In Memory

 Memorial Page - NFA Class of 1960

 

Argenio, Carol Corwin

Carol Argenio Corwin, born May 13, 1942, died August 15, l988 in Newburgh, NY after a courageous battle with cancer. Survivors included her parents, one brother and her husband Jack.


 Ball, Gail  "Gab"   (Gail passed away while we were still in high school)

October 15, 1942 – May 29, 1960

Whenever I think of Gail Ball I see a tall spiritual figure with dark hair, sparkling eyes wearing a long flowing skirt.  Gail was "a brain", musically gifted, good hearted and depicts the girl next door kind of kid.  Her face glowed whenever she spoke of her out of town boyfriend who visited her frequently on weekends.                                        Gail and I excitedly planned to attend Orange County Community College together.  She did not understand why her mother insisted she matriculate at a local college when she desired to go away to school.  All too soon we learned the reason.  Gail had leukemia, and her parents wanted her close to home so they could care for her.  Her time was limited, however neither Gail, nor her friends, knew of the severity of her illness and Gail continued planning her future.                                                              A group of Gail’s friends, including Sugar Cohen Loeb, Gerry Shapiro Luloff and myself, visited her in an Albany hospital where her brother Dr. Richard Ball had privileges.  We brought her a gigantic brown teddy bear that took all of us to carry it awkwardly from the parking lot, through the corridors, up the stairs, into Gail’s room.  It created so much excitement - Gail was delightfully happy to see us.                          As I recall we did not stay very long, because the nurse demanded that we leave insisting that Gail needed her rest and firmly ushered us out.  Finally one of the parents shared the gravity of Gail’s illness.                                                                    A week later on May 29, 1960, Gail Aileen Ball, age 17, died in the hospital in Albany, just a mere few weeks shy of prom night and the graduation ceremony.           After the funeral I recall that a shaggy stray dog refused to leave the Ball’s front steps.  Mrs. Ball attempted to shoo it away but the dog hung around.  I have no idea how that situation resolved itself.                                                                             Gail’s family established a scholarship fund in her memory at NFA and thoughtfully asked a group of her friends for their input as to what type of student should receive this honor.  A bright deserving pupil planning to go into the medical field received the award at the graduation for the class of 1960.                                                              When I visit my parents in Cornwall, I pass the home in which Gail lived with her parents, Sylvia Lerner Ball and Marty Ball on Leroy Place.  Her memory is revived and relived with every trip.        (By Judi Harris Morse) _______________________________________________________________

Banks, Christopher "Kit"

Christopher A. Banks, of New York City died October 29, 2001 at his home. He is the son of the late Dr. Arnold S. Banks, M.D. and Jane V. Banks. He was born December 9, 1941, in Newburgh. Kit was a graduate of the Parson's School of Design in New York City. He was an accomplished Artist and Designer. Kit is the grandson of the late Percy E. Banks, MD and son of the late Arnold S. Banks, MD. He is survived by his mother, Jane V. Banks of Newburgh; his sister, Dr. Susan Banks-Schlegel of Maryland. 


Bell, Richard "Dick"

Richard "Dick" Bell of Newburgh, NY a central office Technician for Verizon in Newburgh, died February 17, 2002, at St. Lukes Hospital. The son of the late Peter and Marion Gallagher Bell, he was born November 28, 1942, in Newburgh. Survivors include two sons, Richard P. Bell of Newburgh, Michael Bell of Newburgh; three daughters, Robin Deyo and her husband, John, of Newburgh, Darlene of Newburgh, Diana Lundy and her husband, Eric, of West Point; one brother, James Bell of Apex, NC.; one granddaughter, Dominite Lundy; one grandson, Kyle Deyo.


Besso, Joanne Reis "Joni"

November 6, 1942 – November 6, 1994   

‘No jive,’ this Newburgh raised girl had it all, many friends, a high school diploma, heading for college and the coolest wheels in town - a red and white 56’ Chevy convertible. 

  In 1961 the Reis family opened and operated the Broadway Diner.  Joni frequented the diner hoping to attract the attention of Michael Reis, one of the three sons.  She sat at the counter, mustered up her best flirting techniques, and ordered cokes and cokes and more cokes.  She could not get Mike’s mind off business and onto her.  One day she decided that desperate times calls for desperate measures and she slightly tapped the rear bumper of his car with the front bumper of her prized red and white convertible. At last Joni got Mr. Michael Reis’s attention. They married in 1963, and had two darling daughters, Beth born in 1965 and Andrea in 1969.  

  Joni was sick for many years with Multiple Sclerosis finally succumbing to the awful disease on her fifty-second birthday, without ever knowing that she would eventually have two grandsons, Jake and Ben.  All through her illness, she maintained her sense of humor and contagious smile. To this day when I think of Joni I see her beaming face. 

 Joanne Lee Besso Reis now rests in peace at Temple Beth Jacob Cemetery in Newburgh.  Her spirit lives on among those who knew her and loved her.


Berkery,  James "Jim"

James Berkery "Jim" James Berkery died January l5, 2005. The son of the late Leo and Theresa (Cassidy) Berkery, he was born April 2, 1943, in Newburgh. Survivors include his wife, Deanna (Lewis) Berkery, at home; one daughter, Tina Nason, of Bunnell, FL; one brother, Leo, of Georgia; one sister, Mary, and her husband, Richard Irons, of Newburgh; and one brother-in-law, Howard Cox, of Woodstock. He is survived by three granddaughters Shannon, Becky and Crystal; two great-grandchildren, Seven and Zahara. He was predeceased by his sister, Sheila Cox.

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Calyer, Sue Ann Burgard

Sue Ann Burgard, a resident of Winter Haven, Florida, formerly of Newburgh, New York, died on January 6, 2013, in Winter Haven, FL with her loving family at her side. Born in Cornwall, NY on October 16, 1942, she was the daughter of Joseph G. Calyer and Veronica Calyer Gillman.                                                                          She is survived by her husband, George, four sons, Joseph Ruggerio and his wife Gioconda of Beacon NY, Kevin Ruggerio of Beacon, NY, Steven Ruggerio and his wife, Laurie, of Newport News, VA, and Craig Burgard and his wife Vanessa of  Buckeye, AZ.  Sue is also survived by her grandchildren, Danielle Ruggerio, Jessica Ashworth, Aaron Ruggerio, Anissa and Alivia Burgard, one great-grandson, Noah Ashworth and her sister, Johanna Crisci.


Campilii, Mary Jane Laganaro LaRocca

Mary Jane Laganaro La Rocca was called unexpectedly home to Heaven on April 20, 2012, after a lifetime of bringing love and happiness to everyone she touched. She was born July 15, 1942 in Newburgh, to loving mother, Susie Laganaro. She kept close relationships with many friends she had made throughout high school. Mary Jane was a devoted and beloved daughter, and a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and cousin. Mary Jane's home was a reflection of herself, a happy and comforting place for all who entered - a place where you were always welcome and always felt "at home". Mary Jane was an amazing woman with a beautiful and contagious smile. She was an avid writer of poetry, who often penned poems for friends and family that would be cherished and remembered forever. Mary Jane was happiest being with her family, especially her grandchildren. She loved to spend her free time in Atlantic City, playing the slots with her dear friend, Nancy Schaustal and niece, Toni Shaughnessy. Mary Jane is survived by her loving and devoted husband, Paul La Rocca of almost 50 years.  She is also survived by her adoring daughters, Susan Aulogia and her husband, Joe, Sherri O'Donnell and her husband, Michael; loving granddaughters: Alexandra O'Donnell, Sydney O'Donnell, Gabrielle O'Donnell and Sophia Aulogia, all of Newburgh.  Mary Jane was predeceased by her mother, Susan Laganaro and her grandson, Dante Aulogia.


Christein, Albert

Son of the late Albert G. Christein Sr. and Edna (Peterkin) Christein, he was born May 12, 1943 in Bronx, NY. He married Margie J. (Stallings) Christein on June 6, 1965.  Al retired from Central Hudson as an Estimator after 40 years and was currently employed with Manheim NY Auto Auction. He proudly served with the U.S. Army as a Radar Operator, E-4, was a life member and served as past Chief of the Dan Leghorn Engine Co., was Assistant Scout Master with the Boy Scouts of America and was a life member of Black Rock Fish & Game Club. Al was a loving husband, father and grandfather who enjoyed hunting, the outdoors, and car shows. He will be dearly missed.                                                                                                                          Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Margie, at home; two sons: Eric Christein of Gardiner and Brian Christein and his wife, Suzanne Kolesnikoff of Montgomery; his sister, Catherine DeCerbo of Vero Beach, FL; and grandchildren: Jack Edward and Ella Grace Christein. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a son, Craig AlbertChristein.                                                                                                                                                                          Memorial contributions in Albert's memory may be made to Dan Leghorn Engine Co. No. 1, Inc., 426 South Plank Rd., Newburgh, NY 12550.                                        ________________________________________________________

Cianfrogna, Louis 
Louis Vincent Cianfrogna, 66, entered this life on November 2, 1942, and left us on  October 17, 2009. In that time Lou never met a stranger. During and after high school he worked in construction and then served as a member of the U.S. Air Force from 1960 to 1961. After serving his country he attended the University of Tampa, and then put himself through law school at Stetson University College of Law, graduating and becoming a lawyer in 1971. His distinguished legal career included numerous highlights, including serving as an Assistant State Attorney from 1971 to 1974; founding the Cianfrogna, Telfer, Reda, Faherty & Anderson, P.A. law firm, and in 1995 receiving the Florida Bar, 18th Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Service Award for rendering free legal services to those in need. More important than any of those accomplishments, was his ability to befriend anyone he found himself standing next to in any setting. He is remembered in many places by many people, all of whom were greeted by the familiar, "Hi, I'm Lou." Lou was blessed in life with an extraordinary family. He is survived by his exceptionally loving and gracious wife, Julie Cianfrogna; sister, Louise Schultz (Chuck); brother, Rick McKenzie; children, Louis Cianfrogna, III, Donna Cherry Rob), Genny Breslin (James), and Dr. John Roberts (Bonnie);  seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.  
 

Clark, Sandra Rose Bender  "Sandy"

 Sandra Rose Clark Bender, of Washingtonville passed away September 8, 2005 after a courageous endeavor with cancer.  The daughter of the late Thomas Clark and Helen Bennett Clark, she was born October 17, 1942. She was predeceased by her husband, Kenneth William Bender. Survivors include her sons, David Bender of Maspeth, NY, and Ryan Bender of Washingtonville; her daughter, Rachael Bender of New York City, her sisters: Gayle Clark Fedigan and her husband, Michael, of Newburgh, Mary Dawn Clark and Karen Mosca; her step-children, Jason Bender and Christine Donnelly.

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Courtney, Joan A
Joan A. Courtney, of New Windsor, entered into rest on July 4, 2010 at St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital, Newburgh.  Daughter of the late George and Valerie Gibson Courtney, she was born on April 12, 1942 in Newburgh.  Joan was a nurse at Wallkill Correctional Facility.
She is survived by her lifelong companion, Richard Mills, at home; brother, George Courtney, his wife Helen and their daughter, Allison of Newburgh; sister, Elizabeth Melone and her sons, Brian Frazer and Philip Melone of Little Egg Harbor, NJ. 
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Curiale, James  "Jimmy"                                                                                 James John "Jim" Curiale,  died April 2, 2003 in Laurens, SC. He was born on July 17, 1942. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marines and served in Viet Nam. Surviving are his mother, Mary Curiale of Barefoot Bay, FL; his son, Vincent Curiale of Mentor, OH; his daughter, Trisha Curiale of Hamilton, OH; his brothers, Anthony Curiale of Rockingham, NC, and Robert Curiale of Hagerstown, MD.


Davidson, Deanna Edith "Dee"

Deanna Edith Davidson, died May 10, 2002, in Andover, NJ. The daughter of the late Francis G. Davidson and Mabel Darline Young, she was born May 28, 1941, in Newburgh, NY Survivors include one brother, Darwin and his wife, Jacqueline Davidson, of Deerisle, ME.


Derosia, Judith 

Judy Derosia was born March 3, 1942 and died April 26, 2002 in Jacksonville, FL.  


Diller, Congetta  "Connie"

Congetta  Diller "Connie" of New Windsor, a retired Supervisor of Operator Services for Nynex in Peekskill and a lifelong resident of the area, died March 26, 1998, in Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla. The daughter of the late Edward A. Congetta Orsino Diller, she was born Feb.16th, 1942, in Newburgh. Survivors include one brother, Edward W Diller Sr. of Port Jurvis; one step-brother Terry E Diller of New Jersey; two sisters, Jean Tallarico of Lady Lake FL and Margo Sarvis of Newburgh. 


Dubose, Horace "Tony" 

Horace "Tony" Dubose, passed away on November 30, 2010 at St. Lukes Hospital Newburgh, NY. Horace was retired from the Mint at West Point, NY and a sixty three year resident of the area. The son of the late Odessa Ballard-Dubose and Lawyer Dubose, he was born on March 19, 1942 in Charlotte, NC. Upon graduation from NFA, Tony joined the US Air Force and served four years of dedicated service to his country. He leaves Patricia Dubose, his loving wife of 38 years; three sons: Demetrius Dubose of Newburgh, Anthony and Horace Dubose Jr. of Maxton, NC; three daughters: Natasha Dubose and Monisa Price of Newburgh and Sharon Johnson of Raleigh, NC; one sister, Laura Williams (Paul) of Salemburg, NC; two brothers, Carl (Agnes) of Newburgh, John (Janice) of Newburgh; and eight grandchildren.

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 Evans, James  "Jim"

James Michael Evans of Fraser, CO, a finish carpenter died July 10, 1995 in Lutheran Medical Center, Denver, CO.  The son of Walter Evans and the late Florence Evans, he was born August 9, 1942 in Newburgh.                                                                   He attended Newburgh schools and served in the Navy from 1960 to 1963.              Survivors include his father and stepmother, Norma Evans of Walkill, NY; his wife, Linda Evans at home; two stepsons, Zach Seay and Jeff Seay of CO, son James Evans of Long Island, NY; daughter Lauren Evans of Long Island, NY; brothers Robert Evans of Walkill, NY and Walter Evans of Cragsmoor, NY; sisters Nancy Lee of Albuquerque, NM and Joan La Due of Belchertown, MA. 


 Evans, Walter  "Walt"

Walter "Thor" Evans, Montgomery, NY died November 14, 2003. He was the son of Walter Evans and the late Florence Devereaux, and was born May 29, 1941 in Newburgh. Survivors include his father, Walter Evans of Sebring, FL; his wife, Catharine Paschall Evans of Montgomery; a son, Walter J. Evans of Montgomery; daughter, Tracey and her husband, Craig Ernst, of Marlboro; daughter, Holly and her husband, Tim McKinney; daughter, Patricia Evans; brother, Robert and his wife, Carolyn Evans; sister, Joan and her husband, Frank LaDue; four grandchildren. He was predeceased by one brother, James Evans; and one sister, Nancy Hamill.


Flemming, Ralph "Tom" 

From: Jon Richard Flemming    Email: jrf0711z@aol.com
Tom was my brother. He died in 1999 of ALS after 6 years with it. He had 2 children Molley and Brendan. He was in admissions (AST Director) at University of Albany for some 35 years and also was a teacher at Cornwall for a short time. He was a member of the key club (and others) at NFA and was a really good ball player in his early years. He graduated from OCC and SUNY Albany. I know he would have loved to live long enough to be with you guys. 


Foster, John  "Johnny Cake"

 Posted by Jay Wexler 60  Response to the nephew of John Foster.  As many of you know, I played music at times with him, and although we had separate bands, we were great friends. Each of our bands participated in a NY State Band Contest in Bath, NY in 1959. We had a great time there staying in a hotel for 3 nights. Neither of our bands won, but it was a very interesting event for us young folks.  I can remember coming to NFA in the morning. Each day, Johnny was playing the piano and singing in front of the stage for at least 20-30 minutes. Often 50-75 kids were present to listen to him, and to get the morning started in high gear. They were fun times and I can remember them vividly. I hadn't seen Johnny again after graduation from NFA. Many years passed, and when I returned to Newburgh  I unfortunately heard the sad news that he had passed away. I attended his funeral at Ebenezer Church in Newburgh. Rev. Saul Williams was the pastor and gave a powerful and meaningful eulogy. Johnny had been very active in this church as a young boy when he still lived in Newburgh. There were so many people attending the funeral. All the seats were filled and people over flowed out into the street. Tears flowed throughout the room as people remembered this great person. He was truly a musical genius who had perfect pitch. I don't know how he originally learned to play piano, but he did it so well. I never heard that he took lessons, and I believe he just taught himself. I'm not sure if he attended Julliard School of Music. I had the impression that he was on tour with Ray Charles when he died in England. It is possible he was with Roberta Flack as well, or perhaps I had it wrong. In any case, he was definitely in England playing piano and participating in various concerts.. It was reported that he had a heart attack while on tour, and then his body was flown back to Newburgh.  Johnny inspired me in so many ways, and I continue to have great memories of our days together. I believe that if he did not die so young and he had the opportunity to continue his career, he would have become a very famous entertainer, perhaps one of the greatest that Newburgh has produced. Even so, his  short life and his music have touched the lives of countless people here and abroad.


Gaffney, Sherrill "Sherry"

It appears that Sherrill Gaffney passed away in Gastonia, NC (from an obituary published there on October 28, 2000).

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Gardiner, Barbara  


Giacoppo, Joseph

GIACOPPO, Joseph, of Brooklyn pased away on June 27, 2011. Beloved husband of Gloria. Loving father of Christopher Giacoppo and Lisa Picciallo. Cherished grandfather of Steven, Alyssa, Nicole and Michael.   

Barbara Ciccarelli. Lewandowski wrote: Joe and his lovely family, lived in an apartment over us on South Street, Goldberg's Pharmacy (anyone remember the pharmacy?).  Who knew when I met Joe's mom that we would have something in common years later.  Billie Giacoppo and Sam Giacoppo lost their son Louis when Louis was 12 years old to Leukemia.  They kept a photo of Louis on a table in their living room.  I  lost my son Nick at the age of 21.  Here  is another memory of Joe and his family - Joe's father gave me my first pair of roller skates. Sam worked for the railroad and found them on the railroad tracks and brought them home to me. They were a loving family....Barb                                                                                                                           

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 Grieco, Dominic

 Posted by Beverly Grieco  Dom A. Grieco, my brother Dom passed away 10/3/07 after a very long, hard fought battle with Fabry's Disease and bone cancer. Dom studied his disease to the point he knew more about it than the doctors. Dom and his wife of 42 years, June Sutton (Marlboro), were residing in Boynton Beach, FL at the time of his death. He was retired from Cisco Systems in San Jose, CA.

Dominick A. Grieco of Hull, MA and Boynton Beach, FL passed away on October 3, 2007, in Hospice at Bethesda Hospice center in Boynton Beach, FL. He was born February 9, 1942 and was raised in Newburgh and New Windsor. He was the son of the late Alfred N. and Nickie Grieco, is survived by his loving wife June Sutton Grieco, formerly from Marlboro, NY and his sister Beverly Grieco of Klamath Falls, OR. Dom was a graduate of Orange County Community College. He was an avid reader and was a computer and history buff. He worked at IBM as Director of Engineering in Burlington, VT, Kingston, NY and Boca Raton, FL. He was also Vice President at Stratus Computers in Marlborough, MA. He then went on to Cisco Systems as Head of Production Assurance. Dom fought a gradually debilitating form of Fabry's Syndrome for almost ten years. Finally it was compounded by an even rarer cancer, a "pheo". Dom was uniquely interested in people, he was always on a first name basis with everyone from the Sr. VP to the custodian. He remained alert, curious and numeric all these years.  A private service with June, Beverly, friends and Dom's two canine pals, Riley & Sudi, was held on the balcony of his condo overlooking the Ocean and Intercoastal Waterway, a place Dom loved to be sitting doing cross-word puzzles and reading. June & Beverly each released a ballon in his memory.


Grogan, Donald

Donald "Handyman" Grogan of Pine Bush, NY passed away on November 28, 2009.

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Handler, Allan  "Al"


Hathaway, Elaine

 In memory of Elaine Hathaway. Our friend took a journey to God, up-high.  We'll always remember her friendly smile and pretend to be with her all the while. Her way of speaking we'll never forget, losing our friend was our only regret. Although she has gone to a much greater place, memories of  her we'll never erase. For deep in our hearts there'll always abide,  a loving friendship for our friend who died.  (From our 1960 NFA yearbook)


Hill, William B

William B. Hill, died November 10, 2005 in New City, NY. The son of William B. Hill Sr. and Clara Anderson Hill, he was born February 25, 1940 in Newburgh, NY. He is survived by one daughter, Angela Summers and husband, Frank, of Brooklyn, NY; stepmother, Angie Hill of Forestburg, NY; stepbrother, Bill Sipos of Monticello; and three grandchildren: Sharina, Tyleke and Kareem Summers.

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Homuth, Edda Hogancamp Eller

Edda Homuth Hogancamp Eller of Milton, NY died October 7, 2010, in Elant at Wappingers Falls, NY. Born in Germany on November 29, 1941, she was the daughter of the late Ewald Homuth and AnnMarie Leesch Homuth. She was a bookkeeper, employed by Mid Hudson Patterns For Progress. Edda also worked for The Newburgh Pork Store for over 35 years. Survivors include her husband, Larry Eller of Milton; mother, AnnMarie Leesch Homuth of New Windsor; three sons: Mark Hogancamp of Kingston, Michael Hogancamp of Jacksonville, FL, Gregg and Megan Hogancamp of Marlboro; one sister, Uta and John Travis of Newburgh; one brother, Udo and Patricia Homuth of Maybrook; granddaughters: Amanda, Alyssa, and Kiley Hogancamp. 


Innis, Dawn Marie Bell
Dawn Marie Innis Bell, a lifelong area resident of Newburgh, Hillside Lake and Wappingers Falls, died on May 30, 2010 at Vassar Brothers Medical Center. Born in Newburgh on January 20, 1942, she was the daughter of Hugh W. and Anna Stevenson Innis. Dawn was a member of the Hopewell Reformed Church where she was very active with the Christ Care Group who offered her great support. She was a Brownie and Girl Scout Leader, as well as a 4-H leader. She had been a secretary at West Point, the Hopewell Reformed Church and the Dutchess County Medical Society. She enjoyed gardening and knitting. On June 1, 1963 in Newburgh, Dawn married Norman D. Bell who survives at home. She is also survived by her children, Andrew Nelson Bell of Maysville, NC, Irene Marie DeWitt and her husband James of Red Hook and Brian Howard Bell and his wife Carol Kramer Bell of Poughkeepsie; her grandsons, George and Michael DeWitt and Sam and Matthew Bell; her brother, Dr. Robert Innis of Washington, DC; her sister, Orene Innis of Newburgh; and her lifelong friend, Dorothy Camenga. 

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Innis, Stanley "Stan"

We have found a record in the Jan 9, 1997Ann Arbor (MI) News that indicates Stan died in Clarkston, MI at age 54. 


Judson, Richard

Richard C. Judson of Kingston and formerly of West Hurley died June 9, 2010 at Benedictine Hospital. He was born in Newburgh, a son of the late Roy and Rosie Bell Judson, Sr. Richard was raised in Newburgh.  He received a Certificate of Achievement from Ulster County Community College. He served in the Air Force from 1960-1964. Richard moved to West Hurley in 1971 where he raised his family.
Mr. Judson was a former constable for the West Hurley Police Dept. For 10 years, he was employed by Trailways in Kingston.
Surviving are two daughters, Jodi Judson of Saugerties and June Eillenberger of Oregon; two brothers, Roy Judson, Jr. of Hurley and Gerald Judson of Newburgh; one granddaughter, Nikki Green.                            

Comment from classmate Mike Kowalick: Richard Judson who passed away in June 2010 was a friend of mine. When we graduated in 1960 we joined the U.S. Air Force together on the buddy system and both went to basic training at Lackland AFB Texas in Oct 1960.  In December I got assigned to North Truro AFS in North Truro Mass on Cape Cod.  Richard got assigned to some where in the Azores (Islands) near Spain and Portugal.  Never saw him after that, lost contact.

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Mary F. Gibson of New Paltz, NY, formerly of New Windsor, NY, died  March 11, 2013 at Mountain View Nursing and Rehab in New Paltz, NY.
Born on February 4, 1943, in Corwall, NY, she was the daughter of the late Frank J. and the late Elizabeth M. (Geysen) Kania, Sr. She married Bruce Gibson. He preceded her in death.
Prior to retirement, Mary was an office manager at Gibson Enterprises in New Windsor, NY.
Surviving are two sons, Frank E. Kobes of Walden, NY and Charles J. Kobes of Odessa, TX; two sisters, Catherine Kania of St. Petersburg, FL and Lorraine Muollo of Wallkill, NY; one brother, Frank Kania, Jr. of Berkshire, NY; three granddaughters, Fallon and Tara Kobes of Odessa, TX and Nicole Kobes of Walden, NY; three grandsons, Frank Kobes, Jr. of Walden, NY; Josef and Jack Kobes of Odessa, TX.
      

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Kniffin, Gary L.

Gary was born August 31, 1942.  He passed away July 19, 2011.  He lived in Montgomery, NY. _______________________________________________________________

Laganaro, Lynda Russell

Lynda Laganaro of Continental Drive, New Windsor, died October24, 1988 at Cornwall Hospital after a short illness.                                                                      Born October 6, 1942, she was the daughter of Gertrude Russell and the late Livingston Russell, and the wife of John T. Laganaro.                                      Survivors include her widower at home, one son Ricci Laganaro at home, one daughter Danine Laganaro at home, her mother Gertrude Buzzell of Newburgh, one sister Barbara Higby of Las Vegas, NV.


Mackey, Joyce McDonough

Joyce K. Mackey McDonough, of the Town of New Windsor, peacefully entered into rest on June 14, 2014 at St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital with her loving family by her side. The daughter of the late Harold and Margaret Mackey, she was born on March 6, 1942 in Newburgh, NY. She was a devoted mother, grandmother and great grandmother.  She is survived by her loving children: sons William H. McDonough of Myrtle Beach SC and Michael McDonough of Montgomery, NY; her daughters Patricia A. Groom and Kelly McDonough of New Windsor, NY; her siblings: Doris DeCrosta of Newburgh NY, Robert and his wife Isabella Mackey of Newburgh, and Ruthy Lake and husband Bruce of SC; her grandchildren: William, Ryan, Shane, Tracy, Brian, Jessica, Adam, Nicole, Mikey, Kelsey, Ashley and Patrick; her great granddaughter: Myiaah.  She is predeceased by her sister Alice Riss, and her brothers Frank and William.  The family would like to extend a special thanks to Dr. Dilorenzo, the nurses in ICU and the nurses of the 4th floor at St. Luke’s Hospital. 


Maher, Michael V.

Michael V. Maher, died March 12, 2006 in Newburgh. Son of the late Vincent and Elizabeth Maher, he was born May 13, 1942 in Newburgh. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Thayer Maher, whom he married on June 17, 1962; his son, Michael Maher and his wife, Magrit, of Newburgh; two daughters, Michele Newcomb and her husband, Keith, and their children, Jessica Elizabeth and Kevin Michael, all of Newburgh, and Melissa Maher and her daughter, Tegan Thayer Maher, of Newburgh. He was predeceased by his brother, Robert Maher.


Martino, Margaret Conrad "Cookie"

Margaret R. "Cookie" Martino Conrad, of New Windsor, a lifelong area resident, entered into rest on October 21, 2012 at home with her family by her side. Daughter of the late Joseph J. and Margaret M. (Simpson) Martino, she was born July 15, 1942 in Missouri.  Margaret worked as a secretary at various places, including Mt. St. Mary College, before retiring. She will be remembered for her love of reading, and a dedicated fan of the New York Yankees. Survivors include her husband, Edwin A. Conrad, Sr., whom she married on November 23, 1963 in St. Mary's Church in Newburgh; her children: Laura J. McHugh and her husband, Hugh, Catherine M. Younes and her husband, Donald, and Edwin A. Conrad, Jr., and his wife, Patricia; her sister, Ann Bewick; sister-in-law, Jill Martino; grandchildren: Kellie and Amy Younes and Christopher Conrad. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by two brothers, Patrick Heffernan and Robert A. Martino. 


 Masker, Constance (Sansevieri)

In searching for an address for Constance we came across this record:

Angelina Palmer, age 85, of New Windsor, NY, died on March 1, 2009 in Saugerties, NY. She was predeceased by her daughter, Constance Sansevieri.

Then we found this death record for Constance Sansevieri:

Birth date - Sept 16, 1942  Death date Sept 4, 2006

Death residence locality: Twin Lakes, Kenosha, WI 52181

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Maute, Frederick E.

Frederick E. Maute, Esq. of Newburgh, died on June 10, 2005. Born on September 29, 1942 in Elizabeth, N.J. to Frederick and Margaret Maute, Sr. He graduated from Union College with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1964 and went on to earn his Juris Doctor from Fordham University in 1969. He married Victoria Santagada of Newburgh in 1966 and they had two daughters, Emily Elizabeth and Suzanne Learce. Survivors include his loving children, Emily Elizabeth Maute of Arlington, Va., and Suzanne Learce and husband, Scott Lord, of Garden City, Long Island; his devoted companion, Carole Seneca; loving mother, Margaret and husband, Joseph Zoldak, of Florence, SC; dear sister, Joyce D. Smith of Florence, SC; cherished grandchildren, A.J. Lord and Jack Lord.


 Masterson, Karen Ryan

Karen Ryan a resident of Newport, RI, formerly of Montgomery, NY and Newburgh, NY, died on February 9, 2008 peacefully at home. Born on October 31, 1942 she was the daughter of Floyd B. Masterson and Dorothy (Burns) Masterson. Karen grew up in Newburgh where she met and married John “Jack” Ryan on September 4, 1960. Together they purchased a large 18th century farmhouse on Borden Road in the Town of Montgomery where they raised their three children.
Together Jack and Karen developed an interest in sailing and were members of The Chelsea Yacht Club. In 1998 they retired to Perry Street in Newport, RI. Karen is survived by her husband of 47 years Jack; three children: Anne Green and her husband Malcolm of Mississauga, Ontario, Michael Ryan and his wife Maria of Scottsdale, AZ, and Kate Lyons and her husband Steve of Bloomingburg, NY; her grandsons: Benjamin, Nicholas and Timothy and her step grandchildren: Steven and Stephanie.


McCarter, Albert  "Al Capone"


McMurtrie, Clifford "Cliff"

Clifford McMurtrie of Newburgh, a longtime area resident, entered into rest, December 23, 2004 in Newburgh. Son of the late Clarence and Pearl Steel McMurtrie, he was born March 26, 1940 in Bayonne, NJ. Survivors include his brother, Clarence and his wife Geraldine of Newburgh.


Meade, Mona Juras

Mona Juras of the Town of Newburgh, entered into rest June 19, 2014 at Orange Regional Medical Center surrounded by her family. The daughter of the late James and Effie Decker Meade, Mona was born February 8, 1942 in Newburgh.                      Mona was a senior member of Storm King Power Squadron and of the Marlboro Yacht Club. Mona was outgoing and vibrant, a great friend to all, fabulous cook, seamstress and seller of floral arrangements, and a wonderful grandmother.             Survivors include her son, Robert J. Juras and wife, Paola of Marlboro; daughter, Darlene Vinski and husband, Paul of South Salem, NY; grandchildren: Robert and Juliana Juras, Mirada and Kyle Vinski; her brother, James Meade of Coldenham, and sisters: Gertrude Curtis of Walden and Janet McCauley of Cornwall. Mona was predeceased by her husband, Andrew J. Juras Jr.                                                           If desired, please make donations in Mona's memory to American Lung Association, www.alany.org

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Melick, Charles

Charles T. Melick of Long Valley, NJ passed away on February 1, 2013. Charles was born in Cornwall, NY to the late Charles and late Elizabeth Melick. He lived in Long Valley for the past 9 years, was previously of Tewskbury, and grew up in Newburgh, NY. Charles was a civil engineer for Melick-Tully Associates in South Bound Brook, NJ. He was a car enthusiast and enjoyed reading car magazines. Most importantly, he was a great family man. Charles is survived by his beloved wife of 50 years Mary Ann (Madonia) - (also NFA Class of 1960); his 3 daughters Susan Benton and husband John of Point Pleasant, NJ, Debbie Melick of Manalapan, NJ, and Barbara Schroeder and husband Rick of Long Valley; his 2 grandchildren Matthew and Jessica Schroeder; and many other loving family members. He was predeceased by his brother Frederick.


Meneely, Joan "Joanie" Zuzhowski

 Joanie Meneely Zuzhowski, of Newburgh, NY passed away unexpectedly on July 26, 2002 in Ortley Beach, NJ. Born to Mary (Scheneman) Meneely and the late John Meneely on April 26, 1942 in Newburgh, NY. Joanie married Leon Zuzhowski on June 30, 1963 in Newburgh, NY. She is survived by her loving husband Leon at home.


Messina, Peter "Pete"

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Mink, Janice E.

We have information that Janice passed away December 29, 2007 while living in North Salem, NY.  The SSN given for her was issued in the Newburgh area. Her birthdate is listed as April 14, 1943. 

Born: April 14, 1943   Died: December 29, 2007   NY10560   (North Salem, Westchester County)

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Mocko, George

George Joseph Mocko of North Fort Myers, died Wednesday, July 10, 2013 in Cape Coral. He was born to the late George E. and Olive (nee; Armour) Mocko on May 21, 1942 in Newburgh, NY.  George was a resident of New Windsor and Middle Hope before moving to SW Florida in 1994. He was a past President and life member of Middle Hope Fire Department.                                                                                                                     He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Ann; son, Scott (Alex) Mocko; daughters: Melissa (Don) Nelson and Debi (Tim) Bewick; grandchildren: Ryan and his fiance, Roxana, Donald, Matthew, Danielle, George II, Alexa, and Scotty.   George was a resident of New Windsor and Middle Hope before moving to SW Florida in 1994. He was a past President and life member of Middle Hope Fire Department.                                                                                                                      He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Ann; son, Scott (Alex) Mocko; daughters: Melissa (Don) Nelson and Debi (Tim) Bewick; grandchildren: Ryan and his fiance, Roxana, Donald, Matthew, Danielle, George II, Alexa, and Scotty.

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Moffett, Neill

Gordon Neill Moffett, CDR., USN (Ret.), of Camden, Maine, formerly of Newburgh, NY, passed away August 27, 2011 in Boston surrounded by his family. The son of the late Samuel and Sarah Thompson Moffett, he was born in Ballymena, N. Ireland.
Neill was a graduate of SUNY at New Paltz, and Pensacola Naval Aviator training. He served his adopted country for 23 years including 2 tours of duty in Viet Nam on the USS Oriskany and in the Republic of Viet Nam where he received many decorations, including the Air Medal and Bronze Star with Valor. In Maine, Neill was a member of the Mid-Coast Sports Car Club.
Survivors include his loving wife, Valerie of Camden, ME; son, Alexander (Martha) Moffett of Providence, RI; daughter, Alison (A.J.) Klaus of Frederick, MD; brother, Nigel (Sandra) Moffett of Middletown, NY; sister, Patricia Moffett of Newburgh, NY; and grandchildren, Eva Klaus and Nicholas Moffett; as well as relatives and friends in the U.S., Northern Ireland, England and France.
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Mustillo, Michael

Michael J. Mustillo of Seymour, TN passed away March 1, 2009. He was born in Newburgh, NY, and served 4 years in the U.S. Navy. He retired from Wappingers Central School System and enjoyed 5 years of retirement in Gulf Springs, FL before moving to Seymour, TN.
Survivors: Wife of 35 years: Celia Mustillo.  Sons: Michael D. Mustillo, David Matthews.  Daughters and sons-in-law: Constance and Robert Holyfield, Sharon Post, Julie and Bruce Gasper, Anna and Steve Kinsley.  16 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren

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Nocton, Richard  "Rit"

We understand Rit died in about 1961 of cancer.

A note from Mark Moses:  Rit attended West St school and North High. His father worked for one of the Newburgh banks.  He lived on Fullerton just below South St, not too far from NFA.  Rit was active in the Glee Clubs and was a quiet guy.  He was in Mr. Brown's class with us.


Oestrich, Joan

 Joan passed away January 31, 1991

In doing a web search we found this additional information:

William (Bill) J. Rhoades, Sr. of Plattekill, NY, died Friday, December 4, 2009 at his residence.     Mr. Rhoades was born December 5, 1939 in Newburgh, NY. He was the son of the late Francis Henry and the late Alvina Mary (Raz) Rhoades. He married Joan Anne Oestrich in 1960, in Newburgh, NY. She predeceased him on January 31, 1991.

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Olsen, Daniel

Daniel J. Olsen of Newburgh died September 24, 2012 at St. Lukes Cornwall Hospital in Newburgh, NY. Mr. Olsen was born January 29, 1942 in Newburgh, NY. He is the son of the late Daniel and the late Barbara (Flynn) Olsen. He was retired from IBM. He is survived by his wife: Vivian Sicolo Olsen at home, one son Daniel Olsen and his wife Jennifer of Montgomery and 2 daughters Jennifer Olsen of Newburgh and Christine Weeks and her husband Tom of Lockport, 1 sister Linda Gordon and 1 granddaughter Julia James.


Orr, Howard  "Butch"

Birth: Aug., 1942      Death: Jun. 22, 1995

Howard "Butch" and this contributor were co-workers at the New York State Thruway where he was a Heavy Equipment Operator in the Highway Maintenance Department based at Newburgh New York and later at the East Fishkill New York maintenance sections. Butch was married with several children and lived not far from the main entrance to the Stewart Airport in Newburgh, NY. He was the owner of a large motor home and delighted in spending his free time sightseeing in it with his family.
He injured one of his legs at work one day and though it didn't appear to be a serious injury at the time (I was working with him when the injury happened) it apparently was much more serious than originally believed. The injury led to a period of time when he was required to stay off of the leg and keep it elevated. Eventually the leg began to swell up and Butch was admitted to St. Luke's Hospital in Newburgh, NY for treatment of Phlebitis. It had been my intention to stop at the hospital to say hello after work one day but on that day I was assigned to a job in which I got particularly dirty and by the end of the day I was in no condition to do anything other than go home and shower. A visit to any place, particularly a hospital where sanitary conditions were of particular importance, was out of the question in the condition that I was in when leaving work. When I arrived at home, before jumping in the shower, I phoned Butch at the hospital to let him know that I would not be visiting that afternoon and the reason for the change of plans, and I mentioned also that I'd try to reschedule my visit for the following day. He sounded upbeat when I talked to him and even mentioned that he was apparently doing well enough that the doctors may be releasing him from the hospital the following day, mentioning that if I was going to visit that day I should check before coming to see if he was at the hospital or at home. Shortly before seven o'clock the same evening, only three hours after I had spoken to him on the phone and while Butch's wife was visiting, a blood clot apparently broke loose in his injured leg, traveled to his heart and Butch's life ended in a matter of seconds.


Overbey, Gayle


Pape, Margaret Jackson
Mrs. Peggy L. Pape Jackson, Byhalia, MS died Jul 3 1977 in Marion General Hospital. She had been seriously ill for five weeks. Born June 30, 1942 in New York, she was the daughter, of Ralph and Constance (Sheehan) Pape. She was a member of Claibourne Advent Christian Church. In 1965 she was married to James H. Jackson, who survives. Other survivors are four daughters, Brenda, Tammy, Jayme, and Wendy, at home; two brothers, Thomas Pape, Kingston, N.Y. Daniel Pape, Las Vegas, Nev. and a sister, Mrs. Mary Lloyd, Gardner, N.Y. 

Patterson, Charles

Charles  Edward Patterson Sr., entered into rest on January 17, 2011, in Newburgh, surrounded by his loving family. The son of the late William and the late Allada Terwilliger Patterson, he was born January 14, 1942 in Newburgh.                                                                                                                                                              Charlie began his career in the family business, Highland Ice Cream. After that, for 30 years he owned and operated Charles Patterson and Sons Painting, as well as operated the Newburgh Paint and Wallpaper store on North Plank Road in Newburgh.                                                                                                                         Survivors include his loving wife of 48 years, Marion Lake Patterson; one brother, George of Newburgh; three sons and their spouses: Charles Jr. and his wife, Lauri of Highland, William and his wife, Stacy of Highland Mills, and Timothy and his wife, Catherine of Cornwall-on-Hudson; five grandchildren: Jack, MacKenzie, Lily, Timothy and Kate. He was predeceased by three brothers: William, Ralph, and Kenneth. Charlie will be remembered for his friendly, kind, and warm manner to everyone.                                                                                                                                    __________________________________________________________________

Patterson, Jean

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Plumstead, Mary Ann Hotaling 

MaryAnn (Plumstead) Hotaling, Receiver of Taxes for the Town of New Windsor, passed away on January 10, 2011, at St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital, Newburgh.   Daughter of the late Egbert C. and Mary Sutton Plumstead, she was born July 21, 1942 in Cornwall, NY.                                                                                          MaryAnn was a devoted mother, grandmother and aunt who loved fiercely and was loved by so many whom she considered her adopted family. She enjoyed passionately collecting recipes and was an experienced chef and baker of delectable treats that she never failed to share with her family, friends and co-workers. MaryAnn enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, whether by enjoying the flowers in the garden, having cook-outs on the patio, adoring and pampering her cats, Wookiee and Ariel, playing games or by just sitting by the fire having coffee and a good chat. One of her greatest joys she once said was derived by being surrounded by those that she loved and seeing them happy. All Holidays were a remarkable time of great celebration in her home; beautifully filled an abundance of love, decoration and food. She was a thoughtful shopper who found great joy in finding special gifts for her family and friends who without fail were in always her heart. She was beyond completely devoted to her children and her grandchildren, supporting them in every capacity by attending their concerts, theatrical performances, baseball games, school functions, church events or any given endeavor; always encouraging them to pursue their passions and follow their dreams.                                                                         She was well-known for her charitable nature, generosity and helpful community-minded spirit and took great pride in helping others in need. She donated her time and energy to many causes including the Town of New Windsor Food Pantry, Senior Citizen Proms and by volunteering for the town's recreation department at the Summer Concert Series' in New Windsor.                                                                                                                                 Mary Ann was a great supporter of the arts and arts education; a common site in the audience of a multitude of performances, productions or events in the area. Her drive to bring Just Off Broadway, Inc., a theatrical company, where her son, Richard, got his start was her latest and greatest passion. She was truly elated for the company's prospects to return to the area and wished to encourage her fellow residents to be excited as she was and support the company that brought so much joy and laughter to her life.                                                                                                                        

MaryAnn was a certified member of the New York State Association of Tax Receivers and Collectors and Secretary and Treasurer Orange County Tax Receivers Association. She also was a member of the Orange County Republican Committee. MaryAnn loved the Town of New Windsor and its residents. Being such a family orientated woman, she was driven to maintain the safety and quality of our community. She served on the Beautification Committee to ensure the attractiveness of the town was maintained and was instrumental to the Holiday Committee who decorate the town with cheerful, festive decorations for the holidays. She was a supporter of and helped coordinate the planting of the memorial trees around New Windsor Town Hall. MaryAnn served as treasurer of the New Windsor Special Events Committee and was a driving force behind New Windsor Community Day, working tirelessly organizing the highly successful event held for the last two years. She organized the New Windsor Neighborhood Watch Group and was an avid supporter of the New Windsor Volunteer Fire Department. She will be greatly missed and an inspiration to all who knew her. We know her loving soul will live on within us always.                                                                                                

She is survived by her loving children, Helene Hotaling-McCaffrey of Putnam Valley and Richard C. Hotaling of New Windsor; grandchildren, Patrick R. McCaffrey and Victoria E. McCaffery of Putnam Valley; sister and brothers-in-law, Patty and Butch Heller of New Windsor, Norma and Ronny Hotaling of New Windsor.

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Preuss, Howard

Howard E. Preuss of New Windsor, entered into rest on November 26, 2011 at St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital, Newburgh. Son of the late Howard and Josephine Boeninger Preuss, he was born on September 1, 1941 in Huntington, NY. On September 23, 1982 he married Betty Barrett Preuss, who survives at home.                                                                                                                                       He proudly served in the U.S. Navy and was an electrician with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.                                                                                  Howard "Pop" was our unassuming "Gentle Giant". His convictions, sound advice and authority were respected by family and peers alike. As a long time friend, Al Deyo stated, "Having Howard as a friend made me feel like I was a better person". As family, we were blessed to have this time together.                                                                                                                                    In addition to Betty, his loving wife of 29 years, he is survived by his daughters, Pat O'Brien of Milford, PA and Tracy Sustmann of Newburgh; grandchildren, Matthew Gardner and Paxton Carlson; great-grandson, Michael Gardner; sister, Janice Preuss and many nieces and nephews.

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Rechtschaffer, Michael

Michael B. Rechtschaffer died Wednesday December 18th. He was born in Newburgh New York and moved to S. Florida when he met his bride to be, Candy in 1962. Their loving marriage has lasted for 45+ years. Son of Herbert and Lillian, brother-in-law of Elizabeth (Betsy) Wynters (Annunziata). Lifelong devoted New York Yankee fan.    In lieu of flowers please make a donation in Mike's memory to Pancreatic Cancer Action Network or Miami Jewish Health Systems.

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Reilly, William "Bill"

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Reilly, Peter  

Peter Michael Reilly, Sr., "ZZ" of the Town of Newburgh, a lifetime area resident, entered into rest on December 9, 2012, at home with his wife and children by his side. Son of the late John J. and Alice P. (Welsh) Reilly, he was born September 14, 1942 in Cornwall. He married Kathy E. (Mayberry) Reilly on November 18, 1967.                Peter was a graduate of Ulster County Community College, and proudly served our country in the US Navy. He was a parishioner of St. Patrick's Church, and served as past Vice Commander for the American Legion Post 1796 where he was a life member. He retired from the USMA Dept. of Defense at West Point as a Systems Analyst after 41 years of service. Peter's family is a circle of strength and love; founded on faith, joined in love, kept by God, forever together.                                   In addition to his wife Kathy at home, he is survived by his children: Beth E. Reilly of the Town of Newburgh, Peter M. Reilly Jr. and his fiance, Angela Naclerio of Wallkill; siblings: Patricia Spignardo and her husband, John of Wallkill, John T. Reilly and his wife, Rita of Olathe, KS and Sharon Schebesta and her husband, Charles of Naples, FL; loving "Poppy" to grandchildren: Alexandra Grace Reilly and Peter M. Reilly III; and sister-in-law, Patricia Corkedale and her husband, John of New Windsor. He was predeceased by his mother and father-in-law, Marjorie and John Panzetta, and beloved goddaughter, Jenifer Spignardo.

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Rhodes, Linda Cantwell Griffith

Linda Sharon Cantwell (Rhodes) Griffith died on September 3, 2012 in North Kansas City Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri.

My sister, Linda Sharon Cantwell, was born on January 3, 1943 at Mercy Hospital to James Eugene and Mary Helen Kurtz Cantwell. I, her younger sister Pat, was born 11 months later. When Linda was 23 months old our father was killed in a vehicle/pedestrian accident in California where he was working. When our mother remarried, we moved to New York and attended school as the Rhodes girls. We have two younger sisters, Joan and Judy and a little brother David. 
Linda entered kindergarten in the Winona Avenue/ Gardnertown School  where she skipped kindergarten and attended through second grade. She was an excellent student and always received honors. When we moved to Grove Street, we attended West Street School. Some of her very good friends were Valmore Warren, Harry Bennett and she always remembered helping Jay Wexler deliver papers on his paper route. Valmore wrote to me that Linda was his very first girlfriend in third grade and he thought she was the most beautiful girl he'd ever seen. She got a big kick out of that. Donna Revell, Joey Calhelas, Sharon Bennett and Alberta Maklary were very special and dear friends. They went to North Junior High and NFA together. 
Linda was a cracker jack Jaxx player. She beat everyone everytime on our front step. Even Kenny Lanspery and John Welsh couldn't beat her at Jaxx. She also loved marbles, tiddilywinks, pick up sticks and checkers. She loved to ride her bike and roller skate. She wore her skate key around her neck because our skates kept falling off our shoes. But her passion was reading. Linda read everything that she could get her hands on and was always in the West Street Library where Regina Angelo was the librarian. 
Linda was active in Brownies, Girl Scouts, Omicron - High Y, Journalism Workshop,Yearbook, National Honor Society, French, Field Hockey, Basketball and was managing editor of the Graduate.
She attended Harpur College in Binghampton, NY. I remember her getting on the train with her trunk and leaving for Binghampton and college. Later she moved to Ft. Scott, KS to help manage the Kurtz Home for the Aged. While helping our grandmother, she attended Ft. Scott Junior College and graduated with a degree in English from Kansas State at Pittsburgh, KS.  
After graduating, she moved to Independence, MO where she taught for 35 years at Harry S. Truman High School. Her first home was near Harry and Bess's home. As I recall, she used to see them in their backyard often. Linda taught English, Advanced Placement English, Poetry, Journalism, and Reading both to high school and elementary school children who were having difficulty learning to read. She was a member of many educational organizations. She taught terminally ill students and worked the hot line for those in need of someone to talk to, suicide prevention, battered women and youths and teens in trouble. Until her death, she had an open door policy with youths in trouble with the law and often helped them financially. She encouraged them to see their parole officers and walk the straight and narrow. Many students came back later in their life and thanked her for helping them achieve their goals and go on to live productive lives.  She knew about bullying and worked to help prevent bullying in her school. She rarely spoke about this part of her life. 
Linda has one daughter named Fortune Rebecca Nagel. She worked, went to school and took care of her daughter while Rebecca' s father was in Viet Nam. He had been called back into active duty during the war. She later remarried and was married for many years. Her second husband worked for the Army Corps of Engineers and surveyed the dams in Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska and Colorado. At one time, they owned property in Colorado where they prospected for gold. She laughed about that. They did find gold, not enough to make them rich, but said that it was a lot of work, a lot of fun and gave her something interesting to talk about. 
Linda was a published writer, a published poet, a quilter, a painter, and a museum and history buff. She was especially talented in water colors. She rescued dogs, rehabilitated them for adoption and helped find them good homes. Bad Bob and Ozzie were two unique and unadoptable dogs that she kept and one scraggy cat, and they were her friends and companions for many years.  
Linda was a true friend, and so she had many. She was discriminate in who she let into her private circle of friends, but once a friend she was a true and loyal friend for life.  She loved life and was always very active. 
The Class of 1960 "50th" Reunion was one of the highlights of her life. When she became ill and had her leg amputated, it gave her something to look forward to during her rehabilitation. She was so pleased to receive a kiss from a secret high school crush. She laughed, and said that she had waited 50 years for that kiss. The reunion also gave our family a chance to reconnect as a family unit once again..... and  she met some of the newest members of our family...her great niece and nephews. While home, she went on a tour of Newburgh to see some of her favorite places. She wanted to see Grace United Methodist Church where she had been a member. She saw downtown Newburgh, the Y.M.C.A. building, Washington's Headquarters, Gardnertown School, West Street School, 82 Grove Street,  64 Fifth Avenue, Grandfather Rhodes homestead, NFA and North Jr. High to name a few.  
Linda loved the mid-west. She kept telling me to come back to my roots in Kansas. We spent every summer there as kids and so we were close to our Kansas family.....aunts, uncles and cousins. 
Linda died in North Kansas City Hospital on September 3, 2012 from complications related to her life-long battle with diabetes and short known colon cancer. A memorial was held at the Soul Saving Station Assembly of God Church in Independence where she had become a member. Her good friend, Rev. King Anderson and his wife, took her to church regularly. The congregation opened their arms and embraced her. They gave her a sense of family, friendship and peace toward the end of her life. For this we are eternally grateful and know that she is at peace with the Lord.
 
Rest in peace, dear sister.      Patricia Cantwell (Rhodes) Griggs

Sanford, Robert “Bob”    

Bob passed away in 2002


Schultz, Sheila Feldman "Sheil"

Sheila C. Feldman of Beach Road,  formerly of McClelland Ave, Troy, beloved wife of Albert J. Feldman Sr. of Clifton Park entered into enternal life at her residence in the loving care of her family. Born on Janurary 20, 1942 in Neburgh, NY, she was the daughter of Connie Bucci Swanson of Guilderland and the late Harold Schultz and step-daughter of Richard Swanson of Guilderland. She had been employed at St. Colman's Home in Watervliet in early childhood development as a teacher's assistant. She was a member of the Lutheran Church of Resurrection in Latham. Survivors in addition to her beloved husband, Albert, whom she married on May 20, 1962 and her mother and stepfather include two devoted children, Albert J Feldman Jr. and his wife Amy of Rexford and Melissa Feldman of Ballston Lake; cherished granddaughter, Madison Buchan of Ballston Lake. Sheila was much anticipating the arrival of twin granddaughters this October.

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Skyer, Max

Max was born on April 1, 1942. He passed away due to an aneurysm on May 25, 2012 where he lived in Georgia.  His funeral was at the Doulin Funeral Home in Newburgh on May 30, 2012.

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Sollazzo, John  "Slatz"

John was born  May 5, 1942 and died Nov. 26, 1985.  He was married to Elane Hunt (NFA 61) and later lived in Stuart, FL where he passed away. John enjoyed deep sea fishing off the east coast of FL. He was a mason by trade and built many homes on the east coast of Florida. He died after a year long battle with lung cancer. He is survived by his sisters Julie DiChiaro (NFA 64) and Linda Sollazzo (NFA 70), his son Albert J. Sollazzo and daughter Jonni Angel and his grandchildren Micha and Hudson.

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Smith, Joan Schuyler

 Joan Schuyler (Smith) of Newburgh, NY, entered into rest on January 16, 2009 at Westchester Medical Center.
Daughter of Clayton Smith and the late Mabel Owens Smith, she was born July 2, 1942 in Elizabeth, NJ. She was married to Robert Schuyler, who survives at home.
Joan was a member and Deacon of Union Presbyterian Church in Newburgh. She was the produce manager of Shop Rite on North Plank Road, Newburgh.
In addition to her loving husband, Robert, she is survived by her son, Eric Dinino and his wife, Rachel of Newburgh; grandchildren, Danielle and Gabrielle Dinino; brother, Richard Smith and his wife, Edwina of Newburgh.


Smith, Robert  "Bob"

 Robert Raymond Smith, Sr., 64, passed away August 12, 2005 at Sarasota Hospice House in Punta Gorda, FL. He was born May 1, 1941 in Newburgh, N.Y. to George J. and Katherine M. Smith. Robert is survived by his beloved wife of 41 years, Margueritte V. (Doogan) Smith; and his four loving children: Karen E. Klempner of Milford, Pa., Susan M. Rowland of Highland, Debra J. Smith of Punta Gorda, Fla., and Robert Smith, Jr. of New Windsor; 11 grandchildren; one brother, John A. Smith. He was predeceased by his oldest brother, George, Jr.

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Smith, William A.

William A. Smith entered into rest on February 17, 2014 in Florida.  Son of the late John and Kathleen Smith, William was born June 18, 1941 in Cornwall, NY.         Soon after William enlisted in the Army. He was deployed to Germany and was honorably discharged in June 1967. Following his military service, he was employed by the Department of the Air Force for 30 years. William worked at Stewart Air Force base until he was transferred to Hamilton Air Force base in California. He was then transferred to Eglin Air Force Base, Valparaiso, FL where he was a federal civilian military payroll clerk. 

Willy had a great sense of humor and had many friends he called 'his buddies'.  While residing in Florida, William was a member of the American Legion Post NO. 0075 for 20 years. 

He is survived by his sister, Jeanne Garzon of Newburgh, brother, John Smith of Naples, FL, his twin sister, Mary Kate Weidkam and husband, Raymond of Wallkill, sister-in-laws, Marylyn Smith of Fishkill, and Frances Smith of Naples, FL as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. 

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Speirs, Robert

Robert F. Speirs of Spearfish, SD passed away peacefully Jan. 5, 2010, with family by his side.                                                                                                                         Bob was born May 31, 1942, in Middletown, NY. He is the son of Robert S.Y. and Ruth (Decker) Speirs. Robert grew up in New York and entered the Air Force upon graduation from high school. He married Frances (Crawford) on Nov. 3, 1962, in Gettysburg, SD. 20 years later as a Senior Master Sergeant, Robert retired from the military. His second career was as a Logistics Engineer with Honeywell in Minneapolis, MN, where he spent 18 years. Upon retirement, Bob and Frances built a home in Spearfish, SD, to enjoy their grandchildren who lived nearby. He served as the Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus and held state office.  Bob enjoyed people, golfing and hunting and spent many falls in the Colorado Mountains chasing elk with his brother-in-law Ken. Bob was a wonderful son, husband and father and will be missed dearly by those who knew and loved him.                                               Robert is preceded in death by his mother, Ruth and sister Sarah Merrill. He is survived by his father Robert S.Y. Speirs, Newburgh, NY., sister Margaret Fletcher, Newburgh, NY wife Frances (Crawford) and three children Robert S. (Leslie) Speirs, Spearfish, SD, Donna Speirs, Portage, MI and Laura (Jason) Glebe, Boulder, CO, five grandchildren, Maggie, Lane, Connor Speirs, Spearfish, SD, John Kopp, Portage, MI and Corbin Glebe, Boulder, CO.

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Stigliano, Phil  "Stig"

Philip James Stigliano, 55, passed away unexpectedly. A native of Newburgh, NY, he had made Jacksonville his home since 1989. He was a member of A.O.P.A. Survivors include his children, Vincent Philip Stigliano, II, Austin Campbell Stigliano and Lori Ann Stigliano; his beloved girlfriend, Donna Marie Nickerson; sister, Laura Angela Evangelisto; and a granddaughter, Taylor Lynn Stigliano.

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Sturtecki, William

 William Adolph Sturtecki of Las Vegas, passed away June 13, 2009. He was born July 26, 1942, in Cornwall, NY, and was a 14-year resident of Nevada. William was a retired IBM quality control officer. He was preceded in death by his father, William Francis; mother, Helen Rogulski; and grandson, Andrew Amper. William is survived by his wife, of 46 years, Barbara. He was a wonderful father to his four daughters, Kathleen (Paul) Amper, Paula (David) Cuevas, Pamela Rankin and Michelle (Tony) Lagares. He enjoyed spending time with his 12 grandchildren, Jocelyn, Michael, Alexander and Andrew Amper, Hayley Cuevas, Stephanie, James and Jaclyn Rankin, William Sturtecki and Rebecca, Anthony and Michayla Lagares.


Tuckosh, Dr. Joseph R. Jr.  "Joe"

 Dr. Joseph R. Tuckosh, Jr. of Hockessin, DE, passed away December 12, 2006 following an extended battle with cancer. Joseph was born to Joseph and Julia Tuckosh on February 23, 1942. He graduated from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, then received an MBA from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, MA, and a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Pennsylvania. Joe is survived by his daughter, Jamie Rae, of Hockessin, DE; his father, Joseph Sr.; and his sister, Barbara and her family, all of Laguna Hills, CA.


Tufts, Michael

We understand Mike died of liver cancer in 2000.


Wade, James

Mr. James Gordon Wade of Marietta passed away February 24, 2012. James was born to the late Gordon and Dorothy Wade on January 2, 1942 in Newburgh, NY. He retired as a marketing manager after over 25 years of service with IBM. He was an avid tennis player, enjoyed cooking, and volunteering for various charities as well as mentoring at the Communities in Schools of Marietta/Cobb County, Inc. James was a very loving husband, father and "Poppy." He was preceded in death by his brother, Thomas Wade. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Karen Wade (Karen Knott NFA 60), son Kevin Wade and wife, Jill, daughter Kim Wade, grandson Owen Wade, and sister-in-law Karin Wade.


Wager, Charles

 Charles passed away about 2004 when he was living in Wallkill, NY.

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Wahl, Joyce

 Joyce C. Wahl Dunning died December 19, 1999, in Phoenix, AZ. The daughter of Frederick Wahl and Margaret Brooks, she was born January 29, 1942, in Newburgh. Survivors include two sons, Frederick Dunning of Cornwall-On-Hudson and Jody Dunning of Newburgh; her mother, Margaret Brooks of Phoenix, AZ; two brothers, Richard Todd of Newburgh and Robert Todd of Glendale, AZ; one sister, Lynne Coykendall of Phoenix, AZ; and one grandson, Zachary David Dunning.


Walker, Gay

Gay B. Walker, a 25 year local resident of the Town of Poughkeepsie, formerly of, Newburgh, NY, died February 4, 2009. She was a Patient Care for Wassaic Development Center and a member of First Congregational Church of Christ, Poughkeepsie. She liked to bowl and sing in the Church Choir. Born March 5, 1940, in Newburgh, she was the daughter of Benjamin and Louvina Jenkins Walker. Survivors include sister, Theatrice Baker of Highland; brother and sister in-law, Eugene and Daisey Walker of Kansas, MO; sister and brother –in law, Lilline and Benjamin Powell of TX; brother and sister-in-law, Walter and Felicia Walker of Hopewell Jct., NY. She was predeceased by sisters, Leatrice Fryar and Anna May Wheeler.
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Warren, Valmore R.

Valmore R. Warren of Gardiner, NY, passed away at home on July 25, 2011, surrounded by loved ones.
On January 27, 1942, he was born in Newburgh to Henry P. and Edith (Kurz) Warren. At the age of six, his mother, Edith Warren passed away. He was raised by his father and step-mother, Mildred Warren. Val married Jill A. Robbins on October 9, 1993.                                                                                                                                                                              He was retired from IBM, East Fishkill, NY, as a graphics designer. Surviving are his wife, Jill Warren; one daughter, Jessica Warren of Danbury, CT and two sons, Dean Warren of Phoenix, AZ and Jem Warren of New York, NY; step-sons, Stuart Monson of Queens, NY and Joseph and his wife, Michalyn Monson of New Windsor; grandson, Robert Warren of CA; granddaughter, Elizabeth Monson of New Windsor. He was predeceased by his brother and sister-in-law, Henry and Kay Warren.                                                                                                                                                                                                                          


Weisblatt, Marilyn Halperin 

Marilyn Weisblatt Halperin, Cortlandt Manor, NY died February 26, 2003 after a year-long battle with cancer. She is survived by her husband, Arnold Halperin of Cortlandt Manor; sister and brother-in-law, Estelle and Murray Halperin, of Boynton Beach, FL;  son and daughter-in-law, David and Shaya Shatz of Hilton Head, SC; daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Gueanna Shatz of Dallas, TX; and four grandchildren, Ariel, Miyah, Ivy and Isaiah Shatz. Marilyn was born in Newburgh on August 4, 1942 to Herman and Ida Weisblatt. She graduated from Cortlandt State in 1963 with a Bachelor of Arts in Education.                                                                                                                            A memory of Marilyn:                                                                                                                                       She yearned for a puppy in the worst way but her parents sternly told her that she could not have an animal.  If you knew Marilyn then you knew that when she made up her mind no one could persuade her differently.                                                                                                                              In those days we all listened to ‘The Breakfast Club,’ a popular radio program on WGNY.  A portion of the show included a ‘Breakfast Trivia.’  The commentator randomly called the listening public to give away prizes for the correct answers to questions.                                                                                                                             As coincidence would have it my dog Pouchy had recently delivered a litter of 8 pups in need of good homes.  Of course, Marilyn marked a particularly cute puppy as hers but was not allowed to bring him home.   She persuaded a friend, Jerry Grodnick, (NFA 57) with a deep voice, to call her Dad pretending to be the anchorman of ‘The Breakfast Club’ and he asked her father a history question.  As soon as the answer left Mr. Weisblatt’s lips the commentator announced with a background of bangs, whistles and hollering that he won an eight week old pup including a week’s supply of dog food. Our cheers cancelled out his explicitly loud protests.                                                                                                                           Early that evening we stealthily crept to the Weisblatt’s front door carefully placing a sleeping pup in a doll’s basinet surrounded by dog food. Marilyn got her pet and I, another high school memory of Marilyn.                                                                           (By Judy Harris Morse)


Weyant, Robert E. "Wint" 

Robert E. Weyant, died suddenly on January 15, 2006 at Broward General Medical Center, Fort Lauderdale, FL. He was born on February 21, 1942 in Cornwall, NY to Georgina Maybury Weyant Ahl and the late Ellsworth E. Weyant. Survivors include his loving daughter, Georgia Weyant Dinio and her husband, Arnold, of Bowie, MD, and one cherished grandson, Aaron Dinio; his loving mother, Georgina Maybury Weyant Ahl of Dunedin, FL; devoted sisters, Joyce M. Pinckney and her husband, Frank, of Hurley, Margaret A. Hauser and her husband, William, of Cornwall-On-Hudson. He was predeceased by his wife, Minda Weyant, on October 31, 1992.


Whritner, Richard "Rit"

We understand Rit died in May, 1985.

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Williams, Nancy Gott  

Nancy E. Williams Gott of Monticello, entered into rest on December 25, 2010. The daughter of Edward and Dorothy McCarthy Williams, she was born May 1, 1941 in Newburgh. Nancy was a postal clerk in Livingston Manor. Survivors include her son, Herbert Hall of Honesdale, PA; two daughters, Tamara Franklin of Tunkhannock PA, and Leona Wheeler of Kingsley, PA; her companion, Juan Luciano of Monticello; five brothers; Robert Coddington, Edward Williams, Charles Coddington, Michael Williams and Timothy Williams; seven sisters: Patricia Myers, Georgia Ann Bohm, Lottie May Dolan, Debra Siltz, Elizabeth Coddington, Michelle Williams and Kathy Williams; nine grandchildren: Joshua, Danielle, Nicholas, Michael, Erica, Alexia, James, Robert, Herbert and Patrick. She was predeceased by her brother John Williams. ________________________________________________________________

Wulffert, John 

 John Lawrence Wulffert, Second Lieutenant  525TH MI GRP, USARV Army of the United States. 07 September 1942 - 23 December 1967. Newburgh, New York Panel 32E Line 053. Little is known about the circumstances of Lieutenant Wullfert's death - not even his unit assignment within the 525th Military Intelligence Group. Intelligence officers quite commonly worked closely with the MACV Advisory Teams and circumstances as known make it possible that 2LT Wullfert was in the field with MACV Advisory Team 91, Binh Duong Province, South Vietnam. If so, he most probably was killed in an action that also cost the lives of two MACV Advisors - SFC Bobby J. Lawrence of Mayfield, KY, and SGT Hugh G. Willard of Orangeburg, SC. John was buried at West Point in January 1968.


 Zambito, Mary Jane McGuinness "MJ"

Mary Jane Zambito McGinness, of Milton, NY died September 15, 2003 at home.  The daughter of the late Dr. Salvatore Zambito and Elizabeth Gaffney Zambito, she was born December 22, 1942 in Newburgh. Mary Jane was a 1964 graduate of SUNY Cortland. She is survived by her daughter, Anne M. McGinness of Boston, MA; son, Patrick McGinness and daughter-in-law, Jennifer of Boston; three brothers, S. Stephen Zambito of Marlboro, Frank E. Zambito of Highland and Dr. Michael J. Zambito of Bloomingburg and predeceased by her brother William.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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