Obituaries 4-9-21

Salvatore Licciardi
November 7, 1954 – April 4, 2021
Newburgh, NY
Salvatore Licciardi, 66, entered into rest on Sunday, April 4, 2021 at home surrounded by family. The son of the late Melchiorre and Teresa (Zarcone) Licciardi, he was born in Sicily, Italy. He was married to the late Concetta Licciardi.
Salvatore worked for Torino Bakery for many years and J & F Pizzeria in Newburgh. He enjoyed going to grocery stores, spending time with family, and family dinners.
He is survived by his son, Melchiorre “Mel” Licciardi of Newburgh; his sisters: Francesca Bruschetti of Walden, Anna Bruschetti of Walden, Maria Licciardi of New Windsor and Josephine Citta of Newburgh; as well as brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.
Visitation was held from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. on Thursday, April 8 at Brooks Funeral Home, 481 Gidney Ave., Newburgh. A Mass of Christian Burial followed at 1 p.m. at Sacred Heart Church, Newburgh, with burial in Calvary Cemetery, New Windsor.

Lorenzo Johnson, Sr.
March 31, 1936 – April 1, 2021
Chester, NY
Lorenzo Johnson, Sr. passed away on Thursday, April 1, 2021 at his residence in Chester, NY. He was 85 years old. Son of the Late Chester and Cecilia Garofalo Johnson, he was born on March 31, 1936 in New York, NY.
Lorenzo proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1954-1957 during the Korean War. After his honorable discharge, Lorenzo became a Police Officer for New York City’s Finest, ending his career with the NYPD at the 25th Precinct in Harlem, NY. He was a devoted member of St. Columba Church in Chester, NY, and a member of the American Legion Post #488 of Monroe, NY.
Survivors include his children: Darryl Johnson (Allen Lane) of Pensacola, FL, Lorenzo Johnson, Jr. of Chester, NY, and Margaret Minchin (Dennis) of Monroe, NY; and his grandchildren: Kayla, Caitlyn, Andrew, and Brianna. In addition to his parents, Lorenzo was also predeceased by his loving wife, Ruth Johnson and his brother, Chester Johnson, Jr.
Visitation was held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 6 at Smith, Seaman, and Quackenbush, Inc. Funeral Home, 117 Maple Ave., Monroe, NY. A Funeral Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 7 at St. Columba Church, 27 High St., Chester, NY. Interment followed at St. Columba Cemetery.Memorial Contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange & Sullivan Counties, 800 Stony Brook Ct. Newburgh, NY.
Arrangements by Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush, Inc. Funeral Home 845-782-8185 www.ssqfuneralhome.com

Joanne S. Cox
February 28, 1948 – March 25, 2021
Cornwall, NY
Joanne S. Cox, age 73, passed away unexpectedly on March 25, 2021. Joanne was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania to George Sherk and Elizabeth “Betty” Grier. Joanne graduated from West Chester State College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Education and was active in many activities and organizations, including being the captain of the Women’s Gymnastics team, Alpha Sigma Alpha, and the Valkyries. Joanne continued her education and graduated from Wake Forest University with a Masters of Arts in Physical Education. Joanne continued to pursue a career in gymnastics and became the first woman head coach at the United States Military Academy for the Women’s Gymnastics team.
Joanne was married to Joe Cox for 19 years, and they are the parents of Matt and Ansley. After raising her two children, Joanne returned to teaching and coaching. She taught physical education in the West Point, Highland Falls, and Fort Montgomery school districts, and founded the women’s lacrosse team at James I O’Neill High School. Through these efforts she was able to continue to coach and influence many of the families within the local community.
Joanne was an active member of the Cornwall Presbyterian Church, serving as a Deacon and teaching confirmation classes. She also shared her love of gardening as a member of the Cornwall Garden Club.
Joanne lived a life of love and compassion. She always put others needs ahead of her own. Joanne walked in many circles and left a positive impact on all of those she encountered.
Joanne was predeceased by her parents. She is survived by her sister; Virginia Williams; son, Matt Cox and his wife, Cassi Chouinard; daughter, Ansley Cox and her husband, Sidney Gantt; grandsons, Finn and Norman; and granddaughters, Korra and Huntley.
Visitation was held from 4 to 7 p.m., Thursday, April 8 at William F. Hogan Funeral Home, 135 Main St., Highland Falls. A celebration of life will take place outdoors at 1 p.m., Friday, April 9 at the Sands-Ring Homestead, 180 Main St., Cornwall.
Arrangements by William F. Hogan Funeral Home, Highland Falls. (845) 446-2868 or www.wfhoganfuneralhome.com

Charles Alexander Glassey III
November 19, 1938 – March 30, 2021
Central Valley, NY
Charles Alexander Glassey III of Central Valley, NY, departed this life peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on March 30, 2021. He was 82 years old.
“Alex” was born on November 19, 1938, and was the son of Margaret and Charles Alexander Glassey Jr., of Cornwall, NY.
A gifted athlete in his youth, he played football, golf, and ran track, but his passion was baseball. Alex was also an Army Veteran, who earned his Master’s Degree in Industrial Engineering from Penn State. After 25 years of working for AT&T, he fulfilled his lifelong dream of retiring on the water in Florida, to live near his family and Disney World, both of which he loved dearly.
Alex was the most devoted husband to his wife of 60 years. He dedicated his life and all he had to his children and grandchildren. He was a dear and true friend to all. He will be greatly missed.
Alex is survived by his daughter: Dawn Gasvoda and her husband, Steve of Highland, MI; his daughter-in-law: Susan Glassey of Weston, FL; and his grandchildren: Brittany Glassey, Megan Gasvoda, Jessica Gasvoda, Hannah Bennett and her husband, Tyler. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife: Gail Glassey; his beloved son: Gordon Glassey; and his beloved Maltese: Snipper.
Visitation was held from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Tuesday, April 6 at Quigley-Sullivan Funeral Home, Inc., 337 Hudson Street, Cornwall-On-Hudson. A Chapel Service was held at 12 p.m. immediately following the Visitation. Interment with Military Honors will follow the Service at Woodlawn Cemetery, New Windsor, NY.
Memorial Contributions in Alex’s name may be made to Wreaths Across America: https://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/pages/14720/Overview
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

Frank John DeGeorge
April 6, 1932 – March 31, 2021
Goshen, NY
Frank was born April 6, 1932, in Manhattan, NY. He is the son of the late Salvatore and the late Mary Grace DeGeorge. He is pre-deceased by his son, Frank W. DeGeorge of Middletown, NY, brother, Dominic DeGeorge, New York, and Amelia Racioppo, Florida.
He served in the Army National Guard during the Korean War. He retired from the FDNY Engine 93 after 28 years of service. He was a long-time member of the Knights Of Columbus. He was a dedicated father to his three sons. Frank enjoyed camping with his boys, coaching sports, and his trips with the seniors in later years. He enjoyed cooking. Frank was a die-hard Yankees and Jets fan. He was a devout Catholic and an active member of St. John’s Parish in Goshen, NY.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years: Joan DeGeorge; his children: Michael DeGeorge, Natick, MA, Thomas DeGeorge, North Haven, CT; brother, Joseph DeGeorge, NY; daughters-in-law: Sally DeGeorge, MA and Lori DeGeorge, NY; grandchildren: Christina Latorre, Frank DeGeorge, Jordan DeGeorge, Hayden DeGeorge, and Shayla DeGeorge; great-grandchildren, Eden and Elias Latorre.
It is with deepest admiration that we send our appreciation to Dr. Sandeep Singh and his nurse Tracy for all the care given to Frank through the years.
Visitation was from 4 to 7 p.m., Monday, April 5 at Donovan Funeral Home, Inc, 82 South Church Street, Goshen, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial to celebrate his life was held 10 a.m., Tuesday, April 6 at St. John The Evangelist RC Church, 71 Murray Ave, Goshen, NY. Burial followed in Orange County Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery, Goshen.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Franks name can be made to the ALS Association.
Arrangements under the care of Donovan Funeral Home, Inc. To leave a condolence online please visit www.donovanfunerals.com

Frank John DeGeorge
April 6, 1932 – March 31, 2021
Goshen, NY
Frank was born April 6, 1932, in Manhattan, NY. He is the son of the late Salvatore and the late Mary Grace DeGeorge. He is pre-deceased by his son, Frank W. DeGeorge of Middletown, NY, brother, Dominic DeGeorge, New York, and Amelia Racioppo, Florida.
He served in the Army National Guard during the Korean War. He retired from the FDNY Engine 93 after 28 years of service. He was a long-time member of the Knights Of Columbus. He was a dedicated father to his three sons. Frank enjoyed camping with his boys, coaching sports, and his trips with the seniors in later years. He enjoyed cooking. Frank was a die-hard Yankees and Jets fan. He was a devout Catholic and an active member of St. John’s Parish in Goshen, NY.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years: Joan DeGeorge; his children: Michael DeGeorge, Natick, MA, Thomas DeGeorge, North Haven, CT; brother, Joseph DeGeorge, NY; daughters-in-law: Sally DeGeorge, MA and Lori DeGeorge, NY; grandchildren: Christina Latorre, Frank DeGeorge, Jordan DeGeorge, Hayden DeGeorge, and Shayla DeGeorge; great-grandchildren, Eden and Elias Latorre.
It is with deepest admiration that we send our appreciation to Dr. Sandeep Singh and his nurse Tracy for all the care given to Frank through the years.
Visitation was Monday, April 5 at Donovan Funeral Home, Inc, 82 South Church Street, Goshen, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial to celebrate his life was held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, April 6 at St. John The Evangelist RC Church, 71 Murray Ave, Goshen, NY. Burial followed in Orange County Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery, Goshen.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Franks name can be made to the ALS Association.
Arrangements under the care of Donovan Funeral Home, Inc. To leave a condolence online please visit www.donovanfunerals.com

Sharon Diane Sprague
January 8, 1944 – March 27, 2021
Goshen, NY
Sharon Diane Sprague, 77 of Goshen, entered into rest on Saturday, March 27, 2021 at AG Rhodes Nursing Home in Atlanta, GA.
Sharon was born January 8, 1944 in New York, NY; the daughter of John Pankenhan and Marjorie C. Moriarty Pankenhan.
She is survived by her daughter, Jennifer Sprague-Knowles, married to Chester Knowles; her son, Christopher Sprague, married to Cindy Sprague, and their two sons, Tyler and Connor.
Visitation was from 9 to 10:45 a.m., Monday, April 5 at Donovan Funeral Home, Inc, 82 South Church Street, Goshen, NY. A Funeral Mass to Celebrate her life was held at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 5 at St. James Episcopal Church, 1 St. James Pl., Goshen, NY with Father Carl Lunden officiating. Burial followed in Slate Hill Cemetery, Goshen, NY.

Jake Conklin
September 29, 1941 – March 24, 2021
Monroe, NY
On Wednesday March 24, Jake Conklin, loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend, passed away at the age of 79.
He is the son of the late Harold and Elizabeth Perry Conklin. Jake was born and raised in Southfields, New York, where he attended his famous school – The Southfields High Institute of Technology.
He married his wife, Sandie Spivak 56 years ago, whom he met at her father’s business – The Long Pond Inn. They resided in Greenwood Lake, and later moved and settled in Monroe.
Jake was predeceased by his sons Jason and Jeff, and his brother Jim. Survivors include his wife, Sandie from Monroe; daughter, Cindi and husband, Jorge Arias from Suffern, Dave Conklin and his wife, Irene from Monroe, Stephanie Conklin-Cole from Monroe, and Steven Conklin and his wife, Tracey from Cary, NC; his nine grandchildren: Hope, Jessica, and Jake Conklin; Daniel and Cassie Arias; Mackenzie and Skylar Conklin; and Alexia and Jason Cole; and his four great-grandchildren: Paisley, Luka and Colton Rivera and Parker Dawn Benincasa. He is also survived by his siblings: Betty Langberg, John Conklin, Nancy Mallon and Christine Oetzel.
Although he had a passion for hunting and fishing, nothing was more important to him than his family. Jake was an avid outdoorsman and shared and passed on his passions to his sons. He volunteered for many civic organizations – as a board member and coaching little league baseball for his children and grandchildren, The Monroe Ambulance, and several years hosting fundraisers for his Son, the “Police Officer Jason D. Conklin Memorial Scholarship Fund”, in honor of his late Son Jason, who died in the line of duty, while serving The Tuxedo community.
He also attended The Long Island Real Estate School, which he worked at for two years. Later, he started his own carpentry business, J.C. Carpentry, followed by his photography business, Photo Techniques by Jake.
Memorial visitation was held on Saturday, April 3, 2021 during the hours of 1 to 3 p.m., at Flynn Funeral and Cremation Memorial Centers, Inc., located at 139 Stage Road, Monroe.
A Life Celebration concluded the visitation at 3 p.m. at the funeral home, which can be viewed online please see details at flynnfh.com.
The family of Jake Conklin has specifically requested that In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Jake’s name be made to The Tuxedo Historical Society, 7 Hospital Road, PO Box 188, Tuxedo Park, NY 10987; TuxedoHistory@gmail.com. The memorial donations would be deeply appreciated by the family, due to Jake’s interest in the local community history.