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September 8, 2011

Tammy Lynn Steffens Reichenbaugh of North Branch, NY died September 3, 2011 at Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, NY after a courageous battle with cancer. She was 40.

Daughter of Fred and Peggy Brockner Steffens, she was born in Liberty, NY on July 12, 1971. She was married to Charles Reichenbaugh. Tammy was a cafeteria worker at Sullivan West Elementary School in Jeffersonville, NY.

Survivors include her husband, Charles Reichen­baugh, at home; her parents, Fred and Peggy Brockner Steffens of North Branch; her children, Steven Steffens and Felicia Marie Reichenbaugh, at home; her brother, Dale Steffens and his wife, Karin of Callicoon, NY; her father-in-law, Paul Reichenbaugh, Sr. of Fern­dale, NY; two brothers-in-law and their wives, Edward and Georgianna Reichenbaugh of Liberty and Paul and Mary Reichenbaugh of Harrisburg, PA; her aunts and uncles, Lee and Al Judson of Chambersburgh, PA, Alan and Ruth Brockner, Arlene Young, Paul Brockner, Patty and Billy Conklin, Jenny and Frank Bauernfiend and John and Joann Brockner, all of North Branch, aunt and uncle, Manus and Anne Spanier of Prescott, AZ and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

There will be no calling hours.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 10 at Heavenly Rest Cemetery in North Branch, NY.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Ameri­can Cancer Society.

September 8, 2011

Dr. Amador Jardiel Laput, MD of Middletown, NY and a longtime resident of the area, died peacefully with his family at his side on Saturday, September 3, 2011 at Orange Regional Medical Center. He was 74.

He was born on October 10, 1936 in Manila, Philippines, the son of the late Casiano and the late Teofista Jardiel Laput.

Amador was a psychiatrist for the Middletown Psychiatric Center in Middletown, NY and was a member of the American Psychiatric Association.

A family statement read in part: “Amador, affectionately known to his family and friends as ‘Doy,’ moved to the US in 1962. He was a brown belt in judo and enjoyed history, especially military. He attended all family events for his siblings, children and grandchildren. Every winter, he would return to his family home on Pepin Street in Manila. He was known for his dry sense of humor and his sharp wit. In the words of his grandson, ‘Papa AJ always seemed too rebellious for an old man.’”

Surviving are sons Richard Laput and Amador C. Laput Jr. and wife Carol of Glen Spey, NY; longtime companion Madeline Zivian of Haverstraw, NY; former wife and mother of his children Corrie Mankoo and husband Amby of Middletown, NY; sister Nenita Perla Recato of Scottsdale, AZ; brothers Nolan Laput of Quezon City, Philippines and Ernesto Laput of Philadelphia, PA; sisters Maria Nymia of Quezon City, Philippines, Maria Salome Cruz and husband Rey of Quezon City, Philippines, and Maria Corazon Rances of Jersey City, NJ; a brother, Carlos Laput and wife Judith of Jersey City, NJ; a sister, Virginia Laput of Windsor, CT; six grandchildren, Jessilyn, Tyler, Evan, Amador III, Bailey and Sami Laput; and one great-grandson.

Friends may call at the Gray-Parker Funeral Home, 100 E. Main St., Port Jervis on Friday, September 9, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, September 9, 2011 with a 12:00 noon prayer at the funeral home followed by a 1 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Ann’s R.C. Church, 125 Richardson Ave., Shohola, PA, with Rev. Thomas Major officiating.

Cremation will follow at H.G. Smith Crematory, Stroudsburg, PA with a burial of cremains in St. Ann’s Cemetery, Shohola, PA at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Ann’s R.C. Church, 125 Richardson Ave., Shohola, PA 18458 or donations may be made to Pets Alive, 363 Derby Road, Middletown, NY 10940-7294.

September 8, 2011

Donald DeStefano of Port Jervis, NY passed away Monday, August 29, 2011 at the home of his son, Michael in Glen Spey. He was 77.

Donald was born on January 24, 1934 in Jamaica, NY, the son of the late Anthony and Irene Nelson DeStefano. He was a retired Battery Finisher for C& D Power Systems in Huguenot, NY. He also retired from One Source at Kolmar Labs, Inc. as an assembler. He married Cordelia Conklin DeStefano who survives at home.

He is also survived by his daughter, Sharon Leonard of Fayetteville, NC; two sons, Donald W. DeStefano of Port Jervis and Michael DeStefano and his wife, Patricia of Glen Spey; three brothers, Anthony DeStefano of West Islip, NY and Richard and Joseph DeStefano of Indiana; his sister, Helen Maillett of Indiana; eight grandsons; one granddaughter; five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Prayers were offered on Thursday, September 1 at the at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home of Port Jervis with Rev. Lora Villinger officiating. Interment was private.


September 8, 2011

Harrison D. Barry Sr. passed away on Monday, August 29, 2011 at his residence in Liberty, NY. He was 88.

Harrison was born on January 10, 1923 in Tennanah Lake, NY to the late Henry and Florence Hinkley Barry.

He was the dairy foreman at Carrland’s Dairy in Ferndale, NY. He was a World War II U.S. Army Veteran, having served his country from 1943 to 1945. He married Eva Bivins 64 years ago in Jeffersonville, NY. Harrison was a family man and avid outdoorsman. He was a wonderful husband and a good provider and he will be missed.

Survivors include his wife, Eva Barry at home; a son, Danny Barry and wife, Suanne of Liberty; daughter Earlene Barry of Cochecton; grandchildren Corey Barry and Rachel Barry and great-grandchildren Shannon Troise and Candace Barry. He was predeceased by his son, Harrison Barry Jr. and five brothers and two sisters.

Funeral services were held on Friday, September 2 at Ramsay’s Funeral Home in Liberty. Rev. Kenneth Rodgers will officiated.

Burial with Military Honors was at Sullivan County Veterans Cemetery, Sunset Lake Rd., Liberty. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

September 1, 2011

Elizabeth A. Moore, age 67, of Mohawk, NY, passed away peacefully on Tuesday evening, August 23, 2011, in Mohawk Valley Health Center, Ilion, NY, after a long illness. She was born January 10, 1944 in Monticello, a daughter of the late Willard and Elizabeth Schoonmaker Schadt.

Elizabeth was raised in Jeffersonville, and was a graduate of Jeffersonville High School. She furthered her education, graduating from SUNY Albany, where she received her bachelor’s degree and went on to SUNY New Paltz, where she earned her master’s degree in education. For many years Mrs. Moore taught school. She was the curriculum coordinator and an adult-student teacher for the Sullivan County BOCES program; from 1989 to 1993 she taught elementary school in the Jeffersonville-Youngsville School District, and from 1993 until her retirement in 2000, she served as a principal at the Monticello Central School District. In March of 1970, she was united in marriage with Richard Moore in Liberty. For many years they made their home at Kauneonga Lake before moving to Mohawk.

In her leisure time she enjoyed gardening and caring for her two black Labrador retrievers. Mrs. Moore will always be remembered as a loving, caring and hopeful person. She was always willing to give of herself to others while looking for nothing in return. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her, especially her loving family.

Surviving are her devoted husband of 41 years, Richard; a brother, Robert Schadt and his wife, Martha of Ashland, MA; a niece, Emily Schadt, and a nephew, Andrew Schadt.

At Mrs. Moore’s request, funeral service and interment services will be private and at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements by Fenner Funeral Home, Inc., Herkimer, NY; 315/866-4590.

September 1, 2011

Dr. Glenn A. Good of Northumberland, PA, died August 11, 2011, at his home, surrounded by his family. He was 87.

Dr. Good’s first administrative position was as the supervising principal of the Damascus School District in Damascus, PA, where a new school was built during his tenure (1955-1962), consolidating six one-room schools, and where he also founded the Hunter Education Program.

Funeral services were held at the Joseph W. Epler Funeral Home, 210 King St., Northumberland.

September 1, 2011

Mary Margaret Cullen-Edsall, 84, of Forest City, PA, passed away Thursday, August 25, 2011, at the Marian Community Hospital in Carbondale, PA. She is the wife of the late Charles Edsall, who died in 1968.

Born in New York City, she is the daughter of the late James and Martha Kanetzke Cullen. Mary was raised in Narrowsburg, NY and graduated from Narrowsburg Central School. She worked for the war department in NYC during WWII. A housewife and mother, Mary and her husband raised their family in Honesdale, PA. She was also an office manager at Cove Haven and later at Garring’s until retiring. Mary was passionate about cross-stitching, and enjoyed the company of her companion, Stanley, who was a very dear friend and became an excellent caretaker.

She is survived by her companion, Stanley Besset, with whom she resided; a daughter, Elisabeth Mansell and husband Dennis Sr. of Gatlinburg, TN; a brother, John Cullen of Syracuse,NY; a sister, Frances Pickering and husband Lohr of Cumming, GA; grandchildren Dennis Mansell Jr. and wife Stacie and Donald Mansell; two great-grandchildren; and nephews and nieces.

She was preceded in death by her son, Corporal James Edsall, U.S. Marine Corps, killed in Vietnam in 1968; and a sister, Margaret (Peg) and her husband Wesley Perry.

As per her request, cremation was held at Maple Hill at Salem Crematory, Archbald, PA. A private service will be held at the family’s convenience. Memorial contributions may be made to the Dessin Animal Shelter, 138 Miller Dr., Honesdale, PA. 18431.

Arrangements by Hessling Funeral Home Inc., 428 Main St. Honesdale, PA 18431.

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August 25, 2011

Robert Edward Scott, owner of Hunter Lake Campground, departed us on August 16, 2011 at home. He was 81.

Robert was born on June 8, 1930 to Edward and Florence Scott in Newark, NJ.

He graduated Morristown High School in 1948, and served in the Army during the Cold War in Germany from 1948 to 1952. Robert married his high school sweetheart, Ann Clemente Scott. He ran a successful Land Surveying business for 16 years in Toms River, NJ. In 1977, he and his family moved to Parksville, NY, where they established Hunter Lake Campground, which he ran successfully for 30 years. Robert loved flying, fishing, skiing, baseball and hockey.

For all who knew and loved him, we hope you will recall his closing words, “Thanks for coming.”

Robert is survived by his wife of Parksville; sisters Lois Bell of Seaford, DE and Shirley Booth of Whiting, NJ; children Jeff and Corrine Scott of Encinitas, CA, Brenda and Ralph Downs of Parksville, Brian Scott of Jeffersonville, NY, Wayne and Ellen Scott of Parksville and Keith and Noreen Scott of Parksville; 17 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He is predeceased by his son Randy Scott.

Services were held at Bryant Funeral Home in Livingston Manor, NY on Friday, August 19 and on Saturday, August 20. A celebration of his life followed services on Saturday at Hunter Lake Campground.

Donations may be made to Sullivan/Orange Hospice.


August 25, 2011

Claudia A. Gopel Delamarter of Monroe, NY passed away Thursday, August 11, 2011, at The Valley View Center for Nursing Care and Rehabilitation in Goshen. She was 75.

Daughter of the late Harold and Katherine Weber Chatterton, she was born July 4, 1936, in the Bronx.

Survivors include her husband Eugene L. Delamarter Jr. of Monroe; sons Kenneth Gopel of Cornwall-on-Hudson, Vincent Gopel of Phoenix, AZ and Eugene Delamarter III of Shohola, PA; daughters Jeannine Lofstedt of Hobe Sound, FL, Dori Myers of Monroe, Geraldine Myers of Monroe, Germaine Lenza of Pine Bush and Gretchen Gopel of Warwick; brothers Drew Chatterton of Little Neck and John Chatterton of the Bronx; sister Barbara Stampfel of Maryland, NY, 21 grandchildren; five great grandchildren; nieces and nephews; and dear friend Don Ribeth of Wallkill, NY.

Claudia is predeceased by her first husband Martin A. Gopel Sr.; and her son Martin A. Gopel Jr.

Graveside services were held on Friday, Aug. 19 in Monroe Cemetery with the Rev. Erik Rasmussen officiating.

Contributions may be made to American Heart Association PO Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005; or American Lung Association, 21 W. 38th Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10018.


August 25, 2011

John “Jack” W. Crawford of White Lake, NY, died suddenly August 17, 2011 in Bethel, NY. He was 72.

He was born June 24, 1939 in Monticello, NY to Mary Mulvey Crawford and the late Donald C. Crawford.

Jack graduated from Monticello High School in 1957. He was in the Army Reserves and attended Orange County Community College. He worked for the New York Telephone Company, retiring after more than 30 years. He was a Monticello Volunteer Fireman, a member of Telephone Pioneers of America and a former member of the Lion’s Club. As a proud Irishman, he marched in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in NYC.

In his youth, he enjoyed racing cars, motorcycles, snowmobiles and speedboats. He was an avid hunter and fisherman; a Boy Scout camp counselor; and won many bass fishing trophies in the Northeast. In retirement, Jack became a world traveler. Jack adored his grandchildren and great-grandchildren and shared his love of the outdoors with them.

He is survived by his wife, Carmen T. Crawford of White Lake; his mother of White Lake; sister Patricia and husband Walter Taylor of Monticello; children Lizabeth Crawford Marshall and husband Scott and their children Katherine and Elizabeth of Natick, MA, and Donald Crawford and wife Olga of Richmond, VA and granddaughter Amanda Crawford; two great-grandchildren; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

He is also predeceased by his wife of 28 years, Angela Maria Crawford de Eusse y Hoyes; and son William Crawford.

A Memorial Mass was held at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Monticello on Monday, Aug. 22. Interment was private.

Donations may be sent to St. Anthony’s Church, 25 Beaverbrook Rd. Yulan, NY 12792; or the White Lake Fire Dept., PO Box 51, White Lake, NY 12786; or the Smallwood-Mongaup Valley Fire Dept., PO Box 28, Smallwood, NY 12778.

August 25, 2011

Leslie Zacharia Clearwater (Zac, Fez) of Damascus, PA died on August 9, 2011. He was 53.

He was born to Evelyn and Bernard Solomon in Manhattan on April 7, 1958.

Zac graduated from Westbury High School and received a BPS from the Culinary Institute of America. He also went on to become a Certified Hypnotherapist.

Zac was a man of many professional talents, particularly as a highly skilled Executive Chef who was sought up and down the eastern seaboard for his abilities. He was an avid lover of music, food, psychology and spirituality, but his greatest fondness was for his family. An accomplished drummer, Zac’s beat was uniquely his own. He had a sharp intellect, a quick wit, and a deep thirst for exploring life.

Zac is survived by his wife of 32 years, Josephine of Damascus, PA; his four children, Leslie of Phoenixville, PA, Liberty and Jonin of St. Petersburg, FL and Lexes, of Damascus; and his grandson, Gabriel.

A private service will be held in Damascus.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Leslie Z. Clearwater memorial fund at The Dime Bank, 1679 Cochecton Tpk, Damascus, PA 18415.

August 18, 2011

Donald C. Thompson, 76, of Honesdale, PA passed away at home on August 9, 2011. He was 76.

Don is survived by his wife, the former Martha Mowry. They recently celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary.

Don was born on October 9, 1934 in Scranton, PA, the son of the late Harley M. and Helen Mae Burdick Thompson.

He was raised in Lakewood, PA and attended Houghton College, NY where he met his wife. Don and Martha moved to Buffalo, NY where he received his MSS degree from the University of Buffalo. He moved to Philadelphia and became the director of the Presbyterian Children’s Village. The family came to Honesdale in 1969 and Don became the Executive Director of the Wayne County Children and Youth Services until his retirement in 1997. Don was an active sports official in PIAA and ASA softball and was instrumental in starting the Big Brother and Big Sister programs and the Human Resource Center of Wayne County.

He was a member of the Tabernacle Bible Church and Gideon’s International.

He is also survived by stepmother Lorna Thompson; children Lori Bunting and husband Ray of Mountville, SC, Phil Thompson and wife Debbie of Beach Lake, PA and Bruce Thompson and wife Kerry of Honesdale; 13 grandchildren; and one great granddaughter.

A memorial service was held at the Tabernacle Bible Church, Honesdale on Saturday, August 13 with the Rev. Dr. Richard Gregory officiating. Interment was at Willow View Cemetery, Clifford, PA.

Contributions can be made to the Tabernacle Bible Church, 455 Grove Street, Honesdale, PA 18431.

August 18, 2011

Augusta Mary Stegner of Honesdale, PA died Saturday, August 13, 2011 at AseraCare Hospice at Mid Valley Hospital in Peckville, PA. She was 84.

She was preceded in death by her husband Clyde A. Stegner Sr. on January 10, 2011. The couple married May 3, 1947.

Born June 10, 1927 in Tusten, NY, she was the daughter and last surviving member of the William and Laura Gilson Hopkins family. A housewife and mother, Augusta worked as a piece maker for the former Sherman Mills in Hawley for 30 years. Being a homebody, she enjoyed baking and flower gardening. She loved being with her grandchildren and enjoyed her pets over the years.

Surviving is her son, Clyde A. Stegner Jr. and wife Tammy of Beach Lake; daughter Bonnie Walsh and fiancée Tom Frisk of Honesdale; grandchildren Sarah and Joey Walsh, Clyde A. Stegner III and Augusta Mae Stegner; and nieces and nephews.

She is also preceded in death by brothers Delzine Gilson and James and Elwin Hopkins.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, August 18 at 11 a.m. at Hessling Funeral Home, Inc., 428 Main St. Honesdale with Rev. Bill Frisk officiating. Friends may visit on Wednesday, August 17 from 4 to 7 p.m.

Interment will follow in Indian Orchard Cemetery. Condolences: www.hesslingfuneralhome.

August 18, 2011

Arthur J. “Smitty” Smith of Shohola, PA, a long time resident of the area, died Monday, August 15, 2011 at Twin Cedars Senior Living in Shohola. He was 84.

He was born September 17, 1926 in New York City, the son of the late John Patrick and Jennie Kasten Smith.

Arthur was married for 40 years to Elvira “Babe” Smith, who died in 1988.

He worked as a district superintendent for the New York City Sanitation Dept.

He served in the U.S. Army during WWII in the 1st Cavalry Field 182nd Infantry. He was a life member of the American Legion Post # 1363, Eldred, NY; the VFW Post # 5635, Lackawaxen, PA; the AM VETS; and the DAV.

A family statement reads: “A loving man who will be missed by all.”

He is survived by longtime companion Marie Vernon of Shohola; daughters Karen Pearson and husband Gary of Myrtle Beach, SC and Jean Ryan of Gouldsboro, PA; brother Edward Smith and wife Mildred of Staten Island; sister Gladys Johnson and husband Al of Smyrna, DE; grandchildren Keith Pearson, Kelly Lapiska, Greg Pearson, Jenna Ryan and Joelle Ryan; one great-granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.

He is also predeceased by sons Michael E. Smith and Thomas J. Smith.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, August 17 at Gray-Parker Funeral Home, Port Jervis, NY.

Burial with military honors was at Montoza Cemetery, Barryville, NY.

Contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, Memorial Processing, PO Box 7, East Syracuse, NY 13057.


August 18, 2011

Nicholas Slachta of Westtown, NY died Wednesday, August 10, 2011, at his home. He was 66.

He was born October 14, 1944 in New York City, the son of the late Nick and the late Mary Stercho Slachta.

He was a dairy farmer in Greenville, NY for many years.

Survivors include his son, Christopher Slachta of Shohola, PA; sister Mary Vislocky of Warren, NJ; niece Debra Ewanciw of Rahway, NJ; nephew Mark W. Vislocky and wife Christine and their children, Mark, William and Nicholas, all of Rahway, NJ.

A graveside service was held on Monday, August 15, at St. Gertrude’s Cemetery, Colonia, NJ.

Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Ulster County Unit, 159 Green St., Kingston, NY 12401; or the American Red Cross, Orange County, 55 Main St., Goshen, NY 10924.


August 18, 2011

Unadeane “Honey” Haupt of Lackawaxen, PA, a retired bank teller of HNB and retired co owner of Haupt Brothers Banner Market in Lackawaxen, passed away on Thursday, August 11, 2011 at Wayne Memorial Hospital, Honesdale, PA. She was 86.

The daughter of the late Henry and Edna Schenk Miller, she was born July 9, 1925 in Honesdale. She was married for 63 years to Raymond “Bud” Haupt who survives.

Honey was a member of the St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Lackawaxen. She was a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church Ladies Auxiliary, Lackawaxen Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary and the Lackawaxen Ambulance Corps.

A family statement reads: “Honey was a loving and caring wife, mother and grandmother. She was a big part of our family and that void will never be filled. We will miss her forever.”

She is also survived by daughter Gail McNamara and husband James of Camillus, NY; granddaughters Maureen McNamara of Lakeland, NY and Kimberly Durley and husband Timothy of Camillus, NY; and many nieces and nephews.

She is predeceased by her brothers, John Miller, Willard Arnold and Gerald Arnold and sister, Anna Frazee.

Funeral services were held on Sunday, August 14 at the Harrison-Rasmussen Funeral Home, Barryville, NY with the Rev. Mary Owens officiating.

Burial took place at Lackawaxen Cemetery, Lackawaxen.

Contributions may be made to Ecker-Haupt VFW, PO Box 170, Lackawaxen, PA 18435

August 11, 2011

Gary Van Der Stad, of Honesdale, PA, a longtime resident of the Cochecton, NY area, died at home on Wednesday, July 27, 2011. He was 64.

Born on May 27, 1947 in Jersey City, NJ, he was the son of the late Aaron and Kitty Koningswood Van Der Stad.

He was an auto body mechanic who was employed at Monticello Collision. He enjoyed old cars and attending car shows. Gary also was a talented craftsman who constructed model railroads.

He is survived by three children, Sherry Abel and husband Eric of Seelyville, PA, Gary Van Der Stad Jr. and wife Dawn of Waymart, PA and Kelly Rogers and husband Michael of Honesdale; grandchildren Eric Abel Jr., Erica Abel, Justine Van Der Stad, Ashley Van Der Stad, Aaron Van Der Stad, Kristie De Groat, Michael Van Der Stad and Dylan Rogers.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, July 30, 2011 in the Arthur A. Bryant Funeral Home, Honesdale, with the Rev. Jim Corbin officiating.

Interment was privately held at the convenience of the family.

August 11, 2011

Harry G. “Woody” Schlegel of Cochecton, NY died August 5, 2011, at Julia Ribaudo Extended Care Center in Lake Ariel, PA. He was 85.

The son of Harry Edward and Verna Smith Schlegel, he was born August 1, 1926 in Sunbury, PA.

A retired video engineer for the American Broadcasting Company, Woody began his radio career at WKOK in Sunbury, PA in 1943. He built his first radio station WHGB in Harrisburg in 1945. He served in the U.S. Army from 1946-48. He was president of the National Assn. of Broadcasting Employees & Technicians Local #11 (NABET) and then later a regional director of NABET, and Regional Director of Network Affairs for NABET.

Woody was past president of the Cochecton Democratic Club, the Cochecton Preservation Society, the New York C.B. Club; a past Democratic committeeman for the Town of Cochecton and past vice-chairman of the Sullivan County Democratic Committee. He was owner and operator of Eagle’s Nest Electronics and C.B. Repair Shop. He was a Boy Scout Leader in East Brunswick, NJ, and a Sunday school teacher.

A family statement reads: “Woody was a joy and an inspiration—a loving husband, father and grandfather.”

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy “Dottie” DeLauro Schlegel at home; children Bruce Schlegel and wife Julia Ann of Youngsville, NY and Cindy Beliawsky of Florida; stepchildren Diane Jesmonth and husband Philip of Albany and their children, Kaitlyn and Christine, John Lisone and his wife Robyn of East Haven, CT; and his dog Bear, at home.

He is predeceased by sisters Audrey and Rhoda Schlegel.

Services were held Monday, August 8, at Our Lady of the Lake Church, Lake Huntington, NY, with Fr. Bill Scully, OFM officiating. Burial was in East Cochecton Cemetery, East Cochecton, NY.

Donations may be made to Sullivan County SPCA, 25 Rock Hill Dr., Rock Hill, NY 12775 or The Kidney Dialysis Foundation, 30 E. 33rd St., NY, NY 10016.

August 11, 2011

Ann M. Kestler of Glen Spey, NY, passed away Monday August 1, 2011 at Bon Secours Community Hospital, Port Jervis. She was 59.

Ann was born on December 3, 1951 in Port Jervis, the daughter of the late Francis and Mildred Conklin Weber. Ann worked as a Secretary for Skydyne Aeronautics in Port Jervis. She was a communicant of St. Anthony’s R.C. Church in Yulan.

Ann married David Kestler who survives at home. She is also survived by her son, Matthew of Glen Spey; sister Joan Kearney of Glen Spey; and several nieces and nephews.

She is predeceased by her son, Daniel Kestler.

Funeral services were held on Thursday August 4 at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Inc., Port Jervis, with Rev. Thomas Jones officiating. Interment took place at Glen Spey Cemetery, Glen Spey.


August 11, 2011

Marilyn Ferber Gordon of Mongaup Valley, NY, died Tuesday, August 2, 2011 at Lourdes Hospital in Binghamton, NY. She was 87.

She was predeceased by her late husband Bernard “Bernie” Gordon. They were married for 63 years.

Born December 8, 1923, Marilyn was the daughter of the late Jacob “Jack” Ferber and Jane Nathanson-Ferber.

She is survived by sons Robert David Gordon, William Henry and wife Sally Gordon, James “Jim” Scott and wife Star Gordon; grandsons Jonathan Harry Gordon, James “Jamie” Charles Gordon and Jacob Harrison Gordon; brother Norman Ferber; five nieces; one nephew; many great nieces and great nephews; brothers-in-law Samuel Gordon and wife Adele and Marvin Gordon and wife Shirley; and sister-in-law Susan Ferber.

She is predeceased by her daughter, Claudia.

Marilyn was a member of the White Lake PTA and Temple Beth-El; served as a den mother for the Cub Scouts; and taught music. Marilyn graduated from James Madison High School in 1941, and studied at Brooklyn College. She worked as a bookkeeper for businesses including the family business, BHM Metal Products Company. Marilyn was a loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother.

Funeral services were held on Sunday, August 7 at the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home, Monticello, NY 12701. Burial followed at the Temple Beth-El Cemetery in Bethel.