Dennis C. Cosgrove
Town of Wallkill, NY
Dennis C. Cosgrove of the Town of Wallkill, the former supervisor of the Town of Wallkll, and a lifelong resident of the area, died on Wednesday, December 12, 2001 in Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, New Jersey. He was 62.
The son of the late Robert C. and Mary McCarthy Cosgrove, he was born on May 14, 1939, in Middletown, NY.
Mr. Cosgrove served as Town of Wallkill supervisor from 1980-1989; he served as town councilman for three terms. He was past president of the Orange County Supervisors, Mayors and legislators Association. He was a member and past treasurer of the New York State Association of Large Towns. He was past chairman of the town of Wallkill Industrial Development Agency. He was a past member of the Orange County Community Development Committee, Orange County Transportation Improvement Committee, Orange County Airport Commission and the Orange County Sewer Study Commission.
He was past chairman of buildings and grounds of the Goshen Historic Track. He was a member and past commissioner of the Circleville Fire Department. He was a founding member of the Town of Wallkill Little League. He was a member of the B.P.O.E. Lodge 1097 in Middletown. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the Orange County Firefighters Museum.
Survivors include his wife Barbara Cosgrove at home; his children, John Cosgrove of Texas, Jeffrey Cosgrove of Circleville, Laura Busse and her husband Tom of the Town of Shawangunk, Debra Kopp and her husband Christopher of Missouri, Lisa Buckley of Mass. and Michael Buckley of the Town of Shawangunk; his two granddaughters, Elizabeth and Sarah Busse and his aunt and uncle, Elsie and Kenneth Hoffman of Middletown.
Visitation hours will be held on Friday, December 14, 2001 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Ralston-Lippincott-Hasbrouck-Ingrassia Funeral Home, Inc., 72 West Main Street, Middletown, NY. Services will be held on Saturday, December 15, 2001 at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. The rev. Kennth Wonderland will officiate. Burial will be in Orange County Veterans Cemetery, Goshen, NY.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Goshen Historic Track or a charity of one's choice.
Arrangements are by Ralston-Lippincott-Hasbrouck-Ingrassia Funeral Home, Inc., Middletown, NY. (845) 343-6023.
Frank "Sonny" Leslie Sherwood
Frank "Sonny" Leslie Sherwood, a lifetime Sullivan County resident and retired owner of the 4 Corners Inn in Liberty, died on Wed., Feb. 6 at his residence. He was 78.
The son of R. Leslie and Eva Norris Sherwood, he was born on May 24, 1923, in Swan Lake, NY.
Sonny was a member of the Clarence Hoyt Post #9217 VFW, Liberty, and he was a charter member of the Catskill Chapter 583 IOOB Liberty. He was also a World War II veteran, serving his country in the Army Air Corp from 1942-1945.
Survivors include his lifetime companion, Hilda Somers of liberty; one son, Richard Sherwood of Chicago, Ill, one stepson, Randy Somers of Anchorage, Alaska; two stepdaughters, Karen Ottino of Liberty and Kristeen Murtagh of Downingtown, PA; one brother-in-law, Jay Cross of Clearwater, FL; three sisters, Jennie Nolan of Deerfield Beach, FL, Emmogene Travis of Liberty, Isabelle Freer of Delhi, NY; nine grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by a daughter, Jean C. Sherwood, and a granddaughter, Dawn Marie Roy.
Friends may call at Ramsay's Funeral Home, 275 S. Main St., Liberty, on Friday, Feb. 8, from 7-9 p.m. The Clarence Hoyt Post #9217 VFW will hold services at the funeral home at 7:30 p.m.
Funeral services will be held on at Ramsay's Funeral Home on Sat., Feb. 9 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Donna Lepsky officiating.
Cremation will take place at Cedar Hill Crematory, Newburgh, NY.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, NY 12550.
Funeral arrangements are by Ramsay's Funeral Homes, Inc., Liberty, NY.
Erna Phoebe Fil
Erna Phoebe Fil, a longtime resident of Middletown, died February 6, 2002, at Horton Medical Center, Middletown. She was 79.
The daughter of Edna Elliot Heib, she was born on December 23, 1922 in Fallsburg. She was a housewife and the widow of Frank John Fil.
She is survived by her son Frank P. Fil, daughter Theresa Fil of Middletown and son Thomas Fil of Tempi, AZ, her brother August Heib Sr. of Middletown, five grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, February 10 at the Morse Funeral Home, Inc., 33. Railroad Avenue, Middletown.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 11, at the fneral home with the Rev. John Warfel officiating. Burial will follow at Hillside Cemetery, Middletown.
Arrangements are under the direction of Morse Funeral Home, Inc.
Kenneth Robert Morton
Mr. Kenneth Robert Morton of Shohola, PA, a retired vice president with Merrill Lynch, New York City, and 13 year resident of the area, died peacefully at home surrounded by his wife and family on Wednesday, February 6, 2002. He was 74.
He was born October 15, 1927 in Brooklyn, NY, the son of the late James A. and late Lillian C. Vogel Morton.
A graduate of Newtown High School, Flushing in 1945, he then joined the Army as a sargeant, serving in theAsiatic Pacific Theater during WWII. He was a member of the VDW Post No. 8964, Woodcliff Lake, NJ, Marsh-Kellogg American Legion Post No. `39, Milford, PA, St. Ann;s R.C. Church, Shohola, PA and Senior Citizens of Mast Hope, PA.
Duringhis life he had been an avid softball player to the age of 62 and bowled at PJ Bowl, Port Jervis, in the Tuesday afternoon Senior Friends League and Wednesday night for the FVW Post 161 team.
Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth Alice Brunner Morton, who he married April 23, 1949; two sons, Kenneth R. Morton, Jr. of Goshen, NY, and John J. Morton and his wife, Jane, of Wurtsboro, NY; four daughters, Christine Carmack and her husband, Ed, of Warwick, NY, Mary Quick and her husband, John, of Goshen, NY, Elizabeth Teague and her financee, Larry Rada, of E. Stroundsburg, PA, and Kathleen M. Garavaglia and her husband, John, of Royal Oak, MI; a brother, James A. Morton of S. Petersburg, FL; two sisters, Ruth Heffernan of Queens, NY and Joan Wengert of Babylon, NY, 19 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, also nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Gray-Rasmussen Funeral Home, Route 97, Barryville, NY, on Friday, Feb. 8, 2002, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Funeral services will be held on Sat., Feb. 9, 2002, with a Mass of the Resurrection at 10 a.m. at St. Ann's R.C. Church, Shohola, PA, with Rev. Michael Quinnan officiating. Burial will be at St. Ann's Cemetery, Shohola, PA.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Ann's R.C. Church, Shohola, PA 18458.
Funeral arrangements are by the Gray-Rasmussen Funeral Home, Route 97, Barryville, NY.
Mrs. Betty J. Mosher
Port Jervis, NY
Mrs. Betty J. Mosher of Port Jervis, NY, a former waitress at the FloJean Restaurant and Strand Diner and lifetime resident of the area, died Wednesday,February 6, 2002 at Bon Secours Community Hospital, Port Jervis. She was 62.
She was born January 17, 1940 in Montague, NJ, the daughter of the late Jack and the late Harriet Collins Biccum.
She was married to the late Morgan Mosher, Sr. who died September 21, 1999.
She was known for her crochetting and her collection of dollars, including Barbies, Betty Boob, John Wayne, Elvis Presley and many others.
Surviving are her son, Morgan Mosher, Jr., and his wife, Georgia, of Mount Hope, NY; daughter, Patricia McKeon and husband, Kevin, of Port Jervis, NY; five brothers, Lee Biccum, Darcy Biccum and John Biccum, all of Port Jervis, NY, Perry Biccum of Wwarwick, NY and Harry Biccum of Texas; four sisters, Melanie Biccum of Cahoonzie, NY, Mabel Biccum of Kentucky, Beverly Little of Virginia and Mary Rosenzweig of Middletown, NY; 10 grandchildren: Bobby Jo, Michael, Joshua, Andrew, Casey and Morgan Mosher, III, Kevin, Matthew, Manda and Nicholas McKeon.; three step great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews aunts and uncles. She was predeceased by a brother, Durwood Biccum and a grandson, Glen Owen Mosher.
Friends may call at the Gray-Parker Funeral Home, 100 E. Main St., Port Jervis, on Sat., Feb. 9, 2002, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Funeral services will be held on Sun., Feb. 10, 2002 at 1;)3 p.m. at the Gray-Parker Funeral Home with Rev. Robert D. Cassidy officiating.
Burial will be in the Spring at Pine Grove Cemetery, Matamoras, PA.
Funeral arrangements are by the Gray-Parker Funeral Home, 10 E. Main St., Port Jervis.
Aubrey McCloud Warf
Formerly of Newburgh, NY
Aubrey McCloud Warf, formerly of Newburgh, NY, died Monday, February 4, 2002, in North Carolina. He was 76. He was born on March 2, 1925 in Lakeview, NC to Beatrice Borland and William A. Warf.
He was the widow of Rita L. Peck and was married to Janet Marie LoBianco who survives at home in North Carolina.
He was a retired mechanic for Galloway Ford in Newburgh, NY and a U.S. Air Force veteran serving in World War II and the Korean Conflict.
Survivors include ins wife at home; three daughters, Audrey Mitzner of NEwburgh, NY, Mary Cubito of Modena, NY, and Linda Kane of Warrenton, VA; three sons, Glenn Warf of Endicot, NY, Bruce Warf of Beacon, NY and William Warf of Sanford, NC; three step sons, Timmy Forestiere of Plattekill, NY, Roger Forestiere of of Newburg, NY and Vincent Forestiere of Sanford, NC; one brother, Joe Warf of Anderson, AL, and two sisters, Lucy Cavendish of West Virginia and Florence White of Florida, 23 grandchildren and five great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews.
Visiting will be on Friday from 7-9 p.m. at the Perrott-Berardinelli Home for Funerals, Inc., One Grand Ave., Newburgh, NY. Graveside Committal Services will be held on Saturday, 10 a.m. at Woodlawn Cemetery in New Windsor, NY with Rev. Jack Hyatt officiating.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Perrott-Berardinelli Home for Funerals.
Dorothea DelValle, a resident of Middletown, died unexpectedly February 4, 2002, at Horton Medical Center, Middletown. She was 49.
The daughter of Herman and Gisela Englland Boldt, she was born on November 12, 1952 in Teaneck, NJ.
She was a cashier for Target and also worked with her husband with Fresh Express Wholesale Flowers.
Dorothea was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who loved to read, cook and watch the Cooking Channel, gardening and swimming. She was a member of Salem Congregational Church, Salem, CT.
She is survived by her husband, Richard, and her son, Bryan, at home; her mother and father of Colchester, CT; one granddaughter, Abbigale DelValle of North Carolina; one sister, Brigitte Albrecht and her husband, John, of Closter, NJ; two brothers, Wolfgan Boldt and his wife, Renate, of New Findland, PA and William Boldt and his wife, Louise, of Butler, NJ.
Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. on Friday, February 8 and Saturday, February 9 from 9-11 a.m. at the Morse Funeral Home, Inc., 33 Railroad Avenue, Middletown.
Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 9 at the funeral home, the Rev. Timothy Woodard will officiate. Cremation will follow at the Oxford Hill Crematory, Chester.
Arrangements are under the direction of Morse Funeral Home, Inc.
Fred A. "Handsome Freddie" Lewis
Fred A. "Handsome Freddie" Lewis, owner of Ackerman's Motel and Handsome Freddie's Apartments in Ferndale, NY, and a resident of the area for 33 years, died on Monday, February 4, 2002, at Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 80.
The son of Joseph and Garnett Lewis Lyn, he was born on January 4, 1922 in Jamaica, West Indies.
He married Marie Lum on Dec. 30, 1962 in Trinidad, West Indies.
He was a member of St. Peter's Church, Liberty, serving as head usher. He was a fourth degree Knight Fr. Cronon Council 4768, Knights of Columbus in Liberty, and he was a World War II Army veteran.
Survivors include his loving wife, Marie, at home; his mother, Garnett Lyn of Toronto, Canada; four daughters, Kitty Lee of Jacksonville, FL, Suzan Evans and her husband, Charles, of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Lydia Lewis of Accord, NY and Christina Lewis of Los Angeles, CA; and four granddaughters, Marisa Purcell, Maryianne Purcell, Kathryn Perry and Meghan Perry.
Friends may call at Ramsay's Funeral Home, 275 South Main St., Liberty, on Thursday, Feb. 7 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Fr. Cronin Council 4768 Knights of Columbus will hold services at the funeral home at 7:30 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, Feb. 8 at St. Peter's Church, 264 N. Main St., Liberty at 12 noon. Rev. Ivan Csete will officiate.
Burial will be in St. Peter's Cemetery, Liberty.
Memorial donations can be made to St. Peter's Church, 264 North Main St., Liberty, NY 12754.
Funeral arrangements under the direction of Ramsay's Funeral Homes, Inc., Liberty, NY.
Michael Anthony Bobe' II
Michael Anthony Bobe' II, a maintenance worker, died unexpectedly on February 3, 2002 in Adams, KY. He was 33.
The son of Michael Anthony Bobe' and Agnes Kuczynski Barber, he was born on May 28, 1968 in Manhattan.
He is survived by his daughter, Melissa Ann Bobe' of Moscow, PA, his companion, Eric Rivera of Brooklyn, his mother, Agnes Barber of Otisville, and his father, Michael Anthony Bobe' of Middletown.
He was predeceased by his brother, Thomas Bobe'.
Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, February 7 at Morse Funeral Home, Inc., 33 Railroad Avenue, Middletown, NY.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday,February 8 at 10 a.m. in Holy Name Catholic Church, Highland Avenue, Otisville. Father Peter Tran Van Phat will officiate.
Burial will follow in St. Raymond's Cemetery, Bronx, NY.
Arrangements are under the direction of Morse Funeral Home, Middletown.
Isabelle G. Klahn Brauer
Isabelle G. Klahn Brauer of Newburgh, a retired school teacher with the Newburgh School District for many years, last teaching at the Fostertown School, died Saturday, February 2, 2002, at Vassar Hospital in Poughkeepsie. She was 91.
The daughter of the late William and Maude Morris Gilpin, she was born on October 6, 1910, in Philadelphia, PA.
Mrs. Brauer was the widow of Rev. John W. Klahn who was the pastor of Christ Lutheran Church in Newburgh and also the widow of Frederick Brauer.
In addition to her love of teaching, she was active in the Christ Luther Church Alter Guild and Church Council and was an alumnus of Beaver College in Pennsylvania.
She is survived by three sons, John Klahn, Jr. of St. Petersburg, FL, Paul Klahn of San Diego, CA, and Charles Klahn of Cornwall; one daughter, Janet Damiani, of Foxboro, MA; seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
There will be no public visitation.
A memorial service will be private and at the convenience of the family.
Cremation will take place at Cedar Hill Crematory.
If desired, please send memorial contributions to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN.
Funeral arrangements are in the care of White and Venuto Funeral Home, Newburgh.
Clarence V. Decker Sr.
Clarence V. Decker Sr. of Liberty, passed away Friday, August 2, 2002 at Catskill Regional Medical Center, Harris. He was 82.
He was born in Bradley on March 9, 1920 to the late Charles B. and Mary Mae Frey Decker. He was married to the former Violet Coney, 56 years ago, in Monticello.
Mr. Decker was a retired bus driver and dispatcher for Mary's Bus Service, and various other companies during his lifetime in Sullivan County.
Mr. Decker was a World War II Army veteran.
A family statement reads: "Clarence was an avid fisherman, hunter and musician. He would often play his sousaphone at home. He was the drum major for the Liberty Municipal Band as well as an exceptional rollerskater and dancer. Clarence was very proud of the fact that under the federal operation recognition bill for WW II veterans, he was able to receive his high school diploma from Liberty High School in June 2001. This program was to allow veterans who left school to protect our country to be able to complete their high school education."
He was a founder of the Birch Hunting Club and the E-Z Hunting Club. He was an instrutor for the mandatory bus driver safety training course.
He was a member of the Bailey Richman Post 9588 VFW, Monticello, and hte Ruddick Trowbridge Post 73, American Legion, Monticello, where he was a life member of both, and had served in several offices of those organizations.
He is survived by his wife Violet at home; one son, Clarence V. Decker Jr. of Eldred; one sister, Bernice Masten of Wurstboro; also two granddaughters, Wendy Bullaro of Liberty and Tricia Decker of White Sulphur Springs; and six great grandchildren, Darian, Jasmine and Audrey Bullaro, and Tristan, Richard and Sarah Klein.
He was predeceased by one son, Charles Frederick Decker, and one sister, Bertha "Billy" Menninger.
Friends may call at Ramsay's Funeral Homes, Inc., 275 South Main St., Liberty, on Sunday,August 4, 2002 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Monday, August 5, 2002 at 11 a.m. in the funeral home. Rev. Donna Lepsky will officiate.
Burial will be in Claryville Cemetery, Claryville, with military honors. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Mid-Hudson Chapter, 2 Jefferson Plaza, Suite 102, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-4027.
Arrangements by Ramsay's Funeral Homes, Inc., Liberty.
Priscilla "Jean" Ivory Foreman
On Monday, July 29, 2002, Almighty God picked a beautiful "Rose" from the garden of life when our beloved Perihelia entered into eternal rest at Catskill Regional Medical Center, Harris, NY. She was 50.
A 40-year resident of the area, she was born in Bayminette, Alabama on October 17, 1951 to the late Claude and Cora Rogers Ivory.
"Jean" was a homemaker, dedicated mom and a loving, caring person who is survived by her sons Russell Ivory of Colorado, Charles Foreman, Jr. of S. Fallsburg, and Belonzo Snowden of Harris; her brothers Joe L. Ivory of Marietta, GA, Carlos Ramsey of Binghamton, Joel Ivory and his wife, Fatima, of Loch Sheldrake, and Freddie Broadie of Liberty; her sisters Queen Walker and her husband, Leo, of Atlanta, GA, Claudia Chandler and her husband, Chuck, of Marietta, GA, Mary Riascos of Plainfield, NJ, Donna Ivory and her fiancé, Steve Hewlett, of Liberty, Sharron Miller of Monticello, and Sharon Ivory of Liberty. She was blessed with nine grandchildren, an Aunt Christine Thompson of Monticello; uncles, a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, cousins and many friends.
"Jean" was predeceased by her husband, Charles E. Foreman, Sr., daughter Ollatongie Chandler, brothers Michael Ivory and Joseph Morgan, and sister Anna Mae Jarrett.
There will be no visitation. Funeral services will be held at Ramsay's Funeral Homes, Inc., 55 Saint John Street, Monticello, on Saturday, August 3, 2002, at 2 p.m. with Elder Mary Alli officiating.
Cremation will be at the convenience of the family at Cedar Hill Crematory, Newburgh.
Memorial contributions can be made to the SDTC Center for Discovery, Ben Mosche Road, Harris, NY 12742.
Arrangements by Ramsay's Funeral Homes, Inc., Monticello.
Charles H. Gaudette
Charles H. Gaudette, 80, passed away, Wednesday, July 24, 2002, at the Northern Dutchess Hospital.
Following graduation from MIT in 1950, Mr. Gaudette worked at MIT as a member of the team of programmers who developed the KOBAL computer language. He also worked for Minneapolis-Honeywell and most recently retired from IBM as a senior programmer and computer architect.
He served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War, was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church, Bangall, the IBM Quarter Century Club, and enjoyed golfing, stamp collecting and cooking.
Born March 21, 1922 in Lowell, MA, he was the son of Charles and Eugenia (Saucier) Gaudette.
On June 23, 1951 in Lowell, MA, he married Theresa (McKenna) Gaudette.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Gail M. Lee of Rhinebeck; three sons, Charles H. Gaudette Jr. of Hyde Park, Stephen E. Gaudette of Hopewell Junction and Paul D. Gaudette of Phoenix, AZ and 13 grandchildren.
Calling hours are Friday, July 26, 2002 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Dapson-Chestney Funeral Home, 51 W. Market St., Rhinebeck, NY.
Donald F. Nichols, Jr.
Donald F. Nichols Jr., 38, died Wednesday, July 17, 2002 at the Marshall Medical Center South in Albertville, Alabama. He was born July 19, 1963 in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Services were held Saturday, July 20th at the Rowen McCrae Funeral Home with burial at the Fairview Cemetery, Albertville, Alabama.
Don served in the United States Navy from 1981 through 1991 during wartime.
Survivors include his wife, Sue Lowery Nichols, two sons; Justin Lowery and John Byron Nichols II; one daughter, Amanda Louis Nichols; all of Albertville; his parents, Donald F. Sr. and Sherrie Nichols of Liberty, NY; his mother, Glenda Nichols Goble of Boaz, Alabama; four brothers, Richard Leslie Nichols, John Lee Nichols of Liberty, NY., Martin Goble and Jeffrey Goble of Boaz, Alabama; and his grandmother, Irma K. Nichols of Liberty, NY.
Stephanie Fuller Bitjeman
Stephanie Fuller Bitjeman, 49 years old, of Liberty, NY, died Saturday, July 20, 2002 after a long illness while surrounded by her loving family at Horton Medical Center, Middletown.
Born on November 17, 1953 in Savannah, GA to William Fuller and Glennie Singleton, she was a 40 year area resident.
Stephanie was a neonatal nurse practitioner at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City. She graduated from Liberty High School in 1971, as a registered nurse from Orange County Community College in May 1976, and as a pediatric nurse practitioner from Columbia University in December 1991, and as a neonatal nurse practitioner from Columbia University in March 1996.
She is survived by her husband, Albert Bitjeman at home; one stepson, Dillon Bitjeman and his wife, Joann, of Liberty, NY; her parents, William Fuller of Liberty and Glennie Mae Williams of Bayminette, Al.; four brothers, Rickey Singleton of Binghamton, NY, William Charles Fuller of Monticello, NY, Dudley Fuller of Albany, NY and Aaron Fuller of Baltimore, MD; one special niece, Chelsea Fuller; and one special nephew, Matthew Fuller.
She was predeceased by one son, Eric Spencer Fuller.
Friends may call Monday, July 22, 2002, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Ramsay's Funeral Homes, Inc., 275 South Main St., Liberty, NY.
Funeral Mass will be held Tuesday, July 23, 2002, at 11:45 a.m. at Saint Peters R.C. Church, 264 North Main St., Liberty, NY. Cremation will be at Cedar Hill, Newburgh, NY.
Arrangements by Ramsay's Funeral Homes, Inc., Liberty, NY.