SHOHOLA, PA— Sarah E. Berry, a resident of Shohola, PA, died in her home on Sunday, October 10, 2004. She was 80.

The daughter of the late Edward G. and Katherine Willis Kane, she was born on March 8, 1924 in Oakridge, NJ.

She was a retired assembler for the Kolmar Labs in Port Jervis, NY.

She is survived by three sons, Larry Berry Sr., of Milford, Leonard of Shohola, and Lawrence of Saylorsburg; her daughter, Geraldine Marks of Milford; her brother, Grant Kane of Honesdale; her sister, Edna Sensky of Layton, NJ; eight grandchildren, Donna, Brenda, Landa, Larry Jr., Douglas, Michael, Melissa, and Jason; four great grandchildren, Andrew, Luke, Kayla, and Brandon.

She was predeceased by her husband, Lester P. Berry, several brothers and sisters, and her granddaughter, Patricia.

Funeral service was held at Stoyan Funeral Home in Milford on Thursday, October 14 with Reverend Rodney Ryle officiating.

Burial will take place in Delaware Cemetery in Dingmans’ Ferry.

Memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society, Pike Unit, 110 West Harford Street, Milford, PA.


MILFORD, PA — John Ross Cokelette, a resident of Sunrise Lakes in Milford, died in his home on Saturday, October 9, 2004. He was 54.

The son of Marjorie Cokelette Konkol and the late Ferris “Jack” Cokelette, he was born December 10, 1949 in Port Jervis, NY.

A retired carpenter for Sunnyland Inc., he was a graduate of Delaware Valley High School, class of 1968. He served in the US Air Force from 1969 to 1973, stationed in England where he became a “volunteer” for the Boy Scouts of America. He was a Scout leader for many years. While in England he played semi-pro soccer with the Sky Kings.

He was a co-founder of the Eastern Pike Youth Association, coaching middle school soccer at DVS, assistant coach for wrestling in the Port Jervis school district, and a little league coach in Milford, PA. He was a veteran of the US Air Force and Vietnam, a member of the 124th Orange Blossoms, company K, the Devis Brigade of NY, an EMT with the Port Jervis volunteer ambulance corps, a member of the Vietnam Veterans Association of Milford, a member and past master of the Matamoras Masonic Lodge #752, and a member of the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Dingmans’ Ferry.

Survivors include his wife, Diane Gulla Cokelette; his daughter, Michelle Weber and her husband Joseph of Shohola; two sons, Benedict, US Army Ft. Riley, KS and his wife Nicole Smith- Cokelette and William, US Army Ft. Hood, TX; his mother, Marjorie Cokelette-Konkol of Matamoras; his companion, Cathy Arnett and adopted family, Anna Lee, Chase and Gage; one brother, Leland Cokelette Sr. and family of Matamoras; one sister, Nanette Lemke and family of Little Rock, AK; his grandson, Joey Weber; many aunts, uncles, and cousins,; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held on Thursday, October 14 with Reverend Neal Neilsen officiating.

Contributions may be made to the Cokelette family, c/o his daughter, Michelle Weber, 769 Route 434, Shohola PA, 18458.


HERMISTON, OR — Gladys Louise Kelt, a resident of Hermiston, died at Good Samaritan Center in Hermiston on Thursday, October 14, 2004. She was 89.

The daughter of Frank and Anna M. (Englemann) Georgi, she was born in Lava, NY on July 21, 1915.

She was raised and attended schools in Lava, NY before marrying John Francis Kelt in Callicoon, NY and moving to Binghamton, NY where she attended beauty school and worked as a beautician for many years. They lived in Narrowsburg, NY where they lived until retiring to Clearwater, FL. She was a member of Our Lady Angels Catholic Church.

She is survived by a daughter, Nancy and her husband Lon Reed of Hermiston; and a grandson Scott Reed of Eugene, OR.

She was predeceased by her husband John Kelt; her brother, Frank Georgi; and her parents Frank and Anna Georgi.

At her request there will be no services held. Disposition was by cremation.

Inturnment will be at St. Francis Xavier Cemetary in Narrowsburg.

Memorial contributions may be made to your local Alzheimer’s Association.


KOHLERTOWN, NY — Richard “Dick” Krongel, a 70-year area resident Kohlertown, died on Friday, October 15, 2004. He was 88.

The son of Alex and Bessie Frost Krongel, he was born in New York City on April 8, 1916.

A World War II Army veteran, he was a founding member of the H. Russel Kenyon VFW Post 5808 in Callicoon. For many years he was associated with Krongel and Sons Bakery in both Callicoon and Jeffersonville. He later founded the Krongel Agency, an insurance and real estate firm which he operated with his wife before retiring in 1983. He was a chair of the community American Heart Association Fund Drive for many years, a past president and member of the Sullivan County Board of Realtors, and a member of the Jeffersonville Synagogue.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Dorothy Krongel of Kohlertown; his daughter, Barbara and her husband EC Hamilton; his son, Michael and his wife Kathy Krongel of Newton, MA; two grandchildren, Allison and David Krongel; his sister, Annette Tofield of Anaheim, CA; and several nieces, nephews , and cousins.

He was predeceased by his parents; his brother, Irving; his sister-in-law, Sophie Krongel; his brother in law, Aaron Tofield; and his nephew, Jeffrey Krongel.

Interment will be at the Jefferson Synagogue Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Jeffersonville Ambulance Corps or the American Cancer Society.


NEW DURHAM, NH — Nicholas Van Malden, a resident of New Durham, NH, died at the Wentworth Douglass Hospital in Dover on Sunday, October 9, 2004. He was 87.

The son of the late Johannas and Jacoba (Kanook) Van Malden, he was born on August 16, 1917 in Rotterdam, Holland.

He served his country in the Army under the direction of General George Patton, receiving the American Theater Medal, Silver Star Medal, Victory Medal, European-African Middle Eastern Medal with Four Bronze Stars and the Good Conduct Medal. He worked as a dairyman and driver for the Marlboro State Hospital in NJ for most of his life.

He was a member of the VFW post # 4374, American Legion and the Elks, all of Freehold, NJ.

He is survived by his wife of 5 years, Eleanor (Hummel) Van Malden of Kemah TX, formerly of Freehold, NJ; two sons, William “Bill” and his wife Dolores of New Durham, NH and Edward R. and his wife Glinda of League City, TX; one sister, Betty Brumby of Muttonville, Long Island; five grandchildren, Emily and Jacob of New Durham and Angela, Justin and Sam all of Texas; as well as nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was predeceased by three brothers and five sisters.

A service was held on Friday, October 15.

Interment will be in Glen Cove Cemetery in Narrowsburg, NY.


LAKE HUNTINGTON, NY — Madeline Bonanza Martibello, a long time resident of Lake Huntington, died at the Robert Woods Hospital in New Brunswick, NJ on October 16, 2004. She was 83.

The daughter of the late Salvatore and Frances Catapano Furino, she was born November 28, 1920 in Brooklyn NY.

She was a nurse at the Wyckoff Heights Hospital for over 20 years before moving to Lake Huntington where she resided for over 30 years. She was a member of the Cochecton Volunteer Ambulance and a member of Catholic Daughters.

She is survived by her husband, Frank, Lake Huntington; three children, Rose Bonanza Dimartino of Willmington, NC, Frances Failla of Sugarmill Woods, FL, and Thomas Bonanza and his wife Stella of Cochecton; two sisters, Nancy Perrello of Queens and Josephine Forenzo of Long Island; two brothers, Salvatore Furino of Staten Island and Frank Furino of Cochecton; seven grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and may nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her first husband, Thomas Bonanza; by two sisters, Anna Furino and Julia Rottuno; and two brothers, Louis Furino and Fred Furino.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, October 21 at 9:30 a.m. at the St. Francis Xavier Roman Catholic Church in Narrowsburg.

Entombment will follow in St. John Cemetery in Middle Village, Queens.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 1818, Memphis, TN 38101.


HAWLEY, PA — Karl Gerald Miller, a resident of Hawley, died at the Wayne Memorial Hospital in Honesdale on October 8, 2004. He was 45.

The son of the late Catherine and Warren G. Miller, he was born in Warminister PA.

He was a music and video producer and a member of St. Pius X in Cherry Hill, NJ.

He is survived by his wife, Lisa Marie Miller of Hawley; his three step sons, Nicholas Masters of Honesdale, Joshua Masters of Cherry Hill, NJ, and Zachary Masters stationed by the air force in Japan; his two sisters, Barbara West of Mill Valley, CA, and Judy Strickland of Orlando, FL; his two brothers, Robert Miller of Colorado Springs, CO, and Warren Miller of Palm Bay, FL; one granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial was held at the Queen of Peace Roman Catholic Church on Thursday, October 14.

Arrangements made by Teeters Funeral Chapel in Hawley.


GLEN SPEY, NY — Stefa Naum, a resident of Glen Spey, died at her home on Sunday, October 10, 2004. She was 84.

The daughter of the late Rosalia and Josepf Szewczyk, she was born on August 16, 1920 in Sianyk, Ukraine. She came to the United States at the age of 29.

She was a member of St. Volodymyr’s Ukrainian Catholic Church in Glen Spey and the Women’s Organization for the defense of the four freedoms of Ukraine.

She is survived by her sons, Taras, Kyrylo, and Naum of Phoenix, AZ; her niece, Eva Michaliszyn and her husband Irenej of Ontario, Canada.

She was predeceased by her husband of 51 years, Wasyl Naum and her son Roman Wasyl Naum.

Funeral services were held on Thursday, October 14 at the St. Volodymyr’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, Glen Spey, with Reverend Mark Hirniak officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Ukrainian Studies Fund-Columbia Project, 1583 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138.


ROSCOE, NY — Melvin E. “Ernie” Roach, a resident of Roscoe, died at the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris on Monday October 11, 2004. He was 47.

The son of Barbara Range Burk and the late Vicor Haskell Roach, he was born November 12, 1957 in Knoxville, TN.

He was a maintenance worker for the Villa Roma Golf Course in Callicoon.

He is survived by his mother, Barbara Burk of Roscoe; his longtime partner, Debbie Aquero of Roscoe; five brothers, Robert Wesley and his wife Rhonda of Jeffersonville, Anthony Steven and his wife Penny of Bethel, Arthur Burk and his wife Tonya of Bethel, Walace Burk of Orlando, FL, and Calvin Burk of North Carolina; 13 nieces and nephews; and six great-nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by a brother, Victor H. Roach, Jr.

Services were held on Thursday, October 14.

Burial is in the Jeffersonville Methodist Cemetery.

Contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice.


GREELEY, PA — Margaret “Maggie” Ruegnitz, a resident of Greeley, died at the Wayne Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, October 12, 2004. She was 94.

The daughter of the late Irving and Willetta Black, she was born in Rockford IL on August 20, 1910.

She was a homemaker and the wife of the late Raymond S. Ruegnitz.

She is survived by one daughter, Sally Vandam and her husband Bill of Greeley; five grandchildren, Scott, Bobby, Lori, David and Roseanne; seven great grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her son, Jerry S. Ruegnitz.

Services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Sunday, October 24 at the Barryville United Methodist Church in Barryville, NY. The Reverend Nancy Vonderhorst will officiate.

Interment will be private.

Contributions can be made to the Barryville United Methodist Church, Barryville, NY 12719.


MILFORD, PA — Dorothy E. Schouppe, a resident of Milford, died at the Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis on Saturday, October 9, 2004. She was 83.

The daughter of Harvey and Henrietta (Gimbel) Dean, she was born in Port Jervis, NY on March 14, 1921.

She and her late husband owned and operated the Schouppe Electric. In recent years she helped the family at Schouppe’s Antiques in Milford.

She is survived by her daughter, Carol Phillips of Shohola; her daughter in law, Cathi Schouppe of Milford; her brother, Howard Joseph Dean of Westernville, NY; four grandchildren, Lindsay Schouppe, Maggie, Cory and Andrew Phillips; her dear friend Merritt Quinn of Milford; cousins, nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband, Samuel C. Schouppe and her son, Samuel H. Schouppe.

Funeral services were held on Friday, October 15 at the Stroyan Funeral Home with Reverend Eddie Nilsen officiating.

Burial will take place at the Milford Cemetery in Dingman Township.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Milford Lions Club, 308 W. Anne Street, Milford, PA 18337.


WESTCHESTER, NY — Mary Hutchinson Trapp, a resident of Westchester and a former resident of Port Jervis, died on Saturday, October 9, 2004. She was 46.

The daughter of the late Robert and Bernice Spoonhower, she was born in Port Jervis on December 9, 1958.

She was an employee of Greenburgh Central School District for more than 20 years, and a member of the Most Sacred Heart Church of Port Jervis.

She is survived by three sisters, Alice Snyder Headley of Sparrowbush, Sherrie Spoonhower and Roberta Krause both of Tennessee; one brother, Richard Spoonhower of Port Jervis; three nephews, Jesse, Justin, and Jordan Snyder of Sparrowbush.

A memorial was held on Thursday, October 14 at the Dwyer Funeral Home in Tarrytown.

Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.