Obituaries – January 27, 2017

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.

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Obituaries – January 20, 2017

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.

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Obituaries – January 13, 2017

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.

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Obituaries – January 6, 2017

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.

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