The Week In Review-The Weekend Ahead


Dwight C. Aller
April 2, 1934 – December 10, 2017

Dwight C. Aller passed through heaven’s gate on Sunday December10, 2017.

He was born April 2, 1934 in Detroit Michigan to Alice and Bernard Aller. Dwight was a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point which happens to be where, in his 2nd year, he met the love of his life on a blind date, then Virginia Ketterson. They were married on July 21, 1957 and had just celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary this past July. He said aside from Ranger and Airborne schools the most fun he had as a member of the 1/506 was winning the 101st Airborne Division rifle medal in 59. Upon separating from the 101st Airborne he entered into the field of education as a math teacher, then assistant principal, initiated a middle school concept as principal, then assistant superintendent and superintendent of Wallkill Central Schools for many years. Finally he became Director of Economic Development for the Chamber of Commerce. Upon his retirement, Dwight took on the task of full time caregiver for his wife’s sister Katherine who was handicapped from birth and had lived with them since ’75 until her passing in 2007. In their years together Dwight and Ginny were blessed with children, Mark and fiancé Tammy, Andrew and wife Kristine, Christopher and wife Cheryl, Brother Timothy OFM Cap, and daughter Elizabeth and husband Leonard Beaulieu JR. These blessings grew with their 10 beloved grandchildren.

He was an active member of Saint Patrick’s parish participating as a lector, a member of Cursillo, and was involved in a prison ministry in 95 in an effort to turn lives around. Dwight had battled many health issues over the past 3 years including being a cancer survivor.

His passing through heaven’s gate was as he lived following his lifelong creed Duty Honor God and Country. He will be deeply missed.

Visitation was held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday, December 15 at Brooks Funeral Home 481 Gidney Avenue, Newburgh. A funeral mass will be held at 10 am Saturday, December 16 at Our Lady of the Lake Parish, 433 S. Plank Rd. Newburgh. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, New Windsor.

In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to Brother’s Christopher House, 13 Longview Ave., White Plains NY 10605. To send a personal condolence, please visit or call 845-561-8300.

William J. Fatt
April 2, 1948 – December 5, 2017

William J. Fatt, lovingly known as Bill to his friends and Uncle Bill to his family, gained his wings on December 5, 2017. Born April 2, 1948, he was the middle brother of three boys, the oldest, Harry and youngest, Dennis. Bill attended Newburgh Free Academy and after high school, he worked at various supermarkets in various positions and was a former driver/clerk for Hudson Valley News. He joined Vails Gate Fire Department in the early 1970’s where he held many hats including captain. He was devoted to the fire department and enjoyed his time as an active fireman. His family will forever remember the stories of the “big fires” and shenanigans with his brothers, who also were firemen. Bill was a jokester and loved to make people laugh.

Uncle Bill loved his family and adored his great nieces, great nephew, and nephew. He was the children’s human jungle gym. From the moment they saw him, one or all four would pile on his lap. He loved every second of it! His family will miss marathons of the “Three Stooges” and “The Honeymooners”, card games, hearing him sing a Rolling Stones tune, stories-he had many stories…phone calls with wrestling news, his laugh and the Annual Thanksgiving Battle of who is the better sports team. Uncle Bill was a die-hard New York Jets fan and rooted for the New York Mets.

The family would like to thank Vanessa Cantaloupe for her devoted friendship to Uncle Bill. He would often speak of their card games, talks and walks with Vanessa’s dog, Tucker. The family would also like to thank the nursing staff of Vassar Brother’s ICU and step down unit for their vigilant care and compassion over the past couple of weeks. Not all names can remembered, but their kindness, gentle caring and late night/early morning updates were appreciated.

Survivors include his beloved friend , Vanessa Cantaloupe and his buddy, “Tucker”; brother, Harry Fatt of Newburgh, NY and his wife, Cheryl (Hogan) Fatt; one nephew, Michael Fatt and his wife, Hope Conley of New Windsor; three great nieces Kayla Anne, Emma Rose and Allison Jade Fatt of New Windsor; a great nephew, Aiden Robert Fatt. In addition to his parents, Bill was predeceased by his brother, Dennis Fatt.

Services will be held privately. Memorial donations in William’s memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital,501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105,; or The American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123, To send a personal condolence, please visit or call 845-561-8300.

George J. Vecchio
October 1, 1953 – December 13, 2017

George J. Vecchio Jr. of the Town of Newburgh, a retired welder for the City of Newburgh Water Department entered into eternal rest Wednesday, December 13, 2017. He was 64.
The son of Julia M. (Bertero) Vecchio and the late George J. Vecchio Sr., George was born October 1, 1953 in Newburgh.
George loved metal detecting and enjoyed collecting antiques.
In addition to his mother, Julia Vecchio of New Windsor, George is survived by his beloved wife of 25 years, Maria Strano-Vecchio at home; son, Aaron Ferguson and his wife, Theresa of Middletown, sisters: Carol Brown and husband, David of Virginia Beach, VA, Marie Rapkoch and husband, James of Colorado and Julia Lare and husband, Don of Newburgh; grandchildren; Joshua and Nicholas; as well as several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.
Visitation for family and friends will take place Tuesday, December 19thfrom 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at White, Venuto & Morrill Funeral and Cremation Service, 188 North Plank Rd., (Route 32) Newburgh.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m., Wednesday, December 20th, at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 145 Benkard Ave., Newburgh. A private cremation will take place at Cedar Hill Crematory. Interment of cremains will take place in the family plot at Calvary Cemetery at a time convenience to the family.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to a charity of one’s choice.
Funeral arrangements under the direction of White, Venuto & Morrill Funeral and Cremation Service, 562-6550 – for online condolence or directions – visit http://www.WhiteandVenuto

Kristin M. Short
May 7, 1980 – December 8, 2017
Kristin M. Short passed away on Friday, December 8, 2017 at St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital in Newburgh, NY. She was 37 years old. Daughter of Colleen M. Short-Gallegro and the late William J. Short, Kristin was born May 7, 1980 in Brooklyn, NY. Kristin was a Toll Collector for the N.Y.S. Thruway Authority in Harriman, NY.
She will be greatly missed by her loving mother, Colleen Short-Gallegro, at home; her brother, Brian W. Short and his fiancé, Janet Sliger of Las Vegas, NV; and her grandmother, Mary Short.
Visitation was held from on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush, Inc. Funeral Home in Monroe, NY 10950. A Funeral Service began at 8:45 p.m. in the Funeral Home officiated by Rev. Michael F. Keane. Cremation will be held at Cedar Hill Crematory, Middle Hope, NY.
Memorial donations may be made to Pet’s Alive at or by mailing to 363 Derby Road, Middletown, NY 10940.
Arrangements by Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush, Inc. Funeral Home 845-782-8185

Manfred B. Muller
September 12, 1936 – December 10, 2017

Manfred Muller, a longtime resident of New Windsor, entered into eternal rest surrounded by his loving family on December 10, 2017, at the age of 81.
He was born in Danzig, Deutchlandon September 12, 1936 as the youngest child of the late Bruno Muller and Charlotte Krüeger.

Manfred was a fearless young man who came to the United States in 1957 with nothing and over the last 60 years he was able create success for himself and build a loving family. He met his wife, Ofelia and they married in August of 1959 and he was drafted into the US Army in September 1959. Over the next 5 years he earned the rank of Sergeant rapidly and served as a Sharp Shooter Expert and Tank Commander, before being honorably discharged in 1964. Manfred was proud to become an American citizen in 1965, alongside his wife.

Manfred was a generous and hard-working man; a mason by trade with extensive work history with IBM and Horton Hospital. He appeared as himself in the movie, Heavy, in 1999 which was filmed at Horton Hospital. Manfred exemplified a strong patriarch of his family and thoroughly enjoyed providing and cooking large meals for them. His pastimes included watching Westerns and listening to country music. He enjoyed seeing scenic landscape while driving with his wife and especially liked Lancaster Pennsylvania and Lake George where he was sure to ride the Minniehaha steamboat.
He is predeceased by his wife, Ofelia, his siblings Christa and Ruth and his nephew, Thomas.

Survivors include his two sons, Manfred Jr. and his wife, Stacey of Newburgh, and Michael and his wife, Sandy of Saratoga; his seven grandchildren: Bridgette, Jeremy, Michael Jr., Amanda, Alyssa, Jessica, and Vanessa.
You epitomize not only the American dream, but what can be achieved by hard work. We love you dearly. Ich liebe dich, Opa.

Wake and prayer service was held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, December 15, at Brooks Funeral Home, 481 Gidney Ave., Newburgh. Burial with military honors will be held on Saturday, December 16 at 10 a.m. at Woodlawn Cemetery. Arrangements by Brooks Funeral Home, Inc.; 845-561-8300 or

Ny Ou
August 4, 1935 – December 9, 2017
Cornwall, NY

Ny Ou, of Cornwall, NY entered into eternal rest on December 9, 2017 at St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital, Newburgh, NY. She was 82 years old.

The daughter of the late Kun Suon and Leang (Kim) Suon, Nywas born on August 4, 1935 in Kandal, Cambodia.

Ny was a courageous and compassionate mother, foster-mother, wife, grandmother and child of God. Beloved by her family, Mommy Ung kept her family together, even in the midst of war-torn Cambodia, willing to sacrifice her own life for her children. Her compassion drove her to adopt more children who lost their families during the genocide. By the grace of God, the Ung family had the opportunity to move to the United States where the language, customs and culture were all foreign. In spite of that, Mommy Ung worked tirelessly to provide for her family and continually called her children to strive for excellence, reminding them of their true identity. Throughout her life and particularly towards the end of her life, her love of listening to God’s Word and Khmer Christian hymns were what brought her great joy and peace. We thank God for the life that He gave her, reflecting grace, dignity, compassion and generosity for so many under her care.

Nyis survived by her children: Giullaume, PoHai, Yvonne, PoHeng, Robert (PoHort), Malise, PoSan, and Pochea; nineteen grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; and her brother: Kun Taing Suon.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, December 16th at Quigley Bros. Funeral Home, 337 Hudson St. Cornwall-On-Hudson, NY. A Chapel Service will be held at 12 p.m.following visitation at the funeral home.Interment will follow the Service at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Middle Hope, NY.

Arrangements are entrusted to Quigley Bros. Funeral Home; to send condolences or to get directions to the funeral home, please go to


Edith Powles
July 6, 1920 – December 4, 2017

Edith Powles of Newburgh, a retired purchasing agent for St. Luke’s Hospital entered into rest Monday, December 4, 2017 at The Pines at Catskill Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation. She was 97 years old.

The daughter of the late Charles and Edith (Moshier) Truss, Edith was born July 6, 1920 in Newburgh. Edith was a member of St. George’s Episcopal Church and was active with the Senior Girls Friendly of the church.

Survivors include two daughters, Karen Wolf of Cairo, NY and Kendra Duffy of Wilbraham, Massachusetts; five grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents and her brother Harold Truss, Edith was predeceased by her husband, Kenneth Powles in 1996.

Visitation for family and friends was held from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at St. George’s Episcopal Church, 105 Grand Street, Newburgh.

Funeral service commenced at 12:30 p.m. following visitation at the church. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in New Windsor.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. George’s Episcopal Church.
Funeral arrangements under the direction of White, Venuto & Morrill Funeral and Cremation Service, 562-6550, visit –


Richard Martin Conklin
January 22, 1941 – December 8, 2017

Richard Martin Conklin, 76, of Campbell Hall, entered into eternal rest peacefully on Friday, December 8, 2017, surrounded by his devoted and loving family at Villa Marie Claire Hospice in Saddle River, NJ, after a brief illness.

Richard, known as “Ollie” by those closest to him, was born on January 22, 1941 in Suffern, NY, to Helen (Zrelak) and Reynold Conklin, and was the 2nd of 9 children. Richard proudly served in the US Military from 1960 to 1966 as an Army Sergeant, brigadier general’s personal chauffeur, and remained a patriotic and active member of the Sloatsburg American Legion. After being honorably discharged, Richard married his sweetheart Linda Kelly, and they recently celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary. Richard was the proud owner and operator, along with his brothers, of Ramapo Valley Rapid Transit Corporation in Suffern, NY for more than 30 years.

He was passionate about flying helicopters, and often landed in the yard of his home simply to excite his children and take them for rides. He was an avid golfer, and was happiest when on the golf course socializing with family and friends, and vacationing with them in Naples, Florida. His greatest joy was his family. He loved them and his friends, unconditionally. He exemplified grace, dignity and generosity, and provided all who knew him with the lessons of a well-lived and well-loved life.
He leaves fond memories to all who knew and loved him, including his wife, Linda, his five children and their spouses, Kayneen Slayton (Adam), Kerrin Conklin (Tracey), Kathleen DeMatteo (Nick), John Conklin (Tara) and Kelly Kline; and his six grandchildren, Samantha Slayton, Olivia and Jake DeMatteo, Colin Kline; and Mikayla and Tristan Conklin, as well as his eight siblings and their spouses, : Reynold Jr (Hap), Hope, James (Maureen), Rita (Deko), Harry (Sue), Phyllis (George), Kathy (Neil) and Nancy (Jimmy).

The family wishes to express their appreciation for the love and compassionate care provided by the doctor and nursing staff of Villa Marie Claire Hospice, Saddle River, NJ. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Orange County Veterans Cemetery, 111 Craigville Rd, Goshen, NY 10924 or Villa Marie Claire Hospice, 12 W Saddle River Rd, Saddle River, NJ 07458.

Visitation was Tuesday, December 12th, at Donovan Funeral Home, Inc, in Goshen, NY.
Mass of Christian burial was held 10 a.m. on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at St. John the Evangelist R.C. Church, 71 Murray Ave, Goshen NY.
Burial will follow in Orange County Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery, Goshen, NY.
Arrangements under the care of the Donovan Funeral Home, Inc, Goshen. To leave condolence visit































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