NFA Class of 1966 Memorial Page

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NFA Class of 1966 Memorial List


Posted by Sharon (Gage) Tarolli 66

   Brian J. Ahearn   Born  Jan. 1, 1948    Died      Dec. 30, 2002


Posted by Pauline Rute Hall 1952

   Timothy W. Babcock, Jr. of Newburgh, NY, a retired Head Custodian for the Newburgh School District, entered into rest Friday, September 13, 2013 at St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital. He was 66 years old. Born July 28, 1947 in Cold Spring, NY, he was the son of the late Timothy and Myrtle Henry Babcock. He was a member of the Newburgh Lyons Club. He served in the U.S. Army from 1966 to 1968. Survivors include two sisters: Katherine T. Conklin of New Windsor, and Tina Kiethley of Abingdon MD; two nieces; two nephews; three great-nieces; one great-nephew, and one great-great-nephew. Cremation will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery, with Burial of Cremains at a later date in Wallkill Valley Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care of Christian D. Garrison of the Doulin Newburgh Funeral Home Inc. (845) 562-0068.


Posted by James R Formato 65

      Curtis Bailey "Curt" ( Command Sergeant Major ) was born September 15, 1947. He passed away October 11, 2013 at the William Childs Hospice House with his family at his side. Curtis Bailey was a decorated military veteran. He was awarded a Purple Heart after being wounded in 1969 in Vietnam, an air fighter medal for combat strike in Vietnam and an accommodation award from the President of the United States for being Lead Command of the 156 Field Artillery Division in charge of the transportation at Stewart Air Force Base for former President Richard Nixon. In 1997 he was promoted to Command Sergeant Major and with over 40 years of military service, retired from the military in 2007. He was also a long time employee of the United States Postal Service. In 2005 after 38 years of service he retired from the Newburgh, NY facility. Curt just became a life time member of the Marlboro Yacht Club, where he loved the friendship of the members especially Neil and Sue Wycoff and the many voyages and mishaps of boating. Curtis Bailey is survived by his wife, Deane Bailey; daughters, Tracie Beck and Jamie and husband, William Schaper along with his loving grandson, Liam Schaper. He is also survived by his in-laws, Corky and Stuart Stillwaggon and Alan and Linda Nucifore; as well as nieces and nephews; brothers, Thomas Bailey of NY and Darryl Bailey of MA; and sister, Pamela Mendoza of OH. Curt is predeceased by his mother, Barbara Piranio; brother, Douglas Bailey; sister, Candace Dayton; and sister-in-law, Deborah Nucifore. A visitation is planned for Tuesday, October 15th from 2 to 4 p.m. followed by a memorial service with full military honors at Ammen Family Cremation & Funeral Care, 950 Malabar Rd SE, Palm Bay, Florida, 321-724-2224. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the William Childs Hospice House, 381 Medplex Pkwy, Palm Bay, FL 32907. Arrangements by Ammen Family Cremation & Funeral Care, 321-724-2224. Please share memories and sign guestbook at www.afcfcare.com


Posted by Joseph A. Dubaldi, Jr

   Nancy Baker


Posted by Janelle Cleary 66

   Kristine Bjornsson

Posted by Cherry Canary 65  Kristine Bjornsson   While I was at Tom Cangelosi's daughter's wedding this past July, I met Kristine's ex-husband who told me she passed away. I was so shocked and saddened. Haldora, her sister, was my good friend in high school and we ALL hung out alot. I can't remember how she passed away tho.


Posted by Joseph A. Dubaldi, Jr

       Joseph C. Bonetti, Jr. of Plattekill, NY, passed away on September 2, 2008 at Vassar Bros. Hospital in Poughkeepsie, NY. He was 61. He was born September 20, 1946 in Cornwall, NY. Joseph (Chuck) was a Corrections Officer at Downstate Correctional Facility and Wallkill Correctional Facility. He served two tours in Vietnam with the U.S. Air Force. He was Post Commander of the V.F.W. Post #973 in Newburgh, NY. He was a member of AmVets and the American Legion. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hiking, camping, hunting and fishing. Survivors include daughters, Tracy Bonetti and partner, Brian McCleary of Newburgh, Andrea Bonetti and spouse, Jermaine James of Plattekill; a son, Marc Bonetti and partner, Sara Coulter of Plattekill; brothers: Peter Bonetti and his wife, Annette, John Angell (Mary), Thomas Angell and Warren Angell; sisters: Jean Fong (George), Barbara Yukoweic (Walter), Linda Wells (Stewart), and Ann Neustat; grandchildren: Ashley Sisson, Zackary Bonetti, Jarrid McCleary; nieces, Nichole Bonetti Lee, and Erin Gallagher; nephews, Joseph Bonetti and Brian Pulliam; aunt, Pauline Hall, and many cousins, nieces and nephews. Also, his very dear friend, Mary Ann Natoli. He was predeceased by his parents, Joseph C. Bonetti Sr. and Rose Ramsden Bonetti; wife, Linda Bonetti; granddaughter, Marisa Bonetti and stepmother, Anna Angell Bonetti. Visitation will be held on Friday, September 5, from 5-9 p.m., at James F. Lulves Funeral Home, Inc., 9 Avenue A, Cornwall-On-Hudson, NY. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 6, at 9 a.m. in the funeral home. Interment will follow in Orange County Veteran's Memorial Cemetery, 111 Craigville Rd., Goshen, NY. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cancer Center at Vassar Bros. Hospital, Reade Pl., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601. Arrangements are under the direction of James F. Lulves Funeral Home, Inc. To send condolences or for directions, please visit www.lulvesfuneralhome.com or call 845-534-2550. 


Posted by Sharon (Gage) Tarolli 66

   Parry Bordeau


Posted by Lynn Mazowiecki Comicz 68

     Sharon Ann Borden Lawlor, passed away this past Saturday (9/20/08). She just turned 60 years old this month and had been living in Coco Beach, Florida for many years with her husband Mike Lawlor NFA 64.

Posted by Pauline Rute Hall 1952  Sharon Ann Borden Lawlor of Merritt Island, FL, since 1985 and a former resident of New Windsor, NY, passed away on Friday, September 19, 2008 at Cape Canaveral Hospital. She was 60 years old.  She was born in New Windsor, NY and a 1966 graduate of Newburgh Free Academy. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary.  Sharon is survived by her loving husband, William (Mike) Lawlor; and son, Ron Johnston and wife, Tammy; grandchildren: Heather, Miranda, Billy, Randy, Brent, Torey and Jake; sister, Lynn MacArthur; brothers, Ed (Edmo), John, and Jamie Borden. She is also survived by her mother-in-law, Gladys Lawlor; her sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Cheryl and Bob Keegan, Jacqueline and Fred Buck, Theresa DeStefano, Jeff and Christine Lawlor, many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded by her father, John Borden; mother, Doris; stepfather, Bob Williams, father-in-law, William (Butch) Lawlor.  Memorial Service to be held at Cornwall United Methodist Church, 196 Main St., Cornwall, NY at 5 p.m. on Thursday, October 2.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 2701 Maitland Center Parkway Suite 100, Orlando, FL 32751. Also  www.beckmanwilliamson.com


Posted by Bill Norvell 65

   Judy A. Bucciarelli Timperio, Kingston, N.Y. employee of Johnson Ford in Kingston and 12-year resident of Kingston, previously of Newburgh, died Monday, November 11, 2002 in Kingston Hospital. She as 53. She was a member of St. Catherine's Church in Kingston. The daughter of Betty Barrett and the late Rudolph V. Bucceralli, she was born March 20, 1948 in Newburgh. She was married to Martin P. Timperio on October 20, 1990; he survives at home. Other survivors include her step-mother, Rose Bucceralli of New Windsor; three sons, Onofio Timperio of New Mexico, Gaetano Timperio of Red Hook, and Martin P. Timperio, Jr. of Tivoli; two sisters, Debbie Ann Cortalano of Newburgh, and Melanie Shay of Newburgh; three brothers, Rudy Bucceralli, Michael Marcinak, and Brian Marcinak, all of Newburgh; nine grandchildren; two nieces; one nephew; and several aunts and uncles. Calling hours are from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday, November 14, 2002 at the Michael Torsone Memorial Funeral Home Inc., 38 Main Street, Highland. Funeral services will be held promptly at 8 p.m., during calling hours at the funeral home. A gathering will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, November 15, 2002 at the funeral home. Burial will be private. Arrangements were made by the Michael Torsone Funeral Home Inc., Highland.


Posted by Sharon (Gage) Tarolli 66

    Patricia C. Carrig Bates  "Pat"


Posted by Rosalie Colombo Masloski '63

      Josephine Ann Colombo Karl, "Jo" 58, from Pembroke Pines, Fl, passed away at home, from a brave seven month struggle with Pancreatic Cancer on May 16, 2006 . Born November 13. 1947 to Benjamin and Carmela Colombo. She graduated from Newburgh Free Academy in 1966. Survived by her loving husband Nick Karl. Her brother Anthony C. Colombo and wife, Mary-Ellen. Her sisters, Rosalie Masloski ,and husband Allen, Marie J. May and husband David. Her nephews, Robert and Michael Masloski, Anthony Colombo and niece JoAnna Colombo Santise


Posted by Pauline Rute Hall 1952

    Eloise Davis Laureen Clark Burns, a resident of Poughkeepsie, NY since 2006 and formerly of Newburgh, NY, passed this life on Friday, October 23, 2009, at Saint Francis Hospital in Poughkeepsie, NY, following a brief illness. She was 61 years old. She was born to James "Jimmie" Davis and Ethel Spencer Davis on November 23, 1947 in Belleglades, FL. She attended Newburgh public schools and graduated from Newburgh Free Academy in 1966. She also attended Shaw University in North Carolina. She was employed at IBM East Fishkill as a Process Operator for 23 years, retiring in 1992. She was married to William Frank Clark and later married to Bill Burns. She is survived by her daughter, Jana Clark of Greensboro, NC; a son, Randy Clark (Ebony), of Newburgh, NY; three granddaughters, Brittany Clark of Raleigh, NC; Darnella Fordham and Padedria Fordham, both of Newark, NJ; four grandsons, Marcus Clark and Jayden Anthony, both of Greensboro, NC; Eric Fordham and Dewayne Fordham, both of Newark, NJ; three sisters, Rosa L. Brown, Mary E. Bruce, both of Newburgh, NY; Linnie Dabbs (Frederick) of Poughkeepsie, NY; three brothers, Jimmie Davis (Eleanor) of Washington, DC; Walter "Sonny" Davis (Margaret) of Tampa, Florida, and Gerald Davis (Jackie) of Newburgh, NY; two aunts, Cleo Carnegie and Ruth Spencer, both of Bradenton, FL; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family, near and far. She was also survived by a special friend, Hank Hamms of Poughkeepsie, NY. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her first husband, William Frank Clark; her oldest daughters, Adrianenne Fordham; a son, William Frank Clark, III; two sisters, Jessie Mae Jones and Malinda Haynes; and one brother, Dennis Davis. There is no visitation. Cremation will be at the convenience of the family. Funeral arrangements under the direction of Rhodes Funeral Home, 43 Fairview Avenue, Poughkeepsie, New York.


Posted by Betsy Leifheit 68

      Dombroski, Gary 

Gary Dombroski, Gary's wife called me. Gary passed away Sat. night.Sept, 27, 2008 He had been sick for a number of years. He had ERSD (end stage renal disease (kidney failure) The actual disease that caused the ERSD was Mebrano Proliferitive Glopho Nepheritus Type 1. They thinks it might have been caused from what was put in the air while serving in Nam. He lost a leg due to the complications of the dialysis (because of the kidney failure). Gary and Jerry (Gary's wife) lived in Mesa AZ. He was in the Army, then went to work for McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing). Had to retire from there when his health declined.
Posted by Pauline Rute Hall 1952  Gary W. Dombroski of Mesa AZ and a native of Orange County, NY, died peacefully on Saturday, September 27, 2008 in Mesa, AZ Born on September 11, 1948,he was the son of the late Shirley & Waddy Dombroski of New Windsor. Gary is survived by his loving wife Jerry Dombroski, at home; stepdaughter, Tracy of Mesa, AZ; siblings, Karen and Frank Messina of New Windsor, Allen & Ann Dombroski of Marlboro, as well as several nieces and nephews. He spent his life as a pilot and was most proud of his participation in the development of the Apache Attack Helicopter AH-64. He was the first Army pilot qualified to fly the Apache. He was also a veteran of the Vietnam War, serving from August 1969 to August 1970 as a Cobra pilot with the 101 Airborne Division Co.D. After serving 20 years in the Army, he retired and went to work on the Apache Program at Boeing Aerospace Corporation in Mesa AZ. A family statement reads: "He loved to fly....so now he flies unrestricted." A family memorial will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers or donations, please do something nice for a veteran or become an organ donor.

Posted by Joseph A. Dubaldi, Jr  I remember when we graduated, after the prom we went to Spruce Lodge for dinner and dancing. Than Gary invited us all over to have breakfast at his house. He said that his mom would cook for us. Now how many mothers would do that so early in the morning. Gary will truly be missed.


Posted by Cindy Lennon 65

    Early, Jane  Class of 1966  Keith Buckley,  Class of 65

Jane Early, of the Class of 1966 died May 4th, 2009 in San Francisco Ca. One week after Keith Buckley, NFA 65. They had been together for about 35 years... The last 20 years in San Francisco, Ca     


Posted by Janelle Cleary 66

  Carol Edic, We don't have the obituary but we believe Carol passed away in the fall of 2002. The picture is of Carol in the 66 yearbook.

Posted by Pauline Rute Hall 52   Carol Edic, Newburgh, N.Y. a former psychologist at Middletown Sate Hospital and lifelong area resident, died Thursday, October 3, 2002 in St. Luke's Hospital. She was 53. The daughter of Gerald F. Edic and the late Loretta Smith Edic, she was born November 18, 1948 in Newburgh. She was a 1966 NFA graduate and a 1974 SUNY New Paltz graduate. Survivors include father, Gerald F. Edic of Newburgh; two brothers, Robert and his wife, Belinda Edic, of Port Charlotte, Fla., and Douglas and his wife, Rosario Edic, of Highland; several aunts, nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews. A private family burial will take place at a later date. Donations may be made to a charity of one's choice. Arrangements were made by the Doulin Newburgh Funeral Home Inc., Newburgh.


Posted by Joseph A. Dubaldi, Jr

   Bob Fabrizio


Posted by Sharon (Gage) Tarolli 66

   Fekishazy, Stephen C  "Steve"

Posted by R Merritt67 Stephen C Fekishazy,  Steve and I were friends for a long time, from our childhood in Balmville, through high school. Steve was a young guitarist, age 15, and introduced me to the guitar. Playing music has given me a lifetime of joy and inspiration. We met again later as construction professionals, and we were working on the same project in different roles when an illness took him in 1987. I had met with him just a few weeks before he died, and was shocked at his passing. I feel sad that Steve did not live to see his children grow up, or to experience the joy of grandchildren, as I have. Steve, may the music of your soul resonate in all the people you touched in your life.


Posted by Hans Luebbert 64

       Donna Fitzgibbons Luebbert, Born at St Lukes Hospital. Donna passed away suddenly in November of 2002 in Albuquerque, NM. Donna was married to Hans Luebbert for 34 years and lived most of her married life on Rock Cut Rd in the town of Newburgh, where she raised two daughters ( Shelly and Stacey) and now has two grandchildren. Along with family she traveled to Europe, Hawaii, Florida and other areas of the U.S. She is sorely missed her by family  and I'm sure fondly remembered by her friends from South High who went on to Graduate from NFA.


Posted by Joseph A. Dubaldi, Jr

   Gesvantner, Richard (GOOSE)

Richard "Goose" Gesvantner, New Orleans, La. Formerly of Newburgh, N.Y.a medical equipment salesman for Radiometer, died May 16, 2005 of congestive heart failure at Veterans Affairs Medical Center, La. He was 57. The son of the late Leo and Helen Gesvantner, he was born March 25, 1948 in Newburgh, N.Y. Mr. Gesvantner grew up and lived in Newburgh where he was a member of the Middle Atlantic Speed Skating Association, the Boy Scout Troop from St. Francis Church, and graduated from Newburgh Free Academy in 1965. He was an Air Force veteran and has resided in the New Orleans area for the past 14 years. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth W. Gesvantner, a daughter, Jennifer Elizabeth Gesvantner, and a brother Leo P. Gesvantner Jr. Services were private. Burial will be June 23, 2005 in Biloxi National Cemetery, Mississippi. In lieu of flowers, kindly make memorial contributions in Richard's name to Hudson Valley Council, Boy Scouts of America, 2130 Rt. 94 - Station Rd. Sq., Salisbury Mills, NY 12577-0374.


Posted by Sharon (Gage) Tarolli 66

  Gnida, Brenda  Shields "Brandy"


 Posted by Bill Norvell 65

 Grant, Leslie Westfall

Leslie A. Westfall, a nurse for Cornwall Hospital and long time area resident, entered into rest Tuesday, May 25, 2004 at Sloan Kettering Memorial Hospital. She was 55. Daughter of the late Gordon and Margaret Carroll Grant, she was born October 12, 1948 in Ellenville. Leslie was a parishioner of St. Patrick's Church in Newburgh, and a member of Union 1199. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister, who always thought of others before herself. She will be greatly missed. Survivors include her husband, Robert E. Westfall, whom she married on November 22, 1969 in St. Patrick's Church, at home; her son, Michael K. Westfall and his wife Deborah of Newburgh; her daughter, Erin M. Westfall of Newburgh; two brothers, Richard M. Grant and his wife Carolyn of Louisiana and Thomas E. Grant and his wife Debra of Walden; her sister, Virginia H. Grant of New Jersey; two grandchildren, Michael R. Westfall and Ryan J. Westfall; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. The family will receive their friends from 2-4 & 7-9 pm on Thursday, May 27 at the Brooks-DiDonato Funeral Home, 481 Gidney Ave., Newburgh. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 28 at St. Patrick's Church, Newburgh. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Newburgh. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions on Leslie's behalf may be sent to St. Patrick's Soup Kitchen, 55 Grand St., Newburgh, or Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Intensive Care Unit, 1275 York Ave., New York, NY 10021. To send a personal condolence or for directions to the funeral home, please visit Brooks-DiDonato.com.

Leslie Westfall
Posted by Ginny Grant on 07/16/04 on November 29, 2005

Bill, you're doing a great job on this site. I graduated from NFA in "75. I am Leslie's sister. I don't know if you knew her but her husband Bob Westfall (65) maybe might ring a bell with you. They had 34 years together, two children Mike and Erin, and two grandchildren Michael and Ryan. I miss her terribly.. she went too soon. Tommy Peterkin lived on the same street as we did. I remember when my family found out he was killed in Vietnam..it was such a sad day on that street.


Posted by Pauline Rute Hall 1952

      Glen Hein   Our beloved Glen Hein , loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, son-in-law, brother and friend passed peacefully from this world on Saturday, September 7, 2013. His courageous struggle with pulmonary fibrosis and lung cancer ended as his loved ones gathered at his bedside to honor and comfort this exceptional man. Glen was born March 5, 1947 in Hartford, Connecticut. He grew up in Newburgh, New York, later moving with family to Arizona where he married Kathy and started their life together. He began his career as a mechanic, later becoming owner/operator of Hein Trucking, Inc., a small trucking business he and Kathy successfully ran for twenty eight years. The last ten years of his career was spent at Mountain States Wholesale Nursery in fleet maintenance. Glen's talents as a master mechanic were used in business as well as helping family, friends, and co-workers with their projects; there just wasn't anything he couldn't or wouldn't fix. As hard of a worker as he was, he never lost sight of the importance of family. Glen was a loving and generous man who treasured time with loved ones including pets. He is survived by his wife Kathy, his children Tamera Armenta and Glen L. Hein, grandchildren Nicholas and Andrea Armenta, father-in-law Kenneth Kimbrough, brother Kurt Hein and sister Donna Petersen. Services will be held at Heritage Funeral Chapel, 6830 W. Thunderbird Rd., Peoria, AZ on Friday, September 13, 2013 at 10am with a visitation at 9am. Good night sweet prince; rest peacefully in God's Kingdom, never again struggling to breathe.


Posted by Bill Norvell 65

        Daniel J. Holt "Dan" of Montgomery, NY, a retired dispatcher (Badge #D2) serving thirty one years for the Town of Newburgh Police Department entered into rest, Sunday, April 27, 2014 at home surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with cancer He was 66. The son of the late George and Dorothy Connelly Holt, Daniel was born January 30, 1948 in NYC. Daniel was a life member of the Winona Lake Engine Co. serving the community for forty six years and a former member of the Town of Newburgh Ambulance Corps. Survivors include his sisters; Linda Kenney of the Town of Newburgh, Georgette Gilmore of Gardiner, brothers; Ken Holt, Kevin Holt both of Wallkill and Wayne Holt of Derby CT, as well as many nieces and nephews. Visitation for family and friends will take place Wednesday, April 30th from 3 to 8 p.m. at the White & Venuto Funeral Home, 188 North Plank Rd. (Rte 32), Newburgh, NY. Funeral Mass will be held 10 a.m., Thursday, May 1st at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 89 Union St., Montgomery, NY. Father Daniel O'Hare will be the celebrant. Burial to follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in New Windsor. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Daniel's memory to the Winona Lake Engine Co., PO Box 7360, Newburgh, NY 12550


Posted by Bill Norvell 65

       Hulse, George Edward III     From the WALL

George Edward III Hulse,  was a casualty of the Vietnam War. As a member of the Army, SP4 Hulse served our country until March 8th, 1967 in South Vietnam. He was 20 years old and was not married. George died in the line of duty. His body was recovered. George was born on January 4th, 1947 in Newburgh, New York. SP4 Hulse is on panel 16E, line 040 of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. He served our country for one year. George's parents were Mr and Mrs. George E. HULSE, Lander Street, Newburgh


Posted by Joseph A. Dubaldi, Jr

    Jacobs , Gus   


Posted by Pauline Rute Hall 1952

   Jones, Robert  Jr. "Shay"

Robert Jones, Jr. "Shay", of Newburgh, N.Y., a Laborer at Vicki's Coat Factory in Newburgh, died October 14, 2005 at St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital, Newburgh Campus, in Newburgh. He was 57. The son of Robert Jones, Sr., and Ina Jones, he was born on September 28, 1948 in Newburgh. He was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Newburgh. Survivors include his loving and devoted parents, mother, Ina Jones Parker of Newburgh and father, Robert Jones, Sr., of Hattisburg, Miss., one sister, Barbara Loving of Newburgh, niece Della Loving of Newburgh, nephew, Sylvester Loving, Jr. of Fayetteville, N.C., two great-nephews, Darion Loving of Newburgh and Davelle Loving of Fayetteville, N.C., several other relatives and many friends. Visitation will be on Saturday, October 22, 2005 from 9-11 a.m. at Ebenezer Baptist Church, 76 First Street, Newburgh, N.Y. Services will begin at 11:00 a.m. at the church with the Reverend George H. Smith officiating. Interment will be at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Middlehope, N.Y. Rhodes Funeral Home, 259 Walsh Avenue, New Windsor entrusted with professional arrangements.


Posted by Joseph A. Dubaldi, Jr 66

          Juliano, Robert "Bobby"

Robert Patrick Juliano, "Bobby"  Born in Newburgh N.Y on April 18, 1947. He was 61 years of age. He died on Tuesday October 14, 2008 at 7:11 PM after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer.

Posted by Sue Horaz, 66   Robert (Bobby) Juliano, passed away last week of pancreatic cancer, in Navato, Ca. where he has lived for many years. He leaves behind his mother, Maggie Juliano of Newburgh, wife Carol, His ex-wife Michelle and their son Michael who is 29 years old. He will be truly missed.

Posted by Janelle Cleary I remember Bobby well growing up. His grandmother lived up the street from us, and he was often there, so we rode bikes, played hide and seek, and even ate worm sandwiches with ketchup, a prank my older brother pulled one summer day.


Posted by Sondra Rider Curry 66

  Kirby, Dolores Henzl

Dolores Kirby Henzl died on Thursday, January 14, 2010 in Vienna, Austria. After graduating from Newburgh Free Academy in 1966 ,she moved to Vienna with her parents. Her Dad was in the Air Force stationed at Stewart Air Force Base during her years here in Newburgh. They moved to Austria when he retired. Dolores graduated from Art School in Vienna. She taught Art in a high school and also worked in the hospitality industry for the Intercontinental Hotel. She was an amazing individual who was creative and extremely talented in many disciplines. Dolores had many successful art exhibitions in Vienna. I have many pieces of her work displayed in my home. Dolores married Goar Henzl and together they have a son ,Patrick. Her husband had passed away in 2006. Dolores made her first return to the United States in 1988. After a 22 year absence, she was so glad to be back in New York and loved coming back to Newburgh to remember her high school years. In the mid 1990's she made trips to the states with her husband and also with her son. In 1991 she came back to attend our 25th reunion. Dolores spoke several languages and loved to travel. She was mesmerized by Ireland and its green countryside and enjoyed Venice , Italy. I think deep down she wanted to come back to America to live .Her Mom Marianne Kirby is 91 and still lives in Linz, Austria and her son lives in Vienna. The last time I saw her was 2004 when I went to Vienna. The two of us went to Budapest and the Czech Republic. Las Vegas was a favorite of hers in the states. She just loved all the glitz and glamour .Dolores loved animals. She rescued a cat from Greece when she was on vacation there several years ago. We were two young girls (both only children) who bonded in high school. This turned into a friendship that lasted 47 unbelievable years. She loved New York City for its energy and exuberance. We had a lot of great times there. Although an ocean separated us, it did not matter, we continued our friendship. She was the best friend a person could ever have. Dolores loved life and made even the simplest things so wonderful. I will love her and miss her each day of my life.


Posted by JoAnn Zgrodek Jacob 66

      Kohus, Gregory M.  Sr.

Gregory M. Kohus, Sr., Highland Falls, NY 60 year area resident, passed away on Saturday, January 31, 2009 at his residence. He was 61. The son of the late Michael Kohus and Eloise Kongsvold Kohus, he was born in Dobbs Ferry on September 27, 1947. Greg was a retired Manager for Shipping and Receiving at Keller Army Community Hospital in West Point, NY. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during Vietnam and was the recipient of the Vietnam Service Medal with 3 Bronze Stars. He was also a member of V.F.W. Post 8858 in Harriman and a member of the West Point Club. He is survived by his wife, Marylou Giacoio Kohus; mother, Eloise Kohus of Highland Falls; sons, Gregory M. Kohus, Jr. and wife, Nicole Chapoteau of Brooklyn, Michael C. Kohus of Highland Falls; daughters, Christina D. Stradley and husband, James of Highland Falls, Michelle L. Kohus of Thorndale, PA; sisters, Deborah Mains of Highland Falls and Judy DiVittorio of Steubenville, OH; two grandchildren, James T. Stradley, Jr., Jessica C. Stradley, nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, February 5, at the William F. Hogan Funeral Home, 135 Main St., Highland Falls. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Friday, February 6, at Sacred Heart Church, 353 Main St., Highland Falls, NY, with The Rev. Jack Arlotta officiating. Cremation will take place at Cedar Hill Crematory, Middle Hope, NY. Funeral arrangements are being handled by William F. Hogan Funeral Home, Highland Falls, 845-446-2868. Share photos, videos and more with Legacy Memorial Websites. Find out more.

Posted by Pat Sicolo     I will always remember you.

Posted by Bob Lanford 64

   Lanford,  Patricia L. Ogden "Pat"

Patricia L. Lanford Ogden,  class of 66 passed away October 2003.  She lived in Arizona.  Pat was survived her husband and four children.


Posted by Joseph A. Dubaldi, Jr

   Lea, Richard

Posted by Joseph A. Dubaldi Jr on December 02, 2005
Richie passed away a number of years ago. About five years ago I was invited to his daughters wedding in Penn. and that is when I learned of his death. He graduated in 1966 with me and he was a good friend

From: ANTHONY LEA 1990
        My fathers name was Richard Lea.  My father died in 1992 from brain cancer. It is the worst thing that ever happened to me! I was his only son, and he had two daughters (my sisters) Lisa and Becky. For a long time now I have been trying to find some people who knew my dad in school. I think he graduated in 1965 (I'll have to check when I get home tonight). If you, or anyone, knew my father, please email me at tonylea@msn.com , I would very much like to chat with you.    Thank You!


Posted by Pauline Rute Hall 1952

   Losinno, Nicola "Nick"

Nicola "Nick" Losinno of New Windsor, a retired shift supervisor employed for 25 years for Dynegy (Central Hudson) Company, and longtime area resident, entered into rest on Wednesday, February 23, 2011, at home surrounded by his loving family. He was 62. The son of the late Nichola and Edna Hall Losinno, Nick was born August 9, 1948 in Newburgh. Nick was an Air Force veteran serving in Guam. Nick is survived by his loving family, his wife, Jeannette Russe Losinno; daughters: Nicole Losinno, Michele Losinno Kosiba and her husband, Rich, and Rebecca Losinno; sisters, Joy Dunn, and Elizabeth Camporeale; brothers, John Losinno and his wife, Rita, and Ralph Losinno and his wife, Kathy, as well as his grandson, Michael Losinno; five nieces and seven nephews. Nick was a devoted husband, father and papa, hard worker and his sense of humor will be greatly missed. Visitation for family and friends will take place from 9 a.m.- 12 p.m. and 5-7 p.m., Sunday, February 27, at White & Venuto Funeral Home, 188 N. Plank Rd. (Rt. 32), Town of Newburgh. A Funeral Mass will take place at 11 a.m., Monday, February 28, at Sacred Heart Church, Robinson Ave., Newburgh. Cremation will take place after the Mass at Cedar Hill Crematory. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions in Nick's memory to Prostate Cancer Foundation, 1250 Fourth St., Santa Monica, CA 90401 or Equal Honor for All/Martha Raye, PO Box 32070, Cleveland, OH 44132-0070. Arrangements are entrusted to White & Venuto Funeral Home; 845-562-6550 or www.whiteandvenutofuneralhome.com

Submitted by Joseph A. Dubaldi, Jr sj0111@usma.edu  I remember his family owning a pizza parlor on William Street in the older days. Nick was a great person to know. He will be missed by all who knew him


Posted by Pauline Rute Hall 1952

    Maslowski, Carol M. “Titi”

Carol M. “Titi” Maslowski, of New Windsor, a retired Budget Analyst for West Point-USMA for 40+ years and a lifetime area resident, entered into rest on Saturday, March 16, 2013 in Newburgh. She was 64. Daughter of the late Louise M. and Helen R. (Miller) Maslowski, she was born September 15, 1948 in Newburgh. Carol attended Newburgh schools and was a 1966 graduate of Newburgh Free Academy. Carol was a wonderful and loving sister, daughter, aunt, great-aunt, and friend to all. She was exceptionally proud of her career at West Point-USMA, where she met and worked alongside many lifelong friends prior to entering retirement in 2006. Carol loved her family and friends very much and through the years spent many holidays and vacations with her sister Joan, brother-in-law Hank, and their two children Scott and Tim. As a child and adult, she often vacationed on the New Jersey and Connecticut shorelines where she loved taking fun trips to Atlantic City and Foxwoods. She continued to enjoy a very active social life often going out with friends to the movies, card games, and to dinner weekly. She was very proud of the accomplishments of her nephews Scott and Tim, and later in life loved being a great-aunt to her nephews’ children, Mikey, Ryan, Stevie and Lulu-Belle, who affectionately called her “Titi”. Survivors include her sister, Joan M. Lodge and brother-in-law, Hank Lodge of Bristol, CT; nieces and nephews, Scott P. Lodge and his wife Lisa and their sons, Michael, Ryan and Stevie; and Timothy M. Lodge, Esq. and his wife Meredith and their daughter Lulu-Belle. Visitation will be held from 5-8 pm on Wednesday, March 20 at Brooks Funeral Home, 481 Gidney Ave., Newburgh. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 am on Thursday, March 21 at St. Francis of Assisi Church, Newburgh, with burial following in St. Francis of Assisi Cemetery, New Windsor.


Posted by Joseph A. Dubaldi, Jr

      McKee, Donald S.  Jr.

Donald S. McKee, Jr. of New Windsor, entered into rest on Saturday, September 6, 2008 at St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital, Cornwall Campus. He was 61. The son of the late Donald and Marjory Collins McKee, he was born May 29, 1947 in Newburgh, NY. He was the widower of Diane Fink McKee. Donald was retired from Frye Copy Systems. Survivors include his son, Donald S. McKee III of Glasco; daughter, Denise McKee of the state of Florida; sister, Karen Mosco of Milton; seven grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be held from 9 to 11 a.m., Tuesday, September 9, at Doulin Newburgh Funeral Home, 318 N. Montgomery St., Newburgh, NY. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. in the funeral home. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, New Windsor, NY. 

Posted by Barry C. Silverman  I have great memories of Don ("Donnie" as we used to call him)... He was a close friend of my brother Lester Silverman (who left NFA prior to graduating to join the USAF in 1965). Don spent a lot of time in our house, and lived with us on Wall Place in New Windsor for the first year of his marriage to Diane. I remember how excited he was when his daughter Denise was born, within a few weeks of Lester's first daughter Joan. Our family left the area and moved to California in 1967, but I visited New Windsor in 1978 and visited Don and his family. The last time I saw him I remember telling Don he could've been the next Clint Eastwood - in his 20's and 30's he really cut an image. My family expresses condolences to Denise (who hopefully has outgrown KISS by now!), Donnie Jr. and all Don's relatives and friends. I have so many many memories of Don growing up in New Windsor...


Posted by Bill Norvell 65

   McNamara, Karen Helm

Karen McNamara Helm NFA class of 1966 past away in Cincinnati Ohio, where she had been living for several years...

Submitted by Pauline Rute Hall 1952 Grammypgh@aol.com   Karen Ann McNamara Helm Loving mother of Brian (Angela) Helm, Michelle Helm and Aimee Helm. Grandmother of Jacob and Nicholas. Sister of Francis McNamara and James McNamara. Called home on Sunday, May 2, 2010 at the age of 61. Visitation at St. Susanna Church, 616 Reading Rd., Mason, Ohio Thursday, May 6th, from 10 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Condolences at  http://www.hodappfuneralhome.com


Posted by Pauline Rute Hall 1952

   Meneely. Linda M. Dunlop

Linda M. Meneely Dunlop of the Town of Newburgh, a medical secretary for Dr. Franklin Guneratne, Walden, died Wednesday, November 2, 2011 surrounded by her loving family at St. Luke's Hospital, Newburgh. She was 63. The daughter of John and Mary Schenaman Meneely, she was born November 24, 1947 in Newburgh. Survivors include her husband, George F. Dunlop, at home; mother, Mary Meneely of the Town of Newburgh; her daughter, Kerriann Guneratne and her husband, Dr. Franklin Guneratne of the Town of Newburgh; her sons, John Dunlop and George Dunlop Jr, both of the Town of Newburgh, and one granddaughter, Arielle Guneratne. She was predeceased by her sister, Joan Zuchowski. Private Memorial Services were held at the Gridley-Horan Funeral Home, Walden, NY. Cremation was in the Cedar Hill Crematory, Newburgh. Memorial contributions may be made to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, attn: Donor Services, PO Box 65039, Dallas, TX 75265-0309. Arrangements are by the Gridley-Horan Funeral Home, Walden.


Posted by Joseph A. Dubaldi, Jr

   Millard, Gordon

Gordon Millard    Unknown dates...... Based on obituary of Gordon's brother Lawrence Allen Millard, Class of 1961 If anyone has information and or obituary please add or email the information to w.norvell@att.net


Posted by Pauline Rute Hall 1952

   Monroe, Sue Ann "Sam" Wilkinson 

Sue Ann "Sam" Monroe Wilkinson, 58, of Wilber Road, Schoharie, NY, died Wednesday, September 19th 2007 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Sam was born October 12, 1948 in Newburgh, NY a daughter of John Clifford and Elizabeth "Bette" (Chapman) Monroe. She lived on Wilber Road for the last 10 years and before that lived at "The Maples" on Bridge Street in Schoharie. Sam earned her degree in Food Service from SUNY Cobleskill and later earned her Registered Nursing degree from Ellis School of Nursing. She worked as a nurse, co-owned Innocent Luxury Catering for many years and owned and operated The Maples bed and breakfast. Sam was an active member of the Schoharie Reformed Church and the Schoharie Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution where she served as Regent. She was also a Jin Shin Jyutsu practitioner. Her other interests included alternative medicine, gardening, herbology, and genealogy. She especially enjoyed traveling, family, friends, and cooking. Survivors include her loving family, husband John whom she married December 31, 1976. Her children, John (Jill) Elliott, of Guilderland, Meg Elliott, of Chicago, Illinois, Chris (Tara) Wilkinson, of Cobleskill, Mike Wilkinson, of Colonie and Peter Wilkinson, of Schoharie. One brother, Robert (Elizabeth) Monroe, of Richmond, Virginia and one sister, Linda (Karl) Schwartz, of Medfield, MA. Five grandchildren, Liza, Grace, and Gretchen Elliott and Mckayla and Fiona Wilkinson. Three nieces and two nephews also survive. A service to celebrate the life of Sam Wilkinson will be held at 11 AM on Saturday, September 22nd at the Schoharie Reformed Church, Main St. Schoharie. There will be no calling hours. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in memory of Mrs. Wilkinson to: The Schoharie Chapter of DAR, c/o Evelyn Gates Mack, Regent, 1145 State Rt. 145, Middleburgh, NY 12122; OR to Catskill Area Hospice, 327 W. Main St. Suite #3, Cobleskill, NY 12043 OR to the SEVA Foundation, c/o Garnette Arledge, 1 Maverick Rd. Apt. 13, Woodstock, NY 12498


Posted by Joseph A. Dubaldi, Jr

   Moore, Andy

Andy Moore, Just a short note about Andy. For the people who don't know, Andy died either in 1967 or 1968. It was a construction accident. I was in the service at the time and I was overseas. I received the Evening News then and I read about his accident. Andy use to be another ice skater. We use to hang around at the "Polly" and the "Rec". He was a good skater and a better friend, but his life was cut so, so short.


Posted by Roger Johnston 63

      Mott, Robert  "Bobby"

Robert Mott "Bobby" from the Class of 66 and former Police Officer in the City of Newburgh died. Additional information to follow..

Posted by Pauline Rute Hall 1952  Robert W. Mott Sr. of the Town of Newburgh, a City of Newburgh Police Officer, passed away on February 4, 2013 at St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital, Newburgh, after a long battle with an extended illness. He was 65. Bobby is the son of the late William and Margaret Long Mott. He was born on February 22, 1947 in Newburgh. He was a Vietnam veteran. Bobby was a loving, kind, and compassionate husband, father, and grandfather. He is survived by his wife, Mary Russio Mott at home; his children, Robert William Mott Jr. and Theresa of the Town of Newburgh, William J, Mott and Dawn of Wallkill, Christopher Mott and his fianc, Kristina of the Town of Newburgh, Lisa Riglioni and Thomas of the Town of Newburgh Michelle Cascun and Anthony of Town of New Windsor; his grandchildren: Alyssa, Maria, Robert III, Jordyn, Shelby, Emily and baby to be; one brother, James Mott of Summerfield FL; sister, Pamela Mott of Accord, NY; sister-in-law, Lori Mott of New Windsor, NY, and several nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by one brother, Paul J. Mott and a niece, Meagan Dukes. Visitation will be on Thursday, February 7, 2013 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Hudson Valley Funeral Home Inc., 239 Quassaick Ave., (Rte. 94) New Windsor, NY. Cremation will take place at Cedar Hill Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the care of Anthony V. Cracolici of the Hudson Valley Funeral Home Inc. 845-562-4411 or www.hudsonvalleyfh.com


Posted by Bill Norvell 65

  Obermeyer, Patricia M. Smith 

Patricia M. Obermeyer Smith, of Cornwall, passed away on Saturday, September 26, 2009 at St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital, Cornwall Campus. She was 61. Daughter of the late John F. Obermeyer and Mary R. Cunningham Obermeyer, she was born on May 12, 1948 in Cornwall. Pat was a 1966 graduate of Newburgh Free Academy and was a bookkeeper for Gallagher's Truck Center in Newburgh. She is survived by her loving children: Helene Schultz of Washingtonville and Tricia Smith of Poughkeepsie; companion, Paul Horaz; grandchildren: Samuel Schultz, Cenedra Halsey and Kahlaya McAlphin; brothers: Michael, Carl, John and Denis Obermeyer; sisters: Teresa Svetich, Marie Marshall and Kathy Heidmann; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sisters, Joan Acquaro and Alice Obermeyer. Visitation will be held from 5-9 p.m. on Wednesday, September 30, at Brooks Funeral Home, 481 Gidney Ave., Newburgh. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Thursday, October 1, at St. Mary's Church, Newburgh.


Posted by Roger Johnston 63

    Orsino, Edmond "Ed" recently passed away in Newburgh, NY Additional information will follow.

Submitted by Pauline Rute Hall 1952 Grammypgh@aol.com Edmond William Orsino of Newburgh, a retired Investigator for the Orange County Sheriff's Department and former Director of the Hudson Valley Food Bank, entered into rest on Saturday, December 26, 2009, at St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital, Newburgh Campus. He was 61. Son of the late Dominick U. and Margaret Hollenbeck Orsino, he was born on April 6, 1948 in Newburgh. On February 23, 1969, he married Barbara A. Connelly Orsino; who survives at home. Ed was a 1966 graduate of Newburgh Free Academy and earned his Associates Degree in Criminal Justice from Orange County Community College. He was a Secular Franciscan, making his holy profession on June 29, 1995; he served as a Eucharistic Minister, and was a member of the Newburgh Elks BPOE 247. Ed was also a frequent attendee of the 12:10 Mass and Rosary group at St. Patrick's Church. Ed was a devout Catholic and lived his faith. He prayed daily for both those close to him and those he did not know. He donated both his money and time to a variety of local charities and organizations. He totally enjoyed his time with his son and two grandsons who were a great source of joy in his life. He also loved his family vacations at the Jersey shore. An avid boxing fan, he loved to host "fight night". He also enjoyed following the NY Yankees. Ed was quite an opera buff, loved to go out to dinner, to a movie or a Broadway show. "Our family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude and thanks to Ed's friends who were always there for him, with their prayers, rides, phone calls and visits throughout his long illness. He knew he was loved." In addition to his loving wife and best friend of 40 years, Barbara, he is survived by his devoted son, Matthew G. Orsino and his wife, Kristine of Newburgh; grandchildren, Joshua Owen and Ryan Andrew Orsino, both of Newburgh; brothers, Dominick Orsino and his wife, Barbara of Newburgh and Gordon Orsino and his wife, Theresa of Poughquag; nieces and nephews: Carlen Orsino, Walter Connelly, Laura Connelly, Stephen Orsino, Brian Figeroua, and Gia Orsino; mother-in-law, Edith Connelly; brother-in-law, Walter Connelly, Jr.; several cousins and god-children. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his grandparents, Edmo and Julia Hollenbeck, Carmine and Filomena Orsino; father-in-law, Walter Connelly. Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m., Wednesday, December 30, at Brooks Funeral Home, 481 Gidney Ave., Newburgh. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Thursday, December 31, at St. Patrick's Church, Newburgh. Burial will follow in St. Francis Cemetery, New Windsor. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Ed's memory may be made to St. Patrick's Soup Kitchen, 55 Grand St., Newburgh, NY 12550.


Posted by Bill Norvell 65

  Ossias, Michael D  "Mike"

Michael D Ossias,  "Mike"   Passed away in December,1987.


Posted by Al Pacenza 64

   Pacenza, Joseph William "Joey"

Joseph William Pacenza "Joey", He lived in Live Oak Florida and has one son Jacob.  He was married to Judy, and passed away from a long bout with Agent Orange in 1992.


Posted by Pauline Rute Hall 1952

   Pennisi, Anthony John "Tony" 

Anthony John Pennisi "Tony", of New Windsor and a life-long area resident, passed away on Thursday, October 20, 2011 peacefully at home. He was 64. The son of Ruth Ziegler Pennisi and the late Richard Pennisi, he was born on August 4, 1947 in Cornwall, NY. Anthony was a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America as well as a past member of the Vails Gate Fire Company. He was very proud of the time he worked at the Jungle Restaurant at West Point. Anthony was a devoted son who loved his mother deeply and cared for her for many years. He was always there for the family and will be missed by all, including Dakota - the Shiatsu. In addition to his mom, Ruth, Anthony is survived by a sister, Nancy Cohen and her husband, Gerald, of St. James, NY; a niece, Nancy Quinlin, of Queens and a nephew, Marc Quinlin of the state of Florida. In addition to his father, Richard, Anthony was predeceased by a sister, Catherine. Visitation will be held from 12:30-1:30 p.m. on Monday, October 24, at Brooks Funeral Home, 481 Gidney Ave., Newburgh. Funeral Home Service will be celebrated at 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Newburgh. To send a personal condolence or for directions, please visit www.BrooksFH.com  or call 845-561-8300.


Posted by Beverly Grieco, 66

      Stephen Steve John Peller, born in Newburgh, NY on December 24, 1948, passed away on October 27, 2013 in Lompoc, CA. Steve served in the United States Air Force as a munitions specialist with assignments at Nellis AFB, NV, Cam Rahn Bay, Viet Nam during the war, and Vandenberg AFB, CA. He was a master mechanic and retired from Government Civil Service after 24 years. Steve enjoyed restoring and working on cars. Steves main love, after his wife and son, was camping at Pismo and enjoying the beach. Steve is survived by his wife, Karen, of Lompoc, CA, son Stephen (Stevie) and his fianc, Jasmine and son Jireh, of Lompoc, CA. Steve was preceded in death by his Mother Eleanor and Father Stephen Peller. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on November 2, 2013 at Peace Lutheran Church, 1000 W. Ocean Ave. in Lompoc. In lieu of flowers a donation can be made to Dignity Health Hospice, 506 East Plaza Drive, Santa Maria, CA 93454, 805-739-3830. Arrangements Have Been Entrusted to the Care of Lori Family Mortuary (805) 922-5880 www.lorifamilymortuary.com


Posted by Joseph A. Dubaldi, Jr

     Picard, Richard Submitted by Pauline Rute Hall 1952 Grammypgh@aol.com   Richard Picard 62, of the Town of Newburgh, peacefully entered into rest at home on Monday, December 7, 2009. He was 62. On January 7, 1947 he was born in Newburgh NY. He was the son of Howard J. Picard, Jr. and Evelyn J. Johnson Picard. Both parents predeceased their son. Richard was a member of the Town of New Windsor Patrolman's Benevolent Association. His wife, Frances predeceased him on September 13, 1993. Survivors include his beloved wife Nancy at home; two daughters Wendy Vidal of the Town of Newburgh, Rosemarie Place of Enterprise, AL; his stepchildren: Annette Stramel and her husband Kevin of Saugerties, Michael Goodrich and his wife Shannon of Kingston, Kenneth Goodrich of Saugerties; eight grandchildren; his brother Howard J. Picard III and his wife Carol D. of the Town of Newburgh; one niece and one nephew. A visitation for family and friends will be held on Thursday, December 10, from 5-8 p.m. at Engel Funeral Home, Inc., 5319 Route 9W (Middle Hope), Newburgh. Family and friends will meet at the Gardnertown United Methodist Church 1191 Union Ave. Town of Newburgh for an 11:30 a.m. service on Friday, December 11. Reverend Dale Ellen Krazmien will officiate. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, New Windsor. In lieu of flowers, Richard's family would appreciate donations be made to the New Windsor Patrolman's Benevolent Association, 555 Union Ave. New Windsor NY 12553.


Posted by Pauline Rute Hall 1952

     Catherine Pitsinos Grigorakis, 65, a lifelong resident of Newburgh, NY, entered into rest on December 1, 2013. She was the daughter of the late Nicholas Pitsinos and his wife, Athena Makaropoulos Pitsinos. Catherine was born April 28, 1948, in Athens, Greece before moving to America at age seven. She graduated from Newburgh Free Academy in 1966. She was the proprietor of Penelope's Dress Shop before going into real estate with Kahn Realtors. An avid supporter of Newburgh affairs, she served on the Downing Park Planning Committee and was involved with Newburgh Loaves and Fishes. She was deeply committed to her church and the Greek community, and was the first female president of the St. Nicholas Parish Council, a member and past president of the Ladies Philoptochos, and a perennial volunteer for the St. Nicholas Greek Festival. She is survived by her loving husband of 41 years, John; her mother, Athena; her brother, Peter and his wife, Pamela Pitsinos; her nieces and nephew, Nicole, Alexander, and Christina Pitsinos; and countless cousins and friends. Catherine loved life and lived it well. She will be greatly missed. Visitation will be between the hours of 5 and 8 p.m. and the Trisagion Prayers will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 4th at Brooks Funeral Home, 481 Gidney Ave., Newburgh. A Funeral Service will be held at at 10 a.m. on Thursday, December 5th at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 19 Fullerton Ave., Newburgh. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery, New Windsor, NY. In lieu of flowers, please send memorial contributions in Catherine's name to St. Nicholas Church, PO Box 2004, Newburgh, NY 12550.


Posted by Pauline Rute Hall 1952

       Marguerite Lyn Reilly Rossa, a lifelong resident of Newburgh, entered into rest suddenly on Monday, December 1, 2008. She had just turned 60 and was ready to live her life to the fullest. The daughter of the late John J. Reilly, Sr. and Marguerite Reilly, she was born October 17, 1948 in Newburgh. Lyn attended Mount Saint Mary Catholic School and graduated from Newburgh Free Academy, class of 1966. Lyn is survived by her loving family, her daughters, Lauren Accomando and husband, Robert and Colleen Rossa of Newburgh; her sister, Ann Boffa and husband, Tony of Middletown; her brothers: Bart Reilly and wife, Diane of Marlboro, Bill Reilly of Newburgh and John J. Reilly, Jr. and wife, Kathy of Longs, SC; her nephew, Thomas Boffa and nieces: Megan Reilly, Brittany Reilly, Kayla Reilly, Amanda Reilly, and Cara Reilly and her granddaughter, Alexis Margaret Accomando. Lyn always loved being with her large and very close family, her aunts, Doris Brown of Newburgh and Alice Truex of Virginia Beach, VA; her uncle, Frank and aunt, Ruth O'Reilly of Walden, and all her many cousins. She was predeceased by her grandparents, Frank and Margaret Smith; uncle, Frank Smith; aunt, Joan Maher; uncle, Harry Brown and uncle, Dick Truex. Lyn worked for William A. Smith and Son for 25 years as their Claims Manager and was a CISR certified insurance representative. Lyn was President of the Colonial Terraces Neighborhood Association and worked hard to keep her neighborhood a beautiful place. A family statement reads: "Lyn had a passion for life and after reaching her fifth year of being cancer free she decided to really start living. She always had a smile and a kind word for everyone and could joke with the best of them. Her knack for decorating was spectacular and her home was always the place to be on the holidays and had been a part of the Historic Candlelight Tour. But above all else, her greatest joy was her granddaughter, Alexis. Ma'am-Ma will be greatly missed and always in our hearts." Visitation will be on Friday, December 5, from 3-7 p.m. at Doulin Newburgh Funeral Home, Inc., 318 N. Montgomery St., Newburgh. A Funeral Mass will be Saturday, December 6, at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, South St., Newburgh. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Posted by Joseph A. Dubaldi, Jr 66  Lyn Reilly Rossa from the class of 1966 and a dear friend of mine passed away yesterday from a car accident. I can't tell you how I feel. Her sister Ann called me last night. Lyn would either call me at least twice a week or we emailed each other daily. She was a dear, dear friend and I know I will miss her tremendously.

Posted by Janelle Cleary ..... M. Lyn Reilly Rossa, was killed in New Windsor accident. A City of Newburgh woman was killed Monday morning in a car crash at Route 9W and Union Avenue in the Town of New Windsor, police said. The accident occurred at 11:30 a.m. on 12/1/08 when a motor home, being driven by Frederick Beckmann, 65, of Highland, was traveling northbound on Route 9W when he apparently ran a red light and struck a 1997 Ford Escort driven by M. Lyn Rossa, 60, of Newburgh. She was pronounced dead at the Newburgh Campus of St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital. The accident investigation is continuing with New Windsor Police accident reconstruction investigators on the scene for much of the day.

Posted by Bill Way 64  I use to dance with Lyn at the Hi-Y dances at the YMCA on Grand St. back in the late 50's, early 60's. She was a terrific dancer and a wonderful person.


Posted by Sharon (Gage) Tarolli 66

  Robertson, Arthur


Posted by Adele Tagler

  Susan Robinson Abrams Decicco passed away on October 22, 2013. Sue retired to Bluffton,SC in 2002. Sue died of leukemia. She fought an amazing battle. She is survived by her husband, Bobby Decicco, her daughter Randi Fuller, Ft.Collins,CO; her son Michael Abrams (Kelly) (Milwaukee,WI); her step children Brian (Jen) Decicco and Tracey Decicco (Denver,CO) and her grandchildren, Kacey Fuller, Benjamin and Emma Abrams, Joe, Evaney and Gianna Decicco. Sue lived in Ft.Collins, CO for 30 years during which time she impacted the lives of hundreds of pre-schoolers and their families, first at Joyful Noise, then DayBridge Learning Centers and most recently in her own ECE program Moppets Preschool. Sue was a great friend and will be deeply missed.


Posted by Bill Norvell 65

Rowley, Robert  "Bobby"

Robert Rowley, a food service worker, died December 17, 2005 in Tampa, Fla. He was 58. The son of the late Thomas W. Rowley and Mary Kelly-Morgan, he was born in November 28, 1947 in Newburgh, N.Y. He attended NFA in Newburgh, N.Y. Survivors include his wife, Ellen Rowley of Tampa, Fla., his mother, Mary Kelly-Morgan of Newburgh, son Robert Brian Rowley of New Windsor, N.Y., two brothers: Thomas G. Rowley and William Rowley, both of Newburgh, sister Yvonne Conklin of Newburgh, sister-in-law, Paula Rowley of Newburgh and a host of nieces and nephews. Visitation will be on Monday, December 26, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Brutus W. Hodge Funeral Home, 13 Chambers St., Newburgh. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at noon at the funeral home. Elderess Eula Mae Brock will officiate. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in New Windsor. Arrangements were made by Brutus W. Hodge Funeral Home. Published in the Times Herald-Record on 12/23/2005.


Posted by Joseph A. Dubaldi, Jr 66

   Sager, Paul C.

Paul C. Sager, of Newburgh, entered into rest on Wednesday, October 18, 2006 in St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital, Newburgh. He was 58. Son of Gertrude Johnson and the late Lester Sager, he was born July 13, 1948 in Newburgh, N.Y. He was a Registered Nurse at Port Jervis Hospital. Paul's true passion was the Newburgh Civic Theater. Survivors include his mother, Gertrude Sager, at home; sister, Carol Passaro of New Windsor; nieces, Carol Camerino of New Jersey and Barbara Gromwaldt of Hopewell Junction. He was predeceased by his sister, Nancy. A Memorial Service to honor his life will be held on Monday, October 23, 2006 at 10 a.m. At St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 188 River Rd., New Windsor. Burial of cremains will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, New Windsor. Cremation took place at Cedar Hill Crematory. Arrangements under the direction of Brooks Funeral


Posted by Charles Hager 62

   Schoonmaker, Janice MacDonald

Janice Schoonmaker, died 12/10/08 She was living in the Town of Newburgh after having lived in Boston Mass. Jan had a brother Harvey and sister Nancy as well as one daughter. Janice was a graduate of NFA, Class of 1966. No services are planned at present. More information will be added at a later date...

Posted by Pauline Rute Hall 1952    Janice Lee Schoonmaker- MacDonald, wonderful mother, aunt, sister and friend, passed away on December 10, 2008 in Newburgh NY, following her battle with angiosarcoma. The daughter of Margery Schoonmaker and the late Harvey B. Schoonmaker, Janice was born October 16, 1948. Survivors who will cherish her memory include: her daughter, Shauna Lee-Alaia; her brothers, Harvey C. Schoonmaker and Brian Schoonmaker; her sister, Nancy St. John; her nephews, Gabriel St. John, Joshua St. John and Travis Schoonmaker and her beautiful grand nieces, Ilanna and Sofie Schoonmaker and Isabella St. John. A remembrance service celebrating her life, humor, love and strength will be planned for the Spring. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations in Janice's name to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, an institution that had an immeasurable impact on Janice's quality of life in her final year with us. Arrangements by White & Venuto Funeral Home 188 N. Plank Rd. Newburgh, NY


Posted by Tom Cifarelli 66

     Seymour, John T.  "Jack"

John T. Seymour, "Jack" a buyer for the Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz and retired former buyer for the IBM Corporation in Poughkeepsie, and lifetime resident of Newburgh, entered into rest on Saturday, January 14, 2006 in St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital, Newburgh Campus. He was 57. Son of the late John and Mary Conners Seymour, he was born December 6, 1948 in Newburgh. John proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of the V.F.W. in Walden, and was an avid fantasy football enthusiast. He married his wife of 36 years, Joanne Ryan Seymour, on March 15, 1969 in St. Joseph's Church in New Windsor. He is survived by his wife, Joanne, at home; two sons, Sean Seymour and his wife, Gina, of Walden and Ryan Seymour and his wife, Dyani, of Ashville, N.C.; one daughter, Jennifer Seymour of New Paltz; one brother, Gary Seymour and his wife, JoAnn, of Wallkill; one grandchild, Sydney Rayne Seymour; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday, January 17 at the Brooks-DiDonato Funeral Home, 481 Gidney Ave., Newburgh. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, January 18 in St. Patrick's Church, Newburgh. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, New Windsor. To send a personal condolence or for directions to the funeral home, please visit Brooks-DiDonato.com. Published in the Times Herald-Record on 1/16/2006.

Posted by Joseph A. Dubaldi, Jr 66   I went to school with Jack, and if you didn't know him, he was a quiet, kind of a guy. He will be missed. He is too young to leave us.


Posted by Joseph A. Dubaldi, Jr 66

  Sherwood, Marcia J. McGrane

Marcia J. (Sherwood) McGrane, of Newburgh, a 49-year resident of the area, entered into rest on July 15, 2006 at Wingate of Beacon after a long stay at Memorial Sloan Kettering and a brave battle with cancer. She had just turned 57. Daughter of Adeline Sherwood and the late Orsell Sherwood, she was born June 21, 1949 in Livingston Manor, N.Y. Marcia was the owner, along with her daughter, Jill and nephew, Christopher Sherwood, of Sherwood Tile on Route 300 in Newburgh. She was an amazing person who always put her needs last and positively touched the lives of everyone who knew her. She will be deeply missed. Survivors include her husband, James, at home; her daughter, Jill Sanders; her mother, Adeline Sherwood; her brother, James Sherwood and his wife, Peg; her sister, Camilla Oboda and her husband, Erich; several nieces and nephews; and countless friends including her best friends, Holly Quinn and Dianne Hults, both of Florida. Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. on Monday, July 17 at the Brooks-DiDonato Funeral Home, 481 Gidney Ave., Newburgh. A tribute to Marcia's life will be celebrated at 8:30 Monday evening in the funeral home. Cremation will be Cedar Hill Crematory, Newburgh. Memorial contributions on Marcia's behalf may be sent to Wingate at Beacon, 10 Hastings Dr., Beacon, NY 12508. To send a personal condolence or for directions to our funeral home, please visit Brooks-DiDonato.com, or call 845-561-8300.


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  Singleton, Marjorie R.


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      Slaughter, William Richard "Billy"

William Richard Slaughter, 62, of Marlboro, NY, died Monday, March 30, 2009 at his sister's home in Newburgh, NY, surrounded by his loving family after a short, but courageous battle with cancer. Born in Newburgh, NY on June 21, 1946, he was the son of the late Douglas Slaughter and Jean McCaw Slaughter. William married Sandra Elgee on October 22, 1966. Prior to retiring he was a Plumber for Palmer Plumbing & Heating of New Windsor. He is survived by his wife and best friend, Sandra Elgee Slaughter at home; his mother, Jean Slaughter of the Town of Newburgh; one sister, Linda and her husband, William Lodge of the Town of Newburgh; one adopted son, Stephen Slaughter of Cape Coral, FL; two brothers, James Slaughter of Florida and Douglas and his wife, Barbara Slaughter of the Town of Newburgh; brother-in-law, William and wife, Debbie Elgee of Marlboro; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews. He also leaves behind his best four legged friend, Ashley. William was an avid camper, lover of Nascar, Antique Cars, and Hotrods. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Marlboro. Calling hours will be on Wednesday, April 1, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the DiDonato Funeral Home, 1290 Route 9W, Marlboro, NY. Funeral services will be on Thursday, April 2, 10 a.m. at the funeral home, with The Rev. Chip Low officiating. Entombment will be in the Cedar Hill Mausoleum, Middlehope, NY. Arrangements were entrusted to Lawrence M. Cavazza & Carl J. DiDonato, Jr. of the DiDonato Funeral Services, Inc.; 845-236-4300.

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  Smedley, Frank S.

Frank S. Smedley of Wallkill, NY, entered into rest on Friday, March 20, 2009 at St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital, Cornwall Campus. He was 61. Son of the late Francis and Anna Carson Smedley, he was born July 15, 1947 in Cornwall, NY. Frank married Kathleen Milburn in May of 1987 in Las Vegas, NV. Frank loved spending time with his grandchildren and children. He loved being on the computer, playing darts, Trivial Pursuit, hunting, fishing, golfing, garage sales, and his gadgets. Frank is a life member of the New Windsor Fire Department, retired from New York State Corrections and the Air National Guard, and is a member of the Elks Lodge #1097. Survivors include his loving wife of 21 years, Kathleen Milburn Smedley; son, Michael and his wife, Beth of Tennessee; daughters, Renee and her husband, Darrell St. Clair of Michigan and Melissa Smedley and Landis Clark of Newburgh; sisters, Judy Smedley of Newburgh and Lucy Tharp of California; ten grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. He was predeceased by his brother, David Thomas Smedley. Visitation will be held on Monday, March 23, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Brooks Funeral Home, 481 Gidney Ave., Newburgh, NY. A funeral service will be held at 7:30 p.m., Monday evening. Cremation will take place at Cedar Hill Crematory. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions on Frank's behalf may be made to a charity of one's choice. To send condolences or for directions to the funeral home, please visit www.BrooksFH.com, or call 845-561-8300.


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  Smith, Gina C. "Sweetie"

Gina Smith,   Born April 8, 1948, Died March 12, 1999  (Hill -  Mothers maiden name)


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  Smith, Jeannette Palmer  "Betty"

Jeannette (Betty) E.Smith Palmer, of Newburgh, died Monday, Dec. 29, 2003 at St. Luke's Hospital in Newburgh. She was 56. The daughter of the late Jeannette Swindells and Charles Smith, she was born July 31, 1947 in Newburgh. She was a lifelong area resident; a member of Good Shepard Church; a retired teacher's aide at Vails Gate Elementary School and a loving mother and wife. Survivors include her husband Peter S. Palmer Sr. at home; one son, Peter S. Palmer Jr. of Campbell Hall; two brothers, Frank Smith of New Windsor, James Smith of Newport News, Va.; one sister, Barbara Smith of New Windsor; three grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Visiting will be held on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the James F. Lulves Funeral Home, 9 Ave. A, Cornwall-on-Hudson under the direction of the Perrott-Berardinelli Home For Funerals Inc., 1 Grand Ave., Newburgh where services will be held on Sat. at 10 a.m., with Mother Dresser officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in New Windsor. Arrangements by Perrott - Berardinelli Home For Funerals


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  Spampinato, Vincent J.


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  Steg, Jay P.   

Jay P. Steg .... NFA Class of 1966 passed away 7/31/11. He was born 1/27/48 and leaves a sister Lynn Steg NFA 65. Jay lived in Newburgh NY, Gardner NY, and Boca Raton, Fl over the years.. Some information may be found at www.tributes.com .


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     Mary Ann Sylvester Prokosch, 66, died peacefully on Saturday, April 05, 2014 at home surrounded by her loving family, after a battle with cancer. She was born January 6, 1948 in Newburgh, NY, the daughter of Anna (Ciarlante) and Thomas Sylvester. She was the wife of John Prokosch. She was pre-deceased by her father Thomas. Mary Ann graduated from Sacred Heart School, South Junior High School and Newburgh Free Academy. She was a member of Sacred Heart Parish and Catholic Daughters Court Patricia 195. She worked at A. Prokosch & Sons Sheet Metal as their office manager for 35 years. She was a passionate advocate for the City of Newburgh where she lived her entire life, as a member of the Democratic committee, Zoning board and Downing Park committee. Mary Ann was a mother to thousands over her beautiful life. She and John spent all of their free time shepherding and guiding children via the Boy scouts and the Wuliso Dancers explorer post in the 70’s; Sacred Heart Newburgh sports program for over 35 years; the Middletown BMX track in the 80’s; Newburgh Free Academy and her support of the sports program, Pep Rally floats and Proms, and always opening the door of their home to her children’s friends and family. She is survived by her husband of 47 years, John, who she referred to during her 2 year battle with cancer as “not her soul mate, but her soul.” She is also survived by her mother Anna Sylvester of Newburgh, her two daughters: Dr. Gina Cook and her husband Kevin, and their children Emily, Katie, Jacob and John all of Newburgh, Joanna Zucker and her husband Arnie, and their children Ben, Claire and Sarah of Cincinnati, OH; her son Matthew and his partner Stephanie Ploss of Newburgh; her two brothers; Tom Sylvester and his wife Sue, and Jim Sylvester, her brother and sister-in-laws; Sue Prokosch, Steve and Gail Prokosch, Nancy and Walter D’Alfonso, Alfred and Margherita Prokosch, Roger and Brenda Ramjug, all of Newburgh. She is also survived by many cousins, nieces and nephews who all affectionately called her “Aunt Mare”. The Prokosch family would like to thank all their friends and family for their amazing support over the past weeks, and Hospice of Orange/Sullivan counties for the aid they provided MaryAnn and her family. Visitation will be held from 1-8pm Monday, April 7th at Brooks Funeral Home, 481 Gidney Ave., Newburgh. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10am on Tuesday, April 8th at Sacred Heart Church, Newburgh. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery, New Windsor. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Mary Ann’s name may be sent to Sacred Heart School 24 South Robinson Avenue, Newburgh, NY 12550 to fund a scholarship for tuition for families in need.


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       Richard V. Titanic "Ty", of Honolulu, HI, life long resident of Newburgh, NY entered into eternal rest on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Cornwall, NY, September 21, 1948 to the late Vincent and Dorothy Titanic (Plew). Richard honorably and proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was an active member of the Christ United Methodist Church and VFW in Hawaii where he lived. A family statement reads: "Richard 'Ty' was a man loved by all who met him. He was always willing to give a helping hand and if he couldn't help, he found someone who could. He asked nothing in return from anyone, just a thank you and a smile was his thanks. Many who new Ty said he smiled every day even though he knew he was sick, it gave them inspiration." He will be missed greatly. Richard is survived by his loving wife, Anna and their two sons: John Conklin, (Robin), children: Madison and Gianna of Middletown, NY, Peter Conklin, his wife, Michelle, children: Ashley, Tyler, Nishelle and Nicholas of Yankee Lake, NY; sister, Mary Petrillo, her husband, William of Nokomis, FL; sister-in-law, Barbara Titanic of Newburgh, NY; three nieces: Tami Hansen and husband, Mark of Delmar, NY, Debbie Sarvis and husband, George of Newburgh, NY, and Michelle Delaney and husband, Paul of Alexandrea, VA; great nieces and nephews: Jenna, Mallory, Vanessa, Paul and Conner. He was predeceased by his brother, Michael J. Titanic. Funeral Services will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April, 26th at the Christ United Methodist Church, 1639 Keeaumoko St., Honolulu, HI 96822; Pastor Sam will officiate. He will be laid to rest with full Military Honors at 3 p.m. on Monday, April 28th at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific "Punchbowl", 2177 Puowaina Dr., Honolulu, HI 96813. In lieu of flowers a donation in his name may be made to the Department of Veterans Affairs / Christ United Methodist Church.


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      Torres, Jose Enrique

Jose Enrique Torres Born 7/15/1946, Died 3/4/1968
Specialist Four
PERSONAL DATA
Home of Record: Newburgh, NY
Date of birth: 07/15/1946
MILITARY DATA
Service: Army of the United States
Grade at loss: E4
Rank: Specialist Four
ID No: 51612816
MOS: 11F4P: Infantry Operations And Intelligence Specialist (Airborne Qual)
Length Service: 01
Unit: E CO, 51ST INFANTRY, AMERICAL DIV, USARV
CASUALTY DATA
Start Tour: 10/06/1967
Incident Date: 03/04/1968
Casualty Date: 03/04/1968
Age at Loss: 21
Location: Quang Nam Province, South Vietnam
Remains: Body recovered
Casualty Type: Hostile, died outright
Casualty Reason: Ground casualty
Casualty Detail: Gun or small arms fire
URL: www.VirtualWall.org/dt/TorresJE01a.htmON THE WALL Panel 43E Line 001


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  VanTassel, Michael J.  "Mike"

Michael J. VanTassel, of Newburgh, a laborer with Local #17 in Newburgh, entered into rest on Monday, April 17, 2006 at St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital, Newburgh. He was 57. Son of the late Joseph and Margaret O'Donnell VanTassel, he was born May 26, 1948 in Newburgh. He married Catherine Roggendorf VanTassell on May 20, 1978 in St. Patrick's Church, Newburgh, who survives at home. "Michael was a great husband, father, brother, uncle and friend to many, especially his dog Poppy." Michael was a parishioner of Our Lady of the Lake Chapel, Newburgh. He proudly served in the US Army during the Vietnam Conflict. While serving he earned the Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, National Defense Service Medal and Good Conduct Medal. He was also a member of the Wallkill Rod and Gun Club. In addition to his loving wife of almost 28 years, Catherine, he is survived by his daughter, Megan Marie VanTassel at home; his sister, Kathy Hager and her husband Charles of Newburgh; niece, Jennifer Hager, nephews, Mark Hager, Tim Hager and his wife Kerriann, and their children, Paul and Kayley Hager; his dog Poppy; and many friends and family. Visitation will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. On Wednesday, April 19 at Brooks-DiDonato Funeral Home, 481 Gidney Avenue, Newburgh. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. On Thursday, April 20 at Our Lady of the Lake Chapel, Newburgh. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, New Windsor.

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   Vignogna, Joseph D. (Big Joe)

Joseph D. (Big Joe) Vignogna, of New Windsor, N.Y.a truck driver with Telcon Industries in Poughkeepsie, entered into rest Friday, January 18, 2002 at Westchester Medical Center after a two year battle with leukemia. He was 53. The son of the late Daniel J. and Margaret Vignogna Sr., he was born on June 17, 1948 in Newburgh. He was the loving husband of Kathryn (Zeider) Vignogna. He was a 1966 graduate of Newburgh Free Academy. A loving husband and father, he was an avid fan of Orange County Speedway Races, especially the #3 car of Brett Hearn. He also was the proud owner of a 1955 Chevy that he took to the local car shows. Survivors include his wife; a son, Anthony J. and a daughter, Maria at home; two brothers, Daniel J. Vignogna Jr. of New Paltz and Louis J. Vignogna of New Windsor; two nieces, Victoria and Danielle Vignogna of New Paltz; and aunts, uncles and cousins. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, January 21, at St. Francis Church in Newburgh. The family will be present to receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Sunday, January 20, at Coloni Funeral Home, Rt. 9w in New Windsor. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Arrangements by Coloni Funeral Home.


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     West, Ernest Lester Jr.

Ernest Lester West, Jr., age 64, died March 14, 2013 at home surrounded by his family after a long illness. Born June 30, 1948 in Newburgh, NY at St. Luke's Hospital, he flourished as a child and developed into a strong persistent man. Ernest was known as "Button" to his family and many of his friends. After matriculating through the Newburgh School District, Ernest entered the U.S. Army. He was a Vietnam Veteran, serving two tours. Ernest was an adamant fisherman, a skilled hunter, a profound pool player, and developing musician. He worked for a number of years. His most recent place of employment was Wakefern Foods Corporation. Ernest was predeceased by his father, Ernest L. West, Sr.; birth mother, Lillian Davis-West; and brother, Vernon West. He is survived by his mother, Remona West of Orlando, FL; aunt, Rosalie Davis of Newburgh; sisters, Roseanne Richardson of Newburgh, Arlivia West of Newburgh; brother, Carl West of Newburgh and sister, Patricia Ballard; his children: LaLillian West of Newburgh, Nakia Nolcox of Newburgh, John T. Fisher and wife, Tanice of Newburgh, LaCretia Velazquez of Beacon, NY, Katia West and Tiarah West, both of Newburgh; 22 grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews. His faithful companion, Kathleen Zaccagnino (Peach) also survives. Mr. West " Button" will lie in repose from 4 to 6 p.m., Wednesday, March 20, at Holy Temple UHC Church, 179 South St. in Newburgh. Services will be at 6 p.m. at the church. Reverend James Stewart, the pastor of Harvest Christian Community Church will officiate. Cremation will be at the convenience of the family. Professional services entrusted to Rhodes Funeral Homes, 259 Walsh Ave., New Windsor, NY


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   White, Crystal Lynn Knapp

Crystal Lynn Knapp, a long time area resident of Fayetteville, NC, died Thursday, June 10, 2004 in Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, Fayetteville, NC. She was 56. Born December 27, 1947 in Newburgh, NY, she was the daughter of Mildred Morrison and Homer White, both deceased. She is the wife of Richard A. Knapp, who survives at home. She was a devoted, loving mother and wife whose grandchildren filled her life. Mrs. Knapp was a homemaker and Volunteer at the Care Clinic in Fayetteville, NC. Survivors include: her children: Gary Ruff of Fayetteville, NC, Darrin Ruff of Fayetteville, NC, Kevin Ruff of Fayetteville, NC and William Knapp of Fayetteville, NC; grandchildren: Dominick Ruff, Daniel Ruff, Kayla Ruff, Brittany Ruff, Alexis Ruff and Joshua Knapp; as well as many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother John White. Visiting will be held on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. under the direction of the Perrott-Berardinelli Home for Funerals, Inc. at the James F. Lulves Funeral Home, 9 Ave. A Cornwall-On-Hudson, NY, where services will be held on Wednesday at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, New Windsor, NY. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Perrott-Berardinelli Home for Funerals, Inc.


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        Gail N. Woods - May 29, 1948 - April 9, 2014, Newburgh, NY On April 9, 2014, Gail N. Woods died unexpectedly from complications of heart disease and diabetes. She was born in Olean, New York on May 29, 1948 to the late Richard R. and Ethel C. Woods. Gail was a parishioner of Sacred Heart Church where she was a member of the choir and an Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist serving at Mass and while visiting the homebound. She was a member of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas, the St. Vincent de Paul Society and the Red Hat Society (Magenta Mamas). She retired from the Orange County Department of Social Services-Child Support Division. Ms. Woods is survived by her sister, Glenna Grant, (Richard) and their children, Alexis, Jenna and Richard Jr.; her brother, Gary Woods (Renee) and their children, Gregory, Ryan and Sarah. She is also survived by her niece, Jaclyn, whose father, Gregory Woods predeceased her. The family will receive friends at Brooks Funeral Home, 481 Gidney Avenue, Newburgh on Monday, April 14 from 4 to 7 p.m. A funeral is scheduled for Tuesday, April 15 at 9:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, Newburgh with a short service immediately afterwards at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Middlehope. Gail will be cremated and her ashes interred at the mausoleum next to her brother, Gregory. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Middlehope Fire Department, PO Box 712, Newburgh, NY 12551. Arrangements under the direction of Brooks Funeral Home. To send a personal condolence, please visit www.Brooksfh.com or call 845-561-8300.


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Ahearn, Brian J.
Babcock, Timothy W.
Bailey, Curtis
Baker, Nancy
Bjornsson , Kristine
Bonetti, Joseph C. Jr.
Bordeau, Parry
Borden, Sharon Ann Lawlor
Bucciarelli , Judy
Carig, Patricia C. Bates "Pat"
Colombo, Josephine Ann Karl  "Jo"
Davis, Eloise Laureen Clark Burns
Dombroski, Gary
Early, Jane
Edic , Carol
Fabrizio , Bob
Fekishazy, Stephen C. "Steve"
Fitzgibbons, Donna Luebbert
Gesvantner , Richard "Goose"
Gnida, Brenda  Shields "Brandy"
Grant , Leslie
Hein, Glen
Holt, Daniel J. "Dan"
Hulse, George Edward III  
Jacobs , Gus
Jones, Robert  Jr. "Shay"
Juliano, Robert "Bobby"
Kirby, Dolores Henzl
Kohus, Gregory M.  Sr.
Lanford,  Patricia L. Ogden "Pat"
Lea , Richard
Losinno, Nicola "Nick"
Maslowski, Carol M. “Titi”
McKee, Donald S.  Jr.
Mauldin, Archie Francic (Makie)
McNamara, Karen Helm
Meneely. Linda M. Dunlop
Millard, Gordon
Monroe, Sue Ann "Sam" Wilkinson
Moore, Andy
Mott, Robert  "Bobby"
Obermeyer, Patricia M. Smith
Orsino, Edmond "Ed"
Ossias , Michael D "Mike"
Pacenza, Joseph William "Joey"
Peller, Stephen Steve John
Pennisi, Anthony John "Tony"
Picard, Richard
Pitsinos, Catherine Grigorakis
Reilly, Marguerite Lyn Rossa
Robertson, Arthur
Robinson, Susan Abrams Decicco
Rowley, Robert  "Bobby"
Sager, Paul C.
Schoonmaker, Janice MacDonald
Seymour, John T. "Jack"
Sherwood, Marcia J. McGrane
Singleton, Marjorie R.
Slaughter, William Richard
Smedley, Frank S.
Smith, Gina C. "Sweetie"
Smith , Jeannette "Betty"
Spampinato , Vincent J.
Steg, Jay P.
Sylvester, Mary Ann Prokosch
Titanic, Richard V. "Ty"
Torres, Jose Enrique
VanTassel, Michael J.  "Mike"
Vignogna, Joseph D. (Big Joe)
West, Ernest Lester Jr.
White , Crystal Lynn Knapp
Woods, Gail N.