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March 29, 2012

Eileen Haworth Weil of Summitville, NY, a retired professor and longtime community activist, died Friday, March 23, 2012 at home. She was 69.

The daughter of Hyman and Pauline Rothman, she was born in Brooklyn on August 17, 1942 and lived in Sullivan County since 1978. She earned her BA from New York University and her MA from Brooklyn College, and began her career as a teacher in the New York City and Chicago public schools. She taught for 19 years as an adjunct associate professor of English at Sullivan County Community College, and also served as associate director of the revived Shadowland Theater in Ellenville, NY. With her husband, Andrew Weil, she founded A & E Management and Contracting.

Eileen’s activity in social and political causes began with the civil rights movement and her involvement with the New York City teachers’ union. In Sullivan County, she was a long-time member of the Bashakill Area Association, helped found the Sullivan County Human Rights Commission and the Sullivan Alliance for Sustainable Development, and served as co-chair for Sullivan Peace and Justice. She was also an active member of the Mamakating Democratic Committee. For her work in the community, Eileen was recognized by the New York State Assembly and by the Office of Congressman Maurice Hinchey. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her daughter Jenny Malatras and husband Jim of Albany, NY; son Kevin Haworth and wife Rabbi Danielle Leshaw of Athens, OH; brother, Mark Rothman of Scottsdale, AZ; and grandchildren Zev and Ruthie Haworth of Athens.

In lieu of flowers or donations, the family asks that each person take a specific action to help their community.

A funeral service was held on Sunday, March 25 at Colonial Memorial Funeral Home, Woodbourne, NY. Burial followed at the Workman’s Circle Cemetery in Oak Ridge, NY.
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March 29, 2012

Leonard Stephenson, a lifelong resident of Sullivan County, NY, passed away peacefully March 20, 2012.

The son of the late Bill and Victoria Stephenson, he was born in Bethel, NY on June 26, 1922.

Survivors include his son Robert Stephenson; daughter Connie Stagl; six grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.

He is predeceased by his wife, Cora Slater; and siblings Peg Kent, Florence Jones, Vi Harden, Osmer, Al and Ralph Stephenson.

Len was one of a generation of soon-to-be-extinct strong-willed Sullivan County characters that loved his wife, valued his land and the companionship of his dog. He enjoyed the horse races on Sunday afternoon and told long dry country jokes better than anyone.

March 29, 2012

William E. Schellhase, 86, of Shohola, PA passed away at Belle Reve Senior Living Center on March 15, 2012. He was 86.

The son of the late William and Jane (Whitehouse) Schellhase, he was born in Orange, NJ on March 21, 1925. He was married to the late Mary E. (Norton) Schellhase on February 15, 1947 in West Orange, NJ.

He was a retired maintenance engineer for the Veterans Administration in East Orange, NJ and a U.S. Army World War II Veteran.

Survivors include his daughter Mary Schellhase of Hamburg, NJ; sons Robert J. Schellhase of Toms River, NJ, Richard Schellhase of Union, NJ; sister Madalyn Casey of Florida; 13 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He is predeceased by a son Charles Schellhase.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Patrick’s Church in Milford, PA on March 20 with the Rev. Gregory Kelly officiating.

Burial took place in St. Ann’s Cemetery, Shohola.

Memorials may be made to Delaware Valley Drama Club, 252 Rt. 6 & 209 Milford, PA 18337.

March 29, 2012

Ronald E. Frisbie, of Kenoza Lake, NY, a retired lieutenant for New York State Department of Corrections at Sullivan County Correctional Facility, died on Monday, March 19, at Catskill Regional Medical Center, in Callicoon. He was 68.

Son of Jacob Augustus and Helen Cheesebrough Frisbie, he was born on July 15, 1943, in Cortland, NY.

He was married to Barbara Spangler Frisbie, and was a member of the Model Railroad Club of Sullivan County.

Survivors include his wife at home, children Ronald J. Frisbie and companion Jamie Cuttler; Christine Peake and husband Bruce and Jason W. Frisbie and wife Nicki; grandchildren Brianna, Dakota, Graeson, Logan and Brandon; several nieces and nephews and great nephews; sister-in-laws Karen Wood and Sandra Frisbie; and brothers-in-law Homer Spangler and Joseph Bunn.

He was predeceased by a brother, Gerry Frisbie.

Memorial contributions may be made to Interfaith Outreach United, PO Box 479, Callicoon, NY 12723.

March 29, 2012

James Bernard “JB” Dexter passed away peacefully on Monday, March 19, 2012 in the Presbyterian Home, New Hartford, CT. He was 81.

He was born on October 7, 1930 in Cochecton, NY, son of the late Ralph W. and Roberta Cornwell Dexter.

Jim was raised in Narrowsburg, NY. He graduated from Narrowsburg Central School and from New York State Ranger School. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, in Washington DC and as a specialized unit for testing nuclear bombs in Nevada.

In 1965 he married the former Elsie (Howe) Dewan in Herkimer, NY. She passed away on January 5, 1998.

He was a licensed land surveyor for the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation in Herkimer until his retirement, and was a member of the American Congress of Surveying & Mapping, the NYS Society of Professional Land Surveyors and the Mohawk Valley Society of Professional Land Surveyors. He was an avid skier and true lover of nature and the outdoors.

Jim was a member of the First United Methodist Church Herkimer/Little Falls.

He is survived by stepchildren Thomas Elliot and Patricia Dewan of Staunton, VA, Patrick Kenneth and Shari Dewan of Myrtle Beach, SC, William and Barbara Dewan of Grand Prairie, TX and Susan Marie Dewan of Freeville, NY; brother William R. Dexter and wife Jennie of Narrowsburg, sisters Barbara Myer and husband Clifford of Milford, PA, Doris Roda and husband Warren of Otisville; grandchildren Caitlin Dixon, Brady Dewan, Karin Herron, Mary Brady, William Dewan, Christen Micheal, Julie Dewan, Todd Dewan and Craig Dewan; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services took place in the First United Methodist Church Herkimer/Little Falls on Friday, March 23 with the Reverend Janet Gleason officiating. Interment in Boonville Cemetery will take place later this spring.

Donations may be made to the Presbyterian Home Restoration Fund, First United Methodist Church Herkimer/Little Falls; or the Parkinson Foundation.

March 22, 2012

Jessie May Townsend of Cochecton, NY, a business manager for Townsend Farm, died Sunday, March 18, 2012 at home. She was 91.

The daughter of George and Lena Hulse Neill, she was born December 11, 1920 in Bath, NY. Jessie was married to the late Elmer Townsend.

Survivors include her children Sharon Erdman and husband William of Cochecton, Wayne Townsend and wife Mary Alice of Farmington, NM, Laurie DePaolo and husband Carmine of New Castle, CO, Lisa Moran and husband, Thomas Jr. of Jeffersonville, NY; 11 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

She is predeceased by her son Walter Townsend and his fianceé Denise Fischer; sister Carrie Nearing; and brother Walter Neill.

Graveside services and burial will be held Saturday, March 24 at Fosterdale Cemetery, Fosterdale, NY at 11 a.m.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Orange & Sullivan, or Fosterdale United Methodist Church, or Cochecton Volunteer Ambulance Corps.

March 22, 2012

Howard Schuchman of Damascus, PA, retired owner of the Cochecton General Store in Cochecton, NY, died Monday, March 19, 2012 at Geisinger Family Hospice in Scranton, PA. He was 77.

The son of Charles and Rhoda Reinish, he was born March 5, 1935 in Bronx, NY. He was married to Maria Indrieri Schuchman.

Howard was a member and former treasurer of the Cochecton Mens Club, member and former treasurer of Lake Huntington/Cochecton Fire Company and captain of the fire police, Supervisor for a Day program at Damascus School, chairman of the zoning board in Damascus, assistant scout master of Troop 1776 Merrick, Long Island and a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War.

Survivors include his wife; children Joseph Porcaro and wife Nancy, David Schuchman and wife Mary, Dennis Schuchman and wife Mary, Dennis Porcaro and wife Donna, Steven Schuchman and Gabrielle Dunnigan and husband Jed; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brothers Paul Schuchman and wife Judy and Barry Schuchman; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will be sitting Shiva at the home of Paul Schuchman on Wednesday, March 21, Thursday, March 22, Saturday, March 24 and Sunday, March 25 beginning at 7 p.m.

Services were on Wednesday, March 21 at Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Callicoon, NY. Rabbi Baruch Melman officiated. Burial was in Hillside Cemetery in Damascus.

Donations may be made to the Lake Huntington/Cochecton Fire Company.

March 22, 2012

Elizabeth Rozanski. (neé Furlong) of Beach Lake, PA peacefully passed away at Ellen Memorial Healthcare, Honesdale, PA, after an illness on Monday, March 12, 2012. She was 87.

Formerly of St John’s, Newfoundland, Canada, she was the youngest and last surviving child of the late Patrick and Florence Furlong. She enjoyed eating dinner out with her friends and working outside in her yard. She will be dearly missed.

Leaving to mourn in Newfoundland are nieces Florence Bugden and husband Frank, Ann Perry, Janet Sexton and husband Chris; nephews Randy Furlong and wife Linda, Rick Furlong and wife Carolann, of Ontario, Bobby Furlong and wife Kathleen and David of New York; and close friends Ruthann and Bob, Kevin and Ruth and family.

She is predeceased by her husband Casmir “Charlie” Rozanski in 1999; brothers Frank, Jim and Joe; and sisters Kathleen and Mary.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held on March 16, 2012 at St. Francis Xavier R.C. Church, Narrowsburg, NY with Rev. William Scully O.F.M. officiating.

Burial was in Long Island National Cemetery, Farmington, NY.

March 22, 2012

Lillian F. McAnaney of Middletown, NY entered into eternal rest on Monday, March 12, 2012 at Elant at Goshen. She was 93.

The daughter of the late Fergus Alexander and Harriet Franke Renton, she was born December 5, 1918 in Brooklyn, NY. Lillian married Harry Phillip McAnaney on July 22, 1939.

Lillian was a woman of great faith. She was an active member of Seventh Day Adventist Church in Middletown where she served as a deaconess, belonged to the Friendship Club and worked on the Community Service Committee.

Lillian is survived by her daughter Karen Daly and husband William of Middletown; grandchildren Richard Lamanno and wife Christine of Babylon, NY, Robynn Bassler and husband Dennis of Sayerville, NY, Karyn Talmadge and her husband, George of Goshen, OH, Kellianne Freer and husband AJ of Narrowsburg, NY, Kimberly and Shawn Daly of Middletown, Kristi-Jo Radeboldt of Narrowsburg, Richard Radeboldt and wife Heather of Floral City, FL, William Daly Jr. and wife Susan and Daniel and Christy Daly, all of Middletown, Jodi Ianazzi of Bloomingburg, NY, Thomas Radeboldt of Williamsburg, VA, and Carol Radeboldt of Newport News, VA; 25 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She is predeceased by her husband in 2004; her parents; siblings Francis A. Renton, Alice Coates-Greene, Ira H. Renton, Fergus A. Renton, Dorothy Fallon and George W. Renton; and daughter Maureen Carol Lamanno.

Funeral services were held on Thursday, March 15 at Seventh Day Adventist Church, Middletown, with Dr. Victor Dyman officiating. Cremation was private. Burial of ashes will take place in the family plot at a later date in Bloomingburg Rural Cemetery.

Donations may be made to the Middletown Christian School, 70 Highland Avenue, Middletown, NY 10940.

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March 22, 2012

John Knoll of Lackawaxen, PA, a retired owner of a telecommunications company and longtime resident of the area, passed away on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at home. He was 80.

The son of the late Mike and Kate Giska Knoll, he was born March 16, 1931 in Brookfield, IL.

John was the widower of Joan Bruns Knoll, who passed away on November 26, 2009. They were married for 52 years.

John was a Korean conflict veteran, having served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the VFW and the Lackawaxen Fire Department.

A family statement reads, in part: “John was a loving father and grandfather. He enjoyed fishing, hunting the outdoors and his garden. He was a special person that cared about everyone. He will truly be missed.”

John is survived by his children Jean Corday and husband Richard of Collegeville, PA, Mike Knoll and wife Lisa of Lackawaxen, Susan Edwards and husband Dane of Hagerstown, MD and Daniel Knoll and wife Denise of Allentown, NJ; grandchildren Christy Livezy and husband Tom, Jason Corday, Ann Marie Knoll. Tyier Edwards. Frank Knoll, Casey Edwards, Kyle Edwards and Michael Knoll; and many nieces and nephews.

John is predeceased by six brothers and sisters.

Funeral services were held on Monday, March 19 at the Harrison Rasmussen Funeral Home, Barryville, NY.

Burial followed in Lackawaxen Cemetery, Lackawaxen, PA.

Donations may be made to American Cancer Society, 95 Schwenk Dr., Kingston, NY 12401 or the Alzheimers Association, 3544 N. Progress Ave., Suite 205 Hamsburg, PA 17110.

March 22, 2012

Eleanor Virginia Cook, a hospitality specialist at the Villa Roma Resort in Callicoon, NY, died Monday, March 12, 2012 at Calvary Hospital, Bronx, New York. She was 85.

Daughter of the late Martin and Virginia Panarello Passante, she was born March 23, 1926, in New York City. She was the widow of William Allen Cook Jr.

Eleanor is survived by daughters Carol Cook and fiancé Brian Stauch of Callicoon and Virginia Michaels and husband Joel of Myrtle Beach, SC; grandchildren Tiffany and Melinda Cook, Joseph and Michelle Michaels, Deborah Weber Diaz and husband Stephen, Jason Robert Weber and wife Belinda, Erika, Brian Jr. and Thomas Stauch; four great-grandchildren; step daughter Rebecca Floyd and husband Rich; daughter-in-law Sharon Weber, her brother Martin Passante and wife Marion; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She is also predeceased by two sons, Paul Weber and Robert Weber; and three cousins.

A funeral mass was held on Friday, March 16, 2012 at Holy Cross Church, Callicoon.

Burial was in Callicoon Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital; or to the Sullivan County SPCA.

March 22, 2012

Joey “AJ” Biccum of Montague, NJ and Port Jervis, NY, passed away Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at Bon Secours Community Hospital, Port Jervis. He was 58.

He was born on November 16, 1953 in Port Jervis, the son of Delbert and Alma Norris Biccum.

Joey was the owner of AJ Biccum Stables in Montague and was a past member of the Monticello Horseman’s Association. He was a social member of the Port Jervis Naval Ship and VFW 161. He was employed by Carpenters Union Local 279, Fishkill, NY.

A family statement reads, in part: “A proud father, devoted husband and loving son who always put his loved ones first. Joey was an avid gardener and a true outdoorsman. He was happiest in the kitchen with those around him enjoying his food. He was a wrestling coach for the Montague State Liners, and enjoyed traveling across the country with his sons. A man of witty humor, Joey was known to answer any question with a comedic metaphor. Joey inspired those around him to do great things. Joey was an amazing husband who had selfless love for his wife, Susan. Together they were the definition of happiness.”

AJ is survived by his wife Susan Smith Biccum at home; sons Joseph Biccum and wife Nicole of Virginia Beach, VA and Ryan Biccum at home; his parents of Montague; brothers Gary Biccum and his wife Debbie of Glen Spey, NY, David Biccum and wife Trudy of Matamoras, PA, and Daniel Biccum of Montague; mother-in-law Betty Smith of Port Jervis; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Saturday, March 17 at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Inc., Port Jervis, with Rev. Nancy Vonderhorst officiating. Interment was private.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of donor’s choice.

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March 15, 2012

Ernest D. Mabee Sr. of Greenwood Lake, N.Y. passed away Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012, at Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown, N.Y. He was 86.

He was born January 28, 1927, in Warwick, NY,
Funeral services were held February 27 at Lazear-Smith & Vander Plaat Memorial Home in Warwick, followed by interment in Warwick Cemetery. Visit www.lsvpmemorialhome.com.

March 15, 2012

Alfred Philip “Al” Snedeker of Kenoza Lake, NY, a retired automobile mechanic, died Thursday, March 8, 2012 at home. He was 84.

The son of Frederick and Marie Schille Snedeker, Al was born in South Ozone Park, NY on April 11, 1927.

Alfred was past trustee of the Kenoza Lake Methodist Church, a former member of the Jeffersonville First Aid Squad, the Kenoza Lake Fire Department and a former Boy Scout leader of Troop 115. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran of World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Helen Bernhardt Snedeker at home; sons Lyle Snedeker of Phoenix, AZ, Daniel Snedeker and wife Betty of Fosterdale, NY and Jon Snedeker and wife Kelly of Kenoza Lake; grandchildren Kevin Snedeker and wife Jamie Shawn Snedeker, Steven Snedeker, Stephanie Snedeker, Nicole Snedeker and Danielle Lyden and husband Gregg; sister Marie Levine of Signal Mountain, TN; sisters-in-law Mildred Snedeker of Fosterdale and Patricia Reinshagen of Grahamsville, NY; and nieces and nephews.

He is predeceased by his brother, Philip Snedeker.

Funeral services were held on Monday, March 12 at Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home, Jeffersonville, NY with the Reverend William Chellis officiating. Burial with military honors was at Fosterdale Cemetery, Fosterdale, NY.

Memorials may be made to Kenoza Lake Methodist Church, Kenoza Lake Fire Dept., Jeffersonville First Aid Squad, or Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties.

March 15, 2012

A memorial to celebrate the life of Catherine A. Ward Bortner will be held on Saturday, March 24 at 2 p.m., at St. Jacobi Lutheran Church Social Hall, Route 434, Shohola, PA.

Catherine, a long-time resident of Shohola, PA, passed away on January 25, 2012.

Donations may be made to the Catherine Ward Bortner Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Shohola Area Lions Club, 261 Route 434, Shohola, PA 18458. Make checks out to: Shohola Area Lions Club.

March 15, 2012

James Alan Bernhardt of Yulan, NY, retired chef, passed away on Sunday, March 11.

Jim was the son of Nettie Bolson of Spring Valley and Hellmuth Bernhardt, originally of Golma, Germany.

Jim’s mother and stepfather Vinton Davis were former owners of Vinton’s Restaurant in Shohola, PA and Florida.

He began his long career in the restaurant business prepping salads while standing on a milk crate at Vinton’s. Jim also enjoyed the outdoors, fishing and hunting, as well as sharing time and stories with family and friends.

He was retired from the Main Street Café in Narrowsburg, NY and previously from the Eldred Preserve in Eldred, NY. Many will remember him from Baker’s Tap Room II in Barryville, NY, which he (on an ad hoc basis) helped his long-time friend, Shane Pearson, to open.

He is survived by his wife of nearly 32 years, Barbara Frank Bernhardt; son James Frank Bernhardt of Renssalaer, NY; daughter Anna Lynne Bernhardt of Yulan; grandson Joseph James Bernhardt; sisters Susan Zimmerman and husband Geoff of Scottsdale, AZ and, Nancy Estes and husband Mark of Lake Wales, FL; brother Joey V. Davis; numerous nieces and nephews; and the many friends, who will remember him as “the go-to guy.”

Following cremation, a memorial was held on Wednesday, March 14, at the Harrison-Rasmussen Funeral Home in Barryville, NY.

March 8, 2012

Joseph Reilly, Jr. of New Windsor, NY entered into rest February 25, 2012. He was 33.

The son of Joseph Reilly Sr. and the late Penny McCorkle Reilly, Joseph was born February 19, 1979 in Nyack, NY.

Survivors include his father, Joseph Reilly Sr. of New Windsor; step mother Diana Arledge; daughter Elizabeth Reilly and her mother Tina Reedy of Georgia; brothers Justin Nixon of Newburgh, NY, Jason Nixon of Jeffersonville, NY, Billy Leeow of Walden, NY, Jesse Schatz of Jeffersonville and Albert Comacho of Plattekill, NY; sister Kayla Tuttle of Jeffersonville; girlfriend Jennifer Jimenez of Plattekill; step daughter Tati; and special friend Jessica Cruz.

Funeral services took place Saturday, March 3, 2012 at White & Venuto Funeral Home, Newburgh, NY. Cremation followed in Cedar Hill Crematory.

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March 8, 2012

Marie E. Ponds of Beach Grove, TN and a former long time resident of Glen Spey, NY, passed away Thursday, February 23, 2012 in Shelbyville, TN. She was 77.

Marie was born on December 13, 1934 in Brooklyn, the daughter of the late William and Ethel Davis Daw.

She was a retired clerk for the Port Jervis Grand Union. Marie was married to the late Warren L. Ponds, Sr.

A family statement reads in part: “Marie had a smile that would light up our lives and eyes as blue as the summer sky. She lived a full life of laughter and sorrow. We will forever feel the warmth of her unconditional love.”

She is survived by sons Warren L. Ponds Jr and his wife Ann of Huguenot, NY and Steven Ponds of Smithville, TN; sisters Margie Wells of Long Island, NY, and Rose Schroeder of Eldred, NY; brothers Larry and James Daw, both of Tennessee, and George Daw of Eldred; grandchildren Heather, Warren, Arianne, Lisa, Amiee, Julie, Kim and Louie; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Marie is pr-deceased by her son, Robert R. Ponds; brothers William and Arthur Daw; and sisters, Dorothy Daw and Frances Faljean.

Friends may call Thursday, March 8 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Inc., 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY. Graveside services will be held Friday, March 9 at 1 p.m. at The Glen Spey Cemetery, Glen Spey, NY. Rev. Richard Hotzler will officiate. Visit knight-auchmoody.com.

March 8, 2012

Warren “Bud” H. Myers of Kenoza Lake, NY, a lifelong Sullivan County resident, formerly of Jeffersonville, NY, passed away on February 26, 2012 at Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, NY. He was 87.

Bud was born in Kohlertown to Dr. Harvey W. and Hazel Miller Myers on October 11, 1924. He married Iola Schaefer Reum in 1946. Iola predeceased him in April 2006 after 59 years of marriage.

After high school graduation in 1943, he served in the U.S. Navy Armed Guard until the end of WWII. Bud and Iola built their home in Kohlertown and Bud took up dairy farming. He enjoyed playing basketball with the town team; also, traveling, camping, bowling, snowmobiling and golf. In later years, Bud loved to recall “Jeff” history with his daily morning coffee buddies. He was a member of the United Methodist Church of Jeffersonville, The Jeffersonville Snowmobile Club and a Charter Member of the Russell Kenyon VFW Post #5808 of Callicoon, NY.

He is survived by children Gale Myers of Thornton, CO, Tracey I. Hellerer and husband Art of Jeffersonville and Lynn W. Myers and wife Liz, of Sacramento, CA; grandchildren Michele Hallenbeck of Broomfield, CO, Aaron Hellerer of Jeffersonville, Kelly Kiah of Centennial, CO and Andrew Girard of Chicago; six great-grandchildren; sister Lillian Loeffel of Fruit Heights, UT and brother-in-law Donald Krantz, of Callicoon.

He is also predeceased by sister-in-law Bernice Krantz; and brother-in-law Norman Loeffel.

Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Jeffersonville, Attn: Cemetery Committee, P.O. Box 685, Jeffersonville, NY 12748.

Services and internment will be at the convenience of the family.

March 8, 2012

Raymond “Bucky” Koferl of Narrowsburg, NY, a lifelong resident, a retired mechanic for Sullivan Co. DPW, school bus driver, and many other endeavors, passed away Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at the home of his niece, Alice Foster and husband Doug Wyss. He was 86.

The son of the late Leonard and Pearl Skinner Koferl, he was born April 28, 1925 in Narrowsburg. He was an Army veteran, a member of the American Legion Post, Eldred, NY; and a past member of Beaver Brook Rod and Gun Club.

A family statement reads: “Bucky was an avid fisherman, loved to hunt, a real outdoorsman. He really enjoyed life in Sullivan County. He was most proud of the garden that he planted every year till he took ill. He will truly be missed.”

He is survived by his children, Catherine Alva, Lorraine Myers, Jon Koferl, Raymond Koferl and Joanna Smith; sisters Eleanor Edwards, Augusta DeGraw and Rose Gallagher; brothers Jimmy Koferl and Norman Koferl; and many nieces and nephews.

Raymond is predeceased by brothers John Koferl, and Leonard Koferl; and sisters Alice Tyler, Anna Collins and Mary Koferl.

A memorial graveside service will be conducted Sunday, March 11 at Glen Cove Cemetery, Narrowsburg.

Contributions may be made to HOSPICE of Orange & Sullivan Co., 800 Stony Brook Ct., Newburgh, NY 12550.