Obituaries – October 6, 2017

George Hannan

August 30, 1936 – September 29, 2017

Annapolis, MD

Colonel (retired) George “Pete” Hannan,  81, a resident of Annapolis for 30 years, died Friday, Sept. 29 in his home.

He was born Aug. 30, 1936 in Newburgh to the late George and Ida Hannan.

Pete graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1959. He served honorably in the US Air Force with distinction in the 39th Air Search and Rescue Squadron while in Vietnam. He retired after 28 years of service.  He proudly earned the Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross, Meritorious Service Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Air Medal with 7 Oak Leaf Clusters, Air Force Commendation Medal, and Vietnam Service Medal with two Service Stars.

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Graduates take a trip back in time

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.

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.

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Obituaries – September 29, 2017

Heather R. Bishop

December 21, 1975 – September 12, 2017

Highland Falls

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.

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Plein Air Painting

Photo by Jason Kaplan Russ Astarb, of Salisbury Mills, has been Andrew Lattimore’s student for years. On Saturday he was adding details to a painting of the Town of Cornwall’s gazebo. During the Plein Air season, which begins the end of May and runs until it starts to get cold, Lattimore will invite his students to paint in the outdoors. One popular location is around Rings Pond.

Photo by Jason Kaplan
Russ Astarb, of Salisbury Mills, has been Andrew Lattimore’s student for years. On Saturday he was adding details to a painting of the Town of Cornwall’s gazebo. During the Plein Air season, which begins the end of May and runs until it starts to get cold, Lattimore will invite his students to paint in the outdoors. One popular location is around Rings Pond.

Obituaries – September 22, 2017

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.

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Obituaries – September 15, 2017

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.

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Obituaries – September 8, 2017

Ann P. Fitzgibbon

December 15, 1928-September 1, 2017

New Windsor

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.

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