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Thursday, July 20, 2017


Christene S. Myers

October 22, 1920 ~ July 13, 2017

Christene S. Myers
Christene S. Myers passed away peacefully on July 13, 2017 at Catskill Regional Medical Center. She was born in Eldred, October 22, 1920, the only child of Emily C. (Parker) and Howard Stevens.
Christene was predeceased in 2011 by Martin D. Myers, after 69 years of marriage, and by their infant daughter, Jean Ellen Myers. She is survived by her two children: daughter Patricia and Dennis Toaspern, son Steven Myers and Constance Poole. Also surviving are grandsons Adam Toaspern and Sioux Stanton, Jeffrey Toaspern and Erika Allende, great-grandson Kain Toaspern and great-granddaughter Miah more

Shirley W. Smith

September 6, 1927 - July 16, 2017

Shirley W. “Mema” Smith, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 16, 2017 at Catskill Regional Medical Center. The daughter of the late Louis and Esther Wright, she was born on September 6, 1927 in South Fallsburg, New York. She was married for 59 years to Lewis B. Smith who predeceased her on Sept ... read more

David Levitz

Co-owner of Levitz Farm, 99

David Levitz of New Paltz, died late Saturday, July 15, 2017 at home. He was 99. Born on May 28, 1918 in Grahamsville, NY, he was the son of the late Harry and the late Dora Mosler Levitz. He married Rose Premock on June 20, 1948, in Manhattan, NY, a marriage that would span an incredible sixty-nine ... read more

Memorial Service for Alfred “Hop” Minckler

A celebration of life for Alfred “Hop” Minckler, formerly of Long Eddy, will be held on Friday, July 14, 2017 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Hortonville Fire Department Pavilion, 100 Main St., Hortonville. The family would like anyone to share their stories and memories with them at that time.

Karen Lynn Stemen

November 28, 1945 - July 10, 2017

Karen Lynn Stemen of Grahamsville, beloved wife of Michael Stemen, died Monday, July 10, 2017 at the Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown. She fought valiantly against the multiple attacks of Lupus for the past five years. She was 71. The daughter of the late H. Douglas Krueger and Evelyn J ... read more

Rita D. Gross

July 23, 1936 - June 30, 2017

Rita D. Gross, a long-time Liberty resident, passed away on Friday, June 30, 2017 at Raritan Bay Medical Center in Old Bridge, NJ. The daughter of the late Samuel Davis and Nancy Kaplan Davis, Rita was born on July 23, 1936 in New York City. Rita graduated with high honors from Cornell Universit ... read more

Miriam Kellam

Retired Registered Nurse, 91

Miriam Kellam of Mileses, NY, a retired registered nurse and a long time area resident, died Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at her home. She was 91 years old. The daughter of the late Jack and Louise Herde Van Ginhoven, she was born July 16, 1925 in New York City, NY. Miriam was a wonderful wife, mother ... read more

Robert Gillow

October 11, 1946 ~ July 12, 2017

Robert Gillow of Gouldsboro, PA formerly of Long Eddy died Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at Hospice of the Sacred Heart in Dunmore, PA. He was 70 years old. The son of the late Paul and Alice Minckler Gillow, Robert was born October 11, 1946 in Callicoon. Robert was formerly employed at Dental Develo ... read more

Lettie Leone Goodman

March 24, 1928 ~ July 5, 2017

Lettie Leone (Cobbett) Goodman of Wurtsboro died on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at the Montgomery Nursing Home. She and Al, her beloved husband of 54 years, had retired to Wurtsboro in 1998 leaving Rockland County, their home for over 65 years. Leone and Al raised four children, Cynthia Goodman (Ellen ... read more

Michael Edward Ruef

April 21, 1944 ~ July 1, 2017

Michael Edward Ruef, a life-long resident of Hasbrouck, NY, departed this earth on July 1, 2017, after a long and valiant battle with cancer. Known to many as “Mike the Mailman,” Mike worked for the U.S. Postal Service as a rural mail carrier until his retirement. Prior to that, he worked as a gree ... read more

Robert J. Klein

April 4, 1933 ~ July 7, 2017

Robert John Klein of Rock Hill, a retired switchman for New York Telephone Co./Verizon, died of complications from a progressive form of Parkinson's Disease on Friday, July 7, 2017. He was 84. The son of the late George A. Klein and Hilda Haymann Klein, he was born April 4, 1933 in the Bronx. Bob ... read more

Gloria Ackermann

Retired Secretary, 85

Gloria Ackermann of Cochecton, NY, a retired secretary for Tegeler & Pfanstiel Real Estate, died on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla. She was 85. The daughter of the late Julius and Ida Drewien Mueller, she was born August 12,1931 in Brooklyn. She was married to Willa ... read more

Kathryn J. Sigler

November 14, 1919 ~ July 4, 2017

Kathryn J. Sigler of Glen Spey, NY passed away, Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at the home of her son, Michael, in Hilton Head, SC. She was 97. She was born on November 14, 1919 in Frankford Township, New Jersey, the daughter of Judson and Susie Skellinger DeGroat. She was a faithful member of the Pond Ed ... read more

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