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MADELINE M. HILL Warwick, N.Y. Madeline M. Hill of Warwick, a retired manager for AT&T in Basking Ridge, died Saturday, Oct. 21, 2000, at home. She was 75. The daughter of the late Joseph and Madeline Montgomery McClean, she was born July 27, 1925, in Brooklyn. She was the widow of Donald Hill. Mrs. Hill is survived by three daughters, Pat Grant of Lake Placid, Joan Dekoker of Warwick and Sally Megear of Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y; eight grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today, Monday, Oct. 23, at the Lazear-Smith & Vander Plaat Memorial Home, 17 Oakland Ave., Warwick. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, at St. Stephen's Church, Warwick. Interment will be in St. Charles Cemetery, Farmingdale, Long Island. Contributions in her memory may be sent to the American Cancer Society or Hospice of Orange. Arrangements are under the direction of Lazear-Smith & Vander Plaat Memorial Home, Warwick. 
 

ROBERT "WHIZ" WHISENAND Newburgh, N.Y. Robert "Whiz" Whisenand of Newburgh, a retired glazier and truck driver, died Friday, Oct. 20, 2000, at home. He was 69. The son of the late Andrew and Mary Elsie Noah Whisenand, he was born Dec. 23, 1930, in Harding, Mo. Mr. Whisenand was a U.S. Air Force Veteran, having served from 1951 to 1957. He was an ardent race fan and retired driver for the Middletown and tri-state area tracks. Survivors include his good friends, John and Beverly Sanders; one brother, Andrew Whisenand of St. Joseph, Mo.; one sister, Mae Good of St. Joseph, Mo.; and two grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to attend a Service of Remembrance from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, at the White & Venuto Funeral Home, 188 North Plank Road, Newburgh. Cremation will take place in Cedar Hill Crematory, Newburgh. In lieu of flowers, kindly send memorial contributions to the Veterans of Foreign Wars or the charity of one's choice. Arrangements were made by White & Venuto Funeral Home, Newburgh. 
 

FRANK C. PUSHMAN Jr. Melbourne, Fla. Frank C. Pushman Jr. of Melbourne, Fla., a retired heavy equipment operator for Pence Land Materials in Palm Bay, Fla., a former employee of Palmer Transportation, Chester, and a resident of Melbourne since 1972, formerly of Chester, died Saturday, Oct. 21, 2000, at home. He was 68. The son of Frank Charles Pushman Sr. and Grace West, he was born July 29, 1932, in Goshen. A U.S. Marine Corps Veteran having served during the Korean War, he was a member of the American Legion and Walton Engine & Hose Fire Co. in Chester; and Ascension Catholic Church, Melbourne, Fla. Survivors include his wife, Margaret Pushman of Melbourne, Fla; four sons, Wayne, Guy, Keith and Timothy, all of the Melbourne area; three daughters, Jeanette Rowley of Melbourne, Carol Moore of Lake City, Fla. and Kim Fernandez of Port St. John, Fla; 19 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and two sisters-in-law, Patricia Pushman of Campbell Hall and Irene Hodges of Palm Bay, Fla. Calling hours will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, at Brownlie-Maxwell Funeral Home, P.O. Box 157, Melbourne, Fla. Memorial services will be private. Arrangements are under the direction of Brownlie-Maxwell Funeral Home, Melbourne, Fla. 
 

ERHARD E. "ED" RICHERT Walden, N.Y. Erhard E. "Ed" Richert of Walden, a self-employed mason contractor, owner of Edmar Mason Contractor, Inc., and a longtime resident of the area, died Saturday, Oct. 21, 2000, at St. Luke's Hospital, Newburgh. He was 60. The son of Edmund and Amanda Riemer Richert, he was born May 1, 1940, in Germany. He was a member and Elder of the Trinity Lutheran Church, Walden; and a member of the Newburgh Chamber of Commerce. Survivors include his wife, Margaret "Bobbie" Lundell Richert of Walden; two sons, James Erhard Richert of Fairfield, Conn. and John Edmund Richert of Davis, Calif; three daughters, Cindy Nordquist of Millville, Mass., Tammy Margosian and Wausau, Wisc. and Nancy Richert of West Palm Beach, Fla; one brother, Harold Richert of Rock Tavern; five grandchildren, Daniel, Matthew and Kristen Nordquist, and Briana and Nathan Margosian; and nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Route 208, Walden. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, at the Church. Burial will be in Wallkill Valley Cemetery, Walden. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Trinity Lutheran Church. Arrangements are under the direction of Gridley-Horan Funeral Home, Inc., 39 Orchard St., Walden. 
 

JOHN W. MARSHALL Sr. Pine Bush, N.Y. John W. Marshall Sr. of Pine Bush, a retired painting contractor, prior owner of the Maybrook Inn and a 32-year resident of the area, died Sunday, Oct. 22, 2000, at Horton Medical Center, Middletown. He was 79. The son of Theodore and Bridget M. Marshall, he was born March 14, 1921, in Wyckoff, N.J. He was the widower of Clara Baker Marshall. He was a member of the Ridgewood, N.J. BPOE Elks, for which he was a former Exalted Ruler and District Deputy. Survivors include his wife, Marie Karsten, at home; one daughter, Patricia and her husband Roger Marshall of Winston-Salem, N.C; three sons, Robert J. Marshall and his wife Beth of Goshen, and John W. Marshall Jr. and his wife Vicki, and Larry Marshall and his wife Lori, all of Montgomery; many nieces and nephews; 11 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today, Monday, Oct. 23, at DeWitt Funeral Home, 64 Center St., Pine Bush. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. The Rev. Robert Hewitt will officiate. Burial will be in New Prospect Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the American Diabetes Association. Arrangements are under the direction of the DeWitt Funeral Home, Pine Bush. 
 

JOSEPH B. "JOE" WINNE Town of Ulster, N.Y. Joseph B. "Joe" Winne of the Town of Ulster, a self-employed auto body and heavy collision technician, died Friday, Oct. 20, 2000, during the warm-up session at Orange County Fair Speedway. He was 45. The son of Josephine Porcaro Winne of the Town of Ulster and the late Benjamin Winne, he was born Sept. 27, 1955, in Kingston. Joe had been racing cars since 1974. Currently, he was racing Modified and 358's in Car #55 of J&B Motorsports. Racing at the Orange County Fair Speedway and Accord Speedway, he was the Track Champion in 1999. Joe was remembered to enjoy anything with a motor or tires. He was also interested in antique car restoration and snowmobiling. Survivors include his fiancee, Barbara Atkins of the Town of Ulster; one son, Joseph B. Winne Jr. of Kingston; one daughter, Marisa May Winne of Kingston; two sisters, Ruth Sutton of Kingston and Mrs. (Greg) Virginia Decker of Kingston; one granddaughter, Kaylyn Marie Winne; two dear friends, James Winchell and Richard Nau; and several nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today, Monday, Oct. 23, at the Joseph V. Leahy Funeral Home, 27 Smith Ave., Kingston. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Wiltwyck Cemetery, Kingston. Arrangements are under the direction of the Joseph V. Leahy Funeral Home, Inc., Kingston. 
 

SISTER HELEN JOSEPH BRENNAN, O.P. Newburgh, N.Y. Sister Helen Joseph Brennan, O.P., of Newburgh, died Friday, Oct. 20, 2000, in Siena Hall Infirmary, Newburgh. She was 91. The daughter of the late Helen Foley and Michael Brennan, she was born June 4, 1909, in New York, N.Y. Sister entered the Dominican Sisters on Feb. 2, 1929, and made her Final Profession in 1936. She received her BS in Education from Fordham University and her MA in Education from Seton Hall University. During her religious life, Sister taught and was an administrator in elementary schools in New Jersey and New York, and prior to her retirement she served in Sacred Heart Parish, Suffern, N.Y. as a Parish Minister to the homebound. Survivors include one sister, Sr. Mary Agnes Brennan, O.P., of Newburgh; one sister-in-law, Milfred Brennan of Florida State; four nieces, Beth Leone of Mahopec, Kathy Murphy of Monsey, and Patricia Burr and Mary McElory, both of Florida; and one nephew, Frank Brennan Jr. of Florida. She was predeceased by one brother, Frank Brennan; and one sister, Helen Kobel. Visitation will be from 9 to 10:45 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, at the Dominican Sisters of Hope Convent Chapel, 320 Powell Ave., Newburgh, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be said at 11 a.m., followed by burial in the Dominican Sisters Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Perrott-Berardinelli Home For Funerals, Inc., 1 Grand Ave., Newburgh. 
 

PETER PEPPING Campbell Hall, N.Y. Peter Pepping of Campbell Hall, a retired driver for Mid-Hudson Psychiatric Center, a lifelong dairy farmer and a longtime resident of the area, died Sunday, Oct. 22, 2000, at Arden Hill Hospital. He was 80. The son of Theodorus Pepping and Guurtje Veldt Pepping, he was born April 19, 1920, in Holland. He was the widower of Anna Alkemade Pepping. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Montgomery; Maybrook Sportsman's Club; Draft Horse Association; and the National Rifle Association. Survivors include one daughter, Truus M. Malley of Montgomery; two sons, Ted Pepping of Mountainville and William Pepping of Monticello; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two brothers and two sisters. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, at Millspaugh Funeral Home, 22 Bank St., Walden. Funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. The Rev. James VanHouten will officiate. Cremation will be at Cedar Hill Crematory, Newburgh. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Campbell Hall Fire Department, Maybrook Road, Campbell Hall, N.Y. 10916. Arrangements are under the direction of Millspaugh Funeral Directors, Walden. 
 

DORIS B. FREEMAN New Windsor, N.Y. Doris B. Freeman of New Windsor, a homemaker (mom) and a longtime resident of the area, died Saturday, Oct. 21, 2000, at St. Luke's Hospital. She was 75. The daughter of the late George Blanchard and Minnie Frost, she was born June 27, 1925, in Hackensack, N.J. She was the widow of John W. Freeman. She was a volunteer at the Cornwall Thrift Shop; and a member of the A.A.R.P. A family statement read, "She was an exceptional mother who loved her children and was loved by them dearly. She will be so missed." Survivors include two sons, Gary Freeman and his wife Barbara of Long Valley, N.J. and John Freeman and his wife Lucille of Voorheesville, N.Y; two daughters, Gail Dominick and her husband Frank of New Windsor and Faye Clark and her husband Ronald of Rochester; 10 grandchildren, Tammy Cochran, Michael, Timmy and Corey Clark, and Deanna, Glenn, Jonathon, Nicholas, Daniel and Jason Freeman; one great-grandchild, Brett Kollander; one niece; and two nephews. She was predeceased by one brother, William Blanchard. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today, Monday, Oct. 23, at DiDonato-Brooks Funeral Home, 481 Gidney Ave., Newburgh. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, New Windsor. Entombment will be in Cemetery of the Highlands. Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Heart Association. Arrangements are under the direction of DiDonato-Brooks Funeral Home, Newburgh. 
 

MARY GRECO Monroe, N.Y. Mary Greco of Monroe, a retired dressmaker for the International Ladies Garment Workers Union in New York City and 20-year resident of the area, died Saturday, Oct. 21, 2000, in Horton Medical Center, Middletown. The daughter of the late Joseph and Maria Panebianco Zampardi, she was born in Corona, Queens. She was the widow of Rosario Greco. A family statement read: "Mary was a devoted wife to her husband. She was a loving mother and best friend to her daughter. She cared deeply for her brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews. She will always be remembered for her devotion and generosity." Survivors include one daughter, Annette M. Greco-Sanchez and her husband, Jean-Claude of Warwick; two brothers, Frank S. Zampardi of Monroe and Mario Zampardi of Island Park; one sister, Theresa Clutter of Elizabeth, N.J.; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by one brother, Salvatore Zampardi; and one sister, Helen Lombino. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today, Monday, Oct. 23, at the Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush Funeral Home, 117 Maple Ave., Monroe. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, Oct. 24, in St. Anastasia Parish Church, Route 17M, Harriman. Interment will be in Mount St. Mary's Cemetery, Flushing. Memorial contributions may be sent to St. Joseph's R.C. Church, Office of Pastoral Care, c/o Deacon Richard Trapani, 149 Cottage St., Middletown, N.Y. 10940. Arrangements were made by Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush Funeral Home, Monroe. 
 

ARLENE LABASH Central Valley, N.Y. Arlene Labash of Central Valley, the retired owner of Arlene Labash Dance Studio in Central Valley and 24-year resident of the area, died Saturday, Oct. 21, 2000, in Good Samaritan Hospital, Suffern. She was 60. The daughter of the late Salvatore and Florence DePasquale Ancona, she was born Dec. 31, 1939, in New York City. Mrs. Labash was a member of St. Patrick's Church, Highland Mills; former Rockette at Radio City Music Hall in New York City; and former professional dancer with national tour companies. In the 1970s, she was also known as "Queen Bee Base" on CB radio. Survivors include her husband, Joseph S. Labash of Central Valley; one daughter, Robin M. Schneider of Succasunna, N.J.; one brother, Richard Anacona of Astoria; one sister, Maria O'Keefe of Hopewell Junction; and two grandchildren, Tara Schneider and Monica Schneider. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today, Monday, Oct. 23, and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, at the Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush Funeral Home, 117 Maple Ave., Monroe. Prayer services will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, in St. Patrick's Church, Route 32, Highland Mills. The Rev. Gerard P. Travers will officiate. Cremation will take place in Cedar Hill Crematory, Middle Hope. Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 419 East Main St., Middletown, N.Y. 10940. Arrangements were made by Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush Funeral Home, Monroe. 

ANTONIO MURRIA Middletown, N.Y. Antonio Murria of Middletown, a former factory worker in Middletown and longtime resident of the area, died Saturday, Oct. 21, 2000, in Horton Medical Center, Middletown. He was 59. He was born Jan. 17, 1941, in Puerto Rico. He is survived by his children; grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. today, Wednesday, Oct. 25, at the Ralston-Lippincott-Hasbrouck-Ingrassia Funeral Home, 72 West Main St., Middletown. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery, Town of Wawayanda. Arrangements were made by Ralston-Lippincott-Hasbrouck-Ingrassia Funeral Home, Middletown. 
 

MARGARET L. CURRY Newburgh, N.Y. Margaret L. Curry of Newburgh, a former assistant cashier and assistant trust officer at the Valley National Bank in Wallkill, died Sunday, Oct. 22, 2000. The daughter of Anthony J. and Margaret Gigante La Rosso, she was born in Brooklyn. Survivors include her husband, William D. Curry, at home; one daughter, Margaret M. Curry of Hyde Park; two nieces, Paula A. La Rosso and Lois Jean La Rosso; and one nephew, Michael R. La Rosso. There will be no visitation. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. today, Wednesday, Oct. 25, in St. Patrick's Church, Newburgh. Monsignor John Budwick will officiate. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, New Windsor. Memorial contributions may be sent to Hospice of Orange County, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550. Arrangments were made by Doulin Newburgh Funeral Home, 318 North Montgomery St., Newburgh. 
 

ANNIE DORIS WALLACE Monticello, N.Y. Annie Doris Wallace of Monticello, died Saturday, Oct. 21, 2000, in Community General Hospital, Harris. She was 48. The daughter of the late Journey "Jerry" Newkirk and Ella C. Mathis, she was born Nov. 9, 1951, in Rose Hill, N.C. She was the widow of Johnnie C. Wallace Sr. Survivors include one son, Johnnie C. Wallace Jr. of Monticello; one daughter, Tomeaca Wallace of the Bronx; two brothers, Harry Newkirk of Passaic, N.J. and Freddy Newkirk of Miami, Fla.; two sisters, Lena Newkirk of Pensacola, Fla. and Debra Williams of Loch Sheldrake; one grandson, Tyrique Daevon Snowden; and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, in the First Baptist Church of Monticello, Liberty Street, Monticello. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, in the church. The Rev. James Matthews will officiate. Burial will be in Rock Ridge Cemetery, Monticello. Arrangements were made by VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home, 195 Broadway, Monticello. 
 

AGNES H. OTIS New Paltz, N.Y. Agnes H. Otis of New Paltz, a retired teacher for the Gardiner Schoolhouse in Gardiner, resident of the area for most of her life and former resident of Woodhull, died Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2000, in Vassar Brothers Hospital, Poughkeepsie. She was 93. The daughter of the late George and Grace Goff Bouton, she was born Oct. 2, 1907, in Woodhull. She was the widow of Raymond Otis, who died in 1986. Survivors include two sons, Donald "Don" Otis and Joseph "Joe" Otis, both of New Paltz; one daughter, June Lewis of the state of Florida; one brother, Lowell Bouton of Jasper; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one niece, Elaine Johnson of Cameron Mills; and two nephews, Sam and Shirley Pawling. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, at the Copeland Funeral Home, 162 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 27, at the funeral home. The Rev. William McCormick will officiate. Burial will be in Rosendale Plains Cemetery, Rosendale. Memorial contributions may be sent to a charity of one's choice. Arrangements were made by Copeland Funeral Home, New Paltz. 
 

DONALD H. BOUTON Newburgh, N.Y. Donald H. Bouton of Newburgh, a retired corporate manager for the J.C. Penney Company, died Monday, Oct. 23, 2000, at St. Luke's Hospital, Newburgh. He was 69. The son of the late Howard and Ethel Arend Bouton, he was born May 20, 1931, in Brooklyn. Mr. Bouton attended Poly Prep School in Brooklyn. He was a graduate of Colgate University, where he achieved numerous accomplishments and medals in the Penn relays. He was an all-around athlete. He was a member of the Union Presbyterian Church. He served during the Korean Conflict in the U.S. Marine Corps, earning the rank of First Lieutenant. A family statement read: "He was a compassionate and generous man who will be greatly missed and always remembered by his family. Survivors include his wife, Frances York Bouton, at home; two sons, Donald Bouton of Tempe, Ariz. and William Bouton of Sleepy Hollow; two daughters, Patricia Bouton, at home and Linda Bouton of Houston, Texas; two brothers, Richard R. Bouton and Bruce T. Bouton, both of New Windsor; three grandchildren, William Jr., Alexa and Zachary; and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. today, Wednesday, Oct. 25, at the White & Venuto Funeral Home, 188 North Plank Road, Newburgh. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, at Union Presbyterian Church, Corner of Beech Street and Balmville Road. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Newburgh. Arrangements under the direction of White & Venuto Funeral Home, Newburgh. 
 

RONALD C. VANCE Wolf Lake, N.Y. Ronald C. Vance of Wolf Lake, a car salesman for Pontiac in Middletown, three-year resident of the area and former lifelong resident of Middletown, entered into rest, Monday, Oct. 23, 2000, at home. He was 66. He was born Feb. 17, 1934, in Middletown, the son of Stella Morgiewicz. Mr. Vance was a member of B.P.O.E. Lodge, Middletown; Musicians Union; Ron Vance Quartet; and several other bands. Survivors include his beloved wife, Lois Schneider Vance, at home; two daughters, Veronica Ann Tobin and Victoria Marie Felton, both of Scotchtown; four sons, Ronald Joseph Vance of Fair Oaks, Dean Arthur Vance and Vernon Mark Vance, both of Middletown and Randy Christopher Vance of Denton, Texas; nine grandchildren; two aunts; and several cousins. Relatives and friends are invited to call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, at the Ralston-Lippincott-Hasbrouck-Ingrassia Funeral Home, 72 West Main St., Middletown. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 27, in Holy Cross Catholic Church, South Centerville. Interment will take place in Wallkill Cemetery, Phillipsburg. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Ron's name may be sent to Hospice of Orange & Sullivan County, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550. Arrangements under the direction of Ralston-Lippincott-Hasbrouck-Ingrassia Funeral Home, 72 West Main St., Middletown. 
 

ELSIE I. ROSE Andes, N.Y. Elsie I. Rose of Andes, a retired cook for Erph's Estate in Arkville and lifetime resident of the area, died Monday, Oct. 23, 2000, in O'Connor Hospital, Delhi. She was 92. The daughter of Silas W. Sr. and Rose Ruff Lacey, she was born Ot. 1, 1908, in Livingston Manor. She was the widow of Howard J. Rose, whom she married Feb. 16, 1927, in Livingston Manor. Mr. Rose died May 22, 1993. A family statement read: "She will be remembered as a woman who was born in a log cabin on the Cattail Road. She was a farm wife who baked bread, hunted, fished, bowled, crocheted and square danced." Survivors include three daughters, Jean Stephenson of Jeffersonville, Evelyn Rose of Livingston Manor and Isabel Ackerley of Lew Beach; two brothers, Silas W. Lacey Jr. of Afton and John Lacey of Downsville; two sisters, Elizabeth Skimerhorn of Harpursville and Josephine Mosier of Ballston lake; eighteen grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by one son, Ronald Rose; and one daughter, Florence Applegate. Visitation will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. today, Wednesday, Oct. 25, and from 12 noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, at the Herbert C. Bryant Funeral Home, 29 Pearl St., Livingston Manor. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, at the funeral home. The Rev. Dan McCollister will officiate. Burial will be in Beaverkill Cemetery, Beaverkill. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Andes Emergency Squad, Andes, N.Y. 13731. Arrangements were made by Herbert C. Bryant Funeral Home, Livingston Manor. 
 

EVELYN PAINTADOSI Pomona, N.Y. Evelyn Paintadosi of Pomona, died Sunday, Oct. 22, 2000. She was 77. The daughter of George and Amanda Stalter Cox, she was born Sept. 6, 1923, in Stony Point. During WWII, she assisted the war effort by working on Iona Island at the ammunition plant. She worked as a waitress during her life at various restaurants such as A Bit of Sweden, Old Viking, Bear Mountain Inn and retiring at the age of 72 from Bogeys on the Green in Pomona. She was a wonderful wife and mother and will be remembered for her love, faith, courage and generosity of the highest order. She will remain always in the hearts of all that knew and loved her. Being a devoted supporter of the St. Jude Children Foundation, the family submits this poem. "When we have done all the work we were sent to Earth to do, we are allowed to shed our body, which imprisons our soul like a cocoon encloses the future butterfly. And when the time is right, we can let go of it and we will be free of pain, free of fears and worries - free as a beautiful butterfly, returning home to God..."-from a letter to a child with cancer. Survivors include her husband of 59 years, Michael; her sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Karen of Pomona and Albert and Joan of Deerfield Beach, Fla.; her daughters and sons-in-law, RoseMary and John Perini and Amanda and Ed Funk of Pomona; one brother, Harry Cox of West Haverstraw; her grandchildren, Michael, Albert, James and Lori Paintadosi, Amanda, Joseph, Albert and Amanda Paintadosi, John, Kristy, Jason, Jefferey and Zachary Perini and Eddy Funk; 12 great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews and devoted family and friends. Visitation was held Tuesday, Oct. 24, at the T.J. McGowan Sons Funeral Home, 133 Broadway, Haverstraw. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. today, Wednesday, Oct. 25, in St. Peter's Church. Burial will follow in F.W. Loescher Veterans Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be sent to Evelyn's favorite charity, St. Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105, in her memory. 


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