Obituaries

Michael J. Pettine, Jr.
December 20, 1936 – September 16, 2019
New Windsor, NY

Michael J Pettine Jr., a longtime resident of New Windsor, NY, passed away peacefully on September 16, 2019. He was born December 20, 1936 to the late Michael and Theresa Pettine Sr.

Mike leaves behind his loving wife of 63 years, Wilma; his daughter, Michele McCurry (Darren) and three grandsons, Christopher, Kyle McCurry and Michael Hulse; his sister, Geraldine Lee; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Terri Ann; his sister, Elizabeth and brother, Fred who were there to welcome him.

Mike was a member of the Army National Guard and then worked for Central Hudson for 30 years retiring in 1996. He is a lifetime member of Black Rock Rod and Gun Club and Goodnow Flow Association. Mike enjoyed hunting and fishing and spending time at his cabin in the Adirondack Mountains.
Visitation was held Thursday, September 19 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Brooks Funeral Home, 481 Gidney Ave., Newburgh. A Funeral Service will be held Friday, September 20 at Brooks Funeral Home at 11 a.m.; burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery.

To send a personal condolence please visit www.brooksfh.com or call (845) 561-8300.

 

Anthony J. Amoriello
August 19, 1942 – September 13, 2019
Delray Beach, FL

Anthony J. Amoriello a former longtime resident of Monroe, NY, passed away Friday, September 13, 2019 at Westchester Medical Center. He was 77 years old. Son of the late Frank and Filomena Altamuro Amoriello, he was born August 19, 1942 in White Plains, NY.

Anthony was a retired Health/Physical Education teacher at Ramapo Central School District in Ramapo, NY; he was a former member of the Monroe and Otterkill Country Club.

Survivors include his wife, Raeffaela at home; his son, Frank and his wife, Kerri of Mount Laurel, NJ; his daughter, Mia McLean and her husband, Robert of Goshen, NY; his three grandchildren, Joseph, Deanna and Benjamin; his sisters, Maria Piniella of White Plains, Sara Scholl of Raleigh, NC and Patricia Maurer of Southbury, CT.

Visitation was held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush, Inc. Funeral Home, 117 Maple Avenue, Monroe, NY 10950. A Funeral Mass was held at Sacred Heart Church in Monroe, NY on Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 10 a.m with cremation following at Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope, NY.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or to the American Cancer Society.
Noel Natkiel
December 17, 1945 – September 14, 2019
New Windsor, NY

Noel Natkiel of New Windsor, NY passed away on September 14, 2019 at his home surrounded by family. He was 73 years old. Born December 17, 1945 in Yonkers, NY, the son of Harry and Vera Natkiel (Register). He graduated from DeWitt Clinton High school in the Bronx, NY. He started his career as an Iron Worker and then joined Con-Edison and worked as Class “A” Gas Mechanic for 25 years where he was a member of the Emergency Response Force (ERF). Upon retiring from ConEdison he started a second career at IBM working in 300mm semiconductor facility in East Fishkill, NY for 15 years. Noel was also a small business owner\partner of two video rental stores and an automobile repair shop.

He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Marilyne; sons, John and wife, Tricia of Naugatuck, CT, Chris and wife, Barbara of Montgomery, NY, Marc and wife, Kerri of Salisbury Mills, NY; and daughter, Debra and husband, Chris of Tampa, FL. He will be deeply missed by all of his grandchildren: granddaughters, Sydney, Brianna, Sarah, Emily and Samantha; and grandsons, Michael and Joseph. Along with many nieces, nephews, in-laws and friends.
A Memorial Visitation was celebrated from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, September 19, 2019 at Brooks Funeral Home, 481 Gidney Ave. Newburgh, NY.
The family would like to thank the staff of Kaplan Family Hospice for their compassionate and professional care. To send a personal condolence, please visit www.Brooksfh.com or call 845-561-8300.

Published in Times Herald-Record from Sept. 16 to Sept. 17, 2019

 

Helmut O. Voellmann
February 12, 1932 – September 16, 2019
Goshen, NY

Helmut O. Voellmann, 87, of entered into rest on Monday, September 16, 2019 at Orange Regional Medical Center, Middletown, NY.
Helmut was born February 12, 1932 in Germany, the son of Otto and Christine Voellmann. He emigrated from Germany in 1957. Helmut was a Painter for 44 years in Rockland County. He retired and lived in Goshen for 14 years. He authored “Odyssey: The Life and Times of a German Boy.” He was a member of the German American Club of Middletown, NY and the Goshen Seniors.
He is survived by his wife, Anneliese at home; sons, Richard of New Windsor, NY, Frank and wife, Karen of Acton, MA and Christopher and wife, Cheri of Cedar Park, TX; seven grandchildren, Nicholas, Randall, Jeremy, Stephanie, Justin, Kimberly and Shea; his brother, Bruno and wife, Brigitte of Berlin, Germany; sister, Erna Satzer and husband, Helmut of Speyer, Germany; and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his mother in 1975 and his father who was killed in the War; his brothers, Richard, Siegfreid, Heintz and Herbert and sister, Irmgard.
Visitation will be Wednesday, September 18 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Donovan Funeral Home, Inc, 82 South Church Street, Goshen, NY.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held 10 a.m. on Thursday, September 19, 2019 at St. Columba R. C. Church, 27 High St, Chester, NY. Burial followed in Hamptonburgh Cemetery, Campbell Hall, NY.

Arrangements under the care of the Donovan Funeral Home, Inc., Goshen.
Susan L. Armstrong
February 2, 1947 – August 30, 2019
Washingtonville, NY

Susan L. Armstrong, of Washingtonville, NY entered into eternal rest on August 30, 2019 at Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, NY. She was 72 years old.
The daughter of the late Thomas H. Nott and Dorothy E. (Hawkins) Nott, Susan was born on February 2, 1947 in Newburgh, NY.

Susan was a Home Healthcare Aide for the State of New York. Prior to that, she ran her own home healthcare business entitled Competent & Caring Companions.

Susan was eager to help others in need and went above and beyond in her care for others. She enjoyed gardening, watching the birds, listening to music, and reading. Susan’s great loves were her animals and spending time with her grandchildren.

Susan is survived by her sons: Joseph T. Lawrence of New Windsor, NY and Thomas H. Lawrence of New Windsor, NY; her daughter: Heather L. Frost of Woodbridge, VA; her grandchildren: Brody and Zoe Frost; and her brother: Thomas Nott of New Windsor, NY.

Memorial Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, September 21st at Quigley-Sullivan Funeral Home, Inc., 337 Hudson St. Cornwall-On-Hudson, NY. A Chapel Service will be held at 4 p.m. at the funeral home. Cremation took place at cedar Hill Crematory, Middle Hope, NY.

Memorial Contributions in Susan’s name can be made to American Lung Association in New York, 237 Mamaroneck Avenue #205, White Plains, NY 10605.
Robert Louis Gordon
July 1, 1935 – September 1, 2019
Monroe, NY

Robert Louis Gordon, a resident of Monroe, NY, for 56 years, died on September 1, 2019 in Raleigh, NC. He was 84 years of age.
Robert was born on July 1, 1935 in Manhattan, NY to the late Elsie Bernhardt and Louis Gordon. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend.

Robert was a Research Fellow at International Paper in Sterling Forest, NY. He, along with his team was responsible for 74 patents during his employment at International Paper until his retirement in 1996.

He was predeceased by his wife of 60 years, Lois Marie Gordon and was survived by his children: Lisa Gordon of New Windsor, NY, Robert Gordon Jr. of Raleigh, NC and Beth Merritt of Raleigh, NC, along with his grandchildren: Rachel Merritt, Jason Merritt, Amanda Merritt, Jamie Merritt, Marlo Gordon and Rush Gordon; great-grandchildren: Aiden Merritt and Charlotte Culpepper. Robert is also survived by his 12 siblings.

A private Celebration of his Life will be held later this month.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Combat Warriors, Att: Bill Warren, President, PO Box 1857, Wake Forest, NC 27588.

 

Marie Catlin
June 7, 1922 – September 13, 2019
Virginia Beach, Formerly of Newburgh

 

Evelyn Marie (LeClaire) Catlin, 97, was born on June 7, 1922, in Lackawanna, PA, to the late Eugene and Mabel LeClaire.  Evelyn went to be with the Lord on September 13, 2019, at her home in Virginia Beach, VA.  She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Robert W. Catlin, Sr.  Evelyn worked as the school secretary at Fostertown Elementary School, Newburgh, NY, School District, from 1962 to 1986.  She is survived by her children Robert W. Catlin, Jr., (Rebecca), Donna Andre (Evans), and Debra Copeletti (Peter); her grandchildren Christopher Catlin, Jennifer Catlin (Andrew Coyle), Elizabeth Willenbrink (Eric), and Jesse Andre (Rosalie); and her great grandchildren Teagan Catlin, Scarlet Catlin-Coyle, and Ethan Willenbrink.  She was loved by all.

At Evelyn’s request, no funeral or memorial service will be held.  Donations in Evelyn’s memory can be sent to Samaritan’s Purse, P. O. Box 3000, Boone, NC, 28607, or to Haygood United Methodist Church, 4713 Haygood Road, Virginia Beach, VA, 23455.

Bernadette A. Kleister
July 24, 1951 – September 16, 2019
Salisbury Mills, NY

Bernadette Kleister of Salisbury Mills lost her courageous four-year battle with cancer and entered into eternal rest on September 16, 2019 at Orange Regional Medical Center surrounded by her loving family.

Bernadette was the daughter of the late James and Anne Gauquie of Washingtonville, NY.

Bernadette grew up on the family farm, attended Mt.St. Mary Academy and graduated from Mt. St. Mary College in Newburgh, NY. After graduating, she was a science teacher at Bishop Dunn Memorial School, where she also choreographed many spring musicals. Bernadette spent many years sharing her love of dance with others at the Gauquie Sister’s School of Dance where she was a partner with her sister Maryanne.  She was also a long time choir member at St. Mary’s RC church in Washingtonville, NY. In her free time, Bernadette loved to help out at the family farm.  She never lost her love of farming.

She was predeceased by her father James, her mother Anne, her brother Anthony and her Aunt Margaret Nill.

She is survived by her husband Bruce Kleister; her sons Christopher Kleister and his wife Cheryl and James Kleister and his girlfriend Alyssa Valentino; her daughter Rosemary Phillips and husband Kevin Phillips; and her sister Maryanne and her husband John McCormack.  She also leaves behind her 5 grandchildren; Christopher, Austin and Devin Kleister and Lucas and Daniel Phillips, Sister in law’s Phyllis Lamoureux and Jill and Andrew Waite, as well as, many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be on Sunday September 22, from 4-8 pm at the David T. Ferguson Funeral Home, 20 North St, Washingtonville, NY.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday September 23, 10:00 am at St. Mary’s Church, 42 Goshen Avenue, Washingtonville, NY.  Burial at St. Mary’s Cemetery.

In Lieu of flowers donation can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105
Elisabeth G. Stone
July 17, 1929 – Septemner 16, 2019
Town of Newburgh

Elisabeth G. Stone of Town of Newburgh, NY, a retired Customer Service Representative for Time Warner Cable, Newburgh and a resident of the area passed away on Monday, September 16, 2019, in Newburgh.  She was 90.

The daughter of the late Georg Friedrich Stein and Gertrude Dorothea Hotz Stein, she was born July 17, 1929 in Darmstadt, Germany. She was the widow of Richard H. Stone.

Survivors include her daughter, Barbara J. Ferranti of Newburgh, son Rainer Stone, 4 grandchildren: Joseph, Chris, Jessica & Allex, 11 Great Grandchildren and 2 Great-Great grandchildren

She was predeceased by her son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Donna Stone and Granddaughter, Casey Stone.

Funeral services will be Saturday, September 21, from 1-3pm, at King of Kings Church, 543 Union Ave, New Windsor, NY.

In lieu of flowers, it is requested that donations be made to the St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105-9959, in Elisabeth’s memory.

Arrangements were made by Wallkill Funeral Home.

For directions or condolences please visit wallkillfuneralhome.com

Henry “Hank” Wolfe
February 25, 1934 – September 11, 2019

Henry “Hank” L. Wolfe of Hudson, NY formerly of Pleasant Valley, NY entered into rest Wednesday, September 11, 2019.  He was 85 years old.

Son of the late Edward and Etta (Karo) Wolfe, he was born February 25, 1934 in Brooklyn, NY.

Henry was a retired engineering technician for IBM in Yorktown Heights. He was a past Chief of Hillcrest Fire Company # 1 in Spring Valley from 1971 to 1973 and past commissioner of the Moleston Fire District. Hank was an amateur radio operator call sign W2SIS and member of the MT. Beacon Amateur Radio Club. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Air Force from 1953 to 1957.

Survivors include his son David Wolfe and wife, Denise of New Windsor, daughter, Debra Karrer and husband Carl of Riverside, California, grandchildren: Shelby Karrer, Michelle Karrer, Shaun Barnett and Kayla Barnett; as well as nieces and nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents Henry was predeceased by his beloved wife, Fay (Rosen) Wolfe in 2011 and his sister, Rosalie Jones.

Visitation for family and friends took place from 4 to 7 pm on Sunday, September 15th at White, Venuto & Morrill Funeral and Cremation Service, 188 North Plank Rd. (Rte 32) Town of Newburgh.

Funeral Service with Firematic honors were 11 am, Monday, Sept 16th at the funeral home with Rabbi Zoe Zak officiating. Committal prayers followed at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers kindly make contributions in “Hank’s” memory to Hillcrest Fire Co. #1, 374 North Main St., Spring Valley, NY 10977 or The FASNY Fireman’s Home, 125 Harry Howard Ave., Hudson, NY 12534

Funeral arrangements under the direction of White, Venuto & Morrill Funeral and Cremation Service, 562-6550 – visit http://www.WhiteandVenutoFuneralHome.com

 

Erin M. Kearns
January 25, 1978 – September 3, 2019
New Windsor, NY

Erin M. Kearns, of New Windsor passed away unexpectedly on September 3, 2019 at her home.  She was 41 years old.

The daughter of Dennis J. Kearns and Patricia (Carroll) Kearns of Cornwall, NY.Erin was born on January 25, 1978 in Reading, PA.  She was a lifetime area resident.

Erin graduated from Cornwall Central High School in 1996 and then went on to earnher Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice from John Jay College.  She was an Associate at Hannaford Supermarket in Vails Gate.

Erinwas smart, funny, and kind to everyoneshe met. She loved to laugh and make others laugh.  She was loved by her friends and family. She enjoyed spending time with her family, playing pool and solving puzzles.  She always looked forward to spending time on Lake George. She will be missed greatly.

In addition to her parents, Erin is survived by her sister: Kelly E. (Kearns) Rourke and her husband Thomas of Cornwall, NY; her brother Ryan P. Kearns and his wife Jessica of Monroe, NY; her adoring nieces and nephews: Thomas, Colleen, Kevin, Finley, Teagan, Liam, and Grace.

Visitation was held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. on Sunday, September 8th at Quigley-Sullivan Funeral Home, Inc., 337 Hudson St. Cornwall-On-Hudson, NY.  A Chapel Service was held at 11 a.m. on Monday, September 9th at the funeral home.  Cremation will take place at Cedar Hill Crematory, Middle Hope, NY.

Memorial Contributions in Erin’s name may be made St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place , Memphis, TN 38105.

Arrangements are entrusted to Quigley-Sullivan Funeral Home, Inc.; to send condolences or to get directions to the funeral home, please go to www.Quigleybros.com

 

 

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