Miscellaneous Orange County, New York Obituaries

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DONALD ATKINS Miller Place, N.Y. Donald Atkins of Miller Place, died Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2000. He was the beloved husband of Jayne Kojanic Atkins; loving father of Robin, Donald, David, Tracey, Daniel and Keith; cherished grandfather of nine; and dear brother of Vera, Pat, Bob and Shirley. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, at Sutton Funeral Home, Crescent Avenue, Clintondale. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, at the funeral home. Interment will be in Modena Rural Cemetery, Modena. 
 

ELLIS N. "COACH" THOMPSON Warwick, N.Y. Ellis N. "Coach" Thompson of Warwick, a retired employee of the Monroe Country Club in Monroe and lifetime resident of the area, died Monday, Oct. 23, 2000, in Arden Hill Hospital, Goshen. He was 74. He was born Jan. 31, 1926, in Chester. Mr. Thompson was a U.S. Navy Veteran, having served during WWII. There are no known survivors. There will be no visitation. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, in the Orange County Veterans Cemetery, Goshen. The Rev. James D. Ernest will officiate. Arrangements were made by Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush Funeral Home, 117 Maple Ave., Monroe. 
 

ADAH DAVIS-MASCI Newburgh, N.Y. Adah Davis-Masci of Newburgh, a beautician, died Sunday, Oct. 29, 2000, in Castle Point V.A. Medical Center. She was 81. The daughter of Oscar and Irene Davis, she was born Jan. 8, 1919, in Blooming Grove. She was a member of United Vets; Adj. American Legion; Adj. Disabled American Veterans; and served in WWII. She is survived by one niece; and one nephew. There will be no visitation. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. today, Thursday, Nov. 2, in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Newburgh. Monsignor John Budwick will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Newburgh. Arrangements were made by Doulin Newburgh Funeral Home, 318 North Montgomery St., Newburgh. 
 

HILLORY "CURLY" WALLACE Jr. Middletown, N.Y. Hillory "Curly" Wallace Jr. of Middletown, a retired employee with the City of Middletown Sanitation Department and a longtime resident of the area, died Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2000, in Middletown Park Manor. He was 91. The son of the late Hillory and Minnie Franklin Wallace Sr., he was born May 14, 1909, in St. Joseph, Mo. He was the widower of Evelyn Wallace. He was a member of St. John Lodge No. 7 F&AM, Middletown; and C.S.E.A. Survivors include one sister, Minnie Collins of St. Joseph, Mo; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, at the Ralston-Lippincott-Hasbrouck-Ingrassia Funeral Home, Inc., 72 West Main St., Middletown. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, at the funeral home. The Rev. Robert Barnes will officiate. Burial will be in Wallkill Cemetery, Phillipsburg. Arrangements are under the direction of Ralston-Lippincott-Hasbrouck-Ingrassia Funeral Home, Inc., Middletown. 
 

FLORENCE HARDING ADAMS North Haledon, N.J. Florence Adams of North Haledon, a retired lab technician for Ungerer Company in Totowa, N.J., died Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2000. She was 78. Born in Paterson, N.J., she lived in Haledon, N.J. before moving to North Haledon 70 years ago. She was the widow of Francis Adams. Mrs. Adams was a former Girl Scout leader in North Haledon. Survivors include her children, Charlotte Scedrick of Jacobus, Pa., Caroline Rykowski of Greenwood Lake, Michael Adams of Wilmington, Del. and Ester Adams of Greenwood Lake; her brothers, Robert Harding of Wayne, N.J. and William Harding of Haledon, N.J.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today, Thursday, Nov. 2, at the Vander Plaat-Vermeulen Memorial Home, 530 High Mountain Road, Franklin Lakes, N.J. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 3, at the funeral home. Interment will be in Laurel Grove Memorial Park. The family requests memorial contributions be sent to Alzheimer's Association, 299 Cherry Hill Road, Parsippany, N.J. 07054. 
 

ANNE C. STOLL Liberty, N.Y. Anne C. Stoll of Liberty, a retired secretary for Applebaum & Eisenberg, Liberty, died Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2000, at her residence in Liberty. The daughter of William and Frances Frey Stoll, she was born in Brooklyn. She moved to Liberty in 1957. She was a member of St. Peter's Church, Liberty. Survivors include one niece, Mildred Eckert of Morganville, N.J; three cousins, Adele Gray and Nina Coy, both of Naples, Fla., and Susan Hurt of Cadiz, Ky; and her dear and special friends, Bernard and Mae Goldman of Liberty and their families. She was predeceased by one brother, William Stoll Jr. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, at Ramsay's Funeral Home, 275 South Main St., Liberty. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, at St. Peter's Church, 264 North Main St., Liberty. Monsignor Edward Straub will officiate. Burial will be in St. Peter's Cemetery, Liberty. Memorial contributions may be sent to Hospice of Sullivan County, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Ramsay's Funeral Homes Inc., Liberty. 
 

ROBERT H. PHILLIPS New Milford, N.Y. Robert H. Phillips of New Milford, a Union carpenter for Local 19, Middletown and longtime resident of the area, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2000, in the Hillcrest Nursing Home, Spring Valley. He was 76. The son of Stanley and Viola Greene Phillips, he was born March 22, 1924, in Lake Ariel, Pa. Mr. Phillips was a U.S. Marine Corps Veteran, having served during WWII. He was a member of VFW Post 4662 of Warwick; Monroe Masonic Lodge; Tall Cedars of Monroe; and Warwick United Methodist Church of Warwick. Survivors include his wife, Edith Jahnsen Phillips, at home; two sons, Robert of Chesapeake, Va. and Wayne of Virginia Beach, Va.; two sisters, Margaret Phillips Walsh of New Milford and Lillian Goodrich of Afton; one brother, Stanley Phillips of Bainbridge; five grandchildren, Nissa, Robert Jr., Eric, John and Matthew; one great-grandchild, Sydney; and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, at the Lazear-Smith & Vander Plaat Memorial Home, 17 Oakland Ave., Warwick. Funeral services will be held at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, at the funeral home. Interment will be in Warwick Cemetery. Contributions in his memory may be sent to the Salvation Army. 
 

MARY "MARIE" L. ANTONUCCI New Windsor, N.Y. Mary "Marie" L. Antonucci of New Windsor, a retired bookkeeper for Dubette Bags and Pearl Appliance, and a lifelong resident of the area, entered into rest Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2000, at St. Luke's Hospital. She was 85. The daughter of the late Louis and Jennie DePaola Cianfrogna, she was born April 30, 1915, in Newburgh. She was married to the late Medy Antonucci on Jan. 4, 1941. Marie was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Church, Newburgh. Survivors include one daughter, Ann Marie Butler and her husband Brian of New Windsor; two grandchildren, Jacquelyn Mongelli and her husband Louis of Marlboro and Christopher Butler of New Windsor; one great-grandson, Nicolas Mongelli of Marlboro; and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today, Thursday, Nov. 2, at DiDonato-Brooks Funeral Home, 481 Gidney Ave., Newburgh. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 3, at St. Francis of Assisi Church, Newburgh. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of DiDonato-Brooks Funeral Home, 481 Gidney Ave., Newburgh. 
 

WILLA MAE WILLIAMS Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Willa Mae Williams of Poughkeepsie, a custodian at Eden Park Nursing Home for five years and a 45-year resident of Poughkeepsie, died Sunday, Oct. 29, 2000, at her residence. She was 71. The daughter of the late John and Anna Vinson, she was born Feb. 20, 1929, in Auburn, Ala. She was a member of Clifford Avenue Church of God, Rochester. Survivors include her husband, Samuel Mincey of Florida State; two sons, William Mincey and Robert L. Mincey, both of Poughkeepsie, one daughter, Barbara A. Vinson of Rochester; two daughters-in-law, Veronica Mincey and Susie L. Mincey, both of Poughkeepsie; two brothers, Joe Frank Vinson and Johnny Vinson, both of Michigan; eight grandchildren, Tanisha, Brian, Christopher and Jennifer Mincey, all of Poughkeepsie, Kyle Mincey of Washington, D.C., Fred McClinton and Rochelle Gause, both of Rochester, and Derrick Cave of the U.S. Navy; 11 great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. She was predeceased by one sister, Roxie Morgan. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 3, at Beulah Baptist Church, 92 Catharine St., Poughkeepsie. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 3, at the church. The Rev. Jesse V. Bottoms, Pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery. Arrangements were made by Rhodes Funeral Home, 59 Montgomery St., Poughkeepsie. 
 

GORDON D. PETRY Walden, N.Y. Gordon D. Petry of Walden, a retired captain of the Newburgh Fire Department and Mack Truck Company and lifetime resident of the area, entered into rest, Monday, Oct. 30, 2000, in Horton Medical Center, Middletown. He was 82. The son of the late Gordon and Kathryn Rote Petry, he was born Feb. 1, 1918, in Hudson. He was the widower of Alice Murphy Petry, who passed away April 28, 2000. Mr. Petry was a graduate of Newburgh Free Academy; served as a 1st Class Petty Officer for the U.S. Navy during WWII; and was a member of the American Legion and The Ranger Club. Survivors include one daughter, Karen M. Aiello, her husband, Jay and their son, Jason, all of Walden; one brother, Sherwood R. Petry of Clearwater, Fla.; one brother-in-law, William V. Murphy; one sister-in-law, Marie Murphy of New Windsor; several nieces; one nephew; and greatnieces and greatnephews. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. today, Thursday, Nov. 2, at the DiDonato-Brooks Funeral Home, 481 Gidney Ave., Newburgh. The Newburgh Fire Department will hold services at 6:30 p.m. Family prayers will be offered at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 3, at the funeral home. Entombment will be in Cedar Hill Mausoleum, Middlehope. Memorial contributions on Gordon's behalf may be sent to Alzheimer's Association, 2 Jefferson Plaza, Suite 102, Poughkeepsie, N.Y. 12601. Arrangements under the direction of DiDonato-Brooks Funeral Home, Newburgh. 
 

CELIA DeLIETO WATKINS Middletown, N.Y. Celia Watkins of Middletown, a retired practical nurse for Middletown Psychiatric Center, died Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2000. She was 81. She was born Aug. 10, 1919, in New York City. She was the widow of John Edward Watkins Sr. Mrs. Watkins was a member of the Widows of Disabled Veterans; a page at the Paramount Theater in Middletown; and a mental health volunteer with the Orange County Department of Mental Health, Arden Hill Hospital and the Mental Health Crisis Hotline. A family statement read: "Children are like flowers - if you do not give them enough water, they wilt; given too much, they cannot stand tall alone. Thank you, Mom and Nanny, for giving us just the perfect amount." She is survived by her loving children, John Watkins Jr. and his family of Goshen and Marie Watkins Morey and her family of Middletown; one sister, Jean Lyons of Middletown; three sisters-in-law, Jean and Angie DeLieto of Middletown and Eleanor Watkins and her husband, Joseph of Circleville; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. A graveside funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. today, Thursday, Nov. 2, at the family plot in Wallkill Cemetery, Phillipsburg. The family will sit Shiva from 7 to 9 p.m. today, Thursday, Nov. 2, and from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3. Memorial contributions in Celia's name may be sent to Hospice of Orange, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550; or the Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, Ohio 45250. Arrangements under the direction of the Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home, 130 Highland Ave., Middletown. 
 

REGINA KATHRYN BAKER Middletown, N.Y. Regina K. Baker of Middletown, a retired employee of Horton Medical Center and a lifelong resident of the area, entered into rest Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2000, at her home. She was 67. The daughter of the late Wilbur and Edna Miller, she was born Dec. 25, 1932, in Middletown. She was the widow of her loving husband, James E. Baker Sr. She was a member of St. Joseph Church, Middletown; and the Auxiliary of the Marine Corps League. Survivors include three sons, James E. Baker Jr. and his wife Pamela, and Mike Baker and his wife Roseanne, all of Bloomingburg, and Keith Baker and his wife Melanie of Middletown; four daughters, Susan Sherman and her husband Robert, Tammy Smith and her husband Ray, and Brenda Johnston, all of Middletown, and Karen Erickson of Otisville; one sister, Edna Carbone of Harpursville, N.Y; one brother, John Miller of Middletown; 11 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by one brother, Vernon Miller. Friends may call from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 3, 2000, at Ralston-Lippincott-Hasbrouck-Ingrassia Funeral Home, Inc., 72 West Main St., Middletown. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 3, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Wallkill Cemetery, Phillipsburg. Memorial contributions may be sent to Hospice of Orange in the Hudson Valley Inc., 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550, or the American Cancer Society, 407 East Main St., Middletown, N.Y. 10940. Arrangements are under the direction of the Ralston-Lippincott-Hasbrouck-Ingrassia Funeral Home, Inc., Middletown. 
 

ELEANOR DEPOLD Goshen, N.Y. Eleanor Depold of Goshen, a homemaker and 48-year resident of the area, died Sunday, Oct. 29, 2000, in Arden Hill Hospital, Goshen. She was 92. The daughter of Ernest S. and Elise L. Stein Everton, she was born Dec. 15, 1907, in Bedford Park, Brooklyn. She was the widow of August Depold. Eleanor was a resident of Glen Arden and had been married for 65 years. Since 1952, she and her husband, Gus, lived on Hardscrabble Road in Chester. She was a devoted member of the Craigville Bible Church and past member of Hill Hold, Arden Hill Hospital, Blooming Grove Seniors and Fish, where she and Gus volunteered for many years. Their enthusiasm and efforts of training and showing Schnauzers throughout the U.S. won them many ribbons and trophies. Eleanor was a great storyteller, gardener and seamstress and in past years, this loving couple entertained their friends with Eleanor playing the piano and Gus accompanying her with his banjo. They always had a smile for everyone, but most of all for each other. They were thoughtful and caring people and will be missed by their many friends and neighbors. She is survived by her caregiver, Beth Sweatt and her children, Jessica and Karen, whom Eleanor loved so very much. She was predeceased by one daughter, Joan Depold. Visitation will be held from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 3, at the David T. Ferguson Funeral Home, 20 North St., Washingtonville. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 3, at the funeral home. Pastor Thompson of the Craigville Bible Church will officiate. Burial will be in Lutheran All Faiths Cemetery, Middle Village. For further information, go to www.legacy.com 
 

LUCY FINO Highland, N.Y. Lucy Fino of Highland died Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2000, at home with her family at her side. She was 84. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Her never-ending love and devotion for her family will be greatly missed. The wonderful memories that she has left for us will live on in our hearts forever. The daughter of the late Aniello and Rose DiCapua, she was born Feb. 17, 1916. On Sept. 18, 1938, she married Frank Fino at Our Lady of Grace Church, Brooklyn. Her husband predeceased her in 1991. She is survived by her children: Francis and his wife Madeline, RoseAnn DeMaio and her husband Vincent, Lucille Kovalyk and her husband Michael, Neil and his wife Michele, and Robert and his wife Susan, all of Highland; her grandchildren, Frank and his wife Donna of Manassas, Va., Michael and his wife Deanna of Raleigh, N.C., and Lucy Gallanin and her husband John, Neil Jr. and his wife Elizabeth, Lucille and Michael Kovalyk and Roseann and Vincent Fino, all of Highland; six great-grandchildren, Frankie and Kayla, Anthony and Victoria, John, and Michael Jr; three sisters, Madeline Spiezia of Staten Island, and Carmela Porcelli and Ann Grillo, both of Highland; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by one brother, Peter DiCapua; and a sister, Josephine Conte. Calling hours are from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today, Thursday, Nov. 2, at the DiDonato Funeral Home, 1290 Route 9W, Marlboro. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 3, at St. James Church, Milton. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Mausoleum, Middlehope. Contributions may be sent to Ulster County Hospice, 34 Broadway, Kingston, N.Y. 12401. Arrangements are under the direction of the DiDonato Funeral Service, Inc., Marlboro. 
 

JOHN EDWARD CHAPMAN III Pawleys Island, S.C. John Edward Chapman III of Pawleys Island, died Thursday, Oct. 19, 2000, at home. He was born April 25, 1939, in Newburgh, the son of the late John Edward Jr. and Mildred Ten Broeck Chapman. Mr. Chapman was a graduate of Clarkson College of Technology in Potsdam. His computer engineering career spanned over 40 years, from the hey day of mini-computers to the Internet revolution. He was a logic designer with General Electric Co. in Utica from 1961 to 1963, then moved to California to do CRT display design work at Bunker Ramo Corp. He then founded Applesee Enterprises, the first of several consulting firms and computer industry businesses he was to establish throughout his career. On projects for Lear Siegler, Trivex and Univac, he continued developing CRT displays and other computer peripherals. In 1980, he helped found Soroc Technology, a manufacturer of computer terminals. In 1980, he left Soroc to found his own display manufacturing company, Cobar Inc. He re-established his consulting business in 1983, this time under the name JEC Consulting. Here he branched into various areas involving data communications. From access control systems to numerous protocol converters, he developed a wide variety of networking and control systems, with an emphasis on IBM compatibility Eventually, his work led him to Cisco Systems, Internet routing giant, where he initially worked as a consultant before becoming an employee in 1995. Survivors include his wife, Phylis Ann Chapman of Pawleys Island, S.C.: two daughters, Jennifer Stowe of Waltham, Mass. and Jocelyn Trujillo of Santa Rosa, Calif.; one grandson, Milo Z. Trujillo of Santa Rosa, Calif.; and one sister, Marion Hoffman of Newburgh. There are no services planned. Memorial contributions may be sent to the International Myeloma Foundation, 12650 Riverside Drive, Suite 206, North Hollywood, Calif. 91607. Arrangements were made by Graham Funeral Home, Georgetown, S.C. 

JOSEPHINE RUSH RAINEY Wallkill, N.Y. Josephine Rush Rainey of Wallkill, a retired cafeteria manager for the Newburgh School District and lifetime resident of the area, entered into heavenly rest, Monday, Oct. 30, 2000, at home, surrounded by her loving family. The daughter of the late Patrick and Bertha Slack Rush, she was born Oct. 19, 1924, in Milton. She was the loving wife for 40 years of the late Alvie Rainey. Mrs. Rainey was a member of Moulton Memorial Baptist Church; served as first president of the New Windsor Democratic Club; first president of the New Windsor American Legion Ladies Auxiliary 1796; and member of the New Windsor Lioness Club. A family statement read: "She was a loving and caring wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was deeply loved by everyone whose lives she touched. She was a grandmother that was involved in her grandchildren's lives from their first day of school, little league, basketball games, all the way to their college graduations." Survivors include her daughter, Cindy Detz and her husband, Joe of Wallkill; her son, Harold Rainey and his wife, Belle of Pine Bush; one sister, Agnes Sansbury of Newburgh; one brother, Harold Rush of Phoenix, Ariz.; seven grandchildren, Kim Schaefer of Albany, Patti Bates of Wallkill, Patrick William Rainey of Florida, Barbara Rainey of Marlboro, Joseph Alvie Detz of Woodbridge, Va. and Suzanne Detz and Lori Detz, both of Wallkill; three great-grandchildren, Michael and Ashley Bates and Emily Josephine Schaefer; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by one brother, Tom Rush. Visitation was held Wednesday, Nov. 1, at the DiDonato-Brooks Funeral Home, 481 Gidney Ave., Newburgh. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today, Thursday, Nov. 2, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, New Windsor. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions on Josephine's behalf may be sent to Hospice of Ulster County, 34 Broadway, Kingston, N.Y. 12401. Arrangements under the direction of DiDonato-Brooks Funeral Home, Newburgh. 


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