May 24, 1943 – April 2, 2017
formerly of Highland Falls
Richard (Richie) Walter Browne, 73, died peacefully at home in Sausalito, Calif. on Sunday April 2.
Richard grew up at the U.S. Military Academy, with his father Capt. Walter Browne, the Academy golf coach, and his mother Katherine. He attended the Manilus Military School, and graduated from Highland Falls High School. He went on to earn a degree in golf agronomy from University of Massachusetts and became a well-respected golf pro. He was the beloved golf superintendent at Garrison Golf Course for 30 years.
Jo Emily Stacy
August 26, 1967 – April 11, 2017
Formerly of West Point
Jo Emily Stacy, Highland Falls High School Class of 1967 and resident of New Smyrna Beach Florida, died April 11, 2017 after a long battle with emphysema. Jo was known for her generosity and acts of kindness to all creatures great and small, family, friends, and anyone else she could reach.
Jo was born in Coronado, California on August 26, 1949. She grew up in a military family with eight brothers and sisters, and traveled throughout the country and the world during her childhood and her adult life.
Salvatore “Sam” Cassella
August 20, 1929 – April 6, 2017
Salvatore “Sam” Cassella, of Cornwall-On-Hudson entered into eternal rest on April 6 at his home. He was 87 years old.
The son of the late John Cassella and Jennie D’Amico Cassella, Sam was born on August 20, 1929 in Chester.
Sam honorably and proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War and retired after 20 years, achieving the rank of Chief Petty Officer. After being discharged, Sam was employed by the New York Military Academy as a carpenter and custodian.
November 15, 1931-March 30, 2017
Dolores Falco passed away at home in Cornwall on March 30. She was 85. Congestive heart failure finally won out.
Dolores was the only child of Mary Kane Mitchell and Arthur Mitchell.
The first job “Sis” had, was in the Commodore Ice Cream Shop on Broadway, Newburgh. She never forget how to make a Banana Split. The owners were fond of her and years afterward welcomed her visits when she had a little boy of her own.