January 7, 2005
Herman Grubb, 65
Ret. Concrete Finisher
Herman David "Rip" Grubb, a seasonal resident of Galilee who wintered in Orlando, Fla., and a retired concrete finisher, building many of the Orlando area attractions, died on Sunday, January 2, 2005, after a long battle with cancer. He was 65 years of age.
The son of the late Woodruff and Lucille Carpenter Grubb, he was born February 25, 1929 in Casey, Ill.
Mr. Grubb loved Harley Davidson motorcycles and playing bass guitar in his band. He was a member of the Cochecton Fire Company and a past president of the Orlando Jaycees.
He is survived by his longtime companion, Fran Lenwell of Galilee, Pa.; two daughters, Sherrece Stricklin and Shari Ward, both of Indiana; two step-daughters, Jennifer Motichka of Tyler Hill, Pa., and Julia Plain of Honesdale Pa.; and 10 grandchildren.
Services were held Wednesday at the Community Funeral Home in Orlando, Fla.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cochecton Fire Company, Cochecton, N.Y. 12726 or to the charity of one's choice.
Carl H. Bloat Sr.
Carl H. Bloat Sr. of Liberty, a 20-year area resident and the owner of C & M Conveyors in Liberty, died Tuesday, January 4, 2005, at the Stratton VA Medical Center in Albany. He was 72 years of age.
The son of the late John A. and Anna May Thurman Bloat, he was born December 19, 1932, in Louisville, Kty.
Mr. Bloat was a member of St. Peter's Church in Liberty.
He is survived by his wife, Ursula Zier Bloat, at home; three sons and daughters-in-law, Carl H. Jr. and Kandance Bloat and Mark A. and Cathy Bloat, all of Liberty, and Roger W. and Neira Bloat of Baldwin; two daughters, Barbara N. Bloat and her husband, Jerry Guill of Tempe, Ariz., and April M. Bloat and her fiance, Chris Santillo, of Liberty; a sister-in-law, Irmagard Turner of Louisville, Kty.; a brother-in-law, Martin Mark of Germany; 13 grandchildren, Mercedes, Blu, Kilian, Markielynn, Mark Jr., Faith, Hope, Melissa, Jillian, Adam, Nicholas, Carl William Sommer and Joseph Klug; and four great-grandchildren, Christopher Klug, Arissa Klug, Brittney Klug and Abigail Sommer. A brother and three sisters predeceased him.
Friends may call at the Ramsay's Funeral Home, 275 S. Main St., Liberty, on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. on Saturday at St. Peter's Church, 264 N. Main St., Liberty, with Monsignor Edward Straub officiating.
Thomas A. Regan
Ret. A&P Dairy Mgr., 79
Thomas A. Regan of Livingston Manor, a 35-year area resident and a retired dairy manager for A&P Markets, died Tuesday, January 4, 2005, in Long Island. He was 79 years of age.
The son of the late Thomas and Mary Regan, he was born February 9, 1925, in Ballaghadereen, Ireland.
Mr. Regan was a communicant of St. Aloysius Church in Livingston Manor.
He is survived by his wife, Mary A. Hanley Regan, at home; two daughters, Regina Regan of New York City and Marie Regan-Berman and her husband, Larry, of Long Island City; and a sister, Regina Spelman of Ireland.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 a.m. at St. Aloysius R.C. Church, Church St., Livingston Manor, with Monsignor William Collins officiating.
Burial will be made in St. Aloysius Cemetery in Livingston Manor.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Ladies Auxiliary of the Hoos Truck Co., Main St., Livingston Manor, N.Y. 12758.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Harris Funeral Home in Roscoe.
Phyllis Mary Delehanty of Wurtsboro, a homemaker, died Saturday, January 1, 2005, at her winter residence in Dania Beach, Fla. She was 63 years of age.
The daughter of the late Arno and Helen Rising Ackermann, she was born April 9, 1941, in Astoria.
She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Bill Delehanty; three children and their spouses, Bill and Lorraine Delehanty, Laura and Jimmy, and Kevin and Pamela Delehanty; a sister, Diane and her husband, Vinny; a brother, Bobby and his wife, Tammy Ackermann; six grandchildren, William, Kelly, Keith, Jimmy, Nicole and Ryan; and several nieces and nephews, including, Vinny, Joey, Kimmy, Denise, Bobby and Ashley. She was predeceased by a brother, Iggy.
Friends may call at the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home, 111 Sullivan Street in Wurtsboro, on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
A Funeral Mass will be offered at St. Joseph's Church, Sullivan Street, Wurtsboro, at 10 a.m. on Saturday with the Rev. Peter Madori officiating.
Burial will be held in Pinelawn Memorial Park on Long Island.
Memorial contributions may be made to the New York City Fire Dept. Burn Center (www.fdny.com)
Lawrence C. Mann
Ret. Pool Installer, 65
Lawrence C. Mann of Monticello, a retired pool installer for Westrock Pools in Middletown, died Friday, December 31, 2004, at the Horton campus of the Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown. He was 65 years of age.
The son of Christopher Mann and Myrtle DeGroat Warren, he was born May 14, 1939, in Hackensack, N.J.
In a family statement, it was said, "Larry was known as the fisherman of Monticello. He also had a vegetable garden for the people that needed a little extra. He was a good husband, father and grandfather. he will be sadly missed."
He is survived by his wife, Mary Esther DeGraw Mann, at home; his father of Cuddebackville; his mother of Monticello; his children, Angel Tester and her daughter, Kimberly, and her children, Christopher Jacob Stein and Erica Lynn Stein, all of Monticello, Lawrence Mann and his wife, Betty, of Cuddebackville, Lucas Mann and his wife, Andrea, of Bloomingburg, and Richard Mann and his wife, Jody of Lumberland; 15 grandchildren, Jessica, Larry, Lucas, Janeene, Joann, Robert, Esther, Nichole, Thomas, Chad, Gerod, Philip, Lawrence, Crystal and Michael; four great-grandchildren; six brothers, Joshua Mann and his wife, Joan, of Greenwood Lake, Charles Mann and his wife, Glenda, of Wurtsboro, David Mann and his wife, Kathy of Cuddebackville, Eric Mann of Woodridge, and Paul Narzinski and John Narzinski, both of Pine Bush; two sisters, Barbara Banettie and Ileane Mann, both of Monticello; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held Wednesday at the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home in Wurtsboro with the Rev. Robert Pinto officiating.
Burial was made in the Bloomingburg Rural Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family.
Martha Smith of Monticello, a homemaker, died Saturday, January 1, 2005, at the Sullivan County Adult Care Center in Liberty. She was 96 years of age.
The daughter of the late Ben and Rachel Kirsch, she was born November 17, 1908, in New York City.
She is survived by three sons and two daughters-in-law, Richard Smith of New York City, Harvey and Stephanie Smith of Monticello and Jeff and Sue Smith of New Jersey; five grandchildren, Caroline, David, Alexandra, Jennifer and Daniel; and a great-granddaughter, Gabrielle.
Services were private.
Arrangements were made by the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home in Monticello.
Vanessa Rivera, 26
Vanessa Rivera of Garrison, a former resident of Port Jervis, lost her battle with Aplastic Anemia on Sunday, January 2, 2005, at the New York Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. She was 26 years of age.
The daughter of Donna Douglas and Efrain Rivera, she was born September 28, 1978, in Port Jervis.
Ms. Rivera was a 1996 graduate of Port Jervis High School, Sullivan County Community College and Panama City Beach Culinary Institute in Panama City Beach, Fla.
She is survived by her mother of Wurtsboro; her father of Greenville Township; her fiance, Jeff Noah of Fort Meyer, Fla.; her maternal grandmother, Mary Lou Corey of Greenville Township; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
A Mass of the Resurrection was offered on Thursday at St. Joseph's R.C. Church in Wurtsboro with the Rev. Peter Madori officiating.
Burial was made in the Westbrookville Cemetery.
Dr. Elliott Turetsky
Ret. Physician, 65
Dr. Elliott J. Turetsky of Las Vegas, Nev., a retired physician, died unexpectedly on Thursday, December 30, 2004. He was 65 years of age.
The son of the late Morris Turetsky and Dr. Mildred C. Greif, he was born July 28, 1939, in Monticello.
A graduate of the Wharton School of Finance of the University of Pennsylvania and the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, he practiced medicine in North Woodmere and later in Las Vegas.
In a family statement, it was said, "We are blessed with memories of Elliott's sense of humor, and as a loving and compassionate father who always remained devoted to his children."
He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Eric and Orlie Turetsky of Bellmore; a daughter, Rachel Turetsky of Malvern; a sister, Robin McClernon and her husband, Richard Pallaria of Cochecton; his step-mother, Marjorie Turetsky of Coconut Creek, Fla.; a niece, Sarah McClernon; and many uncles, aunts and cousins.
Services will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Friday at the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home, 388 Broadway, Monticello with Rabbi Andrea Meyers officiating.
Burial will be made in Temple Sholom Cemetery in Monticello.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.
Ret. Law Officer, 85
William Pecinich of Denver, Colo., a retired law enforcement worker with 30 years service in Washington, D.C., died Tuesday, December 28, 2004, in Denver, Colo. He was 85 years of age.
He was born August 20, 1919, in New York City and grew up in the Callicoon Center area of Sullivan County. He was the widower of Ruth Selig Pecinich.
A World War II veteran, he worked at West Point after leaving the service.
In a family statement, it was said, "He was the world's greatest dad."
He is survived by two children, Wayne Pecinich and his wife, Roxanne, of North Carolina, and Jayne and Rick Thornton of Denver, Colo.; three grandchildren, Shannon and Brittany Pecinich; and Reid Thornton; and his lifelong friends, Ed and Lois Korth of Livingston Manor.
Private services will be held in North Carolina.
Memorial contributions may be made to any charitable policemen's organization.
Constance Bogart, 80
Letchworth Vill. Retiree
Constance "Connie" Bogart of Stony Point, a retiree of Letchworth Village in Theills and a lifelong area resident, died Monday, January 3, 2005, after a brief illness.
The daughter of the late Joseph and Sara Morelli, she was born January 1, 1925, in Dunmore, Pa. She was the widow of Frank Bogart who died June 18, 1997.
Mrs. Bogart was a volunteer of many community activities throughout her life, with a special fondness for her years as a CYO chaperone/ advisor.
In a family statement, it was said, "Mommy was greatly loved by her family and friends. She always was there for the underdog. Her love of life and will to live was an inspiration for all who knew her. Mommy's devotion to God was a life saver for all who needed prayers. Remember her always with a twinkle in her eyes and enough love for all who needed it."
She is survived by three daughters and a son, a son-in-law and a daughter-in-law, Judith and James Carnell of Monticello, Frank and Ann Bogart of Apopka, Fla., Libby Mains of Stony Point, and Sara Bogart and her companion, Cathy, of Stony Point; 12 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Casper, Joseph and Patsy Morelli; and two sisters, Kayla Cherza and Mary Nicotera.
A Funeral Mass will be offered at 11 a.m. on Friday at Immaculate Conception Church on John Street in Stony Point.
Burial will be made in the Frederick W. Loescher Veterans Cemetery in New Hempstead.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Marion Shrine, 174 Filors Lane, Stony Point, N.Y. 10980.
Marie T. Kalman-Braun, an 18-year resident of Washingtonville, a former resident of the Bronx and a homemaker, died Thursday, December 30, 2004, at her home. She was 50 years of age.
The daughter of the late Joseph F. and Veronica Murphy, she was born September 11, 1954, in Manhattan.
In a family statement, it was said "She was a dear, loving mother who will be sorely missed by all."
She is survived by her husband, Donald Braun of Waldwick, N.J.; three sons, Vincent Andrade and his wife, Jung Me, of Maybrook, Steven Andrade of the Bronx, and Brian Andrade of Washingtonville; a daughter, Betsy Andrade of Washingtonville; five sisters, Veronica Lacho of Las Vegas, Nev., Agnes Labate of Monticello, Rosie Espino of New Mexico, Ann Kalman of Brooklyn, Jean Brenckle of North Branford, Conn; a brother Joseph Kalman of Swan Lake; and a granddaughter, Cinthia Andrade of Maybrook.
A Memorial Mass will be offered at 6 p.m. on Friday at St. Mary's R. C. Church, Goshen Avenue, Washingtonville.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, Inc., 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550. The family is very appreciative of the care Hospice gave their mother and urges donations in her name to that organization.
Mildred M. Potts
Ret. Supervisor, 92
Mildred M. Potts of Liberty, a retired supervisor for the American Kennel Club, a 13-year area resident and a former resident of Rock Hill, died Wednesday, January 5, 2005, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 92 years of age.
The daughter of the late John and Sophie Koeckling Deppe, she was born January 28, 1912, in Hoboken.
She is survived by a daughter, Cynthia Lindenbaum and her husband, Stanley, of Rock Hill; a granddaughter, Samantha Lindenbaum of Rock Hill; and a grandson, Adam Lindenbaum of Monticello.
Services and burial were private.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 2 Jefferson Plaza, Suite 102, Poughkeepsie, N.Y. 12601.
Arrangements were made by the Harris Funeral Home in Liberty.