LIBERTY, NY — Drew A. Fischer, a resident of Liberty and a lifelong area resident, died on Thursday, January 6, 2005 at his home. He was 51.

The son of the late Andrew F. and Kathryn Krum Fischer, he was born February 26, 1953 in Liberty.

He worked as a salesman for Home Depot in Middletown, NY. He was an avid NASCAR fan and cheered for Tony Drew. He also enjoyed bowling.

He is survived by his wife, Allyson M. Brooks Fischer, at home; three sons, Robert Fischer of Callicoon, Derek A. Haberzettl, on active duty in the Navy, and Ryan Haberzettl, on active duty in the U.S. Marine Corp.; two daughters, Christine Fischer-Jones and her husband, Jason, of Liberty, and Rachel A. McGrath and her husband Paul of Virginia; one sister, Dawn Fulton and her husband, Emmitt of Bethel; and four grandchildren, Jason, Kelly, Daina Jones, and Cameron McGrath.

Services were held on Monday, January 10 at the Harris Funeral Home in Liberty with the Reverend Duncan Truman officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to Orange-Sullivan Hospice, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, NY 12550.


ORLANDO, FL — Herman David “Rip” Grubb, a seasonal resident from Galilee, PA who wintered in Orlando, FL, died on Sunday, January 2, 2005 after a long battle with cancer. He was 65.

The son of the late Lucille Carpenter and Woodruff Grubb, he was born on February 25, 1939 in Casey, IL.

He worked as a concrete finisher, building many of the Orlando area attractions. He loved Harley Davidson motorcycles and playing bass guitar in his band. He was a member of the Cochecton Fire Company and the past president of the Orlando, FL Jaycees.

He is survived by long time companion, Fran Lenwell of Galilee; two daughters, Sherrece Stricklin and Shari Ward, both of Indiana; two step-daughters, Jennifer Motichka of Tyler Hill, PA and Julia Plain of Honesdale, PA; and ten grandchildren.

Services were held on Wednesday, January 5 at the Community Funeral Home, Orlando.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Cochecton Fire Company or the donor’s choice.


ELDRED, NY — Eleanor M. Jensen, a resident of Eldred, Englewood, FL, and an area resident since 1990, died on Saturday December 29, 2004 at her home in Englewood. She was 75.

She was born September 16, 1929 in New York City, NY.

She was a retired legal secretary and a housewife. She received her bachelor degree from Our Lady of Good Council in White Plains. She was a member of St. Rafelas Roman Catholic Church.

She is survived by two daughters, Anne Jensen of Townsville, AUS and Ellen Blasi of Poughkeepsie; one son, Thomas Erland Jensen of Great Barrington, MA; and two grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband, Erland A. Jensen, who passed away May 14, 2002.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, January 17 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Anthony Padua Roman Catholic Church in Yulan. The Reverend Anthony Moor O.F.M. will officiate.

Interment of the cremated remains will follow in St. Anthony’s Cemetery in Eldred.


HAWLEY, PA — Lawrence A. Moor, a 12-year resident of Hemlock Farms in Hawley and a former resident of Hicksville, LI, NY, died on January 9, 2005 at Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis, NY. He was 54.

The son of Melchoir and Harriet Koch Moor, he was born in Manhattan, NY.

He worked as a stockbroker for Prudential Financial for 30 years until his retirement in 2003. He was an Episcopal.

He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Barbara Ann at home; two daughters, Dierde A. Moor and her husband William Ortinghaus of Honesdale, and Jessica Ann Moor and her husband Joseph Miele of Glen Rock, NJ; a son, John A. at home; two grandchildren, Meagan and Liam Moor-Miele; his father, Melchoir Moor of the NE Vets Center in Wilkes Barre; and his mother, Harriet Moor of Hemlock Farms in Hawley.

Services were held on Wednesday, January 12 at the Teeter’s East Chapel with the Reverend Theodore Muller, visitation pastor of Hawley United Methodist Church, officiating.

Interment will be at the Milford Cemetery in Milford.


LIBERTY, NY — Everett H. “Stretch” Roosa, a lifetime Sullivan County resident, died on Friday, December 31, 2004 at the Sullivan County Adult Care Center. He was 86.

The son of Isaac and Augusta Lehmann Roosa, he was born April 30, 1918 in Willowemoc.

A self-employed electrician, he was the founder and former owner of Electro-Electric Co. in Liberty. He was a 50-year member of F&AM Liberty Lodge # 521 and a 50-year member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. He served his country in the Merchant Marines during WWII.

He was predeceased by his wife, Florence McGuire Roosa in 1987; a son, Harold; and a sister, Lyda Charter.

He is survived by two sons, Thomas and his wife Renee of Boonsboro, MD and Michael and his wife Donna of Jeffersonville; a daughter, Patricia DeJesus and her husband Henry of Liberty; seven grandchildren, Zachary, Abby, Dillon, Nicholas, Lauren, Emily and Alison; and one great-granddaughter, Aaliyah.

Services were held on Thursday, January 6 at Ramsay’s Funeral Home with Reverend Carl Steiglich officiating.

Interment will be in the St. Peter’s Cemetery in Liberty.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice.


NARROWSBURG, NY — David Stuart, a resident of Narrowsburg and a lifelong area resident, died on Monday January 10, 2005 at home. He was 84.

He was born on November 11, 1920 in Honesdale, PA.

He was a retired truck driver for Narrowsburg Lumber and a veteran of the US Army, having served during WWII. He was also a member of the Narrowsburg United Methodist Church in Narrowsburg and a member of the Town of Highland VFW.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Florence Collins Stuart at home; one daughter, Susan Elaine Ferrerio of Uniondale, PA; one son, David M. Stuart of Indian Orchard, PA; one grandson, Dustin Stuart; and one sister, Marie Johnson of Montana.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, January 13 at 11:00 a.m. at the Rasmussen Funeral Home in Narrowsburg with Pastor Peg VanSiclen officiating.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the Narrowsburg United Methodist Church or to the Tusten Highland VFW.


LAS VEGAS, NEV. — Dr. Elliott Turetzky, a resident of Las Vegas, died unexpectedly on December 30, 2004. He was 65.

The son of the late Morris Turetzky and Dr. Mildred C. Greif, he was born in Monticello, NY on July 28, 1939.

He was a graduate of the Wharton School of Finance of the University of Pennsylvania and the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He practiced medicine in North Woodmere, NY and later in Las Vegas.

A family statement reads, “We are blessed with memories of Elliott’s sense of humor, and as a loving and compassionate father who always remained devoted to his children.”

Survivors include his son, Eric Turetzky and his wife, Orlie of Bellmore, NY; his daughter, Rachel Turetzky of Malvern, NY; his sister, Robin McClernon and her husband Richard Pallaria of Cochecton, NY; his stepmother, Marjorie Turetzky of Coconut Creek, FL; his niece, Sara McClernon; and many loving uncles, aunts and cousins.

Funeral services were held on Friday, January 7 in the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home in Monticello, NY with Rabbi Andrea Meyers officiating.

Interment will be in the Temple Sholom Cemetery in Monticello, NY.

Memorial contributions may be made in the memory of Dr. Turetzky to the charity of one’s choice.