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Marguerite C. Behrent of Bullville, NY, a retired nurse’s aide at Horton Memorial Hospital and a lifelong resident of the area, died on Thursday, November 20, 2008 in Valley View in Goshen, NY. She was 98.

The daughter of the late John and Cora Fuller Van Sickle, she was born on October 6, 1910 in Sussex, NJ. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran church in Middletown, NY; the Town of Wallkill Senior Citizens and a former 4H leader in the Town of Wallkill, NY. She was the widow of George F. Behrent.

Survivors include her daughter, Jacqueline C. Grecco and husband Daniel of Pine Bush, NY; three grandchildren, Jean-Marie Guido and husband Ruben of Otisville, NY, Susan Sherman and husband Carl of Pine Bush, NY and Daniel Grecco Jr. and wife Dorothy of Glen Spey, NY; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her son, George Behrent; her sister, Helen Jones; and her brother, Elmer Van Sickle.

Funeral services were held on Monday, November 24 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Middletown, NY. Burial was in Beamerville Cemetery in Beamerville, NY.

Memorial contributions may be made to the St. John’s Lutheran Church Building Fund, 391 Mt. Hope Rd., Middletown, NY 10940.


Rutherford M. Betsch, 59, of Barryville, NY, formerly of Milford, PA, perished in a fire Tuesday, November 18, 2008 at his home in Barryville.

He was born to the late Arthur and Viola Betsch on October 18, 1949 in Brooklyn NY. He retired after 25 years as a corrections officer for the State of New York. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, and later re-enlisted into the National Guard. He was a past commander and active with the Marsh Kellogg American Legion Post 139 in Milford, PA. Rut was a fun, loving man always willing to help those in need. He was a beautiful person with a loving and generous heart.

He is survived by his wife, Joann; children Carrie-Anne and husband John Nietubicz Sr. of Hanover, PA, Jason M. Betsch of Daytona Beach, FL and Christopher G. and wife Carrie Betsch of Dingmans Ferry, PA, brothers Wayne Betsch of Florida and Arthur Betsch of New York; 19 nieces and nephews; 16 great-nieces and nephews; and many friends.

Family will receive family and friends on Monday, November 24, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Stroyan Funeral Home, 405 West Harford St., Milford, PA.

Funeral services were held at the Strovan Funeral Home, Milford, PA on Monday, November 24 with the Rev. David Repenning officiating. Interment will take place at the Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville, PA at the convenience of the family.

Memorial donations can be made to the American Legion Post 139 P.O. Box 144 Milford, PA 18337.


Eunice W. Bihler of Tamarac, FL, died Saturday, November 15, 2008, at her home. She was 86.

She was born August 18, 1922, the daughter of G. William Schwager and Olga Schallmeier Wagner, in the Bronx.

She graduated from Evander Childs High School. She married Paul Bihler on September 15, 1940, and moved to Kenoza Lake, NY in 1943 where they resided until 1991. They had three sons.

In January 1945 she came down with polio but maintained a positive outlook. She was a past member of the Kenoza Lake Ladies Aide, the Sullivan County Home Extension, president of the Jeffersonville PTA, tax collector for the school district and for the Town of Delaware, president of the Post Polio Support group of greater Ft. Lauderdale and a quilter with the United Methodist Church Quilters.

Survivors include her husband Paul; sons Richard, Glen, and Wayne; eight grandchildren; and six great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister; three brothers; and one grandchild.

Services were held November 22 at the Plantation United Methodist Church, Plantation, FL. Contributions may be sent to the Kenoza Lake United Methodist Church, 484 Old Taylor Road, Kenoza Lake, NY 12750.


Sandra Lynn Bosch of Highland Lake, NY, a longtime resident of the area, died Sunday, November 23, 2008 at home. She was 50.

The daughter of Charles R. Kocher and the late Emma Jean Nixon Kocher, she was born April 23, 1958, in Franklin, NJ. She was married to Charles W. Bosch for 25 years.

A family statement reads, “Sandy was a loving wife, mother, daughter and sister.” Family was most important to her. She loved the holidays and family get-togethers. A big part of her life was her nieces and nephews. She enjoyed cooking and baking, and working for Mackenzie Elementary School as a teacher’s aide. Sandy adored hummingbirds, angels and snowmen. She will be greatly missed.

Survivors include her husband at home; three sons, Henry Russell Bosch, Kyle James Bosch and Andy Steven Bosch, all of Highland Lake; her father of Beach Lake, PA; five sisters, Donna Zoon of Independence, WV, Barbara DeGraw of Branchville, NJ, Debbie Moritz of Beach Lake, Brenda Kocher of Eldred, NY and Bonnie Watts of Barryville, NY; three brothers, Bob Kocher and wife Nancy of Sparta, NJ, Glenn Kocher and wife Pamela of Beach Lake and Charles Kocher and wife Pamela of Beaverbrook, NY; and many uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces and cousins.

She is predeceased by her mother; and her brother, Dale Kocher.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, November 26, the Rasmussen Funeral Home, Narrowsburg, NY. The Rev. Nancy Vonderhorst officiated. Burial took place in Beach Lake Cemetery.

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


Jared David Carlew of Monticello, NY passed away peacefully at home after a long and courageous fight with non-Hodgkins lymphoma on November 23, 2008. He was 21.

Jared was born August 9, 1987 in Hollywood, FL, the beloved son of Gregory and Barbara Klimchok Carlew. He was a 2005 graduate of Sullivan West High School.

Survivors include his parents, Gregory and Barbara Carlew, at home; his sister, Jennifer and husband Steven Dailey of Woodbourne, NY; nephews John and Brandon Dailey; aunts and uncles Linda Schaefer of Lake Huntington, NY; Donna DuBois of Cochecton, NY, Sandy Daub of Cochecton, Brenda Manzi of Cochecton, Terri Minuck of Ellenville, NY, Debbie Carlew of North Carolina, Brian DuBois Jr. of Jeffersonville, NY, Bradley DuBois of Cochecton and Bruce DuBois of Cochecton; his papa and nana, Brian DuBois Sr. and Marti Bogdanowitz of Cochecton; a unique great aunt, Merle Baugher; several cousins; and a special friend, Sonny Patel, whose friendship, love and support will never be forgotten. A family statement reads: “Jared was loved by whomever he touched. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.” He was predeceased by grandfathers Joseph Klimchok and Robert Carlew; and grandmothers Dorothy DuBois and Patricia Burger.

A Funeral Mass was celebrated on Wednesday, November 26, at St. Peter’s Church in Monticello, with Fr. John Tran officiating. Burial was in St. Peter’s Cemetery in Monticello.

Donations may be made to Bank of America, c/o Patrice Chester, PO Box 949, Monticello, NY 12701.


Marietta C. Kays of Honesdale PA, died Monday, November 17, 2008 in Wayne Memorial Hospital, Honesdale. She was 95.

She was married to the late Harry Kays.

Marietta was born in Girdland, PA, the daughter of the late George and Bessie Davis Appel.

She and her husband owned and operated a dairy farm. She attended the Milanville Methodist Church and was a member of the ladies auxillary. Marietta loved embroidery.

She is survived by a brother, Melvin Appel of Honesdale; three sisters, Alma Davis of Girdland, PA, Lynette Davis of Beach Lake, PA and Erma Simpson of Hawley, PA; four grandchildren, David Smith of Honesdale, Amy Martincak of Vandling, PA, Jessi Eldred of Beach Lake and Annmarie Eldred of Beach Lake; and three great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Shirley Kays, who died in 2007; two sisters, Dorothy Martin and Viola Holl; and two brothers, Gordon Appel and Robert Appel.

A memorial service was held Friday, November 21, 2008 in the Arthur A. Bryant Funeral Home, 1228 Main Street, Honesdale with the Rev. Rebekah Sweet of the Central United Methodist Church of Honesdale officiating.

Burial will be in the Calkins Cemetery at the family’s convenience.


Roger A. Hagar of Ontario died November 8, 2008 after a courageous battle with many health issues.

Roger served in the United States Army. He was an active member of the Lutheran Church of the Incarnate Word. Roger was a retiree of Xerox, where he worked as a manager. He enjoyed hunting, golf, traveling and playing cards. His outlook on life and sense of humor will be missed, especially the passion with which he emailed friends and the joy he gave with the numerous jokes and anecdotes he forwarded. A family statement reads: “On the evening of Roger’s passing his wife Lois walked out to their barn. The clouds parted and a shaft of sunlight illuminated the clouds to show a perfect image of a dove. At that moment I felt God telling me Roger is at peace at last.”

He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Lois Schultz Hager; a son, Paul Hager; a brother, Roy Hager and wife Joyce; niece and nephew; and many dear friends and family.

In accordance with Roger’s wishes, all services were held privately. Roger was laid to rest in Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn.

Memorials may be sent to P.C.R.M., 5100 Wisconsin Ave. N.W., Suite 400, Washington, DC 20016.


Dennis J. Riker of Shohola, PA, passed away Saturday, November 1, 2008 at Bon Secours Community Hospital, Port Jervis, NY. He was 57.

The son of the late Fred and Clara Jones Cederborg, he was born July 22, 1951 in Dover, NJ. He was married to Susan Riker.

He was co-owner of Pike County Paving in Milford, PA, a United States Army Vietnam veteran and a member of the Marsch Kellogg American Legion Post # 139, of Milford.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Brian James Riker and wife Victoria of Hawley, PA and Kevin John Riker and wife Dawn of Milford; two brothers; Jim Cederborg of Budd Lake, NJ and Greg Cederborg of Tobyhanna, PA; three sisters; Brenda Bartbolomay of Rockaway, NJ, Christine Morse of Byram, NJ and Irene Cassimore of Erin, NY; seven grandchildren, Kathryn, Justin, Elizabeth, Tanya, Hailey, Octavia and MacKenzie; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at the Stroyan Funeral Home on Wednesday, November 5, 2008.

Cremation was to take place at H.G. Smith Crematory, Stroudsburg, PA at the convenience of the family.

Donations may be made to the Marsch Kellogg American Legion Post #139, PO Box 144, Milford, PA 18337.


Bert Terysen Jr. of Damascus, PA, died Saturday, November 22, 2008 at his home. He was 75.

He was married to the late Alice Berry.

He was born in Jamaica, NY, the son of the late Bert and the late Lily Flor Terysen. He worked as a bank bookkeeper. Bert was a member of the Equinunk Fire Department, Lutheran Church, and was the former treasurer of the Penn York CB Club. He was a fan of football and NASCAR and especially enjoyed the Wayne Independent Pigskin Pick’ems.

He is survived by a son, Bert R. Terysen and wife Sara of Damascus; a brother, Arnold Terysen of North Babylon; and two grandchildren, Riley and Carter Terysen.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, November 25, 2008 in the Arthur A. Bryant Funeral Home, Honesdale, PA. Interment was at the Pine Mill Cemetery, Equinunk, PA.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Muscular Dystrophy Association, P.O. Box 78960, Phoenix, AZ 85062.