HONESDALE, PA — Nicholas James Diehl died at home on Thursday, October 12, 2006. He was 80.

The son of the late John N. and Albina Bassney Diehl, he was born on December 12, 1925 in Bethel, NY.

Diehl was a Navy veteran of World War II, and later worked as a truck driver for Weidners Trucking, Narrowsburg Feed and Grain, and retired from Henderson Trucking. He liked to listen to polka music and enjoyed fishing.

He is survived by his wife, Wilma Ann Rosencranse; two sons, James and his wife Darlene of Honesdale, and Jeffrey of Honesdale; three daughters, Jackie Mohrmann and her husband Gene, Jeri Kirchner, Jan Kooistra and her husband Joseph, all of Honesdale; a son-in-law, Richard Mohrmann of New Hampshire; three brothers, Robert and his wife Jean of Honesdale, William and his wife Debbie of Lake Ariel, and Robert and Cindi Marion of St. Thomas; four sisters, June Rollison and her husband Keith of Beach Lake, Leanna Young and her husband Gary of Honesdale, and Lassita Cole of the state of Florida; a sister-in-law, Barbara Diehl of Herkimer, NY; 17 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by a daughter, Jamie Mohrmann; a sister, Dolores Collins; and two brothers, John and Jerry Diehl.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 28, 2006 at New Covenant Fellowship Church in Hawley at 11:30 a.m., with the Reverend Robert Nurnberger officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to Wayne Memorial Health System Hospice, 600 Maple Ave., Honesdale, PA 18431; Mango House Children’s Home. c/o Rev. Ada Jensen, PO Box 29, Columbus Ave., Hawley, PA 18428; or Beach Lake Free Methodist Church, FM2 Building Fund, Attn. Megan Mountjoy, PO Box 8, Beach Lake, PA 18405.


BEACH LAKE, PA — Kevin J. Freiermuth of Beach Lake died on Tuesday, October 10, 2006. He was 29.

He was the son of Maynard and Sue Ann Burns Freiermuth of Beach Lake.

Freiermuth was an avid hunter and golfer and a member of the Boyds Mills Hunting Club and the Cricket Hill Golf Club. He was a fun-loving brother, father, fiancé and son.

He is survived by his fiancé, Melissa Minor; a son, Dacota; and two brothers of Beach Lake, Corey and his wife Brandy, and Jason and his wife Jennifer. Services were held on Saturday, October 14, 2006 at the Arthur A. Bryant Funeral Home in Honesdale with the Father Alam Joii officiating.

Interment is at Indian Orchard Cemetery in Indian Orchard.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Benefit Fund, c/o Dime Bank, 820 Church St., Honesdale, PA 18431-2066.


NARROWSBURG, NY — Clinton Francis Fulton died Friday, October 13, 2006 at his daughter’s home. He was 85.

The son of Winfield Scott and Margaret Rutledge Fulton, he was born on November 11, 1920 in Cochecton Center.

Fulton was a retired truck driver and a maintenance man for Kutsher’s Sports Academy, and a lifelong area-resident.

He is survived by three daughters, Margaret Morton and her husband Joseph of White Sulpher Springs, Ann Strouse of Matamoras, PA, and Muriel Bartolini and her husband Jim of El Cajon, CA; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Viola Fulton and Violet Fulton; and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his wife, Betty; daughter Mary Deighton; and brothers John, Kenneth, George, Joseph, Bernard, Lester and Harry; and a sister, Helen Fulton.

Services were held Wednesday, October 18, 2006 at Rasmussen Funeral Home in Narrowsburg.

Interment is at Glen Cove Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, 800 Stony Brook Ct., Newburgh, NY 12550.


HARRIS, NY — Theresia Mayenzet of Liberty died on Wednesday, October 11, 2006. She was 87 years old.

The daughter of Bertha Bruger-Cina and Marius Cina of Salgesch, Switzerland, she was born on December 15, 1919.

Mayenzet, a longtime resident of Jeffersonville and Youngsville, came to America in 1953. A family statement said: “Her life was devoted to caring for family and helping at their East Hill dairy farm. Her children arrived home to an oven-warmed kitchen and baked goodies at the end of the every school day. And, of course, they had a mom at the kitchen stove who made all the time in the world to hear about every detail of each of her six children’s day.”

She is survived by two daughters, Carmen Meyers of Liberty and Dina Griggs of Durham, NC; three sons, Emil (Jake) Mayenzet of Colorado Springs, CO, Peter Mayenzet and his wife Mary Lou of Cato, and Roy Mayenzet and his wife Lisa of North Branch; and her daughter-in-law, Donna Mayenzet of Denver, CO; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one brother, Bernard Cina of Basel, Switzerland; three sisters, Ida Pluss-Cina and her husband Paul of Olten, Switzerland, Bertha Williams-Cina and her husband Freddy of Basel and Sylivia Graber-Cina and her husband Markus of Flawil, Switzerland; and dozens of nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband, Emil; and her son, John.

Interment is at Calvary Cemetery in Youngsville.


LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — William J. McUmber died at home on Sunday, October 15, 2006. He was 87.

The son of the late Ned and Clara McUmber, he was born on February 24, 1919 in Horton.

McUmber was a retired truck driver for Mike Wilcox Trucking and a lifelong resident of the area. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, attending auctions and watching wrestling.

He is survived by two daughters, Patricia Jacobs and her husband Earl or Roscoe, and Gloria Neer and her husband Roger of Roscoe; his companion, Shirley Steele, at home; her children, Raymond Steele of Jessup, PA, Duane Steele and his wife Kathy of Fremont Center, Darren Steele and his wife Pat of Cooks Falls, NY, and Debbie Kinne and her husband George of Roscoe; several grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his wife, Mary McUmber; and a daughter, Wilma McUmber Smith.

Services were held on Wednesday, October 18, 2006 at the Harris Funeral Home in Roscoe with the Reverend Robert W. Hoag officiating.

Interment is at Riverview Cemetery in Hancock.

Memorial contributions may be made to Orange-Sullivan Hospice, 800 Stony Brook Ct., Newburgh, NY 12550.


HONESDALE, PA — Robert S. Morawski, of Tyler Hill, died Friday, October 13, 2006 at the Wayne Memorial Hospital. He was 71.

The son of the late Stephen and Stella Matyka Morawski, he was born in Passaic, NJ.

Morawski was a mail carrier and a professional musician. He played and taught the Hammond organ in Bergen County, NJ, where he was known by his stage name, “Barry King.” He was also a member of the National Rifle Association.

He is survived by his son, Stephen of Tyler Hill; and a daughter, Kathleen Morawski of Augusta, NJ.

He was predeceased by his wife, Frances Ann Morawski.

Services will be private.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Wayne County Memorial Hospital Fund, 601 Park St., Honesdale, PA 18431-2066.


SWAN LAKE, NY — George A. Thompson Jr. died on Friday, October 6, 2006 at home. He was 63.

The son of Martha Thompson-Leeks and the late George Thompson Sr., he was born September 6, 1943 in Robinson County, NC.

Thompson was a retired carpenter for Hudson Valley District Council of Carpenters in Middletown.

He is survived by his mother, Martha Thompson-Leeks of Newburgh; his companion, Phyllis Blenman of North Branch; two sons, Frederick Thompson of Flint, MI and George S. Thompson of Clinton, NC; three daughters, Shelia Ashford and husband Jackie of Roseboro, NC, Karen Spearman Greene and husband Homer, and Lena Jackson of Newburgh; two brothers, Willie “Aaron” Thompson and Eddie “E.J.” Thompson, both of Newburgh; three sisters, Hannah Thompson of Poughkeepsie, Martha Jean Butler of Newburgh and Carol Treadwell and husband Dean of Highland Falls; 14 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildrem; several nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.

Services were held Monday, October 16, 2006 at New Beginners Church of Christ Disciples of Christ in Newburgh.


CALLICOON CENTER, NY — Ronald D. Tissot, a 30-year resident of Callicoon Center, died on Monday, October 9, 2006.

Tissot served in the Navy in World War II and as a first lieutenant in the Korean War. He had a career with New York Bell Telephone and AT&T, starting as a lineman and working his way up to district manager. He earned a college degree in marketing management.

He is survived by his son John; his daughter Elise; his brother Ray; sister-in-law Lib; son-in-law Larry Lunas; daughter-in-law Mary Day; and his companion and best friend of 10 years, Margaret “Meg” Bartow.

He was predeceased by his wife, Thalia.


SUNDOWN, NY — Jeannette L. Totten died at home on Tuesday, October 10, 2006. She was 64.

The daughter of the late Eugene J. and Anne M. Ortenzi, she was born on May 16, 1942 in New York City.

Totten was a bus monitor for Gershowitz Transportation and a former employee of Imperial Schrade.

She is survived by her lifetime companion, Benjamin R. Totten of Woodbourne; her children, Lisa and John Moore of Stone Ridge, Robby and Jackie Totten, Gena M. Totten, and Tom Totten, all of Sundown, and Anne Marie and Leland Rausch of Monticello; a sister, Carol Coughran of Jeffersonville; five grandchildren; and two nephews.

Services were held on Saturday, October 14, 2006 at Loucks Funeral Home in Ellenville.

Interment is at Grahamsville Rural Cemetery.