2014 Year In Review

Remembering the lives of the most notable personalities lost in 2014


Our Obituaries

Winifred "Winnie" Hoye

May 25, 1925 - January 23, 2015

Winifred "Winnie" A. Hoye, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, passed away unexpectedly on Friday January 23, 2015. She was 89. Winnie was born in Goshen and lived the majority of her life in Middletown, N.Y. She was a homemaker who devoted her life to her family. Winifred was predeceased in death by her husband, George C. Hoye, her parents, Joseph and Winifred Lawrence and her sister Marie...
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Angela Gareri

August 19, 1917 - January 17, 2015

Angela Gareri, of Silver Spring, Maryland and formerly of Hastings on Hudson and Middletown, N.Y., a homemaker, died on January 17, 2015 in Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C. She was 97. The daughter of the late Eugenio and Maria Generoso, she was born on August 19, 1917 in Catanzaro, Italy. She was the widow of Domenico Gareri Survivors include her children Egidio Gareri of Slate...
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Joseph C. Montelione

April 19, 1924 - January 17, 2015

Joseph C. Montelione of Middletown, a retired employee of the N.Y. City Department of Public Works and a longtime resident of the area, died on January 17, 2015 at his home. He was 90. The son of the late Joseph and Anna Lucia Pomis Montelione, he was born on April 19, 1924 in New York, New York. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corp having served during World War II. He was a member of...
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Thomas M. Scott

August 19, 1947 - January 15, 2015

Thomas M.Scott August 19, 1947 - January 15 2015 Thomas Scott of Scotchtown, beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend passed away on January 15, 2015 surrounded by his loving family. He was 67 years old. Thomas was born August 19, 1947 to Pamela Dupperon and Patrick Scott in Hartford, CT. In 1967 he joined the Marine Corps.He served inVietnam andis a member of the VFW Post# 2064 in...
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Louis S. Clemente

December 15, 1926 - January 10, 2015

Louis S. Clemente, a retired mechanic for H.L. Ayres and Carrol Bus Co. and longtime resident of the area went to be with the Lord on Saturday January 10, 2015 at home. He was 88. The son of the late Vincenzo and Josephine Clemente, he was born December 15, 1926 in New York, NY. Louis was a former Sgt. in the U.S. Army and a Korean War Veteran; a member of the Bread of Life Assembly of...
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Teresa Craft

December 28, 1943 - January 9, 2015

Teresa Craft of Middletown, a retired Senior Library Clerk at Thrall Library in Middletown and a lifelong resident of the area, died on January 9, 2015 in Middletown. She was 71. The daughter of the late Joseph and Della Cosco Fotino, she was born on December 28, 1943 in Middletown, New York. Survivors include her daughters Cyndee Lawrence of Middletown and Susan Manolakis of Mass. Her...
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Raymond R. Coleman

April 9, 1963 - January 2, 2015

Raymond R. Coleman, a former Chef and lifelong resident of the area died on January 2, 2015 at his home. He was 51. The son of the late Raymond F. Coleman and Josephine McGuire Coleman, he was born on April 9, 1963 in Goshen, N.Y. He was a member of the New Hampton Fire Company. He was a chef at the Cliff Lodge Hunting Club in Monticello, cooking for the members during the hunting season....
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Bridget Bridie Krawczyk

May 11, 1936 - December 31, 2014

BRIDGET "BRIDIE" KRAWCZYK May 11, 1936 - December 31, 2014 Middletown, NY Bridget "Bridie" Krawczyk, (Nee Donaghy) passed peacefully at home on December 31, 2014, surrounded by her family. Born May 11, 1936 in Ballymone, Dungiven. County Derry, Northern Ireland. Bridget is one of ten children, five brothers and four sisters born to Henry James Donaghey and Margaret Donaghey. Bridie graduated...
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Sheila Pollender

May 13, 1954 - December 30, 2014

Sheila M. Pollender of Middletown, a driver with Hunter Panels in Montgomery and a lifelong resident of the area, died December 30, 2014. She was 60. The daughter of the late Freeman H. Pollender and Beverly Griffith Pollender, she was born on May 13, 1954 in Franklin, New Jersey. Survivors include her mother Beverly Pollender of Middletown. Her siblings Duwayne Weaver; Theresa Jones ; Brenda...
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Junior A. Wilson

December 30, 1948 - December 29, 2014

Junior A. Wilson Bronx, NY Formerly of Orange County Junior A. Wilson, passed away at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital on Monday December 29, 2014. He was 65. The son of the late Dennis Wilson and Ivy Ormbsy, he was born December 30, 1948 in Jamaica, West Indies. Junior was a US Marine Veteran during Vietnam. Survivors include his sister: Yvonne Wilson; his brother: Desmond Wilson; many nieces;...
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Gail D. Smith

May 16, 1959 - December 29, 2014

Gail D. Smith Middletown, New York Gail D. Smith of Middletown, New York, a homemaker and lifelong resident of the area, died on December 29, 2014 in Westchester Medical Center. She was 55. The daughter of the late Walter W. and Inez Babcock Simpson, she was born on May 16, 1959 in Middletown, New York. Survivors include her son Howard Smith of Middletown. Her sisters Ida Kniffin of...
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Amalia J. Raponi

January 12, 1914 - December 23, 2014

Amalia J. Raponi, a former seamstress at Playtogs in Middletown and longtime resident of the area passed away December 23, 2014 at Orange Regional Medical Center. She was 100. The daughter of the late Domenic and Marianne Bello, she was born January 12, 1914 in Malden on Hudson, NY. She was the widow of Alfred Raponi. She was a member of St. Joseph RC Church in Middletown. Survivors...
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Anna Maria Davila

February 25, 2014 - December 20, 2014

Anna Maria Davila of Middletown, a former seamstress and a longtime resident of the area, died on December 20, 2014 in Middletown Park. She was 100. She was born on February 25, 1914 in Puerto Rico. Survivors include her children Brunilda Lopez of Middletown; Daniel Rios of Albany, N.Y. and Ismael Rios of Paramus, N.J. She is also survived by her grandchildren; great-grandchildren and great...
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Rolf Krohn

May 16, 1931 - December 7, 2014

Rolf Krohn Middletown, New York Rolf Krohn of Middletown, a longtime resident of the area, died on December 7, 2014 at his home. He was 83. Rolf was born the son of Klara and Wilhelm Krohn on May 16, 1931 in Uetersen, Germany. He studied for three years at the Clearsche Music Conservatory in Hamburg, Germany. He moved to the U.S. in 1953 and lived for four years in Rockland County, and then...
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Jack Schwab

October 27, 1921 - December 4, 2014

Jack H. Schwab of Goshen, a retired Lt. Colonel for the U.S. Air Force and a longtime resident of Middletown and later Goshen, N.Y., died in Goshen on December 4, 2014. He was 93. The son of the late John H. and Blanche Morton Schwab, he was born on October 27, 1921 in Windsor, Colorado. He was a veteran of World War II. A Family statement read: "The family extends their sincere thanks to...
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Mark J. "Marky" Traverse

October 19, 2005 - November 21, 2014

Mark J. "Marky" Traverse, a student at the Center for Discovery in Harris, N.Y. and a lifelong resident of the area, died on November 21, 2014 in ORMC in Middletown. He was 9. The son of Mike and Terrie Stephens Traverse, he was born on October 19, 2005 in Middletown, New York. Survivors include his parents Mike and Terrie Traverse at home. His brothers Matthew Stephens and Jason Traverse...
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John A. Clifford

August 3, 1925 - November 20, 2014

John A. Clifford, a retired manager of Middletown Unemployment Insurance, Department of Labor office in Middletown and resident of the area passed away Thursday November 20, 2014 at home with his family by his side. He was 89. The son of the late John E. and Mary Kowalski Clifford, he was born August 3, 1925 in Brooklyn, NY. He married his beloved wife Ruth E. Newberg Clifford on September 6,...
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Phyllis Miklaszewski

April 7, 1950 - November 17, 2014

Phyllis Miklaszewski, 64, of Slate Hill, NY died Monday, November 17th, at New York Presbyterian Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. Born on April 7, 1950, Phyllis was the daughter of the late Thomas Castronuovo and Laura (Troisi) and sister of the late Charles S. Castronuovo. Phyllis spent her childhood in New York City, before moving to Queens and, later, to Slate Hill, where she...
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Francis "Frank" Deserto

November 11, 1920 - November 14, 2014

Francis "Frank" Deserto of the Town of Wallkill, N.Y., a retired Laborer with Local 17 and a longtime resident of the area, died on November 14, 2014 in Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown. He was 94. The son of the late Antonio and Anna Dina Deserto, he was born on November 11, 1920 in New York, New York. He was a member of the Local 17 Retired Club. Survivors include his wife of 64...
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Mary Jane Stewart

July 26, 1943 - November 11, 2014

Mary Jane Stewart, a former employee of Stamplate in Wallkill and lifelong resident of the area passed away Tuesday November 11, 2014 at Middletown Park Manor. She was 71. The daughter of the late Henry and Eleanor Kinne Ellison, she was born July 26, 1943 in Kingston, NY. She was the widow of David Stewart. She was a member of the IBEW Union. Survivors include her 4 children: Charles...
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Grayling McGinnis , Sr.

May 3, 1957 - November 3, 2014

Grayling McGinnis Sr., of Middletown, a lifelong resident of the area, died on November 3, 2014. He was 57. The son of the late Pierson C. and Jane Ann Baltimore McGinnis, he was born on May 3, 1957 in Goshen, N.Y. He was a graduate of Washingtonville High School . He served in the U.S. Air Force. Survivors include his son Grayling McGinnis Jr. and his wife Nelva of Slate Hill, N.Y. His...
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William J. Callahan , Jr.

March 21, 1943 - October 22, 2014

William J. Callahan Jr., an Optical Technician for Vision City and a School Bus Driver for TriStar Bus Company passed away Wednesday October 22, 2014 at Orange Regional Medical Center. He was 71. The son of the late William J. and Harriet Pauley Callahan, he was born on March 21, 1943 in West Point, NY. William was an eye donor to help give sight to someone in need. The family would like to...
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Archie D. Fellenzer, Jr.

July 3, 1924 - October 20, 2014

Archie DeWilford Fellenzer Jr. (B. July 3, 1924), 90, died peacefully on October 20, 2014 at Orange Regional Medical Center. Alice, his wife, of 57 years was by his side. Archie was a lifelong Middletown resident, having been born at home to Elsie and Archie Fellenzer Sr. Always motivated and intellectually curious, he spent much of his youth as a member of Boy Scout Troop 52, earning his Eagle...
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Issac Zeke Parker

July 29, 1956 - October 15, 2014

Issac Fennell "Zeke" Parker Middletown, New York Issac F. Parker, a former employee for the Middletown Psychiatric Center, as well as former DJ and Body Guard, was called home Wednesday October 15, 2014. He was 58. The son of the late Issac Fennell and Katie Mae Parker, he was born July 29, 1956 in Belle Glade, Florida, where he was raised until moving to New York where he lived in Pine...
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Margaret Ruggiero-Masci

July 19, 1922 - October 11, 2014

Margaret Ruggiero-Masci of Middletown, a retired Medical Administrator for several local physicians died on October 11, 2014 at her home. She was 92. The daughter of the late Linson and Genevieve Erts Wilklow, she was born on July 19, 1922 in Ellenville, New York. She was a member of St. Joseph Church in Middletown. A member of the Mulberry Seniors and the Gray Ladies at Horton Hospital. ...
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Paul R. Hyde, Jr.

May 8, 1943 - October 11, 2014

Paul R. Hyde Jr. of Middletown, a retired Motor Mechanic for the N.Y. State Department of Corrections for 28 years in Sing Sing and Otisville Prison where he retired from in 2005, died on October 11, 2014 at his home with his beloved family by his side. He was 71. The son of the late Paul R. and Hilda Sanford Hyde Sr., he was born on May 8, 1943 in Paterson, N.J. He was a member of the Junior...
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Margarette M McKeon

June 27, 1921 - October 9, 2014

Margarette M. Mckeon of Middletown, N.Y., passed away on October 9, 2014 in Erie, PA after a short illness. She was 93. Margarette was born in Witherby, N.Y. on June 27, 1921 to Hungarian parents John Remenecz and Aranka Schaller Remenecz. She was predeceased by her sister Lillian Quinn. Margarette was married to Joseph B. McKeon Sr. who predeceased her in 1986. Margarette graduated from...
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Bessie H. Oriani

October 5, 1929 - October 3, 2014

Bessie H. Oriani of Middletown, a retired employee of Gilman's Cleaners in Middletown, died on October 3, 2014 in Newton Medical Center in Newton, N.J. She was 84. The daughter of the late Benjamin and Hannah Abers Utter, she was born on October 5, 1929 in Westtown, New York. She was the widow of George Oriani. Survivors include her children George Oriani Jr. and his wife Merilee of Penn. And...
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Robert Schriber, Jr.

September 21, 1924 - September 28, 2014

E. Robert Schriber Jr. Middletown, New York E. Robert Schriber Jr. of Middletown, retired Manager for Sears in Middletown, died on September 28, 2014 in Orange Regional Medical Center. He was 90. The son of the late Edgar R. and Irene Schriber, he was born on September 21, 1924 in Pine Island, N.Y. He was the widower of Jane Schriber. He was a member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church and a...
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Victoria Anne Lopez-George

March 23, 1963 - September 27, 2014

Victoria Anne Lopez-George of Middletown, died on September 27, 2014 in Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown. She was 51. The daughter of the late Eliecer Lopez and Alice Lopez, she was born on March 23, 1963 in New York, N.Y. Vickie worked at "A Friend's House" and "Safe Homes". Her work was always her way of trying to help people and to make a difference in the world. She was an...
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Ruth E. Cromie

July 16, 1928 - September 25, 2014

Middletown, New York Ruth E. Cromie, a retired Cafeteria Manager at Otisville Elementary School and lifelong resident of the area passed away Thursday September 25, 2014 at Orange Regional Medical Center. She was 86. The daughter of the late Harold and Luella Legg Goble, she was born July 16, 1928 in Middletown, NY. She was the widow of Robert A. Cromie. Survivors include her children:...
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John E. Mills

August 20, 1933 - September 21, 2014

John Mills, died Sunday September 21, 2014 in Orange Regional Medical Center. He was 81. The son of the late Howard and Mabel Mills, he was born on August 20, 1933. John was an owner of Mills Brothers Orchards in his younger years, and then was employed by Wilkins Cabinets in Scotchtown for several years. He then became a partner in Mills Heights, Inc., he later retired and became sole owner...
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Eunice V. Thomas

November 15, 1949 - September 12, 2014

God has called his daughter home. Our beloved mom, Eunice Valerie Thomas of Westtown died Friday, September 12 2014. Eunice was born in Trinidad to Alberta and Solomon Joseph. She came to the US in 1991 with two of her children. Eunice was a certified nursing assistant. She worked at Middletown Park Manor and Orange Regional Medical Center. She was the matriarch of her family, and she loved to...
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John F. Tirrell Jr.

May 26, 1923 - August 29, 2014

John F. "Jack" Tirrell, Jr., a retired plumber with Local 12 in Boston, Massachusetts, died on August 29, 2014, at home, with Ann, his beloved wife of 65 years, by his side. He was 91. The son of the late John and Alice Trainor Tirrell, Jack was born on May 26, 1923, in Dover, New Hampshire, and lived 88 years of his life in Melrose, Massachusetts, before moving to the Town of Wallkill in 2012....
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Tressie Nancy Conklin

December 31, 1964 - August 27, 2014

Tressie Nancy Conklin of Middletown, a night Associate at Walmart in Middletown and a lifelong resident of the area, died on August 27, 2014 in Westchester Medical Center. She was 49. The daughter of the late George Conklin and Florence Mapes Conklin, she was born on December 31, 1964 in Middletown, New York. Survivors include her mother Florence Conklin of Middletown. Her companion Jessie...
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Charles E. Smith

March 11, 1940 - August 26, 2014

Charles E. Smith Middletown, New York Charles E. Smith, a retired shift superintendant for RSR in Middletown and longtime resident of the area, passed away peacefully at home. He was 74. The son of the late Lawrence and Ellen Collins Smith, he was born March 11, 1940 in Goshen, New York. Survivors include his loving wife of 54 years: Joan Marie Smith at home; his two sons: Brett Smith...
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Cecilia Swann Walsh

March 24, 1920 - August 25, 2014

CECILIA EUNICE SWANN WALSH MARCH 24, 1920 - AUGUST 25, 2014 Elant at GOSHEN, NY Cecilia Eunice (Swann) Walsh left this world on Aug. 25 to go sing with the angels. The following day her oldest sister, Mary Unger, joined her. Cecilia was the seventh of the nine children of John Oliver and Anna Augusta (Carter) Swann. She was born in Charles County, Maryland. The family later moved to...
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Peter Sroczynski

June 13, 1917 - August 25, 2014

Peter Sroczynski, the former owner of Syndicate 8300 Taxi, and a longtime resident of the area, died on August 25, 2014 at his home. He was 97. The son of the late Joseph and Mary Sroczynski, he was born on June 13, 1917 in Cleveland, Ohio. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served during World War II. He was a member of BPOE Lodge 1097 in Middletown. He was an avid Race Fan at the...
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Leo S. Vitale

January 6, 1919 - August 21, 2014

Leo S. Vitale of Middletown, the former owner of the Trot Inn in Goshen and a longtime resident of the area, died on August 21, 2014 in Orange Regional Medical Center. He was 95. The son of the late Anthony and Josephine Buccula Vitale, he was born on January 6, 1919 in Brooklyn, New York. He was a member of the BPOE Lodge 1097 in Middletown and was formerly a member of the Goshen Fire...
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Daniel J. Duhigg, Jr.

December 14, 1979 - August 20, 2014

Daniel J. Duhigg Jr. Maybrook, NewYork Daniel J. Duhigg Jr., a correctional officer at Downstate Correctional Facility and longtime resident of the area died Wednesday August 20, 2014 at home. He was 34. The son of Daniel J. and Rosemary Catalanotto Duhigg, he was born December 14, 1979 in Baltimore, Maryland. Daniel was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp. Survivors include his wife:...
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Charlotte Valentia Steimle

November 12, 1957 - August 14, 2014

Charlotte Valentia Steimle Goshen, New York Charlotte Valentia Steimle, a senior clerk for the Department of Social Services and a longtime resident of the area passed away peacefully on Thursday August 14, 2014 at home. She was 56. The daughter of the late Anthony and Doris Milne Valentia, she was born November 12, 1957 in Middletown, New York. Survivors include her husband Gary J....
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Michael Butchie Muer

April 27, 1925 - August 12, 2014

Michael A. Muer "Butchie" Middletown, New York Michael A. Muer, a retired employee of the Town of Wallkill DPW and lifelong resident of the area, passed away Tuesday August 12, 2014 at Orange Regional Medical Center. He was 89. The son of the late Joseph and Jennie Scarzafava Muer, he was born April 27, 1925 in Middletown, New York. He was the widower of Mildred Muer . He was a WWII...
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Lawrence "Tootie" Predmore

November 9, 1928 - August 7, 2014

Lawrence "Tootie" Predmore of New Hampton, owner of Tootie's IV in New Hampton and a lifelong area resident, died on August 7, 2014 in Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown. He was 85. The son of the late Leo and Myrtle Gould Predmore, he was born on November 9, 1928 in Middletown, New York. For 60+ years, Tootie was an iconic short order cook/grill man in Middletown, dedicating more...
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Helen May Smith

April 17, 1928 - July 30, 2014

Helen M. Smith of Middletown, a retired employee of the Occupational Therapy Department of the Middletown Psychiatric Center after 34 years of service, and a lifelong resident of the area, died on July 30, 2014 in Orange Regional Medical Center. She was 86. The daughter of the late Virgil and Ethel May Lynch Perry, she was born on April 17, 1928 in Middletown, New York. She attended Port...
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Leslie Adele Worden

October 31, 1938 - July 23, 2014

Leslie Adele Worden of Middletown, a retired registered nurse from the Middletown Psychiatric Center and a longtime resident of the area, died on July 23, 2014 in Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown. She was 75. The daughter of the late Lester and Adelaide Bigaine Barwick, she was born on October 31, 1938 in Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey. She was a member of the United Church of...
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Ida DeMarzo

January 26, 1927 - July 20, 2014

Ida DeMarzo of Middletown, a retired switchboard operator for Horton Memorial Hospital and a longtime resident of the area, died on July 20, 2014 at Orange Regional Medical Center. She was 87. The daughter of the late Enrico and Philomena Mariano Arciero, she was born on January 26, 1927 in Brooklyn, New York. She was a member of St. Joseph Church; the Altar Rosary Society of St. Joseph Church...
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Rodney R. Guinup

April 10, 1962 - July 15, 2014


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Joyce "Sam" Cushing

October 22, 1933 - July 11, 2014

Joyce M. "Sam" Cushing of Middletown, a former waitress at the Colonial Diner in Middletown and a lifelong resident of the area, died on Friday July 11, 2014 at the Highland Rehab in Middletown. She was 80. The daughter of the late John and Esther Cushing Purgatorio, she was born on October 22, 1933 in Middletown, New York. She was a member of the Happy Seniors in the Town of Wallkill. ...
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Nicoletta Nella Nickles

July 30, 1919 - July 3, 2014

Nicoletta "Nella" Nickles, a homemaker and longtime resident of the area, died on Thursday July 3, 2014 at Elant in Goshen. She was 94. The daughter of the late Peter and Pamela Kanaras, she was born on July 30, 1919 in Sparta, Greece. She was the widow of Brasidas "Bill" Nickles, the original owner of the Coney Island Restaurant in Middletown. They were married on May 5, 1935. Survivors...
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William G. Davis, Sr.

March 1, 1946 - July 1, 2014

William G. Davis Sr. Port Jervis, New York William G. Davis Sr. of Town of Greenville, retired employee for the County of Orange at the Orange County Landfill and a lifelong resident of the area, died on July 1, 2014 at Orange Regional Medical Center. He was 68. The son of the late David O.and Harriet O'Loughlin Davis Sr. , he was born on March 1, 1946 in Middletown, New York. He was an...
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Ronald L. Bennett, Sr.

March 8, 1918 - June 30, 2014

Ronald Leon Bennett, Sr. Formerly of New Hampton, N.Y. Ronald Leon Bennett Sr., a lifelong area resident, joined his beloved wife Stella, in eternal rest on Monday June 30, 2014. He was 96. Ronald was born March 8, 1918 in New Milford, N.Y. He was the 11th of 12 children born to Edward Benjamin Bennett and Anna Mary Utter Bennett. His oldest brother, Harold was born in 1898, making the...
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Martha Jane Tears

June 29, 2014

Martha Jane Tears (nee Creeden) Westbrookville, New York Martha Jane Tears, age 81, passed away at ORMC in Middletown NY. She was the widow of William Tears, Sr. to whom she was married for 50 years. She resided in Westbrookville, NY for more than 45 years, always enjoying the view of the mountains. Martha Jane retired from the Middletown State Hospital after 25 years of dedicated...
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Patricia Baggatta

May 14, 1971 - June 23, 2014

Patricia Ann Baggatta, of Liberty and a longtime resident of Middletown, died Monday June 23, 2014 at Orange Regional Medical Center. She was 43. The daughter of the late Joseph and Dorothy Alexander Baggatta, she was born May 14, 1971 in Middletown, New York. Survivors include her 6 children: Crystal Henion & her husband William; Joseph Scott; Skyler Swanson; Blade Swanson; Destiny...
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Laura Terbush

March 24, 1937 - June 17, 2014

Laura Terbush Middletown, New York Laura Terbush, a homemaker and former waitress in the Middletown area,as well as former office manager in the family business TMack Trucking, and longtime resident of the area passed away Tuesday June 17, 2014 at home. She was 77. The daughter of the late Frank Brown and Mary Vealy, she was born March 24, 1937 in Goshen, New York. She was the widow of...
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Sarah T. Walker

November 1, 1935 - June 14, 2014

Sarah T. Walker of Goshen, a retired nursing assistant at Valley View in Goshen, died on June 14, 2014 in Valley View Rehabilitation Center in Goshen. She was 78. The daughter of the late Salvatore and Esther Galanti Tirone, she was born on November 1, 1935 in Staten Island, New York. She was a former member of the Ladies Auxilliary of the Chester Fire Department. Survivors Debra-Ann Varga...
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Georgette Reed

July 10, 1956 - June 14, 2014

Georgette Reed Middletown, New York Georgette Reed of Middletown, a counselor at Restorative Management in Middletown, passed away on June 14, 2014 after a long illness at Franklin Hospital in Valley Stream, N.Y. She was 57. The daughter of the late James and Irene Hunter Reed, she was born on July 10, 1956 in Middletown, New York. Survivors include her sisters Regina Green and Jessie Reed...
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Geraldine McCarthy

February 13, 1926 - June 13, 2014

Geraldine A. McCarthy a former longtime resident of Middletown and a former School Lunch Aide at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School in Middletown, died on June 13, 2014 in Mass. She was 88. The daughter of the late Peter and Mary Kelly Reilly, she was born on February 13, 1926 in Bronx, New York. She was the widow of the late William F. McCarthy. Survivors include her children Kevin McCarthy of...
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Frederick W. Jones

January 12, 1934 - June 11, 2014

Frederick W. Jones, a retired Housing Inspector from the Omaha Housing Authority in Omaha, NE., died on June 11, 2014 at his home. He was 80. The son of the late Booker T. Taylor and Ailene Jones, he was born on January 12, 1934 in Lake City, Florida. He was a veteran and a former staff sargeant in the U.S. Air Force having served for 10 years, including the Korean War. He was involved with...
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Theodore I. Bound

January 9, 1944 - June 5, 2014

Theodore I. Bound of Middletown, a retired mechanic from Middletown Honda and a longtime resident of the area, died on June 5, 2014 in Orange Regional Medical Center. He was 70. He was born on January 9, 1944 in Roxbury, New York. He was a member of Grace Episcopal Church in Middletown. Survivors include his wife Brenda Bound at home. His daughter Kara Utter and her husband Jason of...
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Beverly Gerow Hanes

March 23, 1939 - May 29, 2014

Beverly Gerow Hanes Middletown, New York Beverly Gerow Hanes of Middletown, a retired clerk at Shoprite in Middletown and a former bookkeeper for Gilman's Cleaners in Middletown, entered into eternal rest on May 29, 2014 surrounded by her loving family at Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown. She was 75. The daughter of the late Harry and Mary Conklin Gerow, she was born on March 23,...
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Edwin D. "Ed" Hadley

June 14, 1935 - May 24, 2014

Edwin D. "Ed" Hadley of Walker Valley, a retired Independent Truck Driver and a longtime resident of the area, died on May 24, 2014 in ORMC in Middletown. He was 78. The son of the late Carl E. and Doris Decker Hadley, he was born on June 14, 1935 in Hancock, New York. He was a U.S. Army veteran having served in the 6th Infantry, where he was an expert marksman. He was a member of the VFW...
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Matthew John Mikulski

May 26, 1986 - May 19, 2014

Matthew John Mikulski, a lifelong resident of the area, passed away Monday May 19, 2014. He was 27. The son of Steven and Debra Jewis Mikulski, he was born May 26, 1986 in Middletown, New York. He attended Minisink Valley School Distict. Matthew is survived by his parent: Steven and Debra Mikulski at home; his sister: Sally Schwarze and her husband Jay of SC; his brother: Michael Mikulski...
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Loretta Eason Roser

March 13, 1941 - May 16, 2014

Loretta J. Eason Roser , a longtime resident of the Middletown area, died on May 16, 2014 in Elant in Goshen. She was 73. The daughter of the late Henry and Anna Zimmerman Eason, she was born on March 13, 1941 in Middletown, N.Y. Survivors include her children: Kenneth Roser of Monticello; Clinton Roser of Jupiter, FL.; Lori Knapp and her husband Hanford of Middletown; Marcy Kessler and her...
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Steven Jason Gonzales

November 7, 1975 - May 13, 2014

Steven J. Gonzales Westtown, New York Steven J. Gonzales, a longtime resident of the area passed away Tuesday May 13, 2014 at home. He was 38. The son of the late Benjamin Gonzales and Joanne Villanueva, he was born on November 7, 1975 in Bronx, NY. Survivors include his mother: Joanne Villanueva at home; his sisters: Jeanine Figueroa and her husband Angel of New Hampton, NY; Yesenia...
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Andrew John Olver

February 7, 1990 - May 11, 2014

Andrew John Olver Port Jervis, New York Andrew John Olver, a technician with Direct TV in Newburgh and a lifelong resident of the area, died on May 11, 2014 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. He was 24. The son of John Olver and Donna Stephens Schneider, he was born on February 7, 1990 in Middletown, New York. Survivors include his wife Stefanie Clemmer Olver at home. His mother Donna...
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Fred L. Warren

September 14, 1927 - May 8, 2014

Fred L. Warren of Pembroke Pines, Florida, a retired accountant for the Presbyterian Council of Churches in New York City having retired in 1988 after 35 years of service, died on May 8, 2014 in Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood, Florida. He was 86. He was a wonderful son to the late Fred and Anna Barnes Warren and was born on September 14, 1927 in Middletown, New York. He honorably...
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Linda C. Anderson

February 10, 1947 - May 8, 2014

Linda C. Anderson of Middletown, a homemaker and longtime resident of the area, died on May 8, 2014 in Orange Regional Medical Center. She was 67. The daughter of the late Noah Anderson and Vera May Gurda, she was born on February 10, 1947 in Charleston, South Carolina. Survivors include her husband James Phillips at home. Her mother Vera May Gurda of Tennessee. Her children Kimberly Rizzo...
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Ruth E. Weslowski

December 30, 1928 - May 4, 2014

Ruth E. Weslowski, a former school bus driver for Goshen Central School District, died Sunday May 4, 2014 at Orange Regional Medical Center. She was 85. The daughter of the late Michael and Mary Quirk Palmer , she was born December 30, 1928 in Florida, New York. Survivors include her children: Wayne Weslowski of Rochester, NY; Maureen Fitzgerald and her husband Brett of Middletown, NY; Eric...
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Dominick Annese

June 18, 1923 - April 27, 2014

Dominick Annese Middletown, New York Dominick Annese, a retired child care worker at Goshen Secure Center and lifelong resident of the area died Sunday April 27, 2014 at Orange Regional Medical Center. He was 90. The son of the late Gaspero and Filomena Carmine Annese, he was born June 18, 1923 in Middletown, NY. He was the widower of Anna Annese, his loving wife of 68 years. He was a...
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John Forshay

October 25, 1936 - April 27, 2014

John Forshay New Hampton, New York John Forshay, a retired laborer for the Local 17 Union and a longtime resident of the area died Sunday April 27, 2014 at Orange Regional Medical Center. He was 77. The son of the late Samuel and Julia Carrigan Forshay, he was born on October 25, 1936 in Nyack, NY. He was a member of the Local 17 Laborers Union in Newburgh, NY. Survivors include his...
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Juanita C. Harter

December 26, 1920 - April 25, 2014

Juanita C. Harter Middletown, New York Juanita C. Harter, a homemaker and long time resident of the area passed away Friday April 25, 2014 at Orange Regional Medical Center. She was 93. The daughter of the late Robert and Emma Ritter Carden , she was born December 26, 1920 in Dott, West Virginia. She was the widow of Bernard S. Harter. Juanita was a foster mother to over one hundred...
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Eugene Rubino

March 24, 1921 - April 21, 2014

Eugene Rubino Middletown, New York Eugene Rubino passed away Monday April 21, 2014 in Middletown, New York at the age of 93. He was born in Greenwich Village , NY on March 24, 1921. He married his high school sweetheart, Josephine in 1947 and together they raised three sons. They were parishioners of Our Lady of Fatima and St. John's in Jackson Heights, NY. Gene was a WWII combat veteran...
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William L. Harrer III

April 9, 1960 - April 14, 2014

William L. Harrer III Middletown, New York William L. Harrer III, a union carpenter and longtime resident of the area passed away Monday April 14, 2014 at home. He was 54. The son of the late William L. Harrer Jr. and Patricia Stewart Harrer, he was born April 9, 1960 in Brooklyn, New York. He was a member of the Carpenter's Union. William was greatly loved and will be sadly missed. ...
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Helen E. Baker

November 17, 1924 - March 31, 2014

Helen Elizabeth Baker Helen E. Baker, passed away after a brief illness at Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown. She was 89. The daughter of a lawyer, William P. Seddon and an artist, Elsie Seddon, she was born in 1924 in Paterson, New Jersey. Helen attended Hackensack School of Nursing in New Jersey after high school. As a young woman she was active in sports and excelled in...
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John Bingham Ellison

September 9, 1927 - March 22, 2014

Dr. John Bingham Ellison passed away on March 22, 2014 in Chester, CT. The son of the late Howard and Margaret Bingham Ellison. He was predeceased by his sister Louise Durnay. John was the beloved husband of Patricia Lamar Ellison of Chester, CT. Born in Hoboken, NJ, John grew up in New York City, spending most of his formative years at the Episcopal Church's Sheltering Arms, and attending...
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Helen Smith Furman

July 29, 1920 - March 20, 2014

Helen Anna Smith Furman Mount Hope, New York Helen Anna Smith Furman of Mount Hope, a retired cafeteria worker at the Minisink Valley Schools and a longtime resident of the area, died on March 20, 2014 at Middletown Park Rehabilitation and Health Care Center. She was 93. The daughter of the late Marshall and Grace Smith, she was born on July 29, 1920 in Brooklyn, N.Y. She was the widow of ...
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Carl W. Skinner

December 10, 1935 - March 19, 2014

Carl William Skinner Dec. 10, 1935-Mar. 19, 2014 Slate Hill, New York Carl William Skinner passed away peacefully at home after a long illness at the age of 78 on March 19, 2014. He was born on December 10, 1935 to the late Frank Kenneth Skinner and Carrie (Hobart) Skinner-Bogart. He grew up on his parent's dairy farm on Ridgebury Road with his older brothers Roy & John. When his father died...
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Betty Jane Vernooy Weymer

June 8, 1925 - March 1, 2014

Betty Jane Vernooy-Weymer, a long time resident of Middletown, NY passed away peacefully on Saturday, 1 March 2014 at Valley View Nursing Home, Goshen, NY at the age of 88 after a long battle with Alzheimer Disease. Betty was born on June 8, 1925, she was the daughter of Charles and Charlotte (Irwin) Van Kleeck, she graduated from Middletown High School and the college at Delhi, NY, with Dietian...
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D'Anne Imbimbo LeRoy

January 17, 1968 - February 25, 2014

D'Anne C. Imbimbo LeRoy Middletown, New York D'Anne C. Imbimbo LeRoy, a physical therapist assistant for Sunshine Children's Home in Ossining, NY and longtime resident of the area, died Tuesday February 25, 2014 at home. She was 46. The daughter of John Imbimbo and the late Jorgianna Gilbert Imbimbo, she was born January 17, 1968 in Westwood, NJ. D'Anne was a graduate of Middletown High...
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Frank Maurizzio

April 6, 1943 - February 19, 2014

Frank Maurizzio Middletown, New York Frank Maurizzio of Middletown, a lifelong resident of the area, died on February 19, 2014 at the Bronx VA Medical Center. He was 70. The son of the late Thomas and Maude Hart Maurizzio, he was born on April 6, 1943 in Middletown, N.Y. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam Era. He was a member of the VFW and BPOE Lodge 1097 in...
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Arthur V. Lutz III

December 21, 1952 - February 19, 2014

Arthur V. Lutz III of Pine Bush, a longtime resident of the area, died on February 19, 2014 at his home. He was 61. The son of the late Arthur W. Lutz Jr. and Florence Lutz, he was born on December 21, 1952 in New York, N.Y. He was involved with the Occupations Senior Day Hab Program. He was an avid fan of Professional Wrestling, as well as the N.Y. Yankees. He enjoyed listening to music and...
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Joan Deserto

October 31, 1930 - February 19, 2014

Joan Deserto Middletown, New York Joan Deserto, a homemaker and lifelong resident of the area passed away Wednesday February 19, 2014 at Orange Regional Medical Center. She was 83. The daughter of the late Stanley and Jeanette McLean McDowell, she was born on October 31, 1930 in Otisville, New York. She was the widow of Vito Deserto. A family statement reads: "She enjoyed spending...
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William P. McCarthy

April 10, 1950 - February 18, 2014

William P. McCarthy of Middletown, the retired Postmaster of the U.S. Post Office in Spring Glen, and a lifelong resident of the area, died on February 18, 2014 in Middletown. He was 63. The son of the late William F. McCarthy and Geraldine Reilly McCarthy, he was born on April 10, 1950 in N.Y., N.Y. Survivors include his mother Geraldine McCarthy of Quincy, MA. His brothers Kevin McCarthy of...
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Michael Morabito

September 9, 1927 - February 16, 2014

Michael "Papa" Morabito Middletown, New York Michael "Papa" Morabito of Middletown, went to be with the Lord Jesus on February 16, 2014. He was 86. Michael was born on September 9, 1927 in Brooklyn, New York and moved to Middletown in 1962, where he worked as a Foreman for Middletown Footwear. He was the widower of Concetta Morabito. A family statement read: "He was a great father,...
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Donald Ziter

September 2, 1938 - February 15, 2014

Donald Ziter Middletown, New York There are four words which sum up what Donald loved most in his life. They are God, family, teaching and traveling. A devout Catholic, Don departed Park Rehabilitation and Care Facility of Middletown on February 15, 2014 to meet his God, undoubtedly with joy in his heart. He left behind a family whom he loved dearly and he will always live on in their hearts...
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Sandra L. Hill

April 19, 1942 - February 14, 2014

Sandra L. Hill Newburgh, New York Sandra L. Hill, a longtime resident of the area, died Friday February 14, 2014 at St. Luke's Hospital. She was 71. The daughter of the late Walter H. and Beatrice Smith Hill, she was born April 19, 1942 in Middletown, New York. Sandra was a client of Occupations, Inc. The family would like to thank the staff of Jeffwin Drive Group Home for their love...
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Ann Marie Smith

April 6, 1978 - February 13, 2014

Ann Marie Smith Cohoes, New York Ann Marie Smith, formerly of Middletown, passed away Thursday February 13, 2014 at Albany Medical Center. She was 35. The daughter of Daniel Smith Sr. and Kathleen Hock, she was born April 6, 1978 in Middletown, New York. Survivors include: her children: Jaquan Smith; Tylasia Watkins and Lee Watkins Jr. all of Cohoes, NY; her father: Daniel Smith of...
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Sandra Lynn Riker

March 31, 1961 - February 8, 2014

Sandra Lynn Riker Middletown, New York Sandra Lynn Riker, of Middletown, a former case manager at RSR in Middletown, died on February 8, 2014 in ORMC in Middletown. She was 52. The daughter of John Riker and Patricia Kimble Riker, she was born on March 31, 1961 in Sussex, New Jersey. Survivors include her companion Jose Quinones Ortiz at home. Her daughters Amanda Logan of Port Jervis...
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Jean M. Griffiths

August 4, 1934 - January 27, 2014

Jean M. Griffiths Middletown, New York Jean M. Griffiths, a farmer and longtime resident of the area , died Monday January 27, 2014 at home. She was 79. The daughter of the late William A. and Pearl Boyd Sullivan, she was born August 4, 1934 in Middletown, NY. She was the widow of Augustus A. Griffiths in 1971. Survivors include her sons: Augustus A. Griffiths of Cederville, Arkasas;...
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James R. Atkinson

November 12, 1952 - January 26, 2014

James R. Atkinson Bloomingburg, New York James R. Atkinson, a mechanic for Lee's Auto in Middletown, NY and resident for many years of Orange County, died Saturday January 26, 2014 at Orange Regional Medical Center. He was 61. The son of the late James H. Atkinson and Mae Laura Atkinson Dennis, he was born on November 12, 1952 in Carbondale, PA. James was a U.S. ARMY veteran. Survivors...
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Agnes Patricia Beebe

June 21, 1924 - January 24, 2014

Agnes Patricia Beebe Crossville, TN. Formerly of Middletown, N.Y. Agnes Patricia Beebe of Crossville, TN., formerly of Middletown, N.Y. a retired nurse's aide at the Middletown Psychiatric Center , died on January 24, 2014 in Corssville, TN. She was 89. The daughter of the late Michael and Petronilla Vesoloski Delong, she was born on June 21, 1924 in Middletown, New York. She enjoyed...
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Ezra E. Neysmith

December 20, 1945 - January 22, 2014

Ezra E. Neysmith of Middletown, a former carpenter and six year resident of the area, died on January 22, 2014 in Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown. He was 68. He was born on December 20, 1945 in Jamaica. Survivors include his children Howard Neysmith of Middletown; Ezra E. Neysmith Jr. of N.J.; Monique Neysmith of Brooklyn and Sybil Neysmith of Binghamton, New York. He is also...
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Helen Benjamin

June 7, 1917 - January 18, 2014

Helen M. Benjamin of Middletown, a former housekeeper and companion for Mabel Horton Bull and a lifelong resident of the area, died on January 18, 2014 in Middletown Park Manor. She was 96. The daughter of the late Harry and Mary Ann Middleton Benjamin, she was born on June 7, 1917 in Port Jervis, New York. She was a member of the Orange County Genealogical Society and the Middletown-Wallkill...
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Joseph Centamore

January 14, 1921 - January 12, 2014

Joseph Centamore Bloomingburg, New York Joseph Centamore of Bloomingburg, retired from the U.S. Navy and the Middletown Psychiatric Center and a longtime resident of the area, died on January 12, 2014 in Orange Regional Medical Center. He was 92. The son of the late Vincenzo and Vincenza Centamore, he was born on January 14, 1921 in Brooklyn, New York. He was the widower of Florence B....
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Barbara Jean Secor Seneca

December 16, 1929 - January 4, 2014

Barbara Jean McDowell Secor Seneca, a lifetime resident of the area, passed away at Elant in Newburgh Saturday January 4, 2014 peacefully with her family by her side. She was 84. The daughter of the late William and Lillian Noxon McDowell she was born in Newburgh, NY. She attended NFA in Newburgh and after becoming a LPN, she worked in various hospitals and nursing homes in the area. She was...
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Carol J. Haakmeester

September 17, 1942 - January 4, 2014

CAROL J. HAAKMEESTER September 17, 1942 - January 4, 2014 Loch Sheldrake, NY Carol J. Haakmeester, a former LPN and a former longtime resident of Middletown, died on January 4, 2014 at her home. She was 71. The daughter of the late Henry and Sophie Hannema Haakmeester, she was born on September 17, 1942 in Goshen, NY. The family wishes to thank her caregivers, Jackie Puehlhorg and...
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Carolyn P. Harmon

November 27, 1939 - January 1, 2014

Carolyn P. Harmon of Middletown, a homemaker, died on January 1, 2014 in Orange Regional Medical Center. She was 74. The daughter of the late Willie B. and Marylee Gilliard Jackson, she was born on November 27, 1939 in Columbia, South Carolina. She was the widow of Charles Harmon. She was a member of the Greater Upperroom Apostolic Church in Middletown. Survivors include her children: ...
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Grace J. LaFrance

October 18, 1928 - December 27, 2013

Grace "Joanne" LaFrance Formerly of Washingtonville, New York Grace "Joanne" LaFrance, a homemaker and former resident of Washingtonville, NY, went to be with the Lord on Friday December 27, 2013. She was 85. The daughter of the late Theodore and Esther Crabb, she was born October 18, 1928 in Alamo, Texas. She was the widow of LeRoy LaFrance and a longtime member of the Grace Episcopal...
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Ida Mae Stitt

September 27, 1938 - December 26, 2013

Ida Mae Stitt Walden, New York September 27, 1938-December 26, 2013 Ida passed away on Dec.26th at ORMC Middletown after a long illness. She was surrounded by her family. She was 75. The daughter of the late Paul & Catherine Miller Baggatta, she was born Sept.27,1938 in Middletown NY. Ida was a retired head waitress at Holiday Inn, Middletown, but she took great passion and had a wonderful...
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Jean Pingotti Murray

May 23, 1963 - December 19, 2013

Jean D. Pingotti Murray Middletown, New York Jean D. Pingotti Murray, a former RN at Horton Hospital and lifelong resident of the area, passed away Thursday December 19, 2013 at home. She was 50. The daughter of Frederick and Dolores Edsall Pingotti, she was born on May 23, 1963 in Middletown, NY. Jean was a graduate of St. Joseph School in Middletown and John S. Burke High School in...
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