Miscellaneous Orange County, New York Obituaries

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Marie A. Marano
Maybrook, NY

Marie A. Marano of Maybrook, NY, a lifelong resident, died Thursday, April 13, 2000 at Arden Hill Hospital, Goshen, NY. She was 66. She was born March 30, 1934 in Middletown, NY, the daughter of James J. and Jennie Centrone Marano.

She was the Town Clerk for the Town of Montgomery for 34 years. She was a Eucharist Minister of the Church of the Assumption, Maybrook, NY, Grand Regent of the Catholic Daughters of America, President of the Parish Council of the Church of the Assumption, Past President of the Town of Montgomery Republican Club, President of the Walden Women's Club, past President of the NYS Federation of Women's Clubs, member of the NYS Town Clerks Association, member of the Board of Directors of the Wallkill Valley Health Center, and board member of the Wesley Hall Association.

She is survived by four sisters, Clara Mott and Rose Daidone, both of New Windsor, and Cecile Coburn and Lena York, both of Maybrook, and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be on Sunday, April 16 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Gridley-Horan Funeral Home, 39 Orchard Street, Walden, NY. funeral services will be held on Monday, April 17 at 10 a.m. at the Church of the Assumption, Maybrook. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Montgomery. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Church of the Assumption or Maybrook Rescue Squad.

Arrangements were made by the Gridley-Horan Funeral Home, Inc., 39 Orchard Street, Walden, NY.
 

Irma Gonzalez Heller
Maybrook, NY

Irma Gonzalez Heller of Maybrook, NY, a resident since 1954, died on Thursday, April 13, 2000, at Arden Hill Hospital in Goshen, NY. She was 68. She was born April 13, 1932 in Puerto Rico.

She was a child care provider at Heather's Child Place, Montgomery, NY.

She is survived by her husband, Karl F. Heller, at home; one son, Karl F. Heller, Jr. of Dover, NH; two daughters, JoAnn Bennett of Garland, TX and Iris Petrillo of Newburgh, NY; three brothers, John Gonzalez of Tucson, AZ, Frank Gonzalez of Bloomingburg, NY, Joseph Gonzalez of Manassas, VA; two sisters, Isabelle Noriega of McLean, VA, Iris Breiner of Claryville, NY; seven grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two brothers, Tony and Nestor Gonzalez.

There will be no visitation. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, April 15, 2000 at 1 p.m. at the Gridley-Horan Funeral Home, 39 Orchard Street, Walden, NY. Cremation will be in Cedar Hill Crematory, Newburgh, NY. 

Memorial contributions may be made to Maybrook Fire Department or the Maybrook VFW Post 2064.

Arrangements were made by the Gridley-Horan Funeral Home, Inc., 39 Orchard Street, Walden, NY.

Mrs. Angelina Puma
Matamoras, PA

Mrs. Angelina Puma of Matamoras, PA, a 52 year resident of the area, died Tuesday, April 11, 2000, at her home. She was 94. She was born May 13, 1905 in Brooklyn, NY, the daughter of the late Ralph and late Marie Polumba Preta.

She was a member of St. Joseph's R.C. Church, Matamoras, PA and the Altar and Rosary Society of the Church. A family statement read: "Angie was a loving mother, grandmother, 
great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother who brought job and laughter to her family and friends. She'll be remembered for her gentle heart and great sense of humor. We'll all miss her. Her hobbies included bingo, card playing and crossword puzzles. And, a special thanks to Marie Messner, Angie's best friend and caregiver."

Survivors are a daughter, Josephine "Tootsie" Santos, of Matamoras, PA, two sisters, Anna Fedorka and Bella Blondo, both of Matamoras, PA, three grandchildren, Anthony Santostefano and his wife, Marla, of Hackettstown, NJ, Elaine Greiner and her husband, Walter, of Westtown, NY, James Santos and his wife, Martha, of Middletown, NY, eight great-grandchildren, four great-great grandchildren, also nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the Gray-Parker Funeral Home, 100 E. Main St., Port Jervis,on Thursday, April 13, 2000, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m., with a Christian Wake Service at 2:15 p.m.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 14, 2000, at 9:30 a.m. at the Gray-Parker Funeral Home, followed by a Mass of the Resurrection at 10 a.m. in St. Joseph's R.C. Church with Rev John J. Turi officiating. Burial will be at St. Mary's Cemetery, Port Jervis, NY.

Funeral arrangements are by the Gray-Parker Funeral Home, 100 E. Main St., Port Jervis.
 

Pat O'Neil
Middletown, NY 

Pat O'Neil, a resident of Middletown, NY, died Monday, April 10, 2000, at Horton Medical Center. She was 68.

The daughter of Frank and Irene Dunagan Smith, she was born Irene Patricia Smith, March 1, 1932, in Monticello, NY.

She was a manager for the New York Telephone Company in Mt. Kisco. She was a member of the New York Telephone Company Pioneers and the Euristic Minister and Lector for St. Joseph Catholic Church.

She is survived by her daughter, Irene Benjamin of Bloomingburg, and two sons, John O'Neil Jr. of Hurleyville, NY and Kevin O'Neil of Woodbourne, NY, one sister, Margaret O'Neil of Hurleyville, four granddaughters, three great granddaughters and two great grandsons, several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Thursday, April 13 at Morse Funeral Home, Inc., 33 Railroad Ave., Middletown, NY. Prayer services begin at 8 p.m.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, April 14, 2000 at 11 a.m. in St. Joseph Church, 149 Cottage Street, Middletown. Burial will follow in the family plot in Hurleyville Cemetery, Hurleyville, NY. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan County, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, NY 12550, or The American Cancer Society, 419 E. Main St., Middletown, NY 10940.

Arrangements are by the Morse Funeral Home, Inc., 33 Railroad Ave., Middletown, NY.
 

Milton Louis Kuhlman
Middletown, NY 
Milton Louis Kuhlman of Middletown, a retired fireman for the City of Middletown, died on Wednesday, April 12, 2000, at Horton Medical Center in Middletown. The son of the late Charles and Phoebe Sutton Kuhlman, he was born on October 4, 1920, in Middletown. He was a graduate of Middletown High School. He was an Army paratrooper during WWII, serving in the Pacific and European Theatres. He was awarded a Purple Heart on December 28, 1943,
after he was wounded in combat. He was also awarded the Canadian Parachute Silver Maple Leaf Wings by the Canadian Army for his service with the Canadian First Special Service Force during WWII. In 1965, Mr. Kuhlman received a Certificate of Recognition from the American Red Cross "for extraordinary personal action contributing to the saving of a human life" 

Mr. Kuhlman was a member of the Universalist Church of Middletown, member and past master of the Middletown Hoffman Lodge #412, member since 1974 of the Shawanga Mountain Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #4947 of Bloomingburg, 60-year member of Middletown's Ontario Hose Company No. 5, member of the Orange County Shrine Club, 22-year member of Middletown American Legion Post #151, member B.P.O.E. #1097, 51-year member of the Disabled American Veterans, member of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Lodge and Council Chapter Consistory, and member of the Lost Mountain Hunting Club in Sullivan County. He was a former Boy Scout scoutmaster and he served on the Veterans Advisory Committee to the 22nd Congressional District in 1987-88.

Mr. Kuhlman is survived at home by his loving wife, Dorothy Kuhlman, whom he married in 1947 at the North Congregational Church in Middletown; his cousin, Mary Jane Carey, of Georgia, and close family friend Gloria Robinson of Middletown.

Friends are invited to call on Thursday, April 13 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home, 130 Highland Avenue, Middletown. A Funeral Service of Remembrance will be held Friday, April 14, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Reverend Timothy Woodard will officiate. Internment will be in Cuddebackville Rural Cemetery, Cuddebackville. 

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home.
 

Karin Lynn Dino
Middletown, NY

Karin Lynn Dino, of Middletown, NY, a lifetime area resident, died Friday, June 2, at home. She was 45. The daughter of John and Virginia Hall Chambers, she was born June 7, 1954 in Middletown.

She was the Director of the Guild of St. Margaret and Administrator, from inception, of the Soup Kitchen and R.E.N.T. (Relief from Eviction for Needy Tenants) Program at Grace Episcopal Church, Middletown. She served on the church Vestry, a member of the Building and Grounds Committee, and worked on the Homebound Outreach Program. She was responsible for securing and administering the USDA Summer Feeding Service Program for Children in Middletown. She is a past president and current board member for the Middletown Meals on Wheels program. In 1997 she received the Woman of the Year award from the New York Episcopal Diocese.

She is survived by her husband Michael Dino; two sons, Christopher J. Dino and Matthew M. Dino, at home; her parents of Middletown; sister Cheryl Chambers of Hillsboro, NJ; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Vesper services will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday at Grace Episcopal Church, 64 North Street, Middletown. Following Vespers, the family will receive friends until 9 p.m. at the church. A requiem mass will be celebrated 3 p.m. on Sunday at the church. Following cremation, Karin's ashes will be placed in the Grace Episcopal Church Columbarium.

Memorial contributions may be made in Karin's name to The Guild of St. Margaret, Grace Episcopal Church, 10 Depot Street, Middletown, NY 10940 or to The American Cancer Society, 419 East Main Street, Middletown, NY 10940 or to Hospice of Orange, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, NY 12550.

Arrangements are by the Morse Funeral Home Inc., 33 Railroad Avenue, Middletown, NY.
 

Mr. Alfred Blair "Mac" Magill
Port Jervis, NY

Mr. Alfred Blair "Mac" Magill of Port Jervis, NY, retired from the Long Island Press, Jamaica, NY, and resident of the area for 25 years, died Friday, June 2, 2000, at Horton Medical Center, Middletown, NY. He was 86. He was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Port Jervis.

An Army veteran of WWII, he was member and Guard at the Roosa-Fleming VFW Post No. 161, Port Jervis and Past Commander of the Merrick-Freeport Henry Theodore Mohr VFW Post No. 1310 of Merrick, Long Island.

A family statement read, "During his lifetime, he was dedicated to the VFW and loved all of his family."

He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Thomas Magill at home; one son, Alfred Westley Magill of Mastic, NY; one daughter, Susan Baldock of Bohemia, NY; three step sons, Robert McKean of Manhattan, NY, Patrick McKean of Port Jervis, NY, Donald McKean of Brooklyn, NY; one step daughter, Chrisine Gibbs of Port Jervis, NY; three sisters, Eunice Market of Sun City, AZ, Alice Chappman of Shelbina, MI, Grace Valentine of Willingsboro, NJ, and Gloria Craig of Ozark, ALA; seven grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother Bradley Magill, a step son John M. McKean, and a grandson, Edward Baldock, III.

Friends may call at the Gray-Parker Funeral Home, 100 East Main Street, Port Jervis, on Sunday, June 4, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. VFW Services will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held on Monday, June 5, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 31 West Main Street, Port Jervis with Rev. Betsy Diver officiating. Burial will be in the Orange County Veterans Cemetery, Goshen, NY.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 31 West Main Street, Port Jervis, NY 12771.

Funeral arrangements are made by the Gray-Parker Funeral Home, 100 East Main Street, Port Jervis.
 

Shirley A. Schoomaker
Middletown, NY 

Shirley A. Schoonmaker, a lifetime area resident, died Thursday, June 1, 2000, at Walnut Mountain Care Center, Liberty. She was 71.

The daughter of Raymond and Mildred Wordin Springer, she was born July 7, 1928 in Middletown. She was a retired laboratory assistant for Royalhart Laboratory, New Hampton.

She is survived by four sons, Edward Raymond Schoonmaker and Daniel Mark Schoonmaker of Westbrookville, William Robert Schoonmaker of Middletown and Thomas Richard Schoonmaker of Wurtsboro, two daughters, Sharon Marie Thompson of Westbrookville, Karen Sue Clifford of Middletown, an adopted daughter, Betty Fredericks of Ohio, 14 grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.

Friends may call from 7 - 9 p.m. Friday, at Morse Funeral Home, Inc., 33 Railroad Ave., Middletown, NY. Funeral services will be celebrated Saturday, June 3, at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Stephen Offringa officiating. Burial will follow in the Westbrookville Cemetery, 
Westbrookville, NY.

Arrangements are by the Morse Funeral Home, Inc., 33 Railroad Ave., Middletown, NY.
 

Thomas P. Donnelly
Walden, NY

Thomas P. Donnelly of Walden, NY, a mechanic for Heritage Automotive in New Paltz and a 20-year resident of the area, died Tuesday, May 30, 2000, at Vassar Hospital, Poughkeepsie, NY. He was 34. The so of John William and Ann Theresa McLarney Donnelly, Sr., he was born May 15, 1966 in Bronx, NY.

He is survived by one brother, John W. Donnelly, Jr., of Walden, NY.

visitation will be on Friday, June 2 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Gridley-Horan Funeral Home, 39 Orchard Street, Walden. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 3 at 10 a.m. at the Church of the Most Precious Blood, Walden. Burial will be in Wallkill Valley Cemetery, Walden. Arrangements were made by the Gridley-Horan Funeral Home, Inc., 39 Orchard Street, Walden, NY. 

Memorial contributions may be made to Walden Animal Shelter or Alcoholics Anonymous.
 

Gerald E. "Jerry" O'Donnell
Bloomingburg and Pearl River, NY

Gerald E. "Jerry" O'Donnell, a resident of Bloomingburg, formerly of Pearl River, NY, died Tuesday, May 39, 2000, at Arden Hill Hospital in Goshen. He was 71. The son of Edward O'Donnell and Bridget O'Boyle O'Donnell Carbray, he was born August 11, 1928, in Brooklyn.

He retired after 34 years as a conductor for Long Island Railroad. He served as a firefighter in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He served many years as a firefighter in Valley Cottage Fire Company, a past Deputy Grand Knight and member of Middletown Council $\#486, Knights of Columbus and as a past Faithful Navigator for Middletown Assembly #0762 Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus. He was a member of Our Lady of the Assumption Church, Bloomingburg, where he was an usher.

He is survived by his wife Patricia O'Connor O'Donnell at home; one daughter, Kathleen Habesland and her husband, Torhjorn of Mt. Hope; one son, John Michael O'Donnell; and "like a son" Andrew Callahan of Walden; three granddaughters, Bridget P. Habesland of Manhattan, Kristen A. Habesland of Manhattan, and Kristen A. Habesland of Mt. Hope; one sister, Rose Wrage of Gulfport, FL; one brother, James O'Donnell of Rutherford, NC; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by one son, Timothy, two brothers, Walter and Thomas, two sisters, Margaret Ryan and Catherine Zabinski, and one step sister, Margaret Deutsch.

Friends may call 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday, at the Morse Funeral Home, 33 Railroad Avenue, Middletown. Knights of Columbus service will be at 7:30 p.m. on Friday. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Our Lady of the Assumption Church, Bloomingburg, on Saturday, June 3 at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Bloomingburg Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of the Assumption Chuch, PO Box 216, Bloomingburg, NY 12771, the American Cancer Society, 419 East Main Street, Middletown, NY 10940, or to the charity of one's choice.

Arrangements are by the Morse Funeral Home Inc., 33 Railroad Avenue, Middletown, NY.

Robert Nelson
Middletown, NY

Robert Nelson, a lifetime resident of Middletown, died on Tuesday, September 26, 2000 at Horton Medical Center after a long illness. He was 84.

Mr. Nelson was a certified dental technician and former president of Dayton Dental Company.

The son of the late Robert and Iva McBride Nelson, he was bornon September 20, 1916 in Middletown.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran of world War II, a member of American Legion Post 151, Middletown B.P.O.E., and a 50-year member of Monhagen Engine Company #1.

He is survived at home by his loving wife, Betty Holt Nelson, whom he married Feb. 12, 1944, in Middletown; two daughters, Nancy N. Schmidt and her husband, Edward A., and Pemela J. Fucito and her husband, Paul A.; and by four grandchildren, Brian, Adnrew, Mark and Jennifer. He was predeceased by one brother, Jack L. Nelson.

Friends are invited to call from 9-11 a.m. on Friday, September 29, at the Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home, 130 Highland Ave., Middletown. A Funeral Service of Remembrance will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Rev. Barbara Brand-James will officiate. Cremation will take place at the convenience of the family. The cremains will be interred in the family plot at Bloomingburg Rural Cemetery at the family's convenience.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Robert's name may be sent to St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 58 W. Main St., Middletown, 10940, or to the Horton Medical Ccenter Rehabilitation Unit, 60 Prosepct Ave., Middletown, NY 10940.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home.
 

Harold Corkey
Cuddebackville, NY

Harold Corkey of Cuddebackville, former assistant manager for the Middletown A&P Supermarket, died on Friday, September 22, 2000, at Mercy Hospital, Port jervis. he was 86.

the son of the late George and Mable Carter Corkey, he was born on January 9, 1914, in Middletown.

Mr. Corkey was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Denton, a 50-year member of the Phoenix Engine Co. #4.

He is survived at home by his wife, Dorothy Doyle Corkey, whom he married August 8, 1937, one son, Robert Corkey; one daughter, Elizabeth Naramore; brother george gorkey and his wire Ileane; grandchildren Barbara Shirk and her husband, Joseph, and Chis Corkey; and grat grandchildren Akiya and Matilda Shirk.

There will be no visitation. Cremation will take place at the convenience of the family. A Memorial Service will be held Tuesday, September 26, at 11 a.m. at Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home, 130 Highland Avenue, Middletown. Rev. William W. Wildeman will officiate.

Intermet of the cremains will be in Wallkill Cemetery, Phillipsburg.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Harold's name may be sent to the charity or church of one's choice.

Funeral arrangements are undere the direction of the Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home.
 

Doris J. Teagan Kuroski
Middletown, NY

Doris J. Kuroski of Middleetown, a stenographer for the former Kiley and Mueller Manufacturing of Middletown, died Saturday, September 23, 2000, at St. Teresa'a Nursing Home in Middletown. She was 86.

The daughter of the late Thomas and Catherine Collins Teagan, she was bornon June 4, 1914, in Springfield,. She was the widow of Frank W. Kuroski, who died in February 1976. Mrs. Kuroski was a member of Ourt Lady of Mt. Carmel Church in Middletown.

She is survived by two sons, Frank Kuroski and his wife, Jeanette, and Raymond Kuroski and his companion, Barbara Uszenski, all of Middletown; one brother, William Teagan and his wife, Teresa, of Brick, NJ; one grandson, Jesse; and by several nieces and nephews nd great-nieces and great-nephews. He was predeceased by one sister, Audrey Housson.

Friends are invited to call from 10-11:30 a.m. on Mondaym September 25, at the Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home, 130 Highland Avenue, Middletown. A Funeral Service of Remembrance will be held Monday at 11:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Cremation will take place at the convenience of the family. The cremains will be interred in the family plot at St. Joseph's Cemetery in Middletown at the convenience of the family.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home.
 

Ethel M. Barry
Middletown, NY

Ethel M. Barry of Middletown entered into rest on Wednesday, September 20, 2000, after a long illness, at Horton Medical Center, Middletown. She was 74.

The daughter of Frank and Kinda Powell Witherel, she was born January 22, 1926 in Hurleyville. She was the widow of Eugene Barry Sr. A homemaker, she enjoyed bingo and was a member of AARP.

She is survived by two sons, Eugene, Jr. of Middletown, and Kevin of Montgomery; two grand daughters, Allyson and Morgan Barry of Montgomery. She was predeceased by three sons, Robert, Harold and Edward Barry.

Friends may call from 9-11 a.m. at the Morse Funeral Home, Inc., 33 Railroad Ave., Middletown. Funeral services will be celebrated at 11 a.m. at the funeral home on Friday with the Reverend Kevin Leach officiating. Burrial will follow in the family plot in Wallkill Cemetery, Middletown, NY.

Arrangements are under the direction of Morse Funeral Home, Middletown, NY. www.moresfh.com.
 

Abbie A. "Ellison" DuBois
Pine Bush, NY

Abbie A. "Ellison" DuBois of Pine Bush, a homemaker and a long time resident of the area, died Monday, September 18, 2000 at Horton Hospital, Middletown. She was 52 years old. The daughter of George E. and Hilda May Davies Ellison, she was born on January 16, 1948 in Brooklyn. She was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxilliary.

She is survived by one sister, Vegee Murray of Springhill, FL; three nephews, Timothy, Kevin and Packy Murray; and one neice, Dawn Pelaez.

Visitation will be on Wednesday evening, September 20, from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Gridley-Horan Funeral Home, 39 Orchard St., Walden, NY. Funeral services will be held Wednesday evening at 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Crremation will be in Cedar Hill Crematory, Newburgh.

Arrangements were made by the Gridley-Horan Funeral Home, Inc., 39 Orchard St., Walden, NY. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.


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