Researching, collecting, preserving and publishing the history of the Haines Family settlers and others in the area of what is now known as northern Greene County, Town of Hunter, Catskill Mountains, New York, commonly referred to as the mountaintop.
~ Deceased Haines Family Association Members 2009 ~
Vincent M. Monteleone Vincent M. Monteleone of Haines Falls, a respected citizen, a good man, a great father, a loving grandfather and a proud great-grandfather, went to eternal rest on Monday, February 2, 2009, two days short of his ninety-third birthday. He passed away at the Pines Nursing Home in Catskill after a year long struggle with cancer and heart disease. A true member of the Greatest Generation, Vincent touched many, many hearts during his lifetime and will never be forgotten by those who knew him.
Vince was born in Whitestone, Long Island, in 1916, one of thirteen children, seven brothers and five sisters. He married Mildred M. Layman on October 26, 1940 while he was serving in the United States Navy. Two sons, Vincent Jr. and Stephen, were born while he was serving during WWII. After the war Vince worked at a machine shop in Whitestone and then went on to become a building contractor on Long Island. While living in Elmont and Hempstead, Long Island, he and his partner Lenny started a home building business (E&M Contracting). Together they built over five hundred houses in the Long Island area.
After moving permanently to Haines Falls in 1960, Vincent became a member of the carpenter’s union and worked on many schools, bridges and other major construction in the Hudson Valley. He was an employee of I&OA Slutzky for many years working on many of the projects the Slutzky brothers built. Vincent was a meticulous and careful carpenter, and he took great pride in his work. For many years after he retired he ran a saw sharpening shop, and he also custom built over five hundred Adirondack chairs in his woodworking shop in Haines Falls.
A devout Catholic, Vincent was a weekly communicant at the Immaculate Conception Church where he served as an usher and volunteered for many years as a caller for BINGO. An involved member of the mountaintop community, Vince belonged to a number of organizations. He was a long-standing member of the Haines Falls Fire Company, receiving his 50 year service pin in 2008; he also served as a Fire Commissioner for many years. Vince was a member of the American Legion, the Rip Van Winkle Lion’s Club and the Hunter Area Civic Association.
Vincent was the son of the late Amelia and Alfred Monteleone; he is predeceased by his brothers Fabio, Edward, James and Edmond, and by his sisters Ann Ruocchio and Helen Sellers. Vince’s surviving sisters and brothers are; Lenore Calabrese (Joseph), of Long Island, Gloria Appuzzo of Ardonia, Rita Zuardi of Long Island, Freddie (Sophie) of Whitestone, Long Island, Eugene (Terry) of Ortig, Washington, and Rudy (Arlene) of Haines Falls. Vince is also survived by his former wife Mildred of Mt. Airy, North Carolina, sons Vincent Jr.(Tricia), of Tempe, Arizona, and Stephen (Teresa ) of Haines Falls, his grandchildren, Harold (Tammy) and John of California, Michael (Sherri) of Delmar NY and Joseph (Adrienne) of Denver, North Carolina. Also surviving him are his beloved great grandchildren: Ashley and Cody of California and Jillian, Marissa and Nicholas of Delmar, New York.
A mass of Christian burial will take place to celebrate his life at 11:00 AM Saturday, May 30, 2009, with internment to follow at St. Francis De Sales Cemetery in Platte Clove, NY. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Haines Falls, or to the Haines Falls Fire Company.
Leonard C. Haines, Sr. Leonard C. Haines, Sr., 77, of Prattsville, NY, died on May 9, 2009, at Columbia Memorial Hospital, Hudson, NY. He was born on March 1, 1932, the son of Stewart and Vera (Wentworth) Haines, in Lexington, NY. He is survived by Marie Haines and family; his children William and his wife Gail, Ronald and his wife Sue, Leonard Jr. and his wife Jackie, Patrick and his wife Sophia, Pam and her husband James Tilp, and Tracy and her husband Greg Tilearcio; his grandchildren Peter, Martin and his wife Shannon, Robert and his wife Rachel, Andrew and his wife Elizabeth, Jason and his wife Erica, Jessica and Shiela Charito, Christopher and his wife Bell, Laurissa and Mark; and his great-grandchildren Joachim, Jared, Aurora, Paige, Ana and Owyn.
Leonard is also survived by his brothers Robert and Edward, his sister Florence and her husband Marvin Howard, and his wife Delores.
Leonard owned the West Kill Garage and owned his own refuse business.
Florence H. Howard
Florence H. Howard, 81, of Davenport Center, NY died Friday July 17, 2009, at her residence. Born August 19, 1927, in Westkill, NY, she was the daughter of Stuart and Vera Wentworth Haines. She married Marvin Howard on April 21, 1946, at the Baptist Church in Westkill. Florence was a switchboard operator for Greendell Meat Packing Company in Prattsville. She lived in Little Westkill Valley prior to moving to Davenport Center 20 years ago.
Florence was a member of the United Methodist Church of Lexington, Order of the Eastern Star, and was a Sunday school teacher. She also worked with the youth of the Church through the youth program. She enjoyed cooking, baking and gardening. Florence and her husband worked for the Meals on Wheels program. She enjoyed also working on family genealogy. She served on the Grand Gorge Central School Board of Education and was board president in 1968.
Florence is survived by her husband, Marvin Howard; two daughters, Marilyn and husband John M. Got, and Barbara Howard and son Joseph; a son, Mark Howard and wife Susan; was the best grandma ever to her four grandchildren: Shanna Got, Christopher and wife, Carin Got, Justin and wife, Amy Howard, and Lucas Howard; six great-grandsons, Brighton and Lachlan Got, Josiah and Simeon Howard, and was happily awaiting the arrival of two more. Two brothers, Edward Haines and Robert Haines, also survive Florence.
Funeral services were held 2:00 p.m. Sunday, July 19th, at the United Methodist Church in Lexington with the Rev. Justin Howard and the Rev. Robert Cook officiating. Donations in Florence's memory may be made to a charity of choice or your local area Hospice.
Frederick ‘Skeeter’ Haines Former Mayor of Tannersville Fred “Skeeter” Haines, 82, passed away July 23, 2009, at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson. He was the son of the late Fred and Susan Bach Haines. Skeeter was a veteran of World War II, a member of American Legion Post 165, a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars 1596, and a life member of the Tannersville Fire Department. He worked 27 years for the City of New York Department of Water Resources and Sewage Management.
During the years, Fred was very active in his community, having been mayor of the Village of Tannersville and served as a trustee of the Village. Fred’s public service also included being one of the first members of the Town of Hunter Board of Police Commissioners, a Town police officer and a Town councilman.
He is survived by his sister Shirley and her husband Harry Poladian, niece and nephews Mary Susan Timpson, Andrew F. Poladian, Harry J. Poladian Jr. and grandnieces Felicia, Jessica and Sarah Timpson, and Saleema Poladian.
Interment will be August 8th at the Haines Falls Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Tannersville Rescue Squad or the Kaaterskill Methodist Church.