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April 13, 2016

On the evening of March 26th, Edward Thomas Purcell, Jr., 59, passed away suddenly as a result of a heart attack. Ed was born in Callicoon, NY on February 17, 1957 and spent his childhood in Barryville, NY. He graduated from Eldred Central School in 1976. He was the fourth child and second son of Edward and Billie Purcell of Barryville. Ed was a longtime resident of Milton, NH.

Ed loved nature and the outdoors and his great passions were fishing, hunting and gardening. He was a detail-oriented mechanic, having recently worked at Key Auto in Milton, NH. His coworkers speak of his practical jokes at work and his physical and character strength. His tough exterior hid a man with a big heart and the willingness to lend a hand to anyone in need, caring more for others than himself. His great love is his daughter Sarah Purcell, 15, who was with him the evening he passed.

Ed is survived by his daughter Sarah Purcell of Milton, NH, his sister Virginia Purcell of Freeport, ME, his sister Kathy and husband Bruce Beard of Germantown, TN and his brother Jim Purcell and wife Kelly of Hyannis, MA. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews and was predeceased by his father and mother, Ed and Billie Purcell, older sister Margaret Purcell, and his younger brother Timothy Purcell. Remembrances may be posted on forevermissed.com/edward-thomas-purcell.

April 6, 2016

Florence B. Crandall, our beloved mother, age 83, passed away on April 2, 2016, with her family by her side.

Born in the Bronx, NY, on September 19, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Elsie and Anthony Poth. She was predeceased by her husband, Kenneth, in 2008. Florence will be greatly missed by her children, Jeffrey (Tina) Crandall of Newark Valley, NY; Cheryl (John) Marshall of Binghamton, NY; Brian (Mariann) Crandall of Hawley, PA; and Kevin Crandall (Bridget Tucker) of Albany, NY, and grandchildren Jillian, Lauren, John, Bradley, Benjamin, Andrew and Alexander. Florence is also survived by sisters Jeanine Poth of Barryville, NY, and Suzanne (David) Cron of Muncy, PA, and brother John (Doris) Poth of Scottsdale, AZ. Florence is also survived by her brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Richard and Betty Crandall of Narrowsburg, NY and Douglas and Nancy Crandall of Groton, CT, along with several very special nieces and nephews.

Florence worked at Catskill Regional Medical Center from 1974 to 2006, where she made many close and long-lasting friendships. She was a member of St. Francis Xavier Church in Narrowsburg, the Tusten Senior Citizens Group, the Ecumenical Food Pantry and JPIC.

Mom was a lovely person with always a kind word. She had many close friends who watched out for her over the last several years, for which we would like to thank you all. Mom enjoyed and appreciated your company immensely. We will miss her very much.

Also, we would like to thank Mom’s caregivers, JoAnn Genninger and Mark Hall, for their wonderful and compassionate care. We give you our utmost gratitude.

Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 10 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier RC Church, 151 Bridge St. Narrowsburg, NY. Father Dennis Dinan will officiate. Burial will follow at St. Francis Cemetery, Narrowsburg, NY.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing to honor Florence with a memorial donation are asked to kindly consider a contribution to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 14 Pennsylvania Plaza #1615, New York, NY 10122.

March 9, 2016

Barbara J. Listenik, 55, of Glen Spey, New York, passed on to paint the skies on February 25, 2016. One of seven children, she was raised in Grafton, attended Worcester Academy and was a graduate of Roger Williams University. Barbara had a successful career as a gifted artist and entrepreneur. She founded her company Fierce Release Design Corporation, which specialized in residential and commercial murals. Barbara was a fervent advocate for animal rights. She proposed the Safe Air Travel for Animals Act known as the “Boris Bill,” which was successfully passed into law and signed by President Bill Clinton in 1999. Her latest accomplishments were to write and illustrate a series of children’s books.

She is survived by her beloved partner, Edward Gavalla of Glen Spey; her father, Dr. Henry V. and Ann E. Listenik of Webster; her sister, Catherine Cornelius of Milford, Pennsylvania; her brother, Henry and Cynthia Listenik of Jericho, Vermont; her sister and best friend, Elizabeth and Jon Pierson of Seminole, Florida; her brother, James Listenik of Shrewsbury; her brother, Mark and Cynthia Listewnik of Holliston; and her sister, Veronica and Edwin Richiez of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. Barbara was predeceased by her mother, Dorothy Lilla Listenik. She is also survived by her loving nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her honor to Fierce Release Design, P.O. Box 291, Glen Spey, NY, 12737 for the editing and promotion of a documentary film that was recently shot and filmed and the publishing of her latest children’s novel.

Funeral arrangements were held privately. A celebration of life will be planned for the summer per her request.

March 2, 2016

James L. Lingle of Narrowsburg, NY, a retired Division Toll Supervisor of NYS Thruway Authority, passed away on Friday, February 19, 2016. He was 70. The son of the late Lewis and Elizabeth Durando Lingle, he was born April 16, 1945, in Brooklyn, NY.

James was a U.S. Air Force Veteran, having served during the Vietnam era.

James attended the St. Francis Xavier RC Church, Narrowsburg, NY. He was a member of the American Legion.

A family statement reads, “James was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He enjoyed hunting, camping, riding his motorcycle, traveling, playing cards and eating good food. He also loved to be home surrounded by his family, especially his grandchildren. He will truly be missed.”

Survivors include his loving wife of 45 years Patricia A. Spears Lingle; one son, James Lingle and his wife Elaine of Fairfield, CT; three daughters, Victoria Weyant and her husband Roger of Glen Spey, NY, Kelly Lingle of Cochecton, NY, Tara Lingle and her fiancée Edward Guthrie of Narrowsburg, NY; 11 grandchildren, Kristian Middlebrook, Emma Middlebrook, Thomas Lingle, Matthew Lyons, Mason Lyons, Cameron Conklin, Paige Weyant, Autumn Thiele, Devin Taylor, Jordan Zimmer and Mya Chenery, his sister, Patricia Cavanagh of Arizona; and his brother, Christopher Lingle of Arizona; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

James was predeceased by a brother, Dennis Lingle.

Friends are invited to call for a celebration of life on Friday, March 4, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Rasmussen Funeral Home, 90 Main Street, Narrowsburg, NY.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, March 4, 2016 at 12 noon at St. Francis Xavier RC Church, 151 Bridge St., Narrowsburg, NY.

Father Dennis Dinan will officiate.

Donations can be made to American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Rasmussen Funeral Home Narrowsburg, NY. 845/252-3901.

February 24, 2016

Carole Langford Clancy, 61, of Carefree, Arizona (formerly of Brooklyn, NY) passed away February 7, 2016. Carole is survived by her husband Gerry, son Andrew, brothers John Langford of Arizona, Larry Langford and wife Linda of New Jersey, Bob Langford and wife Loretta of Brooklyn, sister Joan Langford Flanagan and husband Jim of New York; and numerous nieces and nephews. A wake was held on February 10 at Messenger Funeral Home in Scottsdale, AZ. A Roman Catholic Mass was held at Our Lady of Joy Church in Carefree, AZ on February 11, 2016. Interment was held on February 19, 2016 at Holy Redeemer Cemetery in Phoenix AZ.

February 24, 2016

James John Hanley, 81, passed away on February 16, 2016 at the VA Hospital in Wilkes-Barre, PA after a long and courageous battle with kidney cancer.

He was born in Buffalo, NY on October 29, 1934.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Frances W. Hanley, Marie M. Norris Hanley; sister, Arlene F. Hanley; brother, Richard W. and step-mother Elizabeth Hanley.

Jim was born and educated in Buffalo, NY. He served his country during the Korean War in the U.S. Navy. He resided in Buffalo; Washingtonville, NY; and Beach Lake, PA.

He had a long and distinguished career in the food industry with Dairylea, Sorrento, JetChef and Grand Union.

After retiring, he enjoyed being “Mr. Jim,” the school bus driver in Washingtonville.

Jim had a passion for fishing and camping and passed this to his children.

His family remembers him as a hardworking man who, through perseverance and dedication to detail, provided well for his family. Most of all, he’s remembered for his sense of humor and “dad” jokes.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife Patricia J. (Brenchley) of 58 years; sons Bruce E. (Martha), Bryan J. (Sharrie) and James F. (Mary Jo); grandchildren, Erin, Patrick and Grace Hanley, Theresa, Liam and JoAnna Hanley, Bridgit and Alex Thomas. He is also survived by two great-grandchildren, Jeremy and Ian Murray.

In addition, his sister Joan Pistorio of Buffalo; in-laws Joseph and Kathryn Bulger of Plant City, FL and David and Lori Brenchley of Cary, NC; also many loving nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Narrowsburg, NY on March 5, 2016 at 11 a.m., where he and his wife are members.

There will be no prior visitation. Interment will be at The National Cemetery in Indiantown Gap at Annville, PA.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

February 24, 2016

Janet Marie Gilson Reiser Schnetzler of Narrowsburg, NY, a retired employee of A&P/IGA, Eldred, passed away on Thursday, February 11, 2016. She was 71.

The daughter of the late Eleanor Gilson, she was born March 28, 1944, in Port Jervis, NY.

Janet graduated from Narrowsburg Central High School in 1952. She was a member of Lava Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary and was secretary for the Zoning Board of the Town of Highland.

A family statement reads: “Janet was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister. She had a caring side and will be truly be missed.”

Survivors include her son Lance William Reiser and his wife Senie of Fort Drum, NY; two daughters, Karen Baldino of Florida, Michelle Dell of South Carolina; sister, Jean Bodens of Narrowsburg, NY; three brothers-in-law, Louis Reiser of Narrowsburg, NY, Kenneth Schnetzler of Long Island, Donald Schnetzler of Arizona; ten grandchildren and one great-grandchild, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Janet is predeceased by her son Corey Reiser, her husbands Ted Reiser and Hank Schnetzler.

Services will be private at the convenience of the family.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Rasmussen Funeral Home, Narrowsburg, NY.

February 17, 2016

Donald C. Brink, 88, of Milford, PA passed away on February 9, 2016 at Gino J. Merli Veteran Center, Scranton, PA. He owned and operated for 30 years with his wife Joan, Donald Brink Excavation in Milford, PA. Donald served two terms on the Pike County Board of Commissioners, was a member of the Dingman Twp. Planning Commission for many years, and a WWII U.S. Navy Veteran.

The son of the late Benjamin and Pearl (Brown) Brink, he was born on May 19, 1927 in Lake Ariel, PA. He was married to the late Joan (Kuhn) Brink, who predeceased him on July 19, 2005.

Survivors include his four children, Judith McCarty of East Berne, NY, Dennis L. Brink of Milford, PA, Kurt E. Brink of Milford, PA, and Jo-Anne Orehosky of West Islip, NY; sister Katherine Swinger of Lake Ariel, PA; six grandsons and four great grandchildren.

Final interment will be in the Milford Cemetery, Dingman Twp., PA, with Military Honors at the convenience of the family.

The family requests memorial donations be given to any worthy veterans cause.

Arrangements made by Stroyan Funeral Home, 405 W. Harford St., Milford, PA 18337.

February 10, 2016

Lars M. Haage, of Narrowsburg, NY, passed away on February 5, 2016.
A native of Sweden, Lars resided in Worcester, MA for more than 40 years prior to retiring in New York State.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Elaine, son Dean and wife Barbara, daughter Lauren, four grandchildren, Britta, Ashley, Jamie and Daniel, and five great-grandchildren Keagen, Kieran, Spencer, Locklan and Aislin.

Services will be private. Donations may be made to the Tusten Youth Organization c/o Catskill Hudson Bank, 122 Kirks Road, Narrowsburg, NY 12764.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Rasmussen Funeral Home, Narrowsburg, NY.

February 3, 2016

Mary G. Hubbert Robisch of Beach Lake, PA, a retired bus driver and driver trainer for Rolling V Bus Company, died Monday, February 1, 2016. She was 75. Daughter of the late Anton and Harriet Ossmond Schumacher, Mary was born May 5, 1940 in Callicoon, NY. Mary was the wife of James Robisch of Beach Lake and the widow of the late George Hubbert.

Mary is survived by her husband James Robisch of Beach Lake; by her children George Hubbert (Cindy) of Oxford, NY; Tina Schlott (Raymond) of Mountaindale, NY; and Dwayne Hubbert (Tanya) of North Branch, NY; by her grandchildren Rose Courtney, Michael Hubbert, William Hubbert, Kelsey Riddle, Tonie Riddle, Emily Hubbert, Amy Hubbert, Mackenzie Hubbert, and George Hubbert and by seven great-grandchildren. Mary is also survived by her siblings William Schumacher (Sandy) of Georgia; Lucy Reiter of Hawley, TX; John Schumacher of Callicoon, NY; Richard Schumacher (Gwen) of Wakefield, RI; David Schumacher (Maria) of Anson, TX; Craig Schumacher (Anne) of Callicoon, NY; Reid Schumacher (Mary) of Denver, CO; and Fran Szulwach (Ron) of Springtown, TX.

In addition to her parents, Mary was predeceased by her husband George Hubbert; by her brothers Clarence, August and George Schumacher; by her sister Madoline Bishop, and by her sister-in-law Linda Schumacher.

Friends may call on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home, 34 Upper Main Street, Callicoon, NY from 2 to 5 p.m. The funeral service will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital by visiting StJude.org, or by mail at St. Jude’s 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home Callicoon, NY 12723. 845/887-4900.

January 27, 2016

Judith Skier Brown passed away peacefully at home Tuesday morning. She is survived by her husband, Dr. David Brown and her three children, Martha Brown Zuckman, Sarah Brown Goldstein, Douglas Skier Brown; sons-in-laws, Dr. Brett Zuckman and Mr. Eli Goldstein; her sister Susan Sawyer; brother-in-law Jerald Sawyer; sister-in-law, Muriel Brown; and by her beloved dog, Rawley.

Judy loved being with her family, baking, gardening, entertaining and playing golf. She was loved dearly by her family and friends and will be greatly missed by all.

Judy was very involved in the community, and served on the boards of The Jewish Home for the Elderly, Operation Hope, Bridgeport Hospital Women’s Auxiliary and Birchwood Country Club.
Judy received an MPH from Columbia University, where she worked in the department of dentistry.

The funeral was held on Wednesday, January 13 at Congregation Beth El, 1200 Fairfield Woods Road, Fairfield, CT. Memorial period will be observed at the family residence on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday evenings.

December 23, 2015

Joseph T. Hill of Narrowsburg, NY, a longtime resident retired from Queens General Hospital, passed away on Friday, December 18, 2015 at Wayne Woodlands Manor, Waymart, PA. He was 95.

The son of the late Roland and Minnie Howard Hill, he was born December 15, 1920 in Baltimore, MD. Joe was a U.S. Army WWII Veteran, Corps of Engineers.

Joe was married for 49 years to Bertha Cobb Hill, who survives. He is also survived by daughters Marian Mason of Baltimore, MD, and Carole Robinson and her husband John of Bronx, NY; two sisters, Peggy Day and Rohamaine Hale; a brother, Samuel Hill; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Joe is predeceased by his two sisters, Hullane Emily Hill and Regina Brown.

Friends are invited to call on Tuesday, December 29, 2015 from 11 a.m. to 12 noon at Rasmussen Funeral Home, 90 Main St., Narrowsburg, NY. Funeral service is at 12 noon in the funeral home.

Burial will be in Sullivan County Veterans Cemetery, Liberty, NY.

December 23, 2015

Joan Cecelia Holbert, age 82, of Narrowsburg, NY, passed away on Monday, December 21, 2015 at her home. She was born March 24, 1933 in Brooklyn, NY. Joan was the daughter of the late Herman and Cecelia Holmes Balle and sister to the late Nancy Balle Nolan.

Joan, a lifetime resident of Narrowsburg, NY, graduated from Narrowsburg Central School in 1951. After graduation she worked for Bell Telephone as a switchboard operator. In 1954 she married her longtime sweetheart Donald Kenneth Holbert of Honesdale, PA. She and Donald were married 59 years prior to his passing in 2013. Joan’s main career was homemaking; however she did work part-time at Woodloch Pines in Hawley, PA and was the Town of Tusten, Narrowsburg, NY, town clerk for 10 years prior to retirement.

Joan is survived by her three children, D. Craig Holbert, his wife Tamsen and their children, Megan and William Holbert of Beach Lake, PA; Kelly Holbert Carlsen, her husband Dan and their children, Danielle and Erica Carlsen of Hickory, NC; and Kyle T. Holbert and his daughter Annalyse Holbert of Narrowsburg, NY.

Joan was much admired by all who knew her. She was a loving wife, mother, sister and friend, and she will be greatly be missed by all who knew her.

Memorial donations may be made to the Tusten Vol. Ambulance Corps, P.O. Box 34, Narrowsburg, NY 12764.

December 9, 2015

Carolyn E. Fraccio, 80, of Narrowsburg, NY, a longtime resident of the area, passed away on Monday, November 30, 2015 at home. She was born October 14, 1935 in New York City.

Carolyn was a member of St. Anthony of Padua RC Church, Yulan, NY and Rosary Society.

Carolyn was the widow of James M. Fraccio, who had passed away August 3, 2000.

A family statement reads: “Carolyn was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and sister. She enjoyed gardening and reading. She cherished the river corridor. She loved her dog Ginger. She will truly be missed by all.”

Survivors include her son Andrew Fraccio and his wife Leanne of Barryville, NY; grandson Maxwell Fraccio; granddaughter Grace Fraccio; and a brother, Robert Mudry of Maryland.

She is predeceased by her daughter, Heather.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial was held on Monday, December 7, 2015 at St. Anthony of Padua RC Church, Yulan, NY. Burial of cremains followed in St. Anthony’s Cemetery, Eldred, NY.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to St. Anthony of Padua RC Church, or the Humane Society.

December 2, 2015

Jack Whittaker, 81, of Eldred, New York, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, November 22, 2015, at Orange Regional Medical Center.

Born on June 27, 1934, in Pike County, he was a son of the late John and Mable Whittaker. He was the loving husband to Dorothy (Bernardo/Santulli) Whittaker, with whom he shared 28 years of marriage. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary (Carmella/Rossi) Whittaker.

Jack was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Throughout his life, he was an avid gardener and a collector, collecting stamps and coins. He loved his country music, Johnny Cash and Merle Haggard in particular. He also enjoyed playing his guitar, especially at family get-togethers.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his sons John Whittaker and his wife, Isabel, of Stroudsburg and Daniel Whittaker and his wife, Joan, of Stuarts Draft, Virginia; his daughters Gloria Jean Rossi of East Stroudsburg, and Tina Tabor and her husband, Thomas, of Henryville; his stepchildren Theresa Ruscillo and her husband, Vic, and Laurie Santulli; his grandchildren Jacci Willard and her husband, Tom; Dee Bonneau and her husband, Gary; Tracy Rose and her husband, Dan; Jennifer Schnaitman and her husband, Chris; Jason Whittaker and his wife, Heather; and Joseph Whittaker; his great-grandchildren Josh Schnaitman, Joe Rose, Jordan Schnaitman and Hannah Whittaker; and his step-grandchildren Nicole, Julia and Sophia Ruscillo.

In addition to his parents and his first wife, Jack was preceded in death by his daughter, Marie Werkheiser and her husband, Donald Werkheiser; his brothers: Romaine, Nelson, Albert and Eugene; and his sisters, Dorothy Schraeder and Hazel Martin.

A Celebration of Life will be held from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, December 5, at Lanterman & Allen Funeral Home, 27 Washington St., East Stroudsburg, PA. The funeral service, officiated by Pastor Todd, will begin at 4:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial remembrances may be made to the charity of one’s choice. Online condolences may be made at Lantermanallenfh.com.

November 18, 2015

Mary Morrell Smith, a former resident of the area, passed away on November 4, 2015, in Yorktown, VA. She was 92. She was predeceased by her husband, James (“Bud”) K. Smith. She was born in Brooklyn, NY, the daughter of Irene Ahearn Morrell and William Gerald Morrell.

She lived in Yulan, NY for many years, where she raised her children, cared for her aging mother-in-law, her grandchildren, her husband, and certainly not lastly, her dogs. May she find peace after a lifetime of caring.

She is survived by her children, Sally of Rochester, NY, James of Narrowsburg, NY, William and his wife, Vivian of Yorktown, VA, and Royle and his wife Virginia of North Carolina; her grandchildren, Theresa (Yancy), Matthew, Peter (Audrey), David (Liz), James Patrick, Jennifer (Scott), Keli (Ted), and Holly (Mark), and ten great-grandchildren.

Family and friends will be notified of a memorial service at a later time.

November 4, 2015

Barry R. Hampe, of Shohola, PA, a retired truck driver and a longtime resident of the area, passed on Sunday, November 1, 2015 at home surrounded by his family. The son of Gladys Mitchko Hampe and the late Richard Hampe, he was born July 3, 1949 in Montville, NJ. He was 66.

Barry was married to Margaret Huyler Hampe; they were married for 40 years.

A family statement reads, “Barry was a loving and caring husband, father, grandfather and son. He was an avid bass fisherman who enjoyed deep sea fishing and ice fishing. He also enjoyed hunting and bowling. He will truly be missed as he was a big part of our family. We love you.”

He is survived by his, wife Maggie; two sons, Barry J. Hampe and his wife Cathy of Florida, Brad Hampe of Shohola, PA; two daughters, Sherry Lynn Loveless and her husband Sam of Kentucky; Marque Hampe of Shohola, PA; five grandchildren, Brooke Conn, Cody Loveless, Corben Hampe, Xander Hampe, Harlee Draghi; and two sisters, Dorce Machinshok and Cathy Henderson.

Barry is predeceased by his brother, Andrew Hampe.

A celebration of life will be held Saturday, November 7, 2015, from 1 to 6 p.m. at the family home.

November 4, 2015

Jennie B. McCue, 95, of Rowland, PA passed away November 1, 2015 at home. She was a retired forelady for Sparkomatic, Milford, PA. Jennie was a member of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Greeley, PA, Ladies Aid of St. Luke’s Church and Greeley Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary.

The daughter of the late Cleveland and Jane (Pedley) McKean, she was born February 27, 1920 in Shohola Township, PA.

Survivors include her son Wayne McCue and his wife Patricia of Greeley, PA; daughter Katherine Rosencrance and her husband Ira “Gary” of Greeley, PA; her companion of 50 years Spencer Andersen; sister Augusta Schultz of Port Jervis, NY; five grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two brothers, George and Thomas McKean and sister Florence Ross.

Funeral services will be held at Stroyan Funeral Home, 405 West Harford St., Milford, PA on Thursday, November 5, 2015 at 10 a.m. with Rev. Donald Beck officiating. Burial will follow in German Hill Cemetery, Shohola, PA.

Memorial donations can be made to St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, PO Box 66, Greeley, PA 18425.

November 4, 2015

Emily Buddenhagen, a lifelong resident of Narrowsburg, died Wednesday November 4, 2015 at Wayne Woodlands Manor, Waymart, PA. She was 87.

The daughter of Chris and Gertrude Christiansen, Emily was born December 15, 1927 in Jersey City, NJ.

She worked for over 20 years as a baker at the Narrowsburg Central School and also as a part-time cook at Landers River Trips. She was a member of the Tusten Lions, Red Hatters, Senior Citizens and Historical Society. She was a past member of the Tusten Ambulance Auxiliary and a dedicated and avid bingo player.

Wife of the late Horace 'Bud' Buddenhagen, she is survived by her four children, John Buddenhagen of Chesapeake, VA; Rick Buddenhagen of Lake Huntington, NY; Keith Buddenhagen and his wife Ann of Narrowsburg, NY; and Judy Kelly and her husband Gene of Beach Lake, PA; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Emily was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. She will be dearly missed by many.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, November 7, 2015 from 2-6 p.m. at Lava Fire Department in Lava, NY.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Tusten Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Narrowsburg, NY.

October 28, 2015

Thomas A. Namack of the Village of Masthope, PA, a lifelong resident, former NYC Firefighter and retired Fire Safety Director, passed away on Thursday, October 22, 2015 at Wayne Memorial Hospital. He was 68 years old. The son of the late Thomas J. and Winifred Joyce Namack, he was born February 23, 1947 in New York City, NY.

Tommy was a Vietnam veteran having served in the US Army. He was a former member of Ecker-Haupt VFW.

A family statement read, “Tommy was a loving and caring father and brother. He enjoyed the ocean, scuba diving and traveling. He was a wonderful cook, an avid gardener, loved to sing and dance, and enjoyed fireworks most of all. He was a huge sports fan, supporting the Yankees and the Giants, and much to the dismay of others, he LOVED wrestling. He always had a good joke, but underneath he had a heart of gold. He reached out to people in need and would take the shirt off his back to help the underdog. His life was full of adventure, but he spent his last months sitting on his deck with his cat, some jazz, good company, and the sun shining down on him; and he never wanted to be anywhere else. He will truly be missed; he inspired many people, especially his daughters of whom he was so proud.”

Survivors include his two daughters Julie Namack of New York City and Cailyn Namack of the Village of Masthope, PA, and their mother Bella Namack; his brother, James Namack of the Village of Masthope, PA; his twin sister, Janet O’Brien of the Village of Masthope, PA; and his sister, Joyce Hughes and her husband Justin of Fredericksburg, VA; his cat Missy that he loved; and many, many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends are invited to call on Friday, October 30, 2015, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Rasmussen Funeral Home, 90 Main St., Narrowsburg, NY.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 11 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier RC Church, 151 Bridge St., Narrowsburg, NY 12764. Rev. Dennis Dinan will officiate.

Burial will take place at the Parish Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project.