Obituaries

Draiss, Virginia R.

Virginia R. Draiss passed away after a long battle with Alzheimer’s at Elant at Meadow Hill, Newburgh, NY on March 23 , 2015. She was 81 years old. Virginia was born on May 31, 1933 to Lloyd and Beatrice Conley Fowler in Peekskill, New York. She was the widow of the late Willis A. Draiss. Continue Reading
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Kruseck Sr., Richard Charles

Richard Charles Kruseck Sr. passed away at his home on March 18 , 2015. He was 52 years old. Richard was born on April 6, 1962 to Richard and Carol Bjorling Kruseck in Goshen, New York. Richard was a truck driver for many years at the Polar Bear Co. Middletown, NY. He loved the outdoors, Continue Reading
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Kratz, Frederick H.

Frederick H. Kratz passed away on March 8, 2015 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Newburgh, NY. He was 69 years old. He was born on December 30, 1945 to Frederick G. and Grace Van Horn Kratz in Staten Island, NY. He was married to Sandra L. Bush Kratz. Fred was a Fire Alarm Dispatcher for Continue Reading
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Upchurch, Valere H. “Bill”

Valere H. “Bill” Upchurch, a longtime resident of Walden, NY, passed away on Friday March 6, 2015 at Elant at Newburgh. The son of Edward F. and Garnet Haldeman Upchurch, he was born on January 3, 1925 in Phelps, NY. He was married to the late Janet Goldsworthy Upchurch. He was 90 years old. Bill Continue Reading
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Horton, Barbara Ann

Barbara Ann Horton passed away peacefully on March 4, 2015 at Park Manor Nursing Home in Middletown, NY. She was 79 years old. She was born on July 5, 1935 to the late Charles and Marion Siegman Horton in Montgomery, NY. Barbara is survived by several cousins. She was predeceased by her parents. Cremation Cedar Continue Reading
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Correa, Felix Jr.

Felix Correa Jr. passed away peacefully on March 3, 2015 at Orange Regional Medical Center. He was born on November 12, 1934 to Felix Sr. and Antonia Velazquez Correa . He was 80 years old. A family statement reads: Our dad would have said his children and grandchildren were what made his life the happiest. Continue Reading
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Porretta, Pierina

Pierina Porretta passed away peacefully on March 1, 2015. She was born on February 13, 1977 to Romano and Carmela Sementilli Porretta. She was 38 years old. Pierina Porretta had the courage to be herself, and she was beautiful. With her smile, she brought the sun into every room she stepped into. With her strength, Continue Reading
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Lennon, Micah J.

Micah J. Lennon entered eternity on February 27, 2015, far too soon. He was thirty-two. Micah is survived by his parents Jerry and Carol Lennon, of Walden; his older brother David with wife Faith and beloved nephews Connor and Grayson of Franklin, MA; his younger brother Joshua, of Philadelphia, PA; grandmother Pauline Griffin, of Walden; Continue Reading
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Foley-Dolson, Linda M.

Linda M. Foley-Dolson passed away peacefully at her home on February 25 , 2015. She was 52 years old. She was born to William and Helen Foley in Versailles, Kentucky on June 11, 1962. Linda was a dedicated homemaker, mother and grandmother. She loved nature and enjoyed it to the fullest. She will be deeply Continue Reading
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Mueller, Walter R.

Walter R. Mueller, NY, passed away peacefully at his home in Montgomery on February 19, 2015. He was 99 years old. He was born on July 1, 1915 to the late Walter R. and Margarethe Beger Mueller in Montgomery, NY. Walter was married to Dorothy Grusczynski Mueller. Walter served his country in the United States Continue Reading
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