Obituaries

March 25th, 2015

Linda M. Foley-Dolson

Linda M. Foley-Dolson passed away peacefully at her home on February 25 , 2015. She was 52.

She was born to William and Helen Foley in Versailles, Kentucky on June 11, 1962. Linda was a dedicated homemaker, mother and grandmother. She loved nature and enjoyed it to the fullest. She will be deeply missed.

Linda is survived by her husband, Clifford Dolson Jr. at home; daughters, Lacole Antona of North Carolina, Elizabeth Antona of Washingtonville, Kiamesha Dolson Ostrander and husband Michael of New Windsor, NY, Christina Monroe of Cornwall NY; brother Mark Foley (Linda) of Kentucky; sisters, Billie Sue Shields (Stanley Sr.) of Kentucky, Jennifer (Melvin) Young of Kentucky; grandchildren, Emanuel, Madison, Hayden, Steven Jr., Angel-Mae, Alisha, Lanette, Chase, Sarah; several nieces and nephews.

Linda was predeceased by her sister Anna Cain and parents William and Helen.

Services were held March 21 at the Gridley-Horan Funeral Home, 39 Orchard St., Walden. In lieu of flowers, friends may make contributions to The American Cancer Society.

Arrangements are by the Gridley-Horan Funeral Home, Inc., 39 Orchard St., Walden.

Nicholaos P. Hillas

Nicholaos P. Hillas of Wallkill, a retired cook for the Stewart Diner, and a resident of the area, died Thursday, March 19, 2015, in Wallkill. He was 68.

The son of the late Peter and Kyriaky Hillas, he was born September 30, 1946 in Chios, Greece.

Survivors include his son, Peter Hillas of Germany, Granddaughter, Jolina Hillas of Germany, ex-wife and friend, Terry Hillas of New Windsor, nieces and nephews in California, various relatives in Greece and many friends.

Visitation will be Thursday, March 26, 2015 from 6-8 p.m. at Millspaugh Funeral Home, 22 Bank St. Walden.

Funeral services will follow at 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Father John Angel will officiate.

Burial will take place privately in Brick Church Cemetery, Montgomery, NY.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000 Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908.

Arrangements were made by Millspaugh Funeral Home. For directions or condolences please visit millspaughfuneralhome.com.
Richard Charles Kruseck Sr.

Richard Charles Kruseck, Sr. passed away at his home on March 18, 2015. He was 52 years old.

Richard was born on April 6, 1962 to Richard and Carol Bjorling Kruseck in Goshen.

Richard was a truck driver for many years at the Polar Bear Co., Middletown. He loved the outdoors, riding his Harley and above all else he loved spending time with his grandchildren. He will be deeply missed.

Richard is survived by his mother, Carol Kruseck of Town of Wallkill; sons, Richard C. Kruseck Jr. (Mariya) of Chester, Ryan P. Kruseck of Cheyenne, Wyoming; daughters, Amanda L. Harter (Matthew) of Town of Wallkill, Nicollette J. Riccaldo (Nicholas) of Town of Wallkill, Amanda S. Kahn of Long Island; sisters, Jill Barber (William) of Wurtsboro, Michelle Strong (Mark) of Aften, NY; grandchildren, Gage, Amara, Tristan, Sadie, Colton; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Richard was predeceased by his sister Susan Kruseck and his father, Richard.

Services were held at the Gridley-Horan Funeral Home on Monday, March 23. Burial was in Wallkill Valley Cemetery, Walden.

Matthew L. Marino

Matthew L. Marino, a lifetime resident of the area, passed away on Monday, March 16, 2015 at Forest Hills Hospital in Queens, NY. He was 27.

The son of Leonard J. Marino and Linda Molzahn Marino, he was born on December 1, 1987 in Middletown, NY. A family statement reads, “ Matthew was a humble, loving, kind person. He was a true gift from God. The only time he ever looked down on anyone was to help them up.” Survivors include his parents, Leonard and Linda Marino, at home; brothers, Michael Marino and Mark Marino; sisters, Jennifer Molzahn, Lauren Marino, and Catherine Marino; niece, Ashleigh Molzahn; paternal grandparent, Leonard Marino, maternal grandparents, Walter and Catherine Kierzkowski as well as many cousins and friends.

A Funeral Mass was offered on Monday, March 23, at Our Lady of Assumption Church in Bloomingburg. Burial will take place in Bloomingburg Cemetery.

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

James A. Mayo

James A. Mayo of New City, NY, formerly of Montgomery, a retired Corrections Officer at Rikers Island, was enfolded into the arms of Jesus and his predeceased loved ones on Monday, March 16, 2015. He was 73.

The son of the late Theodore and Margaret Mayo, he was born on February 14, 1942 in NYC. He was a former Montgomery Little League coach for many years and helped mold many young people in terms of skills, love of the game and sportsmanship.

James’ life was a life well lived. His greatest accomplishment was his creation of a wonderful family filled with love, basketball and laughter. He was happiest when he was with his wife, kids and grandchildren and never hesitated to voice his love, pride and appreciation of them. James taught all of them that love is meant to be expressed, and to always look for the humor in things. He will be deeply missed, but his family is comforted by the fact that he is no longer suffering and is whole again in body, mind, and spirit.

Survivors include: his wife, Kathleen, at home; sons, James Mayo and his wife, Brigitte of Roseville, CA, and Christopher Mayo and his wife, Christy of Montgomery, NY; daughters, Kelly Knapp of Madison Heights, VA, Kathleen Dwyer and her husband, Joseph of New City, NY and Suzanne Candella and her husband, Robert of Monroe, NY; 11 grandchildren: Jonathan, Jessica, Keenan, Megan, Elizabeth, Aidan, Brian, Kaylee, Danny, Isabella and Addison. Also, sister-in-law, Barbara Mayo of Flint, MI and many beloved nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents Margaret and Theodore Mayo, his brothers Bobby and Teddy Mayo, his nephew Jason Mayo and his granddaughter Alexandria Paige Knapp.

Memorial services were held at Millspaugh Funeral Home in Walden with Rev. James Van Houten officiating.

Cremation took place in Cedar Hill Crematory in Newburgh.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Bubby PKS Kids Fund, payable to Annie Kelley, 41426 Simcoe, Canton, MI 48188.

John B. Mirola

John B. Mirola of Montgomery, a retired Business Manager for the Valley Central School District, and a longtime resident of the area, died on Wednesday, March 18, 2015, in Middletown, NY. He was 92.

The son of the late Andrew and Anna Mirola, he was born on December 30, 1922 in Wilkes-Barre, PA.

John graduated from Coughlin High School in Wilkes-Barre in 1940. He received his BS from Hartwick College in 1947. While at Hartwick, John played football for four years, was on the track team and played basketball. He was also President of the Varsity H Club in 1946-47. He attended Tampa College for one semester in 1946 and earned a Masters of Science from Albany State Teachers College in 1948. He began his teaching career in Walden High School where he taught business subjects from 1948-1958. Upon the centralization of the schools, he continued to teach and became the Department Chairman at Valley Central High School from 1958 until 1965. John became the Business Manager for Valley Central from 1965 until June 1978. He was the founder and past president of the Valley Central Credit Union. He was also an assistant football coach and track team coach for three years. In addition, John worked part time for the National Food Market in Walden, Gage Insurance Agency, and prepared income taxes.

John served in the Army Air Force during WWII as a teletype operator. He was a 55-year member of the American Legion Post 158 Walden, where he served as Adjutant for several years and as Commander in 1957-58.

John was an active congregant of the First Presbyterian Church in Montgomery for 36 years, and was a member of the choir for 30 years. He was a founding/charter member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Walden in 1958, a member of the Walden Bowling League from 1951-2009 and a lifetime member of Osiris Country Club.

Survivors include: his wife Wilma Kaufmann Mirola; sons, Glenn Kaufmann and Bruce and Terry Kaufmann, his children Susan Mirola Jenks, Linda Mirola Wright, David John Mirola, Robert Charles Walker, and William Andrew Mirola and their spouses; nine grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at First Presbyterian Church in Montgomery. Burial took place in Brick Church Cemetery in Montgomery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Presbyterian Church Organ Fund, Capital Improvements Fund, or Abiding Memorial Fund, 137 Clinton St., Montgomery NY 12549.

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

Jason R. Walch Jr.

Jason R. Walch Jr. of Pine Bush, an eighth-grade student at Crispell Middle School and a lifelong resident of the area, died on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at home. He was 14.

The son of Jason R. Walch and Yvonne T. Latour, he was born on February 21, 2001 in Middletown.

Jason was an avid basketball player. He also liked to race quads and had a massive shoe collection.

Survivors include: his mother, Yvonne T. Latour of Newburgh; father, Jason R. Walch at home; brother, Tyler D. Gentile of Pine Bush; sisters, Taylor Gentile of Newburgh, and Jaclyn C. Walch at home. Also maternal grandmother, Debra A. Sands of Riverside, CA; paternal grandfather, Richard Walch of Pine Bush and maternal grandparents, Jack and Corinne Latour.

Funeral services were held at Millspaugh Funeral Home in Walden. Burial took place in New Prospect Cemetery in Pine Bush.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Walden Humane Society, PO Box 135, Walden, NY 12586.

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