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Ryan M. Weissert

April 5, 1980 - July 29, 2015

Ryan M. Weissert Newburgh, New York Ryan M. Weissert of Newburgh, and a former resident of Middletown, died on July 29, 2015 in Newburgh. He was 35. The son of William Weissert Jr. and Pamela Paduch Willoughby, he was born on April 5, 1980 in Middletown, New York. Survivors include his mother Pamela Willoughby and her husband Scott; his father William Weissert Jr.; his brothers Jacob and...
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Bridget Jacobs Clark

June 23, 1960 - July 23, 2015

Bridget Jacobs Clark of Middletown, a secretary for Middletown Dialysis, died on July 23, 2015 in Orange Regional Medical Center. She was 55. The daughter of the late Clifton and Anna Fowler Jacobs Jr., she was born on June 23, 1960 in N.Y. City. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star and was an Associate Matron. Survivors include her husband John W. Clark at home. Her children...
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Donald Doolittle

November 1, 1941 - July 16, 2015

Donald Doolittle of Middletown, a retired supervisor of Buildings and Grounds for the Valley Central School District and a lifelong resident of the area, died on July 16, 2015 in Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown. He was 73. The son of the late Timothy and Delilah Doolittle, he was born on November 1, 1941 in Montgomery, New York. Survivors include his wife Madaline Doolittle at...
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Nancy Riggs

September 29, 1942 - July 9, 2015

Nancy Riggs of Middletown, a homemaker and lifelong resident of the area, died on July 9, 2015 in Middletown Park Manor. She was 72. The daughter of the late Eugene and Nellie Barnes, she was born on September 29, 1942 in Middletown, N.Y. She was the widow of Robert Riggs. Survivors include her children Della and Frances Riggs of Middletown. Her sister Joanne Kubik. Her three grandchildren...
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Gertrude P. Beach

June 21, 1911 - July 9, 2015

Gertrude P. Beach of Middletown, a homemaker, farmer and silk mill worker and lifelong resident of the area, died on July 9, 2015 in Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown. She was 104. The daughter of the late Elijah and Elizabeth Culver Perry, she was born on June 21, 1911 in the Town of Greenville. She married the late Gabriel W. Beach on June 2, 1935 and they shared 60 years of...
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Francine E. Ramos

October 10, 1982 - July 7, 2015

Francine E. Ramos of Allentown, Pa., a cashier at Dick's Sporting Goods, and formerly of Middletown, died on July 5, 2015 in Allentown, PA. She was 32. The daughter of Jesus Ramos and Norma Dolson, she was born on October 10, 1982 in Goshen, N.Y. Survivors include her sons Laiquan Ramos; Miguel Ramos and Giovanni Ramos all of Allentown, PA. Her mother Norma Dolson of Middletown and her father...
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Robert Glenn Hasbrouck

March 20, 1927 - June 24, 2015

Robert Glenn Hasbrouck With Picture Please run Sunday 7/5 and Monday 7/6 Formerly of Middletown, N.Y. Robert Glenn Hasbrouck, of Nashua, N.H. and formerly of Middletown, N.Y., died on June 24, 2015 at St. Joseph Hospital. He was 88. The son of the late Glenn and Florence Reeves Hasbrouck, he was born on March 20, 1927 in Middletown, N.Y. Robert was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corp....
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Stephen P. King

December 7, 1955 - June 23, 2015

Stephen P. King of Middletown, a former production worker for Bell Flavor and Fragrance in Middletown, died on June 23, 2015 at Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown. He was 59. The son of the late Rodney and Joan King, he was born on December 7, 1955 in Middletown, New York. He was a lover of nature, especially loved fishing, smoking and a sippy sip. Most of all he loved his wife,...
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Agnes Kornegay

February 3, 1934 - June 9, 2015

Agnes Kornegay, a former farm worker in Pine Island, and a longtime resident of the area, died on June 9, 2015 in Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown. She was 81. The daughter of the late Charles and Fannie Parker Kornegay, she was born on February 3, 1934 in Ayden, N.C. She was the widow of Moe Best. Survivors include her children Rose McKinnon and her husband Robert of Inverness,...
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Lloyd L. Livingston

December 14, 1930 - May 31, 2015

Lloyd L. Livingston of Middletown, a retired Radiation Therapy Technician at Horton Memorial Hospital in Middletown, died on May 31, 2015 at his home. He was 84. The son of the late James and Lucy Williams Livingston, he was born on December 14, 1930 in Dover, Ohio. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Survivors include his sister Arlene Griffin of Cleveland, Ohio. His companion Betty M....
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Cynthia R. Barrett

October 14, 1952 - May 29, 2015

Cynthia R. Barrett of Middletown, passed away on Friday May 29, 2015 in Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris, N.Y, .after a long illness from a rare brain disease. She was 62. The daughter of the late Paul M. and Florence C. Barrett, she was born on October 14, 1952 in Middletown, N.Y. Cindy worked for her brother Kevin who owned and operated Hair Technique as a nail technician during...
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Floyd M. Hood

September 14, 1961 - May 29, 2015

Floyd M. Hood of Middletown, a chemistry instructor at Entergy in Buchanan, New York, died on May 29, 2015 in Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown. He was 53. The son of Floyd and Geraldine Hood, he was born on September 14, 1961 in Newport, Kentucky. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. Survivors include his wife Sharon Hood of Middletown. His father Floyd Hood of Kentucky. His son...
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Luz E. Muniz

August 8, 1969 - May 28, 2015

Luz E. Muniz of Middletown, a former Case Manager for RECAP in Middletown, died on May 28, 2015 in Nyack Hospital in Nyack, N.Y. She was 45. The daughter of Eliezer Marrero and Maria Rivera, she was born on August 8, 1969 in Puerto Rico. Survivors include her parents of Middletown. Her children: Sasha Muniz of the State of Florida; Luisa Muniz and Anthony Muniz of Middletown, N.Y.; Kyle...
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Doris L. "Dori" Brannan

December 4, 1928 - May 24, 2015

Doris L. "Dori" Brannan of Slate Hill, a homemaker and lifelong resident of the area, died on May 24, 2015 at Orange Regional Medical Center. She was 86. The daughter of the late Roy E. and Minnie Van Ness Leemon, she was born on December 4, 1928 in Middletown, N.Y. She was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Middletown and was a Life Member of Girl Scouts USA. She was the widow...
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Vera May Hansen

June 24, 1921 - May 20, 2015

Vera Mae Hansen Town of Wawayanda, New York From Proverbs 31 It is hard to find a good wife, because she is worth more than rubies. Her husband trusts her completely. With her, he has everything he needs. She does him good and not harm for as long as she lives. She looks for wool and flax and likes to work with her hands. She is like a trader's ship, bringing food from far away. ...
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Patricia E. Crum

December 15, 1942 - May 16, 2015

Patricia E. Crum of Middletown, a homemaker and lifelong resident of the area, died on May 16, 2015 in Middletown. She was 72. The daughter of the late Henry and Gladys Elston Crum, she was born on December 15, 1942 in Sussex, N.J. Survivors include her companion of over 47 years Juan Rivera-Morales at home. Her children Angelo Grillasca ; Henry Grillasca and Lisa Speirs all of Middletown and...
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Audrey Stiller Kriney

December 9, 1924 - May 13, 2015

Audrey Stiller Kriney of Middletown, passed away peacefully on May 13, 2015 at Orange Regional Medical Center. She was 90. The daughter of the late Vincent and Mildred Stiller, she was born on December 9, 1924 in the Sanitarium in Middletown, New York. Audrey was a beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and Aunt. She was predeceased by her parents; and her husband of 58 years Norman...
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Teresa Pauline Murray

March 20, 1955 - May 11, 2015

Teresa Pauline Murray of Middletown, died on May 11, 2015 at her home in Middletown surrounded by her loving family. She was 60. The daughter of the late Edward Hardie Murray Sr. and Virginia Pauline Brown Murray, she was born on March 20, 1955 in St. Charles, Missouri. A family statement read: "Teresa's zest for living enriched the lives of many others." Survivors include her sisters:...
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Richard R. Coleman , Jr.

June 24, 1953 - May 10, 2015

Charles R. Coleman Jr. of Middletown, died on Sunday May 10, 2015 in Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown. He was 61. The son of the late Charles R. Coleman Sr. and Tessie V. Jones he was born on June 24, 1953 in Hilltop, West Virginia. Charles worked at Rampo Manor Nursing Center for 14 years and he was a volunteer firefighter for the Jackson Hose #3 in Nyack for over 25 years. ...
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Benjamin J. Salzano, Jr.

March 23, 1974 - April 21, 2015

Benjamin J. Salzano Jr. Middletown, New York Benjamin J. Salzano Jr. a self employed home builder in Orange County and lifelong resident of the area passed away Tuesday April 21, 2015 at home. He was 41. The son of the late Benjamin J. Salzano and Catherine Kennedy Salzano, he was born March 23, 1974 in Middletown, NY. Survivors include his mother: Catherine Salzano of Middletown; his...
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Francis "Junie" Edwards

April 26, 1924 - April 20, 2015

Francis John Edwards April 26th, 1924-April 22nd 2015 Middletown, NY Francis (Junie) Edwards a lifelong Middletown resident passed away on April, 20th 2015 just 6 days shy of his 91st birthday. Junie was the son of the late Francis Edwards and Louise Lyons Edwards. Junie was a letter carrier in downtown Middletown for the U.S. Postal Service for 36 years. During World War II, Junie...
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Gary W. Ogden

May 28, 1952 - April 19, 2015

Gary W. Ogden of Slate Hill, a warehouseman for Do-it-Best Warehouse in Montgomery, N.Y. and a lifelong resident of the area, died unexpectedly on April 19, 2015 at his home. He was 62. The son of the late Raymond and Ella Brundage Ogden, he was born on May 28, 1952 in Middletown, New York. He was the widower of RuthAnn Ogden. A family statement read: "Gary was a very hard worker. When he...
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Ivonne Hernandez

October 29, 1953 - April 14, 2015

Ivonne Hernandez Middletown, New York Ivonne Hernandez of Middletown, New York, a homemaker and longtime resident of the area, died on April 14, 2015 in Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown. She was 61. The daughter of the late Gonzalo and Luz Mendez Hernandez, she was born on October 29, 1953 in Arecibo, Puerto Rico. She was a member of the Rock of Refuge Church in Middletown. ...
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Anita Brown

January 31, 1934 - April 11, 2015

Anita Brown Otisville, New York Anita Brown, a retired RN and Nursing Administrator for the Middletown Psychiatric Center and lifelong resident of the area, passed away Saturday April 11, 2015 at Orange Regional Medical Center. She was 81. The daughter of the late Raymond Smith and Beatrice Brown, she was born January 31, 1934 in Middletown, NY. Anita was baptized in Jesus' name at the...
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Edith Breitfeld

May 21, 1930 - April 8, 2015

Edith Breitfeld Slate Hill, New York Edith Breitfeld of Slate Hill, a retired production line worker at Avon Products in Suffern, N.Y. and a longtime resident of the area, died on April 8, 2015 in Middletown Park Manor. She was 84. The daughter of the late Alfred and Alma Schroeder Mench, she was born on May 21, 1930 in Hamburg, Germany. She was the widow of Reinhold Breitfeld. Survivors...
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Jerome W. Neil, Jr.

October 15, 1932 - April 8, 2015

Jerome W. Neil Jr. Middletown, New York Jerome W. Neil Jr. A retired US ARMY Staff Sergeant and life long resident of the area passed away Wednesday April 8, 2015 at Orange Regional Medical Center. He was 82. The son of the late Jerome W. Neil Sr. and Beatrice Warner Neil, he was born October 15, 1932 in Middletown, New York. Jerome served his country during the Korean and Vietnam war. ...
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Louise A. Wright

July 28, 1951 - April 4, 2015

Louise A. Wright of Middletown, a homemaker and lifelong resident of the area died on April 4, 2015 at Orange Regional Medical Center. She was 63. The daughter of the late Benjamin and Doris Kanoff Wright, she was born on July 28, 1951in Middletown, New York. Survivors include her lifelong companion Eligio Lopez at home. Her children: Raul Figueroa Jr. and his wife Natalie of Otisville, N.Y....
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Pamela S. Rys

March 7, 1950 - April 3, 2015

Pamela S. Rys Middletown, New York Pamela S. Rys of Middletown, a Quality Engineer with Epicor Software in Newburgh, N.Y., died on April 3, 2015 at her home. She was 65. The daughter of the late Robert W. and Alice Raynor Squires, she was born on March 7, 1950 in South Hampton, New York. Survivors include her husband Kevin Rys at home. Her children Robert Rys of Middletown, N.Y. and Melanie...
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Tira Knight

November 3, 1974 - April 2, 2015

It is with great sadness that I Denise Knight-Walsh report that our loving fiancée,mother, daughter, sister, aunt, cousin and friend to so many. Tira Knight of Middletown, a veteran employee of the Orange County Department of Social Servicesand a longtime resident of the area, died suddenly on April 2, 2015 at Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown, N.Y. She was 40 years old. Born in...
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Ruth H. Depew

November 7, 1924 - March 31, 2015

Ruth H. Depew Westtown, New York Ruth H. Depew, a former employee of the Slate Hill Orchards and a lifelong resident of the area, died on March 31, 2015 in Highland Rehab in Middletown. She was 90. The daughter of the late William H. and Mary Jacobs, she was born on November 7, 1924 in Johnson, New York. She was a member of the Westtown Presbyterian Church in Westtown and a former Sunday...
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Iluminada "Lucy" Pacheco

November 29, 1914 - March 28, 2015

Iluminada "Lucy" Pacheco of Middletown, a former seamstress for Knickerbocker Toy Co. in Brooklyn, N.Y., died on Saturday March 28, 2015 at home. She was 100. The daughter of the late Luis Alvarez Collado and Obdulia Rodriguez Alvarez , she was born on November 29, 1914 in Yauco, Puerto Rico. She was a former member of Trinity Assembly of God and the Goodwill Presbyterian Church. She was the...
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Jennie R. Stancher

February 23, 1928 - March 23, 2015

Jennie R. Stancher of Middletown, a retired teacher at Mechanicstown School in the Middletown School District and a lifelong resident of the area, died on March 23, 2015 in Orange Regional Medical Center. She was 87. The daughter of the late Cosimo and Carmella Donetta Romanelli, she was born on February 23, 1928 in Middletown, New York. She was a graduate of Oneonta State and received her...
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Linda Denise Smith

October 1, 1975 - March 21, 2015

Linda Denise Smith Middletown, New York Linda D. Smith, an employee of Occupations, Inc. and a longtime resident of the area, died Saturday March 21, 2015 at ORMC. She was 39. The daughter of the late Al Dennison and Ruby Lee Smith, she was born on October 1, 1975 in Jackson, Miss. Survivors include her husband: Brian Smidga; her brother: Greg White and his wife Rebecca Ashley of...
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Andres Delgado

December 18, 1951 - March 20, 2015

Andres Delgado, 63, from Middletown, New York, died on March 20, in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, where he lived for the past two years. He was born on December 18, 1951, in Manhattan, where he was raised on the Upper West side by his parents and four loving sisters. He leaves his beloved wife of 39 years, Maria (Tapia) Delgado; his daughters Jessica Delgado and Andrea (Delgado) Tira; his son...
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Frank P. Biasi

April 11, 1934 - March 14, 2015

Frank P. Biasi, of Middletown, a self-employed mason and longtime resident of the area, died peacefully on March 14, 2015 surrounded by his loving family. He was 80. The son of the late Giovanni and Rosa Pascale Biasi, he was born on April 11, 1934 in Monopoli Bari, Italy. He was a member of St. Joseph Church in Middletown, N.Y., BPOE Lodge 1097 in Middletown and the Bricklayers and Allied...
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Herbert A. Freer

July 11, 1931 - March 11, 2015

Herbert A. Freer July 11, 1931-March 11, 2015 Town of Wallkill Herbert Freer, 83 a lifetime resident of the Town of Wallkill was called to heaven on Wednesday, March 11th. Herb was the son of the late, Leroy Eager Freer and Edith Decker Freer, and the brother of the late, Stanley Freer and Louise Freer Gavlick. Herbert Freer was a self made man. Over the years, as a contractor and a...
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Frank Sorice

November 18, 1928 - March 2, 2015

Frank Sorice of Middletown, the retired owner of Taylor Tile in Middletown, and a longtime resident of the area, died on March 2, 2015 in Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown. He was 86. The son of the late Anthony and Filomena Sorice, he was born on November 18, 1928 in Naples, Italy. He was a member and Head Usher at St. Joseph Church in Middletown. He was a member of the Knights of...
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Anna L. Walker

December 22, 1916 - March 1, 2015

Anna L. Walker Middletown, New York Anna L. Walker, a homemaker and longtime resident of the area passed away Sunday March 1, 2015 at Middletown Park Manor. She was 98. The daughter of the late Albert and Florence Van Clief Varcoe, she was born December 22, 1916 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. She was the widow of Kenneth Walker Sr. and a member of Otisville-Mt. Hope Presbyterian Church...
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William J. Grant

July 30, 1926 - February 25, 2015

William J. Grant of Goshen, NY passed away peacefully in his sleep in his 89th year, joining his beloved wife, Patricia (McCaffrey) Grant, on February 25, 2015. A long time area resident, Bill was a proud graduate of St. Joseph's Prep in Philadelphia and at the age of 16, began his studies in Chemical Engineering at MIT, graduating in 1948, where he was coxswain on the Varsity Crew Team, member...
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Lucian Krawczyk

August 11, 1935 - February 24, 2015

Lucian Krawczyk of Middletown, retired from Brinks Company and Wells Fargo and a longtime resident of the area, died on February 24, 2015 at his home. He was 79. The son of the late Jan and Michalina Krawczyk, he was born on August 11, 1935 in Tuczepy, Poland. He was the widower of Bridget Donaghey Krawczyk. The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Hospice for their help and support...
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Kenneth Francois, Jr.

June 10, 1976 - February 21, 2015

Kenneth Francois Jr. of Middletown, a former machine operator at Konica Minolta in Goshen, N.Y. and a lifelong resident of the area, died on February 21, 2015 in the Bay Park Nursing and Rehab Center in Bronx, N.Y. He was 38. The son of the late Kenneth Francois Sr. and Claudette Weed Francois, he was born on June 10, 1976 in Middletown, New York. Survivors include his wife Michele Francois at...
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Alan L. Carr, Sr.

June 9, 1934 - February 10, 2015

Alan L. Carr Sr., a long time and dedicated employee of Central Water Systems in Warwick, NY and longtime resident of the area, passed away on Tuesday February 10, 2015 at home. He was 80. The son of the late Wesley and Julia Cortright Carr, he was born June 9, 1934 in Johnson, NY. He served his country in the U.S. ARMY from 1957-1959 with honorable discharge. A family statement reads: "Al...
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Carol A. McNamara

December 14, 1943 - February 7, 2015

Carol A. McNamara of Middletown, former owner of Esquire Typing and Word Processing Services in Flushing, New York, died on February 7, 2015 at her home. She was 71. The daughter of the late Raymond and Lucille Lebel, she was born on December 14, 1943 in Queens, N.Y. She was the widow of William J. McNamara Sr. She was a member of the Slate Hill Pacers and a member of the Red Hat Society. ...
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Janet E. Rose

September 15, 1945 - February 6, 2015

Janet E. Rose , a retired R.N. at the Mid-Hudson Psychiatric Center and a longtime resident of the area, died on February 6, 2015 at Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown. She was 69. The daughter of the late Edward and Eleanor Underwood Rose, she was born on September 15, 1945 in Elmira, New York. Survivors include her daughter Elisha Rose of Belgium and her granddaughter Elana Rose...
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Rose Palmer

August 10, 1923 - February 2, 2015

Rose B. Palmer of Middletown, a former domestic housekeeper and a lifelong resident of the area, died on February 2, 2015 in Valley View Rehab Center in Goshen. She was 91. The daughter of the late Albert and Katherine Hall Cushion, she was born on August 10, 1923 in Pine Bush, N.Y. She was the widow of Elmer F. Palmer. She was a member of the Salvation Army in Middletown and the Fraternal...
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Jefrey Burleigh Furman

October 30, 1962 - January 27, 2015

Jefrey Burleigh Furman Bloomingburg, New York Jefrey Burleigh Furman, a former chemist for PFW in Middletown and Texaco in Beacon, former employee of Met Life and owner of Berkshire Financial Strategies and longtime resident of the area, died Tuesday January 27, 2015 at home. He was 52. The son of Maxine Furman Krohn and the late Rolf Krohn, he was born October 30, 1962. He was a 1980...
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Marcus S. Potter, Jr.

April 9, 1928 - January 26, 2015

Marcus S. Potter Jr. of Westtown, a retired mechanic with American Silk Label in Unionville, and a lifelong resident of the area, died on January 26, 2015 in Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown. He was 86. The son of the late Marcus S. and Mary Alice Cortwright Potter Sr., he was born on April 9, 1928 in Johnson, New York. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served during the...
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Jeanette Freeman

October 16, 1927 - January 25, 2015

Jeanette Freeman Middletown, New York Jeanette Freeman, of Middletown, a retired employee of Middletown Psychiatric Center, died on Sunday, January 25, 2015 at Middletown Park Manor Nursing Home. She was 87. The daughter of the late Stanley and Martha Scott Lewis, she was born on October 16, 1927 in Middletown, NY. She was the widow of Floyd H. Freeman Jr. Survivors include her...
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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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