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Obituaries

Recent Obituaries

Tuesday 03/03/2015
Justin Christopher Clark
Posted: March 03, 2015 - 12:30 am

Justin Christopher Clark, 34, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday evening, February 24th. He was born July 1st, 1980. Beloved son, brother, and uncle, he was an avid Bills fan and extremely close with his nephew Aries. He will be missed dearly by his friends and family. Justin was an amazing individual and such a loving person. Anyone that has ever met him has been impacted by his large gregarious presence. He is survived by his siblings Zachary, Elijah, and Dakota, as well as by his nephew Aries and parents Deborah and Harold. Graveside services will be announced.

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Albert “Pat” J. Hoffman
Posted: March 03, 2015 - 12:30 am

Albert “Pat” J. Hoffman, age 77 years, of South Cairo, NY, passed away on Friday, February 27, 2015 at Kingston City Hospital.

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Griffin G. Nelson
Posted: March 03, 2015 - 12:30 am

Griffin G. Nelson of Great Barrington, an active member of the US Postal Service for 35 years and retiring as Postmaster in Great Barrington on February 19, 1982, died Saturday February 21, 2015. He was 96 years old. The son of Elmer Brian and Bertha Getschel Nelson, he was born on the family farm in the Township of Copake NY on June 19, 1918 and attended both Hillsdale (NY) High School and Roeliff Jansen Central Schools, graduating in the class of 1934. Mr. Nelson joined the United States Army on February 23, 1942 entering the Officer’s Training Program. He was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant on September 29, 1942 and was assigned to the Second Armored Division then under the command of British General Bernard Montgomery. He served in both the North African and the European campaigns, landing in Normandy on D-day plus three. During active service, he was wounded twice, the first time in Normandy on July 29, 1944 during the St. Lo breakthrough and the second time in the advance into the heart of Germany. He was honorably discharged from the Army on April 26, 1946 receiving two Purple Hearts for his valor under enemy fire. While in service and before being shipped overseas, Mr. Nelson married the former Nancy Janet VanDeusen of Great Barrington on October 4, 1942. They were happily married for 67 years. Nancy died January 5, 2010. He is survived by three sisters, Alma E. Farrell of Rensselaer NY, Laura L. Hubbard of Mission Viejo CA, Beth L. Muth and husband Edgar of North Tonawanda NY, one brother, Brandt W. Nelson and wife Almeda of Hillsdale NY, one brother-in-law, Harry Carlson of Altamont NY, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two sisters, Olive M. Michael and Helen A. Carlson.

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Kathaleen Hill
Posted: March 03, 2015 - 12:30 am

Pine Plains, NY – Kathaleen Hill, 86, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 27, 2015 at Noble Horizons in Salisbury, CT.

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Jane C. Willt
Posted: March 03, 2015 - 12:30 am

Jane C. Willt, a lifelong Catskill resident, passed away on Friday, February 27, 2015 at Columbia Memorial Hospital. She was 90.

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Monday 03/02/2015
Jane C. Willt
Posted: March 02, 2015 - 10:17 am

Jane C. Willt, a lifelong Catskill resident, passed away on Friday, February 27, 2015 at Columbia Memorial Hospital.  She was 90.

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Saturday 02/28/2015
Bonnie Jean Cure
Posted: February 28, 2015 - 12:30 am

Bonnie Jean Cure, 63, of Hudson passed away Friday February 27, 2015 at Columbia Memorial Hospital. Bonnie was a former employee of the Fireman's Home in Hudson.

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Martha Ann Louise Engels-Ruecker
Posted: February 28, 2015 - 12:30 am

Martha Ann Louise Engels-Ruecker passed away on February 23, 2015 at the age of 83. She passed peacefully with her family by her bedside.

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Nora McGaughey
Posted: February 28, 2015 - 12:30 am

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. - Nora McGaughey, 88, of Greenville, N.Y., a loving mother, grandmother and retired nurse known for her compassionate and caring nature, died Feb. 22 in her daughter's home.

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Margaret Spier
Posted: February 28, 2015 - 12:30 am

Margaret Spier passed away peacefully at home on February 25, in the presence of her sons and dearest friends. Born Margaret Ruth Carter on May 6, 1936 in Los Angeles, she was a graduate of The Cambridge School and Bryn Mawr College, and resided in Stuyvesant Falls, New York from 1962 until her death. She was pre-deceased by her husband David Houston Spier, and is survived by her sons John Spier of Block Island, Rhode Island, Benjamin Spier of Brooklyn, daughter-in-law Kerri Spier, and grandchildren David, Samuel, and Selena Spier. She will be remembered and missed as a well read, classically educated woman of sharp mind and gentle spirit, as a dedicated friend, wife, and mother, and as a lifelong advocate for peace, equality, and social justice. A memorial service will be held at her Stuyvesant Falls farmhouse in May. Donations in her memory may be made to Block Island Health Services or to any charity serving the world's less fortunate.

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Friday 02/27/2015
Griffin G. Nelson
Posted: February 27, 2015 - 12:30 am

Griffin G. Nelson of Great Barrington, an active member of the US Postal Service for 35 years retiring as Postmaster in Great Barrington on February 19, 1982, died Saturday February 21, 2015. He was 96 years old. The son of Elmer Brian and Bertha Getschel Nelson, he was born on the family farm in the Township of Copake NY on June 19, 1918 and attended both Hillsdale (NY) High School and Roeliff Jansen Central Schools graduating in the class of 1934. Mr. Nelson joined the Unites States Army on February 23, 1942 entering the Officer’s Training Program. He was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant on September 29, 1942 and was assigned to the Second Armored Division then under the command of British General Bernard Montgomery. He served in both the North African and the European campaigns, landing in Normandy on D-day plus three. During active service, he was wounded twice, the first time in Normandy on July 29, 1944 during the St. Lo breakthrough and the second time in the advance into the heart of Germany. He was honorably discharged from the Army on April 26, 1946 receiving two Purple Hearts for his valor while under enemy fire. While in service and before being shipped overseas, Mr. Nelson married the former Nancy Janet VanDeusen of Great Barrington on October 4, 1942. They were happily married for 67 years. Nancy died January 5, 2010. He is survived by three sisters, Alma E. Farrell of Rensselaer NY, Laura L. Hubbard of Mission Viejo CA, Beth L. Muth and husband Edgar of North Tonawanda NY, one brother, Brandt W. Nelson of Hillsdale NY, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two sisters, Olive Michael and Helen Carlson.

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Terry Lane
Posted: February 27, 2015 - 12:30 am

Terry Lane

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Richard Cooper Jr
Posted: February 27, 2015 - 12:30 am

Richard Cooper Jr, 67, of Catskill, died February 22, 2015. Calling hours are 8:30-10:30 AM Saturday at Traver & McCurry Funeral Home, 234 Jefferson Heights, Catskill. Interment will be at Wiltwyck Cemetery in Kingston.

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Arthur Burton Smith
Posted: February 27, 2015 - 12:30 am

Arthur Burton Smith, 91, died peacefully on February 24, 2015 in Tucson, Arizona with his wife by his side. Born April 7, 1923 in Columbiaville, New York to Frank L. Smith and Jennie A. Smith (nee Richards); Brother to Elizabeth Belle and Robert C. Smith, who all preceded him in death. Arthur was a graduate of Hudson High School and Albany Business College. He worked for and retired from the state of New York as an income tax examiner. Arthur and his wife moved to Tucson in 1978. In his leisure time Arthur especially enjoyed playing his banjo and fishing, until illness prevented him from doing so. He is survived by his constant companion, devoted caregiver and loving wife of 38 years, Kathleen Smith. Friends may pay their respects to the family from 9:00 to 10:00 AM on Saturday February 28, 2015 at BRINGS BROADWAY CHAPEL 6910 East Broadway, Tucson. A funeral service will begin at 10:00 am with Pastor Glen Foster officiating. Burial will follow in East Lawn Cemetery. Bringfuneralhome.com

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John D. Weinman
Posted: February 27, 2015 - 12:30 am

John D. Weinman, 86, a nearly life-long resident of the Hudson area, passed away peacefully on January 25, 2015 after a short period of declining health.

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Thursday 02/26/2015
Lillian S. Clark
Posted: February 26, 2015 - 12:30 am

Lillian S. Clark, 92, of Greenport, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at Columbia Memorial Hospital in the loving embrace of her family.

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Carolyn Cleveland
Posted: February 26, 2015 - 12:30 am

Carolyn Cleveland, 80 of North Hillsdale passed away Tuesday 24th at her home of natural causes. She had been battling health issues for several years.

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Kevin J. Ely
Posted: February 26, 2015 - 12:30 am

It is with great sadness we announce the unexpected loss of Kevin J. Ely on February 22, age 58, of Hudson, NY.

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(Clarence) Holmes Hutchinson
Posted: February 26, 2015 - 12:30 am

Beloved Father (Clarence) Holmes Hutchinson, 88, died Tuesday at Columbia Memorial Hospital Hudson, NY after 6 months of failing health. Holmes born February 7, 1927 in Albany, N.Y. is the son of the late Clarence and Sada (Brown) Hutchinson. He graduated from Chatham High School and served the U.S. Army from 1945 until 1947.

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Robert A. McNair Jr.
Posted: February 26, 2015 - 12:30 am

Robert A. McNair Jr., EMT FDNY of Cairo, NY, 53, passed away suddenly on February 21, 2015.

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Gerald Van Tassel
Posted: February 26, 2015 - 12:30 am

Gerald Van Tassel, 74, of Main St., Cairo passed away on Friday, February 20, 2015.

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Robert J. Winters
Posted: February 26, 2015 - 12:30 am

Robert J. Winters (Bob) 66, of Hannacroix NY passed away Sunday Feb. 22, 2015 surrounded by his loving family at Whittier Rehab & Nursing Home.

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John D. Weinman
Posted: February 26, 2015 - 12:30 am

John D. Weinman, 86, a nearly life-long resident of the Hudson area, passed away peacefully on January 25, 2015 after a short period of declining health.

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Kevin Thomas Yager
Posted: February 26, 2015 - 12:30 am

Kevin Thomas Yager

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Wednesday 02/25/2015
Gerald Van Tassel
Posted: February 25, 2015 - 12:30 am

Gerald Van Tassel, 74, of Main St., Cairo passed away on Friday, February 20, 2015.

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Henry August “Hank” Volkheimer
Posted: February 25, 2015 - 12:30 am

Henry August “Hank” Volkheimer, a US Air Force veteran, former National Commercial Bank and Trust Company regional manager and retired Key Bank executive, passed away February 12, 2015 in Ocala, Florida at age 86.

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Betty R. Van Hoesen
Posted: February 25, 2015 - 12:30 am

Guilderland- Betty R. Van Hoesen, 88, passed away on Monday, February 23, 2015. She was the daughter of the late Harry and Helen Myers.

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Kevin Thomas Yager
Posted: February 25, 2015 - 12:30 am

Kevin Thomas Yager

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Tuesday 02/24/2015
Roger J. Cayouette
Posted: February 24, 2015 - 12:30 am

Gallatin, NY – Roger J. Cayouette, 76, passed away on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at Vassar Brother’s Medical Center in Poughkeepsie, NY.

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Brian F. Howard
Posted: February 24, 2015 - 12:30 am

Troy – Brian F. Howard, 65, of Troy died on February 20, 2015 at the Albany Medical Center from injuries sustained in a fall at his home. Born in Saranac Lake he was the son of the late Timothy and Mildred O’Neil Howard and the devoted husband of Janet Tolbert Howard.

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Paul P. Antonovich
Posted: February 24, 2015 - 12:30 am

OY VEY - Paul P. Antonovich died peacefully on February 20, 2015 at the age of 79 and 364 days. Paul is preceded in death by his wife, Lorraine Antonovich. He is survived by his sister Dorothy Zwolinski; his three children; Paul C. (Kathy) Antonovich, Kenneth Antonovich, Laurie (Brian) Kelly and his grandchildren; Paul (Tiara) Antonovich, Megan (Brian) Whipple, Nicole Antonovich, Julie (Josh) Horn, Katie Antonovich, Briana (Alex) Smulian, Caitlin (Ryan) McCrea and Devin Kelly. Paul was born on February 21, 1935 in Brooklyn, NY. He was a member of the United States Air Force from 1953-1957. He is also a retired corrections officer. Paul was a renaissance man. His passions included wood working, cooking, sailing and model ship building. He also enjoyed painting, art, reading, fishing and spending time with his family and grandchildren. He had a love for all animals, especially his many dogs. Paul has donated his body to the Albany Medical College Anatomical Gift Program. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to The Community Hospice of Columbia/Greene at 47 Liberty Street, Catskill, NY 12414. The family would like to thank Debbie, Michelle and Fran for their continuous care, love and friendship to Paul. Nostrovia!!! – a Russian toast meaning, “to your health” commonly used by Paul.

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MAURICE CHARLES MANS
Posted: February 24, 2015 - 12:30 am

MAURICE CHARLES MANS

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Luke Whitbeck
Posted: February 24, 2015 - 12:30 am

Luke Whitbeck died peacefully at home in the loving care of the staff at Lake Street in Valatie on Saturday, February 21, 2015. He was 47 years old.

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Thomas R. Hotaling
Posted: February 24, 2015 - 12:30 am

Thomas R. Hotaling, 70, of Ghent, passed away Saturday, February 21, 2015 at his residence.

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Monday 02/23/2015
Gerald Van Tassel; Death Notice
Updated: February 23, 2015 - 12:15 pm

Gerald Van Tassel, 74, of Main St., Cairo passed away February 20, 2015.  Arrangements by Millspaugh Camerato Funeral Home, Catskill.

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Brian F. Howard
Posted: February 23, 2015 - 12:30 am

Brian F. Howard,65, of Troy died on February 20, 2015 at the Albany Medical Center from injuries sustained in a fall at his home. Born in Saranac Lake he was the son of the late Timothy and Mildred O’Neil Howard and the devoted husband of Janet Tolbert Howard.

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Saturday 02/21/2015
Walter Goldberg
Posted: February 21, 2015 - 12:30 am

Walter Goldberg, 91, of Succasunna and formerly of Mt. Arlington and Germantown, NY (for 30 years), passed away February 17th. Graveside services will be held Friday, February 20th, at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Newburgh, NY. Mr. Goldberg, a Marine veteran of WWII, was a retired wholesale jeweler. A true renaissance man, he developed a love for woodworking, raised, showed and bred Airedale terriers and was an equestrian until his early 80's. He was married to his wife Grace for 66 years. He leaves behind Grace, a daughter Sally Solsky (Jonathan) and grandchildren Michael and Ian Solsky and Briana and Harmony Lederman. He was pre-deceased by his daughter Diane Goldberg Lederman. On Monday, February 23rd, from 2 to 4 pm, there will be a shiva and reception for Mr. Goldberg at Merry Heart Assisted Living, 200 Route 10 West in Succasunna. Arrangements are by J. L. Apter Memorial Chapels of Dover. (973)366-1700.

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Ida B. Clapp
Posted: February 21, 2015 - 12:30 am

Ida B. Clapp, 79, of Hillsdale, passed away on Wednesday, February 18, 2015, at Albany Medical Center.

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Hazel Smith
Posted: February 21, 2015 - 12:30 am

Hazel Smith, 96, of Hudson, died Saturday, February 14, 2015 at Pine Haven Nursing Home.

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Bruno Prystajko
Posted: February 21, 2015 - 12:30 am

Bruno Prystajko, 71, of Albany, died Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at the Samuel S. Stratton Medical Center in Albany.

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James “Jimmy” Goode Sr.
Posted: February 21, 2015 - 12:30 am

FREEHOLD – James “Jimmy” Goode Sr., 71, died Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany, due to a neuro-muscular disorder. Born in Brooklyn on July 22, 1943, he was son of the late John J. and Eleanor Geary Goode. Jimmy was a Navy Veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a retired police officer with NYPD, and the owner of Highpoint Furniture Gallery since 1989. Jimmy is a communicant of Our Lady of Knock Shrine in East Durham, and member of Knights of Columbus, Our Lady of Knock Council 6439, and Fourth Degree Assembly 2253; Greenville American Legion Post 291; Ancient Order of Hibernians of East Durham; and NYPD Emerald Society. He was the founder of the Anchor Club NYPD for the Knights of Columbus, former member of the Zoning Board of the Town of Greenville, and past member of the Greenville Rescue Squad. Jimmy was a supportive son, husband, father, grandfather, and friend to many. He has left a positive fingerprint on those who knew him.

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Jean A. West
Posted: February 21, 2015 - 12:30 am

Jean A. West, 79, of Ghent passed away Thursday February 19, 2015 with her loving family by her side, at the Pine Haven Home in Philmont. Born in Hudson on March 22, 1935, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Kathryn (Altheiser) Radewitz. Jean was employed most of her life at the Fairview Cinema 3 in Hudson where she worked closely with her longtime friend Bruce Mitchinson. Jean was an avid NY Mets fan and especially enjoyed Sunday dinners and vacationing with her family at Alpine Lake Campsite and Rockport, MA.

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Elizabeth C. Ziemski
Posted: February 21, 2015 - 12:30 am

Elizabeth C. Ziemski (nee Wynne) a.k.a. Veronica Martell, peacefully passed away at home and into the waiting arms of God, on Friday, February 13, 2015, with her daughter holding her hand. Elizabeth was born in Dublin, Ireland, to the late James and Elizabeth (nee Mulvey) Wynne. She was the eldest of eight children. While in her teens, Elizabeth traveled to London, England, to live with an aunt and uncle who, were in showbiz. She was taught the art of juggling and became a master in it. Elizabeth was in Stockholm, Sweden, when John Ringling North of Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus saw her performing, under the stage name Veronica Martell, and signed her up for the 1951 season with the circus. Coming to America was one of the greatest thrills of her life and she remained faithful to the red, white and blue flag. It was in 1951 that Cecil B. DeMille’s movie “The Greatest Show on Earth” was filmed, based on the Ringling Circus, in which Veronica Martell the Juggling Colleen, and other actual circus performers appeared in the movie. 1951 was a banner year for Veronica as she met Robert Ziemski, who worked with the circus. It was a love match made in heaven. When the circus season was over, they left for Robert’s home town of Webster, MA, and were married in 1952. Joy and motherhood came in 1953 when their only child, Christine, was born. Veronica wanted to return to showbiz and so the trio set off traveling around the globe. In the late 1960’s she retired from the “Lime Lights” settling down to the domestic life as Elizabeth. Her beloved husband, Robert, passed away in 1987, but, her broken heart was mended with the birth of her grandson, Robert Zaroba, in 1988. She relished being “Nanny” to her grandson, whom she spoiled and loved dearly. In 1998, she came to live with her daughter, recovering from an illness. Elizabeth became a parishioner of the Church of the Sacred Heart in Cairo, NY, and was welcomed into the fold by Rev. Jeremiah Nunan and all who met her. Hearts were again broken when Grandson Robert Zaroba was called home by God on Easter Sunday, April 23, 2000. Throughout her life Elizabeth had a feisty spirit, loved life and always looked on the bright side. She greeted one and all with a hug and a kiss on both cheeks. She loved all animals. In addition to her parents, Elizabeth was predeceased by her husband and grandson. She is also predeceased by her sisters Chrissy (Wynne) Rita (Iggulden) and Moira (Mapes) Martell, who followed Elizabeth into showbiz as jugglers. She is also predeceased by her brothers – Eamon, a musician and James. She is also predeceased by a cousin- Anitia Martell, Juggler.

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Friday 02/20/2015
Norman F. Brooks
Posted: February 20, 2015 - 12:30 am

Norman F. Brooks, age 68, of South Cairo, went home with the Lord on February 16, 2015 at Albany Medical Center Hospital.  He was born October 28, 1946 in Catskill, the son of the late Casper and Margaret (Couser) Brooks Sr.

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John L. “Jack” Decker
Posted: February 20, 2015 - 12:30 am

John L. “Jack” Decker, 79 of Hillsdale, NY passed away on Wednesday February 18, 2015 at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson, NY.

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James “Jimmy” Goode Sr.
Posted: February 20, 2015 - 12:30 am

FREEHOLD – James “Jimmy” Goode Sr., 71, died Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany, due to a neuro-muscular disorder. Born in Brooklyn on July 22, 1943, he was son of the late John J. and Eleanor Geary Goode. Jimmy was a Navy Veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a retired police officer with NYPD, and the owner of Highpoint Furniture Gallery since 1989. Jimmy is a communicant of Our Lady of Knock Shrine in East Durham, and member of Knights of Columbus, Our Lady of Knock Council 6439, and Fourth Degree Assembly 2253; Greenville American Legion Post 291; Ancient Order of Hibernians of East Durham; and NYPD Emerald Society. He was the founder of the Anchor Club NYPD for the Knights of Columbus, former member of the Zoning Board of the Town of Greenville, and past member of the Greenville Rescue Squad. Jimmy was a supportive son, husband, father, grandfather, and friend to many. He has left a positive fingerprint on those who knew him.

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Lorraine Trombly
Posted: February 20, 2015 - 12:30 am

Lorraine Trombly 63, of Hudson, and longtime resident, passed away with her family at her side on Wednesday February 18, at Pine Haven Nursing Home in Philmont. Born in Brooklyn, NY on October 16, 1951 she was the daughter of the late Albert Sr. and Marie (Fiore) Martin. Lorraine was a Home Health Aide and worked at the Firemans Home for many years. She was a loving wife, mother, grand and great-grandmother.

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Allen Borsh
Updated: February 20, 2015 - 4:45 pm

Allen Borsh, 79, of Valatie passed away on February 18, 2015. He was surrounded by his extended family and loved ones.

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Thursday 02/19/2015
Clara A Haywood
Posted: February 19, 2015 - 12:30 am

Clara A Haywood. Devoted wife loving mother of two boys Clarence R Haywood Jr. and Louis S Haywood. Calling hours at the M. Grimaldi Funeral Home 25 Railroad Ave., Chatham will be Friday February 20th. from 5-7 pm with religious services at 6:30.

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Anna Rose Pacifico
Posted: February 19, 2015 - 12:30 am

On February 16th, Anna Rose Pacifico of Cairo joined her husband Vincent in a dance among the heavens.

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