RUTH WAPNICK BACHRACH
MONTICELLO — Ruth Wapnick Bachrach of Monticello,
founder and operator with her late husband Ike Wapnick of Ike’s
Auto Parts in Monticello, and a longtime are area resident, died
Wednesday, April 11, 2001 at home. She was 68.
She was a member of the Landfield Avenue Synagogue,
sisterhood of Landfield Avenue Synagogue, Temple Shalom and Business
and Professional Women’s Association. She and her late husband were
founders and operators of the former Resort Motors of Monticello.
Survivors include her husband, Norman Bachrach at
home; three sons, Michael and Roni Wapnick of Goshen and Mark Bachrach
of White Sulphur Springs; two daughters, Debra Ulrich and husband
Robert of Maryland and Vikki Bosley of Tucson, AZ; five grandchildren;
nieces and nephews.
Services were held at the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral
Home, Inc. Rabbi Ben Zion Chanowitz and Gary Loeb officiated. Burial
was in the Landfield Avenue Synagogue Cemetery in Monticello.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of
Orange and Sullivan, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, NY 12550.
RICHARD C. CANOUSE
MILFORD — Richard “Dick” C. Canouse of Milford,
an 18-year Milford supervisor and 13-year chairman of the Milford
Township Planning Commission, died Monday, April 9, 2001 in Bon
Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis. He was 69.
Son of Leona Wright Canouse and the late Clyde Canouse,
he was born September 23, 1931 in Milford. He was a U.S. Army veteran
serving as Corporal. He studied under the G.I. Bill at the International
Correspondence School in the field of plumbing and heating. He went
into business as a contractor. He purchased the summer resort Moon
Valley Park that he operated with his wife. During that time he
was a member of the Pike County Chamber of Commerce; Lake Wallenpaupack
Association; Pennsylvania Tourist Association and the Pocono Mountain
Vacation Bureau. He was a life member of the Milford Fire Department,
serving twice as chief and also as president. He was appointed as
Pike County Coordinator of the Fireman’s Federation. He was a volunteer
dispatcher for the Milford Fire Department for 15 years, helping
to map out territories of the various volunteer fire department
and ambulance corps in Pike County. He was an original and active
member of the Milford Fire Department Ambulance Corps for more than
25 years. He was an original member of the Advisory Board for the
Pike County Communication Center. He was on the original Pike County
Days Committee and served as its chief electrician for 10 years.
He was a member of the Pike County Fire Police Association, the
NRA and the Marsch-Kellogg American Legion Post #139 in Milford.
Survivors include his mother, of Milford; his wife,
Viola Kern Canouse at home; two daughters, Lorelei Davis and husband
Steven of Milford and Jacqueline Carey and husband William of Westfield;
and four grandchildren.
Memorial services were held April 18, 7:30 p.m.
in the First Presbyterian Church of Milford on Broad Street. Burial
will be in Milford Cemetery, Dingman Township at the convenience
of the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to John J. Kurz
Fire Safety House, c/o Pike County Fire Federation, c/o Linda Johnson,
PO Box 721, Milford, PA 18337.
HELEN L. GRANT
ROSCOE — Helen L. Grant of Roscoe, a retired teacher
and longtime area resident, died Sunday, April 8, 2001 at home.
She was 84.
Daughter of the late William S. and Ida H. Meier
Young, She was born April 4, 1917 in Syracuse.
She graduated from Syracuse University and taught
home economics in Downsville Central School from 1969 to 1979. She
was a member of the United Church of Roscoe.
Survivors include her husband, Robert D. Grant at
home; two sons, David E and wife Laurie of Cooks Falls and Douglas
A. and wife Willa of Asheville, NC; three grandsons, two granddaughters;
a great-granddaughter; a niece and a nephew.
A memorial service will be held April 28 in the
United Church of Roscoe. The Rev. Bridgette LeConey will officiate.
Burial will be at a later date in the Riverview Cemetery in Roscoe.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Orange-Sullivan
Hospice, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, NY 12550.
GERALD H. GUMPPER
HONESDALE — Gerald H. Gumpper of Honesdale, a retired
fabric cutter for the Katz Company, Sherman Mills, Amber and Seams,
a lifelong area resident, died Thursday, April 12, 2001 at Wayne
Memorial Hospital in Honesdale. He was 69.
Son of the late Carl and Ella Swingle Gumpper, he
was born December 13, 1931 in Honesdale.
He was a graduate of the Honesdale Catholic School
where he played basketball. He later played for the Honesdale Red
Wings Basketball team. He was a U.S. navy veteran of the Korean
Conflict and served aboard the USS Oriskany, USS Coral Sea and the
USS Lake Champlain. He received a commendation for heroic action
during a fire on the deck of the aircraft carrier USS Lake Champlain
when he and 15 fellow crewmen risked their lives to remove smoking
ammunition and gasoline tanks to put out the fire. He was a member
of St. John the Evangelist Parish in Honesdale, the Cherry Ridge
Fishing Club and the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Honesdale.
Survivors include his wife, Janet G. Gorton Gumpper;
two daughters, Jodi Wood and Jami Marold, all of Damascus; two sisters,
Dorothy Hill of Lakeville and Nancy Hessling of Honesdale; a granddaughter,
Carissa Nicole Wood; nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a brother, William; and a
sister, Evelyn Tallman.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered.
HAWLEY — Evelyn Hobday of Hawley, a retired sewer
and packer at Sherman Mills and Vacca’s in Hawley, died Thursday,
April 12, 2001 at Marian Community Hospital in Carbondale. She was
Daughter of the late Schenck and Carrie Harlow Hobday,
she was a graduate of Hawley High School. She was a member of the
Hawley United Methodist Church.
Survivors include a sister, Betty Aileo Anschuetz
of Carbondale; two nephews and four nieces; grandnieces and grandnephews;
great-grandnieces and great-grandnephews.
Graveside services were held at Indian Orchard Cemetery.
The Rev. Theodore Muller, visitation pastor of Hawley United Methodist
Church, officiated. Cremation took place at the H.G. Smith, Crematory
Memorial contributions may be made to the American
Heart Association, NEPA District, 730 Pittston Avenue, Scranton,
NICHOLAS W. HOUMAN
MONTICELLO — Nicholas “Nick” W. Houman of Monticello,
a former maintenance man for Kutsher’s Country Club in Monticello
and a longtime area resident, died Monday, April 9, 2001 at the
Seelig Division of Community General Hospital in Harris. He was
Son of Jacob and Adelaid Rynerson Houman, he was
born May 25, 1924 in Forest City, PA.
He was a member of the Monticello Fire Department
and the Exempt Firemen’s Association. A World War II veteran of
the U.S. Army and the Korean Conflict, he was awarded the Bronze
Star and the Victory Medal in the latter conflict. He was a member
of the Bailey-Richman Post No.9588, Veterans of Foreign Wars in
Survivors include his wife, Marie Rumsey Houman
at home; a son, Carl and wife Sue of Monticello; two daughters,
June Brown and husband Edward of Woodbourne and Sue Curtis and husband
Pat of Rock Hill; four grandchildren, two sisters, Elsie Guszick
and Rosemarie Degma, both of Forest City, PA; three brothers, William
of the state of Florida, Jacob and Ronald, both of Monticello; nieces
He was predeceased by a brother, Edward; and two
sisters, Barbara Ann and Theresa.
Services were held at the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral
Home in Monticello. The Rev. Robert Hoag officiated. Cremation took
place at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of
Orange and Sullivan Counties, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, NY
12550 or the Monticello Fire Department, 8-10 Pleasant St., Monticello,
FRANK A. INGULLI
HAWLEY — Frank A. Ingulli of Mountain Lake Estates
in Hawley, a retired attorney who practiced estate law for the City
of New York Legal Department, a three-year area resident, formerly
of Bayside, NY, died Sunday, April 15, 2001 in Wayne Memorial Hospital
in Honesdale. He was 88.
Son of the late Alfred Ingulli and Ann Gillespie
Ingulli, he was born in New York City.
He was a member of Queen of Peace R.C. Church in
Hawley. He was a veteran of World War II. He was a graduate of New
York University with a degree in law.
Survivors include his wife, Elena L. Ingulli of
Mountain Lake Estates in Hawley; a daughter, Carol Pierro of New
York City; two sons, Alfred F. of Cheshire, CT and Richard F. of
Mountain Lake Estates in Hawley; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Services were held at Queen of Peace R.C. Church
in Hawley. The Rev. William B. Healey, pastor, officiated. Burial
was in Green Gates Cemetery in Hawley.
FRED M. KEMETHER
SHOHOLA — Fred M. Kemether, a retired Captain of
the New York City Corrections Department and retired officer from
the Milford Police Department, a 30-year area resident, formerly
of Staten Island, NY, died at his son’s home in Media on Saturday,
March 31, 2001. He was 81.
Son of the late Martin and Mary Baxter Kemether,
he was born July 24, 1919 in Staten Island, NY.
He was a World War II veteran and recipient of the
Bronze Star serving active duty in Japan and the Philippines. He
was a member of the March Kellogg Post #161 in Port Jervis. He was
a minor league baseball player in the Saint Louis Cardinals organization
and a charter member of the Staten Island Baseball Oldtimers. A
third and fourth degree Knight, he was a past Grand Knight of the
Port Jervis Council #471 Knights of Columbus and a member of Our
Lady of the Mountain Council #9832, Dingman Hills in Milford.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia Kemether at
home; two daughters, Eileen of New York City and Noreen of Bryn
Mawr; two sons, Redmond of Oklahoma City, OK and Sean of Media;
a brother Charles of Tuckerton, NJ; and four grandchildren.
A Mass of Resurrection was offered at St. Patrick’s
R.C. Church in Milford.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American
Cancer Society, Pike Unit, 110 West Harford St., Milford, PA 18337.
SCOTT ANTHONY LA SPINA
MILFORD — Scott Anthony La Spina of Milford, died
Saturday, April 7, 2001 at Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port
Jervis. He was 8.
Son of Steven and Vicki Manly La Spina, he was born
March 17, 1993 in East Stroudsburg.
He attended the Shohola Elementary School in Shohola.
He was a member of the Cub Scouts, Milford Pack #71. He also loved
music, fishing, wrestling, baseball, family and friends.
Survivors include his mother of Milford; his father
of Montague, NJ; two sisters, Natalie and Stephanie at home; paternal
grandparents, Jack and Catherine La Spina of Sunrise, AZ; maternal
grandparents, Lucille Manly of Chicago, IL and Robert Manly of Dallas,
TX; great-grandmother, Antoinette La Spina of Palatine, IL; aunts,
uncles and cousins.
Services were held at the Good Shepherd and St.
John the Evangelist Church in Milford. Burial was in Milford Cemetery
in Dingman Township.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Center
for Developmental Disabilities of Pike County, 221 Broad St., Milford,
JOHN A. POPOLILLO, SR.
CALLICOON — John A. Popolillo, Sr. of Callicoon,
a former tailor, shoe repairman and school bus driver, died Friday,
April 13, 2001 at Wilson Memorial Hospital in Johnson City. He was
Son of Michael and Doris Braco Popolillo, he was
born June 23, 1925 in Yonkers. He was the widower of Victoria Corigliano
He was a member of the Upper Delaware Ambulance
Corps and Hankins Assembly of God Church.
Survivors include two sons, John A., Jr. of Callicoon
and Michael and wife Patti of Lake Huntington; a sister, Geraldine
Minckler of Brookville, FL; four grandchildren; nieces and one nephew.
He was predeceased by a brother, Frank.
Services were held at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral
Home in Callicoon. The Rev. Robert Pacquet officiated. Burial was
in the Callicoon Cemetery in Callicoon.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Upper
Delaware Ambulance Corps or Hankins Assembly of God Church.
PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL — Fred Rustmann of Palm Beach
Gardens, FL, a former summer resident of Lake Anawanda near Callicoon
Center, died Monday, April 9, 2001 at home of a very rare form of
lymphoma. He was 85.
A U.S. Army veteran, he served in the Pacific Theatre
during World War II. He was a pioneer in the housing development
industry after the war and built large developments of single-family
homes throughout Long Island, Nanuet and Washingtonville. In Florida
he built a large garden complex in Cocoa Beach and completed a golf
course project in the Bahamas. At the age of 82 he came out of retirement
to manage a major home renovation project in Palm Beach, FL and
then to build another home from scratch in Jupiter Farms.
Survivors include his wife, Beatrice Rustmann at
home; two sons, Frederic, Jr. of West Palm Beach, FL and Gary of
Plano, TX; two daughters, Susan Monaco of Tarpon Springs, FL and
Cindy Martin-Keskiner of Clearwater, FL; six grandchildren; and
a great-grandson, Gage Vernon.
A memorial service was held at the Rustmann home.
Memorial contributions may be made to a Hospice
of the donor’s choice.
ELDRED — Helen Sergeant of Eldred, a lifelong area
resident, a registered nurse serving in the Army as a Lieutenant
in the Philippines during World War II, died Saturday, April 14,
2001 at Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis. She was 80.
Daughter of the late Edward and Kathryn Livingston
Kuen, she was born April 20, 1920 in Shohola, PA.
Survivors include two daughters, Sandra McBride
and husband William of Eldred and Laura Batzel and husband Gary
of Eldred; two sisters, Clareta of Woodhaven, Queens and Arlene
Kuen of Barryville; five grandchildren, Bill McBride and Aaron McBride,
both of Winterhaven, FL, Michael Batzel and Stacy Batzel, both of
Eldred and Gary Batzel of Port Jervis; five great-grandchildren;
nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by two sisters, Dorothy Smith
and Hazel Anastasio; and a brother, Arthur Kuen.
Services were held at the Gray-Rasmussen Funeral
Home in Barryville. Pastor Linda Bohs officiated. Burial was in
Montoza Cemetery in Eldred.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American
Legion Ambulance Service, PO Box 63, Eldred, NY 12732.
SHIRLEY A. VANORDEN
GETTYSBURG, PA — Shirley A. VanOrden of Gettysburg,
a former legal secretary in the office of Frederick W.V. Schadt
in Jeffersonville, died Monday, April 9, 2001 at Green Acres, the
Adams County Home in Gettysburg. She was 59.
Daughter of George L. and Hazel Hubbert Bernhardt,
she was born May 4, 1941 in Callicoon.
She and her husband operated the Jeff Bowling Alley
at one time and she had been employed at the Villa Roma Country
Club in Callicoon.
Survivors include her husband, Verne V. VanOrden
of Gettysburg; her parents of Cochecton; and three sisters, Judy
Bernhardt and Elizabeth Huebsch, both of Liberty and Martha Huebsch
Graveside services and burial took place at the
Evergreen Cemetery in Bethel. The Rev. Bill Hager of the Kenosha
Lake Methodist Church officiated.
GEORGE J. WOLF
SCRANTON — George J. Wolf of Scranton, proprietor
of the Inn of the Spirit, a retreat and conference center, and a
17-year Catholic Relief Services worker, died April 19, 2001.
Survivors include his wife, Jeanne of Scranton;
three sons, Bernard and wife Renee of Longmont, CO, Christopher
and wife Stacey of Paterson, NJ and Paul and wife Sherry of Shohola;
four daughters, Mary Regina of Scranton, Angela Guthrie and husband
Bruce of Silver Springs, MD, Therese Zaccari and husband Robert
of Narrowsburg, NY and Sarah of Washington, DC; six grandchildren;
and two brothers, Frank and Bill of Florida.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Ann’s
R.C. Church in Shohola on April 21 at 11:00 a.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Catholic
Relief Services, 209 West Layette St., Baltimore, MD 21201-3443.
EDWARD R. WOLTA
BEACH LAKE — Edward R. Wolta of Beach Lake, a retired
employee benefits manager of the Goldman Sachs Company, an investment
banking firm, died Thursday, April 12, 2001 at the Little Flower
Nursing Home in Wilkes-Barre. He was 84.
Son of the late Leo and Anna Franz Wolta, he was
born November 18, 1916 in Brooklyn, NY. He was the widower of Frances
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving
with the Defense Command in Alaska. He was a member of St. Bernard
R.C. Church in Beach Lake where he served as lector and Eucharistic
minister. He was a lay minister for St. John’s Church and a member
of Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration in St. Mary’s Chapel. He was
a former member and past Grand Knight of the Alfred E. Smith Council
#3005, Knights of Columbus in Elmont, Long Island. He was a member
of the Ecker-Haupt Post #5635 of the VFW and a former member of
the Shohola Fire Company.
Survivors include a sister, Helen Chianese of Tavares,
FL; four nieces, Linda, Julia, Geraldine and Carol; two nephews,
Robert and Michael; and cousins.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. Bernard’s
Church in Beach Lake. Burial was in Indian Orchard Cemetery in Texas