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Posted by Pauline Rute Hall 52

  Alongi, Charles

Charles Alongi, of Montgomery, N.Y. an environmental engineer for Chazen Companies in Poughkeepsie and six-year area resident, died Jan. 12, 2006 unexpectedly in an automobile accident. He was 45. The son of the late Vito Alongi and Giovanna Caruanna, he was born Nov. 29, 1960 in Newburgh. He was a member of St. Paul's RC Church. Survivors include his beloved wife Shari Sysol Alongi at home; his three loving sons, Austin, Adam and Alex also at home; his loving brothers, Anthony Alongi and wife Cindy of Montgomery, Lenny Alongi and wife Michelle of Virginia; and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held on Sunday, January 15 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the William M. Gagan Funeral Home, Inc., 1525 Burlingham Rd., Pine Bush. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Monday, January 16 at St. Paul's RC Church, Bullville. Father Patrick McGuigan, O. Carm will officiate. Cremation will be in Cedar Hill Crematory, Newburgh. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Educational Trust Fund for the Alongi Children, Shari Alongi c/o William M. Gagan Funeral Home, PO Box 776, Pine Bush, NY 12566. Arrangements were made by the William M. Gagan Funeral Home, Inc. For directions or information, please visitwww.wmgaganfuneralhome.com


Posted by Pauline Rute Hall 52

    Anniballi, Bruce Z.

Bruce Z. Anniballi of the Town of Newburgh passed away on Friday, March 25, 2011 at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Manhattan. He was 51. The son of Richard and Wilma McQuiston Anniballi, Bruce was born on March 9, 1960 in Newburgh. Bruce is predeceased by his wife, Debra Foger Anniballi. He is survived by his parents of New Windsor; two sons, Stephen and Matthew Anniballi of Newburgh; three brothers: David Anniballi and his wife, Fran of Chelmsford, MA, Mark Anniballi and his wife, Cindy of Boca Raton, FL, Dean Anniballi and his wife, Betty of Endicott, NY. Bruce is also survived by several nieces and nephews. The family extends a heart felt thanks to Virginia and Tom Wilson; Sue and John Manning; Peggy and Tom Scalli; Barbara and Brian Ferguson; Karen and Andy Csisack and Ginny and Dave Sandoval. Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 31, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at Hudson Valley Funeral Home, Inc., 239 Quassaick Ave., (Rte. 94), New Windsor, NY 12553. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 12 noon in the funeral home with the Rev. Robert Milson officiating. Cremation will take place at Cedar Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Bruce's name to Cornwall United Methodist Church, 196 Main St., Cornwall, NY 12518. Funeral arrangements are under the care of Anthony V.Cracolici of the Hudson Valley Funeral Home. 845-562-4411 or www.hudsonvalleyfh.com


Posted by Pauline Rute Hall 52

  Benish, Russell

Russell J. "Rusty" Benish, of East Stroudsbury, Pa., formerly of New Windsor, a manager with Shop Rite of Montague, N.J., entered into rest Monday, Nov. 13, 2000, at home. He was 40. The son of the late Patrick and Mildred Roe Benish, he was born July 8, 1960, in Newburgh. He was a 1978 graduate of Newburgh Free Academy. Survivors include his wife, Deborah Sladeski, at home; one son, Joshua Lander of Georgia; and two brothers, Patrick Benish of New Windsor and Michael Benish of Bogata, Columbia. Friends and relatives may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, at the Coloni Funeral Home, Route 9W, New Windsor. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, at St. Francis Church, Benkard Avenue, Newburgh. Interment will be in Mt. St. Francis Cemetery, New Windsor. Arrangements are under the direction of the Coloni Funeral Home, New Windsor.


Posted by Pauline Rute Hall 52

    Blue, Henry T. "True Blue" 

Henry T. Blue, aka "True Blue", commenced his rest on May 1, 2013. He was 52 years old.Son of Patrick and Mildred Edith (Hill) Blue, he was born September 6, 1960 in Newburgh, NY. He attended the Newburgh School District and graduated from Orange County Community College. He proudly served his country in the United States Army and was honorably discharged. Travis was a tractor trailer operator for many years. He was employed at AMSCAN in Chester, NY as a driver. He also owned and operated "Henry & Son Landscaping". He was known to lend a helping hand to all those he came in contact with. The best way to describe his kindness and compassion for others is like the "Good Samaritan". Travis leaves to cherish fond memories, his parents, Patrick and Mildred Edith (Hill) Blue of Newburgh, NY; a daughter, Tierra Blue-Rand and a son, Henry Travis Blue Jr., both of Newburgh, NY; two devoted sisters: Janice Leigh Blue of Thousand Oakes, CA and Alice Pamela (Blue) Caldwell, aka "Kiddo", (Ezra) of Newburgh, NY; one granddaughter, Thailar Blue-Rand, several step-children (by Laura Cherry), one nephew, Demetrius Caldwell; one niece, Casey Caldwell; several aunts and uncles and a host of cousins. He also leaves behind special people in his life, namely: Cindy Blue "Cuz", Phillip Owens, Clinton B., Charles Louis, Herbie Hill, Jessie Currie "Brick" and last, but not least, his high school sweetheart and the love of his life, Helen Marie Murphy. He was preceded in death by his sister, Patricia Blue; his maternal grandparents, Flossie Hill-Brown and Lacey Herring; paternal grandparents, Katie and Owen Blue and the mother of his son, Laura Cherry. Calling hours will be held from 5 to 7 p.m., Monday, May 1st at Mount Carmel Church of Christ Disciples of Christ Church, 1524 Route 300 in Newburgh, NY. Funeral Services will be held at 7 p.m., at the church. Elder Thermond Herring will officiate. Burial, with full military honors, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 7th at Orange County Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Goshen, NY. Professional services were entrusted to Rhodes Funeral Homes, 259 Walsh Avenue, New Windsor, NY 12553.


Submitted by Rhonda Armwood

      Brown, Annette Henry

Annette Brown Hendry, entered into rest on Sunday, June 21, 2009 in Palm Beach, Fla. She succumbed to injuries from an automobile accident. Obituary is forthcoming.

Posted by Pauline Rute Hall 1952 - Annette Brown Hendry entered into rest on Sunday, June 21, 2009 in Palm Beach, Fla. She succumbed to injuries from an automobile accident. ST. LUCIE COUNTY — A 48-year-old Apopka woman who died following a Sunday crash on Florida’s Turnpike has been identified as Annette Hendry, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Hendry was a passenger in a 2009 Jeep that was northbound on the turnpike about 3:22 p.m. In the outside right lane when the incident occurred, an FHP release states. A northbound 1994 Dodge pick-up truck in the same lane as the Jeep experienced a “left rear tire failure,” sending tire debris into the inside through lane and slowing traffic. A 1999 Chrysler Sebring driven by a 28-year-old Viera woman failed to identify slowing traffic because of driver error and swerved into the Jeep’s path. That caused the Jeep to swerve to avoid a collision. The Sebring went airborne in the shoulder and ended up in a ditch. The Jeep, driven by Fredrick Hendry, 48, also went airborne and crashed into an embankment head on. The Chrysler, which also carried a passenger, and Jeep didn’t collide during the incident. The pick-up driver wasn’t hurt, while the Chrysler occupants and Fredrick Hendry sustained injuries described in the FHP release as “non-incapacitating.” Annette Hendry was pronounced dead at Lawnwood Regional Medical Center & Heart Institute in Fort Pierce. The crash remains under investigation and charges have not been filed.


Posted by Pauline Rute Hall 52

Buckner, Lori Cosentino  

Lori Buckner Cosentino, a Food Service Provider working with the Newburgh Enlarged City School District and Hannaford's, and lifelong resident of the area, entered into rest at St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital, Newburgh Campus on Saturday, October 29, 2005. She was 46. The daughter of Clint Buckner and the late Jean Buckner, who entered into rest on January 24, 2000, Lori was born September 26, 1959 in Newburgh, N.Y. She is survived by her father of the Town of Newburgh; her devoted and loving ex-husband, Giuseppe Cosentino of the city of Newburgh; three daughters: Rachel Cosentino and her companion, Cory, of the Town of Newburgh; Kristin Cosentino and Maria Cosentino, both living at home with their mom; one sister, Susan Johansson and her husband, Dr. Jan, of Poughkeepsie, N.Y.; and one niece, Erika Johansson of Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Visitation for family and friends will be held on Tuesday, November 1, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Engel Funeral Home, Inc., 5319 Route 9W, Middle Hope, N.Y. On Wednesday, November 2, family and friends will gather at the chapel in the Mausoleum at Cedar Hill Cemetery for a wake vigil at 10 a.m. Entombment will be in the Mausoleum at Cedar Hill. Funeral arrangements were made by the Engel Funeral Home, Inc. For directions or to send a condolence, please visit www.engelfuneralhome.com


Posted by Linda Miller Hook 77

  Carney, Ray (Rusty)

Ray Carney    passed away at the age of 32 in 1993 - Survived by Sister Rayanne Carney Crispell, Brother Kevin Carney NFA 75 , Sister Suzy Carney, + Brother Chris Carney.


Posted by Vicky Bell 80

                Coleman, Bruce W.

Bruce W. Coleman, 52, of Waterloo, died Saturday, June 16, 2012, at University Hospital. Born March 23rd, 1960. Bruce formerly worked for Orange County Department of Public Works. Surviving are his parents William and Eugena Coleman of Manlius and his brothers, James R. Crowley of Stanley, N.Y. and Christopher M. Coleman of Manlius. A graveside service was held at Evergreen Cemetery in Cazenovia. To send an online condolence, please visit www.taitfuneralhome.com


Posted by Pauline Rute Hall 52

Cote, Steven S.   

Steven S. Cote 52, of Ontario St. in Cohoes died Tuesday February 26, 2013 at his residence. Born in Newburgh, NY he was the son of the late Donat and Betty Jean Matava Cote' and beloved husband of Danka Jarosz of Cohoes. Steven graduated from Newburgh Academy and was a machine operator for Quad Graphics in Saratoga and a veteran of the United States Army In addition to his wife, he is survived by his adored children, Olivia and Bianca Cote', father and mother-in-law, Edward and Donna Jarosz of Clifton Park, several brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his infant angel son Gage Cote'. Funeral services are private and at the convenience of the family. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Fitzgerald Funeral Home, Ltd 105 Vliet Blvd Cohoes NY.


Posted by Pauline Rute Hall 52

     Fitzpatrick, Kevin James   

Kevin James Fitzpatrick, lifelong resident of Newburgh where he graduated from St. Francis of Assisi School and Newburgh Free Academy. Kevin was the son of Nicholas Francis and Margaret Elizabeth McCann Fitzpatrick; both parents predeceased their son. Kevin entered into rest on Thursday, April 12, 2012 at Kaplan Family Hospice Residence, Newburgh. He was 51 years old. He was married to Barbara Anne Wall. He was born April 30, 1960 in Newburgh. Kevin worked as a Product Disbursement Engineer until recently disabled. Kevin had several special hobbies that included breeding Bearded Dragon Lizards and Snakes, and took great pride in caring for both fresh and saltwater aquariums in his home. Kevin conquered early addictions to drugs to become a productive and joyful member of his church helping others to do the same. He attended Ecclesia Ministries of Newburgh where he was a board member of the church for several years. Kevin loved life, lived it fully and his favorite saying was "It's another good day for bad jokes" and told so many good and bad jokes. Survivors include his wife, Barbara A. Wall at home; stepsons, Christopher E.Wall of Viera, FL and Andrew R. Wall of Newburgh; brother, Daniel and his wife, Lorraine Fitzpatrick of Greenville NY; a number of nieces, nephews and cousins along with one Aunt Anne Gekakis of Marlboro NY. Kevin was predeceased by his parents and his sister, Patricia Miller. A memorial service for family and friends will be on Sunday, April 22 at 1:30 p.m. on the lawn in front of The Former Holden Home, 77 Grand St. Newburgh. Cremation was at Cedar Hill Cemetery Crematory, Newburgh. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Ecclesia Ministries of Newburgh, 98 Grand St., Newburgh, NY 12550. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Robert C. Engel of the Engel Funeral Home, Inc., Newburgh, NY. 845-562-1144. To send a note of condolence, please visit our web site at www.engelfuneralhome.com


Posted by Pauline Rute Hall 52

  Gaither, Darlene  

Darlene Virginia Gaither, 44, of Winchester, Va., who worked for Southland Corporation, died November 19, 2005 at Winchester Hospital Center. Friends may call Friday, November 25 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Zion Baptist Church, 10 Josephine Street, Berryville, Va. Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Zion Baptist Church, Berryville, Va. Interment to follow at Mount Hebron Cemetery in Winchester, Va. Darlene was born December 27, 1960 in West Islip, N.Y. to Blanche (Goodman) Gaither and the late Robert S. Gaither Sr. Darlene was a faithful member of Zion Baptist Church in Berryville where she was active with the missionary of the church. Darlene attended public schools in Newburgh, N.Y. graduating from Newburgh Free Academy. Shortly after her completing high school, the Gaither family moved to Winchester, Va., which became her home. A son predeced Darlene in death. Survivors include her mother, Blanche Goodman Gaither of Winchester, Va.; three brothers Robert Jr. of Winchester, Gary (Karen) of Leesburg, Va. and John (Laura) of Stephen City; one sister Teresha of Orlando, Fla.; eight nieces and two nephews to include two special nieces Dominque and Denaya and a special nephew, Malik. Memorial contributions may be made to Zion Baptist Church Youth Ministry, 10 Josephine Street, Berryville, Va. Arrangements by Loudoun Funeral Chapel of Leesburg


Posted by Pauline Rute Hall 52

   Gordon, Gloria Jean Lloyd  

Gloria Jean Gordon Lloyd, 51 years old, made her transition from St Luke's Hospital into the presence of the Lord early Sunday morning, October,2, 2011. Gloria was born in Washington, DC to the union of Willie Mae and the late Joseph R. Gordon Jr. Gloria with her mother and siblings moved to Newburgh in 1961. She attended the Newburgh District Schools. After graduating from NFA, she attended Prince George's Community College in Prince George County, MD, and Harriman College in Harriman, NY. After attending college, Gloria met and married James Lloyd II March 22, 1980. To this union two devoted and exceptional sons were born, James Lloyd III and Jermaine Christian Lloyd. Gloria was a member of Holy Temple. She sang in the Sunshine Band, Junior Choir and the Adult Choir. She loved singing and her favorite song was "I Have The Faith". Gloria loved the church, her Pastor and First Lady Beniot, but above all she loved Jesus Christ. Gloria was employed by St Francis Hospital in Beacon, NY as a unit secretary until she became ill, forcing her into retirement. Gloria was a quiet, sweet loving and kind person with a great personality and could be very funny at times. She will be greatly missed by all those that knew her. She is survived by her devoted mother, Minister Willie Mae King at home; two sons, James Lloyd III of Poughkeepsie, NY and Jermaine Lloyd of Newburgh, NY; husband, James Lloyd II of Schenectady; two brothers, Robert Gordon (Vera) of Troy, NY and Eddie Gordon of Newburgh, NY; (twins for life) one sister, Marlene Brown (Perry) of Newburgh, NY. Also survived by two special aunts, Dorothy Chambers of Capital Heights, MD, Juanita and uncle, Joe Phillips of Washington, DC. and a very special friend, Mr.Randal Johnson (Bongo); along with twelve grandchildren, and a host of relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her father, Joseph R. Gordon Jr; brothers, Joseph W. Gordon and Dwight Simpson; two sisters, Sheila Gordon and Deborah Lipscomb. Calling hours are 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at Holy Temple U.H.A. Church, 179 South Street, Newburgh, NY. Services 12 noon at the church. Elder Jerrelle Beniot Sr officiating. Interment at Cedar Hill Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Rhodes Funeral Homes, 259 Walsh Avenue, New Windsor, NY. "Committed To Being The Very Best". Call us anytime at (845) 569-1233


Posted by Pauline Rute Hall 52

  Harding, Melissa  

Melissa A. Harding. died January 15, 2008 after a long chronic illness that took her from us way too soon. Born May 4, 1960 in Cornwall, NY she grew up and lived all her life in Newburgh. She was a graduate of Newburgh Free Academy and Spencerian and Business School. She was a sweet, beloved daughter and sister. Everyone who knew her including all her nurses, doctors and therapists loved her. She had a special way about her that attracted people to her. Always had a smile no matter what was happening. Her pleasures in life, besides people around her, were her family and most loved animals. She especially loved hot air balloons and had a chance to go up in one a year and a half ago. She was thrilled and never stopped talking about it. And now she is above those clouds again. We love you Mitt and you will always be in our hearts and thoughts every day. You were so very special. You are and were the best anyone could ask for. Surviving are her mother Cecilia Harding; her sister Verna Kirwan (Tom); her brother William Harding (Patricia); her sister Jane Fitzpatrick (Charles) and her sister Brenda Harding; her beloved nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews; as well an Aunt and cousins who also survive her. Her adored father Vernon Harding predeceased her. Cremation will take place at Cedar Hill Crematory, Newburgh. Memorial services and a Christian Mass will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the National Kidney foundation - NKF Serving Greater New York, 30 E 33rd St FI3, New York, NY 10016 (1-800-622-9010) or the Humane Society, 2489 Albany Post Rd, Walden, NY 12586 ((845) 778-5115). Arrangements are under the direction of Brooks Funeral Home.


Submitted by Class of 1978

  Kane, Michael (Mickey)

Michael (Mickey) Kane,  passed away in December 28, 1991 while doing what he loved, flying. Family and friends yesterday packed St. Joseph's Catholic Church to remember pilot Michael "Mickey" Kane, who disappeared three weeks ago in a plan crash off the coast of Rhode Island.  Nearly 200 people attended the standing-room only service.  "As far as we're concerned, it (the service) will close the book," said Kane's father, Michael.  Kane, 31, of the Town of Newburgh and two other men are presumed dead after their 19-seat, twin-engine Beechcraft 1900 mysteriously went down in the Atlantic Ocean.  The three experienced pilots were on a training flight for Business Express airlines at the time of the crash.  Kane - an airline pilot for Business Express and flight instructor for AMR Services at Stewart Airport - and Michael Luries of Massapequa were trying to attain flight captain certification under the instruction of John E. Murphy Jr. of Dumont, N.J.  Matthew McMahon, a friend of Kane's, said the service "captured the essence of who Michael really was.  Now we can say farewell."  The Rev. John J. Maher, who officiated the ceremony, recalled baptizing Kane and later presiding at his wedding.  Maher also spoke of Kane's love of aviation and music.


Submitted by Class of 1978

   Lake, Jeff

Information from fathers obituary....Eric Lake of Kingston and formerly of Newburgh, died Sunday, August 6, 2006 at Westchester Medical Center. He was 48.  The son of Ralph and Dolores Anisky Lake, he was born October 22, 1957 in Newburgh. He was a longtime resident of the area.  Eric worked as an employee of Toys R Us in Middletown.  Survivors include father, Ralph Lake of Conway, S.C.; stepmother, Donna Lake of Conway, S.C.; mother, Dolores Lake of Middletown; sister, Stacy Mitchell of Chandler, Ariz.; one nephew; aunts, uncles and cousins.  He was predeceased by his brother, Jeffrey Lake. There will be no visitation.  Memorial service and burial of cremains will be held at a later date.  Cremation will take place at Ferncliff Crematory. Arrangments are by White and Venuto Funeral Home, 188 North Plank Rd. (Rt.32), Newburgh, NY 12550.


Posted by Pauline Rute Hall 52

    Mihalco, John

John Mihalco, of the Town of Newburgh, entered into rest on April 6, 2010 at home. He was 49. He was born to the late Emil and Helen Mihalco on July 6, 1960 in Abilene, TX. John was the owner of Mihalco Bros. Auto Repair in Newburgh with his brother, Emil. He graduated from N.F.A., loved hunting and fishing, was a member of the Wallkill Rod & Gun Club and was a parishoner of Sacred Heart Church. He is survived by his beloved wife, Nikki Mihalco, at home; son Justin Nixon; stepsons, William Kloss and Wayne Kloss and his wife Trina; one brother, Emil Mihalco and his wife Bernice of New Windsor; two sisters, Helen Mihalco of New Windsor and Barbara Mulleavy and her husband Robert of New Windsor; three grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Visitation will be held from 5 - 8 p.m. on Thursday April 8, at Brooks Funeral Home 481 Gidney Ave. Newburgh. A funeral service will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday evening. Cremation will be private.


Posted by Sharon Overton Wiedeck

   Overton, Rebecca

Rebecca Overton class of 1978 died Sept 3 1978 due to a car accident in Greene NY. She leaves behind her mother and father and two sisters and two brothers and one niece. She is deeply missed by family and friends.


Posted by Pauline Rute Hall 52

       Pirger, Nanette TerBush

Nanette Pirger TerBush, 51, passed away Friday, June 15, 2012. Visitation on Monday, June 18, 6pm to 8 pm at J. E. Foust & Son Funeral Home. Service: 3 p.m. Tuesday at Gateway Church, 700 Blessed Way, Southlake, Texas. Interment: Calvary Cemetery, New Windsor, N.Y. Memorials: Should friends desire, memorials may be given to Habitat for Horses Rescue Agency, www.habitatforhorses.org Nanette was born July 16, 1960, in Newburgh, N.Y., to Michael and Ophelia Pirger. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, sister and friend. Nanette loved riding horses and was the vice president of the North Tarrant Hunter Jumper Association. Nanette worked for American Airlines for over 25 years. Survivors: Husband, Andy TerBush; daughter, Brittany TerBush; son, Justin TerBush; and brothers, Tommy Pirger and wife, Nikki, and Danny Lampman.


Posted by Pauline Rute Hall 52

    Purdy, Dale

Dale A. Purdy, of Wallkill, a plant technician for Central Hudson Gas & Electric and lifetime resident of the area, died Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2000, at home. He was 39. The son of the late Ronald F. Sr. and Beatrice Schmidt Purdy, he was born May 18, 1960, in Newburgh. Mr. Purdy was a U.S. Navy Veteran; and member of New Hurley Reformed Church in Wallkill. Survivors include his wife, Tammy Cormann Purdy, at home; two daughters, Kelly Purdy and Courtney Lynn Purdy, both at home; one stepdaughter, Lisa Crinieri of Wallkill; one stepson, Paul Crinieri, at home; seven brothers, Ronald F. Purdy Jr. of Virginia, Frank W. Purdy III of Maryland, Scott E. Purdy Sr. of Newburgh, Dean D. Purdy of Blooming Grove, James P. Purdy of Pulaski, Ferdinand Purdy of Washingtonville and Robert J. Purdy of Tucson, Ariz.; and many nieces and nephews. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today, Friday, Jan. 21, at Millspaugh Funeral Home, 22 Bank St., Walden. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, in New Hurley Reformed Church, Wallkill. Burial will be in New Hurley Cemetery, Wallkill. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Fund for the College Education of Kelly and Courtney Purdy, c/o Key Bank, Wallkill, N.Y. 12589. Arrangements were made by Millspaugh Funeral Directors, Walden.


Posted by Pauline Rute Hall 52

       Rogers, Charles

Sgt. Charles "Chuck" W. Rogers Jr. of New Windsor, N.Y. with his family and friends at his side, died Sunday, July 14, 2002, at home. He was 42. Chuck was born in Cornwall Hospital on March 1, 1960, to Charles W. and Doris A. Irwin Rogers Sr. He grew up in New Windsor attending schools in Newburgh and graduated from Newburgh Free Academy in the Class of 1978. He entered the United States Army on November 27, 1978 serving our country as an SP 4 in the Military Police being Honorably Discharged on November 25, 1981. Chuck continued his career in law enforcement entering the City of Newburgh Police Department on June 2, 1983. In 1985 became a K-9 officer and working with his K-9 Officer "ARKO" he was promoted to Supervisor of the K-9 Corp serving until 1989. In 1991 he was promoted to Sergeant which was the rank he retained. During his almost 20 years of service to the City of Newburgh, Sgt. Rogers was cited for bravery 18 times and was recognized by his department with its highest award to a living officer, the "Silver Star" three times. Sgt. Rogers was also cited for his participation in the Rescue Efforts of 9-11-01 in New York City, and was a member of the New Windsor Quassaick Fire Department, Mobil Life Support Services, the City of Newburgh, PBA, currently he was a member of the City of Newburgh Superior Officers Association and the Vails Gate United Methodist Church. He is survived by his longtime loving companion, Cheryl Cunningham who resides at home; his mother and father, Charles W. and Doris A. Irwin Rogers Sr. of New Windsor; one sister, Barbara and her husband, Stephen Jesi, of Middletown; two nephews, Michael and Stephen Jesi of Middletown; one niece, Stephanie Jesi of Middletown. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July17, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Perrott-Berardineli Home for Funerals Inc. One Grand Avenue, Newburgh. Funeral services conducted by the Rev. Floyd George of the Vails Gate United Methodist Church will be held at St. Patrick's Church, Grand St., Newburgh on Friday, July 19, at 9 a.m. Burial services will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery. It is requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the New Windsor Quassaick Volunteer Fire Department, The City of Newburgh Superior Officers Association or the New Windsor Volunteer Ambulance Corps in Chuck's memory


During 9/11 Chuck was there to help in anyway he could  
News article - Newburgh NY -  The City of Newburgh Police Department will christen a new patrol boat tomorrow on the waterfront. A $69,983 local law enforcement grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Justice paid for the boat, which will be dedicated to the memory of the late Sgt. Charles "Chuck" Rogers. The boat will be called "Rogers S1." .....Rogers, a 19-year veteran of the police department, died of cancer in July 14, 2002. The public is invited to attend the noon ceremony on Front Street near Gully's Restaurant.


Posted by Pauline Rute Hall 52

    Sharp, Shawn Patrick

Shawn Patrick Sharp passed away on September 28, 2009 at Florida Hospital of an apparent heart attack. Shawn was born at Fort Ord, CA. He traveled to Saigon Vietnam with his mother to join his father who was stationed there with the Army. They returned to the states and were finally stationed at the US Military Academy, West Point, NY. In 1978 Shawn graduated from high school at Newburgh Free Academy, Newburgh NY. In 1980, Shawn graduated from Paul Smith's College in Upstate New York with an Associate Degree in Hospitality. He has been a resident of Florida since 1980. In 1982, he graduated from Florida International University with a B.S. degree in Hotel Management. He was presently employed by JW Marriott at Grand Lakes, Orlando, FL. He is survived by his mother, Christina K. Sharp, and by his sister Sharon Sharp Zegers of Orlando. Shawn was predeceased by his father, Andrew A. Shark, JR. a sister Jill Ann Sharp, and his stepfather, Robert Townsend, SR. He was also survived by aunts, uncles, cousins, and nephews Zachary and Cole Zegers, and a step-brother Robert Townsend Jr., of Newburgh NY. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 3, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. in the chapel of Carey Hand Colonial Funeral Home, 2811 Curry Ford Rd. Orlando 407-898-2561


Posted by Pauline Rute Hall 52

    Wendy L. Schoonmaker, of Newburgh, owner of City Line Hair Design in Newburgh and life-long resident of Newburgh, passed away on Monday, March 17, 2014 unexpectedly at St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital in Newburgh. She was 53 years old. The daughter of the late George Sr. & Juanita (Baylous) Schoonmaker, Wendy was born on August 26, 1960 in Newburgh. In addition to her beauty shop, Wendy was an accomplished author, “A Scrapbook-The Legend of Salisbury’s Mills” and was a columnist for the Mid-Hudson Times. Wendy was a life-member of the Goodwill Firehouse, having served as President of the Ladies Auxiliary. She was a kind and giving person-even in death as she donated her organs so as to help others. She is survived by her siblings, William Schoonmaker and his wife, Sarah of Burlingham, NY, George Schoonmaker Jr. of Paris, TN, Sandra Schoonmaker, also of Paris, TN, David Schoonmaker Sr. and his wife, Sandra of New Paltz, NY and nieces and nephews, David Jr., James, William & Kelly. In addition to her parents, George Sr. and Juanita, Wendy was predeceased by her a sister-in-law, Lillian and her uncle, Raymond VanInwegen. Visitation will be held from 10 to 1 pm on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at Brooks Funeral Home, 481 Gidney Ave., Newburgh. A funeral service will be celebrated at 12:30 pm with the Goodwill Fire Department Chaplain, Deacon Peter Haight and Union Presbyterian Church Reverend David Mason officiating. Burial will take place privately.


Posted by Pauline Rute Hall 52

    Smith, Donald Joseph

Donald Joseph Smith, a longtime resident of the area, passed away on January 14, 2013, at home in Walden. He was 52 years old. He was born on February 17, 1960 to Donald J. and Edith Smith in Newburgh, NY. He was married to Joan L. Sahyonne. Donald was a member of the New Windsor Fire Department and the Walden VFW Post 2946. Donald worked in maintenance at Federal Express in Montgomery, NY. He is survived by his mother, Edith Smith of New Windsor; wife, Joane L. Smith at home; son, Garrett M. Smith of Walden; brother, James Smith and wife, Mary of New Windsor; sister, Deborah Walsh of Montgomery; and nieces. He was predeceased by his father, Donald John Smith. Memorial contributions may be made to the Walden VFW Post 2946. Visitation will be held on January 18, 2013 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Gridley-Horan Funeral Home, 39 Orchard St., Walden, NY 12586. Cremation will be in Cedar Hill Crematory, Newburgh, NY. Arrangements are by the Gridley-Horan Funeral Home, Inc. 39 Orchard St., Walden, NY 845-778-3811www.gridleyhoran.com


Submitted by Tony Galietta, Class of '77 tgalietta@ordner.com

     VanVoorhis, Linda Caston  +Harry Caston 77

VISTA, CA ---- Linda Vanvoorhis Caston, 43, and Harry Floyd Caston Jr., 45, died in a motorcycle accident on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2003.

Born June 25, 1960, in Newburgh, N.Y., Mrs. Caston was a resident of Vista for 11 years. She was a retail sales associate for Bed, Bath & Beyond for two years. She played softball and was a catcher for the Vista Plumbing Softball team through the Vista Recreation Department. Mrs. Caston is survived by her parents, Jane and Edwin Vanvoorhis of Wallkill, N.Y.; son Jason M.H. Caston of Miami, daughter Melissa Caston of Wilmington, N.C.; brother Ed Vanvoorhis Jr. of Wallkill, N.Y.; sister and brother-in-law Pamela and Donald Ploss of Newburgh, N.Y.; sister Mary Susan Vanvoorhis of Wallkill, N.Y.; pet cats Bob and Georgie; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. There will be a visitation and viewing from 4 to 8 p.m. today, Oct. 31, at Allen Brothers Mortuary, Vista Chapel in Vista. A memorial service and inurnment will be at a later date in Wallkill, N.Y. In lieu of flowers, please send memorial donations to Lymphoma Research Foundation, 111 Broadway, 19th Floor, New York, NY, 10006. Allen Brothers Mortuary, Vista Chapel is handling arrangements.

Submitted by Pauline Rute Hall 52 GrammyPGH@aol.com   Vista, Calif. Harry and Linda Vanvoorhis Caston, died unexpectedly on Saturday, October 25, 2003 in Vista, California. Harry was born on September 23, 1958, Linda was born on June 25, 1960. Both grew up in Newburgh and attended local schools. They were married September 3, 1978 and have two children. Jason M.H. Caston, US Coast Guard of Miami and Mellisa Elizabeth Caston of Wilmington, N.C. Harry and Linda are survived by their parents. Elizabeth Pettine of Vista, California, Harry Caston of Pulaski, New York and Edwin and Jane Van Voorhis of Wallkill, New York. They are also survived by their brothers and sisters, Michael Pettine and partner Ricardo De Parna of Miami, Florida, Jeffery and Gabrielle Caston of Poughkeepsie, New York, Theresa and Robert Guatieri of Vista, California, Lisa and Cindy Caston of Florida, Pam and Don Ploss of Newburgh, New York, Edwin Van Voorhis Jr. of Wallkill, New York, Mary Susan of Wallkill, New York, and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews. Harry retired after serving 20 years in the United States Marine Corps. He was currently employed as a dispatcher at Vista Plumbing. Harry enjoyed sports and coached two championship soccer teams in North Carolina. He was a softball player and coached the All-Marine Softball League. Linda worked as a retail associate for Bed, Bath and Beyond. She also worked for the government for many years in North Carolina. Harry and Linda were participating in a charity ride for Lymphoma Research at the time of their deaths. Harry himself was a cancer survivor. A family statement reads, "They were loved by all who knew them and will be truly missed. We were blessed to have known them. They were devoted to each other, their families and extremely devoted to their children, Jason and Mellisa." At the request of their families, we invite those who loved and knew Harry and Linda to the home of Edwin and Jane Van Voorhis at 1418 Route 208 in Wallkill on Sunday, November 9 at 1 p.m. for a short service. Directly following the service, we will be reminiscing old times at the Minute Man Tavern, 171 Temple Hill Road, New Windsor. In lieu of flowers, it would be appreciated for donations to be made to: A.H.R.C. Day Rehabilitation Programs, I.U.L.I&II, 690 Rt. 211 East, Middletown, NY 10941.


Posted by Christine Hall

Winstead, Suzette Ann Puryear

Suzette Ann Winstead Puryear of Woodridge, a former preschool teacher at Nana's House in Rock Hill, died Friday, October 1, 2010 at the ORMC-Horton Campus in Middletown. She was 50. Suzette was born in Roxboro, NC on July 11, 1960 to the late Raymond Winstead Sr.& Peggy Allen Winstead. She is survived by a brother; Raymond Winstead Jr., nine sisters: Rosa Mary Porter, Janet Stewart, Sue Turpin, Elaine Clayborn, Dakota Winstead, Brittany Winstead, Calin Winstead, Vanessa Winstead and Shanell Winstead; nephew Aston Harrison Porter; her grandmother Annabelle Allen; her mother-in-law: Imogene Puryear; and several other nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Her funeral service will be held on Saturday, October 9 at 2:00pm at the Kingdom Hall, Monticello Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses, 141 Park Avenue in Monticello. Memorial contributions made to the family would be appreciated. Arrangements under the direction of the VanInwegen-Kenny, Inc. Funeral Home of Monticello. For additional information please visitwww.kennyfuneralhome.com (Listed in Camera Shy)


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  Wright, Carolyn Tuposello

Carolyn M. Wright Luposello, of the Town of Newburgh, the owner and graphic artist of Adlink in Newburgh, died Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2001, at home. She was 40. The daughter of Gerald S. and Patricia Barr Wright, she was born May 17, 1960, in Newburgh. Survivors include her husband, John Luposello, at home; two sons, Brandon and Scott, at home; one brother, Michael Wright of the Town of Newburgh; two sisters, Cathy Odum of Cornwall and Donna Hall of New Windsor; her parents of New Windsor; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 5, at the Doulin Newburgh Funeral Home Inc., 318 North Montgomery St., Newburgh. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 6, at Moulton Memorial Church. The Rev. John Hyatt will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be sent to Hospice of Orange & Sullivan, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550, or the Leukemia Society of America, 2900 Eisenhower Ave., Suite 419, Alexandria, Va. 22314. Arrangements are under the direction of the Doulin Newburgh Funeral Home Inc., Newburgh.


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