NFA Class of 1962 Memorial Page

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NFA Class of 1962 Memorial List


Posted by Alan Angelone 62

 Andrews, George

George Andrews,  from the class of 1962 died from cancer several years ago. 2003


Posted by Bill Norvell 65 10/21/05

 Antinori, Andrew John "Andy"

Andrew John "Andy" Antinori, NFA 1962, of Newburgh, an employee with the Newburgh Enlarged City School District, died unexpectedly of a heart attack on Wednesday, October 19, 2005 at St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital, Cornwall. He was 63. Son of Amy Leonardo Antinori and the late Santo (John) Antinori, he was born October 18, 1942 in Newburgh. He married Beatrice "Cookie" Conn Antinori on October 3, 1965, who survives at home. A family statement reads: "Andy was a devout Catholic, loyal family man and avid sportsman. He enjoyed the beauty of the Hudson Valley Region every day. He was often seen enjoying nature's beauty at the Newburgh Landing, Algonquin Park or fishing on Orange Lake. Andy truly appreciated things in life which most people take for granted. He found beauty and goodness in each day. He was a very involved grandfather who truly enjoyed numerous activities with his three grandchildren." Andy was a parishioner of St. Patrick's Church, Newburgh, where he was a member of the Holy Name Society. He was a graduate of Newburgh Free Academy and the Delahanty Technical Institute of New York City. He was an avid outdoorsman, who enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a member of the Black Rock Fish and Game Club, the Orange Lake Fish and Game Club and the West End Sportsman Club.In addition to his loving wife of 40 years, he is survived by his daughter, Marianne Flanagan and her husband, Michael, of Nanuet; his son, Andrew Santo Antinori and his wife, Patrice, of Newburgh; his mother, Amy Antinori; his brother, John Antinori and his wife, Pia, of Marlboro; his grandchildren: Michael Andrew, Emily and Matthew Flanagan; and his three nieces: Andrea, Gianna and Rosanne. Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, October 21, and from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 22 at the Brooks-DiDonato Funeral Home, 481 Gidney Ave., Newburgh. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 22 at Our Lady of the Lake Chapel, Newburgh, with Msgr. John Budwick officiating. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, New Windsor. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Andy's name may be made to the Downing Park Planning Committee, P.O. Box 306, Newburgh, NY 12551. To send a personal condolence or for directions to the funeral home, please visit Brooks-DiDonato.com

Posted by Bill Norvell 65 1/15/03

    Babcock, Rhoda Marian Post

Rhoda Marian Babcock Post, Beacon, N.Y. died Wednesday, January 8, 2003 at Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Poughkeepsie from complications of a long and gallant battle with cancer. The daughter of the late George E. Babcock and Jennie A. Babcock of New Windsor, she was born November 8, 1944 in Newburgh. Rhoda was a 1962 graduate of the Newburgh Free Academy and in 1966 received a bachelors of science degree in elementary education from S.U.N.Y. New Paltz. Her lifelong mission of educating children, began with the Newburgh Public Schools from 1966-68 and she proudly served the Wappingers Central School District from 1968-2000. In 1996, she received the Outstanding Elementary Science Teacher Southeastern Zone Awards presented by the Science Teachers Association of New York State (STANYS). That same year Rhoda was named in Who's Who Among Americas Teachers and again four years later in 2000. Rhoda married her loving husband, Gary A. Post of Cold Spring, on August 17, 1968 at St. Francis of Assisi in Newburgh. She is survived at home by her husband, as well as her two loving sons: Allan F. Post of New Orleans, Louisiana and Michael T. Post of Beacon, her mother-in-law, Audrey E. Post of Rhinebeck and a brother-in-law, William L. Post of Beacon. She is also survived by one of the largest groups of loving friends and neighbors ever assembled whose support and love was and is deeply appreciated as well as by her six aunts, five uncles and numerous cousins. Rhoda was a current member of the Wappingers Congress of Retried Teachers, and a past secretary and current member of the Dutchess County Retired Teachers Association. She was also a member of the American Association of University Women. Her love for education carried over to her commitment for literacy. She was an advocate for the Howland Public Library in Beacon serving as a Board Trustee and past President. Her courage, strength and truth of convictions are admired by many and she will be deeply missed by all. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, January 11, 2003 at 12 Noon at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 145 Benkard Ave., Newburgh. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Children's Section of the Howland Public Library, 313 Main St., Beacon, NY 12508, the infusion center at the Dyson Cancer Center, Vassar Brothers Medical Center, 45 Reade Place, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 and the Beacon Volunteer ambulance Corp., 1 Arquilla Drive, Beacon, NY 12508. For Guest Book or directions, please visit our website at
www.colonifuneralhome.com
. Arrangements are under the direction of Coloni Funeral Home, 3001 Rt. 9W, New Windsor, N.Y. 12553.


Posted by Peg Gallagher Barker 1962

     Balfe, Dorothy Ann Foster  "Dottie"

Posted by Linda Paolini Gauthier 1962  Dorothy Ann Balfe Foster, was born in Newburgh on September 20, l944 and died in Newburgh on Feb. 21, 2000.

Posted by Pauline Rute Hall 52   Dorothy A. Balfe Foster, of Newburgh, the City of Newburgh Comptroller, entered into rest Monday, Feb. 21, 2000, at St. Luke's Hospital. She was 55. The daughter of the late Frank and Adelaide Murray Balfe, she was born Sept. 20, 1944, in Newburgh. Survivors include her loving husband, Michael Foster; two sons, Jeffrey Foster of Houston, Texas and Mark Foster of Newburgh; one brother, Frank Balfe of Cleveland, Ohio; three grandchildren, Steven, Joseph and Matthew; and several nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23, at Coloni Funeral Home, Route 9W, New Windsor. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, at the funeral home. Pastor George Palmer will officiate. Interment will take place at Woodlawn Cemetery, New Windsor. Arrangements are under the direction of Coloni Funeral Home, New Windsor.


Posted by Domenick Colotti 48

    Bell, Barbara L.

Barbara L. Bell, of Newburgh, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, March 15, 2007 at Putnam Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Holmes, N.Y. She was 62. She was born on August 1, 1944 in Newburgh, N.Y. the daughter of the late Merlin H. and Frances T. (Valenti) Bell. Barbara was a graduate of Newburgh Free Academy, class of 1962. Her love for astronomy brought her to her last position as a telescope technician at Televue Obtics in Chester, N.Y. She is survived by her daughter, Eve Elizabeth Motta of Houston, Texas; uncle, Elmer Bell of Newburgh, N.Y. and many cousins and wonderful friends. Monsignior John Budwick will offer a memorial mass to be held on Saturday, March 24, 2007 at 11 a.m. at St. Patricks Church, 55 Grand St., Newburgh, N.Y. Memorial Donations can be made to St. Patricks Soup Kitchen, 55 Grand St., Newburgh, NY 12550 or The American Cancer Society, 419 E. Main St., Middletown, NY 10940.


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   Belvedere, Samuel "Sabu"  1998


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   Bieronski, Kathleen


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   Bonomo, Mary Ann  "Mar"


Posted by Linda Paolini Gauthier 1962

   Brush, Lawrence K.   November 30, 1999

Posted by Pauline Rute Hall 52     Lawrence K. "Larry" Brush of Newburgh, N.Y, a toll collector for the New York State Thruway Authority, Harriman, and lifelong resident of the area, died Tuesday, Nov. 30, 1999, at St. Luke's Hospital, Newburgh. He was 54. The son of Nina Pavek Brush and the late Karl Brush, he was born July 21, 1945, in Newburgh. Survivors include his wife, Nancy L. Brush, and one daughter, Christine A. Brush, both of Beacon; his mother, Nina Brush of Newburgh; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, at Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush Funeral Home, 515 Rt. 32, Highland Mills. Funeral services and interment of cremains will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 8, at Cemetery of The Highlands, Highland Mills. Cremation will be in Cedar Hill Crematory, Middle Hope. Arrangements are under the direction of Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush Funeral Home, Highland Mills.

Posted by Nina Brush........ My son Larry Brush from of 1962. Larry's yearbook got lost in time, so it's good to see his picture. Larry died in Nov.1999, and worked for NYS Thruway Authority at Harriman Toll.


Posted by Pauline Rute Hall 52

   Butts, Leo J. Jr.

Leo J. Butts Jr., 68, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012, at St. Albans Health and Rehab Center. He was born in Newburgh, N.Y. on Jan. 1, 1944, the son of Leo J. Sr. and Helen A. (Maher) Butts. He had been employed at IBM in Essex Junction, VT as an engineer, until illness required early retirement in 1983. Along with two daughters, he leaves his friends, Roxanne Ladgolhe of Swanton, and Dorothy Bombard, his guardian. Visitation is on Friday, Feb. 10, 2012, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Elmwood-Meunier Funeral Chapel, 97 Elmwood Ave., Burlington. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Friday at 3 p.m., with the Rev. Donald Jackson officiating. Entombment will follow to await spring interment in Ft. Ethan Allen Cemetery, Colchester


Posted by Pauline Rute Hall 52

  Butwell, John L. II

John L. Butwell II, 66, of Stewart Lane, Averill Park, NY formerly of Newburgh, NY died on Wednesday, September 21, 2011 at the Stratton VA Medical Center. Born and raised in Newburgh, NY, John was the son of the late John L. and Anna Nogay Butwell and husband of the late Sophia Colucci Butwell. John was a veteran of the Vietnam War serving in the Army and was a graduate of St. Rose College. John had resided in Rotterdam Junction before moving to the Averill Park area 26 years ago. He and his late wife had owned and operated small grocery stores the last being Giffords IGA in Averill Park. John had worked for Amtrack for 10 years before he retired. Survivors include his children, Anna Butwell of Brooklyn and John L. Butwell III of Averill Park; and his brothers and sisters. Friends are invited to a Celebration of John's life on Saturday, September 24, 2 p.m. at his residence, 72 Stewart Lane, Averill Park, NY. Arrangements by the Perry-Komdat Funeral Chapel Inc. Averill Park, NYt>

Submitted by joe burke, '62 joeyburke62@yahoo.com  Goodbyeye and God speed to my life long friend from St Pats '50 thru to the last. he always made the night a little brighter and life a little nicer with his humor and friendship.. See you on the other side John Lewis..


Posted by Pauline Rute Hall 52

    Capuano, Clement "Clemy"      Born Mar. 21, 1944   Died  Jan. 23, 2000


Posted by Pauline Rute Hall 52

    Carole Marie Carfora Vradenburgh, age 68 of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, passed away Saturday, June 15, 2013 at her home. Mrs. Vradenburgh was born in Newburgh, NY to the late Salvatore Carfora and Grace Francabandiero Carfora Belsito. Mrs. Vradenburgh is survived by her husband, Edison Vradenburgh; daughters, Barbara Marie Wade of Oxford, NY, Stacey Ann George of Hendersonville, TN and Leslie Ann Vradenburgh of Endicott, NY; son, Edison Ellsworth III of Murfreesboro, TN; she was cared for and loved by her special cousins, Edna and Carl Schiefer of Newburgh, NY; brother, Salvatore Carfora Jr of Middletown, RI; sister, Lisa A. Odom of Warwarsing, NY; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; numerous cousins. The family will receive friends Thursday, June 20, 2013 from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the home of Ed and Carole at 5519 Middlebury Drive, Murfreesboro, TN. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made to American Cancer Society .


Posted by Linda Paolini Gauthier 1962

     Caron, Alfred  "Alfie"

Posted by Pauline Rute Hall 52      Alfred "Alfie" Caron, of Marlboro, a landscaper and lifelong resident of the area, died Sunday, Jan. 4, at home.  He was 53. The son of Helen Pecka Caron and the late Edward Caron, he was born Aug. 3, 1944, in Newburgh.  In addition to his mother, survivors include his wife, Barbara Kovarnik Caron, at home; one daughter Claudean Marie Caron, at home; one brother, Edward Caron of Hudson; two sisters Rose Stanford, and Bertha Travers, both of New Windsor; and several nieces and nephews.  Arrangements were made by DiDonato Funeral Home, Marlboro.  Burial was in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Newburgh. Memorial contributions may be made to New Windsor Country Inn, P.O. Box 4328 New Windsor NY 12553  Att: Mrs. Maxwell; or to The Firemen's Home, 125 Howard Harry Avenue Hudson NY 12534, Attn: Gary Whittman, Administrator


Posted by Charles Hager 62

   Cassidy, Robert W.  "Bob"


Posted by Charles Hager 62

     Cook, Betty Lou Whritner

Betty Lou Cook Whritner - Born August 19, 1943 + died March 17, 2009 in Jefferson, NY  Married to Bill Whritner. (NFA Cl 56) ...Betty lived in Meadowhill untill retirement.  Then moved upstate NY and built a log cabin with her husband Bill Whritner..


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   Cook, Robert  "Varmit"


Posted by Pauline Rute Hall 52  

Crawford, Linda Friedman

Linda Crawford Friedman, of Plattsburgh, NY, died Saturday, May 29, 2004 at CVPH Medical Center. She was born October 6, 1944 in Newburgh, NY. She was predeceased by her parents, Inez (Larkin) Crawford and Kenneth E. Crawford. Linda is survived by her husband, Albert Friedman; son, Adam (Crawford) Friedman and his wife, Melissa and their four children; two sisters: Patricia (Crawford) Landolfa of Newburgh and Nancy (Crawford) Davis of Florence, AL, as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Local arrangements were made by Brooks-DiDonato Funeral Home.


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  Crookes, Sandra  "Sandy"


Posted by Pauline Rute Hall 1952

  Cubito, Joseph "Moose"  Born  Dec. 8, 1942   Died  Nov. 7, 1996  in New Windsor


Posted by Linda Russo Hadley 66

  Currie, James Arthur

James Arthur Currie, 64, of Pompano Beach, FL passed away on September 22, 2007. Neptune Society Cremation. Published in the Sun-Sentinel on 9/25/2007.


Posted by Pauline Rute Hall 1952

      Deyo, James  

James Deyo, of New Windsor, a retired local businessman, entered into rest on Thursday, September 23, 2010 at home. He was 66. Son of Marion Marsh Deyo Harlow and the late Amos James Deyo, he was born on July 12, 1944 in Newburgh. Jim was a 1962 graduate of Newburgh Free Academy and attended Orange County Community College. He was a son of the American Legion and a member of the Carpenters & Joiners of America. Jim was a friend to everyone. He was very caring and gave a helping hand to anyone in need. He will be greatly missed. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his brother, Allen Deyo and his wife JeanMarie; sister, Dawn Christie, both of New Windsor; three step-brothers; two step-sisters; step-daughter, Chasity Torro of Albany and her son, Marquis Johnson; nephews, William Christie and David Deyo; nieces, Sandra Levenstein and Chrissy Sebesta; numerous others nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his longtime friends, Louis Santiago, his sons, and Tony Leonardo. In addition to his father, he was predeceased by his brother, Dennis Rabbit Deyo and step-father, Ralph Harlow. Visitation will be held from 2-8 p.m. on Sunday, September 26, at Brooks Funeral Home, 481 Gidney Ave., Newburgh. Funeral Service will take place at 10 a.m. on Monday, September


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     Dillard, Leslie


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  Dunning, Mark


Posted by Maureen McCormack Eadry 65

       Eadry, John M.  "Mike"

John Michael Eadry "Mike" of 1561 Keyes Avenue Niskayuna, NY passed away August 18, 1988 of an apparent drowning in Saratoga Lake NY, his body wasn't found until August 22nd.  He was the son of Jack and Marie Swanson Eadry and the best friend of his wife Maureen McCormack Eadry. He was born in Newburgh NY and graduated from Newburgh Free Academy in 1962 attended Orange County Community College, received a bachelor's degree in 1966 from Western Michigan University and earned his law degree in 1969 from Indiana University. Mike was a teacher at Valley Central High School in Montgomery before moving to the Capital District in 1970.  He was an attorney in the Counsel's Office of the state Education Department before working for the State United Teachers. He was admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court and before all of the federal and state courts in the State of New York. He was a member of the American, New York and Albany County Bar Associations and the labor and employment law sections of both New York and American Bar Associations. He also was a contributing writer to various legal publications.  He was a member of the Albany Roadrunners Club, the Capital District Porsche Club, the Colonie Court Club and the Adirondack Boardsailing Club. He was a coach for various children's activities in the community. He is survived by his wife, Maureen McCormack Eadry; his daughter Erin Elizabeth Eadry; his son Ryan Michael Eadry; his parents Jack and Marie Swanson-Eadry of Newburgh; a brother Patrick Eadry of Newburgh and his maternal grandmother Julia Swanson also of Newburgh  A mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. on August 24, 1988 at Our Lady of Fatima Church 2216 Rosa Road, Niskayuna.  Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery Newburgh. Contributions may be made to the "Eadry Children's Education Trust Fund," in care of Gordon, Siegel, Mullaney and Gordon, Attorneys at Law 670 Franklin St. 12305.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Baxter Funeral Home.


Posted by Pauline Rute Hall 1952

       Finnegan, Nancy Evans

Nancy Finnegan Evans of New Windsor, a secretary for NFA Administration for 17 years and an area resident for 64 years, entered into rest on Saturday, August 23, 2009. She was the daughter of the late Jack and Ann Finnegan, born September 5, 1944 in Newburgh. Nancy was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Survivors include her husband, Vincent J. Evans, at home. She is the mother of Todd Bender and his wife, Sharon of Staatsburg, Keith Evans and his wife, Carolyn of New Windsor and Ashley Shoemaker and her husband, Thomas of New Windsor. She is also survived by six grandchildren: Ryan Bender, Megan Bender, Allison Evans, Colin Evans, JT Shoemaker and Jack Shoemaker; several nieces and nephews. She was a licensed hair dresser and was a member of St. Mary's Church of Newburgh, and a former member of Sacred Heart Church in Newburgh. Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., Tuesday, August 25, at Hudson Valley Funeral Home, 239 Quassaick Ave. (Route 94), New Windsor. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Wednesday, August 26, at St. Mary's Church, 180 South St., Newburgh, with Fr. Bill Scafidi officiating. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery in New Windsor. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105-1942.


Posted by Pauline Rute Hall 1952

   Fiore, Anthony A. "Tony"

Anthony A. Fiore "Tony" of New York City, formerly of Newburgh, entered into rest on Thursday, June 16, 2011 at Wayside Hospice, Wayland, MA. He was 66. Son of the late John and Eleanor Delio Fiore, he was born September 13, 1944 in Newburgh. Anthony was a loving son, brother, uncle and cousin. He enriched the lives of all those who knew him. His gentle and kind spirit will always be with us. Anthony recently retired from HSBC Bank in Jersey City, NJ, where he was a Systems Administrator for their Internet banking company. Previously, he had retired from IBM as a 25-year veteran working in Fishkill and New York City. He was also a graduate of Newburgh Free Academy and Orange County Community College, and proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He is survived by his brother, John A. Fiore and his wife, Paula E. Fiore of Wayland, MA; nephew, Jared Kristian Fiore and niece, Alexandra Lenore Fiore. Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m., Saturday, June 18, at Brooks Funeral Home, 481 Gidney Ave., Newburgh. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Monday, June 20, at Sacred Heart Church, Newburgh. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, New Windsor. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Anthony's memory may be made to Wayside Hospice, 10 Green Way, Wayland, MA 01778.To send condolences or for directions, please visit


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    Ford, James "Kuko"  1991


Posted by Charlie Hagar 62

        Fornal, Robert Edward "Gradall Bob"

Robert Edward "Gradall Bob" Fornal, of E. Pharsalia, formerly of New Windsor, NY, entered into rest on Friday, January 6, 2012. He was 67 The son of Peter and the late Mary (Chum) Fornal of New Windsor, he was born on August 26, 1944 in Newburgh, NY. Bob attended Newburgh schools and served briefly in the Navy. On December 5, 1970 he married Marsha Wood who survives at home. Bob retired from Local 825 Operating Engineers after 40 years of service. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, and a past member of Black Rock Fish and Game Club and the snowmobile club "Trail Hounds". Bob could always brighten a room with his great smile and humorous ways. He will surely be missed beyond words by family and friends. Bob is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Marsha; one daughter, Melissa, and her husband, Jim Meehan, of the Town of Newburgh; two sisters, Linda Chisholm, of New Windsor, and Mary Gail and her husband, Torry Faurot, of New Windsor; two nephews, Christopher, and his wife, Michele, and their three children, and Michael, and his son and of course his beloved boxer, "Joker". There will be a memorial service at a later date, to be announced by the family. Memorial contributions in Bob's memory may be made to The National Kidney Foundation,www.Kidney.org To leave a personal condolence, please visitwww.BrooksFH.com

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  Friedland, Jeffrey 1987


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   Gagliano, Anthony


Posted by Charlie Hager 62

                Richard M. Gaines - Born in Boston, Massachusetts on Mar. 20, 1944 - Departed on Jun. 9, 2013 and resided in Gloucester, MA. On many a morning, Richard Gaines would walk through the front doors of the Gloucester Daily Times, exchange a few brief hellos, and then walk briskly to his desk in the far left corner of the newsroom, sit down and make the first of what would seem like hundreds of phone calls. "I'm going to cause some trouble today," he'd proclaim. He would mouth those words with both a twinkle in his eye and a profound sense of pride. For Gaines, gone suddenly at 69 after being found dead in his swimming pool Sunday, relished causing trouble for officials and others who had wrongly caused trouble for residents — and especially, in recent years, for Gloucester's, New England's and the nation's fishermen. A 40-year journalist — primarily covering Statehouse and Gloucester City Hall politics — and an 11-year veteran of the Gloucester Daily Times, Gaines was remembered Monday by state and local officials and especially by fishermen and advocates for the industry for his persistent and expansive coverage of fishery issues once he jumped into a coverage beat created at the Times in 2008. "The fishermen — Gloucester fishermen and fishermen everywhere — have lost a real, true friend," said longtime City Councilor John "Gus" Foote, who dealt with Gaines for years on City Hall issues and paid a visit to the Times Monday to extend condolences on Gaines' passing. "We didn't always see everything eye-to-eye, but we respected each other. He was a good, good man." Gaines, who grew up in Newburgh, N.Y., but whose family were regular summer visitors to Gloucester, honed his skills and passion for journalism as Statehouse reporter with United Press International in the 1960s and '70s. A graduate of Trinity College in Hartford, Conn., he then moved on to serve as political writer and later as editor-in-chief at The Boston Phoenix from 1979 through 1989, when, under his leadership, the alternative publication carved out a niche in investigative political coverage, placing as a runner up for a Pulitzer Prize for national reporting. Along the way, he also authored a book profiling then-Gov. Michael Dukakis' rise to challenge then-Vice President George Bush in the 1988 presidential election. The book, titled "Dukakis: The Man Who Would Be President," drew a lot of attention and sold well in paperback form, Gaines' wife, Nancy, recalled Monday. He then shifted to political consulting, working with a U.S. Senate run by James Rappaport, who challenged then-Sen. John Kerry in 1990. And he moved to Florida, working on a congressional campaign and both journalistic and marketing projects there before returning to the Boston area. He joined the staff of the Times in 2002, covering City Hall and other local political races, including for state offices, Congress and U.S. Senate. In addition to his wife, he leaves a son Benjamin of Utah, a daughter Rachel of Boston, three grandchildren, and his stepsons, Eric Pomerene of Holbrook and Samuel Pomerene of Dennis. "Richard's legacy should be about putting a spotlight on rights and wrongs and of encouraging and giving others the courage the do the same, whether they be bureaucrats, politicians, young aspiring writers — or just simply fishermen," she said. "I will truly miss Richard, the self-righteous warrior who would mount his white horse of social justice not with the sword but with the pen trying to keep all things equal and honest." "Richard embodied a passion for robust local coverage and his daily stories will be deeply missed," state Attorney General Martha Coakley said Monday in sending her condolences to Gaines' family and to the Times. "His outstanding, in-depth reporting on the fishing industry will serve as a lasting contribution to the Gloucester community, the commonwealth, and the nation." "One of my lasting memories of Richard came in the fall of 2011 during an early Saturday morning press conference in Gloucester," Brown wrote in an email to the Times. "... As I looked out to the crowd, I saw Richard standing there, wearing a flannel jacket, notebook and pen in hand," he added. Members of the community and elected officials came up and greeted him warmly, aware they were standing in the presence of an advocate and a friend of the fishing profession that meant so much to all of them." In September 2010, Gaines and the Times were honored with the Offshore Mariners' Wives "Friends of the Fishermen" awards, presented annually in conjunction with that city's Blessing of the Fleet. It marked the first time that the award — whose past winners included then-Mayor Lang and Congressman Barney Frank — had ever gone to a journalist, and Gaines, who shunned awards and any recognition, was clearly touched. Richard said "I consider this award the highest and most gratifying in my 42 years of scribbling, trying to decipher what's happening to our civilization and giving readers a series of stories that can be read as a narrative to help them decide what to do about it," he told about 100 in New Bedford's State Fish Pier that day. "This is my Pulitzer Prize — and I will cherish it always. "We row as best we can against that tide," Gaines said, referring to the fishing industry and the Times' coverage of it. "Inspired by Gloucester's great fisherman, Howard Blackburn, we will row until the oars rot away — then we'll paddle with our hands."


Posted by Bev Grieco 66

    Grieco, Joyce Anne

Joyce Anne Grieco,  died several years ( I believe  the early 70's) ago of Hodgkin's Disease.


Posted by Linda Paolini Gauthier 1962

   Hagle, Robert "Bob"

Posted by Pauline Rute Hall 1952   Robert "Bob" Hagle,    Born  July 17, 1944  Died  May 1981


Posted by Pauline Rute Hall 1952

   Herman, Diane C. Novales

Diane C. Herman Novales, age 68, of Marlboro, and an area resident all her life, died Friday, February 15, 2013 at St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital, Newburgh. Diane was born March 12, 1944 in Newburgh, NY. She is the daughter of the late Ralph C. and the late Irma (Myers) Herman. Diane was the Bookkeeper for The Ralph C. Herman Company of Marlboro until her retirement in 2006, prior to that she worked for Beneficial Finance for many years. Diane was a former member of the Historical Society of Marlboro. Diane was a huge lover of animals and was a supporter of the S.P.C.A. of Newburgh. The family suggests memorial donations in Diane's memory be made to the S.P.C.A. She is survived by two daughters: Denise M. McVeigh and fiance, John of Bloomington, NY and Debra A. Kates and her husband, Randy of Delaware and three grandchildren: Patrick J. McVeigh, Nicole Fallon McVeigh and Jeremy Cole Kates. She is predeceased by one brother, Donald S. Herman. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 12 noon to 1 p.m. at the DiDonato Funeral Home, 1290 Route 9W, Marlboro. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, with the Reverend David Ballou officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Middle Hope, NY. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to The DiDonato Funeral Service, Inc. 845-236-4300, www.didonatofuneralservice.com


Posted by Pauline Rute Hall 1952

    Hodgson, Susan H. Osward

Susan H. Hodgson Osward, 68, died Thursday, January 17, 2013 at St. Peter's Hospital after a brief illness. Born in New York City on May 27, 1944, she was the daughter of the late Richard and Frances Jablonski Hodgson. Susan was raised and educated in Newburgh and was a graduate of Brockport State College. She began her teaching career in elementary education in Maryland and later taught in Cobleskill and Taconic Hills and taught math at Shaker High School in Latham. She has resided in Latham for the last 29 years. She was the vice-president of the Latham Women's Club and taught religion at Christ the King Church in Guilderland. She walked daily and loved to exercise. She was a devoted wife, mother, sister and grandmother. She was the best wife in the world to Richard S. Osward; beloved mother of Christopher T. (Shannon) Chandler of South Lake Tahoe, Calif., Jenna L. (Joe) Lisella of West Springfield, Mass. and Alison S. Conaway of Albany; step-mother of Karl (Denise) Osward of Wilmington, N.C., Richard D. Osward of Florence, S.C. and Charles (Sue) Osward of Charlotte, N.C.; proud grandmother of Joseph Locascio, Jessica, Alyssa and Luke Osward, Gina, Anne, Joseph and Sierra Lisella, Devin and Olivia Chandler, Molly, Zoe and Natalie Conaway; sister of Judy (Roy) Gonzalez of Newburgh and Richard (Melissa) Hodgson of Walden; cousin of Mary Frances Sperrazza. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited and may call at the Bowen & Parker Bros. Funeral Home, 97 Old Loudon Road, Latham on Sunday from 3-5 p.m. with the parish family of Christ the King meeting at 3:30 p.m. The funeral mass will be Monday at 9:00 a.m. at Christ the King Church, 20 Sumpter Avenue, Guilderland. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society . Condolence book and directions at www.bowenandparkerbros.com


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   Hoyt, Carol


Posted by JoAnn Zgrodek Jacob, 66

    Inzerra, Merrill E. Porco

Merrill E. Inzerra, 64, Formerly of Newburgh, NY beloved wife of Joseph L. Porco, of N. Creek, passed away Thursday, November 5, 2009, at the Adirondack Tri-County Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in North Creek following a long illness. Born May 25, 1945 in Newburgh, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Edna (Olson) Inzerra. Following her high school graduation from Newburgh High, Merrill attended Skidmore College and Adirondack Community College. She married Joseph L. Porco in 1969 and the couple resided in the Town of Johnsburg the majority of the time together. She worked for Barton Mines Corp. in North River, Travelers Insurance Co. and JC Penney both of Queensbury before taking ill. Her favorite pastimes included music and reading history. She enjoyed volunteering with the Outreach, pre-school program. Survivors besides her husband, Joe; include her daughter, Christina of Johnsburg; her step mother, Louise Inzerra of Newburgh; her two sisters, Louise Fern and her husband, Anthony of Newburgh, Elizabeth Nelbach and her husband, Arthur of Cornwall; her two brothers, Samuel Inzerra and his wife, Patricia of Fort Pierce, FL, Philip Inzerra and his wife, Lorraine of Shelton, CT; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends may call on Merrill's family from 5-7 p.m. on Saturday, November 6, at Alexander Funeral Home, Inc., 4479 State Rt. 28, N. River, a funeral service to celebrate her life will follow at 7 p.m. at the funeral home, with Sister Francesca Husselbeck officiating. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Alzheimer's Foundation.


  Johnson, Artelia  "Diamond"


Posted by Gloria Huebel Cracchiolo 61

Kaiser, Dr. Richard Alan  

                      Dr. Richard Alan Kaiser, of West Orange passed away on Nov. 17, 2008, at the age of 63. Born on Dec. 15, 1944. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 19, at Temple Sholom of West Essex, 760 Pompton Ave., Cedar Grove. Arrangements are by Bernheim-Apter-Kreitzman Suburban Funeral Chapel in Livingston. For information call 973-422-0600. A native of Newburgh, N.Y., Dr. Kaiser attended the Newburgh Free Academy High School (Class of 1962) and Dartmouth College (A.B. 1966), followed by Dartmouth Medical School (Class of 1967) and Harvard Medical School (M.D. 1969). Beginning in 1971, he served for two and a half years in the United States Navy, in which he rose to the rank of lieutenant commander aboard the nuclear submarine USS Will Rogers (SSBN-659) and earned his "Dolphins" for navigation. Following residency at the Beth Israel Hospital in Boston, Mass., Dr. Kaiser established a practice in general and pediatric surgery based in Montclair, from which he retired in 2004. He worked principally out of Mountainside Hospital. An avid golfer, Dr. Kaiser also enjoyed serving on the Alumni Council of Dartmouth College and as the District Enrollment Director of the local Dartmouth Alumni Club. His hobbies also included German literature and contract bridge. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Debra; a daughter, Hilary K. Grove and her husband, Geoffrey Grove; son, David Kaiser and his wife, Tracy Gleason; brother, Samuel and grandchildren, Ellery and Toby Gleason-Kaiser. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Dartmouth College Fund, c/o Gift Recording Office, 6066 Development Office, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H. 03755-3555, 1-800-228-1769.


Posted by Charles Hager 62

  Kendra, Edward

Edward Thomas Kendra, born in West Point, New York, the only son of Gertrude and Steve Kendra, left this life on November 26, 2012, at the age of sixty-nine, after giving his best in the service of others. A graduate of St. Patrick's High School & Newburgh Free Acadmy in Newburgh, New York, Edward served his country in the United States Army with pride and distinction. After leaving the military Ed enjoyed a long career with IBM in Fishkill, New York, Raleigh, North Carolina and Boca Raton, Florida. Edward loved Florida and elected to make it his home state. Extremely adept in administrative management yet equally adept in mechanical and related operations, Edward enjoyed a varied career following his retirement from IBM, most recently using his many talents and energy providing maintenance services at the Mirror Lake community in Boynton Beach Fl. It was during this time that God decided that Ed’s earthly work was complete and called him home. Edward died on the job, in support of others. And as his final act of service, Edward donated his organs to the University of Miami Medical Center. Edward’s greatest loves were for his faith, for his family, and most especially for his son Michael Edward. Edward is also survived by his sister Frances Finkelstein, nephew Eugene Kessler and nieces Elizabeth Farina and Christine Kessler. He will be missed greatly by all. The family will hold a private viewing. Interment will be with military honors in the Veterans South Florida National Cemetery, Boynton Beach, Florida. May he rest in peace. Amen.


Posted by Class of 1962

  Kosecsky, Frances  "Frannie"


Posted by Sandy Rider Curry 1966

   Krawetz, Jerome  "Jerry" 

Posted by Pauline Rute Hall 1952    Jerome  "Jerry" Krawetz,    Born  April 27, 1944   Died  August 1979


Posted by Pauline Rute Hall 1952

   Lampack, Edward           Born July 20, 1943  Died  June 25, 2000 in Newburgh


Posted by Linda Paolini Gauthier 1962

   Leo, David Jon  "Dave" Sept 5, 2000

David J. Leo, of Newburgh, N.Y. retired president of Daniel J. Leo Insurance Company in Newburgh, died Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2000, in Riverhead, N.Y. He was 56. The son of Daniel J. Leo and the late Norma Taylor Leo, he was born Feb. 17, 1944, in Newburgh. Survivors include his father of New Windsor; three sons, Mark Leo and Todd Leo, both of Merrimack, N.H. and Steven Leo of Newburgh; one daughter, Jessica Leo of Newburgh; two sisters, Patti Hoeltschi of Newburgh and Nancy Kenny of Clifton Park; two grandchildren; and cousins, nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8, in the Union Presbyterian Church, corner of Beech Street and Balmville Road, Newburgh. The Rev. Kathi Jones will officiate. Cremation will take place in Cedar Hill Crematory, Newburgh, at the convenience of the family. Kindly omit flowers. Arrangements under the direction of White & Venuto Funeral Home, 188 North Plank Road, Newburgh.


Posted by Pauline Rute Hall 1952

  Lewis, Mack  "Macks" Born  Feb. 18, 1944  Died  Dec. 1977


Posted by Pauline Rute Hall 1952

    Mauldin, Edison "Punkin"

Edison "Punkin" Mauldin, age 68, passed away at St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital, Newburgh campus on Monday, April 16, 2012. Edison was a lifelong resident of Newburgh. He was a graduate of St Patrick's School and Newburgh Free Academy. Edison was the son of the late Frederick Edison Mauldin and Luvenia Burnett Mauldin. Edison, affectionately nicknamed Punkin, was a gentle giant with an even bigger heart. Punkin touched the lives of many people with his warm smile, quick wit, generous soul, and everlasting wisdom. Punkin was known for his fashion sense, cars and his doo wop sound. He loved his family deeply and his grandchildren held a special place in his heart. Edison was a retired custodian with the Newburgh Enlarge City School District after 20 years of service. Additionally, he worked at Tarsio Lanes and Sarinsky Garage, Inc. He is survived by his loving and devoted family. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 42 years, Josephine Coston Mauldin; his children: Alicia Mauldin-Ware (Duane), Edison Mauldin (Boo), Chaniqua Mauldin (Kay) and her companion, Tige Collins; beloved grandchildren: DaMonica Jackson, Charlie Jackson, Diera Ware, and Tige Collins; sisters, Gwendolyn Hill of Poughkeepsie, NY, Angela Mauldin and Alyce Mauldin both of Newburgh, Jacqueline Mauldin of Mount Vernon, NY; in-laws, Joseph and Edna Collins of Huntsville, AL, Charles and Harriett Keith of Philadelphia, PA, Sarah Davis of Hawaii and William Coston of Edenton, MD. He is also survived by a host of nephews, nieces, aunts, uncles, cousins, adopted children and countless friends. Beloved dog, Chuckles will miss the many shared meals they had together. Punkin was also predeceased by two brothers, Archie Mauldin and James "Jimmy" McMillan. Mr. Mauldin will lie in repose from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, April 20 at Crossroad Assembly of God Church, 7 D'Afonso Rd., Newburgh. Visitation will be held from 8 to 9 a.m., Saturday, April 21, 2012 with service to begin at 9 a.m. at the church. Internment will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Middle Hope. Reverend Manuel Montalvo will officiate. Professional services entrusted to Rhodes Funeral Homes, 259 Walsh Ave., New Windsor, NY "Committed To Being The Very Best" Call us anytime at 845-569-1233.


Posted by Rose Cadden, Class of 1986

      McArdle, Brian J.  NFA Class of 1962 passed away suddenly on Monday, August 9, 2010.

Submitted by Pauline Rute Hall 1952 Grammypgh@aol.com  Brian J. McArdle, a lifetime resident of Newburgh, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, August 9, 2010 at St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital, Newburgh. He was 67. Son of the late Henry P. and Alice Stack McArdle, he was born on July 20, 1943 in Newburgh. He married Joyce O'Rourke McArdle in St. Thomas of Canterbury Church, Cornwall in 1964; who survives at home. Brian was a graduate of Newburgh Free Academy and a retired heavy equipment operator for Operating Engineers Local 825. He was a member of St. Patrick's Church, Newburgh and the Bethlehem Rod & Gun Club. In addition to his loving wife of 46 years, Joyce, he is survived by his sons, David, his wife, Jennifer, and their children, Connor and Teaghan of Ft. Myers, FL, Andrew, his wife, Pamela, and their children, Emily and Alexander of New Windsor, Michael, his wife, Dawn, and their children, Reilly and Max of Farmington Hills, MI, Patrick, his wife, Christina, and their children, Matthew and Nicholas of Newburgh; sister, Maureen Stuart and her husband, Vincent of St. Louis, MO; brother, Kevin McArdle of New Windsor; and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., today, Thursday, August 12 at Brooks Funeral Home, 481 Gidney Ave., Newburgh. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Friday, August 13 at St. Patrick's Church, Newburgh. Burial will follow in the Cedar Hill Cemetery, Newburgh. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Brian's memory may be made to The Center for Discovery, PO Box 840, Harris, NY 12742, development@sdtc.org.


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  McClain, Elbert  "Tenny"


Posted by Ralph W. McKinstrie 60

      McKinstrie, Heather Ann Chum

Heather Ann McKinstrie Chum, 64, of Deltona, passed away Thursday, November 13, 2008 at Hospice Care Center of Orange City. She was born March 30, 1944 in Kingston , New York, daughter of the late William and Anna ( Burke ) McKinstrie. Heather worked several years for Metropolitan Life Insurance Company before devoting her time as a wife and homemaker. She will be greatly missed by her husband Paul, to whom she wasmarried September 5, 1970. She is also survived by her sons: Paul Jr and wife, Sue of Seattle, WA.; and Randy of Deltona. daughters: Lisa and Lindsey, both of Deltona; grandchildren: Callie, Andrew, Brandon and Harlee Mae. She is also survived by three brothers: Ralph McKinstrie of West Palm Beach, William McKinstrie of Deltona and George Martin of Hyde Park, New York. Heather loved to garden and enjoyed her flowers. "Taken from us way to soon, no one will ever understand the pain we feel losing you. You were the best wife, mother, and grandmother anyone could ever ask for. Your commitment to your family will never be forgotten. We will cherish you forever. We love you, our Angel." Your loving family. Arrangements by Baldauff Family Funeral Home.


Posted by Class of 1962

  McLeary, John  "Big John"


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   McNeill, Betty Lou  "Shorty"


Posted by Linda Paolini Gauthier 1962

   McTamaney, Peter "Pete"

Posted by Pauline Rute Hall 1952  Peter "Pete" McTamaney,  Born  Feb. 10, 1944   Died  Jan. 1980


Posted by Class of 1962

  Miles, Ross


Posted by Pauline Rute Hall 1952

    Miller, Paul Robert 

Paul Robert Miller, (Hilton Head) AIA, 69, died March 23, 2013, at his residence, following a brief illness. Born March 17,1944, in Newburgh, New York, he was the son of the late Frances and Frederick Miller. Paul earned a bachelor's degree in Architecture from Clemson University and was a U.S. Army veteran.Paul started his career on Hilton Head working for the architectural firm of Corkern, Wiggins, Lee, and Lominack. Paul's association with Jakie Lee would be a life-long collaboration that produced many structures on Hilton Head. He served on numerous professional boards; at the state, county, and local levels. Paul held a life long passion for sailing and was a long standing member of the South Carolina Yacht Club. He was influential in forming the Town of Hilton Head's soon to be constructed Sailing and Rowing Center. In addition, Paul was an accomplished painter and photographer, whose speciality was flowers. He will be remembered by his brother and sister-in-law Frederick and Cathy Miller, his nephew and niece Lee and Carrie Miller, his cousins Andrea Igoe and Matthew Herbison as well as his numerous friends, colleagues and shipmates. Memorials may be sent to The Scleroderma Foundation, 300 Rosewood Drive, Suite 105, Danvers, MA 01923. A service of remembrance will be announced at later date. Arrangements by the Island Funeral Home and Crematory, www.theislandfuneralhome.com


Posted by Class of 1962

   Monson, Karen 1988


Posted by Class of 1962

  Moore, Gwendolyn  "Gewn"


Posted by Bill Norvell 65

    Norvell, Ruth E. Donato,  "Ruthie"

Ruth E. Norvell Donato, 39, formally of Newburgh, NY died thursday, March 15th, 1984 in Alexian Brothers Medical Center ILL, following a long illness. Born in Newburgh, Dec 11, 1944, she was the daughter of Ed and Ruth Siebern Norvell, and was married to Donald Donato. Survivors include her widower, two sons, Donald E. Donato, and Thomas Donato, both at home. A brother William Norvell of Newburgh NY, a sister Dorothy Camenga of Wappingers Falls, NY. Mass will be held in St Patrick's Church, Newburgh. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, New Windsor.

The following poem, Afterglow, expresses the thoughts that Ruth chose to leave with those who new and loved her.


Posted by Pauline Rute Hall 52  

        Orsino, Dominick

Dominick Orsino of Newburgh, an Orange County Jail Administrator for Orange County Sheriff's Office, passed away on December 5, 2012 at Westchester Medical Center. He was 68. The son the late Dominick and Margaret Hollenbeck Orsino, Dominick was born on October 29, 1944 in Newburgh. He was the First Jail Administrator in New York State to achieve ACA Accreditation, he was an ACA auditor and distinguished lead accreditation auditor. He was very respected by all. Dominick served two tours of duty in Vietnam for the United States Navy. Dominick was a dedicated son, husband, father, uncle and grandfather as well as dedicated to his profession. He is survived by his wife, Barbara A. DiCesare Orsino; his daughter, Carlen Orsino Macchiarolo and her husband, Mark; his son, Stephen Orsino; granddaughter, Saige Macchiarolo; his brother, Gordon Orsino and his wife, Theresa; sister in-law, Barbara Connelly Orsino; brother-in-law, Frank DiCesare and his wife, Margaret; sister-in-law, Gina DiCesare Sloat and her husband, Brian; mother-in-law, Eleanor DiCesare. He will be sadly missed by his niece's Jennifer, Rachel and Gia; his nephews: Matthew and his wife, Kristine, Michael, Frank, Christopher, Joshua, and Ryan. Dominick is predeceased by one brother, Edmond Orsino. Visitation will be on Sunday, December 9 from 3 to 7 p.m. at Hudson Valley Funeral Home, 239 Quassaick Avenue (Route 94), New Windsor. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Monday, December 10, at St. Joseph's Church, 4 St. Joseph's Place, New Windsor; Dennis Dinan officiating. Burial will follow in Orange County Veteran's Memorial Cemetery Goshen. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Dominick's memory to the Diabetes and Leukemia Foundation. Funeral arrangements are under the care of Anthony V. Cracolici of the Hudson Valley Funeral Home Inc.

Orange County Sheriff Carl E. DuBois sadly announces the passing of Orange County Jail Administrator Dominick Orsino. Mr. Orsino, 68, passed away on December 5, 2012. Dominick Orsino was a lifelong Orange County resident, most recently residing in the City of Newburgh. He was a 1962 Graduate of Newburgh Free Academy, Orange County Community College and graduate of State University College at New Paltz with a B.A. degree in Political Science and Economics. He served in the United States Navy from 1967 to 1969 and spent most of his tour in Viet Nam. Mr. Orsino started his career in corrections as a part time Deputy Sheriff/Jailer in 1970 at the Orange County Jail. A year later he was made full time and remained with the Department until January 1977 when he became a Corrections Officer with the New York State Department of Correctional Services. He worked for twenty six years with DOCS, serving in various titles and administrative positions including Assistant Deputy Superintendent at Rikers Island, and Deputy Superintendant at Ulster and Downstate Correctional Facilities. During his career with DOCS he served on various committees developing policy and procedure relating to emergency management for that department. He also worked on department wide projects involving automated systems and the restructuring of the department's transportation system. He initiated the Crises Intervention Unit which monitors and analyzes conditions and inmate activity in the facility and investigates all serious incidents. Since his appointment to Correctional Administrator of the Orange County Jail in 2003, Mr. Orsino worked to professionalize the operation of the Corrections Division. He initiated several programs to improve safety and security, to develop and clarify policy and procedure and to strengthen accountability. During his tenure, the facility became the first local jail in New York State to be accredited by the American Correctional Association and one of only eighteen facilities in the State to receive accreditation by the New York State Sheriff's Association. In addition, the facility recently received accreditation from the National Commission on Correctional Health Care. In 2007, Mr. Orsino became an auditor for both the American Correctional Association and the New York State Sheriffs' Association, and conducted audits at many state and local facilities throughout the United States. Sheriff DuBois stated “Cannot replace a Dominick Orsino. His professional demeanor, ambition, and innovative contributions to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office and to the people of Orange County will be difficult to match. Our condolences to his wife Barbara, his children and grandchild.” Orange County Executive Edward A. Diana stated “Over the years, I have had the opportunity to get to know Dominick, and I am proud to have called him my friend. My thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time. Dominick was a valued member of the Orange County team. Under his leadership the County Jail became the first local jail in New York to be accredited by the American Correctional Association, and one of only eighteen facilities in the state to receive accreditation by the New York State Sheriff’s Association. His accomplishments were meaningful to the County and to our residents. He will be sorely missed. ” Mr. Orsino is survived by his loving wife Barbara and two children.


Posted by Philip Friedle 62

  Kenneth T. Orzechowski, 70 of Wappingers Falls formally of New Windsor and Newburgh passed away suddenly on December 8, 2013 at his home. He was born on December 31,1942 to the late Eleanor Kara. Kenneth was a proud veteran of the United States Army serving his country from 1961-1964. Kenneth is survived by his daughter Carley and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins throughout the country. He was pre deceased by his wife, Theresa. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday December 17th at Robert H Auchmoody Funeral Home, 1028 Main St., Fishkill, NY. Burial with military honors will be in Calverton National Cemetery. For Kenneth's guestbook please visit www.hudsonvalleyfuneralhomes.com Ken and I grew up 2 blocks away from each other in New Windsor and enjoyed a fun filled childhood through to high school. His wife Theresa was the lady who worked and fought for the men's mission on Liberty Street. Several articles were written about her in The Evening News and her campaign to rescue those abandoned and lonely men in our midst. Ken gave her his full support for her campaign until her untimely death.


Posted by Bill Norvell 65

    Owen, John P. "Johnny"

John P. Owen "Johnny" John died in the later 80 at about the age of 43. He was killed in a stock car racing accident in Middletown NY. He had a bar in Newburgh and was well liked by all. John was married to Carol Johnston (NFA 1961)  John had two daughters Jody and Christine.


Posted by Georgia Fayo

    Owen, Paul L.

Paul L. Owen of Walden, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 4, 2007, at home with his family and friends at his side, after a 15 year courageous battle with cancer. He was 62. Son of the late Leroy and Evelyn Orsini Owen, he was born April 10, 1945 in Beacon, N.Y. He married Carole Owen on May 28, 1966 in St. Patrick's Church, Newburgh; who survives at home. "My Dad was the best dad, husband and friend that my mom and I could ever ask for. He will be in our thoughts and hearts forever. We love you Daddy!" Paul graduated from Newburgh Free Academy, Class of 1962. He was a bricklayer with Local 5 Bricklayers Union, and operations manager for a local northeast trucking company for the past 12 years. In addition to his loving wife of 40 years, Carole, he is survived by his daughter, Kristina Yumet and her husband, Anthony of Poughkeepsie; sisters, Drena Pedrick of Newburgh, and Lynn Morris of Catawba, N.C.; and several nieces and nephews. There will be no visitation. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 10 at Our Lady of the Lake Chapel, Newburgh. Cremation will take place at Cedar Hill Crematory, Newburgh. Contributions in memory of Paul may be made to the American Cancer Society, 419 E. Main St., Middletown, NY 10940, or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN, 38105-1942. To send a personal condolence, please visit www.BrooksFH.com , or call 845-561-8300.

Posted by Peg Gallagher Barker 1962

    Paden, Robert R  "Bob"

Posted by Pauline Rute Hall 52 Chief Robert R. Paden, of Newburgh, the City of Newburgh Fire Chief, entered into rest Thursday, Aug. 23, 2001, at St. Luke's Hospital, Newburgh. He was 57. The son of Russell and Helen Carlstrom Paden, he was born July 31, 1944, in West Point. Chief Paden was a 33-year Veteran of the City of Newburgh Fire Department and was appointed Chief in 1993. He was a member of many professional organizations including the New York State Fire Chiefs Association, the Orange County Fire Chiefs Association, the Westchester Career Chiefs Association, the National Fire Protection Association, the Orange County Fire Advisory Board, the International Association of Arson Investigators, and a past member of the Vails Gate Fire Department. Survivors include his parents, Russell and Helen Paden of New Windsor; his beloved wife, Jo-Ann Bonetti Paden, at home; one son, Michael Paden, at home; two daughters, Michelle Robertson of Pembrooke Pines, Fla. and Tracey Carvell and her husband Doug of Newburgh; and two grandchildren, Corey Robertson and Casey Carvell. He was predeceased by his first wife, Sandra Clark Paden. Family will receive their friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26 and Monday, Aug. 27, at DiDonato-Brooks Funeral Home, 481 Gidney Avenue, Newburgh. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28, at St. Patrick's Church, Newburgh. Father John Vondras will officiate. Interment will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Newburgh. At the family's request, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations on Chief Paden's behalf may be made to the Michael Paden Educational Fund c/o 481 Gidney Avenue, Newburgh, 12550. Arrangements under the direction of DiDonato-Brooks Funeral Home.

Posted by Peggy Gallagher 1962 - I was Robert Paden's first wife being married Feb. 17, 1963 and we had two children Robert R. Paden, Jr. and Michael J. Paden.


Posted by Pauline Rute Hall 1952

     Sally P. Paffendorf Lyman left this world Dec. 13, 2010, for a better place, after a long battle with diabetes, renal failure, heart failure and oh, heck you name it. Because of the excellent care she received throughout the years from Dana Green of St. Joseph Hospital and from the wonderful staff at Boyd Dialysis Center, she was able to live longer and was able to enjoy her grandchildren for many extra years. Sally was born March 12, 1944, in Cornwall, N.Y., to Weyant Edward and Jean Doris (Pallozzo) Paffendorf. She graduated Newburgh (N.Y.) Free Academy in 1962 and went to work at the Army Athletic Association, then the data processing unit as a GS4 at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point processing cadet grades until 1965. She married James F. Lyman of Livermore Falls in December 1964, and moved to Stricklands in 1965 when Jim was transferred to Vietnam; she lived with her excellent in-laws. In 1967 she moved to Fayette, where Sally and Jim renovated an old farmhouse and had two children, Barbara, in June 1968, and James "Jamie," in May 1975. In 1990 they moved to Orland after a labor dispute at the Jay mill and Jim was hired at the Bucksport mill. For a time Sally dabbled in journalism. Her articles were printed in the Bucksport Enterprise about Jamie and our troops in Bosnia and her oped piece about the problems of getting around Bangor's stores if you are handicapped was in the Bangor Daily News. She leaves behind her husband of 46 years, James F. Lyman; daughter, Barbara Lyman Kirby and husband, Matthew, of North Waterboro; her son, James Thomas Edward Lyman and wife, Samantha, of Corinth; five grandchildren, Cameron M. Kirby, Evan R. Kirby, James J. Lyman, Andrew R. Lyman and Victoria L. Lyman; and two cousins, Lester Brush and wife of Newburgh, N.Y., and Edward J. Paffendorf III and wife of Rochester, N.Y. Sally always hated dreary funerals, so there will be a graveside service that will be held in the spring for family and friends, where everyone will be encouraged to say nice or naughty things, and a party after to give Sally a rousing send off. No grieving please. God will provide all she wants. Instead, please donate what you would have spent on flowers to Humane Society of the U.S., P.O. Box 53137, Phoenix, AZ 95072, Best Friends Animal Society, 5001 Angel Canyon Road, Kanab, UT 84741, her favorite: Chesapeake Safe Harbor, 113 Waldoboro Road, Bremen, ME 04551 or any spay/ neuter program or local shelter. Sally was an animal lover, and often rescuer, all her life. She will have many friends waiting for her at Rainbow Bridge and they will spend eternity playing in the summer sun. Arrangements are under the direction of Mitchell-Tweedie Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 28 Elm St., Bucksport.


Posted by Charlie Hager 62

  Stephen Paskin was born on May 28, 1943 and passed away on Tuesday, April 13, 2010 Anyone having additional information or obituary please add or email...


Posted by Pauline Rute Hall 1952

     Cathryn A. Penney Naparano Patterson passed away unexpectedly on August 14, 2013 in Cocoa, Florida at the age of 70. She was born in Newburgh, New York, in 1942, one of the youngest daughters of the late Floyd and Theresa Chrystal Penney. Cathy grew up in the city of Newburgh and graduated in 1962 from Newburgh Free Academy. She married James Frank Naparano and together they had five children. James passed away in 1984. Cathy was a hard worker, and was employed by Mr. B's Restaurant, the Wallkill Savings Bank, and Anthony's Pier Nine. She also had a Realtor's license. While working at Mr. B's, she met Richard Patterson. In 1985, Cathy and Rick married and settled in Wallkill. In 1998 Cathy and Rick moved to Cocoa, Florida, and lived there near her daughters for 15 years. Cathy and Rick were married for 28 years. Cathy touched the lives of many with her vibrant smile and compassionate nature. She was a loving and dedicated wife, mother, sister, grandmother, aunt, and friend. Her beauty and fun-loving nature drew people to her, and she leaves many friends behind to cherish her memory. Cathy worked hard throughout her life, and as a result, she leaves behind a strong, loving, compassionate, and tight-knit family as her legacy. In addition to her husband, Rick, Cathy is also survived by her five adored children: Michael, Thomas and Libra, Janine, Michelle, and John and Rose. She is also survived by her dear grandchildren: Ted Michael Kelley Jr. and Sara Kelley, Nicole Long, Carl and David Barnum, Joey Guilbeau, Jacklyn, Dean, Dominique and John Naparano; and her first great-grandson, Silas Barnum. Cathy was preceded in death by her brother, F. Joseph Penney and her brothers-in-law: Richard O'Beirne and David Hamilton. Survivors also include her adored twin sister Chrystal O'Beirne, her cherished sister, Maureen Hamilton; her beloved brothers: Floyd, Jack, and Robert Penney; many nieces and nephews, and countless other friends and family who were blessed to have been part of her life. A funeral service was held on Saturday, August 17th at Brevard Memorial Funeral Home in Cocoa. Another memorial service is planned for the Newburgh area in the near future. Memorial donations in her name may be made to the charity of your choice.


Posted by Pauline Rute Hall 1952

     Stephen  "Steve" Phillips, Born  Sept. 2, 1944    Died  May 14, 2005


Posted by Bill Norvell 65

  Merlyn Elizabeth Piper Brown, On August 1, 2005, after a courageous battle with cancer, Merlyn Elizabeth (Piper) Brown passed away at home surrounded by her family. She was 60.Born on February 22, 1945, to the late Charles and Charlotte Douglass Piper, she was a lifelong area resident. Merlyn graduated from Newburgh Free Academy in 1962 and was a retired civilian employee from the United States Military Academy at West Point.She married the late James W. Brown, Jr. in 1971 and was the loving mother of her three daughters Christine Olsen Weeks and her husband Tom of Lockport, NY, Stacey Brown and her partner Joseph DelaCruz of Middletown, NY and Kelly Brown at home. She was the devoted grandmother of Blake James DelaCruz. In addition to her daughters and grandson, she is survived by her brother Charles Piper, Jr. and his wife Lynda and her three sisters, Catherine Marchione and her husband Dennis, Charlotte DiPaola and her husband Paul and Diane Piper-Rader and her husband Paul. She is also survived by many cousins, nieces, nephews and great nephews. Merlyn was predeceased by her sister Mary Ann Petroski.Visitation will be held from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 4, at Brooks-DiDonato Funeral Home, 481 Gidney Avenue, Newburgh.A mass of Christian burial will take place at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, August 5, at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Newburgh.Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, New Windsor. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, NY 12550.Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Brooks-DiDonato Funeral Home.


Posted by Pauline Rute Hall 52  

   Ponessi, James Thomas Jr.

James Thomas Ponessi, Jr. of Marlboro, NY died Sunday June 1, 2008 at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Manhattan, NY. He was 63. He was born in Newburgh NY on August 9, 1944 the son of the late James Thomas Ponessi, Sr. and the late Mary Elizabeth (Leghorn) Ponessi. He was an advertising and retail salesman, employed by Newburgh News and Gannett Newspaper. After graduating high school, Jim entered the Brothers of the Poor Seminary in Cincinnati, OH. Upon leaving the seminary, Jim enlisted as a chaplain in the U.S. Army serving in Vietnam. In June of 2000, he created a pulmonary rehab support group called the Hot Air Gang in Greenville, NC and in 2001, Jim was a recipient of a bilateral (double) lung transplant, for which he was forever grateful to all organ donors. Survivors include one son Marc Ponessi of California; three sisters: Judith Ann Steinmetz of Litchfield, NH, Jacqueline Ann McGinley of Rindge, NH, Kathy Ann Bauer of Pine Bush NY and one brother Paul Louis Ponessi of Myrtle Beach SC. Mr. Ponessi was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Church of Newburgh NY. He was also a member of St. Mary's Church in Marlboro and a member of the Marlboro Milton Senior Citizens. Calling hours will be held on Tuesday June 3 from noon to 1:30 pm at the Di Donato Funeral Home, 1290 Route 9W Marlboro NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday afternoon at 2 p.m. in St. Francis of Assisi Church Newburgh NY. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, New Windsor, NY. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Lung and Transplant Association.


Posted by Pauline Rute Hall 52 

   Joan E. Redden McDermott, "Joanie" of Newburgh, N.Y. a homemaker and lifetime area resident, entered into rest Tuesday, February 24, 2004 in Pottsville, PA as the result of an automobile accident. She was 59. Daughter of the late Curtis and Elizabeth Pierce Redden, she was born June 8, 1944 in Cornwall. Joan was an active member of the community, serving as Eucharist Minister and Lector in St. Patrick's and Our Lady of the Lake Church and part time receptionist for St. Patrick's; was a member of the Cursillo Movement; served as chairman of the Regional Prayer Chain; and was active in the prayer group at church. Her love of animals was apparent as together with her husband, Ken, they bred and raised show dogs under their business, Terreign Kennels. She was a member of American Brussels Griffon Assn. and the National Brussels Griffon Club, past member of The Skye Terrier Club of America, and a 30 plus year member of the Edgar A. Mearns Bird Club of Orange County. Joan was particularly proud of her Irish heritage. Survivors include her loving husband, Kenneth McDermott, at home; loving son, Curtis McDermott of Montgomery; her grandchildren, Lacey of Montgomery and Breanna of Newburgh; her uncle, Lloyd Pierce and his wife Ruth of Maybrook, her aunt, Louise Redden of Andes, NY; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Estelle and George Whalen of Newburgh; sister-in-law, Margaret Mary Harding of California; as well and many nieces, nephews and friends. Family will receive their friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, February 27 at the Brooks-DiDonato Funeral Home, 481 Gidney, Ave., Newburgh. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 28 at St. Partrick's Church, Newburgh. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, New Windsor. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions on Joan's behalf may be sent to St. Patrick's Soup Kitchen, 55 Grand Street, Newburgh, NY 12550. To send a personal condolence or for directions to the funeral home, please visit: Brooks-DiDonato.com.


Posted by Eileen Reggero Willms 1969 CCH 

Reggero, Franklin O.

Franklin O. Reggero,   Frank died August 10, 2000. He retired from IBM as a Senior Associates Program. Although he didn't graduate from NFA he spent grades K-10 as a Newburgh student. Frank was blessed to have two children, a son, Franklin R. Reggero and daughter Melissa C. Dodig. His other family members who graduated from NFA.  Ron Reggero (1965?), Virginia Reggero (1968), Michelle Reggero (1974?) He is missed by his family and friends and was a true Patriot.


Posted by Class of 1962

  Rice, Cheryl


Posted by Bill Norvell 65

  Rossa Sr., Joseph S.  "Smiley"

Joseph S. Rossa Sr. "Smiley", of Palmetto, Fl., an electricians assistant for Commander Electric and a former police officer in the City of Newburgh, N.Y. for 12 years, died June 5, 2002, in Parrish, Fl. He was 57. The son of the late George and Ann Janendo, he was born December 7, 1944 in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. He served in the United States Army and was a member of the VFW No. 2488 and Moose Lodge No. 1223. Survivors include four daughters, Lauren Rossa of Newburgh, N.Y., Colleen Rossa of Newburgh, N.Y., Kim Hagens of Sarasota, Fl and Margaret Spaniak of Fairmont, GA; one son, Joseph Rossa Jr. of Bradenton, Fl,; three sisters, Patricia Bialko of Poughkeepsie, N.Y.; Barbara DeMaro of Newburgh, N.Y. and Gloria Eaton of Texas; and six grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 22, at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Church on South Street, Newburgh, N.Y. Cremation ceremony will be private and at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 600 US 301 Blvd., W. Suite 136, Bradenton, FL 34205. Funeral arrangements were made by Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, west Bradenton, Florida.


Posted by Pauline Rute Hall 52 

  Ruggio, Richard C.  "Rick"

Richard C. Ruggio, Newburgh, N.Y. a retired New Windsor Police Officer and long time resident of the area, passed away on Wednesday, December 26, 2001 at St. Luke's Hospital. He was 57. The son of Sylvia Ardizzone Ruggio and the late Lambert Ruggio, he was born April 20, 1944 in Brooklyn. Richard was a member of the Retired Police Association of New York State and American Association of Retired Persons. Richard was married to Eileen Prahl Ruggio. Survivors include his wife Eileen, at home; one daughter, Michelle Ruggio of Milton; one son, Erik Ruggio of Newburgh; one brother, Joseph Ruggio and his wife Lori of Montgomery and several nieces and nephews. Friends and relative may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm on Friday, December 28, at Coloni Funeral Home, Route 9W, New Windsor. A Funeral Service will be conducted at 11 am on Saturday, December 29, at Coloni Funeral Home. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, New Windsor. Arrangements under the direction of Coloni Funeral Home. To sign a family guest book or for directions to the funeral home please visit www.colonifuneralhome.com


Posted by Pauline Rute Hall 1952

  Ruscitti, Aaron  "Russett"  1983   Born  Sept. 16, 1944   Died  Oct. 1983  in Newburgh


Posted by Jill Angele Spano

     Sanches, Dolores A. Angele  

Dolores A. Angele (nee Sanches), beloved wife of Thomas J. Angele, loving mother of Jill Spano of Wallkill NY and Kathy (Tim) Coss of Loveland OH, cherished grandmother of John, Samantha and Taylor Spano, and Cameron and Tyler Coss, dear sister of Frances Schoonmaker of Orangevale CA. Departed Thursday, September 9, 2010 at the age of 67. Funeral Services were held at the Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints, 8250 Cornell Rd. In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 5211 Madison Road, Cinti 45227 or the American Diabetes Association, 644 Linn Street, Suite 304, Cinti 45203.


Posted by Linda Paolini Gauthier 1962

     Schebesta, Edward "Ed" 1999

Posted by Carolyn H Panzarella

Edward J. Schebesta of New Windsor, N.Y. an employee for the State Highway Department D.O.T., entered into rest, Tuesday, Dec. 7, 1999, in Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla. He was 57. He was born Aug. 22, 1942, in Cornwall, the son of Joseph F. and Anna M. Zilavy Schebesta. He was a member of Local 17 in Newburgh and an avid motorcyclist who enjoyed riding his Harley with his many friends. Survivors include his son, Todd Schebesta, at home; his father, Joseph F. Schebesta, at home; two brothers, Robert Schebesta and his wife, Ann of the Town of Newburgh and Charles Schebesta and his wife, Sharon of Cornwall; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his infant brother, Joseph Schebesta. Friends and relatives are invited to call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10, at Coloni Funeral Home, Route 9W, New Windsor. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, in St. Francis of Assisi Church, Benkard Avenue, Newburgh. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, New Windsor. Arrangements were made by Coloni Funeral Home, New Windsor.


Posted by Linda Paolini Gauthier 1962

   Scilla, Jean Marie  "Gran" Feb. 6, 2001


Posted by Class of 1962

   Sinisgalli, Anthony  "Tony"


Posted by Lorraine Rute Cross 55

  Stevens Jr., Charles Lenwood  "Chuck"

Charles Lenwood Stevens Jr. "Chuck", a retired IBM employee and lifelong area resident, died peacefully at his home on Friday, Dec. 16, 2005. He was 61. The son of the late Charles Lenwood Stevens Sr. and Evelyn Edith Lippi Stevens, Chuck was born on Oct. 19, 1944 in Newburgh, N.Y. Chuck graduated Newburgh Free Academy in 1962 and earned a Bachelor's Degree in English, graduating from Mount Saint Mary College in 1973. Chuck continued his education, earning a Master's Degree in English teaching. He always remembered his family and friends' birthdays or special occasions and was always there with a card or phone call. Survivors include his brother, Michael Stevens; nieces, Chelsea and Saxony of Burley, Wash.; and many cousins. Funeral services and entombment were held privately in Cedar Hill Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were under the care of Anthony V. Cracolici of the Hudson Valley Funeral Home, Inc., 239 Quassaick Avenue, New Windsor. Published in the Times Herald-Record on 1/13/2006.


Posted by Class of 1962

  Stureski, Edward     died in 1987


Posted by Bill Norvell 65

      Talasco, George

George Talasco, a longtime resident of Newburgh, passed away Friday, October 13, 2006 at his home surrounded by his family after a short, but courageous fight with cancer. He was 61. The son of the late Rudolph and Dorothy (Dale) Talasco, George was born March 22, 1945 in New York City. He moved to Newburgh as a child and has resided in Newburgh ever since. He was a retired Production Supervisor for the United States Mint at West Point after 30 years of service; he served in the U.S. Army from 1966-1968; he was a member of the Plattekill Rod and Gun Club. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Jill (Williamson) Talasco (NFA-66), his son, Eric Talasco and his wife, Cheryl; and granddaughter, Jessie from Granby, Conn.; his daughter, Traci Kalenzaga and husband, Pierre of New York City; brother, James Talasco of Escondido, Calif. He also leaves behind sister-in-laws, brother-in-laws, several nieces and nephews and a group of wonderful friends. He was predeceased by a sister, Lillian; and brothers, Thomas, Frederick and Rudolph Talasco. Visitation will be Sunday, October 15, 2006 from 4-8 p.m. at the White and Venuto Funeral Home, 188 North Plank Rd., (Rte. 32), Town of Newburgh. Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, October 16, 2006 at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of The Lake Chapel, (Rte. 52), Orange Lake. Monsignor John Budwick officiating. Cremation will follow at Cedar Hill Crematory. In lieu of flowers, kindly make donations to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties Inc., 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, NY 12550. Arrangements are by White and Venuto Funeral Home, 188 North Plank Rd., (Rt. 32), Newburgh.


Posted by Bill Norvell 65 7/26/05

    Thompson, William R. "Wild Bill"

William R. "Wild Bill" Thompson, NFA Class of 1962, a retired Town of New Windsor Police Officer, passed away on Saturday July 23, 2005, at home. He was 61. Son of the late Duncan and Helen Olsen Thompson, he was born April 24, 1944 in Newburgh, N.Y. He married Angela Crudele Thompson on May 7, 1989 in Newburgh, who survives at home. William enlisted in the United States Air Force and was honorably discharged in 1967 after proudly serving four years. He was a member of the Orange County Peace Officers Association, Disabled American Veterans, New Windsor PBA, and the American Legion Post #4424. William also enjoyed working as a salesman at Morehead Honda, at West Point Tours and Argenio Brothers Construction. A family statement reads: "Billy was one of a kind. Everyone that knew him loved him and he returned that love. Angela wants his family, police family, and friends to know that they were very important to him and how much he loved them. Shadow is welcoming his Daddy with open paws. He loved his wife Angela very much."  In addition to his loving wife, Angela, William is also survived by his two sons, Charles Thompson and his wife, Amy, and Scott Thompson of the Town of Newburgh; his daughter, Andrea Thompson of New Windsor; his brother, Charles Thompson of the Town of Newburgh; his sister, Patty Smith of the Town of Newburgh; his step-mother, Genevive Thompson of New Windsor; his mother-in-law, Anna Crudele; sister-in-law, Linda Riccio and her husband, Joe, of Saugerties; brother-in-law, John Crudele and his wife, Lizette, of New City, N.Y.; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was predeceased by his brother, Duncan Thompson in 1956, and his sister-in-law, Donna Thompson in 2004. Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 PM on Tuesday, July 26 at the Brooks-DiDonato Funeral Home, 481 Gidney Ave., Newburgh. A funeral service will take place on Wednesday, July 27 at 10:00 AM in the funeral home. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, New Windsor, with Military and Police Honors. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in William's name may be made to: Town of New Windsor P.B.A., P.O. Box 4285, New Windsor, NY 12553; The Newburgh SPCA, 940 Little Britain Rd., New Windsor, NY 12553; Pet's Alive No Kill Animal Shelter, 363 Derby Rd., Middletown, NY 10940; or Hospice of Orange & Sullivan Counties, Inc., 800 Stony Brook Ct., Newburgh, NY 12550.


Posted by Peg Gallagher Barker 1962

   Tompkins, Ruth Ann "Red"

Ruth Ann Tompkins, was born in Newburgh in January 29, l944 and died in Nashua, NH on March 25, l998.


Posted by Class of 1962

  Van Vleit, Hazel  "Chris"


Posted by Bill Norvell 65 10/11/04

  Wade, Thomas L.  "Wadie"

Thomas L. Wade, West Point, N.Y. a Federal Police Officer with the U.S. Mint, West Point, NY, died suddenly on October 9, 2004 at St. Lukes/ Cornwall Hospital. He was 59. He was the son of Gordon and Dorothy Orr Wade born on December 22, 1944 in Newburgh. He is survived by his wife Karin; son Jeffrey and wife Suzann of Georgetown, MA; brother, James and wife Karen of Marietta, GA; brother-in-law, Garry Wensel and wife Linda of Dillwyn, VA; mother-in-law, Hildegard Wensel of Newburgh, several nieces and nephews. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam Conflict, was formerly with the City of Newburgh Police Department, was a charter member of the U.S.S. Albany Association, was a member of the Federal Law Enforcement Organization, was past member of the Continentals Fife and Drum Corp and the Ambassador Criterion Drum & Bugle Corp. Visitation will be held on Thursday, October 14, 2004 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 8 p.m. with a funeral service on Thursday evening at 8 p.m. at Doulin Newburgh Funeral Home, Inc. Cremation will be at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to a cancer association of your choice. Arrangements under the care of Doulin Newburgh Funeral Home, Inc.


Posted by Linda Paolini Gauthier 1962

    Whitehill, David  "Dave"  Viet Nam, 05/24/1968

David Whitehill was flying an A-37 as escort to a C-123 RANCH HAND spray aircraft near Rang Rang, 30-some miles northeast of Bien Hoa. When the C-123 came under fire, Whitehill attacked the gun position. On his third pass he apparently was hit by ground fire - he failed to pull out and crashed near the gun site.

PERSONAL DATA     Home of Record: Newburgh, New York   Date of birth:  Tuesday, 02/06/1945
MILITARY DATA
Service:   Air Force (Reserve)
Grade at loss:  O1
Rank:  Second Lieutenant
ID No:   3191084 
MOS:   1115 Pilot
LenSvc:   Between 1 and 2 years
Unit:  604TH ACS, 3RD TFW, 7TH AF

CASUALTY DATA
Start Tour:     Tuesday, 04/16/1968
Cas Date:       Friday, 05/24/1968
Age at Loss:    23
Remains:        Body Recovered
Location:       Sa Dec, South Vietnam
Type:  Hostile, Died
Reason:   Air Loss, Crash - Land - Fixed Wing - Pilot
ON THE WALL  Panel 70E Line 001


Posted by Pauline Rute Hall 52 

    Frederick F. Williams, III of Montgomery, NY, a retired printer and a lifelong resident of the area, died March 8, 2014, at home. He was 69. The son of the late Frederick F. Williams, Jr. and Susan Marshall Williams, he was born September 12, 1944 in Newburgh. He served in the Army and National Guard. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Evangelical Church, Walden. Visitation will be held Thursday, March 13, 2014 from 10 to 11 am. at Overhiser Funeral Home, 78 Union St., Montgomery, NY. Funeral Services will immediately follow at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in New Windsor, NY. Arrangements were made by Millspaugh Funeral Directors/Overhiser Funeral Home; for directions or condolences, please visit WWW.millspaughfuneralhome.com


Posted by Linda Paolini Gauthier 1962

   Windler, Charles C. "Charlie" Viet Nam, 4/5/1972
For some unknown reason Charlie's name is listed as Windeler & in NFA Yearbook as Windler.

Name: Charles Carl Windeler, Jr.
Rank/Branch: W2/US Army
Unit: Troop F, 79th Artillery, 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division
Date of Birth: 28 July 1944 (Newburgh NY)
Home City of Record: Savannah GA
Date of Loss: 05 April 1972
Country of Loss: South Vietnam
Loss Coordinates: 114818N 1963610E (XU746054)
Status (in 1973): Killed/Body Not Recovered
Category: 2
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: AH1G
Refno: 1815

Source: Compiled from one or more of the following: raw data from U.S. Government agency sources, correspondence with POW/MIA families, published sources, interviews. Updated by the P.O.W. NETWORK in 1998. Other Personnel in Incident: Henry M. Spengler (remains returned)
REMARKS:

SYNOPSIS: On April 5, 1972, Capt. Henry M. Spengler, pilot, and WO Charles E. Windeler, aircraft commander, were flying as lead aircraft in an AH1G helicopter (tail #67-15594) against an enemy force in the vicinity of Loc Ninh in Vinh Long Province, South Vietnam. As the helicopter was pulling off its second gun run, it was hit by enemy anti-aircraft fire. The helicopter began to descend with flames billowing from the exhaust area, and at about 300 feet above the ground, it appeared that the tail boom began to bend and wobble, causing the aircraft to spin to the left. The gunship crashed, burst into flames, and exploded. Several members of the flight saw the helicopter during the descent and crash, but saw no one escape from the aircraft. An aerial search was made by numerous aircraft, but no survivors were seen. No ground search was attempted due to hostile fire. An electronic search failed to locate any survivors.  Witnesses believed that Spengler and Windeler were killed in the crash of their helicopter. Because no bodies were found, they were listed with honor among the missing, prisoner, and unaccounted for from the Vietnam war. For seventeen years, the Vietnamese denied knowledge of Spengler and Windeler, although the crash of the aircraft was in enemy-held territory, and it has always been thought that the Vietnamese knew what happened to the two men. Then, in late August, 1989, the U.S. announced that the Vietnamese had discovered and returned remains for both Spengler and Windeler. Now, at least their families no longer wonder if they are among the hundreds said to be still alive in captivity. They know their men are dead. However, they may never know for sure how - or when - they died.


Posted by Class of 1962

  Wolpe, Helen Skyer  1996


Posted by Pauline Rute Hall 1952

  Zamenick, Barbara R. Diefendorf

Barbara Rose ZamenickDiefendorf, a resident of The Villages, FL, formerly of Newburgh, NY, entered into rest on Sunday, June 29, 2008 at the Leesburg Regional Medical Center in Florida. Born in Newburgh, NY, she was the daughter of the late Stephen J. and Mildred R. (Uhler) Zamenick and second youngest of three children. She was married to her husband, Robert Allen Diefendorf, Sr. who survives at home and would have celebrated her 42nd wedding anniversary with him this July 17, 2008.  Barbara was a longtime resident of Newburgh, NY who moved to The Villages, FL in 2005 to be closer to her grandchildren. She will be fondly remembered by her friends and family for her kindness and compassion and deep dedication to her family as she gave them her love selflessly and unconditionally.  She was a graduate of Newburgh Free Academy and worked several years as a senior teller at Highlands National Bank before becoming a fulltime homemaker. She was both a graduate and parishioner of St. Francis of Assisi Church in Newburgh. Barbara was an avid flower gardener who enjoyed spending time outdoors camping and boating, but most importantly spending time with her children, grandchildren, family and friends.  In addition to her husband, Robert, she is survived by her two children, Robert A. Diefendorf, Jr. and his wife, Doreen A. of Sebring, FL and Tamara L. Diefendorf of Manchester, CT; three grandchildren, Kaylee Nicole, Conner Robert and Kerrie Anne; brother, Charles Zamenick of Wallkill, NY and several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her brother, Stephen J. Zamenick.  Visitaion will be held from 10-11 a.m. on Thursday, July 3 at the Beyers Funeral Home, 134 North Hwy 27/441 in Lady Lake, FL 32159 with a funeral service to follow at 11 a.m. Cremation will be private.  In lieu of flowers, donations in Barbara's memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 3261 U.S. Highway 27/441 #B2, Fruitland Park, FL 34731.


Posted by Pauline Rute Hall 52

 Zgrodek, Raymond

Raymond Zgrodek, of Wallkill, a landscaper for Jack Lander Landscaping, Inc., entered into rest Friday, May 19, 2006 in St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital, Cornwall Campus. He was 62. Son of the late John P. and Grace Deneroy Zgrodek, he was born August 26, 1943 in New Windsor, N.Y. "Ray was a man of conviction. When he gave you his word he stood by it no matter what. He always had a good joke to tell to put a smile on everyone's face. Through his sickness, he looked for the humor in life. He was a hard-working, caring person who will be greatly missed by all." Raymond attended Newburgh Free Academy. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, and a member of the Ulster County Dart League. He is survived by his loving wife, Eileen, at home; his sons, Charles and his wife, Connie, of Virginia, Daniel and his wife, Phyllis, of Newburgh, and Andrew of New Paltz; his sister, Marsha Dobbs and her husband, William; his step-grandchildren: David Page and his wife, Melanie, of Virginia, Thomas Murphy of Virginia, Savannah and Tanner Usher of Newburgh; his step-great-grandson, Tyler Page; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister, Linda Lander, and his brother, John Zgrodek. Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Monday, May 22 at Brooks-DiDonato Funeral Home, 481 Gidney Ave., Newburgh. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 23 at Sacred Heart Church, Newburgh. Cremation will take place at Cedar Hill Crematory. To send a personal condolence or for directions to our family funeral home, please visit Brooks-DiDonato.com or call 845-561-8300.


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Andrews, George
Antinori, Andrew
Babcock, Post Rhoda
Balfe, Foster Dorothy
Bell, Barbara
Belvedere, Samuel
Bieronski, Kathleen
Bonomo, Mary Ann
Brush, Lawrence
Butts, Leo J. Jr.
Butwell, John L. II
Capuano, Clement
Carfora, Carole Marie Vradenburgh
Caron, Alfred
Cassidy, Robert
Cook, Betty Lou Whritner
Cook, Robert
Crawford, Friedman Linda
Crookes, Sandra
Cubito, Joseph
Currie, James Arthur
Deyo, James
Dillard, Leslie
Dunning, Mark
Eadry, John
Finnegan, Nancy Evans
Fiore, Anthony A. "Tony"
Ford, James
Fornal, Robert Edward "Gradall Bob"
Friedland, Jeffrey
Gagliano, Anthony
Gaines, Richard M.
Grieco, Joyce
Hagle, Robert
Herman, Diane C. Novales
Hodgson, Susan H. Osward
Hoyt, Carol
Inzerra, Merrill E. Porco
Johnson, Artelia
Kaiser, Dr. Richard Alan
Kendra, Edward
Kosecsky, Frances
Krawetz, Jerome
Lampack, Edward
Leo, David
Lewis, Mack
Mauldin, Edison "Punkin"
McArdle, Brian J.
McClain, Elbert
McKinstrie, Heather Ann Chum
McLeary, John
McNeill, Betty Lou
McTamaney, Peter
Miles, Ross
Miller, Paul Robert
Monson, Karen
Moore, Gwendolyn
Norvell, Ruth
Orsino, Dominick
Orzechowski, Kenneth T.
Owen, John
Owen, Paul
Paden, Robert
Paffendorf, Sally P. Lyman
Paskin, Stephen
Penney, Cathryn A. Naparano Patterson
Phillips, Stephen
Piper, Brown Merlyn
Ponessi, James Thomas Jr.
Redden, McDermott Joan
Reggero, Franklin O.
Rice, Cheryl
Rossa, Joseph
Ruggio, Richard
Ruscitti, Aaron
Sanches, Dolores A. Angele
Schebesta, Edward
Scilla, Jean
Sinisgalli, Anthony
Stevens, Charles
Stureski, Edward
Talasco, George
Thompson, William R
Tompkins, Weiss Ruth Ann
Van Vleit, Hazel
Wade, Thomas
Whitehill, David
Williams, Frederick F.
Windler, Charles
Wolpe, Helen  Skyer
Zamenick, Barbara R. Diefendorf
Zgrodek, Raymond