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George Edward Boyd of Port Jervis, NY, died Wednesday, September 30, 2009 at Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis. He was 47.

He was born July 28, 1962 in Sussex, NJ, the son of the late Charles Robert and the late Inez Hardick Boyd Sr.

He worked as a dairy farmer for many years in Westtown. He was a member of the NRA.

Surviving are his loving companion of 24 years, Nancy Lazier of Port Jervis; sons George and Jon Lazier, both of Port Jervis; daughters Charlene Boyd of Florida, Canidice Repshner of Sussex, NJ and Courtney Lazier of Port Jervis; brothers, Roger Boyd of Port Jervis and Charles Boyd Jr and wife Judy of Glen Spey, NY; sisters Doradeen Dorst and husband Tony of Port Jervis, Beattrice Flett and husband Richard of Kentucky, Laura Thompson and husband Kerry of Port Jervis and Sally Conklin of Port Jervis.

He was predeceased by his brother, Mihaly Boyd; and sisters Sandra Lee Rogers and Diane Gould.

Funeral services were held at the Gray-Parker Funeral Home, Inc., Port Jervis on Tuesday, October 6. Cremation was at H.G. Smith Crematory, Stroudsburg, PA.


Donald R. Buckley of Narrowsburg, NY passed away on Saturday, September 26, 2009. After a courageous battle, he quietly and gently died at the Hospice Inn at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany, NY. He was 56.

The son of Caroline E. and the late Frank C. Buckley, he was born in Philadelphia, PA on June 10, 1953.

In recent years, Don worked for Robert Green Chevrolet in Monticello, NY and Bethel Woods Center for The Arts in Bethel, NY; and at various jobs in the community.

A family statement reads: “The outpouring of love and caring for Don has supported us over these past four months. It is evident that he is loved and will be missed by all who knew him. His family and friends will keep him in their hearts forever. Don’s was a life that ended far too soon.”

He is survived by siblings Judith Heath of Narrowsburg and Bud Buckley of Venice, FL; nieces and nephews Miranda and Michael DeMeo, Stefan and Maruchi Langan, Breeanne and Josh Peni and Jason and Anne Buckley; great nieces and nephews; and countless cousins.

In addition to his father, Don is predeceased by his brother, John Buckley; and an infant sister.

A private memorial service will be held for Don, a great lover of nature, in El Yunque, the national rain forest in Puerto Rico, in December.


Dorothy Locatelli Drake of Long Eddy, NY entered into eternal rest at home on Tuesday, September 22, 2009 surrounded by loved ones. She was 83.

She was born March 28, 1926, the daughter of the late Viola and Natale Locatelli.

A family statement reads: “Mom, Grandma, will be missed greatly and will forever live in our hearts. She was wonderful and caring, putting our needs first. No one could ever love us like she did; she knew God’s command to love unconditionally. We know she will be looking in on us through our good times and tough times.”

Dorothy is survived by six children, Charlotte Zupetz and husband John, Leon Drake Sr. and companion Virginia, Donna Torch and husband Bill, Debra Pittenger and husband Carl, Christopher Drake and wife Linda and Victoria May and husband Joel; sister-in-law Joanne Mcdermott and husband Patrick; 15 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Dorothy is predeceased by her brother, Frank Locatelli.

A memorial service was held on Saturday, September 26, for family members.


Dorothy B. Driscoll passed away on Wednesday September 30, 2009 at the Sullivan County Adult Care Center in Liberty, NY. She was 97.

The daughter of the late Percy and Elizabeth Breen Bowers, she was born December 14, 1911 in Glen Wild, NY. She was the wife of Timothy Edward Driscoll, who predeceased her in 1952.

She graduated from Monticello High School and worked at Arthur Calkin’s Soda Shop in Glen Wild and in the Rock Hill post office. She was the first waitress in Gager’s Diner in Monticello, NY. In 1936 she and sister Ethel traveled to Miami Beach, FL on election night and spent the winter waitressing at the Lindberg Coffee Shop. She was appointed postmaster of the Kauneonga Lake Post Office in 1945 by President Harry Truman, after her husband was unable to fill that position. She retired in 1976.

She was a member of the Ladies Volunteer Auxiliary of the Kauneonga Lake Fire Company; the Knitting Club; the Bethelites; Community United Methodist Church of Kauneonga Lake, where she served as treasurer; an original member of Mothers of Bethel for the Ambulance Corps; a member of the White Lake School PTA; Sullivan County Christian Women’s Club; and Women Aglow Fellowship. After retirement she belonged to Bethel Senior Citizens and volunteered at Walnut Mt. Nursing Home and the office of the aging. She was a member of the Liberty Free Methodist Church. She was the Town of Bethel Citizen of the Year and was recently honored as Bethel’s oldest citizen during the bicentennial celebration.

Dot is survived by daughters Marjory Foster and husband John of Kauneonga Lake and Marilyn Richardson and companion Gus Ortega of Exeter, NH; granddaughters April Siegel and husband Joseph, Joy Goode and husband Karl and Faith Ann Foster; grandsons Dylan and Lance Richardson; great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She is predeceased by her brother Herbert Bowers; and sisters Mildred Burns, Ethel Perthou, Thelma Philips, and Margaret Golden.

Visitation was on Friday, October 2, 2009 at Ramsay’s Funeral Home, Liberty.

A celebration of her life was held at the Liberty Free Methodist Church, Liberty on Saturday, October 3, 2009 with Rev. Allen Wachter officiating. Burial was in St. Peter’s Cemetery, Monticello, NY.

Donations may be made to Light and Life Christian School, 2 Par Road, Liberty, NY 12754; and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Donor Services, P.O. Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA 01202.


Paul Walter Grund Sr. of Fort White, FL, passed away at the Suwannee Valley Care Center on September 17, 2009. He was 85.

Born in Cochecton Center, NY, he graduated from Narrowsburg High School in Narrowsburg, NY in 1940. He was retired from the U.S. Navy after 20 years, a member of the First United Methodist Church of High Springs, FL and the VFW Post of Alchua, FL.

He is survived by his wife, Rose Grund, of Fort White; sons Paul Grund Jr. of St. Augustine, FL and Brian Grund and wife Jean of Palm Coast, FL; daughters Linda Sanguinett of St. Petersburg, FL and Margaret Hogue and husband Dennis of Fort White; sister Mitzi Queen of Newbury, VT; grandchildren Betsy Young, Paul Sanguinett, Jessie Dixon and Jennifer Moran; four great grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Services were held Monday, September 21 at the First United Methodist Church with Reverend Richard Stauffer and Reverend Alan Patz officiating. Burial followed at High Springs Cemetery, High Springs, FL.


David S. “Bubba” Hallen of Lava, formerly of Long Eddy, NY, died Saturday, October 3, 2009 at his home in Lava. He was 60.

The son of Jane Simmons Hallen and the late Leslie Hallen, he was born February 3, 1949 in Easton, PA.

He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Vietnam era, and a former member of the Long Eddy Fire Department and local Corvette clubs. He was a former logger and former proprietor of the Long Eddy Hotel.

He is survived by his mother, Jane Simmons Hallen of Kentucky; wife AnnMary Cook Hallen at home; sons Timothy Hallen, Dickie and Cody Bojo, Clinton, Bryce, Colby and Brody Copp; grandson Aiden Hallen; brother Bucky Hallen; sisters Debbie Fox, Karen Vaughn and Sandy Butler; and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by a son, David Hallen.

Memorial services will be held at a later date. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.


Alice H. Hamilton of Port Jervis, NY, passed away Sunday, October 4, 2009, at her home. She was 83.

She was born on August 23, 1926 in the Town of Greenville, NY, the daughter of the late Dewey and Acelia Lauer Husson.

Alice was a retired legal secretary in Port Jervis. She married Robert C. Hamilton, who predeceased her.

Alice was a very active member of the United Methodist Church, Port Jervis; a member of the United Methodist Women; and a volunteer teacher at the New Life Christian Day School, Matamoras, PA.

A family statement read, “Alice will be most remembered as the loving and caring matriarch of the Hamilton family who taught us to be reverent to God, charitable to those in need and forgiving to all. The multitude of Alice’s offspring, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren continue to serve those ideals.”

Alice is survived by sons Robert H. Hamilton and wife Leeann of Schroon Lake, David R. Hamilton and wife AnnaRose of Middletown, and Paul D. Hamilton and fianceé Rebecca Devoe of Sparrowbush; daughters Michelle Whitley and husband Claude and Debra Zernhelt and husband William, all of Sparrowbush; grandchildren Laura Rizkallah, Alissa Duerr, Paul Whitley, Joseph and Alice Elizabeth Zernhelt, Robert Hamilton, Bobby Hamilton, Lauren and Ashley Hamilton; three great-grandchildren; brother Dewey Husson and wife, Beverly of Sparrowbush; sister Violet Blair of Newburgh; two sisters-in-law; and several nieces and nephews.

Alice was predeceased by her sister Anna Mae Husson; and her brother, Howard Husson.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 8, at 10:30 a.m. in the Drew United Methodist Church, corner of Sussex and Broome streets, Port Jervis, with The Rev. Robert Cassidy officiating. Interment will take place at Pine Hill Cemetery, Sparrowbush.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Drew United Methodist Church, PO Box 1015, Port Jervis, NY 12771.


Helen Haase Schult of Timonium, MD passed away Tuesday, September 29, 2009 at Greater Baltimore Medical Center in Towson, MD. She was 75.

Helen was born July 3, 1934 in Milanville, PA, the daughter of the late Alfred Haase and Emma Buckingham Haase.

She graduated from Damascus High School and Wagner College, Staten Island. She worked as an executive assistant in NYC.

Helen married Robert P. Schult in 1959 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Narrowsburg, NY. They lived in Jacksonville, FL and then Baltimore. She worked as a store manager and as a secretary for auction services. She was an avid antique collector and a member of the Wayne County Historical Society, Honesdale, PA.

She is survived by her husband; son Karl and wife Kelli; and grandchildren Jessica and Robert, all of Baltimore County, MD; and brothers Frederick Haase of Milanville, PA and Richard Haase of NYC.

A memorial service was held on October 3, 2009 at the Ruck Towson Funeral Home in Towson, MD with the Reverend Mark A.G. Huffman officiating. Internment will be at Glen Cove Cemetery, Narrowsburg, at the convenience of the family.


Rev. Robert M. Swingle of Lake Ariel, PA died Sunday, October 4, 2009 at Brighten at Julia Ribaudo Senior Center after an illness. His wife of 69 years is the former Irene D. Brooks.

Born in Lake Ariel, son of the late Spencer and Grace Mignerey Swingle, he was the former pastor of the Narrowsburg Assembly of God Church, Narrowsburg, NY. He was a dairy farmer and a member of the Dairymen’s League.

Also surviving are daughters Carol Chapman and Dianne Swingle, Lake Ariel; sister Glenna Curtis, Hollisterville, PA; 16 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Spencer “Bobby” Swingle; a grandson, Roland Beatty; and a sister, Marion Swingle.

The funeral was on Wednesday, October 7 in the James Wilson Funeral Home, Lake Ariel. Interment followed at East Canaan Cemetery, S. Canaan.

Memorial contributions may be made to Brighten at Julia Ribaudo Senior Center Activity Fund, 1404 Golf Park Drive, Lake Ariel, PA 18436.