Celebrity Obituaries

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Michele Svizzero

July 18, 1933 - January 29, 2016

Michele Svizzero of Middletown, a retired presser with Calvert Coat Co. in Middletown, died on January 29, 2016 at his home. He was 82. The son of the late Palmerino and Rosa Svizzero, he was born on July 18, 1933 in Italy. A family statement read: "Dad was a kind, strong, honorable man with great love for his family and will be forever missed." Survivors include his wife Caterina Svizzero...
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Warner Koenig

June 11, 1933 - January 28, 2016

Warner Koenig Otisville, NY Warner "Ken" Koenig, 82, of Otisville, New York, passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his wife, daughter and God Parents, Arthur and Susan Barton. Warner was born in New York City on June 11, 1933 to Rosa and Joseph Koenig who emigrated from Germany in 1931. He entered the United States Airforce at the age of 14 and was a Radar Instructor at the age of...
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Nancy J. Vedder

September 3, 1933 - January 26, 2016

Nancy J. Vedder of Middletown, a homemaker and lifelong resident of the area, died on January 26, 2016 in Schervier Pavilion in Warwick. She was 82. The daughter of the late William and Hilda Britski Holmbraker, she was born on September 3, 1933 in Middletown, New York. Survivors include her children Debra Vedder of Middletown, N.Y. and Stephanie Gotthardt and her husband Joseph of Pine Bush,...
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Renee E. Cuffee

August 24, 1955 - January 25, 2016

Renee E. Cuffee, departed her life on January 25, 2016 at Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown, N.Y. She was born on August 24, 1955 to Marion Lavonne Bertholf and Harold Cuffee. She joined St. John's AME Zion Church at an early age and graduated from Minisink Valley High School. She worked at the Middletown Psychiatric Center for many years before her retirement, she spent her...
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Matthew E. Barry

March 9, 1935 - January 21, 2016

Matthew E. Barry entered into the realms of heaven on January 21, 2016 with his family at his side at Orange Regional Medical Center, after a short illness. He was 80 years old. Dad, a retired sales manager from Delford Industries in Middletown, was a longtime member of the Denton Presbyterian Church serving as both Elder and Trustee and a longtime member of the New Hampton Fire Company. ...
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Barbara Ann Looney

June 6, 1933 - January 21, 2016

Barbara Ann (Fahey) Looney, a resident of Otisville, N.Y. died peacefully at home surrounded by her family on January 21, 2016. She was 82. The daughter of the late Edwin and Caroline Fahey, she was born on June 6, 1933 in Brooklyn, New York. She was employed for over 20 years at JC Penney in Middletown, New York. Barbara was a devoted and loving wife, mother, and grandmother, whose gentle...
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Michael G. Falanga

December 21, 1939 - January 19, 2016

MICHAEL G. FALANGA December 21, 1939 - January 19, 2016 Middletown, NY Michael Giosue Falanga of Middletown, NY and Palm City, FL, passed away peacefully at Orange Regional Medical Center with his family by his side after a lengthy illness. He was 76. He was the son of the late Giosue Michael Falanga and Maria LaCroce Falanga; he was born December 21, 1939 in Middletown, NY. ...
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Audrey Ayers

October 6, 1927 - January 17, 2016

Audrey Ayers of Westtown, a homemaker and lifelong resident of the area, died on Sunday January 17, 2016 at Bon Secours Hospital in Port Jervis. She was 88. The daughter of the late Emerson and Sarah King Landwehr, she was born on October 6, 1927 in Middletown, New York. She was the widow of Calvin Ayers. The family would like to thank Dr. Bele and Dr. Hmidi of Crystal Run Healthcare for...
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Shirley Cross Hujus

October 18, 1931 - January 12, 2016

Shirley Cross Hujus of Otisville, a retired aide at the Orange County Infirmary in Goshen and a lifelong resident of the area, died on January 12, 2016 at her home. She was 84. The daughter of the late Clarence and Edna Schneider Cross, she was born on October 18, 1931 in Otisville. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was an avid hunter and loved fishing. She...
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Richard J. Pines

September 13, 1933 - January 5, 2016

Richard J. "Dick" Pines Middletown, New York Richard J. "Dick" Pines of Middletown, a retired Tool and Dye Maker for International Paper in Tuxedo, N.Y. and a lifelong resident of the area, died on January 5, 2016 in Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown. He was 82. The son of the late Edward and Elizabeth Gibbs Pines, he was born on September 13, 1933 in Westtown, New York. He was a...
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Amir J. Kirby

January 21, 1997 - December 28, 2015

Amir J. Kirby of Middletown, a stock clerk at Walmart in Middletown, and a lifelong resident of the area, died on December 28, 2015 in Columbus, Ohio. He was 18. The son of Anthony Kirby Jr. and Tammatha Allen Burrell, he was born on January 21, 1997 in Middletown, New York. Survivors include his mother Tammatha Allen Burrell and her husband Jessie Burrell of Middletown. His father Anthony...
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Edna M. Snowberger

August 6, 1931 - December 20, 2015

Edna M. Snowberger of Godeffroy, a retired employee of Delford Industries in Middletown, N.Y. died on December 20, 2015 at her home. She was 84. The daughter of the late Irving and Daisy Razor Snowberger, she was born on August 6, 1931 in Franklin, N.J. Survivors include her seven children Howard and his wife Denise of Middletown; Harold Lazier and his wife Susan of North Carolina; Ronald...
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Patricia "Pat" Winship

July 24, 1938 - December 19, 2015

Patricia "Pat" Winship, a life resident of Middletown, N.Y., entered into rest at home on Saturday December 19, 2015 in the arms of her loving son. She was 77 years old. Pat was born on July 24, 1938 in Middletown, N.Y. to the late Thomas Terwilliger and Nellie Fergerson. Raised by Nellie and the late Joseph Kennedy, Pat spent most of her childhood on the farm in Walden with her beloved aunt...
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John A. Nelson, Jr.

March 2, 1921 - December 4, 2015

John A. Nelson Jr. of Middletown, N.Y., a retired therapy aide at the Middletown State Hospital and a lifelong resident of the area, died on December 4, 2015 in Highland Rehab in Middletown. He was 94. The son of the late John A. and Helen Howard Nelson Sr., he was born on March 2, 1921 in Marlboro, MA. He was the widower of Cecelia Nelson. John was a Staff Sgt. in the U. S. Army having...
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Evelyn Jane Rodriguez

August 9, 1956 - November 30, 2015

Evelyn "Jane" Rodriguez of Middletown, the daughter of the late Clyde and Lillian Slaton was born on August 9, 1956 in Georgia. She passed away in the comfort of her home in Middletown, N.Y. on Monday November 30, 2015. She was 59. She was a kind, benevolent woman, with a great sense of humor even during her ongoing illnesses. Evelyn spent many years as a home health aide, caring for others...
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Kehinde O. Cole

October 10, 1947 - November 25, 2015

Kehinde O. Cole of Circleville, a retired teacher with the N.Y. City School District, died on November 25, 2015 at her home. She was 68. The daughter of the late David and Beatrice Falade Cole, she was born on October 10, 1947 in Nigeria. Survivors include her children Ayobami Olusa and her husband Oluwaseun of Middletown, N.Y.; Ayotunde Sanni and her husband Adesoji of Hopatcong, N.J.;...
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Fritz Michael Charitable

August 15, 1965 - November 24, 2015

Fritz Michael Charitable, an Operations Supervisor with UNFI, Inc., passed away on Tuesday November 24, 2015 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was 50. The son of Joseph Dieusel Charitable and the late Annette Dominique, he was born on August 15, 1965 in Haiti. Fritz was a caring, generous and humble man with a heart of gold. He loved sports cars and boating and cherished the time he...
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Marlene Kolk Baker

May 8, 1959 - November 23, 2015

Marlene Kolk Baker of Bloomingburg, entered into Eternal Rest at home in Bloomingburg, N.Y. after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Her longtime companion, several of her family members and friends were at her bedside at this time. The daughter of the late Frederick C. and Florence Baker, she was born on May 8, 1959 in Middletown, N.Y. at Horton Memorial Hospital. She was an employee...
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Andrea M Farkus

April 6, 1947 - November 22, 2015

Andrea M. Farkus of Middletown, a retired Lab and customer service representative at Balchem Corp. in Slate Hill, N.Y. and a lifelong resident of the area, died on November 22, 2015 at Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown. She was 68. The daughter of the late Theodore and Rita Edwards Busse, she was born on April 6, 1947 in Middletown, New York. She was the widow of James Farkus. ...
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Ramlakham Seecharran

January 29, 1932 - November 21, 2015

Ramlakhan Seecharran of Middletown, a former Electrical Engineer in London, England, died on November 21, 2015 in Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern. He was 83. He was born on January 29, 1932 in Guyana, South America. He was the widower of Eileen Seecharran. Survivors include his sons Bonnie Seecharran M.D. and his wife Varsha of Middletown and Lloyd Seecharran of Queens, N.Y. His grandson...
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Helen Muer

November 18, 1919 - November 18, 2015

Helen Elizabeth Muer of Middletown, the former owner with her husband Frank of Frankie's Sausage Bar in Middletown, and a lifelong resident of the area, died on November 18, 2015 in Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown. She was 96. The daughter of the late Wesley Janes Dickinson and Lulu Davenport Dickinson, she was born on November 18, 1919 in Southbury, Ct. She was the widow of...
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Marian Ann Camillo

May 4, 1929 - November 16, 2015

MARIAN A. CAMILLO May 4, 1929 – November 16, 2015 Middletown, NY Marian A. Camillo age 86, of Middletown, NY passed away peacefully on Monday, November 16, 2015, at Orange Regional Medical Center. Born on May 4, 1929 in Cortland, NY, she was the daughter of Mary O'Toole Flood and Benjamin Flood. She married Michael F. Camillo M.D. of Middletown, NY on August 23, 1952 in Syracuse, NY. ...
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Joyce S. Sullivan

September 23, 1947 - November 14, 2015

Joyce S. Sullivan of Middletown, N.Y., the daughter of the late Carl and Virginia Clark, was born in Beckley, W.V. on September 23, 1947, passed away on Saturday November 14, 2015 at Orange Regional Medical Center. She was 68. She leaves to cherish her memory her beloved children Brian Martin; Gynger Martin; Heather Martin and Adam Martin and his wife Jessica. As well as her honorary son...
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Juan Frias

January 10, 1954 - November 5, 2015

Juan Frias of Middletown, a math professor with N.Y. City Public School District 79, died on November 5, 2015 in Nassau University Medical Center. He was 61. The son of the late Arnold Enriguillo and Ermila Medrano Frias, he was born on January 10, 1954 in the Dominican Republic. Survivors include his wife Francisca Gonzalez Frias at home. His son Juan Carlos Frias of Yonkers, N.Y. His...
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Ronald Butch Wisher

January 20, 1940 - October 29, 2015

Ronald Butch Wisher entered into rest at Orange Regional Medical Center on October 29, 2015. He was 75. The son of the late George John Wisher and Anna Green Wisher, he was born on January 20, 1940 in Goshen, N.Y. He was predeceased by his daughter Georgann Cheeks. His five brothers George, Douglas, Charles, Leonard and Herbert and his five sisters Caroline Hasbrouck, Hilda Bertholf, Joan...
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Nancy Deserto

May 20, 1928 - October 8, 2015

Nancy Deserto of Middletown, a retired employee of Avon Products in Middletown and Suffern and a lifelong area resident, died on October 8, 2015 at her home with her family by her side. She was 87. The daughter of the late Salvatore and Frances Dina Alonge, she was born on May 20, 1928 in Marlboro, N.Y. She was the widow of Francis "Frank" Deserto. Survivors include her children Anna Helt and...
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Donald E. Theiss

October 27, 1954 - October 8, 2015

Donald E. Theiss, a former employee at Shoprite in Monroe, NY and VAW of America (Hydro Aluminum) of Ellenville, passed away Thursday October 8, 2015 at Orange Regional Medical Center. He was 60. The son of the late Floyd Theiss and Margaret Kelly Theiss, he was born October 27, 1954 in Teaneck, New Jersey. Survivors include his wife: Maryanne Theiss; his mother: Margaret Theiss; his...
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Joan Marie Smith

January 31, 1941 - October 7, 2015

Joan Marie Smith Middletown, New York Joan Marie Smith, a retired Assistant Teacher at Otisville Presbyterian Nursery School, and lifelong resident of the area passed away peacefully at home Wednesday October 7, 2015. She was 74. The daughter of the late Theodore Douglas Brown and Verna Smith, she was born January 31, 1941 in Middletown, New York. Joan was a member of the Otisville...
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Latisha Lanette Henry

November 20, 1979 - October 5, 2015

Latisha Lanette Henry of Middletown, a waitress at the Alexis Diner in Newburgh and a lifelong resident of the area, died on October 5, 2015 in Unity Hospital in Minnesota. She was 35. The daughter of Aston Henry and Bobbie Jean Washington, she was born on November 20, 1979 in Warwick, New York. Survivors include her mother Bobbie Jean Washington of Middletown; her father Aston Henry of...
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Mary M. Boyce

October 9, 1927 - October 5, 2015

Mary (Malone) Boyce, a long-time resident of the Middletown NY and Stuart FL areas, died Monday the 5th of October at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital. She was born October 9, 1927to Anna & Sisto Malone of Chester NY. A 1945 graduate of Chester High School, she wed her sweetheart Donald Boyce Sr of Middletown on September 19, 1953 (63 years). Mary was a fantastic cook and enjoyed teaching those...
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Edward L. Magar

January 6, 1932 - September 28, 2015

Edward L. Magar, a retired employee of the State of New York and a lifelong resident of the area, died on September 28, 2015 in Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown. He was 83. The son of the late William and Ethel Mayfield Magar, he was born on January 6, 1932 in Middletown, New York. He was a graduate of Middletown High School. He was a member of the Howells Fire Company, where he...
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Janet Vergoth

February 19, 1925 - September 22, 2015

Janet Louise nee: Holroyd Vergoth, age 90 , went to be with her Heavenly Father on Tuesday, September 22, 2015. Born February 19, 1925 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, she was the oldest of five children born to the late Revs. Leona nee: McMahan and Howard Taylor Holroyd, who were Christian Missionaries, sponsored by the Central Christian Church in Springfield, OH. She was also predeceased by...
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George W. White, Jr.

June 6, 1947 - September 9, 2015

George W. White Jr. of Middletown, a retired Laborer and longtime resident of the area, died on September 9, 2015 in Calvary Hospital Bronx, N.Y. He was 68. The son of the late George W. White and Georgia Braxton White, he was born on June 6, 1947 in Jackson, Mississippi. Survivors include his wife Bernice White of Middletown; his mother Georgia White of Campbell Hall, N.Y. His children...
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Frances M. Naumchik

July 28, 1927 - September 6, 2015

Frances M. Naumchik Middletown, New York Frances M. Naumchik, a homemaker and lifelong resident of the area passed away Sunday September 6, 2015 at Orange Regional Medical Center. She was 88. The daughter of the late Nicholas and Fannie Schumaci Vuolo, she was born July 28, 1927 in Middletown, New York. She was the widow of John Naumchik. She was a member of St. Joseph's RC Church as well...
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Melvyn C. Edwards

August 20, 1939 - August 5, 2015

Melvyn C. Edwards of Middletown, a retired employee of Orange and Rockland Utilities and a lifelong resident of the area, died on August 5, 2015 in Orange Regional Medical Center. He was 75. The son of the late Major and Dolores Edwards, he was born on August 20, 1939 in Port Jervis, New York. Survivors include his significant other Robin Zinaman at home. His children Shannon Edwards;...
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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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