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January 18, 2013

William E. Schultz
Retired Telephone Switchman

Honorable William E. Schultz of Callicoon, New York, passed away peacefully on January 14, 2013 surrounded by his loving family. He was 79. He was married over 40 years to his loving wife, Claire Lutz Schultz, who passed away in 1996.
The son of the late Floyd and Mary Doyle Schultz, Bill was born July 12, 1933 in Callicoon.
After high school, Bill worked for Eastman Kodak and honorably served in the U.S. Navy. He worked as a Switchman for Bell Atlantic Company and was a Justice of the Peace for the Town of Delaware for 43 years.
Bill was actively involved in his community all his life. He was a 48-year member of the Callicoon Volunteer Fire Department rising thru the ranks to become the Chief of the Department. He was a member of Holy Cross Church in Callicoon, and lead many youth groups in Callicoon including: Hockey, Little League, Boy Scouts, and was an instructor for the Delaware Valley Junior Rifle Club.
Survivors include his seven children and families, James Schultz of Callicoon, John Schultz and his wife Sheila of Cochecton, Kathleen Genco and her husband Salvatore of Bloomingburg, Joseph Schultz and his wife Barbara of Hortonville, Mary Bayer and her husband Peter of Liberty, Paul Schultz and his wife Tina of Loch Sheldrake, and Thomas Schultz of Jeffersonville; one brother, Robert Schultz and his wife Jean of Johnstown; one sister-in-law, Joan Burda and her husband George of Los Angeles, CA; his close friend, Susie Soules of Youngsville; and several cousins.
Bill is also survived by his eleven grandchildren: Julie, David, Jimmy, Jenna, Melinda, Teresa, Michael, Rachel, Christopher, Alex , Brandon and two great-grandchildren Dakota and Zoie. Several nieces and nephews.
A Catholic Wake Service and Firematic Services were held Thursday, January 17, 2013 at Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home, Callicoon.
The Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, January 18, 2013 at Holy Cross Church, Route 97, Callicoon. Father Charles O’Connor, OFM, and Father Joseph Juracek, OFM, will officiate. Burial will be in the Callicoon Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Delaware Rifle Club, C/O Earl Kinney, P.O. Box 53, Hortonville, NY 12745 or to the Callicoon Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 806, Callicoon, NY 12723.

Rose Ross, 96
June 6, 1916 - January 14, 2013

Rose Ross of Liberty, NY, the daughter of Max and Ida Rosen, passed away peacefully January 14, 2013 at the age of 96 in Margate, Florida. She was born June 6, 1916 and raised in New York City.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by brothers Norman and Martin. Harry, her loving husband of 67 years, died in 2004.
In 1944, the couple and their two children moved from Bronx, NY, to White Sulphur Springs, NY. They later moved to Liberty where, while raising their family, Harry began a business called Ross Electric Company. It is still a family run business today.
Rose is survived by her son, Joel Ross, and his wife Joan of Liberty; grandson, Kenneth Ross, wife Tracy and daughters Esti and Alli of Liberty; grandson Eric Ross and daughter Caelian and son Aden of Florida; granddaughter Migdalia Ross and daughter Nicole of Liberty and great-grandson Joshua Ross and wife Sinta of California. She was predeceased by grandson, Steven Ross, of Liberty. She is survived by her daughter, Carol Baumann Koenig and husband Jerry of Florida; grandson Daniel Baumann, wife Cristina, son Jeffrey and their grandchildren, Chanel and Chasen, of California; grandson Jason Baumann and daughter Kelsi of California.
Rose worked as a salesperson at The Juvenile Shop in Liberty. She was a member of, and spokeswoman for, Weight Watchers. She and Harry were charter members of the Liberty Ambulance Corps. She was a member of the Rebekahs, Hadassah, B’nai B’rith, Pythians, and the Ferndale Synagogue.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, January 18, 2013 at the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home, 388 Broadway, Monticello, NY 12701.
Burial will follow at the Ferndale Cemetery in Parksville.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home of Monticello. For further service details, to leave an online condolence, or for directions to the funeral home, please visit

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