Obituaries – May 25, 2012
Mildred Maeder Riley
August 11, 1921-May 10, 2012
Mildred Maeder Riley died in Greenville, N.C. on May 10.
A Cornwall resident for over 60 years, she was a retired administrative assistant for the superintendent of Braden’s Preparatory School in the Village of Cornwall and for multiple principals at the Cornwall Central High School. Mildred was also a former choir member of St. John’s Episcopal Church.
A graduate of Manual Training High School and Miss Dunbar’s School in Brooklyn, she was a secretary in the shipyard of Arthur Tickle Engineering Works.
Born in Brooklyn on August 11, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Rudolph and Meta von Glahn Maeder. She was predeceased by her sisters Florence, Ethel, Anne, Helen and her brother Staff Sgt. Rudolph Maeder, a Silver Star recipient, who was killed in Okinawa during World War II.
She is survived by her husband of 68 years, Edward, at home; her daughter Deborah and her husband Joseph Mangan of Bearsville, N.Y; her son Eddie Joe and his wife, Debra, of Cornwall; four grandchildren, Katie and Danny Mangan and Eamon and Amelia Riley; sister, centurion Margaret Larsen and several nieces and nephews.
A private family service will be held with internment at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to a charity of your choice.
Dorothy Barlow Shreve
February 20, 1918-May 19, 2012
Dorothy Barlow Shreve of Cornwall passed away peacefully at Wingate at Beacon Nursing Home on May 19. She was 94.
Born in Manhattan on Feb. 20, 1918, Dorothy grew up with a deep involvement in the arts. However she eschewed a promising singing career to become a wife and mother.
She met her husband, H. Ned Shreve, while on the faculty of The Viewpoint School in Amenia, N.Y. They moved to Orange County in 1955 and were married for 56 years when he died in 2009.
Dorothy was a Vice President and later President of the Orange & Dutchess Garden Club, and attended meetings until the last months of her life. She oversaw and nurtured the Jane Colden Native Plant Sanctuary at Knox’s Headquarters. For Dorothy’s devotion to the project, she received special recognition from Orange & Dutchess Garden Club.
She was also an Associate Member of the Cornwall Garden Club, volunteered and was on the board of the Manitoga/Russel Wright Design Center in Garrison, NY, was a longtime member of Ingleside (a Cornwall-based writing group), served as a member of the Pan-Pacific South-East Asian Women’s Association in New York City, worked with the Hudson Valley Philharmonic and the American Red Cross, and helped with neighborhood gardens in Harlem and Riverside, NY, amongst other boards and charities.
Dorothy loved the Hudson Valley and its wildflowers, and was often seen at the side of the road collecting for her latest flower arrangement. One of her favorite activities was walking on Nauset Beach, Cape Cod to its point, a tradition she passed on to her children.
Dorothy is survived by her son, Randy of Beaufort, S.C.; daughter, Wendy Shreve of Orleans, Mass., and Randy’s wife Kathy, their daughter Lara and her husband Alex Lill, also of Beaufort, S.C.
No services are being held.