Harold G. Beal, Jr.
February 3, 1929 – September 10, 2017
Spring Lake Heights, NJ
Colonel Harold G. Beal Jr of Spring Lake Heights, passed away Sun-day, Sept. 10.
Born in The Bronx on Feb. 3, 1929, Harold was a proud Army veteran with a 30-year military career which included serving as associate director of admissions and Reserve Affairs advisor from 1971-1978 at the U.S. Military Academy. While at West Point he also served as cross-country coach. He continued his affiliation with West Point in 1980 as academic dean of the USMA Prep School at Ft. Monmouth, where he also served as head cross-country coach. He was a resident of Highland Falls from 1978-1980.
Photo by Jason Kaplan Reclamation of Duncan Avenue is complete. Asphalt was removed and calcium chloride applied to keep dust down. Department of Public Works Superintendent David Halvorsen said he’s still waiting for a date for the actual paving to commence.
Who will pay for failed clearwell work?
Cornwall-on-Hudson Water Superintendent Bob June questioned who was going to pay for another application of the Xypex product at the Black Rock Water Filtration Plant. He stated that things were not properly addressed at the onset of the project or during the actual work. The village paid over $60,000 to have an inspector, from Maser Consulting, on-site while work was being done. Page 1A
Cornwall couple feared island looters
As Hurricane Irma blasted through the Caribbean, Eileen Zwart waited to hear from her friends in the Virgin Islands. She had known Lou and Katherine Costabel since they were in high school together in Cornwall. Now, decades later, the couple owned two villas on St. John’s.
For a few days after the storm there was silence. Then Mrs. Zwart received two calls. The second one referred to looters armed with machetes, who were setting homes on fire and then robbing the occupants. Page 1A
Route 32 accident ends in fatality
Margaret Hinkson, 83, of Highland Mills, succumbed to severe body trauma sustained during a motor vehicle accident on Route 32 last week.
It occurred on Sept. 8 when Kevin Meredith, of West Oneonta, was slowing his white 2008 Hyundai Sonata in order to make a left turn into a farmer’s stand on the west side of State Route 32. Mrs. Hinkson hit him from behind and both vehicles landed in a ditch. Page 1A
Ann P. Fitzgibbon
December 15, 1928-September 1, 2017
Ann P. Fitzgibbon, of New Windsor entered into eternal rest at home on Sept. 1. She was 88 years old.
The daughter of the late Thomas Francis Lee and Mary Agnes (Hearne) Lee, Ann was born on Dec. 15, 1928 in Brooklyn. She was married to the late Vincent Fitzgibbon.
Ann retired after working as an administrative secretary at Holy Family Hospital in Brooklyn. She was a member of the New Windsor Seniors Club.
Cadets and faculty members gathered on the steps of the Administrative Building before the Aug. 27 Convocation. Returning cadets are in uniform; newcomers are wearing shorts and T-shirts. Some students had yet to arrive at the school.
Summer ended early at NYMA. Classes started on Aug. 28 so that cadets could get an extra week of instruction.
“We opened with 56 registrations,” Superintendent Jie Zhang reported at the end of the first day of school. “A few students have not arrived; a few are waiting for visas. Some students who applied for visas were rejected, but they’re trying again.”
Fern A. Blair
December 13, 1923-August 22, 2017
Fern A. Blair, 93 of Cornwall, entered into rest on Tuesday, Aug. 22. The daughter of the late William and Marjorie (Applegate) Ego, she was born Dec. 13, 1923 in Newark, N.J. She was married to the late Kurt Boentgen and the late John Blair Sr.
Fern was a registered nurse in Andover, N.J. In her younger years she was a Rockette at Radio City Music Hall in Manhattan. She loved tap dancing and was a “Cornwall Tapper.” Fern was a member of Cornwall Presbyterian Church and a volunteer at Elant at Newburgh.
Richard E. Reeves (“Bubba”)
July 30, 1963-August 14, 2017
Richard E. Reeves of Cornwall-on-Hudson passed a-way peacefully on Aug. 14 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Newburgh with his daughter Rachel by his side and holding his hand. He was 54 years old. The son of Robert Reeves and Beverly Willard, he was born on July 30, 1963.
A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, Richard was a talented chef and had worked in many different locations over the years. His proudest achievement was fulfilling his dream of opening his own restaurant, Bubbas Bagel Shoppe in Cornwall. Those who were lucky enough to be greeted by his friendly smile or “How ya doin,?” will surely miss the heartfelt energy behind it.