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Shirley M. Henrickson, a homemaker and lifelong Sullivan County, NY resident, passed away on Saturday, January 8, 2011 at her home in Cochecton, NY. She was 74.

Born on October 29, 1936 in Monticello, NY, she was the daughter of the late Louis and Edna Sullivan Dauch.

Survivors include her husband, Cecil Henrickson at home; sons Charles Henrickson and wife Denise of Cochecton and Daniel Henrickson and wife Caroline of Jeffersonville, NY; daughter Cindy Babcock and husband Randy of Fosterdale, NY; brother Kenneth Dauch and wife Pat of Old Town, FL; sister Elaine Kookie Bell of Mongaup Valley, NY; 12 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.

She was predeceased by brothers Wendel, Charles Toots, Douglas and Vincent Dauch.

Funeral services were held on Thursday, January 13 at Ramsay’s Funeral Home, Kauneonga Lake, NY. Burial followed in Evergreen Cemetery, Bethel, NY.

Florence Marjorie Baum of Sparta, TN and formerly of Jeffersonville, NY and Homestead, FL, passed away Saturday, January 1, 2011 at NHC of Sparta. She was 89.

The daughter of the late Lester and Marion Fraser Simonson Sr., she was born January 23, 1921 in Camden, NJ.

Mrs. Baum was a full-time homemaker and mom but also worked at Sullivan’s Department Store in Liberty, and later at the Senior Citizens Center in Homestead.

She is survived by her children Janet Klein of Sparta, Edward Baum Jr. of Miami, FL, Russell Baum of Rock Island, TN, Terry Lynn Baum of Quebeck, TN and Cheryl Baum of Youngsville, NY; brother Lester Simonson Jr. of Jeffersonville; 16 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.

A private service will be held at Hunter Funeral Home, Sparta, TN.

Donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation.

Mildred J. Duttweiler, a retired home economics teacher at Livingston Manor Central School and lifelong resident of the area, died Sunday, January 16, 2011, at Ellen Memorial Health Care Center in Honesdale, PA. She was 93.

Daughter of Frederick and Helen Eggler Duttweiler, she was born September 27, 1917 in Jeffersonville, NY.

Affectionately known as “Miss Dutty” to her students, she was a member of the NYS Retired Teachers Assn. and the First Presbyterian Church of Jeffersonville.

Survivors include sister Helen Coyne of Tyler, TX; sister-in-law Gladys Duttweiler of Jeffersonville; and several nieces and nephews.

Mildred was predeceased by sister Josephine Duttweiler; brothers Harold and Russell Duttweiler; and nephew Peter Duttweiler.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, January 19, at Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home, Jeffersonville. Burial was in Jeffersonville Presbyterian Cemetery, Jeffersonville.

Contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church of Jeffersonville.

Alex Jenkins of Glen Spey passed away in New City, NY on January 15, 2011. He was 70.

Alex was born April 29, 1940, in Warwick, NY.

Since November 12, 2001, his family had been the staff and the individuals who live at Silverman House of The Crystal Run Village Inc. Alex attended Rose Valley day program at Sullivan ARC. The years he spent at Silverman were happy and content and he will be greatly missed.

He is survived by sisters Edith and Ida.

He is predeceased by his parents; and brother Russel.

A funeral service was held Tuesday, January 18 at Colonial Memorial Funeral Home with the Rev. Nancy Vonderhorst officiating. Interment followed at Hillside Cemetery, Woodbourne, NY.

Arthur “Butch” McLaughlin of Beach Lake, PA died on January 12. 2011 at home. He was 66.

He was born in Newark, NJ on February 29, 1944 to Bart and Helena McLaughlin.

Butch was employed as a tractor-trailer driver. When not traveling the open roads for work, Butch enjoyed riding motorcycles with his wife and tending his horses and other projects around the house. Butch is loved and will missed.

Butch is survived by his wife, Evelyn McLaughlin; daughters Lisa Hazimof and husband Billy, Carol McKenna and husband Sean; and grandchildren Melissa Hazimof, Williatinn Hazimof, Derek McKenna and Keefer McKenna.

A memorial service was held on Friday, January 14, 2011.

Donald G. Nelson Sr. of Hasbrouck, NY, a retired correctional officer for the State of New York and a lifelong resident of the area, crossed over on Friday, January14, 2011, in Liberty, NY. He was 63.

The son of the late Donald Peter and Ellen Lois Levers Nelson, he was born April 21, 1947 in Cochecton, NY.

A Vietnam veteran, Donald was a sergeant in the U.S. Army and had received many medals during the war. He was a member of Disabled Veterans Assn., VFW Post #5808, Callicoon,NY, and the American Legion.

He is survived by his children Nicole Nelson of Parksville, NY, Brittany Nelson of Liberty, Donald Nelson Jr. of Liberty, Melonie Cruz and husband, Miguel of Monticello, NY and Marie Leeper of Middletown, NY brothers William McKinley Nelson and wife Annie of Willow, AK and Frederick Joseph Nelson and wife Linda of Cochecton; nine grandchildren; companion Brenda Nelson of Liberty; friend Craig Dobbs; aunt Katherine N. Pierce; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Narrowsburg, NY VFW Post #5808 conducted military services at 8 p.m. on January 17 at Rasmussen Funeral Home, Narrowsburg. A graveside service was held on Tuesday, January 18, at Sullivan Co. Veteran Cemetery, Liberty.

Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 407 E. Main St., Middletown, NY 10940.

Betty (Haralambia) Patsopulu, 90, went home to the Lord on January 9, 2011 at the Roscoe Regional Rehabilitation and Health Care Facility. She was 90.

Betty was born on April 23, 1920 in Athens, Greece. She came to the United States as a young woman and settled in NYC where she became a citizen and worked at Metropolitan Life Insurance Co.

When she retired she bought a home and lived many years in White Lake, NY where she was known by many. Betty was self-reliant and rarely asked for assistance from her friends.

Betty loved to travel. She enjoyed reading and learning, was an excellent seamstress and played the piano. Over the years, she took in many cats and gave them a home and lots of love and attention.

Betty is survived by a sister and brother-in-law in Greece, her guardian and longtime friend Ralph Brown Sr. of White Lake; and many acquaintances.

Graveside funeral services were held on Saturday, January 15 at Evergreen Cemetery, Bethel, NY. Rev. David Coon officiated.

Raymond F. Stauffer, 93, ended his earthly stay at his home in Barto, PA on Thursday, January 13, 2011. He was 93.

He was born on May 17, 1917, the son of the late Marvin and Genevieve Stauffer.

Surviving are his children Andrew with wife Patricia Stauffer of Pennsburg, PA, Christina Marks of Bally, PA and Mary Ann wife of Arnold Slonaker of Hereford, PA; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; a brother; and two sisters.

He is predeceased by his wife Margaret (Noel) Stauffer; a brother; and two sisters.

Raymond was a lifetime fruit grower and Zern’s Market vendor. Raymond was an avid hunter who enjoyed his hunting camp on Duck Harbor Pond, Wayne County, PA. He was also a charter member of Bally Sportsmen’s Association; a member of the NRA; and the Most Blessed Sacrament Church, Bally.

Services were held Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at the Linwood W. Ott Funeral Home, Inc., Boyertown, PA.

Burial was at Most Blessed Sacrament Church Cemetery, Bally.

Clyde Albert Stegner Sr. of Honesdale, PA died Monday, January 10, 2011 at Wayne Memorial Hospital in Honesdale. He was 85.

Born July 7, 1925 in Honesdale, he is the last surviving member of the James G. and Elsie London Stegner family. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, the former Augusta M. Hopkins. The couple married May 3, 1947.

Clyde was a welder for Erie Railroad. He retired from Conrail in 1990. In 1942 he survived the flood in Honesdale. While stuck in a tree he was able to reach down and rescue Ray Canfield from drowning. He was a motorcycle enthusiast and was a member of Baer’s Drill Team. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and spending time with his grandchildren.

Also surviving is son Clyde A. Stegner Jr. and wife Tammy of Beach Lake, PA; daughter Bonnie Walsh of Honesdale; grandchildren Sarah and Joey Walsh and Clyde A. III and Augusta May Stegner; and nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by sisters Alice Wood and Dorothy Stegner; half brothers Jess, Harold, Lloyd, William and Walter Gibbs; and half sisters Nettie Reigler, Ethel Bidwell, Mabel Nestico and Ellen Hiller.

Funeral services were held Friday, January 14 at Hessling Funeral Home, Honesdale, with Rev. Bill Frisk officiating. Interment followed in Indian Orchard Cemetery.

Florence Marjorie Baum of Sparta, TN and formerly of Jeffersonville, NY and Homestead, FL, passed away Saturday, January 1, 2011 at NHC of Sparta. She was 89.

The daughter of the late Lester and Marion Fraser Simonson Sr., she was born January 23, 1921 in Camden, NJ.

Mrs. Baum was a full-time homemaker and mom but also worked at Sullivan’s Department Store in Liberty, and later at the Senior Citizens Center in Homestead.

She is survived by her children Janet Klein of Sparta, Edward Baum Jr. of Miami, FL, Russell Baum of Rock Island, TN, Terry Lynn Baum of Quebeck, TN and Cheryl Baum of Youngsville, NY; brother Lester Simonson Jr. of Jeffersonville; 16 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.

A private service will be held at Hunter Funeral Home, Sparta, TN.

Donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation.