July 23rd, 2014

Marie S. Alisandrella

Marie S. Alisandrella, a lifelong Newburgh resident, entered into eternal rest on July 21, 2014 at Elant at Meadow Hill in Newburgh. She was 82.

The daughter of the late Giacomo and Josephine (Maniscalco) Barel, Marie was born on December 1, 1931 in Newburgh, NY. She was a graduate of Newburgh Free Academy. She married Nicholas Alisandrella in 1954 in Newburgh. She was a communicant of Sacred Heart Parish. Marie was retired from West Point where she worked as a cashier.

A loving sister, wife, mother, aunt, grandmother, and great-grandmother, she will be missed. A special thank you to everyone at Elant at Meadow Hill for their loving and compassionate care of Marie.

Marie is survived by her son James J. Alisandrella and his wife Ann of Wallkill; her sisters: Antonette Chumas of Montgomery, NY and Jeanne Giammarco of Marlboro; her grandchildren: Jason (Sara) and Shane (Venessia); her great-grandchildren: Gianna, Adrianna, and Tristan; her special nieces and nephews: Kathy, Nicky, and Ronnie; and several other nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and her husband, Marie was predeceased by her son Ricky.

Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on Friday, July 25 at Brooks Funeral Home, 481 Gidney Ave., Newburgh. A funeral service will be held during visitation. Burial will take place at the convenience of the family.

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

Arrangements under the care of Brooks Funeral Home. To send a personal condolence, please visit or call 561-8300.

Anthony Amoruso

Anthony Amoruso of Newburgh passed away on July 15, 2014 after a valiant and courageous battle with a long illness at Elant at Meadow Hill in Newburgh. He was 60.

The son of Charles Amoruso and the late Ellen (Gerstl) Amoruso, Anthony was born on February 13, 1954 in the Bronx, NY. He was married to Barbara Daur on March 2, 1990 in Haverstraw, NY. Originally from Bergenfield, NJ, Anthony was a 20 year resident of the Newburgh area, Anthony was retired from the Teamsters Local 445 where is worked as a truck driver.

Anthony was most at peace when he was at home. He had a great love for spending time on his deck and loved to maintain his yard. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Anthony is survived by his wife of 24 years, Barbara, at home; his children: Ernie Ardery of Greenwich, CT, Kara Jean Ardery of Sun Prairie, WI, Jennifer Goldstein of Florida, Michael and his wife Jennifer, Amanda, and Jonathan Amoruso of Congers, NY; his sister Carol Caravelli of New Jersey; his cousins: Louis and his wife Vicki, JoAnn, and Victor and his wife Shawn who were like siblings; his grandchildren: Tori, Samantha, Jay Goldstein; and nephews: Danny and Vinny Caravelli; and several cousins; he is also survived by his constant companion, his Pit Bull/Boxer mix, Lexi.

In addition to his mother, Anthony was predeceased by his Aunt Grace and Uncle Pat.

The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the staff of Elant of Meadow Hill for their compassionate and loving care of Anthony.

Funeral services were held Saturday, July 19 at Brooks Funeral Home. Burial will take place at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements under the care of Brooks Funeral Home.

Barbara E. Bedford

Barbara E. Bedford of Wallkill, a retired nurse’s aide at Montgomery Nursing Home, and a lifelong resident of the area died Monday, July 14, 2014, at home. She was 76.

The daughter of the late Lawrence and Corinne Mower, she was born July 26, 1937 in Newburgh.

She was an active member of the Wallkill Reformed Church and the Wallkill Volunteer Ambulance Corps. Barbara continued to be a caregiver even after her retirement.

Survivors include her daughter Nancy Call and her husband Phillip of Wallkill; son Melvin Bedford and his wife Cherie of Wallkill; daughter Virginia Krupp and her husband Stanley of Pine Bush; daughter Julie Burns of Wallkill; grandsons Adam and Scott Krupp, Phillip Call, granddaughters Chelsea Daly (Ryan), Nicole Moore (Timothy), Andrea Smith (Bradley), Renee Call; great-grandchildren Ryan and Merik Daly, Dylan, Dagan, Colin and Braxton Moore; sister Jeanne Varner of Oroville, CA; aunt Theoretta Totman; uncle Gerald Rhodes (June); cousins James and Jean McMann, Rosemary McMann and Betty Romaine; many nieces, nephews, cousins and cherished friends.

She was predeceased by her husband of 49 years, Melvin Bedford.

Funeral services will be Saturday, July 1, 10 a.m. at Wallkill Reformed Church, 45 Bridge St., Wallkill, with Reverend Toni Macon officiating.

Burial will be in Brick Church Cemetery in Montgomery, NY.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Wallkill Reformed Church or Hospice of Orange, 800 Stony Brook Ct., Newburgh, NY 12550.

Arrangements were made by Wallkill Funeral Home.

Kenneth G. Bowen

Kenneth G. Bowen, a retired shipping clerk for AMSCAN, entered into rest Sunday, July 20, 2014 at St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital in Newburgh, surrounded by his family. He was 64.

He was the son of the late Bernard and Gertrude Schoonmaker Bowen. Ken was born January 15, 1950 in Newburgh.
Ken proudly served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps in Vietnam and was an avid sports fan.

Survivors include his wife, Linda E. Bowen, at home; a daughter, Erica L. Bowen; his brother, Jeffery Bowen; grandchildren: Kylie M. Johnson, Alyssa L. Lopez, Shayne A. Lopez, Andrew M. and Isabella L. Kinsley. He was predeceased by his daughter, Dawn Lopez.

Memorial Visitation will take place Thursday, July 24th from 6 to 8 p.m. at White & Venuto Funeral Home, 188 North Plank Rd. (Rte. 32), Town of Newburgh. A Memorial Service will commence at 8 p.m. following visitation. Cremation took place at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Heart Association, Heart Gifts Processing Ctr, PO Box 3049, Syracuse, NY 13220-3049.

Lawrence Richard Conklin

L. Richard Conklin of Montgomery died July 15 at Orange Regional Medical Center, Middletown after a blessed and fulfilling 90 years. Known to many as Richard and beloved by family as Papa Dink, the son of the late Lawrence J. and Lila Frances Blake Conklin was born May 21, 1924 in Maybrook.

Richard bravely served in the United States Army Air Corps in the South Pacific during World War II and had often been asked throughout his veteran years to speak on his experiences, including his participation in the First Honor Flight with fellow WWII veterans, which he described as one of the best experiences of his life.

After returning from service, he married Jennie Tompkins Conklin which he described as “the best thing that ever happened to me.” They were happily married for 62 years, until her passing.

Richard was a baseball lover and longtime Yankees fan, as well as an avid gardener and daily journalist who kept a record of his day-to-day occurrences as a memoir to leave behind for his loved ones. He loved spending time with his family more than anything. He made it known that he lived his life with no regrets and is admired by all those he touched.

He was predeceased by sisters Roberta “Roby” Petzold and Elizabeth Panaro.

Richard is survived hy his son Lawrence J. Conklin and companion Sandy Cervini of Montgomery; brother A. Bradly Conklin of Maybrook; grandchildren Melodee J. Conklin Kelly and husband Joe of Montgomery, Michael L. Conklin and wife Jennifer of the Town of Montgomery and Lawrence R. “Buddy” Conklin of Walden; great-grandchildren Emily Conklin, Noah Conklin, McCullen Conklin, Isabelle Kelly and Liam Kelly; daughter-in-law Vickie VanDermolen and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services were held July 18 at Brick Church Cemetery, Montgomery.

Contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh NY 12550.

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

Frederick W. Decker

Frederick W. Decker of Walden, a retired head custodian for the Valley Central School District, passed away on Tuesday, July 16, 2014 at St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital, Newburgh. He was 83.

The son of Frederick and Lucy Hadden Decker, he was born on December 20, 1930 in Pine Bush.

Fred was the widower of Marilyn Doolittle Decker. An Army Veteran of the Korean War, he was also the past president of the Walden American Legion Post #158.

Survivors are his son, Donald S. Decker of Walden and daughter, Diane C. Borman and her husband, Roger of Walden; grandchildren, Christopher, Gregory, Andrew, Ryne, Katlyn and Skylar; great-grandchildren, Christopher, Abigail, Kenney, Silas and Mason; nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his brother, Clarence Decker.
Services will be private. Cremation is in the Cedar Hill Crematory, Newburgh, NY.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Assoc.

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

Debra M. List

Debra M. List of Monticello, passed away on Thursday, July 17, 2014. The daughter of the late Paul and Josephine DeVito Teutul, she was born on May 15, 1959 in Yonkers, NY. She was 55.

Debra is survived by her daughters, Nicole List and Samantha List both of Maybrook; brother, Paul Teutul of Montgomery; sisters, Elaine Quill of Pennsylvania, Christine Solomon of Rock Tavern and Beverly Mariconi of Chester; grandson, Elijah Strother, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Memorial visitation will be held on Thursday, July 24, from 6-9 p.m. at the Gridley-Horan Funeral Home, 39 Orchard St., Walden. A memorial Mass will be held on Friday, July 25 at 10:30 a.m. at the Church of the Most Precious Blood, Walden. Burial of ashes will be in the Wallkill Valley Cemetery, Walden.
Funeral arrangements are by the Gridley-Horan Funeral Home, Inc., Walden.

Dorothy Marion Thurston

Dorothy Marion Thurston, affectionately known as Dot, from Town of Newburgh, entered into rest on July 15, 2014 at Vassar Bros. Hospital in Poughkeepsie. She was 88.

The daughter of the late John and Emma (Canfield) Doering, Dot was born on June 15, 1926 in Mountainville, NY. She was a lifelong resident of Mountainville and Newburgh and graduated from Cornwall High School. Dot married Robert Thurston on her birthday in 1947 in Mountainville, NY. They belonged to the couples club of Newburgh.

A loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend, Dot will be greatly missed by all. We take comfort knowing that she is at peace and with the Lord.

Dot is survived by her husband of 67 years, Robert at home; her children: Robert J. Thurston and his wife Deborah of Town of Newburgh and Joanne Bucco and her husband William of Richmond, VA; her sister, Reta Monahan of Town of Newburgh; her grandchildren: Brenda Thurston of Town of Newburgh, Stephen Bennett of Madrid, Spain, and Lucy Bucco of Richmond, VA; her nieces and nephews: Patricia Durkin of New Windsor, NY, Marion Heins of Hudson, NY, Ronnie Thurston of New Oxford, PA, and Barbara Jacobs of Wellington, FL.

In addition to her parents, Dot was predeceased by her brother Howard Doering and her nephew Jerry Thurston.
A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Monday, July 21 at the Brooks Funeral Home. Burial was at the Cemetery of the Highlands, Highland Mills, NY.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in Dot’s name to the Newburgh Emergency Medical Service, 97 S. Plank Road, Newburgh.

Nancy Margaret Fehling Glover

Nancy Margaret Fehling Glover, of Newburgh, a school nurse with Newburgh City School District and a life-time area resident, entered into rest on July 15, 2014 at Kingsway Arms Nursing Center in Schenectady, NY. She was 77.

The daughter of the late Maynard and Katharine (Cross) Fehling, she was born August 19, 1936 in Schenectady, NY. She married Stanley R. Glover on June 6, 1959 in Schenectady. Nancy was a devoted and loving wife, mother and friend, who enjoyed traveling, reading, knitting, and spending time with friends and family. She was a member of Sigma Theta Tau international honor society of nursing and Newburgh Teachers Association. She earned her B.S. and R.N. degrees from Hartwick College and her school nurse certification from Marist College.

Nancy is survived by her loving husband of 55 years, Stanley R. Glover at home; her children: Cheryl Buff (Dr. Christopher Buff) of Ballston Lake, NY, Deborah Park (Richard Park) of Colorado Springs, CO, and Katherine DeMacedo (Chris DeMacedo) of St. George, UT; her sister, Suzanne Natale of Fort Myers, Fl; her grandchildren: Sarah, Rachel, and Daniel Buff; Amy and Courtney Park; and Andrea, Melissa, and Samantha DeMacedo, and sisters-in-law Lorraine (Ed) Bennett and Muriel Prchlik. Predeceased by brothers-in-law John Natale and Arnold Glover and sister-in-law Lois Glover.

The family gratefully acknowledges the compassionate care provided to Nancy by the staff of Kingsway Arms Nursing Center (C-wing) and Kingsway Memory Care.

A celebration of life will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 26 at Brooks Funeral Home, 481 Gidney Ave., Newburgh.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions on Nancy’s behalf may be sent to the Northeastern NY Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, 4 Pine West Plaza, Suite 405, Albany, NY 12205.

Nicholas Alan Potts

Nicholas Alan Potts of North Miami, FL, formerly of Wallkill, passed away on July 13 in Grand Junction, Colorado. He was 27.

The son of Alan Roy and Elizabeth Jane (Peckham) Potts, Nick was born on August 16, 1986 in Newburgh, NY. He was a graduate of Wallkill Senior High School, Ulster County Community College in Stone Ridge, NY and Barry University in Miami, FL. He was a math teacher at Miami Country Day School in Miami, FL.

Nicholas was a sweet, friendly and outgoing soul who spent his days trying to help others, better himself and change the world in his own way. Forever in our hearts, free to journey on; We love you Nicholas.

Nicholas is survived by his loving parents Alan and Jane at home; his brother Dylan Michael Potts and sister Alison Claire Potts; his grandfather Frederick Marvin Potts Jr. and his step-grandmother, Diann Potts; his aunts and uncles: Edie and Mike Peckham, Steve Peckham, Catherine Walden, Fran and Paul Kosko, Annie and Mike Roslin, Geraldine Peckham, Sue and James Jasinski, Robbi and Brian Cleveland, Fred Potts III, Laura Potts-Sprague and Michael Sprague, Greg and Brenda Potts, Perry and Cathy Roy, Sharon Potts, Ed Brown, Charlene Stoll, Harry and Cookie Roy, Albert Roy, John Roy and his cousins: Justine and Cody Brown, Jillian LaRochelle, Travis and Jarrett Sprague, Matt and Riley Roy, Freddy Potts, Christopher and Courtenay Potts, Kelly and Curtis Bryant, Jon and Mike Peckham, Hannah and Emily Walden, Melissa Willis, Gillian and Stephen Peckham, Kelsea and Paul Kosko, Jessie, Jason, David, William and John Roslin, James, Zak and Alex Jasinski, Brittney, Samatha and Daniel Cleveland.
He was predeceased by his maternal grandparents: Elizabeth and Richard Peckham and his paternal grandmother, Margaret Potts.

Memorial visitation was held Saturday, July 19 at Brooks Funeral Home, Newburgh.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in Nicholas’ name to the Keeping the Blues Alive Foundation, 1761 W Hillsboro Blvd., Ste. 409 Deerfield Beach, FL 33442 or A scholarship in Nicholas’ name will also be set up.

Arrangements under the care of Brooks Funeral Home.

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