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Kathleen Norrell Buxton, 53, of Williamsburg, VA, formerly of Port Jervis, NY, died on Sunday, April 20, 2008. She was 53.

She was born in Port Jervis in 1955 to the late Marion (Hart) and James “Alabam” Norrell. She graduated from Port Jervis High School, received her Bachelor’s Degree from the Medical University of South Carolina and shortly thereafter began her career as a registered nurse. She worked with Riverside Health Services and Home Care in Newport News, VA.

She was a member of St. Bede Catholic Church in Williamsburg, VA; a member of Sigma Theta Tau, an international honor society of nursing; an outstanding athlete, avid gardener and gourmet chef. A family statement reads: “Her strength and faith in God is an inspiration to all who knew and loved her. Kathleen was a remarkable and caring woman who touched the lives of many in both small and profound ways.”

She is survived by her husband of 30 years, Don; sons, Sean and Collin; sisters Joan Baran of Shohola, PA, Nancy DiSimone of Wildwood Crest, NJ, Susan Betts of Canastoda, NY, Patricia Norrell of Port Jervis, NY; brothers Michael Norrell of Foley, AL, James Norrell of Nags Head, NC and Joseph Norrell of Port Jervis, NY; and extended family including Don’s parents, Marie Manell and Donald Buxton of Newport News, VA.

Memorial services were held on Saturday, April 26 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Port Jervis, and will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, May 3 at St. Bede Catholic Church in Williamsburg.

Donations may be made to St. Bede Catholic Church or a favorite charity.


Alice Edwards of Narrowsburg, NY, a retired telephone operator and lifelong area resident, died Wednesday, April 23, 2008 at Wayne Woodlands Manor, Waymart, PA. She was 71.

The daughter of the late Carl and Eva Coe Bennedum, she was born February 18, 1937 in Cochecton, NY.

She was married for 50 years to Louis E. Edwards, who survives.

A family statement reads: “Alice was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was an avid Mets fan. She was a bird watcher. She also collected ceramic owls. She will truly be missed.”

Survivors include her husband at home; sons James Edwards and wife Ann of Hortonville, NY, Andy Edwards and wife Suzanne of Oxford, AL and Richie Edwards of Narrowsburg; brother Robert Bennedum and wife Marie of Liberty, NY; grandchildren Emily, James, Andrew and Adam; and two nieces.

Alice is predeceased by a brother, William Bennedum.

Services were private at the convenience of the family.

Donations can be made to Tusten Volunteer Ambulance Service, Inc., PO Box 34, Narrowsburg, NY 12764.


Robert Frank Gullone of Milanville, PA, died on Saturday, April 12, 2008 at The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, NJ. He was 66.

His wife, the former Dolores A. Hutchison, died January 16, 2003. The couple married in 1964.

Born August 7, 1941 in New York City, he was the son of the late Frank and Anne Smith Gullone.

He was a U.S. Army veteran serving in Paris as a cryptographer during the Vietnam War. After returning home, he owned and operated The Rail Diner in Paterson, NJ. Later he served as a patrolman and detective with the Montville Police Department. After retiring, he moved with his family in 1981 to Milanville. He and his wife built and ran the family restaurant, Mustard’s Last Stand, in Indian Orchard, PA. Later, they purchased and ran Northside Market deli in Honesdale, PA. He was a renowned firearms consultant in the area and an active lifetime member of the National Rifle Association (NRA).

He is survived by two sons, Jeffrey Gullone and wife Margaret of Calkins, PA and David Gullone and wife Macella of Scranton; a sister, Judith Fagan and her husband Jack of North Carolina; four grandchildren, Megan, Rachel, Lauren and Ryan; and nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held on Friday, April 18, 2008 at Hessling Funeral Home, Honesdale, with Father Edward Finn officiating. Interment followed in Calkins Union Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to the NRA at


Ethel M. Kolinger of Matamoras, PA, passed away on Wednesday, April 2, 2008. She was 85.

She was born in Carbondale, PA, on September 9, 1922, the daughter of the late Roy G. Winans and Ruth E. Miller Winans.

Ethel was the former owner of J & E Diner in Milford, PA. She was a member of the Deerpark Reformed Church in Port Jervis, NY, the Milford Golden Age Club and the AARP.

She is survived by four daughters, Judith A. Mohn and husband William R. of Beach Lake, PA, Sally R. Hawley and husband Mark of Lookout, PA, Marlene K. Freehill and husband Judge Robert H. Freehill of Howells, NY and Linda R. Kolinger of Milford; a brother, Glendon Winans of Pennsylvania; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and two nieces and two nephews.

Funeral services were private. Internment was at Canaan Corners Cemetery, Waymart, PA, with the Rev. Rand Kaizer officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Pike County Humane Society, PO Box 255, Milford, PA 18337 or The Humane Society of Middletown, 142 Bloomingburg Road, Middletown, NY 10940.


George A. Poole, a 30-year area resident, died on Monday April 14, 2008 at the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 61.

The son of the late Frank and Ann Muckets Poole, he was born in Nyack, NY on February 14, 1947. He was a granite installer and was the owner of Granite by George, Swan Lake, NY. A family statement reads: “George was especially fond of his grandchildren and spent many fun-filled hours with them. He was a die-hard Yankees fan and he will be missed greatly.”

He is survived by his wife, Kathleen McLaughlin Poole at home; two stepsons, Frank Toscano of Narrowsburg and Dennis Toscano and wife Ruth of Liberty; a daughter, Shane Booker of Tennessee; two stepdaughters, Christine Rubio of Swan Lake and Patricia Inman and husband David of Liberty; two brothers, Frank Poole and wife Beverly of Sun City West, AZ and Richard Poole of Huntsville, NC; 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were on Friday April 18, 2008 at Ramsay’s Funeral Home, Liberty, with the Rev. Ivan Csete officiating. Cremation will take place at Cedar Hill Crematory in Newburgh, NY.


Edward D. Quick, late of Sparrowbush, NY, passed away Sunday, April 27, 2008 at Morristown General Hospital, Morristown, NJ. He was 69.

He was born in Port Jervis, NY on December 3, 1938, the son of the late William N. Quick and Lillian Edwards Quick.

Edward was a retired brakeman/conductor for the Erie-Lackawanna Railroad in Port Jervis, NY. After retiring from the railroad, Ed continued working with his wife Linda helping with her crafts at Raspberry Patch. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War, serving with the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the Drew United Methodist Church, Port Jervis, The United Transportation Union and Port Jervis Lodge of Masons #328 F & AM.

He is survived by his wife, Linda Walt Quick, at home; son Edward D. Quick Jr. and wife Debra of Huguenot, NY; daughter, Sheryl Quick of Montclair, NJ; grandchildren Darien, Alex, Edward III and Erik Quick; sister-in-law Christina Quick; his former daughter-in-law Laura Bennett; aunts and uncles; cousins; and nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his brothers, William and Robert Quick.

A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Cremation will take place at H.G. Smith Crematory, Stroudsburg, PA.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Disabled American Veterans.


Rebecca “Becky” Rosenberg, a longtime Monticello, NY resident, died on Thursday, April 17, 2008, in Catskill Regional Medical Center, Harris, NY. She was 88.

Becky was born in Spencerville, Ohio on June 19, 1919, the daughter of Isaac and Leah Liff. She was a member of the Landfield Avenue Synagogue and Temple Beth-El Synagogue and Hadassah; she volunteered for the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, and many other organizations.

She is survived by three daughters; Ann Cole and husband John of North Carolina, Janet Moglia and husband Pete of Monticello and Joan Cohen and her husband Alan of Island Park, NY; two sons; David Rosenberg of Monticello and Jay Rosenberg and his wife Leslie of Austin, TX; 17 grandchildren and one great grandchild; a brother; Ralph Liff and wife Lenore of Bethel, NY; a sister, Ida Needleman of the Bronx; and nieces and nephews.

Graveside funeral services were held Friday, April 18, 2008 in Temple Beth-El Cemetery, Bethel, with Rabbi Ben Zion Chanowitz officiating.


Laura Jean Rowlette (nee LaPolt) of Narrowsburg, NY, passed away peacefully with her loving mother and stepfather by her side. She was 37.

The daughter of the late Richard F. LaPolt, Sr. and Kathleen Sheehan LaPolt-Neuenhoff, she was born on January 22, 1971 in Monticello, NY.

She was a certified teacher’s assistant for Footings, Inc. at the George L. Cooke School in Monticello, where she ran “Club Rec” with a love and passion for special needs children. She enjoyed gardening, flowers, crocheting and being surrounded by family and friends. A family statement reads: “Laura with her contagious smile and loving heart will be missed by all who knew her.”

Survivors include her husband, James, at home; sons James Richard and Anthony Wallace of Narrowsburg; her mother and stepfather, Raymond Neuenhoff of Bethel, NY; brothers Glenn LaPolt and his companion Robin Masiello of White Sulphur Springs, NY and Richard “Skip” LaPolt Jr. and his wife Shona Lee of Bethel; stepbrother Tod Neuenhoff and his wife Jennifer of Brooklyn, NY; her great-uncle and Godfather John Rymer and his wife Sonia of White Lake; numerous uncles; nieces and nephews; and cousins.

Funeral services were held Sunday, April 27, 2008 at the White Lake Reformed Presbyterian Church in White Lake with the Rev. David Coon officiating. Burial took place in Evergreen Cemetery, Bethel.

Memorial contributions may be made to the White Lake Fire Co., Ladies Auxiliary, PO Box 51, White Lake, NY 12786; Footings, Inc., 440 Route 17M, Monroe, NY 10950; or to the White Lake Reformed Presbyterian Church, Route 17B, White Lake, NY 12786.


John M. Wassi, formerly of Eldred, NY, entered into rest on Thursday, April 24, 2008 at Life Care Center of Palm Bay, FL. He was 83.

He was born in Roseton, NY on April 6, 1925 to the late Frank and Julia Lengyel Wassi.

The owner of Wassi Brother’s Market in Newburgh, he served during World War II aboard the U.S.S. Warren A P A 53. He was a member of Excelsior Sportsmen’s Club of Eldred; the United Commercial Travelers; an honorary member of the Middle Hope Fire Co., Town of Newburgh; the Disabled American Veterans of Barefoot Bay, FL, and the National Rifle Association. He attended Our Lady of Mercy Church in Roseton and St. Anthony’s Church in Yulan, NY, before moving two years ago to Barefoot Bay, FL. He enjoyed the outdoors and was an avid hunter, fisherman and bird watcher.

Survivors include his loving wife of 62 years, Kathleen Bennett Wassi, at home; son Frank Wassi and his wife Janice of Melbourne, FL; daughter Nancy LaColla of Eldred, NY; grandson Frank Wassi Jr. and his wife, Christina; granddaughters Jamie Laird and Lauren LaColla; great-grandson Frank Wassi III; and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by one son, John R. Wassi; brothers Andrew and Joseph Wassi, and a sister, Anna Yuhas.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Tuesday, April 29, 2008 at Our Lady of Mercy Church, Roseton. Rev. Edward Bader was the celebrant. Interment with military honors followed in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Marlboro, NY.

Donations may be made to Excelsior Sportsmen’s Club, Dam Restoration Project, c/o T. Hayes, 42 High St., Warwick, NY 10990; or Our Lady of Mercy Church, c/o St. Mary’s Church, 71 Grand St., PO Box 730, Marlboro, NY 12542.