Our Obituaries

Duane P. Davis

March 24, 1940 - November 4, 2013

Duane "Coach" P. Davis, of Staatsburg, NY, a 38 year resident of the area, passed away peacefully on November 4, 2013 at Vassar Brothers Hospital after an extended illness. Duane was born in 1940 in Binghamton, NY and was the son of Ruth W. Davis (Wheeler) and Paul J. Davis I. Duane lived thereafter in Middletown, NY where he was chosen to be on the inaugural Middletown Little League Team in...
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Kenneth Van Wagner, Jr.

June 23, 1941 - November 3, 2013

Kenneth Van Wagner Jr., 72, of Bloomville, New York, died on November 3, 2013, at Albany Medical Center. He was born June 23, 1941 in Rhinebeck to the late Kenneth and Florence Burns Van Wagner. Ken lived in Bloomville since September 2013, and was a former longtime area resident. He proudly served in the United States Army during the Korean War. Ken married the former Macy G. Brown. Mrs. Van...
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Robert L. Lasher, Sr.

October 11, 1949 - November 1, 2013

Hudson, NY - Robert L. Lasher, Sr., 64, a Columbia County resident since 1980 and formerly of Dutchess County, died on Friday, November 1, 2013, at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson. Born October 11, 1949 in Poughkeepsie, he was the son of the late George and Marion Williams Lasher. Robert proudly served in the United States Navy. Mr. Lasher worked as a Yardman for C.L. Smith's in Chatham,...
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Donald J. Vona

July 30, 1931 - October 28, 2013

Donald J. Vona, 82, lifelong area resident, died peacefully at home on Monday, October 28, 2013. Born July 25, 1931 in Poughkeepsie, he was the son of the late Samuel and Mary C. Simmons Vona. He proudly served in the United States Navy during the Korean War and completed several tours on the historic ships USS Hornet (CVA-12) and Salerno Bay (CVE-110). He started his career in 1956 as a tool and...
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Franklin Andrew Mahlau

December 4, 1933 - October 27, 2013

Hampton, VA - The Reverend Franklin Andrew Mahlau, Age 79, of Hampton, VA, died Sunday October 27, 2013 at the Legacy Home for Hospice in Ft. Monroe, VA. Born in New York City during the depression, Frank enlisted in the Army, rose to the rank of Major; attended Hobart College and General Theological Seminary. The Rector of St. James' Episcopal Church, Hyde Park, for 19 years, he also served...
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Theresa Mary Slizewski

March 27, 1919 - October 27, 2013

Mrs. Theresa Mary (Detmer) Slizewski went to be with her husband Slim, her granddaughter Carolyn, and other beloved family members and friends who predeceased her when she passed away of natural causes in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., on Sunday, October 27, 2013 at the age of 94, with family by her side. Theresa was born March 23, 1919 on the Kaal Rock in Poughkeepsie to Ignatius John and Elizabeth (Danko)...
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Frances Ellen Bomba

January 6, 1921 - October 26, 2013

Frances Ellen Bomba, 92, most recently of Dickson, TN and a former longtime Hyde Park resident, died on Saturday, October 26, 2013, at the Horizon Medical Center, Dickson, TN. Born January 6, 1921 in Hyde Park, she was the daughter of the late John and Anna Hornak Klima. Fran proudly served in the United States Women's Army Corps during World War II as a Physical Therapy Technician. She worked...
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Joseph Andrew Panni

May 28, 1928 - October 24, 2013

Joseph Andrew Panni, 85, a longtime Hyde Park resident, died Thursday, October 24, 2013, at Vassar Brothers Medical Center, in Poughkeepsie. Born May 28, 1928 in Flushing, NY, he was the son of the late Joseph A. and Stefana Dulmovits Panni. Joe proudly served in the U.S. Navy on the U.S.S. Rochester during the Korean War. He worked for IBM Poughkeepsie as an Inspector Technician for 35...
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David W. Brenner

September 22, 1933 - October 19, 2013

David W. Brenner (Dave), of Oswego, died October 19, 2013 at the age of 80. Born on September 22, 1933 in Poughkeepsie, he was the son of the late William A. and Anne Weeks Brenner. His mother predeceased him one day earlier at the age of 104. Dave married Mary E. Barbato on July 31, 1958, with whom he had four children: Joseph J. Brenner and wife, Alexandra, of Milan, Debra A. McNulty and...
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James P Gallagher

December 17, 1925 - October 14, 2013

Poughkeepsie - James P. Gallagher, 87, a lifelong area resident, died Monday, October 14, 2013, at St Francis Hospital in Poughkeepsie with his loving family by his side. Born December 17, 1925 in Poughkeepsie, he was the son of the late Charles and Marion Cunningham Gallagher. Jim proudly served in the U.S. Navy from 1944 to 1946. He worked for Standard Gage Co. in Poughkeepsie as a Lead...
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Joshua Jones Bohlmann

August 6, 1990 - October 13, 2013

Joshua Jones Bohlmann, 23, of the Town of Poughkeepsie, died unexpectedly on Sunday, October 13, 2013, at St. Francis Hospital. Born August 6, 1990 in Poughkeepsie, Josh was the son of John J. and Robin Lynn Jones Bohlmann. His father survives in Hyde Park, and his mother in Poughkeepsie. Josh was a graduate of F.D. Roosevelt High School, Hyde Park. He was a Shop Manager for Total Package...
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Margaret Zitz Zahtila

November 16, 1913 - October 10, 2013

Margaret Zahtila was born November 15, 1913 and died peacefully on October 10, 2013. Margaret spent most of her life in Dutchess County, growing up in a large and loving family on a farm in Red Hook and then living in Hyde Park for sixty years. She was preceded in death by her husband Joseph Zahtila and daughter Margaret Blake. She is survived by one daughter, Helen Cassell and husband,...
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Theresa M. Boryk

May 27, 1934 - October 9, 2013

Theresa M. 'Terry' Boryk, 79, most recently of Red Hook and a former longtime Hyde Park resident, died October 9, 2013 at her home in Red Hook. She moved to this area from Yonkers in 1967. Born in Yonkers on May 27th, 1934, she was the daughter of the late MaryEllen and Ned Fagan, two Irish immigrants. She was a graduate of St. Mary's Parochial School in 1948 and Yonkers High School in 1952. ...
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Betty Keith

May 8, 1925 - October 2, 2013

Betty J Keith, 88, of Hyde Park, died on Wednesday, October 2, 2013, at the Baptist Home at Brookmeade in Rhinebeck, where she has been a resident since 2012 Born May 8, 1925 in Rhinebeck, she was the daughter of the late George Field and Anna Proper Carnright. Betty was raised in Red Hook and graduated from Red Hook High School in 1944. After graduation, she was a telephone operator with the...
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Margaret Salgovic

September 1, 1931 - September 24, 2013

Margaret Salgovic, a thirty-five year Hyde Park resident died Tuesday, September 24, 2013, at Saint Francis Hospital in Poughkeepsie. Margaret was a tax attorney and tax preparer for more than forty years. She was self-employed and adored her clients. She enjoyed traveling, reading, photography, and creating pieces of stained glass. She was born on September 1, 1931, the only daughter of...
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Anthony J. D'Ambrosio

February 13, 1945 - September 20, 2013

Anthony J. D'Ambrosio, 68, a longtime area resident, died on Friday, September 20, 2013, at St. Francis Hospital in Poughkeepsie as a result of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. Born February 13, 1945 in Yonkers, he was the son of the late Anthony F. and Catherine Guerra D'Ambrosio. Mr. D'Ambrosio received his Master's Degree in Art Education from Adelphi University on Long Island....
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Pasquale 'Pat' Miele

October 21, 1922 - September 18, 2013

Pasquale C. 'Pat' Miele, 90, a resident of Hyde Park since 1957 and formerly of Suffern, NY, died Wednesday, September 18, 2013, at home with his family by his side. Born October 21, 1922 in Tallman, NY, he was the son of the late Vito and Adeline Pepe Miele. He was a graduate of Suffern High School and attended Stevens College in Hoboken, NJ before entering the United States Army. Pat...
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Donald 'Poppy' Swart

April 29, 1932 - September 16, 2013

Donald A. "Poppy" Swart, 81, of Pleasant Valley, a lifelong area resident, died on Monday, September 16, 2013, at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie. Born April 29, 1932 in Stanfordville, NY, he was the son of the late Floyd and Mary Shook Swart. Don proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He worked for Taconic DDSO in Wassaic as a Developmental Aide for 24...
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Gail L. Curtis

June 16, 1951 - September 16, 2013

Gail L. Curtis, age 62, passed away on September 16, 2013 at Vassar Brothers Medical Center. She was born in Poughkeepsie on June 16, 1951, the daughter of Kenneth L. and Inez B. Shafer. Gail was trained and employed for many years as a licensed beautician. She graduated from F. D. Roosevelt High School in 1969. In her youth, she participated for many years in the Pacers Drum Corps of...
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Timothy William Williams

March 21, 1945 - September 16, 2013

Timothy William Williams, 68, a lifelong resident of Poughkeepsie, died September 16, 2013, at Rosary Hill Nursing Home after a long illness. Born on March 21, 1945 in Poughkeepsie, he was the son of the late Dean A. Williams and Mary E (Shaw) Williams. Mr. Williams was employed with the City of Poughkeepsie and The Poughkeepsie City School System until his retirement in 2011, in the...
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Debra Lynn Gonzales

November 8, 1963 - September 14, 2013

Debra Lynn Gonzales, 49, of Marlborough, died on Saturday, September 14, 2013, at her home. Born November 8, 1963 in Brewster, NY, she was the daughter of the late Frank Gonzales Jr. and Kathleen White Gonzales. Survivors include her sons, Brian Avery, of Millerton, NY, and William Avery III, of Poughkeepsie; her daughter, Amanda Avery, of Milton; and her brother, Steve Gonzales, of...
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Irene Mattias(ich) Schaefer

December 28, 1929 - September 8, 2013

Irene Elizabeth Mattias(ich) Schaefer passed away on Sept.8 at home. She was born in Teaneck, N.J. in 1929. The daughter of Anton Mattias(ich) and Eleanor Gallessich Mattias(ich), she attended schools in New Rochelle and Scarsdale. When she was 16, her family moved to a farm in the Town of Clinton. She graduated from F. D. Roosevelt High School in 1947 and attended New Paltz State Teacher's ...
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Richard J. "Woody" Wood

August 10, 1936 - September 7, 2013

Hyde Park - Richard J. "Woody" Wood, 77, a lifelong area resident, died on Saturday, September 7, 2013, at St. Francis Hospital in Poughkeepsie. Born August 10, 1936 in Poughkeepsie, he was the son of the late Clarence J. and Dorothy Terwilliger Wood. Woody retired from the Hudson River Psychiatric Center and St. Francis Hospital. He was an avid golfer and car enthusiast. Woody is survived...
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Gerald H. Secor

April 11, 1934 - September 5, 2013

Gerald H. Secor, 79, a lifelong Poughkeepsie resident, passed away on September 5, 2013, at Northern Dutchess Hospital, Rhinebeck. Born on April 11, 1934 in Poughkeepsie, he was the son of the late Herbert and Mae Walker Secor. Jerry attended F. D. Roosevelt High School in Hyde Park. A residential contractor by trade, Jerry took pride and great care in every one of his jobs. He also proudly...
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Jose Bairan

March 11, 1930 - September 3, 2013

Jose Bairan, 83, of Wappingers Falls, died on Tuesday, September 3, 2013, at home, with his loving family by his side. A local resident for 18 years, he was formerly from the Bronx. Born March 11, 1930 in the Dominican Republic, he was the son of the late Antonio and Evangelina Ventura Bairan. Jose was a self employed Jeweler and Watchmaker for many years. On May 11, 1961 in Santo Domingo,...
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Edith Louise Hogg Parker

September 1, 1914 - September 1, 2013

Edith Louise Hogg Parker died on her 99th birthday. She was born in Butler, PA on September 1, 1914 and passed on September 1, 2013 at Vassar Hospital after a long and full life. Edith was a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. She was the daughter of Helen Charlotte Osgood Hogg and John Thompson Hogg of Connoquenessing, PA. Edith was a trained hairdresser, but spent her life...
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Frances Martorano

August 21, 1940 - August 31, 2013

Poughkeepsie - Frances Martorano, 73, of Poughkeepsie, died Saturday, August 31, 2013, at St. Francis Hospital, Poughkeepsie. Born August 21, 1940 in Brooklyn, Fran was the daughter of the late George and Lucy Falango Saad. She was a graduate of St. Joseph's High School in Brooklyn. Fran was a Customer Service Representative for the Poughkeepsie Galleria for over ten years. Family was very...
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Howell 'Rob' Robinson

December 29, 1923 - August 30, 2013

Howell J. "Rob" Robinson, 89, of Hyde Park, died on Friday, August 30, 2013, at St Francis Hospital. Born December 29, 1923 in Poughkeepsie, he was the son of the late Howell Jay and Minnie Henrietta Horton Robinson. Rob was an avid skier and sailor. He and his love, Hazel, skied many areas in Austria, Switzerland, France, Italy, as well as many Western US ski areas. His sailing adventures...
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Robert S. Hedrick

December 24, 1958 - August 30, 2013

Robert "Bobby" S. Hedrick, 54, a lifelong area resident, died Friday, August 30, 2013, at Albany Medical Center. Born December 24, 1958 in Poughkeepsie, he was the son of Kenneth A. Hedrick Sr. and the late Dolores Gunsch Hedrick Overfield. In addition to his mother, he was predeceased by his step-father, John M. Overfield, as well as his brother, John W. Overfield. For over 20 years, Bobby...
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James Kenneth Cancel

September 29, 1954 - August 30, 2013

James Kenneth Cancel, 58, of the Town of Poughkeepsie and previously of Wappingers, went home to be with his Lord on Friday, August 30, 2013, at his home with his loving family by his side. Born September 29, 1954 in the Bronx, he was the son of Louis Jr. and Verania Gonzalez Cancel. Mr. and Mrs. Cancel survive in Manati, Puerto Rico. James proudly served in the United States Air Force from...
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Elizabeth Kupiec

October 11, 1956 - August 25, 2013

Elizabeth Kupiec, 56, of Clinton Corners, New York died on Sunday, August 25, 2013, at Westchester Medical Center. Born October 11, 1956 in Glens Falls, NY, she was the daughter of Frank and Ilse Ott Sause. Prior to her illness, she worked as a secretary. Betsy was a free spirit and a lover of animals. She had a good sense of humor and would often make you laugh. She didn't hesitate to...
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Geoffrey Louis Roberts

July 19, 1948 - August 23, 2013

Hyde Park- Geoffrey Louis Roberts, 65, died on Friday, August 23, 2013, at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie. Born July 19, 1948 in Mineola, Long Island, he was the son of the late Leonard and Dorothy Roberts, and step-son of Edward "Pop" Rothwell. Geoffrey proudly served in the United States Navy as a Special Operations Combat Medic during the Vietnam War. In Hyde Park, he...
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Shirley A. Robinson

March 2, 2013 - August 20, 2013

Shirley A Robinson, age 78, is survived by her family, sons George and David and daughters Michelle and Laverne and brother Wesley as well as several nieces, nephews and grandchildren. Shirley was born in Poughkeepsie, NY in 1935. She worked as a cashier for the South Road Pharmacy for many years. Some of her favorite things were dragon flies, cardinals, sunsets and watching documentaries....
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Joseph S. "Joe Stu" Leary

July 26, 1952 - August 15, 2013

Joseph S. "Joe Stu" Leary, 61, of Staatsburg, died unexpectedly on Thursday, August 15, 2013, in Town of Kingston. Born July 26, 1952 in Poughkeepsie, he was the son of the late Lawrence F Leary and Elizabeth Kehlenbeck Leary. Mrs. Leary survives at home. Joe was a daily communicate of Regina Coeli Church and a weekly participant in the Adoration Chapel. Joe was a self employed stone...
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Donald W Elterich

October 4, 1950 - August 15, 2013

Hyde Park - Donald W. Elterich, 62, a longtime resident of Hyde Park, died unexpectedly at home of natural causes on Thursday, August 15, 2013. Born on October 4, 1950 in Mount Vernon, NY, Donald was the son of the late Wilbur and Eleanor Elterich. He graduated with his Bachelor's degree from Dean College, in Boston, MA. Donald enjoyed boating throughout the state with his family, shooting...
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Elizabeth M. Brands

July 19, 1918 - August 11, 2013

Elizabeth Margaret Brands passed away peacefully in her sleep at the Lutheran Care Center in Poughkeepsie, NY, on Sunday, August 11, 2013. She had recently celebrated her 95th birthday with family and friends. Born in Cardross, Scotland, on July 19, 1918, Betty was the daughter of the late Thomas and Annie (Ferrier) Prentice. In 1929 she sailed with her family to Boston to immigrate to the...
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Charles 'Chaz' Valentine

April 29, 1937 - August 10, 2013

Charles R. "Chaz" Valentine, 76, of Pleasant Valley, died on Saturday, August 10, 2013, at The Pines at Poughkeepsie Rehabilitation & Nursing Center in Poughkeepsie. Born April 29, 1937 in Peekskill, NY, he was the son of the late Charles R. and Jean Germain Valentine. He proudly served in the U.S. Navy from 1954 to 1957 and the U.S. Navy Reserves from 1957 to 1962. Chaz worked for Hyde Park...
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Joan Patricia Mulcahy

September 20, 1942 - August 5, 2013

Joan Patricia Mulcahy, 70, a long time Highland resident formerly of Poughkeepsie, died Monday, August 5, 2013, at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie. Born September 20, 1942 in Poughkeepsie, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Dorothy Lake Ballassone. She worked for Highland Assisted Living as a Personal Care Assistant until her retirement in April 2013. Joan was a...
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Marjorie Blackburn Maki

November 26, 1933 - August 5, 2013

Marjorie Blackburn Maki, 79, of Hyde Park, died Monday, August 5, 2013, at St. Francis Hospital in Poughkeepsie. Born November 26, 1933 in Harriman, NY, she was the daughter of the late Anofrio and Myrtle Shiner DeFilippis. Marjorie was a local resident since 1974, previously of New Jersey and Rockland County. She worked as a Bookkeeper for Electra Supply Co. in Poughkeepsie for 7 years,...
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Richard 'Dick' Doyle

August 22, 1938 - August 1, 2013

Richard E. 'Dick' Doyle, 74, a lifelong resident of Hyde Park and Staatsburg, died Thursday, August 1, 2013, at St. Francis Hospital in Poughkeepsie. Born August 22, 1938 in Rhinebeck, he was the son of the late Walter and Florence 'Fawney' A'Brial Doyle. He was a member of the Dinsmore Golf League, and the Stone Church Fishing Club in Hyde Park; and a former member of the Red Hook Golf Club,...
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John F. Guzzetti

April 10, 1922 - August 1, 2013

John F. Guzzetti, 91, of Overland Park, Kansas, a former resident of Hyde Park and Yonkers, NY, died on Thursday, August 1, 2013, at St. Luke's South Hospital in Overland Park, Kansas. Born Monday, April 10, 1922 in Bronx, New York, he was the son of the late John and Jennie Di Massi Guzzetti. He proudly served in the Army during World War II. John worked for the U.S. Treasury Department in...
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Esther Spencer

June 25, 1922 - July 30, 2013

Esther E. Spencer, 91, of Hyde Park, a lifetime area resident, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, July 30, 2013, at The Thompson House in Rhinebeck. Born June 25, 1922 in Rhinebeck, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Ethel Bodly Hanaburgh. She attended Rhinebeck Schools. She worked for Hudson River Psychiatric Center as a Therapy Aide, retiring in 1982, after 30 years. She was a...
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Salvatore Joseph Balassone

January 10, 1935 - July 28, 2013

Salvatore J. Balassone, 83, also known as Sam, Rusty, Sonny, Sal & Reds, died peacefully on Sunday, July 28, 2013, in the same Mill Street home in which he was born. A lifelong resident of Dutchess County, he was born on January 10, 1935 in Poughkeepsie, NY to Vincent & Antoinette (Liotto) Balassone. A graduate of Poughkeepsie High School, an Army veteran, and a dedicated employee of IBM for...
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Therese M. Boesch

August 3, 1925 - July 28, 2013

Therese M. Boesch, a resident of Poughkeepsie since 1991 and formerly of Queens, NY, died peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, July 28, 2013 at The Lutheran Care Center in Poughkeepsie. Born in Woodhaven, NY on August 3, 1925, she was the daughter of Germain and Christine Pocher Boesch. Therese was a parishioner of Holy Trinity Church in Poughkeepsie. She was a devout Catholic and had great...
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Reg Ward, Sr.

June 9, 1925 - July 27, 2013

Reg Ward, Sr., 88, a longtime resident of Staatsburg who was also affectionately known as "Big Reg", or "Pop Ward", died on Saturday, July 27, 2013, at Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck. Born Sunday, June 9, 1925 in Port Deposit, Maryland, he was the son of the late Harry and Mildred Klapper Calhoun. He was a 1943 graduate of Poughkeepsie High School and proudly served with the United...
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Frances Guido

November 8, 1922 - July 26, 2013

Frances Guido, 90, a longtime area resident, died Friday, July 26, 2013, at the Baptist Home in Rhinebeck. Born November 8, 1922 in Hudson, NY, she was the daughter of the late John and Anna Shupa Myshasko. A homemaker, Mrs. Guido enjoyed spending time with her family. On August 26, 1945 in Hudson, she married Richard J. Guido. Mr. Guido predeceased her on October 6, 2004. She is survived by...
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Hedy R. Gold

May 22, 1944 - July 19, 2013

Hedy R. Gold, 69, a longtime Hyde Park resident, passed away Friday, July 19, 2013, at home following a long illness. Born May 22, 1944 in New York City, she was the daughter of the late Guy and Lilly Preuss. Hedy was a graduate of Bennett College in Millbrook and Vassar College in Poughkeepsie. Mrs. Gold taught French at F.D. Roosevelt High School for thirty years and at the Culinary...
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Roger J. Daly

September 29, 1950 - July 18, 2013

Roger J. Daly, 62, of Staatsburg, died suddenly on Thursday, July 18, 2013, at St. Francis Hospital in Poughkeepsie. Roger was a man of deep faith who was known for his generosity and quick wit. Born September 29, 1950 in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Roger J. Sr. and Helen Whitton Daly. He proudly served in the United States Army during the Vietnam-era. Roger worked in...
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Ann K. Logan

May 23, 1947 - July 14, 2013

Ann K. Logan, 66, of Hyde Park, died Sunday, July 14, 2013. She is preceded in death by her parents, Lester & Catherine Krueger. Ann is survived by and will be missed by her loving sisters, Karen and Mary (Ken); nephews, Mark (Heather) and Christopher; and niece, Karen (Mike). The family is grateful to Ann's friends who were so supportive during her illness. Ann's thoughtfulness &...
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Martin Michael Maxwell

December 15, 1952 - July 13, 2013

Martin Michael Maxwell, 60, a lifelong area resident, died peacefully in his sleep on Saturday, July 13, 2013, at his home in Hyde Park. Born December 15, 1952 in Newburgh, he was the son of the late Jack M. Maxwell and Barbara Eckert Maxwell Chase. He was a 1970 graduate of FDR High School, Hyde Park; received an Associate's Degree from Dutchess Community College; and graduated from SUNY New...
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Ellyn Romano

January 11, 1946 - July 11, 2013

Ellyn Romano, 67, a seven year resident of Staatsburg and formerly of Brooklyn, died on Thursday, July 11, 2013, at Northern Dutchess Hospital, Rhinebeck. Born January 11, 1946 in Brooklyn, New York, she was the daughter of the late Philip Burlock and the late Molly Wortman Burlock. Mrs. Romano was a Fashion Designer for various design houses in the Garment District in New York City. She...
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Peter Broner

July 18, 1924 - July 9, 2013

Peter Broner, 88, passed away on Tuesday, July 9, at his home in Salt Point, NY. He was born in Munich, Germany on July 18, 1924, the son of Walter and Hede Heilbronner. (Upon emigration to the U.S. in 1938, the family name was changed to Broner.) During World War II Peter served as an intelligence officer in the American army, where his early commitment to social justice was strengthened by his...
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Joseph Kevin McDermott

January 17, 1939 - July 9, 2013

Clinton Corners – Joseph Kevin McDermott, 74, a 30 year resident of Clinton Corners, died Tuesday July 9, 2013 at Vassar Brothers Hospital, Poughkeepsie. Born January 17, 1939 in Brooklyn, NY, he was the son of the late William and Frieda Waldron McDermott. Mr. McDermott served in the U.S. Army and from 1958 to 1961 and the Army Reserve from 1979 to 1981. He was the owner of several...
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Henry Skip Rosell, Sr.

January 25, 1944 - July 8, 2013

Poughkeepsie - Henry J."Skip" Rosell, Sr., 69, a longtime local resident, died Monday, July 8, 2013, at St. Francis Hospital in Poughkeepsie. Born in Poughkeepsie on January 25, 1944, he was the son of the late Edward and Bernice Shibilo Rosell. Skip was a General Contractor for many years. He was a former member of the Hyde Park Elks Club. Skip was an avid bowler and member of the...
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Beverly L. Sweet-Murray

December 17, 1956 - July 6, 2013

Beverly L. Sweet-Murray, 56, a long time Hyde Park resident, died peacefully at home on Saturday, July 6, 2013, after a courageous battle with ovarian cancer. Born December 17, 1956 in Poughkeepsie, she was the daughter of the late Howard E. and Dolores M. Schneegas Kimlin. Bev spent most of her life dedicated to working with teens in residential care for alcohol and drug abuse. She married...
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Helen Dowling

April 6, 1929 - July 3, 2013

Helen Dowling, 84, passed away peacefully at home on July 3, 2013 being cared for by her three children. Helen's legacy is love for family. Throughout her entire life her family was always nearby and she lived each day trying to please those around her. Helen was born on April 6, 1929 and raised in the Bronx, NY. She and three of her four siblings eventually moved to New City, NY along with...
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Samuel Harmon Porter

December 5, 1986 - June 29, 2013

Samuel Harmon Porter passed away at his home on June 29, 2013. He was 26 years old. Sam was born December 5, 1986 in New York City to John Paul and Joan Porter. He spent his early elementary years in Valhalla, NY, moving with his family to Dutchess County in 1998. Sam graduated in 2005 from Millbrook High School and was a 2012 graduate of SUNY's Institute of Technology. Sam is survived by...
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Bruce W. Curtiss

January 2, 1925 - June 28, 2013

Bruce W. Curtiss, 88, a longtime area resident, died Friday, June 28, 2013, at Elant at Fishkill in Beacon. Born January 2, 1925 in Rotterdam, New York, he was the son of the late Edwin and May Noll Curtiss. Bruce served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He later worked as a systems analyst for IBM Poughkeepsie for thirty five years, retiring in 1986. He was a member of Hyde Park...
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Marjorie Monroe

March 28, 1931 - June 26, 2013

On June 26 at 1PM, Marge's son, Brian Morris, softly whispered "I love you" to his Mother as the Lord welcomed a faithful follower into his kingdom. Those who knew Marge well have endured a great loss. She influenced everyone she met with her profound character, wisdom, and compassion. Her life stories were filled with inspirational journeys. From leaving home to sell magazines in Florida at 17,...
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Elmer Van Wagner

August 22, 1935 - June 25, 2013

Elmer Van Wagner Jr., 77, a lifelong resident of Hyde Park, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at the Baptist Home at Brookmeade in Rhinebeck. Born August 22, 1935 in Poughkeepsie, Elmer was the son of the late Elmer Van Wagner, Sr. and Caroline Golden Van Wagner. He was a 1953 graduate of the Trinity-Pawling School, where he played Varsity Football and...
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Margaret A. Anderson

October 9, 1936 - June 25, 2013

Hyde Park - Margaret A. Anderson, 76, a lifelong area resident, died at home on Tuesday, June 25, 2013. Born on October 9, 1936 in Poughkeepsie, she was the daughter of the late Daniel and Olive Sherow MacIsaac. On March 11, 1956 she married Raymond J. Anderson in Poughkeepsie. Mr. Anderson predeceased her on July 24, 2009. She was also predeceased by a son, Rohn E. Anderson, on February 21,...
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David R. Hess

January 29, 1947 - June 25, 2013

Hyde Park - Mr. David Richard Hess, 66, a longtime area resident, died at home on Tuesday, June 25, 2013. Born on January 29, 1947 in Rhinebeck, he was the son of the late George and Evelyn Day Hess. He was a graduate of Vero Beach High School and proudly served in the United States Army. Dave was a Deputy Sheriff with the Dutchess County Sheriff's Department for twenty-six and a half years...
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Barbara Ann Price

May 16, 1932 - June 22, 2013

Town of Poughkeepsie - Mrs. Barbara Ann Price, 81, a longtime area resident, died on Saturday, June 22, 2013, at St. Francis Hospital in Poughkeepsie. Born May 16, 1932 in Utica, NY, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Blanche Brockway Gorman. She was a graduate of Whitesboro High School in Utica. Barbara was a homemaker, who enjoyed reading, cooking, and watching soap operas. On...
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Joseph L. Cruger

December 26, 1931 - June 10, 2013

Mr. Joseph L Cruger, Fire Commissioner, 81 of Hyde Park, died on Monday, June 10, 2013, at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie. Born December 26, 1931 in Poughkeepsie, he was the son of the late Charles and Irene Rohan Cruger. On September 29, 1956, in Ticonderoga, NY, he married the former Janet Wiley. Mrs. Cruger predeceased him May 27, 2001. Joe was a 1949 graduate of Franklin...
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Gregory M. Zanikos

May 6, 1985 - June 9, 2013

Hyde Park - Gregory M. Zanikos, age 28, died at home unexpectedly on Sunday, June 9, 2013. A lifelong resident of Hyde Park, Greg was born on May 6, 1985. He attended Hyde Park Schools, graduating from FDR High School in 2003 and from SUNY New Paltz in 2007 with his Bachelor's degree in Psychology. Greg had been employed as a Mechanical Draftsman at Fala Industries in Saugerties for the last...
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Rose T. Peace

January 24, 1924 - June 3, 2013

Livingston - Rose T. Peace, 89, a Hyde Park resident since 1985, died on Monday, June 3, 2013, at Livingston Hills Nursing Home in the Town of Livingston. Born on January 24, 1924 in Burgerland, Austria, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Hermina Koppel Schadl. Rose was educated in New York City Schools and was employed by Alexander's Dept. Store in Queens for many years. She enjoyed...
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Elizabeth C. Davis

July 30, 1922 - June 2, 2013

Town of Clinton - Elizabeth Carpenter Davis, 90, a Town of Clinton resident since 1968, passed away peacefully on June 2, 2013. She was also affectionately known by such names as "Chilly" and "Blonde Betty." Born on July 30, 1922 in Southampton, NY, she was the daughter of the late William and Bess Efferson Carpenter. She was raised in New York City and summered throughout her childhood in Lake...
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Pauline E. Raine

March 11, 1939 - May 28, 2013

Rhinebeck - Pauline E. Raine, nee Pauline E. Bouchard, 74, a resident of Rhinebeck and previously of St. Albans, Vt., died Tuesday, May 28, 2013, at The Baptist Home in Rhinebeck after a long illness. Pauline was a homemaker for many years in Hyde Park until illness brought her to the Baptist Home in Rhinebeck in November 2000. She attended high school at Bellows Free Academy in St. Albans, Vt....
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Frank Stephen Lasko, Sr.

August 28, 1920 - May 28, 2013

Poughkeepsie - Frank Stephen Lasko, Sr., 92, of Poughkeepsie, died on Tuesday, May 28, 2013, at home with his family by his side. Born August 28, 1920 in Pleasant Valley, he was the son of the late Stephen and Julia Galumbus Lasko, who emigrated from Hungary early in the century. He grew up locally on the Lasko family farm. On December 10, 1949 at Holy Trinity Church in Poughkeepsie, Frank...
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Ruth Elizabeth Madlon

June 23, 1928 - May 22, 2013

POUGHKEEPSIE - Ruth Elizabeth Madlon, 84, of Poughkeepsie passed away on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 in her home. A long time resident of Poughkeepsie, Ruth was a devoted mother and friend to many. She had a passion for books, which she shared with others over her long- term career as a librarian at Dutchess Day School. Anyone who knew Ruth, knew of her attachment to her dogs and birds, as well as...
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Nicole Lynn Lasher

April 10, 1986 - May 15, 2013

Poughkeepsie - Nicole Lynn Lasher, 27, of Hyde Park died on Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie. Born April 10, 1986 in Rhinebeck, she was the daughter of Brenda Lasher Jansen and step-father, William Jansen. Her parents survive at home. Nicole attended Rehabilitation Programs and enjoyed listening to music. In addition to her mother and step-father,...
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Wallace 'Wally' Pink, Jr.

March 22, 1955 - May 11, 2013

Poughkeepsie - Wallace Andrew "Wally" Pink Jr., 58, a lifelong area resident, passed away Saturday, May 11, 2013 at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie with his family by his side. Born March 22, 1955 in Poughkeepsie, he was the son of the late Wallace Sr. and Jane Podgorna Pink. Mr. Pink was a graduate of F.D. Roosevelt High School in Hyde Park and he attended Marist College, where...
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John 'Jack' Healey

February 7, 1936 - May 10, 2013

Hyde Park – John H. (Jack) Healey, 77, a resident of Hyde Park for 44 years, died unexpectedly on Friday May 10, 2013 at Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Poughkeepsie. Born February 7, 1936 in Providence, Rhode Island, Jack was the son of the late William and Marguerite Riley Healey. He was a 1957 graduate of Providence College, and as a young man, served in the United States Marine Corps...
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Richard Dragstra

May 6, 1930 - May 3, 2013

Hyde Park – Richard Dragstra, 82, of Hyde Park, a life-long area resident, died Friday May 3, 2013 at Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Poughkeepsie. He was born in Poughkeepsie on May 6, 1930, the son of William and Clara Beenen Dragstra. On June 10, 1951 he married the former Bernice Cole who survives at home. He was employed by IBM Poughkeepsie for 40 years, retiring in 1991, and the...
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Peter Joseph Barry

May 1, 1959 - April 27, 2013

Hyde Park - Peter Joseph Barry, 53, a twenty-five year resident of Hyde Park and formerly of Fishkill, died on Saturday, April 27, 2013, at Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Poughkeepsie. Born May 1, 1959 in Brooklyn, he was the son of the late Denis and Doris Powers Barry. He graduated from the State University of New York at Old Westbury in 1984 with a Bachelor's Degree in chemistry, and from...
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Edward Shishmanian

June 25, 1954 - April 26, 2013

Hyde Park – Edward Shishmanian, 58, a one year resident of Hyde Park formerly of Poughkeepsie, died on Friday, April 26, 2013, at home with his family by his side. Born June 25, 1954 in Yerevan, Armenia, he was the son of the late Vagram Shishmanian and Takui Kayayan Shishmanian. His mother survives in Queens. He was a graduate of college in Armenia with a degree in languages. Mr....
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Margaret 'Dolly' Foglietta

August 31, 1928 - April 26, 2013

Hyde Park - Mrs. Margaret 'Dolly' Marie Foglietta, 84, a resident of Dutchess County since 1956 and formerly of Old Forge, PA, died Friday, April 26, 2013, at home. Born August 31, 1928 in Old Forge, she was the daughter of the late William and Sarah Coyne Flynn. Mrs. Foglietta was a cashier at the former Crispi's Grocery on Violet Avenue in Hyde Park for twenty years. She was a member of St...
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Edmund John Lueken

March 30, 1939 - April 26, 2013

Hyde Park - Edmund John Lueken, 74, a forty-nine year Hyde Park resident died Friday, April 26, 2013, at home with his loving family by his side. Born March 30, 1939 in Queens, he was the son of the late Theodore and Elizabeth Bloemer Lueken. Mr. Lueken graduated from Newton High School, where he was a track record setter. He then proudly served in the United States Army. He went on to...
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Charles William "Billie" Duntz

December 21, 1932 - April 25, 2013

Charles William "Billie" Duntz, 80, of Hyde Park, died on Thursday, April 25, 2013, at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie, New York. Born December 21, 1932 in Poughkeepsie, New York, he was the son of the late Charles J. and Isabel Myers Duntz. Billie loved the NY Yankees and never missed a game on TV or radio. He was employed as a groundskeeper for a local cemetery. A long time...
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Adam Rubin

August 9, 1962 - April 25, 2013

Hyde Park - Adam Rubin, 50, of the Town of Hyde Park, died unexpectedly, Thursday, April 25, 2013 at home. Born on August 9, 1962 in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, he was the son of Isaac D. and Judith Goldseger Rubin, who survive. Adam was an advocate for organ transplants, and was on the board of not-for-profits for improved mental health in Dutchess County. Private services will be at the...
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Althea C. Wilhelm

April 19, 1914 - April 14, 2013

Hyde Park – Althea C. Wilhelm, 98, a local resident since 1933 and formerly of New York City, died Sunday, April 14, 2013 at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie. Born in New Haven, Connecticut on April 19, 1914, she was the daughter of the late Emily Daly and George F. Moore. She was educated in NY City schools. Althea was employed by the NY Telephone Company for 43 years, until...
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Patricia G. Wilson

October 17, 1934 - April 12, 2013

Patricia (Pat) G Wilson, 78, a lifetime resident of Hyde Park and Poughkeepsie, passed away suddenly on April 12, 2013 at Vassar Brothers Hospital, Poughkeepsie. Pat was born October 17, 1934 in Poughkeepsie, the daughter of the late George & Helen Prindle. She was the owner of Empire Message Bureau in Poughkeepsie and the Ancient City Services in St. Augustine FL, where she also worked for...
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Paul C. Gregory III

August 20, 1959 - April 11, 2013

Town of Clinton - Paul C. Gregory III, 53, of the Town of Clinton, died unexpectedly at home on Thursday, April 11, 2013. A lifelong area resident, Paul was a self employed handyman. He proudly served in the United States Army from 1976 to 1980. Born in Sharon, Conn. on August 20, 1959, he was the son of the Paul C. Gregory Jr. and the late Betty Ann Halvorsen Gregory. His father and step...
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Ronald A. Maeder

April 1, 1949 - April 11, 2013

Hyde Park - Ronald A. Maeder, 64, a lifelong area resident, died Thursday, April 11, 2013 at St. Francis Hospital, Poughkeepsie. Born April 1, 1949 in Poughkeepsie, he was the son of the late Albert and Irene McClintock Maeder. Mr. Maeder attended Carmel and Spackenkill schools and graduated from Poughkeepsie High School. He went on to graduate from the Rochester Institute of Technology. Mr....
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Joseph Anthony De Marco

November 24, 1958 - April 9, 2013

Hyde Park - Joseph Anthony De Marco, 54, a lifelong area resident, died Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at home with his family by his side. Born November 24, 1958 in Poughkeepsie, he was the son of the late Charles H. De Marco and Ann Galioto De Marco. His mother survives in Wappingers Falls. Joe was a 1976 graduate of Roy C. Ketcham High School, and attended Dutchess Community College. He was...
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Joyce D. Davis

August 11, 1937 - April 8, 2013

Hyde Park - Joyce D. Davis, 75, a longtime area resident, died Monday, April 8, 2013 at St. Francis Hospital, Poughkeepsie. Born in Jamestown, NY on August 11, 1937, she was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Frances Granskofski. Joyce was a registered nurse at St. Francis Hospital in Poughkeepsie for many years. She had a positive outlook on life with a contagious smile, and dedicated...
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Mildred E. Rossbach Stone Bennett

May 18, 1924 - April 7, 2013

Mildred E. Rossbach Stone Bennett, 88, died Friday, April 7, 2013 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire at the Clipper Harbor of Portsmouth Nursing and Rehab Center due to respiratory failure/dementia. Mrs. Bennett was born at Vassar Hospital, Poughkeepsie on May 18, 1924 to John Rossbach and Mildred Schryver Rossbach-Budicin of Hyde Park. Mildred attended Hyde Park Schools and graduated from F.D....
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Roy Andrew Boesch

August 3, 1931 - April 7, 2013

Hyde Park - The angels came and took Roy Andrew Boesch, 81, to Heaven as he was surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, April 7th at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie. Born on August 3, 1931 in Woodhaven, NY, he was the son of the late Germain and Christine Pocher Boesch. He proudly served in the U.S. Air Force for four years during the Korean War. Roy worked at IBM,...
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Michael J. Glavich

August 30, 1937 - April 5, 2013

Hyde Park - Michael John Glavich, 75, a long time area resident previously of Sacrament, California, died Friday, April 5, 2013 at St. Francis Hospital, Poughkeepsie. Born in San Francisco, California on August 30, 1937, he was the son of the late Luke and Anna Caria Glavich. He was a 1955 graduate of San Pedro High School, California, and went on to graduate of Los Angeles Harbor College,...
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William W Brodie

October 12, 1935 - April 5, 2013

William Wallace Brodie, resident of Hyde Park for 17 years, and formerly of Chestnut Ridge, NY, Passed away on April 5, 2013, with his wife of 54 years, Roberta, at his side. He was 77 years old. His kind and gentle demeanor made him loved by all. His smile and quick wit always lifted people's spirits. He was a science teacher and guidance counselor in the Clarkstown School District for 32...
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Amee Christine VanTassell

March 28, 1977 - April 1, 2013

Hyde Park - Amee Christine VanTassell, 36, a lifelong area resident, passed away unexpectedly on April 1, 2013 at Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Poughkeepsie, five days after the birth of her beloved daughter, Rowen. On September 9, 2006 in Bykenhulle House, Hopewell Junction, she married her best friend, Keith VanTassell. Keith survives at home. Amee was a devoted wife and mother. Born in...
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James 'Sonny' Robbins

August 29, 1933 - April 1, 2013

James "Sonny" Robbins, 79, passed away on April 1, 2013 at home with his loving wife, Barbara, at his side. He is also survived by his daughter Pam Teixeira and husband, Paul; sons John and Jim, wife Heather; along with sisters Joan, Peggy, and Lynda. Seven grandsons he loved Shawn, Jimmy, Matt, Steven, Brian, Cody, and Cully. Predeceased by daughter Lori, brother Skip, and parents Ida and James...
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Jonna Hawley

April 1, 1967 - April 1, 2013

Hyde Park – Jonna Hawley, 46, a longtime area resident, died Monday, April 1, 2013, at Vassar Bros. Medical Center in Poughkeepsie. Born in Philadelphia, PA on April 1, 1967, she was the daughter of Walter Landa and Vivian Sussman Landa. On February 12, 2001 in Poughkeepsie, she married Guy Hawley. Mr. Hawley survives at home. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her mother, Vivian...
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O. Jane Simmons

March 10, 1938 - March 30, 2013

Olive Jane Simmons, 75, of Poughkeepsie, New York, passed away at her home surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, March 30, 2013. Jane lost her courageous battle with cancer and now is at rest and in peace with her new life in Christ. She was born March 10, 1938 in Rhinebeck, New York, the daughter of the late Irma J. Garberino and George Alley Briggs. Her sister, Mary Ellen Sutton, and...
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June M. Stimpson

February 3, 1926 - March 24, 2013

Hyde Park – June M. Stimpson, 87, a long time area resident, died peacefully at home on Palm Sunday, March 24, 2013 with her loving family by her side. Born in Poughkeepsie on February 3, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Carl G. and Katherine Kane Swenson. June received her Associate in the Arts Degree in Nursery Education from Dutchess Community College. Mrs. Stimpson was involved...
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Karl V. Seelbach

September 29, 1929 - March 22, 2013

Town of Clinton - Karl V. Seelbach, a 75 year area resident, formerly of Bronxville, died March 22, 2013 at home with his loving family by his side. Born on September 29, 1929 in Yonkers, NY, he was the son of the late Karl C. and Margaret Enghard Seelbach. Karl graduated from Riverdale Country School in the Bronx, attended F.D. Roosevelt High School in Hyde Park, graduated from Staunton...
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Milton Joseph

July 6, 1940 - March 21, 2013

Poughkeepsie - Milton Joseph, 72, a longtime area resident, died Thursday, March 21, 2013 at Ferncliff Nursing Home in Rhinebeck. Born on July 6, 1940, he was the son of the late Constantine and Penna Matthew Joseph. Mr. Joseph worked for the DeLaval Separator Co. in Poughkeepsie for 11 years before becoming a pest control technician. He worked for various local pest control companies until...
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Ronald A. Gallante

May 31, 1939 - March 17, 2013

Hyde Park - Ronald Albert Gallante, 73, a forty year resident of Hyde Park, died Sunday, March 17, 2013 at Vassar Bros. Medical Center in Poughkeepsie. Born in Poughkeepsie on May 31, 1939, he was the son of the late Agustov and Mildred Lapenna Gallante. He graduated from Poughkeepsie High School and studied drafting in college. Ron also held a commercial real estate license for many years. ...
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Michael J. Steigerwald

May 28, 1966 - March 16, 2013

Hudson, NY - Michael J. Steigerwald, 46, of Claverack, NY died Saturday, March 16, 2013 at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson following a courageous fight with ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease). Born in Binghamton, NY on May 28, 1966, he was the son of the late Walter Steigerwald Jr. and Anita Wilcox Steigerwald. A 1984 graduate of F.D. Roosevelt High School in Hyde Park, Mike went on...
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George A. Wortman

July 21, 1946 - March 13, 2013

Hyde Park - George A. Wortman, 66, a longtime area resident, died Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at home. Born July 21, 1946 in Queens, NY, he was the son of the late George A. Sr. and Hilda Wortman. George was a self employed auto body repairman for many years. He was a member of the Antique Automobile Club of America and was an avid car enthusiast, who specialized in restoring classic cars. He...
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