Dolores A. Biddiscombe
January 25, 1936-February 6, 2017
Dolores A. Biddiscombe, of Cornwall entered into eternal rest on Feb. 6 at St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital in Newburgh. She was 81 years old.
The daughter of Martin William Kuhl and Madeleine Hager Kuhl, she was born on Jan. 25, 1936 in the Bronx.
Dolores retired as an Admissions Clerk for Cornwall Hospital after many years of dedicated service. She went out of her way to welcome and comfort patients as they entered for care and always greeted them with a warm smile.
Terrence “Terry” H. Lindenberger
December 23, 1962-January 31, 2017
Terrence H. Lindenberger, of Cornwall-on-Hudson entered into eternal rest at his home, on Jan. 31 with his family by his side. He was 54 years old.
The son of the late Gerard F. Lindenberger and Jean DeGaris Lindenberger of Newburgh, Terry was born on Dec. 23, 1962 in Nyack.
Marion E. Bainton
December 6, 1923 – January 25, 2017
formerly of Highland Falls
Marion Eleanor Bainton (Fretterd), a former longtime resident of Highland Falls, New York, passed away on January 25 in the Colonial Nursing Home, Weymouth, Mass.
Marion Fretterd was born to Charles and Katherine Fretterd (Waegele) on Dec. 6, 1923 on Staten Island. Her family soon moved to the Bronx, where she grew up. Following graduation from high school, she worked at the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company. She married Joseph Bainton in 1943, and they moved to Highland Falls in 1951 to raise their family.
Hugh H. Hurst, Jr.
December 30, 2016
Formerly of Fort Montgomery
The family of Hugh Hunton Hurst, Jr. shares his passing to the great baseball diamond in the sky on Dec. 30 at the age of 85.
Hugh loved athletics, playing soccer, basketball, and baseball at Ithaca College before serving in the U.S. Army in Occupied Germany. He continued his athletic pursuits overseas returning to the U.S. to teach and coach at Fort Plain High School for seven years. Hugh returned to his Alma Matter, Ithaca College to coach basketball and baseball while sharing his love of teaching and the outdoors as a physical education professor. Later, Hugh was the athletic director for the Valley Central School District in Montgomery.
Peter Michael Gavin
March 25, 1949 – January 11, 2017
Peter Michael Gavin, a longtime resident of Highland Falls, NY passed away Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at the New York State Veteran’s Home at Montrose. He was 67 years old.
Son of the late Joseph and Una Falls Gavin, he was born March 25, 1949 in New York, NY.
Peter was a retired Electrician with Pfizer of Pearl River. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War, proudly serving with the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Navy.
Robert E. Gayton Sr.
October 10, 1937-January 4, 2017
Robert E. Gayton, Sr., of Mountainville entered into eternal rest on Jan. 4 at Orange Regional Medical Center. He was 79.
The son of the late Edward L. and Mildred Schreibeis Gayton, Bob was born on Oct. 10, 1937 in Cornwall.
He was the President of Mountainville Lawn & Yard, Inc. and the former owner- operator of Robert Gayton & Son, Inc., dairy distributor. He served in the U.S. Navy on the U.S.S. Intrepid.
Steven (Stevie) Patrick Pacenza Griggs
July 21, 1964-December 14, 2016
Steven (Stevie) Patrick Pacenza Griggs, 52, entered into rest at Florida Hospital Celebration in Celebration, Florida on Dec. 14. He was born in Cornwall to Patrick A Pacenza Jr. of Cornwall and Patricia Rhodes Griggs of Marlboro, and was baptized at St. Mary’s in Newburgh.
Stevie was the chef and owner of Vinelli’s Catering in Lake Mary, Fla. recently selling the business to pursue a degree in counseling which he was doing at the time of his death.
Bernice P. Gill
February 9, 1923-December 22, 2016
Bernice P. Gill, of Cornwall-on-Hudson entered into eternal rest on Dec. 22, at Wingate of Dutchess, Fishkill.
Born in Kingston, N.Y. to Frederick and Mable Jankowski, she was 93 years old. Bernice was married to Vincent J. Gill, who predeceased her in 1981.
Bernice was a member of St. Thomas of Canterbury Church and an active member of Catholic Daughters of America. Earlier in her life, Bernice was employed by Ladycliff College and Highland Falls Library. She was a true New York Yankees fan and loved watching their games (except for when they were playing on the West Coast). Life would not have been complete without the Tuesday Card Players whom she enjoyed very much.
Robert (Bob) Warren Chatfield
September 11, 1927-December 13, 2916
Robert (Bob) Warren Chatfield of Lecanto, Fla. died on Dec. 13. A former Cornwall resident, he was 89 years old.
The son of the late Russell A. and Louisa Kane Chatfield, he was born in Cornwall-on-Hudson on Sept. 11, 1927. He was retired after working as a barber at the United States Military Academy and serving in the U.S. Navy from 1945 to 1949.
Lillian C. Pelella
May 15, 1924-Dec. 6, 2016
Lillian C. Pelella, of New Windsor entered into eternal rest on Dec. 6 at St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital in Newburgh. She was 92 years old.
The daughter of the late Salvatore and Maria Scocco Villa, Lillian was born on May 15, 1924 in Beacon.
She was employed as a Handbag Sample Maker for Regal Bags in Newburgh for many years. She was an active member of St. Thomas of Canterbury Church in Cornwall-on-Hudson.