Your tombstone stands among the rest;
Neglected and alone.
The name and date are chiseled out
On polished, marbled stone.
It reaches out to all who care
It is too late to mourn.
You did not know that I exist
You died and I was born.
Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh, in blood, in bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own.
Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
One hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so.
I wonder if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot,
And come to visit you.
Sullivan County Democrat - Callicoon, NY
January 11, 2005
Frank J. Haddock
Ret. Carpenter, 81
Frank James Haddock of Swan Lake, a retired carpenter with Union Local #19,
died Sunday, January 9, 2005, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional
Medical Center in Harris. He was 81 years of age.
The son of the late Frank and Mary Judge Haddock, he was born February 24,
1923, in Newburgh.
Mr. Haddock is survived by his wife, Joan Pearce Haddock, at home; three sons
and two daughters-in-law, Gary and Robin Haddock of Oneonta, Kevin Haddock
of Swan Lake, and Wayne and Nadine Haddock of Groton; four grandchildren,
Christopher and Emily Haddock of Oneonta, and Matthew and Elizabeth
Haddock of Groton; a sister, Anne Haddock of Jeffersonville; and two nieces.
There will be no visitation.
Cremation will be made at the Twin Tiers Crematory in Endicott.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in
January 26, 2001
Doris A. Haddock
Ret. from NY Tel, 76
Doris A. Haddock of Monticello, a 38-year employee of New York Telephone
Co. and a lifelong area resident, died Monday, January 22, 2001, at the home of
her son in Monticello. She was 76 years of age.
The daughter of the late Leo and Viola Bassney Slater, she was born April 18,
1924, in Equinunk, Pa. She was the widow of Charles P. Haddock.
Mrs. Haddock was a member of the United Methodist Church of Monticello and a
founder of Noah's Ark Thrift Shop of the church. She was a member and past
secretary of the Monticello Senior Citizens, a member of the Office of the Aging,
the Telephone Pioneers of America and the Ladies Auxiliary to the
Bailey-Richmond Post No. 9588, Veterans of Foreign Wars. She was also a
volunteer for Meals on Wheels and was an avid bowler.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Alan "Moose" and Judy Reynolds
of Monticello; two step-daughters, Sheri Haddock of New York City and Cynthia
Belle and her husband, Richard, of Swan Lake; a sister, Florence Toohey of
Richmond, Va.; three grandsons, Francis "Rusty" Welsch, Robert Welsch and
Joshua Belle; two granddaughters, Tracy Gaughan and Jessika Belle; five
great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a
sister, Cora Stevenson, and a grandson, Ronald Welsch.
Services were held Thursday at the United Methodist Church of Monticello with
the Rev. Rosemary Smith officiating.
Cremation was made at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Sullivan County, 800 Stony
Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550.
Funeral arrangements were made by the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home in
Mary Welsh Dillon
Nora White Norton
William A. Dillon
|"THIS IS A CEMETERY - "
Lives are commemorated - deaths are
recorded - families are reunited -
memories are made tangible - and love is
undisguised. This is a cemetery.
Communities accord respect, families
bestow reverence, historians seek
information and our heritage is thereby
Testimonies of devotion, pride and
remembrance are carved in stone to pay
warm tribute to accomplishments and to
the life - not death - of a loved one. The
cemetery is homeland for family
memorials that are a sustaining source of
comfort to the living.
A cemetery is a history of people - a
perpetual record of yesterday and a
sanctuary of peace and quiet today. A
cemetery exists because every life is
worth loving and remembering - always.