DAMASCUS, PA — Raymond Deighton, a lifelong resident of Damascus and a retired dairy farmer, died Saturday, May 20, 2006. He was 84.

The son of the late Floyd and Susie Markenschlager Deighton, he was born on August 10, 1921 in Hankins, NY.

Survivors include three daughters, Lillian Lahm and her husband George of Hortonville, NY, Linda Whitmore of Conklin Hill, and Gertrude Gager of Equinunk; a son, Robert Deighton of Conklin Hill; 12 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; a sister, Elsie Majka of Allentown; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Shirley Wood Deighton; a son-in-law, Vernon Whitmore; and a grandchild, Brian Deighton.

Services were held at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home, 34 Upper Main St., Callicoon, NY on May 23 at 2:00 p.m. Burial will be in Conklin Hill Cemetery in Damascus.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Damascus Township Ambulance Corps, PO Box 63, Damascus, PA 18415; or to the Conklin Hill Church Maintenance Fund, 158 Whitmore Road, Damascus, PA 18415; or to the charity of one’s choice.


CALLICOON, NY — Arthur Rosenberger, a lifelong resident of Callicoon and owner of Arts Lawn Care, died Friday, May 19, 2006. He was 60.

The son of the late Albert and Katherine Gross Rosenberger, he was born on July 5, 1945 in Callicoon.

Survivors include several cousins, Eugene Gross, George Rosenberger, Carolyn Bernzott, Sharon Lindquist and Betty Velastigui.

A graveside service was held on Wednesday, May 24, at 11:00 a.m. in the Hortonville Cemetery. The Rev. Paul Hagadorn officiated.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Upper Delaware Ambulance Corps, PO Box 238, Hankins, NY 12741.


KENOZA LAKE, NY — Richard M. Dunwell Jr. of Kenoza Lake, an automotive tech teacher at Sullivan County BOCES and a longtime area resident, died Wednesday, May 17, 2006, at Catskill Regional Medical Center. He was 57.

The son of Jolan H. Deutsch Dunwell and the late Richard M. Dunwell Sr., he was born May 4, 1949 in Phillipsburg, NJ.

He taught at BOCES since 1990 and had been an advisor for SKILLS, USA. He owned Dunwell Service and Repair. He was a member of the Monticello Elk’s Lodge, the Wednesday Night Golf League at the Stevensville Resort, and the NRA. An avid hunter and fisherman, he was formerly secretary and treasurer of the Grey Fox Hunting Club.

Survivors include his loving wife, Debra S. Heidt-Dunwell, at home; two daughters, Breanna Yao Dunwell at home, and Amanda DiAngelo and her husband Louis of Philadelphia, PA; one son, Richard M. Dunwell and his wife Tara of Pen Argyl, PA; his mother, Jolan H. Dunwell of Phillipsburg, NJ; four grandchildren, Jillian and Joseph DiAngelo and Christina and Matthew Dunwell; an uncle, Thomas Deutsch of Tucson, AZ; his mother-in-law, Lillian Heidt of White Sulphur Springs; his sisters-in-law, Dedra Welton and her husband David, and Donna Beers and her husband Roland; several cousins; one niece and three nephews.

Funeral services were held Monday at the Harris Funeral Home in Liberty. The Revs. William Hagerty and Ignatius Vu officiated.

Burial was in the Calvary Cemetery in Youngsville.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Breanna Yao Dunwell Scholarship Fund, c/o The First National Bank of Jeffersonville, NY 12748.


ELDRED, NY — Margaret Mary “Peggy” Halligan, of Eldred, died on May 11, 2006. She was 90.

Born on December 18, 1915, she was the daughter of the late Maurice and Catherine Behan Horgan.

A devoted wife, mother and grandmother, she is survived by her loving husband, Brendan, of 64 years; her children, Barbara and John Cicchetti, Brendan Halligan Jr., and Patricia Martin; grandchildren Carolyn Cicchetti and her finance Daniel McShea, Janet Cicchetti, Jeanne and Andrew Foti, Diane and Joseph Milani, Alicia Sasser, Caitlin Halligan and Samantha Martin; great-grandsons Aidan Sasser and Jack Foti; sisters Catherine Cooney, Johanna Barnett and her husband Robert, and Ann Kehoe; her brothers-in-law Charles Cross and William Field; and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her sisters Mary Christine, Mary Agnes Cross and Theresa Field; and her brothers Maurice Jr., Michael, Jeremiah and Edward.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Monday, May 22 at Saint Francis of Assisi Church in West Nyack. Burial was made in the Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Hawthorne, NJ.


COCHECTON, NY — Irene Just, a lifelong area resident and 20-year employee of Earl Kinney Excavating and Callicoon Coal Company, died on May 19, 2006. She was 52.

The daughter of Frances Eggler Loughrey and the late Edward Loughrey of Jeffersonville, she was the youngest of seven children. She was devoted to her family as a loving daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt.

Survivors include her husband of 36 years, Kenneth “George” Just; three children, Jamie (Cynthia) Just of Ramstein, Germany, Laurie Just of Cochecton and Theresa Arzilli of Callicoon; seven grandchildren, Jami, Alex, Gillian, Lucas, Oscar, Jonah and Lucy; four sisters, Kay Danchak, Linda Loughrey, Nora Hannon and Sharon Carroll; one brother, Edward Loughrey; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother Donald Loughrey.

Services were held on May 23 in the Lake Huntington Presbyterian Church. Burial was in the East Cochecton Cemetery in Cochecton.

Donations may be made to Catskill Regional Medical Center, Oncology Medication Fund, P.O. Box 800, Harris, NY 12742; or Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, Inc., 800 Stony- brook Court, Newburgh, NY 12550.


JEFFERSONVILLE, NY — A memorial service for Walter E. Lare will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 4 at the Presbyterian Church of Jeffersonville.

A lifelong native of Youngsville, he died on May 3, 2006 at Chittenango, where his family resides.

A reception will follow in the church dining room.


GALILEE, PA — The spirit of David Zachary Orlow, a part-time resident of Galilee for 21 years, was released, whole and free, on Tuesday, May 9, 2006 in Calvary Hospital in Brooklyn, NY. He was 69.

Orlow was a former publishing executive and consultant for more than 40 years. His personal interests were varied, with emphasis on the natural world of freshwater fishing, fruit and nut growing, and the restoration of his Victorian row house in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

A family statement said: “The family and extended family members mourn the passing of a generous and enlightened man. David’s influence has been felt by many, and he will be honored and appreciated for all time.”

Memorial contributions may be made to the Covenant House, PO Box 731, Times Square Station, New York, NY 10108.


NORTH FT. MYERS, FL — Lynne Ann Weber, formerly of Yulan, NY, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 20, 2006. She was 56.

She was the daughter of the late Ray and Elsie Weber.

She is survived by two daughters, Susan Hof and Elizabeth Hof; two brothers, Raymond Weber and wife Paula and Peter Weber and wife Laurel; and one granddaughter, Kelsie Dixon.

There will be no service or visitation. Cremation will take place at Ft. Myers.