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April 2011

FREDERICK JAMES BRYANT

Rev. Frederick J. Bryant of Jersey City, NY, a summer resident of Narrowsburg, NY, passed away on April 15 at Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, NJ. He was 68.

Pastor Bryant was born and raised in Philadelphia. He served three years on active service in the Navy and three years in the Reserve. After attending Philadelphia Lutheran Seminary, he served four congregations in Pennsylvania and later spent 17 years at Trinity in New Jersey.  Read more

DORIS ANN DAUCH

Doris Ann Dauch of Mongaup Valley, NY passed away on Friday, April 22, 2011 at the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris, NY. She was 77.

She was born on April 30, 1933 to the late Harry Leroy Applegate and Florence Esther Kuhn of Forestburgh, NY.  Read more

RUTH (BROWN) GLOSSENGER

Ruth (Brown) Glossenger went to be with her Lord while a patient at Mercy Hospital, Scranton, PA, on April 16, 2011. She was 87.

She was born September 6, 1923, to Herbert and Isabel (Taylor) Brown. She left home at 13 and went to work at a boarding house in Maplewood, PA while attending Lake Ariel High School. She married Robert Glossenger, and in 1943, they moved into their house in Beach Lake, PA. There she started a hobby of making and decorating wedding cakes which became a legacy.  Read more

MARY E. MOREY

Mary E. Morey of White Lake, NY, a homemaker and longtime area resident, passed away after a long illness on Saturday, April 23, 2011, at Twin Cedars in Shohola, PA. She was 92.

Born July 5, 1918 in New York City, she was the daughter of the late James L. and Agnes Coleman Wigger.

Mary was a member of St. Peter’s R.C. Catholic Church in Monticello, NY. She was a charter member of the Smallwood-Mongaup Valley Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary and she belonged to the Bethel Catholic Club. Mary was an avid sportswoman, particularly enjoying golf and bowling.  Read more

GERARD J. ‘JERRY’ FRITZ

Gerard J. Jerry Fritz, 80, of Glen Spey, NY, formerly of Monroe, NY, died Tuesday, April 19, 2011, at Castle Point VA Hospital in Wappinger Falls, NY. He was 80.

He was born January 19, 1931 in the Bronx, the son of Otto and Mary (O’Neil) Fritz.

Jerry was an appliance repairman for General Electric in Newburgh, NY. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War, was a recipient of the Purple Heart and earned three Battle Stars.  Read more

GLADYS SPETTIGUE

Gladys Spettigue of Narrowsburg, NY, a longtime resident, died on Monday, April 18, 2011 in Morristown, NJ. She was 94.

Gladys lived in her own home until this past October and took great pride in her independence. She will be remembered for her pleasant disposition and her love of laundry and cleaning. She loved her family and her neighbors, Doreen and Ed Kraus.

She is survived by grandchildren Sandy Kehrley of Rockaway, NJ and Todd Mohrmann of New York City; and two great grandchildren.

She is predeceased by her husband Marvin; and daughters Joan Mohrmann and Judy Gluck.  Read more

MILDRED A. WEBER

Mildred A. Weber of Glen Spey, NY passed away Thursday, April 21, 2011 at Milford Senior Care, Milford, PA. She was 90.

She was born on May 30, 1920 in Sparrowbush, NY, the daughter of the late Gilbert and Mary Coleman Conklin. Mildred married Francis J. Weber, who predeceased her.

She was an active member of Sacred Heart R.C. Church, Pond Eddy, NY.  Read more

Road toads

Amphibians of all varieties make a habit of migrating across the road where I live, prompting my annual pilgrimages to the ribbon of pavement that runs in front of my home. The journeys begin after nightfall on rainy evenings, necessitating the donning of headlamp and reflective clothing for me.

I search for salamanders, frogs and toads, depending on the time of year. When I come upon a creature that has not yet fallen victim to a vehicle, I gently relocate it to safety.  Read more

Plant and seed swap

CALLICOON, NY — The second annual Callicoon Creek Park Plant and Seed Swap will take place on Saturday, May 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., under the tent on Dorrer Road.

The swap is flora-ecumenical. All plants and seeds are invited. Non-food plants left over after the swap will be donated to The Callicoon Creek Park. This year, extra food-plant seeds, vegetable plants and herb plants will be shared with area families.

Participants are encouraged to bring extra pots and containers. There will be an on-site Master Gardener to give advice.  Read more

Golf tournament to benefit conservancy

HAWLEY, PA — The Delaware Highlands Conservancy On the Course for Conservation benefit golf tournament will be held on Monday, May 16 at The Country Club at Woodloch Springs.

The tournament will include a hearty farm-to-table breakfast and registration at 8:30 a.m., followed by a 10 a.m. shotgun start. A wine and cheese reception and awards ceremony will be held at 3 p.m.

The format is captain and crew. Cost is $110 per golfer, which includes breakfast, golf and awards reception. Cost for the reception only is $50 per person.  Read more