Our Obituaries

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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David M. Lewis, Sr.

November 14, 1938 - December 16, 2013

David M. Lewis Sr. Schenectady, New York Formerly of Middletown, New York David M. Lewis Sr. a children's counselor for Pius XII in Chester, NY and a former resident of Middletown, died Monday December 16, 2013 in Ellis Hospital. He was 75. The son of the late James and Viola DeGroat Lewis, he was born on November 14, 1938 in Middletown, NY. Survivors include his wife: Madeline Lewis...
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Ruth Evelyn Clifford

January 30, 1925 - December 12, 2013

Ruth Evelyn Clifford of Middletown, and a former longtime resident of Washingtonville, a retired employee of the N.Y. State Department of Labor, died on Thursday December 12, 2013 at home, with her family at her side. She was 88. The daughter of the late Carl and Alberta Olsen Newberg, she was born on January 30, 1925 in Brooklyn, New York. She married her beloved husband of 66 years John A....
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Betty L. Carrick

December 16, 1925 - December 10, 2013

Betty L. Carrick Middletown, New York Betty L. Carrick of Middletown, retired employee of the credit and service departments of Sears in Middletown, died on December 10, 2013 in Orange Regional Medical Center. She was 87. The daughter of the late Peter H. and Anna Ibohm Rasmussen, she was born on December 16, 1925 in Pine Island, New York. She was a member of Queen Esther Chapter Order of...
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Evelyn Ruth Martin

August 9, 1923 - December 8, 2013

Evelyn Ruth Martin Middletown, New York Evelyn Ruth Martin, a former floor supervisor at the Middletown Psychiatric Center and longtime resident of the area, died Sunday December 8, 2013 at Middletown Park Manor. She was 90. The daughter of the late William and Florence Schwager Morris, she was born August 9, 1923 in Franklin, New Jersey. Evelyn is survived by her daughter: Pamela Gail...
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Katharine G. Farrar

July 17, 1942 - December 7, 2013

Katharine G. Farrar, 71, of Middletown NY and long time resident of the area, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, December 7, 2013. The Daughter of Edward James and Antoinette Maiorino Farrar She was born on July 17, 1942 in Queens NY. Kathy worked most of her life as a supervisor for RECAP Weatherization, Elant Nursing Home in Fishkill, and Mountain Restaurant...
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John Rose

October 29, 1939 - December 6, 2013

John H. Rose of North Las Vegas, Nevada, a retired cook from the Middletown Psychiatric Center and a former longtime resident of Middletown, N.Y., died on December 6, 2013 in Las Vegas. He was 74. The son of the late Clarence and Lula Coon Rose, he was born on October 29, 1939 in Stone Ridge, New York. He was a member of the Waalkill Engine Co. and the Middletown Fire Police. He was also a...
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Laura Castronuovo

December 4, 2013

Laura Castronuovo of Elant at Goshen, formerly of New York City, passed away Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at Orange Regional Medical Center surrounded by her loving family. Laura was 89 years old. Born in New York City, she was the daughter of the late Charles Troisi and Maria (Vella) Troisi, and the loving wife to the late Thomas Castronuovo, he died in 2005. Laura was a woman of faith, she...
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Rudolph Perez

May 7, 1954 - November 27, 2013

Rudolph L. Perez, a retired caseworker from Arden Hill Mental Health Unit and longtime resident of the area died Wednesday November 27, 2013 at Orange Regional Medical Center. He was 59. The son of the late Salvador Diaz Perez and Otilia Perez, he was born May 7, 1954 in Brooklyn, New York. A family statement reads, "He found recovery in 1990 through Harry Brown and he had many wonderful...
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Germaine "Baby" Otero, Jr.

May 16, 1995 - November 23, 2013

Germaine A. Otero Jr. a clerk at Dunkin Donuts in Town of Wallkill and lifelong resident of the area, died Saturday November 23, 2013 in the Town of Wallkill. He was 18. The son of Germaine A. Otero and Delhia Dolson, he was born on May 16, 1995 in Middletown, NY. He was a graduate of Middletown High School Class of 2013. Survivors include his father: Germaine A. Otero; his mother: Delhia J...
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Lindsay Ann Dooner

October 12, 1984 - November 19, 2013

Lindsay Ann Dooner, formerly of Middletown, passed away in Pompano Beach, Florida on November 19, 2013. She was 29. The daughter of Jeffrey and Joyce Dooner, she was born October 12, 1984 in Poughkeepsie, New York. She was a graduate of Herkimer College and loved fashion. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her. Survivors include her daughter: Kloe Elizabeth Dooner; her parents:...
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Patricia Pape Thomas

April 17, 1930 - November 18, 2013

Patricia P. Thomas of Middletown, NY, a retired Principal Social Welfare Examiner of the Orange County Department of Social Services died on Monday, November 18, 2013 in Rochester, NY. She was 83. The daughter of Michael and Mable Flynn Paper, she was born April 17, 1930 in Horton Hospital, Middletown, NY. She was the widow of Russell J. Thomas. She graduated from St. Joseph's School and...
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Mary Torelli

June 29, 1924 - November 14, 2013

Mary Torelli Middletown, New York Mary Torelli, a long time resident of Middletown, NY passed away on Thursday November 14, 2013 at home. She was 89. The daughter of the late Linson and Genevieve Erts Wilklow, she was born June 29, 1924 in Ellenville, New York. Mary was the Medical Secretary of the late Dr. Michael F. Camillo, as well as Dr. Michael Kamalian and Dr. Bhanusali. She...
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Katherine J. Warren

April 21, 1921 - November 14, 2013

Katherine Jados Warren of Middletown, entered into eternal rest on November 14, 2013 at home following a short illness. She was 92. The daughter of the late Joseph and Katherine Gawlicki Jados, she was born on April 21, 1921 in Florida, New York. She was a member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church in Middletown, N.Y. She was a member of Local 917 CSEA. She was the widow of Robert C. Warren who...
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Shirley Finnin

November 9, 2013

K. Shirley Finnin Middletown, New York K. Shirley Finnin, a homemaker and lifelong resident of the area, died Saturday November 9, 2013 at Orange Regional Medical Center. The daughter of the late Leo and Margaret Driscoll Hoar, she was born in Middletown, NY and was the widow of Raymond Finnin. . She was a volunteer at Horton Medical Center and a member of St. Joseph RC Church in...
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Donald J. Bergamo

June 3, 1940 - November 7, 2013

Dr. Donald J. Bergamo of Rock Hill and a former longtime resident of Thompson Ridge, died on November 7, 2013 at his residence. He was 73. The son of the late Dominick J. and Theresa "Daisy" Elia Bergamo, he was born on June 3, 1940 in Middletown, New York. Dr. Bergamo served with the rank of Captain in the U.S. Army Medical Corp during the Vietnam Era. He served in Fort Rucker, Alabama and...
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Dennis T. Dempsey

January 25, 1943 - October 25, 2013

Dennis T. Dempsey Middletown, New York Dennis T. Dempsey, a retired furniture maker in Middletown and longtime resident of the area passed away Friday October 25, 2013 at Orange Regional Medical Center surrounded by his family. He was 69. The son of the late Mathias and Helen Weimer Dempsey, he was born on November 25, 1943 in New York, NY. Dennis was a member of the Carpenter's Union...
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Shirley K. Collins

May 23, 1949 - October 20, 2013

Shirley K. Collins of Middletown, retired Paint manager at Lowe's in Middletown and a lifelong resident of the area, died on October 20, 2013 in Orange Regional Medical Center. She was 64. The daughter of the late Grant and Marguerite Redmond, she was born on May 23, 1949. Survivors include her children Michelle Berlin and her husband Leo of Florida, N.Y.; Allison Raponi and her husband...
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Ryan Peter Lazier

July 21, 1990 - October 11, 2013

Ryan Peter Lazier 07/21/1990 – 10/11/2013 Ryan Peter Lazier, beloved son of Renee Sledzianowski and Peter H. Lazier passed on unexpectedly October 11, 2013 in Delray Beach Florida. He was 23 years old. Ryan attended both Middletown and Minisink Valley High School. Ryan loved to play soccer, snow board, was a big Pittsburgh Steeler fan, enjoyed hunting and is a Paul Harris Fellow of...
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Sophia Alexis Villalobos

October 8, 2013

Sophia A. Villalobos, infant daughter of David J. and Danielle Decker Villalobos, passed away Tuesday October 8, 2013 at Catskill Regional Medical Center, where she was born. Survivors include her parents; her brothers: Armani; Alex; Kristan; Giovanni; Jaden; her sisters: Crystal; Chasity; Dayna; her paternal grandmother: Ramonita Villalobos; her maternal grandparents: Michelle and Michael...
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Judy Marino

June 2, 1943 - October 5, 2013

Judy M. Marino a retired teachers assistant for the Middletown School District, having served over thirty years at the Mechanicstown School in Middletown and a lifelong resident of the area, died on October 5, 2013 in ORMC in Middletown. She was 70. The daughter of the late James and Mae LaBolt Baggatta, she was born on June 2, 1943 in Middletown. She was the widow of Renaldo Marino. She was...
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Joseph Hunter

July 14, 1953 - September 30, 2013

Joseph Hunter, a former roofer in Middletown and lifelong resident of the area passed away Monday September 30, 2013 at Orange Regional Medical Center. He was 60. The son of the late Harry brown and Helen Hunter, he was born on July 14, 1953 in Middletown, NY. Survivors include his 3 children: Joseph St. Hilaire ; Kyle Phelps of Tennesse; Daniel Hunter of Middletown; his fiancé: Donna...
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Harold F. Lostraglio

December 22, 1940 - September 30, 2013

Harold Lostraglio Sr., 72, of Middletown/Old Bethpage went home to be with the Lord on September 30, 2013, surrounded by his family. He was born in Queens Village, NY on December 22, 1940 to Joseph Lostraglio and Emma Bamberger. He was a taxi cab driver in Middletown, for several years driving for Syndicate 1181. Then moved to LI and drove for LI Yellow Taxi for 40 plus years where he met his...
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Iris D. Clarke

October 29, 1928 - August 29, 2013

Iris D. Clarke Middletown, N.Y. Iris D. Clarke of Middletown, a life- long resident of the area, died on August 29, 2013 at St. Joseph's Place in Port Jervis. She was a retired Office Manager for Princeton Upholstery in Middletown. The daughter of the late Charles and Ruth Hunter, she was born on October 29, 1928 in Cadosia, New York. She was the widow of the late Frederick Clarke,...
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Florence Lysyczyn Bunton

June 22, 1928 - August 23, 2013

Florence Lysyczyn Bunton of Godeffroy, N.Y., a former longtime resident of the Middletown area, and a retired LPN at the Middletown Psychiatric Center in Middletown, died on August 23, 2013 in ORMC in Middletown. She was 85. The daughter of the late William and Ruth Vint Teller , she was born on June 22, 1928 in South Fallsburg, N.Y. She was the widow of Gordon E. Bunton. Survivors include...
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