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BETHEL, NY—Richard H. Brown Sr. died on September 25 at Achieve Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Liberty, NY.

The son of the late Nathan and Elizabeth McGregor Brown, he was born in Bethel, NY. He served his country in the army during World War II.

He is survived by three sons, Richard H. Brown Jr. of NJ; Ralph N. Brown of White Lake, NY and James C. Brown of Rock Hill, NY; six daughters, Elizabeth “Betty Ann” Brown of Black Mt., NC, Judy M. Huska of Apopka, FL, Barbara Cole of Liberty; Frances Foster of Bethel; Paula C. Weber of Narrowsburg; and Kathleen Brown-Brandes of Monticello.

Interment will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery, Rock Ridge Drive, Monticello.

Memorial donations may be made to the Catskill Dialysis Center, Route 42, South Monticello, NY 12701.

Caroline Gardener

MONTICELLO, NY—Caroline Gardner died Saturday at the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 69.

She was the daughter of the late Carl and Helen Bleiler Vernoy and was born in Monticello.

She was a member of St. John’s Episocopal Church in Monticello, and a member of the Elizabeth Guild at that church, as well as a member of the Ladies of the Knights of Columbus at St. Peter’s Church in Monticello.

She is survived by her husband, Harry L. Gardner, and seven daughters, Cathy Brown of Monticello; Connie McKenley of Barryville, NY; Claire Harris of Murells Inlet, SC; Carol Barry and Cindy Rios, both of Richmond, VA; Cheryl Montalvo of FL; and Christine Breen of Highland Lake, NY.

Burial will be in Sullivan County Veteran Cemetery, Liberty.

Memorial contributions may be made to Catskill Dialysis Center, Port Jervis Road, Monticello, NY 12702, or to St. John’s Episcopal Church in Monticello.


ELDRED, NY—Shirley M. Lauster Kinney died September 18 at her home in Eldred. She was 55.

The daughter of Fredrick Sr. and Evelyn Dollar Lauster, she was born in Sussex, NJ.

She is survived by her parents; two sons, Davis A. and Alfred Kinney Jr., of Wantage, NJ; two daughters, Sue Ann Schweyer of Montague, NJ, and Kathy-Joe Kinney of Yulan, NY; five sisters, Doris Crane of Daytona, FL; Beverly Vanduzer and Patricia Luft of Warwick, NY; Rose Skellenger of Wantage; Donna Dodge of Simsbury, CT; and Cheryl Toner of Pine Island; and four brothers, Robert Lauster of Slate Hill; Everett Lauster of Milford, PA; Fredrick Lauster Jr., of Florida, NY; and George Lauster of Sparrowbush, NY.

Interment was made in Clove Cemetery in Wantatge, NJ.


RINGWOOD, NJ—Father Raymond J. Lynch, O.F.M., died on August 10 at Holy Name Friary in Ringwood, NJ. He was 80 years of age.

He was born in Manhattan and ordained in 1951.

He was administrator of St. Francis Parish in Youngsville, NY and St. George’s Parish in Jeffersonville, NY from 1970 to 1979.

Burial was made in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Butler, NJ.


HIGHLAND LAKE, NY—Louis Mignogna died September 24 at Bon Secours Community Hospital. He was 85.

He was born in Landisville, NJ to Michael and Madalena Montagno Mignogna.

He was a member of St. Anthony’s Church of Padua, Yulan, NY; Tusten-Highland Memorial VFW Post #6437; the Highland Seniors and the AFL-CIO.

He served in the United States Army during World War II and received the Asiatic-Pacific Service Medal, Philippines Liberation Ribbon and the World War II victory medal.

He is survived by his sons, Robert Mignogna of No. Borough, MA and Donald Mignogna of Hatfield PA, and a daughter, Linda M. Walsh of Highland Lake.

Burial will be in St. Anthony’s Cemetery, Eldred.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion Ambulance Service, PO Box 63, Eldred, NY 12732; to Highland Lake Fire Dept., Highland Lake, NY 12743; or to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, NY.


HONESDALE, PA—Alfred H. Perkins died at the Ellen Memorial Health Care Center in Honesdale on September 20. He was 82.

He was born in Carbondale, PA to Dr. William J. and Ella Holgate Perkins.

He was the treasurer of Wayne County from 1972 to 1988 and a Wayne County Commissioner. In 1997 he received the Rutherford Award for outstanding community service. He was also a committeeman for the Lebanon Township Republican Party from 1946 to 1972.

He was a member and past master of the Pleasant Valley Grange and the F&AM Blue Lodge, a member and former presiding judge for the United States Trotting Association, director of the Wayne County Agriculture Society, and a member of the Honesdale Rotary Club for 20 years. He was also a member and former elder of the First Presbyterian Church in Honesdale.

He is survived by a brother, Donald E. Perkins of Vernon, NY.

Interment will be at the family’s convenience in the Glen Dyberry Cemetery in Honesale. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.



WOODBOURNE, NY — Jean Bailey Smith died on September 20 in Hollywood, FL. She was 83.

She was born to Albert and Genevieve Lane Bailey in Port Jervis, NY.

She was a member of the Woodbourne Reformed Church, the Ladies Auxiliary of the Woodbourne Fire Department and past president of the Woodbourne VFW. She served in the Navy Nurse Corps during WWII.

She is survived by two daughters, Carol Orlando of Maryland, and Mary Lu Drobysh of Grahamsville, NY; two sons, Raymond Jr. and Albert, both of Neversink, NY; and one brother, John Bailey of Florida.

Memorial contributions may be made in Smith’s name to a charity of one’s choice.

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