Celebrity Obituaries

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Richard J. Peters

June 10, 2018

Richard J. Peters, 90, of Kingston, died Sunday, June 10, 2018 at Golden Hill Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. Born in Saugerties, he was a son of the late John & Anna Russell Peters. Richard was predeceased by his companion of 35 years, Phyllis Lane and three brothers, Walter Peters, John Peters and Robert Peters. Richard will be reposing at the Simpson...
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William Oehler

May 28, 2018

William W. Oehler, 61, of Kingston, died Monday, May 28, 2018 at HealthAlliance Hospital Broadway Campus. Born in Kingston, Bill was the son of the late William J. & Ingrid Mitzlaff. Bill Oehler, aka "Big Bill", was a 6'4" Gentle Giant, with a heart as big as the sky. He loved baseball, music, good food, a good game of Scrabble, and everyone...
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Clara Yallum

May 24, 2018

Clara “Scrappy” Lewis Yallum, 83, died on May 24, 2018. She was born in Kingston, New York to Howard and Margaret Lewis and grew up on West Chestnut Street. During her childhood, Scrappy spent a lot of time enjoying nature, playing tennis, rowing, and mingling with family friends at the Winnisook Club. She said that Winnisook was the best gift her...
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Richard Johnson

May 20, 2018

Richard C. Johnson, 68, of Kingston, died Sunday, May 20, 2018 at Health Alliance Hospital Broadway Campus. Born in Bronx, NY, He was the son of the late Lawrence & Katherine (nee Ryan) Johnson. Mr. Johnson was a graduate of Fordham University where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree. He is survived by his three sons Richard L. Johnson and his wife Aurea of...
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Anna Karwowski

May 19, 2018

Anna Karwowski, 83, of Ellenville, died Saturday, May 19, 2018 at her home. Anna was born in the Bronx at Fordham hospital to the late Frank & Mary Matecka Karwowski. She enjoyed making jewelry with beads, arts & crafts and gardening. She loved playing her harmonica and had a passion for rings and watches in which she had lots of. Anna liked to do laundry and would get...
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Frances Schechter

May 15, 2018

Frances Schechter, 87, passed away on May 15, 2018, at Woodland Pond, New Paltz, NY. Born in Boston, MA, she was a daughter of the late Casper & Alice Tristman Zelickman. Frances was a special education teacher’s assistant for many years in Kingston, NY. She enjoyed playing bridge, singing, writing humorous poems, and reading. Her...
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Scott Robert Johnson

May 10, 2018

Scott Johnson, 55, of Saugerties, died Thursday, May 10, 2018 at Westchester Medical Center after a long and valiant battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Born in Brooklyn, Scott was a son of Robert & Joan Gareau Johnson of Lord's Valley, Pennsylvania. Scott was a member of the Glasco Fire Department. He was Vice President of the Good Ol' Boys Riding Club. Scott loved...
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Felicita Vazquez

May 9, 2018

Felicita Vazquez, Fashion designer, seamstress, mother and amazing salsa dancer from the Bronx NY, passed away Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at Golden Hill Nursing & Rehabilitation Center after a long illness. She was 85 years old. Born in Naranjito, Puerto Rico, she was a daughter of the late Maximiliano & Jovita Rodriquez Figueroa. Felicita is survived by a...
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Nancy A. Rittie

May 9, 2018

Nancy A. Rittie, 61, of Saugerties, died Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at Health Alliance Hospital Broadway Campus. Born in Yonkers, NY, she was a daughter of the late Robert & Katie Lenhart Farrell. Nancy was a warm and welcoming woman, who enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, music, penny socials, yard sales and DJ-ing for car shows with her...
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Irene R. Rovereto

May 7, 2018

Irene Rovereto, 80, of Kingston, died Monday, May 7, 2018 at Northern Dutchess Hospital, Rhinebeck N.Y. Irene had just celebrated her 80th Birthday. She was born on April 1, 1938 in Fregene, Italy, a small beach side resort area outside of Rome. Born Irene Rosanna Monaco, she was the 6th of 7 children. Her father had gone to work on the day she was born...
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Sarah Pine

May 4, 2018

Sarah E. (Betty) Pine, 97, of Kingston, died peacefully at home with family at her side, Friday May 4, 2018. Born in Kingston, she was a daughter of the late, Francis and Edna Hallenbeck Phinney. Betty graduated Kingston High School and attended New Paltz College. She worked at Kingston Lace Mill, Hercules Powder Plant, during World War II, the Kingston...
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Alexander W. Catona

May 3, 2018

Alexander W. Catona, 27, of Kingston, died Thursday, May 3, 2018 at his home. Born in Albany, he was a son of Mircea Catona of Kingston and Lynn Bennett and her husband, James “Benny” Bennett of Ruby. Alex was a graduate of Kingston High School Class of 2010. He inspired many of his classmates to become medical professionals. Alex was a very giving,...
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Ida A. Heins

April 28, 2018

Ida A. Heins 77 of Saugerties, who formally resided in Port Ewen for many years, died Saturday, April 28, 2018 at Northern Dutchess Hospital, Rhinebeck NY. Born in Bronx, NY, she was the daughter of the late Giuseppe and Josephine Lazzarro D’Esposito. She was the wife of the late Edward L. Heins Jr. who died in 2007. Ida was self-employed for many years as a...
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Celia M. Michaels

April 25, 2018

Celia "Sis" Michaels, of East Chester St. Kingston, died Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at Vassar Brothers Medical Center surrounded by her loving family. She was born on July 24, 1950, the daughter of the late George T. DeCicco, Sr. and Marjorie C. (Dubois) DeCicco of East Kingston. Sis was employed at Shoprite of Kingston for 37 years where she was a proud member of...
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Jacqueline Olsen

April 25, 2018

Jacqueline Olsen, born January 29, 1941, passed away peacefully at home on April 25, 2018. Jackie was born at Fort Riley, Kansas to the late Wallace Brewer of Harlem, GA and the late Lorraine Courtright. of La Veta, CO. For many years Jackie was an office manager and bookstore manager, although her most avid interest was in the area of knitting design. She was a...
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Claire Corcoran

April 23, 2018

Claire Corcoran, 105, of Lake Katrine, died Monday, April 23, 2018 at Ten Broeck Commons. Born in Smithtown, New York, she was a daughter of the late Jacob & Rosalia Zdrojewsky Wroblewski. Claire is survived by two grandchildren, Robert J. Corcoran, Jr. and his wife Laura, and Kathleen Schueler and her husband Robert, three great grandsons, Ryan&...
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James Shivers

April 21, 2018

James M. Shivers, Jr., of Lake Katrine, formerly of Norwalk, CT, died Saturday, April 21, 2018 at Ten Broeck Commons. Born in Baton Rouge, LA, he was a son of the late James M. & Jeanette Perkins Shivers, Sr. of Wilton, CT. James is survived by a sister, Dolly Shivers, of MT Tremper, NY. James is predeceased by his wife, Barbara...
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Kathleen Benedetto

February 24, 1954 - April 16, 2018

Kathleen Benedetto, 64, of Saugerties, died Monday, April 16, 2018 at HealthAlliance Hospital Broadway Campus surrounded by her loving family. Born in Staten Island, NY, she was a daughter of the late Salvatore and Anne Crawford Peone. Kathleen was a published poet who penned a poem, titled The Shuttle, which was recognized by N.A.S.A following the Space...
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Gloria Israel

April 13, 2018

Gloria Israel, 92 passed away peacefully on April 13, 2018. Gloria was born in Kingston New York to Max and Elsie Dubin, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 65 years Sidney, as well as her devoted brother Jack. After a successful career in the field of interior design in New York she and Sidney retired to Sun Lakes Az. 30 years ago to begin the second phase of...
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Robert A. Lammon

March 22, 2018

Robert A. Lammon, 90, a lifelong resident of Kingston, died Thursday, March 23, 2018 peacefully at his home, surrounded by his family . Born in Kingston, he was a son of the late Daniel & Mary Baker Lammon. He was a veteran of the US Army having served during the Korean War. Bob was a Journeyman and Book Binder for Western Publishing Co., Poughkeepsie for 24...
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Steven Holzman

March 10, 2018

Steven Holzman, 70, of Hurley, died, March 10, 2018 at HealthAlliance Hospital Broadway Campus, surrounded by his loving family. Steven was born in Sharon, CT, to the late Solomon & Hazel Lopinsky Holzman. He was well known for his quirky sense of humor, love of family, Chinese food and finding the perfect yard sale. Steve had a huge and generous heart...
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Philip White

March 6, 2018

Philip White, formerly of Callicoon Center, Kew Gardens, and Commack, NY, died peacefully on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at Fishkill Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing. He was 88. Born on April 17, 1929 in NYC, Philip was the second son born to Celia Simon and Morris White. After graduating from Dewitt Clinton High School, he volunteered and served in...
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Terry Krueger

March 1, 2018

Terry L. Krueger, 56, a lifelong resident of Kingston, died Thursday, March 1, 2018 at his home. Born in Kingston, he was a son of the late John & Verna Miller Krueger. Terry graduated Onteora High School with a certificate from the Bocies Program in welding. He began his working career at Feeney Enterprises in 1980 as a welder fixing barges. Through his career of 35...
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Frank Barresi

February 28, 2018

Frank A. Barresi, 68, of Kingston, died Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at HealthAlliance Hospital Broadway Campus. Born in the Bronx, he was a son of the late Anthony & Catherine Donovan Barresi. Frank was a veteran of the US Navy having served during the Vietnam War. He was a 20 - year veteran of the New York City Police Department where he achieved the rank of...
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Elizabeth H. Harms

February 27, 2018

Elizabeth H. Harms, 99, of Kingston, passed from this long life on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at the Baptist Home at Brookmeade in Rhinebeck. Born in Wilhelmshaven, Germany she was the daughter of the late Frederich Christ and Helene Hellmann Christ. Elizabeth married Willi Harms on January 11, 1941. They immigrated from Germany to the United States of America with...
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Warren Richard Yeager

February 24, 2018

Warren Richard Yeager, Jr., 64, of Kingston, died Saturday, February 24, 2018 at his residence. Born in Manhattan, New York, he was a son of the late Warren Richard Yeager, Sr. and Joan O’Meara Sauls who survives him. Warren was a warm, fun-loving person who enjoyed the company of others. He liked to socialize, especially with his female...
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Barbara Wanca

February 24, 2018

Barbara Wanca, 78, of Hurley, died Saturday, February 24, 2018 at HealthAlliance Hospital, surrounded by her family. Born in Orange, NJ, she was a daughter of the late James & Doris Turner Croker. Barbara is survived by her devoted husband of 40 years, James Wanca of Hurley, whom she married on June 25, 1977, a daughter Dawn Malone Fortunato and...
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Thomas Albert Bagalonis

February 16, 2018

Thomas Albert Bagalonis, 53, of Woodstock, died Friday, February 16, 2018 at Westchester Medical Center. Born in Watertown, NY, he was a son of the late Thomas Baglonis, Sr. and Virginia Whitiker Beesmer. Thomas was a warm, friendly, and kind person who loved to socialize. He always enjoyed visiting his relatives, both locally and in Pennsylvania....
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Jacqueline Benicase

February 10, 2018

Jacqueline Benicase, 88, of Kingston, died Saturday, February 10, 2018 at Ten Broeck Commons. Born in Kingston, she was a daughter of the late Maxwell & Kathryn Piper Waples. Jaqueline was retired from Verizon, where she worked for many years as a telephone operator. She lived on Evergreen Street, her entire married life, where many close friendships were...
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Bonnie Kassler

February 5, 2018

Bonnie Kassler, 55, of Rhinebeck, New York, died on Monday, February 5, 2018 at Ferncliff Nursing Home. Born in the Bronx, she was a daughter of Gerald and Sandra Kuritzky Kassler. She is survived by her sister, Cheryl Kassler and her brother, Jay Kassler, both of Las Vegas, Nevada. A graveside service will be held on Thursdayy, February 8,...
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Trudy Grant

February 4, 2018

Trudy Lee Koyon Grant, 45, of Yorktown, VA, formerly of Saugerties, passed away Sunday, February 4, 2018. Trudy was a military spouse and was a resident of the peninsula for the last 6 years. She was very active in the Grafton School Community, Langley Youth Bowling and with the Girl Scouts of Yorktown. She was a member of St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church. She is...
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Ernest Neil Buonpane

February 4, 2018

Ernest Neil Buonpane, 66, of Kingston, died Sunday, February 4, 2018 at Kingston HealthAlliance Hospital. Ernest was born in Amityville, New York and was the son of Ernest William and Marie G. Winters Buonpane Ernest enjoyed watching the Three Stooges, Popeye, and the Yankees. He was also fond of listening to Frankie Valle and the Four Seasons. Ernest is...
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Robert M. Lipgar

February 3, 2018

Robert M. Lipgar, 89, of Rhinebeck, died Saturday, February 3, 2018 at HealthAlliance Hospital Broadway Campus. Bob was born in Kingston, son of Abraham Henry and Celia B. Sonnenschein Lipgar. He attended grammar school #8 and Kingston High School before entering Hamilton College in 1945. After graduating Hamilton in 1949, he studied at the University of Chicago where...
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Dennis D. Guariglia, Sr.

January 27, 2018

Dennis D. Guariglia, Sr, 71, of Pleasant Valley, died Friday, January 27, 2018 at his home. Born in Brooklyn, he was a son of the late Louis & Lucy Gerardi Guariglia. Dennis was a veteran of the US Army, having served during the Vietnam War. Dennis was an avid car enthusiast. His pride and joy was his 1964 Mercury. Dennis is survived by his wife, Kathy...
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George Lybolt

January 26, 2018

George Lybolt, 86, of Kerhonkson, died Friday, January 26, 2018 at Kingston HealthAlliance Hospital. George was a loving, caring person with a great sense of humor. He was an all-around people person who had the ability to make everyone laugh. George loved animals, and was fond of children, always reaching out to them when they would come to visit. George...
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Orlando DeCicco

January 22, 2018

Orlando DeCicco, 77 of Kingston, passed away softly, Monday, January 22, 2018 at Vassar Brother Medical Center surrounded by his loving family. Born in Malito, Italy, he was a son of the late Salvatore & Emilia Fusco DeCicco. Orlando immigrated to the United States in 1951. He proudly became a citizen in 1958. He attended St. Mary’s School and a 1960 graduate of...
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Richard Z. Dunn

January 12, 2018

Richard Zachary Dunn, 25, a wonderfully unique and vibrant man, died suddenly on Friday, January 12, 2018 in a tragic accident in Los Angeles, California. Born in Rhinebeck, New York to Richard Gary and Kathi (Elander) Dunn on June 19, 1992, Richard had a sense of humor beyond compare. Ricky graduated from Kingston High School in 2010. He was co-captain of...
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Susan Danielak

January 11, 2018

Susan Danielak, 64, of Peoria, AZ, formerly of Hurley, died Thursday, January 11, 2018. Born in Brooklyn, she was a daughter of Henry Schwab of Kingston and the late Sabina Rozen Schwab. Susan was a strong mother, a loving aunt, and a caring friend. Susan resided in the Kingston/Hurley area for three decades, and her circle of friends was deep and...
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Harold Bohlinger

January 11, 2018

Harold H. Bohlinger, Jr, 67, of Ulster Park, died January 11, 2018 at HealthAlliance Hospital Broadway Campus. Born in Pougkeepsie, he was a son of the late Harold H. & Marjorie Brink Bohlinger. Harry was a veteran of US Marines having served during the Vietnam War. He worked for IBM in Poughkeepsie for over 20 years. Harry was a very giving family oriented man, who...
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Mark K. Glaser

January 7, 2018

Mark K. Glaser, 63, of Stone Ridge and Green Pond, NJ, died Sunday, January 7, 2018 at St. Clare’s Hospital in Denville, NJ. Born in Jersey City, NJ, he was a son of the late George Glaser & Maureen Schneider Glaser of Ridgefield, CT. During his formative years, Mark and his family lived in Bethesda, MD, Needham, MA before moving to...
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Linda Jones

January 4, 2018

Linda Jones, 63, of Kingston, died Thursday, January 4, 2018 at Kingston HealthAlliance Hospital. Born in Kingston, New York, she was a daughter of Roger and Laura Stephano Jones. Linda favorite activities included attending to her doll babies, having her hair styled and looking nice. She loved the song “My Girl” and enjoyed drinking a cup of...
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Thelma Taylor

January 3, 2018

Thelma Taylor, 83, of Kingston, died Wednesday, January 3, 2017 at Northern Dutchess Hospital. Born in Denmark, SC, she was a daughter of the late Robert & Rosa Capers Taylor. Thelma was a retired home health aide for Ulster Home Care. She was also a member of Holy Cross Episcopal Church. Thelma is survived by many nieces and nephews, including Willie Joe...
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Bertha M. Coddington

January 1, 2018

Bertha Coddington, 99, of Greensboro, NC, formerly of Kingston, NY died Monday, January 1, 2018 in Greensboro. Born in Wallkill, NY, she was a daughter of the late William & Lovisa Steinhillber Ferguson. In her early years, Bertha worked as a seamstress in a factory in Kingston. She then became a homemaker and raised six children. Bertha was an avid doll...
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Irene Singaris

December 27, 2017

Irene Singaris, 89, of Woodstock, died Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at her home. Born in Wheeling, West Virginia she was a daughter of the late Nicholas and Antonia Kellas Singaris. Nicknamed “Hollywood,” Irene loved to “meet and greet” everyone and enjoyed spending time with her peers at her home. She worked in the Day Program at CRC in Lake...
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Gloria Katz

December 25, 2017

Gloria G. Katz of New York and Oakland, CA, formerly of Kingston, died Monday, December 25, 2017 at Summit Hospital in Oakland. Born in Vienna, Austria, she was a daughter of the late Dr. Leon & Josephine Gray. The family came to the USA, narrowly escaping the Nazi occupation they lived under. Dr. Gray was a well-known and much beloved physician in Kingston. ...
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Carlos R. Valle

December 24, 2017

Carlos Valle, 46, of Kingston, died Sunday, December 24, 2017 at HealthAlliance Hospital Broadway Campus. Born in Mantanza, Cuba, he was a son of the late Pedro & Bernadina Aballi Valle. Carlos was a wonderful husband, as well as a fiercely protective father. He was known for his undying loyalty, to both his friends and family. Although Carlos used to...
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Marlene Etter

December 16, 2017

Marlene Etter, 79, of Delray Beach, FL, formerly of Kingston, NY, died Saturday, December 16, 2017 at Delray Medical Center. Born in Ellenville, she was a daughter of the late Emanuel Dittenheimer & Rose Feldman Dittenheimer. Marlene enjoyed spending time with family and friends, her monthly Book Club, The Audubon Society (she could tell you the type...
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Harold Breuer

December 8, 2017

Harold Breuer, 85, of Kingston, died Friday, December 8, 2017 at Serenity Gardens in Rockville, MD. Born in Brooklyn, he was a son of the late Louis & Sara Breuer. Harold was a veteran of the US Army, having served during the Korean Conflict. He was an electrical engineer and a computer programmer for IBM and a member of the Quarter Century Club. Harold was also a...
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Robin Loeffler

December 8, 2017

Robin Loeffler, 61, of Kingston, NY died Friday December 8, 2017 at her home surrounded by her loving family following a long illness. Robin was born in Kingston and was the daughter of the late Kenneth Jolin and the late Jacqueline Hertica Jolin. Robin was a graduate of the class of 1974 Kingston High School. She worked at Grand Union in the Kingston Plaza, Key Bank on...
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Dennis D. Guariglia, Jr.

December 4, 2017

Dennis D. Guariglia, Jr., 40, of Kingston, died Monday, December 4, 2017 at his home. Born in New Rochelle, NY, he was a son of Dennis & Kathy Immddiato Guariglia, Sr. of Pleasant Valley, NY. Dennis was a lover of baseball and classic cars. In addition to his parents, Dennis is survived by his sister, Gina Reeves and her husband. A niece Stephanie...
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Phyllis Lane

November 20, 2017

Phyllis A. “Midge” Morrell Lane, 90, of Boiceville, formerly of Tillson, passed away Monday, November 20, 2017 at HealthAlliance Hospital Broadway Campus. Born in Manchester, CT, she was a daughter of the late Joseph & Margaret Franz Morrell. Phyllis is survived by a son, Maurice “Skip” J. Lane, Jr, and his wife, Karen of...
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Pauline M. Polacco

November 15, 2017

Pauline M. Polacco, 93, a lifelong resident of Kingston, died Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at her home surrounded by her family. Born in Kingston, she was a daughter of the late Roman & Katherine Dudek Gardecki. Pauline worked for Skyline Manufacturing when she was younger. She then worked for many years at Wallace’s and Britt’s as the store cosmetician. ...
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Myles L. Lee

November 12, 2017

Myles L. Lee, Jr, of Kingston, died Sunday, November 12, 2017 at his home. Born in Saranac Lake, NY, he was a son of the late Myles L. Sr. & Florence Carroll Lee Jeddrey, and predeceased by two of his siblings, Lindy Lee and Norma Lawson. Myles is survived by his wife of 47 years, Mary Riley Lee of Kingston, four children, Katherine Lee Carey and...
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Julia Ann Witt

November 6, 2017

Julia Ann Witt, 84, of Lake Katrine, died Monday, November 6, 2017 at HealthAlliance Hospital, Broadway Campus. Julia was born in Charlotte, North Carolina, a daughter of William and Elizabeth Blackwelder Witt. Julia was not expected to live beyond 5 years of age according to her sister’s account. After Julia’s father passed away before Julia was 12...
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Timothy J. O'Brien

November 5, 2017

Timothy J. O’Brien, 53, of Kingston, died Sunday, November 5, 2017 at Vassar Brothers Medical Center. Born in Kingston, he was a son of the late Joseph T. & Mary L. Feehly O’Brien. Tim was a car enthusiast and a collector of classic cars. He loved tinkering with cars old and new and was a frequent participant at local shows. While Tim loved his cars, his...
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Rhoda Gellen

November 5, 2017

Rhoda S. Gellen, 91, of New Paltz, died Sunday, November 5, 2017 at Woodland Pond at New Paltz. Born in Brooklyn, she was a daughter of the late Abraham & Celia Brickman Silverman. She worked as a secretary in the Kingston Schools for many years. She loved and was loved by many friends and a large extended family. She played bridge and mah jong with some of the same...
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C. Rex Hill

November 1, 2017

C. Rex Hill, 70, of Woodstock, NY, died Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at his home, surrounded by his wife and children. Born in Bath, NY, he was the son of the late Charles & Virginia Hill (nee Fox). He graduated from the University of Rochester in 1969 and worked for IBM Poughkeepsie / Kingston as a computer programmer for 36 years. Rex is survived by his...
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Celia Eichler

October 21, 2017

Celia Eichler, 76, of Kingston, died Saturday, October 21, 2017 at her residence at Palmer House. Born in Paterson, New Jersey, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Edna Davison Eichler. Cece, as she was known by her ARC family, was very social. She loved greeting people throughout the day and sitting outside on the porch. She could often be found...
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Marianne Crist

October 18, 2017

Marianne Crist, 69, of Port Ewen, died Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at HealthAlliance Hospital Broadway Campus. Born in Kingston, she was a daughter of the late Francis & Violet Fishang Osterhoudt. Marianne was a school teacher and taught at various schools in the Saugerties School System. After retiring, she volunteered in the Emergency department at Kingston Hospital...
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Hilda Grunblatt

October 17, 2017

Hilda Grunblatt 95, of Kingston, died peacefully on Tuesday, October 17, 2017. Born in Brooklyn, she was the daughter of the late Samuel & Anna Robson Waterman. Hilda was educated in New York City schools and graduated from Brooklyn College in 1943 with a degree in biology. She worked in a defense plant during WW II then taught junior high school in New York City. In 1948...
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Simon Pulchin

October 13, 2017

Simon Pulchin, 78, of Lake Katrine, passed away on Friday, October 13, 2017 at HealthAlliance Hospital, Broadway Campus after a short illness. Simon was born in Brooklyn, New York to Louis Pulchin, a grocery clerk, and Anna Blonstein, a housewife who predeceased him. He lived with his family until he moved to Letchworth Village, and later to...
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Barbara Webb

October 8, 2017

Barbara Webb, 62, of Ellenville, died Saturday, October 8, 2017 at her home at Hillcrest House. She was the daughter of the late Rufus Sylvers and Nobie Gant Webb. Born in Manhattan, she joined UCP in May of 2009. Barbara loved all kinds of music and enjoyed dancing in her own way to the music. In her younger years, Barbara was very enthusiastic and knew how to get...
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Elizabeth J. Collins

October 4, 2017

Dr. Elizabeth J. Collins, 99, of Saugerties, died Wednesday, October 4, 2017. Born in Short Hills, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Joseph & Mary Lambert Collins. Elizabeth was one of the first females to graduate from Penn University in 1941 as a Veterinarian. Elizabeth worked in Manhattan then moved to Ulster County and owned The Kingston Animal Hospital until...
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Robert Esposito, Jr.

September 27, 2017

Robert “Espo” Esposito, Jr, 60, died Wednesday, September 27th at home, surrounded by family. Born in New Rochelle, he was a son of the late Robert E. & Mary Esposito, Sr. Bob retired from the United States Postal Service in 2009, after having served 32 years with them as a devoted mail carrier, never missing a day in the rain, sleet or snow -...
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Lyle Schuler

September 23, 2017

Lyle Schuler was a Cortland State Exercise Science Graduate who always had a passion for health and fitness and helping others realize their goals. With humble beginnings as an aerobics instructor, then personal trainer he moved onto membership sales and General Management, he eventually achieved Partnership status in the Gold’s Gym franchise with Bill Austin and Mary Murphy. ...
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Patricia Douglas

September 22, 2017

Patricia A. Douglas, 71, of Kingston, NY died Friday September 22, 2017 at Health Alliance Hospital Broadway Campus. Pat was born in Kingston and was the daughter of the late Lee and Addie Lane Beadle. Pat was employed as the manager of the Domestic Department at Big Scott, then worked in the Finishing Department at Micronetics in Kingston and retired from her own commercial...
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Antonio Santos

September 22, 2017

Antonio Santos, 63, of Kingston, died Friday, September 29, 2017 at his residence. One of 7 children, he was born in New York City, a son of Santiago and Angelina Rodriguez Santos. After moving from Wassaic Developmental Center, Tony lived at the ARC of Ulster from 1989 until 2017. Tony cherished his family and shared a very special relationship with each of...
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Mildred P. Blas

September 11, 2017

Mildred P. Blas, 90, of Kingston, died Monday, September 11, 2017 at Denver Health Medical Center. Born in Astoria, NY, she was a daughter of the late Ruevan & Helen Sobel Posner. Growing up, she lived with her family behind their shoe store in Astoria. She attended a secretarial high school, where she learned short-hand, among other studies. She often...
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Angelina Lopez

September 5, 2017

Angelina Lopez, 89, of Kingston, died Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at her residence. Born in Cidra, Puerto Rico, she was a daughter of the late Raymond and Philomena Rodrigues Lopez. Angie lived in Puerto Rico with her mother until 1946. At that time, she and her mother moved to New York City. Angelina then moved to Wassaic Developmental Center and in June 2000&...
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Patricia A. Peck

September 5, 2017

Patricia A. Peck, 76, of Kingston, died peacefully at her home on Tuesday, September 5, 2017. Born in Patterson, NJ, she was a daughter of the late Joseph A. & Cecelia Wassmer Brooks. Patti enjoyed camping. She loved dogs and her cat Josie. She was active with the Pregnancy Support Center, prison ministry and a member of Aglow International. Her grandchildren were...
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Jack Cooper

August 29, 2017

Jack Cooper,”JRock”, 35, of Latham, died Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at Albany Medical Center. Born in Hudson, he is a son of Donna Noonan and Rodney Cooper, Sr. and his wife, Teresa G. Cooper. In addition to his parents, Jack is survived by six children, McKayla Pado of Nichols, NY, Olivia Curren, Owego, Emily Cooper of...
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Peter J. Forgione

August 27, 2017

Peter J. Forgione, a loving husband, father and grandfather,77, of Kingston, died Sunday, August 27, 2017 at HealthAlliance Hospital Broadway Campus. Born in Scranton, PA, he was a son of the late James E. & Mary Muracco Forgione. Peter was employed as an engineer at Rotron, Woodstock, NY and IBM, Kingston, and Poughkeepsie, NY. He was a...
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Richard Miniter

August 27, 2017

Richard F. Miniter, 72, of Stone Ridge, author of the acclaimed book, “The Things I Want Most,” political commentator for The American Thinker.com, and former Chief of Police for the Village of Rosendale, passed quietly in his sleep Sunday, August 27, 2017 at Vassar Brothers Medical Center. He was surrounded by his wife of more than 50 years,...
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Carol Frangello

August 23, 2017

Carol M. Frangello, 75, of Bloomington, died Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at HealthAlliance Hospital Broadway Campus. Born in Saugerties, she was a daughter of the late Joseph & Elsie Legg Eschmann. Carol enjoyed gardening, tending to her 22 feral cats, but most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family. Carol is survived by her two children, Sheila M....
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Herbert Jerome Sorgen

August 21, 2017

Herbert Jerome Sorgen, 79, of Saugerties, died Monday, August 21, 2017 at Ten Broeck Commons. Born in Brooklyn, New York on July 29, 1938, he was the son of the late Milton and Francis (Glass) Sorgen. Following his graduation from Brooklyn Technical High School, he completed a B.A. in English at Syracuse University in 1960. Following graduation, he taught...
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Gloria Savino

August 16, 2017

Gloria E. Savino, age 90, of Stanardsville, VA, formerly of Kingston, NY, passed away on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 due to complications from Alzheimer's disease. She was born in Brooklyn, NY to the late Blaise Micucci and Lillian Esposito Micucci. Gloria graduated from beauty school and practiced as a beautician and manicurist for many years. Family and...
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Frank Anthony Serravallo

August 14, 2017

Frank Anthony Serravallo Sr., 94 formerly of Saugerties, passed into Heaven on Monday, August 14, 2017, at Foothill Acre Rehabilitation and Nursing Home in New Jersey. Frank was born in Glasco, to the late Fortunato and Philomena Serravallo. He was a long time resident of Saugerties where he lived with his wife Vivian of 71 years. Frank began work in The Ice Houses of...
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Edward Tick

August 13, 2017

Edward A. Tick, 73, of Kingston, died Sunday, August 13, 2017 at his home. Born in Brooklyn, he was a son of the late Robert & Cecilia Gutterman Tick. Ed enjoyed fishing, hunting and playing gin rummy. Ed is survived by his wife, Lavan Sirinun of Kingston, three step children, Janet Malin, Jeffrey Welborn and James Welborn, a brother, Paul...
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Elaine Siller

August 13, 2017

Elaine Siller, 92, of New Paltz, formerly of Kingston, died Sunday, August 13, 2017 at Woodland Pond at New Paltz. Born in Kingston, she was a daughter of the late David & Sadie Kirchner Gruberg. Elaine was a very elegant lady, loving mother, grandmother, who loved being part of the Kingston Community, but most of all she enjoyed spending time with her...
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Michael Welch

August 7, 2017

Michael W. Welch, Sr, of Highland, died Monday, August 7, 2017 at Friedwald Center in New City. Born in New York City, he was a son of the late Frederick & Patricia O’Rourke Welch. He was a veteran of the US Army having served during the Korean Conflict. He was a contractor and built many homes in the New Paltz area. He was a top life insurance salesman for...
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Virginia Alice Whitaker Beesmer

November 28, 1935 - August 6, 2017

Virginia Alice Whitaker Beesmer, 81, West Hurley, New York, passed to her eternal reward on Sunday, August 6, 2017, in the home of her oldest son and daughter-in-Law, Rev. Donald and Linda Snedeker, after a yearlong battle with auto-immune non-alcoholic liver disease. She was born in Mt. Marion N.Y., the daughter of the late Theodore (Ted) Whitaker and...
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Athanasios Kotzias

August 5, 2017

Athanasios G. Kotzias, 77, of Kingston, died peacefully on Saturday, August 5, 2017 at HealthAlliance Hospital Broadway Campus. Born in Newark, NJ, he was the son of the late George and Telesia Kotzias. Athanasios, known as Tom to everyone who had the privilege to know him, is survived by his wife of 44 years, Adamantia (Diane) Kotzias of Kingston,...
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Elizabeth Baker Coombs

August 5, 2017

Elizabeth “Betty” Baker Coombs, 84, of Kingston, died Saturday, August 5, 2017 at Golden Hill Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born in Calicoon, NY, she was a daughter of the late Charles P. & Susie DeWitt Baker, Sr. Betty worked for Gateway Industries for 18 years, before retiring in 1985. She founded and ran with her late husband, &ldquo...
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Justin Conley

August 1, 2017

Justin “Terri” Conley, 21, of Kingston, died August 1, 2017. Born in Kingston, he was the son of Michael & Elizabeth Conley of Kingston. Justin would have started his senior year at SUNY College at Purchase later this month. He went to Purchase to pursue a career in film making and instead found that he loved everything about sound and music. He had operated the...
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Andrew Margaret Hammerl

July 23, 2017

Andrew J. and Margaret A., (nee Haberman) Hammerl, 84 and 82, died tragically Sunday, July 23, 2017 in an automobile accident in Niagara County. Both were born in Buffalo, Andrew to the late Andrew G & Lillian Mergler Hammerl and Margaret to the late Arthur and Margaret McLaughlin Haberman. Andy and Peg, as all fondly knew them, met in college. Andy attended...
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Vivian G. Moscowitz

July 18, 2017

Vivian G. Moscowitz, 87, of New Paltz, died July 18, 2017 at Woodland Pond of New Paltz. Born in Brooklyn, she was a daughter of the late Jehiel & Bertha Kuslansky Greenwood. Vivian lived in New Paltz since 2009, having previously lived in Woodstock for 56 years. She worked as a legal secretary in, NYC, as well as in her husband’s law practice. Vivian was...
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Elaine D. Giebelhaus

July 14, 2017

Elaine Dederick Giebelhaus, 72, of Hurley peacefully passed away on July 14, 2017. She handled her illness with dignity, grace and inspiring willpower. Born in Kingston, she was daughter to the late Angela and Elbert Dederick. Elaine was educated at SUNY Delhi and New Paltz and worked over 20 years for Ulster County Community College. After her retirement, she spent...
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Sandra Quick-Boyce

July 12, 2017

Sandra Quick-Boyce, 59, a lifelong resident of Kingston, died suddenly on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at her home. Born in Kingston, she was a daughter of the late Harold & Hildegarde Taubman Carleton. Sandy worked as a dietary aide at Kingston Hospital for over 20 years. She enjoyed the beach and music concerts, but most of all she enjoyed spending time with people,...
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William Tyler

July 12, 2017

William “Billy” Tyler, of Kingston, who died Wednesday, July 12, 2017, at HealthAlliance Hospital Broadway Campus. Billy was a resident of Palmer House. He attended The ARC of Ulster Green’s Pecora Day Hab until 2011. Billy enjoyed music. He was especially fond of Michael Jackson, Jazz, Big Band, and Mo-town. Some of his favorite activities...
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Raphael Perez

July 8, 2017

Raphael Perez was born in New York City to Helen Rodriguez and Lucas Perez. He died on July 8 at the age of 70 in his Kingston home. Perez attended New York City schools, then studied graphic design at the School of Visual Arts and the Fashion Institute of Technology. He worked as an art director at a New York City-based advertising agency and as a freelance graphic designer. He founded the...
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Rose Marie Fuoco

June 30, 2017

Rose Marie Fuoco, 84, of Kingston, died Friday, June 30, 2017 at HealthAlliance Hospital Broadway Campus. Born in Kingston, she was a daughter of the late Charles & Elizabeth Dutcher Martini. Rose was best known for her complete love and dedication to her family and her role as wife, mother and grandmother. Her first role was that of wife to Louis Fuoco. They were...
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Paul Feingold

June 24, 2017

Paul Feingold, 72, of Saugerties, died Saturday, June 24, 2017 at Golden Hill Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. Born in Oswego, NY, he was the son of the late Helen Sabnievic. Paul was a teacher and a union activist. Paul is survived by his wife Marsha Franklin-Feingold of Saugerties, a son, Jon Feingold and his wife Heather Kamin of Middleburg and a daughter&...
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Margaret Durkin

June 23, 2017

Margaret Mary “Peggy” Durkin, 87, of Hurley, died peacefully, Friday, June 23, 2017 at her home surrounded by her family. Born in County Mayo, Ireland, she was the daughter of the late Patrick J. Durkin & Annie Harrington Durkin. Peggy was a nurse in England before she moved to Hurley NY. She also lived in various towns in PA and Montgomery NY. Peggy...
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Russell R. Mottsey

June 17, 2017

Russell R. Mottsey, 84, a lifelong resident of Kingston, died Saturday, June 17, 2017 at his home. Born in East Kingston, he was a son of the late John & Philomena “Fanny” Pugliese Mottsey. Russell was a veteran of the US Army, having served during the Korean Conflict. He was a Life Member and former Lieutenant of the East Kingston Fire Company, a...
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Joyce VandenDolder

June 14, 2017

Joyce Roberta Williams-VandenDolder, age 71, passed away on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at her home in Kingston, N.Y. after a long, courageous battle with respiratory illness. Joyce was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. to Helen Frances Williams and Robert Henry Williams. The middle child of three, she grew up with her sister, Helen, and her late brother, Raymond....
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Leonard Rand

June 12, 2017

Leonard Rand, 87, of Rhinebeck, died Monday, June 12, 2017 at Thompson House in Rhinebeck. Born in Brooklyn, he was a son of the late Paul & Fannie Rand. He was a veteran of the US Army, having served during the Korean Conflict. Leonard enjoyed fishing, ice fishing, shooting, tinkering and fixing things. Leonard is survived by his two children, Michele Lerner and her husband, Jerry of...
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Elizabeth I. Winne

June 2, 2017

Elizabeth I. "Tootie" Winne, 77, of Kingston, formerly of the Town of Kingston, died Friday, June 2, 2017 at Golden Hill Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. Born in Kingston, she was a daughter of the late James & Ida Ellsworth Scully. She loved the outdoors and fishing. Elizabeth is survived by eight children, Bonnie Ahrens of Catskill, Debbie Sylvester of Sawkill, Tammy Havlin of Saugerties,...
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Joseph R. Mercier

May 29, 2017

Joseph R. Mercier, 88, of Kingston, died Monday, May 29, 2018 at HealthAlliance Hospital Broadway Campus. Born in Fort Edward, NY he was a son of the late Joseph & Mary Foley Mercier. He was a graduate of both Glens Falls High School, where he was a prominent basketball player, and Albany Business College. Joe was a veteran of the US Navy having served on the USS Pittsburgh during the Korean...
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Frances Carrubba

May 27, 2017

Frances "June" Carrubba, 84, died, Saturday, May 27, 2017 at her home. Born in Tribes Hill, NY, she was a daughter of the late Peter & Frances Dempsey Murphy. June was a life-long Kingston area resident, growing up in the Rondout section, as her family operated river barges, hauling freight from NYC to the Buffalo/Great Lakes region. She attended Kingston High until she started her career as...
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Joyce A. Klein

May 26, 2017

Joyce A. Klein, 88, of Kingston, died Friday, May 26, 2017 at Golden Hill Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. Born in New York City, she was a daughter of the late Jesse & Rhoda Claman. Joyce was a loving mother and is survived by her four children, Neil J. Klein of West Palm Beach, FL, Matthew A. Klein and his wife Meisatn of The Villages, FL, Beth Ann Klein of Kingston, Jules Smith and her...
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