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Monday, July 13, 2020


David Crystal

March 17, 1928 ~ July 8, 2020

Albany, NY - Formerly of Liberty, NY
David Sidney Crystal, a long-time resident of Liberty, NY passed away Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at the Albany Medical Center in Albany, NY, after a long and well lived life.
David was born on March 17, 1928 in Kingston, NY to Eva and Maurice Crystal and attended Kingston Schools, graduating high school in 1946. He attended New Paltz Normal College earning a Bachelor's Degree and a teaching certificate and served honorably during the Korean War in the United States Navy as a radioman.
After his first teaching position in Port Ewen, NY, David became more

Donald Hess

Callicoon, NY

Donald Hess, age 95 of Callicoon, NY died on Tuesday, July 7, 2020. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time. Please see Tuesdays edition of the Democrat for full obituary. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home Callicoon, NY 845-887-4900. Please visit stew ... read more

Sylvia Crowley

April 11th, 1932 ~ July 5th, 2020

On Sunday morning, July 5th, 2020, Sylvia Crowley entered into the eternal presence of her beloved Hashem Elohim Adonai, God Almighty. She was 88 years old. Sylvia was born in Pittsburgh, PA on April 11th, 1932 to Syrian immigrants Leon and Rachel (N'dibo) Hilu. In her teenage years, her family rel ... read more

James Anthony Minarsky

Lifelong Fireman

James Anthony Minarsky, age 79, a lifelong area resident passed away at home, Monday, June 15, 2020, after a long fight with prostate cancer and Parkinson's Disease. Jim graduated from Fallsburg Central School in 1958. He began working for Fallsburg Gas in 1962 as a propane Mechanic and after 41 y ... read more

Terry G. Hulse

January 11, 1948 ~ June 28, 2020 Monticello, NY

Terry George Hulse was born on January 11, 1948 in Monticello, NY to George Alfred Hulse and Elizabeth June Geiselhart Hulse. Terry was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend to all those whose lives he touched. He was a true family man always willing to give of himself. He passed ... read more

Judy Dobbie

January 16, 1950 ~ June 30, 2020 Monticello, NY

Our sister, Judy Dobbie, formerly of Monticello and Poughkeepsie, NY, (most recently of Lititz, PA) died of complications from Alzheimer's on June 30, 2020. She was born Judith Ann Smith, January 1950, to Marjorie (Durland) and William G. Smith of Monticello, NY. Predeceased by our parents and h ... read more

Hollye L. Schulman

November 6, 1944 ~ June 28, 2020

Hollye L. Schulman, age 75, of Cochecton, NY, passed away June 28, 2020 at Westchester Medical Center. Hollye was born November 6, 1944 in Easton, PA to the late Arvonia Johnson Smith. Hollye graduated from Pen Argyl High School class of 1962. She helped her husband Richard operate H & R Poultry Fa ... read more

Patti Jayne Mears Weickum

March 20, 1961 ~ June 17, 2020

Patti Jayne Mears Weickum, age 59, passed away peacefully, Wednesday, June 17, 2020. She was born in Ferndale Loomis, NY on March 20, 1961, to John and Fay Mears. She married her husband of 36 years, Charles Weickum, Jr. in Livingston Manor, NY. In her youth Patti was an award-winning runner. In 1 ... read more

John Vito Contrera

May 6th, 1959 ~ June 22nd, 2020

John Vito Contrera, born May 6th, 1959, passed away on June 22nd, 2020. He was 61 years old. He leaves behind a loving wife (Allison), two daughters (Tara and Karlie), and other close family members. Services will be held privately at the convenience of the family.

Michael Skyler

March 1, 1943 ~ May 24, 2020

Michael Skyler (nee Schmuckler) born March 1, 1943, passed away 2 days after his 49th wedding anniversary on May 24, 2020. Michael was the son of the late Arnold & Beatrice Schmuckler and brother to the late Arlene Schmuckler (Richard Ward). Michael will be missed by his loving wife Mona Rothenberg ... read more

Susan Jane Brustein-Straus

Loch Sheldrake, NY October 8, 1948 - June 17, 2020

Susan Jane Brustein-Straus, a life-long area resident passed away on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at the Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown. She was 71. The daughter of the late Herbert and Dora Levenbook Brustein, Susan was born on October 8, 1948 in Ellenville. Susan attended, and graduated ... read more

Joy Louise Weinstein

November 6, 1923 ~ June 15, 2020 Goshen, NY

Joy Louise Weinstein passed away Monday, June 15, 2020 after a short illness at the age of 96, surrounded by family. Joy was born November 6, 1923 in Pittsburgh, PA. to the late Myrtle Cullen and Ford Allison. Joy met her husband Bernie while working at the Stanley Hotel in Lakewood, NJ. From th ... read more

Erin Garry

Formerly of White Lake, NY

Erin Garry, 36, of Manhattan passed away unexpectedly from natural causes on June 4th, at Mount Sinai Morningside Hospital. She was surrounded by many who loved her. Erin was raised in White Lake, New York, where you could find her running loops and skiing circles around the lake that was home to h ... read more

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