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January 11, 2013

Emily H. Abplanalp, 93
September 29, 1919 - January 10, 2013

Emily H. Abplanalp of Swan Lake, a lifetime area resident, passed away Thursday, January 10, 2013 at Catskill Regional Medical Center. She was 93 years of age.

Barbara Harder
Retired School Nurse, 70

Barbara Evelyn Harder of Youngsville, NY, a retired school nurse, died on January 8, 2013 at home. She was 70.
She was born April 17, 1942 in Jersey City, NJ. She was a school nurse for 27 years at the former Jeff-Youngsville Central School, and later at Sullivan West Central School.
Barbara was very community minded; she was a member of St. Francis Roman Catholic Church, a member of the chorus, the Ladies Guild, and a parish council member of the church. She served on the St. George/St. Francis Cemetery Committee. She was a member of the Western Sullivan Library and served on the Board of Directors.
Barbara was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She was always willing to lend a helping hand to all those in need. She enjoyed spending time with her dear friends, whether it was traveling to Long Beach Island, or playing cards. Barbara was a loving grandmother to her five grandchildren, always trying to attend all of their functions and just being with them.
Barbara is survived by her husband, Bradley Harder; her son, Bradley Harder II (Cindy); her daughter, Cheryl Graham (JP); her sister, Frances Fenten; her brother, Robert Terraciano; her mother-in-law, Aldona Harder; and five grandchildren: Ryan and Kayla Graham and Anna, Adam and Austin Harder.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, January 11, 2013 at St. Francis Church, Youngsville, NY, at 11 a.m. Father Ignatius Vu will officiate.
Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Youngsville, NY.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Francis Church, the American Cancer Society or the charity of one’s choice.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home, Jeffersonville, NY, 845-482-4280.

Beatrice Hylander, 100
Sept. 14, 1912 - January 8, 2013

Beatrice Hylander, 100, of Liberty and previously of Poughkeepsie, passed away on Tuesday, January 08, 2013 at Catskill Regional Medical Center.
Born on September 14, 1912 in Poughkeepsie, she is the daughter of the late John and Lulu Ackert Hart.
She married Leroy Hylander, who predeceased her in 1963. She worked as an original telephone operator and at Fargo Manufacturing in Poughkeepsie for many years. She was a member of the American Legion Post 1302 in Poughkeepsie. She was very active and social in her community while living in Poughkeepsie. Beatrice made beautifully detailed baby clothing for her friends and family. She enjoyed crocheting bedspreads for her family that she made with 100 percent cotton. She also enjoyed doing crossword puzzles.
Beatrice will be missed by all her family and friends.
She is survived by nieces, Carol Benton and Loree Ann Stanton; nephew, Robert Hugh Torrens; many great and great-great-nieces and nephews and one great-great-great-nephew.
In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her siblings, Clettus Hart, Carolyn Torrens and Verna Van Vlack; nephew, Gary Torrens and niece,Verna Marion.
Memorial donations may be made in Beatrice’s name to the American Legion Post 1302, 55 Overlook Rd., Poughkeepsie, NY 12603.
If you would like to leave an online condolence and for directions please visit

William ‘Al’ Welch, 61
November 14, 1951 - January 8, 2013

William (Al) Welch, age 61, a longtime resident of Neversink, NY, passed away on Tuesday, January 8, 2013, after a short illness.
Al was born in Torrington, CT, on November 14, 1951. He graduated from Tri-Valley Central School and continued on to military service with the U.S. Navy Seabees where he served for four years.
Al worked as an operating engineer for 20 years, and retired as a groundskeeper for Tri-Valley Central School in 2010. Al was also actively involved with the Neversink Fire Company for many years where he served as a Commissioner and volunteer fireman. In retirement he thoroughly enjoyed motorcycling, spending time with close friends and family, woodworking, and fellowshipping with his MSBF Church family. He will be remembered for his “quick wit,” and “always lending a helping hand.”
He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Lorraine Welch; daughter, Tina Tynecki and her husband, James, of Hellertown, PA; son, Thomas Welch and his wife, Denise, of Glen Spey, NY; a brother, Gilbert T. Welch and his wife, Susan, of Woodbourne, NY; a sister, Susan Harris of Brooksville, FL, as well as several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.
Al is preceded in death by his father, Gilbert T. Welch; mother, Irene A. Welch; and one sister, Sarah Kay, who died as an infant.
Calling hours will be held at Colonial Memorial Funeral Home, 396 State Route 52, Woodbourne, NY 12788 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 12, after which a short memorial service will be held.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to MSBF (Main Street Bible Fellowship) Ministries, P.O. Box 344, Livingston Manor, NY 12758 ( or Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, NY 12550 (
Arrangements were under the direction of Colonial Memorial Funeral Home. For further information please call 845-434-7363 or visit the website at www.colonialbryant

Fred Kavleski
Retired Dairy Farmer & School Bus Driver, 96

Fred Kavleski of Ferndale, a lifetime area resident, passed away Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at Castle Point VA Medical Center after a short illness. He was 96 years of age.
He was born on February 1, 1916 in Brooklyn, NY, to the late Michael and Helen Kowalewich.
He was a veteran of WWII having served in the U.S. Army in Europe. He was a retired dairy farmer and school bus driver, who loved his farm and loved to polka. Fred will be sadly missed by his family and friends.
He was the widower of Anne Kavleski, who died in 1997.
Survivors include his sister, Lillian Hutchinson, of Middletown, formerly of Ferndale; his son, Robert, of Ferndale and his companion, Hilde Koch, of Liberty; his daughter, Lola Riddick and husband Keith of Middletown; two granddaughters, Laura Riddick of Ferndale and Susan Riddick Kacmar and husband Peter of Dumfries, VA; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held Saturday, January 12, 2013 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Ramsay’s Funeral Home, 275 S. Main St., Liberty.
Funeral services will be conducted by the family on Sunday, January 13, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. at Ramsay’s Funeral Home.
Private burial will be made in the Liberty Cemetery, Cold Spring Road, Liberty, NY.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice.
Funeral arrangements are by Ramsay’s Funeral Homes, Inc., Liberty, NY. For directions or to send a personal condolence to the Kavleski family, please visit

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