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CATHERINE M. CHUPREVICH

Catherine M. “Punkie” (Compton) Chuprevich of Honesdale, PA died Wednesday, February 6, 2008 at Ellen Memorial Health Care Center in Honesdale. She was 78.

Born February 6, 1930 in Honesdale, she was the daughter of the late George and Catherine (Quick) Compton. She was a graduate of Hawley High School and was employed as a seamstress by Sherman Mills, Hawley. A family statement read, “She was a loving mother and grandmother.”

She is survived by daughters Barbara and husband Tom Zalasky of Milford, PA and Susan Guccini of Paupack, PA; a son, Edward “Chip” and wife “Chickie” of Monmouth, ME; two sisters, Marion McKean of Shohola, PA and Jean Herbert of Matamoras, PA; nine grandchildren; and several aunts, nieces and nephews.

Her husband, Edward J. Chuprevich, predeceased her in March 2005.

The funeral was on Monday, February 11 at the BVM Queen Of Peace Roman Catholic Church, Hawley, PA. Interment will be made in B.V.M. Queen Of Peace Cemetery, Hawley.

Memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Association NEPA Regional, 63 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701.


ESTELLA DAVIS-FOY

Estella Davis-Foy, a homemaker and longtime resident of the Monticello, NY area, died on Friday, February 1, 2008 at the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris, NY. She was 81.

The daughter of the late Henry Connie Davis and Stella Shaw Davis, she was born February 13, 1926 in Selma, NC. She was the widow of Eddie Foy.

She is survived by three sons, Elijah Foy of Georgia, James Foy of Jeffersonville, NY and Stevie Chisolm of North Carolina; three daughters, Ellouise Foy-Browne of Long Eddy, NY, Adell Foy of Maryland and Monique Chisolm of Monticello; a brother, Willie Elliott of Fayetteville, NC; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

A memorial service was held on Friday, February 8 at the VanInwegen-Kenny, Inc. Funeral Home, Monticello.


CECELIA A. HENDERSHOT

Cecelia A. Hendershot of Charlotte, NC, formerly of Matamoras, PA, died Friday, January 25, 2008 at Presbyterian Harris Hospice in Charlotte with her family by her side. She was 84.

She was born August 15, 1923 in Port Jervis, NY, the daughter of the late Frank and the late Erdie Lambert Seeber.

She was married to the late Lester C. Hendershot, who died August 24, 1986.

She was a member of Sacred Heart Church, Port Jervis. A family statement read, “Mom was very dedicated to her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She read to all the children in her life. She loved sewing, gardening and doing her crossword puzzles. She will be sadly missed by her family and all who loved her.”

Surviving are a son, Paul L. Hendershot and his wife Patricia of Milford, PA; three daughters; Mary Bowers and her husband Gary of Narrowsburg, NY; Kathleen Phillips and her husband Gary of Port Jervis, NY and Tracey Comfort and her husband Gene of Charlotte; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her brothers Frank Seeber and Harry Seeber.

There will be no visitation.

Graveside funeral services will be in the spring at St. Mary’s Cemetery, East Main Street, Port Jervis.


BETTY LOU PAUL

Betty Lou Paul of East Wenatchee, WA passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 7, 2008. Her strong faith in Jesus Christ gave her the strength of spirit to fight her courageous battle with heart disease and cancer. She was 69.

She was born in Callicoon, NY on August 14, 1938 to George and Octavia Sipple. Betty Lou and her husband Rene were married on June 18, 1960 in New York. They moved to Port Orchard, WA in 1965 where she volunteered for various organizations. In 1979 she returned to work at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard as administrative officer for the Nuclear Engineering Department, and lived again in Port Orchard and Reno, NV before coming to Wenatchee.

She is survived by her husband, Rene; her children, Collette Paul, Gina Zahajko and her husband Grant and Curtis Paul; her siblings, Anita Tyrell, Walter Sipple and his wife Carol, Ann Hurley and her husband Thomas; her grandchildren; and many beloved nieces, nephews, and grand-nieces and nephews.

Services were held on Saturday, February 9 at Grace Lutheran Church, Wenatchee, and Tuesday, February 12 at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, Bremerton, WA.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Mended Hearts, Inc., of Wenatchee.

“For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways.”


MARY CATHERINE REDDAN

Mary Catherine Reddan of Shohola, PA, a longtime area resident, died Friday, February 8, 2008 in Valhalla, NY. She was 27.

The daughter of Patrick Joseph Finn and Helen Mary Hraniotis Finn, she was born January 10, 1981 at Elgin AFB in Florida.

Survivors include her husband, James Reddan at home; her parents of Montgomery, NY; her mother and father-in-law, Michael and Ann Reddan of Wallkill, NY; two brothers, Steven Douglas Dubois and girlfriend Ana Dornelles of Brooklyn, NY, Kevin Joseph Finn of Montgomery; one sister, Alyson Marie Finn of Montgomery; a brother-in-law, Dermot Reddan of Jersey City, NJ; her grandparents, Edward and Eileen Hess of Myrtle Beach, SC and Dermot and Patricia Finn of Belleville, NJ; her aunts and uncles, Terry and MaryBeth Hraniotis of Montgomery, James and Christine Saunders of Wake Forest, NC and John and Doris Finn of Middletown, NJ; numerous cousins; nieces and nephews; her beloved dog, Buddy, at home, and many close and dear girlfriends.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Monday, February 11, at Holy Name of March Church, Montgomery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Walden, Albany Post Rd., Walden, NY 12586.


GEORGE RUDY

George Rudy of Bethel, NY died on Wednesday, February 6, 2008. He was 84.

He was born on January 7, 1924 in a small village in the Ukraine. As a youth, he worked on the mountainsides as a shepherd. In 1939, the Russians attacked his village killing his brother and sister. He survived with his parents until the Nazis captured him and put him in a German labor camp. There, in 1945, he met and married Anna Nimchuk. They survived for over two years until the camp was liberated by American troops. Their first son Nikolaus was born in the German camp. In 1949, they moved to a farm in Bethel. George got a job on the Bethel road crew until retirement at 64.

George enjoyed gardening and his pickles were a treat for the whole family. He cut and split the firewood and had a knack for communicating with animals, both wild and tame.

He is survived by his wife, Anna; his sons, Nikolaus Rudy of Bellows Falls, VT, Steven Rudy of Liberty, NY and John Rudy of Bethel; his daughters, Susan Rudy of Bethel and Katherine Davenport of Lawrenceville, GA; and three grandchildren. A memorial service was held on Saturday, February 9 at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home, Jeffersonville, NY.


JEANNE M. WOLF

Jeanne M. Wolf of Yulan, NY died on February 1, 2008, at the home of her daughter in Baltimore, MD. She was 79.

She worked for Catholic Relief Services in Southeast Asia. She married her husband, George, in 1958 in Saigon. She was co-owner of Inn of the Spirit in Yulan for 29 years.

Survivors include three sons, Paul of Shohola, PA, Chris of Patterson, NJ and Bernard of Longmont, CO; four daughters, Sarah of Silver Springs, MD, Angela of Silver Springs, Therese of Narrowsburg, NY and Mary of Baltimore; and a brother in Maryland.

She was predeceased by her husband.

A memorial mass will take place on February 16, 2008 at St. Anthony of Padua in Baltimore. Contributions may be made to Maryknoll, Maryknoll, NY 10545; CRS, 228 W. Lexington Street, Baltimore, MD 21201; or St. Vincent de Paul, 320 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, MD 21201.