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Abel E Ramirez
Abel E Ramirez Class of 1998
Passed Jan 11, 2004
Was elected for best smile in 98 yearbook, played soccer his jersey t-shirt # was 8
Amanda Joyce Greif
Amanda Joyce Greif Class of 1990
Passed Apr 03, 1998
It has been eleven years since my sister, Amanda, slipped quietly from this life. April 3, 1997 at 6:23 AM. She was 24 years old.

After her passing, a memory book was made by and for everyone who was touched by Amanda's life. Copied below are a few thoughts from the people who loved her... (and love her still)...

Dad: "I want to continue eulogizing my lovely daughter, now and forever, using a few words that capture the essence of her:
- Always pretty and often beautiful.
- A pint sized firecracker with a gentle loving heart and soul.
- Boundless energy and a contagious ability to enjoy life.
- A wonderful and enthusiastic hostess, thrilled by any opportunity to share the beauty and peace she found in where she lived.
- A natural cheerleader; I benefitted - benefit still- from her encouragement to be who I am.
- A role model in courage. "

Lauren (sister) : "You're always in my thoughts...
Alive and safe in my heart...
My sister. My friend. What a precious gift.
I love you.
P.S. "Worship the cows"


Pat L - boyfriend : "In just a few short months, Amanda became my life. She was the reason that I wanted to wake early each morning and the last person I wanted to see before I closed my eyes. Each night, I couildn't wait to put my arms around her and tell her how much I missed her that day. Maybe Amanda thought I was being kind to her because she was sick, but that wasn't it at all - I hope she knew me well enough to read between the lines and see that she was the most important person in my life and I wanted it to stay that way.
I know she was not perfect.
But she was perfect for me.
I will always miss the girl who has my heart"

Kathie (sister / me):
""Amanda's sense of humor was truly a gift from which we all benefitted. It was her way of expressing affection, of reaching out and connecting to the people who touched her life.
I feel fortunate to have been the "butt" of many of her jokes because I knew - I KNOW -that it meant she cared.
Amanda's life, her memory and her incredible ability to find humor in any situation will live on in my heart for the rest of my life. I am thankful for the privelege of knowing Amanda, of watching her grow in to the courageous person she became and for the honor of calling her my "little sister". Amanda packed more living in to her 24 years than most of us do in a lifetime..."
Anthony D'angelo
Anthony D'Angelo Class of 1991
(Passed date unknown)
Anthony passed unexpectedly in August 2008. He is sadly missed by all those who knew him.
Arlene Lanai (na Na) Jacobs
Arlene Lanai (Na Na) Jacobs Class of 1986
Passed Sep 02, 2007
Ms Arlene Lanai Jacobs of Jacksonville, FL. passed away September 2, 2007. She was a native of Newburgh, NY and a graduate of Newburgh Free Academy Class of 1986. She was employed by the Weiser Security Company. Survivors include her mother, Mrs. Gladys Jacobs; daughter, Lybra Jacobs; sons, Jelani Jacobs and Tariq Jacobs; her loving and devoted companion, Warren Roussell; sisters, Mrs. Patricia Stephens (Willie) and Joni Jacobs; aunt, Mrs. Arlene Murphy; special nephews, Michael Townes and G. Derrick Patterson; a number of aunts, neices, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
She was predeceased by her father, John Jacobs; and brother, Francis Williams.

Funeral Service will be held at 2 PM, October 5, 2007 in the Rufus E. Payne Memorial Chapel of the mortuary, Pastor, James Pop Williams, officiating.
Ms Jacobs memoralization will be by cremation.
Beth Cherry
Beth Cherry Class of 1986
Passed Jul 11, 2006
Bethann Cherry, a homemaker, died July 11, 2006 in St. Lukes Cornwall Hospital, Newburgh. She was 37. She was born July 28, 2006 in Cornwall. Survivors include her father William Cherry of New Windsor; mother Stephanie Greene; husband Angel Romero; one daughter Yahya Amore' Lorrick of Beacon; sister Pamela Cherry of Georgia. Private visitation was held on Thursday at Quigley Bros. Funeral Home Inc., 337 Hudson St., Cornwall-On-Hudson. A private service was held on Thursday, July 13. Cremation followed the service at Cedar Hill in Newburgh. Arrangements under the direction of: Kevin Quigley of Quigley Bros. Funeral Home. To send condolences or directions visit www.quigleybros.com
Beverly Sisco Foster
Beverly Sisco Foster Class of 1954
(Passed date unknown)
Bevery "Sisco" Foster died after a long battle with heart diasese of a heart attach. Last 8 years she lived in Crystal River, Florida, before that Middletown NY. Her Husband Connie Foster prdecesed her, she had two children Chris Foster of Middletown and Deb Mintz of Ocala, FL.
Billy Morange
Billy Morange Class of 1988
(Passed date unknown)
died from brain cancer
Brenda Ann "de Groat" Morrison
Brenda Ann "De Groat" Morrison Class of 1968
Passed Aug 09, 2008
Brenda Morrison of Newburgh, NY a longtime resident since 1955, died Saturday August 9th 2008 at home. She was 58.
The daughter of the late Leo & Gladys Greer, she was born August 11, 1949 in Port Jervis, NY.
She is survived by her two daughters Nicole Hayes and Michele Hayes of Newburgh, NY and two sons Cleon and Dion Hayes of Newburgh, NY.
"The Family" "We Miss & Love You Always"
Brian Kilpatrick
Brian Kilpatrick Class of 1998
Passed Feb 22, 2009
Brian Michael Kilpatrick, 28, of Kingshill Road, Walden, NY, died Sunday, February 22, 2009 in the St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital, Newburgh, NY.

Born in Newburgh, NY on April 11, 1980, he was the son of Kenneth and Marlene V. Colantuono Kilpatrick of Walden.

Brian was a fulltime student at Orange County Community College studying Elementary Education. He was employed by Tarsio Bowling Lanes, Newburgh.

Survived by his parents at home and one brother-in-law, Richard Rhoades of North Carolina and one loving nephew, Connor Rhoades of North Carolina; several aunts, uncles, and cousins. Brian was predeceased by his brother, Kenneth Kilpatrick who died June 14, 2000 and his sister, Janeen Lee Kilpatrick Rhoades who died March 7, 2007.

Family statement reads: "Brian was a loving and devoted son, brother, uncle, nephew and friend. He will always be loved and missed by all who knew him."

Brian was a member of the Newburgh Bowling Association. Brian accomplished the feat of bowling 300 in four separate games as well as bowling an 813 series. Brian was a dedicated fan of the band "Queen" and traveled far and wide to see his favorite band. He loved his New York Mets.

Calling hours will be Wednesday, February 25, from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. at the DiDonato Funeral Home, 1290 Route 9W, Marlboro, NY.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday morning at 10 a.m. at the DiDonato Funeral Home with the Reverend James Kilpatrick officiating.

Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Middlehope, NY.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Lawrence M. Cavazza and Carl J. DiDonato, Jr. of the DiDonato Funeral Service, Inc.; 845-236-4300.
Bruce Mcelroy
Bruce McElroy Class of 1986
Passed Sep 27, 1988
Bruce McElroy- Born June 30, 1968 and passed away September 27, 1988.
Catherine Rose Gill
catherine rose gill Class of 1944
Passed Jul 04, 1972
CATHERINE ROSE GILL WAS BORN FEB 12 1926...SHE LIVED IN NEWBURGH N.Y. SHE MARRIED WALTER SEPTIMUS ROSS FROM THE BRONX ,N.Y IN 1946... THEY HAD SIX CHILDREN......I'M WRITING ON BEHALF OF MY MOTHER.....I DON'T KNOW IF THERE IS ANY ONE THAT MIGHT HAVE A PICTURE OF HER OR REMEMBERS HER....IF THERE IS A YEARBOOK FROM MY ESTIMATE OF THE YEAR SHE GRADUATED PLEASE CONTACT MY E-MAIL ADDRESS.......ROSEMARIEAGUIRRE65@GMAIL.COM I HAD HER WEDDING PICTURE BUT IN MOVING THEY LOST THE ALBUM WHICH I WILL NEVER RECOVER FROM.......I AM SO HEART BROKEN FOR THAT LOSS......IF THERE IS A RELATIVE I FIND THAT HAS A COPY I WILL SEND IT.. GOD WILLING........SHE WAS SO PRETTY.... WE , HER CHILDREN NOW IN OUR 60'S ALL GREW UP IN FOSTER HOMES....BUT WE STILL HAVE SOME MEMORIES OF THEM...... CATHERINE ROSE GILL HAD A YOUNGER BROTHER NAMED ROBERT STANLEY GILL JR. HE DIED IN 1970. MY ADDRESS IS 172-17 GRAND CENTRAL PKWY JAMAICA N.Y. 11432 I HOPE SOMEONE READS THIS......
Christina Zgrodak
Christina Zgrodak Class of 1988
(Passed date unknown)
died in a fatal car accident after being in a coma for 2 days
Christopher "cb" Schneider
Christopher "CB" Schneider Class of 2002
Passed Jan 13, 2009
Christopher Schneider, a former employee at C&S in Newburgh and LaFarge, passed away on Tuesday, January 13, 2009 at St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital, Cornwall Campus. He was 24.

He was born on July 23, 1984 in New York City.

He is survived by his parents, Linda and Louis Lorenzo; brothers, Jonathan Rosario and wife, Rachel and nephew & godson, Jonathan Rosario and Danny Lorenzo and wife, Jessica Betancourt and nephews, Danny Lorenzo, Jr. & Jaydan Lorenzo and niece, Isabella Lorenzo. Also, grandparents, Izrael and Carmen Rosario Feliciano; uncles & aunts, Fred L. Torrent and family, Luis A. Rosario and family and Carmen Rosario and family; cousins: Elaine M. Rodriguez, Deric F. Torrent, Erica L. Torrent, Victoria D. Torrent, Cristine Rosario-Lopez, Steven Gonzalez, Jessica Ortiz and Jason Cornelio. As well as best friends, John Sayegh, Joseph DiBlasi, Jennifer Negron, Brian Harrison, Danny Pruitt, Kaylan Pietrogallo, Nicole Komondorea, Stephanie Maccharulo, Orin Ware, Henry Nauer, Lora Juncaj, Erica Lauffer and the Sayegh family. He was predeceased by uncle, Carlos Rosario.

A message from Chris aka CB (chrisy baby): "To my dearest family and friends, some things I'd like to say, but first of all, to let you know that I arrived okay. I am writing this from heaven, here I dwell with God above. When I am gone, release me, let me go, I have so many things to see and do, You must not tie yourself to me with tears, Be happy that I had so many years. I gave you my love, you can only guess, How much you gave me in happiness, I thank you for the love each have shown, But now it is time I traveled on alone. So grieve a while for me, if grieve you must, then let your grief be comforted by trust, It is only for a while that we must part, So bless the memories in your heart. I will not be far away, for life goes on, So if you need me, call and I will come, Though you cannot see or touch me, I will be near. And if you listen with your heart, you will hear, All of my love around you soft and clear, then when you must come this way alone, I will greet you with a smile and welcome you home."

The family will be present to receive friends on Friday, January 16, from 2-4 & 6-9 p.m. at Coloni Funeral Home, 3001 Rt. 9W, New Windsor, NY 12553. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, January 17, at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church in Newburgh. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery in New Windsor.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Chris's name to the C.B. Foundation, National Brain Tumor Society, 124 Watertown St. Suite 2D, Watertown, MA 02472 or call 800-770-8287 ext. 1300.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Coloni Funeral Home in New Windsor.
Daniel Masloski
Daniel Masloski Class of 1969
(Passed date unknown)
Danny died shortly before our 25th reunion. He and I go all the way back to New Windsor Elementary School. So the news hit me hard at the time (1994).
Darin Maher
Darin Maher Class of 1985
Passed Jul 06, 2008
Darin P. Maher of New Windsor, NY, and an owner of Ascar Viking Construction & Masonary Co., suddenly entered into rest Sunday, July 6, 2008 at home. He was 40.

The son of Dennis and Joan Lee Kurz Maher, he was born August 31, 1967 in Newburgh, NY. Darin was a 1985 Newburgh Free Academy graduate.

He is survived by his parents Dennis and Joan Maher; his children, Matthew Coppa and Dylan Maher; sisters, Denise Maher and her partner, Bob Ludlow and daughter, Killian Graham; Sue and Coz Saffioti and their children, Laura, Emerson and Mary; Pam and Brian Palmer and their children, Lucielle, Katie and Carl; Brenda and Roger Ramjug and their children, Rebecca, Grace, Luke and Christian; brothers, Edward and Donna Joy and his children, Jackie, Eddie, Christina and John; Dennis and Carmen Maher and their children, Dennis, Sherry, Patricia, Patrick, and Brian; many aunts, uncles, friends and family; including his family of the Boyz in Marcey.

Family statement, "Darin loved doing his tattoo's and art. In his heart he was a true Viking. He was an all around good and fun guy. The life of the party, he will be missed by all that knew him. Our hearts are broken for losing our true Viking."

Visitation will be Thursday evening, July 10, from 5-9 p.m. and funeral services will follow at Doulin Newburgh Funeral Home, Inc., 318 N. Montgomery St., Newburgh. Cremation will be at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements are under the care of the Doulin Newburgh Funeral Home, Inc., 845-562-0068.

Published in the Times Herald-Record on 7/9/2008.
Dawn Marie Mccurry-pryor
Dawn Marie McCurry-Pryor Class of 1980
Passed Nov 05, 2008
Dawn Marie McCurry-Pryor, 46, of Largo, FL, originally of Newburgh, NY, was called home on November 5, 2008, where she will be met by her loving grandparents, Dominic and Caroline Cortiglia and special aunt, Bernice Stellitano.

Dawn loved life and lived it to the fullest every day, she was the most loving daughter, wife, mother, nana, sister and aunt her family could ask for. She will be greatly missed by all who were honored to know her.

Dawn is survived by her parents, Charles (Zeke) and Elaine McCurry of Ruskin, FL; her husband of ten years, Edward Pryor IV of Largo, FL; her daughter, Nichole DiDonato and her fiancé, Michael Fox; her grandson, Ian Fox, who was the light of Dawn's eye of Largo, FL; two older brothers, Douglas McCurry of Largo, FL and Darren McCurry and his wife, Michele of Newburgh; nieces, Alexis and Haley McCurry of Largo, FL; nephews, Christopher and Kyle McCurry of Newburgh, as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins and close friends.

A graveside service for burial of cremains will be held at Calvary Cemetery, New Windsor on Friday, June 19, at 1:30 p.m. in the afternoon with the Reverend William Scafidi officiating.

Arrangements entrusted to Carl J. DiDonato, Jr. of the DiDonato Funeral Service, Inc., Marlboro, NY; 845-236-4300.

Dawn's life can be viewed on www.MeM.com where family and friends may leave online condolences.
Dawn Stoughton
Dawn Stoughton Class of 1988
(Passed date unknown)
victim of domestic violence
Debbie Foger
Debbie Foger Class of 1982
Passed May 31, 2007
Date of passing: May 31, 2007
Class: 1982
Debra Kay (Foger) Anniballi, a longtime resident of the area, passed away Thursday, May 31, 2007 at Kaplan Family Hospice. She was 42.

The daughter of Virginia Wilson, she was born November 2,1964 in West Point.

She was the wife of Bruce Anniballi.

Mrs. Anniballi was a press operator at the West Point Mint and a former employee of Shop Rite in Vails Gate. She was a member of the Cornwall United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her husband, Bruce, at home; two sons, Stephen and Matthew Anniballi, at home; mother, Virginia Wilson and her husband, Tom; in-laws, Wilma and Richard Anniballi; sisters: Peggy Scalli and her husband, Tom of New Windsor, Barbara Ferguson and her husband, Brian of Newburgh, Karen Csisack (Green) and her husband, Andy of Newburgh, Ginny Sandoval (Green) and her husband, David of Savannah, Ga., and Susan Manning (Green), and her husband, John of New Windsor; nieces and nephews: Tommy, Laura, Leanne Scalli, Derick, Jeremy, Jaclyn Ferguson, Hayley and Alex Sandoval, Kate Csisack, Patrick and Brendan Manning; grandmother, Lucille Thomas of LaMar, Mo., and several aunts and uncles.

Visitation will be today, Sunday, June 3, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the White & Venuto Funeral Home, 188 N. Plank Rd. (Rte. 32), Newburgh.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, June 4, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, with Pastor Robert Milsom officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Rt 94, New Windsor.

In lieu of flowers, kindly make donation to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, The Kaplan Family Hospice Residence, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, NY 12550 or to Cornwall United Methodist Church, 196 Main Street, Cornwall, NY 12518.

Special thanks to Debbie's West Point Mint Family for all their love and support.


Submitted by Rose Cadden (Cadden) (class of 1986) - Jun 04, 2007
Debbie Foger
Debbie Foger Class of 1982
Passed May 31, 2007
Debbie Foger passed away 5/31/07 of multiple cancers. She leaves behind her husband, Bruce Anniballi and two sons, Stephen, 19yrs old and Matthew, 9 yrs old.
Diane Mary Grimm
Diane Mary Grimm Class of 1986
Passed Apr 10, 2005
Diane Mary Grimm, a resident of Newburgh all her life, died suddenly and tragically on Sunday, April 10, 2005 in the Town of Cornwall. She was 36 years old.

The daughter of John A. and Shelby Davis Grimm, Diane was born on June 13, 1068 in Rochester, NY.

A 1986 graduate of Newburgh Free Academy and a 1995 graduate of Orange County Community College, Diane was a New York State Licensed paralegal and was self-employed in real estate services. She was a member of St. Mary’s Church in Newburgh.

She is survived by her son, Nicholas and daughter, Maureen (Chicky) Casiano at home with her parents in the Town of Newburgh. Also her sister, Maureen and husband George Rivera of Newburgh; brothers Andrew J. Grimm and wife, Karen of Newburgh, Michael S. Grimm of East Fishkill, NY, Matthew S. Grimm of Newburgh, Richard T. Grimm and wife, Christi of Shohola, PA as well as several nieces and nephews.

Diane lived her life with spirit and enthusiasm and will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

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