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  Arene, Carmela Fossella

Carmela "Carm" A. Arene Fossella, of Newburgh,  N.Y. a former retired secretary for Ferguson Adjusters in Newburgh and lifetime area resident, entered into rest Saturday April 2, 2005, at home. She was 82. Daughter of the late Achille and Caterina Andriano Arene, she was born January 17, 1923 in Newburgh. She was married to the late Salvatore Fossella. Carmela attended Newburgh schools and was a graduate of Newburgh Free Academy, Class of '41. She was a parishioner of Sacred Heart Church and former member of the Sacred Heart League. Carm was a caring person who always opened her heart and home to everyone. She will be dearly missed. Survivors include her children: Maria C. Dyseven of New Windsor, Joseph V. Fossella of New York City and East Hampton, Long Island, and Catherine Fossella of Newburgh; her grandson, Alexander J. Fossella of East Hampton, Long Island; her sister, Florence M. Arene of Newburgh; her niece, Rosa Retamozo of Newburgh; and grand-niece Andrea Rose Scott. Besides her husband Salvatore, Carmela was predeceased by her sister, Mary Rose Arene. The family will receive their friends from 4-8 PM on Tuesday, April 5 at the Brooks-DiDonato Funeral Home, 481 Gidney Ave., Newburgh. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, April 6 in Sacred Heart Church, Newburgh. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, New Windsor. Memorial contributions on Carmela's behalf may be sent to: Newburgh Ministry, 9 Johnson St., Newburgh, NY 12550. To send a personal condolence or for directions to the funeral home, please visit www.Brooks-DiDonato.com


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  Arrao, Annunciata Prokosch

Annunciata "Nuncy" Arrao Prokosch, 85, died peacefully on May 20, 2008 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born August 20, 1922 in Boston, MA, the daughter of Antonina and Stephen Arrao. She was the wife of Alfred Prokosch Sr. whom she married on May 23, 1943. He predeceased her on December 31, 1988. Annunciata was a member of Sacred Heart Parish, Newburgh, NY. she was co-founder and President of A. Prokosch & Sons Sheet Metal, established in December 1968. She was very involved with Boy Scouts of America and Sacred Heart Sports Program where she was lovingly known as "Grandma" to all. She will be greatly missed. She is survived by three sons: John and his wife, Mary Ann, Stephen and his wife, Gail, and Alfred Jr. and his wife, Margherita; two daughters, Susan Prokosch and Nancy D'Alfonso and her husband, Walter and foster son, Roger Ramjug and his wife, Brenda; grandchildren,Dr. Gina Cook and her husband, Kevin, Joanna Zucker and her husband Arnie of Cincinnati, OH, Matthew Prokosch, Stephen Prokosch, Jr., Scott Prokosch and his wife, Panayota, Tyler and Lucas Prokosch, David D'Alfonso and his wife Kylene, Dr. Paul D'Alfonso of Venice Beach, CA, Zachary D'Alfonso,, Nina D'Alfonso and Rebecca, Grace, Luke and Christian Ramjog, Great-grandchildren, Emily, Katie, Jacob and John Cook, Benjamin, Claire and Sarah Zucker, Gavin Prokosch, Daniel Lee and Roman D'Alfonso; and several nieces and nephews. Annunicata was predeceased by three brothers: Salvatore, Frank and Anthony, and one sister, Grace Pitkin. Visitation will be held from 5-8 pm on Thursday May 22, and from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, May 23, at Brooks Funeral Home 481 Gidney Ave., Newburgh. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 24, in Sacred Heart Church, Newburgh. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, New Windsor. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Annunciata's name may be sent to Sacred Heart Sports Program c/o Susan Prokosch 565 South St. Newburgh, NY 12550, or the Alfred & Annunciata Prokosch Scholarship Fund c/o Susan Prokosch, 565 South St. Newburgh NY 12550


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    Arrotta, Florence Mary Imbasciani

Florence Mary Arrotta Imbasciani of Newburgh and lifelong resident of the area, entered into eternal rest on Monday, April 29, 2013 at home. She was 89 years old. The daughter of the late Frank Sr. and Lena Mazzulla Arrotta, she was born on January 26, 1924 in Newburgh. On October 31, 1942 she married Vito Imbasciani, who resides at home. Last year, they celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary. In addition to her husband, Vito, survivors include her sons: Vito D. Imbasciani and his companion, George DiSalvo of Los Angeles, CA and Michael F. Imbasciani and his wife, Barbara of Walden; a daughter, Doreen M. Imbasciani Auchmoody and her husband, Robert of Port Jervis; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; nine nieces and 17 nephews; a brother, Michael Arrotta and his wife, Grace of Orlando, FL; brother-in-law, Rocco Imbasciani and his wife, Leila of Homosassa, FL; five sisters-in-law: Elizabeth (Imbasciani) DeRosa of Levittown, NY, Paula (Imbasciani) Laurino of Margate, FL, Graziela F. (Imbasciani) Huey of Stuart, FL, Antoinetta Imbasciani of Crystal River, FL and Anna Marie (Imbasciani) Kaufman of Lincoln, RI. In addition to her parents, Florence was predeceased by two brothers: Louis and Frank Arrotta Jr. and sister and brother-in-law, Domenica B. (Imbasciani)and Frank LaRose. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, May 2nd at Brooks Funeral Home, 481 Gidney Ave., Newburgh. A Funeral Service will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 3rd at the funeral home. Father John Vondras will officiate. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, New Windsor.


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  Bauer, Adelaide Riccio         Born   Nov. 11, 1923     Died   June 18, 1996   in Newburgh


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   Bayless, Wallace   

Wallace H. Bayless, of Rockledge, Fla., a retired field clerk for Central Hudson Gas and Electric Company, died Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2000, at Wuestoff Hospital, Rockledge, Fla. He was 78. Born in Cornwall, he moved to Brevard County, Fla. in 1985 from Newburgh. A U.S. Army Veteran having served in the European Theater of Operations during World War II, he was a member of the 12th Armored Division Association 494th Field Artillery; Rockledge Country Club; Central Hudson Gas & Electric Company Quarter Century Club; former member of Grace Methodist Church, Newburgh; Osiris Catholic Church, Walden; and was an avid square dancer and golfer. Survivors include his wife, Kathleen Bayless of Rockledge, Fla; one daughter, Gayle Bell of Beaumont, Texas; one brother, Clifford Bayless of Las Vegas, Nevada; and four grandchildren. Services were held on Sept. 30 at Florida Memorial Gardens, 5950 South Highway U.S. 1, Rockledge, Fla. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Wuesthoff Brevard Hospice, P.O. Box 565002, Rockledge, Fla. 32956. Arrangements are under the direction of Florida Memorial Gardens, Rockledge, Fla.


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  Benson, Rita Strickland

Rita Mary Benson Strickland, a longtime Newburgh and Beacon resident, died Sunday, Dec. 12, 1999, at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Curt and Anne Strickland, in Stoughton, Mass. She was 77. The daughter of John and Bertha Herbison Benson, she was born Nov. 13, 1922, in Newburgh. She was married to Richard C. Strickland, who died Oct. 15, 1978. In addition to her son and daughter-in-law, Curt and Anne Strickland, survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Peter and Mary Catherine Strickland of Conway, S.C; two daughters Suzanne Strickland of New York City and Sarajo Strickland and her companion, Jim Gingerich, of Bridgehampton; one brother and sister-in-law, John and Claire Benson of New Windsor; and six grandchildren, Samantha Henry, Tonja and Jesse Strickland, and Meaghan, Michael and Conor Strickland. Visitation will be held from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 15, at Halvey Funeral Home, 24 Willow St., Beacon. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 15, at St. John the Evangelist Church, 35 Willow St., Beacon. Burial will follow in St. Joachim's Cemetery, Beacon. Arrangements are under the direction of Halvey Funeral Home, Beacon.


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Beretta, Mary Cutrone   

Mary Beretta Cutrone, 87 of Marlboro, died Saturday May 14, 2011 peacefully at home. Born in Newburgh, on June 19, 1923 , she was the daughter of the late Carlo and the late Julia (Caligani) Beretta. Mary attended NFA, in Newburgh. She was a supervisor for Lily of France Women's Garments in Newburgh. She enjoyed being a home maker. Mrs. Cutrone was a member of Marlboro Senior Citizens, Catholic Daughters, and will be remembered for all her work at St. Mary's Church. Survived by many nieces and nephews. Pre-deceased by her husband Gus J. Cutrone who passed away Dec. 15, 2010. And three brothers, John, Frank and Rudolph Beretta. Friends may call Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at The DiDonato Funeral Service, Inc, 1290 Route 9W, Marlboro. A Mass of Christian burial will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, Route 9W, Marlboro with Father Edward Bader officiating. Burial will take place at St. Mary's Cemetery, Lattingtown Road, Marlboro. Memorial donations be made to St. Mary's Food Pantry, Post Office Box 730, Marlboro, 12542, or Hospice Foundation Inc., Memorial Gift Program, 34 Broadway, Kingston 12401.


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     Beretto, Fausto

Fausto Beretto of Newburgh, N.Y. a machinist supervisor, a Coast Guard Veteran, and a resident in the Town of Newburgh most of his life, died Friday, October 26, 2001, at Albany Medical Center, Albany. He was 78. The son of the late Giacomo Beretta and Domenica Boccagni, he was born May 18, 1923, in Italy. Mr. Beretta was Past Assistant Chief of Middlehope Fire Department; NFA Golden Gloves Boxing Champ of 1941; member of St. Mary's Church, Marlboro; and during WWII, he served at Sea on Coast Guard Boat #83486 doing anti submarine patrols. Survivors include wife, Theresa Miccoli Beretta of Town of Newburgh; two sons, Donald Beretta and Glen A. and Joanne Beretta, all of Town of Newburgh; one brother, Navarino Beretta of Town of Newburgh; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brother, Robert Beretta; and sister, Teresa Mazzola. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, October 29, at DiDonato Funeral Service, Inc, 1290 Rt 9W P.O Box 537, Marlboro, NY 12542. Funeral services will be held at St. Mary's Church, Tuesday, October 30, at 10:30 a.m. Father Edward Bader will officiate. Burial will take place Tuesday, October 30, in the St. Mary's Cemetery, Marlboro, NY 12542. Arrangements by DiDonato Funeral Service, Inc.


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Bizzell, Clarence         Born July 19, 1923    Died Feb. 1986 in  Newburgh   (Listed Camera Shy)


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     Blaney, Francis          Born  Jan. 7, 1922   Died  Nov. 11, 1989  in Florida  


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     Boris, Rita Wilkins  

Rita Boris Wilkins, 84, a resident of Heritage Pointe, Warren, IN, died Saturday, August 8, 2009 at Marion General Hospital. Rita was born May 6, 1925 in Newburgh, NY to Joseph and Helen Boris. She was a 1941 graduate of Newburgh Free Academy where she was an honor student and cheerleader. She graduated from Bates College, Lewiston, ME in 1945 with a BS degree in Biology and Chemistry. She married 2nd Lt. G. Sanford (Sandy) Wilkins in 1945 at Stewart Air Field in New York. She retired in 1954, as a Research Assistant from E.R. Squibb & Son to become a full time mom. In the late 60's she became active in Real Estate, first as an agent in New Jersey, then as a broker in Massachusetts. After moving to Marion in 1972, she led a team of volunteers who screened pre-school children for amblyopia throughout Grant Co., for the Grant County Association of Workers for the Blind. In 1977 she was honored as the Association's Worker of the Year. She was also presented with Youth Service Award under the Governor's Voluntary Action Program in January 1980. Rita was also a volunteer driver for both Meals-On-Wheels and Cancer Services of Grant County. In addition she also volunteered countless hours at St. Martins and the Hostess' House Resale Shop. Surviving her are: husband, G. Sanford "Sandy"; son, Gregory (Janice), granddaughter, Stacey, step-grandson David, several cousins, as well as a niece and nephew. She was preceded in death by son, Thomas Richard. A Funeral Mass will be held Wednesday, August 12, at 11 a.m. at St. Paul Catholic Church, 1009 W. Kem Rd., Marion, IN, with The Rev. Richard Weisenberger officiating. Burial will follow at Gardens of Memory Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday, August 11, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service, North Chapel, 1341 N. Baldwin Ave., Marion, IN. Memorials may be directed to Cancer Services of Grant County, 305 S. Norton Ave., Marion, IN.


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     Bostock, Annabelle Kriegel

Annabelle Bostock Kriegel, former Mayor of Warren Township, NJ passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, March 16, 2013. She was born July 8, 1924, in Newburgh, NY. She attended Newburgh Free Academy and the Brander Matthews Theater at Columbia University. She was employed as a bookkeeper and telephone operator for NY Bell. In 1954, she married her husband Harry and they were together for 60 years. Annabelle was active in the Republican Party. She was a member of the Warren Township planning board, environmental board, township committee and was Mayor in 1982. She served on the County library counsel and the state welfare board. She and her husband were members of Advent Lutheran Church. Despite losing two children to Pompe Disease she was a woman of unwavering faith and devotion. She is predeceased by her husband, Harry and sons, Harry and Daniel. Annabelle is survived by her sister, Elsie of Newburgh, NY; her son, Dr. Charles Kriegel and his wife Pamela; grandchildren, Ali and Charlie of Winslow Maine. She is also survived by nephew, Edmund Fries and his wife Brenda of Oceanside, CA; nieces, Hon. Wenda K. Travers and her husband Richard Travers, M.D., Stephanie Hoff and her husband Michael Hoff, Esq.; nephews, Charles Kavanagh and his wife Chrissy and Thomas Kavanagh and his wife Kim. She is also survived by several grand-nieces and nephews. She is survived by special friends, Kathy and Shannon McAdams and Joan Phillips. The family would like to thank Dr. Alan Fine, Dr. Herbert Lipschultz and Dr. Gita Patel for their excellent care. Visitation will be on Thursday, March 21st, 2013, from 4:00-7:00 p.m. with a 6:30 p.m. funeral service at Higgins Home for Funerals, 752 Mountain Blvd., Watchung, NJ 07069. Everyone is invited to gather at the funeral home on Friday morning at 9:00 a.m. before proceeding to Woodlawn Cemetery, New Windsor, NY for a graveside service. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to: The Warren Township Rescue Squad or the Pine Tree Camp Society, 149 Front St, Bath, ME 04530. To send condolences go to www.higginsfuneralhome.com


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Bowman, David         Born July 18, 1923   Died  Dec. 1984  in Rock Tavern (Listed Camera Shy)


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Brandon, Herbert      Born Jan. 10, 1923    Died   March 2, 2004  (Listed Camera Shy)


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  Brumm, Janet Weber

Janet Brumm Weber, a retired school teacher and lifelong area resident, died November 2, 2005 at Elant at Newburgh. She was 80. The daughter of Frederick and Ethel McCallin Brumm, she was born November 18, 1924 in Newburgh. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church and Newburgh Teachers Assoc. Survivors include her husband Walter Weber at home; daughters, Pamela Weber of Durham, N.C., Gail Duncan of Chapel Hill, N.C.; niece Michelle Kirkman of Nahant, Mass.; cousin, Nancy Tierney of Beacon. The family will receive friends Friday, November 4, 2005, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at White & Venuto Funeral Home, 188 N. Plank Rd. (Rt 32), Town of Newburgh. A Funeral Service will be held Saturday, November 5 at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will take place at Fishkill Rural Cemetery, 801-Rt9, Fishkill. In lieu of flowers, kindly make memorial contributions to the Alzheimer's Association Mid-Hudson Chapter, 22 Freedom Plains Road, Ste. 102, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603-2647. Funeral arrangements under direction of White & Venuto Funeral Home.


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Burkoski, Pearl    (Camera Shy)

Pearl Burkoski of Newburgh, entered into rest on Friday, August 1, 2008, at Elant at Newburgh.  She was 85.  The daughter of the late Wesyl and Mary Karas Burkoski, she was born March 1, 1923, in Newburgh, NY  Pearl was a lifetime parishioner of St. Francis of Assisi Church, Newburgh and a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America.  She retired from New York Telephone Company, where she worked for over 30 years at the Liberty St. office in Newburgh.  She is survived by her brother, Michael "Mickey" Burkoski and his wife Lyn of Naples, Fl; sister-in-law, Fortune Burkoski of Newburgh; nephews, Paul Ciaccio and his wife, Cheryl, Stephen Ciaccio, Greg Ciaccio and John Burkoski and his wife, Amy; nieces,Diane Case and her husband, Ron, Beth Dombroski and her husband Chris, Mary and Jennifer Burkoski; several great-nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her sister, Anne Ciaccio and brother, John "Lefty" Burkoski.  Visitation wil be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Monday, August 4 at Brooks Funeral Home, 481 Gidney Ave., Newburgh, NY 12550.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, August 5, at St. Francis of Assisi Church, Newburgh. Entombment will follow in Cedar Hill Mausoleum, Newburgh.  In lieu of flowers, donations in Pearl's memory may be made to St. Francis of Assisi Church Restoration Fund, 145 Benkard Ave. Newburgh, NY 12550


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    Camp, Everett B.

Everett B. Camp, of Newburgh, a lifetime area resident, entered into rest on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital. He was 88 years old. The son of the late Everett C. and Gertrude A. (Williams) Camp, he was born September 2, 1924 in Beacon, NY. Everett married Mildred Amundsen on June 20, 1947 in Maryland. Everett was a graduate of NFA and proudly served his country in the United States Navy during World War II aboard the USS Intrepid. He worked for Texaco Laboratories in Beacon for 40 Years. Everett is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Mildred, at home; his sons: Ronald W. and his wife, Patricia A. Camp of Supply, NC, Dennis E. and Sandra K. Camp of Anchorage, AK; his daughter-in-law, Rose Camp, wife of the late Bruce A. Camp of Montgomery, NY; a sister, Gloria Montgomery of New Paltz, NY; a brother, Roger and his wife, Mary Camp of West Springfield, MA; seven grandsons; 11 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, December 13 at Brooks Funeral Home, 481 Gidney Ave., Newburgh. A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, December 14 at 11 a.m. at Union Presbyterian Church with Rev. Mason officiating. Burial will follow with Military Honors in Woodlawn Cemetery, New Windsor.


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  Carangi, Angelina Colandrea

Angelina "Angie" Carangi Colandrea, of Newburgh, N.Y. Angie was born in Newburgh on January 22, 1924, the daughter of the late Oscar and Rose Leone Carangi. Until her retirement in 1989, she was employed by the Newburgh City School District. She worked 16 years at the Gardnertown School and five years at the Adult Education Office at Newburgh Free Academy. In 1991 she and her husband, Tony, moved to Palm Bay, Fla. She is a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Palm Bay and St. Francis of Assisi in Newburgh. Angie became the first scout leader at Sacred Heart Church in Newburgh at the age of 19. She was the leader of Troop 28 for many years and when the girls were ready for Seniors, she then lead both troop 28 and 42 for several years. She received her 30 year pin in Girl Scouting. Angie served as president of the Newburgh Girl Scout Leader's Club, president of the Newburgh Girl Scout Council, was camp director for the Brownie Day Camp and camp counsellor at Camp Wakoda. She received the Silver Cross for Excellence in Catholic Girl Scouting at a ceremony at St. Patrick's Cathedral presided by Cardinal Spellman. This is the highest award the New York Archdiocese presents to catholic leaders. Angie served as president of the Gardnertown Parent Teacher Association (PTA), president of the South Junior High PTA, and president of the Newburgh Free Academy PTA. She was presented the Life Membership pin from the Gardnertown PTA. She also served as president of the Central Council PTA. Angie was mother's march chairman for the March of Dimes for many years in Newburgh and the surrounding area. She served as president of the Board of Directors of the Ulster, Sullivan, Orange County Catskill Area Chapter for the National Foundation March of Dimes. Angei was a life member of the Winona Lake Ladies Auxiliary and served as president in 1962 to 1963 and 1963 to 1964 and again in 1980 to 1981 and 1981 to 1982. She was parade chairman for many years for the auxiliary. She was a charter member of the Orange County Ladies Auxiliary and served as president. She held membership in the Hudson Valley Volunteer Firemen's Ladies Auxiliary where she served on the Board of Directors and editor of the Chatterbox. She also held membership in the Ladies Auxiliary of the Firemen's Auxiliary of the State of New York (LAFASNY). She served as county vice president to the Hudson Valley Auxiliary as a representative of the Orange County Ladies Auxiliary. Angie was recipient of the Jaycees Distinguished Citizen Award in 1974 and also the Citizen Recognition of the Year form the American Legion Post 1420, Town of Newburgh, in 1975. In Palm Bay she became active in the Greater Palm Bay Senior Center and is a life member, member of the Board of Directors where she serves as correspondence secretary, and office manager. She was also secretary for St. Joseph's Catholic Seniors on the Move and was a professional escort for their trips through Harbor City Travel and Tours. She represented the Center at monthly TRIAD and South S.A.L.T. (Seniors and Lawmen Together). She was also a member of RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program). She also represented the Center as a volunteer with the State Comptroller's Office as a member of the Scam Prevention Committee. She and her husband volunteered to go th clubs, organizations, nursing homes etc. to educate the public on existing scams especially against seniors. They also published a monthly article on scam prevention in Senior Life Newspaper. She received her Certificate of Graduation from the first State Attorney's Citizen's Academy held in Palm Bay. She was also a food donor for St. Joseph's Bereavment Ministry. She was 1941 graduate of Newburgh Free Academy. Survivors include her husband, Anthony "Tony" of 53 years; one son, Dominick J. Colandrea of Newburgh; two daughters, Donna Colandrea Vaught and her husband, Gary, of Palm Beach, Fla., and Dorianne Warren of the Town of Newburgh; one granddaughter, Dawn Babcock of Palm Bay, Fla.; five grandsons, Christian Vaught of Tuxedo Park; Gabriel and Jeremiah Vaught of Palm Bay, Fla, and Nicholas and Christopher Warren of the Town of Newburgh; one great granddaughter, Brittany Ann Babcock of Palm Bay, Fla.; one brother, Lee Carangi and his wife, Linda, of Buxton, N.C.; plus many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by one sister, Camille Carangi Armer and two brothers, Anthony and Frank Carangi. The family will receive their friends on Friday, October 10 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Brooks-DiDonato Funeral Home, 481 Gidney Ave., Newburgh. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, October 11 at St. Francis of Assisi Church, Newburgh. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, New Windsor. To send a personal condolence or for directions to the funeral home, please visit Brooks-DiDonato.com.


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   Carbone, Mike A.

Mike A. Carbone, of New Windsor, entered into rest on Sunday, October 23, 2011 at St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital, Newburgh. He was 88. Son of the late Cesideo and Catherine Rotundo Carbone, he was born on May 10, 1923 in West, VA. Mike was a Supervisor at Dupont Stauffer in Newburgh, and also an Usher at Sacred Heart Church, Newburgh. He was a gentle, generous man who touched the lives of all he met. He dedicated himself to his wife, friends, and family. He was happiest while with his grandchildren. He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Mary Palermo Carbone of New Windsor; two sons, Michael Carbone and his wife, Joan, of Bloomingburg, NY, and Christopher Carbone and his wife, Tina, of Plano, TX; a brother, Adam Carbone of New Windsor; two sisters, Dorothy Cerone of the Town of Newburgh, and Elizabeth Crisci and her husband, Al, of the Town of Newburgh; four grandchildren: Kevin and his wife, Carri, Michael and his wife, Marcey, Chris, and Gabby; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by three brothers, Frank, Paul, and Quiedo. Memorial Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday, October 26 at Brooks Funeral Home, 481 Gidney Ave., Newburgh. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Thursday, October 27 at Sacred Heart Church, Newburgh. To send a personal condolence or for directions, please visit www.BrooksFH.com  or call 845-561-8300.


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  Chesser, Robert         Born Sept. 18 1923  Died Sept. 29, 1997 in Newburgh


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   Chumas, Stanley

Stanley Chumas, of Newburgh, N.Y. a retired employee for IBM and lifetime area resident, entered into rest Tuesday, May 14, 2002, in St. Luke's Hospital. He was 79. Son of the late Speros and Catherine Callas Chumas, he was born April 5, 1923, in Newburgh. Mr. Chumas was a graduate of Newburgh Free Academy, Class of 1941, where he was a 4 letter man, a star football player and was involved in golden gloves boxing. After high school he went on to play semi-pro football. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army, receiving numerous medals and commendations. His many memberships in the area include a long time membership of the American Legion in Newburgh, Post 152, VFW Newburgh Post 1162, Orange County Republican Committee, DUSO League, Board of Realtors and American Bowling League. He was also a coach for St. Mary's basketball and Pop-Warner football. Survivors include his beloved wife of 55 years, Marie Kaleel Chumas, whom he married on his birthday, April 5, 1947, in St. Mary's Church; his loving children, Linda (Chumas) Kantrowitz and her husband, Edward of Hopewell Junction, Patricia Chumas of Newburgh, Stanley V. Chumas and his wife, Patsy of Houston, Texas and Michael Chumas and his wife, Michelle of Newburgh; two brothers, John Chumas and his wife, Antoinette of New Windsor and Peter Chumas of Newburgh; six grandchildren, Brian and Lisa Kantrowitz, Michael and Victoria "Tori" Chumas and Jason and Angela Chumas and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by five brothers, Perry, Nicholas, Zachary, George and Charles Chumas; a sister, Irene Chumas and a sister-in-law, Marlene "Molly" O'Rourke. Family will receive their friends from 4 to 8 p.m. today, May 16, at the Brooks-DiDonato Funeral Home, 481 Gidney Ave., Newburgh. The American Legion Post 152 of Newburgh will hold a service at 4:15 p.m. today, May 16, and the VFW will also hold a service today, May 16, at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 a.m. Friday, May 17, in St. Mary's Church, Newburgh. Father William Scafidi and Reverend Mr. John Buckley will officiate. Burial with full military honors will follow in St. Joachim Cemetery, Beacon. Memorial contributions on Mr. Chuma's behalf may be sent to St. Mary's Restoration Fund, 180 South St., Newburgh, N.Y. 12550. Arrangements were made by Brooks-DiDonato Funeral Home, Newburgh. To send a personal condolence or directions to the funeral home, please visit Brooks-DiDonato.com.


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  Coons, Audrey Giordano

Audrey Frances Coons Giordano, longtime Beacon N.Y. resident, entered into rest, Tuesday, May 25, 2004 at Fishkill Health Center. She was 80. Daughter of the late Clayton and Marian Baker Coons, she was born November 13, 1923 in Newburgh. On August 25, 1942 she married Carmine D. Giordano. Mr. Giordano survives at home. In her younger years, she was active with CYO and was a cub scout den mother. She was also a former member of St. John's Womens Club. In addition to her husband of 61 years, she is survived by her children: Michelle Zane and her husband, Brian of Beacon, Carla Robinson and her husband, John of Marlboro, Michael Giordano and his wife, Christine of Salt Point, Gina Morgan of Beacon and Danielle Haran and her husband Brian of Fishkill; grandchildren: Kara Diem, Brandon and Courtney Zane, Jessica and Sara Robinson, Lauren and Timothy Morgan, Kaitlyn and Kristofer Giordano and Emma, Jordan and Camryn Haran. Several nieces and nephews also survive. She was predeceased by her daughter, Karen Giordano in August of 1966 and her sister Margaret Pacenza. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, May 28, 2004 at Halvey Funeral Home, 24 Willow St., Beacon. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 29 at St. John the Evangelist, Willow St., Beacon. Interment will follow in the family plot in St. Joachim's Cemetery, Washington Ave., Beacon. Memorial donations on Audrey's behalf may be made to Alzheimer's Association, Mid-Hudson Chapter, 2 Jefferson Plaza, Suite 203, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-4027. Arrangements are under the direction of Peter T. and William J. Halvey, Halvey Funeral Home, Beacon. To send the family a condolence or for directions, please visit


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  Cornish, Ann Moore

Ann C. Cornish Moore, of New Windsor, a retired movie theater manager for 40 years and lifelong resident of the area, died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2000, at Cornwall Hospital. She was 77. The daughter of Harry and Anna Mae Elmendorf Cornish, she was born Jan. 4, 1923, in Newburgh. She was the widow of Retired Newburgh Police Lieutenant Samuel W. Moore. Survivors include two sons, Alan W. Moore and his wife Jean of the Town of Newburgh and David K. Moore and his wife Kerri of Murrietta, Calif; four daughters, Linda A. Moore of New Windsor, Elaine DaSilva and her husband Joe of New Windsor, Barbara J. White of Ontario, Calif. and Cheryl L. Moore of Harbor City, Calif; three grandchildren, Jason and Justin Moore and Amy Ramos; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23, at Hudson Valley Funeral Home, 239 Quassaick Ave (Route 94), New Windsor. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, at the funeral home. The Rev. Jack Hyatt will officiate. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, New Windsor. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Mid-Hudson Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association, 2 Jefferson Plaza, Suite 102, Poughkeepsie, N.Y. 12601-4027. Arrangements are under the direction of Hudson Valley Funeral Home, New Windsor.


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    Corrado, Michael J. 

Michael J. Corrado, a lifetime resident of Newburgh, entered into rest on April 23, 2012 in St. Luke's Hospital Newburgh, NY. He was 90. Son of the late Dominick and Maria Corrado, he was born February 18, 1922 in Newburgh. Michael proudly served his country in the U.S. Army and the Merchant Marines as a Radio Operator. He was a parishioner of Sacred Heart Church in Newburgh and a member of the Holy Name Society. Survivors include his brother Charles J. Corrado of Newburgh; two sisters, Anita M. Corti and Louise C. McKibben, both of Newburgh; nieces Marie Rattazzi of North Carolina and Carol Traver of Pleasant Valley; nephews, Robert Corti of Vermont and William Corti of New Windsor and several great-nieces and nephews. He was pre-deceased by his sister Fanny Corrado, his brother Benjamin Corrado and step-sister Antoinette DeBenedictus. Visitation will be held 2-4 & 7-9 pm on Thursday, April 26 at Brooks Funeral Home, 481 Gidney Ave. Newburgh. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 am on Friday, April 27 in Sacred Heart Church, Newburgh, with Father William Scafidi officiating. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, New Windsor. (In Camera Shy)


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  Costa, Joan R.

Joan R. Costa of Newburgh, passed away on Friday, February 11, 2011, at the Schervier Pavilion, Warwick. She was 88. Daughter of the late Anthony and Josephine Cannistraci Costa, she was born December 31, 1922 in Newburgh. Joan was a parishioner of Sacred Heart Church in Newburgh, and a retired teacher for the Newburgh City School District. She received her Bachelors' degree from SUNY New Paltz and Master's from Middlebury College. Survivors include her sister, Theresa Hubbard of Fishkill; brother Joseph Costa of Newburgh; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sisters, Annunciata Costa and Marie Fern; brothers, William, Louis and Angelo Costa. Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m., Monday February 14, at Brooks Funeral Home, 481 Gidney Ave., Newburgh. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Tuesday, February 15 at Sacred Heart Church, Newburgh. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, New Windsor. To send condolences or for direction, please visit www.BrooksFH.com   or call 845-561-8300.


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  Crisci, Alfonso Al J.

Alfonso Al J." Crisci, a lifetime resident of Newburgh, entered into rest Saturday, November 13, 2010 in Castle Point Veteran's Medical Center in Castle Point, NY. He was 87. Son of the late James and Theresa (Amorosi) Crisci, he was born on June 14, 1923 in Newburgh. He married his beloved wife Mary (Green) in Brisbane, Australia on June 2, 1945. Al was a graduate of Newburgh Free Academy and proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II where he earned the World War II Victory Medal, American Service Medal and the Philippines Liberation Ribbon with Bronze Star. He was a parishioner of Sacred Heart Church where he served as an usher, a member of American Legion, and was inducted into the Bowling Hall of Fame and the Softball Hall of Fame, and was a Baseball Pitcher for the Yankee Farm Team. He will be fondly remembered as a beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Survivors include his loving wife, Mary, at home; his children, James Crisci and his companion, Ginny Marta of Newburgh, Theresa Morehead and son-in-law, Ronald G. Morehead Sr. of Marlboro and Janette Brannigan of Ormond Beach, FL; grandchildren, Alan Angelone and wife, Cheryl, Kevin Angelone and wife, Julie, Ronald Morehead, Jr. and companion, Wendy Caliendo, Tracey Tamburri and husband, Michael, A. Lincoln Morehead and wife, Lillian, and Kelly Crisci; great-grandchildren: Lucas, Lauren, Zachary, Jeremy, Onorino, Giovanni, Robert, Cole and Karina. He was predeceased by his brother, Mike Crisci; his sister, Jennie Blazick, his son-in-law, Patrick Brannigan. Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday, November 17, at Brooks Funeral Home, 481 Gidney Ave., Newburgh. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Thursday, November 18 in Sacred Heart Church, Newburgh. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, New Windsor. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Wounded Warrior Project at http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/


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  Cunningham, Mary R. Obermeyer

Mary R. Cunningham Obermeyer, New Windsor, N.Y. a homemaker, entered into rest on August 16, 2005 at St. Luke's Hospital. She was 82. The daughter of the late John and Alice Morrow Cunningham, she was born February 1, 1923 in Newburgh, N.Y. Mrs. Obermeyer was a member of Catholic Daughters; St. Mary's Church; St. Mary's Rosary Society, and St. Mary's Seniors. The widow of John Obermeyer, she is survived by four sons: Michael Obermeyer of Plattekill, Carl Obermeyer of East Amherst, John Obermeyer of New Windsor, and Denis Obermeyer of Washington, D.C.; five daughters: Patricia Smith of Cornwall, Teresa Svetich of Sacramento, Calif., Joan Acquaro of Port Orange, Fla., Marie Marshall of Gaithersburg, Md., and Kathleen Heidmann of Newburgh; three brothers: Frank Cunningham of Tampa, Fla., David Cunningham of Sebring, Fla., and William Cunningham of Oceanport, N.J.; 17 grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by two daughters, Ellen and Alice Obermeyer. Calling hours will be held on Thursday August 18, 2005 from 4-8 PM at the Doulin Newburgh Funeral Home, Inc., 318 N. Montgomery St., Newburgh, N.Y. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, August 19 at 11:00 AM in St. Mary's Church in Newburgh, with Father William Scafidi officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery. Donations may be to St. Mary's Church, 180 South St., Newburgh, NY 12550. Arrangements are under the care of Christian D. Garrison of the Doulin Newburgh Funeral Home, Inc.


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    Dabrusin, Evelyn Gruberg

Evelyn Dabrusin Gruberg, 87, a long-time Poughkeepsie resident, died peacefully on Monday, July 11, 2011. Evelyn was born in Newburgh, NY on October 20, 1923 to Mollie and Jacob Dabrusin, the youngest of three children. Evelyn grew up in Newburgh and was a graduate of Newburgh Free Academy. Evelyn married Jacob Gruberg of Kingston, NY on November 2, 1947. They made their home in Newburgh and became involved in B'Nai Israel Synagogue, where Evelyn was already a lifelong member. Evelyn and Jack continued their involvement when B'Nai Israel later became Congregation Agudas Israel. Evelyn taught Sunday School at Agudas Israel for 25 years and was also very active in the Daughters of Agudas Israel, Hadassah, and B'nai B'rith Women. Upon moving to Poughkeepsie in 1969, Evelyn and Jack continued their involvement at Agudas Israel and also joined Shomre Israel, where Evelyn served on their sisterhood board. She also joined the Brandeis University National Women's Committee and served as Treasurer, Vice President of Membership, Historian, and President. Evelyn is survived by her husband of 63 years, Jack; her son, Stephen Gruberg; her daughter and son-in-law, Robin and Steven Licker, and her five grandchildren: Stephen and David Gruberg and Michael, Glenn, and Marcie Licker. She is also survived by several nephews and nieces. She was predeceased by her brother, Harry Dabrusin and her sister, Gertrude Wayne. Evelyn loved spending time with her family and especially enjoyed hosting many holidays and other family celebrations. Evelyn and Jack also loved to travel. Evelyn spent many summers with her family at the beach in New Jersey. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 13 at 10:30 a.m. at Congregation Agudas Israel, 290 North Street, Newburgh. The family will sit Shiva at the Licker home in Poughkeepsie on the following dates: Wednesday July 13, 7-9 p.m.; Thursday July 14, 1-4 and 6-9 p.m.; Sunday July 17, 1-4 and 6-9 p.m.; and Monday July 18, 6-9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimers Association, Hospice of Dutchess County, or Congregation Agudas Israel.


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  D’Addio, Hortense (Fannie) Pascale

H. Fannie D'Addio Pascale, long-time resident of Marlboro N.Y. and a homemaker, died July 4, 2004 at St. Luke's Hospital, Newburgh, NY. She was 79. The daughter of Clemente D'Addio and Clementina Vigliotti, both deceased, she was born August 2, 1924 in Newburgh, NY. Survivors include her son, Michael J. and his wife Diana Pascale of Florida; daughters: Mary Lou and her husband Daniel Jackson of Marlboro and Patricia and her husband John Perullo of Marlboro; brother, Americk and his wife Joan D'Addio of Florida; grandson, Daniel and his wife Kristin Jackson III; granddaughters: Stacey and her husband Christopher Campbell and Erica and her husband Matthew Chanowsky; grandson, John Perullo Jr.; great-grandchildren: Daniel Jackson IV and Matthew Jackson, also several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Carmen A. Pascale who died in 1982 and her brothers: Louis and Anthony D'Addio. At the request of the family there will be no public visitation. There will be a Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, Route 9W, Marlboro to which relatives and friends are invited. Father Edward Bader will officiate. Entobment will take place July 6, 2004 in the Cedar Hill Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, the family requests doations be made to American Diabetes Assoc., Estern Regional Office, 50 Colvin Ave., Albany, NY 12205-1106. Arrangements by The DiDonato Funeral Service, Inc., 1290 Rt. 9W, Marlboro, NY.

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  Davis, Lillian Riglioni

Lillian E. Riglioni, of Newburgh, N.Y. a retired sales person for Sears, entered into rest Wednesday, December 18, 2002 at Field Home Holly Comfort Nursing Home. She was 79. The daughter of the late William and Gertrude Davis, she was born January 11, 1923 in Newburgh. She was the widow of Joseph Riglioni. Survivors include two sons, Joseph Jr. and Anthony of Newburgh; two daughters, Adrienne Torelli and Adonna Raab of Newburgh; one brother, William Davis of Newburgh; three sisters, Gloria Hansen, Joan Bowen, Nira Gerken, all of Newburgh; 13 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., Friday, December 20 at the Doulin Newburgh Funeral Home Inc., 318 N. Montgomery St., Newburgh. Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, December 21 at Sacred Heart Church. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements were made by the Doulin Newburgh Funeral Home Inc., Newburgh.


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  Dear, Robert       Born  Sept. 4, 1922   Died  March 15, 2007 in Pennsylvania


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  DeBasio, Louis   Born  July 1, 1922    Died   June 1987


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  Ann M. DeGroff Mason died November 22, 2013 at Elant Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Fishkill. The family is grateful for the compassion and care shown to her by the staff at Elant. She was 91 years old. The daughter of the late Lloyd E. and Minerva Weeks DeGroff, was born on December 15, 1921 in Newburgh, NY. Ann married William P. Mason on July 22, 1945. Bill Predeceased her in 1973. Ann was a devoted and loving mother, and the worlds best grandmother. She was loved by everyone she touched with her kindness. Ann was a member of Grace Methodist Church in Newburgh. She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Ann is survived by her daughter, Alice and her husband, Steven Foose of Wallkill, their two children, Jessica Foose Kratochwil and her husband, Steven of Pine Bush, and Justin Foose and his girlfriend, Lisa Cohen of Wallkill; and her son, William P. Mason Jr. and his wife, Lisa of Hannibal, their four sons: Liam, Jared, Sean, Lucas Mason, all of Hannibal; two sisters, Marion Curlew of Homer, Helen Crawshaw and her husband, Roger of Newburgh; several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and loving husband, Ann was predeceased by her brother, John "Jack" DeGroff and sisters: Ruth O'Neil, Alice Gross, Lucille Carbone. A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday December 2nd at the Doulin Newburgh Funeral Home Inc. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer's Association atwww.alz.org or your local Humane Society. Arrangements are under the care of Christian D. Garrison of the Doulin Newburgh Funeral Home Inc., 845-562-0068.


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    Denton, Warren

Warren Denton, of Newburgh, a lifelong area resident and a retired service manager for Ira Conklin & Sons in Newburgh, died Friday, February 8, 2002, at Saint Luke's Hospital, Newburgh. He was 80. The son of the late Durant A. Denton and Myrtle DuBois Denton, he was born October 14, 1921, in Staten Island. He was the husband of Genevieve "Gene" Munday Denton. He was a World War II Marine Corp veteran and a member of Phi Sig Ki Newburgh. Survivors include his widow, and one grandson. He was predeceased by a son, Warren Denton Jr. There will be no calling hours. Burial in Wallkill Valley Cemetery is private. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Mid-Hudson Chapter 22 Freedom Plains Road Suite 102, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603-2647. Funeral arrangements by James F. Lulves Funeral Home Inc., Cornwall-On-Hudson.


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  DeRose, Madeline-Marie

Marie DeRose, of Newburgh, N.Y. a 35-year retiree of the United States Military Academy, West Point, entered into rest at Vassar Brothers Hospital, Poughkeepsie on Thursday, March 4, 2004. She was 80. Daughter of the late Joseph and Madeline Calvetti DeRose, she was born March 22, 1923 in Newburgh. Marie was a parishioner of Sacred Heart Church, and a member of Sacred Heart League and the VFW Auxiliary. She is survived by her Godchildren, Cathy DeMeo and Shawn DeMeo and cousin, Shirley Policano and several other cousins. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 on Sunday, March 7 at Brooks-DiDonato Funeral Home, 481 Gidney Ave., Newburgh. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Monday, March 8 at Sacred Heart Church. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery in New Windsor. To send a personal condolence or for directions to the funeral home, please visit Brooks-DiDonato Funeral Home.


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    DeWitt, Kenneth C. 

Kenneth C. DeWitt 87 of Highland Falls, passed away peacefully at St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital in Cornwall on Monday, November 30, 2009. Son of the late William L. DeWitt and Helen Mae Plumstead DeWitt, Kenneth was born October 27, 1922 in Newburgh NY A family statement reads: "Lovingly known as "Pops" he loved his family, golf, bowling and driving his yellow 1973 Ford Torino station wagon. He will be sadly missed." Ken attended Newburgh Schools. He soon went on to serve in the U.S. Army, a proud veteran of World War II. He retired in 1987 as a Sales Representative from Marine Midland Bank. He was a member and director of the Newburgh Bowling Association, a founder and first president/director of the Newburgh Bowling Association Hall of Fame, and elected to the Hall of Fame in 1981. Ken was a life member of the Middle Hope Fire Company, a member of the United Commercial Travelers, and charter member of the West Point/Highland falls Rotary Club. Survivors include his loving wife, Julie of 43 years; daughter, Kenise Brunet and husband John of Newburgh; sons, Kenneth M. DeWitt and his wife Fran of Highland Falls and Joseph M. DeWitt of New York City; grandchildren, great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held Thursday, December 3, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at William F. Hogan Funeral Home, 135 Main St. Highland Falls. Funeral services will be held Friday, December 4 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Joseph Smolinski officiating. Cremation will follow in Cedar Hill Crematory, Middle Hope. Memorial contributions may be made to The Kaplan Family Hospice Residence, 800 Stony Brook Court Newburgh NY 12550


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  Dillon, Stanley    Born Sept. 29, 1920  Died March 1984  in Newburghh


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  Donahue, James    Born  May 5, 1922   Died April 1979  in Newburgh


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  Elliott, Thomas    Born  Sept. 24, 1924   Died  Oct 27, 1997


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   Epstein, Stanley

Stanley Epstein, a lifelong resident of Newburgh entered into rest on February 25, 2009 he was 86. The son of the late Ed and Bertha (Lewis) Epstein he was born on March 27, 1922 in Newburgh, NY. On March 18, 1967 he married Ella L. Moore who passed away on January 11, 2006. He is survived by his son: Mark Epstein of Newburgh, NY. A cousin Irene (Renee) Grieco and Several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, Roland (Bob) Epstein. Stanley worked at J. C. Penney, Newburgh, NY until his retirement. He was and avid bowler and enjoyed his leisure time. Visitation will take place Sunday, March 1, from 1-4 p.m at Copeland Funeral Home, Inc., 162 South. Putt Corners Rd., New Paltz, NY. A Funeral service will be held 10 a.m. on Monday, March 2, 2009 at the funeral home. Burial will follow in St. Peter's Cemetery, Poughkeepsie, NY. Funeral arrangements are by Copeland Funeral Home, Inc


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  Fanning, Margaret Plona 

Margaret P. Fanning Plona, of Cornwall on Hudson, N.Y. a retired secretary for Operating Engineers Local 825, entered into rest on Monday, July 16, 2001 at Cornwall Hosptial. She was 79. The daughter of Thomas J. and Martha Harris Fanning Sr., she was born on Sept. 15, 1921. She was the widow of Albert Plona, who passed away on Aug. 8, 1986. Survivors include three daughters, Margaret "Peggy" Milich and her husband, Charlie of New Windsor, Susan Plona and Nancy Calamari and her husband, Terrance, all of Cornwall on Hudson; six grandchildren, Kerri Natkiel, Kristin Milich, Kasey Milich, Kate Milich, Steven Calamari, and Andrew Calamari; one great grandchild, Sydney Natkiel; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by three brothers, Thomas J. Fanning Jr., John R. Fanning and Robert J. Fanning; and one sister, Marion Smith. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., today, Wednesday, July 18, at the Coloni Funeral Home, Rt. 9W, New Windsor. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Thursday, July 19, in St. Thomas of Canterbury Church, Cornwall. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, New Windsor. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Coloni Funeral Home. For directions and guest book please go to www.Legacy.com.


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       Flemming, John "Jack" + wife Barbara Wilson Flemming  NFA 44       Born  August 31, 1923   Died  Nov.  1987  in Newburgh

Posted by Bob Wilson 52   John J. "Jack" Flemming entered Columbia University in the Fall of 1941, but after his freshman year, enlisted as an officer candidate in the U. S. Army Air Corps. After attending OCS school in Chicago, he was assigned to the 15th Air Force in the China-Burma-India theater of operations as a Weather Observer flying over "The Hump" on missions as a crew member of B-25 bombers. In the Fall of 1946, after returning to his home at 217 Dubois Street in Newburgh, Jack enrolled in the 5-year School of Architecture at Syracuse University. While in college, he married Barbara Jean "Bunny" Wilson, NFA Class of 1944, of Farrell Street in Newburgh, in June, 1948. Upon graduation in 1951, he joined the Gordon Marvel architectural firm on Second Street in Newburgh. A few years later, he joined with fellow Marvel employee George Silverman and they formed the Flemming & Silverman firm, with offices in a former drugstore on Grand Street near the old County Courthouse. The business thrived, and they soon designed and built their own offices on formerly vacant land at the corner of Fullerton and Gidney Avenues, where Jack remained until poor health forced him to retire to his family's home on Powelton Circle in Balmville in the early 1980's. He and his late wife "Bunny" (who passed away just over a year after Jack) left four children: Jeffrey Stephen, of Harvard University; Peter Wilson, of Springfield and now Fairfax Landing, VA; Gregory John, of NY City and Leonardo, NJ; and Lisa Ann, of Newburgh and Tampa, FL, and seven grandchildren. He was the son of John and Edith Crist Flemming of Dubois Street. His father was a pressman for the NEWBURGH EVENING NEWS for many years. (Jack was their only child.)......... In addition to his skills as an architect and a draftsman, Jack was an accomplished and well-known award-winning watercolorist.


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  Frederico, Santo    Born  March 19, 1921    Died  April 1977


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  Frost, John      Born   Jan.24, 1923    Died  October 1979


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     Gardella, Gloria

Gloria Gardella, 88, formerly of Newburgh, died January 21, 2011. She had been a resident at Wingate in Beacon nursing home since October 2009. Born in Newburgh on July 26, 1922, she was the daughter of Charles and Grace Gardella. Gloria grew up in Newburgh where she attended school. Until her retirement in 1980, Gloria worked as an Administrative Assistant in the Department of Social Services for the State of New York in Goshen. She was an active member of St. Patrick's Parish on Grand Street in Newburgh, where she volunteered at the church's soup kitchen for many years. Before her sight failed, Gloria was an avid knitter and donated many of her knitted items to St. Patrick's church bazaars. When unable to knit any longer, Gloria enjoyed hours of listening to her stories on tape from the NYS Talking Book & Braille Library in Albany. Gloria is survived by her cousins, Barbara Gabriele of Bethany, CT, Jill Butke of Boothbay, ME, Paul Gardella of Marietta, GA, and cousins in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and California. Visitation will be held from 3 to 5 p.m., Monday, January 24, at Brooks Funeral Home, 481 Gidney Ave., Newburgh. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Tuesday, January 25, at St. Patrick's Church, Newburgh. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, New Windsor. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Patrick's Church, 55 Grand St., Newburgh, NY 12550 or The NYS Talking Book & Braille Library, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12230. Arrangements by Brooks Funeral Home; 845-561-8300 orwww.BrooksFH.com


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  Garvey, Bruce    Born  Jan. 13, 1922    Died   Oct. 13, 1989


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  Gasking, William   Born  July 6, 1923   Died  April  1984   In Conn.


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  Gerrity, David    Born Sept. 18, 1923  Died  April 4, 1984     (Listed Camera Shy)


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Gillespie, Wallace   Born Dec. 4, 1922    Died  Jan. 1979   in Newburgh    (Listed Camera Shy)


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  Gilmore, Frank   Born  Oct. 1, 1922   Died  Jan. 1, 1998  in Newburgh


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   Gowdey, Kenneth

Kenneth E. Gowdey, New Windsor, N.Y. a machinist for S. G. Kimbell retired after 43 years, died Tuesday, December 3, 2002 at home. He was 78. The son of the late Jennie Herbison and Kenneth G. Gowdey, he was born September 9, 1924 in Newburgh. He was the widower of Marjorie T. Conway. He was a 1941 graduate of Newburgh Free Academy; elder and trustee of Calvary Presbyterian Church; and a United States Army Veteran. Survivors include one brother, George Gowdey of New Windsor; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by one brother, Eugene Gowdey; and one sister, Jane James. Visiting will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday, December 5 at the James F. Lulves Funeral Home, 9 Avenue A., Cornwall-on-Hudson. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, December 6 at Calvary Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Carlos Lantis officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of the Hudson, Stony Brook Court, Newburgh. Arrangements were made by the Perrott-Berardinelli Home For Funerals, Inc., Cornwall-on-Hudson.


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      Grassi, Antoinette "Tony" Van Steenbergen

Toni Van Steenbergen, age 87, of Sheldon, Iowa, passed away on Friday, October 21, 2011, at Prairie View Home in Sanborn, Iowa. Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, October 25, at 10:30 A.M. at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Sheldon. Father Timothy Hogan officiating. Burial in St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery in Sheldon. Visitation will be Monday, October 24, from 2:00 to 8:00 P.M. with the family present from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Scriptural Wake Service at 7:00 P.M. Parish Rosary at 7:30 P.M. at the Andringa Funeral Home Sheldon Funeral Service in Sheldon. Antoinette "Toni" Van Steenbergen was born on March 11, 1924 in Newburgh, New York. She was the daughter of Frank and Stella (Yozzo) Grassi. She lived her youth in Newburgh, New York where she attended Newburgh Free Academy and two years of business school at Sperician Business College. Toni worked in her mother's Italian Restaurant called "Grassi's". She also worked at Greenhaven Military Prison. She met Adrian "Bud" Van Steenbergen of Sheldon, Iowa, while Bud was in the military. They were united in marriage on November 7, 1945, in Newburgh. She moved to Northwest Iowa and they lived in Sheldon. Bud was a foreman at Chase Lumber for many years and later drove truck for the Big 4 until he passed away on December 26, 1977. Toni continued to live in Sheldon where she worked at Craun's Grocery store and Cinda's Bridal Shoppe for many years. She also worked at Lindstrom's Gas Station and Convenience Store. She worked at various other places into her 70's. She volunteered at the Oak Park Care Center into her 80's. She enjoyed playing cards and loved to cook. Toni enjoyed being around her friends. Her friends at the apartments were very dear to her. She was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Sheldon where she was a member of the Guild and Missionary Group. She was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles. Toni passed away on Friday, October 21, 2011, at Prairie View Home in Sanborn, Iowa. Those left to cherish her memories are her daughter: Donna "Maud" Lemke of Sheldon, IA; son: Bob Van Steenbergen of Huron, SD; and 3 grandchildren: Alex Van Steenbergen of Brookings, SD, Adrienne Young of Dallas, TX, Kelli Lemke of Sheldon, IA. She was preceded in death by her husband: Adrian "Bud" Van Steenbergen; two grandchildren: Cory Lemke (age 19) and Nicki Lemke (age 2); her parents; two brothers: Julius Grassi and Trieste "Trit" Grassi; one sister: Theresa Ambrosi.


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  Hadden, Shirley Wood

Shirley R. Hadden Wood, of Newburgh, N.Y. a lifetime area resident, entered into rest Friday, June 25, 2004 in Wingate at St. Francis, Beacon. She was the daughter of the late Annie E. Hadden, she was born February 14, 1923 in Newburgh. She was married to the late Rial P. Wood, who predeceased her in 2002. Shirley was a graduate of Newburgh Free Academy. She loved her family and her home, and worked in the Ladies Garment Industry before retiring. Survivors include her daughter, Sharon L. Young of Cornwall; two grandchildren, Suzanne L. Young of Manhattan and Jodie L. Dichiara and her husband Gerald of Greenwood Lake; two great grandchildren, Ryan and Leigh Deyo of Greenwood Lake; and many cousins, nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband Rial, Shirley was predeceased by seven brothers and sisters. The family will receive their friends from 4-7 p.m. on Monday, June 28 at the Brooks-DiDonato Funeral Home, 481 Gidney Ave., Newburgh. A Funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, June 29 at the funeral home with Pastor Lori Miller officiating. Burial will follow in New Hurley Cemetery, Wallkill. To send a personal condolence or for directions to the funeral home, please visit Brooks-DiDonato.com.


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Haviland, Terrance        Died  July 1960          (Listed Camera Shy)


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  Heck, Daniel        Born Nov. 18, 1923    Died   May 15, 1994


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  Huston, James   Born  Aug. 27, 1923   Died May 30, 1995  in Clemson, SC


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   Johnstone, Howard  

Howard A. Johnstone, New Windsor, N.Y. a lifelong resident of the area, died on May 23, 2006 in Poughkeepsie. He was 82. He was born on September 29, 1923 in Newburgh to the late Howard A. and Ruth Gardner Johnstone. He graduated Newburgh Free Academy in 1941 and entered the United States Navy during Work War II as a Torpedo man. Howard was a Machine Operator for DuPont, Macbeth and Stauffer Chemical. A family statement reads, "Howard was a Gentle, Polite and Considerate man who enjoyed Reading and Eating." Survivors include his cousins Margaret Murphy of Anderson, S.C., John Tudor of Columbia, S.C., Margaret McCarthur of Jacksonville, Fla., and Charles Tudor of New Windsor. A Graveside Service will be held on Friday, May 26 at 2 p.m. at Woodlawn Cemetery, New Windsor. Funeral arrangements under the direction of Coloni Funeral Home, 3001 Route 9W, New Windsor, N.Y.


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  Joseph, Samuel    Born   Dec. 28, 1923    Died  Oct. 2, 1989   In Florida


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       Kahn, Dr. Lester B.

Dr. Lester B. Kahn, 87, passed in Chandler, Arizona. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y. September 28, 1923, to Celia & Louis Kahn. He was married to Jeanne Eisenberg on June 20, 1948. He graduated from Newburgh Free Academy in 1941 and entered the service in 1942 and discharged in 1944. Graduated from Pennsylvania College of Optometry in November 1946. He practiced optometry in Newburgh, N.Y. A life member of the American Optometric Association. Has been a resident of Arizona since September 1981. He was also a member of the American Legion, Disabled American Veterans and a member of Temple Emanuel of Tempe. He is preceded by his parents, Louis and Celia (Wolf) Kahn and loving wife. He is survived by Dr. Robert Ira Kahn from CA. Beth Tauber of Chandler, AZ, David H. Kahn of CO., and six grandchildren. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Temple Emanuel of Tempe and American Lung Society. Services were arranged at Green Acres Memorial Park, 401 N. Hayden Rd, Scottsdale, Arizona, 85257.www.greenacresmortuary.net Arrangements under the direction of Green Acres Mortuary & Cemetery, Scottsdale, AZ.


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  Kelton, Donald Wallace

Donald Wallace Kelton Born on the 3rd of January, 1924 in Albany, NY; died on 22nd of May, 2012 in Tacoma, WA. Married to Jeannette and to Nancy. Father of Jennifer, Lark, and Jeffrey. Graduated from Newburgh Free Academy and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Served as Staff Sergeant in World War II. A.S.N. 12170085. Donald was a B-17 tail gunner, an aeronautical engineer, and an Engineering professor. Memorial service to be held in Don's memory on Saturday, May 26, 2012 at 1:00PM at Gibson Garden Apartments, 5001 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, WA.


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      Kerr, Hazelton M. "Moe" 

Hazelton M. "Moe" Kerr of New Windsor, retired from the IBM Poughkeepsie Shipping Dept., passed away on Sunday, October 25, 2009 at the Hudson Valley Rehabilitation Center in Highland. He was 86. The son of the late Ira F. and Mary Linton Kerr, he was born September 25, 1923 in Newburgh. Moe was a member of the Softball Hall of Fame of the City of Newburgh, Dutchess County and New York State. He played for Newburgh Furniture Mart and Felicello Pipers and pitched against the King and his Court, earning him the nickname "Mighty Moe". Hazelton served his country during World War II in the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1946. Survivors include his wife, Anna Cimorelli Kerr, at home; one daughter, Dorinda DiViesti and her husband, David of Newburgh; two grandchildren, Debra Sullivan and her husband, Jack of Cornwall and Dominick DiViesti and his wife, Elena of Montgomery; two great-grandchildren, Giavanna DiViesti and Daniel Sullivan; one sister, Matilda Saffioti of Cornwall; nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by one brother, Ira F. Kerr Jr.; three sisters: Jenny Hogan, Ida Bauer and Margaret Townsend. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 27, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Hudson Valley Funeral Home, Inc., 239 Quassaick Ave. (Route 94), New Windsor. Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, October 28, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, New Windsor.


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  King, Marion Bellis

Marion King Bellis of Newburgh, a lifelong resident, entered into rest Saturday, November 5, 2011 at home. She was 88. The daughter of the late Andrew Oakley King and Helen Hurley King, Marion was born July 13, 1923 in Newburgh. She was a member of St. George's Episcopal Church, an avid bowler at Tarsio Lanes and member of the Republican Committee in the City of Newburgh with a great love for the City. Marion was a devoted and loving mother who will be missed greatly by her family. Survivors include her children: Donald Warren Bellis and wife, Jan of Columbia City, IN, Kenneth Mohr Bellis and wife, Kitty of San Clemente, CA, Carole Ann Bellis of Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY, Carol Jean Thorn and husband, William of Newburgh and Warren H. Bellis, Jr. and wife, Jessie of Waynesboro, PA; grandchildren: William Thorn Jr. of Newburgh, Rayla Bellis and Chalia Bellis both of Maryland and a large extended family. She is predeceased by her husband, Warren H. Bellis, Sr.; sister, Betty Jean Ralph and brother, Jacques Oakley King. Memorial visitation will take place Friday, November 11, 2011 from 2-5 p.m. at White & Venuto Funeral Home, 188 North Plank Rd. (Rte. 32), Newburgh. Memorial service will commence at 4:30 p.m. with Father Wayne Schmidt officiating. In lieu of flowers, kindly make memorial contributions in Marion's memory to Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, Attn: Tribute Gifts, Church Street Station, PO Box 780, New York, NY 10008-0780. Funeral arrangements under the direction of White & Venuto Funeral Home, 845-562-6550 or visit www.whiteandvenutofuneralhome.com


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  Kinney, Helen Phillips

Helen Kinney Phillips, of San Antonio, Texas, formerly of Newburgh, died in San Antonio, Texas on January 15, 2006 at the age of 81.  Daughter of well-known Newburgh residents, the late Alma Bradford Kinney and Mason Fancher Kinney, Mrs. Phillips attended the Newburgh Free Academy, graduating in 1940, and Virginia Intermont College  Bristol, VA.  She married recent West Point graduate James Walter Phillips on December 19, 1943 at Camp Gruber, Oklahoma.  Mrs.
Phillips served as Executive Secretary of the Research Division of the U.S. Forestry Service in Washington, DC for twenty years.  A memorial service will be held in San Antonio on January 23, 2006, followed by interment at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.  Surviving her are her husband, Col. James Walter Phillips  (USA Ret); two daughters, Lt. Col. Jean Phillips Truscott (USA Ret) of Laredo, Texas and Laura Phillips Blair of Eagle River, Alaska; a son James W. Phillips, Jr. of San Antonio; eight grandchildren adn two great-grandchildren.  Porter Loring Mortuary, 1101 McCullough Ave., San Antonio, Texas, has been entrusted with arrangements.


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  Kuprych, Nicholas

Nicholas Kuprych, of Newburgh, N.Y. a retired vending machine business partner of Kuprych Brothers, died November 27, 2005 in Daytona Beach, Fla. He was 82. The son of the late John and Mary Gamma Kuprych, he was born March 13, 1923 in Newburgh. He was the husband of the late Rhea Flannigan Kuprych and Leita Schoonmaker Kuprych. Survivors include one brother, John Kuprych of Newburgh; two sisters Anna Sarvis of Newburgh, Rose Marion of Highland; 10 nephews, Gary, Paul, Mark, Stephen, David, Robert, Kirk, George, Stephen, William; five nieces, Ellen, Marion, Kathy, Barbara, Mary. He was predeceased by four brothers, George, Metro, Stephen, Michael; and two sisters, Katherine Monaco, Stella Williams. Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 1 from 4-7 p.m. at the Doulin Newburgh Funeral Home, Inc., 318 N. Montgomery St., Newburgh, N.Y. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, December 2 at St. Patrick's Church, Newburgh. Monsignor John Budwick will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Mausoleum. Arrangements are under the care of Christian D. Garrison of the Doulin Newburgh Funeral Home, Inc.


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  Lamont, Florence Fisher

Florence "Flo" LaMont Fisher, age 82, of Richmond, Va., died Wednesday, March 8, 2006 after a courageous three-year battle with cancer. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 42 years, Merle L. (Bud) Fisher who died in 1990. She was the daughter of James C. and Lagora J. LaMont. She was a 1941 graduate of Newburgh Free Academy and after graduation moved to the Washington, D.C. area to work for the U.S. War Department during World War II. After her marriage in 1948, she relocated to various cities in Virginia, finally settling in Richmond. After raising seven children, she was employed for 25 years by AMF Reece, Inc. and retired in 1995. She is survived by four daughters and three sons, Teresa M. Fisher, Patricia A. (Walter S.) Baysden, Mary D. (James L.) Harrison, Judy M. Fisher, Daniel J. (Elizabeth), John L. (Judy), Robert J. (Tanya). She is also survived by 10 grandchildren and five step-grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Surviving also is her sister, Dolores Brown of Bowie, Md. and nephew James D. Johnson of Las Vegas, Nev. and cousins Robert (Bea) Clydesdale, John (Rose) McVeigh of Newburgh and Betty McVeigh (Gray) Parks of Springfield, Va. and from her husband's side of the family, seven nieces and nephews of the Pottstown, Pa. area. The Funeral Mass was on March 13 at St. Edward the Confessor Catholic Church in Richmond with burial at Dale Memorial Park in Chesterfield, Va. If desired, messages of condolence may be sent to Teresa M. Fisher, 10228 Ashburn Road, Richmond, VA 23235 or Dolores L. Brown, 1304 Pennington Lane, Bowie, MD 20716.


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   Lander, Anthony    Born   August 19, 1922   Died July 1974   in Newburgh


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  Lease, Matthew    Born  Nov. 22, 1923   Died  April 28, 1984


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   Leo, Vince 

Vincent J. Leo, of Laconia, N.H. Formerly of Newburgh, N.Y. Vincent J. Leo, 81, died peacefully at his home on July 5, 2005. He was born September 19, 1923 in Newburgh to the late Pasquale and Francesca Maria. Mr. Leo was a veteran of World War II, having served as an artilleryman with the U.S. Army in the Pacific. He was the Commissioner of Parks and Recreation for the City of Newburgh, and was a retired civilian employee of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He was a communicant of Sacred Heart Parish in Newburgh, and Our Lady of the Lakes Church in Lakeport, N.H., and was a member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. Mr. Leo was a proficient baseball and softball umpire, and basketball referee. He was an executive officer and past president of Board 180, International Athletic Association of Basketball Officials (I.A.A.B.O.); past president of the Orange County Baseball Umpires Association (O.C.B.U.A.); and a member of the following associations: the College Basketball Officials (C.B.O.A.), Amateur Softball (A.S.A.), New York State Girls Softball Umpires, and the New York State Girls Basketball Officials. He was also an inductee of the Fast Pitch Softball Hall of Fame in Newburgh. Vincent enjoyed boxing, baseball, and the horses. Vincent is survived by his wife of 51 years, Marie A. (Cassanite); his daughters, Francesca M. Mudge and her husband, William, of Laconia, N.H., and Rozanna Leo-Fields and her husband, Gregory, of Los Angeles, Calif.; a brother, Carl, of Goshen; two sisters, Gloria Pagentine of Newburgh, and Lucille Blair of Boca Raton, Fla.; three grandchildren: Jordan and Alyson Tankard, and Caelan Leo-Fields; seven nieces and eight nephews. Mr. Leo was predeceased by three sisters: Angelina, Jean, and Fortunata. A Memorial Gathering will be held from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, September 17 at the Brooks-DiDonato Funeral Home, 481 Gidney Ave., Newburgh, N.Y. At 1:30 p.m., the American Legion will hold services, and at 2:15 p.m., the Newburgh Fast Pitch Softball Hall of Fame will pay tribute. A memorial service will follow at 2:30 p.m. with Father Bill Scafidi officiating. To send a personal condolence, or for directions to the funeral home, please visit Brooks-DiDonato.com.


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  Lesser, Walter       Born  May 30, 1923   Died Nov. 30, 2005 in Conn.


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  Celia Levitt Brickman, formerly of Newburgh, NY entered into rest on March 2, 2014 at Boca Raton, FL. She was 90 years old. The beloved daughter of the late Elias and Rachel Friedman Levitt, she was born October 24, 1923 in Newburgh, NY. She was the wife of the late Bernard Brickman. Celia was a member of Congregation Agudas Israel, Hadassah, Brandies University Womens Group, Newburgh Jewish Community Center, (circle of founders of) Temple Bat Yam in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Survivors include a daughter, Barbara Simball; brother, George Levett; cousin, Selma Flanagan and her husband, Harold; several nieces and nephews. A Funeral Service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 6th at Congregation Agudas Israel, 290 North St., Newburgh, NY 12550. Burial will follow in Congregation Agudas Israel Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made to Hadassah, Jewish Federation of Orange County. Arrangements are under the care of Christian D. Garrison of the Doulin Newburgh Funeral Home Inc. (845) 562-0068.


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    Levy, Herbert     Born  April 17, 1923    June 22, 1998   in Newburgh


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   MacDowell,  Albert

The Honorable Albert MacDowell peacefully entered into rest at Kaplan Family Hospice Residence in Newburgh on Friday, May 7, 2010. He was 87. The son of the late Frederick Sr. and the late Ruth Hasbrouck MacDowell, he was born May 7, 1923 in Newburgh. Albert graduated from Newburgh Free Academy, attended the University of Michigan and graduated from Cornell Law School, Ithaca, NY. He proudly served his country from 1943 to 1945 in the U.S. Army. He was a proud World War II veteran.He was a member of the Sons of the American Revolution. On December 26, 1955, he married Doris Evans in the Cornwall Methodist Church, Cornwall, NY. As a practicing attorney, Albert served the Newburgh area for many years. As the Honorable Albert MacDowell, he served the City of Newburgh as a city court judge. Survivors include his loving wife of 54 years, Doris, at home; his daughter, RuthEllen Countryman of Plattekill; one brother, Dr. Frederick MacDowell Jr. and his wife, Ruth of Edingburg, TX; granddaughter, Ellen Countryman of the Town of Newburgh; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, Francis MacDowell and his sister, Jeanne Millspaugh Bull. A Graveside service for family and friends will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, May 10, at Woodlawn Cemetery, New Windsor. Fr. Edmond Desueza of the Church of the Good Shepard, will officiate. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Orange & Sullivan Counties, Inc., 800 Stony Brook Ct., Newburgh, NY 12550.


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  Malinowski, Thaddeus

Thaddeus (Ted) E. Malinowski, of New Windsor, N.Y. a retired Postal Clerk for the City of Newburgh, and the former owner of Malinowski's Hall (now the D.A.V. building in New Windsor), entered into rest June 13, 2004 at home. He was 82. He was born September 20, 1921 in New Windsor, the son of the late Daniel & Bernice Wenz Malinowski. He was the husband of Ann E. Bockis Malinowski for 52 years. Ted was a member of Saint Francis of Assisi Church, Hudson Valley Polonaise Society and the Poughkeepsie Polish Club. A family statement read: "Dad was a man who never slowed down. His loves included polka dancing, parade watching, walking, fishing, gardening, and horse racing. He was a proud provider for his family, having worked for 43 years at the Newburgh Post Office. Survivors include his beloved wife Ann; two sons: Dan of New York City and Ted of New Windsor; four daughters: Mary Ann Cecconie and her husband Dan of Wallkill, Louise Cannon and her husband Bob of Walden, Marcia Martini and her husband Frank of Wallkill, Lynn Hughes and Her husband Troy of New Windsor; seven grandchildren: Anthony, Margaret, Catherine, Meredith, Francesca, Domenic and Anthony; one niece, Wanda Deutsch and one nephews, John Rym. Ted was predeceased by his brother Peter and his four sisters: Catherine, Adele, Wanda and Julia. Calling hours will be today, Tuesday June 15 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Doulin Newburgh Funeral Home, Inc, 318 N. Montgomery St., Newburgh. Funeral Mass will be on Wednesday June 16 at 10 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Church, Benkard Ave., Newburgh. Fr. John Vondras will officiate. Burial will follow in St. Francis Cemetery, New Windsor. Donations may be made to St. Francis Church Restoration Fund, 145 Benkard Ave., Newburgh. Arrangements under the care of the Doulin Newburgh Funeral Home, Inc.


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  Maloney, Vera Kissam

Vera M. Maloney Olsen, of Newburgh, N.Y. a retired secretary to the Superintendent of Schools, Cornwall School District, died June 24, 2005 at St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital, Newburgh Campus. She was 80. The daughter of the late Joseph and Maria Kissam Maloney, she was born June 15, 1924 in Newburgh, N.Y. A family statement reads: "Vera lived her life with strong faith, compassion and above all, dedication and love for her family. She leaves behind a void that can never be filled, and her love that will never die." Vera is survived by the love of her life and partner for 60 years, John N. Olsen, Sr., at home, whom she married in 1944; her five loving children: John N. Olsen, Jr. and wife, Susan; Robert Olsen; Kristina Olsen and Bryan Lewis; Lynn Politi and husband, John; and Carl Olsen and wife, Cathy; the "icing on her cake", her 14 grandchildren: John N. Olsen III and wife, Ingrid; David Olsen and wife, Kara; Katrin Rohl and husband, Michael; Mary Olsen; Vera Olsen; Holly Kodilanen Mousseau and husband, Joshua; Tasha Kodilanen; Kimi Kodilanen; Kyle Kodilanen; Nicholas Politi; Kari Politi; Emily Politi; Michael Olsen; and Alyssa Olsen; and the "cherries on top", her three great-grandchildren: Kaitlin Jane Olsen, Liam Olsen, and Caden Cubito. Vera is also survived by her loving sister, Mary Bannan of Newburgh; her two godchildren, Bryan Lewis and Margaret Chesser; and several nieces and nephews. Vera was one of the founding members of Tired Mothers of Long Beach Island, N.J. Calling hours will be held on Monday June 27, 2005 from 4-8 PM at the Doulin Newburgh Funeral Home, 318 N. Montgomery St., Newburgh, N.Y. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, June 28 at 9:00 AM in St. Patrick's Church, Grand St., Newburgh, N.Y., with burial to follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Route 9W North, Newburgh. Memorial donations may be made to St. Patrick's Church, 55 Grand St., Newburgh, NY 12550. Arrangements are under the care of Christian D. Garrison of the Doulin Newburgh Funeral Home, Inc.


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  Maney, Fred       Born  Nov. 16, 1921    Died  Sept. 1944


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  Manglass, Betty Torraca

Betty S. Manglass Torraca, of Newburgh, a retired legal secretary for Vincent Geraci, Esq., passed away on Friday, December 28, 2007 at St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital, Newburgh Campus. She was 84.  The daughter of the late Joseph and Maria Teresa Comita' Manglass, Betty was born August 12, 1923 in Newburgh, NY. She was predeceased by her husband, Warren Torraca.  She was a member of Sacred Heart Church in Newburgh.  Survivors include her son, Nicholas Torraca of Newburgh; two daughters, Marie Cucci and her husband, Louis of Stewart, FL, and Susan Torraca and her companion, Gabe Mendelson of Newburgh; two brothers, Ralph J. Manglass and his wife, Mary of Fishkill, and Joseph A. Manglass and his wife, Terry of Newburgh, several nieces and nephews, and many caring friends.  In addition to her husband, Betty was predeceased by one sister, Lena Farina and one brother, James V. Manglass.  Visitation will be held on Monday, December 31, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Hudson Valley Funeral Home, Inc., 239 Quassaick Ave. (Route 94), New Windsor, NY.  Funeral services will follow visitation at 8 p.m. in the funeral home. Cremation will take place at Cedar Hill Cemetery.


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  Manzoeillo, Maurice     Born   June 23, 1921  Died  Jan 9, 2003   in Lisle, IL


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   Marcantonio, Henry

Henry Marcantonio, of the Town of Newburgh, N.Y. a retired employee of the Newburgh Post office, died November 12, 2003 at St. Luke's Hospital. He was 81. The son of Salvatore and Rosaria Marcantonio, he was born January 10, 1922 in Newburgh. He was a member of Sacred Heart Church; American Legion Catholic War Veterans; and former owner of Mark's Liquor Store. He was also a World War II veteran. Survivors include his wife, Ann Trapani Marcantonio of Newburgh; three sons, Henry, Sal and Anthony; one daughter, Rose Anne Ball; nine grandchildren, Paul, Sal, Michael, Anthony, Ann, and Kate Marcantonio, Melinda and Daniel Ball; four nieces. He was predeceased by a sister, Gloria Williams. Calling hours will be from 4 to 8 p.m., Friday, November 14 at Doulin Newburgh Funeral Home Inc., 318 N. Montgomery St., Newburgh. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m., Saturday, November 15 at Sacred Heart Church. Cremation will be at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are under the care Doulin Newburgh Funeral Home Inc.


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Marvel, Alice Fenwick   (Camera Shy)

Alice L. Marvel  Fenwick, a homemaker, formerly of Newburgh, died June 30, 2004 at Brookside Nursing Center. She was 81. The daughter of the late Walter and Emma Garrison Marvel, she was born May 17, 1923 in Newburgh. She was a member of the former St. John's Methodist Church in Newburgh. Survivors include her husband, Marvin L. Fenwick, at home; one son, Richard Fenwick and his wife, Kathleen, of New Windsor; and two grandchildren, Christopher Fenwick of Lake Hopatcong, N.J., and Kimberly Fenwick of Brooklyn. She was predeceased by a brother, Walter Marvel Jr.; and a sister, Ruth Kendall. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, July 6, 2004 at 11 a.m. at Doulin Newburgh Funeral Home Inc., 318 N. Montgomery Street, Newburgh with the Rev. Jack Hyatt officiating. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, New Windsor. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Newburgh Habitat for Humanity. Arrangements under the care of the Doulin Newburgh Funeral Home Inc.


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  Matagora, Edward    Born  Nov. 15, 1922   Died   July 9, 2004   in Texas


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  McAllister, William    Born  March 16, 1922   Died  July 1986  in Newburgh


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   McCleery, Carolina Frances

Carolina Frances McCleery, 88, of Fishkill, NY died Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at home. Born in Newburgh, NY on April 17, 1923, she was the daughter of the late James E. and Daisy Pink McCleery. A local resident for the past 20 years, Carolina worked as a manager in manufacturing for IBM in Poughkeepsie and she retired in 1992. She enjoyed playing bingo, doing puzzles, playing chess, reading and shopping. Carolina is survived by her nephew James McCleery of New Hope, PA and her niece Rosemary Lillo of Hyde Park, NY. Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, March 7, 2012 from 8:30-9:30am at the Timothy P. Doyle Funeral Home, Inc., 371 Hooker Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00am following visitation at Our Lady of the Rosary Chapel of St. Peter's Parish, 299 Hudson View Dr., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 with Father James A. Garisto officiating. Burial will follow at the Fishkill Rural Cemetery. For directions or to send online condolences, please visit our website atwww.doylefuneralhome.com


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McDermott, Shirley Kniffin   (Camera Shy)

Shirley McDermott Kniffen, of Newburgh, N.Y. a lifelong area resident, and a homemaker, died June 11, 2004 at St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital, Newburgh Campus. She was 81. The daughter of the late Frank and Flora Smith McDermott, she was born March 17, 1923 in Newburgh. She was the widow of Joseph Kniffen who died August 23, 1994. She was a member of Gardnertown United Methodist Church. Survivors include her sister-in-law, Eleanor McDermott of Beacon; niece, Mary Anne Hunter of Beacon; nephew, Michael McDermott of Florida; great nieces and nephews; one great-great nephew; and many good friends. She was predeceased by one sister, Rose Reynolds and one brother Frank McDermott. Visitation will be held Sunday, June 13 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Gardnertown United Methodist Church, 1191 Union Ave., Newburgh. Funeral services will be held Monday, June 14 at 10 a.m. at the church with the Rev. John Capen officiating. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery, Newburgh. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Gardnertown United Methodist Church, Organ Fund, 1191 Union Ave., Newburgh, NY 12550. Arrangements are by White & Venuto Funeral Home, Newburgh.


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  McDonald, Mary Brickhouse

Mary A. McDonald Brickhouse, 86, of Sanbornton, NH, died Monday, March 17, 2008 in Sanbornton, NH.  The daughter of Joseph McDonald and Dorothy Conroy, she was born February 3, 1922, in New Windsor, NY. She was married to the late Harry Brickhouse. She worked and retired from Records Managements with USMA Point, NY. She was a member of St. Francis Church Rosary Society in Newburgh, NY.  She is survived by one daughter, Mary Anne Brickhouse of Sanbornton, NH; brother, John McDonald, Sr. of Newburgh NY; three nephews: Dennis McDonald of MD, Michael McDonald of TX, Kevin McDonald of Platekill NY. She was predeceased by a nephew, John McDonald Jr.  No public visitation at QUIGLEY BROS. FUNERAL HOME , 337 Hudson Street, Cornwall-On-Hudson NY 12520. A Mass of Christian Burial on Monday, March 24, at 10 a.m. at St. Francis Church- Benkard Ave, Newburgh NY. Burial will follow the Mass in Calvary Cemetery in New Windsor NY. Contributions to St. Francis Church, Benkard Ave, Newburgh NY 12550.


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  McGrath, George    Born  Dec. 13, 1923    Died  June 20, 1989  in Ohio


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    Mckeel, Emma "Grandma Brook" Esterbrook

Emma "Grandma Brook" Mckeel Esterbrook of the Town of Newburgh entered into rest, Saturday, November 10, 2012 at home surrounded by her family. She was 89. The daughter of the late Jessee and Orvetta Stevens Mckeel, she was born November 17, 1922 in Newburgh. Emma was a member of the Gardnertown United Methodist Church. Survivors include her daughter, Janet Green of the Town of Newburgh, grandchildren; Robert Green Jr. and wife Dawn of Wallkill, David Green and wife Susan of the Town of Newburgh, Carrie Shustack and husband Len of Walden, great grandchildren; Randy Green, Travis Green and Olivia Clavie. Emma was predeceased by her loving husbands, Joseph Kocur and William Esterbrook, daughter, Jacqueline Kocur and son-in-law, Robert E. Green. Visitation for family and friends will take place Tuesday, November 13, 2012 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at White & Venuto Funeral Home, 188 North Plank Rd., (Route 32) Newburgh. Funeral service 10 a.m., Wednesday, November 14, at the funeral home with Pastor Martha A. Epstein officiating. Burial to follow in Gardnertown Cemetery, Newburgh. If desired please make memorial contributions in Emma's memory to Gardnertown United Methodist Church, 1191 Union Ave., Newburgh, NY 12550.


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  McNamara, Frank   Born  July 5, 1924    Died  Aug. 31, 1989


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  Marion L. McQuiston Thorne, of the Town of Newburgh, entered into rest, Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at Elant in Fishkill, NY. She was 90. The daughter of the late Raymond and Sadie King McQuiston, she was born July 2, 1923 in Newburgh. Survivors include her son, Robert Thorne and his wife, Grace of New Windsor; daughter, Betty Willliams and her husband, Robert of the Town of Newburgh; a sister, Dorothy Norvell of Newburgh; brother-in-law, Walter Michaels of Newburgh; grandchildren: Karen and John Williams, as well as nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Marion was predeceased by her husband, Robert T. Thorne Sr; daughter, Mary L. Thorne and a granddaughter, Heather Thorne; brothers: Ralph, Earl and Myron; sisters: Ruth, Evelyn, Elaine and Buelah. Visitation for family and friends will take place, Friday, July 19th, from 10 a.m. to noon at White & Venuto Funeral Home, 188 North Plank Rd. (Rt. 32), Newburgh, NY. A Funeral Service will commence at noon, following visitation. Rev. Steve Sherwood will officiate. Burial to follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Rt. 94, New Windsor, NY.


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  Mondelli, John    Born  Feb. 21, 1924   Died  Nov. 1979   in Texas


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  Moore, Helen MeKeel     (Picture in 1940 yrbook  as Junior Rm 129)

Helen Moore Mekeel, of Wallkill, N.Y.  retired business owner of Mekeel's Music Shop in Newburgh which she ran with her husband for over 30 years, and owner of the Shady Beach Marina in Lake Skaneateles, N.Y., entered into rest Monday, June 10, 2002 in Newburgh. She was 79. Daughter of the late John and Helen Madden Moore, she was born April 10, 1923 in Newburgh. She was married to the late Franklin C. Mekeel. A family statement read, "Mom was the family matriarch. She was a feisty little woman who loved her family, her home, all the animals of the world, 5 o'clock coffee at her banquet-sized table, Jeopardy, and the New York Yankees". Helen was a member of the Daughters of Scotia Scottish Lodge. Survivors include one son, Franklin P. Mekeel and his wife Althea of Middlehope; one daughter, Nancy A. Gazek and her husband John of Wallkill; one sister, Janet Caswell of Cornwall; one brother, John Moore of Norwich; four grandchildren, Jay Mekeel, F. Jeffrey Mekeel and his wife Maria; Suzanne Gazek-Hudson and her husband Eric, and John Gazek; two great-grandchildren, Ana and Alexa Mekeel; niece Karen Bell; and several other nieces and nephews. She was pre-deceased by her husband, Franklin, and a brother, Andrew Moore. Family will receive their friends from 4-9 p.m. on Thursday, June 13 at the Brooks-DiDonato Funeral Home, 481 Gidney Ave., Newburgh. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, June 14 at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, New Windsor. Contributions on Helen's behalf may be made to the Humane Society of the United States, 2100 L Street, Washington, D.C. 20037; or The Dwight Memorial Animal Shelter, 940 Little Britain Road, New Windsor, N.Y. 12553. Arrangements under the direction of Brooks-DiDonato Funeral Home. To send a personal condolence or for directions to the funeral home, please visit Brooks-DiDonato.com.


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    Morris, Charles T.

Charles T. Morris, of Newburgh, a lifelong area resident, entered into rest on Saturday, January 8, 2011 in the Manhattan Campus of the Veterans's New York Harbor Healthcare System in Manhattan. He was 87. Son of the late Charles J. and Jennie D. (McCormack) Morris, he was born July 25, 1923 in Newburgh. Charles proudly served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the Mine Clearance Division. He was involved in the Battle of the Bulge and was a Prisoner of War in Germany. After his service he worked as a Printer at Morris Print Shop, and was a Salesman for JCPenney. He was a parishioner of Sacred Heart Church in Newburgh, a member of the American Legion Post 152, Hudson Valley Ex-POW Organization, and was a past officer for the Orange County Legion. He is survived by his loving wife, Rose (Callahan) Morris, who survives at home; his children: Linda Travis and her husband, Robert, Charles L. Morris and his wife, Marylou, and Eileen R. Wenckus and her husband, Mark; grandchildren: Jennifer Perugino, James T. Mott, Amber Scott, Alex Wenckus, Allison Morris, Matthew Morris and Patrick Morris; great grandchildren: Nicole Perugino, Brooke Perugino, Sonia Mott, Frankie Perugino Jr., Emalyne Scott, Jael Scott, Evan Mott and Jethro Scott; his brother, Kenneth Morris, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two brothers, David J. and Arthur J. Morris. Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday, January 12 at Brooks Funeral Home, 481 Gidney Ave., Newburgh. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, January 13 in Sacred Heart Church, Newburgh. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, New Windsor, NY. Memorial contributions on Charles's behalf may be sent to Hospice of Orange County, 800 Stony Brook Ct., Newburgh, NY 12550; or to any Purple Heart Organization.


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      Nicholson, Anne Margaret VanBuren

Anne Margaret Nicholson VanBuren, a lifetime resident of the area, entered into rest on Saturday, June 6, 2009 in Wingate of Beacon. She was 85. Daughter of the late Joseph and Margaret (Harney) Nicholson, she was born August 22, 1923 in Newburgh. She was married to the late John D. "Don" VanBuren. Anne was a parishioner of St. Mary's Church in Newburgh, served on the Board of the Newburgh Day Nursery, and was a member of the Powelton Club and the Bridge Club. She was a loving and caring mom and grandmother, who now joins the love of her life in Heaven. We know they are both now watching over us. She will be greatly missed by all. Survivors include her loving children: John D. VanBuren and his wife, Susan of Staatsburg, Lee A. Fairbanks and her husband, Philip of Newburgh, Janice Safiotti and her husband, Jack of Newburgh, and Michael J. VanBuren and his wife, Sueann of Vermont; nine beloved grandchildren: Tara LaPira and her husband, Victor, Ryan VanBuren, Amanda Brown and her husband, Randall, Philip Fairbanks, James Fairbanks, Ashley Layne and her husband, Bret, Allison Greene, Katie Greene, and Rose VanBuren; several nieces & nephews, and many friends. In addition to her husband, Don, she was predeceased by her brother, Jack Nicholson, and his wife, Rita. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 9 at the Brooks Funeral Home, 481 Gidney Ave., Newburgh. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 10 in St. Mary's Church, Newburgh. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, New Windsor. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions on Anne's behalf may be sent to Newburgh Day Nursery, 21 West St., Newburgh, NY 12550, or St. Mary's Church, 180 South St., Newburgh, NY 12550.


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   Novinsky,Rose Present

Rose Novinsky Present of Boca Raton passed away on January 23, 2012. Formerly of Newburgh, NY; Wife of the late, Jack Present; Mother of the late, Glenn E. Present, and Grandmother of the late Stephen Wright. She is survived by her loving children, Bonnie (Raymond) Wright and Neil D. Present; grandchildren, Samantha Brown, Joshua Present, and Jordan Present; great-grandchild, Gavin R. Brown. Rose attended and graduated from Newburgh Free Academy High School and the Jamison Franklin School of Professional Arts in New York City. She worked as an Account Executive, an Advertising Manager for J.C. Penny's, and Montgomery Wards. She was a member of Temple Beth El in Boca Raton and was active in the Women's Club there, as well as a volunteer at the Boca Raton Regional Hospital and the Donna Klein Academy. Donations may be made to Hospice By The Sea, 1531 W. Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton, FL 33486. Services were held by Gutterman Warheit Memorial Chapel, Boca Raton, FL. 1-800-992-9262.


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   Ormsby, Bryant    Born  Dec. 2, 1922    Died   Oct. 1983


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Palermo, Dominick   Born  Sept. 9, 1923    Died June 1986    (Listed Camera Shy)


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  Patterson, Harold    Born  May 7, 1924     Died  Feb. 21, 1994   in Newburgh


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  Petrillo, Ralph     Born Dec. 29, 1923   Died  April 1, 1993  in Newburgh


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  Politi, Edmond    Born  Nov. 3, 1923    Died  May 8, 1991


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   Poser, William

William F. Poser, New Windsor, N. Y. a longtime resident of the area, passed away Sunday, January 13, 2002, in St. Luke's Hospital, Newburgh. He was 78. The son of John J. and Katharine McMahon Poser, he was born June 11, 1923 in New Windsor. He was the widower of Virginia Hoffman Poser who passed away in 1992. Mr. Poser was a WWII Army Air Corps Veteran and a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Survivors include his daughter, Cathy, and her husband, Eric McQuiston, of New Windsor; and several nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, January 15, 2002, at the Coloni Funeral Home, Rt. 9W, New Windsor. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 16, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, New Windsor. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Coloni Funeral Home.


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  Price, Ruben

Ruben Price, a retired sales representative for Phillip Morris, entered into rest March 16, 2008 at Elant at Fishkill. He was 85.  The son of the late Hyman and Ella Dranch Price, he was born February 27, 1923 in Newburgh, NY.  Mr. Price served in the US Army.  He was the husband of Florence Price, who passed away on June 16, 2007.  He is survived by his daughter, Kathy Chiron and her husband Scott of Hong Kong; his son, Douglas Price and his wife Lisa of Fishkill, NY; and three grandsons, William and Samuel Chiron and Joshua Price.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, March 18 at Congregation Agudas Israel, North Street, Newburgh. Burial will follow in Agudas Israel Cemetery, New Windsor. Arrangements are under the care of the Doulin Newburgh Funeral Home Inc.


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     Primm, Jules    Born  May 4, 1923    Oct. 12, 2001  in Charlotte, NC


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Remer, Max     Born  Feb. 25, 1923   Died  March 18, 1996  in Newburgh   (Listed Camera Shy)


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   Ronk, Warren  

Warren H. Ronk, of Newburgh, N.Y. a 30-year retired lineman for Central Hudson Gas and Electric Corporation and lifetime resident of the area, died Thursday, November 28, 2002 at home. He was 81. The son of the late Alfred and Catherine Quick Ronk, he was born August 20, 1921 in Middlehope. He was a member of St. Mary's Church in Marlboro; past assistant chief of the Middlehope Fire Company; and a World War II Army Veteran, serving in the 509 Parachute Division. The 509th Parachute Battalion were the first American combat parachute jumpers in World War II, first jumping November 8, 1942. They were the first infantry outfit to arrive in England during World War II and trained with the British First Airborne Division. So impressed were the British, that they awarded the American paratroopers the British paratroopers distinctive Red Beret; the first time an American outfit ever received such an honor. The 509 set the standard for today's elites in many important ways. During World War II, they jumped behind enemy lines in Avellino, Italy, and also as amphibious assault troops to spearhead the invasion of Anzio. They also landed in Naples to crush German radar units. They led the airborne invasion of Southern France and also fought in the Battle of the Bulge. When Hitler decided to take Antwerp, the 509 was rushed in to see that it would not happen. In the end, only 60 paratroopers of the 509 were still standing. They were the first to be awarded the Combat Infantry Badge; Presidential Unit Citation; and in a group that had no more than 700 men, they were awarded 1718 Purple Hearts during World War II. Everyone should be proud of the fact that the 509th Parachute Infantry Battalion helped establish the pedigree for those who walk tall in special operations now serving our interests around the world. Survivors include his wife, Eudora Adams Ronk at home; his son, Gordon Ronk and his wife, Kathleen, of Marlboro; his daughter, Wendy Rance of Gardiner; grandchildren Edward Osterhoudt, Christopher Osterhoudt, Joelle Ronk Hannabery, and Erin Osterhoudt. He was predeceased by a granddaughter, Maria Ronk. There will be no public visitation. Funeral services will be private. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Latintown. Arrangements were made by White and Venuto Funeral Home, Newburgh.


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  Ronsini, Rose F. Angeloni

Rose F. Ronsini Angeloni, of New Windsor, a lifelong area resident, entered into rest on Sunday, February 22, 2009. She was 85. Daughter of the late Alphonso and Maria Ronsini, she was born on August 30, 1923 in Newburgh. She married Americo J. Angeloni on July 4, 1948. He predeceased her on January 4, 1989. "NaNa lived for her grandchildren; she will be sitting on their shoulder forever as their own guardian angel." She is survived by her loving daughters, Maria Reischer and her husband, Arthur, and Anne M. Mineo and her husband, Stefano; grandchildren: Corey, Kiley and Brandon Reischer, Francesca, Stephanie and Stefano Mineo, and Alex; sisters, Helen McKeegan and Jessie Ronsini; brothers, Frank and Joseph Ronsini; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brothers, Carl, Nicholas, Mario and Richard Ronsini, and brother-in-law, James McKeegan. Visitation will be private. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1 p.m., today, Tuesday, February 24, at St. Pat-rick's Church, Newburgh. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, New Windsor. Donations in memory of Rose may be made to the New Windsor Volunteer Ambulance Corp., P.O. Box 4334, New Windsor, NY 12553.


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   Ruckdeschel, John 

John "Jack" D. Ruckdeschel, 84, of Cornwall, NY, died March 2, 2008 in Newburgh, NY. Born in Montgomery, NY, he was the son of the late Robert and the late Myrtle (O'Dell) Ruckdeschel. Mr. Ruckdeschel married Naomi Krom for 62 years.  He was a Sergeant in the U.S. Army and served in Battery A491st AAA AW Battalion, where he fought in Central Europe, Normandy, Northern France and Rhineland campaigns. He received five medals: Silver Service Star, American Service Medal, EAME Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, and the World War II Victory Medal. In his later years, he became very active in the VFW, Town of Newburgh.  As a young adult, he played semi pro football and Fast Pitch softball. He was inducted into the Fast Pitch Softball Hall of Fame in May, 2007. He was active in coaching Little League baseball, Pop Warner football and speed skating with the Newburgh Skating Club.  He was an installer, employed by New York Telephone.  Survivors include his wife, Naomi, at home; four daughters, Karen and Mansle Raines of South Carolina, Cheryl Ruckdeschel-Gomez of Kentucky, Karryl and Joseph Scilla of Marlboro, and Pam and Tim Gallagher of Walden; one son, Thomas and Gloria Ruckdeschel of Georgia; one sister, Ruth Ann and Cal Cosman of Marlboro; one brother, Donald and Mary Ruckdeschel of Newburgh; grandchildren: Larisa, Janette, Mark, Joey, Chelsea, Rachel, Nick, Keegan, Kyrstin and Megan; great-grandchildren. Forrest and Ella. She was predeceased by son, John D. Ruckdeschel Jr.; grandson, Jason Ruckdeschel; brothers: Robert, Gordon and William, and one sister, Louise.  Friends may call at The DiDonato Funeral Home, 1290 Route 9W, Marlboro, NY, on Monday, March 24, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, March 25, at 11 a.m., with Pastor Evelyn  Donald officiating at the funeral home. Cremation will be at the convenience of the family.  Memorial donations in John's name may be made to American Cancer Society, Hudson Valley Regional Office, 95 Schwenk Dr., Kingston, NY 12401.


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   Rush, Harold

Harold "Hal" Rush of Phoenix, Arizona went to join the Lord on Friday, January 4, 2008 after a courageous battle with a three month illness. Harold was born on June 24, 1922 in Milton, NY to Patrick and Bertha Rush. Harold graduated from NFA in January 1941. He joined the Navy at the onset of WWII and served on the battleship U.S.S. Phillips. Upon returning from the war, he met the sweetheart of his life, Dorothy Puetz, and they were married on July 27, 1947. Hal worked in Newburgh, N.Y. for Sears Roebuck in the furniture department. A private family service was held..


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  Scalzo, Ginetta Pavlick

Ginetta E. Scalzo Pavlick, a longtime Beacon NY resident, died Saturday, February 2, 2008, at Elant at Fishkill, Beacon. She was 84. Born in Newburgh on April 25, 1923, she was the daughter of Domenico and Rose Pugliese Scalzo. She was married on August 25, 1946 to George J. Pavlick in Sacred Heart Church, Newburgh. Mr. Pavlick preceded her in death on September 7, 2007. Mrs. Pavlick was a bookkeeper for Dorel Hat Factory, Beacon. She was a volunteer with the Beacon Junior Social League, a past member of Southern Dutchess Country Club, and was a parishioner of St. Joachim-St. John the Evangelist Church, Beacon. She is survived by many nieces and nephews and many dear friends. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by one brother, Angelo Scalzo and four sisters, Isabel Clemente, Adelina Nono, Mary Gigliotti, and Genevieve Bastian. The family will receive their friends on Wednesday, February 6, 2008 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Halvey Funeral Home, Inc., 24 Willow Street, Beacon. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Thursday, February 8, 2008, at 10 a.m. at St. John's, 35 Willow Street, Beacon. Entombment will follow in Cedar Hill Community Mausoleum, 5468 Route 9W, Newburgh, NY. Donations in memory of Mrs. Pavlick may be made to St. Joachim-St. John the Evangelist Church, 2 Oak Street, Beacon, NY 12508. To send the family a personal condolence or for directions to the funeral home, please visit www.halveyfh.com.


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  Schoonmaker, Robert    Born  Aug. 31, 1922    Died  Jan. 17, 1998  in Newburgh


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  Schuck, Robert    Born  June 30, 1922    Died  Sept. 24, 2000  San Diego, CA


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  Scott, Bernice McQuiston  

Bernice Scott McQuiston, a homemaker and lifelong resident of Marlboro, N.Y. and Roswell, Ga., died Friday, April 14, 2006 at St. Joseph's Hospital, Atlanta, Ga. She was 83. The daughter of the late William and Matilda Shorter Scott, she was born September 29, 1922 in Newburgh, N.Y. She is survived by her husband, Earl McQuiston; two daughters, Cathy McQuiston of Alpharetta, Ga., and Ruth Ann Perry and her husband, Brian, of Roswell, Ga.; three brothers: Jim Scott of Florida, John Scott of Hawaii and Japan, and Bill Scott of New Windsor and Florida; one aunt, Irma Nesbitt of Ellenville; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by a brother, Bob Scott. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 19, 2006 from 4-8 p.m. at the White & Venuto Funeral Home, 188 N. Plank Rd. (Route 32), Town of Newburgh, N.Y. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 20 at 11 a.m. in the funeral home. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions in her name may be made to a charity of one's choice. Arrangements are by the White & Venuto Funeral Home.


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  Scott, Roscoe    Born  March 26, 1922    Died  August 1982


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Selemon, Alex   Born  Nov. 7, 1922    Died  Jan. 19, 1994 (Listed Camera Shy)


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  Severo, Gloria Marie Colandrea

Gloria Marie Severo Colandrea, who graduated from NFA with the June class in 1941, died July 15, 1980. She was a lifelong resident of Newburgh. She was born August 2, 1924, the daughter of Thomas and Mary Farina Severo and grew up on First Street between Prospect Street and Robinson Avenue. She attended Broadway School and Central Grammar School before entering NFA. She married Giro (Jerry) Colandrea on February 5, 1950. Mr. Colandrea, who is also deceased, was graduated from NFA in 1937. Surviving her are her two daughters, Mary-Ann Colandrea and Linda J. Colandrea and a brother, Richard Severo. After NFA, Gloria graduated from the Spencerian Business College and worked at various secretarial and administrative jobs in Newburgh until her marriage. After her marriage, her main interests were in homemaking and raising her two daughters. She also had a strong interest in cooking, in animals and in singing and dancing. She had a very good singing voice and frequently burst into song when she was at home. She liked the ballad singing of Sinatra, Crosby, Peggy Lee and Jo Stafford but when rock emerged, she was able to sing those kinds of tunes as well.


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  Sgro, Anthony    Born  May 14, 1922    Died  Dec. 1984   in Newburgh


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  Silvagni, Mary

Mary Silvagni, of New Windsor, N.Y. a former employee for J&H Smith Lighting Company and a lifetime area resident, entered into rest Saturday, Dec. 9, 2000, at Orange County Residential Health Care Center, Goshen. She was 77. The daughter of the late Joseph and Lena Borgia Silvagni, she was born Feb. 7, 1923, in Newburgh. She was a member of Sacred Heart Church, Newburgh. Survivors include two brothers, John Silvagni and his wife Sylvia of Newburgh, and Joseph Silvagni and his wife Vera of N.C; one sister, Theresa Messing and her husband Robert of California; a brother-in-law, William Ondriska of New Windsor; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two brothers, James and Jerry; one sister, Julia Ondriska; and a nephew, John Ondriska. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today, Monday, Dec. 11, at DiDonato-Brooks Funeral Home, 481 Gidney Ave., Newburgh. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12, at Sacred Heart Church, Newburgh. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, New Windsor. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent on Mary's behalf to the Alzheimer's Association, 2 Jefferson Plaza, Suite 102, Poughkeepsie, N.Y. 12601. Arrangements are under the direction of the DiDonato-Brooks Funeral Home.


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  Sloan, Calvin     Born  May 25, 1924    Died   May 2, 1995    in Florida


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  Sloan, Harold Kenneth

Harold Kenneth Sloan was born March 7, 1922, in Schenectady, N.Y., the son of the late Kenneth and Charlotte DeWitt Sloan, and passed away at his home in Hodgenville on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013. He owned and operated, along with his wife, Sloan's Dairy Distributing in New Windsor, N.Y., was a long-time member of Hudson River Masonic Lodge No. 309 in Newburgh, N.Y., former fire chief in Vails Gate, N.Y., councilman of New Windsor and a member of the Firemen's Benevolent Society. Along with his parents he was preceded in death by two sons, Barry Sloan and Charles Fredrick Moorhead; a brother, Wesley; and two sisters, Evelyn and Jean. He was the loving husband of Ruth Babcock Sloan. He also is survived by five children, Zillah (Tom) Stacklum, Kevin (Lorraine) Sloan and Donna (Dennis) Denaxis, all of New York; John (Brenda) Moorhead of Kentucky and Sarah "Sallie" (Al) Ibrahim of Florida; a brother, Eugene Sloan of Florida; and seven grandchildren. The funeral is at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, at Bennett-Bertram Funeral Home in Hodgenville with the Rev. Gordon McDowell officiating. Cremation will follow the services. Visitation begins at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.


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  Smith, Allard      Born  June 15, 1922    Died  Jan. 18, 1997


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Snyder, Harrison    Born  May 31, 1923    Died  July 24, 1998  in Newburgh   (Listed Camera Shy)


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  Solomon, Sidney    Born April 7, 1923 and he passed away on February 13, 2008


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   Spignardo, Ernest  

Ernest G. Spignardo, of New Windsor, NY a lifetime area resident, entered into rest on Saturday, March 22, 2008 at Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Poughkeepsie, NY. He was 84. Son of the late Pasquale and Jennie Crudele, he was born March 7, 1924 in New Windsor, NY. He married Dorothy Zilavy Spignardo on September 19, 1948 in St. Francis of Assisi Church, Newburgh. Ernest was a parishioner of St. Joseph's Church, New Windsor, where he served as an usher. He proudly served in the U.S. Army during World War II, earning the WWII Victory Medal, American Campaign Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. He was the owner of Ernie's Men & Tailoring Shop for over 40 years. He was a member and past Commander of the American Legion, past President of New Windsor Lion's Club, member of the New Windsor Chamber of Commerce, past Deputy Supervisor and past Councilman of the Town of New Windsor, and served as Chairman of the New Windsor Planning Board. In addition to his loving wife of 59 years, Dorothy, he is survived by his loving daughter, Margaret Spignardo; sister, Antonetta DiTrocchio; beloved nieces, Donna Palmer and Gloria Parisi; nephews, Joseph Parisi and Ernest Spignardo; and several other nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sisters, Olga Parisi and Anna Nicotera; and brothers: Dominick, Pasquale and John Spignardo. Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 26, at Brooks Funeral Home, 481 Gidney Ave., Newburgh. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 27, at St. Joseph's Church, New Windsor. Burial will follow in St. Francis Cemetery, New Windsor. Memorial contributions on Ernest's behalf may be sent to American Heart Assoc., 301 Manchester Rd., Poughkeepsie, NY 12603; and/or St. Joseph's Church, Maintenance & Repairs Fund, 4 St. Joseph's Place, New Windsor, NY 12553.


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   Stewart, Robert

Robert "Bob" Stewart, of New Paltz, formerly of Newburgh, the retired owner of Stewart's Furniture Store, and a longtime area resident, passed away on Saturday, March 31, 2007 at the Kaplan Family Hospice Residence in Newburgh. He was 83.  The son of the late Robert and Lauretta Millin Stewart, he was born November 3, 1923 in Newburgh.  Bob served his country with pride in the Army Air Corps, flying in B-24 Aircraft as a Radio Operator. He was a well known and respected businessman. Bob and his brother, the late David Stewart, operated an appliance store and furniture sales business on Broadway in Newburgh, and later moved the business to Route 9W in New Windsor. Bob was a member and past Commander of American Legion Post #1420.  He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Jean Innis Stewart of New Paltz; children: Gregory Stewart of Marlboro, Robert J. Stewart and his wife, Patty of Kingston, Kathleen Simonian and her husband, Tony of Longbeach, Calif., Anne Briwa of Pine Bush, Ellen Sharpe and her husband, Mike of Hyde Park, and cherished grandchildren: Taylor and Robert Briwa and Darcy and Sydney Stewart. He is further survived by his sister-in-law, Ruth Tighe and nieces, nephews and cousins.  Bob was predeceased by his daughter, Margaret Stewart; granddaughter, Kelly Moshier; sister, Elizabeth Shannon and brother, David Stewart.  There will be no public visitation or funeral services. Remember Bob in your thoughts and prayers.  Memorial contributions may be made in Bob's name to: Hospice of Orange & Sullivan Counties, Inc., 800 Stony Brook Ct., Newburgh, NY 12550, or to a charity of one's choice.  Funeral arrangements are under the direction of White & Venuto Funeral Home, 188 N. Plank Rd., Newburgh, N.Y.


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  Swindalls, Jeanette Smith

Jeanette Smith Swindalls,  Born May 5, 1922  Died  March 1984 in Newburgh


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  Talerico, Vincent     Born  Feb. 1, 1924    Died  May 12, 2005  in  NC


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  Todd, Frank      Born  July 22, 1924    Died  Jan. 1979   in Newburgh


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   Vandermark, Elizabeth "Betty" Stoddard

Elizabeth F. "Betty" Vandermark Stoddard, a Homemaker of Newburgh, N.Y., died on July 19, 2005 at home. She was 81. The daughter of the late John and Elizabeth Purtel Vandermark, Elizabeth was born on February 22, 1924 in Newburgh. She served in the U.S. Army as a nurse during World War II, from 1942-1945, where she met her husband, the late C. James Stoddard. A family statement reads: "Elizabeth was a loving mother, grandmother, and friend." Survivors include two sons, Gary Stoddard of the Town of Newburgh, Matthew Stoddard of Walden, one brother, John Vandermark of Newburgh, two sisters, Helen O'Shea of Newburgh, Regina Zaminick of Va., five grandchildren, Bridgett, Jamie, Katie, Adam, Jason, and four great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she was also pre-deceased by one loving son, James "Chuck" Stoddard. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. on Friday July 22, 2005 at Doulin Newburgh Funeral Home, Inc., 318 N. Montgomery St., Newburgh. Funeral Services will be at 7 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be on Saturday July 23 at 10 a.m. at Calvary Cemetery, New Windsor. Arrangements under the care of Christian D. Garrison of the Doulin Newburgh Funeral Home, Inc.


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  VanDuzer, Vivian Beatty

Vivian V. VanDuzer Beatty, age 83, of Gardiner N.Y., was called home by God on Monday, November 7, 2007 at St. Francis Hospital in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Mrs. Beatty was born August 4, 1924 in Newburgh, N.Y., the daughter of the late John and the late Laura (Peck) Van Duzer. She married Joseph G. Beatty. They moved to Gardiner from Goshen In 1951. Vivian's husband died March 30, 1995. Vivian did and accomplished many things in her lifetime. She was a retired Farmer. She started the Gangahole Campsite. For many years she prepared Tax returns for thousands of people, currently taking care of her families returns. She belonged to the Spinners Association. She taught Religious instruction at Wallkill High School in 1959-1960. She taught reading at the Wallkill prison. She was very active member of the Reformed Churches of Gardiner and Shawangunk including: being superintendent and teacher of Sunday school in Gardiner and a teacher in Shawangunk. She was also involved in The Samaritan's Purse, Boone N.C., through which she traveled to Ghana, where she followed shoe box distribution. Through church she traveled to Honduras where she helped build a children's hospital; Mexico where she brought sewing machines and taught sewing; and Walker Kentucky where she worked with Lend a Hand. She was a Huguenot Street tour guide. Recently, she is a member of the Gardiner Rescue Squad working as an EMT; she volunteered at the Gardiner Library; belonged to the Red Hat Society; and she is a Spanish student at SUNY New Paltz. She had a passion for travel and she loved to hunt. She is survived by six daughters: Judy Depuy of Gardiner, Martha Wilson of Hurley, Trudy Simms of Morris Plains, Barbara Ruud of Newburgh, Irene Ostrander of Thiels, and Myrna Foncree of Napanoch; three sons: George Watts of Cobleskill, John Ruger of New Paltz, and Tom Gillespie of Utica; 13 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; one sister, Margaret Decker of Middletown; one brother, William Van Duzer of Seabridge, Fla., and many nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be Friday, November 9, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Copeland Funeral Home, Inc., 162 South Putt Corner Rd., New Paltz, N.Y. The funeral service will take place Saturday at 11 a.m. at Reformed Church of Shawangunk in Wallkill with the Rev. Gary Sissel officiating. Burial will follow immediately in Bruynswick Rural Cemetery, Wallkill. Memorials may be made to Gardiner Fire Dept., PO Box 271, Gardiner, NY 12525-5614, or Samaritan's Purse, c/o Reformed Church of Gardiner, Gardiner, NY 12525


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    Vitek, Stephen

Stephen Vitek, a retired self employed painter contactor and a resident of the Town of Newburgh, died Thursday, May 21, 2009 at home. He was 86. Stephen was born on March 1, 1923 in New Windsor, the son of the late Martin and Marie Krutty Vitek, and the husband of the late Ellen Davis Vitek. Survivors include his sons, Mark Vitek and Lorene of New Windsor, NY and Patrick Vitek and wife, Susan of Canadaigua, NY; grandsons: Jason, Josuha and Jefferson. He was a World War II Navy Veteran, a member of St. Patrick's Church, a member of Cronomer Valley Fire Dept. since 1950, the past president of the Fire Dept., secretary to the Fire District from 1963 to 2007, the director of CVFD Benevolent, the director of the Orange County Fire District, the director for 18-year for the Hudson Valley Fireman's Association, FASNY 2 Percent Committee, the past president of the Reds Vest in 1975, a member of the Walden Sportsman Club, the painters Union #122 Newburgh Chapter, and a member of the Grand Hollow Old Time Power Association. Visitation will be held on Monday, May 25, from 3 to 7 p.m. at Cronomer Valley Fire Dept., 296 North Plank Rd., Newburgh, NY 12550. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, May 26, at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of the Lake, Rt.52, Newburgh, NY. Intombment will be at Cedar Hill Mausoleum, Rt. 9W, Newburgh, NY In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Cronomer Valley Fire Dept., 296 North Plank Rd., Newburgh, NY 12550.


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  Vogola, John      Born June 28, 1922     Died  Aug. 1987   in Florida


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  Walsh, William    Born  Oct. 13, 1922    Died   Oct. 1967


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  Warren, Gordon     Born  Aug. 13, 1923     Died  August  1953


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    Washington, Margery "Marge" "Na-Na" Lucille Singleton

Margery "Marge" "Na-Na" Lucille Washington Singleton, a 79 year resident of Newburgh, NY entered into rest on August 4, 2011 at the Kaplan Family Hospice Residence, Newburgh. She was 90 years old. Margery was born on May 28, 1921 in Norwalk, CT; she graduated from the Newburgh Enlarged City School district in 1941. She joined Ebenezer Baptist Church in 1935 under the leadership of Reverend Roscoe Mitchell and attended faithfully until her health began to fail. Margery was the 1st president of the Echo Choral Ensemble. Margery was employed at St. Luke's Hospital in Newburgh for many years. Margery was a well known barmaid at several local establishments, "Slocums on Water St.", "Browns" and "Ebony Lounge". Marge will be best remembered as "the lady with the pencil behind her ear", she was never without it. She leaves to cherish her memories, her grandchildren: Loretta Woody (Ronald) and Valerie Cooper, Newburgh, William Hill, Brooklyn, NY and Nicole Cooper-Curry (Andre) Bel-Ridge, MO; great grandchildren: Janea and LaKiesha Hill, Kaiya and Karile Powell, DaQuan Singleton all of Newburgh, Sherita Hill of Lompoc, CA, Demitri Hill of San Antonio, TX, Jason Singleton of Kingston, NY, JaLisa and Jashon Singleton of High Point, NC, and Jaiana Singleton of Poughkeepsie, NY, Tiara, Elizabeth, Andre and Xavier of Bel-Ridge, MO; great great grandchildren: Jah'Bral Davis and Ja'Vion Eusty of Newburgh, Kamauri Singleton of High Point, NY; son-in-law, Mr. Donald Cooper of St. Louis, MO, sister-in-law, Lucille Smalls of Georgetown, SC and a host of nieces, nephews and friends; very special friends: Mrs. Mary Dillard and Mr. Roy (Pee-Wee) Cousar. She was predeceased by her husband of 65 years, Mr. Clarence Singleton; her parents; daughter, Marjorie Singleton-Cooper and grandson, Jason S. Singleton. Visitation will be Friday August 12 from 10-11 a.m. at Ebenezer Baptist Church, 76 First St., Newburgh. Services begin at 11 a.m. at the church. Reverend Harry L. Brown Jr. is officiating. Burial will be at Orange County Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Craigville Rd., Goshen, NY. Professional services entrusted to Rhodes Funeral Home, 259 Walsh Ave., New Windsor, NY. "Committed To Being The Very Best". Call us anytime at 845-569-1233


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  Warren, Henry

Henry Warren of Newburgh entered into rest on Wednesday, February 17, 2010 at Castle Point V.A.M.C. at the age of 86. Born October 21, 1923 in Newburgh in his family's home, he was the son of the late Henry P. Warren and Edith May Kurz Warren. Henry was a 1941 NFA graduate. Henry entered the United States Army on January 27, 1943. Assigned to the 386th Anti-Aircraft Battalion at Camp Edwards in Massachusetts. He was shipped overseas to England in January of 1944 giving aerial protection to the 8th and 9th Air Force. He landed in Normandy with the 7th Army on Omaha Beach, fought in the Battle of the Bulge under General Patton, eventually sending the German Army in full retreat back to Berlin. He was also engaged in the Battle at Verdun and Metz in Southern France. Eventually ending up in Linz, Austria. He achieved the rank of Tech/5 Corporal. Henry received the Good Conduct medal with Clasp, American offense ribbon, ETO ribbon with four bronze battle stars, and World War II Victory medal. He was discharged on December 1945 thus returning home to Newburgh, where he married his childhood sweetheart, Kathryn Decker. He was employed by IBM in East Fishkill where he attended Marist College in Poughkeepsie earning a degree in Business Administration. He retired as a Manufacturing Manager in 1986 after 30 years of employment. He was a life member and past Commander of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 973 in Newburgh. He umpired slow and fast pitch softball in the City of Newburgh, was inducted into the Softball Hall of Fame, and was involved in the Town of Newburgh Little League, and was an avid New York Yankees fan. While fighting his battle with cancer, the loss of his beloved wife, Kathryn on November 26, 2009 was more than he could overcome. Survivors include a son, Christopher and his wife, Marlene of Pine Bush and their children, Stacie Brischer and her husband, George and their son, Peyton, Justin Warren and Kathy Stankiewicz; a son, Lynn and his wife, Elizabeth of Newburgh and their children, Kyle, Kiana and Kyra; a daughter, Lauren and her partner, Michele Yasson of Rosendale; a daughter, Alyce Serikstad of Newburgh and her children, Dominick and Sharon of Pennsylvania; great-grandchildren: Nicholas, Christopher, Brandon, Jessica, and Sarah; a daughter, Amy Serikstad of Virginia; a daughter, Danielle and her husband, Andrew Hertel of Marlboro; great-grandchildren: Alycia, Zoe, Zachary, and Hannah; a brother, Val Warren and his wife, Jill of Gardiner. The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to Dr. Benninger and the staff at unit B2 of Castle Point V.A.M.C. for their care. Visitation will be Friday, February 19, from 3-7 p.m. at the Doulin Newburgh Funeral Home, Inc., 318 N. Montgomery St., Newburgh. Funeral services will be Saturday, February 20, at 10 a.m. the funeral home with burial in Cedar Hill Cemetery.


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  Woodley, Charles    Born   Nov. 14, 1922   Died  Nov. 1970


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