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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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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Obituaries – September 1, 2017

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.

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Obituaries – August 25, 2017

Richard E. Reeves (“Bubba”)

July 30, 1963-August 14, 2017


Richard E. Reeves of Cornwall-on-Hudson passed a-way peacefully on Aug. 14 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Newburgh  with his daughter Rachel by his side and holding his hand. He was 54 years old. The son of Robert Reeves and Beverly Willard, he was born on July 30, 1963.

A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, Richard was a talented chef and had worked in many different locations over the years.  His proudest achievement was fulfilling his dream of opening his own restaurant, Bubbas Bagel Shoppe in Cornwall.  Those who were lucky enough to be greeted by his friendly smile or “How ya doin,?” will surely miss the heartfelt energy behind it.

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Obituaries – August 18, 2017

Helen K. Favre

September 15, 1924-July 21, 2017

formerly of Highland Falls

Helen Kimmenau Favre, a lifelong resident, passed away on July 21 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. She was 92.

The daughter of the late Henry Kimmenau and the late Mary Meara Kimmenau of Highland Falls, she was born on Sept. 15, 1924. She retired after many years with the Transportation Department (motor pool) at the United States Military Academy at West Point. She also worked at the Ladycliff College Library.

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Obituaries – August 11, 2017

Sandra Burnham

May 26, 1945-August 4, 2017

Formerly of Cornwall-on-Hudson

Sandra Burnham of Florham Park, N.J. passed away on Aug.4 at the age of 72. She was a former longtime resident of Cornwall-on-Hudson.

The daughter of the late Gus and Sally (Kanderas) Vlokas, she was born in Manhattan on May 26, 1945. She was a former social worker at the McQuade School in New Windsor.

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Obituaries – August 4, 2017

Loretta Frances Fanning

June 18, 1937-July 28, 2017


Loretta Frances Fanning of Cornwall went to be with our Lord on Friday, July 28.

The daughter of the late John and Ella Schroff Kinsler, she was born on June 18, 1937 in Otisville.

Loretta graduated from Cornwall-on-Hudson High School, Westchester Community College and Hackensack Hospital School of Nursing.  She completed her BSN from Dominican College.  She practiced her nursing in Washington, D.C, and the Cornwall Hospital, finally retiring after 30 years from Keller Army Hospital in West Point.

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Obituaries – July 28, 2017

Virginia Heepe

August 17, 1920-July 17, 2017


Virginia Heepe of Cornwall, passed away at home on July 17. She was 96 years old.

Virginia was born in New York City on Aug. 17, 1920 to Pasquale and Louise Tomasulo. She lived in Brooklyn for 43 years, where she married Charles Heepe and raised four children. She then settled in Seaford, N.Y. for the next 35 years before moving to Cornwall in 1999. She enjoyed living at Idlewild Creek Apartments and made many lasting friendships. She loved cooking and baking, and was known for her Italian specialties and pies.

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