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May 1, 2013

Margaret “Marge” Vincent of Narrowsburg, NY, a longtime resident, passed away quietly at home in her sleep with her husband by her side on Saturday, December 29, 2012. She was 84.

Marge was the daughter of the late Grace O’Neil Murphy. She was born October 19, 1928 in Brooklyn, NY. She was the beloved wife for 62 years of Leslie J. Vincent, who survives. She was a member of St. Francis Xavier R.C. Church in Narrowsburg. Marge will be remembered by those who knew her well for her forthright opinions and outgoing personality.

In addition to her husband Les, she is survived by her daughter, Deborah Vincent and her husband, James Maluta of Tucson, AZ; her daughter Grace Blunt of West Boylston, MA; her grandson Alan Blunt of West Boylston, MA; her sister, Barbara Darvin of East Hampton, NY; two nephews, Gregory Darvin and Louis Varveris and two nieces, Jackie Darvin and Stella Varveris.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 11, 2013 at Rasmussen’s Funeral Home, 90 Main Street, Narrowsburg, NY. Visitation with family members begins at 9 a.m. The memorial begins at 10 a.m.

May 1, 2013

Mrs. Barbara J. Wendt of Harriman, NY died Monday, April 29, 2013 at Orange Regional Medical Center, Middletown. She was 80.

She was born August 31, 1932 in Ft. Madison, IA, the daughter of the late Harold H. and the late Mildred Anna Finley Edlen.

Barbara was married for 42 years to Donald L. Wendt, Sr. prior to his death on March 10, 1999.

She was a LPN. She worked at Arden Hill Hospital, Goshen, NY for 18 years.

A family statement read: “Mom loved fishing for trout, big family gatherings, raising a large family and big holidays”

Surviving are her children, Kevin Hay of Athens, GA; Donald L. Wendt, Jr. of Boulder, CO and his son Dylan; Jean Lombardi of Port Jervis, NY and her children Jason and Diane; Catherine Porteous of Lakewood, CO and her children Andrew, Heaven and Angel; Louis Wendt and his wife Susan of North Kingston, RI and their children Ryan, Sean, Brian, Katie and Lou; Jerry Wendt of Denver, CO; Chris Wendt and his wife Nancy of Highland Mills, NY and their children Joshua and Faith; and William Wendt of Harriman, NY; two sisters, Sharon Hughes of Pontiac, MI and Catherine Whitmore of Donaldson, IA; a brother-in-law, Gerald Wendt and his wife Doris of Lusby, MD; very close friends, Barbara Bronk and Richard Cross family; one great granddaughter, Lili; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the Gray-Parker Funeral Home, 100 E. Main St., Port Jervis on Saturday, May 4 at 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., followed by a memorial service at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Patt Kauffman officiating.

Burial will follow in Pine Hill Cemetery, Sparrowbush, NY.

Memorial contributions can be made to the patient activity fund at Valley View Center for Nursing Care & Rehabilitation, PO Box 59, Glenmere Cove Road, Goshen, NY 10924.

April 24, 2013

Violet M. Fischer of Narrowsburg, NY passed away on Monday, April 22, 2013 at Ellen Memorial Health Care Center, Honesdale, PA. She was 96.

The daughter of Vincent Negri and Angelena Budetti, she was born January 28, 1917 in Bronx, NY. She was the widow of Walter A. Fischer, who passed away on December 7, 2006. They were married for 65 years.

She attended St. Francis Xavier Roman Catholic Church, Narrowsburg, NY. She and her husband helped build St. Rosalie Church in Hampton Bay, NY.

A family statement read, “Violet was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a very talented seamstress. She looked forward to family gatherings and was a big part of the family. She will be greatly missed by all.”

She is survived by a daughter, Arline Barbara and her husband Paul of Narrowsburg, NY; three grandchildren, Dena Smith and her husband Sammy of Bethel, NY, Richard Pfeiffer and his wife Lisa of Cochecton, NY and Christine Kenny and her husband Kevin of Hampton Bay, NY; four great-grandchildren, Amanda M. Kenny, Kevin W. Kenny, Samantha Violet Pfeiffer and Albert C. Smith; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends are invited to call on Thursday, April 25 from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m., and on Friday, April 26 from 9 to 9:30 a.m., at the Rasmussen Funeral Home, Narrowsburg, NY.

A mass of Christian burial will be held on Friday, April 26 at 10 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier Roman Catholic Church, Narrowsburg, NY. Rev. William Scully O.F.M. will officiate. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Bethel, NY.

Donations can be made to Ellen Memorial Health Care Center, 23 Ellen Memorial Lane, Honesdale, PA 18431.

April 24, 2013

Mrs. Joan F. Kingdon of Matamoras, PA and a longtime resident of the area died Saturday, April 20, 2013 at Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis, NY with her family by her side. She was 78.

She was born May 14, 1934 in Queens, NY, the daughter of the late Charles Reynolds and the late Charlotte O’Callahan Reynolds.

Joan married Howard J. Kingdon, Sr. 54 years ago on June 14, 1958 in Queens, NY.

She was the bank manager for Middletown Savings Bank on Pike Street in Port Jervis. Joan was a life member of Roosa-Fleming V.F.W. Post No. 161 Ladies Auxiliary, Port Jervis. A family statement read: “Mom was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt.”

Surviving are her husband, Howard Kingdon, Sr. at home; her sons, Howard Kingdon, Jr. and his wife Donna of Woodbury, CT, and Charles Kingdon of Lancaster, PA; a daughter, Linda King and her husband Tim of Matamoras, PA; a brother, Charles Reynolds and his wife Pat of Brentwood, Long Island, NY; a sister, Charlotte Schof of Shohola, PA; six grandchildren, Jordan and Jack Kingdon, Nicholas and Zachary King, Kyle and Dillon Kingdon; and several nieces and nephews.

She was pre-deceased by her twin brother John Reynolds and brother-in-law Joseph Schof.

There will be no visitation and services will be private.

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

April 24, 2013

Jean H. Krokowski of Barryville, NY and longtime resident of the area, passed away at home with her family by her side on Thursday, April 11, 2013. She was 103 years young.

The daughter of the late Maryan and Marian Kaptejna Kowalski, she was born in Portland, ME on October 13, 1909.

She was the widower of Stephen Krokowski, who passed away in 1967.

Jean was a retired cook for Carle Place School District, Carle Place, NY. She was a member of St. Anthony of Padua Church, Yulan, NY.

A family statement read, “Jean was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a special lady. She took great pride in her grandchildren. She will be greatly missed.”

She is survived by her daughter Barbara Poillon of Baryville, NY; two granddaughters, Kathy Snowberger and her husband Tom of Florida, Barbara Wells and her husband George of Long Island, NY; two great granddaughters, Amanda Wells and Amy Wells.

Jean is predeceased by her husband Stephen, son Stephen Kropowski Jr., her son-in-law Stanley Poillon and her four siblings.

A mass of Christian burial was held Monday, April 15, 2013 at St. Anthony of Padua Church, Yulan, NY. Christian burial followed in Cemetery of the Holy Rood, Westbury, NY.

Donations can be made to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Co., 800 Stony Brook Ct., Newburgh, NY 12550.

April 24, 2013

Ernest Elwood Ross Sr. died peacefully on April 17, 2013 at Wayne Memorial Hospital, Honesdale, PA. He was 82.

Ernest was born in Milton, NJ and lived there before moving to Equinunk, PA in 1976. He was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army and worked as a plastics engineer at Picatinny Arsenal in Wharton, NJ, retiring in 1977. Ernest was a 50-year member of the American Legion in Milton, NJ. He was an avid fisherman and hunter; loved antique cars and spending time with his family.

He is predeceased by his parents, Elizabeth (Search) and Charles Ross; one sister; three brothers; his beloved wife of 57 years, Helen (Metzler) Ross; and his beloved son Ernest E. Ross II.

Ernest is survived by his loving son Henry C. (Cheryl) Ross; his grandchildren, Shannon and Christopher Ross of Louisiana; Kim (Ricky), Dan (Shannon), Kyal (Brandy) Ross, Jessie (Andy) Kenyon, Casey (Matt), Emmylou (Bryan) Ross of NY and Garrett (Kira) Ross of PA; sisters, Raina (George) Bauckham and Lana (Clarence) Gletow. He is also survived by his aunt Stella Fredericks, 11 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service was held on Tuesday, April 23 at the Goble Funeral Home, 22 Main St., Sparta, NJ, with interment at Holland Mountain Cemetery, Milton, NJ.

April 17, 2013

Norma R. (Dexter) Hill died Sunday, April 14, 2013 at her home in Wantage Twp., NJ. She was 73.

Mrs. Hill, daughter of the late Norman and Ruth Roberts Dexter, was born in Honesdale, PA on May 6, 1939. She grew up in Narrowsburg, NY and has resided in Wantage for most of her life.

Mrs. Hill worked as a teacher’s aide for the Sussex-Wantage School District and had also worked at the former Daily-Drew Insurance Agency in Sussex. She taught Sunday school at both the Sussex United Methodist Church and at Colesville United Methodist Church where she was also a Youth Group Leader. Mrs. Hill was formerly a Cub Scout Den Mother and was a past member of the Colesville Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. She was also a member of the Daughter’s of the American Revolution (DAR) and Friends of the Library, Sussex-Wantage Branch.

Mrs. Hill was predeceased by a brother, Jim Dexter and a grandson, Sean Satter. She is survived by her husband, Robert W. Hill Sr.; children, Robin Chandler and her husband Jeff of Wantage, Tammy Satter and her husband Art of Hawley, PA and Robert Hill Jr. and his wife Kirsten of Sparrowbush, NY; sister, Judy Long of Matamoras, PA; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

A graveside service was held Wednesday, April 17 at Glen Cove Cemetery in Narrowsburg, NY. Visitation will be held Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Ferguson Funeral Home 27 Third St. Sussex, NJ.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Narrowsburg United Methodist Church 399 Delaware Drive Narrowsburg, NY 12764.

April 10, 2013

Anita Marie (Lindemeyer) Lobisch, former resident of Barryville, NY for 25 years, passed away on January 25, 2013 at Fritz Reuter Retirement Home in North Bergen, NJ. She was 89.

The daughter of the late Rudolf and Marie Lindemeyer, she was born in Buxtehude, Germany on August 26, 1923. Anita was married to the late Walter G. Lobisch for 62 years. Walter passed away on June 21, 2008.

Flowers and gardening were Anita’s pride and joy. She loved sharing flowers and plants with her family and friends. She also enjoyed baking, cooking and sharing many of her German recipes. Her favorites included buttercake and her “famous” German potato salad.

Barryville was Anita and Walter’s dream come true, since it reminded them of Germany with pine-tree-covered woods overlooking the Delaware River. They built their home and gardens within the beauty of this landscape.

Anita was a member of St. Jacobi Lutheran Church in Shohola, PA. She was past president and treasurer of the St. Jacobi Ladies Aid Society as well as a past Council Member. She also was a member of the Port Jervis, NY German American Club and the Milford, PA Senior Citizens Club. Anita was a Lifetime Member of the Fritz Reuter Altenheim, North Bergen, NJ and a member of the Amt Lilienthaler Club of Fritz Reuter Altenheim serving as president and secretary for many years.

Anita is survived by her three sons, Gunther of Port Charlotte, FL; Rudolf and his wife Wyb of Workum, Holland and William and his wife Alison of Blairstown, NJ; and a daughter, Irene Suter and her husband Donald of Cutchogue, NY. She is also survived by eight grandchildren, Michael, James, Zach, Christopher, Jonathan, Allison, Krysten and Matthew, and six great-grandchildren, Jackson, Tucker, Mason, Taylor, Everlin and Rowan. She is also survived by her brother, Klaus Rudolf and his wife Ilse Lindemeyer; and her sister Ilse Dubbels as well as nieces and nephews in Fredenbeck, Germany.

A memorial service for Anita will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 4 at the Fritz Reuter Altenheim chapel in North Bergen, NJ. On Sunday, May 5, a memorial service for both Anita and Walter will be held at 1 p.m. at the St. Jacobi Lutheran Church in Shohola.

A private burial will follow at Shohola Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to St. Jacobi Lutheran Church, PO Box 37 Shohola, PA, 18458; The National Parkinson Foundation, Gift Processing Center, PO Box 5018 Hagerstown, MD 21741-5018; or the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 8th Avenue 7th Floor NY, NY 10001.

April 10, 2013

Jodielynn Kuhn, age 55, of Lackawaxen, PA passed away Sunday, April 7, 2013 at Port Jervis, NY. She was born on July 5, 1957 in Callicoon, NY, the daughter of the late Gottlieb and Elinor Kuhn. Jodielynn was a professional tutor for the East Stroudsburg University in E. Stroudsburg, PA. She is survived by her brother, Loni Kuhn of Beach Lake, PA; two sisters, Barbara June Parker and her husband Billy Jack of South Carolina and Wanda Kasmedo of Hopatcong, NJ; her nephews Ryan and his wife Molly of Matamoras, PA, and Adam and Ethan Kuhn of Beach Lake; and her niece Sarah Kuhn of Matamoras; her great nephew Kiernan Kuhn of Matamoras. She is also survived by her long companion, Bruce Selneck of Port Jervis. Jodielynn was pre-deceased by her brother, Noel Kuhn.

She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Callicoon, NY; the Daughters of the American Revolution; and the German-American Society. Services were private at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are by the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Inc., 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY. For information, directions or to send a condolence note to the family visit knight-auchmoody.com.

March 27, 2013

Leona Gilmore Minogue of Highland Lake, NY and formerly of Peekskill, NY, died on March 24, 2013. She was 87 years old.

Leona was born May 27, 1925 in Holyoke, MA to Simeon and Dora Blanchette.

Leona will be kindly remembered for her beautiful smile and playful wit.

She was a member of the Catholic Daughters and St. Anthony of Padua Parish in Yulan, NY.

She worked for many years as a librarian at the Montrose Library and after moving to Highland Lake served as librarian at the Sunshine Hall Free Library in Eldred, NY. Leona also served as the Recording Secretary for the Lake DeVenoge Property Owners Association.

She is survived by her children Nancy Gilmore of Farmington Hills, MI; Barbara Davis of Rochester NY; James F. (Cheryl) Gilmore Jr. of Buchanan, NY; Terence S.(Cheryl) Gilmore of Cortlandt Manor, NY; and MaryLou (Alan) Hall of Long Beach, CA; grandchildren, Christine (Jeff) Burkey Kelly of Hilton, NY; Keia Burkey of Rochester, NY; Megan Myers of New York, NY; Daniel and Michael Hall of Long Beach, CA; great-grandchildren, Katelyn Bennett; William O’Donnell and Reece Kelly.

She is predeceased by her son Michael Gilmore, her brother Laurent Blanchette, and husbands, James F. Gilmore Sr. and Edward Minogue.

Reposing will be on Friday, March 29 from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, March 30, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Cortlandt Funeral Home in Verplanck, NY. A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the funeral home. Interment will follow at the Assumption Cemetery, Cortlandt Manor, NY.

March 6, 2013

Peter Keast English of Beach Lake, PA, owner of Grandstyle Framing in Honesdale, PA, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at home. He was 48.

The son of the late Joseph and Ruth Ledyard English, he was born February 29, 1964, in Brooklyn, NY.

Peter was a gentle and compassionate man, and the exceptionally loving father of two young children, Liam and Oona. He also leaves behind the love of his life and mother of his children, Cathy Maguire, as well as his six siblings.

A mass of Christian burial was held March 2, 2013 at St. Francis Xavier RC Church, Narrowsburg, NY. Rev. William Scully OFM officiated.

Cremation followed at Maple Hill Crematory, Archbald, PA.

March 6, 2013

Judith Ann Kleinert of White Lake, NY passed away on March 1, 2013. She was 70.

She was a member of the Greeley Volunteer Fire Dept. and the Greeley Volunteer Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary, Greeley, PA.

The daughter of Charles and Margaret (Hetzler) Blewett she was born on November 10, 1942 in Dubuque, IA. She was married to Edmund P. Kleinert on August 9, 1975 in Elkton, MD.

Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Kathleen Winters of Camden, NJ, Kelly Jo Henderson of NY; son John Kleinert of Greeley, PA; step-sister Kathy Shumaker of E. Dubuque, IL; two step-brothers Vincent Sheehan of E. Dubuque, IL, Robert Sheehan of Chicago, IL; seven grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Rt. 590 Greeley, PA 18425 on March 17, 2013 at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Stuart Baker officiating. Cremation will be private and at the convenience of the family.

Memorial donations can be made to the Greeley Volunteer Fire Dept., Inc. PO Box 99 Greeley, PA 18425.

March 6, 2013

Donald Ralph Wehner of Callicoon Center, NY, a lab technician at Catskill Regional Medical Center, died Thursday February 28, 2013 at home. He was 65.

Son of the late Ralph and Thelma Tripp Wehner, he was born April 30, 1947 in Callicoon. Donald was the husband of Betty Turner Wehner. He was a member of the Kristina Kares Foundation of Callicoon.

Survivors include his wife Betty Turner Wehner at home; a cousin, William Brett; an aunt, Margaret Freidenstine; a niece, Cindy Adams; a sister-in-law, Donna Gries and her companion Harold Wilcox. In addition to his parents, Donald was predeceased by a niece Kristina Adams.

A memorial service was held at Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home, 34 Upper Main Street, Callicoon, NY. Reverend Jean Blackie officiated.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Kristina Kares Foundation, PO Box 161 Callicoon, NY 12723; the Jeffersonville First Aid Squad, PO Box 396 Jeffersonville, NY 12748, or to the Callicoon Center Fire Department, PO Box 144 Callicoon Center, NY 12724.

February 20, 2013

Jan Marie Hoadley of Beach Lake, PA and formerly of Chesapeake, VA, died Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at the University of PA Hospital in Philadelphia. She was 56.

Hoadley was born September 12, 1956 in Callicoon, NY and was the daughter of the late Robert, Sr. and Joan Duncan (Staite) Rosemergy.

She was employed as a vice president and bank manager by the Dime Bank in Damascus, PA.

Hoadley attended many banking courses throughout the years and was active with many community outreach activities with the bank, MDA and other groups.

She is survived by her husband of 37 years, James W.Hoadley, Sr.; one son and daughter-in-law, James Jr. and Heather Hoadley of Elizabeth City, NC; one daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and Joe Bickel of Northampton, PA; five grandchildren, Makayla, Bryce, Casey, Anthony and Devin; one brother, Charles Robert Rosemergy and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral was held on Saturday, February 16 at Teeters’ East Chapel, 505 Church St, Hawley with Rev. Debra Dailey, pastor Lakeville United Methodist Church, officiating.

Cremation was at Lake Region Crematory in Lake Ariel.

Memorial contributions can be made to American Cancer Society, Wayne Unit, 110 4th St., Suite 9-12, Honesdale, PA 18431-1869 or Clyde F. Barker Transport House, 3940 Spruce St., Philadelphia, PA 19123.

February 20, 2013

Anne Louise (Hensz) DeRaffele, formerly of Ridgewood, NJ, passed away February 17, 2013 at home. Anne lived in Pennsylvania with her daughter and son-in-law, Betty and Nate Bricker, in Natrona Heights. Anne had turned 94 earlier this month.

Anne was born in Tusten, NY on February 2, 1919 to William and Louise Hensz (both deceased).

Anne was a practical nurse during her working years. Her family was her life. She traveled nationwide to be with family for all occasions. There wasn’t anything she wouldn’t do for her family. She was always there for them.

Anne was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Jim DeRaffele, in 2007; a brother, Charles Hensz of Ridgewood, NJ; a sister, Mamie Hensz Breen of Paterson, NJ; a sister, Eleanor Hensz Welfel of Ridgewood, NJ; and her grandson, Jay DeRaffele of West Milford, NJ.

Anne leaves behind her four children, Betty Bricker (Nate), of Natrona Heights; Jim DeRaffele (Joan) of West Milford, NJ; Rob DeRaffele (Carol) of Ridgewood, NJ; and Mark DeRaffele (Laurie) of Haskell, NJ.

She has 11 grandchildren, Jimmy, Julie, Jenny, Jay (deceased), Bob, Brian, Samantha, Katie, Robbie, Lauren and Marcie and 14 great-grandchildren, Amanda, Madison, Kaycee, Dustyn, Brady, Vanessa, Alexis, Kayla, Kevin, Lydia, Jocelyn, Peyton Jae, Brandon and Jayden.

A memorial will be held in May in Narrowsburg, NY, where an interment will take place.

February 6, 2013

Carl A. Fuchs of Matthews, NC and formerly of Narrowsburg, NY, passed away on January 25, 2013 at home surrounded by his family. He was 64.

The son of the late Carl and Alice Fuchs, he was born on April 14, 1948.

Carl was a veteran for the United States Navy in the Sea-Bee’s.

He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years Theresa Fuchs; two sons, Michael Fuchs and Kathleen Weber of Narrowsburg, Joseph Fuchs of Matthews NC; one daughter, Jeaneen Messenger and her husband Robert of Indian Trail NC; four grandchildren, Katie Fuchs, Brianna Olsen, Colin and Alex Fuchs; two brothers, a sister and several nieces and nephews.

A service took place on February 2 at the St. Francis Cemetery in Narrowsburg.

January 30, 2013

Margaret “Peggy” Peck of Narrowsburg, NY and formerly of Astoria, NY, longtime resident of the area, died Friday, January 25, 2013 at Wayne Memorial Hospital, Honesdale, PA. She was 84.

The daughter of the late John and Margaret Delaney Rolleri, she was born in New York City, NY on January 3, 1929. She was married for 58 years to Gordon Peck, who passed away on June 16, 2007.

A family statement reads: “Peggy was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Mom was a wonderful homemaker and we all miss her and her fast-witted comments.”

She is survived by her daughter Linda Thorpe and her husband Gary, of Beach Lake, PA; her son Robert Peck and his wife Joann of Narrowsburg; two granddaughters, Carolyn Curreri and Samantha Peck; a grandson Michael Peck; four great-grandchildren; and her caregiver Joy Mulliga, who became a member of our family and gave Mom loving care for the last two years.

She is predeceased by her husband Gordon, her sister Dorothy McCabe and her son Dennis Peck.

A mass of Christian burial was held on Monday, January 28, 2013 at the St. Francis Xavier R.C. Church, Narrowsburg, NY. Rev. William Scully O.F.M. officiated.

Burial will be in Glen Cove Cemetery, Narrowsburg, NY.

Donations can be made to the American Lung Association, 301 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20004, or the Tusten Volunteer Ambulance Service Inc., P.O. Box 34, Narrowsburg, NY 12764.

January 30, 2013

Frances (Worzel-Litts) Braun of Springfield, MO, formerly of Barryville, NY, passed away on January 26, 2013. She was 73. She was born on August 29, 1939.

Frances was an avid scuba diver and had a great love for the ocean. She was well known for helping others with health problems. Frances is survived by her daughter Teri Earl and her husband Robert of Apex, NC; her son, Ernest Litts and his wife Carrie of Star, NC; five grandchildren, Michelle Ristuccia, Rayna Earl, Victoria Earl, Nathan Litts and Marina Litts; two great-grandchildren Corwin and Perrin Ristuccia. Also surviving are three sisters, Shirley Collins of Olean, NY, Beatrice Schields and Marilyn Dellert of Shohola, PA; one brother, William Worzel of Barryville, NY; several nieces and nephews with one special niece Melanie Astarita of Buffalo, MO who was by her side in her final days.

She is predeceased by her parents Raymond and Emma Worzel of Barryville NY; her first husband Fred Litts of Matamoras, PA; her second husband Bruce Braun of Oceanside, CA.

Frances will be greatly missed. Memorial services will be at the convenience of the family.

January 30, 2013

William J. Tebo of Narrowsburg, NY, a maintenance advisor for Pan American Airways and longtime resident of the area, died Monday, January 28, 2013 at Regional Hospital of Scranton/Commonwealth Health Hospice Unit, Scranton, PA. He was 90.

The son of the late Robert Pascal and Madeline Newkirk Tebo, he was born in Brooklyn, NY on March 8, 1922. He was married for 65 years to Theresa Hensz Tebo, who survives.

Bill was a World War II veteran having served as a Private First Class in the Army Air Corp. After retiring from Pan American, he went to work for Atasko Airlines as a maintenance foreman. Atasko leased airplanes to Fed Ex and UPS. He was a world traveler and worked around the world. Bill was a Boy Scout in the 1930s and associated with scouting while living in South Florida. He was an Eagle Scout mentor for his grandson, Branden, in April 2012. He taught swimming and was also involved in the Pan Air Explorers.

A family statement reads: “Bill was the most loving man, he was loved by everyone. He touched so many lives. He will greatly be missed.”

In addition to his wife Theresa, he is survived by four children, Mary Jane Rice and her husband Al of Louisville, KY, William J. Tebo Jr. and his wife Bonnie of Atlanta, GA, Robert J. Tebo and his wife Laura of Alexandra, VA and Alexis Capaldo and her husband Gerard of Sandy Hook, CT; nine grandchildren, Julietta Toedtman, Johnathan Rice, Danielle Haycraft, Grant Tebo, Victoria Tebo, Katherine Tebo, Allison Tebo, Branden Capaldo and Michael Capaldo; two brothers, Robert P. Tebo of Wallingford, CT and John Tebo of Wells, NY; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He is predeceased by his twin sisters Jane and Mary.

Friends are invited to call on Saturday, February 2, 2013 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Rasmussen Funeral Home, Narrowsburg, NY.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 2, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the Rasmussen Funeral Home, 90 Main St., Narrowsburg. Rev. Thomas Jones O.F.M. will officiate. Christian burial will be in St. Francis Cemetery, Narrowsburg.

Donations can be made to the Boy Scouts of America, Troop 270, C/O John DiNoto, 1 Orchard Lane, Newtown, CT 06470.

January 9, 2013

Martha Elizabeth Klopchin, a resident of Barryville, NY, passed away on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at Bon Secours Community Hospital. She was 47.

The daughter of Frank Reiser and Martha M. Walsh Chioffe, she was born in Jersey City, NJ on January 7, 1965.

Martha was a member of Ridgewood Women Club and she was involved in the Monroe Library System. She led various groups in the library. She started Miss Martha’s Sunshine Center.

Survivors include her mother Martha Chioffe of Toms River, NJ; her companion David Feldbauer of Barryville, NY; her three children, Julia Marie Sahlberg of Toms River, Emma Bliss Klopchin and Gary James Klopchin Jr. of Barryville; her two brothers, Martin Reiser of Toms River and Michael Chioffe of Stanford, CT; and several uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces and cousins.

Martha is predeceased by her husband Lester Devens and her stepfather Victor Anthony Chioffe and her grandmother Martha A. Walsh.

Friends are invited to call on Thursday, January 3, 2013 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Harrison Rasmussen Funeral Home, 3412 SR 97, Barryville, NY, 12719. Cremation will follow in Maple Hill Crematory, Archibald, PA.