoras; three sisters, Clara Meckle and Elizabeth Waters, both of Narrowsburg, and Henrietta Pierce of Lake Huntington; two stepsons, Ivan Koberlein of Bethlehem, PA, and Carl Koberlein of Beach Lake; a stepdaughter, Rosemary Koberlein of Tucson, AZ; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by three wives, Naomi Hendrix, Flora Ropke, and Gladys Gerlach.
Services were held at the Beach Lake United Methodist Church in Beach Lake. The Rev. Richard Jagger officiated. Burial was in Glen Cove Cemetery in Narrowsburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Beach Lake United Methodist Church, Beach Lake, PA.

NIAL EDWIN EGGLER
JEFFERSONVILLE - Nial Edwin Eggler of Jeffersonville, a retired dairy farmer and lifelong area resident, died Saturday, June 20, at the Seelig Division of Community General Hospital in Harris. He was 74.
Son of the late Oscar and Myrtle Corby Eggler, he was born September 29, 1923, in Jeffersonville.
He was a member of the Sullivan County Cooperative Extension.
Survivors include his companion, Judy Nichols, at home; two daughters, Patricia Eggler of Cortland and Debra Loughrey of Cochecton; a sister, Frances Loughrey of Jeffersonville; two grandchildren; a great grandchild; nieces and nephews.
Services were held at the Jeffersonville Presbyterian Church. The revs. James and Faye Fedlam officiated. Cremation was at the Twin Tiers Crematory in Endicott.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Jeffersonville Fire Department, Jeffersonville First Aid Corps, or the Jeffersonville Presbyterian Church, all at Jeffersonville, NY 12748.

JOSEPH W. KUBLER JR.
BEACH LAKE - Joseph W. Kubler Jr. of Beach Lake, a retired advertising manager and a 22-year area resident, died Sunday, June 28, at Arden Hill Hospital in Goshen. He was 73.
Son of Joseph W. Kubler Sr. and Beatrice Counawarf Kubler, he was born April 27, 1925, in New York City.
He was an World War II U.S. army veteran and received a Purple Heart.
Survivors include his wife, Minerva Dorian Kubler at home; three daughters, Carol Kubler of Vermont, Jo Ann Tiernan of Beach Lake, and Barbara Tveit of Poway, CA; a son, Joseph of Taberg, NY; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Services were held at Rasmussen Sons Funeral Home in Narrowsburg. The Rev. William Rushik officiated. Burial was in Glen Cove Cemetery in Narrowsburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Damascus Volunteer Ambulance in Damascus.

ANNA M. MEHRTENS
SHOHOLA - Anna M. Mehrtens of Shohola, a homemaker and 30-year area resident, died Thursday, June 25, at Milford Valley Convalescent Home in Milford. She was 92.
Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Hameke, she was born January 25, 1906, in Germany. She was the widow of Henry Mehrtens.
She was a member of St. Jacob's Lutheran Church and its Ladies Aid Society in Shohola.
Survivors include a daughter, Erna Paul of North Bellmore, NY; nieces and nephews.
Services were held at Gray-Rasmussen Funeral Home in Barryville. The Rev. Arvo Beck officiated. Burial was in the Lutheran Cemetery in Middle Village, NY.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jacob's Church in Shohola.

STEFANIA OLYNEC
GLEN SPEY - Stefania Olynec of Glen Spey, an 18-year area resident, died Wednesday, June 17, at home. She was 84.
Daughter of the late Michael and Sophia Kulyk Haduniak, she was born May 25, 1914, in the Ukraine. She was the widow of Roman Olynec.
She was a member of St. Volodymyr's Ukrainian Church in Glen Spey.
Survivors include a son, Alexander of Glen Spey; a sister and a brother.
A liturgy mass was held at St. Volodymyr's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Glen Spey. The Rev. Peter Kronski officiated. Burial was in Glen Spey Cemetery in Glen Spey.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lumberland Fire Department Ambulance Corps, Glen Spey, NY 12737.

EDGAR V. PIERSON
HONESDALE - Edgar V. Pierson of Honesdale, a retired machinist for Roselle Precision and a six-year area resident, died Tuesday, June 23, at Wayne Memorial Hospital in Honesdale. He was 75.
Son of the late Frederick Pierson and Helen Mendy Pierson, he was born in Newark, NJ.
He was a U.S. army veteran.
Survivors include a daughter, Rayna Pierson of Honesdale; two sons, Frederick and Thomas, both of Bethany; and two grandchildren.
Services and cremation were private. Burial was in Maple Hill at Salem Crematory in Archbald.

SAMUEL C. SCHOUPPE
MILFORD - Samuel C. Schouppe of Milford, a self-employed electrical contractor and owner of Schouppe's Electric of Milford, died Saturday, June 27, at home. He was 85.
Son of the late William and Margaret Whitmore Schouppe, he was born November 22, 1912, in Bushkill.
He was a World War II U.S. navy veteran.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Schouppe, at home; a daughter, Carol Phillips of Shohola; a sister, Jenny Courtright of Dingmans Ferry; a brother, Paul of E. Stroudsburg; and three grandchildren.
Services were held at Stroyan Funeral Home in Milford. The Rev. Arvo Beck officiated. Burial was in the Milford Cemetery in Milford.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Milford Volunteer Ambulance or the Milford Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 1367, Milford, PA 18337.

DENNIS CHARLES SHURN
BARRYVILLE - Dennis Charles Shurn of Barryville, a woodworker and four-year area resident, died Saturday, June 20, in Community General Hospital in Harris. He was 49.
Son of Peter and Vivienne Tagliarino Shurn, he was born April 21, 1949, in Astoria.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara, at home; a daughter, Christine of Queens; a sister, Vivienne Labita of Queens; a brother, Peter of Houston, TX; nieces and nephews.
Services were held at Gray-Rasmussen Funeral Home in Barryville. The Rev. Douglas Lee officiated. Cremation took place in the H.G. Smith Crematory in Stroudsburg.


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