Miscellaneous Westchester County, New York Obituaries - 2002

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Charles C. "Chuck" Turner: former Buchanan resident
Charles C. "Chuck" Turner, a former resident of Buchanan, died September 5 at the Westchester Medical Center.
He was born August 2, 1963 in Cold Spring to Richard A. and Dymphna "Debbie" Pauwels Turner.
He was an electrician with Local #3 in Queens for the past 17 years.
Mr. Turner was a member of St. Maryís Church in Wappingers Falls, a former member of St. Christopherís Church in Buchanan and a member of the Local Motorcycle Club in Queens.
He married Sharon M. Piucci at St. Christopherís Church on September 12, 1987.
He has resided in Poughkeepsie for the past seven years. Prior to that he lived in Buchanan.
He is survived by his wife, Sharon Turner; two daughters, Nichole A. and Jacqueline K. Turner, all of Poughkeepsie; one brother, Richard A. Turner Jr., and one sister, Lisa M. Turner, both of Wappingers Falls; and his maternal grandmother, Marie J. Pauwels of Peekskill.
He is also survived by aunts, uncles, cousins, three nephews and five nieces.
Funeral arrangements and services were handled by E.O. Curry Funeral Home in Peekskill. 

Helen Caputo: Peekskill and Cortlandt resident
Helen B. Caputo, a Peekskill native, died September 5 at the Westledge Healthcare Facility.
She was 84.
She was born July 25, 1918 in Peekskill to Johan Eddie and Helen Conklin Beisser.
She was a member of the Annsville Baptist Church.
She is survived by her husband, Patrick J. Caputo of Cortlandt and a granddaughter, Doreen Caputo of Parkersburg, PA.
She was predeceased by four brothers and one sister.
Funeral arrangements and services were handled by E.O. Curry Funeral Home in Peekskill. 

Nicholas T. Bobolia Sr.: ex-Peekskill business owner
Nicholas T. Bobolia Sr., a resident of Peekskill, died September 7 at the Cortlandt Healthcare Center.
He was 89.
He was born December 17, 1912 in Peekskill to Stephen and Mary Keic Bobolia.
He was a co-founder and owner of the Home Mason Supply Corporation in Peekskill.
He served in the Army during WWII, where he received the Bronze Medal and attained the rank of Captain, CE.
While he was stationed in Europe, he met his wife, the former Edna Stephens. They were married on January 23, 1947 at the Church of Assumption in Peekskill.
He was a member of St. Columbanus Church where he was a member of the Building Committee when the new church was built.
He was also an Honorary Life Member of the Knights of Columbus-Fr. John LaFarge Council No. 4012. He was a former member of the Kiwanis Club and the Holy Name Society of St. Columbanus Church.
Mr. Bobolia was very active and past president of the Walter Panas Parents Club, very active with the Cortlandt Little League and a merit badge counselor for the Boys Scouts.
His hobbies included golf, tennis and woodworking.
He lived in Peekskill until moving to Cortlandt in 1955.
He is survived by his wife, Edna S. Bobolia of Cortlandt Manor, seven sons, Kevin S. of Laconia, New Hampshire, Michael P. (Laura) of Strafford, Virginia, Stephen J. (Paula) of North Salem, Keith T. (Christine), Nicholas T. Jr. (Sylvia) both of Cortlandt Manor, Jonathan P. (Linda) and Timothy J. both of San Diego, California and a daughter, Stephanie A. (Eric) Orhelein of Peekskill, three brothers, Steve of Peekskill, George of Santa Barbara, and Paul of Chicago, Illinois, 30 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
He was predeceased by a brother, John and four sisters, Rose Surak, Mary McCaffrey, Eva Berger and Helen Bobolia.
Funeral arrangements and services were handled by E.O. Curry Funeral Home in Peekskill. 

William Amory: former Peekskill resident
William C.M. Amory, a former Peekskill resident, died September 8 at his home in North Creek, New York.
He was born February 19, 1911 in Peekskill to William C. and Ella Mae Browne Armory and graduated from Peekskill High School.
He served in the U.S. Navy from 1942 to 1945 with the 80th NCB (Seabees), attaining the rank of 1st Class Petty Officer.
Mr. Amory was a postal clerk at the Peekskill Post Office for 32 years before retiring in 1966.
He was a longtime member of the VFW.
On July 8, 1933, he married Mildred B. White at St. Peterís Episcopal Church in Peekskill. They had moved to North Creek in 1967 from Peekskill. Mrs. Amory died December 29, 1997.
He was also a New York State employee working at Gore Mountain where he managed the ice skating facility for four years, before retiring in 1971.
He was a member of the Church of the Holy Cross in Warrensburg; a former member of St. Peterís Church in Peekskill; a member and officer of the North Creek Rotary Club; and he co-founded and was a member of the OssPeek Golf Club along with his wife, Mildred.
He received the 70 Plus & 90 Plus President Award for achievement in sports and was an avid ice skater, skier and golfer.
He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Leroy Sullivan Jr. of Tampa, Florida; a daughter-in-law Elizabeth Amory of Louisville, Kentucky; three sisters, Kathleen Moshier of Urbanna, Virginia, Jessica Moshier of Peekskill, and Helen Jackson of Lexington, Kentucky; and three grandchildren, Tony Amory and Kent and Amory Sanders.
He was predeceased by his son, William C. Amory, one sister, Mary Bowman, and two brothers, Reginald and Louis Amory.
Funeral arrangements and services were handled by E.O. Curry Funeral Home in Peekskill.

Charles David Dobbs: ex-Shrub Oak resident
Charles David Dobbs, a former Shrub Oak resident, died October 7 in Rockville, Maryland.
He was 71.
He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Josephine; two sons, Michael and his wife Barbara and Brian; one daughter, Denise DiFalco and her husband Frank; one brother, James Dobbs; and four grandchildren, Brandon, Jacqueline, Alexandra and Kelly.
Funeral services will be held Thursday in Rockville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday at St. Patrickís Church in Rockville. Entombment will take place at Gate of Heaven Cemetery Mausoleum.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, Memorial and Honor Program, PO Box 2680, North Canton, Ohio 44720. 

Eleanor V. Bronzo: Montrose resident
Eleanor V. Bronzo, a longtime Montrose resident died October 4 at her home.
She was 75.
She was born in Berlin, Germany on October 20, 1926 to Bruno and Marianne Ploenttner Von Hagen.
She was co-founder of the Mount Airy Nursery School in 1987 and she worked there until her retirement in 2000.
On June 1, 1957, she married Alexander Bronzo in Long Island. He died last month.
Mrs. Bronzo is survived by her mother, Marianne Von Hagen of Croton; one son, Alex (Debra) Bronzo of Cortlandt; one daughter, Michelle (John) Barricelli of Ridgefield, Connecticut; and three grandchildren, Alex and Kyle Bronzo and Nola Barricelli.
Funeral arrangements and services were handled by Edward F. Carter Funeral Home in Montrose. 

George E. Costello: Somers resident
George E. Costello, a resident of Somers, died October 6, 2002 at his home.
He was 83.
He was born March 27, 1919 in the Bronx to Harry Paul Costello and Alice Phannee Costello.
Mr. Costello worked as an Engineer and Union Representative for Metro North Railroad. He was with the company for more than 40 years before retiring in 1977. He was vice president of Brotherhood Locomotive Engineers from 1968 to 1977.
He was a member of the Elks in Brewster and Highland Country Club in Garrison.
He was educated in New York City. He earned an associate degree in labor relations from Cornell University. He served in the Army from 1942 to 1946 attaining the rank of Counter Intelligence Officer.
He is survived by his wife Peg Logan Costello of Somers; two daughters, Alice Costello Goossen of Littleton, Colorado and Helena Logan Hilpert of Chappaqua; one son, George Costello Jr.; three grandchildren, Gregory Goossen of Draper, Utah, Heather Goossen Hoysick of Littleton, Colorado and Shannon Logan Hilpert of Chappaqua; and four great- grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his first wife, Theresa Bondati Costello, who died in 1971.
Funeral arrangements and services were handled by Cassidy-Flynn Funeral Home in Mount Kisco. 

Julia W. McCormack: Peekskill resident
Julia W. McCormack, a resident of Peekskill, died October, 1.
She was 92.
She was born July 11, 1910 in Katonah to Patrick J. and Ellen Walsh McGinnis.
She graduated from Peekskill High School and Peekskill Business School.
On November 29, 1934, she married Charles McCormack, Sr. at Assumption Church in Peekskill. He predeceased her in 1987.
She worked at Readerís Digest in Pleasantville, and Stuartís Clothing Store in Peekskill.
Mrs. McCormack was a communicant at Assumption Church, and enjoyed playing bridge with her friends and baking.
She is survived by two sons, Charles J. McCormack, Jr. of New Milford, Connecticut and Robert P. McCormack of Millersville, Maryland; one daughter, Mary Ellen Scherer of Wappingers Falls; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her brother, Col. (Ret). Bernard W. McGinnis.
Funeral arrangements and services were handled by Dorsey-Carlone Funeral Home in Peekskill. 

Katherine De Maria: Cortlandt farm owner
Katherine De Maria, a resident of Cortlandt, died October 4 at her home on Hemlock Hill Farm.
She was 93.
She was born April 16, 1909 in Yorktown to Augustino and Carmella Siriani Guss.
She attended Yorktown schools and the Peekskill Business School.
She and her husband, the late Nicholas J. De Maria, owned and operated Hemlock Hill Farm since 1937.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, John N. and Rita De Maria; eight grandchildren; and six great- grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her daughter, Dolores Gernhardt, three brothers, Ferdinand, Joseph and Connie, and five sisters, Marie Squires, Dorothy Dunning, Sadie Autch, Elizabeth Custance and Anna Schooner.
She will be remembered by family and friends as a charismatic woman with a strong spirit. So many lives were touched by her patient mentoring and inspirational zest for life.
Funeral arrangements and services were handled by E.O. Curry Funeral Home in Peekskill. 

Lyman S. Lockwood: Peekskill/Cortlandt resident
Lyman S. Lockwood, a lifelong resident of Peekskill/Cortlandt, died October 2 at the Cortlandt Healthcare Center.
He was 88.
He was born January 29, 1914 in Peekskill to Edwin J. and Hattie M. Seger Lockwood.
He was an engineer for the Borden Company in New York City for 35 years before retiring in 1967.
Mr. Lockwood also worked for the Peekskill Community Hospital as the chief engineer from the early 1970ís until 1982.
He was a member and Past Master of the Cortlandt Lodge F & AM #34 in Peekskill, a life member of the Cortlandt Hook and Ladder Co. No. 1 in Peekskill, a member and Past Commodore of the Hudson Valley Yacht Club and the Garrison Yacht Club and a former member of the Peekskill Yacht Club.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Elvira I. (nee Ambrosini) Lockwood; two sons, John L. Lockwood of Hopewell Junction and David L. Lockwood of Cypress, Texas; four grandchildren, Brenda Bishop, Dara Pfeil, Jennifer Lockwood and David Lockwood Jr.; and four great- grandchildren, Karl, Graham, Gregory and Brooke.
He was predeceased by one brother, Edwin J. Lockwood Jr.
Funeral arrangements and services were handled by E.O. Curry Funeral Home in Peekskill. 

Margaret E. Mair: Peekskill resident
Margaret E. Mair, a resident of Peekskill, died October 4 at Hudson Valley Hospital Center.
She was 73.
She was born April 26, 1929 in Spartanburg, South Carolina to John Paul and Rosie Mae Ballanger McKenzie.
She moved to Peekskill in the 1940ís from Spartanburg and was a member of the Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church.
She was an excellent cook and enjoyed playing board and card games at family gatherings.
She is survived by her husband, Arnold G. Mair of Peekskill; three sons, Derreck Patterson of Beacon, Emerson Mair of Peekskill and Aaron Mair of Albany; four daughters, Veronica Headley of Pleasant Valley, Dawn Mair-McMillian of Elmsford, and Rhonda Mair and Christine Mair-Arroyo, both of Hartsdale; three brothers, Roy L., George and Benjamin McKenzie; one sister, Ann Deering; 24 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by one daughter, Esther Prentice, one son, Fred Patterson Jr., one son-in-law, Daniel Arroyo, three brothers, Walter, Warren and Richard McKenzie, and one sister, Fannie Mae Blackett.
Funeral arrangements and services were handled by E.O. Curry Funeral Home in Peekskill. 

Mary Elizabeth Lyon: Buchanan resident
Mary Elizabeth Lyon, a resident of Buchanan, died October 5 at Hudson Valley Hospital.
She was 92.
She was born March 5, 1910 in Peekskill to John and Mary Mitchell Connolly.
She was a graduate of Hendrick Hudson High School, and was a parishioner of St. Patrickís Church.
Mrs. Lyon was a retired yeastmaker for Stanford Brands, Inc. in Peekskill, where she was a member of the Quarter Century Club.
Her husband, Henry Lyon, died in 1989.
She is survived by one sister, Julia MaManus of Montrose; one brother, James Connolly, of Perth Amboy, New Jersey; and many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by two sisters, Loretta Van Tassell and Edna McManus, and two brothers, John and William Connolly.
Funeral arrangements and services were handled by Edward F. Carter Funeral Home in Montrose. 

William H. Brown: deputy Ossining fire chief
William H. Brown, a former Ossining Village Trustee, Town Councilman and Chief of the Ossining Fire Department, died October 2 after a long illness.
He was 77.
He was born in Ossining on December 17, 1924 to William H. Sr. and Hazel Caroline Ganung Brown.
He served in the U.S. Army in World War II and Korea as a Captain.
He was a 55-year member of the Ossining Fire Department, Cataract Hose Co., the Ossining Historical Society, Sons of the American Revolution, Ossining Elks Lodge and the Ossining VFW.
Mr. Brown was a retired sales manager with New York Telephone Company and recently retired from the Village of Ossining as a Fire Inspector.
He is survived by his wife, the former Hannah Lucy; two sons, William (Buster) Brown III and Michael; one daughter, Patricia Anfiteatro; one sister, Hazel Vail; one brother, Harold; and four grandchildren, Jennifer Laemmel, Susan, Sean and Daniel Brown.
Funeral arrangements and services were handled by Dorsey Funeral Home in Ossining. 

William Shirk: former Yorktown postmaster
William Shirk, a former Yorktown postmaster, died September 26 at Jersey Shore Medical Center in Neptune, New Jersey as the result of a motor vehicle accident September 15 in Holiday City.
He was 83.
He was born in Clifton, Arizona and was a resident of Holiday City South Berkeley since 1985.
Mr. Shirk was postmaster for the United States Postal Service in Yorktown for 40 years before retiring in 1984.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.
He is survived by one son, Robert W. of Yorktown Heights; one daughter, Theresa Davidson of Mahopac; and two grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his wife, Rose.
Private services were held.

Deborah Morrissey: former Yorktown resident
Deborah Morrissey, a former resident of Yorktown, died October 11 at White Plains Hospital.
She was 49.
She was born April 7, 1953 in Long Island City to John and Eileen OíBrien OíSullivan.
She was educated in the Bronx and graduated from St. Helenaís in 1971. In 1972, she attended Lehman College in New York.
On September 30, 1973, she married Joseph Morrissey at St. Michaelís in the Bronx.
Mrs. Morrissey worked as a library clerk for three years in White Plains.
She lived in White Plains for the past four years. Before that she lived in Los Angeles, California from 1998 to 2002.
In addition to her husband and parents, she is survived by one daughter, Shavaun Rigler; two sisters, Sheila Priola and Maureen Hanna; and two brothers, John OíSullivan and Patrick OíSullivan.
She was predeceased by one sister, Nora.
Funeral arrangements and services were handled by Clark Funeral Home in Yorktown. 

John Hempel: former Yorktown resident
John Hempel, a former Yorktown resident, died October 9 at Skyview Nursing Home in Croton-on-Hudson.
He was 93.
He was born June 6, 1909 in Germany, where he was educated as a machinist.
He owned Glenida Lakeside Inn in Carmel. He retired in 1974.
Mr. Hempel was a 40-year member of Steuben Society, Unit 81 in Yorktown.
On November 9, 1929, he married Liesbeth Gunther in New York City.
He lived in Yorktown Heights for the past two years. Before that he lived in Toms River, New Jersey from 1975 to 2000.
He is survived by one daughter, Eleanor Druschen of Yorktown; one granddaughter, Susan Fraser of Peekskill; one grandson, Ron Druschen of California; six great- grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his wife, Liesbeth, in 2000.
Funeral arrangements and services were handled by Clark Funeral Home in Yorktown. 

Josefina Agudelo: Ossining resident
Josefina G. Agudelo, a resident of Ossining, died Saturday at her residence.
She was 91.
She was born January 2, 1911 in Columbia.
She came to the United States in 1980 and worked as a nanny in the Ossining area.
She is survived by four daughters, Josefina Kleman, Blanca Castro, Marina Santos and Alba Jimenez; one son, Hector; 15 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements and services were handled by Dorsey Funeral Home in Ossining. 

Judith Brady: former Yorktown resident
Judith B. Brady, a former Yorktown resident, died September 28 as a result of a car accident.
She was 62.
She was born March 29, 1940 in Ossining to Mahlon G. and Helen M. Bell.
She graduated from Ossining High School and Cochran School of Nursing in Yonkers.
Mrs. Brady was a registered nurse at Peekskill Community and Saint Johnís Riverside hospitals.
She is survived by her husband of 39 years, Charles V. Brady of Homosassa, Florida; her mother, Helen M. Bell of Spring Hill, Florida; three daughters, Colleen Brady of Pear Blossom, California, Karen Brady of Homosassa, Florida, and Kim Walsh and husband Tim, of Monroe, New York; and one sister, Donna Traver and her husband Don of Rochester.
Funeral arrangements and services were handled by Waterbury & Kelly Funeral Home in Ossining. 

Mildred M. Conklin: Peekskill resident
Mildred M. Conklin, a resident of Peekskill, died October 8 at her home where she had resided for 92 years.
She was a member of St.Peterís Church in Peekskill.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Janet and Gerald Lenahan of Beacon; one grandson, Gerald Scott Lenahan of Peekskill; and three great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband, Everett G. Conklin, on January 2, 1981.
Funeral arrangements and services were handled by E.O. Curry Funeral Home in Peekskill. 

Paul Laurelli: Verplanck resident
Paul Laurelli, a longtime resident of Verplanck, died October 11 at the New York State Veterans Home in Montrose.
He was 80.
He was born October 16, 1921 in New York City to Michael and Josephine Laurelli.
Mr. Laurelli served in the United States Army during World War II in Iwo Jima. He later served in the New York National Guard Army reserves.
He was a self-employed upholsterer, and a Life Member of BPOE Lodge 744-Peekskill and the VFW in Peekskill.
He is survived by his wife, Rose (Brilliant); two sons, Robert (Lynn) Laurelli of Ossining and Jay Laurelli of South Carolina; and one granddaughter, Alison.
He was predeceased by four brothers.
Funeral arrangements and services were handled by Edward F. Carter Funeral Home in Montrose. 

Richard W. Vogel: Montrose resident
Richard W. Vogel, a resident of Montrose, died October 10.
He was 72.
He was born April 15, 1930 to Richard S. and Elise J. Vogel.
He served in the United States Air Force from 1950 to 1952.
Mr. Vogel was retired from the JP Stevens Corporation in New York City where he was the Vice President for Government and Industrial Fabrics.
He was a member of the Kings Ferry Yacht Club, and his family said he was an avid sportsman and boater.
He is survived by one son, Richard (Stephanie) of Clearwater, Florida; three daughters Debra (Mike) Vogel-Radocaj of Largo, Florida, Cynthia (Dana) Stewart of Tampa, Florida, and Marilyn J. (Warren Jr.) Potenberg of Oldsmart, Florida; five grandchildren; one great-grandson; one very special grandson, Jason (Meagan) Setzer; and his long time companion and best friend, Maureen Sansone.
Funeral arrangements and services were handled by Edward F. Carter Funeral Home in Montrose.

Steven Radachovsky: Peekskill resident
Steven Radachovsky, former owner/manager of The Hitching Post on Highland Avenue in Peekskill, died October 9.
He was 91.
He was born October 27, 1910 in Peekskill to Stephen and Mary Doham Radachovsky.
In February 1972, he married Catherine F. Boyle Hayes at Sts. Peter & Paul Byzantine Church in Peekskill.
Mr. Radachovsky enjoyed playing baseball and was an avid Yankees fan.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Patricia Radachovsky of New York City and Betty Hayes of Peekskill; one son, Larry Foy of Hyde Park; two grandsons; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by one sister and two brothers.
Funeral arrangements and services were handled by Dorsey-Carlone Funeral Home in Peekskill.


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