Obituaries

John P. Ambury, Sr.
September 22, 1925 – September 15, 2020
Waverly, NY
John Ambury Sr., 94, formerly of Newburgh, entered eternal rest on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 in Waverly, NY. The son of the late Frank and Anna Ambury, he was born in Beacon, NY on September 22, 1925. John served in the United States Navy before starting his career at IBM in Quality Control. Dad loved his family and dedicated his life to providing for them.
He is survived by his three sons, Mike Ambury of Wantagh, NY, Thomas Ambury of Waverly, NY, and John P. Ambury Jr. of Virginia Beach, VA; his grandchildren, Michael Patrick Ambury, Alex Hutnik, Kyle Ambury, Ryan Ambury, Lauren Ambury, Johnathon Ambury; and great grandchildren, Callie, Addie and Ella Ambury. In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his wife, Frances Ambury.
Mass of Christian burial was held on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 10 a.m. Burial followed in St. Francis Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in John’s memory to Smile Train at smiletrain.org or Maryknoll at Maryknoll.org.

Frank L. Fini
May 20, 1973 – September 20, 2020
Goshen, NY
Frank L. Fini passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, September 20, 2020 at his home. Frank was born May 20, 1973 in Bayside, NY. He is the son of Frank and the late Santa Fini.
He is survived by his father, Frank Fini of Goshen, NY; brother, Daniel Fini and wife, Cathy of Chester, NY; sister, Rosanna Fini of Goshen, NY; brother, Joseph Fini and wife, Teresa of Goshen, NY; nephew, Frank Fini (Amanda); niece, Samantha Fini (Mauricio); nephew, Joseph Fini; niece, Alexandra Fini; niece, Felicia Hurley (Dan); great nieces, Giovanna-Rose, Angelina Sofia and Victoria-Rose along with many uncles, aunts and cousins. He was predeceased by his loving mother ,Santa Fini.
Visitation was Wednesday, September 23 at Donovan Funeral Home, 82 S. Church Street, Goshen, NY.A Mass of Christian burial to Celebrate his life was held  on Thursday, September 24, 2020 at St. John The Evangelist RC Church, 71 Murray Ave., Goshen. Entombment followed in Cedar Hill Mausoleum, Newburgh.
In Lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial donations be made in his name to the Boys and Girls club of Orange County, NY and The Lustgarden Foundation, Pancreatic Cancer Research.

Lorraine A. Santacroce
November 25, 1933 – September 18, 2020
Newburgh, NY
Lorraine A. Santacroce, a lifelong resident of Newburgh, NY, passed away peacefully with her brother Vincent at her side, on Friday Sept. 18, 2020, at the Kaplan Family Hospice. Lorraine was born in Newburgh on Nov. 25, 1933, the daughter of the late Armand Santacroce and Catherine (Caye) Mastrota Santacroce.
Lorraine attended Newburgh schools and graduated from Newburgh Free Academy in 1951. While in school Lorraine excelled in sports and aspired to be a Physical Education teacher. Upon graduation she enlisted in the United States Navy for four years as a communications teletypist. She also played basketball and tennis for Navy traveling around the country, and would play basketball at the Stewart Air Force Base in Newburgh. After she was discharged from the Navy, she entered Ithaca College under the G.I. Bill. There she earned her Bachelors and Master’s Degrees in Physical Education.
During college breaks and summers Lorraine was employed by the City of Newburgh Recreation Department where she taught tennis to children and mentored adults in her evenings. She lived at the tennis courts in the summer. Lorraine began teaching physical education in 1960 at Bishop Dunn Memorial school and Mount Saint Mary High School where she had grades 3 to 12. She continued teaching and coaching until the High Schools closing in 1979. She taught and coached many sports including basketball, volleyball, tennis, and field hockey.
Lorraine was asked by the Dean of Mount Saint Mary College to be the Athletic Director and to instruct her college students in physical education in order to fulfill their credits needed for graduation. While at the college she had the pleasure of guiding the Girls Basketball team in 1969 to their first tournament win. Although ceded as the underdog, Lorraine gave them the pep talk that guided them to the win. This memory lived on with Lorraine along with the memories of her players and their parents.
In 1981 Lorraine entered the Newburgh School System. She started teaching at North Junior High School and then moved to Newburgh Free Academy, eventually moving to Temple Hill Academy. Lorraine loved teaching and coaching younger children, and taught them sportsmanship, competitiveness, compassion, and team spirit. She, along with others, were instrumental in establishing the schools Olympic Games. She still remained in contact with her students and their families.
Lorraine retired in 1999, but this was an active retirement in which she continued to go to basketball and baseball games. Everyone knew not to bother her if Notre Dame was on TV. She played golf and tennis at the Powelton Club and loved lunches and brunches with family and friends. She was also an active member of the Newburgh Lions Club.
Lorraine was a devout Catholic. She was a Eucharistic Minister, member of the Sacred Heart League, and Saint Vincent DePaul Society. She would always volunteer for any activity at church. She was a member of both the Mount Saint Mary High School and Mount Saint Mary College Alumni Associations. Lorraine held special her relationship with the Dominican Sisters with whom she remains in contact.
Lorraine is survived by her brother Vincent and his wife Leona of Balmville; her nieces Robin Oster and children Jenna and Logan of Tallahassee, Fl, Toni Stutes and her husband L.D. of Lake Mary FL and their children Kayli and Jesse, special niece Amanda Schmidt and husband Maynard and their sons Nicholas and Cooper of New Windsor who brought much joy to her life; and her close cousins Elizabeth and Beth Glynn, Michael Glynn, Don Glynn, Virginia Petrucci and husband Mario of CT, and Joan Mastrota of Middletown, NY.
The Family would like to extend a special thank you to Elizabeth and Beth Glynn, Barbara Nucifore, Cathy Gaspard, Karen DeCrosta, Cathy and David Maksomski, and all of Lorraine’s friends who checked on her daily, prayed with her and for her and provided her with anything she needed. A special thank you to Bishop Colacicco and Tom Neppl, Fr. Jerry Orsino OMI, also Dr. Joseph George, Dr. Riaz Chaudhry, Dr. U. Patel and LIsa at her office, and Dr. Joseph. A special thanks to the Kaplan Family Hospice for their caring, compassionate, and loving care.
Visitation was heldon Thursday, September 24 at Brooks Funeral Home, 481 Gidney Ave., Newburgh. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday at Sacred Heart Church, with burial following in Calvary Cemetery, New Windsor.
In lieu of flowers a donation to the Coach Lorraine Santacroce Scholarship Fund at MSMC. Please make checks payable to Mount Saint Mary College, 330 Powell Ave Newburgh, New York 12550, Attn: Lyn Frank. 

Mary A. Byrnes, of Wilsonville Connecticut, formerly of the Town of Newburgh, entered into rest surrounded by loved ones on Tuesday, May 19, 2020. She was 95.
Daughter of the late Thomas F. and Anna (Welch) Collins, she was born on March 16, 1925, in Worcester, MA.
She was a graduate of Newburgh Free Academy and Syracuse University. Mary started her career as an operator with Bell Telephone in Newburgh and retired 30 plus years later as a Supervisor with Michigan Bell in Kalamazoo, MI. Even at 95 years old Mary could still recite any 10 digit number given to her. After retiring Mary and her late husband of 60 years, Bill, settled on the Welch family farm in North Grosvenordale, CT. Mary had a passion for the arts, she loved, sculpting, decoupage, knitting, cooking, refinishing furniture and tending her rose garden. She was a kind soul who always surrounded herself with beauty.
Mary was a parishioner of the Saint Louis Church, Webster, MA, a member of the Alter Rosary Society at the church, and a member of the Sierra Club Dioceses of Worchester, MA. She also volunteered for Hospice and loved her Airedales.
Mary is predeceased by her loving husband of 60 years, William F. Byrnes, two brothers, Thomas and Robert Collins and her nephew Robert Collins.
She is survived by her nephews whom she loved dearly: Thomas Collins (NY), Randall Collins (VA), Micheal Collins (NC) and Brandan Collins (VA); her loving God daughter, Mary Mueller and husband, Thomas (NY); her God-grandchildren: Claire, Thomas, and Emily and her five God great-grandchildren: Brady, Sawyer, Kearney, Fischer and Meegan.
ln lieu of flowers, donations in Mary’s name can be made to the Town of Newburgh Animal Shelter, 645 Gidney Avenue, Newburgh, NY 12550.
Private cremation has taken place at Cedar Hill Crematory.
A Mass of Christian Burial took place on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 with burial at Calvary Cemetery, New Windsor, NY.

Jane Siscowski-Warren
June 5, 1948 – September 12, 2020
Newburgh, NY
Jane Siscowski-Warren, 72 years old of Newburgh, NY, passed away peacefully in St. Luke’s Hospital surrounded by her family. Jane was born on June 5, 1948 in Newburgh, NY to her parents, John and Dorothy Siscowski.
She attended Newburgh schools and graduated from Newburgh Free Academy in 1966. Jane worked for Career Resumes as the Senior Managing Consultant, for almost 30 years and absolutely loved her job.
Jane was married to Timothy Warren who she spent the last 25 years of her life with. Jane loved spending time with her family, who were the most important to her. She made friends at St Luke’s Cornwall infusion center, where she received her blood transfusions and they became a huge part of her life and a part of her support system.
Jane was survived by her husband Tim and her daughter Jodi Whitehead and her husband Shawn and daughter Randi Quick her grandson Ross Whitehead and his wife Allison and grandson Cameron Lopez and her great granddaughter, Lily Whitehead.
Visitation was heldFriday, September 18th at Brooks Funeral Home, 481 Gidney Ave., Newburgh. Mass was celebrated at 9 a.m., Saturday, September 19 at St. Mary’s Church in Marlboro, NY

Dimitra Vlachos
March 17, 1935 – September 18, 2020
Newburgh, NY
Dimitra Vlachos, age 85, died after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease on Friday, September 18, 2020. She was born March 17, 1935, in Skoura, Greece, to George and Kiriaki Foundas.
Dimitra was born in a small village outside Sparti, Greece and lived there during World War II. She immigrated to Montreal, Canada in 1957 in search of a better life. She was “arranged” to meet Dimitrios ‘Jimmy’ Vlachos, of Newburgh, NY, in July 1958 and they were married a short time later on October 11, 1958. They were destined to celebrate over 60 wonderful and blessed years of marriage together. Dimitra became a homemaker and mother, caring lovingly for her family. In addition to this treasured role, she decided to go to work as a seamstress for Women’s Wear in Newburgh, NY in 1972. In 1977 Jimmy and Dimitra bought Jimmy’s Restaurant on Broadway in Newburgh, NY. Jimmy and Dimitra cooked breakfast and lunch for all who came to eat their delicious food and watch their daily banter for the next 36 years. Her Greek lunch specials and fabulous desserts were enjoyed by all and are still missed today.
Dimitra’s joy was her children, her grandchildren, her siblings and her many, many relatives who emigrated from Greece. Dimitra loved sewing, baking, playing cooncan, and going to the casino to play the slot machines. Despite her illness she was a Spartan until the end.
Dimitra was predeceased by her beloved husband, Dimitrios “Jimmy” Vlachos of Newburgh, NY. She is survived by her daughter, Adrianna Vlachos and son-in-law, Greg Schatz of Montebello, NY; son, Basil Vlachos of Newburgh, NY; beloved grandsons: James Vlachos, Dimitri Schatz, Michael Schatz and Brandon Ostrowski; brother, Peter Foundas and sister-in-law, Angeliki; aunt, Valerie Pliotis; sister-in-law, Sophia Tsiokos, all of Newburgh, NY along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends in the U.S. and Greece.
A private funeral for the immediate family was be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, September 22 at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 19 Fullerton Ave., Newburgh, NY. Burial followed at Woodlawn Cemetery, New Windsor, NY.
If desired, friends and family may make memorial donations to St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 19 Fullerton Ave., P.O. Box 2004, Newburgh, NY 12550.

Mary A. Byrnes, of Wilsonville Connecticut, formerly of the Town of Newburgh, entered into rest surrounded by loved ones on Tuesday, May 19, 2020. She was 95.
Daughter of the late Thomas F. and Anna (Welch) Collins, she was born on March 16, 1925, in Worcester, MA.
She was a graduate of Newburgh Free Academy and Syracuse University. Mary started her career as an operator with Bell Telephone in Newburgh and retired 30 plus years later as a Supervisor with Michigan Bell in Kalamazoo, MI. Even at 95 years old Mary could still recite any 10 digit number given to her. After retiring Mary and her late husband of 60 years, Bill, settled on the Welch family farm in North Grosvenordale, CT. Mary had a passion for the arts, she loved, sculpting, decoupage, knitting, cooking, refinishing furniture and tending her rose garden. She was a kind soul who always surrounded herself with beauty.
Mary was a parishioner of the Saint Louis Church, Webster, MA, a member of the Alter Rosary Society at the church, and a member of the Sierra Club Dioceses of Worchester, MA. She also volunteered for Hospice and loved her Airedales.
Mary is predeceased by her loving husband of 60 years, William F. Byrnes, two brothers, Thomas and Robert Collins and her nephew Robert Collins.
She is survived by her nephews whom she loved dearly: Thomas Collins (NY), Randall Collins (VA), Micheal Collins (NC) and Brandan Collins (VA); her loving God daughter, Mary Mueller and husband, Thomas (NY); her God-grandchildren: Claire, Thomas, and Emily and her five God great-grandchildren: Brady, Sawyer, Kearney, Fischer and Meegan.
ln lieu of flowers, donations in Mary’s name can be made to the Town of Newburgh Animal Shelter, 645 Gidney Avenue, Newburgh, NY 12550.
Private cremation has taken place at Cedar Hill Crematory.
A Mass of Christian Burial took place 10 a.m. on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 with burial at Calvary Cemetery, New Windsor, NY.

Donald Robert Becker
February 6, 1946 – September 14, 2020
Newburgh, NY
Donald R. Becker, a lifelong resident of Newburgh, NY, entered peacefully into eternal rest on Monday, September 14th, 2020. He was the son of the late Alfred Becker and Ann Saffioti Becker. He was born on February 6th, 1946.
Donald was a loyal alumnus of St. Patrick’s High School (1963), Georgetown University (1968), and Fordham Law School (1970). As an attorney in private practice, Donald had the privilege of helping his clients and proudly served as Attorney to the Town of Newburgh for many years.Donald’s second career was as co-owner of the Ann’s Hallmark Stores founded by his mother Ann.
Donald lived for politics and baseball. He was a member and past chairman of the Town of Newburgh Republican Committee for over forty years. Donald actively supported candidates for public office at every level of government. Donald served as a volunteer and General Manager of the Newburgh Nuclears for over fifty years, and helped hundreds of young athletes with their careers in sports. Donald was also an assistant scout for the Dodgers.He was a member of many local charitable organizations and a devoted parishioner of Sacred Heart Church.
Survivors include his aunt, Matilda Saffioti; his cousins, Jack Saffioti, his wife Janice, and their daughter, Ashley; CosmieSaffioti, his wife Susan, and their children, Laura, Mary, and Emerson; Michele Saffioti Pickering and her daughters, Courteney, Shannon, Morgan, and Brittany; James Saffioti, his wife JoAnn, and their children, Joseph and Sara; Joseph Saffioti, his wife Kim Marie, and their daughter, Isabella; and AndreanaSaffiotiFischera, and her husband James.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his aunt, Rose SaffiotiDeLar, and his uncles, the Hon. Daniel Becker and Dominick, Cosmie, and Joseph Saffioti.
Family will receive their friends from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, September 17th at the Brooks Funeral Home, 481 Gidney Ave., Newburgh, NY. Due to the continued public health occupancy limitations a wait time may be necessary, and facial coverings must be worn in the funeral home at all times. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Friday, September 18th, at Sacred Heart Church, 301 Ann St, Newburgh, NY. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery, New Windsor, NY.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Sacred Heart Church and St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital, Newburgh, NY.

Catherine M. Carberry
January 4, 1941 – September 13, 2020
Monroe, NY
Catherine “Cathy” Carberry passed away at home in Monroe, NY on September 13, 2020. She was 79.
Cathy was born on January 4, 1941 in New York City to her parents, Richard and Mary O’Connor. Cathy was a devout Catholic and a long-time parishioner at Sacred Heart Church in Monroe. She enjoyed gardening, reading, and coin collecting.
Cathy was a loving wife and mother. She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Kevin; their children: Dana Thiel, Erin DeCroix, and Daniel Carberry; and her eight grandchildren: Colin DeCroix, Audrey Thiel, Luke Thiel, Keira DeCroix, Margaret Carberry, Megan DeCroix, Allison DeCroix, and Paige Carberry.
There will be a Funeral Mass for Cathy at Sacred Heart on September 17 at 11 a.m. She will be buried at St. Anastasia Cemetery in Harriman, NY. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, there will be limited occupancy and we ask you to please adhere to the state regulations regarding face masks and distancing.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Marycrest Convent in Monroe, NY.

Patty Denniston Phelan
November 21, 1951 – March 23, 2020
Newburgh, NY
Patty Denniston Phelan passed away unexpectedly at home, on Monday, March 23, 2020. The result of a heart attack in her sleep.
She was the daughter of the late Edward A. and Anna (Zudo ) Denniston, Jr. Patty was born in Newburgh, and was a lifelong resident of the area.
She is survived by her two sons, Brian S. Denniston and Brandon (Zaida Santiago) Phelan. Survivors also include the family of the late James B. and Caroline Walsh, of both Newburgh and New Jersey.
Patty was predeceased by her brother, Eddie Denniston on April 26, 2009, and her beloved “Boxer” on May 15, 1996.
Sadly, Patty did not live to see the birth of her first grandchild, Shane Bryson Phelan, born on July 2, 2020. She would have been so happy to be a grandma.
Due to the pandemic, Patty was cremated. Her ashes were entered with her mother, in St. Francis Cemetery, New Windsor. A private family service was held prior to this publication.

Stephen “Steve” Schott
May 28, 1931 – September 11, 2020
Monroe, NY
Stephen “Steve” Schott passed away on Friday, September 11, 2020 at Sapphire Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Goshen, NY. He was 89 years old. Son of the late William and Mary Hricko Schott, he was born on May 28, 1931 in Peckville, PA.
Steve proudly served his country in the U.S. Army from 1952 – 1954 during the Korean War. After his Honorable Discharge he became a Foreman for Ford Motor Co., in Mahwah, NJ. After retiring from Ford Steve worked for St. Anastasia Church as the head of maintenance and custodial services. Steve was a member of the Monroe Jolly Seniors and St. Anastasia Church in Harriman, NY.
Survivors include his loving wife, Estelle Shivock Schott at home; his children: Estelle Collins and her husband, Jimmy of Sandy, Utah; Stephen Schott and his wife, Robin, of Salisbury Mills, NY; and Susan Doran and her husband, John of Montgomery, NY; his grandchildren: Michael, Shawn, Stephen, Danielle, Heather and John, and by his four great grandchildren. Steve was predeceased by all 12 of his siblings.
Steve was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, neighbor and friend. He will be sadly missed by all.
Cremation will take place at Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope, NY.
A private Graveside Service will take place at a later date at the convenience of the family.

Patricia “Pat” Gardiner
September 12, 2020
Washingtonville, NY
Patricia “Pat” Gardiner went to be with The Lord on September 12th, 2020, at the age of 86.
Pat was born in the Melrose Park, Illinois. She moved to New York in her late 20s where she married her late husband, Robert and they founded their loving family comprised of son Robby and daughter Kelly. They remained married until Robert’s death earlier this year and would have celebrated 55 years this past September 11th.
Pat enjoyed her professional work as an administrative assistant but her primary personal joy was found in her family. Pat had a love for the ocean and anything having to do with the beach. She would visit the jersey shore as much as she could. She was a classical movie buff and enjoyed any old movie especially with John Wayne.
She leaves her daughter, Kelly; her son-in-law, Les; her son, Robert Jr.; her three nephews: Ricky, Denny and Scotty in Illinois and three nieces: Diane, Tracy and Tara. She is preceded in death by her mother, Gertrude, father Richard; sisters, Audrey and Sissy; cousin, Diane; nephew, Stevie and husband, Robert Sr.
The viewing will be held from 5 to 7 p.m on Tuesday, September 15th at David T. Ferguson Funeral Home, 20 North Street, Washingtonville.

Mary Rita Galvin
April 8, 1923 – September 10, 2020
Cornwall, NY
Mary Rita Galvin of Cornwall, NY entered into eternal rest on September 10, 2020 at Park Manor Rehabilitation & Healthcare in the Town of Wallkill, NY. She was 97 years old.
The daughter of the late Harry L. Pellington and Genevieve (Leinhart) Pellington, Mary was born on April 8, 1923 in Orange, NJ. She married the love of her life, Robert, on June 22, 1946. They celebrated 63 years together.
Mary was a retired Secretary for Sunshine Biscuit Co. in Newburgh, NY.
She and her husband were active members of the VFW in the town of Newburgh. They also spent many days volunteering at Castle Point VA Medical Center.
A family statement reads: “Mary loved to knit, read and listen to her record albums. She will be missed greatly.”
Mary was predeceased by her husband: Robert James Galvin and sister: Helen Evans. She is survived by her son: Robert L. Galvin and his wife, Roxanne (Satterly) of Cornwall, NY; granddaughters: Melissa Gokey and Heather FitzHarris; and great-grandsons: Tyler Wilkinson, Adrian Gokey and Aedan FitzHarris.
Graveside Services will be open to immediate family only.

Gilbert N. Griffin
January 11, 1939 – February 14, 2020
Cornwall, NY
Gilbert N. Griffin of Cornwall, NY entered into eternal rest on February 14, 2020 at Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital in Newburgh, NY. He was 81 years old.
The son of the late Roy Griffin and Genevieve (Trevorah) Griffin, Gilbert was born on January 11, 1939 in Cornwall, NY.
Gilbert was retired from the U.S. Postal Service. He honorably and proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam Era.
Gilbert was an active member of the Hibernians, Cornwall Chapter and the Black Rock Fish and Game Club. He will be remembered for his generosity and wonderful sense of humor.
Gilbert is survived by his cousins: Alice Joy Jennings, Keith Jennings and Cynthia Jennings.
A Graveside Service will take place at 1 p.m. on Monday, September 21st at the Orange County Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 111 Craigville Road, Goshen, NY.

Margo Lynne Claster
June 27, 1960 – September 7, 2020
Goshen, NY
This week, Margo Claster’s family helped walk her home. Margo’s life was one that was well lived, giving of herself every day. She found an outlet for helping others through her employment as the Residential Director at Crystal Run Village and the Epilepsy Foundation. Later, she devoted all of her time and energy to raising her two daughters and working as a freelance artist.
Her artwork was free, spontaneous, colorful, and multi-layered, much like her life. Each day was an opportunity to express herself in a new way, free from structure, never coloring within the lines. Margo was full of life, vibrant, energetic, fun, playful, magnetic; the kind of girl who had champagne on Tuesdays and everyone wanted to be with. She believed that being normal was not a virtue, but rather a sign of a lack of courage. Her fearlessness led to many unique experiences often becoming the topic of great stories filled with passion and laughter.
Margo’s open-mindedness created an avenue for meeting, accepting, and befriending many people, always embracing each person for who they were. She was a champion for the deserving, underdogs, and anyone who was vulnerable, such as, children, animals, the elderly, developmentally

challenged, and our veterans. She was a voice for those that cannot speak and an ear for those that can.
Margo cherished her time coaching students and sharing her love for art with them in the Odyssey of the Mind program for seven years.
In keeping with Margo’s spirit, it is not necessary to name family members and friends she had and loved, as she was never shy in telling them and you all already know.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the CURE Ocular Melanoma Foundation at https://melanoma.org/about-us/programs-initiatives/cure-ocular-melanoma-cure-om/.
There will be a public visitation from 2 to 4 p.m., today, Saturday, September 12th at Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home in Middletown, NY, www.applebee-mcphillips.com

Edward John Langen
January 27, 1941 – September 3, 2020
Washingtonville, NY
Edward John Langen of Washingtonville, NY passed away on Thursday, September 3, 2020 at the age of 79. Edward, known as Whitey, was born to Henry and Marie (Woeste) Langen on January 27, 1941 in Manhattan, NY, growing up in Sunnyside, Queens.
Edward retired from Verizon as a Troubleshooter. He enjoyed Bowling and playing golf. He was a proud U.S. Army Veteran.
Edward is survived by his beloved sons, Edward Henry Langen and Randall Langen and his wife, Tuo Ji. He is also survived by his caring sister, Adeline O’Rourke. Edward was predeceased by his wife, Patricia in 2005.
Visitation will be held on Friday, September 11, 2020 from 3 to 7p.m. at David T. Ferguson Funeral Home, 20 North St., Washingtonville, NY. Burial will be held on Saturday, September 12th at 11 a.m., St. Mary’s Cemetery in Washingtonville.

Adam Hiller
March 10, 1929 – April 2, 2020
Chester, NY
Adam Hiller passed away on April 2 after a very brief illness. He is pre-deceased by his wife of 51 years, Yolanda Perea Hiller, his parents Stephen and AnnaMaria, his brother Paul and sister Ilonka. He is survived by his only daughter, Annamarie, her husband, John, their four children Jonathan, Spencer, Tyler, and Christina, and friends and neighbors who grew to become family to Adam in unique and special ways.
Adam was born on March 10, 1929 in Lengyel, Hungary where he spent his childhood and adolescent years before moving to Budapest. During the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 he made the hard decision to escape from his homeland and journeyed to Austria, and then to the United States in 1961, where he settled in NYC working as a machinist for Singer Manufacturing Company. Through years of hard work and savings he eventually started his own tool and dye machinery business that ultimately provided precision machine parts for some of our country’s largest manufacturing companies. His work ethic, attention to detail, and personal customer service earned him a reputation that kept his customers seeking his expertise long after his trade became obsolete due to automation and computers.
While in NYC he met the love of his life, Yolanda, in Rockefeller Center and they married in 1963. He soon moved his wife and only daughter Annamarie out of the city to a small house in Monroe so they could enjoy the outdoors and nature as this was his true passion. Over the years he created a garden and small vineyard that were truly something to behold. He made his own wine, gathered and chopped years’ worth of firewood, always kept his friends and neighbors well stocked with home grown tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers, and threw the best backyard bonfire parties for miles.
Adam lived a very full life, completely on his own terms until very recently. He loved life and embraced the gifts and blessings of every new day. His lessons of love, honesty, and respect are the foundation on which his family was built, and ones that his grandchildren were fortunate to witness firsthand. He is now united with his beloved Yolanda for eternity which above all else brings his family great comfort. His was a life well lived and one that will be beautifully remembered.
A Memorial Mass was celebrated Friday, August 7, 2020 at Sacred Heart Church, 26 Still Rd., Monroe, NY. Cremation took place at Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope, NY.

Robert R. Carpentieri
October 18, 1960 – August 12, 2020
Goshen, NY
Robert R. Carpentieri of Goshen, NY died at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital surrounded by his loving family on August 12, 2020. He was 59 years old. Son of the late Enrico and Sylvia Havre Carpentieri, he was born on October 18, 1960 in Bronx, NY.
Robert worked at Shop Rite in Monroe, NY for 22 years. He was an avid Mets fan, always enjoyed the casinos and horse races, and played a mean game of blackjack. A good Catholic and man of few words, he was a free spirit who never had an unkind word to say about anyone.
Robert is survived by his brother, Michael T. Carpentieri and his wife, Donna of Monroe, NY; his sister, Rita Carpentieri of Suffern, NY; and by his two nieces, Jennifer and Christina, and by his nephew, Michael.
There will be no visitation. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on August 28 at Sacred Heart Church, 26 Still Road, Monroe, NY. Interment of cremains will follow at Ascension Cemetery in Airmont, NY.
Memorials donations in Robert’s name may be sent to a charity of one’s choice.

Matthew J. Corrado
August 20, 1969 – August 12, 2020
Monroe, NY
Matthew Corrado passed away on Wednesday, August 12, 2020. He was born August 20th, 1969 in Queens, NY to Anthony and Marie Corrado. He graduated from Monroe Woodbury High School in 1987.
Matt is survived by his wife, Kathy (Ritter) Corrado; son, Aidan, daughter Laney; mother, Marie; brother, Mark, sister, Celeste Padberg, and countless friends and family and his furry companion, Zoey.
Matt always loved adventure; he would never pass up an opportunity to do something fun. He was an enthusiastic person always willing to lend his helpful hand. He had a joke for every occasion, and he never failed to make those around him laugh.
Visitation was held on Tuesday, August 18 at Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush Funeral Home, 117 Maple Ave., Monroe, NY. A Funeral Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. on Wednesday August 19 at St. Anastasia Church, 21 N. Main St., Harriman, NY. Interment followed at St. Anastasia Cemetery. 

Helen M. Crawshaw
March 2, 1920 – August 13, 2020
Newburgh, NY
On Thursday, August 13, 2020, Helen M. Crawshaw, loving mother and grandmother, died at Kaplan Family Hospice. She was 100 years old.
Helen was born March 2, 1920 in Newburgh, NY to Lloyd and Minerva Weeks DeGroff. She was the third child of seven loving siblings. Helen was a 1937 graduate of Newburgh Free Academy and the Spencerian Business School. She worked at West Point before the births of her two daughters.
Helen was proud to be the oldest living member of Grace United Methodist Church of Newburgh, where she was a member of their United Methodist Women Group. She enjoyed working in the church’s Nearly New Shop and food pantry. Helen loved music and enjoyed dancing all her life.
She is survived by her daughter, Lois Cohen and husband, Mark of Virginia and daughter, Susan Curtis of Kansas; her granddaughters: Jennifer Cohen Cordero of Virginia, Lisa Franklin of South Carolina, Ashley Sollars of Kansas, and Dr. Leslie Favier of Kansas; great-grandchildren: Daniel and Ellie Cordero, Anna and Grayson Franklin, William, Chloe and Lucy Sollars and Cheri and Theo Favier; as well as nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Roger Crawshaw; her parents; her sisters: Marion Curlew, Ann Mason, Alice Gross, Ruth O’Neil, Lucille Carbone; and brother, Jack DeGroff.
Visitation was held on Tuesday, August 18 at Brooks Funeral Home. A Prayer service was held and officiated by Pastor Jeff Hooker. Burial followed in Woodlawn Cemetery, New Windsor.

Charles R. Keesler
December 26, 1933 – August 11, 2020
Monroe, NY
Charles R. Keesler passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at Kaplan Family Hospice Residence in Newburgh, NY. He was 86 years old. Son of the late Alexander and Gertrude Conklin Keesler, he was born on December 26, 1933 in Harriman, NY.
Charles worked for the Village of Monroe Highway Department in Monroe, NY.
Charles is survived by his sister-in-law, Frances H. Keesler of Monroe, NY; and by many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his siblings: George Keesler, William Keesler, Frederick Keesler, Edith Lewis, Mabel Jones and Elsie Gaffney.
A Graveside Service took place on Tuesday, August 18 at Cemetery of The Highlands in Highland Mills, NY. Memorial contributions may be made to: Kaplan Family Hospice Residence, 1 Sunrise Ln, Newburgh, NY 12550.

Harold E. Tartell
June 29, 1947 – August 13, 2020
Newburgh, NY
Harold E. Tartell of Newburgh, formerly of Milton, NY passed away on Thursday, August 13, 2020 at the Montefiore Medical Center, Wakefield Campus in the Bronx, NY. He was 73. Harold was born in Newburgh, NY on June 29, 1947. He was the son of Edward Tartell and Mildred Longo Tartell (former owners of the Milton Pharmacy).
Harold graduated from the Marlboro High School, Class of 1965. He was a United States Coast Guard Veteran earning the rank of Quartermaster serving from 1966-1970, sometimes working on the Hudson River. Harold was a Custodian for the Marlboro Central School District. He worked formerly for Agway Petroleum of Milton. Harold dispatched tugboats for the Hudson River Pilots Association and also for Moran Towing.
Harold was a lifetime member and 25 year treasurer of the Milton Firehouse Engine Company. Harold was a first responder for the 1974 Poughkeepsie Railroad Bridge Fire. He was a train enthusiast (NY Susquehanna & Western) also (Ontario & Western Railway). He was a tugboat enthusiast and co-author of TugboatInformation.com. He was an amateur radio licensed operator, member of OCARC and MBARC Beacon Ham Club – call sign (KC2WAS), American Heart Association CPR Heart Saver. He was an usher at County Players, Wappingers Falls, NY and a diehard music enthusiast.
He is survived by his son, Jonathan and wife, Samantha Tartell of Milton, NY and daughter, Kerry Tartell of Fayetteville, NC; grandchildren, Anthony and Victoria and longtime companion of 17 years, Virginia “Ginny” Upton.
Cremation will be private and a future graveside service will be announced at a later date.

Jean Volkmer Murphy
October 2, 1967 – August 12, 2020
Goshen, NY
Jean Volkmer Murphy, age 52 of Goshen, entered into rest at home in Goshen on August 12, 2020. Jean was born October 2, 1967 in Goshen, NY. She is the daughter of the late Charles and the late Ann (Richner) Volkmer. She married Christopher Murphy.
Jean attended Goshen High school and went on to get her associate’s degree at Orange County Community College. She was employed by Sobo & Sobo, Middletown, NY as a Paralegal Supervisor.
Jean was a diehard NY Rangers, Notre Dame and Oregon State fan. She loved to spend time surrounded by family and friends and her beloved cat Charlie.
She is survived by her husband: Christopher Murphy “My favorite Irishman”; daughter, Jessica Ann Schreiner and her companion, Jared DeLeon; brothers, Joe Volkmer and his wife, Maria and Jim Volkmer and his wife, Dawn; Mother-in-law, Margaret Murphy; sisters-in-law, Charlotte Murphy Ladka and Jennifer Murphy Moeykens and many beloved nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank the staff at Orange Regional Medical Center for their care and compassion during Jean’s time there.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation.
#Lets Go Rangers!!
Visitation was held on Sunday, August 16 at Donovan Funeral Home, 82 South Church St., Goshen, NY. Burial took place at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, August 17 at St Mary’s Cemetery, 2 Fr. Tierney Circle, Washingtonville, NY.

Nathaniel Youngblood Sr.
May 26, 1938 – August 6, 2020
Newburgh, NY
Our beloved, loved and loving Nathaniel Youngblood Sr., known as “BIG-SHOT” transitioned on August 6, 2020 at the Emerald Peek Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Peekskill, NY after a brief stay at the age of 82. Nathaniel was a loved and devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, brother-in-law, uncle and friend to so many people. He was born on May 26, 1938 to the Late Maggie Johnson and the Late Eddie Lee Youngblood in Washington County in the great state of Georgia.
Nathaniel was retired from the United States Military Academy, West Point NY, where he served as a civilian employee at the Cadet Mess Hall as a Baker for many long and dedicated years. In his early years “BIG-SHOT” moved from Georgia to New York. Everywhere he went people would gather around him because he had such an infectious smile and demeanor, one that was bright, humorous and touching. He was a person who was never lost for words, often joking and laughing. He hosted many events and gatherings. His home was like home to many of his friends and family members. The numerous barbecues, get-togethers were what brought joy to his life and many others lives. He will truly be missed by so many. Nathaniel had a love for his soap operas, his dogs, Gino and Sheba. He was a person that was always dressed to impress. We want to send a special thank you to his crew, his buddies, his pals. Thank you for loving and caring for our loved one day in and day out.
He leaves to cherish his loving memories, his devoted wife of many years, Rebecca Youngblood and one son, Nathaniel Youngblood Jr. (Darnella) of Newburgh, NY; grandchildren: Nationa Youngblood, Michael Antonelli, Natwan Youngblood, KayShawn Nugent, MaKenzy Youngblood-Johnson, Kashawn Lewis, Ahnahsty Lewis; one great-grandson, Jaheim Williams; sisters, Bery Thompson and Wanda Roberts; Goddaughter. Tanisha Darden; a host of loving sisters and brothers-in law, cousins, nieces and nephews, along with numerous close friends. He was predeceased by his parents; one son, Shawn Lewis; brothers: Robert, Nathan, Cecil and Eddie. Our hearts are heavy and we are sad, take your rest until we meet again. We will truly miss our BIG-SHOT; he was one of a kind.
Mr. Youngblood lay in repose on Saturday, August 15 at Mt. Carmel COCDOC, 1524 Rte. 300, Newburgh, NY. A Funeral Service at the church was officiated by Elder Dr. Thermond E. Herring. Interment took place at Woodlawn Cemetery, New Windsor, NY.

Donald J. Slyne
June 27, 1936 – August 3, 2020
New Windsor, NY
Donald J. Slyne, 84, of New Windsor, NY passed away August 3, 2020 at his home after a courageous battle with cancer.
Donald was born in Hartford, Connecticut on June 27, 1936 to Richard and Mildred Slyne. He served as a Military Police Corps in the United States Army and was honorably discharged in 1962. He later found a job that best fit his personality, that of a sales representative, selling roofing and siding materials while making lifelong friends on the job. Donald had a passion for golf, winning many tournaments and club championships across New England and New York. He took pride in his Irish heritage and large family. Donald always had a story to share around the table that was sure to make everyone smile.
Donald is preceded in death by his parents and loving aunts, Ruth Barnard and Leona Balon. He is survived by his four children, Michael (Jessie-Fern) Slyne, Patrick (Deborah) Slyne, Timothy (Tai) Slyne, and Catharine Slyne Gignac; his daughter-in-law Kimberley Russell; his two siblings, John (Jean) Slyne, and Barbara (Craig) Adams; and his ten grandchildren, Michael Slyne Jr., Catie Gignac, Liam Slyne, Kelley Slyne, Jacob Gignac, Keven Slyne, Thomas Slyne, Colin Slyne, Jeremy Gignac, Owen Slyne; and several nieces and nephews. He joins his beloved Mickey Slyne across the rainbow bridge.
The family will be holding a private celebration of life at the home. At a later date, a gathering for friends and family will be scheduled to celebrate the love and life of Donald together.In lieu of flowers, donations to the American Cancer Society are welcomed in Donald’s name.

Daniel P. Gray
May 1, 1935 – August, 11, 2020
Cornwall, NY
Daniel P. Gray of Cornwall, NY entered into eternal rest on August 11, 2020 at his home. He was 85 years old.
The son of the late Matthew Gray and Mary Ellen (Fitzpatrick) Gray, Daniel was born on May 1, 1935 in the Bronx, NY. Daniel was retired from the United States Postal Service as a Mail Handler.
Daniel honorably and proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. Army from 1956 to 1960.
He was longtime member of St. Margaret of Cortona and recent years a member of St. Thomas of Canterbury in Cornwall-on-Hudson.
Daniel was greatly loved by all members of his family especially his nephews and niece. He had a great sense of humor that brought many laughs to those around. He will be greatly missed by those that knew him.
Daniel is survived by his sister: Rose Marie McNally of Cornwall, NY; two nephews: Sean McNally and his wife, Diana of Cornwall-On-Hudson, NY and Stephen McNally and his wife, Rochelle of Suffern, NY; a niece: Margaret McNally Davalos and her husband, Edwardo of Mexico City; great nephews: Brian and his wife, Heather McNally, Kevin McNally and Connor McNally, John Davalos and his wife, Fransheska, Diego Davalos and his wife, Amber; niece, Mercedes Rose Davalos and her husband, Gerado. In addition to his parents, Daniel was predeceased by his sister: Catherine A. Gray in 2012.
Visitation was held on Friday, August 14 at Quigley-Sullivan Funeral Home, Inc., 337 Hudson Street, Cornwall-On-Hudson, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Saturday, August 15 at St. Thomas of Canterbury Church, 340 Hudson Street, Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY. Interment with Military Honors  followed the Mass at St. Anastasia Catholic Cemetery, 21 North Main Street, Harriman, NY.

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Ray Randolph Ziegler

February 2, 1935 – July 28, 2

Las Vegas, NV formerly of Cornwall-On-Hudson, NY

Jay Randolph Ziegler, (Mr. Iggy, PopPop), a former longtime resident of Cornwall-On-Hudson, NY entered into eternal rest on July 29, 2020 at his residence. He was 85 years old. The son of the late Amos H. Ziegler and Muriel Blanche (Riker) Ziegler, Jay was born on February 2, 1935 in Englewood, NJ.  

Jay was a retired Gas Streetman with Central Hudson Gas & Electric in Fishkill, NY.  He was previously employed as assistant manager in various Grand Union Supermarkets in New York and New Jersey. Jay honorably and proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. Navy as a Yeoman until 1960.

Jay was an Elder with the Cornwall Presbyterian Church and a former Trustee and Museum Curator for the Cornwall Historical Society

Jay loved his family, his home and renovating it.  He also loved having traveled in 49 of the states and cruising to Alaska, Panama Cannel, the Caribbean and to Bermuda with his family.

Jay is survived by his loving wife of 57 years: Betty Jane (Nelson) Ziegler; his sons: Jay R. Ziegler, Jr. and his husband Dennis Janssen and Jon R. Ziegler and his wife Sharon; his grandchildren: Catherine Martinez, Nicholas Martinez and Jacob Ziegler; his brother: William L. Ziegler, his wife Donna; sister-in-law: Lorraine Radler-Ziegler brother-in-law: Ken Nelson, Jr., his partner Ralph Julius; and several nieces and nephews.  In addition to his parents, Jay was predeceased by his brother: Amos H. Ziegler, Jr. in March, 2020.

Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday, August 9th at Quigley-Sullivan Funeral Home, Inc., 337 Hudson St. Cornwall-On-Hudson, NY.  Due to the continued public health concerns of covid-19, please know that there is an occupancy limitation which may cause a wait time. Facial coverings must be worn in the funeral home at all times. A Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, August 10th on the grounds of Cedar Hill Cemetery, 5468 Route 9W, Newburgh, NY with Military Honors followed by entombment.

Memorial Contributions in Jay’s name may be made to The Cornwall Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund,  222 Hudson Street, Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY 12520 or the Cornwall Historical Society Future Home Fund, 183 Main Street, Cornwall, NY 12518.

Arrangements are entrusted to Quigley-Sullivan Funeral Home, Inc.; to send condolences or to get directions to the funeral home, please go to www.Quigleybros.com

John R. Pedrick
February 19, 1953 – August 7, 2020

John R. Pedrick, of Wallkill,New York entered into rest at home surrounded by his family on Friday, August 7, 2020.He was 67 years old.

The son of the late Howard E. and Dorothy M. (Cooper) Pedrick, John was born February 19, 1953 in Newburgh.

John was a retired tool and diemaker for Praxair in Poughkeepsie, NY.

Survivors include his beloved wife, Deborah (Quicksell) Pedrick at home, children: Trevor Pedrick  and wife, Kaitlyn of Lemoore, Ca, Zachary Pedrick of Wallkill, Meghan Pedrick and companion, Jacob Searles of Wallkill, brother, Douglas Pedrick and his wife, Louise; sister, Linda Pedrick all of Newburgh; brother-in-law, Jan Arnoldi of Denmark,nephews: Matthew, Anthony, Andrew, Thomas and Christopher, niece, Nathalie and great nephews: David and Shawn and great niece, Emily.

In addition to his parents, John was predeceased by a sister, Jean Ann Arnoldi,brother, David A. Pedrick and his beloved dog, Lars.

Visitation for family and friends will take place Monday,  August 10, 2020 from  4:00 to 7:00 pm at White, Venuto & Morrill FCS, 188 North Plank Rd., (Route 32) Newburgh.

Due to the continued public health concerns, please know that there is an occupancy limitation which may cause a wait time, please be respectful of your time visiting. Facial covering must be worn in the funeral home at all times, and social distancing must be practiced.

Funeral Mass will be offered 10:00 am, Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at St. Charles Borromeo Church, 2212 Route 44/55 in Gardiner, NY.  Burial to follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Newburgh.

In lieu of flowers please make donations in John’s memory to the Town of Newburgh Animal Shelter, 645 Gidney Ave. Newburgh, NY 12550.

Funeral arrangements under the Direction of White, Venuto & Morrill FCS, 562-6550 – visit http://www.WhiteandVenutoFuneralHome.com

John R. Pedrick
February 19, 1953 – August 7, 2020

John R. Pedrick, of Wallkill,New York entered into rest at home surrounded by his family on Friday, August 7, 2020.He was 67 years old.

The son of the late Howard E. and Dorothy M. (Cooper) Pedrick, John was born February 19, 1953 in Newburgh.

John was a retired tool and diemaker for Praxair in Poughkeepsie, NY.

Survivors include his beloved wife, Deborah (Quicksell) Pedrick at home, children: Trevor Pedrick  and wife, Kaitlyn of Lemoore, Ca, Zachary Pedrick of Wallkill, Meghan Pedrick and companion, Jacob Searles of Wallkill, brother, Douglas Pedrick and his wife, Louise; sister, Linda Pedrick all of Newburgh; brother-in-law, Jan Arnoldi of Denmark,nephews: Matthew, Anthony, Andrew, Thomas and Christopher, niece, Nathalie and great nephews: David and Shawn and great niece, Emily.

In addition to his parents, John was predeceased by a sister, Jean Ann Arnoldi,brother, David A. Pedrick and his beloved dog, Lars.

Visitation for family and friends will take place Monday,  August 10, 2020 from  4:00 to 7:00 pm at White, Venuto & Morrill FCS, 188 North Plank Rd., (Route 32) Newburgh.

Due to the continued public health concerns, please know that there is an occupancy limitation which may cause a wait time, please be respectful of your time visiting. Facial covering must be worn in the funeral home at all times, and social distancing must be practiced.

Funeral Mass will be offered 10:00 am, Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at St. Charles Borromeo Church, 2212 Route 44/55 in Gardiner, NY.  Burial to follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Newburgh.

In lieu of flowers please make donations in John’s memory to the Town of Newburgh Animal Shelter, 645 Gidney Ave. Newburgh, NY 12550.

Funeral arrangements under the Direction of White, Venuto & Morrill FCS, 562-6550 – visit http://www.WhiteandVenutoFuneralHome.com

Daniel P. Gray

May 1, 1935 – August, 11, 2020

Cornwall, NY

Daniel P. Gray, of Cornwall, NY entered into eternal rest on August 11, 2020 at his home.  He was 85 years old.

The son of the late Matthew Gray and Mary Ellen (Fitzpatrick) Gray, Daniel was born on May 1, 1935 in the Bronx, NY.  

Daniel was retired from the United States Postal Service as a Mail Handler.

Daniel honorably and proudly served his country as a member of the U.S.  Army from 1956 to 1960.

He was longtime member of St. Margaret of Cortona and recent years a member of St. Thomas of Canterbury in Cornwall-on- Hudson. 

Daniel was greatly loved by all members of his family especially his nephews and niece. He had a great sense of humor that brought many laughs to those around. He will be greatly missed by those that knew him.

Daniel is survived by his sister: Rose Marie McNally of Cornwall, NY; two nephews: Sean McNally and his wife Diana of Cornwall-On-Hudson, NY and Stephen McNally and his wife Rochelle of Suffern, NY; a niece: Margaret McNally Davalos and her husband Edwardo of Mexico City;great nephews: Brian and his wife Heather McNally, Kevin McNally and Connor McNally, John Davalos and his wife Fransheska, Diego Davalos and his wife Amber; niece Mercedes Rose Davalos and her husband Gerado.  In addition to his parents, Daniel was predeceased by his sister: Catherine A. Gray in 2012.

Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, August 14th at Quigley-Sullivan Funeral Home, Inc., 337 Hudson Street, Cornwall-On-Hudson, NY. Due to the continued public health concerns of covid-19, please know that there is an occupancy limitation which may cause a wait time. Facial coverings must be worn in the funeral home at all times.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, August 15th at St. Thomas of Canterbury church, 340 Hudson Street, Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY. Interment with Military Honors will follow the Mass at St. Anastasia Catholic Cemetery, 21 North Main Street, Harriman, NY.

Arrangements are entrusted to Quigley-Sullivan Funeral Home, Inc.; to send condolences or to get directions to the funeral home, please go t towww.Quigleybros.com

PATRICK “PADDY” J. DOYLE, JR

May 6, 1935 – August 5, 2020

Town of Newburgh, NY formerly of Cornwall, NY

Patrick “Paddy” J. Doyle, Jr., a former Cornwall, NY residence, entered into eternal rest on August 5, 2020 at Sapphire Nursing at Meadow Hill, Newburgh, NY. He was 85 years old.

The sonof the late Patrick J. Doyle, Sr. and Ellen (Boyle) Doyle, Paddy was born on May 6, 1935 in New York City, NY.  

Paddy was a retired Safety Inspector for MABSTOA in New York City, NY (1985) and later retired from the New York State DOT as a Safety Inspector as well (1998).

He was former member of AOH Division 2 in Cornwall, and a member of St. Thomas Church.  A family statement reads, “Dad was known for his love of his family,his proud Irish heritage, his lifetime of music, stories and jokes.  One of his proudest moments was to walk up 5th Avenue, selected as an Aide to the Grand Marshall in the New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade in 1989.”He will be sorely missed by so many.

Paddy was predeceased by the love of his life, Patricia “Patsy”(Gildea) Doyle in 2014.  He is survived by his daughter: Kerry Doyle of New Windsor, NY; his sons: Kevin P. Doyle and his wife Jennifer of New Windsor, NY and Thomas J. Doyle and his wife Wendy of Cornwall, NY; 4 grandsons: Ryan, Brendan, Tommy and Matthew; his brother Brian M. Doyle and his wife, Eileen, of New Windsor, NY, his brothers in-law: John Gildea and his wife Lucie Ann of Toms River NJ,Arthur Gildea and his wife Pat of Forked River NJ, and Frank Reynolds of Cornwall NY; and several nieces and nephews.  He was also predeceased by his sister: Eleanor Gannon, brother-in-law: John Cronin and sisters-in-law: Catherine Cronin and Irene Reynolds. We would like to give a special thank you to Charlene McKnight, who helped our Dad for several years.  Special thanks to the staff of Sapphire Nursing Home as well.

Visitation will be held from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, August 10th at Quigley-Sullivan Funeral Home, Inc., 337 Hudson Street, Cornwall-On-Hudson, NY. Due to the continued public health concerns of covid-19, please know that there is an occupancy limitation which may cause a wait time. Facial coverings must be worn in the funeral home at all times.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, August 11th at St. Thomas of Canterbury Church, 340 Hudson Street, Cornwall-On-Hudson, NY.  Cremation will follow the Mass at Cedar Hill Crematory, Middle Hope, NY.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Wounded Warrior Project, Wounded Warrior Project, 370 7th Avenue, Suite 1802, New York, NY10001 or United Service Organization, USODepartment WS, PO Box 96860, Washington, DC 20090-6860.

Arrangements are entrusted to Quigley-Sullivan Funeral Home, Inc.; to send condolences or to get directions to the funeral home, please go to www.Quigleybros.com

Adam Hiller
March 10, 1929 – April 2, 2020
Chester, NY
Adam Hiller passed away on April 2nd after a very brief illness. He is pre-deceased by his wife of 51 years, Yolanda Perea Hiller, his parents Stephen and AnnaMaria, his brother Paul and sister Ilonka. He is survived by his only daughter, Annamarie, her husband, John, their four children Jonathan, Spencer, Tyler, and Christina, and friends and neighbors who grew to become family to Adam in unique and special ways.
Adam was born on March 10, 1929 in Lengyel, Hungary where he spent his childhood and adolescent years before moving to Budapest. During the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 he made the hard decision to escape from his homeland and journeyed to Austria, and then to the United States in 1961, where he settled in NYC working as a machinist for Singer Manufacturing Company. Through years of hard work and savings he eventually started his own tool and dye machinery business that ultimately provided precision machine parts for some of our country’s largest manufacturing companies. His work ethic, attention to detail, and personal customer service earned him a reputation that kept his customers seeking his expertise long after his trade became obsolete due to automation and computers.
While in NYC he met the love of his life, Yolanda, in Rockefeller Center and they married in 1963. He soon moved his wife and only daughter Annamarie out of the city to a small house in Monroe so they could enjoy the outdoors and nature as this was his true passion. Over the years he created a garden and small vineyard that were truly something to behold. He made his own wine, gathered and chopped years’ worth of firewood, always kept his friends and neighbors well stocked with home grown tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers, and threw the best backyard bonfire parties for miles.
Adam lived a very full life, completely on his own terms until very recently. He loved life and embraced the gifts and blessings of every new day. His lessons of love, honesty, and respect are the foundation on which his family was built, and ones that his grandchildren were fortunate to witness firsthand. He is now united with his beloved Yolanda for eternity which above all else brings his family great comfort. His was a life well lived and one that will be beautifully remembered.
A Memorial Mass was celebrated Friday, August 7, 2020 at Sacred Heart Church, 26 Still Rd., Monroe, NY. Cremation took place at Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope, NY.

Patrick “Paddy” J. Doyle, Jr.
May 6, 1935 – August 5, 2020
Town of Newburgh, NY – Formerly of Cornwall, NY
Patrick “Paddy” J. Doyle, Jr., a former Cornwall, NY resident, entered into eternal rest on August 5, 2020 at Sapphire Nursing at Meadow Hill, Newburgh, NY. He was 85 years old.
The son of the late Patrick J. Doyle, Sr. and Ellen (Boyle) Doyle, Paddy was born on May 6, 1935 in New York City, NY.
Paddy was a retired Safety Inspector for MABSTOA in New York City, NY (1985) and later retired from the New York State DOT as a Safety Inspector as well (1998).
He was former member of AOH Division 2 in Cornwall, and a member of St. Thomas Church. A family statement reads, “Dad was known for his love of his family, his proud Irish heritage, his lifetime of music, stories and jokes. One of his proudest moments was to walk up 5th Avenue, selected as an Aide to the Grand Marshall in the New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade in 1989.” He will be sorely missed by so many.
Paddy was predeceased by the love of his life, Patricia “Patsy” (Gildea) Doyle in 2014. He is survived by his daughter: Kerry Doyle of New Windsor, NY; his sons: Kevin P. Doyle and his wife, Jennifer of New Windsor, NY and Thomas J. Doyle and his wife, Wendy of Cornwall, NY; four grandsons: Ryan, Brendan, Tommy and Matthew; his brother, Brian M. Doyle and his wife, Eileen of New Windsor, NY; his brothers-in-law: John Gildea and his wife, Lucie Ann of Toms River NJ, Arthur Gildea and his wife, Pat of Forked River NJ, and Frank Reynolds of Cornwall NY; and several nieces and nephews. He was also predeceased by his sister: Eleanor Gannon, brother-in-law: John Cronin and sisters-in-law: Catherine Cronin and Irene Reynolds. We would like to give a special thank you to Charlene McKnight, who helped our Dad for several years. Special thanks go to the staff of Sapphire Nursing Home as well.
Visitation was held on Monday, August 10 at Quigley-Sullivan Funeral Home, Inc., 337 Hudson Street, Cornwall-On-Hudson, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, August 11 at St. Thomas of Canterbury Church, 340 Hudson Street, Cornwall-On-Hudson, NY. Cremation followed the Mass at Cedar Hill Crematory, Middle Hope, NY.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Wounded Warrior Project, 370 7th Ave., Ste. 1802, New York, NY 10001 or United Service Organization, USO Department WS, PO Box 96860, Washington, DC 20090-6860.

Robert G. Lally
January 8, 1946 – August 7, 2020
Monroe, NY
Robert G. Lally passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Friday, August 7, 2020 at Kaplan Family Hospice Residence in Newburgh, NY. He was 74 years old. Son of the late George Lally and Loretta Henke, he was born on January 8, 1946 in New York, NY.
Robert was an Assistant Vice President for Citibank in New York, NY. After retiring, he became an Associate for Shop Rite throughout the Tri-State area. Robert was a member of Sacred Heart Church in Monroe, NY.
Survivors include his loving wife, Carmen Aponte Lally at home; his children: Brian Lally (Alyson Gilmore) of Chester, NY, and Valerie Leeder (Jim) of Monroe, NY; and his grandchildren: Dylan, Isabella and James.
Visitation was on Wednesday, August 12 at Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush Funeral Home, 117 Maple Ave., Monroe, NY. A Funeral Mass was celebrated at 11 a.m. on Thursday August 13 at Sacred Heart Church, 26 Still Rd., Monroe, NY. Interment followed at Seamanville Cemetery, Monroe, NY. Memorial contributions may be made to: American Cancer Society P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123

Jed A. Smith
August 5, 1964 – August 4, 2020
Monroe, NY
Jed A. Smith passed away on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at Orange Regional Medical Center in Wallkill, NY. He was 55 years old. Son of the late Joseph Earl and Dolores Scotto Smith, he was born on August 5, 1964 in Tuxedo, NY.
Jed was an Assembly Laborer for Meeco Sullivan, LLC, in Warwick, NY, and was a member of Highland Mills United Methodist Church, in Highland Mills, NY.
Survivors include his loving wife, Melissa Fleming-Smith at home; his siblings: Joseph A. Smith of Montague, NJ, John A. Smith of Monroe, NY, James A. Smith of Newburgh, NY, Jay A. Smith of Monticello, NY, Jan A. Smith of Suffern, NY, and JoAnne Smith-Haggerty of Summerville, SC; many nieces and nephews and his beloved cat, Salem.
Visitation was held on Monday, August 10 at Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush Funeral Home, 117 Maple Ave., Monroe, NY. A Funeral Service took place at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday August 11 at the Funeral Home. Interment followed at Cemetery of The Highlands in Highland Mills, NY. 

Clarence Allen Starr Jr. “Skeeter”
March 30, 1944 – August 1, 2020
Highland Falls, New York
Clarence “Skeeter” Allen Starr Jr. passed away suddenly on Saturday August 1, 2020 at the age of 76. Born in Cornwall, New York on March 30, 1944, he was the son of the late Clarence Allen and Lena Starr.
Skeeter was a lifelong resident of Highland Falls, and attended the Highland Falls-Fort Montgomery Central School District. Skeeter was the former owner of The Trading Post Restaurant in Fort Montgomery, NY and Skeeter’s Pub in Highland Falls, NY. Skeeter was past President of the Highland Falls Business Association, past Vice President of the Italian American Club, and member of the Orange County Liquor Dealers Association for many years. Skeeter’s love for his family was reflected in everything he did and his memory will live on through them and all who loved him.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia (Lubanty) at home; daughter, Clarissa Farrier and her husband, Robert of Highland Falls, NY, son, Clarence “Skeeter” Starr III and his fiancé, Michele of Walden, NY; his sisters, Barbara Cox of Highland Falls, NY and Clarissa “Kee” Stanton of Cape Cod, MA; grandchildren: Bryce, Aidan, Brandon, Gavin, Emma and Lauren and several beloved nieces and nephews.
Calling hours took place on Tuesday August 11 at William F. Hogan Funeral Home, 135 Main St., Highland Falls, NY. A Graveside Service was held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, August 12 at Peacedale Cemetery in Highland Falls, NY. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to the Town of Highlands Volunteer Ambulance Corps at 39 Main Street Highland Falls, NY 10928.

Roger Ward Tuthill
November 10, 1921 – August 5, 2020
Wolfeboro, NH – Formerly of Washingtonville, NY
Wolfeboro, NH – Roger Ward Tuthill, 98 of Wolfeboro, NH passed away August 5, 2020 at his home.
Born in Washingtonville, New York November 10, 1921, son of the late Benjamin and Ruth (Dusenbury) Tuthill, he grew up in Washingtonville and lived most of his life there. Roger moved to Campbell Hall, NY in 1980 then moved to Madison, NH in 1986 finally moving to Wolfeboro in 1996.
Roger ran a dairy farm until 1968 before working for Chester National Bank retiring in 1982. He enjoyed travel, camping and gardening having several large vegetable gardens at his home in Madison.
Pre-deceased by his first wife, Betty (VanSickle) Tuthill. He is survived by his wife, Hildegaard (Retel) Tuthill of Wolfeboro, three sons and their wives: Paul and Patti Tuthill of Amissville, VA, Doug and Darlene Tuthill of Campbell Hall, NY, Scott and Gayle Tuthill of Shallotte, NC, a daughter Patty Tuthill of Chester, NY; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Services will be private.

Marion E. Willis
April 5, 1938 – August 8, 2020
Newburgh, NY
Marion E. Willis, 82 of Newburgh, NY, died on August 8, 2020. Marion was the daughter of the late Heath and Ellen Sullivan Cole, born on April 5, 1938 in Sharon, CT. She lived in Ticonderoga, NY until her father was transferred to Newburgh, NY in 1953.
She graduated from NFA in 1955 and married James Willis in 1958. They lived in Ft. Montgomery where they raised five children. Marion was a PTA president, ponytail coach, school volunteer and Cub Scout leader in Highland Falls. After 24 years of banking, she retired from HSBC.
Marion is survived by her brother, Heath Cole (Kathy); sons, James (Karen) and John (Kathy) and daughters: Kelly Azevedo (Tom), Karin Hogan (Ben) and Kimberly Dewalt (Matt). Her surviving grandchildren are Jimmy (Kristina), Alexandra (Tom), John (Kristina), Erik (Courtney), Luke, Peyton and Riley. She has eleven great-grandchildren: John, Sadie, Grace, Hayden, Wyatt, Emma, Addison, Henry, Briana, Everett and Isaac. She is predeceased by her husband, James and grandson, Scott in 2017.
A Funeral Mass was celebrated at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 12 at Blessed Sacrament Chapel in Fort Montgomery, followed by interment at Eagle Valley Cemetery, Town of Highlands, NY.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Sacred Heart Parish in Highland Falls.

Faith Catherine Schlobohm
July 7, 1941 – August 5, 2020
New Windsor, NY
Faith Schlobohm, 79, died on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at Kaplan Hospice Residence. The daughter of the late Elsie and Edward Delman, she was born in Brooklyn, NY to a large family of four brothers; Edward, Billy, Freddy and Jimmy; and two sisters, Bunny and Gail.
Faith was a homemaker and worked for the Dept. of Motor Vehicle until she retired. She was a loving wife and mother and devoted to her family, and was the best mother and grandmother anyone could ever have. She enjoyed shopping, parties, reading, and watching old episodes of Andy Griffith and M*A*S*H. Faith was a fantastic seamstress, sewing clothing for all occasions, and enjoyed baking pies and traveling.
Survivors include her husband, Edward Schlobohm; two daughters, Cindy Harris and Linda Smith; two grandchildren, James and Georgina Smith; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her first grandchild, Victoria Harris
Visitation was held on Sunday, August 9 at Brooks Funeral Home, 481 Gidney Ave., Newburgh. Faith will be interred in the family niche at Cedar Hill Mausoleum, Newburgh at a later date. 

Elizabeth A. Linderman
April 24, 1931 – August 3, 2020
Mount Carmel, TN – Formerly Monroe, NY
Elizabeth A. Linderman, formerly of Monroe, NY, passed away peacefully on Monday, August 3, 2020 at Signature Healthcare in Rogersville, TN. She was 89 years old. Daughter of the late Frank and Anna Schumm Veraldo, she was born on April 24, 1931 in Hackensack, NJ.
Elizabeth dedicated her life to being a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.
Survivors include her children: George T. Linderman and his wife, Vicki of Rogersville, TN, John H. Linderman of Monroe, NY, James J. Linderman and his wife, Denise of St. Albans, ME, Paul Linderman of Monroe, NY, Arlene Krinsky and her husband, George of Goshen, NY, Joanne Linderman of Surgoinsville, TN, and Jean E. Linderman and Rod of Mount Carmel, TN; her grandchildren: Saralynn, George, Jared, Kristina, Marissa, John, Katie and Paul; along with her great-grandchildren: Connor and Natalie. She was predeceased by her loving husband, George Linderman.
Visitation was held on Friday, August 7 at Smith, Seaman & Quckenbush Funeral Home, 117 Maple Ave., Monroe, NY. A Graveside Service took place at 11 a.m., August 8 at Seamanville Cemetery, 400 Spring St., Monroe, NY.
Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, Hudson Valley Chapter, 2649 South Road, Suite 101, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601.

August 7 Obits

Sarah (Marshak) Burchman
December 30, 1926 – July 12, 2020
New Windsor, NY
On the morning of July 12, 2020 Sarah (Marshak) Burchman passed away in Laguna Hills CA. She was 93 years young.
Sarah was born in the Bronx on December 30, 1926 to Max and Frieda Marshak of blessed memory. She was the youngest of three children, brother, Sidney and beloved big sister, Mildred.
Sarah was raised in the Bronx and after graduating from Theodore Roosevelt HS began a long career as a bookkeeper, working at Gold Medal Milk Farms, then Champion Paint Manufacturing. Her last position was at Armory Dog and Cat Hospital, the veterinary practice owned by son, Dr. Albert Burchman, where she remained until she retired at 89 years of age.
She met Kenneth Burchman when she was 22 years old and it was love at first sight. Kenneth proposed 2½ weeks later and they were married on December 11, 1948. They lived in the Bronx until 1969, then moved to Bayside, NY and then to New Windsor in 2015. They were blessed with three children who blessed them with ten grandchildren who increased their blessings with eight great-grandchildren. Sarah loved being with all of them, especially celebrating the holidays with the family. Our holidays will never be the same.
Those left to cherish her memory include son, Dr. Mel (Susan) Burchman of Yardley, PA, daughter, Marilyn Burchman Freedman of Highland Mills, NY and son, Dr. Albert (Danielle) Burchman of New Rochelle, NY. Sarah, our Bubbe, will be greatly missed by her grandchildren: Erika Winkler (Robert) Burchman, Farrell Freedman (Jonah) Eisenberg, William (Kylie) Freedman, Dana Burchman (Eduardo) Zambrano, Laurence (Nadjia) Freedman, Alex Burchman, Elaine Burchman, Dr. Alana Burchman, Dr. Max Burchman, and Maureen Burchman and by her great-grandchildren: Maya and Talya Eisenberg; Gavin and Emilia Burchman; Eduardo Jr, Luca,Vittoria and Marco Zambrano; nephews: Bernard (Arline) Kerachsky, Steven (Merrill) Paletsky, Seymour (Mary) Burchman and Howard (Thomas) Burchman, and by her beloved cat, Tiger.
She was met in heaven by husband, Kenneth Burchman; sister, Mildred Marshak Paletsky and her husband, Edward; brother, Sidney Marshak; brother-in-law, Paul Burchman and, taken from us too soon, grandson, Robert (Erika) Burchman and niece, Arline (Bernie) Kerachsky.
Sarah and her husband Kenny were staunch supporters of Israel, donating generously to a number of charities and spending countless hours fundraising. They were honored for these efforts by a number of organizations including ZOA and B’nai B’rith. Her dedication to AMIT Women; an organization which rescued Jewish children from Europe before, during and after World War II establishing childcare facilities and two youth villages to care for them, led to her being elected president of the Golda Chapter. Today AMIT Women continues their commitment to house and educate children immigrating from many countries including Russia, France, Iran and Ethiopia. She also recognized the plight of small Jewish houses of worship struggling to survive so in her later years she repaid the kindness of Rabbi Suri and then Rabbi Sally Shore Wittenberg and the welcoming congregation of The Kerhonkson Synagogue with generous donations. We know that she would appreciate any donations made in her memory to either AMIT Women at amitchildren.org or the Kerhonkson Synagogue at kerhonksonsynagogue.org

Virginia M. “Ginny” Mahoney
May 30, 1934 – July 31, 2020
Monroe, NY
Virginia M. “Ginny” Mahoney passed away on Friday, July 31, 2020 at her residence in Monroe, NY. She was 86 years old. Daughter of the late James and Nellie Naughton Mahoney, she was born in New York, NY on May 30, 1934.
Ginny was a member and a Eucharistic Minister of the Sacred Heart Church in Monroe, NY.
She is survived by her nephew, Jim Lowell of Rhinebeck, NY and her grand-niece, Thea Heninger-Lowell of Byram Township, NJ. Ginny was predeceased by her sisters: Mary Ann Mahoney, Theresa Mahoney, Ellen A. Lowell, and Veronica Mahoney.
Visitation was held on Tuesday, August 4 at Smith, Seaman, and Quackenbush, Inc. Funeral Home in Monroe, NY. A Funeral Mass was celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 5 at Sacred Heart Church, 26 Still Road, Monroe, NY 10950. Interment followed at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Hawthorne, NYMemorial donations may be made to: The Marycrest Convent; “Parish Visitors of Mary Immaculate” P.O. Box 658, Monroe, NY 10949-0658.

Francis X. Scanzano
October 30, 1956 – July 30, 2020
Newburgh, NY
Francis X. “Frank” Scanzano of Newburgh, NY entered into rest of Thursday, July 30, 2020 at his home surrounded by his children. He was 63 years old. Francis was born on October 30, 1956 in Manhattan, NY. He was the son of Enrico and Madeline Montemarano Scanzano. He married Diane E. Garrison Scanzano who predeceased him on September 29, 2018.
Francis worked for IBM for 38 years. He was an avid “jack of all trades” and was loved by everyone who knew him.
Survivors include his two daughters: Nicole and husband, Christopher Embry and Janine Scanzano and fiancé, Alexander Crogan, both of Wappingers Falls; his son, Anthony Scanzano of Newburgh and his cherished grandchildren: Harper and Owen Embry.
Calling hours were held on Tuesday at The DiDonato Funeral Home, 1290 Route 9W, Marlboro. Funeral services took place on Wednesday morning at 10 at the DiDonato Funeral Home. Entombment followed in Cedar Hill Mausoleum, Newburgh.Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Orange & Sullivan Counties, Inc., 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, NY 12550.

Thomas D. Weddell
April 27, 1934 – July 27, 2020
Newburgh, NY
Thomas “Tom” David Weddell, 86 of Newburgh, NY was granted his wings and joined the Lord on Monday, July 27, 2020 with his family by his side. He passed peacefully at Watercrest Senior Living Facility in Port Saint Lucie, FL. Tom was born on April 27, 1934 to the late Alexander Weddell and Ida Grace McGibbon Weddell. He is survived by his brother, Donald Weddell (Patricia).
Tom worked for Dupont/Stauffer Chemical in Newburgh, NY from 1953-1977. Later he went on to become a self-employed electrician from 1977-2003. After his retirement, he continued to work in his beloved workshop where he created so many treasured gifts for his family. His hobbies included woodworking, snow skiing, waterskiing, fishing, boating and sports. Tom loved to be outdoors and enjoyed mowing his lawn, gardening and tending his fishpond. He was blessed to have been able to spend time with his grandkids and great-grandkids over the years and watch them grow.
Tom is survived by his devoted wife, Catherine Zupp Weddell. They were married on October 17, 1953 at the Dutch Reformed Church in Walden, NY and have since shared 66 wonderful years of marriage together. They have four children, ten grandchildren and 15½ great-grandchildren, all of whom will miss him dearly; daughter, Diane Knapp; son, Thomas Weddell (Michele Weddell); son, David Weddell (Danette Weddell); daughter, Elizabeth Tersillo (Thomas Tersillo). Grandkids include: Ryan Richardson, TJ Weddell (Mary Weddell), Erin Blabac (Peter Blabac), Michael Weddell (Danielle Weddell), Ashley Johnson (Jeremiah Johnson), Lauren Chamberlain (Doug Chamberlain), Catherine Nelson (Daniel Nelson), David Weddell (Ashlee Weddell), Megan McKeever, Jamie Zimmer (Rick Zimmer). Great-grandkids include: Brody DeGroodt, Zachary Richardson, Natalie, Nicole and Mikey Weddell, Calli and Olivia Johnson, Lilian, Macey and Deacon Chamberlain, Carley and Carter Nelson, Rayna and Rhenn Weddell, Morgan McKeever and baby Zimmer in December. Tom is predeceased by his beloved friend and son-in-law, Harry Knapp.
Tom’s family would like to acknowledge the wonderful and gentle care he received from all of the Watercrest Senior Living Facility. Their compassion never went unnoticed and we are all forever grateful.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at http://act.alz.org/goto/TomWeddell.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Brooks Funeral Home. Visitation was held on Monday, August 3, 2020 at Brooks Funeral Home.

Anise Tawana Williams
January 31, 1969 – July 26, 2020
Newburgh, NY
Anise Tawana Williams, 51 years old of Newburgh NY, passed away on July 26, 2020.
Anise was born to Mary Stevens and Gerald Davis on January 31, 1969 in Newburgh NY.
She was preceded in death by stepfather, Kelly H. Stevens Jr. and grandparents, Edward and Mary King.
She leaves behind her fiance, Altroy Clegg. She leaves as her legacy one child, Essence Majurie and son-in-law, Isaiah Majurie; grandchildren: Egypt Majurie. Lennox Majurie, Aries Majurie, Asar Majurie, and Isaiah Majurie Jr.; siblings: Antoine King, Dennis King, Brian King, Linda R. King, Kelley King, Kelly H. Stevens, Tony Davis, Gerald Davis Jr., Dontae Davis, and Kevin Davis; nieces and nephews: Laquita King, Kaleem King, Zaria Sam, Kimora Sam, London Sam, Kahmaurii Leggette, Brian King Jr., Javontae’ King, Brandon King, Anthony Gadsden, Mia King, Ryan King, Zyair King, Laila King, Zaiya King, Dennis James King Jr., Zahara D. King, Zahavi R. King, Tonia Denise King, Kaleb Robertson, Jamal Waitley, Kayla Spenser, Ashley King, Jessica King, Alexandra Tuite, Gabriella Pearson, Lexi Lukachowski, Toni King, Juanasha Oates, Damya Corbett, Aaliyah Corbett, Renee Bergeron, Mekhi Stevens, Kylie Stevens, Antoine Davis, Daquan Davis, Stephan Davis, Krishon Davis, Amiracle Davis, Dayona Davis, Cierra Davis, Shane Davis, Cassandra Davis, Dante Davis, Devonte Davis, Octavia Davis, Aaliyah Davis, Aalijah Davis and last but not least she leaves behind a few near and dear to her heart: aunt: Sharon King Sanders and cousins: Rhonda Butler, Shanda King and Shavonda Washington.
Visitation for Ms. Williams was held Sunday, August 2 at Rhodes Funeral Home Chapel, 259 Walsh Ave., New Windsor, NY 12553. A celebration of Life gathering was heldon August 3 at Bowdoin Park, 85 Sheafe Rd., Wappinger Falls, NY.Donations, cards, gifts and condolences can be sent to Essence Majurie at 3 Garraghan Drive, Apt 1327 in Kingston NY 12401. Cashapp $EssMaj84.

Maria Susette Navarro
June 23, 1927 – July 28, 2020
Newburgh, NY
Maria Susette Cardoso Cosme Navarro, a longtime Newburgh resident, entered into rest on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. She was 93.
Daughter of the late Antonio M. Cosme and Ernestina Aura Cardoso, she was born on June 23, 1927 in Azores, Portugal.
A homemaker, formerly of Portugal, Maria was a parishioner of St. Mary’s Church, Newburgh.
Survivors include two sons, Antonio L. Navarro and his wife, Valerie of Marlboro and Ralph A. Navarro Jr. and his wife, Joy of Marlborough, MA; one daughter, Luisa Amir and her husband, Amir Mukhtar of the Town of Newburgh; one sister, Maria Dedeus Gomes-Filipe of Lisbon, Portugal; four grandchildren: Kristopher Navarro, Toni Navarro, Mohammad Sajad Amir and Aiyesha Amir Ajmal and her husband, Mohammad; and three great-grandsons: Benjamin, Hudson and Lukah Navarro.
Maria was predeceased by her husband, Ralph A. Navarro, Sr., in 1984.
Visitation took place today, Friday, July 31, 2020, at White, Venuto and Morrill Funeral and Cremation Service, 188 N. Plank Road, Newburgh, NY.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated 10 a.m., on Saturday, August 1, 2020 at The Parish of St. Mother of Calcutta, St. Francis Church, 145 Benkard Avenue, Newburgh, NY.Burial followed at Calvary Cemetery, New Windsor, NY.In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at www.alzfdn.org

Lou Ann R. Allen
August 19, 1946 – July 27, 2020
Newburgh, NY
Lou Ann Allen, 73, entered into rest on July 27, 2020 after a battle with cancer. The daughter of the late Joseph E. and Mary C. (Conway) Rafferty, she was born in Cornwall, NY.
Lou Ann was a graduate of Newburgh Free Academy, Class of 1964, and retired from Key Bank. She is survived by her children: Jodie Chiaramonte and husband Rich, Paul Allen and wife Maureen, and Mary Anne Taggart; grandchildren: Zach Allen, Maggie Allen, Kyle Taggart and Taylor Chiaramonte; and her former husband Paul Allen and his wife Doreen. She was predeceased by her loving companion, James M. “Big Jim” Taylor Jr.
Visitation was held on Friday, July 31 at Brooks Funeral Home, 481 Gidney Ave., Newburgh. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Friday at St. Mary’s Church, Newburgh., with Reverend William Scafidi officiating.
Special thanks to the following doctors and their staff: Dr. Umangi Patel, Dr. B. Hadid, Dr. Susan Jensen, Dr. George Profeta, and Robin Desrosiers.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations in Lou Ann’s memory may be sent to Wounded Warriors at woundedwarriorproject.org; or Tunnel to Towers at www.tunnel2towers.org.

Frank “Pop” Gregorec
June 21, 1929 – July 25, 2020
Newburgh, NY
Frank Gregorec entered into eternal peace on July 25, 2020. He was 91. His loving wife Elizabeth, of 65 years, was by his side, both residing at Sapphire Nursing Home at Meadow Hill.
The youngest of seven children, Frank was born June 21, 1929, the son of the late John and Veronica (Geirhart) Gregorec in Roseton, NY. Frank served in the US Navy from July 7, 1948-June 27, 1952. His vessel ships included the USS Fresno and the USS Tidewater. After the Navy, Frank worked for the JOVA Brick Works in Roseton, NY on the banks of the Hudson. He was a brickmaker for over 17 years. He later retired from the Marlboro School District.
On October 2, 1955 Frank married Elizabeth “Betty” Kelemen. Together they raised three children: daughters Mary Fescoe and Susan Madaia, and his son Frank. As they got older, they took such pride watching their grandchildren play so many sports, rarely missing a game.
Frank had such a quick wit and made everyone smile. He loved to fish and hunt, and enjoyed playing pinochle every Sunday with his brothers-in-law. He spent every summer traveling to Saratoga Race Track with his buddies, his late son-in-law John, and late brother-in-law Fred “Geza”.
Frank is survived by his loving wife Betty, his children, Mary Fescoe, Susan Madaia and husband Mike, and Frank Gregorec; grandsons, Michael Madaia and wife Terri and Johnny Fescoe and wife Kristin; his only granddaughter, Meghan Hurlburt and husband Eric; two great-grandchildren, Eric John “EJ” and Luchiana “Lulu”; and two sisters, Helen Pollock and Anna Bartels. Frank was sadly predeceased by his adoring grandson Matthew and his loving son-in-law John. He was also predeceased by siblings, John, Joseph, Mary and Betty. His buddy, Brooklyn, will miss him. He has many nieces and nephews, too many to mention, but were always in his heart.
Cremation and funeral arrangements are private at Frank’s request, Brooks Funeral Home handling all arrangements.
A special heartfelt thank you to the staff of Sapphire at Meadow Hill, with the deepest respect and gratitude of the 1 East staff. They work tirelessly and went above and beyond to care for Frank. They are gentle and loving, and Frank adored them all.

Francis Donovan, Sr.
April 13, 1930 – July 24, 2020
Newburgh, NY
Francis Donovan, Sr of Newburgh, NY, a retired Custodian for Orange Ulster BOCES and a longtime resident of the area passed away on Friday, July 24, 2020, in Newburgh. He was 90.
The son of the late Joseph Donovan and Elizabeth Zuckert Donovan, he was born April 13, 1930 in Bronx, New York.
He was the widower of Shirley Donovan.
Survivors include his son, Francis Donovan, and his wife, Michelle of Walden, NY; daughter, LuAnn Comfort and her husband, Charlie of Walden, NY; granddaughter, Shannon Sayler and her husband, Chuck; granddaughter, Christy Donovan; grandson, James DeZemo and his wife, Michelle; granddaughter, Rebecca DeZemo and her companion, Ryan Salma; great-grandson, Wyatt DeZemo; great-granddaughters, Sara, Julie, Jocelyn & Emma; great-great-grandchildren twins: Athena Rose and Andrew Vincent; sister, Barbara Reed and her companion, Mike Barone; several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by sisters, Kathleen and Marion (twins); brothers: Gene, Joseph, Harold, Gerald, John & Billy.
Graveside Services were held on Friday, July 31, 2020 at Wallkill Valley Cemetery. Rev. James Van Houten officiated.

July 24 obits

William Estela
August 30, 1936 – July 18, 2020
Campbell Hall, NY
William Estela, of Campbell Hall, NY, entered into eternal rest on July 18, 2020 at home after a long battle with cancer, surrounded by his wife, Blanca Elena, children, many dear family members and friends. He was 83 years old. He was the son of the late Luis Estela and Eulalia Rodriguez.
William was born in Aguada, Puerto Rico on August 30, 1936. William was married to his loving wife, Blanca Elena Mendoza-Estela. William was a retired Chef from Jewish Home and Hospital for the aged for 40 years. William graduated from City College and received a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Sociology. He was an avid reader, black belt in karate, loved to play the guitar, gardening, nature and music. One of his favorites was Frank Sinatra, “My Way” and he loved two loving dogs, Princess and Suzzy.
William was a devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather. Survivors include his loving wife, Blanca Elena Mendoza-Estela; his children: Wilma and husband, Fernando Vayona of Royal Palm Beach, FL, Liccette and husband, Melido of Brooklyn, NY, Jeanette and husband, Elias of Bronx, NY, Jacquelin Estela of Cabo Rojo, P.R., Angelo Baque of Queens, NY, and Ingrid Baque of Blooming Grove, NY; his brothers, Julio Estela and wife, Minerva of Aguada, P.R. , Valentine Estela of Aguada, P.R. , Luis Estela and wife, Jessica of Hialeah, FL; his sisters, Luz Maria Santana of Brooklyn, NY, Aida Santos of Brooklyn, NY, pre-deceased by Gilbert, Luis, Ines and Lydia; his grandchildren: Jorrell, Matthew, Natalina, Gritchel, Mark, Elisha, Eliezel, David, James, Edwin, Robert Jr, Lisa, Jelitza (deceased), Karina, Gio Maximus and Caesar; along with many nieces and nephews; sisters-in-law: Maria Moreira and husband, Manuel, Beatriz Mendoza; brothers-in-law: Galo Mendoza and wife, Blanquita, Jorge Mendoza and wife, Ileana, Jose Mendoza and wife, Ingrid.
Visitation was Thursday, July 23, 2020 at David T Ferguson Funeral Home, in Washingtonville, NY.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, July 24, 2020 at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church, 42 Goshen Avenue, Washingtonville, New York. William will be laid to rest in Campbell Hall, NY at Holy Spirit Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery. To leave an online condolence please visit www.davidtfergusonfh.com

Darrell O. Hendrickson
July 21, 1959 – February 8, 2020
Venice, FL
Darrell O. Hendrickson of Venice, FL, formerly of Roscoe and New Windsor, NY died Saturday, February 8, 2020 at the Venice Bayfront Hospital, in Venice Florida. He was 60.
The son of Ruth Jean Covert Hendrickson and the late Joseph Kingsley Hendrickson, he was born July 21, 1959 in Rockland, NY (Roscoe).
Darrell’s childhood was in Roscoe, NY, and in New Windsor, NY, where they moved in 1961 when he was 2 years old. Darrell graduated at the Newburgh Free Academy and had worked as an employee at ShopRite Corporation from the age of 16 until his retirement in 2018. He bought and lived in his home in Montgomery, NY and after retirement, Darrell bought a place in Venice, FL.
Darrell enjoyed golfing, keeping a tidy yard, traveling, and spending time with good friends.
Survivors include his mother, Ruth of Middletown, NY; one brother, Joel Hendrickson of Scottsdale, NY; a niece, Sandra B. O’Flaherty and her husband Edward; four nephews, Timothy J. Hendrickson and his wife Lauren of Walden, NY, David E. Hendrickson and his wife Krista, of Pleasant Valley, NY, Christopher Hendrickson and his wife Nicole of California, and Jeremy Hendrickson and his wife Mejuki of California; several cousins and good friends. He was predeceased by his father, and brother Glen.
Graveside service and burial was Thursday, July 23, 2020  in the Riverview Cemetery, Roscoe, NY. The Rev. Bridgette LeConey officiated.
Memorial contributions in Darrell’s name may be made to the United Church of Roscoe, PO Box 233, Roscoe, NY 12776 or to the Roscoe-Rockland Ambulance Corps., PO Box 321, Roscoe, NY 12776.

Mary Katherine Stoll
July 4, 1947 – July 9, 2020
Campbell Hall, NY
Mary K. Stoll passed peacefully in her home after a 14 year battle with cancer. She was born in Louisville, Kentucky, to John F. Stoll and Minnie (Crady) Stoll.
Mary K. grew up in Bardstown, Kentucky, and graduated from Assumption High School, Louisville, in 1965. She went on to earn a B.A. in English from the University of Kentucky and a B.S. in Nursing from Eastern Kentucky University. She married Paul van Niewerburgh on December 21, 1974 and they moved to New York in 1977. She worked as a unit manager and then case manager at Arden Hill Hospital in Goshen, New York, for 30 years.
Along with nursing Mary K. had a passion for literature, politics, gardening and cooking. She enjoyed traveling, mystery novels, vacationing at the beach and sailing in her sailboat, The Weeny. She loved to entertain and brought magic to every holiday season. Mary K. was kind, compassionate, and had a wonderful sense of humor.
She was the epitome of strength, determination and perseverance until the end. Her death has left a hole in our hearts that cannot be filled.
Mary K. was predeceased by her parents, John and Minnie Stoll and her sister, Carolyn Stoll. She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Paul van Niewerburgh, daughter, Emily (Chris); niece Katherine (Tony); grandchildren, Andrew and Emilia and great-nephews Lucas and Noah.
A wake and memorial service will be held on July 25 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Donovan Funeral Home, Inc, 82 South Church Street, Goshen, NY.

Shirley Pleeter
April 29, 1935 – July 18, 2020
Chester, NY
Shirley Pleeter, 85, of Chester, NY, died peacefully at home on Friday July 18, surrounded by family and friends, after a courageous battle with cancer.
She was born in Bronx, NY on April 29, 1935 to Daniel Kazdan and Lillian Friedman Kazdan of blessed memory.
She was beloved wife of Lester Pleeter for 60 years; mother to Daniel Pleeter (ex-wife Susan), Arlene Gillman (husband Andrew) and recently predeceased by daughter Linda Heller (husband Eric). She is also predeceased by her beloved sister, Beatrice Ratick (husband Joseph); cherished grandmother to Sean (wife Ashley), Marissa and Austin Gillman. Joshua Pleeter. Amanda and Megan Heller.
Shirley had tremendous love for her large extended family and always opened her doors and her heart to let anyone in. The essence of Shirley was as a wife, mother and grandmother which she lived for and was her greatest joy. This was her most important job and she was very good at it.
Shirley was active as a volunteer at her synagogues in The Bronx (Congregation Beth Jacob) and in Orange County (Chabad Lubavitch of Orange County / Monroe) as well as Jewish Family Services, Sisterhood of The Monsey Jewish Center and in her children’s schools throughout their youth. Shirley was also a member of the Chester Golden Age Club, where she enjoyed playing poker and bingo.
Donations in Shirley’s memory can be made to Chabad Lubavitch of Orange County / Monroe (chabadorange.com ); Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; United Hospice of Orange and Putnam and Mygooddays.org
Loved by many, Shirley will be dearly missed.

Carol Ann Rose Terzer
April 4, 1946 – July 18, 2020
Chester, NY
Carol Ann Rose Terzer of Chester, NY entered into rest on July 18, 2020. She was 74.
The daughter of Ferdinand Mannocchi and Genevieve Gallo Mannocchi, she was born on April 4, 1946 in Suffern, NY.
Carol was a retired housekeeping supervisor for Helen Hayes Hospital in West Haverstraw, NY.
She is survived by her husband, Helmut Otto Terzer; daughters, Dawn Bono and husband, Charles and Carol Trainor and husband, David; sister, Veronica Spataro; brothers, Fred Mannocchi and wife, Linda and Robert Mannocchi and wife, Margaret; grandchildren: Johanna, Rachel, Daniel, Emily, Eric, Jake, Jenna, Lizzy, and Katelyn; great-grandchildren: Ashlyn, Conner, Elijah, and Ezra; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation w held on Wednesday, July 22 at T.S. Purta Funeral Home, 22 Glenmere Ave., Florida, NY 10921. A Funeral Mass was celebrated on Thursday, July 23 at St. Joseph Church, 20 Glenmere Ave., Florida, NY 10921.Memorial contributions may be made to the National Kidney Foundation 30 East 33rd Street New York, NY 10016 or to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan 800 Stony Brook Ct., Newburgh, NY 12550.

Lorraine (Meyers) Bennett
January 13, 1924 – July 13, 2020
Bedford MA – Formerly of Cornwall, NY
Lorraine (Meyers) Bennett, long-time resident of Cornwall, died on July 13, 2020 in Bedford, Massachusetts, where she had moved in 2014 to be close to her daughter, Susan. She was 96.
She was born in Jersey City, New Jersey, on January 13, 1924, the daughter of Albert and Anna Mae (Rouff) Meyers and moved to Cornwall as a young child. Mrs. Bennett attended the Cornwall public schools and graduated from the Jersey City Medical Center School of Nursing with an R.N. degree, where she was a member of the Cadet Nurse Corps during World War II. She continued her education as an adult, earning her BA degree from the Empire State College and then taking graduate courses at Russell Sage College. She pursued a career first as a school nurse and then as an English teacher at the James O’Neill High School in Highland Falls, retiring in 1990 after 32 years of service. Mrs. Bennett was a strong teachers’ union advocate and served on negotiating committees to improve compensation and benefits for her profession.
Long active in Republican politics, she served for many years as the Chairwoman of the Cornwall Republican Committee. She was the first woman member of the Cornwall Town Board and chaired the Cornwall Planning Board for a number of years. One of the highlights of her time in politics was her selection as a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1976, where her colorful hat attracted media attention.
Mrs. Bennett had many other interests. She was a long-time docent at the Storm King Art Center and a volunteer for the Cornwall Hospital Auxiliary. She assembled a wonderful collection of 19th and 20th century dolls and was a member of the Hudson Valley Doll Club. An accomplished quilter, she belonged to the Quilters of the Hudson Highlands. She was an avid reader and her residences were always overflowing with books. Mrs. Bennett loved spending time on Cape Cod where she maintained a second home. She was an accomplished writer and was a columnist for the Cornwall Local. She was a proud member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Her survivors include three daughters: Kathy, Susan (John Rosenberg) and Jamie (John Fitch); five grandchildren: Alyssa, Eva, and Mark Rosenberg, Daniel Barrie, and Anne Fitch, and three great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents, her devoted husband, James Harold Bennett in 1997, by sisters, Marion Barley and Dorothy Gorton, and by her beloved brother, Arthur James (Mickey) Meyers.
Interment was private at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Cornwall.
Arrangements are entrusted to Quigley-Sullivan Funeral Home, Inc.; to send condolences please go to www.Quigleybros.com

John B. Greehy
September 4, 1941 – July 10, 2020
Cornwall, NY
John B. Greehy of Cornwall, NY entered into eternal rest on July 10, 2020 at home surrounded by many dear family members and friends. He was 78 years old. The son of the late John Greehy and MaryEllen (Healy) Greehy, John was born on September 4, 1941 in Queens, NY. John was married to his wife, Anne for 52 years.
John was a retired Firefighter with FDNY Engine 35 in Harlem, NY for 31 years where he made many life-long friendships. He honorably and proudly served his country with the Military Police of the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Era.
John was an active member of the St. Thomas of Canterbury Church in Cornwall, NY, American Legion, Ancient Order Of Hibernians, Knights of Columbus, Elks, Ambulance Corp, St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee of Orange County, Grand Marshal in Mid-Hudson St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Grand Marshal’s Aide for the parade in New York City.
John was a loving husband, devoted Catholic, a brother to all FDNY. He was giving, kind, caring, and a fun Irishman who loved life and did it his way. He will be missed greatly.
In addition to his parents, John was predeceased by his loving wife: Anne C. (Griffin) Greehy in 2018, whom he missed every day. He was predeceased by his sisters: Katherine Greehy, Christine Leicht, and Marie Dowd; great nephew: John Greehy Jr. John is survived by his sister: Alice (Greehy) Fox; his brother: Morris Greehy; and many nieces and nephews.
Due to the public health concerns of the Corona Virus (Covid-19), memorial services for John will be held at a later date. Please refer back to this website, www.Quigleybros.com, for further information. On behalf of the family, thank you for your understanding and support during this difficult time.
Memorial Contributions in John’s name may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, 370 7th Avenue, Suite 1802, New York, NY 10001.

James J. Kelly
February 6, 1939 – July 14, 2020
Chester, NY
James Kelly, 81 years old of Chester, entered into rest on Tuesday 14, 2020 at Garnett Health Center Middletown, NY. Son of the late William Kelly and Mary Kelly, nee: Meaney, he was born on February 6, 1939 in Bray, Co. Wicklow, Ireland.
After a brief stint in the Irish Army, James emigrated to the USA in 1957. He was drafted into U.S. Army and served from Jan. 1962 to Dec. 1963. During that time, he was a proud member of the 82nd Airborne Division.
James received his GED from New York State. From 1972-1974 he attended Rockland County Community College earning an AAS. In 1974 – 1976 he went to Iona College earning a BS and continued on to L.I.U. C.W. Post in 1976-1978 earning an MPA.
James joined the New York City Police Department in 1968 earning the rank of Detective. He retired in 1988 where he joined the U.S. Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration as an analyst. James worked with the DEA for 15 years before retiring.
James was a devoted and loving husband, father, and grandfather. Survivors include his loving wife, Bridget Kelly; his children: William and his wife, Julia of New Hampton, NY, and Maria Morris and her husband, Todd of Monroe, NY; his brother, Billy and his wife, Chris of Iselin NJ; his sister, Maria of Wicklow Ireland, and his brother, John “Jerry” of Wexford, Ireland; his grandchildren: William, Samantha, John and Joseph along with many nieces and nephews.
James was a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, Division 1 Monroe, NY from 1978 until his passing. He received the Burns – Hayes award, the highest award bestowed upon a Hibernian. James served as Div. 1 President from 1996-97, District 8 Director 1992-94, AOH County Board President 2001-2005, AOH Historian from 1990 -2014. He founded the Fleming Scholarship Fund. In 1992 He was the Grand Marshall of the Mid-Hudson Saint Patrick’s Parade.
James was a bagpiper in the AOH Pipe and Drums for 38 years. He taught new pipers and mentored bagpipers from West Point from 1991- 96.
Outside of work, he had many interests. He loved to play golf, tend to his gardening, and especially loved to research and write about Irish recipients of the Medal of Honor from the American Civil War. He also loved to watch soccer games when he could.
A Public Wake was on Sunday, July 19 at Flynn Funeral & Cremation Memorial Centers, Inc., 139 Stage Road, Monroe, NY 10950. A private Funeral Mass was celebrated Monday, July 20, at St. Columba R.C. Church, 27 High Street, Chester, NY 10918. A Burial with Military Honors followed at Orange County Veterans Cemetery, 111 Craigville Road, Goshen, NY 10924.

Karen P. Khejl
July 24, 1954 – July 9, 2020
New Windsor, NY
Karen P. Khejl of New Windsor, NY entered into eternal rest on July 9, 2020 at her home. She was 65 years old.
The daughter of the late Joseph Khejl and Adrienne (Mentberger) Khejl, Karen was born on July 24, 1954 in Queens, NY. Karen was an Administrator for the Social Security Administration in Manhattan, NY, currently retired.
Karen was a volunteer for C.A.S.A. (Court Appointed Special Advocates) where she selflessly mentored and helped families in need. She also volunteered as an instructor for A.A.R.P.’s senior defensive driving course. Karen was a true humanitarian helping people and animals with compassion and love. Her greatest love and passion was music. She was Madam President of The N.Y. Ancients Fife and Drum Corp. Karen was also a flutist in the Queensboro Symphonic Band in her earlier life.
Karen had the biggest generous heart. She was a true inspiration to so many lives she touched. Her zest for life was her motivation to continue her fight through these past years to get her back to the life she loved to live. Karen was an absolutely amazing woman. Her courage and determination will never be forgotten. She will be missed greatly.
Karen is survived by her younger brother: Joseph Khejl of Astoria, NY; her younger sister: Lisa Puccio and her husband, Bobby and their son, Robert of Whitestone, NY; and her beloved golden retriever, Aggy.
Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 25 at Quigley-Sullivan Funeral Home, Inc., 337 Hudson Street, Cornwall-On-Hudson, NY. Due to the continued public health concerns of covid-19, please know that there is an occupancy limitation which may cause a wait time. Please see funeral home website to reserve a time.
In Lieu of flowers, please send a card in memory of Karen with your check donation to: Hudson Valley SPCA, 940 Little Britain Road, New Windsor NY 12553.

July 17 obits

William Alfred De Graw
January 21, 1937 – July 11, 2020
Town of Newburgh, NY
William Alfred De Graw of the Town of Newburgh entered into rest unexpectedly Saturday, July 11, 2020. He was 83.
The son of the late Alfred and Nellie (Marks) De Graw, William was born January 21, 1937 in Cornwall, New York.
William graduated from Dartmouth College in 1958 with a BA and received a master’s degree from The New School for Social Research. He was a retired Personnel Officer for the Middletown Psychiatric Center and proudly served his country in the United States Army from 1959-1962 serving in the Counter Intelligence Corps.
William is survived by his children: William A. De Graw Jr. and his partner, Naomi of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Andrew K. De Graw and his partner, Christina Dorrmann of the Town of Newburgh, Matthew I. De Graw and his wife, Susan of Cornwall, grandchildren: Tara M. Doerr, Erin M. De Graw, Evan A. De Graw; sister, Deborah A. De Graw of Cornwall-on-Hudson, and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, William was predeceased by his wife, Judith Marie (Gates) De Graw on December 13, 1992.
Visitation took place Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at White, Venuto & Morrill Funeral and Cremation Service in the Town of Newburgh.
Funeral service will be private. Burial will take place at St. John’s Cemetery in Goshen, NY with military honors.
In lieu of flowers please make donations in William’s memory to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center – http://www.visit giving.mskcc.org

Cecelia Glowaczewski
May 30, 1945 – July 11, 2020
Goshen, NY
Cecelia Glowaczewski of Goshen, NY, entered into rest on Saturday, July 11, 2020 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was 75.
The daughter of the late Ignatius Sztendor & Nellie Grzywaczewski Sztendor, she was born on May 30, 1945 in Warwick, NY.
She was a member of St. Stanislaus Church and a member of St. Stanislaus Living Rosary Society. Mom loved being outdoors, her flowers and all animals, especially taking care of the neighborhood cats. She also enjoyed listening to her Polka Music.
She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Raymond Glowaczewski; son, Raymond Glowaczewski & wife, Michelle; son, Gary Glowaczewski & fiancé Monica; three sisters; Caroline Evans & husband Raymond; Joan Watch & husband, Donald; Theresa Niski & husband, John; brother-in-law, Stephen Urbanski; sister-in-law, Deborah Sztendor; along with numerous nieces, nephews & cousins.
She was predeceased by her sister, Patricia Urbanski and brother, Robert Sztendor.
Visitation was held on Wednesday, July 15 at T.S. Purta Funeral Home, 690 County Route# 1, Pine Island, NY.
A funeral mass was held  Thursday, July 16 at St. Stanislaus Church, Pine Island.
Burial will be in St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Pine Island.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Stanislaus Church, c/o St. Joseph Church, 14 Glenmere Ave., Florida, NY 10921 or to Hospice of Orange & Sullivan Counties, Inc., 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, NY 12550.

James C. Gregerson
January 30, 1932 – June 4, 2020
Salisbury Mills, NY
James C. Gregerson, 88 years old of Salisbury Mills, entered into rest on Thursday, June 4, 2020 at The Willows at Ramapo Rehabilitation & Nursing Center in Suffern, NY. Son of the late James and Margaret Treuer Gregerson, he was born on January 30, 1932 in Milwaukee, WI.
James attended the University of Wisconsin, receiving his Associates Degree, and left college to join the U.S. Air Force. James proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force from 1951 to 1955 during the Korean War as a combat medic and pharmacist and received two Bronze Stars. After his time stationed in Korea, he was shipped to Stewart Air Force Base in New Windsor, NY. James was proud of his time served during the Korean War, and used the military values learned to guide him throughout his life.
James was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. Survivors include his loving wife, Shirley Smart Gregerson; his children: Jamie Gregerson and his wife, Becca of Hyde Park, NY, Kathy Strysko and her husband, Stanley of Sparrowbush, NY, Keith Gregerson of New Windsor, NY; and Jennifer Weber and her husband, Shawn of Chester, NY; his brother, Timothy Gregerson of Milwaukee, WI; his grandchildren: Bryce, Jason, Kimberly, Christopher, Anthony and Dale; and his one great-grandchild, Noah; along with many nieces and nephews. James is predeceased by his brother, Larry Gregerson.
After his Honorable Discharge from the USAF, James joined the Tuxedo Police Department before entering the NY State Police. He worked his way through the ranks and became an Investigator for the Bureau of Criminal Investigation for the NYSP for Troop F in Monroe, NY. Upon retiring from the NYSP after 20 years, he went on to become a Sergeant at the U.S. Mint at West Point. James was a member of many organizations throughout his community including: The American Legion Post #1573, Harriman, NY; New York State Retired Troopers: Tri-State Chapter, and the American Golf Association.
Outside of work, he had many interests and hobbies. He enjoyed training Harness horses and had a license to train at the track. He also bred German Shepherd dogs and held training classes at his home to promote the breed with the local Schutzhund Club. He loved the outdoors, whether it was hunting, fishing, bird watching, outdoor photography, or golf; he was a scratch golfer at one point. He adored spending time with his family, and one of his favorite things in his later years was attending the NY Air Show at Stewart AFB with family members. He was an avid Green Bay Packers fan, but also loved the NY Yankees.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to American Legion at: Mulligan-Eden, Post 1573, Harriman, NY 10926.
A Graveside Service will take place on Friday, July 17, 2020 at 11 a.m. at Orange County Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Goshen, NY, with full Military Honors. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, there will be a limited occupancy and we ask you to please adhere to the state regulations regarding face masks and distancing.

John C. Zonneveld
October 26, 1959 – July 10, 2020
Monroe, NY
John C. Zonneveld passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on Friday, July 10, 2020 in Monroe, NY. He was 60 years old. Son of the late Andrew and Johanna Zonneveld, he was born in Queens, NY on October 26, 1959.
John was a beloved son, brother, husband, father, brother-in-law, uncle, and officer. He began his 31 years of dedicated service in the New York City Police Department in 1983, where his kind nature enabled him to positively impact the communities he served and the many people he worked alongside.
This work serendipitously brought about an encounter with the woman whom John would spend 31 wonderful years with. He is loved and missed by his wife, Rosaleen Zonneveld, and their four children, whom he meant the world to: John J. Zonneveld, Jeanne-Marie Zonneveld, Elizabeth Zonneveld, and Christine Zonneveld.
John is also adored and remembered by his sister, Andrea Polihrom and her husband, Philip; and by his brother, Peter Zonneveld and his wife, Cindy.
A respected and admired in-law, John is also fondly remembered by his father and mother-in-law, Joseph and Eileen Nash; brothers-in-law and brothers in blue, John (Donna) and James Nash; brothers-in-law, Thomas Nash, and Joseph Nash (Susan); sisters-in-law, Jeanne Maher (Daniel), Eileen Nash, Kathleen Fanitzi (Anthony), and Mary Meadow (Steven).
A much loved uncle, John will be greatly missed by his nieces and nephews: Katherine Polihrom, Alexandra Ward, Erin Zonneveld, Michael Zonneveld, Sarah and Meghan Nash, Alexandra, Victoria, and Daniel Maher; Joseph, Bryan, James, and John Nash; Christina and Anthony Fanitzi; and Nicole, Catherine, and Maureen Meadow. He was predeceased by his siblings, Michael Zonneveld, Stephen Zonneveld, and Ellen Emmert who is survived by her husband, Daniel.
John always remembered what matters most: family and friends, and the memories you create and share with them. His love for his many families – Zonneveld, Nash, and NYPD – persists in the stories they have of him, which they will cherish always. We ask that you honor his legacy by spending time with your loved ones and making happy memories.
Visitation was held on Thursday, July 16, 2020  at Smith, Seaman, and Quackenbush, Inc. Funeral Home, 117 Maple Avenue, Monroe, NY 10950. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 17 at Sacred Heart Church, 26 Still Road, Monroe, NY 10950. Cremation will take place at Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope, NY.
Memorial donations may be made in John’s name to Stephen Siller Tunnels To Towers Foundation, 2361 Hylan Blvd., Staten Island, NY 10306 www.tunnel2towers.org

John C. Zonneveld
October 26, 1959 – July 10, 2020
Monroe, NY
John C. Zonneveld passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on Friday, July 10, 2020 in Monroe, NY. He was 60 years old. Son of the late Andrew and Johanna Zonneveld, he was born in Queens, NY on October 26, 1959.
John was a beloved son, brother, husband, father, brother-in-law, uncle, and officer. He began his 31 years of dedicated service in the New York City Police Department in 1983, where his kind nature enabled him to positively impact the communities he served and the many people he worked alongside.
This work serendipitously brought about an encounter with the woman whom John would spend 31 wonderful years with. He is loved and missed by his wife, Rosaleen Zonneveld, and their four children, whom he meant the world to: John J. Zonneveld, Jeanne-Marie Zonneveld, Elizabeth Zonneveld, and Christine Zonneveld.
John is also adored and remembered by his sister, Andrea Polihrom and her husband, Philip; and by his brother, Peter Zonneveld and his wife, Cindy.
A respected and admired in-law, John is also fondly remembered by his father and mother-in-law, Joseph and Eileen Nash; brothers-in-law and brothers in blue, John (Donna) and James Nash; brothers-in-law, Thomas Nash, and Joseph Nash (Susan); sisters-in-law, Jeanne Maher (Daniel), Eileen Nash, Kathleen Fanitzi (Anthony), and Mary Meadow (Steven).
A much loved uncle, John will be greatly missed by his nieces and nephews: Katherine Polihrom, Alexandra Ward, Erin Zonneveld, Michael Zonneveld, Sarah and Meghan Nash, Alexandra, Victoria, and Daniel Maher; Joseph, Bryan, James, and John Nash; Christina and Anthony Fanitzi; and Nicole, Catherine, and Maureen Meadow. He was predeceased by his siblings, Michael Zonneveld, Stephen Zonneveld, and Ellen Emmert who is survived by her husband, Daniel.
John always remembered what matters most: family and friends, and the memories you create and share with them. His love for his many families – Zonneveld, Nash, and NYPD – persists in the stories they have of him, which they will cherish always. We ask that you honor his legacy by spending time with your loved ones and making happy memories.
Visitation was held on Thursday, July 16, 2020 at Smith, Seaman, and Quackenbush, Inc. Funeral Home, 117 Maple Avenue, Monroe, NY 10950. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 17 at Sacred Heart Church, 26 Still Road, Monroe, NY 10950. Cremation will take place at Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope, NY.
Memorial donations may be made in John’s name to Stephen Siller Tunnels To Towers Foundation, 2361 Hylan Blvd., Staten Island, NY 10306 www.tunnel2towers.org

John James McCombs
June 12, 1951 – July 11, 2020
Bullville, NY
John James McCombs of Bullville, NY passed away on July 11, 2020 after a long illness. He was 69 years old.
Born in Goshen, NY on June 12, 1951, he was the son of Alberta (Groom) and Charles McCombs.
John worked for Amscan in Chester, NY as a machine operator.
John is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Cindy Lou; son, John and his wife, Tammy of Wallkill, NY; and granddaughter, Kaileigh; brother, Charles McCombs of Woodridge, NY; sister, Frances Osburn of New Hampton, NY; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Warren McCombs.
There was a graveside service on July 15 at Warwick Cemetery, with Rev. Stan Seagren presiding.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.
Arrangements were made by Lazear-Smith & Vander Plaat Memorial Home, 17 Oakland Avenue, Warwick, NY 10990. To send an online condolence, visit www.lsvpmemorialhome.com

Stephen Della Vedova
January 29, 1947 – July 10, 2020
Cornwall-On-Hudson, NY
Stephen Della Vedova of Cornwall-On-Hudson, NY entered into eternal rest on July 10, 2020 at Garnet Health Medical Center, Wallkill, NY. He was 73 years old.
The son of the late Mario Della Vedova and Aida (Robustelli) Della Vedova, Stephen was born on January 29, 1947 in Jersey City, NJ.
Stephen earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia (UGA). He was a retired Senior Inspector for the New York State Department of Agriculture & Markets in Albany, NY.
Stephen honorably and proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. Army from 1969 – 1972 during the Vietnam Era.
Stephen volunteered at Habitat for Humanity in Newburgh for many years, working on building sites, and later using his woodworking skills in the wood shop making beautiful wooden bowls. He was proud of his beautiful thick wavy white hair and grew it long enough to cut and donate to those who suffered loss of hair from chemo – such a generous gift.
Stephen was a Member and Past President of the Cornwall Lions Club. Stephen was a loyal member of the luncheon group for the Class of 1965. An outcome of the luncheons was a walking group of local alumni that walked several times a week which Stephen and Joyce joined. He was always part of the conversations in his own quiet way. A classmate took pictures of the gathering to share with others. Stephen, being on the shy side, would grin and bear the naggings to smile for the camera. Eventually the photographer began taking selfies with Stephen. The quiet Stephen played along with his engaging and shy smile. As time passed, Stephen began to have walking and communicating challenges. The selfies continued and became a part of the luncheon rituals. We believed he enjoyed the attention and the laughs. His classmates were a strong supportive team throughout his illness. “He lived quietly. He passed quietly. Now he walks tall and strong”.
In addition to his parents, Stephen was predeceased by his wife: Joyce (Platt) Della Vedova. Stephen is survived by his nephew: Anthony Della Vedova of Atlanta, GA; as well as numerous friends, too numerous to mention.
Due to the public health concerns of the Corona Virus (Covid-19), a Graveside Service was held on Thursday, July 16 at St. Thomas Cemetery, Cornwall, NY.
Arrangements are entrusted to Quigley-Sullivan Funeral Home, Inc.; to send condolences please go to www.Quigleybros.com

Mary Ann Barton
July 26, 1927 – July 5, 2020
Calabash, NC – Formerly of Newburgh, NY
Mary Ann Barton, 92 of Calabash, NC passed away on Sunday July 5, 2020 at her residence.
Daughter of Frank George Ostrander and Anna Marie Lang, she was born and raised in Newburgh, NY. John F. Barton, her husband of 40 years, preceded her in death.
She is survived by her children, Kathleen A. Dino of North Carolina, widowed by Charles V. Dino formerly of Middletown, NY, David J. Barton of NC (wife Linda Kurz), and John F. Barton (wife Mary E. Chesterman) of Colorado; ten grandchildren: Charlie, Matthew, Alysha, Megan, Amanda, Summer, Kristin, Katherine, Sean, and Jacob; and eight great-grandchildren: Alec, Katelyn, Jake, Ava, Jerry, Grace, Rosie and June.
Brunswick Funeral Service, Shallotte Chapel invites you to our website for full obituary information, and online condolences. www.brunswickfuneralservice.com

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