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April 28, 2011

Doris Ann Dauch of Mongaup Valley, NY passed away on Friday, April 22, 2011 at the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris, NY. She was 77.

She was born on April 30, 1933 to the late Harry Leroy Applegate and Florence Esther Kuhn of Forestburgh, NY.

Doris is survived by her husband, Eugene Dauch of Mongaup Valley; sisters Gloria Applegate and companion Dean Roosevelt of Roscoe, NY and Dawn Swailes and husband Ray of Orlando, FL; brothers Richard Applegate and wife Joyce of Slate Hill, NY and Robert Applegate of Forestburgh; sister-in-law Joan Applegate of Sparrowbush, NY; brother-in-law Douglas Van Keuren and wife Brenda of Cochecton, NY; nieces and nephews; and many great-nieces and nephews.

She is also predeceased by her brother John Applegate of Sparrowbush.

Doris will always be remembered for her sparking eyes and warm smile, loving concern for all of her family and her sense of humor. Although bedridden for over 25 years, Doris never had a bad day; she was high spirited, open-hearted and listened earnestly to everyone’s day-to-day life adventures. Gene’s amazing love and devotion to Doris, as her husband and caregiver, will forever inspire all those who know and love them.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, April 27 at Ramsay’s Funeral Homes, Inc., Monticello, NY. Burial will take place at Cuddebackville Rural Cemetery in Cuddebackville, NY.

April 28, 2011

Rev. Frederick J. Bryant of Jersey City, NY, a summer resident of Narrowsburg, NY, passed away on April 15 at Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, NJ. He was 68.

Pastor Bryant was born and raised in Philadelphia. He served three years on active service in the Navy and three years in the Reserve. After attending Philadelphia Lutheran Seminary, he served four congregations in Pennsylvania and later spent 17 years at Trinity in New Jersey.

Rev. Bryant will be deeply missed and remembered as a man of great faith, a devoted husband and father, a veteran, a lover of music and poetry, a writer, teacher of the Gospel and a friend.

He is survived by his wife Dorothee Heins Holmstrup Bryant; daughter Eleanor; sister Carolyn; step-mother Jody; and brothers Kieth and Toby.

Funeral services were held on April 23 at Trinity Lutheran Church on Claremont Avenue in Jersey City.

April 21, 2011

Robert A. Utegg, a resident of White Mills, PA, died following an illness on Wednesday, April 13, at Community Medical Center in Scranton, PA. He was 65.

He is survived by his wife, the former Georgette Marie Decker.

Born in White Mills, he was the son of the late John and Elsie Eply Utegg.

He was a school bus driver for Wallenpaupack Area School District. He had also been a driver for Fowler Oil for 22 years and had worked for Texas Township. He was a Texas Township Supervisor, former Chief of White Mills Fire Dept., current president of White Mills Volunteer Ambulance Corp., a member of Hawley Ambulance Corp. and the White Mills United Methodist Church.

He enjoyed fishing and his trips to Canada, as well as spending time at the farm in New York.

He is survived by sons Tom of Philadelphia, NY and Bryan and wife Amy of Honesdale, PA; grandchildren Brittany, Joshua and Alicia; brothers Harold of Narrowsburg, NY and Harry of Hawley, PA; sister Kathryn Coons of White Mills; and several nieces and nephews.

He is predeceased by brothers John, William, David and Richard; niece Joanie; and nephew William.

A funeral service was held at White Mills United Methodist Church on Saturday, April 16 with Pastor Val Rommel officiating. Donations may be made to Hawley Ambulance Corps, 219 River St., Hawley, PA 18428.

Visit www.grayparkerfuneralhome.com

April 21, 2011

Genevieve B. “Gene” Hoey of Glen Spey, NY, and a long time resident of the area, died Saturday, April 16, 2011 at Bon Secours Community Hospital. She was 93.

She was born January 3, 1918 in Brooklyn, the daughter of the late John F. and Mary Tierney Burns.

Gene married James A. Hoey on June 16, 1951 and they were married for 49 years prior to his death on October 11, 2000.

She worked as a bookkeeper for John Robert Powers in Brooklyn and moved with the company to Port Jervis. She later worked for Crescent Silver in Port Jervis and Sullivan County as a bookkeeper.

She was a member of St. Anthony’s Church Of Padua, Yulan, NY and the Lumberland Senior Citizens Group.

She is survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Gene was the last survivor of six brothers and sisters, and is predeceased by Gerard Burns, Marion McAveney, John Burns, Helen Burns and Evelyn Cross.

Friends may call at the Gray-Parker Funeral Home, 100 E. Main St., Port Jervis on Monday, April 25, at 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 26, 2011 with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Anthony’s Church Of Padua, 25 Beaverbrook Road, Yulan, NY 12792 with Rev. Thomas P. Jones OFM officiating.

Burial will be at St. Lucy’s Cemetery, Cochecton, NY.

April 21, 2011

Veronica B. Ronnie Haley of Smallwood, NY, passed away on Monday, April 11, 2011 at Achieve Rehab & Nursing Facility in Liberty, NY. She was 82.

The daughter of the late Joseph and Catherine Powers Haley, she was born on April 27, 1928 in Rosedale, NY.

Ronnie was known by many as a fun and loving woman. She generously donated time to various organizations:; St. Claire’s Catholic School, troop leader for Girl Scouts, delivered food baskets to the needy, White Lake VFW, Monticello BPOE, and Smallwood-Mongaup Valley Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary.

Ronnie is survived by her children Nancy and John Alesi, Marty Steigler, Judy Fitzpatrick, Mary Lubniewski and Pat Griffin, Tina and Bill Weaver, Laura and Phil Aiesi, Patrick and Patrice Townsend Steigler, George Steigler III and Anna Novello; grandchildren Danielle and Jim O’Connor, Dana and Craig Crabtree, Martin Joseph Steigler, Jason and Rebecca Tomasulo, Heather and Stephen and April and Paul Tomasulo, Jake, Amanda and Jaimee Lubniewski, Billy Weaver, Sandy Kessloff, Zack and Alex Buchman, Emma, Nathan and James Townsend Steigler, Joseph and Olivia Steigler, Krista and Hannah Novello; and eight great-grandchildren.

She is predeceased by her husband, George Steigler Jr.; and son George Joseph Steigler.

Funeral services were held at Ramsay’s Funeral Home, Kauneonga Lake on Saturday, April 16 with Rev. David Coon officiating.

Contributions may be made to the Smallwood-Mongaup Valley Fire Dept. or to a charity of your choice.

April 21, 2011

Kathryn M. Allen of Matamoras, PA and a long time resident of the area died Thursday, April 14, 2011 at home. She was 95.

She was born March 16, 1916 in Kane, PA, the daughter of the late Mack and Eugertha Everitt Morley.

Kathryn was married 47 years to George R. Allen.

She was the owner and operator of the Polar Bear Ice Cream Stand in Matamoras with her husband for 15 years. She worked as a teacher of history and English at the Delaware Valley School District and librarian for the Anna S. Kuhl Elementary School in Port Jervis, NY.

She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Port Jervis, where she was on the Board of Deacons; a volunteer for the Neversink Valley Area Museum and the Retired Teachers Assoc.; an accredited hospice volunteer for Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties; a volunteer at the Pike County Office of the Aging, Meals on Wheels and Safe homes of Orange County; an accredited literacy volunteer; a Salvation Army Advisory Board member; and a soup kitchen volunteer. Kathryn also, with good friend Rev. Carl Curtain, started a Clown Ministry.

A family statement read: “Mom was a caring and generous person who helped so many in a variety of ways. She will be greatly missed.”

Surviving are sons Daniel Allen and wife Kathleen, Shohola, PA, Lawrence Allen and wife Barbara, Clemson, SC; daughter Karen Ehasz and husband Stephen, Bloomsbury, NJ; brothers Franklin P. Morley, Frankford, IA, Mack Morley Jr. and wife Susan, Glen Spey, NY; sisters Marion Mackey, Frankford, IA, Maude Morley and husband George, Ulysses, PA; brother-in-law Donald Perry, Greenville, SC; grandchildren Tauni Butterfield, Stephen Ehasz, Timothy Ehasz, Robert Ehasz, Nicole Allen-Hickey, Ashley Helgeson, William Ehasz and Kristen Procopio Allen; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She is predeceased by brother J. Everett Morley; and sisters Edith Davis and Mable Perry.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 28 at 3 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Port Jervis, 8 North Broome Street, Port Jervis, immediately followed by food and fellowship.

A burial of cremains will be in Rural Valley Cemetery, Cuddebackville, NY at the convenience of the family.

Contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Port Jervis, 8 North Broome St, Port Jervis, NY 12771 or Port Jervis Salvation Army, 99 Ball St, PO Box 125, Port Jervis, NY 12771.

April 14, 2011

John F. Vogt of Eldred, NY, retired owner of Vogt’s General Store in Shohola, PA and lifelong resident of the area, passed away at Catskill Regional Medical Center, Harris, NY on Friday, April 8, 2011. He was 91.

The son of the late Fritz and Alma Englehart Vogt, he was born in Shohola on October 5, 1919.

John served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII. He was a member of the American Legion, a certified flight instructor; a member and past president of Meadow Brook Fly Club; a member of Civil Air Patrol, Pike Co, PA; a member, past chief and president of Shohola Fire Dept.; a member, past president and vice president of Highland Field and Stream; a member and past president of Beaver Brook Rod and Gun Club; and a member, past president and secretary of Sullivan Co. Federation of Sports. John was Sportsman of the Year in 1984, Federation of Sportsman. He was a member and past secretary of Highland Water Fowlers.

A family statement reads, in part: “John was a loving husband, father and grandfather, involved in so many things and dedicating so much of himself. He was a big part of our family and will greatly be missed.”

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Janith Boyd Vogt, son John D. Vogt of Eldred; grandson John Thomas Vogt of Eldred; sister Rosa Hupka of Alabama; and several nieces and nephews.

John is predeceased by his daughter-in-law Barbara Vogt.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, April 12 at the Harrison-Rasmussen Funeral Home, Barryville, NY, with Rev. Nancy Vonderhorst officiating. Cremation followed at Maple Hill Crematory, Archbald, PA.

Donations can be made to the Barbara Vogt Scholarship Fund, c/o Eldred Central School, 600 CR 55, Eldred, NY 12732; or Beaver Brook Rod and Gun Club Trap Range Fund, c/o JP Lang, 346 Beaver Brook Rd., Narrowsburg, NY 12764 .

April 14, 2011

Ruth Turner of Damascus, PA and Bethany Village, a lifelong resident of the area, passed away after a short illness on Thursday, April 7, 2011 at Wayne Memorial Hospital, Honesdale, PA. She was 92.

The daughter of the late Martin and Alfonsa Baker Wheelock, she was born June 19, 1918 in Conklin Hill, PA. Ruth was married for 55 years to the late Malvin Turner.

Ruth was a cook at Damascus School, Wayne Highlands School district, before retirement. She was a member of Delaware Valley National Retired Teachers and of Delaware Valley and Jeffersonville, NY Senior Citizens.

A family statement reads, in part: “Ruth was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She loved any card game, including pinochle, and also enjoyed Scrabble. She had a brilliant mind all the way up to the end. She knitted afghans for people in the area. Ruth had an optimistic outlook and was upbeat and positive. She will be greatly missed.”

Survivors include daughter Barbara Pingel and husband Fred of Beach Lake, PA; granddaughter Andrea Pingel of Bel Camp, MD; grandson Lee Pingel and wife Marta of Beach Lake; great-grandchildren Logan, Emma and Ellie Pingel; and niece Judy Schott and husband Richard of Honesdale.

Ruth is predeceased by sister Catherine Masher; brother George Wheelock; and nephew Charles Wheelock.

Funeral services were held on Monday, April 11 at the Rasmussen Funeral Home, Narrowsburg, NY, with Pastor James Corbin officiating. Burial followed in Conklin Hill Cemetery, Damascus.

Donations may be made to Damascus Ambulance Corp. P.O. Box 63, Damascus, PA 18415.

April 14, 2011

George R. “Skip” McKean, a lifelong resident of Hawley, PA, died on April 7, 2011 in Hawley. He was 71.

He was born on August 17, 1939 in Shohola, PA to the late George and Marie Quick McKean. He was married to the late Margaret Clark McKean.

He was a self-employed excavator with George R. McKean Excavating.

He is survived by daughters Kathleen McKean of Honesdale, PA and Dawn Bates and husband David of Hawley; son John McKean and wife Michelle of Hawley; grandchildren Lindsay & Brandon, Kassidy, Alyssa, John-John, Morgan, Kayla and Nicholas; soon to be greatgranddaughter Madeline; sister Carolyn Grey and husband Ron of Hawley; several nieces, nephews , aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral services were held at Fantasy Island on Tuesday, April 12 with the Rev. Martin L. Cox, Jr. officiating.

Cremation took place at Lake Region Crematory, Lake Ariel, PA, with burial at German Hill Cemetery, Shohola, PA.

Contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, Pike Unit, 110 W. Harford St, Milford, PA 18337; or Southern Care Hospice, 851 Commercial Blvd, Dickson City, PA 18519.

Visit www.TeetersFuneralChapel.com.

April 14, 2011

Herman Esselman of Damascus, PA, a retired milk plant supervisor and longtime resident of the area, died Saturday, April 9, 2011 at Ellen Memorial Health Care Center, Honesdale, PA. He was 95.

The son of the late Klaas and Derkji Snyder Esselman, he was born August 11, 1915 in Prospect Park, NJ.

Herman was married for 65 years to the late Florence Algera Esselman, who had passed away on October 27, 2004.

Herman was a member of the Damascus Baptist Church and the Damascus Township Volunteer Ambulance Corp. A family statement reads: “Herman was a loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather and great-great grandfather. He was a big part of the family. He will be missed.”

Survivors include daughters Deanna Tegeler and husband Robert of New City, NY, Lynda Marks and husband Frank of Damascus, PA, Nancy Avery and husband Lyle of Beach Lake, PA; sons Herman Esselman and wife Dot of Lake Huntington, NY and Robert Esselman and wife Betty Ann of Frost Proof, FL; brother Richard Esselman of New Jersey; 24 grandchildren; 49 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He is predeceased by his wife; two brothers; and three sisters.

Friends are invited to call on Friday, April 15, 2011 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Rasmussen Funeral Home, 90 Main St., Narrowsburg, NY.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 16, 2011 at 11 a.m. at the Damascus Baptist Church, Damascus, PA. The Rev Stuart Hunt will officiate. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery, Damascus.

Donations may be made to Damascus Township Volunteer Ambulance Corp. PO Box 63, Damascus, PA 18415.

April 14, 2011

On Saturday April 2, 2011, William “Bill” Carlson passed away in Palm Coast, FL. He was 86.

He was born in Kingston, NY to the late George Arthur Carlson and Jenny Carlson on October 23, 1924.

He graduated from the Hurleyville School and served in the U.S. Navy from 1943 to 1945. After returning, he worked in Peck’s Market in Hurleyville, NY while he attended school to become a licensed meat cutter. He worked as a truck driver for Schmidt’s Wholesale and then returned to work at Tarry Brae Golf Course as a groundskeeper. He retired in 2010 after 20 years.

He was a member of the Hurleyville Fire Department for 65 years, serving as past president and chief. He was Hurleyville Fire District Commissioner, past president of the Sullivan County Volunteer Fireman’s Assn. and a member of the Sullivan County Fire Police. He was also a member of the Hudson Valley Volunteer Fireman’s Assn (HVVFA); the Royal Order of the Blue Vests; American Legion Post # 0109 and the Liberty Elks #1545. He was also a member of the Hurleyville United Methodist Church.

Bill is survived by his wife of 61 years, Helen Jacobson Carlson at home; son Mark William Carlson and wife Lorayne of Oxford, NY; daughter Toni McKay and husband Robert E. Sr. of Jeffersonville, NY; daughter Teri DiMarsico and husband Tom of Palm Coast.; grandchildren Christopher William Carlson and partner Michael Nebiker of Cumming, GA., Erica Payne and husband Charlie of Hurleyville and Mariann Bury and husband Darren of Cochecton, NY; and a large extended family including step-grandchildren, cousins, nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by sister Mary Carlson Tremper.

Funeral services were held at the Hurleyville Fire House on Saturday, April 9 with burial following at the Hurleyville Cemetery.

Contributions can be made to the Hurleyville Fire Dept. Equipment Fund, c/o Hurleyville Fire Dept., Hurleyville, NY 12747; or to Florida Hospital Hospice Care, c/o Palm Coast, 770 W. Granda Blvd. Suite 304, Ormond Beach, FL 32174; or to the Hurleyville United Methodist Church, Main St., Hurleyville, NY 12747.

April 7, 2011

Harry L. Wilcox of Fremont, NY, a farmer and maple syrup producer at the Wilcox Farm and a lifelong area resident, died Sunday, March 27, 2011 at the Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown, NY. He was 82.

The son of the late James and Katherine Stoesser Wilcox, he was born June 3, 1928 in the Town of Fremont.

Harry was a charter member and still active in the Fremont-Hankins Fire Department, serving as fire commissioner for over 50 years. He was a member of the board of directors of the Callicoon Co-op Insurance Company, a trustee of the Fremont Center Cemetery Board and served on many state and local farm committees.

Survivors include his wife, Eleanor E. Kellam Wilcox at home, whom he married in 1952; sons Daniel Wilcox and wife Martha of Fremont, Earl Wilcox and wife Karen of Roscoe, NY, John Wilcox and wife Lynne of Fremont and James Wilcox of Fremont; sisters Helen Stewart and husband Kenneth of Roscoe and Rose Hendrickson and companion Edward Miller of Oneonta, NY; seven grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.

He is predeceased by one sister, Shirley Bunt.

Burial was in the Fremont Center Cemetery, Fremont Center.

Memorial contributions in his name may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

Visit www.Harris-FH.com.

April 7, 2011

Mary Whalen Parker of Canajoharie, NY died Thursday, March 24, 2011 at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady, NY. She was 89.

She was born January 29, 1922 in Canajohaire, the daughter of Joseph and Ellen Tunnicliff Whalen.

She married William Henry Parker Jr. on April 11, 1944 in Canojaharie.

Mary graduated from Ithaca College in 1943 with a B.S. in education. She was a physical education teacher in schools in Eldred, NY and Minneola, LI as well as Canojaharie. She later became a noontime aide for Canojaharie schools.

She was a communicant of St. Peter & Paul’s Church (now Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church) and a member of the Altar Rosary Society at the church. She was also a member of the Canojaharie Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary and the Smith-Schultz American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Post #222. She enjoyed golfing, knitting, crossword puzzles and cooking.

She is predeceased by her son, Gary W. Parker.

She is survived by her husband; daughters Sandra E. and Susan M. Parker, both of Canojaharie; sons Randall Parker and wife Diane of Saratoga Springs, NY and Michael Parker and wife Debbie of Akron, OH; daughter-in-law June Parker of Canojaharie; grandchildren Mathew Parker, Erika Parker, Michelle Raymond and husband Scott, Heather Parker and Jeffery Parker; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on March 29 at our Lady of Hope Catholic Church, Fort Plain, NY. Burial will be at St. Peter & Paul’s cemetery.

Donations may be directed to Ithaca College, c/o Elayne Nichoas, Alumni Hall, 953 Danby Rd., Ithaca, NY 14850.

April 7, 2011

Emma O’Connell of Middletown, NY, a certified social worker, died on Saturday, April 2, 2011 at O.R.M.C., Horton Campus. She was 63.

The daughter of the late Frank and Marion Nabholz Gawors, she was born on November 29, 1947 in the Bronx, NY.

Emy married Joseph O’Connell on August 17, 1968 in the Bronx. They adopted two children and opened their home to 19 foster children over the years. She was a gentle, loving woman of undying faith and courage who was an inspiration to all. Emy will remain in our hearts.

In addition to her husband, Emy is survived by sons Joseph and wife Jillian of Highland Mills, NY, Andrew and wife Tisha of Otisville, NY, Nicholas and Summer of California and Tony and wife Janet of Glen Spey, NY; daughters Patti and Merilee, both at home; brothers Frank Gawors and wife Mary Pat and George Gawors; sisters Lauretta Camardelli and husband Ralph and Marian Gawors-Piccininni; grandchildren Joey, Caleb, A.J., Josh, Isabella, Nicky, Dezirae and Katelyn and Kiley; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A funeral mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 7 at St. Joseph’s R.C. Church, 149 Cottage St., Middletown. Burial will follow in the family plot in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Middletown.

April 7, 2011

Gale McCarthy of Glen Spey, NY, a loving mother, grandmother, and sister, passed away on Tuesday, March 26, 2011, at her home. She was 57.

Gale was born in West Orange, NJ on June 4, 1953, to parents Howard and Florence Dubanowich.

She attended Livingston High School and went on to receive her LPN from St. Barnabas Medical Center, working at various practices over several years. In recent years, she sold real estate, collected and traded antiques and ran a successful artisan antique jewelry creations business.

Gale is survived by sons Sean McCarthy and wife Dana and Colin McCarthy; their father, Patrick; brother Kenneth Dubanowich and wife Miceal; grandson Aiden McCarthy; sisters-in-law Margaret Dubanowich and Mary and Lynn McCarthy; brothers-in-law James and Thomas McCarthy; a cousin and several nephews.

Gale is predeceased by her brothers, Stanley Dubanowich and Gary Epton.

Friends may visit with the family on Friday, April 8, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, at the Norman Dean Home for Services, 16 Righter Ave., Denville, NJ; 973/627-1880 or www.normandean.com.

April 7, 2011

John K. Hudson of Monticello, NY passed away peacefully Friday, March 25, 2011 at his home after a long illness. He was 77.

The son of the late John and Isabella Norwood Hudson, he was born November 4, 1933 in New Jersey.

John was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving during the Korean War. He was a member of VFW Post 8858 of Harriman, NY and was a member of AARP. He worked as an office worker for Lucent Technologies in New Jersey.

Survivors include his loving wife Audrey Specht “Banks” Hudson at home; sons John G. Hudson and wife Linda of Langhorne, PA and James Hudson and Louis Hudson, both of New York City; daughter Jeanette Hudson of New York City; brothers Thomas Hudson and wife Yen of Fayetteville, NC and Henry Hudson and companion Joyce Haring of Cochecton, NY; sister Margaret Smith of Joliet, IL; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He is predeceased by sister Joan Quatlander; and granddaughter Tiffany.

Cremation and private funeral services were held at Cedar Hill crematory, Middle Hope.

William Robert Alber passed away after a brief illness on Monday, March 21, 2011. He was 79.

He was born November 27, 1931.

He was a resident of Callicoon, NY for over 30 years. William proudly served his country as an army staff sergeant in the Korean War from January 29, 1952 thru January 12, 1954. William owned and operated a small business in Glendale, NY for 34 years. He enjoyed flying small aircrafts for many years at Sullivan County Airport. William will be dearly missed by many family members as well as his dear friends.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Arlene Alber; daughters Patricia Tabacco and Arlene McKenna; and a son William John Alber.

A memorial service was held at Flinch and Bruns, 34th Hempstead Avenue, Lynbrook, NY on Sunday, March 27, from 2 to 5 p.m.

Burial was on Monday, March 28, at Calverton National Cemetery, Calverton, with full military honors.

March 29, 2011

Elizabeth J. “Betty” Hawker of Narrowsburg, NY, a longtime resident of the area, died Sunday, March 27, 2011 at Wayne Memorial Hospital, Honesdale, PA. She was 86.

The daughter of the late Clarence and Johanna Van Beeck Winchell, she was born November 22, 1924 in Jersey City, NJ.

Betty was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Narrowsburg. She served as Tusten Town Clerk from 1991 to 1999. She was a charter member of Tusten Volunteer Ambulance Corps, a member of Tusten Historical Society and a volunteer for the Narrowsburg Ecumenical Food Pantry.

Survivors include sons Arthur Hawker and wife Patricia of Narrowsburg and William Hawker and wife Sachiyo of Concord, CA; daughter Kathryn Anderson and husband Richard of Annapolis, MD; grandchildren Laura Christ and husband Peter of San Antonio, TX, Jennifer Hawker of Scranton, PA, Megan Hawker of San Diego, CA, Joseph Hawker of Toronto, Canada and Jun Hawker of Concord, CA.

Betty is predeceased by husband Searle Alfred Hawker; and brothers William and Richard Winchell.

Friends are invited to call on Thursday, March 31 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Rasmussen Funeral Home, 90 Main St., Narrowsburg, NY 12764. Funeral services will be held April 1 at 11 a.m. in St. Paul’s Lutheran Church with Rev. Phyllis Haynes officiating.

Cremation will follow at Maple Hill Crematory, Archbald, PA. Burial of the cremains will be in Glen Cove Cemetary, Narrowsburg.

Donations may be made to Tusten Historical Society, PO Box 18, Narrowsburg, NY 12764, or Dessin Animal Shelter, 138 Miller Dr., Honesdale, PA.

March 29, 2011

Mabel W. Huebner of Narrowsburg, NY, a longtime resident of the area, died Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at Ellen Memorial Health Care Center, Honesdale, PA. She was 99.

The daughter of the late Harry and Mabel Whitaker Covart, she was born in Glen Spey, NY on November 13, 1911.

She was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Narrowsburg. She was a member of Tusten Senior Citizens Club for over 20 years, and volunteered for the office of aging meals-on-wheels program. She was the former secretary of the Tusten Republican Club.

A family statement reads, in part: “Mabel was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great-great grandmother. She had a full life, living just short of a full century. She was devoted to her family and instilled great values. She will be greatly missed.”

She is survived by sons Robert Huebner and wife Joan of Monticello, NY, Ralph Huebner and wife Irmgard of Beach Lake, PA, Kenneth Huebner and wife Carol of Deltona, FL and Charles Huebner and wife Karyn of Cameron Park, CA; 15 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren and 11 great-great grandchildren.

She is predeceased by her husband, Robert Huebner, who passed away back in 1973.

Graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Glen Cove Cemetery, Narrowsburg.

Donations can be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 64 Erie Ave., Narrowsburg, NY 12764 or Sacred Heart Hospice, 600 Baltimore Ave., Wilkes Barre, PA 18702.

March 29, 2011

Marie A. Miller of Rowland, PA, a longtime resident of the area, passed away on Sunday, March 13 at home. She was 83.

The daughter of the late Edward and Stella Yackevicz Bortcavage, she was born September 13, 1927 in Eynon, PA.

She was married for 54 years to Joseph A. Miller, who survives.

A family statement reads: “Marie was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was a big part of the family and she will be truly missed.”

She is also survived by son Joseph A. Miller Jr. and wife Janet; daughter Maureen Moore and husband Joseph; grandsons Joseph and Daniel Miller and Joseph Moore; granddaughters Jennifer and Jade Moore; sister Helen Jaszczult; goddaughter Eileen Bridges; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Thursday, March 17 at St. Ann’s R.C. Church in Shohola, PA, with Father Thomas Major officiating. Christian burial followed in the parish cemetery.