Miscellaneous Sullivan County, New York Obituaries - 1998

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Robert E. Bauer
HANKINS - Robert E. Bauer of Hankins, a retired fuel oil driver for Van Etten Co. in Monticello, died Wednesday, September 9 at home. He was 66.
The son of Alfred and Marie Feigenbutz Bauer, he was born June 23, 1932 in Callicoon.
He was a member of the Hankins Fire Department; past commissioner of the Hankins Fire District; and a member of Dairylea Cooperative.
He was a member of Holly Cross Church in Callicoon.
Surivors include one brother and sister-in-law, Leonard and Marcia Bauer of Hankins; one sister and brother-in-law, Mary Kathleen and Doug Abram of Hankins; a sister-in-law, Laura Bauer of Springfield, VT; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by one brother, Roger Bauer.
A funeral Mass was celebrated in Holy Cross Church in Callicoon. Father Ignatius Smith officiated. Burial was in St. Mary's Cemetery in Obernburg.
 
Inda G. Brush
LIVINGSTON MANOR - Inda G. Brush of Livingston Manor, a homemaker and lifetime resident of the area, died Wednesday, September 9 in Community General Hospital in Harris. She was 79.
The daughter of Claude and Cora Wormoth Peets, she was born October 19, 1918 in Cadosia.
She was the widow of Harman Brush.
Survivors include two sons, Barry Brush of Callicoon and Cort Brush of Long Eddy; three daughters, Minnie Devoe of Livingston Manor, Juanita Minckler of Long Eddy and Penny Kearney of Tampa, FL; one sister, Irma Felter of Fishs Eddy; 14 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by one son, James Brush, and one sister, Wanda Mason.
Funeral services were held at the C. Bryant Funeral Home in Livingston Manor. The Rev. James M. Souza officiated. Burial was in Halsey Cemetery in Long Eddy.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Livingston Manor Volunteer Ambulance Corp., PO Box 1, Livingston Manor, NY 12758.

JOHN CAULFIELD
LAKAWAXEN - John Patrick Caulfield of Farmingdale, NY, died Thursday, September 3. He was 30.
He was the son of George and Judith Caulfield.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held in St. Ignatius Roman Catholic Church in Hicksville. Burial was in Holy Rood Cemetery.

RICHARD EARL
GREELEY - Richard V. Earl of Greeley died Thursday, September 3 at home. He was 86.
The son of the late Leroy G. and Sara Viner Earl, he was born February 8, 1912. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving as a communications chief. He was awarded the World War II Victory Medal, Purple Heart, Bronze Star, European African Middle East Service Medal and a Good Conduct Medal. He was employed as an electronics technician for RCA and Tri-Electron and was a ham radio operator before retiring. He was a member of the Grace Episcopal Church in Rutherford, NJ.
Survivors include his wife, the former Ailene F. Chapman; one son, Thomas C. Earl and his wife Kathleen of Rowland; and three grandchildren, Kathleen, Jessica and Thomas A. Earl.
Services were held at the Stroyan Funeral Home, Inc., in Milford. The Rev. F. Graham Cliff of the Grace Episcopal Church officiated. Burial was in St. John's Church Cemetery in Tuxedo NJ.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Grace Episcopal Church, Honesdale or the Lackawaxen Volunteer Amublance Corps., 109 Route 590, Lackawaxen, PA 18435.

ELINOR M. FULTON
KENOZA LAKE - Elinor M. Fulton of Kenoza Lake, a homemaker and lifetime resident of the area, died Tuesday, September 8 at home. She was 77.
The daughter of the late Fred B. and Theodora Reynolds Grant, she was born June 8, 1921.
She was a member of the Kenoza Lake United Methodist Church and the Ladies Aid of Kenoza Lake United Methodist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Frank C. Fulton, at home; one son, Frank T. Fulton of Kenoza Lake; one daughter, Ruth Mootz of Jeffersonville; three sisters, Marion Van Keuren of Monticello, Doris Vesely of Hartwick and Irma Fulton of Kenoza Lake; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Jeffersonville. Burial was in Kenoza Lake Cemetery in Kenoza Lake. The Rev. Bill Bonwitt officiated.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Kenoza Lake United Methodist Church or Hospice of Orange & Sullivan, 800 Stony Brook Ct., Newburgh, NY 12550.

ALEATHA M. HAIRE
LAKE ARIEL - Aleatha M. Haire, a retired seamstress at Katz Underwear Company and a guest at IHS, Julia Ribaudo Nursing Home in Lake Ariel, died Tuesday, September 8. She was 75.
The daughter of the late Henry and Grace Eldred Jennings, she was born May 22, 1923 in Lake Como.
She attended Paupack United Methodist Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Charlotte H. Henriksen of Lakeville; two brothers, Ralph Jennings and Nelson Jennings, both of Honesdale; two sisters, Ruth Gager of Rileyville and Louis Hinkley of Lookout; two grandchildren, Dawn DeFrehn of Greentown and Scotty Rakaskas of California; two great-grandchildren, Maddison DeFrehn of Greentown and Christy Rakaskas of Florida; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a son, Clayton Rakas, and a brother, George Jennings.
Services were held at the Arthur A. Bryant Funeral Home in Honesdale. Rev. Jeffrey Rarich of the Paupack United Methodist Church officiated. Burial was in Hillcrest Cemetery in Galilee.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family.

NICHOLAS E. MUHLIG
FERNDALE - Nicholas E. Muhlig of Ferndale, a horse and equipment dealer in Ferndale and a lifelong area resident, died Monday, September 7 at the Horton Medical Center in Middletown. He was 52.
The son of the late Eugene and Helen Allison Huhlig, he was born March 10, 1946 in Liberty.
Survivors include his wife, Debra Muhlig, at home; two sisters, Edith Peters of Watertown and Mary Muhlig of North Branch; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held at the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Kauneonga Lake. The Rev. Roy Shaffer officiated.
Burial was in the Evergreen Cemetery in Bethel.
Memorial contributions may be made to Tucker Cancer Center, c/o Horton Medical Center, Middletown, NY 10940.

JOSEPH TRUGLIO
YULAN - Joseph Truglio of Yulan, a retired auto electrician for the New York City Fire Dept., died Wednesday, September 9 in Jacobi Hospital in the Bronx. He was 80.
The son of the late John and Antonina Truglio, he was born April 3, 1918 in New York City.
He was a member of the New York City Fire Department Pistol Team and the Port Jervis Masonic Lodge.
Survivors include his wife, Sophia, at home; his son, John, of Barryville; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Mason services were held at the Gray-Rasmussen Funeral Home in Barryville.
A funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Yulan. The Rev. Evan Grecco officiated.
Burial was in St. Anthony's Cemetery, Eldred.
Memorial contributions may be sent to St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Yulan.

Augusta C. Bowers 
NARROWSBURG — Augusta C. (Gussie) Bowers of Narrowsburg, a homemaker and lifelong area resident, died Saturday, September 19, at Ellen Memorial Health Care Center in Honesdale, PA. she was 89. 
Daughter of William Bowers and Caroline Schneider Bowers, she was born April 22, 1909 in Neweiden. 
She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Narrowsburg and a volunteer for the Lava Fire Department. 
Survivors include a stepson, Francis Wyss of Narrowsburg; a sister, Anna Bozzella of Narrowsburg; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. 
She was predeceased by a brother, Elmer. 
Services were held at Rasmussen Sons Inc. Funeral Home in Narrowsburg. The Rev. Phyllis Haynes officiated. Burial was in Glen Cove Cemetery in Narrowsburg. 
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, the Lava Fire Department, or the Tusten Volunteer Ambulance Service. 

JACK DISKIN 
MILFORD — Jack Diskin of Milford, a clinical director for Sunrise House Foundation in Lafayette, NJ, died Thursday, September 17, in Newton Memorial Hospital in Newton, NJ. He was 60. 
Son of William J. and Barbara Reid Diskin, he was born October 7, 1937 in Long Island City. He was the widower of Jean Mailbaum Diskin. 
He was a New York State certified alcoholism counselor, a member of the National Association of Alcohol and Drug Counselors, and a member of Champagne Council in Elmhurst. 
Survivors include a sister, Barbara M. of Belle Harbor; two step-sons, Jeffery and Michael Furletti of Milford; and two cousins. 
A Mass of the Resurrection was celebrated in St. Patrick's Church in Milford. The Rev. Gerald Mullally officiated. Burial was in Milford Cemetery in Dingman Township. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the Sunrise House Foundation, PO Box 600, Lafayette, NJ 07848. 

ELIZABETH GEBA 
GLEN SPEY — Elizabeth Geba of Glen Spey, a real estate broker and owner of Geba Realty Assoc. Inc. for 35 years, died Wednesday, September 16, at home. She was 65. 
Daughter of Peter Teleshesky and the late Anastazia Slobodzian Teleshesky, she was born June 18, 1933, in Staten Island. 
A former co-owner of the Port Jervis Bakery, she was a member of St. Volodymyr's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Glen Spey and served as president of the Ukrainian Women's League from 1981 to 1982; served two terms as president of the Lumberland Lions Club; was a former Town of Lumberland councilwoman and a member of the Sullivan County Advisory committee. She was also an assistant director of the WDLC Ukrainian weekly radio program; a former president of the Staten Island PTA; a member of the Mercy Community Hospital Auxiliary from 1980 to 1990; and a member of the Sullivan County Environmental Council; a zoning commissioner for the Town of Lumberland; and is listed in Who's Who of American Executive Women. 
Survivors include her husband, John Geba at home; her father of Staten Island; a son, Dr. Gregory P. of Cheshire, CT; two daughters, Donna Hrabarchuk of Sparta, NJ and Linda E. LiGreci of Glen Spey; and four grandchildren. 
A Liturgy Mass was offered at St. Volodymyr's Ukrainian Church in Glen Spey. The Rev. Olenka Kostyk officiated. Burial was in the Glen Spey Cemetery. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the Children of Chernobyl Relief Fund, 272 Old Short Hills Road, Short Hills, NJ 07078. 

FRED HINKLEY 
WALDEN — Fred Hinkley of Walden, formerly of Lookout, died Tuesday, September 14, in Walden. He was 88. 
Son of the late Luman and Lillian Towsend Hinkley, he was born June 11, 1910. 
Survivors include a brother, Gordon of Honesdale; a sister, Maggie Cron of Jeffersonville; nieces and nephews. 
He was predeceased by a sister, Anna Newfield; and two brothers, Frank and Floyd. 
Burial was in Lookout Cemetery in Lookout. 

CHARLES E. A. MULDAUR JR. 
ELDRED — Charles E. A. Muldaur of Eldred, an entrepreneur and a 10-year area resident, died Monday, September 14, at home. He was 64. 
Son of Charles E. A. and Patsy Jones Muldaur Sr., he was born September 18, 1933, in Haverford, PA. 
He grew up in Haverford, PA and Edgartown, MA; attended Kent School and graduated from Pelham Memorial High School; and attended Princeton University. He worked at Time, Inc. and Sports Illustrated, the Textile Industry with the Wool Bureau, Sea History Magazine, and was the owner of Masters of Music where he was the publisher and distributor. 
Survivors include three sons, Charles E. A. III of Viejo, CA, Raymond B. of Van Nuys, CA and Christopher D. of Santa Monica, CA; three daughters, Molly F. Hulick of West Chesterfield, NH, Mary P. of Raleigh, NC, and Sheila M. of Washington, DC; a brother, Geoffrey of California; a sister, Diana Muldaur-Dozier of Pacific Palisades, CA; four grandchildren; nieces and nephews. 
Services were held at the Gray-Rasmussen Funeral Home in Barryville. The Rev. Arvo Beck officiated. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the Eldred Central School Music & Drama Department, Route 55, Eldred, NY 12732; or donate a book to your local library in memory of Charles E. A. Muldaur, Jr.
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Charles Edward Arrowsmith Muldaur Jr. '56
Charlie Muldaur died Sept. 14, 1998, at his home in Eldred, N.Y. His father, Charles E. A. Sr. '31, uncle George B. '18, and cousin John S. Baker '46 also attended Princeton.
Charlie left Princeton in 1954 to help launch Sports Illustrated, and he contributed his energy and talents to numerous organizations and causes. He even ran a jeans business in Mexico. As a youngster, Charlie loved music, from classical to jazz and pop. Not surprisingly, in later years, he established and was the owner of Masters of Music, publishing and distributing music of many types. In the past 15 years Charlie reconnected with the class, cherishing his renewed ties with Princeton. He was our master of music at many reunions, Prades, and the Spirit of '56 concert -- arranging for wonderful music to grace our gatherings. Charlie did all this in spite of suffering from several serious diseases. His memorial service was held Sept. 18, 1998, exactly 65 years after his birth, and it became a sort of birthday party for a classmate who will be remembered whenever '56 gathers and enjoys music.
Charlie is survived by his children, Charles E. A. III, Raymond B., Christopher D., Mollie F. Hulick, Mary P., and Sheila M., his brother Geoffrey, sister Diane MuldaurDozier, and four grandsons. The class offers all of them its deep sympathy.

JOAN SULLIVAN
MONTICELLO — Joan Sullivan of Monticello, a homemaker, died Saturday, September 19, at home. She was 57. 
Daughter of George and Grace Boyd Adams, she was born April 20, 1941, in Brooklyn. 
Survivors include her husband, Daniel Sullivan at home; two sisters, Helen Karkkainen of Long Eddy and Lorna Rankin of Dekalb, TX; an aunt; neices, nephews and cousins. 
Cremation took place in Cedar Hill Crematory in Newburgh. Burial was held in the Greenhill Cemetery in Youngsville. 

WILLIAM A. BENNETT
COCHECTON – William A. Bennett of Cochecton, a lifelong area resident, died Sunday, September 20 at Ellen Memorial Health Care Center in Honesdale. He was 91.
He was born in Galilee. He was the widower of Mary Esther Bennett.
He was an ordained Elder of the Cochecton Presbyterian Church and was a lifetime member of the Lake Huntington/Cochecton Fire Department.
Survivors include two sons, William V. of Westfield, MA, and Paul Sr. of Lake Como, PA; two daughters, Rose Mary Ballard of Morrill, NE, and Carol Shampine of Long Eddy; 16 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by a sister, Alma Paugh.
Services were held at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Callicoon. The Rev. Dae Chung officiated. Burial was in Hillside Cemetery in Damascus.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cochecton Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Lake Huntington, NY.

ELLEN W. BRUNNER
HONESDALE – Ellen W. Brunner of Honesdale, formerly of Beach Lake, and former Honesdale Junior High School teacher in the Honesdale School system, died Saturday, September 26 at the Ellen Memorial Health Care Center in Honesdale. She was 88.
Daughter of the late Henry and Mary Hourahan Wenders, she was born November 5, 1909, in Berlin Township. She was the widow of Rudolph Brunner.
She graduated from Honesdale High School and received her teaching degree from East Stroudsburg State College. She later worked at the Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia, and then as the postmaster for the U.S. Post Office at Beach Lake until retirement.
She was an active member of St. Bernard’s Roman Catholic Church and its Altar and Rosary Society; a member of the Ladies of St. Joseph and an Eucharistic minister and member of the Blue Army at St. Bernard’s. She was also a member of St. Joseph’s Choir. She was a member of St. John’s-St. Mary Magdalen’s Parish and its Altar and Rosary Society in Honesdale and a member of 24-Hour Adoration at the Eucharistic Chapel, Church Street in Honesdale. She was a life member of the Court St. Martin, Catholic Daughters of America.
Survivors include two sisters, Eunice Billard and Cecelia Maginsky, both of Beach Lake, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
She was predeceased by a brother, Irving Wenders.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered today in St. Mary Magdalen’s Church in Honesdale. Burial will in the parish cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Parish, 150 Terrace St., Honesdale, PA 18431, or the Wayne Unit of the American Cancer Society, 627 Main Street, Honesdale, PA 18431.

MILDRED CHRISTOFF
JEFFERSONVILLE – Mildred Christoff of Jeffersonville, a retired surgical preparation staff member for Jefferson Central Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA, died Tuesday, September 22 at the Grover M. Hermann Division of Community General Hospital in Callicoon. She was 73.
Daughter of the late Walter and Anna Schuster George, she was born November 28, 1924, in Pittsburgh, PA.
She was a member of St. George’s R.C. Catholic Church in Jeffersonville.
Survivors include her husband, John Christoff, at home, a niece and four nephews.
She was predeceased by four brothers and a sister.
Services were held at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Jeffersonville. Cremation took place at the Twin Tiers Crematory in Endicott.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

VINCENT CORTESE SR.
BEACH LAKE – Vincent Cortese Sr. of Beach Lake, a retired taxi cab driver, died Wednesday, September 23, in Wayne Memorial Hospital in Honesdale. He was 92.
Son of Daniel and Delia Bouno Cortese, he was born October 10, 1905, in Italy.
He was a member of the Knights of Columbus in New York City.
Survivors include his wife, Marie, at home; a son, Vincent Jr. of Narrowsburg; two daughters, Delia Cortese and Marguerite Schroeder, both of Brooklyn; a brother, John of Narrowsburg; a sister, Anne Mecca of Dunmore; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
A funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Francis Roman Catholic Church in Narrowsburg. The Rev. Thomas Jones officiated.

ALPHONSE DUBOSE
LOCH SHELDRAKE – Alphonse Dubose of New Hope Community in Loch Sheldrake, a retired cleaner for the Community Resource Center working at the Villa Roma in Callicoon, died Thursday, September 17 at the Seelig Division of Community General Hospital in Harris. He was 79.
Son of the late Egar and Cora Dubose Johnson, he was born December 24, 1918, in Arlington, SC.
He attended the Rose Valley Senior Center in Monticello.
Survivors include his New Hope family and two cousins, Arto Dubose and Blondell Johnson.
Services were held at Ramsay’s Funeral Home in Liberty. The Rev. Willie Smith of the Friendship Baptist Church officiated. Burial was in the Hurleyville Cemetery in Hurleyville.

NELSON R. HULSE JR.
ELDRED – Nelson R. Hulse of Eldred, a retired caretaker at Brookwood Camps, died Sunday, September 20 at the Glen Arden Nursing Home in Goshen. He was 94.
Son of the late Nelson Robert and Ella VanGorden Hulse, he was born May 27, 1904, in the Town of Highland.
He was the widower of Margaret Coyle Hulse and Frances Kashlaychuk Hulse.
He was a member of the Mountain Stream Rod & Gun Club in Eldred.
Graveside services and burial were held at St. Anthony’s Cemetery in Eldred. The Rev. Evan Greco officiated.

JOSEPH McCAFFREY
HONESDALE – Joseph McCaffrey of Honesdale, a former worker in the trucking business in New York City and a longtime area resident, died Tuesday, September 15 at Marian Community Hospital in Carbondale. He was 91.
Son of the late Andrew and Rose Kelly McCaffrey, who emigrated from Ireland, he was born October 26, 1907, in Hoboken, NJ.
He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Parish in Honesdale.
Survivors include his wife, Pauline Cottone McCaffrey; a daughter, Patricia McCaffrey Howell of Rockford, IL; three sons, Andrew of Norristown, Hugh of Encinitas, CA, and Brian of Spring City; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. John the Evangelist Church in Honesdale. The Rev. John Turi, pastor of St. Joseph’s Church in Matamoras, officiated. Burial was in St. Mary Magdalen’s Cemetery in Honesdale.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Wayne County Public Library, 1406 Main Street, Honesdale, PA, 18431.

LUCILLE S. NOBLE
CALKINS – Lucille S. Noble of Calkins, PA, and Wayne Woodlands Nursing Home, a former bookkeeper for Wayne Milling Company and a lifelong area resident, died Wednesday, September 23. She was 99.
Daughter of the late Thomas and Lena Herrmann Seaman, she was born December 13, 1898 in White Mills. She was the widow of Lynn B. Noble.
She was a member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Honesdale. She was a graduate of White Mills High School and Wayne County Commercial School.
Survivors include two sisters, Ruth S. Dennis and Esther Holbert, both of Honesdale, and nieces and nephews.
Services were held at the Arthur A. Bryant Funeral Home in Honesdale. The Rev. John R. Warren, pastor of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, officiated. Burial was in the Indian Orchard Cemetery in Indian Orchard.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Honesdale.

ANDREW OLVER
HONESDALE – Andrew Olver of Honesdale, a former carpenter for Narrowsburg Lumber and foreman at McGregor Archetechian Iron of Dunmore for 35 years, died Wednesday, September 23 at Mercy Hospital in Scranton. He was 77.
Son of the late David M. and Pearl I. Mitchell Olver, he was born November 1, 1920, in Beach Lake.
He was a member of the Berlin Valley Bible Church and a life member of the National Rifle Association.
He was predeceased by a brother, Everett.
Survivors include his wife, Elsa G. Olver; three sons, Andrew J. II of Troy, Randy D. of Honesdale, and Dave T. of Honesdale; four daughters, Elaine M. Schweinsburg of Waymart, Eliece C. Rybak of Damascus, Trudy J. Derrick and Julie M. Stanton, both of Honesdale; a sister, Mae Dukerich of Waymart; 19 grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and nieces and nephews.
Services were held at the Bryant Funeral Home in Honesdale. Burial was in Berlin Valley Cemetery in Honesdale.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Damascus Christian Academy, Damascus, PA 18415; the National Rifle Association, 11250 Waples Mill Road, Fairfax, VA 22030; or the Berlin Valley Bible Church, c/o William Buckingham, RR 4, Honesdale, PA 18431.

PETER P. SCALIA
PORT JERVIS – Peter P. Scalia of Port Jervis, a 20-year area resident, formerly of Callicoon, and an employment representative with the New York State Department of Labor in Monticello, died Tuesday, September 22. He was 59.
Son of Angeline Aloisio Scalia and the late Leonard P. Scalia, he was born September 22, 1939, in Buffalo.
A graduate of the University of Buffalo, he was formerly a DJ at WSUL in Monticello, a tour guide at the Brotherhood Winery in Washingtonville, and a judo instructor in Callicoon.
He was predeceased by a son, Michael.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia M. Scalia, at home; three sons, Peter, Steven and Matthew; his mother; a brother, Paul; eight grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
Services were private, followed by cremation at the H.G. Smith Crematory in Stroudsburg, PA.


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