NFA Class of 1957 Memorial Page
Affuso, Robert D. of Gardiner N.Y., a financial planner with I.B.M in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. and a lifelong resident of the area, died Tuesday, April 29, 2003 at home. He was 63. The son of Florence Aurigemma Affuso and the late James Affuso, he was born June 21, 1939 in Marlboro, N.Y. Robert was a member of the Chattarack Gun Club, Past President of the Middlehope Fire Department, original member of the M and B Boy's and Girl's Club of Middlehope participating in the 1950's. He is survived by his loving companion of 14 years, Pat Azzinaro; his mother, Florence Affuso of Marlboro; two sons, Rob Affuso of Wallkill, Alan Affuso and his wife, Sheryl, of Wallkill; one sister, Joanne Cardillo of Middlehope; one brother, Anthony Affuso and his wife, Lorraine, of Fresco, Texas; one granddaughter, Shalanae Affuso; one grandson, Shane Affuso; 17 nieces and nephews; and numerous extended family members. Friends may call at Engel Funeral Home, Inc., 5319 Rt. 9W, Newburgh from 3 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, May 4. Family and friends will gather at the funeral home at 9 a.m. on Monday, May 5 and then proceed to St. Mary's Church, Marlboro for a 10:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial, with the Rev. Edward Bader. Entombment will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Mausoleum, Newburgh. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Middlehope Fire Company, 17 Lattintown Road, Newburgh, NY 12550, or Jake Fund to Help Local Animals in Need, Newburgh Veterinary Hospital, 1716 Rt. 300, Newburgh, NY 12550, in memory of Bob and Tyler. Arrangements were made by Engel Funeral Home, Inc., Newburgh.
Antonelli, Anthony P. of New Windsor, N.Y. owner of Anthony's Vertical & Interior in New Windsor and Cornwall, passed away on Monday, February 18, 2002,
at Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla after a long and brave battle with Leukemia. He was 62. Anthony was born November 1, 1939, in Brooklyn, the son of Carmella Rubilino and the late John Antonelli. He is survived by his wife, Joan, at home;
four daughters, Susan Etri and her husband, Mark of Wallkill, Toni Marie Minuta and her husband, Robert, of Cornwall, Michelle Martin and her husband, John of Newburgh and Jennifer Wallingford and her
husband, Scott of Newburgh; two brothers, Achille "Archie" Antonelli of New Windsor and John Antonelli of Florida; two sisters, Carmella Starziack and Rose Ann Cubito, both of New Windsor; seven
grandchildren, Mark Etri, Robert Minuta, Bianca Minuta, Gina Marie Etri, Anthony Minuta, Kierstin Martin and Nicholas Wallingford. Anthony was past president of Unico of Newburgh, past president of
The Cornwall Business Association, past president of the Plum Point Home Owners Association, a member of the Newburgh Lion's Club, a member at Osiris Country Club, Walden and a member of Sacred Heart
Church, Newburgh. He was voted Man of the Year in 1973 by the Orange County Chamber of Commerce. Relatives and friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, February 20, 2002, at Coloni Funeral
Home, Rt. 9W, New Windsor. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, February 21, at Sacred Heart Church, Newburgh. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, New Windsor. Family
statement: "Tony's devotion to his wife, children and grandchildren was his whole life. His life was consumed with the love for his family, and their happiness and well being. He will be in our
thoughts always in our hearts forever and our love for him will be never ending." Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Coloni Funeral Home, New Windsor. To sign a family guest book or for
the directions to the funeral home please visit www.colonifuneralhome.com
Posted by Teddy Doughty 57
- Born June 17, 1938 Died July 5, 1989
Barr, Edwin W. 75, died on February 19, 2015. He was born in Elizabeth, NJ on January 31, 1940. He is the son of Clarence E. Barr who died while serving his country during World War II, and Helen Margaret (Waters/Barr) Singleman who resides in Newburgh, NY. He also leaves his wife, Priscilla (Grzibowski) Barr of Orleans; a daughter and her husband, Kim and Roy Lemmon of E.Sandwich; a son, Edwin Barr of Walpole MA; a daughter and her husband, Stephanie and Carlo Pellegrini of Feeding Hills, MA. There are seven grandchildren whom he adored, Lauren and Christopher Spinney, Julia Lemmon, Zachary and Jacob Barr, Nicholas and Rachel Pellegrini. He is also survived by his brother and wife, Robert and Patricia Barr of Newburgh, NY and their children and grandchildren, all of whom he loved and felt very close to. He is predeceased by his caring and loving stepfather, William Singleman. Ed graduated from Lafayette College in 1960 and went on to enjoy a long career with multiple corporations in the field of Human Resource Management. He retired in 2001 to Orleans MA after managing a company he developed, Human Resource Directions. He kept busy with his involvement in the community garden, town finance committee, genealogy, fishing and clamming in and around the shores of Orleans and Chatham MA. Contributions may be made in his memory to the American Cancer Society.
Barry, David J. of the Town of Newburgh, a retired plumber/steamfitter for Local 373 and a contract observer for MHE Engineering, passed away on Friday, December 6, 2013 at St. Luke's/Cornwall Hospital surrounded by his family. He was the son of the late David and Rose Cavanaugh Barry. He was born on April 5, 1939 in Cornwall, NY. He married the love of his life, Elsie DiStefano Barry, who survives him, on April 30, 1960. He was a lifelong resident of the Newburgh/New Windsor area and was a 1957 graduate of Newburgh Free Academy. He was a member of St. Patrick/Our Lady of the Lake Church, active member of the Newburgh Ministry, and a past member of the New Windsor Police Auxiliary. Mr. Barry also had been active with the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, New Windsor Little League, St. Patrick's Religious Education Program and served in the National Guard. Dave is survived by his wife of 53 years, Elsie and his mother-in-law, Stella DiStefano at home; his four children: Lisa Knight and her husband, Joseph of New Windsor, David A. and his wife, Thersa of Poplarville, MS, Stephanie Gancarz and her companion, John "Turkey" Williams of Newburgh, and Timothy and his wife, Shannen of Sammamish, WA; his eight grandchildren: Amanda Suo and her husband, Kevin of Newburgh, David A. Jr. and his wife, Ashlee of Newburgh, Kory Gancarz of Newburgh, Ian Brooks of Jeffersonville, Maggie Knight of Poquott, NY, Katie Knight of New Windsor, Marie Barry of Newburgh, Connor Barry of Poplarville, MS and Lauren Barry of Sammamish, WA, his four great grandchildren: Paige, Gianna, Jysella and Giovanni; his siblings: James Barry and his wife, Janet of Florida, Eileen Chick of Newburgh, Patrick Barry and his wife, Patricia of Florida and Karen Sanchez and her husband, Modesto of New Windsor. He is also survived by his sister-in-law, Elizabeth Barry; his brother-in-law, Anthony DiStefano and his wife, Janet, and nieces and nephews: Kevin, Glen, and Shawn Barry, Kyle Chick, Daniel Barry, Modesto, Alejandra and Augustine Sanchez, Jayme and David Dimmick, Zachary DiStefano, Lisa Scott, Jonathan and Allyn Crone and many great nieces and nephews. He also leaves behind treasured friends. He was predeceased by his daughter-in-law, Pamela Barry and his brother, Thomas "Bumper" Barry. The family deeply appreciates the care Dave received by Dr.Stephen Shapiro and his wonderful staff.. There will be no visitation. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, December 10th at Our Lady of the Lake Church. Internment in Cedar Hill Cemetery will be private and at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes memorial donations be made to The Newburgh Ministry, P.O. Box 1449, Newburgh, NY 12551 or St. Patrick's Soup Kitchen, 55 Grand St., Newburgh, NY 12550. Funeral arrangements are under the care of Anthony V. Cracolici of the Hudson Valley Funeral Home Inc. 845-562-4411.
Albert died on September,17th 1997.... A picture of Livio Al Beccaccio at the age of 20 stood at the head of St. Patrick's Church in Newburgh during a memorial service held in his honor Sunday. Beccaccio,
58, a native of Newburgh and former FBI agent, died on Sept. 17 with four other Americans when a United Nations helicopter crashed into a mountainside in Central Bosnia. Beccaccio, the son of the late Albert Joseph and Catherine Murphy Beccaccio,
was born and raised in Newburgh. Sunday, 80 of his friends and family members gathered in the church where he once served as an altar boy. They came together to remember the man they said embodied all good things. Hilda A. Kogut, an FBI
special agent had the opportunity to work with Beccaccio on several occasions. ''When I first met him he was an embodiment of what I thought an FBI agent should be,'' she told mourners at the memorial service. ''It was my privilege to work
with Al, I learned a lot from him.'
The Newburgh Free Academy Class of '57 had their 40th class reunion this past weekend, but after the reminiscing, memories of Beccaccio were still strong in the hearts of his former classmates. One of those classmates, Judge Anthony Austria, fought back tears as he spoke about the good times he shared with Beccaccio. But Austria got the mourners to laugh when he told a story of attending elementary school with Beccaccio.''I remember being determined to get all the words right on my spelling test like Al did,'' he said. ''And the next test I got all of the words right, and I remember telling my mother and she asked if I copied off of Al's test.'' Paul Flanagan, another classmate and neighbor, put into words what many were thinking. ''I think he was an embodiment of what everyone wished they could be. He was a good athlete and had strong character,'' he said. ''But he never thought he was above the rest of us; he didn't think he was special.'' Gert Babcock, Beccaccio's first cousin, said she will always remember him for being a good person.''He was a nice guy and a nice cousin - that's just the way he was,'' she said.Although the Rev. John Budwick didn't know Beccaccio well, he said he could tell there was something very special about him. ''I knew he was close to his faith - he sent a personal note to me after his father passed,'' he said. ''And I thought that was very nice of him considering he was so busy. ''He really touched me in a very short time.
NEWBURGH - The worst accident in the Bosnian peacekeeping effort Wednesday claimed the life of a 58-year-old Newburgh native and All-America athlete everyone assumed was ''indestructible.'' Livio Al Beccaccio, a retired FBI agent and 1957 Newburgh Free Academy graduate, was one of 12 passengers killed when a United Nations helicopter crashed into a mountain in central Bosnia. Beccaccio left with his wife, Anne, for Bosnia in May to do police consulting work for the U.N. Also killed in Wednesday's accident were high-ranking diplomats from Germany and England, and four other Americans. Four Ukrainian crew members survived the crash, which was blamed on dense fog. But for many people in the Newburgh area, the murky thicket of the Balkan conflict came home in a painful instant. Gone was the strapping, immensely popular Beccaccio, who co-captained the high school basketball and football teams but had the compassion to bring less-popular classmates into his circle. Gone was the man who made his hometown proud by earning All-America honors in baseball at Florida State and then blazing up the ranks of the FBI, where the former Marine was head of Physical Training Defensive Tactics at the FBI's Quantico, Va., headquarters. ''We couldn't believe it; he was like indestructible,'' said his brother-in-law, Ron Britzke, a former editor of the Newburgh Evening News and Cornwall Local who lives with Beccaccio's sister, Alberta, in the Town of Newburgh. Beverly Napello Sharp was going over response cards for next month's NFA Class of '57 reunion last night when she received the news of her classmate's death. For her, it was the horrible realization of her worst fears upon hearing in the spring that Beccaccio was headed to Bosnia. ''There's so much trouble over there,'' she said. ''When you've known someone your whole life and you like them and they're going to a place like that, it scares you.'' She said although Beccaccio has faithfully attended just about every reunion, he had regretfully written her that Bosnia would keep him away from the 40th. ''I always called him 'Dick Tracy','' said Sharp. ''With his chisled features, he was tough and could handle things, you know what I mean?'' David Roe, who was two years behind him at NFA, recalled how kind Beccaccio was to his younger teammates like Roe. ''He was just one in a million,'' said Roe, now a vice president with M&T Bank. Classmate Tony Austria, a Newburgh City Court judge, said Beccaccio was the closest thing this city saw to radio hero ''Jack Armstrong, All-American Boy.'' But Austria, who met Beccaccio at Liberty Street Elementary School, said what many people didn't know about his friend was just how devout a Catholic he was. ''Every time he went up to bat, he said a prayer,'' said Austria. His faith only intensified as he got older, said his brother-in-law. ''In fact, when he moved to Spotsylvania, Va., there was no church and he spearheaded a drive to get a church, and he was successful. He was very strong on family values,'' said Britzke. Flashing integrity that Britzke said made Beccaccio ''the straightest guy you'd want to meet,'' Beccaccio opted to pay his own way to Florida State when a back injury kept him from fulfilling his football scholarship. Then he went out for baseball, got a scholarship in that sport, and baffled opposing batters with a 1.86 earned run average as a star pitcher. His love for sports and physical fitness didn't abate with age. ''He couldn't wait to come up here and run across the Newburgh Beacon Bridge or run the track at NFA,'' said Britzke. Joining the FBI in 1968, Beccaccio was assigned to the House of Representatives, also worked in bank robberies and fugitives, and then was transferred to the FBI academy in 1975. He earned a master's degree in public administration in 1975 from the University of Oklahoma and another master's degree in health fitness management at American University in 1984. Beccaccio was not the only representative of the Hudson Valley in Bosnia. Two Ulster County police officers stationed in Bosnia as U.N. police monitors knew little of the crash last night, only what they saw on the news. Sgt. Paul Van Blarcum of the Ulster County Sheriff's Department and SUNY New Paltz campus police Officer Phillip Gildersleeve are among about 2,000 American police officers stationed in that war-torn country under United Nations command. Van Blarcum is a former Onteora school board member. Both men are stationed in Trebinje and left for Bosnia in June on a yearlong assignment.
Lifelong friends went on to serve country Best friends in Newburgh
Hours after receiving the crushing call last week, Rodney Coleman was sitting in the den to his Arlington, Va., home tearfully trying to get back to 1950s Newburgh. The Newburgh of pick-up games behind South Junior High and Hi-Y dances at the YMCA, Friday night shows at the Ritz and pizza at Pepe's Tavern. The Newburgh that took a black kid from Clark Street and an Italian and Irish kid from the Heights and thought nothing of forging between them a bond of brotherly love that followed them out of the Hudson Valley and into the highest levels of government service. A helicopter crash in the dense fog of Central Bosnia Wednesday ended at 58 the accomplished, focused life of that Italian and Irish kid, Livio Al Beccaccio. Coleman tried to cope that night by turning to a bulging scrapbook assembled during their Little League days when the 11-year-olds squared off as opposing pitchers. The tattered newspaper clippings, moistened with fresh tears, didn't diminish Coleman's sense of loss. But they took him back. ''All of those headlines that meant so much to us are in good memory, but my buddy's gone and that hurts,'' he says. The last time either Rodney Coleman or Livio Al Beccaccio lived in Newburgh was 1957, the year they graduated from Newburgh Free Academy. They both went on to live successful, at times dangerous and often high-profile lives that took them to distant places. But, in many ways, they never floated far from the small city on the banks of the Hudson. Coleman joined the Air Force, took the Bronze star in Vietnam, worked with the Washington, D.C., City Council, and served as an executive at General Motors before being sworn in as assistant secretary of the Air Force in 1994. Beccaccio was an All-America baseball player at Florida State, served in the Marines, became an FBI special agent - once jumping from a plane to rescue a kidnapped heiress - before being promoted to chief of the FBI's Physical Training Unit and then its National Academy Program. After retiring from the FBI, he left for Bosnia in May to spend a year with the United Nations helping train local police forces. They were both standouts in high school - particularly Beccaccio. His chiseled features, athletic ease and natural way made him the guy every girl wanted to date and every other guy wanted to imitate. He dominated so many different varsity squads that ''All-everything, Captain Al'' appears under his yearbook picture. Unlike many popular jocks, Al and Rodney both knew their achievement wasn't going to end with high school. In between talks about girls and sports, they discussed their game plans for life. But mostly it was just understood between them, ''with the wink of an eye,'' Coleman says, they told each other: ''I see it; I know you're going to make it.'' Yet somehow they intuitively understood that their Newburgh experience would be the template for their success. ''I learned all that I learned in life in Newburgh,'' says Coleman, speaking from his office at the Pentagon. ''Same for Al.''
Of course, it was a profoundly different Newburgh that was doing the teaching. Like many suburban areas in the 1950s, Newburgh was an innocent place of sockhops, safe streets, football ''lassie'' squads and hometown pride. A place where parents freely fed and disciplined each other's kids. Yet Newburgh was distinguishable from much of suburbia. Its round-theclock factories had an insatiable appetite for workers, drawing lots of new residents, many of them blacks from the South. Its commerce was bustling. It was a dynamic but eminently comfortable place to be growing up in, and the teenagers seemed to recognize that. ''Whether the remainder of our lives is spent here, or whether we never return again,'' reads the dedication in the NFA Class of 1957 yearbook, ''we graduates of '57 will be forever indebted to the associations made with the people living in this city, held in the gentle slope on the west bank of the Hudson.'' What's more, they actually believed it. ''I don't know what in the hell it was,'' says Coleman. ''There was a white cloud that rung around the city. It was such a thriving, caring place.'' As for the thorny issue of race, which has alternately pricked and lacerated Newburgh over the last three decades, Coleman carries only rosy memories from the Newburgh of his youth. Certainly his white friends were aware that he was black. But to hear him and most of his contemporaries tell it, race easily bled into the background in those days. ''We were Americans first, Newburghers second, Catholics and Protestants third and then whatever else you want to put in there,'' says Coleman. ''But there wasn't any kind of artificial barrier.'' The first time he heard the ''n'' word he was a freshman at Howard University. The message is the same from Tony Austria, a NFA classmate who is now a Newburgh City Court judge. ''We were like one big family. Coleman happened to be black - whoever thought of him as black? Another guy was Jewish. You zeroed in on his batting stance, not his background.'' At the core of the family were Al Beccaccio and Rodney Coleman. ''They were as tight as they could be,'' recalls M&T Bank vice president David Roe, who graduated two years behind them. As they look back on their youth, members of the Class of '57 tend to contrast it with the racial strife that divided Newburgh in subsequent decades. But what they might not take into account is the underlying problems that preceded them. They may well have been going through school during a truly golden and all too fleeting period of growth and harmony.
Alberta Britzke never liked the idea of her little brother trying to fight a thousand years of history as part of the Bosnian peacekeeping effort. But once he got there in May, what worried her most was his daily run. Her brother's 58-year-old body, she said, was still ''like steel.'' But she knew her warnings to him about all those land mines buried in the Bosnian hillsides wouldn't keep him from jogging his requisite 10 to 20 miles a day. Al's wife, Anne, a nurse, was spending the year with her husband in Bosnia. In a phone conversation from the Balkans after the crash, she told Alberta that for the last three weeks Al had been passing a throng of poor Bosnian children during his runs. Every day he greeted them, but they just stared back. He told his wife he wished he could find a way to reach them. The evening before his death, he came home with joy in his eyes. As he had jogged past the kids and said hello, one of them smiled and said, ''Hi, man!'' When he turned back to respond, several kids took his hands and began jogging with him for a good stretch. ''He was so thrilled,'' said his 64-yearold sister, who still lives in Newburgh. ''That's my mother in him.'' Their mother, Catherine Beccaccio, was as soft spoken and retiring as her husband was demonstrative and demanding. But there were two areas she was unmovable on: religion and humanity. While her husband went to Sacred Heart parish with the rest of the city's Italian families, she took Al and his two sisters to St. Patrick's, where all good Irish families belonged. And before her children entered school, she pulled them aside and told them, ''If you see someone in the corner, it's your job t play with them.'' It's a message Al took to heart his whole life. Austria recalls that, at the height of his high school popularity, Al brought into his circle a classmate who others had poked fun at, saying he looked like a midget wrestler. ''Here's a person Al liked, and bang, he's in the group,'' says Austria. It's just one of the traits that made him far more complex than the stereotypical Big Man on Campus. At his core, Al was a shy, modest, deliberative and unfailingly decent kid. His mother would often complain to him that she had to hear about his accomplishments in school from the neighbors. ''When I do something good, Ma, I'll let you know,'' he would say. His sister says he was more than a little embarrassed with the steady flow of phone calls he got at home from girls during a time when they weren't supposed to make the first move. Coleman recalls seeing his friend, who got into lifting weights early on in life and ''had a buff bod when there wasn't even such a thing,'' tenderly petting the head of a neighborhood cat.
Everybody always said Al and Rodney were as close as brothers. ''We thought alike, we dressed alike, we acted alike,'' says Coleman. ''I ate at Al's house as much as he ate as mine. His dad disciplined me and my dad disciplined him.'' Rodney's own brother was handicapped and was unable to play catch and do many of the other traditional brother activities. Al had only sisters, so the two filled roles for each other. But just because they were close didn't mean they weren't competitive. Fiercely competitive. They met at age 8 on the basketball court behind South Junior High. The competitive friendship really blossomed a few years later when they were ace pitchers on opposing teams in Newburgh's newly formed Optimist Little League. ''Little Al'' (as opposed to his father, ''Big Al'') Beccaccio hurled for the Red Sox. Rodney ''Hot Rod'' Coleman threw for the Dodgers. Coleman says when he took to the mound, besting his buddy was his biggest concern. There was little variation to the mantra bouncing around in his head: ''I gotta beat him, I'm going to beat him, but I'm going to do it fair and square.'' To this day, says Coleman, ''Whenever I compete for anything, I'm also remembering Al Beccaccio.''
But here's one great aspect to their brand of rivalry: It ended as soon as they got off the field. They'd hug and go to Bucci's for ice cream. Here's another: Cheering their kids on game after game, their respective parents became close. They found out how much they had in common. In that way, the 60 or so Little Leaguers - close to a third of whom were black - weren't just forging their own friendships that transcended race; they were providing the setting for their parents to do the same. ''These kids were pioneers in solving racial problems which, unfortunately, have gone backward since,'' says Bo Gill, the newspaper columnist who put together the Newburgh chapter of the Little League in 1950.
Rodney Coleman has been back to Newburgh to speak a couple of times within the last several years. Although he enjoys sharing his message with his hometown's young people and serving in the role of success story, it breaks his heart to drive through the city. ''It's absolutely deplorable what's happened to this place,'' he says. Alberta Britzke says when her brother would return to Newburgh to visit her or attend a class reunion, he'd try to avoid driving down Broadway. Its crumbling buildings and empty storefronts seemed to violate the memories of his youth that meant so much to him. Then again, although Newburgh's decline was steeper and more painful than most, it would be hard to find the nurturing yet eclectic environment of 1950s Newburgh anywhere in the nation today. ''I think the world is too kinetic to let that happen,'' says Coleman. ''I know my son and daughter just zipped through high school and college. It's so impersonal now.''
Al Beccaccio hugged his father for the first time in 1980. The occasion was his parents' 50th wedding anniversary, and the younger Al thought it was overdue. So the 41-year-old with the washboard stomach, who that year was named to head the physical fitness program for all FBI recruits, leaned over and embraced his dad. His father seemed so delighted he must have wondered why he had never hugged his son before. Al's sister says her father loved her brother more than life itself, but like many 1950s fathers he had a hard time showing affection. Whenever teammates would be congratulating Al for a great game, his father - larger and louder than life - would tell him, ''Yeah, but you could have done this better...'' Al aimed to please. ''He was always so terribly concerned with what his father thought of his performance,'' says teammate Tony Austria. Maybe that's why the deeply religious Al said a prayer before each at-bat. Though Sam Coleman and Albert Beccaccio had different personalities, each father loomed large in his son's life. Both instilled an unwavering drive for perfection that never went away for either Rodney or Al. When Al graduated from NFA, he went to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. It was never where he wanted to go, and he hated the entire year he spent there. Maybe it was the hierarchical atmosphere that governed every interaction and conflicted with the humanistic sensibilities his mother had instilled in him. Or maybe it was something else. Either way, he knew it wasn't for him, but he stuck it for the year to cushion the blow to his father. His sister says their father was crushed when Al left West Point. But when he hit his stride after transferring to Florida State, earning All-America honors, his father was happy once again. He only got happier after witnessing his son's success with the FBI. ''He was so proud of Al,'' says Alberta Britzke. When their father got sick and had to move into a nursing home, he always kept a picture of Al by his bed. As touching as that was, there was nothing more painful for Al than seeing his robust father enfeebled by disease. After visiting his father, who died shortly before Al left for Bosnia in the spring, he would often leave the nursing home with a tear in his eye. His brother-in-law, Ron Britzke, says as horribly tragic as Al's death last week was, the one consolation is that a man so identified with his powerful presence will not have to endure the erosion he saw overtake his father.
It was supposed to have been a great week for Rodney Coleman, with several events planned to mark the Air Force's 50th anniversary. Instead of pure pageantry and self-congratulation, the military branch had to cope with three Air Force aircraft crashes, part of a spate of six crashes involving military aircraft in as many days. And the Air Force's No. 2 man had to grapple with the even more personal loss of his lifelong friend - the best man at his wedding and the man he had been comparing himself with since grammar school. As Al and Rodney got older, they didn't see as much of each other as they might have liked. Earlier in their careers, when Rodney was working for the Washington, D.C., City Council and Al was working out of the FBI office down the street, they had lunch together regularly. When their jobs took them to distant places, they got together less frequently, but stayed in touch through phone calls and the occasional special event. Al and his wife surprised Rodney by rearranging their plans so they could be in the audience that April day three years ago when he was sworn in as assistant secretary of the Air Force. Mostly, though, Al and Rodney were both busy working hard and raising families. Rodney and his wife have two children. Al and his wife raised five; two are now CIA agents and another two also work in law enforcement. The youngest is an artist. They also, of course, bonded with different friends. Al became close friends with fellow FBI official David Kriskovich. They even built their homes on adjacent 20-acre plots in Spotsylvania, Va., Kriskovich convinced Al to join him on the police-training mission to Bosnian. He was also killed in last week's helicopter crash. Among the people that Rodney became more friendly with was the late Commerce Secretary Ron Brown. Their fathers had known each other when they were young boys, and Rodney's father used to stop by the Harlem hotel the Brown family ran when he took Rodney and Al into the city to see a game. Rodney and Ron reconnected when they got older and realized they were working in similar fields. Ron Brown was the man who convinced him to take his current Air Force post. Sadly, Rodney Coleman lost two friends to aircraft accidents in the Balkans. Yet the 58-year-old Coleman says that, for him, Al's death has hit him like no other because it goes to the heart of who he is. Gone is his lifelong competitor and surrogate brother. That eye that winked and told him he was going to make it has been abruptly closed. Mortality never felt so near. ''Both of our moms and dads are gone,'' says Coleman, ''so I know they're all up there now looking down and possibly waiting or me to come play one more ball game.''
Articles from the Times Herald Record
Contributed by Doug Kendo 51 ........ Livio Beccaccio,
In 1998 at age 58. Police training specialist killed in a U. N. helicopter crash in Bosnia during a tour to revive local police forces in a war ravaged country. Prior to his death, Beccaccio was on the training staff of the F. B. I. Academy
in Quantico, Virginia, where he provided training to 1,000 police officers per year. A very competitive man with a quick sense of humor, he was once surprised by a class of 270 men who donned masks with Beccaccio's likeness. "I've been
here 15 years", said Mr. Beccaccio without pause, "and I must tell you that this is the best looking class that's ever come through this academy."
Bernard, Thomas - Born July 4,1939 Died Jan. 3,1999
Bomar, Viola "Shorty"
Bronk, DeForest M. of Newburgh, N.Y.an engineer and lifelong area resident, entered into rest at the family home where he lived with his sister Laura Gardner, on Monday June 7, 2004. He was 65. The son of Laura Bronk and the late Myron Bronk, he was born Jan. 18, 1939 in Newburgh. He graduated from NFA in 1957 and was a 1961 graduate of Annapolis Naval Academy. He served as a jet pilot on the USS Forrestal. He also worked with the Carlgen Corp. in Walden A family statement reads, "He was a very special man who will be deeply missed by family and friends." Survivors include his mother, Laura Bronk of Montgomery; sons, Majors Matthew and Rene Bronk of Texas, Andrew Bronk of Virginia, Paul and Dru Bronk of Morris, N.Y., Thomas and Tina Bronk of Maryland and Peter Bronk of Maryland; daughter, Maria and Keith Harding of Maryland; and aunts and uncles. He was predeceased by his father and niece, Michelle Davis. Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 10 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Brooks-DiDonato Funeral Home, 481 Gidney Ave., Newburgh. Funeral services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to the Hospice of Orange, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, NY 12550. Arrangements by Brooks-DiDonato Funeral Home.
Budziak, Seno "Buddy"
Cerone, Patrick Joseph Jr., "Pat" a self-employed plumber in the Newburgh area and long time area resident, entered into rest
suddenly on Thursday, November 9, 2006 at home. He was 67. Son of the late Sheriff Patrick Cerone Jr. and Helen Falcone Cerone, he was
born October 16, 1939 in Rome, N.Y. "We will surely miss our loving brother and father, whose heart was as big as he was. His life and memory has given us many wonderful things, both great and small."
Survivors include his early wife and loving mother of his children, Carole Cerone; loving children, DawnMarie Mattson and Patrick Cerone; grandchildren; loving life companion, Nancy Argenio and her children
and grandchildren; loving brother and best friend, Bernard Cerone of Newburgh; loving sisters, Elaine Quimby of Richmond, Va. and Joyce Quinn of Lancaster, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews. Visitation
will be held from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Sunday, November 12, 2006 at Brooks Funeral Home, 481 Gidney Ave., Newburgh. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, November 13, 2006 in
Sacred Heart Church, Newburgh. Burial will follow the Mass, cemetery to be announced. Flowers and memorial contributions on Pat's behalf may be sent to One Way Ministries, c/o Angel Tree, P.O. Box 7032,
Flint, MI 48507. To send a personal condolence or for directions to the funeral home, please visit BrooksFH.com, or call 845-561-8300.
Ciaccio, Joan M. Marsiglio, of the Town of Newburgh, entered into eternal rest on August 2, 2013 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Newburgh. She was 74. The daughter of the late Sal and Anna (Donahue) Ciaccio, Joan was born on March 16, 1939 in Cornwall, NY. She was married to Robert P. Marsiglio on June 5, 1960 in Newburgh. Joan was a lifelong resident of the area and was retired from CIGNA Healthcare. Joan will be remembered for her love and devotion in caring for “The Family.” She did not look for any rewards, her reward was that it made her happy. Joan is survived by her husband of 53 years, Robert, at home; her children: Robert P. Marsiglio, Jr., of New Windsor, NY and Mark A. Marsiglio and his wife Danielle of Monroe, NY; her siblings: Carol and her husband Gary Durham of Chandler, AZ, Richard Ciaccio and his wife Irene Martin of Chandler, AZ, and Christopher Lee Ciaccio of Walden, NY, and her grandson James Peter Marsiglio. Services will be private. www.BrooksFH.com
Conway, Jason "Jay" E. Conway, age 69 of Newburgh NY died Saturday, April 19, 2008 at O.R.M.C. Arden Hill Campus Goshen NY. A Memorial Mass will be held at a
later date. Cremation at Cedar Hill Crematory Newburgh NY and Interment in Orange County Veteran's Cemetery Goshen NY
Coritz, Donna Lee Bahr, 64, of Babylon, N.Y. passed away on June 4, 2004 after a long illness. Ms. Bahr is the daughter of the late James W. Coritz, former Police Chief in the town of New Windsor, and the late Nina DeGroat Coritz. Ms. Bahr attended New Windsor School, South Junior High School and graduated from Newburgh Free Academy in 1957. She also graduated from Grace Downs School in New York City. Ms. Bahr is survived by her husband, James Bahr of Babylon, Long Island; her daughters, Raina Pentecoste of Islip Terrace, Long Island, Simone Reilly of Gilbert, Ariz.; and son, Damon Bahr of Deer Park, Long Island; five granddaughters; her sister, Gwendolyn Coritz Nelson of Fairfax Station, Va.; and several nieces and nephews. Ms. Bahr and her husband resided at 47 Foster Blvd. South, Babylon, NY 11703.
Posted by Gordon Taylor 65 Another lost friend Donna was antoher neighbor from New Windsor and lived across the street from Kat Scott, who
also just passed away. Such a loss, and both so young. We miss them all.
Crabb, Tyrone H.
- Honorable Mayor Elect of Newburgh, NY. Died Wednesday, December 22, 1999 in Newburgh. Born March 8, 1940, in New York City to the late Hudson Fulton Crabb and Ida McCaskill. Husband of Mary Smith. 1957 graduate of Newburgh Free Academy and
attended Altantic Union College, Lancaster, MA. Former Newburgh school teacher and case worker for the Orange County Department of Mental Health. Appointee to the New York State Health Planning Advisory
Board by the late Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller. Elected to Newburgh City Council 1985-1989 and served on the Newburgh Advisory Board. Former Chairman of: Newburgh Housing Authority; Newburgh
Republican Committee; and Orange County Republican Executive Committee. Past President of the Newburgh Branch of NAACP. Survivors are his wife, Mary Smith Crabb, Newburgh, his mother Ida McCaskill
Crabb of Newburgh, two sons and one daughter-in-law, Capt. Tyrone Jomo Kenyetto Crabb of the U.S. Army in Birmingham, AL and his wife Erika Johnson Crabb, and Hudson Joda Nigel Crabb, student of
Northfolk State University, VA, and one sister, Consuella Thomas of Mereno Valley, CA. Funeral services Tuesday, December 28, 11 AM, Ebenezer Baptist Church, 76 First Street, Newburgh. Remains to lie
in state at the church, Monday, 12 noon to 9 PM. Interment Cedar Hills Cemetery, Middlehope, NY. For information contact the Brutus W. Hodge Funeral Home.
Davis, Marcia D. Anderson
Posted by Sandra (Trifilo) Haight 57 Marcia D. Davis Anderson, 52, of Van Amee St., Newburgh, died unexpectedly after a short illness on, Wednesday, June 12, 1991 in Montefiore
Hospital in the Bronx. Born in Newburgh, Jan. 17,1939, she was the daughter of Sheldon T. Davis and Ruth A. Paltridge. She was a kindergarten teacher at the Meadow Hill School in the Town of Newbargh. She was a member of St. Mary's
Church and a member of the church's Alter Rosary Society, a member of the Newburgh teachers Association, and a member of the business and professional Women's Association of Newburgh. Survivors include
her husband, Hildard S. "Bud" Anderson at home; two sons, Patrick H. Anderson of Orlando, Fla., and Glen T. Anderson at home; two daughters, Erin Anderson of Newburgh, and Coleen R. Leo of Elmira;
two sisters, Shelby Grimm of the Town of Newburgh, and Diane Davis of Harriman; one grandson, Christopher Leo; and many nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Saturday, June 15, at
10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church, South Street, Newburgh. Entombment by Toohey Brothers Inc., Gidney Avenue, Newburgh, NY, was in Cedar Hill Mausoleum, Middlehope, NY. Memorial contributions may be made to the
American Cancer Society.
DeGeorge, Dale T. of Walden, NY entered in rest on April 15, 2012 at Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown, NY. He was 73. Dale was a retired salesman
for Dick's Concrete in Middletown. He was born November 24, 1938 in Cornwall to Frank and Elizabeth Dale DeGeorge. He was the husband of Carole Kolb DeGeorge. Survivors include his wife, Carol at home; daughter, Jeanette Kronsberg of
Walden; son, Brent DeGeorge and his wife, Jane of New Port Richie, FL; brother, Frank DeGeorge and his wife, Theresa of Florida; sister, Beverly Metlis and her husband, Sandy of Poughkeepsie;
nephews: Michael and Frank Crudele and Paul and John Kolb; nieces: Luana and Lorraine Kolb, Robin Fiore and her husband, Ted and Renee Hulburt. A time of visitation will be held on Thursday, April 19
from 7 to 9 p.m. at at the Gridley-Horan Funeral Home, 39 Orchard St., Walden. Cremation will be in the Cedar Hill Crematory, Newburgh. Arrangements by Gridley-Horan Funeral Home, Walden.
DeMuth, Joan Crawford, 64, of Damascus, MD died Tuesday, September 28, 2004 at her home in Damascus, MD. She was the wife of Charles L. Crawford. Born November 8,
1939 in Newburgh, NY, she was a daughter of the late Theordore and Margaret Morgan DeMuth. Mrs. Crawford was a homemaker and a member of the Catholic Church. Surviving besides her husband are three children: Charles E. Crawford and Patricia A.
Crawford, both of Germantown and Kristen C. Browne of Fredericksburg, VA; three grandsons: Joshua T. Browne, Zachary C. Browne and Matthew T. Browne, all of Fredericksburg, and a brother Theordore D. DeMuth of Campbell Hall, NY. Friends
may call from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday October 1, 2004 at the Olin L. Molesworth P.A., Funeral Home, 26401 Ridge Road, Damascus, MD. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Saturday, October 2 at St. Paul's Catholic
Church, 9250 Damascus Rd., Damascus, MD., with the Rev. Kevin Kennedy officiating. Interment will be in All Souls Catholic Cemetery, Germantown, MD. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the Damascus Volunteer
Fire Department, 26334 Ridge Rd., Damascus, MD 20872.
Dolan, Ronald - Born Aug. 8, 1939 Died Dec. 1981
Doughty, Mabel “Ann” Albertson, of Newburgh, passed away on Thursday, July 28, 2005 at St. Luke's Hospital, Newburgh. She was 66.
Daughter of the late Stephen and Virginia Doughty, she was born on February 12, 1939. Ann was a
devoted member of Grace United Methodist Church, Newburgh. A family statement reads, "Ann was a loving, caring person and a great mother. She will be dearly missed." Survivors include her daughter,
Paula Bell and her husband Kevin of Newburgh; her four sons, Paul Albertson and Shari of Dover Plains, Kevin Albertson of Newburgh, Philip Albertson and his wife Toniann of Cornwall and Gary Albertson
and his wife Jennifer of Newburgh; her grandchildren, Richard Hitchcock and his fiancée Diedra Napier, Stephanie Hitchcock, Kevin Albertson Jr., Lindsay Marie Baker, Alex-Michelle Albertson, Gary
Albertson Jr., Aric Albertson and Jacob Albertson; her companion and friend Roy Adams. Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 6-8p.m. on Sunday, July 31 at Brooks-DiDonato Funeral Home, 481 Gidney Avenue,
Newburgh. A funeral service will take place at 10 a.m. on Monday, August 1 at Grace United Methodist Church, Newburgh. Burial will follow in Modena Rural Cemetery, Modena.
Evans, Nancy Hamel of Albuquerque, an artist, died Wednesday, Dec. 29, 1999, at home. She was 60. The daughter of Walter Evans of Florida and the late Florence Devereaux Evans,
she was born Sept. 20, 1939, in Newburgh. Ms. Hamel was a graduate of Newburgh Free Academy, Class of 1957. Survivors include two sons, Robert Hamel and Jeffery Hamel; four daughters, Tammy Lemay, Sheri Drone, Tina Hamel and Lori Hamel; two brothers,
Robert J. Evans of Wallkill and Walter T. Evans of Maybrook; and one sister, Joan M. LaDue of Massachusetts. She was predeceased by one brother, James M. Evans. Services and arrangements were held under the direction of The French Mortuary in Albuquerque,
Fitzpatrick, Ruth "Ruthie"
Garzione, Marie A. Cea of the Town of Newburgh, a retired service dispatcher of Daley Oil Co., passed away on Sunday, October 11,2009 at St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital
Newburgh Campus. Marie was 70. the daughter of the late Patsy and Rose Pinto Garzione, she was born on December 7, 1938 in Monroe NY. A family statement reads: "After Marie's retirement, she spent much of her time going to yard sales
and buying and selling items on Ebay, and enjoyed working around her yard. Marie was a great lover of animals, and enjoyed watching the birds feed from one of her many bird feeders. She was a kind and gentle person who would help anyone in need."
Marie is survived by her husband, Anthony "Tony" Cea, at home; two daughters, Gina Cea-Raimondo and her companion, Chris Carfora of Newburgh and Kathleen Cea-Gupta and her husband, Kamal of Scarsdale, NY; two
grandchildren, Jay and Deven Gupta; one brother Nicholas Garzione and his wife, Hannelore of South Carolina; three sisters: Rita Delfini and her husband Umberto of Newburgh, Patty Lanspery and her
husband Jeff of Newburgh, and Tina Whitcanack and her husband Mike of Illinois. Marie is also survived by her mother-in-law, Margaret Cea of Texas; two sisters-in-law, Julia Kline and her husband Frank
of Florida and Ann Boat of Texas; one brother-in-law, Maurice Cea and his wife Betty of Ohio; and several nieces and nephews and her canine friend Mikey. Visitation will be held on Thursday, October
15th, 2009 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Hudson Valley Funeral Home, Inc. 239 Quassaick Ave. New Windsor NY A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, October 16, at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of
the Lake Church, Newburgh with Msgr. John Budwick officiating. Entombment will follow in Cedar Hill Mausoleum. Newburgh.
Giametta, John - Born July 27, 1938 Died August 1979
Gilbert, Nancy J. Cotton 74, of Indianapolis Indiana, passed away Thursday October 30, 2014. She was born November 10, 1939 in Newburgh, NY the daughter of Russel and Gladys Gilbert. Mrs. Cotton was a telephone operator for Intro Gastro. She is survived by her husband, Bill Cotton and a brother, Joe Gilbert. No services are scheduled.
Gizzarelli, Lou Born Sept. 11, 1939 Died Dec. 1977 Died in an Auto Accident near Strook's
Gleeson, Noreen Messenger "Noreen" formerly a 12-year resident of Newburgh, NY and a 41-year resident of Bowie, MD, died of pancreatic
cancer Wednesday, June 28, 2006, at Doctor's Community Hospital, Lanham, MD. She was 66 years old. She is survived by her husband,
George "Spud" Messenger, formerly a 21-year resident of Cornwall-on-Hudson, whom she married June 6, 1964. Noreen was predeceased by her mother, Kathleen Gleeson, a 12-year resident of Newburgh, and her mother and father-in-law,
Loretta and Herbert Messenger, who were over 75-year residents of Cornwall-on-Hudson. Other survivors include: two sons; John Messenger of Crownsville, MD and James Messenger of Grasonville, MD; three daughters; Kathleen
Bryant of Crofton, MD, and Theresa Hayburn and Eileen Snyder, both of Bowie, MD; four sisters: Margaret D'Aquino and Rose DiDonato, both of Newburgh, Kathleen Kennedy of Cornwall and Teri Gleeson of
Crofton, MD; and 18 grandchildren. She was predeceased by a sister, Patricia Earley of Newburgh. Noreen was born December 25, 1939 in the Bronx, NY. She graduated from Newburgh Free Academy in 1957, St.
Francis School of Nursing, Poughkeepsie in 1960, and Bowie State University, Bowie, MD in 1988. Noreen retired from Doctor's Community Hospital in 2005, as a Registered Nurse, after 45 years of active nursing.
Grodnick, Jerome "Jerry"
- Born July 7, 1939 Died Jan. 17, 1998
Guadagno, Michael J. 69, passed away on May 8, 2009, in Jacksonville, FL. He was born June 18, 1939 in Newburgh, NY to Anthony and Mary Frances Guadagno. Michael proudly served our county in the United States Army and then worked for the CIA in telecommunications. While working for the CIA, he lived in Venezuela, Turkey, Thailand, Budapest, Brazil, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and the Philippines. After retiring from the CIA, Michael started a second career in banking with Wachovia. He also was an avid reader, enjoyed movies, spending time with his family and at the beach. Michael was preceded in death by his loving wife, Suzanne. He is survived by two daughters, Christine (Pat) Martin of Myrtle Beach, SC, and Lisa (David) Paul of Jacksonville, FL; seven grandchildren: Amanda, Katie, Megan, Patrick, Lauren, Hailey and Samantha, and one great-grandchild, Taylor.
Hamilton, David B.
most beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend was taken by God on August 10, 2011, surrounded by his family. He was born March 31, 1939. He leaves behind his cherished wife of 51 years, T. Maureen Penney
Hamilton; three daughters and their husbands: Chrystal and James Spina of Edgewater, MD, Teresa and Frank Tauriello of Montgomery, NY and Leigh Hamilton and Timothy Scheels of Montgomery, NY; eight grandchildren: Kristen Spina Harrison
and her husband, Judson, Jennifer Spina, Sean, Jessica, Jamie and Nicholas Tauriello and William and Karleigh Doolittle; one brother, Robert Hamilton and his wife, Lois of Maryland; several brothers and sisters-in-law, Floyd and Fran Penney,
Jack Penney, Leona Penney, Dr. Robert Penney, Richard and Chrystal O'Beirne, Richard and Cathy Patterson; several wonderful nieces, nephews and cousins and an abundance of dear friends. He was predeceased by his brother-in-law, Joseph Penney.
David was a long time resident of Orange County New York, where he raised his family. He retired from Verizon in 1994 and was blessed by being able to spend seventeen honeymoon like years in Cape Canaveral, FL with the love of his life,
Maureen. His final resting place will be "The Church of Our Savior" in Cocoa Beach, FL where he and his wife were members of the congregation. Family and friends are invited to a celebration of his life at 6 p.m. on Friday, August
19 at Colden Manor at Spruce Lodge, 619 St. Route 17K, Montgomery, NY.
Harden, Phillip "Phil" Born: August 5, 1938 - Died: June 18, 2006
Posted by John H. Hill III Phillip Harden Jr. of Austin TX. a retired employee of Southwest Airlines after twenty years of service. He was sixty eight. The
son of the late Philip Harden and Julia Foster Harden. Formally from Newburgh, N.Y. (Phil) attended local schools and graduated from NFA in 1957. After high school he served in the USMC where he received &
Honorable Discharge. He went on to attend Prairie View A&M University, where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. It was there he met and married his wife Thomasine
Jasper of forth one years. During his years he was employed at IBM & General motors. He also owned and managed several business. He leaves to cherish his memory his wife; Thomasine; one son,
Christopher P. Harden, Sr.; grandson, Christopher Philip Harden, II; and granddaughters, Symone D. Harden and Kirsten S. Harden; sister, Julia Dula of Austin, TX; brother, Wilbert M. Harden of New York;
sister, Christine Mercano of Virginia and a host of friends.
Harden Wilbert M. “Wil” Born: October 7,1939
– Died: December 11, 2009 “Wil” Was born to the late Philip Harden & Julia Foster Harden in West Point, N.Y. He attended the school system in
Newburgh , N.Y. culminating in his graduation from Newburgh Free Academy in 1957. He enjoyed playing little league baseball and singing with a quartet. Upon graduation, he enlisted in the United States Air Force. Following
his Honorable discharge from the service, he experienced employment in various fields until becoming an air-traffic controller in the city of New York from which he retired in May of 1994. He is
survived by: his wife of thirty two years, Lelia Hazel; a daughter,Tennille Harris of N.J.; one son, William D. Harden of Georgia ; sisters, Julia Dula and Christine Mercano of Virginia . “Wil” was
predeceased by one brother, Phillip Harden Jr. He leaves to mourn a host of relatives and friends today and always.
Posted by Hilt Johnston.56 David J. Harris, an Elementary Teacher at New Windsor School, entered into rest suddenly on Saturday, June 24, 2000, at Vassar Brothers Hospital, Poughkeepsie. He was 60. The son of the late George and Margaret Armour Harris, he was born Sept. 26, 1939, in New Windsor. He was a member of the U.S. Army; King of Kings Lutheran Church; Newburgh Teachers Association; New York State Union of Teachers; Clintonian Association at New Windsor School; Adoption Group of Orange County; and the United States Tennis Association; past president of the Optimist Club, New Windsor; and president of the New Windsor Faculty Association. He was an avid tennis player, and was respected and admired by all of his students and collegues for the past 36 years. A family statement read, "David was a loving husband and father. He loved life, and his kindness and patience made him a very special person". Survivors include his beloved wife of 15 years, Anne Corbett Harris, at home; two sons Christopher and his wife Kimberly Harris of San Diego, Calif. and Kevin Harris of Manhattan Beach,Calif; one daughter, Alexis Harris at home; one brother George Harris and his wife Jean of Newburgh; his mother-in-law, Barbara Meehan-Tighe of New Windsor; one brother-in-law Joseph Corbett and his wife Linda of New Windsor two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, June 27 at Coloni Funeral Home, Route 9W New Windsor. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday June 28, at the funeral home. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, New Windsor. If desired, memorial contributions may be sent to the David J. Harris Scholarship Fund at New Windsor School, c/o Fran Dunn, 175 Quassaick Ave. New Windsor NY 12553
Hodge, Theodore "Ted" - Born July 15, 1939 Died July 1976
Intrater, Ethan Ethan was born June 13, 1940 and Died March 4, 2006 in Brooklyn
Janke, Frederick C. of Greer, S.C. a retired employee of PYA Monarch, died Thursday,
Jan. 4, 2001, at home, after an extended illness. He was 62. The son of Henrietta F. Janke and the late Otto
John William Janke, he was born in Newburgh. Mr. Janke was a U.S. Navy Veteran; and member of Northwood Baptist Church. Survivors include his mother, Henrietta F. Janke of Newburgh; his wife, Patricia Janke, at home; two brothers,
John William Janke Sr. of Rhode Island and Otto Frank William Janke of Newburgh; a twin sister, Frieda Clogston of Newburgh; one daughter, Deborah Janke of Fort Myers, Fla.; one son, Frederic Scott Janke of Fort Myers, Fla.;
three stepsons, Robert and Mike Baucom of Greenville, S.C. and Darrell Baucom of Fort Myers, Fla.; five grandchildren, Luke Janke and Charlie, Kristie, Nikie and Keith Baucom; and several nieces and
nephews. He was predeceased by one sister, Augusta B. Kerns, formerly of Kansas. Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan. 6, in The Wood Mortuary, Greer, S.C. A committal service was held Monday,
Jan. 8, in Salisbury, N.C. National Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be sent to Cancer Society of Greenville County, 113 Mills Ave., Greenville, S.C. 29605. Arrangements were made by The Wood Mortuary, Greer, S.C.
Joy, Arlene Hughes of New Windsor, NY, entered into rest on Thursday, May 24, 2012. She was 73. After an extended battle with cancer, Arlene peacefully passed away surrounded by her loving family. Arlene's zest for life and sense of humor made her a wonderful inspiration to her many life-long friends and family who will all miss her dearly. Arlene Joy Hughes of New Windsor, NY, entered into rest on Thursday, May 24, 2012. She was 73. The daughter of the late Arthur and Genevieve Joy, she was born on November 13, 1938 in Newburgh, NY. In November 1959, Arlene married Charles Hughes who predeceased her. Arlene graduated from Newburgh Free Academy and worked at Charles G. Smith & Associates as an Architectural Hardware Consultant. Arlene was a life-long member of St. Patrick's Church and the first female President of the Parish Council. She is survived by her loving children: son, Sean and his wife, Eileen of Newburgh, daughter, Kelly Thompson and her partner, Larry Berman of Rhinebeck, son, Mick and his husband, Graham Dobson of San Francisco, CA; brothers, Ronald Joy and his wife, Carole of Newburgh, and Robert Joy and his wife, Frances of Middletown; grandchildren: Candice Stanford and her husband, Michael, Kaitlyn Thompson, Connor Thompson, Patrick Thompson and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Monday, May 28 at Brooks Funeral Home, 481 Gidney Ave., Newburgh, NY 12550. A funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, May 29 at 10 a.m. in St. Patrick's Church in Newburgh. Memorial donations may be made to: St. Patrick's Church, in Newburgh or Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newburgh. Arrangements by Brooks Funeral Home, 845-561-8300 or www.BrooksFH.com
Kane, Pratt H. 69, died Wednesday, August 26, 2009 at his home in Longs, SC. Born in Newburgh, New York,
he was the son of the late Edward M. and Edith McCellan Kane Jr. He graduated from Newburgh Free Academy in 1957. Mr. Kane was a U.S. Marine Veteran. Survivors include one son, Edward M. Kane III of Fla.; one daughter, Tracey Kane of N.C.;
one brother, John Kane of N.Y.; one sister, Sandra Fusco of Fla.; several grand children; great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 1, 2009 in the chapel of Lee Funeral Home. Lee
Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/N. Myrtle Beach is serving the family
Kaplan, Moran R. of San Bernardino, Calif. a 30-year Broker in Real Estate Loans, died March 15, 2006 at his residence. He was 66. The son of the late Sidney and Lucille Toback Kaplan, he was born August 24, 1939. Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, March 21, 2006 at 12 noon at Congregation Agudas Israel Cemetery. Cantor Endre Stamler will officiate. Donations may be made to American Tenion Society, 5757 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 348, Los Angeles, CA 90036. Arrangements are under the care of Christian D. Garrison of the Doulin Newburgh Funeral Home, Inc., 318 N. Montgomery St., Newburgh, N.Y.
King, Wayne - Wayne King, Born Jan 23,
1938 Died Aug. 23, 1998 Married to Sandra King for 30 years
Knapp, Everett "Knappy" Born Jan. 4, 1939 Died Sept. 17, 1989
Lavarello, Ann Louise Caren, a homemaker, seven-year resident of Kelso, Wash , died July 19, 2005 at Hospice Care Center in Longview, Wash., with her husband
of 47 years at her side. She was 66. The daughter of Eugene and Marion (Motland) Lavarello, she was
born January 5, 1939 in Cornwall, N.Y. She graduated from Newburgh Free Academy in Newburgh in 1957 and married Edward Caren of Monroe, N.Y. on June 22, 1958. Together, they raised three sons. She was a
member of St. Rose Catholic Church in Longview, Wash. Survivors include her husband Ed Caren of Kelso, Wash.; sons, Thomas Caren of Westminster, Colo. and Dennis Caren of Las Vegas, Nev.; three
grandchildren; brother Eugene Lavarello of Seattle, Wash.; sister Susan Anderson of Stockton, Calif; and mother Marion McIntrye of Newburgh, N.Y. She was predeceased by son, Edward P. Caren in 1982.
Services are pending. Memorial contributions may be made to Community Home and Hospice, PO Box 2067, Longview, WA 98632. Arrangements by Dahl McVicker Funeral Home.
Loguidice, Herman F. "Butch" of Newburgh, entered into rest on Sunday, March 1, 2009 at
home. He was 70. Son of the late Armondo and Dora Corsi Loguidice, he was born December 23, 1938 in Newburgh. Butch was a 1957 graduate of Newburgh Free Academy and proudly served in the U.S. Army. He also attended St. Francis of Assisi Church,
Newburgh. He is survived by his lifetime companion, Connie Contarino; son, Darren Loguidice and his wife, Donna Martinisi-Loguidice of South Pittsburg, TN; grandchildren, Kaitlin and Meagan Loguidice and Donald Decker Jr.; sister, Mary Simat
of Hoyt Lakes, MN; brothers, Salvatore Loguidice and his wife, Marion of New Windsor and Alfred Loguidice and his wife, Anna of St. Mary's, GA; nieces and nephews, Nicole Simons, Dawn and Kim Loguidice, Jeff and Paul Simat. He was predeceased
by his brother-in-law, Robert Simat. Visitation will be held on from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, March 5, at Brooks Funeral Home, 481 Gidney Ave., Newburgh. A funeral service will be held at 8 p.m. Cremation will take place at Cedar Hill Crematory,
Newburgh. In lieu of flowers, donations in Butch's memory may be made to the American Heart Association, Heart Gifts Processing Center, P.O. Box 3049, Syracuse, NY 13220-3049
Barbara Sigler a long time Poughkeepsie resident, entered into glory on Monday, March 15, 2004 at Vassar Bros. Medical Center, Poughkeepsie, NY. She was 64. The daughter of the late Reed C. Long and Esther Murray, she was born April 3, 1939 in
Newburgh, NY. She was a graduate of the Newburgh Free Academy, class of 1957. She was an executive legal secretary for the intellectual property department for IBM, East Fishkill until her retirement, and in her
latter years, she was treasurer and part owner of Antique Delivery Service. She was known for her gentle spirit and kindness and caring for other people. She was an avid antique collector and dealer. She
was a member of the Poughkeepsie United Methodist Church. She was married to James Sigler, who survives at home, on October 11, 1957 at the Salvation Army, Newburgh. In addition to her husband, she is
survived by her daughter, Susan Sigler-Popkin and husband, Matthew of New Haven, CT; son, Steven Phillip Sigler and wife, Jeanne of Rhinebeck; 2 grandchildren, Nicole Lynn and Steven James Sigler,
both of Rhinebeck; 2 brothers, Raymond Long of Wurtsboro, NY and Donald Long of Newburgh; 3 sisters, Doris Gallagher of Red Hook, Marion Murphy of Newburgh, Dawley DeMar of Watertown, NY; and many
nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by 5 sisters, Marie Bakanovic, Ireta Kern, Peggy Mott, Jean DeLuca, and Shirley Chairamonte; and 1 brother, Reed Long. Calling hours will be on
Wednesday, March 17th from 4 to 8 pm at Sweet's Funeral Home, Inc., Route 9, Hyde Park. Funeral services will be Thursday, March 18th at 10 am at the Poughkeepsie United Methodist Church, Route 376,
Poughkeepsie, with Rev. Robert Thompson-Gee officiating. Entombment will be private. Memorial donations may be made to the Poughkeepsie United Methodist Church, 2381 New Hackensack Rd., Poughkeepsie, NY
12603. "If I have wounded any soul today, if I have caused one foot to go astray, if I have walked in my own willfull way, Dear Lord, please forgive."
Loparco, Julia C. Grieco, a lifetime area resident, entered into rest on Thursday, January
29, 2015. She was 76. Daughter of the late Roger and Madeline (Cerone) Loparco, she was born on January 28, 1939 in Newburgh. On October 29, 1961, she married Dominick Grieco, who predeceased her in 2009. Julia was a 1957 graduate of
Newburgh Free Academy and had the honor of being crowned Miss Newburgh in 1959. She was a retired food service employee for the Newburgh Enlarged City School District, and a parishioner of St. Francis of Assisi Church in Newburgh. Mom was
a loving wife, mother and grandmother who, along with our father, gave us the world and taught us to be a close, loving family. Her grandchildren were her pride and joy. She would go without, in order to give to others. She enjoyed
taking trips to the casinos with her friends and was a “regular” on Facebook. Survivors include her children, Lori Grieco and fiance, Kevin Ostrander of Newburgh, Dawn Grieco of Newburgh and Michael Grieco and wife Susan of Newburgh,
grandchildren, Lindsay Fischer and husband, Daniel of Pleasant Valley, Haley Grieco and Mikayla Grieco of Newburgh, her sisters, Mary Zappone, (Anthony) of The Villages, FL and Toniann Shepardson (Terry) of Newburgh, sisters-in-law
Marianne McDonald (Thomas) of San Antonio, TX and Rosanne DeBenedictus (Thomas) of Newburgh, and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at Brooks Funeral Home, 481 Gidney Avenue,
Newburgh. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 in St. Francis of Assisi Church, Newburgh with Father John Vondras officiating. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, New Windsor. In
lieu of flowers, memorial contributions on Julia’s behalf may be sent to St. Francis of Assisi Church, 145 Benkard Avenue, Newburgh, NY 12550, or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
MacDonald, Bruce - Bruce MacDonald, Born July 24, 1939 and Died Dec. 11, 1997
Mancinelli, Thomas W. died on February 24, 2009 in Naples, Florida, in the company of his family. Tom was 69 years old. A lifelong resident of Newburgh, NY and a 20-year resident of Naples,
Florida, Tom will be remembered for many things, including his unwavering courage, determination and fortitude throughout the 24 years that he struggled with cancer and cancer-related illnesses. Tom served in the U.S. Navy from 1958 to 1962,
on the destroyer-tender U.S.S. Yellowstone, and his service included tours of the North Atlantic and the Mediterranean Sea. During his residence in Newburgh, he served as a letter carrier in the U.S. Post Office for 20 years, until he retired
due to complications from cancer. Prior to that time, he worked for Dupont Corporation. Tom moved to Naples in 1989, together with Carol Mancinelli, his wife of 48 years. While in Naples, he started a successful house painting and interior
decorating business, which he ran from 1989 until he retired in 2004. Tom's love of family and his dedication to friends was an inspiration for all who knew him, and he leaves his family and friends a legacy of many years of joyful experiences
and fine examples of service to others. Tom was well-known as a man of simple
but enduring pleasures, including great Italian food, Yankee baseball, a good poker game, spirited gatherings with those he loved and cooking for friends, family and charitable organizations. A
highly competitive bowler, Tom led his team to several league championships at "Bowling Time" lanes in New Windsor, NY, where he competed for high league average honors during several seasons. Tom
was also an ace left-handed pitcher in various slow pitch softball leagues. Tom was a member and past President of the Pastime Athletic Club in Newburgh NY, a member of the Elks Club in Naples, as well as
the Optimist Club in Naples, where he was awarded Optimist of the Year in recognition of service to youth and community. Tom is survived by the love of his life for more 50 years, his wife Carol,
together with their four children and seven grandchildren: his daughter, Theresa Mancinelli and sons, Austin and Jeremy; his son, Tommy Mancinelli, Jr., wife, Jennifer and sons, Nicolas and Tomas;
his son, Mark Mancinelli, wife, Danielle and son, Leonardo; and his daughter, Michelle Melendez, husband, Andre and children, Ava and Alex. He is also survived by his mother, Dorothy Mancinelli, and his
two brothers, Joseph Mancinelli of Phoenix, AZ and Jerry Mancinelli of San Diego, CA. A wake for Tom will be held at Brooks Funeral Home in Newburgh, NY, on Sunday, March 1, with viewing from 2 to 4 p.m.
and 6 to 8 p.m. His life will be celebrated at a Funeral Mass at Sacred Heart Church, Newburgh, on March 2, at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, Tom's family requests that donations be made in his name to
the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, P.O. Box 9031, Pittsfield, MA 01202. To send a personal condolence or for directions to the funeral home, please visit BrooksFH.com, or call (845) 561-8300.
Manzo, Michael "Mike"
Posted by Pauline Rute Hall 52 Michael "Mike" Manzo, Born Mar. 13, 1940 and Died Dec. 27, 1999
James E. peacefully entered into rest, with his family at his side, at his Marlboro, NY home on Friday, October 8, 2010. He was 71. Jim was a lifelong area resident. On November 26, 1938, he was born in Cornwall NY. He
was the son of James and Elizabeth Shand Marquis. Both parents predeceased their son. Jim graduated from Newburgh Free Academy in 1957, and then attended Orange County Community College. Immediately following Orange County Community College, Jim
served his country in the U.S. Air Force from 1958 - 1959. After his service in the Air Force, Jim returned to the Newburgh area where he was employed by Central Hudson Gas and Electric Corporation. On January 1, 2000, Jim retired from Central
Hudson after forty years of service. Jim was a member of Central Hudson's Quarter Century Club. Jim was an avid hunter and fisherman. Jim loved woodworking, cooking and gardening. Over the last several years, he worked closely with UNICO on the
tomato contest in Marlboro; taking first, second and third place. Survivors include his wife of 51 years Dolores, at home; brother Perry Shand of Hilton Head, SC; three sons: James J. Marquis, Timothy Marquis and John Marquis; one daughter, Mary
Antonacci and her husband Angelo; daughters-in-law: Robyn, Tara and Karen; ten grandchildren: Kayleigh Marquis, Lindsey Marquis, Kourtney Marquis, Timara Marquis, Sean Marquis, Timothy Marquis, Dean Marquis, Anthony Guzzo, Matthew Marquis and
Kyle Marquis; sister in law, Barbara Arteta and her husband Roy; brother-in-law, Louis Intermesoli and his wife Elaine; several nieces and nephews, several great nieces and great nephews; several cousins; his beloved adopted family the Buchanan's:
Karen, Bobby, Jodie, Jessica, Lori, Jayde and Bailey; many friends. Jim was predeceased by his in-laws, Louis and Margaret Intermesoli, and his best friend Robert Buchanan. There will be a visitation from 4 - 8 p.m. on Sunday, October 10 at Engel
Funeral Home, Inc. 5319 Route 9W, Newburgh (Middlehope), NY A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday, October 11 for family and friends in St. Mary's Church, Marlboro, NY. Cremation in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Newburgh, NY
will be private at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made either to a charity of one's choosing or the St. Mary's Food Pantry.
Posted by Beverly (Rhyne) Jones, '57
Marcus, Stephen "Steve"
Born 12/27/39 - Died 11/6/05
Mayen, Paul M 66, of Brooksville, died Friday (July 15, 2005) in the Hernando-Pasco Hospice of Brooksville. Born in Newburgh, N.Y., he came here 13 years ago from Beacon, N.Y. He was
a retired truck driver with TriState Trucking and a member of the Teamsters Union. He was a Marine Corps veteran, member of VFW 10209 and the American Legion. Survivors include his wife, Florence; three sons, Paul,
Newburgh, Robert, Riverside, Calif., and Ken, Clermont; his mother, Irene Stewart, New Paltz, N.Y.; a brother, Vincent, Marlboro, N.Y.; and 11 grandchildren. Brewer & Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Brooksville.
Mayer, Joan Rau, of Wallkill, N.Y., a retired aide from Leptondale Elementary School, entered into rest on November 1, 2005 at Cornwall Hospital. She was 66.
Born on June 2, 1939 in Newburgh, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Martin and Gertrude Schwitzer
Mayer. She was the widow of Robert W. Rau. Survivors include a son, Robert Rau, of Pinebush; a daughter, Cheryl Rau of Wallkill; two grandchildren: Hunter William and Jesse Robert Rau, as well as
several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, November 4, 2005 at Doulin Newburgh Funeral Home, Inc., 318 N. Montgomery St., Newburgh. Funeral Service will be on Saturday,
November 5, 2005 a 10 a.m. at the funeral home, with Fr. William Scafidi officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Arrangements under the care of Christian D. Garrison of the Doulin Newburgh Funeral Home, Inc.
McClintock, William T. 72, a resident of Largo, FL since 1973, passed away Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at home. He was born May 1, 1938 in Cornwall, NY to John and Maryann McClintock. Bill was a home remodeling contractor, served in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and was a Scout Master with Largo Boy Scout Troop 371 for a decade. He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Josephine; sons, Darren J. McClintock and Bruce H. McClintock and wife, Becky; grandson, John Jack Duncan McClintock; and granddaughter, Maia Rose McClintock. A Memorial Service will be Saturday, September 18, at 11 a.m. at Moss Feaster Serenity Gardens (727-562-2080) in Largo, FL. Memorial contributions may be made in Bill's name to Suncoast Hospice.
Miller, Caroline Loomis 79 - of Hammonton NJ, passed away Wednesday March 2, 2011 at Virtua Hospital in Marlton. Born in Newburgh, NY she lived in Hammonton for over 40 years. Caroline was an interior decorator for Frank Mazza and Sons Furniture for many years. Caroline is predeceased by her husband Ralph and her parents Thomas and Lillian Miller. Surviving are her 3 sons Drew with wife Annette of El Paso, TX, Mark with wife Ginny of Hammonton and Craig of Tampa, Fla. Loving grandmother of Laura, Max and Rachel. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her visitation Saturday March 12 from 9:30am - 11:00am at the Hammonton First Presbyterian Church 326 Bellevue Ave. Hammonton, NJ. Service will be held at 11:00am at the church. Burial will be in Greenmount Cemetery S. 1st Road Hammonton, NJ. Arrangements entrusted to the Marinella Funeral Home 102 N. 3rd St. Hammonton, NJ. www.marinellafuneralhome.com
Mills, James Nelson of Newburgh, N.Y. a second generation partner of Abbott & Mills Oil Heat, Inc. and lifetime resident of the area, died Friday, Aug. 20, 1999, at home. He was 59. The son of Harriet Gage Mills and the late Ralph S. Mills, he was born Oct. 25, 1939, in Newburgh. He graduated from Newburgh Free Academy in 1957 and attended Orange County Community College. A family statement read, "Jim Mills was a source of wisdom and strength to all who knew him. He spent many hours assisting and advising his family and friends. He enjoyed construction projects and the game of tennis. He will be sorely missed." Survivors include his loving wife, Barbara, at home, whom he married July 10, 1960; his mother, Harriet Gage Mills; his mother-in-law, Luella Benton; one daughter, Katherine Mills-Jendrejeski and her husband Jeff Jendrejeski; one son, Ralph R. Mills and his wife Karen Harmount Mills; and four grandchildren, Kate and Emma Jendrejeski and Megan and Ryan Mills. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 22, at DiDonato-Brooks Funeral Home, 481 Gidney Ave., Newburgh. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 23, at the funeral home, to which friends and relatives are invited. Rev. Charles Schaum will officiate. Cremation will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to Hospice of Orange County in Hudson Valley, 800 Stoney Brooks Ct., Newburgh, N.Y. 12550, or Memo-rial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Ave., New York, N.Y. 10021. Arrangements were made by DiDonato-Brooks Funeral Home Newburgh..
Posted by Pauline Rute Hall 52 James Mills, Born Oct. 25, 1939, Died Aug. 20, 1999 (Gage - mothers maiden name)
Napoleon, Ernest Russell "Skip" loving dad, grandfather, p-pop, partner and friend to many, "Skip" Napoleon of New Paltz NY passed suddenly at the age of 73 early Tuesday morning July 19, 2011.An employee of IBM East Fishkill from 1962 until 1992, Skip the comedy team at Pete's Hot Dog Stand in Newburgh, NY for more than 50 years until his third retirement in 2005. If you went to Pete's, you knew Skip! Audiences that enjoyed his "show biz" talents also enjoyed his Tenor voice as a choir member of St. Josephs Church in New Paltz. Survived by his "Special Angel" and dance partner, Maryann Keenen; his son, Michael, daughter-in-law and fellow P.I.T.A., Edna Napoleon of Pennsauken NJ; his daughters, Gina Mauzey and Carla Crook of Jacksonville and Homestead, FL, respectively, and his sons-in-law...the "Ted's"! Also surviving Skip are his grandson, Carlos "Kwijebo" Prince and his wife, Olivia; his adoptive family, Jim and Barbara Keenen and his adopted grandson, Jonathan of New Paltz, Ed and Marianne Axtmann and their children Daniel, Chrissy and Kathleen of Poughkeepsie and Jeanette and Jim Lucas of Aberdeen, MD and his "Bro", the Songman, Russ Allen of Hyde Park, NY. In keeping with his wishes, no funeral will be held and a private memorial with family was held at St. Josephs Church in New Paltz on Tuesday evening, July 19. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you adjust your driver's license or sign an organ donor card. Arrangements are under the direction of the Michael Torsone Memorial Funeral Home Inc., 38 Main St., Highland, NY 12528. To send an online condolence please visit our website at www.torsonememorial.com
Odell, Franklin Ernest 73 of Newburgh, a lifetime area resident, entered into rest on Monday, August 13, 2012 at home of natural causes. He was 73. Son of the late Arthur George Odell and Ethel Marietta (Ortone) Odell Kelly, he was born February 1, 1939 in Middletown, New York. Frank proudly served his country in the United States Army with the West Point Band from September 1962 - September 1965. He was a lifetime member of the Arlington Croft Corners Volunteer Fire Company in Poughkeepsie, New York, and served as Vice President of the West Point Band Alumni Association. Frank’s love of music was second only to that of his 9 month old granddaughter Avery Lee. An avid sports enthusiast, photographer, and outdoorsmen; Frank will always be remembered for his sense of humor and passion for all things music and military. Frank is survived by his son Scott A. Odell, his Daughter-In-Law Nicole, and his granddaughter Avery Lee. Visitation will be held from 11 am - 12 pm on Friday, August 17 at Brooks Funeral Home, 481 Gidney Ave., Newburgh. A graveside service will follow at 1 pm at Orange County Veteran's Cemetery, Goshen.
Pfleger, Katherine Theresa Long age 73, of McDonough, GA, died Tuesday, April 23, 2013. She was born in Newburgh, NY to the late Walter Monell Pfleger and Rose Giammarco Pfleger. Mrs. Long is survived by her son, Donald Long, of
McDonough, GA; grandsons: Patrick Long and Matthew Long; brother, Walter Pfleger; nephew, Todd Pfleger; and niece, Dawn Pfleger Lenox. Graveside Services will be held at 12 p.m. on Saturday, May 11th, at Calvary Cemetery, New Windsor, NY,
with Father John Vondras officiating. To send a personal condolence, or further information, please visitwww.BrooksFH.com or call 845-561-8300.
Ponessa, John C. of Port St. Lucie, FL, formerly of Newburgh, passed away on Monday, April 14, 2008 after a long illness, in Port St. Lucie, FL. He was 68. Son of the late Anthony and Rose Ponessa, he was born in Newburgh on July 11, 1939. John was retired from the DuPont Chemical Company. He worked for a number of years in Newburgh, Tennessee and North Carolina before returning to Port St. Lucie, FL. He is survived by his wife, Gail of Port St. Lucie, FL; son, Anthony Ponessa and his wife, Rhonda of Cottontown, TN; daughter, Angela Simpson and her husband, Douglas of Whitehouse, TN, and several grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters, Mary Pendino and her husband, Alfred of Port St. Lucie, FL, and Julia Sarvis and her husband, Stephen of Newburgh. He was predeceased by one son, John E. Ponessa. Services and burial will be held Thursday, April 17, 2008 in Port St. Lucie, FL.
Queen, Charles - Born Sept. 17, 1939 Died July 8, 2000
Raab, Beverly G.”Bev” Daugherty 73, of Lexington, wife of Gale Eugene Daugherty, passed away Monday, November 26, 2012. She was a retired educator and was the daughter of the late Charles and Doris Hawley Raab. She was also a devoted member of Christ Centered Church and the P.E.O. Besides her husband, survivors include one son, Ernest (Wendy) Daugherty, Ada, OH; three daughters, Vicki (Bill) Spar, Ada, OH, Brenda (Mark) Hanna, Kenton, OH and Heather (Dan) Stauft, Liberty Township, OH; one brother, Jim (Adonna) Raab, Newburg, FL; two sisters, Doris (Virgil) Orff, Amherst, NH and Sheila Knaust, Clearwater, FL; six grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a grandson, Harrison Stauft. A private graveside service will be held. A memorial service will be 12:00 PM Friday at Christ Centered Church. Contributions are suggested to Families for Hope, 1219 North Wittfield Street, Indianapolis, IN 46229 (familiesforhope.org) or Christ Centered Church, 2275 Eastland Parkway, Lexington, KY 40505. Services will be held at: Christ Centered Church 2275 Eastland Parkway Lexington, KY 40505 Map/Directions Service scheduled for Friday, November 30, 2012 Send a condolence to the family of Beverly G. Daugherty http://www.milwardfuneral.com/
Posted by Pauline Rute Hall 52 Joseph Richardell, Born May 28, 1939 Died Dec. 1983
Riley, Daniel T. “Danny” Sr. of New Windsor entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Newburgh. He was 75. The son of the late Florence Morgan he was born on September 10, 1937 in Newburgh. Danny lived his whole life in the Newburgh area. He graduated from Newburgh Free Academy with the class of 1957. He proudly served his country from 1957 to 1964 in the US Army Reserves. He was a life communicant of St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Newburgh. Danny was a former president of the Williams Street Social Club and a member of the Washington Heights Association. A devoted father, loving grandfather and the “unofficial Mayor” of Newburgh, Daniel Riley will be sorely missed. Daniel worked for the New York State Office of Child and Family services for 17 years as a substance abuse youth counselor. He was also the Employee Assistance Program Coordinator for NYSOCFS. Danny is survived by Betty Riley, the mother of his children; his children: Tim and Patricia Riley, Daniel Riley, Jr. and Bryan Marryshow, Hope and Lenny Corbett; his sister Dorothy Olympia of Newburgh; his grandchildren: Derek, Devan, Danielle, and Dean Riley; his nieces and nephews: Danny, Dawn, Joann, Joey, Jeffrey, Darren and Jonathan Olympia and their respective families. In addition to his mother Daniel was predeceased by his brother-in-law Joseph Olympia. Visitation will be held on Friday, May 31, 2013 from 5 to 8 pm at Brooks Funeral Home, 481 Gidney Ave, Newburgh. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, June 1, 2013 at 11 am at St. Mary’s Church, 180 South Street, Newburgh, officiated by Father William Scafidi. Family and friends are invited to gather at Brooks Funeral Home at 10 am on Saturday prior to the Mass. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery in Newburgh.
Rochetti, Alberta Martino Reid passed away on Tuesday, May 8, 2012 in Poughkeepsie, NY. The daughter of the late Margaret and Albert Rochetti, she was born on February 12, 1940. Alberta worked for over 30 years at IBM. She retired to Richmond VA, where she lived a very active life until she returned to Poughkeepsie in 2008. She is survived by her loving children: her daughter, Lauren Sheffield and her husband, Jay of Natchitoches, LA, her son, Drew Martino and his wife, Tonya of Seattle, WA, and her daughter, Tyler Martino of Poughkeepsie; her sister, Carol Smith of New Windsor, NY; her nephew, Charles Smith and his wife, Patricia of New Windsor, and her three very loved grandchildren: Paul and Natalie Sheffield, and Drea Martino. She is also survived by her former husband, Joseph J. Martino. She was predeceased by her sister, Maria Rochetti, and her parents, Margaret and Albert Rochetti. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 10, 2012 at St. Francis of Assisi. Father Jon officiating. In lieu of flowers, Alberta requests donations to Operation Smile: OperationSmile.org The family would like to express sincere gratitude to the staff at Lutheran Care Center, and to all the family and friends that came to visit Alberta while she was there. Arrangements were entrusted to Carl J. DiDonato, Jr of The DiDonato Funeral Service, Inc., 1290 Rt 9W, Marlboro, NY 12542. 845-236-4300 Please visit our website at: www.Didonatofuneralservice.com
Santacroce, James Joseph Sr. 73, died Nov. 26, 2012, at CarolinaEast Medical Center. He served his country in the U.S. Army from 1957-1960. He was an Iron Worker and officer of Local 417 for 35 years in Newburgh, N.Y. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed playing 18 holes with his great friend Bud Kluwann. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Beverly; one son, James Joseph Santacroce Jr. and wife Jacqueline of Newburgh, N.Y.; one daughter, Cassandra Santacroce of New Bern; one brother, Armond Santacroce of Newburgh, N.Y.; and three grandchildren, Samantha, Jaret and Jenna. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, November 30, 2012, at Coastal Carolina State Veterans Cemetery. Online condolences may be made to the Santacroce family atwww.cottenfuneralhome.com Arrangements are by Cotten Funeral Home & Crematory.
Seymour, Joyce Copelan - age 69 of Knoxville, passed away peacefully to be with the Lord on Tuesday, November 25, 2008 at St. Mary's Residential Hospice after a courageous battle with cancer. She was an unconditionally loving, caring, and devoted wife, mother and grandmother, a retiree of Covenant Health, and longtime member of St. John's Episcopal Cathedral. Her spirit touched many people throughout her sojourn and has come to rest in her room in Heaven. Preceded in death by her father and mother, Cecil and Jeanette Seymour; brother, Thomas Seymour; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Albert and Eleanor Copelan, Sr. She is survived by her partner and husband of 48 years, Albert H. Copelan, Jr.; sister-in-law and husband, Evelyn and John Edwards; sister-in-law and husband, Sarah and Clarence Wall; sons and daughters-in-law, Chris and Kim Copelan; Greg and Melissa Copelan; John and Brittney Copelan; grandchildren, Christine Copelan, Amani Al-Nossiff, Christian Copelan, Evan Copelan and Leah Copelan. The family will receive friends from 1:00 -2:00 P.M. on Sunday in the Great Hall of St. John's Episcopal Cathedral followed by a funeral service at 2:00 P.M. with The Very Rev. John C. Ross officiating. Family and friends will meet at the main entrance of Highland Memorial Cemetery for a 3:00 P.M. interment service. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St. John's Episcopal Cathedral at P.O. Box 153 Knoxville, TN. 37901 or St. Mary's Residential Hospice at 7447 Andersonville Hwy. Knoxville, TN. 37938, to whom the family will be forever grateful. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.http://www.rosemortuary.com/ Published in the Knoxville News Sentinel from 11/28/2008 - 11/29/2008
Shapiro, James R. Sr., a resident of New Windsor, died November 23, 2003 at Cornwall Hospital. He was 64. James was the son of Floyd and Thelma Handley Shapiro and was born December 9, 1938 in Newburgh. He was a retired Coca Cola distributor and a retired head groundskeeper for The Golf Course at West Point. He was a naval veteran and a member of the Osiris Country Club, the Back Niners, and Schroon Lake Golf Course. He was a former member of the Black Rock Fish and Game Club and a former instructor of Bow Hunter Safety Instructor. Survivors include his wife, Elaine A. Shapiro, of New Windsor; sons, James R. Shapiro Jr. of New Windsor, and David M. Shapiro of Harker Heights, Texas; and several nephews. He was predeceased by two brothers, Gary and Ronald Shapiro; and both parents. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 25 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Coloni Funeral Home, Route 9W, New Windsor. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, November 26 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, New Windsor. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society; or Hospice of Orange. Fur further information please go to www.colonifuneralhome.com
Sharp, Stuart W. Jr., age 74, died unexpectedly at Holland Hospital on Friday morning, August 1, of complications from acute leukemia. Born and raised on the Hudson River in Newburgh, NY, son of Grace and Stuart W. Sharp Sr., he was passionate about music from a young age. Stuart served as choir director and organist in his local church at the age of 16, while also moonlighting as a pianist, bass player and band leader in a 1950's dance band. He graduated from Bucknell University and went on to earn a Master's degree from the University of Michigan and a Doctorate in Music from the University of Kentucky. Stuart was an emeritus member of the Music Faculty at Hope College, where he taught voice and music history. He touched the lives of hundreds of students over more than 50 years. Stuart is survived by his lovely wife of 24 years, Linda; along with his sister, Margaret Bausback (Allan); and children, Stuart and Isabelle Sharp, Craig Sharp and Michele Ferenchick, Mark Sharp and Jennifer Theiss-Sharp, Megan Sharp and Jonathan Schakel, Chris and Sara Talsma, and Stephanie and Andy Bruno. He was dubbed "Papa Stu Stu" by his first grandchild and has since been adored by 12 more. Memorial donations may be sent to the Hope College Development Office, 141 East 12th Street, Holland, MI, 49423, where a scholarship fund will be established in his name. A memorial service, followed by a visitation with the family, will be held at Grace Episcopal Church, Holland, MI, on Monday, August 4, at 3 PM.
Sheley, Bette Jane Shortt Born Sept. 5, 1938 Died Sept. 29,1995 in Nbg.
Sileno, Ant hony Frank "Tony" of Wappingers Falls, NY passed suddenly into the arms of God on February 23 at the age of 74. Tony, who grew up in Newburgh, was the son of the late John Guy & Vera Squillace Sileno. Tony will be greatly missed by his family and his many friends. We will miss his love and compassion and especially his humor. Tony is survived by his beloved wife of nearly 50 years Anne (O'Leary) Sileno and their four children: Maria DeLoughry (husband Tom), Christina Hopper (husband John), Terri Sileno, and Andy Sileno (wife Suzanne). He is greatly missed by his six grandchildren on whom he showered his love and patience: Ryan DeLoughry, Kevin DeLoughry, Allison Hopper, Elizabeth Hopper, Samuel Sileno, and Olivia Sileno. Tony is also survived by a brother, John, of Fort Meyers, FL, and many nieces and nephews. He was a graduate of Manhattan College with a BS in mathematics and attended St. John's University. An information systems professional, Tony worked for a number of companies in the Hudson Valley, retiring from the Mid-Hudson Medical Group several years ago. A devout Catholic, Tony served St. Martin de Porres for 43 years as a lector, cantor, and choir member and donated his time in his retirement to maintain the computer lab of the parish's school. Tony was also a 4th Degree and Past Grand Knight of Council #7551 of St. Martin de Porres and he also sang with the IBM Mixed Chorus. Tony was a life-long Dodgers fan, who did not hold a grudge after the team left Brooklyn. All who knew Tony, including the gang who gathered at the bagel shop after morning mass, will miss his warmth and his love of jokes and puns that often brightened someone's day. Friends are invited to join Tony's family for Calling Hours on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 form 3-8 PM at the Wm. G. Miller & Son FH, Inc., 371 Hooker Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY 12603. The Kof C #7551 will be having their Memorial Service at 7PM during the Calling Hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Martin de Porres Church, 118 Cedar Valley Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603 at 10 AM on Wednesday, February 26, 2013. Burial will folow in the family plot in Calvary Cemetery. Memorial Donations maybe made to St. Martin de Porres School, 122 Cedar Valley Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603 for Academic Scholarships. If you wish to send an online condolence please visit our website at www.wmgmillerfuneralhome.com
Smith, Karen E Greiner of Marlboro, NY a lifelong area resident passed away Wednesday morning, May 15, 2013 at home surrounded by her loving family. Mrs. Greiner was born December 28, 1938 in Newburgh, NY. She is the daughter of the late Harry R. Smith and the late L'Meta Presler Smith. She married Harold Greiner who predeceased her on January 26, 1996. Karen leaves behind to cherish her memory her childen and grandchildren: Laurie and her husband, John Woodward of Marlboro, Harold Greiner and his wife, Amy and their daughters, Kaitlyn and Megan of Marlboro, Meredith and her husband, John LaMela and their daughters, Kristina and Erica of Marlboro and Nancy and her husband, Mark Belveduto and their son, Ethan of Cornwall; her brothers, Alan and Ralph Smith will deeply miss their sister. Karen also had many wonderful nieces and nephews. She leaves behind her loving cousin, Sandy and her dear friends, Ernestine and Sarah with whom she enjoyed many wonderful lunches and lively conversations. Their support and love carried her spirits through this difficult time. The handmade gifts from her dear friend, Darleen warmed her heart. Every knot was tied with love. A family statement reads: "You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you. Her father always said, Karen, no matter what is going on, you can always laugh. During her battle with cancer, Karen had a positive attitude, a contagious smile and love of life."Karen was dedicated to Greiner Bros. Farms for 43 years and spent countless hours working with her nephew, Mark Greiner, after the death of her husband. They were greatly supportive of each other. She was also devoted to her five grandchildren. Many people have been touched by Karen's kind heart and bright spirit. Karen will be greatly remembered for her deep love of her children and grandchildren. Calling hours will be Friday from 2 to 4 & 7 to 9 p.m. at the DiDonato Funeral Home, 1290 Route 9W, Marlboro. Funeral services will be held on Saturday morning, May 18th at 10 a.m. at The DiDonato Funeral Home with Pastor Laurie McNeil officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Middle Hope. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to The DiDonato Funeral Service, Inc., 845-236-4300,www.didonatofuneralservice.com
Staples, Lawrence "Larry"
Posted by Pauline Rute Hall 52 Lawrence "Larry" Staples, Born Mar. 13, 1940 and Died Dec. 1984
Tallie, Billie of Newburgh, a former laborer for West Point, St. Luke's Hospital and the New York Military Academy and a lifelong resident of the area, died Friday, March 16, 2001, in Newburgh. He was 62. The son of the late Will and Otie Evans Tallie, he was born Jan. 24, 1939, in Roseton. He was a member of the Community Workers Association, Newburgh, under the late Glenn Hinnes. Survivors include two brothers, Samuel and William Tallie, both of Newburgh; two sisters-in-law, Milliard Tallie and Sadie Tallie, both of Newburgh; and one aunt, Irene Tallie of New York City. He was predeceased by three sisters, Bea, Elizabeth and Elmira Tallie and one brother, Marshall Tallie. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, March 21, 2001, at the Brutus W. Hodge Funeral Home, 13 Chambers Street, Newburgh. Funeral services will follow at noon Wednesday, March 21, at the funeral home. Elder Walter Williams III will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Middlehope. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Brutus W. Hodge Funeral Home.
Thoby, David "Dave" of Newburgh, N.Y. a retired chemical dependence counselor with 20 years of service to the New York State Correction Department, a life-long Newburgh area resident, died peacefully at the home of his son in South Carolina. He was 67. The son of Robert Thoby and the late Mildred Hoyt Thoby, he was born on December 8, 1937 in Newburgh. He was the husband of Marilyn Reiff Thoby. Dave was very involved in the Twelve Step Program and helped many people. He was always willing to share his knowledge. Dave and his wife, Marilyn, opened Hickory Hill Halfway House, in Newburgh, in 1983 and helped over two hundred women with recovery from drug and alcohol dependency. He also was an avid outdoorsman, motorcycle and snowmobiling enthusiast, passionate about motor home travel, and NASCAR. He is survived by his father, Robert Thoby, his devoted, loving wife of 26 years, Marilyn, sons Dave Jr., Leo, John, and Tom, daughters Stephanie, Jamie, Lisa, and Linda, and many grandchildren. The family will receive friends Thursday, November 3, 2005, from six to eight p.m. at White & Venuto Funeral Home, 188 N. Plank Rd., Town of Newburgh. A Funeral Service will be held Thursday at 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Cremation will take place Friday at Cedar Hill Crematory. In lieu of flowers, kindly make memorial contributions to The American Lung Association of Hudson Valley, 35 Orchard St., White Plains, NY 10603. Funeral arrangements under direction of White & Venuto Funeral Home.
Posted by Richard Crisci Sr.Dave Toby was a neighbor I always looked up to when I was growing in the Town of Newburgh. He graduated from NFA class of 57.
Tibby, Paul E. of Wallkill, C.E.O. for Newburgh Steel Products, Inc. and lifetime resident of the area, entered into rest on Sunday, November 5, 2006 at home. He was 67.Son of the late Edgar and Elizabeth Ladick Tibby, he was born May 20, 1939 in New Windsor. Paul attended New Windsor School, Newburgh Free Academy, S.U.N.Y. Delhi and Michigan State, earning his degree in Civil Engineering. He was a parishioner of Most Precious Blood Parish in Walden, St. Peters Church in Deland, Fla., and St. Anne's Church in Andes, N.Y. He formerly served as President of the City of Newburgh Lions Club; was a member of the Powelton Club in Newburgh, Osiris Country Club in Walden; Otterkill Country Club in Campbell Hall; Deland Country Club in Deland, Fla.; DeBary Country Club, DeBary, Fla.: and Lake Beresford Yacht Club in Deland, Fla. He was also a Legacy 100 member of Safari International, Life Member of Safari Club International, Member Emeritus of the St. Luke's/Cornwall Hospital Foundation and Former Member US Army Reserve, 854th Engineering Battalion. Paul was a very generous and fun-loving person who enjoyed life to the fullest. His passion for nature was exemplified through his active involvement in sportsmen clubs. His travels with his wife Phyllis to the unknown wilderness brought him great pleasure. His devoted love for his family was paramount. Paul was loved by all who knew him, and will be deeply missed. Through his many successes in businesses, Paul was able to make generous donations to multiple organizations. Survivors include his beloved wife, Phyllis Bolognese Tibby, whom he married on September 14, 1969 in Sacred Heart Church in Newburgh; his loving son, Patrick Joseph Tibby and his wife, Jennifer of Deland, Fla.; his mother-in-law, Lucy Colandrea Bolognese of Wallkill; sisters, Debra Ruger and her husband, Gross "Butch" of Wallkill, Bernadette Witchy and her husband, John of Deland, Fla.; brother-in-law, Frank Bolognese, Jr. and his wife, Nancy of Marlboro; nieces and nephews, Kelly Bolognese Kemp and her husband, Paul of Shrewsbury, Mass., Jason, Eugene and Pamela Ruger of Wallkill, Adam and Sara Naga of Deland Fla., and several nieces and nephews of deceased sisters. In addition to his parents, Paul was predeceased by two sisters, Elizabeth Gavin of Schenectady, N.Y. and Amelia "Millie" Keelan of Deland, Fla. The family will receive their friends from 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, November 8, 2006 and from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, November 9, 2006 at the Brooks Funeral Home, 481 Gidney Ave., Newburgh. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, November 10, 2006 in Most Precious Blood Parish, Walden, with Monsignor Kenneth M. Loughman officiating. Entombment will follow in Cedar Hill Mausoleum, Newburgh. To send a personal condolence to the family or directions to the funeral home, please visit www.BrooksFH.com
Trache, Barbara Shay 71, of Palm Springs, Calif., beloved wife, mother and grandmother,
lost her battle with ovarian cancer and passed away on July 8, 2011. She was surrounded in love and light by her entire family.
Barbara was born in Newburgh, N.Y. on October 5, 1939, to Ida Gillespie Trache and Gustave Trache. She was a registered nurse for 25 years with the Veterans Administration working at Castle Point, N.Y., specializing in spinal cord
injury; and at the Jerry L. Pettis Memorial VA Medical Center in Loma Linda, Calif. She was the recipient many times over of the Hearts & Hands Award for extraordinary care, outstanding service and dedication to her patients. She
retired in 2006. She lived in the Hudson Valley of New York for over 50 years and moved to Palm Springs in 1995 to be closer to her family. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ida and Gustave Trache. She is survived by her husband
of 51 years, Brian of Palm Springs; her daughter, Janelle Mortimer and her husband, Peter of Palm Springs; her daughter, Andrea Manzanares and her husband, David of Santa Fe, N.M.; and her brother, the Reverend Robert Trache and his
wife, Eliza Ragsdale of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. She is also survived by her beloved grandsons, Peter Mortimer of Palm Springs and Max Manzanares of Santa Fe. Barbara loved her family with all her heart. She was devoted to her
grandsons and enjoyed her frequent trips to Santa Fe and Newport Beach, Calif. She treasured all events where her grandson, Peter, played trumpet for the Palm Springs High School Band, Orchestra and Jazz Band. Barbara's positive spirit was
captivating. She had a wonderful sense of humor and made everyone around her feel special. She loved the holidays, shopping, cooking and studying history and anthropology. After her diagnosis in 2009, she fought the disease with passion
and courage, with the inspirational and exceptional care given her by UCLA Gynecologic and Surgical Oncologist, Dr. Amer Karam. Barbara's family extends their heartfelt thanks to Dr. Karam; Dr. Davood Vafai and his compassionate
staff; and finally, the 3 North Nursing Staff at Eisenhower Medical Center, Rancho Mirage, for taking such great care of Barbara in her final days. The family also thanks Wiefels and Son for their care and service. To be with her
was a gift. Moochy-moochy! A memorial service will be held in Palm Springs in the near future. A Celebration of Barbara's Life will be held in Santa Fe at a later date. A Memorial Service will be held in New York at a later date.
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Travis William J. "Bill" 65, of Worcester, Born March 28, 1939 and Died Friday, Oct 1, 2004. He leaves his wife of 24 years, Sharon (Craig) Travis;
his mother Ann (Bidosky) Travis; two brothers Tom and John. Mr. Travis graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a B.S. in Elect Engineering in 1961.
Vandermark, William "Bill"
Ward, Evelyn "Dolly" Shea, 75, of Port St. Lucie, FL, departed this life to begin her eternal life on January 11, 2015 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Dolly was born July 3, 1939 in Newburgh, NY, to James and Frances Ward. She was raised in Newburgh, and was a resident of Orange County, NY until moving to Port St. Lucie, FL in 2004. Prior to retirement, Dolly was an Office Manager in the Medical field. She was active in the Moose, an avid swimmer and bowler and loved football, music, dancing and traveling. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family and loved ones. Dolly was married to Daniel "Joe" Shea on March 17, 1956. She was predeceased by her loving husband and her parents. She is survived by her son, Daniel Shea and his wife, Linda, of Port St Lucie; her son Michael Shea and his wife, Laura, of Helotes, TX; her daughter Jennifer Mills, and her husband, Michael, of Port St Lucie. She was blessed with six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by two sisters, Frances and June, a brother, James and many nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be Saturday, January 17, 2015, 3:00PM at the Aycock Funeral, Byrd young & Prill Chapel, Bayshore Blvd. in Port St. Lucie, FL. In lieu of flowers, kindly make donations to Treasure Coast Hospice or The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research. Arrangements are entrusted to Aycock Funeral home, Port St. Lucie, FL.
Wilkinson, Neal Born Nov. 22, 1937 Died Sept. 23, 2008
Posted by Pauline Rute Hall 52 Born Aug. 21, 1939 Died Nov. 16, 1997
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