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Posted by Pauline Rute Hall 52

  Altopiedi, Philip Joseph Jr.

Philip Joseph Altopiedi, Jr. 60, of Tampa passed away Sept. 24, 2011. He was born in Newburgh, NY, where he graduated Newburgh Free Academy and moved to Tampa in1978. He loved antique cars and trucks and was a member of the National Hot Rod Association. He was a retired entrepreneur from several businesses, Alto Construction, Tumbleweed Cafe and Altopiedi Trucking. He was preceded in death by his parents, Philip Joseph Altopiedi, Sr. and Josephine N. LaRosa Altopiedi. Phil is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Susan Lynn Maharay Altopiedi; daughters, Kimberly Dawn Altopiedi Lindsey (John), Rebecca Sarah Altopiedi Johnson (Marc); beloved grandchildren, Amber Johnson, Ryan Johnson, Emilee Johnson and Daniel Lindsey, all of Tampa; sister, Donna Wilner (Ron); niece, Jourdan Wilner and nephew, Jared Wilner; sisters-in-law, Julia Coss (Jon), Sharon Leary and Lisa Polen (Doug); brothers-in-law, Terry Diller (PJ), Michael Vazquez (Kristine), Mathew Vazquez (Mary) and Jeffery Vazquez (Stephanie); and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will take place at 11 am Saturday, Oct. 8 at the chapel of MacDonald Funeral Home, 10520 N Florida Ave., Tampa. The family will visit with friends one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, send memorial contributions to any Animal Rescue Charity of your choice. Send online condolences to www.macdonaldfuneral.com


Posted by Pauline Rute Hall 52

     Anderson, Ernest J.

Ernest J. Anderson, a resident of Newburgh, NY entered into eternal rest on Monday, February 11, 2013 at St Luke's Cornwall Hospital, Newburgh campus. He was 60 years old. The son of the late Ernest and Delores Anderson, he was born July 15, 1952 in Newburgh. He was employed at IBM East Fishkill, NY for 15 years. He also was employed at The Glenn Hines Boys and Girls Club of Newburgh for 14 years. Ernie's passion was singing and he sang with 2 groups; The Sensational Wonders and Words of Wisdom. Ernie also helped families during the holidays. Survivors include a daughter, Keisha Young of Newburgh, NY; one son, Tyler Anderson of Newburgh, NY; one brother, Reverend Dr. Wayne Anderson of Honolulu, Hawaii; one sister, Linda M. Anderson of North Carolina; three grandchildren: Patrick Anderson, Adrian Young and Anthony Myers, all of Newburgh; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. He was predeceased by his parents, Ernest and Delores. Ernie will lie in repose from 6 to 7 p.m. Saturday, February 16th at Ebenezer Baptist Church, 76 First St., Newburgh, NY. Services are at 7 p.m. at the church with Reverend Dr. Bruce Davis officiating. Interment is at 10 a.m. Tuesday, February 19th at Woodlawn Cemetery, New Windsor, NY. Professional services entrusted to Rhodes Funeral Homes, 259 Walsh Ave., New Windsor, NY 12553.


Posted by Anne Badger Waddell '68

  Badger, Eugene Alanson (Alan)

Alan Badger passed away after a long battle with cancer in 2000. Alan was survived by his 2 sons, Eric and Ryan Badger both in Burlington, Vt. his sister Anne Badger Waddell in Pensacola, Fl., nieces Kimberly Waddell Wells and Sarah Waddell in FL and a nephew Cpl. Ernest Waddell Jr in the Marine Corps, stationed in Afghanistan. Alan lived in Middlebury, Vt, loved cooking and operated a restaurant in Middlebury. He is greatly missed by all who new and loved him. Born on Oct 20, 1951 and Died Nov. 9  2000


Posted by Pauline Rute Hall 52

     Deberah Marie Barksdale Toussaint, 60 passed away May 1, 2013. She was born in Baltimore, Maryland, the beloved first daughter of Lovelie Barksdale and the late Willie Barksdale. She was educated in the Newburgh City School District and later attended Russell Sage College in Troy, NY and earned her Master's degree in Nursing at Hunter College, NY. Deberah was a registered nurse in the emergency room at Cabrini Medical Center, NY for over 30 years and worked in other hospitals throughout New York City and the Hudson Valley during her professional career. Deberah truly enjoyed nursing and helping people. She was always eager to learn and took pride in her profession, believing it was her most genuine way of touching people's lives in her community. She was an active member of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Newburgh, NY and volunteered every week at their soup kitchen. She was also active in the NAACP, Department of Elections and the Orange County Chamber of Commerce. She is survived by her mother, Lovelie Barksdale of Newburgh; her daughter, Jene' Toussaint of Brooklyn, NY; sisters: Malinda Barksdale-Mitchell (Aubrey) and Lovelie Barksdale-McHolder (Dennis) of Newburgh, NY, Bernadette Williams Buxton of Tempe, AZ, and Denise Millard of Middletown, NY; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband, Rolly Toussaint. Mrs. Toussaint will lie in repose from 10 to 11 a.m., Tuesday, May 7th at Ebenezer Baptist Church, 76 First Street, Newburgh. Services will be held at 11 a.m. at the church. Rev. Dr., Bruce Davis will officiate. Interment at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Middlehope. Professional services entrusted to Rhodes Funeral Homes, 259 Walsh Ave., New Windsor, NY 12553. "Committed To Being The Very Best" Call us anytime at 569-1233.


Posted by Pauline Rute Hall 52

  Barnett, Gary R. Sr.,

Gary R. Barnett, Sr., formerly of Newburgh, NY, passed away on November 24, 2009 from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. He was 57 years old. He was the son of the late George and Jean Goemann Barnett. He is survived by one son, Gary Jr.; two brothers, G. Wm. (Linda) Barnett of Newburgh and Bruce (Pamela) Barnett of Wappingers Falls; two sisters, Bonnie McIntyre of Highland Falls and Lois (Harry) Brundage of Schroon Lake, NY. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. An Irish wake was held in Gary's honor in Myrtle Beach, SC on November 27, 2009


Posted by Pauline Rute Hall 52

     Barr, Bruce

Bruce Barr of Palos Verdes CA, was born August 30, 1952 passed away April 26, 2011after a 3 year battle with cancer. Born in Newburgh NY, he was a graduate of University of Virginia and UC Davis Law School. He was an Eagle Scout, champion high school wrestler and avid traveler. He served in the US Navy, was a lawyer for CalTrans and a member of the National Guard. He is survived by his wife Kikue and his four children, Kiko, Kana, Kazuma, and Sayo and his parents, William and Nancy Barr. The Memorial Service will be held on May 9th at Pacific Unitarian Church at 11:30am.


Posted by Nicole Brunett Bianco 96  

  Bianco, Nicholas J.

Nicholas J. Bianco, Jr. of Albany, N.Y., formerly of Cornwall, a former employee of the Holiday Inn in Newburgh, and Touch of Class Restaurant, died Saturday July 30, 2005 at St. Peters Hospital in Albany, N.Y. He was 54. The son of the late Nicholas J. Bianco, Sr and Regina Knight Bianco, he was born February 28, 1951 in Newburgh, and was the husband of the late Loretta Brought Bianco. Survivors include his mother of Newburgh; a daughter, Nicole Bianco and her fianc , Christian Brunett Jr., of Virginia; a son, Michael Bianco of the Town of Newburgh; two sisters, Gaetana Bianco and Christine Young and her husband, both of the Town of Newburgh; brothers, John Bianco and Vince McKenna of Palm Springs, Calif.; one uncle, Joseph Knight of Newburgh; close friends, William Young and John Plude of Albany; and also several nieces, nephews, cousins, great-nieces and great-nephews. Calling hours will be held on Wednesday August 3, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the James F. Lulves Funeral Home, 9 Ave. A, Cornwall-On-Hudson, N.Y. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, August — at 10:00 AM. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery. Arrangements were made by the James F. Lulves Funeral Home.


Posted by Ken Masten 1971

    Timothy W. Brown "Tim", 61, of Annville, PA passed away unexpectedly on January 23, 2014 at Harrisburg Hospital. Born in Newburgh, NY, he was the son of the late William E. Brown and Jane M. (Berry) Brown. He worked in loss prevention at Sears for more than 20 years, owned his own woodworking businesses, and recently worked at Precision Motor Transport Group. He enjoyed woodworking, fishing, and motorcycles. He is survived by daughter Alissa, wife of Todd Warren; granddaughter Sarah Jane A. Warren; brother Jonathan Brown; and girlfriend Lisa Harman. Two memorial services will be held: Tuesday, January 28, 7PM at Enola First Church of God, 9 Sherwood Dr, Enola, PA 17025; and Saturday, February 8, at 1PM at Grace United Methodist Church, 468 Broadway, Newburgh NY 12550. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary at: Stellwagen Alive! PO Box 374, Scituate, MA 02066. The Sullivan Funeral Home is honored to serve the Brown family. www.sullivanfuneralservices.com  - See more at: http://obits.pennlive.com/obituaries/pennlive/obituary.aspx?n=timothy-w-brown&pid=169342764&fhid=28161#sthash.QhMuwU1T.NCqt5HfR.dpuf


Posted by Pauline Rute Hall 52

  Burger, Harvey "Burg" 

Harvey "Burg" Burger died March 27, 2011, he was a lifelong resident of Newburgh, NY. He attended schools in the district and graduated from Newburgh Free Academy in 1970. He was a proud member of Local Union 825 (Operating Engineers) for more than 30 years. Early Sunday morning God called "Burg" home to rest. He let him know his work here on earth was completed and his work was well done. The son of Harvey J. Sr., and Luzetta Burger, he was born on March 20, 1952. Harvey will be greatly missed by his loving wife Linda Lewis-Burger at home; daughters, Tanisha (Beresford) Hutchinson, Joyce (Precious) Burger and Cheryl Lewis, all of Newburgh, NY; his brother, Hamilton (Hammy) of Newburgh; sister, Gwendolyn (Gwen) Taylor of Tarpon Springs, FL; seven grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles, and numerous friends. Special friends that he loved dearly were the Harris "Boys" (Ronnie, Tyl, Biggie), Michael Dudley, Anthony Bruce, Jessie Howard and Peter King. Harvey was a role model to many of the young men and boys throughout the years. They saw him mature into a successful business man and wanted to emulate his patterns, often coming to him for advice. Burg was so proud of the years he spent as a Boy Scout attaining the level of Life Scout under the leadership of his dad. At the age of 12, Harvey began his first stint as an entrepreneur as a paper boy. He delivered newspapers to a large area in the East end of Newburgh while hiring his brother to help with the deliveries. His latest entrepreneurial venture was partnering with his wife in the ownership of Burger's Wine and Spirits located in the City of Newburgh. Harvey was one of the original members of the Gigolo Motorcycle Club and as one person described him, he was always a trendsetter, well known for his flashy cars and motorcycles. Those that spent time with him fondly remember his unique ability to imitate others so precisely. He enjoyed entertaining everyone with his candid imitations. We are elated knowing that "Burg" is in the loving arms of his Lord and Savior. Friends may call on Thursday, March 31 from 9-11 a.m. at Ebenezer Baptist Church, 76 First St., Newburgh. Services will begin at 11 a.m. Entombment will follow at Cedar Hill Mausoleum in Newburgh. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the HVSPCA, 940 Little Britian Rd., New Windsor, NY 12553.Arrangements are entrusted to Rhodes Funeral Homes, 259 Walsh Ave., New Windsor; 845-569-1233 orwww.rhodesfuneralhomes.com.


Posted by Pauline Rute Hall 52

     Cavallo, Joseph M.

Joseph M. Cavallo, of Fairfax, CA, formerly of Newburgh, entered into rest on Monday, June 14, 2010 in Fairfax, CA. He was 57. Son of Virginia Risio Cavallo and the late Michael Cavallo, he was born on October 5, 1952 in Newburgh. He graduated from Newburgh Free Academy and attended the University of South Carolina and SUNY New Paltz. Joe was an excellent piano player and music lover. Through the years, he entertained many people with his humor, talent and creativity. He played at many local clubs and clubs in northern California. He is survived by his sister, Patricia Cavallo of Newburgh; uncle, Ralph Risio; aunts, Louise Risio and Margie Cavallo; and his many beloved cousins. He was predeceased by his infant son, Michael Cavallo; uncles, Angelo and Rosario Cavallo; aunts, Amalia Cavallo and Mary Campolo.Memorial visitation will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Friday, June 18, at Brooks Funeral Home, 481 Gidney Ave., Newburgh. A memorial service will take place at 12 p.m. in the funeral home. Burial of ashes will take place at a later date.


Posted by Pauline Rute Hall 52

   Chauncey, Vicki Ann Partington

Vicki Ann Chauncey Partington, age 60, went to be with The Lord on October 4, 2012. She was born on May 11, 1952 in Newburgh, NY to the late William and Dorothy Chauncey. Vicki is survived by her loving husband of 41 years, Ken Partington; three sisters: Lois (Stan) Brundage, Esther (Ed) Conroy and Lisa Mahan; one brother, Daniel (Wanda) Chauncey; several nieces, nephews, other family members and good friends. Vicki was a member of Huber Heights Baptist Temple in Huber Heights, OH. She was also a long time member of Faith Baptist Church in Montgomery, NY. A visitation will be held on Monday, October 8, 2012 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Newcomer Funeral Home North Chapel, 4104 Needmore Rd., Dayton, OH. A funeral service will take place on Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Willow View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Vicki's memory to VITAS Hospice and to Huber Heights Baptist Temple. To send the family a special message, please visitwww.NewcomerDayton.com


Posted by Jill Frier

  Cohen, Paula Lynn 

Paula Lynn Cohen died in a car accident November 24, 1971 at the age of 19.


Posted by Tasha Prinkey

      Constable, Thomas W. Jr.

Thomas W. Constable, Jr.  Born April 23, 1952  Died December 20, 1989......Tom was an adventurous person from the start. After graduating from Newburgh Free Academy in 1970, Tom attended Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX where he received a BS in Political Science. However, Tom's passion was always in New York, so he moved back and instead of following the typical career path, he followed his passion - meeting people. There he became a bartender and all around fun person. He ran with the bulls, and traveled all over the world. He was survived by his mother, Alice Bettner (since passed); father Thomas W. Constable, Sr.; sisters, Arlene Constable (since passed) and Sharon Roberts; brothers David Constable and Steven Bettner Jr. nephews Shawn and Rob Roberts; and niece Tasha Constable.

Posted by David Constable   Tom had a Masters Degree in Political Science from SMU. Tom was owner an VP of  Southwest Book Services in Dallas Texas and later moved to NY City and worked for Shearson / Leamon Brothers in the World Trade Center. After years in the corporate world Tom decided to follow his heart and successfully managed and bartended at several hotspots throughout Manhattan. He traveled the world and even ran from the Bulls in Pamplona.


Posted by Pauline Rute Hall 52

   Curry, Carolyn D.

Carolyn D. Curry, of Highland, N.Y. a former corrections officer for the Orange County Dept. of Corrections in Goshen, and a lifetime area resident, entered into rest Monday, April 28, 2003 in Westchester Medical Center. She was 50. The daughter of Helen D. Leathem Curry and the late Thomas C. Curry, she was born July 19, 1952 in Newburgh. Carolyn was a member of Union Presbyterian Church in Newburgh. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends. Survivors include her mother, Helen Curry of Newburgh; her longtime friend and companion, Pam Owen at home; two brothers, Edward T. Curry and his wife, Nancy, of Horseheads, N.Y. and Ronald J. Curry of Newburgh; and nieces and nephews, Deanna M., Thomas E., Alicia J., James N., and Laura A. Curry. Family will receive their friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, April 30 at the Brooks-DiDonato Funeral Home, 481 Gidney Ave., Newburgh. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 1 at the funeral home, with the Rev. David Mason officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Newburgh. Memorial contributions on Carolyn's behalf may be sent to Union Presbyterian Church, 44 Balmville Rd., Newburgh, NY 12550, or the Town of Newburgh Animal Shelter, Gidney Ave., Newburgh, NY 12550. To send a personal condolence or for directions to the funeral home, please visit Brooks-DiDonato.com.


Posted by Pauline Rute Hall 52         (Note listed in 70 yearbook under Camera shy - Please email picture if anyone has one)

Davis, Richard Michael

Richard Michael Davis, 33, of Brandon, Florida passed away October 8, 2005. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, October 22 at 2 p.m. at Ray Williams Funeral Home. Mr. Davis was a native of Newburgh, New York and a resident of Tampa for 11 years. He attended Newburgh Free Academy and received his B.S. degree in Computer Science at Almeda University. He was employed as a Data Analyst for Coca-Cola Bottling Company. Survivors his parents, Walter & Margaretta Davis; six children, Derek Davis of Newburgh, NY, Angelique Davis of Thonotosassa, FL, Malakye Wofford of Atlanta, GA, Rheyquon Davis of Atlanta, GA, Yzahriah Davis of Brandon, FL and Thaityeena Davis of Atlanta, GA; two sisters, Dira Davis of Brandon, FL and Sonja Moore of Hammond, IN; one brother-in-law, Landis Moore of Hammond, IN; four nieces, Onzhaneigh McFarland, Jayme Worthy, Taylor Worthy and Jalicia Smith; one nephew, Qwayvaughn McFarland, all of Brandon, FL and a host of uncles, aunts, cousins and friends. Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. on Friday, October 21 at Ray Williams Funeral Home, 301 N. Howard Avenue, Tampa, Florida, www.raywilliamsfuneralhome.com., (813) 253-3419.


Posted by Susan Dennis Patel

  Dennis, Kathleen A.

Kathy died Feb.1, 1999 in Newburgh New York. After living in Boston, Chicago, Venezuela and Florida she returned to Newburgh to spend her final days at home. She was a graduate of Vasser School of Nursing and worked in many areas. She started her career at Mass. General Hosp. and ended it at Columbia Hosp. in Fla. She is sadly and deeply missed by her family friends and the many lives she touched along the way.


Posted by Sandra Petro Hart

   DuBois, Thomas

Thomas DuBois was killed in a drowning accident on Orange Lake in Dec, 5th 1967 There is a Memoriam in the 1968 yearbook.


Posted by Bill Norvell 65

  Elting, James M. 

James M. Elting, former Chairman of the Accounting Department and Professor at Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry, died Saturday, June 26, 1999 at Westchester Medical Center. He was 47. Mr. Elting was born in Newburgh, NY on February 1, 1952, the son of William and Elizabeth (Bannon) Elting. He was a graduate of the Newburgh Free Academy and held a BBA in Accounting from Sam Houston State University, and an MBA in Taxation from Pace University. He is the former Chairman of the Accounting Department and was an accounting Professor at Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry. Prior to his association with Mercy College he worked at Kane-Miller Corp. in Tarrytown, Publiker in Greenwich, CT and at Texaco. He also had a private CPA practice in Hawthorne for many years. Mr. Elting was a member of Holy Rosary Church in Hawthorne, and served on the church council for many years. Mr. Eltingės wife, Katherine Johnson Elting predeceased him. He is survived by a son, Gregory Elting of Hawthorne; a son from a later marriage, Stephen Elting of Fishkill; a sister, Judy Holbrook of Cornwall, NY; and 2 brothers, Robert Elting of Providence, RI and Timothy Elting of Salem, VA. Resting Tuesday from 7-9 pm only and Wednesday 7-9 pm only at Beecher Funeral Home, Pleasantville. Mass of Christian Burial Thursday 10 am, Holy Rosary Church, Hawthorne. Interment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne. Donations in his memory may be made to Rosary Hill Home, 600 Linda Ave., Hawthorne, NY 10532. or the James M. Elting Memorial Fund c/o Mercy College 555 Broadway Dobbs Ferrry NY 10522 BEECHER FUNERAL HOME Pleasanville  (914)769-0001


Posted by Pauline Rute Hall 52

     Michael P. Fayo entered into eternal rest on Friday, October 4, 2013 at Westchester Medical Center in Vahalla. He was 61 years old. The son of Michael L. and Genevieve (Lastowski) Fayo, Jr., Michael was born on October 2, 1952 in Newburgh, NY. He was a graduate of NFA class of 1970 and earned his associates degree from OCCC. Michael served his country in the U.S Army Reserves. He was a self employed contractor. Michael was a member of the Town of Newburgh Planning Board from 1996 to 2002. He served as Chairman from 1998 to 2002. He was a stand out baseball player, having graduated from the Tarr Oval Baseball program. Mike loved to play golf when he could and was one of the charter members of the “Acapulco Golfing Club”. He was member and past exalted ruler of the Newburgh Elks BPOE 247. Mike was also an inspector for the New York State Athletic Commission from 1997 until present. Michael was a loving son and brother. He was beloved “Spanky” to his cousins and friends. He will be missed by all who knew him. He is survived by his sister Michele Fayo of Newburgh, several Aunts and Uncles, many cousins and friends and his beloved dog Diesel. Michael was predeceased by his parents. Visitation will be held on Sunday, October 6 from 2 to 8 pm at Brooks Funeral Home, 481 Gidney Ave., Newburgh. The Elks will hold a service at 7:30pm during visitation. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 am on Monday, October 7 at Sacred Heart Church. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Michael’s name to The Ralph Petrillo, Sr. Scholarship Fund 336 Fostertown Road, Newburgh, NY 12550.


Posted by Pauline Rute Hall 52

        Fogarty, Patrick William

Patrick William Fogarty of New Windsor, loving father, husband, brother, godfather, uncle, and friend to so many, passed away on Saturday afternoon, July 23, 2011, after a heroic seven-year battle with cancer. The son of the late James E. and Dorothy Beyer Fogarty, he was born August, 30, 1952 in Newburgh. A lifelong resident of New Windsor, Pat was best known as a long time trusted mortgage broker in the Newburgh community for more than 20 years, owning PJ Fogarty Mortgage Services for over a decade. He previously owned the Fishkill location of Fogarty Shoe Store. Active in the community he loved so much, he gave back by being a board member of Family Counseling Services for many years, and could often be found playing basketball with friends old and new in New Windsor on Sunday mornings. Perhaps his proudest accomplishment was being awarded "Greatest Dad and Best Man on the Planet" in July, 2011, following careful consideration by a selection panel made up of his wife and daughters. Survived by his devoted wife, Penny Tamsen Fogarty; his daughter, Paige Fogarty of Brooklyn; his daughter and son-in-law, Erin Fogarty and Daniel Bittner, also of Brooklyn; his sister and brother-in-law, Kathleen and George Stradar; his brother and sister-in-law, James E. and Colleen Fogarty Jr.; his sister and brother-in-law, Mary and John Angell, all of Newburgh, and many nieces and nephews. In keeping with his wishes, a wake will be held Tuesday, July 26, from 4-7 p.m. at Brooks Funeral Home, 481 Gidney Ave., Newburgh. A Memorial Service to celebrate his incredible life will take place on Wednesday, July 27, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Cremation will be private at Cedar Hill Crematory. Pat's daughters will honor their beloved dad by continuing to fundraise for the American Cancer Society, in the hopes of one day finding a cure. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Pat's amazing caregivers, the Kaplan Family Hospice Residence, 1 Sunrise La., Newburgh, NY 12550. Arrangements by Brooks Funeral Home; 845-561-8300 or www.BrooksFH.com


Posted by JoAnn Zgrodek 66

   Gross, Carol Ann Cripe

Carol Ann Gross Cripe, of Dunnellon, Fla., a secretary for Florida Farm Bureau of Marion County, died May 28, 2006 at Ocala Regional Medical Center. She was 54. She was born in Newburgh, N.Y., moved Fitzgerald, Ga. and then to Dunnellon, Fla. in 1987. She was a member of College Road Baptist Church, Ocala, Fla. Survivors include her husband Jamie Cripe of Dunnellon, Fla.; mother, Frances Gross of Dunnellon; sons, David F. Estabrooks and Todd Cripe and daughter, Emily Sutherland all of Columbus, Ga.; sisters, Linda Connell of Tifton, Ga., Betty Ray of Nashville, Ga., Donna Teaque of Valdosta, Ga. and Terri Sims of Key West, Fla.; and four grandchildren. She was predeceased by her father, Otto Gross and brother, Alan Gross. Arrangements by Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Timber-Ridge Chapel. 352-873-4114


Posted by Pauline Rute Hall 52

     Gustafson, Kenneth Roy

Kenneth Roy Gustafson of Newburgh, passed away on Saturday, August 21, 2010, at the Kaplan Family Hospice Residence, Newburgh. He was 58. Son of Sue Hill Rogers and the late Kenneth L. Gustafson, he was born January 29, 1952, in Glen Cove, Long Island, NY. He married Frances C. Gustafson on December 10, 1988, who survives at home. "Roy was a man of few words but great heart." He graduated from of the University of Bridgeport with a degree in Manufacturing Engineering and worked for Spence Engineering. He was a lifetime member of Grace United Methodist Church, Newburgh, where he served as a lay leader and speaker. He was also an active member of the Boy Scouts for many years. In addition to his loving wife of 21 years, he is survived by his daughter, Carla Chilton and her husband, Peter of Greenfield, MA; stepdaughter, Jennifer Stanton of Toledo, OR; sister, Barbara Tudor and her husband, Chuck of New Windsor; brother, Bruce Gustafson and his wife, Amy of West Hurley; sisters-in-law, Doris Marino of Cocoa, FL, and Laura Penny of Peoria, AZ; granddaughters: Justine Shatney of Portland, OR, Julia Shatney of Talent, OR, Jamie Shatney of Toledo, OR; many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., Monday, August 23, at Brooks Funeral Home, 481 Gidney Ave., Newburgh. A Graveside Service will take place at 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, August 24, at Woodlawn Cemetery, New Windsor. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Roys memory may be made to Grace United Methodist Church, 468 Broadway, Newburgh, NY 12550.


Posted by Pauline Rute Hall 52

    Heft, Robert Henry

Robert Henry Heft, of Brownsvalley, CA a self employeed plumber for over 30 years and a long time resident of California, died November 30, 2004 at Rideout Hospital. He was 52. Born on October 9, 1952 in Illinois, Robert lived most of his childhood in New Windsor. He was an Airforce Veteran and a member of E. Clampus Vitus Clampers- Grass Valley/ La Porte Chapters. Survivors include his mother, Delores Heft and father, Lincoln Heft of Sarasota, FL; brother, Rusty Heft of New Windsor, NY; sister, Patricia Lella of Sacramento, Ca; significant ofhter and life long companion, Mary Burnett of Brownsvalley, CA; two nieces and two nephews. Memorial service will be on Saturday, December 4, 2004 at 11 a.m. at Sierra View Mortuary. Memorial contributions may be made to E.C.V. Grass Valley and La Porte Chapters or UC Davis Cancer Center.


Posted by Mary Connell 79 "Betsy Rall"

  Henderson, Christine Wilkinson

Christine Henderson Wilkinson,  passed away June 1, 1983. She was born on February 7, 1952 and married Chris Wilkinson, NFA Class of 1970.  They had a daughter Molly, and lived in the Boston/Plymouth, MA area at the time of her death.


Posted by Pauline Rute Hall 52

  Elizabeth T. Jordan Cullen, of Newburgh, a long time area resident, entered into rest on Sunday, November 17, 2013 in St. Luke's Hospital, Newburgh. She was 61. Liz was born July 11, 1952 in the Bronx to the late Thomas and Elizabeth (Middleditch) Jordan. She earned her Associate's Degree in Applied Science at Westchester Community College, and was currently a Licensed NYS Respiratory Therapist at St. Francis Hospital in Poughkeepsie. She also earned her RPSGT and was studying for her CSE (Certified Sleep Educator). Liz was a loving mother and grandmother, a devoted spouse, and a warm caregiver in her work. She was smart and funny and will be missed by her family always. Survivors include her husband, Jim Cullen, at home; her daughters, Amanda Ruiz of Monroe and Colleen Cullen of Newburgh; her brother, Bill Glennon of New Hampshire; and her grandson, Dale Weber of Chester. A Mass will be held in Sacred Heart Church, 26 Still Rd., Monroe, NY on a date to be determined. Burial of ashes will be in the family plot in Crest Haven Memorial Park, Clifton, NJ. In lieu of flowers, contribution in Liz's memory may be sent to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, PO Box 1893, Memphis, TN 38101-9950. Arrangements under the direction of Brooks Funeral Home. To send a personal condolence or further information, please visit www.Brooksfh.com or call 845-561-8300.


Posted by Lorraine Rute Cross 1955

   Kinsley, Kathryn Fraser

Kathryn Fraser Kinsley, age 54 of Woodbury, N.J., passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, January 13, 2007. Beloved wife of Robert D. Fraser Jr., she is also survived by her in-laws, Robert and Ethel Fraser, Sr.; brothers-in-law, Edward Fraser and Douglas Fraser and his wife, Jenise and many other family and friends who supported her during her struggles with cancer. Born and raised in Newburgh, she was the daughter of the late John and Marion (nee Lamey) Kinsley. Kathy was a graduate of Trenton State College and was Director of Education at Omega Institute in Pennsauken. Relatives and friends are invited to a memorial service at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, January 17, 2007 at Mantua United Methodist Church, 201 Mantua Blvd., Mantua, N.J. As an expression of sympathy, contributions in Kathryn's memory may be made to Samaritan Hospice, 5 Eves Dr. Suite 300, Marlton, NJ, 08053 or to Fox Chase Cancer Center, 7701 Burholme Ave., Philadelphia, PA. 19111. Arrangements are under the direction of Smith Funeral Home. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.smithfhmantua.com


Posted by Pauline Rute Hall 52

   Lamey, Susan

Susan Lamey, ... predeceased father, information obtained from obituary of father, James Lamey Class of 1945 died in 2001


Posted by Pauline Rute Hall 52

    Robert J. Laverty, a retired lieutenant from the department of corrections, and life-long resident of the area entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, June 4, 2013. He was 60 years old. The son of the late Robert Lyle and Ruth Wallace Laverty he was born on August 14, 1952 in Newburgh. Robert married Rosemarie Zgrodek, who resides at home, on October 30, 1976 at St. Francis of Assisi Church, Newburgh. "You will be sadly missed by your loving wife, children, beautiful granddaughter, family and friends. You were a great guy who will never be forgotten!" In addition to his wife, Rosemarie, Robert leaves behind to cherish his memory his daughter, Mindy Tito and her husband, Robert A. of Goshen, NY; his son, Robert Laverty and his wife, Kristy of Brewster, NY; granddaughter, Madison Rose; a sister, Susan Kenney of Cornwall; several nieces, nephews, brother and sisters-in-law, family and friends. Visitation will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday, June 9th at Brooks Funeral Home, 481 Gidney Ave., Newburgh, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Monday, June 10 at St. Francis of Assisi Church, Newburgh. In lieu of flowers, contributions to a memorial scholarship fund for his grandchildren in Roberts's memory may be made to: Robert J. Laverty Scholarship Fund, c/o Rosemarie Laverty, 216 Valley View Drive, Wallkill, NY 12589. To send a personal condolence or further information, please visit www.BrooksFH.com  or call 845-561-8300.


Posted by Pauline Rute Hall 52

  Lewis, Salina Smith

Salina Lewis Smith was born March 9, 1952, in Newburgh, and departed this life on Wednesday, February 9, 2011, at her residence. She was the only child of the late Berkley Lewis and Lillie Salyton Lewis. As a lifelong resident of Newburgh, she was educated in the Newburgh Enlarged City School District and graduated from Mt. Saint Mary's College in 1984 with a BA in English and minor in Philosophy and Special Education. In 2007, she retired from the Orange County Department of Social Services after nine years as a senior social case worker. Most recently she joined the Foster Grandparents Program. Those who knew Salina can attest to her passion for education and for serving her community. She was an advocate for women and children. This is reflected in her work with various local organizations which include the YWCA, The Newburgh Ministry, McQuade Children's Services, Saint Cabrini, Orange County Jail and the Headstart Program. She also was a substitute teacher for the Newburgh Enlarged City School District. Salina was an expert planner and fundraiser, and lent those abilities to organizations which resulted in receiving government grants. She attended the Trappagan School of Design, obtained her state license as a life insurance agent, a Master's degree in Theology and also trained as an LPN. Salina once said, "In order to have friends you have to be a friend." She was a friend to many in the city of Newburgh. She touched many lives and will be dearly missed. Survivors include her husband, Harvel O. Smith of Newburgh; daughter, Rebecca Davis of Atlanta, GA, and grandson, Justin C. Corporal of Atlanta, GA. Services will be held on Wednesday at 1 p.m., at House of Refuse Church DTRM, 127-131 Broadway, Newburgh, with Bishop Jeffrey C. Woody officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, New Windsor. Arrangements by Rhodes Funeral Home, 259 Walsh Ave., New Windsor; 845-569-1233


Posted by Bill Norvell 65

   Lincoln, Kevin    Born  Sept. 27, 1952    Died  Feb. 1976


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  Lukaczyn, Christine Dietrich

Christine Lukaczyn Dietrich, of Newburgh, N.Y. a computer technician assistant for Orange County Community College for 27 years and lifetime resident of the area, passed away Thursday, Nov. 11, 1999, at home. She was 46. The daughter of the late Peter and Anna Lukaczyn, she was born Feb. 21, 1953, in Newburgh. She was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Church, Newburgh, serving as a Eucharistic Minister; an instructor in the religious education program at St. Francis of Assisi Church; and former chairperson and staff member of Orange County Community College. Survivors include her husband, Ross Dietrich, at home; one daughter, Lisa Ann Dietrich-Garvey and her husband, Raymond of Warwick; one brother, Peter Lukaczyn Jr. and his wife, Patricia Marro Lukaczyn and their children, Daniel and Claire; one sister, Ann Marie Swanson and her husband, James and their daughter, Christa of California; one grandchild, Ryan Garvey; and two nephews, Paul and Matthew Eagleston. She was predeceased by one brother, Thomas Lukaczyn. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. today, Sunday, Nov. 14, at DiDonato-Brooks Funeral Home, 481 Gidney Ave., Newburgh. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 15, in St. Francis of Assisi Church, Newburgh. Cremation will be in Cedar Hill Crematory, Newburgh. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Town of Newburgh Animal Shelter, 645 Gidney Ave., Newburgh, N.Y. 12550; St. Francis of Assisi Church Restoration Fund, 145 Benkard Ave., Newburgh, N.Y. 12550; or Toys for Tots-USMC Stewart ANG Base 10, McDonald St., Newburgh, N.Y. 12550. Arrangements under the direction of DiDonato-Brooks Funeral Home, Newburgh.


Posted by Dom Colotti - '48

      Maguire, Hugh P.

Hugh P. Maguire, of Newburgh, passed away on Monday, February 19, 2007 at St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital, Newburgh Campus. He was 54. Son of the late Charles and Mary "Molly" Adair Maguire, he was born October 7, 1952 in Cornwall. He married Chrisbeth Santaniello Maguire on February 13, 1977 in St. Mary's Church, Newburgh, who survives at home. Hugh was a parishioner of St. Mary's Church, Newburgh; and a member of Bethlehem Rod & Gun Club. He was a laborer with Local 17, International Brotherhood of Laborers. In addition to his loving wife of 30 years, Chrisbeth, he is survived by his daughters, Heather R. Maguire and Kelly L. Maguire, both at home; brothers: Michael J. Maguire and his wife, Cathy of Newburgh, Charles T. Maguire and his wife, Nancy of Cornwall, and Joseph D. Maguire of Arizona; sisters, Sarah Rinaldi, and Briege Zelinka and her husband, David, both of Florida; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. Funeral service details will appear in tomorrow's paper. To send a personal condolence or for directions to the funeral home, please visit BrooksFH.com, or call 845-561-8300

Posted by Pauline Rute Hall 52 Sent recent picture


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     McCormack, Jeffrey  "Jeff"

Jeffrey McCormack "Jeff"  Lt. with NYSP and a good friend died 2005 - 2006

Posted by NANCY BUCCIERI  REST IN PEACE MY FRIEND


Posted by Dom Colotti 48

  McGowan, Christopher P.

Christopher P. McGowan, of Newburgh, entered into rest on Thursday, October 5, 2006 at Wingate at Fishkill, N.Y. He was 55. The son of the late John McGowan and Marie D'Angelo McGowan, Christopher was born June 25, 1951 in Newburgh, N.Y. He worked as an excavator for his brother. Survivors include his devoted and loving mother, Marie, at home; his sons, Brad and Christopher of Newburgh; daughter, Jennifer of Florida; stepson, Daniel Grecco; his siblings: John and his wife, Madeleine, of Wallkill, Rosanne Cochrane of Gardiner, Raymond of New Windsor and Steven and Anna of Walden. Chris is further survived by several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins who will miss him greatly. Visitation will be held on Sunday evening, October 8, 2006 from 6-9 p.m. at Doulin Newburgh Funeral Home, Inc., 318 N. Montgomery St., Newburgh, N.Y. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, October 9, at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, Newburgh, N.Y. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, New Windsor. Arrangements under the care of Christian D. Garrison of the Doulin Newburgh Funeral Home, Inc.


Posted by Domenick Colotti 48

   Olympia, Terry A. Scheer,

Terry A. Olympia-Scheer, of Newburgh, passed away on Tuesday, August 8, 2006 at home. She was 54. The daughter of Daniel and Alice Thueson Olympia, she was born June 16, 1954 in Newburgh. A family statement reads, "I savor every moment and I am happy to have such new wonderful memories even with the short time you spent with me. Love always and forever - Danielle. Having spent many years of her life in the state of Florida, Terry had a love for the Atlantic Ocean and developed a knack for boating and fishing. Her smile and infectious, youthful exuberance touched many people; she will be sadly missed by family and friends." She is survived by her daughter, Danielle Guastella and her husband Anthony of the Town of Newburgh; her parents Daniel and Alice Thueson Olympia of Edgewater, Fla.; four brothers, Dr. Daniel Olympia and his wife Cathy of Salt Lake City, Utah, Dean Olympia and his wife Linda of Pine Bush, Jay Olympia of Edgewater, Fla., Scott Olympia and his wife Maryann of Town of Newburgh; one sister, Nanette Olympia of San Francisco, Calif.; four nieces, Dina Olympia, Angela Olympia, Christina Olympia, Julianne Olympia; one nephew, Stephen Olympia. Predeceased by one son, Jonathan Scheer; her soul mate Daniel S. Scheer; and one nephew, Daniel Olympia. Visitation will be held on Sunday, August 13 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Hudson Valley Funeral Home, Inc., 239 Quassaick Ave. (Route 94), New Windsor. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Monday, August 14 in Sacred Hearth Church, Newburgh. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, New Windsor.

Posted by Danielle Guastella  Thank you for placing a wonderful picture of my mother in the Memorial, I know she loves it. Mom we miss you very much......Love, Danielle Guastella


Posted by Pauline Rute Hall 52

   Orts, Stephen  

Stephen Orts, of the Hamlet of Wallkill, a letter carrier for the United States Postal Service, Wallkill, and lifelong resident of the area, died Saturday, May 18, 1996 in New Windsor. He was 44. The son of Orville Mike and Margery Renaud Orts, he was born March 5, 1952 in Yonkers. He was a member of the Reformed Church of Shawangunk, Wallkill. Survivors include his parents of New Windsor, one brother, Jeffrey Orts of New Windsor and one nephew. There will be no visitation. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 1 at the Reformed Church of Shawangunk, Wallkill. The Rev. Paul Rueter will officiate. Burial will be private. Arrangements were made by the Quigley Brothers Funeral Home, Cornwall on Hudson. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Stephen Orts Memorial Fund c/o Reformed Church of Shawangunk, Hoagerburg Road Hamlet of Wallkill.


Posted by Pauline Rute Hall 52

   Pacione, Priscilla Shumski  Born  April 19,1952 Died  May 1977 in Nbg.


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  Phillips, Gary R. Sr.

Gary R. Phillips, Sr., of New Windsor, entered into rest on Friday, July 23, 2010 at the Kaplan Family Hospice Residence, Newburgh. He was 58. Son of Elizabeth Stotesbury Phillips and the late Robert Phillips, he was born on January 29, 1952 in Newburgh. Gary was a graduate of Newburgh Free Academy (see Camera Shy) and was a driver for Dial-A-Bus for the Town of New Windsor. He is survived by his loving son, Gary R. Phillips, Jr. of Cornwall-on-Hudson; granddaughter, Lana Anne Marie Phillips of Cornwall-on-Hudson; sisters Linda Phillips of Georgia, Cathy Phillips of Florida and Nancy Phillips of Rochester NY. He was predeceased by his brother, Robert Phillips. Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday July 27 at Brooks Funeral Home 481 Gidney Ave. Newburgh. A prayer service will take place at 7:45 p.m. in the funeral home. Cremation will take place at Cedar Hill Crematory, Newburgh. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Gary's memory may be made to the Kaplan Family Hospice Residence 1 Sunrise Lane Newburgh NY 12550


Posted by Pauline Rute Hall 52

   Pickett, Perry

Governor Perry Pickett, a resident of Newburgh, N.Y. and a retired technician for IBM, Fishkill, died Wednesday, August 4, 2004 at St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital, Newburgh. He was 53. The son of George Roman Pickett Sr. and the late Sarah Kibe, he was born January 15, 1951 in Newburgh. He was a member of the World Wide Church of God, Middletown. Survivors include his father, George Roman Pickett Sr., and his stepmother, Grace Pickett, of Marlboro; two brothers, George Roman Pickett Jr. and his wife, Valerie, of San Dimas, Calif., and Benjamin Pickett of Newburgh; niece, Tanya Pickett of Colorado; nephew, Christopher Pickett of Missouri; and several step-brothers, sisters and a host of extended family near and far. Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, August 13 at Ebenezer Baptist Church, 76 First Street, Newburgh. The Pastor, George H. Smith, will officiate. Cremation will be at the convenience of the family. Rhodes Funeral Home, 259 Walsh Ave., New Windsor, entrusted with professional arrangements. Visit our websitewww.rhodesfuneralhomes.com


Posted by Bill Norvell 65

     Raab, William C. Jr.  "Billy"

William C. "Billy" Raab Jr., a lifelong resident of Newburgh, entered into rest on Thursday, February 24, 2005 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern. He was 54. Son of the late William C. Raab Sr. and Marion Gibb Rabb who survives, he was born June 1, 1951 in Newburgh. Billy graduated from Newburgh Free Academy and was a truck driver for Ziek's Trucking. A family statement reads, "Billy lived life to the fullest. He loved playing his guitar and writing songs. He had the 'gift of gab.' May he rest in peace. He will be sadly missed." Survivors include his mother, Marion Raab of Port Orange, FL; his daughter, Autum Amber Raab of Dania, FL; his sisters, Theresa Lagoy of Port Orange, FL, Diana Valentine and her husband James of Wallkill, NY; his brother Bobby Raab and his companion Karen of Hampton Lake, FL; his nieces, Chloe Raab and Kaitlin Davis Raab of Hampton Lake, FL, Summer Valentine and Stacie Blasko of Wallkill, NY, Barbara Rainey and Patty Bates of Newburgh, Kim Schaefer of Albany, NY; his nephews, Sterling Raab (twin of Chloe) of Hampton Lake, FL, Stephen Schultz Jr. of Wallkill, NY, Patrick Rainey of Daytona Beach, FL. A memorial service will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family. Cremation will take place at Cedar Hill Crematory. Services are under the direction of Brooks-DiDonato Funeral Home, 481 Gidney Ave., Newburgh, NY 12550. Memorial donations may be made on Billy's behalf to Rondout Valley Animals for Adoption, 4628 Route 209, Accord, NY 12404. To send a personal condolence, please visit Brooks-DiDonato.com.


Posted by Cyndy (Rossi) 73

    Rossi, Linda Roscoe

Linda J. Roscoe, Formerly of Newburgh, N.Y. Funeral Services for Linda J. Roscoe, 53, of Ormond Beach, Fla., who died Wednesday, June 7, 2006, was held Saturday, June 10, 2006, with Fr. Richard Grasso officiating in the chapel of Lohman Funeral Home Ormond, 733 W. Granada Blvd, Ormond Beach, Fla. Linda was born on October 30, 1952 in Brooklyn, N.Y. She was Catholic. Linda was a real estate agent for Watson Realty in Ormond Beach, Fla. She was also the co-owner of Ronlyn's Lawn Care. Linda enjoyed collecting roses. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Layla Roscoe. Linda is survived by her husband of 24 years, Ronnie; her sons, Anthony Masiero (Amber) of Wilmington, N.C. and Aryan Roscoe of Ormond Beach, Fla.; her parents, Fred and Rosaria Rossi of Cornwall; her brother, Thomas Rossi of Miami, Fla.; her sisters, Pat VanStrander (Bruce) of Newburgh, and Ellen Pierce (John) of Palm Coast, Fla.; her grandson, Aaron Masiero of Wilmington, N.C., and several nieces and nephews. Remembrances may be made in Linda's memory to Hospice of Volusia/Flagler, 3800 Woodbriar Trail, Port Orange, FL 32129.


Posted by Dom Colotti - '48

   Seymour, Gary  

Gary Seymour, of Wallkill, a lifetime resident of the area, entered into rest on Tuesday, March 20, 2007 in Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, N.Y. He was 54. Son of the late John and Mary Conners Seymour, he was born November 28, 1952 in Newburgh, N.Y. Gary proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. He attended SUNY New Paltz where he obtained his B.S. in Zoology, as well as Life Chiropractic in Georgia, where he earned his Doctorate Degree in Chiropractic Medicine. He served as Director for the not-for-profit organization Hudson Valley Wildlife, coached for the Newburgh Nuclears American Legion, and was a member of the New Windsor Rockets Baseball Club. Gary will be remembered as a free-spirited individual who loved the outdoors. He was a devoted "uncle" to ALL children, and above all else, was thoughtful and giving. Perhaps you have something from Gary in your home. Survivors include his loving wife, JoAnn, at home; his son, John Graham Seymour; two daughters, Edna May Seymour and Heidi Mary Conners Seymour; nieces and nephews: Sean Seymour and his wife, Gina, Ryan Seymour and his wife, Dyani, Jennifer Seymour, and Alexandra and Shane Rightmeyer; great-nieces and nephews, Sydney Rayne Seymour and Jack Seymour; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Edna and Carl Schiefer; sister-in-law, Joanne Seymour; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Ed and Heidi Rightmeyer; brother-in-law, Eugene Schiefer; and best friends and godfathers to his three children: John Babcock, John Martin and Ed Rightmeyer. Gary was also a devoted godfather to Kari Martin, Jennifer Seymour and Shane Rightmeyer. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, John T. Seymour. Visitation will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, March 25 at Brooks Funeral Home, 481 Gidney Ave., Newburgh. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Monday, March 26 in St. Francis of Assisi Church, Newburgh. Burial with military honors will follow in Calvary Cemetery, New Windsor. A scholarship fund will be set up in Gary's name at Wallkill High School for a Zoologist major. Please send memorial contributions for this fund to Hudson Valley Wildlife, 23 Factory St., Montgomery, NY 12549

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   Shaw, George Joseph III   

George Joseph Shaw III, Newburgh, N.Y. a civil service employee of the U.S. Military Academy and Castle Point Veteran's Administration, entered into rest Monday, December 16, 2002 at home. He was 51. The son of Madeline Dolores Juba Shaw and the late George Joseph Shaw Jr., he was born April 30, 1951 in Newburgh. George was a graduate of Newburgh Free Academy, Class of 1970, and a parishioner of St. Francis Church, Newburgh. "George was a devoted son, brother, uncle and friend. He will remain in our memories forever young, a gentle giant whose love and concern encompassed all he knew." Survivors include his mother, Madeline Dolores Shaw at home; five brothers and sisters, Kathleen Esfahanian of Essex, Conn., Gregory Shaw of Newburgh, Lorraine Decker of Newburgh, Timothy Shaw of New Windsor and Madelyn Sutcliffe of Newburgh; nieces and nephews Eileen Vittiglio, Eric and Kristen Esfahanian, Gregory, Colleen and Bridget Shaw, Katie Decker, Timothy, Joseph and Robert Shaw, and Lauren, Bethany and Garrett Sutcliffe; and a great-niece, Alexa Vittiglio. He was predeceased by his father, George J. Shaw Jr. and a brother, James Gregory Shaw. Family will receive their friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, December 18, at the Brooks-DiDonato Funeral Home, 481 Gidney Ave., Newburgh. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Thursday, December 19 at St. Francis Church, Newburgh. Burial of ashes will be in Calvary Cemetery, New Windsor. To send a personal condolence or for directions to the funeral home, please visit www.Brooks-DiDonato.com.


Posted by James R Formato 65

   Silver, John B.   

John B. Silver, of Marlboro, a lifetime area resident, entered into rest on Sunday, October 28, 2012 in Vassar Bros. Hospital, Poughkeepsie. He was 61. Son of the late Roy and Joyce (Gibbs) Silver, he was born March 9, 1951 in Marion, NC. John Silver was a family man who loved his family and enjoyed life. John was a man who shared his many talents with anyone who needed a hand. All who knew him will remember his love for fast cars and racing, and enjoyed belonging to the National Hot Rod Association Division 1. Although his sons were the best gifts in his life, his grandson, Vincent John, gave him more joy than words could express. He was a man of few words, but John's actions spoke volumes and showed how caring he truly was. Survivors include his wife of forty years, Phylis E. Silver, at home; his two sons, John Brian and his wife, Nettie of Marlboro, and Jason Michael and friend, Eve Lincoln of Marlboro; grandson, Vincent John Silver of Marlboro; sister, Elizabeth Silver Morse and her husband, Thomas of Fletcher, NC; nieces and nephews: Amy Seymour, Michael Seymour, and Shelley; and great-nephews, Ethan and Quintan Blackwood. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, November 1 at Brooks Funeral Home, 481 Gidney Ave., Newburgh. Prayers will be offered at 11 a.m. on Friday, November 2 at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, New Windsor. To send a personal condolence or further information, please visitwww.Brooksfh.com  or call 845-561-8300.


Posted by Linda Stafford Deagostino 1973

  Stafford, Gary

Gary Stafford - Gary passed away Nov. 5th 1992


Posted by Pauline Rute Hall 52

  Taggart, Robert T.  "Tiger"

Robert T. "Tiger" Taggart, of Newburgh, passed away on Sunday, February 24, 2008 at St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital, Newburgh Campus. He was 56. Son of the late Ewance and Violet Tuttle Taggart, he was born October 16, 1951 in Newburgh. He was married to Mary Anne Kocot Taggart, who survives at home. In addition to his loving and devoted wife, Mary Anne, he is survived by his loving and adored son Kyle Ryan Taggart at home; and his sister, Virginia Taggart of Homewood, IL. He was predeceased by his sister, Nancy Taggart. Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday, February 27 at Brooks Funeral Home, 481 Gidney Ave., Newburgh, NY 12550. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Thursday, February 28 in St. Mary's Church, Newburgh. Cremation will follow Cedar Hill Crematory, Newburgh. Memorial contributions in Robert's name may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN, 38105.


Posted by Pauline Rute Hall 52

      Tucker, Raymond 

Raymond Tucker, a resident of the Town of Newburgh, N.Y. died Saturday, February 21, 2004 at home. He was 51. Born March 15, 1952 in Newburgh, he was the son of the late Harold Tucker and Frances Thompson Tucker, and the husband of Linda Groff Tucker. Ray was the former owner of Protemp Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc. He belonged to the Bethlehem Rod and Gun Club and the Southern Catskill Anglers. He is survived by his loving wife, Linda; his mother, Frances Tucker of Newburgh; sons, Michael Tucker and his wife, Nicole, of Wallkill, and Shawn Tucker at home; daughter, Lisa Shuart and her husband, Jay, of Wallkill; mother-in-law, Eleanor Groff of New Windsor; brother, Irving Tucker of Newburgh; a sister, Carol Tucker of Newburgh; and two grandchildren, Tyler Tucker and Ellie Rue Shuart. The family will receive friends Wednesday, February 25 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at White and Venuto Funeral Home, 188 North Plank Rd. (Rte 32), Town of Newburgh. Funeral services will be Thursday, February 26 at 10 a.m. at Moulton Memorial Baptist Church, 20 Old Little Britain Rd., Newburgh. Pastor Jack Hyatt will officiate. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, New Windsor. In lieu of flowers, kindly make memorial contributions to American Cancer Society, (Earmark for Brain Cancer Research), 419 East Main St., Wisner Professional Building, Suite 307B, Middletown, N.Y. 10940-2552. Funeral arrangements under the direction of White and Venuto Funeral Home.

Posted by Tom Cifarelli 66 Ray Tucker, died at his home in Wallkill, NY of Cancer Feb 2004. Myself and Joe Babcock attended the viewing. Ray was loved by many as proven by the fact over 1000 people attended his wake. Ray was married to NFA alumni Linda Groff, and also had 2 sons and a daughter.


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    Wangner, Joanne A.  

Joanne A. Wangner, of New Windsor, retired as a Library Page for the Newburgh Free Library and lifetime area resident, entered into rest on Monday, June 11, 2012 in Beacon. She was 61. The daughter of the late Philip F. and Anita W. Wangner, she was born April 30, 1951 in Glen Ridge, NJ. Joanne graduated from Newburgh Free Academy and Ellen Cushing Junior College and was a lifelong member of the Newburgh SPCA. She is survived by her siblings, Alden W. Wangner and his wife Mary Beth of Woodbridge, VA, Philip F. Wangner III, and Maureen Hazel of LaGrange; four nieces, two nephews, six great-nieces and three great-nephews. Visitation will be held from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 17 at Brooks Funeral Home; 481 Gidney Ave. Newburgh, with a funeral service commencing at 2:30 p.m. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, New Windsor. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions on Joanne's behalf may be sent to Newburgh SPCA, 564 Little Britain Rd., Newburgh, NY 12550; or The Philip Wangner Memorial Scholarship, c/o Hudson Heritage FCU, 2 Corwin Ct., Newburgh, NY 12550. To send a personal condolence or for further information, please visit www.Brooksfh.com or call 845-561-8300.


Posted by Rose Cadden, Class of 1986

    Washington, Danny Ray "Butterfly"

Danny Ray "Butterfly" Washington, a 60 year resident of Newburgh, NY, died Sunday November 20, 2011 at St Luke's Cornwall Hospital, Newburgh campus. He was 62. Danny was born November 5, 1949 in Roseboro, NC to the late Ella Mae Hancock and Cleveland Cooper. He was a 1970 graduate of Newburgh Free Academy and a longtime supporter of the athletic department. He was the unofficial coach at the basketball and football games. Everyone was a "Rookie". "I float like a butterfly and sting like a bee" was his saying. Everyone loved him and he will be greatly missed, yet not forgotten. Left to cherish his memory, brothers, Earl D. Butler Sr. and Harris M. Butler both of Newburgh, Cleveland Washington and wife, Carolyn of Kansas, MO, Glaron Monk and wife, Terry of Hudson, NY; sisters, Reverend Dr. Gloria Caster and husband, James of Jacksonville, FL, Patricia Parker and husband, Jerry of Roseboro, NC, Audrey L. Hancock of Newburgh and Margo Cooper of Salemburg, NC; also survived by three aunts: Minora "Aunt Babe" Williams of Salemburg, NC, Julianne Carlow of Tucson, AZ and Shirley McClean of Willingboro, NJ; Guardian angel and cousin, Constance Culberth of Newburgh and a host of nieces nephews and many friends. In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his stepfather, William Hancock; stepmother, Sarah Cooper; a brother, Michael Gilcreist; sisters, Yvonne Hancock Barnes and Linda Cooper and niece, Deatrick Castor Harper. Callings hours will be 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Monday November 28 at Ebenezer Baptist Church, 76 First Street, Newburgh. Services will be held at 1 p.m. at the church. Reverend Dr. Gloria Castor will officiate. Interment will be at Woodlawn Cemetery, New Windsor, NY. 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

NFA Sports Will Not Be The Same Without You Butterfly. Thank You for the Memories. Rest in Peace.


Posted by Pauline Rute Hall 52

     Diane B. Weisner Gaffney of Newburgh entered into rest on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 after a fourth battle of Metastic Breast Cancer at Kaplan Family Hospice Residence in Newburgh. She was 61. She was the daughter of the late Robert Gordon and Estella M.T. Weisner, Diane was born November 1, 1951 in Newburgh. Diane was an employee at Mastercraft Inc. for fourteen years. Prior, she traveled and lived in Norfolk , VA, New Salem, PA and Natchitoches, LA. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church. She loved good books, great music, dirt track, Nascar and Harley's. Diane's greatest gifts to life were her children and her volunteer work at the church. Diane left this quote " I am leaving this world the way I was born, as a free spirit and a roadrunner" Survivors include her son, Shawn G. Weisner and daughter, Jennifer S. Gaffney. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Diane's memory to the American Cancer Society, www.cancer.org/donate, Grace United Methodist Food Pantry, 468 Broadway, Newburgh, NY 12550 or to Pet's Alive in Middletown, NY, www.petsalive.com.
Visitation: No Visitation - Service: Grace United Methodist Church: Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013 Cemetery: Cedar Hill Crematory


List of above - Please Help if you know of others or have information..

Altopiedi, Philip Joseph Jr.
Anderson, Ernest J.
Badger, Eugene Alanson (Alan)
Barksdale, Deberah Marie Toussaint
Barnett, Gary R. Sr.
Barr, Bruce
Bianco, Nicholas J.
Burger, Harvey "Burg"
Brown, Timothy W. Brown "Tim"
Cavallo, Joseph M.
Chauncey, Vicki Ann Partington
Cohen, Paula Lynn
Constable, Thomas W. Jr.
Curry, Carolyn D.
Davis, Richard Michael
Dennis, Kathleen A.
DuBois, Thomas
Elting, James M.
Fayo, Michael
Fogarty, Patrick William
Gross, Carol Ann Cripe
Gustafson, Kenneth Roy
Heft, Robert Henry
Henderson, Christine Wilkinson
Jordan, Elizabeth T. Cullen
Kinsley, Kathryn Fraser
Lamey, Susan
Laverty, Robert J.
Lewis, Salina Smith
Lincoln, Kevin
Lukaczyn, Christine Dietrich
Maguire, Hugh P.
McCormack, Jeffrey  "Jeff"
McGowan, Christopher P.
Olympia, Terry A. Scheer
Orts, Stephen
Pacione, Priscilla Shumski
Phillips, Gary R. Sr.
Pickett, Perry
Raab, William C. Jr.  "Billy"
Rossi, Linda Roscoe
Seymour, Gary
Shaw, George Joseph III
Silver, John B.
Stafford, Gary
Taggart, Robert T.  "Tiger"
Tucker, Raymond
Wangner, Joanne A.
Washington, Danny Ray "Butterfly"
Weisner, Diane B. Gaffney