Obituaries

November 19th, 2014

Brian B. Batchelor

Brian B. Batchelor, 66, of Highland, died Sunday, November 16th.

Brian was born in Gardiner, MA on March 21, 1948, the son of the late Donald Grant Batchelor and Barbara Irene Jirkovsky. He worked locally for Pratts Lumber yard in Highland and as a truck driver delivering fuel for G n S fuel service. A lover of sports, he was a big Boston fan and supported all their teams.

On October 15, 1988 he married Rose Marie Palmatier. Along with his wife, he is also survived by his daughter Roseann, her fiance Ronald Ackert, his 8 grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and many extended family. Brian was predeceased by his two sons Brian Batchelor and Barry Batchelor.

Calling hours will take place on Wednesday, November 19th from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. at the Michael Torsone Memorial Funeral Home, Inc., 38 Main Street, Highland, NY 12528. A funeral service will take place at 6:30 p.m. during the calling hours. Burial will be private.

Cornelia DeFabio Becker

Cornelia DeFabio Becker, age 87, of the Town of Marlboro, died Friday, November 14, 2014 at Vassar Brothers Hospital, in Poughkeepsie. Connie was born January 25, 1927 in Marlboro. She is the daughter of the late Ralph and Cornelia Atkins Partington, Sr. She is the widow of William M. DeFabio and Malcolm Becker.

Cornelia is survived by her son, William M. DeFabio of Marlboro, daughters Gayla and Ralph Fedele of Millbrook, NY and Wendy and Tom Barbieri of New Paltz, brother Ralph and Joan Partington, of Marlboro, and sisters Mildred Eckert of Poughkeepsie, Winifred and Paul Malora of Florida, and Velda lPreston of New Mexico. She is also survived by grandchildren Eric and Janene Patterson Barbieri, Lisa and Robert Pratt, and three great-grandchildren, Matthew, Courtney and Robert Jr.

Cornelia was a former member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Marlboro Hose Co #1, and the Ladies Guild of the Christ Episcopal Church, as well as an avid bowler.

In lieu of flowers, family asks that donations be made to a local ASPCA.

Services were held Monday morning at 10:30 at the DiDonato Funeral Home, with Rev. Dave Ballou officiating. Burial was at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Newburgh.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Carl J. DiDonato, Jr of the DiDonato Funeral Service, Inc.

Anna Chinoransky

Anna Chinoransky of Newburgh died November 12, surrounded by her loving family at the Kaplan Family Hospice Residence in Newburgh. She was 94.

The daughter of the late Frantisek Havlik and Maria (Hurbanova) Havlikova, she was born on August 23, 1920 in Plavecky Stvrtok in the present day Slovak Republic. She was retired from RoTarr Fashions in Newburgh where she worked as a sewing machine operator. She also worked for BrookMay manufacturing and for the Newburgh Enlarged City School System as a kitchen worker. Anna was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Church in Newburgh and a member of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union and also Club 60.

Anna enjoyed sewing, knitting, gardening and of course cooking. Her family will miss her Sunday family dinners and her never-ending supply of home baked chocolate chip cookies. Her sewing skills provided her family with everything from prom dresses and other one-of-a-kind clothing to slip covers and drapes. The family would like to thank the entire staff of the New Windsor Country Inn, especially Paul Lockwood and Mary Knight for the compassion and care they showed Mom. Thanks also go out to the staff of Elant at Meadow Hill in Newburgh and especially the caring staff at the Kaplan Family Hospice Residence in Newburgh.

Anna is survived by her children: Elaine Lee of Newburgh, Linda Gizzarelli (Robert) of Cornwall-on-Hudson, Stephen Chinoransky, Jr. of New Windsor, and Michael Chinoransky (Susan) of Pensacola, FL; her brother Augustine Havlik of Bratislava, Slovak Republic; her grandchildren: William Lee (Rene) of Newburgh, Timothy Lee of Newburgh, Paul Gizarelli (Marlene Potter) of Buffalo, NY, Lisa Gizzarelli of Rosendale, NY, John Chinoransky of New York City, and Elizabeth Chinoransky of San Jose, CA; her great-grandchildren: William E. Lee, II and Michael William Goldfarb of Newburgh; her nieces and nephews: Adele Miller of Goshen, Carol Thibeault of Camp Hill, PA, Robert Kostolansky of Columbus, GA as well as numerous nieces and nephews in the Slovak Republic.

In addition to her parents she was predeceased by Stephen Chinoransky, Sr., her husband of 38 years, her brothers: Frantisek, Josef, Alosis, Milan, and Stefan Havlik of the Slovak Republic and her grandson Joseph Lee of Newburgh.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated by Fr. John Vondras at 10 a.m. on Saturday, November 15 at St. Francis of Assisi Church, Newburgh. Burial followed in St. Francis Cemetery, New Windsor.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Anna’s name to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, NY 12550 (Please allocate to the Kaplan Family Hospice Residence) or the Alzheimer’s Association, Hudson Valley/Rockland/Westchester, NY Chapter, 2 Jefferson Plaza, Ste. 103, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-4060.

Arrangements under the care of Brooks Funeral Home.

Shirley Corbett-Keefer

Shirley Corbett-Keefer entered into eternal rest on November 10, 2014 at her home in Naples, FL. She was a kind and giving person who was loved by all who knew her. Shirley was born January 8, 1928 in Newburgh, NY where she lived most of her life. She was 86. She retired from Grand Union supermarkets and resided for the past twenty-three years in Naples, FL.

Shirley is survived by her daughters, Maryann Corbett and Shirley Ann Reed and husband David; sons, Thomas F. Corbett Jr., John D. Corbett and wife Patricia, James Corbett and wife Pat, Kevin A. Corbett, Jeffrey A. Corbett and wife Barbara; step daughters, Linda and husband Rick Knevels, June and husband Roland Geiger, and Kim Keefer; sister, Ethel Figurski; sisters-in-law, Mary McCarthy, Loretta Keefer, Wilma Keefer, and Marian Keefer; grandchildren, Edward Corbett and wife Michelle, Brandy Diviesti, Georgiana Corbett and partner Ted Bechard, Michelle and husband Sean Harbeck, Max Corbett and wife Christa, Jody Corbett, Kaitlin and husband Barnard Fielder, Kevin Corbett and wife Lisa, Corinne Corbett, Brianne Corbett and partner Joe Geer, Jennifer Corbett, Thomas Corbett, Michael Reed and wife April, Steven Reed, Alex Keefer, Edward Pompa, and James Gieger. Shirley is further survived by 18 great- grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by husband Thomas F. Corbett Sr., husband Robert R. Keefer, her parents Frederick and Velma McCarthy, brothers Edward and Frederick, sisters Mary and Barbara, and great-granddaughter, Samantha Gomes.

Memorial visitation for family and friends will take place Friday, November 21st from 4 to 8 p.m. at White & Venuto Funeral Home, 188 North Plank Rd., (Rte 32), Newburgh, NY.

Memorial Mass will be offered 9 a.m., Saturday, November 22nd at St. Patrick’s Church, 55 Grand Street, Newburgh. Burial of cremains will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Shirley’s name may be made to Avow Hospice, 1095 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples, FL 34105.

Funeral arrangements under the direction of White & Venuto Funeral Home.

Agnes “Aggie” Dolcemascolo

Agnes “Aggie” Dolcemascolo, a lifetime resident of Clintondale, NY, while surrounded by her family entered into rest on Friday, November 14, 2014.

Daughter of the late Myron and Dorothy Ronk, Agnes was born on April 1, 1933 in Ardonia, NY. On October 28, 1951 Aggie married her late husband, Louis A. Dolcemascolo. Agnes was employed at MG Hurd & Sons and was also an employee of the Board of Elections. Aggie was a co-founder and a member of the Clintondale Ladies’ Auxiliary for 45 years. Agnes enjoyed the quality time with all of her family; whether it was a Sunday pasta dinner or holiday, it was always done at her residence.

In addition to her late parents and husband, Agnes has been blessed with many family members. Agnes is survived by her children, all of Ardonia, NY: Louis and his wife, Diana; her daughters: Frances and her husband, Randy and Jill and her husband, David. Agnes was predeceased by her siblings James, Marie and Robert. She is survived by her sisters Betty and husband, Charlie of Hyde Park, Elenore of North Carolina; her grandchildren: Louis and his wife, Danielle of Highland, Steven, Jesse, Matthew, and Kristin, all of Ardonia, NY and her great-grandchildren: Lucas and Jace; three step-grandchildren and seven step-great-grandchildren; and an Aunt Bern of Ardonia; along with numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Services were held Tuesday, November 18th at Sutton Funeral Home with burial to follow at Modena Rural Cemetery on Route 32 in Modena.

In lieu of flowers, donations are asked to be made to The Dutchess County Cancer Center and Dutchess County Heart Center.

Flora Calabro Galli

Flora Calabro Galli, a retired waitress for Phil & Neal Restaurant in Newburgh entered into rest November 8, 2014 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. She was 92.

The daughter of the late Dominick and Johanna Condito Calabro, Flora was born August 24, 1922 in Wingdale, NY. Flora was predeceased by her beloved husband, Columbio T. Galli, February 3, 1969.

Survivors include her children: Carol Hopmayer and her husband, Peter, Rose Santaniello, Fran Pepis and her husband, Rick all of Ponte Vedra, Florida, Frank Galli and his wife, Angela of the Town of Newburgh, Thomas Galli and his partner, Cynthia Miller of Chester; brother, George Calabro and his wife, Shirley of Wingdale, NY; sister, Lucille Waldron and her husband, Dennis of New Port Richey, Florida; grandchildren: Keri Ann Buscemi, Marshall Buscemi and his fiancé, Stacey Kicklighter, Jaime Mennerich and her husband Aaron, Francesca Crossley and her husband, Ryan, Christina Prego and her husband, Andrew, Alisha Galli, Kira Miller, Joshua Miller, great-grandchild, Brianna Livoti, as well as nieces, nephews and cousins.

A private graveside service will take place at Calvary Cemetery in New Windsor.

Memorial contributions may be made in Flora’s memory to St. Patrick’s Soup Kitchen, 55 Grand Street, Newburgh, NY 12550.

Funeral arrangements under the direction of White & Venuto Funeral Home.

Joseph William Greak

Joseph William Greak of Binghamton, NY, formerly of Montgomery, died on November 8, 2014, in Middletown. He was 27.

The son of Edwin Coates Jr. and Jeania Greak, he was born on July 19, 1987 in Poughkeepsie, NY.

Survivors include: his mother, Jania Greak and stepfather, Christopher Washington, both of Binghamton, NY; father, Edwin Coates Jr. and step-mother, Nancy German, both of Florida; sister, Sarah Coates; brothers, Robert and Tyler Coates; grandmother, Kathleen Coates of Middletown; grandfather, Edwin Coates, Sr. of Florida; grandmother, Mildred Ordway of Montgomery; aunts and uncles: Mary and Michael Bodner, Karen and Bill Besser, Robert and Jacqueline Waldon and Susann Robinson. Also, eight cousins and his closest and dearest friend, Andrew Armour.

He was predeceased by his grandparents, Joyce and Joseph Greak and uncle, Michael Coates.

Memorial services were held at Overhiser Funeral Home in Montgomery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice in Joseph’s memory.

Arrangements were made by Overhiser Funeral Home/Millspaugh Funeral Directors.

Maria Anna Jeltsch

Maria Anna Jeltsch of Montgomery, a retired cook for Montgomery Nursing Home died Friday, November 7, 2014 in Middletown. She was 78.

The daughter of George and Josephine Beeckman, she was born September 16, 1936 in Brussels, Belgium.

Survivors include her husband Manfred B. Jeltsch at home; sons Rudy Jeltsch of Maybrook, Jerry Jeltsch of Carmel, Stanley Jeltsch of Ohio and Rich Jeltsch of Montgomery; daughters Jenny Y. Jeltsch of Montgomery and Anna Lyons of Walker Valley; eight grandchildren; sisters Georgette Atkins of North Carolina and Simone Beeckman of Belgium and several nieces and nephews.

Services are private at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to Distinguished Doberman Rescue in New Jersey online, www.ddrinc.net.

Arrangements were made by Millspaugh Funeral Directors.

Mary J. La Valle

Mary J. La Valle, a lifelong Newburgh resident, died November 14, 2014 surrounded by her loving family at Elant at Meadow Hill in Newburgh. She was 100.

The daughter of the late Juliano and Cesidia (Mastroianni) Palmerone, she was born on March 12, 1914 in Newburgh. She married Eugene J. La Valle on June 9, 1935 in Newburgh. Together they owned and operated the West End Bar and Grill for many years in Newburgh. Mary was a member of Sacred Heart Parish in Newburgh.

Mary is survived by her children: Arthur La Valle and his wife Mary of Little Ferry, NJ, son-in-law Eddie Meddaugh of Newburgh, NY; her grandchildren: Jeff Miller of Delmar, NY, Gary Miller of Goshen, NY, Kevin La Valle of River Edge, NJ, Kim Romano of Las Vegas, NV, Janet Aurora of Herndon, VA, Pat Patnaude of Newark, Delaware, Lynne Karrick of Newburgh, Karen Lavery of Verona, NJ, Eileen Switzer of Metuchen, NJ, Karen Cantone of Marlboro, NY, Kathy Dettloff of Fallston, MD; 27 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and family friends.

In addition to her parents Mary was predeceased by her husband Eugene J. La Valle, her daughters: Carmella Miller and Mary Ann Meddaugh; her son-in-law George Miller; her sisters: Helen DeMeo and Louise Favoriti; and her brother Horace Palmerone.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Monday, November 17 at Sacred Heart Church, Newburgh. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in Mary’s name to Elant at Meadow Hill, 172 Meadow Hill Road, Newburgh, NY 12550.

Arrangements under the care of Brooks Funeral Home.

Robert W. Lafrentz

Robert W. Lafrentz of Walden, a civil service employee at West Point, passed away on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at Elant at Newburgh. The son of William and Marie Bechtold Lafrentz, he was born on June 14, 1918 in Saugerties, NY. He was 96 years old. Robert was a WWII Air Force veteran. He was the widower of Nolan Lafrentz.

Funeral services were held on Friday, November 14th at Wallkill Valley Cemetery, Walden.

Arrangements are by the Gridley-Horan Funeral Home, Walden.

Robert R Nicol

Robert R. Nicol of Walden died Friday, November 14, 2014, at home. He was 83.

The son of the late Angus and Mary Wyse Nicol, he was born December 15, 1930 in Sleepy Hollow, NY.

Robert graduated from North Tarrytown High School, earned his Bachelor’s degree from Brockport and his Master’s from University of Albany. He taught Physical Education in Schenectady, NY and moved on to be a guidance counselor at North Junior High and retired from NFA. He was a member of the Walden United Methodist Church, Osiris Country Club, VFW, Elks, American Legion and the Korean War Veterans Association.

He sat on the board of the American Cancer Society, Middletown. He was a member and past president of the Hudson Valley Golf Association, member of the Newburgh Teachers Association, US Golf Association, Litchfield Country Club, Myrtle Beach, SC, Orange County Guidance Association and the NYS Counselors Association.

He served in the Air Force during the Korean Conflict.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Margaret at home; son Robert Nicol and fiance Meg O’Connel Duffy of Pine Bush; daughters Susan Shattuck and her husband Scott of Walden and Carol Nicol and her companion Bill Webster of Maybrook; grandson Robert Grahn; brothers Hugh Nicol and his wife Sally of Ponte Vedra Beach, FL and John Nicol and his wife Marge of Deluth, GA; sister Margo Mottra and her husband Frank of Punta Gorda, FL; and brother-in-law James Haggarty of GA.

He was predeceased by sister Mary Haggarty.

The family would like to extend special thanks to Barb Cox for her special care of their father, as well as thanks to Stephanie Kaufmann & Dr. Colfin’s office.


Funeral services were held Monday, November 17, at Millspaugh Funeral Home. Burial was in Orange County Veterans Cemetery in Goshen, NY.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Orange County Veteran’s Food Pantry, 111 Craigville Road, Goshen NY 10924.

Josephine R. Noonan

Josephine R. Noonan 85 of Walden, NY wife of the late John R. Noonan died Friday, November 14, 2014 in Walden.

She was born March 8, 1929 in Albany, NY to Anthony and Mary (Gallacci) Delmonico. Surviving are her three children: Michael (Paula) Noonan, JoAnn Noonan (Bruce Eliash) and Eileen Bennett; and her grandchildren: Shaun (Angela) Noonan, Amanda (Joseph) LaRock, Kathleen (Walnei) DeLima, Elliot Eliash, Emily Eliash, Patrick Bennett, Morgan Bennett, and eight great-grandchildren.

Josie was a loving wife, mother, neighbor, and friend. She loved life and life was good to her.

In a heaven of Josie’s own making:

Her garden has great top soil, lots of manure, and it’s always a good raspberry year. There are no woodchucks, maybe deer if they don’t eat anything. She will be surrounded by her treasured family that has passed on before her. Her cats, dogs, birds, that she loved long ago would be waiting for her. It would always be a “productive” day in which she could accomplish her to do list. There would be no need to iron, clean, or vacuum, and the cat dishes would always be clean and ready to go. Whoever is playing the Yankees will eventually beat them, but as mom would say, anyone beating the Yankees makes for “a good game”.

There will be radios in various rooms, and a transistor radio for the garden. The blueberries at Sam’s Point would be so prolific that the bird droppings will be purple. Mom said during one especially good year that was a good sign! There may be an ongoing Rummy five hundred game with her sister Florence at half of a penny a point. Oh and cat food would always be on sale! We know without question she knew she was loved and treasured.

As a little girl she always dreamed of flying and that she always felt so free. She told me just a little while ago she hadn’t flown in a long time. I’d like to think she’s flying now, or can if she wants to.
• Self taught master gardener with a weak spot for cats, especially if feral
• Beloved wife of fifty-five years
• Boundless energy
• Quick to laugh
• Intensely curious about the world, and incredibly well informed about it, yet maintained her own private world in the garden
• She was known for her jellies, from hand-picked Sam’s Point blueberries, and decades-old raspberry bushes from her garden, as well as Christmas butter cookies by the hundreds.
• Fiercely independent
• And thanks to Helen Hoornbeck learned to drive at 39.
• She had the great fortune to live as she wanted independent, intact, driving, and in good health.
• She always dealt with adversity by making her own happiness.

A celebration of her life will be held from 1-4 p.m. at Gridley-Horan Funeral Home, Walden, on Saturday, November 22, 2014. Josie would want you to dress comfortably and wear what you want. In lieu of flowers you may donate to the Walden Humane Society, 2489 Albany Post Rd, Walden, NY 12586.

William F. Spina

William F. Spina, a retired Lineman for Con Edison and longtime resident of the area, passed away on Sunday, November 9, 2014 at The Valley View Center in Goshen. He was 92.

The son of the late George Spina and Rachal D’Auria Spina, he was born on August 1, 1922 in New York City. A Veteran, William served his country in the Army during World War II and received the Purple Heart. William was the Past Commander of the American Legion, Member of the VFW, Church of the Infant Saviour, Pine Bush Ambulance Corps, Pine Bush Senior Citizens, and the Building Superintendent for the Pine Bush Ambulance Corps.

Survivors include his beloved wife of 67 years, Erika Spina at home, special friend, Mae Dunn of Pine Bush, brother, Anthony Spina of Staten Island, goddaughter, Jamie Rawcliffe, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by several nieces and nephews. Services were private and held at the convenience of the family.

The family would like to thank the staff at Blue Haven Family Care Home and Valley View Nursing Home for their wonderful care of William.

Arrangements entrusted to the William M. Gagan Funeral Home Inc.

Jennie Tweed

Jennie Tweed of Newburgh entered into rest 5 days short of her 64th wedding anniversary on November 12, 2014 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Newburgh. She was 86 years old.

The daughter of the late Angelo and Josephine (Cavo) Vignogna, Jennie was born on June 24, 1928 in Newburgh. She married Melvin J. Tweed on November 17, 1950.

Jennie was a member of Gardnertown United Methodist Church in Newburgh. She was an avid bowler and a member of the Newburgh Women’s Bowling Hall of Fame. Jennie worked as a teacher’s aide in the Newburgh School System.
She is survived by her loving husband Melvin at home; her children: JoAnn and her husband Frank DeMatteo of NJ, Michael and his wife Gayle of PA, Melvin Jr. and his wife Rhonda of NY and Terri Couchman of Hyde Park, NY; 9 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.

In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her son Anthony J. Tweed, her brothers: Daniel, Robert, and Samuel Vignogna and her sisters: Antoinette Holtzer and Lillian Vignogna.

A funeral service officiated by Pastor Eileen Freeman was held on Monday, November 17 at the Brooks Funeral Home. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Arrangements under the care of Brooks Funeral Home.

Janet G. Upchurch

Janet G. Upchurch, a homemaker of Walden, NY, passed away on Friday, November 14, 2014 at Elant at Newburgh. The daughter of Leo and Katherine Crouch Goldsworthy, she was born on January 2, 1925 in Clifton Springs, NY. She was 89.

Janet is survived by her husband, Valere “Bill” Upchurch at home; sons, Jeffrey Upchurch and his wife, Kathy of Stratham, NH, and Jay Upchurch and his wife, Jill of Montgomery; daughters, Wendy Upchurch and her husband Arturo Aviles of Venice, FL, Valerie Cartwright and her husband, Jonathan of Walden, and Tracy Upchurch Kohler of Walden; brother, John Goldsworthy of The Villages, FL; sister, Jane Rutkus of Needham, MA; eight grandchildren, Jason, Jayme, Joshua, Jonathan, Michael, Samantha, Lars and Cassandra; great-grandson, Jack; nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son, John L. Upchurch.

Funeral services were held on Monday, November 17th at the Gridley-Horan Funeral Home, Walden. Burial was in the Wallkill Valley Cemetery, Walden.

Memorial contributions may be made to the John L. Upchurch Memorial Fund at the Valley Central High School, Montgomery.

Andreas G. Vlamis

Andreas G. Vlamis, age 62, of Highland, passed away on Friday, November 14, 2014 at Wingate at Ulster, with his wife and family by his side. Born on January 19, 1952, in Andros, Greece, he was the son of the late George and late Katina (Bliziotis) Vlamis. He married Laurie Schulte on June 11, 2000, in New Windsor, NY. Andreas came to the United States in 1970, from Andros, Greece. He settled in New Paltz. Andy and his family operated the College Diner for over 40 years.

Surviving are his wife, Laurie Vlamis Highland, NY; son, George and wife, Anastasia Vlamis of River Vale, NJ; daughter, Polixeni Vlamis of Poughkeepsie, NY; daughter, Athena Vlamis of Highland, NY; three brothers, Ted Vlamis of Clintondale, NY, Leonidas & his wife Adrienne Vlamis of New Paltz, NY, and Demetrios Vlamis and his fiancé, Valerie Williams of Clintondale, NY; granddaughter, Angeliki Vlamis and a grandson, Andreas Vlamis, both of River Vale, NJ; and many nieces and nephews; and his former wife, Eleni Vlamis of Poughkeepsie, NY.

Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. George’s Greek Orthodox Church, 294 Greenkill Ave., Kingston, with the Rev. Fr. Michael A. Kouremetis, officiating. Interment will follow at Lloyd Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to New Paltz Rescue Squad and St. George Greek Orthodox Church, Kingston, NY. Funeral arrangements are by Copeland Funeral Home, Inc.

William H. Voss Sr.

William H. Voss Sr. of Montgomery, a retired Track Foreman for Metro North, and longtime resident of the area, passed away at his home on Monday, November 10, 2014. He was 70. Even though Bill fought a courageous battle, he succumbed to ALS.

The son of the late John C. Voss Sr. and Mary Louise Gage Voss, he was born on February 15, 1944 in Suffern, NY. A Veteran, William served his country from 1962-1966 in the US Navy. Memberships include, the American Legion, Catholic War Vets, Pine Bush Seniors Walker Valley Seniors, Warwarsing Sportsman Club, and the Boy Scouts.

William is survived by his wife Ellie of 46 years; 3 children, Danielle J. Williams and her husband Ed of Howells, William H. Voss Jr. and his wife Kelly of Pine Bush, and Scott M. Voss and his wife Heather of Marysville, Washington; 8 grandchildren; Lee and Kasey Williams, Christopher and Brandon Voss, Emily and Cody Waizenegger, and Elizabeth and Emily Carroll; brother, John C. Voss Jr. and his wife Nancy of Florida. He is further survived by 5 nieces and 2 nephews. Bill is predeceased by his sister, Barbara Lukacik.

Funeral services were offered on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at the William M. Gagan Funeral Home with Pastor Wellington Casscles officiating. Burial took place at the Orange County Veterans Cemetery with full military honors.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to: The Wounded Warriors Project, 4899 Belfort Rd Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL or to the ALS of Greater NY 42 Broadway #1724 New York, NY 10004. Arrangements entrusted to the William M. Gagan Funeral Home Inc.

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