PAUPACK - Paul
B. Buehler of Paupack, a former 31-year Palmyra Township supervisor,
and owner/operator of Buehler's Idlewild Inn, died Wednesday, June
7, 2000 at Wayne Memorial Hospital in Honesdale. He was 74.
Son of William
and Louise Timmerman Buehler, he was born in Honesdale.
He was a member
of Paupack United Methodist Church. He served in the U.S. Navy during
World War II.
He was educated
at Susquehanna University. He was a board member of the Lake Wallenpaupack
Watershed Management District; director of the Paupack-Pine Grove
Cemetery Association; and a member of the American Legion Post 784
his wife, Virginia Blough Buhler; a daughter, Stephanie Hill of
Reading; a son, Scott of Hawley; a grandson, Brandon Hill of Reading;
and a sister, Meta of Richmond, VA.
held at the Paupack United Methodist Church. The Rev. Robert B.
Kovik-Campbell, pastor, officiated. A private burial was held at
Old Paupack Cemetery in Paupack.
may be made to the Paupack United Methodist Church, PO Box 335,
Paupack, PA 18451.
ELDRED - Karl
D. Ebers of Eldred, a retired teacher and principal for the Eldred
Central School in Eldred and a lifelong area resident died Wednesday,
June 21, 2000 at home. He was 88.
Son of Carl
D. and Anna Mehle Ebers, he was born June 11, 1912 in New Hamburg.
He was a graduate
of Rhinebeck High School; received a BA degree in education from
Albany State College; and received his master's degree from Cornell
University. He began teaching in Callicoon and became principal
of the Eldred Central School District in 1942 and remained until
his retirement in 1971.
He was a member
of the Eldred Congregational Church in Eldred; a 50-year member
and past patron of River Valley Chapter #33 O.E.S.; past district
Grand Lecturer of the Orange-Rockland District O.E.S.; member of
the Delaware Lodge of Masons F.&A.M. in Callicoon; a 50-year member
of the Yulan Fire Department; former trustee of the Sullivan County
Community College; and a member of the New York State Retired Teachers
his wife, Frances Persbaker Ebers; a son, Herbert C. and wife Judy
of Crystal River, FL; a daughter, Barbara Michael of Rhinebeck;
five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a niece.
held at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home in Port Jervis. The Rev.
Richard Hotzler officiated. Burial was in Montoza Cemetery in Eldred.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange & Sullivan,
800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, NY 12550.
Gerald Fritz of Honesdale, a former partner with Fritz Brothers
Welldrilling, Inc. a lifelong area resident, died Thursday, June
22, 2000 at home. He was 65.
Son of the
late George F. and Mildred Herrman Fritz, he was born September
15, 1934 in Honesdale.
Honesdale Catholic School. He was a member of St. John the Evangelist
Parish in Honesdale. He was a member of the Texas Rod & Gun Club;
the Perkins Pond Hunting & Fishing Club; an honorary member of the
Palace Rod & Gun Club; and was a member of the National Groundwater
his wife, Deanna Fritz; two daughters, Deborah Fritz and Marjorie
Tamblyn, both of Honesdale; four sons, Gary J., Randy G. and Grant
T., all of Honesdale, and Daniel T. of New Castle, CO; two step-sons,
Richard and Scott Achenback, both of New Hampshire; three brothers,
Charles, George "Bucky" and Carl, all of Honesdale; six sisters,
Miriam Frisch of Honesdale, Janet Michael of Moscow, Carol McGinnis
of Newton, NJ, Susan Ridd, Connie Carmody and Karen Johnson, all
of Honesdale; grandchildren Megan and Dustin Fritz, Jeffrey, Zachary
and Natalie Tamblyn, Ryan and Brett Fritz; an aunt, Jeanne Herrman
of Honesdale; nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased
by a brother, Michael and two sisters, Barbara Fritz and Jo Ann
A Mass of Christian
Burial was offered at St. John the Evangelist Church in Honesdale.
Burial was in the parish cemetery.
may be made to Hospice St. John, 1001 Oak Street, Pittston, PA 18640;
Canine Companions for Independence, NE Regional Center, PO Box 05,
Farmingdale, NY 11735-0205; or to ALS Association, 500 Office Center
Dr., Suite 340, Fort Washington, PA 19034.
- Margaret Johnson of Beach Lake, formerly of Long Eddy died Saturday,
June 24, 2000 at Wayne Memorial Hospital in Honesdale. She was 77.
the late Thomas and Hazel Furgeson Coddington, she was born July
1, 1922 in East Branch, NY. She was the widow of Raymond E. Johnson
a son, Raymond E. of Long Eddy, NY; seven daughters, Linda Porter
of Hankins, NY, Margaret Todd of Callicoon, NY, Elizabeth Brush
of Winterdale, PA, Rosalie Gillow of Beach Lake, Brenda Hornbeck
of Claryville, NY, Connie Shea of Long Eddy, NY and Angela of Honesdale;
three sisters, Bertha Speenburg of Sanford, NY, Anna Deck of Long
Eddy, NY and Thelma Leroy of Hancock; 14 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased
by a son Dale and a daughter Ruby.
held at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Callicoon, NY. The Rev.
Doris Tietjan officiated. Burial was in Halsey Cemetery in Long
may be made to the Damascus Township Ambulance Corps or the Tusten
Volunteer Ambulance in Narrowsburg.
PA - George Knecht of Masonic Homes in Elizabethtown, PA, formerly
of Hawley, a retired Toolmaker, Tool & Die, Walter Kidde Co., died
Friday, June 23, 2000 in Elizabethtown. He was 85.
Son of the
late Theodore Knecht and Edith Smith Knecht, he was born in Edwardsville.
He was the widower of Mildred Graff Knecht.
He was a Methodist
and a member of Hawley Lodge #305 Free & Accepted Masons. He received
his 50-year Masonic pin in 1997.
two sons, Charles Theodore of Elberon, NJ and George Nowel of Atascadero,
CA; nieces and nephews.
services were held at Honesdale Lodge #218.
HAWLEY - Michael
Wayne Payton of Hawley, a student at Wallenpaupack Area High School,
and a two-year area resident, died Saturday, June 24, 2000 at Wayne
Memorial Hospital in Honesdale. He was 18.
Son of Robert
Payton and Theresa Seales Payton, he was born in Huntsville. AL.
his mother of Hawley; his father of Tennessee; a sister, Jamie of
Hawley; a grandmother, Florence Seales of Massapequa, NY; grandfather,
Travis Wimberly of Huntsville, AL; uncles, an aunt, a niece and
held at Teeters' East Chapel in Hawley. The Rev. William B. Healey,
pastor, officiated. Burial was at Green Gates Cemetery in Hawley.
may be made to Muscular Dystrophy Association.
- Irma G. Rupp of Monticello, former owner and operator of both
Irma's' Sport Shop in Monticello and the Candy Cone ice Cream Stand
in White Lake, died Friday, June 16, 2000 at the Horton Medical
Center in Middletown. She was 79.
the late Moses and Etta Palmer Hammond, she was born March 8, 1921,
in Woodridge. She was the widow of Robert A. Rupp Sr.
She was a member
of the United Methodist Church of Monticello, and a past president
of the Ladies Elks of Lodge #1544 in Monticello.
a daughter, Candace Nutty of Albion; a son, Robert A. Jr.; three
grandchildren, Kim, Amanda and Corey; a great-grandson, Kyle; nieces
held at VanInWegen-Kenny Funeral Home in Monticello. The Rev. Rosemary
Smith officiated. Burial was in Rock Ridge Cemetery in Monticello.
may be made to the United Methodist Church of Monticello, 255 Broadway,
Monticello, NY 12701 or to a charity of one's choice.
- Frieda J. Williams of Kauneonga Lake, a retired customer service
representative for AT&T in Monticello and a longtime area resident,
died Thursday, June 22, 2000 in Bassett Healthcare, Cooperstown.
She was 79.
Joseph S. and Cecil Alexander Clark, she was born August 18, 1920
in Burlington, PA. She was the widow of Merle Williams.
She was a member
of the Community United Methodist Church in Kauneonga Lake; Telephone
Pioneers; and Ladies Auxiliary to Sgt. Andrew Brucher Memorial Post
#5499 VFW in White Lake.
a son, Bruce of Greeley, CO; a daughter, Joann Nordlie of Monticello;
a brother Charles Clark of Saugus, CA; a sister, Geraldine Layman
of Norwich, CA; two grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
held in the Community United Methodist Church, in Kauneonga Lake.
The Rev. David Coon officiated. Burial was in Sullivan County Veterans
Cemetery in Liberty.
may be made to Community United Methodist Church, Horseshoe Lake
Road, Kauneonga Lake, NY 12749.