Obituaries 8/13/21


August 20 Obits

Daniel Louis Brennan
January 19, 2000 – August 12, 2021

Daniel Louis Brennan, of Menands, NY, formerly of Newburgh, entered into rest on Thursday, August 12, 2021. He was 21.

Son of John (Jack) Brennan, he was born on January 19, 2000 in Glen Cove, NY.

“Danny” as he was known to family and friends was employed by the City of Albany, in the Department of General Services.

In addition to his father, Danny is survived by his daughter, Ni’Lani Wideman, born April 11, 2020; many, many siblings, nieces, nephew and friends.

Visitation will take place on Sunday, August 15, 2021, from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm at White, Venuto and Morrill Funeral and Cremation Service, 188 N. Plank Road, Newburgh, NY 12550.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated 11:00 am on Tuesday, August 17, 2021 at Our Lady of the Lake Chaple, 433 South Plank Road (Rt. 52), Newburgh, NY, 12550.

Burial followed at St, Mary’s Cemetery, 19 Clinton Street, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Danny’s name may be made to Family Focus Adoption Services at

Arrangements are under the care of White, Venuto and Morrill Funeral and Cremation Services, 188 N. Plank Road, Newburgh, NY, 12550.

Gwendolyn Rae Morgan
December 16, 1938 – August 2, 2021
New Hampton, NY
Gwendolyn Morgan (nee Hill) of New Hampton, NY passed away at Garnet Health Center on August 2, 2021.
Gwen was born to the late Joseph Hill and Dorena Riley on December 16, 1938, in Statesville, North Carolina and was raised by her late Uncle Charlie and Aunt Georgia Harper.
She attended Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, NC where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in English in 1959. After working for a few years as a Teacher in the South, she moved to the Bronx, NY to live with her mother and began her career in Social Work for the New York City Department of Social Services. She retired after approximately 33 years of service in 1994.
Gwendolyn Hill and Hasan Abdul Mateen (FKA Harry Morgan) entered into a union until 1985 and together they had one child, Tasha Patrice Morgan.
In 2000, Gwen left the Bronx and moved to New Hampton to live with Tasha and Mark to help raise her first grandchild Braxton, and later Madison and Tyson. She was a loving grandmother and her grandchildren were the joys of her life.
Gwen was an independent and private person who enjoyed life. She was easy to talk to, had strong opinions, and with a sharp wit and free laugh, people liked to be around her. She started each day with a cup of hot tea and lemon and reading her daily scripture and other religious passages. In addition to reading the daily news her hobbies also included reading fiction, solving word puzzles, and watching her favorite shows. Loving to drive, she also enjoyed excursions, visiting various places to shop for household items and gadgets. In May of this year, Gwendolyn suffered a stroke. Subsequent complications led to her unexpected passing on August 2, 2021. Gwen was at peace with her life and enjoyed the love and support of her family and friends. Being a loving mother, grandmother, aunt, cousin and friend, she will be missed by all.
Gwendolyn is survived by her dedicated daughter, Tasha Clark and her son-in-law, Mark Clark; her grandchildren: Braxton, Madison, and Tyson Clark. She is also survived by cousins, her closest being Wanda Joyce Ferree of Bronx, NY and Dr. Zollie Stevenson, Jr. of Annapolis, MD, and a host of other family members and friends.
Mrs. Morgan had an 11 a.m. Graveside service on Wednesday, August 11, 2021 at Wallkill Cemetery, Town of Wallkill, NY.

John Raymond Hopkins
June 16, 1940 – July 28, 2021
Fredericksburg, Virginia
Home builder and 5th generation master carpenter John Raymond Hopkins “Big John” of Fredericksburg, VA (formerly of Goshen, NY), passed away peacefully at home on July 28, 2021, surrounded by loved ones. He was 81.
He is survived by the love of his life, Elaine Hopkins, his children: Susanne Hopkins of Fredericksburg, VA, Cindy White of Allendale, NJ, Brian Hopkins and his wife Wendy of New Rochelle, NY, and Jennifer Hopkins and her fiancé John of Huntingdon Valley, PA, as well as eleven grandchildren: Ryan, Deirdre, Ian, Lindsay, Kristen, Jonathan, Kaitlyn, Melissa, Christopher, Julia, and Jacqueline. He is preceded in death by his parents, William and Anna Hopkins, and his siblings: William (Bill) Hopkins, Margaret (Peg) McGrath, Edward (Eddie) Hopkins, and Kenneth (Kenny) Hopkins.
John was born in New York City on June 16, 1940, and grew up in Waldwick, NJ. He married Elaine on June 13, 1959.
Raised in a hardworking family, John learned carpentry at a young age by working with his father and brothers. In the mid-1960s, he and his brother Kenny formed J&K Hopkins Brothers, Inc., a residential framing and trimming business. After the recession of the early 1970s, he and Elaine formed John Hopkins Construction, Inc., a custom home building business where they designed, built, and renovated homes in the lower Hudson Valley, NY. Upon his retirement in the mid-2000s, John continued to do carpentry projects for friends and family, especially his children.
While John and his family lived in a number of homes and communities over the years, he lived the majority of his life in Goshen, NY. Except for the recent move to Virginia, for the last 40 years, John lived in Goshen in a home on Sarah Wells Trail that he and Elaine designed and built together.
John was an avid golfer and in the 1990s and early 2000s, he could be found many Saturday mornings (and often Sundays as well) on the golf course. He also enjoyed tending to his yard with Elaine where you could find him driving his lawn tractor “assisting” her.
John will be remembered for his love of family, especially his grandchildren, his sense of humor, and love of life. A memorial service was held on Thursday, August 5, 2021, at 10:30 am at St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, 1009 Stafford Ave, Fredericksburg, VA. An additional memorial service will be held in Goshen, NY, on Saturday, August 21, 2021, at 11 am, at the Church of St. John’s the Evangelist, 71 Murray Avenue (a reception to follow).
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (

Dominick J. Palermo 

May 2, 1923 – August 11, 2021 

Bradenton, FL, formerly of Newburgh, NY 

Dominick J. Palermo, from Newburgh, NY but residing in Bradenton, FL, passed away on August 11, 2021. He was born May 2, 1923 in Newburgh NY to Joseph Palermo and Antoinette Napolitano-Palermo. Dominick graduated from Newburgh Free Academy in 1941 and from Orange County Community College. He joined the US Navy Seabees in the summer of 1942 and served 28 months in the Pacific Theater, earning the World War II Pacific Victory and Asiatic–Pacific Campaign medals. Upon discharge he returned to Newburgh where he met the love of his life, Louise Bello. They married in May, 1949.

Dominick retired from the City of Newburgh after serving 25 years as the Assistant City Engineer. He moved to Florida in 1985.

Dominick is survived by his loving son Joseph Palermo of Bradenton, FL, his brother Thomas Palermo (Linda), sister and brother-in-law Amelia (Bello) and Marvin Hollub and sister-in-law Jeane (Ostrander) Palermo, as well as many loving and caring nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his wife of 54 years Louise (Bello) Palermo, his parents Joseph and Antoinette Palermo, brother Anthony Palermo, sisters Janet (Palermo) DeAngelo and Mary (Palermo) Carbone, sisters-in-law Marianna (Bello) Foti and Julie (Nono) Bello, brothers-in-law Ernie Bello, Dominick Bello, Michael DeAngelo Sr. and Michael Carbone Sr.

Visitation will take place on Friday, August 20 from 4-7p.m. at Brooks Funeral Home. A Funeral Mass will be on Saturday, August 21 at 10a.m. at St. Mary’s Church in Marlboro, with entombment following at Cedar Hill Mausoleum in Newburgh.

Raymond Edward (Ray) Chin

March 9, 1958 ~ August 9, 2021

Newburgh, NY

Raymond Edward (Ray) Chin was born on March 9, 1958 in Columbia Hospital, New York, NY. He passed away on August 9, 2021 in New York City.

He leaves his daughter, Mackenzie A. Chin and his son Reilly E. Chin, his mother Gladys Eng Chin, his father Gilbert P. Chin, his brother Richard M. Chin and sister-in-law Judy Chin, who were very supportive in Ray’s life,  his niece Rachel J. Chin and nephew Jason R. Chin, his uncles Eugene Chin (Dorothy Yick), Perry Chin (Joyce Gwon), Irving Chin (Mary Wong), aunts Barbara Leong Chin, Lilly Mah Chin, Helen (Chin) Eng, and many cousins from both the Chin and Eng clans, and Dennis Coffey his “stepdad/friend/mentor”.

Rich was there to help Ray through some rough patches in his life, but Ray was always available for his kids during their sports activities.

Dennis was there to “fix up” his “screw ups” since Ray was all thumbs.

Ray graduated from Queens College with a BA in Accounting and St. John’s University with an MBA in Finance. He also spent almost 2 years in Europe working and enjoying it. He learned to drive a “stick shift” and on the right-hand side of the road while stationed on the Isle of Man.

His career started in banking, but he later wanted to try his hand at owning a sushi restaurant which evolved into his online nickname, “Sushi Ray.” Although he didn’t have any experience in the restaurant business, let alone making sushi, he learned the trade and enjoyed the business.

His passion turned to food, eating it and cooking it. He certainly developed an educated palate, but don’t know about his cooking!!!

His main and real passion was his children and their sports involvement. Through the soccer games he met many other soccer parents and they all became good friends through their camaraderie. His family formed a very close familial bond with his best friends the Hunts, Nubia and Lane and the Bulusans, Brenda and Jeff. They became known as the HUBUCHI’s an acronym of their last names. The kids all went to school together and the three oldest of each family graduated together Sydney Hunt, Isabella Bulusan and Mackenzie Chin.

In the early days Ray enjoyed bowling, tennis, skiing and volleyball and was pretty good at it. He seemed to be a natural born athlete.

There was a small family service held due to time constraints. A Celebration of Life Memorial will be held at the end of the year, with more information to come later. All who wish to attend are welcome. 

Jacob A. Pennington

November 4, 1987 – August 9, 2021

Newburgh, New York

It is with paralyzing sadness; our adored Jacob has passed on from this world. He died Monday, August 9th, 2021, surrounded by the love of family. He was 33. Jacob was a conduit of joy in the presence of anyone he cared about, which seemed like everyone you watched him interact with. He was infectious and hilarious and worked a room with effortless grace. Like a beloved puppy, he loved you, and you knew it. Now manifesting in a different form of existence, we will miss his physical presence, but forever be surrounded by his love and memory. He will always be within us, smiling that enchanting smile. Jacob is preceded in death by his beloved grandfather Alphonse J DePippo and brother-in-law Michael DeCapua. He is survived by his loving grandmother Nancy Alfredo DePippo, his devoted parents David and Mary Pennington, brother of Catherine Liljequist and Robin Kukla, Kjerstin DeCapua, Dana and Angie Liljequist, Christian and Erin Liljequist, Michael and Samantha Pennington, Tom and Kelli Pennington, and Brian and Meghan Pennington. Jacob cherished his nephews, nieces, aunts and uncles, and many cousins. He was an amazing soul, beaming with kindness… and will be missed immensely.

Sarah “Sally” Mongan, died August 7, 2021, at home surrounded by her loving family.

She was 85 years of age.

Sally was predeceased by her husband of 51 years Peter C. Mongan.

Sally was predeceased by her parents, Patrick and Sarah Brennan of Kildaire, Ireland, and her two siblings James Brennan and Mary Quinn
She is survived by her children Maureen and Paul Gilardo of Cornwall, Peter and Kelly Mongan of Monroe, Theresa Parkers of Highland Mills, James Mongan of Highland Mills, and her sister Patsy Brennan of Cornwall.

She is further survived by her grandchildren Joelle, James, Peter, Paul, Tara and Amanda Gilardo, Sarah and Rachel Parker, Peter (PJ), Kyle and Kasey Mongan, by 11 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family members.Visitation was held on Wednesday, August 11, 2021at Flynn Funeral & Cremation Memorial Centers, Inc., located at 139 Stage Road, Monroe, NY.A Funeral Mass was held on Thursday August 12, 2021 at St. Patrick’s Church, 26 Hunter St, Highland Mills, NY.

Donna Marie Fetky, a retired beautician of Xanado and Sister Act beauty salons of Harriman, NY passed away on August 5, 2021, peacefully at home.
Donna was born on February 18, 1954 in Yonkers, NY to Genevieve Gianzero and the late Patsy V. Gianzero. Donna grew up in Yonkers where she graduated from Commerce High School in 1972 with a beautician certificate and started her career.

Donna was a caring and loving person that would do anything for her family and friends. Donna was a loving daughter, mother, sister, wife, and friend. Donna married the love of her life, Andrew M. Fetky, Jr. on May 25, 1975 and was happily married for 35 years. Donna loved being a mother to her two sons, Andrew and Mark. Donna was a loving sister to Patricia, Patsy, Genevieve, and Lisa. She was a loving aunt to many nieces and nephews, and she also loved her great nieces and nephews.

Donna was predeceased by husband Andrew M. Fetky, Jr., father Patsy V. Gianzero, niece and nephew Danielle and Robert (Bobby) Schweizer, Jr., and mother-in-law Helen Fetky.

Donna will be loved and missed by everyone that has ever crossed her path. She will be remembered for her loving nature and how much she cared for her family.

Visitation was held on Tuesday, August 10, 2021at Flynn Funeral & Cremation Memorial Centers, Inc., located at 139 Stage Road, Monroe, NY.Burial followed on Wednesday August 11, 2021 at St. Anastasia Cemetery, 21 N Main St, Harriman, NY.In lieu of flowers the family please ask that donations be made in Donna’s memory to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Russell P. Chasin, M.D. July 14, 1945 – August 12, 2021 Monroe, NY Russell P. Chasin, M.D., passed away on Thursday, August 12, 2021, at Kaplan Family Hospice Residence in Newburgh, NY. He was 76 years old. Son of the late Melvin and Angela Delmau Chasin, he was born on July 14, 1945, in Brooklyn, NY. Russell was a Physician at First Care Physicians in Monroe, NY. He graduated Bowling Green State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biochemistry in 1967. Immediately went into the manufacturing business with his father-in-law but his love for the health sciences kept drawing him back to healthcare. He continued his dedication to the health sciences working in cancer research at the prestigious institutions Sloan Kettering, The Rockefeller Institute as well as the Hoffman-LaRoche Institute of Molecular Biology. In 1984 after much thought, he decided to pursue his lifelong dream of treating patients and becoming a medical doctor. Since 1990 he has devoted his life to his true love of treating patients in his community. Those that knew him would say that he is kind and compassionate and always made time to learn about his patients and their families. He was loved by his family and patients. Survivors include his loving wife Dolores “Dee” Chasin of Monroe, NY; his children: Marc Chasin, M.D., of Haverstraw, NY; Brian Chasin, M.D., of Tucson, AZ; and Stacie Chasin, M.D., and her husband Jeffrey Johnson, of Goshen, NY; and his beloved grandchildren: Sarah, Rachel, Leah, Zachary, Andrew, Robert, Elizabeth, and Adam. Shiva was observed on Monday, August 16, Tuesday, August 17, and Wednesday, August 18at the Monroe Temple Beth-El, 314 N. Main St., Monroe, NY. All other services will be private and at the convenience of the family. Entombment will follow at Sanctuary of Abraham & Sarah Mausoleum in Paramus, NJ. Memorial contributions may be made to: American Heart Association, P.O. Box # 3049 Syracuse, NY, 13220 or American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 7023 Merrifield, VA, 22116.

Obituary of James R. Tucker

James R. Tucker March 1, 1938 – August 11, 2021 Chester, New York James R. Tucker of Chester, NY, passed away on August 11, 2021. He was 83 years old. Born in New York, NY on March 1, 1938, he was the son of the late Pauline (nee Banke) and Morris Tucker. James was the President and CEO of Vac Service Corp. in Middletown, NY. He was very philanthropic and was instrumental in the creation and development of the Tucker Cancer Center at the former Horton Hospital in Middletown. James is survived by his daughters, Meryl Eubanks and her husband Buddy of Rock Hill, SC; and Marlyn Tucker of Chester, NY; in addition to his grandchildren: Brian Lassig and his wife Samantha; and Michael Lassig; and two greatgrandchildren: Shaw, and Beckham Lassig. In addition to his parents, James was predeceased by his wife Joan (nee Samowitz); two brothers: Harold Tucker and Bernard Tucker; as well as two sisters: Shirley Reuling, and Irene Tucker. A Funeral Service was held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, August 17, 2021 at Smith, Seaman, and Quackenbush, Inc. Funeral Home, 117 Maple Ave., Monroe, NY. Cremation will take place at Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope, NY. Shiva will be observed Tuesday through Thursday at the Tucker residence. In lieu of flowers, donations in James’ memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital,

Silvana L. Rogan

December 28, 1972 – August 12, 2021

New Windsor, NY

Silvana L. Rogan, of New Windsor, NY entered into eternal rest on August 12, 2021 after a short illness at Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, NY.  She was 48 years old.

The daughter of the late Luis Roca and Gladys (Pacheco) Roca, Silvana was born on December 28, 1972 in Guayaquil, Ecuador.  

Silvana earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Ecuador and was an Assistant Teacher at Sportsplex in New Windsor, NY.  She also spent many years working at Chase Bank in Cornwall, NY.

Silvana was an active member in the Community and a blessed individual. We share her favorite bible verse: Jeremiah 29:11, “’For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future”. Silvana was loved by her family and friends worldwide and will be missed by many. She was one of six brothers and sisters; leaving behind Angelina, Olga, Miriam, Ernesto, and now joining her brother Luis in heaven.

Silvana is survived by her loving and devoted husband: Thomas P. Rogan and her beloved daughter: Cynthia C. Rogan at home.

Based on new CDC guidelines adopted by NYS, fully vaccinated individuals do not need to wear masks or be socially distanced, but unvaccinated individuals must continue to wear masks and be socially distanced in the funeral home.

Visitation was held from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 17 at Quigley-Sullivan Funeral Home, Inc., 337 Hudson Street, Cornwall-On-Hudson, NY.  A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 18 at St. Thomas of Canterbury Church, 340 Hudson Street, Cornwall-On-Hudson, NY.  Interment will follow the Mass at St. Thomas Cemetery, Cornwall, NY.

Memorial Contributions in Silvana’s name may be made to Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, Taylor Pavilion, Suite C3, 100 Woods Road, Valhalla, NY 10595.

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