Obituaries – November 17, 2017

Helen M. Contarino

September 24, 1939-November 12, 2017


Helen M. Contarino, of Cornwall, entered into eternal rest at home on Nov. 12 with her loving family by her side. She was 78 years old.

The daughter of the late Henry Govier and Helen (O’Regan) Govier, Helen was born on Sept. 24, 1939 in the borough of Manhattan.

Helen was retired after working as a National Credit Manager for Arrow Electronics in Purchase, N.Y.

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Obituaries – November 10, 2017

Mildred Dyseven Gayton

Died November 4, 2017

Formerly of Cornwall

Mildred Dyseven Gayton, 83 of Jacksonville, N.C. and formerly of Lake Harris Landing in Leesburg, FL. and Cornwall, N.Y., passed away Saturday evening at her home in Jacksonville.

Mildred worked for many years as a Leesburg Regional Medical Center Volunteer. She loved music, and especially enjoyed any and all musicals ranging from Broadway to local productions.

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Obituaries – November 3, 2017

Chrystle Anderson

November 25, 1940 – October 29, 2017

formerly of Highland Falls

Chrystle M. Bonebrake Anderson, 76, wife of Howard “Andy” J. Anderson, of Summerville, SC passed away Sunday, Oct. 29.

Chrystle was born Nov. 25, 1940 in Cornwall, a daughter of Daniel Bonebrake and Marion Miller Bonebrake. She was raised in Highland Falls, where she graduated in 1958 from Highland Falls High School. After holding several positions throughout the 1960s, Chrystle married CWO Howard J. Anderson while at the University of Illinois/Urbana. She spent the next decade travelling the world with her husband, ending in Summerville, SC, where she chose to spend the rest of her life.

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Obituaries – October 27, 2017

Esther Heffner

September 8, 1929 – October 19, 2017

formerly of Highland Falls

Esther Heffner, former longtime resident of Highland Falls,  passed away on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at Orange Regional Medical Center in the Town of Wallkill. She was 88.

Daughter of the late Agnes Cox Woodruff and Robert Woodruff, she was born in Highland Falls on September 8, 1929. Esther was a  member of Highland Falls United Methodist Church and of O’Connor Doyle American Legion Post Ladies’ Auxiliary, both in Highland Falls.

She is survived by her daughter Gloria Bradham of Mebane, NC; two grandchildren, James Kuhn and Angela Carriero; and five great-grandchildren, Destiny, Liesl, Esther, Landon and Elinor.

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Obituaries – October 20, 2017

Jeanne Halvorsen

February 11, 1935- October 14, 2017


Jeanne Halvorsen, of Cornwall entered into eternal rest on Oct. 14, at St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital in Newburgh. She was 82.

The daughter of the late Dorothy (Pavek) White, Jeanne was born on Feb. 11, 1935 in Manhattan.

She was a retired Data Processor for St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital in Cornwall, and a member of the Highland Engine Ladies Auxiliary.

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Obituaries – October 13, 2017

Carolyn K. Attenborough

February 21, 1929 – October 8, 2017


Carolyn K. Attenborough, of Cornwall-On-Hudson, entered into eternal rest on Oct. 8 at Fishkill Center for Rehabilitation & Nursing in Fishkill. She was 88 years old.

Carolyn graduated from Girls High and then earned her Baccalaureate in Artibus from Temple University. She retired from International Paper in West Nyack, where she was a Developmental Chemist.

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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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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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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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