Thelma M. Bechuck

Thelma Bechuck of South Fallsburg passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at the age of 89.

She was the daughter of the late Oscar Burger and Hazel Cross, born on November 5, 1930 in Monticello, NY. 

She will be deeply missed and lovingly remembered.

She is survived by her daughter May Smith, her grandchildren Tony Smith and wife Lynn and Jamie Bonham and husband Tom, her great-grandson Michael Bonham, and her sisters Violet Dlugatch (Don) and Janet Moss (Ronnie). Thelma was predeceased by her husband Anthony Bechuck.

Limited visitation will be held on Saturday, June 27, 2020 from 11 to 1pm at Colonial Memorial Funeral Home 396 State Route 52, Woodbourne, NY 12788. Social distancing guidelines set forth by the New York State Department of Health will be in place; a limit of 10 visitors at a time will be allowed in the funeral home and facemasks are required at all times. Graveside service will follow at Hurleyville Cemetery at 1:30pm Rev. Dennis Rockett will officiate. 

In lieu of flowers, donations in Thelma’s name can be made to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties at800 Stony Brook Ct, Newburgh, NY 12550 or visit

Arrangements were under the direction of Colonial Memorial Funeral Home, for further information please call 845-434-7363 or visit