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March 14, 2006

William Smith
Journeyman, 78

William “Smitty” Smith, a journeyman with Local 417 Ironworkers in Newburgh died Saturday, March 11, 2006 at St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital, Newburgh Campus. He was 78.
The son of the late David W. and Grace Doughtry Smith, he was born December 4, 1927 in Newburgh.
He served in the U.S. Navy on the USS Wisconsin, and was a member of the Optimist Club.
He married Beverly Fullerton Edwards September 29, 1984 in New Windsor.
He is survived by his wife, at home; ten children, Belle Smith and her companion, David Horton, of Daytona Beach Shores, Fla.; Kim Himes and her husband, Marty, of Daytona, Fla.; Enid Farrel and her husband, Jay, of Franklin, N.J.; Erin D’Anna of Woodridge; William A. Smith of Daytona, Fla.; Peggy Brinkley of Newburgh; Nancy Mead and her husband, Robert, of New Windsor; Cherie Woods of Daytona, Fla.; Brenda Spinning of Milton; and Bonnie Edwards of Plattekill; three brothers, Robert Smith and his wife, Esther, of West Covina, Calif., Edward Smith and his companion, Lynn Colenll, of Highland Falls; and Donald Smith and his wife, Gloria, of Middletown; two sisters, Lorrain Skurnick of Newburgh and Beverly Saunders and her husband, John, of Newburgh; 18 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
He was the widower of Caroline Jackson Smith.
He was predeceased by a daughter, Nadine Mendez; and a son, Hershel Edwards, Jr.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Engel Funeral Home, 5319 Route 9W in Middlehope. Cremation will be made at the convenience of the family.

Mary V. Whalen, 82

Mary V. Whalen of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. and Rock Hill died Wed., March 8, 2006. She was 82.
She lived and worked in Yonkers and retired to the Catskills and Florida.
She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Edmund, at home; two daughters, Kathleen Benson of Alpharetta, Ga. and Mariellen Murphy of Newburgh; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
A Requiem Mass was held Monday at Sacred Heart Church.
Burial was made in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Yonkers.

Lillian DePuy
Bus Driver, 69

Lillian DePuy of Neversink, a dedicated bus driver for Ellenville Central School for 23 years, died Friday, March 10, 2006. She was 69.
The daughter of the late Frank J. and Pearl V. Dingee Corby, she was born Feb. 22, 1937 in Paterson, N.J.
A family statement read, “Lillian was a great Mom, a wonderful and caring ‘Gram’ and a friend to all who needed a hug and friendship.”
She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Florence DePuy of Liberty, and Raymond and Lisa DePuy of Wurtsboro; and four grandchildren, Ryan, Victoria and Dakota DePuy, and Robert Avery. She was predeceased by three brothers, Edward, Joseph and Francis Corby, and a sister, Katherine Corby Kotchel.
Services were held Monday at the Colonial Memorial Funeral home in Woodbourne with Rev. Audrey Pederson officiating. Interment was made in Grahamsville Rural Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, NY 12550 or Neversink Ambulance & First Aid Squad, PO Box 468, Neversink, NY 12765. Arrangements are under the direction of Colonial Memorial Funeral Home.
Catherine Manzi
Homemaker, 67
Catherine Hyde Manzi of Margate, Fla., passed away February 26, 2006. She was 67.
The daughter of Katherine and Howard Moore, she was born December 20, 1938 in Monticello.
Survivors include her mother, Katherine Moore; four sisters, Rita McCarthy, Theresa Benjamin, Nancy Moore and Rosemary Moore; a brother, David Moore; daughters, Ellen Berland of Coral Springs, Fla. and Kathy Livsey of Margate, Fla.; sons, Richard Hyde of Henrysville, Pa., Leslie Hyde of Woodbourne, Raymond Hyde of Margate and Daniel Hyde of Miami, Beach Fla.; and several nieces, nephews and grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Alphonso Manzi.
Burial was made in Southern Memorial Gardens, N. Miami, Fla.

Louis Kannegiser
Ret. Deputy Supt., 68

Louis Kannegiser of Wawarsing died March 9, 2006. He was 68.
The son of Louis and Adeline Edwards Kannegiser, he was born May 13, 1937 in Livingston Manor.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, and a retired Deputy Superintendent of Corrections at Wallkill Correctional Facility.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Kay Jenkins Kannegiser; two daughters, Theresa and her husband, Jay Slabe, of Fairport, and Debrah Kannegiser of Chateaugay; a son, Louis M. Kannegiser of Queensbury; two sisters, Adeline Sherwood of Newburgh and Katherine Loucks of Livingston Manor; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
A celebration of his life will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the H.B. Humiston Funeral Home, Thirty 42nd Street, Kerhonkson.
Spring burial will be made in Pine Bush Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 149 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016, or to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 3049, Syracuse, NY 13220-3049.

Mary C. Hall, 84
Ret. Exec. Secretary

Mary C. Hall of Wurtsboro Hills and Wayne, N.J., a retired executive secretary for the president of Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City, died Sunday, March 12, 2006 at her home in N.J. She was 84.
The daughter of Peter and Catherine Bradshaw Trout, she was born June 10, 1921 in Syracuse. She was the widow of Edward T. Hall.
She was a graduate of Mother Cabrini HS, and a member of Good Shepard Church. She was a chief petty officer in the U.S. Navy, serving in WWII. She was a member of the B.A.D. 2 Group, 8th Air Corps, and the VFW Post in Palm Coast, Fla.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Regina and Leon Hairie of Wayne, N.J.; two grandchildren, Christopher Hairie and his wife, Carmela, and Jennifer Maglienti and her husband, Brian; two great-grandchildren, Sydney and Emily; a sister-in-law, Dorothy Trout of New City; a lifelong friend, Claire T. Cirone of Wurtsboro Hills; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by brothers, Peter and James Trout.
Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home, 111 Sullivan Street, Wurtsboro.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph’s Church, Sullivan Street, Wurtsboro with Fr. Peter Madori officiating.
Burial will be in Volusia Memorial Park in Ormond Beach, Fla.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Mamakating First Aid Squad, P.O. Box 525, Wurtsboro, NY 12790.

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