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Anna J. Theadore
Retired from Delaware Valley Job Corps, 91

Anna J. Theadore, 91, a lifelong resident of Callicoon, NY, died on Friday, December 21, 2012 at Elant Goshen. Anna was the daughter of Fred and Mabel Lahm of Callicoon and the widow of George H. Theadore, deceased in 1967.
After raising her family, she worked at Callicoon Pharmacy, Katz’ Bakery and retired from Delaware Valley Job Corps. Anna was an active member of the Delaware Valley Senior Citizens, the Jeffersonville Senior Citizens, Damascus Senior Citizens and the Grover M. Herman Hospital Auxiliary. She taught Sunday School at the Hortonville Presbyterian Church and in later years attended the Callicoon Methodist Church. She was named Senior of the Year for the Town of Delaware in 2011 from Sullivan County Office for the Aging Retired Senior Volunteer Program. Her family was very important to her. This past year Anna resided at Elant Goshen where she enjoyed bingo, crafts, cooking activities and the bell choir.
Anna is survived by her son, Fred G. Theadore and wife, Lavadia, of Middletown; daughter, Barbara Long of Damascus, daughter, Linda LaBolt and husband, Roy of Clermont, Florida; grandchildren: Fred Theadore Jr. and wife, Sally, of Selkirk, NY, Kristine Wares of Middletown, Janice Eisenhardt and husband, Scott, of Montgomery, Jodi Ernst and husband, Ian, of Cochecton, Mark LaBolt and wife, Ellie, of Hudson, Florida, Darren LaBolt and wife, Stacey, of Hudson, Florida; step-grandson, James LaBolt and companion, Debbie, of Middletown; great-grandchildren: Michael Wares of Middletown, Rebecca and Lauren Theadore of Selkirk, Noah and Tyler Eisenhardt of Montgomery, Evan Ernst of Cochecton, Mark and Jason LaBolt of Hudson, and Caitlin and Summer Lynn LaBolt of Hudson and step-great grandchildren: Connor Ernst of Cochecton, James LaBolt and Nicole from Middletown; a sister-in-law, Dot Lahm of Gardiner, NY; and many nieces and nephews. Anna was predeceased by her brothers, Richard and Herbert Lahm; and son-in-law, Stephen Long.
Funeral services were held Thursday, December 27, 2012 at Stewart Murphy Funeral Home in Callicoon with Pastor David Collins officiating.
Interment was made in Hortonville Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Callicoon Methodist Church, P.O. Box 235, Callicoon, NY 12723; Hortonville Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 15, Hortonville, NY 12745 or to Elant at Goshen, 46 Harriman Drive, Goshen, NY 10924.

David Proyect, 92
May 26, 1920 – December 23, 2012

David Proyect, a lifelong resident of Woodridge, NY, and owner and operator of Proyect Construction Company, passed away peacefully in Florida. He was 92.
The son of the late Lewis Proyect and Sara Shatz Proyect, he was born on May 26, 1920 in Woodridge, NY.
When you drive throughout Sullivan County you will surely see a home or building that was built by David Proyect Construction Co. His work ethic was unmatched and the products of his efforts always showed. David served his country proudly during World War II. He was a Platoon Sergeant and fought in the “Battle of The Bulge.” He was awarded a Purple Heart, Bronze Star, Good Conduct Medal and numerous unit citations.
David was a well-respected part of Woodridge and surrounding communities. He was known and liked by all through his dedicated service to countless organizations of which he was a member. He was a 65-year member of the Woodridge Fire Department, having served as past chief, past president and past treasurer. He was also a charter member of the Woodridge Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Village of Woodridge Trustee, Village of Woodridge Deputy Mayor for 16 years, Member of Kiwanis, 3rd degree Master Mason and member of the Fallsburg Mason’s Lodge #1122, member of the Urban Renewal Committee, Verrazano College Committee, member of the Jewish War Veterans Jesse Brams Post #206, a former member of Woodridge VFW Post and longstanding member of Congregation Ohave Sholem and Workman Circle #281.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 71 years, Rebe, at home; his son, Steven Proyect and his wife, Irene; his daughter, Donna Proyect Feldman and her husband, Barry; three sisters: Rebecca, Lottie and Elsie; four grandchildren: Jodi and Jared Proyect, Jessica Mashkevich and Seth Feldman; four great-grandchildren: Tristan and Alex Sherman and Ben and Ellie Mashkevich, and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, David was predeceased by a sister, Gerty Levitz and three brothers: Jacob, Mike and Bernard Proyect.
His funeral service was held Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at Congregation Ohave Sholem, Woodridge, NY. There was a service by the Fallsburg Mason’s Lodge #1122 at the Shul.
Burial with Military Honors was made at Workman’s Circle #281, Marsh Road, Glen Wild, NY.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home of Monticello. For additional information please visit

Raymond E. Collins
April 25, 1924 - December 20, 2012

Raymond E. Collins of Woodridge passed away on Thursday, December 20, 2012 at Achieve Nursing Home, Liberty, NY. He was 88.
The son of the late George and Iva Collins, he was born on April 25, 1924, in Richmond, VA.
Raymond proudly served our country in the United States Navy during World War II and served his time aboard the USS Mayrant, a destroyer. Raymond was a loving and giving father and someone who always believed in giving a hard day’s work for an honest dollar. There were times he worked two or sometimes three jobs to support his family. He also helped his sons with their paper routes in winter times and a lawn cutting business in the summer.
Raymond loved sports, aspired to be a professional baseball player one day, just like his boyhood acquaintance, Granny Hamner. His high school team managed to win their HS Championship title, where he played as a catcher for the team. He also managed his sons’ little league team. He was an avid bowler who carried a 190+ average and played in a number of leagues in the area. Raymond was a longtime employee of Inter County Co-op, where he worked for many years as a truck driver and later as a dispatcher.
Raymond was married to Anna Pirnos Collins and had three children. After 31 years of marriage to Anna, she passed away and he remarried Helen Roettger Collins. He again had a successful 28 year marriage before Helen succumbed to a brain tumor.
He is survived by his three children: Raymond J. Collins of Atlanta, GA, estranged from son, George R. Collins, daughter-in-law, Judy Collins of Mountaindale, NY, and Joan I. Collins of Woodridge, NY; his siblings: Richard Collins, and Clifford (Sug) Collins, all of Richmond, VA; several grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his first wife, Anna Pirnos Collins; his second wife, Helen Roettger Collins, and his brother, George (Bubba) Collins.
A funeral service was held Thursday, December 27, 2012 at Colonial Memorial Funeral Home, 396 State Route 52, Woodbourne, NY 12788.
Interment of ashes will be held Saturday, December 29, 2012 at the Sullivan County Veteran’s Cemetery.
Arrangements were under the direction of Colonial Memorial Funeral Home for information please call 845-434-7363 or visit our website at

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