2000-01-19 / Obituaries


Joseph A. Payne

Joseph Alfred Payne, age 69, of Honesdale, PA, a former North Highlands resident, died Friday morning, January 14, 2000 at the Wayne Memorial Hospital in Honesdale following an illness. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, the former Bernadette Herleth. The couple married on December 15, 1956.

Born March 11, 1930 in New York City, Mr. Payne graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in Queens, NY and then graduated from St. Francis College with a Bachelors degree in Business Administration. Joseph received his Masters degree in Banking and Finance from New York University. He worked for 30 years for Chase Manhattan Bank, retiring as Senior Vice President and five years with the Industrial Bank of Japan. He resided in North Highlands before moving to Honesdale six years ago.

Joseph was a veteran of the Korean Conflict, serving as a member of the 508th Chapter of the 82nd Airborne Division. He had recently been a member of the Walter E. Hughes Tri-State Mid-Hudson Airborne Chapter. He was an original member of the North Highlands Engine Company #1 in Philipstown and served as secretary-treasurer and commissioner. He attended both St. John Parish, Honesdale and St. Joseph’s parish, White Mills.

In addition to his wife, Bernadette, he is survived by one son, Scott F. Payne and wife Karen of Poughkeepsie, NY and his dog, Missey.

His funeral was conducted from the Hessling Funeral Home, 428 Main Street, Honesdale, PA on Tuesday, January 18 with a Mass of Christian Burial being celebrated at St. John the Evangelist Church, Honesdale. Cremation followed at Maple Hill at Salem Crematory, Archbald. His ashes will be intered in St. Mary Magdalen’s Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Walter E. Hughes Tri-State Mid-Hudson Chapter, 129 E. Main Street, Port Jervis, NY 12771.

Michael F. Grassi

Michael F. Grassi, age 80, of Garrison, NY died on Friday, January 14, 2000 at Westledge Nursing Home in Peekskill, NY.

Born on October 9, 1919 in Ossining, NY he was the son of the late Frank and Alfia Grassi. Mr. Grassi was a long-time Garrison resident and the retired owner/operator of Grassi’s service station in Garrison.

Survivors include his sister-in-law, Mrs. Dorothy J. Harrington Grassi of Willits, CA; one nephew, Dr. Frank J. Grassi of Willits, CA; and one niece, Priscilla S. Farrel of Vacaville, CA. He was predeceased by one brother, Peter Grassi and one sister, Ida M. Grassi.

Private cremation took place in Ferncliff Crematory in Hartsdale, NY. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Clinton Funeral Home, Cold Spring.

Emil J. "Joe" Trainor

Emil J. "Joe" Trainor of Cold Spring, NY died suddenly on Tuesday, January 4, 2000 at the age of 64.

Born in Manhattan on February 11, 1935 he was the son of the late Eugene and Bijou Katzenstein Trainor. Mr. Trainor was a self-employed computer graphics designer. He has been an area resident for the last 20 years and was a member and deacon of the First Presbyterian Church of Philipstown. A skilled magician, he was a member and held leadership positions in several magicians’ guilds.

Survivors include three daughters from his marriage to Peggy Hastings Sanford; Caroline Salazar of Cold Spring, Elizabeth McNiel of Memphis, Tennessee and Abagail Bolebruch of Gloversville, NY. His four grandchildren, Elizabeth, Stefanie, Juan Jr. and William Salazar also survive him.

Calling hours took place at the Clinton Funeral Home, Cold Spring, on Friday. Funeral services were held at the First Presbyterian Church of Philipstown on Saturday, January 8, 2000. The Rev. William Weisenbach officiated. Private cremation took place in Ferncliff crematory in Hartsdale, NY. Arrangements were under the direction of The Clinton Funeral Home of Cold Spring.

J. Lawrence A. Pariseau

J. Lawrence A. Pariseau of Garrison, NY died on Saturday, January 8, 2000 in Stony Brook Medical Center in Brookha-ven, NY at the age of 76.

Born on November 15, 1923 in Salem, MA, he was the son of the late Clephas Ovila and Elmina Brillant Pariseau. He was a retired air freight handler for American Airlines at LaGuardia Airport in Queens. An area resident for 10 years coming from Flushing, Queens, he was a charter member of the Flushing Volunteer Ambulance Corp., a World War II Navy Combat Veteran and a parishioner of Our Lady of Loretto Church.

Mr. Pariseau was predeceased by his wife, Dr. Andree’ Marie Louise Pariseau on August 25, 1996.

Survivors include four children, The Rev. Denise P. Mantell of Matawan, NJ, Daniel L. Pariseau of PA, Lawrence D. Pariseau and Chantal Monroe, both of Garrison. 11 grandchildren also survive him.

Calling hours and services took place at the Clinton Funeral Home on Tuesday, January 11, 2000. Services were officiated by his daughter, the Rev. Denise P. Mantall. Private cremation took place at Ferncliff crematory in Hartsdale, NY. The family has requested donations to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Arrangements were under the direction of The Clinton Funeral Home, Cold Spring.

Janet Lane

Funeral services were held last Sunday for Janet Lane, a long-time resident of Putnam Valley. She had resided in Lake Peekskill for nearly forty five years before making her home with her late husband Jesse in Florida in 1975.

Originally from Forest Hills, NY, she was active in Jewish religious affairs. She was a charter member of the Forest Hills Jewish Center. She is also known in Putnam Valley as one of the early founders of the Reform Temple of Putnam Valley in the mid-1960’s. For many years she served as the Treasurer for the Sisterhood of Temple Israel in Lake Peekskill.

In the mid-1950’s, as an active member of the Putnam Valley Democratic Club, she testified before a special New York State Committee headed by then-Attorney General Louis Lefkowitz supporting the right of voters to choose their residency for voting purposes in support of Putnam Valley voters from New York City. That case opened the way for continued voting by residents at a residency of their choice.

She is survived by three sons, George, Michael and Stanley. Survivors also include five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held in Larchmont on Sunday, January 9, 2000.

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