October 1st, 2014

Kader D. Price Jr.

Kader D. Price Jr. passed away on September 28, 2014 at home.

The son of the late Kader D. and Roma Price, he was born on December 25, 1926, in Rocky Mount, N.C. He was 87 years old. He was the widower of the late Florence M. Price.

Kader proudly served his country during WWII in the US Navy. He was a former member of the Town of Montgomery Volunteer Ambulance Corps. He will be missed by his family and friends.

Survivors are his son, Mickey Price of Walden; daughter, Linda Davis of Walden; sister, Lee Roenbeck of South Carolina; seven grandchildren, several great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his daughter, Cathy M. Bowen, infant son, George, son-in-law Robert Davis, grandson Joshua Davis, step-father Charles Morgenthaler and brother Douglas Price.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 1 from 2– 4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Gridley-Horan Funeral Home, 39 Orchard St., Walden. Services will take place at 11 a.m.on Thursday October 2 at the funeral home. Burial will follow at the Wallkill Valley Cemetery, Walden.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Assoc.

Funeral arrangements are by the Gridley-Horan Funeral Home, Inc.

Edward D. Hedin

Edward D. Hedin of Maybrook, a former carpenter for the New Haven Railroad and retired from McBeth in Newburgh, NY, passed away on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at Campbell Hall Nursing Home. The son of Harry and Eleanor Ronk Hedin, he was born on August 9, 1931 in Poughkeepsie.

Ed was a Korean War Army veteran, past District 2 Commander, past Orange County Commander, past Commander of the Maybrook VFW Post #2064, member of the Korean War Veterans Assoc., and the American Legion.

Survivors are his nieces and nephews including Judy Cornish and Ron Moulton, Jr. He was predeceased by his brothers, Harry, Raymond, Elmer and Herbert and his sisters, Elinor Cornish, Grace Hedin, Dolores Vermilling and Mae Francabandiero.

Funeral services were held Saturday, September 27th at the Gridley-Horan Funeral Home, Walden. Burial wasin the Orange County Veterans Cemetery, Goshen.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Maybrook VFW Post #2064 or the Maybrook Fire Dept.

Funeral arrangements are by the Gridley-Horan Funeral Home, Inc.

Alma Viola Nutt

Alma Viola Nutt, a homemaker, passed away on September 14, 2014 at home. The daughter of Carl and Amanda Johnson Blomquist, she was born on October 23, 1914, in So. Ozone Park, NY. She was 99. She was the widow of the late Roger McClung Nutt.

Alma is survived by her daughters, Jean Campbell of Cocoa Beach, FL and Dorothy Lawless and her husband, Thomas of Walden; eight grandchildren, twenty- two great-grandchildren, ten great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her daughter, Elsie McCullough, granddaughter Linda Clancy; brothers, Oscar Erland “Al” Blomquist and Carl Blomquist; sister, Anna Blomquist and son-in-law, Curmitt C. Campbell.

Graveside services and burial were held at the Wallkill Valley Cemetery, Walden.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

Funeral arrangements are by the Gridley-Horan Funeral Home, Inc., Walden.

Jordan E. Pope

Jordan E. Pope of Wallkill, a Certified Nurse’s Assistant for Campbell Hall Rehabilitation Center, and a resident of the area passed away Saturday, September 27, 2014, in Newburgh. He was 23.

The son of James and Regina Garcia Pope, he was born March 29, 1991 in the Bronx.

Survivors include his parents at home; brother, Jason at home, sister Jamie of Poughkeepsie, brother Jarrett of Newburgh; brother Jonathan at home; his daughter, Jaylyn; his longtime Companion Rachel Connor of Kingston; and grandmothers: Helen Garcia of Montgomery and Pearl Holmes of Brooklyn.

Cremation will be in Cedar Hill Crematory in Newburgh, NY.

Arrangements were made by Millspaugh Funeral Directors, Walden.

Wilma Wilkin

Wilma Wilkin of Gardiner, a homemaker and a lifelong resident of the area passed away, on Sunday, September 21, 2014, in Poughkeepsie. She was 84.

The daughter of the late Ross S. and Clarice Bayless Vandemark, she was born October 12, 1929 in Newburgh, New York.

She was a member of the Reformed Church of Shawangunk, where she was involved in the Faith and Action Committee. She was the past director of the New Hurley Cemetery Association. She also was a past pianist and organist for some local churches over the years.

She was the widow of James G. Wilkin. They were married March 10, 1951 at the Gardinertown Methodist Church.
Survivors include her: son, John Ross Wilkin and his wife JoAnn and their children: Jennifer, Joshua, and Jamie of Gardiner; son, Thomas Wilkin of Gardiner; daughter, Harriet Wilkin and her husband James Fisher of Riverside, CA and their daughter, Kristin Puno and her husband Sean and their daughter Audrey of Puyallup, WA.
She was predeceased by her daughter Elsie Cornnie Wilkin.

Funeral services will be private, in keeping with Wilma’s wishes. Her interment will be in the New Hurley Cemetery.

In keeping with the beliefs of Wilma and James, and the interest Wilma had in music, the family please asks that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Scholarship Fund of The Fellowship of United Methodists in Music and Worship Arts, PO Box 24787, Nashville, TN 37202,
Arrangements were made by Wallkill Funeral Home.

Warren D. Williams

Warren Donald Williams of Austin, Texas died on Thursday, September 25, 2014, one day before his 92nd birthday.
He was born in New York City, NY on September 26, 1922. After graduating high school at Peekskill Military Academy, he enlisted in the Army Air Corps in 1941. He completed armament and flight school, received his wings and was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant. He then served as operations officer responsible for tactical fighter bases in England, France, Belgium and Germany. He separated in 1946 with a rank of Captain. He then served in the US Air Force Active Reserves in research and development until his retirement as Lt. Colonel in 1967.

Warren and his family moved to the Town of Montgomery in 1962. He left in 1968 to work for Texas Instruments in Dallas, TX. He worked as a chemical engineering supervisor, retiring in 1985 to enjoy his passion for hunting, fishing, travel, photography and collecting. He was a member of the New Windsor American Legion Post #1796.
He is survived by his daughter, Leslie and her husband, John Freeman of San Jacinto, CA; son Gregg and his wife, Lorraine Williams of New Windsor, NY; daughter, Susan Williams of Austin, TX; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife of 63 years in 2009, Charlotte Courtney Williams of Newburgh.
Burial will be in the Wallkill Valley Cemetery, Walden, NY with military honors. Services will be private.
Arrangements are by the Gridley-Horan Funeral Home, Walden.

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