Miscellaneous Orange County, New York Obituaries
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Toms River, NJ
Herman Maiolini, age 77, and formerly of Yonkers, NY, died on November 27, 2001 at St. John's Hospital in Yonkers. He was the son of the late Ercuolo and Anna (DeSanctis) Maiolini. He resided in Toms River, NJ for the last seven years and was a retired truck driver for Yonkers and Petrillo construction companies.
Mr. Maiolini, a Purple Heart recipient, was a World War II veterans, having served in the European campaign with the Third Infantry Division, Seventh Regiment-B Company, and ended his your of duty in Berchesgarden, Germany at war's end. He recently hosted a World War II reunion for Company B in Fishkill, NY and attended World War II reunions throughout the United States.
Mr. Maiolini married Marie Cataldi of Moonachie, NJ in November 1952 at Our Lady of Mount carmel Church in Yonkers. Mrs. Maiolini predeceased him in 1995.
Mr. Maiolini is survived by three daughters residing in New York: Marie Minichino of Stormville, Jean Ann Maiolin of New City, Anna Marie Maiolini of Portchester; son, Robert Maiolini of Pennsylvania; six grandchildren, Marie Rose Minichino DaSilva, Donny Minichino, Christina Minichino, Kathleen Minichino, aoo of Stormville, NY; and Alexandra and Morgan Maiolini of Pennsylvania. He also leaves first cousins Adele DeCarpio nd Joseph DeSanctis of Brick, NJ, formerly of Yonkers; Maggie Gardella of Ravina, NY; Dino Valente of Yonkers, numerous second counsins, daughter-in-law Irene Maiolini of Pennsylvania and sons-in-law Don Minichino of Stormville, NY, and Vinny Ricci of Portchester.
Calling hours are Thursday, 204 and 7-9 p.m. at Flower Funeral Home on Yonkers Avenue in Yonkers, NY. A funeral mass will be held at Our Lady of Mount Carmel R.C. Church on Park Hill Avenue in Yonkers, Friday at 10 a.m. followed by a mausoleum internment at Ferncliff Cemetery in Hartsdale, NY beside his beloed wife Marie.
Mayor Thomas Robert Gallo
Thomas Robert Gallo, "T.R.", 41, of Jarvis Street, Kingston, died at his home Monday, January 21, 2002.
Born in Kingston on July 28, 1960, he was the son of Nancy Gray Gallo of Kingston and the late R. Robert Gallo.
Mayor Gallo graduated from Saint Joseph's Schools, the class of 1979 at John A. Colman High School, attended Ulster County Community College and SUNY New Paltz.
He was a former director of the Kingston Civil Service and was employed with the state Department of Taxation and Finance.
He was elected alderman of the old 12th ward in Kingston in 1987, serving as majority and minority leader. In 1993, he was elected to his first term as mayor of the City of Kingston.
He was a member of the Kiwanis Club of kingston, Twaalfskill Country Club and Kingston Council 275, Knights of Columbus.
He is survived additionally by his grandmother Gerturde Gallo, a daughter, Nicole Grace Gallo, a brother, Shayne Gallo, aunts, an uncle, a nephew and counsins.
The mayor will lie in state at Kingston City Hall on Thursday from 2-9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Saint Mary's Church at 11 a.m. Friday with burial in Saint Mary's Cemetery, Kingston.
Funeral arrangements are by Joseph V. Leahy Funeral Homes, Inc., 27
Smith St., Kingston, NY.
Ray H. Ford, Jr.
Ray H. Ford, Jr., 42, of Adams Street, Kingston, died at Benedictine Hospital on Tuesday, January 22, 2002.
Born in Elmira, NY July 12, 1959, he was the son of the late Ray H. Ford, Sr. and Helen Jakubowski Ford.
He was employed by Saint Mary's Cemetery until his illness.
Mr. Ford is survived by his wife, Jody Lynn Litts, a sister, Debra Kitchen of Elmira, several nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be held at the Joseph V. Leahy Funeral Home,
Inc., 27 Smith Avenue, Kingston, Friday evening at 8:30 p.m. Rev. Theodore
Warren will officiate. Cremation will take place in Wiltwyck Crematory.
Burial will be in Saint Mary's Cemetery on Wednesday, January 30, 2002
at 11:30 a.m.
John R. Will
John R. Will of Livingston Manor, retired partner of Will Brothers Hardware of Livingston Manor, and a lifetime resident of the area, died December 19, 2001 at Roscoe Community Nursing Home, Roscoe, NY. He was 72 years old.
The son of John and Eunice Soules Will, he was born on May 20, 1929 in Livingston Manor, NY.
Mr. Will was a U.S. veteran of the Korean Conflict, member of the Lester White Post #566 of the American Legion and a member of the Livingston Manor Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include his wife Dorothy "Chris" Will at home; two sons and two daughters-in-law, John D. and Sandra Will and Robert V. and Leslie Will, all of Livingston Manor; one daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Charles Frees of Glenville, NY; one brother and sister-in-law, George I. and Rena Will of Livingston Manor; two sisters, Doris Rudick of Livingston Manor and Frances Lake of Monticello; for grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be on Friday, December 21, 2001 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Herbert C. Bryant Funeral Home, 29 Pearl Street, Livingston Manor. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 22, 2001 at the Livingston Manor Presbyterian Church at 11 a.m, the Rev. Gerald Wondra will officiate. Burial will be in Beaverkill Cemetery, Beaverkill, NY.
Arrangements were made by Herbert C. Bryant Funeral Home, Inc., 29 Pearl
St., Livingston Manor, NY. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may
be sent to Mid-Hudson Alzheimer Association, 453 Route 211E, Middletown,
Harriet C. Weber
For the last 44 years, Harriet C. Weber, 85, of High Falls has unselfishly devoted her life to developing Emergency Medical Service Systems throughout Ulster County. After succumbing to her third bout of cancer, Harriet passed away on Wednesday morning, December 19, 2001 at Benedictine Hospital.
Born Harriet Walsh on April 12, 1916 in Brooklyn, New York, she and her husband, William, and their two sons, William and Frederick, moved to High Falls in 1946. Their two daughters, Harriet (Jeri) and Caroline were born later in Kingston Hospital. The Weber's farmed the land and eventually established a small printing firm called High Falls Press. Although Harriet's husband died in 1965, she continued to run the business until 1996.
In 1958, Harriet called for an ambulance for her mother. She was shocked when, instead of an ambulance, a hearse arrived to take them to the hospital. That moment changed emergency medical service in Marbletown and Ulster County forever as Harriet vowed to remedy the situation. In 1961, Harriet was instrumental in the formation of Rondout Valley First Aid and Rescue Squad, which later became the Marbletown First Aid Unit, where she held many offices including President. Harriet became one of Ulster County's first certified Medical Emergency Technicians (MET - now known as EMT Emergency Medical Technician) and became the first New York State MET instructor in Ulster County. She went on to become an instructor for the American Red Cross's Advanced First Aid and Emergency Care course in addition to Cardio-pulmonary resuscitation. In 1966, the Ulster County Ambulance Association was established to promote emergency medical services in Ulster County. Harriet has served as its President for the past 31 years. Throughout her many years of service Harriet constantly worked to improve her level of training and continuously dedicated hours toward improving Emergency Medical Services.
In 1967 Harriet attended Dutchess Community College where she took a 40-hour course Care of the Sick and Injured. In 1971 Harriet attended CW Post College in Long Island, N.Y. to become a New York State Department of Health Instructor Coordinator. This was the first such course offered by New York State. Through Harriet's efforts Ulster County became involved in the Hudson Valley Regional Emergency Medical Services Council of which she became a charter member in 1968. As a member, Harriet has served as Disaster Coordinator, Chairman of the Basic EMT Protocol Committee, Public Relations Chairman, Chairman of the Training Committee and President. She additionally served as a delegate to the Ulster County Medical Advisory Committee and the Hudson Valley Regional EMS Council representing Ulster County. Harriet served as the delegate to the NYS Emergency Medical Services Council and served as an alternate up until her death. She was past President, Treasurer, a charter member for Horizon's Critical Incident Stress Debriefing Team and Ulster County EMS Coordinator. Harriet's failing sight forced her to retire from physically participating in rescue activity. She made her last ambulance run with the Marbletown First Aid Unit in 1995, having administered care on well over 2000 ambulance calls. Being almost totally blind for the last four years has barely slowed her down. Her presence has been felt in Ulster County, the Hudson Valley and in the state Capital. Harriet has received many awards for her dedicated service.
Here is a partial list: · 1995 New York State Commissioner of Health's Award of Excellence in Emergency Services Activities · 1995 State of New York Citation from Governor George Pataki · Letters from President Clinton and First Lady Hillary Clinton acknowledging her contributions to society. · Declared a New York State Lady of Distinction by Senator John Bonacic for 2001 · 1967 and 1983 Citizen of the year for the Rondout Valley Lions Club · 4/18/82 declared Harriet Weber Day by the New York State Department of Health and Ulster County Legislature · 4/19/82 WKNY Citizen of the Day · 1990 Legislative Resolution · 3/3/1990 Ulster County Ambulance Association dinner to honor Harriet Weber and have the High Falls Training Center Building renamed the Harriet Weber High Falls Training Center. · 1990 & 2000 Pride of Ulster County Award from Ulster County Legislature.
Harriet Weber was the leader of many. "Mom", as her students and colleagues will always know her, was the role-model that so many aspire to be. She was a devoted parishioner of Christ the King Episcopal Church, a member of the High Falls Fire Company and the Socially Correct Club. She is survived by her daughters, Harriet (Jeri), Caroline Harrow and by two sons, William and Frederick. Harriet has requested that in lieu of flowers a donation be sent to the Ulster County Ambulance Association Harriet Weber Scholarship Fund, PO Box 231, High Falls, NY 12440.
Funeral arrangements are with Moylan Funeral Home, 2053 Route 32, Rosendale. Calling hours: Thursday, December 20 7 to 9 pm Friday, December 21 2 - 4 pm, 7 - 9 pm Funeral information: Church Service & Burial - Saturday, December 22 at 1:00 pm At Christ the King Episcopal Church, Route 213, Stone Ridge. Attendees are to report Directly to the church. A procession of Fire and Ambulance Services will leave from the Church and proceed to the Fairview Cemetery, Pine Bush Road, Stone Ridge, NY.
Rose Marie Faber
Rose Marie Faber, a retired machine operator for Classy Leather Goods in Middletown, died peacefully at Orange County Residential Health Care Facility, Goshen. She was 92. The daughter of the late Anthony and Martha Parenti Galifucco, she was born on September 3, 1909 in Middletown.
Rose was the widow of Emil Faber. She is survived by one son, Joseph Faber of Middletown, one daughter, Katherine Hardy, also of Middletown; seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren, nephews and cousins.
She was predeceased by her son Louis Pingotti.
Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Friday, December 21, at the Morse Funeral Home, Inc., 33 Railroad Avenue, Middletown.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, December 22 at 9 a.m. in St. Joseph Catholic Church, 149 Cottage St., Middletown. Burial will follow in the family plot in St. Joseph Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the direction of Morse Funeral Home, Middletown,
Dennis C. Cosgrove
Dennis C. Cosgrove of the Town of Wallkill, the former supervisor of the Town of Wallkll, and a lifelong resident of the area, died on Wednesday, December 12, 2001 in Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, New Jersey. He was 62.
The son of the late Robert C. and Mary McCarthy Cosgrove, he was born on May 14, 1939, in Middletown, NY.
Mr. Cosgrove served as Town of Wallkill supervisor from 1980-1989; he served as town councilman for three terms. He was past president of the Orange County Supervisors, Mayors and legislators Association. He was a member and past treasurer of the New York State Association of Large Towns. He was past chairman of the town of Wallkill Industrial Development Agency. He was a past member of the Orange County Community Development Committee, Orange County Transportation Improvement Committee, Orange County Airport Commission and the Orange County Sewer Study Commission.
He was past chairman of buildings and grounds of the Goshen Historic Track. He was a member and past commissioner of the Circleville Fire Department. He was a founding member of the Town of Wallkill Little League. He was a member of the B.P.O.E. Lodge 1097 in Middletown. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the Orange County Firefighters Museum.
Survivors include his wife Barbara Cosgrove at home; his children, John Cosgrove of Texas, Jeffrey Cosgrove of Circleville, Laura Busse and her husband Tom of the Town of Shawangunk, Debra Kopp and her husband Christopher of Missouri, Lisa Buckley of Mass. and Michael Buckley of the Town of Shawangunk; his two granddaughters, Elizabeth and Sarah Busse and his aunt and uncle, Elsie and Kenneth Hoffman of Middletown.
Visitation hours will be held on Friday, December 14, 2001 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Ralston-Lippincott-Hasbrouck-Ingrassia Funeral Home, Inc., 72 West Main Street, Middletown, NY. Services will be held on Saturday, December 15, 2001 at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. The rev. Kennth Wonderland will officiate. Burial will be in Orange County Veterans Cemetery, Goshen, NY.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Goshen Historic Track or a charity of one's choice.
Arrangements are by Ralston-Lippincott-Hasbrouck-Ingrassia Funeral Home,
Inc., Middletown, NY. (845) 343-6023.
Frank "Sonny" Leslie Sherwood
Frank "Sonny" Leslie Sherwood, a lifetime Sullivan County resident and
retired owner of the 4 Corners Inn in Liberty, died on Wed., Feb. 6 at
his residence. He was 78.
Erna Phoebe Fil
Erna Phoebe Fil, a longtime resident of Middletown, died February 6,
2002, at Horton Medical Center, Middletown. She was 79.
Kenneth Robert Morton
Mr. Kenneth Robert Morton of Shohola, PA, a retired vice president with
Merrill Lynch, New York City, and 13 year resident of the area, died peacefully
at home surrounded by his wife and family on Wednesday, February 6, 2002.
He was 74.
Mrs. Betty J. Mosher
Mrs. Betty J. Mosher of Port Jervis, NY, a former waitress at the FloJean
Restaurant and Strand Diner and lifetime resident of the area, died Wednesday,February
6, 2002 at Bon Secours Community Hospital, Port Jervis. She was 62.
Aubrey McCloud Warf
Aubrey McCloud Warf, formerly of Newburgh, NY, died Monday, February
4, 2002, in North Carolina. He was 76. He was born on March 2, 1925 in
Lakeview, NC to Beatrice Borland and William A. Warf.
Dorothea DelValle, a resident of Middletown, died unexpectedly February
4, 2002, at Horton Medical Center, Middletown. She was 49.
Fred A. "Handsome Freddie" Lewis
Fred A. "Handsome Freddie" Lewis, owner of Ackerman's Motel and Handsome
Freddie's Apartments in Ferndale, NY, and a resident of the area for 33
years, died on Monday, February 4, 2002, at Catskill Regional Medical Center
in Harris. He was 80.
Michael Anthony Bobe' II
Michael Anthony Bobe' II, a maintenance worker, died unexpectedly on
February 3, 2002 in Adams, KY. He was 33.
Isabelle G. Klahn Brauer
Isabelle G. Klahn Brauer of Newburgh, a retired school teacher with
the Newburgh School District for many years, last teaching at the Fostertown
School, died Saturday, February 2, 2002, at Vassar Hospital in Poughkeepsie.
She was 91.