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April 25, 2008

Timothy E. "Tim" Hill
Commissioner, 53

On Sunday, April 20, 2008, Timothy "Tim" E. Hill, of Woodbourne, passed away peacefully in his loving wife, Chris's arms at Orange Regional Medical Center, Horton Campus, after a long illness. He was 53.
The son of the late Floyd J. and Barbara G. Galloway Hill, he was born on September 15, 1954 in Liberty.
As a child, Tim was an Eagle Scout. He was the Democratic Commissioner for the Board of Elections; a Past President of the New York Board of Elections Association; a member of the Executive Committee; Democratic Chairman of Sullivan County; a member of the Tri-Valley Lions; the Hudson Valley Antique Bottle Club; Woods Pond Rod and Gun Club; Beaverdam Hunting and Fishing Club; and a communicant of the Church of the Immaculate Conception. Tim was also a member of the Woodbourne Fire Department where he started the Annual Pancake Breakfast every February and an avid Antique Flask Collector.
A Family Statement reads, "Tim" was a quiet but determined man, a devoted and loving husband who was very dedicated to his family, friends, and the Democratic Party. He never complained and was very heroic throughout his illness."
"Tim" was someone who loved so many especially his loving wife of 28 years. Tim leaves behind his wife, Chris at home; his mother-in-law, Julia Ognan of Ariz.; a brother-in-law, Peter Ognan of Conn.; two aunts, Frances Hill of Grahamsville and Jenny Slowick of Ariz.; two uncles, Peter Lagonowicz of N.J. and Walter Lagonwicz of Fla.; and two cousins, Carolyn Hill and Donna Conklin and her husband, Steve all of Grahamsville.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Thursday, April 24, at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Woodbourne.
Interment followed at the Grahamsville Rural Cemetery, Grahamsville.
Memorial Contributions in memory of "Tim" may be made to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, NY 12550 or the Woodbourne Fire Department, PO Box 45, Woodbourne, NY 12788.
Arrangements are under the direction of Colonial Memorial Funeral Home.

Vera Bernhardt Reilly

Graveside services for Vera Bernhardt Reilly, who died on February 2, 2008, will be held on Saturday, May 3 at 11 a.m. at the Kenoza Lake Cemetery.

Rene Ilaria
Homemaker, 86

Rene Ilaria of Liberty and New Windsor, died April 23, 2008 at the Kaplan Residence of the Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties. She was 86.
Rene was born in Hell’s Kitchen on February 8, 1922 where she lived and worked as a draper in the fashion industry until moving to New Windsor in 1959. Rene was the oldest child with three brothers and two sisters. She is survived by her two sisters, Norma and Doris Daglia of Punta Gorda, Fla.
Rene was a proud mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
She is survived by two children, Gioia Scoppa and her husband, Edward, of Punta Gorda, Fla., Gerard Ilaria and his partner, Steven Wilkinson, of Liberty; two grandchildren, Marisa Sagarese and her husband, Edward, of Port Charlotte, Fla., Edward “Duke” Scoppa and his wife, Lisa, of New York City; two great-grandchildren, Ella and Edward “Eddie Boy” Sagarese.
Rene was loved by many friends from her years in New Windsor and from her recent relocation to her son’s home in Liberty. She was a fixture in Livingston Manor working at her son’s business, Catskill Morning Farm, and helping with the Trout Parade, Renaissance Project and Aileen Gunther’s campaign.
One of Rene’s well known sayings was “Goodbye and Good Luck.” Join us as we say goodbye to this wonderful mother, grandmother, sister and friend. Visitation will be 9 – 11 Saturday, April 26 at Brooks Funeral Home in Newburgh.
Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetary in New Windsor.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, Inc., 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, NY 12550

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