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ROBERT H. ANKE

HAWLEY — Robert H. Anke of Hawley, a farmer and carpenter, died Monday, May 27, 2002 at home. He was 72.

Son of the late Hans E. and Myrtle Schenck Anke, he was born in Carbondale.

He attended the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Honesdale. He was a member of the American Banner Association, a 50-year member of the Wayne Major Bowling League, Wayne County Hall of Fame, charter member of Hawley Golf League and president of Sport Hill Hunting Club.

Survivors include his wife of 15 years, Louise Schmalzle Anke; a son, Rick of Hawley; a daughter, Becky of Hawley; a grandson, Chad, and a granddaughter, Amanda, both of Hawley; a sister, Vera Morgan of Hawley; nieces and nephews.

A memorial service took place at Teeters’ East Chapel in Hawley. The Rev. Robert Shrom, Chaplain for Hospice St. John, officiated. Cremation took place at the H.G. Smith Crematory in Stroudsburg.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice St. John, 1007 Oak St., Pittston, Twp., PA 18640 or the American Cancer Society, Wayne Unit, 627 Main St., Honesdale, PA 18431.

DORIS BLOOMGARDEN

HONESDALE — Doris Bloomgarden of Honesdale, a retired salesclerk for Katz Department Store in Honesdale, died unexpectedly Thursday, May 30, 2002 at Mercy Hospital in Scranton. She was 73.

Daughter of the late Harold and Minnie Shaffer Lamberton, she was born August 21, 1928 in South Canaan. She was the widow of Irvin Bloomgarden who died in 1983.

She was a member of the congregation Beth Israel and a member of the Beth Israel Sisterhood.

Survivors include a son, Michael H. of Honesdale; three daughters, Sarah M. Tiel of Honesdale, Rebecca E. DeReamer of Honesdale and Ruth E. Freidenfels of East Brunswick, NJ; a brother, Russell Lamberton of South Canaan; three sisters, Florence Keill of South Canaan, Betty Frey of South Canaan and Helen Amorine of Lake Ariel; nine grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Services were held in Temple Beth Israel in Honesdale. Burial was in the Beth Israel Cemetery in Honesdale.

MARION J. WHELAN CRUMP

HAWLEY — Marion J. Whelan Crump of Hawley, formerly of Flushing, Queens, a retired secretary for an architectural firm in New York, died in Julia Ribaudo Senior Care Center in Lake Ariel, on Thursday, May 23, 2002. She was 83.

Daughter of the late John H. and Mary Cassidy Whelan, she was born in New York City, NY.

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

Survivors include her husband of 52 years, Charles W. Crump; two sons, C. Michael of Hawley and Stephan of Matamoras; a daughter, Judy Ann Travis of Greentown; four grandsons, Justin Crump, Levi Travis III, Brian Travis and Charles Travis; a granddaughter, Theresa Crump; two sisters, Anna Krause of Hemlock Farms and Ellen Brannigan of Florida.

A funeral mass was held in Queen of Peace church in Hawley. The Rev. William B. Healey, pastor, officiated. Burial was in the parish cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Habitat for Humanity of Wayne County, 827 Church St., Honesdale, PA 18431 or American Cancer Society, Wayne Unit, 627 Main St., Honesdale, PA 18431.

RUTH ELIZABETH DENNIS

BEACH LAKE — Ruth Elizabeth Dennis of Beach Lake, retired owner of Dennis Cottages in Beach Lake and a lifelong area resident, died Saturday, May 25, 2002 at home. She was 89.

Daughter of William J. and Charlotte Keyes Davey, she was born August 29, 1912 in Beach Lake. She was the widow of Thomas S. Dennis who died in 1979.

She graduated from Beach Lake High School, class of 1929. She was a 53-year member of the Beach Lake United Methodist Church serving on many church committees, and past president of the Ladies’ Aid Society; a founding member of the Beach Lake Volunteer Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary; a member of the Tusten Senior Citizens in Narrowsburg; and the Delaware Senior Citizens in Callicoon. She clerked for many years for her great Uncle Hiram Wood, a local auctioneer. She was a waitress at the Central House in Beach Lake and Sadies Restaurant in Honesdale. She served many years on the Board of Elections for Berlin Township as a clerk and Judge.

Survivors include a daughter, Elizabeth C. Dennis of Beach Lake; a son, Robert C. and wife Nancy Freiermuth of Virginia; grandchildren, Dennis (Terry) Freiermuth, Donna (James) Piscitellli, Tina Brumm, Teresa (Larry) Selman, Robin Williams, Cindy (Mark) Neal, Georgette Freiermuth, Robert (Lisa) Freiermuth, James (Crystal) Freiermuth; 16 great-grandchildren; two great, great-grandchilden; nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was predeceased by two grandchildren, Nancy Freiermuth Smith and Randy Freiermuth.

Services were held in the Beach Lake United Methodist Church. Dr. Rev. Gordon Weightman officiated. Burial was in the Beach Lake Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Beach Lake United Methodist Church, RR 2, Box 1015, Beach Lake, PA 18405 or Hospice St. John, 1007 Oak Street, Pittston, PA 18640.

WALTER WARRING GEVERT

HONESDALE — Walter Warring Gevert of Honesdale, a retired worker for Mother’s Laundry, died unexpectedly Thursday, May 23, 2002 at home. He was 89.

Son of the late Charles and Bessie Warring Gevert, he was born in Welcome Lake. He was the widower of his first wife, Ruth Fleming Gevert.

He graduated from Welcome Lake and Beach Lake schools. He was a member of the Central United Methodist Church of Honesdale.

Survivors include his wife, Helen Atkinson Gevert; three daughters, Beverly Horst and husband Kenneth of Cold Spring, Marjorie Stone of Farmington, MI and Linda Hopkins and husband Paul of Rileyville; three step-children, Thomas Atkinson and wife Margaret of Honesdale, Carol Irwin and husband Robert of Honesdale and Gerald Atkinson and wife Susan of Honesdale; a sister, Rita Moore of Beach Lake; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; one great great grandson, eight step-grandchildren; and three great step-grand children; nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by two brothers, Wallace and Clarence Gevert, six sisters, Jessie Rice, Ethel Frey, Hazel Thomas, Ruth Gevert, Esther Olver and an infant sister; a grandson, Wallace Horst and step-granddaughter, Jodi Irwin.

Services were held in the Arthur A. Bryant Funeral Home in Honesdale. Burial was in Indian Orchard Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, the Central United Methodist Church of Honesdale or the American Heart Association.

FREDERICK HENDERSHOT JR.

HONESDALE — Frederick Hendershot Jr. of Honesdale, a former employee in maintenance in Wayne Memorial Hospital in Honesdale and then a self-employed handyman, died Monday, May 27, 2002 in Wayne memorial Hospital in Honesdale. He was 63.

Son of the late Frederick J. and Irene Weed Hendershot Sr., he was born in Honesdale.

Survivors include a son, Fred III of Honesdale; two daughters, Dawn Hendershot of Tobyhanna and Virginia Elders and husband Dallas of Honesdale; a brother, Ed of Port Jervis; and a sister, Eileen Hendershot of TN; eight grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by a brother, Ronald Hendershot.

Services were held at the Hessling Funeral Home in Honesdale. Private graveside services were held at the family’s convenience in the Mount Moriah Cemetery in Kimbles.

RAYMOND A. LEWIS

BETHEL — Raymond A. Lewis of Bethel, retired owner of Ray’s Fountain Service in Bethel and a lifelong area resident, died Friday, May 31, 2002 at the Sullivan County Adult Care Center in Liberty. He was 72.

Son of the late Melvin and Mary Ellen McCombs Lewis, he was born September 27, 1928 in Phillipsport.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.

Survivors include his wife, Irene Zazverskey; two sons, Raymond M. and wife Lynn of Ballston Lake, and Glenn A. of Bethel; two sisters, Idella Shreve of Scotchtown and Irene Sutton of Monticello; and three grandchildren.

He was predeceased by several brothers and sisters.

Cremation took place at Cedar Hill Crematory in Newburgh.

JULIANN C. MCCORMICK

HONESDALE — Juliann C. McCormick of Honesdale, formerly of West Milford, NJ, died Monday, May 27, 2002 at home. She was 70.

Daughter of the late William and Margaret Holloran Bergen, she was born in New York City, NY.

She was a graduate of Pope Pius High School in Passaic, NJ. She was a member of St. Cecelia’s Church in Hilltop and the Woman’s Society. She was a member of the Bethany Woman’s club.

Survivors include her husband of 49 years, William J. McCormick; a daughter, Meg Manista and husband Rick of West Milford, NJ; three sons, Michael and wife Clare of Morris Plains, NJ, William III and wife Nancy of Warwick, NY and John of Milford; six grandchildren; two brothers, Edward Bergen of Fort Lee, NJ and John Bergen of Montville, NJ; nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Mass was held in St. Cecelia’s Church in Hilltop. The Rev. David Delzell officiated. Burial was private at a later date. Cremation took place at Maple Hill at Salem Crematory in Archbald.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Association.

HELEN MORRELL

WURTSBORO — Helen Morrell of Masten Lake, Wurtsboro, former owner and operator of Helen Morrell’s Home of Fashion in Masten Lake since 1943, died Monday, May 27, 2002 at home. She was 84.

Daughter of Samuel and Regina Stern Appel, she was born January 22, 1918 in Brooklyn. She was the widow of Leo Morrell who died in 1980.

She was a life member of Hadassah and of South Fallsburg Synagogue.

Survivors include a daughter, Patricia Tunick Morrell of Masten Lake and partner in business; a son, Michael and wife Shelley of Sayreville, NJ; daughter-in-law, Rose Lee Morrell, wife of the late Bruce Morrell of Edgewater, NJ; a sister, Anita Chait and husband Nathan of Palm Beach Gardens, FL; seven grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by a son, Bruce.

Services were held in the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home Inc. Rabbi Isaac Gottlieb officiated. Burial was in the King Solomon Memorial Park in Clifton, NJ.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties or South Fallsburg Synagogue.

FRANCESCO SATIRO

HIGHLAND LAKE — Francesco Satiro of Highland Lake, a chef for Carini Pizza in Narrowsburg, died Monday, May 27, 2002 at home. He was 30.

Son of Salvatore Satiro and the late Vita Monteleone Satiro, he was born October 28, 1971 in Carini, Italy.

Survivors include his father in Italy; a daughter, Andrea Satiro; a sister, Angela Poma; and a nephew, John Poma.

Services were held at the Gray-Rasmussen Funeral Home in Barryville. The Rev. Evan Greco officiated. Burial will take place in Italy.

ANNA F. SCHLUER

NARROWSBURG — Anna F. Schluer of Narrowsburg, an area resident since 1944, died Thursday, May 30, 2002 at Ellen Memorial Health Care Center in Honesdale. She was 90.

Daughter of Ludwig and Bertha Woest Mohrmann, she was born August 21, 1911 in Germany. She was the widow of Carl Gustan “Gus” Schluer who died in 2000.

She was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Narrowsburg and a former member of the Lava Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary.

Survivors include three daughters, Helen Fraser of Monticello, Marion Roche of Callicoon and Carol Seidel of Binghamton; a son, George of Narrowsburg; a sister, Minna and a brother, Hans, both of Germany; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Services were held at Rasmussen Sons Funeral Home, Inc. in Narrowsburg. Rev. Phyllis Haynes officiated. Cremation took place at Twin Tiers Crematory.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Memorial Fund or to the Lava Fire Dept., both of Narrowsburg, NY 12764.

CHRISTOPHER SUGRIM

FOREST H ILLS — Christopher Amil Sugrim of Forest Hills, a bartender and former Jeffersonville resident, died Monday, May 27, 2002 at the Grover M. Hermann Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Callicoon from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. He was 23.

Son of Jerry and Janice Lachman Sugrim, he was born January 17, 1979 in Georgetown, Guyana.

He was a 1996 graduate of Jeffersonville-Youngsville Central School and was named Senior Athlete of the Year. He graduated from St. John’s University, graduating in 2000 as a communication major. He was an avid martial artist. In Forest Hills he taught Jeet Kune Do at the Queens Progressive Martial Arts School.

Survivors include his parents of North Branch; his paternal grandmother, Indranie Baichoo of Vancouver, B.C.; his maternal grandmother, Phuldai Lachman of North Branch; two brothers, Robert of New York City and Brian and wife, Bernadette, of Kalamazoo, MI; a sister, Sherry of Kalamazoo, MI; aunts, uncles and cousins.

Services were held at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Jeffersonville. Rev. Steven Offringa officiated. Burial was in Heavenly Rest Cemetery in North Branch.

MARY D. “TOOTS” WIELAND

NARROWSBURG — Mary D. “Toots” Wieland, a retired telephone operator for Big Eddy Telephone Co.and resident of the area for 80 years, died Monday, June 3, 2002 at home. She was 92.

The daughter of Christian G. and Marie Cromer Wieland, she was born on September 9, 1909 in New York City.

The widow of Carl Wieland who passed away in 1972, she was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Narrowsburg, having sang in the choir there for many years. She was a member of St. Tammany’s Chapter Order of the Eastern Star in Callicoon. She was a loving mother and grandmother and an active resident of the area until her retirement in the 1960’s.

Survivors include three children, Virginia and Ed Echeverria of Yorktown Heights, Charles and Flo Wieland of Narrowsburg and Marilee and Rich Schnable of Biglerville, PA ; thirteen grandchildren; many great grandchildren and many great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her son Christian, who was killed in Korea in 1950.

Visitation will take place on Thursday, June 6, 2002 from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon at Rasmussen Sons Inc. Funeral Home in Narrowsburg.

Funeral services will immediately follow at 12:00 noon at the funeral home. The Rev. Phyllis Haynes will officiate.

Burial will be in Glen Cove Cemetery in Narrowsburg.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Narrowsburg Fire Department or to the Tusten Volunteer Ambulance, both of Narrowsburg, NY 12764.

 
 
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