Miscellaneous Sullivan County, New York Obituaries - 1998

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WILLIAM ARTHUR SLIDER
HAWLEY - William Arthur Slider of Hawley, a retired locomotive engineer for General Electric and 10-year area resident, died Tuesday, June 30, at home. He was 85.
Son of the late William T. Slider and Lillian Amada Trago, he was born in Schenectady.
Survivors include his wife, Clara Slider; two sons, Robert of Richmondville, NY, and Arthur Lee of Deming, NM; three daughters, Janice English of Cobleskill, and Shirley Schuler and Dixie Goodwing, both of Hawley; two sisters, Wanda Gleech of Myrtle Beach, SC, and Doris Mitchell of Greenwich, NY; 14 grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Services were held at Teeters' East Chapel in Hawley. The Rev. Martin L. Cox Jr. officiated. Cremation took place at H.G. Smith Crematory in Stroudsburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of St. John or the Hawley Ambulance Corps.

MILDRED MARTYN STROM
GLEN SPEY - Mildred Martyn Strom of Glen Spey, a registered nurse and former director of nursing at Bell-Aire Nursing Convalescent Care in Haskell, NJ, and a four-year area resident, died Friday, July 3, in Mercy Community Hospital in Port Jervis. She was 71.
Daughter of Katherine Pelech Tatarynsky and the late Theodore Tatarynsky, she was born July 8, 1926, in Taylor, PA.
She was a former co-owner of the Eagle Ambulance Service in Wayne, NJ. She was a member of St. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Glen Spey and the Sisterhood of the Church.
Survivors include her husband, Charles W. Strom, at home; her mother of Hackensack, NJ; a son, John C. Martyn of Harris; a daughter, Joan M. Wrenn of New Port Richey, FL; a stepson, Charles Strom Jr. of Mt. Vernon, ME; a stepdaughter, Deborah Wildwick of Montague, NJ; two sisters, Joan T. Yablonski of N. Haledon, NJ, and Katherine T. Marinucci of Dobbs Ferry; three grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Theodore Tatarynsky.
Services were held at St. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Glen Spey. The Rev. Nestor Kowal officiated. Burial was in Glen Spey Cemetery.

NANCY D. SWINGLE
WALKER LAKE - Nancy D. Swingle of Walker Lake, Shohola Township, a former employee of Weston Manufacturing in Eynon, died Sunday, June 28, in Wayne Memorial Hospital in Honesdale. 
Daughter of the late Keith and Lillian Butson Drum, she was born in Carbondale.
She was a member of the Victory Baptist Church in Port Jervis and was a former member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Carbondale.
Survivors include her husband, William Swingle; a brother, Jack of Easton, CT; a sister, Gertrude Gaskin of Gautier, MS; a niece, nephew, and two great-nieces.
A memorial service was held in Lake Ariel United Methodist Church. The Rev. Norman Long, pastor of Victory Baptist Church in Port Jervis, officiated. Burial was in Canaan Corners Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Victory Baptist Church, PO Box 425, Port Jervis, NY 12771.
 

MARY ANN CANAVESI
LONG EDDY - Mary Ann Canavesi of Long Eddy, a homemaker, died Thursday, July 2, at home. She was 84.
Daughter of the late Anthony and Catherine Gurcius Mildosh, she was born May 14, 1914, in Pittston, PA. She was the widow of William B. Gordon and Angelo Canavesi.
She was a member of St. Patrick's Church in Long Eddy, the United Methodist Women of Hankins, and the Delaware Valley Senior Citizens of Callicoon.
Survivors include a grandson; a niece; and three nephews;.
A mass of Christian burial was held in St. Patrick's Church in Long Eddy. Father Ignatius Smith officiated. Burial was in the Halsey Cemetery in Long Eddy.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Upper Delaware Ambulance Corps, or to St. Patrick's Church, c/o Holy Cross Church, both in Callicoon.

LOUISE B. HOFER
JEFFERSONVILLE - Louise B. Hofer of Jeffersonville, a retired teacher in the Chappaqua Central School District and a longtime area resident, died Thursday, June 25, at home. She was 83.
She was born August 19, 1914, in Northport.
She had previously taught in Liberty and started teaching in one-room schoolhouses in Sullivan and Rockland counties. She authored several articles in education magazines and published European travel photographs in National Geographic.
Survivors include a son, Richard V. of Narrowsburg; a daughter, Karen L. Buxton of Setauket; six grandchildren; and a nephew.
Services were private. Burial was in the Jeffersonville Presbyterian Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Jeffersonville First Aid Corps, Jeffersonville, NY 12748.

MARY JOSEPHINE LYNCH
JEFFERSONVILLE - Mary Josephine Lynch of Jeffersonville, a billing department employee for American Express in New York City, died Tuesday, July 7, in Jeffersonville. She was 67.
Daughter of the late Patrick J. and Mary E. Fox Lynch, she was born December 6, 1930, in the Bronx.
She was a member of Holy Cross Church in the Bronx.
Survivors include a sister, Eileen McCarthy of Jeffersonville; a brother, Daniel of Yonkers; nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Kathleen Raymond.
A mass of Christian burial was offered at St. George's Church in Jeffersonville. The Rev. Robert Nee officiated. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery in Youngsville.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, NY 12550.

MARY G. OLSEN
BROOKLYN - Mary G. Olsen of Brooklyn and Callicoon Center, died Saturday, July 4, at home in Callicoon Center. She was 94.
She was a communicant of Holy Name Roman Catholic Church in Brooklyn and St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Obernburg.
Survivors include a son, Kenneth of Staten Island; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two sons, Bernard and Gerald.
A mass of Christian burial was offered at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Obernburg. Father Anthony McGuire officiated. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery in Brooklyn.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 159 Green St., Kingston, NY 12401.

CLARENCE A. SMITH
NEWBURGH - Clarence A. Smith of Newburgh, a retired self-employed painter and longtime area resident, died Friday, July 3, at the Sylocx Nursing Home. He was 86.
Son of the late John H. and Mabel E. Coots Smith, he was born January 16, 1912, in Lake Huntington. He was the widower of Phyllis Fallett Smith.
He was a U.S. coast guard veteran of World War II and a member of John T. Kenney Post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Newburgh.
Survivors include a daughter, Myra Dickson of Newburgh; three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Services were held at Gridlay-Horan Funeral Home in Walden. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in New Windsor.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.

ELLA S. WENDERS
WHITE MILLS - Ella S. Wenders of White Mills, a retired teacher and lifelong area resident, died Friday, June 26, at Ellen Memorial Health Care Center.
Daughter of Claes and Clara Larson Swanson, she was born in White Mills. She was the widow of John T. Wenders.
A former resident of Sponjia Manor, she taught in Damascus, Waymart, White Mills, and Hawley, and was a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Honesdale.
Survivors include a daughter, Clare Reafler of White Mills; a son, John T. of Moscow, ID; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; cousins, nieces and nephews.
Services were held at Teeters' East Chapel in Hawley. Burial was in Indian Orchard Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Honesdale or United Methodist Women at White Mills Methodist Church.

LOLA WILLIAMS
DAMASCUS - Lola Wiliams of Damascus, a housewife and lifelong area resident, died Monday, July 6, at Wayne Memorial Hospital in Honesdale. She was 90.
Daughter of the late Florence and Catherine DeGroat Shook, she was born November 29, 1907, in Wilsonville.
She was a member of the Abrahamsville United Methodist Church in Abrahamsville.
Survivors include three daughters, Lola Crown of Damascus, Edith Bellamy of Mt. Cobb, and Joyce Smidt of Youngsville; two sons, Walter Jr. of Damascus and Charles of Honesdale; a sister, Laura Turner of Callicoon; 24 grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Catherine Reynolds, and a brother, Donald Shook.
Services were held at Rasmussen Sons Funeral Home in Narrowsburg. The Rev. Anthony Hipes officiated. Burial was in the East Cochecton Cemetery in Cochecton.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Damascus Volunteer Ambulance, Damascus, PA 18415.

GEORGE ROBERT ELF
HAWLEY George Robert Elf of Hawley, a retired construction wire lather, died at home Saturday, July 25. He was 77.
Son of the late Robert Vincent Elf and Elizabeth Elf, he was born in the Bronx. He was the widower of Patricia Hanlon Elf.
He was a World War II U.S. navy veteran and was a member of Queen of Peace Roman Catholic Church in Hawley.
Survivors include four daughters, JoAnne Holiday of Media, PA, Patricia Cushing of Huntington, NY, Christine Jensen of Lititz, PA, and Judith Bower of Welcome Lake, PA; a son, George R. Jr. of Wallingford; a sister, Elizabeth Keck of Wilton, CT; 10 grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
A mass of Christian burial was offered at Queen of Peace Roman Catholic Church in Hawley. The Rev. William B. Healey officiated. Burial was in Pine Grove Cemetery in Paupack.

EARL J. GORR
LIVINGSTON MANOR Earl J. Gorr of Livingston Manor, a retired union carpenter and lifelong area resident, died Wednesday, July 22, at the Roscoe Community Nursing Home in Roscoe. He was 88.
Son of the late John and Mary Jane Pelham Gorr, he was born May 30, 1910, in Tennanah Lake.
He was a member of Local Union 255 in Middletown.
Survivors include five sons, Russell and Kenneth, both of Demorest, GA, Earl Jr. of Coconut Creek, FL, Edward of Parksville, and Howard of Livingston Manor; four daughters, Gladys Baker of Greentown, PA, Caroline Teelon of Palm City, FL, Karen Smith of Bradley and Nora Portz of Livingston Manor; two sisters, Mildred Braswell of Livingston Manor and Ruby McAdams of Roscoe; 26 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Mabel Scriber.
Services were held at Herbert C. Bryant Funeral Home in Livingston Manor. The Rev. Robert Pinto officiated. Burial was in Orchard Street Cemetery in Livingston Manor.
Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association, PO Box 911, Monticello, NY 12701, or the Livingston Manor Volunteer Ambulance Corps or the Livingston Manor Fire Department, both at Livingston Manor, NY 12758.

DOROTHY M. HENNIG
COCHECTON Dorothy M. Hennig of Cochecton, a homemaker and lifelong area resident, died Wednesday, July 22, at the Grover M. Hermann Division of Community General Hospital in Callicoon. She was 72.
Daughter of the late Jacob and Alfreda Hunt, she was born September 8, 1925, in Brooklyn. She was the widow of Arthur Hennig.
Survivors include two sons, William and Randy, both of Cochecton; three daughters, Karen Menga of Lancaster, PA, Dawn Haramis of Seelings Grove, PA, and Lori Cina of Youngsville; a brother, Allen Hunt of Boca Raton, FL; three grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Services were held at Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home. Burial was in Hillside Cemetery in Damascus.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, Sullivan County Chapter, Monticello, NY 12701.

PATRICK LUKE JASPER
ELDRED Patrick Luke Jasper, infant son of Erick Luke and Mary Valentine Jasper of Eldred, died at birth on Saturday, July 18, at Hackensack Medical Center in Hackensack, NJ.
Survivors include his parents at home; a brother, Brian, at home; his paternal grandfather, Walter P. Jasper of Eldred; his maternal grandfather, Edward Valentine of Waldwick, NJ; aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Services were private. Burial was in Montoza Cemetery in Eldred.

LUCY KURZ
MONROE Lucy Kurz of Monroe, a homemaker and eight-year area resident, died Saturday, July 18, at St. Teresa's Nursing Home in Middletown. She was 81.
Daughter of the late Alexander and Anna Kaczmarczyk, she was born March 27, 1917, in New York City. She was the widow of William J. Kurz.
Survivors include two sons, Edward of Jeffersonville and Richard of Monroe; and a granddaughter.
A mass of Christian burial was offered at Sacred Heart Church in Monroe. The Rev. Vernon Wickrematunge officiated. Burial was in St. John's Cemetery in Middle Village.

ELIZABETH M. RASMUSSEN
ENDICOTT Elizabeth (Betty) M. Rasmussen of Endicott, a retired English teacher, died Sunday, July 26, at Ideal Nursing Center in Endicott. She was 87.
Daughter of Niels P. Rasmussen and Melissa Hugg Rasmussen she was born June 26, 1911, in Narrowsburg.
She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, the Western Broome-Eastern Tioga Branch of the NYS Retired Teachers Association, and Holy Nativity Lutheran Church in Endicott.
Survivors include two nephews, Ronald of Narrowsburg and Robert of Rochester, and a niece, Melva Tegeler of Edenton, NC.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Oscar and Fred; and a sister Agnes Wagner.
Services were held at the Holy Nativity Lutheran Church in Endicott. The Rev. Elaine Berg, pastor, officiated. Burial was in Glen Cove Cemetery in Narrowsburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Nativity Lutheran Church in Endicott.

STEWART H. ROBINSON
VALLEY STREAM Stewart H. Robinson of Valley Stream, a musician and 30-year veteran of the U.S. Navy, died Thursday, July 23, in Far Rockaway. He was 87.
Son of H. and Isabelle Hawthorne Robinson, he was born September 6, 1910, in Council Bluffs, IA. He was the widower of Dorothy Keegan Robinson.
He was a member of the Fleet Reserve Association.
Survivors include a daughter, Patricia of Valley Stream, and a granddaughter.
Services were held at Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Jeffersonville. The Rev. Kristen Anderson officiated. Burial was in Jeffersonville Lutheran Cemetery in Jeffersonville.

GLENN MARVIN SPIESS
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 5, at the Milanville Cemetery for Glenn Marvin Spiess.
He was the son of Marvin Spiess and Marga Spiess Jahn.
Survivors include a son, Jason August; his son's mother, Vickie Davis; a stepfather, Erich Jahn; a stepmother, Audrey Spiess; a brother, Mark; a sister-in-law; a niece; a nephew; aunts, uncles and cousins in Germany, Russia, and America.
Friends are invited to assemble with the family at the Milanville Church following the ceremony.

ANNE MINERVA ALGER
LAKEVILLE Anne Minerva Alger of Lakeville Acres in Lakeville, a housewife and 22-year area resident, died Saturday, August 1, at Wayne Memorial Hospital in Honesdale. She was 83.
Daughter of the late Edgar Cornell and Bebe August Cornell, she was born in Fall River, MA.
She was a member of the Hawley Senior Citizens and a former member of the Lakeville Fire Department Auxiliary.
Survivors include her husband, Leslie Alger; a daughter, Joan Bowman of Bay Shore, NY; three sons, Joseph McDonald of Lynbrook, NY, Clifford Catropa of Lakeville, and Joseph Catropa of Rockaway Beach, NY; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Services were held at Meserole Funeral Home in Inwood, NY. Burial was in Calverton National Cemetery.

WILLIAM CASE
WELCOME LAKE William Case of Welcome Lake, owner of Case Construction and Bill Case Polaris Snowmobiles, a lifelong area resident, died Thursday, July 30, in Wayne Memorial Hospital in Honesdale. He was 69.
Son of William P. and Nellie Gregory Case, he was born July 23, 1929, in Welcome Lake.
He was a U.S. navy veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the Beach Lake United Methodist Church, a former member of the Wayne County ASCS, a charter member of the Welcome Lake Fire Company, a Pike County Forest Warden, a former member of the Lackawanna Township Planning Committee, a member of the Pike County Republican Committee, a member of the Penn-York Snowmobile Club, a member of the Ace Snowmobile Club, and a member of the Pike County Snowrunners Club.
Survivors include his wife, Jean Mach Case, at home; four sons, William J., Douglas G., Mark R., and Craig A., all of Welcome Lake; a daughter, Debra S. Gries of Welcome Lake; two half-sisters, Shirley Mott and Luella Cosgrove, both of Welcome Lake; 13 grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a half-brother, Ray Troop.
Services were private. The Rev. Richard Jagger officiated. Burial was at the Welcome Lake Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Welcome Lake Fire Company or the Beach Lake United Methodist Church.

CHARLES ABERT HAYDEN
HAWLEY Charles Abert Hayden of Hawley, a retired guard at Fairview State Hospital and a 51-year area resident, died Monday, July 27, in Hawley.
Son of the late Abert and Angeline Hayden, he was born in Bay Ridge, NY.
He was a member of the Queen of Peace Church in Hawley, the 59th St. Army Base in Brooklyn during World War II, and PARSE.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Hayden; two sons, Charles of Honesdale and Harvey of Hawley; two grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Services were held at Teeters' East Chapel in Hawley. Burial was in Queen of Peace Cemetery in Hawley.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hawley Library or the Forest Volunteer Fire Department.

MAY MARSHALL
ATHENS, TN May Sophia Dexter Marshall of Athens, TN, formerly of Beach Lake, died Monday, July 27, at Willow Acres in Riceville, TN. She was 89.
Daughter of the late Rudolph and Sophia Gevert Buddenhagen, she was born in Welcome Lake. She was the widow of Percy Dexter and Earl Marshall.
She was a member of the Allen Memorial United Methodist Church in Athens. She was a former member of the Beach Lake United Methodist Church, was the first employee of Woodloch Pine Resort, and was a member of the Welcome Lake Ladies Aid.
Survivors include a son, Maynard Dexter of Athens; a stepson, John Marshall of Honesdale; a brother, Donald Buddenhagen of Vestal; three sisters, Eleanor Mittawager of Callicoon, Irene Turner of Sussex, and Edith Newenhouse of Honesdale; five grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Services were held at Arthur A. Bryant Funeral Home in Honesdale. 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 18405.

ROBERT C. O'BIER
ELDRED Robert C. O'Bier of Eldred, a retired Steel Worker with Local 361 in Brooklyn and a 19-year area resident, died Saturday, August 1, at his home. He was 76.
Son of George E. and Agnes Irene Butler O'Bier, he was born February 2, 1922, in Lake, VA.
He was a U.S. army air corps veteran of World War II and a member of St. Anthony's Roman Catholic Church in Yulan.
Survivors include his wife, Stella E. Brooks O'Bier at home; four sons, George E., Paul M., Ronald D., and William T, all of Clearwater, FL; a daughter, Lori Ann L. Ortiz of Clearwater, FL; two sisters, Helen Wilson and Eleanor Barnes, both of Heathville, VA; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by two sons, Floyd R. and John R.
A funeral mass was held at St. Augustine Roman Catholic Church in Brooklyn. Burial was in Calverton National Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion Ambulance Service, 6 Proctor Rd., Eldred, NY 12732.

ROBERT OSTRANDER
BINGHAMTON Robert Ostrander of Binghamton, died Thursday, July 23, at home. He was 64.
Son of Charlotte Ostrander of Lookout and the late Francis Ostrander, he was born November 16, 1935.
He was a veteran of the U.S. army and the U.S. air force and was a member of the United Methodist Church in Binghamton.
Survivors include his wife, Cynthia L. Hubbard Ostrander; three sons, Darryl and Daniel, both of Honesdale, and David of Candia, NH; a daughter, Patricia Bibalo; two step-daughters, Julia Dishavoon of Waycross, GA, and Susan McCoy of Martinez, GA; a brother, Jon of Matthews, NC; three sisters, Shirley Weiss and Charlotte Schellberg, both of Lookout, and Kathryn Ostrander of Columbia, MD; two grandchildren; an aunt; cousins, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Donald.
A memorial service was held in Hillcrest Cemetery in Galilee.

WILLIAM F. SCHUTZ
HAWLEY William F. Schutz of Hawley, a retired caretaker of the Buddenhagen Estate in Mast Hope and longtime area resident, died Saturday, August 1, in Wayne Memorial Hospital in Honesdale. He was 99.
Son of the late Frederick M. Schutz and Aurelia Sartori Schutz, he was born in Sleightsburg, NY.
He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Hawley, the Keystone Consistory, Irem Temple Shrine in Wilkes Barre, Wayne-Pike Shrine Club, Sparta Lodge of the Free and Accepted Masons, Past Worthy Patron of the Order of Eastern Star in Hawley, Royal Arch Masonry and Cumberland Commandary in TN, and president of Mt. Moriah Cemetery Association.
Services were held at Teeters' East Chapel in Hawley. The Rev. Klaus G.W. Molzahn, pastor of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Hawley, officiated. Burial was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery in Kimbles.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hawley Library or St. Paul's Lutheran Church Memorial Fund.


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