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Emma B. Dunn, 92
March 24, 1920 - July 25, 2012

Emma B. Dunn of Lake Ariel, PA, formerly of Woodridge, NY; passed away late Wednesday evening, July 25, 2012, at the Geisinger Community Health Center, VNA Hospice Unit, Scranton. She was 92.
Born in Woodridge, NY, on March 24, 1920, she was the daughter of the late Willis and Pearl Wilson Yaple. Emma was employed at Inter-County Co-op Association in Woodridge for many years.
She was a member of the Woodridge United Methodist Church, Woodridge. She loved the outdoors and enjoyed gardening, traveling, and watching sports on TV.
Preceding her in death were her husband, Irving Dunn; son, Irving L. Dunn; infant daughter, Esther Dunn; brothers, Lester R. Yaple, Winferd Yaple, Harold Yaple, Leon Yaple, and Alen Yaple; and sister, Edna Yaple.
Surviving are daughters: Betty L. Kellogg and her husband Raymond of Lake Ariel, Pa.; Lillian Porter of South Fallsburg; sons: Richard Dunn Sr. and his wife Catherine of Summerfield, FL; William Dunn and his wife Carol Ann of Summerfield, FL; and Ross Dunn Sr. and his companion Sylvia of Livingston Manor; brother, Jay Yaple of Westfield, Mass.; 15 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be private and held at the convenience of the family.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Lanterman & Allen Funeral Home, Inc., 27 Washington Street, East Stroudsburg, PA;

Marie L. Lansing
Retired Payroll Manager, 67

Marie L. Lansing of Liberty, NY, a retired payroll manager for Concordia College in Bronxville, NY, died Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at her home in Liberty. She was 67.
The daughter of the late Harry and Clara Schaffranek Canyock, she was born December 4, 1944 in Manhattan, NY.
Survivors include her husband, Joseph G. Lansing, at home; and one son, David M. Lansing, of Highland Falls, NY.
Visitation will be held Friday, August 3, 2012 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Harris Funeral Home, West St. at Buckley, Liberty, NY.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 4 at the funeral home. The Rev. Martin Tyce will officiate.
Burial will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery, Cold Spring Road, Liberty.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Harris Funeral Home, West Street at Buckley, Liberty, NY, 845-292-0001 or 845-439-5200;

Anthony N. Molino
Retired Furniture Serviceman, 87

Anthony N. Molino of Jeffersonville, NY, a retired furniture serviceman, died Monday, July 30, 2012 at Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown, NY. He was 87.
The son of Michael and Lena Chiacchetti Molino, he was born January 15, 1925 in West Hoboken/Union City, New Jersey. He was married to Martha Allenspach Molino.
He was a member of the Grace Lutheran Church of North Branch, NY, and the First Lutheran Church of Jeffersonville. He was a master gardener with Cornell Cooperative Extension Service in Liberty, NY. He proudly served his country during WWII in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He flew 35 bombing missions over Germany as a radio operator and gunner on B17 bombers. He served with the 335th Bomb Squad and the 95th Bomb Group of the 8th Air Force while stationed in England.
He is survived by his wife, Martha Allenspach Molino, at home; his children, Marie Moore and her husband Kevin of West Milford, NJ; Margaret Kimble of Staten Island, NY; Michael Anthony Molino of Newport, Pa.; Anthony John Molino and his wife Ricca Haim Molino of Franklin Lakes, NJ; four grandchildren, Ramone, Michelle, Daniel and Nicole; three great-grandchildren, Jamir, Auria, and Maurice; and nieces and nephews.
Friends may call Friday, August 3, 2012 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Jeffersonville.
Funeral services with military honors will be held at 4 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, with Pastor William Louie officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Friends of Grace Church, North Branch, NY 12766 or the Jeffersonville First Aid Squad, PO Box 396, Jeffersonville, NY 12748.
Arrangements by Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home, Jeffersonville, NY, 482-4280.

S. Richard Gross, 80
June 19, 1932 – July 30, 2012

S. Richard Gross, prominent attorney and life-long area resident, died Monday, July 30, 2012, at Orange Regional Medical Center, receiving love and comfort from his wife and children at his bedside.
Richard was born in Liberty, the son of the late Grace and Emanuel Gross, and was the third generation of the family to reside in the Liberty area.
Richard graduated from Liberty High School. Following that, he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Cornell University and a Doctorate in Jurisprudence from Cornell University Law School. He joined the law practice of his father, Emanuel Gross, in 1957, and practiced law continuously for the past 55 years.
He was the oldest practicing attorney in Sullivan County and was known throughout the county and beyond for his competence and compassion, but above all, for his honesty, dignity and integrity. In addition to his private practice, Richard served for many years as attorney for the Village of Liberty, as an assistant county attorney for Social Services and as the attorney for the Liberty Central School District. His law practice was more than a way to make a living – it was a calling. He never spoke of retiring because he enjoyed what he did – helping others with their problems. Richard was also generous with his time to individuals and organizations. He was a past president of the Sullivan County Bar Association and also served on various committees of that organization. He was the Chancellor Commander of the Knights of Pythias, a long-time Democratic Committee member of Liberty, and Board Member of the Nava-Len District of the Boy Scouts. He was a member of Congregation Ahavath Israel and the Liberty Elks Club for over 50 years, a long-time member of the Liberty Rotary Club, and a member of the Liberty Junior Chamber of Commerce and the Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce.
Richard was a devoted son, brother, husband, father and grandfather, providing unconditional love and support to all. His loving spirit, generosity, and wise counsel enriched the lives of many. He never asked or wanted things for himself, but to his family, he never said no and nothing was too much effort for him to do. His only fault is that he left us too soon.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Rita Davis Gross; son, David Gross, of Liberty, New York; son, Robert Gross and wife, Cindy Gross, of Yorktown Heights, New York; daughter, Amy Gross Hymanson and husband, Gerald Hymanson, of Morganville, New Jersey; grandchildren, Stephanie Gross, Michele Gross, Samantha Hymanson and Evan Hymanson; brother, Meyer Gross and wife Karen Gross, of New York City, New York; and brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Theodore and Marcia Davis, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, August 3, 2012 at Congregation Ahavath Israel, 39 Chestnut Street, Liberty, New York.
Internment will follow at Congregation Ahavath Israel Cemetery, Hysana Road, Liberty.
Memorial donations may be made to Congregation Ahavath Israel, 39 Chestnut Street, Liberty, NY 12754.
Funeral services are under the direction of the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home, Monticello, New York. For more information or to leave an online condolence, please visit

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