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RUSSEL B. ARNOLD

HONESDALE — Russel B. Arnold of Honesdale, a 40-year employee of the former Katz Underwear Factory who then drove a van and school bus for the Wayne Highlands School District, died Wednesday, May 22, 2002 at home. He was 75.

Son of the late C. Lynn and Minnie Counterman Arnold, he was born February 11, 1927 in Clinton Center.

He graduated from the Aldenville School in 1944. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War, serving in the U.S. navy and the U.S. Marine Corps.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Arlene Smith Arnold; two daughters, Karen Appel and husband Earl of Honesdale and Kathy Vasisko and husband Barry of Lancaster; three brothers, Donald and wife Mabel of Honesdale, Carl and wife Pearl of Sugarland, TX and William of Honesdale; a sister-in-law, Betty Arnold of Waymart; a granddaughter; three grandsons; a great-grandson; a stepgreat-granddaughter; nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by a brother, Calvin.

Services were held at the Arthur A. Bryant Funeral Home in Honesdale. The Rev. Jon Buxton of the Bethany United Methodist Church officiated. Burial was in the Clinton Center Cemetery in Clinton Township.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice St. John, 1007 Oak Street, Pittston, PA 18640 or the charity of one’s choice.

JOHN H. COMPTON

HAWLEY — John H. Compton of Hawley, a house painter, in construction, and self employed, died Saturday, May 18, 2002 in Wayne Woodlands Manor in Waymart. He was 94.

Son of the late Edward and Mattilda Barklow Compton, he was born in Hawley.

He was a member of the Hawley United Methodist Church, Freedom Lodge 88, 100F, Honesdale, a former member of the Wangum Lodge 100R in Hawley, and a member of the Eddy Band of Hawley Fire Dept. 2 in the 1920s and 1930s.

Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Mary E. Frisbie Compton; two sons, Robert H. of Hawley and Leo R. of Carlisle; seven grandsons; a granddaughter; seven geat-grandchildren; a great great granddaughter; nieces and nephews.

Services were held in Teeters’ East Chapel in Hawley. The Rev. Martin L. Cox Jr., pastor, and Rev. Theodore Muller, visitation pastor, officiated. Burial was in Green Gates Cemetery in Hawley.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hawley United Methodist Memorial fund, 315 Church St., Hawley, PA 18428 or the charity of one’s choice.

ABRAHAM DAVIDOFF

MONTICELLO — Abraham “Abe” Davidoff of Monticello, a longtime appliance salesman for North End Sales in Middletown and recently at Appliance City in Monticello, died Wednesday, May 22, 2002 at home. He was 79.

Son of the late Israel and Ida Isaacov Davidoff, he was born January 22, 1923 in Monticello.

He and his wife owned and operated Jajed Ceramics in Monticello. He was a World War II veteran; a member and past president of the Monticello Volunteer Ambulance Corps and a member of Workmen Circle Branch No. 610.

Survivors include his wife, Estelle Turken Davidoff, at home; a son, Dr. Jack and wife Dr. Tracey Davidoff of Rochester; a daughter, Julia Vosler and husband Jay of Ossining; a sister, Janet Plotkin of Florida; five grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Services were held at the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home in Monticello. Rabbi Ben Zion Chanowitz officiated. Burial was in the Workman Circle Branch No. 610 Cemetery in Monticello.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, NY 12550 or the Oncology Unit of Catskill Regional Medical Center, Harris, NY 12742.

BETTY JANE HENNEFORTH

HAWLEY — Betty Jane Henneforth of Hawley, a former employee of Sherman Underwear Mills of Hawley and then at Seams in White Mills, died Monday, May 20, 2002 in Wayne Memorial Hospital. She was 73.

Daughter of the late Karl and Anna Kasahada Kaub, she was born in Dunmore.

She was a member of Queen of Peace Roman Catholic Church in Hawley.

Survivors include her husband of 54 years, Richard Henneforth; two sons, John and Richard Jr., both of Hawley; two daughters, Catherine Tuttle of Hawley and Nancy Pedersen of ME; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held Monday, June 10 at 10:00 a.m. in Queen of Peace Church in Hawley. The family would like to invite friends and family to the Henneforth home after the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association in her name.

ERLAND A. JENSEN

ELDRED — Erland A. Jensen of Eldred and Englewood, FL, a retired marketing director for IBM in White Plains and an area resident since 1990, died Tuesday, May 14, 2002 at Englewood Community Hospital in Englewood, FL. He was 73.

Son of Einer and Rosa Gonzales Ribeyro Jensen, he was born June 15, 1928 in Brooklyn.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and a member of the Highland Field and Stream Club in Eldred, and a member of St. Anthony’s Roman Catholic Church in Yulan.

Survivors include his wife, Eleanor, at home; a son, Thomas of Salisbury, CT; two daughters, Anne Jensen of Townsville, Australia and Ellen Blasi of Poughkeepsie; a sister, Carmen Cicolello of Long island; four brothers, Raymond of Jacksonville, FL, Einer of Long Island, James of Valhalla and Stewart of Long Island; two grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Anthony’s Roman Catholic Church in Yulan. The Rev. Evan Greco officiated. Burial of the remains will be in the parish cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Enhanced Stewardship Fund of St. Anthony’s Church, Yulan, NY 12992 or the charity of one’s choice.

ESTELLE KELLETT

BETHEL — Estelle Kellett of Bethel, a secretary for 28 years to Joseph Maraziti and a longtime area resident, died Wednesday, May 22, 2002 at Roscoe Community Nursing Home. She was 80.

Daughter of Rubin and Doris Goldstein Charney, she was born October 28, 1921 in Brooklyn. She was the widow of Milton Kellett.

She was a member of the Highland Lions Club.

Survivors include two sons, Michael Cliff of Colombia, MD and Dr. Richard Mark of Long Meadow, MA; a daughter, Karen Sturgis and husband Richard of Bethel; five grandchildren; two brothers, Dr. Leon Charney of Hempstead and Bernard Charney of Venice, FL.

Services were held graveside in the Old Montefiore Cemetery Springfield Garden, Queens. Rabbi Alvin Cass officiated.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Sullivan County ASPCA or the animal shelter of one’s choice.

JOSEPH B. MANGAN

HONESDALE — Joseph B. Mangan of Honesdale, a 13-year employee of PP&L, owner and operator of Mangan’s Tavern at the former Texas 4 Fire Company Station in Honesdale and later was an inspector for PennDOT for 12 years, died Tuesday, May 21, 2002 at home. He was 85.

Son of the late Thomas and Agnes Burns Mangan whose ancestors were Irish workers on the Canal, he was born in Honesdale. He was the widower of his wife of 61 years, Margaret “Peg” Conaboy Mangan.

He was a US Army veteran of World War II serving as a medic and Staff Sergeant in the Walter Reed Hospital in Washington, DC. He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church in Honesdale. He was a member of the Texas 4 Fire Company, the Fraternal Order of Eagles and the Cherry Ridge Hunting and Fishing Club.

Survivors include a daughter, Kathleen Bowman and husband Ted; a brother, Robert of Georgetown, SC; and a sister, Agnes Champion of Auburn, NY; three grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by two brothers, Thomas and William; and a sister, Rita Mangan.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated in St. John the Evangelist Church in Honesdale. Burial was in St. Mary Magdalen Cemetery in Honesdale.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Texas 4 Fire Company, PO Box 1065, Honesdale, PA 18431.

ALEXANDRA MOSHER

CALLICOON CENTER — Alexandra Mosher of Callicoon Center, a retired registered nurse and 1979 retired psychiatric nurse at the Public Health Service Hospital in Gallup, NM, died Friday, May 17, 2002 as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She was 59.

Daughter of the late Walter and Julia Walencik Zamecki, she was born July 16, 1942 in Passaic, NJ.

She attended Benedictine Academy in Patterson, NJ and graduated from St. Mary’s Hospital School of Nursing In Passaic, NJ.

Survivors include her husband of 40 years, Donald Mosher at home; a brother-in-law, Steven Mosher, at home; two daughters, Laura Mosher and her life partner, Philip Hilden of Chester and Elaine Young of Waterbury, VT; a granddaughter, Kathryn Young of Waterbury, VT; and her extended family.

She was predeceased by her favorite aunt and Godmother, Helen Surowicz.

Services were held at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Jeffersonville. Burial was in the Hillcrest Cemetery in Galilee, PA.

Memorial contributions may be made to SADD (Students Against Drunken Driving) or the charity of one’s choice.

ANDREW F. PETROSKI

BEACH LAKE — Andrew F. Petroski of Beach Lake, owner and operator of the Tree Surgeon Tree Service, died unexpectedly on Saturday, May 18, 2002 at home. He was 43.

Son of Stanley and Nora Klinkiewicz Petroski Sr., he was born in Carbondale.

He attended St. John the Evangelist Church in Honesdale.

Survivors include his son, Andrew J. at home; four brothers, Charlie and wife Jim Ann, Dan and wife Deb, both of Laurella, David and wife Elyse of Lancaster, and Tim of Honesdale, serving with the National Guard; two sisters, Valerie Reese of Boyertown and Karen Petroski of Norristown; his grandmother, Viola Klinkiewicz of Elmira, NY and his guardian angel, Diana Mueller.

He was predeceased by a brother, Stanley Jr.; his paternal grandparents, Martin and Helen Petroski and maternal grandfather, Paul Klinkiewicz.

A Memorial Mass was held in St. John the Evangelist Church in Honesdale. Burial was in St. Mary Magdalen’s Cemetery in Honesdale.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Trust fund for A.J. Petroski, c/o Daniel Petroski, 800 Petroski Drive, Honesdale, PA 18431.

ROYDEN A. TOASPERN

BARRYVILLE — Royden A. Toaspern of Barryville, a retired Highway Engineer with the Sullivan County Highway Department, and lifelong area resident, died Wednesday, May 22, 2002 at Wilson Memorial Hospital in Johnson City. He was 90.

Son of the late Arthur C. and Emma Ruegger Toaspern, he was born November 5, 1911 in Barryville. He was the widower of Doris Boudman Toaspern, his wife of 54 years.

He was a member of the Barryville United Methodist Church and the Yulan Rod and Gun Club.

Survivors include two sons, Dennis A. and wife Patricia of Binghamton and Keith R. and wife G. Annette of Penn Yan; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by a brother, Walter R.

Services were held in the Barryville United Methodist Church. The Rev. Nancy Vonderhorst officiated. Burial was in Montoza Cemetery in Barryville.

Memorial contributions may be made to Barryville Old Montoza Cemetery Improvement & Restoration Fund, c/o Town of Highland, Eldred, NY 12732.

 
 
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