Our Obituaries

Diane Quackenbush

December 7, 1938 - December 9, 2014

Diane Quackenbush, the former owner of the Willow Point Marina in Greenwood Lake, died on December 9, 2014 at her home. She was 76. The daughter of the late John and Emily O'Neill Heraty, she was born on December 7, 1938 in New York, N.Y. She was the widow of Richard Quackenbush. Mom was a supportive Mother and loving grandmother, always looking out for others. The family would like to thank...
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Catherine Everson

October 24, 1933 - December 5, 2014

Catherine Beecher Everson October 24, 1933 - December 5, 2014 God's Garden God looked around his garden And found an empty place, He then looked down upon the earth And saw your tired face. He put his arms around you And lifted you to rest. God's garden must be beautiful He always takes the best. He knew that you were suffering He knew you were in pain. He knew that you would...
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Lorraine K. Murphy

May 3, 1927 - November 29, 2014

Lorraine K. Murphy of Greenwood Lake, N.Y., a retired clerical administrator at MetLife in N.Y. City and a longtime resident of the area, died on November 29, 2014 in Schervier Pavillion in Warwick. She was 87. The daughter of the late James and Margaret Daly Kearns, she was born on May 3, 1927 in Bronx, N.Y. Mrs. Murphy was the widow of William Murphy and they were the former owners of...
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Keith A. Durchanek

September 8, 1969 - November 3, 2014

Keith A. Durchanek of Greenwood Lake, a marine mechanic at Willow Point Marina on Greenwood Lake, and a longtime resident of the area, died on November 3, 2014. He was 45. The son of Patricia Reitemeyer Kent, he was born on September 8, 1969 in Astoria, New York. For those who were fortunate enough to know Keith, people found him to be a down to earth person, who didn't ask for much and was...
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Marcella A. Fedorsky

April 17, 1955 - October 25, 2014

Marcella A. Fedorsky, a former child care employee at the USMA at West Point, died on October 25, 2014 in Northern Metropolitan Nursing Home. She was 59. The daughter of the late Anthony and Daisy Savickas, she was born on April 17, 1955 in Queens, New York. Survivors include her husband Dennis Fedorsky at home. Her sister Janice Lewis of Pennsylvania and her niece Elizabeth Singer and...
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Thomas F. Smith, Jr.

February 12, 1940 - October 4, 2014

Thomas F. Smith Jr. of Greenwood Lake, retired employee of the N.Y. City Transit Authority and a longtime resident of the area, died on October 4, 2014 in Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern, N.Y. He was 74. The son of the late Thomas and Eleanor Smith, he was born on February 12, 1940 in Brooklyn, New York. He was the widower of the late Marie Smith. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was...
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Mark W. Meeney

December 12, 1954 - September 2, 2014

Mark Meeney Greenwood Lake, NY Mark Meeney, 59, Greenwood Lake NY passed away very unexpectedly on Tuesday September 2, 2014. He was a retired Teamster of Local 807 in Long Island City, NY for many years and before that he was a Croupier Dealer in Las Vegas, NV. He is survived by his beloved sons, Mark and Michael of Phila, PA. Who he adored. His 3 sisters, Carol Pagano of Franklin Lakes...
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Daniel Sabarese

April 23, 1937 - August 25, 2014

Daniel R. Sabarese of Greenwood Lake, New York, a retired printer with Butler Printing in Butler, N.J., died on August 25, 2014 at his home. He was 77. The son of the late Joseph and Celia McCarey Saberese, he was born on April 23, 1937 in New York, N.Y. He was a member of Holy Rosary Church in Greenwood Lake. Survivors include his wife June Sabarese at home. His children Daniel Sabarese...
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Arthur Barry Molner

April 6, 1949 - July 3, 2014

Arthur Barry Molner passed away bravely on July 3, 2014, at St. Anthony's Hospital in Warwick, NY. Barry was born in Passaic, NJ on April 6, 1949 and grew up in Rutherford. He attended St. Mary's Grammar School and Rutherford High School. He became a master craftsman in the residential and commercial construction industry under the guidance of his father. He was the proprietor of several home...
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Caroline M. Lesando

April 6, 1924 - June 28, 2014

Caroline M. Lesando April 6, 1924 – June 28, 2014 Glenville, New York (formerly of Warwick, New York) Caroline M. Lesando entered into rest peacefully on Saturday, June 28, 2014 with her family by her side. She was 90 years old. The daughter of Frank and Bernice Cosco, she was born on April 6, 1924 in Middletown, New York. She married her beloved husband, Nicholas Lesando,...
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Friedoline Grill

January 20, 1924 - June 21, 2014

Friedoline Grill of Warwick , a former cleaner and longtime resident of the area, died on June 21, 2014 in Schervier Pavilion in Warwick. She was 90. The daughter of the late Mathias and Elizabeth Kump Schwasnig, she was born on January 20, 1924 in Yugoslavia. She was the widow of Rudolf Grill. Survivors include her children John Grill of Farmingville, N.Y.; Rudolf Grill of North Belmore, N.Y...
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Donald O.R. Schiemann

June 24, 1932 - June 8, 2014

Donald O.R. Schiemann of Greenwood Lake, a retired Photo Engraver with Sterling Regal in New York City and a lifelong resident of the area, died peacefully surrounded by his loving family on June 8, 2014 in Warwick. He was 81. The son of the late Otto and Anna Jetter Schiemann, he was born on June 24, 1932 in Warwick, New York. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He...
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Robert C. Adamik

October 17, 1952 - May 30, 2014

Robert C. Adamik of Greenwood Lake, died on May 30, 2014 in Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern. He was 61. The son of the late Steven and Dorothy Feeney Adamik, he was born on October 17, 1952 in Yonkers, New York. He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Greenwood Lake. Survivors include his wife Maureen Adamik at home. His children: Jessica Weiss; Dawn Adamik; Brian Adamik and Kenny...
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Thomas M. Russo

June 29, 1927 - May 17, 2014

Thomas M. Russo of Greenwood Lake, N.Y., a retired pressman with the N.Y. Times and a longtime resident of the area, died on May 17, 2014 at his home. He was 86. The son of the late Thomas and Elizabeth Russo, he was born on June 29, 1927 in Arlington, N.J. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving during World War II. He was a member of Holy Rosary Church and Our Lady Queen of Peace Church. ...
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Mary C. Perlongo

January 28, 1951 - April 29, 2014

Mary C. Perlongo, a water treatment specialist and longtime resident of the area died Tuesday April 29, 2014 at St. Anthony's Community Hospital. She was 63. The daughter of the late John and Anne Johnston Collins, she was born January 28, 1951 in New York, New York. She was a member of the Water Quality Association. Survivors include: her children: Anthony Perlongo of Queens, NY; Alyson...
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Bridget Bridie Clarke

December 27, 1925 - April 29, 2014

Bridget "Bridie" Clarke Greenwood Lake, New York Bridget "Bridie" Clarke of Greenwood lake, a former nurse's aide in St. Elizabeth's Hospital in N.Y. City and St. Anthony's Hospital in Warwick and a longtime resident of the area, died on April 29, 2014 in St. Anthony's Community Hospital. She was 88. The daughter of the late John and Anne Lynch Boyle, she was born on December 27, 1925 in...
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John F. O'Keefe

August 9, 1944 - April 14, 2014

John F. O'Keefe, a former real estate investor in Bronx, NY and a longtime resident of the area passed away Monday April 14, 2014 at Bellevue Hospital. He was 69. The son of the late Thomas and Mary O'Keefe, he was born August 9, 1944 in Bronx, NY. He was the widower of Carol Ann O'Keefe. A family statement reads "John was a kind and loving father and friend; who enjoyed everything that his...
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William G. Cockburn Sr.

February 9, 1937 - April 7, 2014

William G. Cockburn, a retired police officer for the City of New York passed away Monday April 7, 2014 at Schervier Pavilion in Warwick, NY. He was 77. The son of the late Andrew and Evelyn Patrick Cockburn, he was born on February 9, 1937 in Bronx, NY. He was a veteran of the US ARMY. Survivors include his wife: Roberta Cockburn at home; his three children: Chris Cockburn and his wife...
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John J. Guihan

December 27, 1932 - April 2, 2014

John J. Guihan Jr. of Greenwood Lake, N.Y. a retired Bus Operator with N.Y. City Transit and a longtime resident of the area, died on April 2, 2014 in Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern. He was 81. The son of the late John J. and Ellen Sullivan Guihan, he was born on December 27, 1932 in New York City. He moved at a young age to County Kerry, Ireland. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army. He...
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William Thomas Dwyer

November 8, 1938 - March 31, 2014

William T. Dwyer, a retired broker died Monday March 31, 2014 at home. He was 75. The son of the late Thomas and Florence Gallagher Dwyer, he was born November 8, 1938 in Brooklyn, New York. Survivors include his brother: Lawrence Dwyer and his wife Bernadette of Monroe, NY; his sister: Rita Saullo of Greenwood Lake, NY; his nieces: Lenore Paulan and her husband Gary; Susan Johnson and her...
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Robert E. Beck

August 11, 1958 - February 17, 2014

Robert E. Beck Monroe, New York Robert E. Beck of Monroe, N.Y., a contractor and longtime resident of the area, died on February 17, 2014 in Westchester Medical Center. He was 55. The son of Clifford and Helga Kaiser Beck, he was born on August 11, 1958 in Queens, New York. He was a member of the Monroe-Chester Sportsmen Club and the Greenwood Forest Farms Assn. Survivors include his...
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Arthur Butch Owens

July 2, 1947 - February 13, 2014

Arthur W. "Butch" Owens Jr. Greenwood Lake, New York Arthur W. Owens Jr. retired from Verizon and local 1107 in Nanuet, NY died February 13, 2014. He was 66. The son of the late Arthur and Florence Owens, he was born on July 2, 1947 in Brooklyn, NY. He was veteran of the US ARMY National Guard. A Family statement read: "Our angel on earth is now in heaven, the foundation of our family,...
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Stanley Burgess

June 26, 1938 - January 14, 2014

Stanley F. Burgess Jr. of Greenwood Lake, a retired electrician and longtime resident of the area, died on January 14, 2014 in Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown. He was 75. The son of the late Stanley and Regina Burgess, he was born on June 26, 1938 in Paterson, New Jersey. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and a past member of the P.O. L....
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Stephen F. Leahy

September 20, 1931 - December 25, 2013

Stephen F. Leahy Greenwood Lake, New York Stephen F. Leahy of Greenwood Lake, a retired Glazier in the Bronx, N.Y., died on December 25, 2013 at St. Anthony's Community Hospital in Warwick. Mr. Leahy passed peacefully in the company of his three children. He was 82. The eldest son of the late Patrick F. and Helen C. Mackin Leahy, he was born on September 20, 1931 in N.Y., N.Y. Stephen was...
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Anna Kovacs

May 6, 1925 - November 19, 2013

Anna Kovacs of Warwick, NY, died Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at Elant in Wappingers Falls, NY. She was 88. Anna was born May 6, 1925 in Manhattan, New York. She was the widow of Joseph Stephen Kovacs. She is survived by her daughters, Carol Paul and Kathleen Gannon, and son Joseph and his wife Margaret. She is also survived by her loving grandchildren, Joseph and his wife Sarah, and...
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Frank J. Dieber

August 13, 1955 - November 10, 2013

Frank J. Dieber, the former owner of Castle Tavern in Greenwood Lake and lifelong resident of the area, passed away Sunday November 10, 2013 at Good Samaritan Hospital. He was 58. He was a member of Holy Rosary Church in Greenwood Lake and a former member of the Greenwood Lake Lions Club. Survivors include his loving wife Joyce Dieber at home; his sons: Frank Dieber Jr. & his fiancé...
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Eileen Hesse

June 9, 1917 - November 5, 2013

Eileen Hesse of Greenwood Lake, New York, died on November 5, 2013. Born and raised in New York City, NY, Mrs. Hesse lived in Astoria, NY and Greenwood Lake, NY before moving to Whiting, New Jersey. She was 96. She was a member of the Holy Rosary Church; the Catholic Daughters of America in Greenwood Lake, as well as a member of the Greenwood Lake Seniors. Mrs. Hesse is survived by her...
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Marguerite Mescall Hicks

July 8, 1922 - November 3, 2013

Marguerite M. Hicks, a homemaker and longtime resident of the area died on Sunday November 3, 2013 at St. Anthony's Community Hospital in Warwick. She was 91. The daughter of the late Francis and Helen Coffey McNaughton, she was born on July 8, 1922 in Brooklyn, New York. She was the widow of John M. Mescall. She formerly worked in Orange County BOCES in Goshen and in Sales at the...
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Richard H. Francis, Jr.

November 17, 1962 - October 31, 2013

Richard H. Francis Jr. of Greenwood Lake, a Iron Worker with Local 46 and a lifelong resident of the area, died on October 31, 2013 in Middletown Park Manor. He was 50. The son of Richard H. Francis Sr. and the late Patricia Corrigan Francis, he was born on November 17, 1962 in New York City. Survivors include his son Robert A. Francis of Greenwood Lake. His father Richard H. Francis Sr. and...
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Richard F. Hefner

December 14, 1941 - October 18, 2013

Richard F. Hefner of Greenwood Lake, a retired detective with the N.Y. City Police Department, died on Friday October 18, 2013 in St. Anthony's Hospital in Warwick. He was 71. The son of the late Richard Hefner and Joan Perillo Hefner, he was born on December 14, 1941 in Queens, N.Y. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp serving from 1963-1969. Survivors include his wife Cheryl at home. ...
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Matilda Mitzie Doucette

July 17, 1916 - September 5, 2013

Matilda "Mitzi" Doucette of Lake Worth Florida, a former chanber maid in the State of Florida and in New York, died on Thursday September 5, 2013 in Atlantis, Florida. She was 97. She was born on July 17, 1916 in New York City. She and her two brothers were orphaned in New York. Her youngest brother was injured during World War II and she took care of him until he died. She was the widow of...
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Herbert Herbie Penaluna

June 18, 1930 - August 27, 2013

Herbert "Herbie" Penaluna of Greenwood Lake, a retired mason and lifelong resident of the area, died on Tuesday August 27, 2013 in Bon Secours Hospital in Port Jervis, N.Y. He was 83. The son of the late Joseph and Mildred Penaluna, he was born on June 18, 1930 in Sterling Forest, N.Y. He was a member of the American Legion in Greenwood Lake. He was a member of the Warwick High School...
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John J. McEntyre

February 2, 1936 - August 22, 2013

John J. McEntyre Greenwood Lake, New York John J. McEntyre, a retired steamfitter for the Plumbers and Steamfitters Union Local 638 and longtime resident of the area, died Thursday August 22, 2013 at Orange Regional Medical Center. He was 77. The son of the late Luke and Helen Crane McEntyre, he was born on February 2, 1936 in Brooklyn, New York. John was a Marine Corp Veteran during...
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Eugenia Acevedo

November 15, 1924 - August 5, 2013

Eugenia Acevedo of Bronx, N.Y. a retired seamstress in New York City, died on August 5, 2013 in Ramapo Manor Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing in Suffern, New York. She was 88. She was born on November 15, 1924 in Puerto Rico. She was the widow of Casto Alvarez . Survivors include her 3 children: Casto Alvarez Jr.; Manuel Alvarez; Michael Alvarez ; as well as grandchildren and great...
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Phyllis Lenz

May 26, 1925 - July 25, 2013

Phyllis A. Lenz Gardiner, New York Phyllis A. Lenz of Gardiner, a former employee of Sterling Forest and a longtime resident of the area, died on July 25, 2013 in Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown. She was 88. The daughter of the late John and Lily Finnerty Weaver, she was born on May 26, 1925 in West Milford, N.J. She was the widow of Raymond Lenz. Survivors include her children...
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Walter "Papa" Van Doran

September 23, 1950 - July 22, 2013

Walter T. Van Doran of Greenwood Lake, a retired caterer with LA Gourmet in Manhattan, N.Y. and a longtime resident of the area, died on Monday July 22, 2013 at his home. He was 62. The son of the late Robert and Mary Van Doran, he was born on September 23, 1950 in the Bronx, N.Y. He was the widower of Victoria Jean Van Doran. Survivors include his children Walter Van Doran of N.J.; David Van...
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Jeffrey Anderson

November 7, 1957 - July 21, 2013

Jeffrey Anderson of Sterling Forest, a mason and longtime resident of the area, died on Sunday July 21, 2013 in St. Anthony's Community Hospital in Warwick. He was 55. The son of the late Peter Anderson and Erma Straeter Anderson, he was born on November 7, 1957 in Brooklyn, N.Y. Survivors include his mother Erma Anderson of Sterling Forest. His sister Barbara Jacobs and her husband Robert of...
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Bruce T. Donald

January 31, 1954 - July 19, 2013

Bruce passed on at home after a long courageous battle with cancer. He stayed as active as he could until his death, talking to family and friends moments before he passed on. He was a loving son, mate, father, grandfather, and uncle who gave his unconditional love to them all. He was always concerned for others, had a great sense of humor and an ability to express himself, mixed with his...
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Marc Poulin

July 20, 1937 - July 18, 2013

Marc Poulin, a heavy equipment operator in Sterling Forest and longtime resident of the area died on Thursday July 18, 2013 in the Kaplan Family Hospice Residence in Newburgh. He was 75. He was born on July 20, 1937 in Quebec, Canada. He was member of the Sons of the American Legion in Greenwood Lake, NY. Survivors include his son Darrel Poulin of Greenwood Lake; his daughters : Elisa of...
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Louis Armao

June 18, 1922 - July 17, 2013

Louis Armao Greenwood Lake, New York Louis Armao, retired from Rexall in Manhattan after 25 years of service and formerly of Brooklyn, New York, passed away Wednesday July 17, 2013 at St. Anthony's Community Hospital. He was 91. The son of the late Thomas and Lillian Armao, he was born June 18, 1922 in Brooklyn, New York. He was a WWII veteran in the U.S. Coast Guard. Survivors...
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Michele F. Paige

June 6, 1952 - July 14, 2013

MICHELE "MICKEY" FRANCES PAIGE June 6, 1952 - July 14, 2013 Warwick, NY On Sunday, July 14, 2013 God again has called another angel in our family home to be with our mother and father and other family members home in heaven at the age of 61 years old. Mickey went home to the Lord with her sisters by her side at Park Manor Rehabilitation Center in Middletown, NY. Michele Frances Paige,...
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George E. Risden

January 5, 1951 - July 7, 2013

George E. Risden Greenwood Lake, N.Y. George E. Risden a former Class A. Machinist and a longtime resident of the area, died on July 7, 2013 at his home. He was 62. The son of the late George R. and Ruth Turner Risden, he was born on January 5, 1951 in Paterson, N.J. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a member of Holy Rosary Church and a Ham Radio Operator. Survivors include his...
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Doris Talt

July 7, 1931 - June 26, 2013

Doris Talt of Greenwood Lake, a retired supervisor for N.Y. Telephone and a longtime resident of the area, died on June 26, 2013 in Ellen Memorial in Honesdale, PA. She was 81. The daughter of the late James and Margaret Talt, she was born on July 7, 1931 in New York City. She was a member of Holy Rosary Church in Greenwood Lake and the Greenwood Lake Gaelic Society. Survivors include her...
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Anna A. Palefsky

February 26, 1931 - June 11, 2013

Anna A. Palefsky of Greenwood Lake, a homemaker and longtime resident of the area, died on June 11, 2013 in St. Anthony's Community Hospital in Warwick. She was 82. The daughter of the late Joseph and Louisa Romano, she was born on February 26, 1931 in New York, N.Y. She was the widow of Patrick Allen and Bernard Palefsky. Survivors include her two children Victoria Allen of N.Y., N.Y. and...
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Sylvia Salvesen

February 14, 1917 - May 31, 2013

Sylvia Salvesen of Monroe, a homemaker and longtime resident of the area, died on May 31, 2013 at her home. She was 96. The daughter of the late Jens and Anna Jensen, she was born on February 14, 1917 in Luvern, Minnesota. She was the widow of Jack Salvesen. She was a member of the Grace Lutheran Church in Greenwood Lake; the Sewing Guild of America and was a Poll Watcher for the Board of...
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Helen M. Truschinskis

April 29, 2013

Helen M. Truschinskis of Warwick, the former owner of Betty Brite Laundry in Warwick, died on April 29, 2013 in St. Anthony's Community Hospital in Warwick. The daughter of the late James and Anne McDonald McBreen, she was born in Queens, New York. She was a member of the Society of St. Pius V. She was a charter member of the Warwick Valley Quilters Guild. Survivors include her husband Harry...
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Pauline M. Dieber

May 26, 1924 - March 31, 2013

Pauline M. Dieber Middletown, New York Pauline M. Dieber, the former owner of Breezy Point Inn in Greenwood Lake and longtime resident of the area, died Sunday March 31, 2013 at Schervier Pavilion in Warwick. She was 88. The daughter of the late Joseph and Pauline Reiter, she was born on May 26,1924 in Tilmage, Austria. Pauline was the widow of Frank Dieber. Survivors include her three...
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Marian Hartman

August 24, 1930 - March 14, 2013

Marian J. Hartman, a cafeteria worker in the Greenwood Lake School District and longtime resident of the area died Thursday March 14, 2013 at St. Anthony's Community Hospital. She was 82. The daughter of the late Lawrence and Mary Roessel, she was born on August 27, 1930 in Philadelphia, PA . Marian was a member of the Craigville Bible Church. Survivors include her husband: Harold Hartman...
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Kathleen M. Fields

November 13, 1944 - January 23, 2013

Kathleen M. Fields Greenwood Lake, New York Kathleen M. Fields, a lifelong resident of Greenwood Lake, entered into rest on Wednesday January 23, 2013 at Orange Regional Medical Center. She was 68. Kathy was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend, who touched the lives of many. She will be dearly missed. She was an Elections inspector in Greenwood Lake and a...
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Helen Kelly

October 17, 1917 - January 15, 2013

Helen Kelly of Greenwood Lake, a longtime resident of the area, died on January 15, 2013 in Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown. She was 95. The daughter of the late Morris and Florence Cohen Oken she was born in Manhattan, N.Y. on October 17, 1917. Helen was the widow of William D. Kelly. She was very active in the Greenwood Lake Community. She was a past Trustee of the Village of...
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Della "Jean" Franklin

June 8, 1921 - January 14, 2013

Della "Jean" Franklin Greenwood Lake, N.Y. Della "Jean" Franklin of Greenwood Lake, an executive secretary for the Director of Avionics at ITT in Nutley, N.J., died on January 14, 2013 in Golden Hill Health Care Center. She was 91. The daughter of the late William and Della Ryerson Larlham, she was born on June 8, 1921 in Greenwood Lake, N.Y. A family statement read: "Jean was the most...
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John Nakon

January 4, 2013

John Nakon of Greenwood Lake, a retired Carpenter and longtime resident of the area, died on January 4, 2013 in Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern. He was 91. He was born on January 11, 1921 in Hartford, Connecticut. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army during World War II and was a survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans in the Bronx, N.Y. He...
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Rose M. Fiorina

March 6, 1928 - January 2, 2013

Rose M. Fiorina of Greenwood Lake, a retired legal secretary and a longtime resident of the area died on January 2, 2013. She was 84. The daughter of the late Charles and Mary McKnight Olcott, she was born on March 6, 1928 in New York, N.Y. She was a member of Holy Rosary Church; the Altar Rosary Society and the Catholic Daughters of America all in Greenwood Lake, as well as a member of the...
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Eileen E. Gallagher

October 2, 1939 - December 14, 2012

Eileen E. Gallagher of Greenwood Lake, a retired restaurant owner in Maine, died on December 14, 2012 at her home. She was 73. The daughter of the late Herbert and Elizabeth Galloway Sprague, she was born on October 2, 1939 in Amityville, New York. She was the widow of Robert A. Gallagher. Survivors include her children Deborah Brennan and her husband John of Greenwood Lake; Ronald Niebuhr of...
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Elizabeth Leahy

August 19, 1935 - December 9, 2012

Elizabeth Leahy, a wife and mother, died on Sunday December 9, 2012 at St. Anthony's Hospital in Warwick. She was 77. Mrs. Leahy was born on August 19, 1935 in Langhorne, PA. Survivors include her husband Stephen F. Leahy at home. Her children Joan Kolesar and her husband Barry and William F. Leahy all of Greenwood Lake, N.Y. and Stephen W. Leahy of Miami Beach, Florida. Her grandchildren...
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Marilyn Higgins

April 10, 1937 - November 10, 2012

Marilyn A. Higgins, a former bookkeeper and tax preparer in Elmhurst , NY and Greenwood Lake area resident, died Saturday November 10, 2012 at home. She was 75. The daughter of the late James and Dorothy Reinhardt Rone, she was born on April 10, 1937 in Elmhurst , NY . Marilyn was the widow of James L. Higgins Jr. She was a longtime member of Ascension Parish in Elmhurst , Queens and was...
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John Jack Frey

June 23, 1942 - November 4, 2012

John "Jack" Thomas Frey, a retired foreman for Chester cable and longtime Greenwood Lake resident died Sunday November 4, 2012 at Schervier Pavilion in Warwick. He was 70. The son of the late John and Evelyn Welch Frey, he was born on June 23, 1942 in New York, NY. He was a member of the Greenwood Lake Elks; he formerly coached the Greenwood Lake Soccer Club and he was formerly involved with...
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Patrick J. Hogan

February 18, 1942 - October 7, 2012

Patrick J. Hogan of Greenwood Lake a retired carpenter with Local 608 in N.Y., N.Y. died on Sunday October 7, 2012 in St. Anthony's Hospital in Warwick. He was 70. The son of the late Michael and Mary Kenneally Hogan, he was born on February 18, 1942 in Ireland. Survivors include his wife Margaret Hogan at home. His children Michael Hogan and his wife Maria of Massapequa, N.Y. and Karen...
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Alfonso M. Sozio

February 27, 1915 - September 25, 2012

Alfonso M. Sozio, a retired bus driver for New York City Transit Authority and longtime resident of the area, died on Tuesday September 25, 2012 at home. He was 97. The son of the late Michael and Antoinetta Sozio, he was born on February 27, 1915 in New York City. He was the widower of Margaret Sozio. He was a WWII US Navy veteran, a member of the Greenwood Lake Lions Club, and he was...
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Dorothy Giampietro

July 6, 1934 - September 25, 2012

Dorothy "Sissy/Dotty" Giampietro, a devoted wife, loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin and friend, entered into final rest peacefully on Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at Saint Anthony's Community Hospital during a courageous fight against COPD with her family at her bedside. The daughter of the late Corneilus and Dorothy Slater, she was born on July 6, 1934 in Brooklyn, NY. Following...
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William A. Mills, Jr.

September 27, 1947 - September 20, 2012

William A. Mills Jr. of Greenwood Lake, a Union Plumber and longtime resident of the area, died on September 20, 2012 in the Joe Rafo Hospice in New City, N.Y. He was 64. The son of the late William and Edna Harris Mills, he was born on September 27, 1947 in Nyack, New York. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Vietnam era. Survivors include his daughters Dawn Mills and Linda...
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Karen Anne Trazino

November 30, 1948 - August 20, 2012

Karen Anne Trazino ( Lafferty) Formerly of Goshen and Greenwood Lake, NY, passed away Monday, August 20, 2012, at Orange Regional Medical Center. She was 63 -- far too young to leave us. Karen was born Nov 30, 1948 in New York City to the late William and Ruth Lafferty. She married John Joseph Trazino just after high school. They were blessed with two children Marie and John of whom she was...
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Lourdes Cospel

October 25, 1930 - August 2, 2012

Lourdes Cospel of Warwick, a retired dietician for Englemore Nurrsing Home in Englewood, N.J. and a longtime resident of the area, died on August 2, 2012 in Schervier Pavilion in Warwick. She was 81. Lourdes was born on October 25, 1930 in Morocco. She was the widow of Alberto Cospel. Survivors include her children: Ralph Cospel of N.J.; Lea Cospel ; Jose Cospel and Simon Cospel all of...
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Louise A. Gagliardi

September 15, 1931 - July 31, 2012

Louise A. Gagliardi, a former supervisor for N.Y. Telephone and a 23 year teacher's aide in the Greenwood Lake School District having retired in 1996, died at her home on July 31, 2012. She was 80. The daughter of the late Ciro and Genoeffa DeGioa Barbaro, she was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. on September 15, 1931. She was a member of Holy Rosary Church in Greenwood Lake. Survivors include her...
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William J. Patterson

June 15, 1942 - July 8, 2012

William J. Patterson Greenwood Lake, New York William J. Patterson, a longtime resident and bartender in the Greenwood Lake area, died Sunday July 8, 2012 at Orange Regional Medical Center. He was 70. The son of the late Patrick and Elizabeth Leary Patterson, he was born on June 15, 1942 in Bronx, New York. He was the widower of Janet Patterson. He was a life member of the Greenwood Lake...
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Garry Walter Rohlfs

December 21, 1960 - May 26, 2012

Garry Walter Rohlfs of Bloomingburg, and a former longtime resident of Greenwood Lake, N.Y., died on May 26, 2012 in New Jersey. He was 51. He was a former Plumbing and Heating Technician. The son of the late Charles and Cathryn Ross Rohlfs, he was born on December 21, 1960 in Teaneck, N.J. Survivors include his son Gregory Rohlfs of New York City; he was predeceased by his daughter Nicole...
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Elfriede Parrelli

March 4, 1921 - May 12, 2012

Elfriede K. Parrelli of Greenwood Lake, a homemaker and longtime resident of the area, died on Saturday May 12, 2012 in Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern, N.Y. She was 91. The daughter of the late Augustin and Helene Von Spyra Boehm, she was born on March 4, 1921 in Beuthen, Germany. She was a longtime member of Holy Rosary Church in Greenwood Lake. She was a member and Past President of the...
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John F. O'Keefe

April 11, 1949 - April 30, 2012

John F. O'Keefe Greenwood Lake, New York John F. O'Keefe, a retired master plumber for the Local 1 Plumbers Union in New York, NY and a resident of Greenwood Lake, died on Monday April 30, 2012 at Northern Metropolitan Nursing Home in Monsey, N.Y.. He was 63. The son of the late John J. and Dorothy Pell O'Keefe, he was born on April 11, 1949 in Bronx, New York. Survivors include his...
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Mary M. Van Doran

December 22, 1931 - April 23, 2012

Mary M. Van Doran of Greenwood Lake, a former switch board operator for the Frank E. Campbell Funeral Home in N.Y. City, and a longtime resident of the area, died on April 23, 2012 in St. Anthony's Hospital. She was 80. The daughter of the late Walter and Ann Feeney Wassell, she was born on December 22, 1931 in Bronx, N.Y. She was a member of Holy Rosary Church and the Gaelic Society. She...
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Rose Chimento

February 2, 1933 - April 18, 2012

Rose Chimento of Warwick, a former employee of Barnaby Prints in Greenwood Lake and a longtime resident of the area, died on April 18, 2012 in Orange Regional Medical Center. She was 79. She was born on February 2, 1933 in Brooklyn, New York. She was a member of the Warwick Senior Citizens. Survivors include her children Joseph Chimento of Beach Lake, PA.; Catherine Chimento of Warwick; Frank...
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Maryland H. Willner

April 26, 1930 - April 11, 2012

Maryland H. Willner, a retired teacher at Greenwood Lake School District and 46 year resident of Greenwood Lake, NY passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday April 11, 2012 after a long illness. She was 81 . Maryland was born April 26, 1930 in Smithtown, NY to Walter and Sara Tuley Helm, in a small house in the woods of Long Island that was heated by coal and lit by kerosene lanterns....
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Andrew F. Hopper

January 11, 1932 - March 16, 2012

Andrew F. Hopper entered into eternal rest on March 16, 2012 after an extended illness. He was 80 years old. He was born in Hoboken , NJ the son of the late Andrew and Evelyn Hopper. He earned his Masters in Education in Seton Hall University and earned his doctorate from Columbia University . He held the position of principal at the Keely school in Hoboken , NJ . During the...
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Agnes McCallister

March 22, 1928 - March 7, 2012

Agnes L. McCallister of Warwick, a retired chaplain assistant for the Warwick School for Boys and the Mid-Orange Correctional Facility, died on March 7, 2012 in St. Anthony's Community Hospital. She was 83. The daughter of the late Theodore and Nancy Perry, she was born on March 22, 1928 in Goshen, N.Y. She was the widow of LeRoy McCallister. She was a member of Christ Episcopal Church and...
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Cornelius "Neil" Sullivan

November 12, 1940 - March 23, 1923

Cornelius (Neil) J. Sullivan, 72, of Warwick, New York died at home on Saturday, March 23, 2013 after a long illness. Neil is survived by his wife of 40 years, Rosemarie (nee Sage), his beloved son, Matthew Owen, eight Sisters-in-Law, five Brothers-in-Law, eleven nieces, eleven nephews, seven great nieces and three great nephews, a large extended family and friends. Neil was preceded in...
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