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April 13, 2010

Earle Poley
Ret. Owner of Poley Trucking, 95

Earle Poley of North Branch, NY, the retired owner of Poley Trucking and a former distributor for Sinclair Oil Corp., died Sunday, April 11, 2010 at home. He was 95.
The son of the late John William and Bertha Jane Ballard Poley, he was born March 16, 1915 in North Branch. He was married to Ellen “Mae” Stewart Poley.
Mr. Poley was a lifelong area resident and an 80-year member, a Past Chief, Past President and a former Commissioner of the North Branch Fire Department. He was a member of the North Branch Methodist Church, the Jeffersonville Senior Citizens, Callicoon Senior Citizens, and a former Democratic Committeeman for the Town of Callicoon.
He is survived by his wife, Ellen “Mae” Stewart Poley, at home; four daughters, Kay Rosenberger and her husband Carl, Bonnie Dimler and her husband Ross, Jane Buddenhagen and her husband Daniel, and Amy Poley; grandchildren, Debbie Owen and her husband Guy, Brent Rosenberger and his wife Kim, Glen Rosenberger and his wife Joann, Brian Rosenberger and his wife Christine, Trina Dimler, Lance Dimler, Derek Dimler, Kurt Buddenhagen, Kelly Hendrickson and her husband Darren, Matthew Buddenhagen, April Masson and her husband Christopher, Ty Ebert and his wife Amanda, and Nate Bradshaw; 19 great-grandchildren; a brother, John Poley; a son-in-law, Roger Ebert; a sister-in-law, Wilda Priebe and her husband Albert; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a daughter, Carolyn “Sue” Ebert.
Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home, 34 Upper Main St., Callicoon, NY.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 14 at the North Branch Methodist Church, 8 North Branch-Obernberg Road.
Burial will be in North Branch Methodist Cemetery, North Branch.
Memorial contributions may be made to the North Branch Methodist Church; North Branch Fire Department; or the Leukemia Society of America, Central NY Chapter, 401 N. Salina St., Syracuse, NY 13203.

Adelaide R. Geiselman
July 30, 1916 – April 7, 2010

Adelaide Ruth Geiselman, born July 30,1916 passed away peacefully at the home of her son Donald on April 7, 2010.
Born in Fosterdale, New York, she was the daughter of the late George and Lillian Townsend.
She was predeceased by her loving husband Charles Geiselman, four sisters and three brothers. She is survived by her sister Gladys O’Brien of River Edge, NJ; her son Donald and his wife Barbra Geiselman of Cleveland, NC; her daughter Jeanne and her husband Ron Bernard of Colonie, NY; her five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren: Mark and his wife Christy Bernard and their children Quinn and Tanner of Middle Grove, NY; Beth Bernard and her fiance Bob Gennarelli of Albany, NY; Caryn Geiselman and her husband Robert Schnabel and their children Heather and Christopher of Wurtsboro, NY; Ann Marie Geiselman and her husband Rick Van DeVen and their children Charlie, Emma and Isabel of Marble Hill, Missouri; and Wendy Geiselman and her fiance Nick Landato of Middletown, NY; and many dear nieces, nephews and friends.
Adelaide retired from the New York Telephone Company and was a member of the Telephone Pioneers. She was an active member of the United Methodist Church of Monticello and volunteered at Noah’s Arc Thrift Shop.  She was also a member of the Wesleyan Guild and the Monticello Senior Citizens.
Relatives and friends are invited to call on Thursday, April 15, 2010 from 1-2 p.m. at the VanInwegen-Kenny, Inc. Funeral Home, 401 Broadway, Monticello, NY 12701 (845)-794-4141. A short service will be held at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Fosterdale Cemetery.
The family has requested, in lieu of flowers, those who wish to remember Adelaide may make a memorial contribution to the United Methodist Church of Monticello, 445 Broadway, Monticello, NY 12701.

Joseph P. Quinn Jr.
Ret. VP,CFO, Public Relations, 60

Joseph P. Quinn Jr., 60, died Saturday, April 11, 2010, at Weill-Cornell Hospital in New York City with his family at his bedside.
Family and friends are invited to visiting hours at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Jeffersonville from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday, April 13.
A sharing of memories and love will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
Born in Fort Lee, NJ, on January 28, 1950 to Joseph and Genevieve Quinn, he was a graduate of St. Joseph Regional High School in Montvale, NJ, and Rutgers University (1972). He served as a helicopter pilot in the U.S. Army, and held the rank of Captain at discharge. After the Army, he held positions across a range of industries, and when he retired, due to disabilities, he was a Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of a New York-based public relations firm.
The last seven years of Joe’s life were marked by a courageous battle with two disabling and life-threatening illnesses – Parkinson’s disease and vasculitis. The family’s thanks goes out to the doctors and staff of Weill-Cornell Hospital who treated him so skillfully and caringly during his last three years.
He is survived by his wife, Teresa A. Quinn of Jeffersonville; his father, Joseph P. Quinn Sr. of Pompano Beach, Fla.; his sister, Susan Noto of Upper Saddle River, NJ; his sister, Patricia Lamson of Ridgewood, NJ; and his brother, Peter Quinn of Fort Lee, NJ.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research or to the Vasculitis Foundation.

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