Cornwall-on-Hudson Elementary School Principal Darren Corsetti (third from left) recently gave a tour of the building to members of the class of 1957 and their spouses. This class was the last to graduate from the facility when it was still a high school. The tour marked the first time they had returned since graduation.
On Sept. 16, six members of the class of 1957, and their spouses, returned to Cornwall-on-Hudson School for the first time since graduation. The building housed Grades 1-12 until after their senior year.
A year ago, elementary school principal Darren Corsetti was approached by Joyce Gibbons, the mother of one of his classmates. She mentioned having graduated from the village school and Corsetti invited her on a guided tour anytime she wanted. The 60th class reunion seemed like the perfect opportunity.
Heather R. Bishop
December 21, 1975 – September 12, 2017
Heather Rachael Bishop, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loved ones on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at The Kaplan Family Hospice Residence in Newburgh. She was 41 years old.
The daughter of David and Kathleen Baggett Edmonds, she was born December 21, 1975 in Eureka, Calif.
Joseph S. Jenkins III
August 15, 1971 – September 12, 2017
formerly of Highland Falls
Joseph Stothart Jenkins III, age 46, of River Vale, NJ, passed away unexpectedly on September 12, 2017.
Joseph, son of Anta Chapoteau and Joseph S. Jenkins II, was born in Richmond, Va. and raised in Highland Falls. Star pitcher of the James I. O’Neill High School Raiders, Joseph continued on to play baseball at South Carolina State University. After working as a consultant at Morgan Stanley for several years, he moved on to a successful career as an IT director for Structure Tone, Inc. in New York City. He was a fierce Giants, Knicks, and Yankees fan.
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.
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.