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James "Jim" Hawks

James "Jim" Hawks also known as "My love, Daddy, Dad, Pop, Pops, Pop Pop, Peepa, and Grandpa" of Wurtsboro, NY (1/28/39-7/13/20)

Passed away peacefully surrounded by his ever loving wife and family after a long hard fight with vascular disease. 

Jim was born in El Dorado, KS to Robert and Mary Hawks. 

He was predeceased by his parents, his sister Virginia, his Brother Dave, and nephew Dave. 

He is survived by his "love" Beth & their six children: Christopher Hawks & wife Trish, Wendy Gerstein & husband Neal, Jeremy Hawks & wife Beth, Kerri Mears, Alison Hansen & husband Eric, Katie Durland & husband Tim and "adopted daughter" Shannon O'Leary and husband Conor. And 19 grandchildren: Chelsea, Andrew, August, Britney, Jimmy, Trevor, Tyler, Jake, Abraham, Hugh, Mikayla, Eliza,  Savannah, Mallory, Robert, Cullen, Nolan, Maxwell, and Blaire. His brother Neil Hawks and his wife Cathy, his sister in law Nancy Hawks, his nieces Jennifer & Dana and nephews Jonathan & Steve.

Jim graduated from C.W. Post with a bachelor's degree in business administration. His career included many different professions, but mainly being a salesman/businessman. He was always known for his incredible work ethic and warm smile wherever his career took him.

Jim was a man filled with an indescribable and unwavering love and gentleness. He was the most patient, kind, caring, loving, smart, wise, resilient, hardworking man. His love for his wife and family transcends this physical world, and will be felt forever through the beautiful family he has created. And through the extraordinary and rare love he and his wife share. It's an unbreakable and exceptional bond that will withstand this temporary separation and go on forever. What brought Jim the most joy were his wife, family, nature, hiking, camping, traveling, reading, playing cards, dancing, and of course BBQ'ing (anyone whose had his BBQ already knows- there's nothing better than Jim's BBQ)

His wife & family will carry on his legacy through the very things he enjoyed and loved most. And most importantly through the love they all share. He will be profoundly missed. Grateful is an understatement for how lucky we all are to have been able to share his beautiful life with him. Until we meet again...."Cheers!" And "Stick it in your ear!" 

In lieu of flowers a donation can be made to St. Jude's children's hospital.

A celebration of his wonderful life will be held at a later date

This is my wish for you: Comfort on difficult days, smiles when sadness intrudes, rainbows to follow the clouds, laughter to kiss your lips, sunsets to warm your heart, hugs when spirits sag, beauty for your eyes to see, friendships to brighten your being, faith so that you can believe, confidence for when you doubt, courage to know yourself, patience to accept the truth, Love to complete your life. " -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Eden B. “Edie” Rich

Eden B. “Edie” Rich, 74, of Chatsworth, CA passed away on May 7, 2020 in Northridge, CA.

Eden was born in Brooklyn, NY, to Moishe and Peppy Barer on December 1, 1945. She went to high school at Newburgh Free Academy in Newburgh, NY, and graduated in 1963. She went on to complete a BA from SUNY New Paltz and a MA from Columbia University and subsequently worked as a teacher. Later, she trained and qualified as a paralegal and worked for many years as an HMO legal analyst.

Eden was an active member of Congregation Agudas Israel in Newburgh, NY for many years and later Temple Ramat Zion in Northridge, CA. Possessing a wonderful singing voice, she particularly enjoyed participating in the congregation’s choir. She was an avid reader and life-long Star Trek fan. She was also an active member of Hadassah, The Women’s Zionist Organization of America.

Eden is survived by her sons Gregory Rich, of Newtown, CT, and David Rich, of Savannah, GA, and her daughter Alison Rich, of Canoga Park, CA. She is also survived by her sisters, Ruth Love Barer of Amherst, MA and Susan Saunders of Sharon, MA. Eden had 3 grandchildren (Krystal Williams, Samantha Rich and Jay Rich) and a great-grandson (Charte Carrow) as well as 3 nieces (Rachael Cohen, Jessica Saunders and Joy Saunders). Eden was pre-deceased by her husband Allen J. Rich and her parents Moishe and Peppy Barer.

The funeral service was held via ZOOM on May 14, 2020 with Rabbi Ahud Sela and Rabbi Jacob Rosner officiating. Rabbi Sela offered a heartfelt eulogy as a close friend of Eden. A video recording of a virtual memorial service is available upon request. A future memorial service will be scheduled when the public health conditions allow.

The family extends heartfelt gratitude to Rabbis Sela and Jacob as well as Congregation Agudas Israel’s chevra kadisha committee.

Memorial donations may be made in the form of having trees planted in Israel in Eden’s memory (see for more information). Any correspondence should be sent to Gregory Rich at 45 Parmalee Hill Rd, Newtown, CT, 06470. E-mail

Juan V. Rodriguez

Juan V. Rodriguez of Newburgh, NY a OR transporter for Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital for 38 years passed away on Sunday April 26, 2020 at Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital. He was 61 years old. Juan is the son of Bacilio and Paula Rodriguez, he was born on November 24, 1958 in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico. He is a member of St. Patrick’s Church.

Juan was a caring and loving son, brother, uncle, brother-in-law, friend and to his co-workers, always with a big smile and a big heart to all that knew him. Juan’s love for family and gardening gave him much joy. He also enjoyed baseball and he watch all the game shows on television.

He is survived by Migadalia Rodriguez, Ramon Rodriguez, and Miriyn Rodriguez-Astacio, Zoilo Rodriguez Sr., Nieces: Maria Janette Torres, Magaly Rodriguez, Migdalia Lee Colon, Mikaila E. Astacio, Milagros I. Astacio and Milania A. Astacio. Nephews: Jaime Torres, Ramon Rivera Zoilo Rodriguez Jr. and Pedro F. Astacio, Jr. Brother-in-law: Martin Rivera, Pedro F. Astacio.

There will be a memorial at a later date in West Palm Beach, Fl.

Bacilio Rodriguez Correa

Bacilio Rodriguez Correa of Newburgh, NY a retired labor worker for regal bag an area resident for over 40 years passed away on Sunday April 12, 2020 at Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital. He is the son of the late Epifania Correa and Francisco Rodriguez. He was born on June 14, 1932 in Maunabo, Puerto Rico. He was a member of St. Patrick’s Church.

Dad had a long rich and full life. He frequently told us stories about how he would travel to New York as a migrate farm worker until he finally settled and brought his family. He enjoyed Salsa and playing the maracas as well as being a practical jokester. He was greatly loved, and his stories will live on through his children and family.

He is survived by his wife Paula Vega Rodriguez, his children Migdalia Rodriguez, Ramon Rodriguez, Juan Rodriguez, Mirilyn Rodriguez-Astacio and Zoilo Rodriguez, Sr.

Grand children: Jaime Torres, Maria Jannette Torres, Magaly Rodriguez, Ramon Rivera, Migdalia Lee Colon, Milagros Astacio, Pedro F. Astacio Jr., Mikaila Astacio, Milaina Astacio, Zoilo Rodriguez Jr., 10 great grandchildren.

Brothers and sisters: Bacilia Rodriguez, Teofilio Rodriguez, Francisco Rodriguez, Fidel Rodriguez, Maria Rodriguez, Thomas Rodriguez, Ramon Solibaies-Ortiz, Emilo Rodriguez, Nalisa Rodriguez Martina Rodriguez, Jacinto Rodriguez, Zoilo Rodriguez and Fidela Rodriguez.

Services will private.  


David E Johnson

David E Johnson of Newburgh, NY passed away suddenly on April 4.  The youngest son of George E Johnson Jr. and Kathy Johnson, he was born November 9, 1964.  David loved towing at Orange County Fair Speedway and Accord Speedway, and attending Dirt track racing events.  He always did what he could to help others out.  David made many friends in his lifetime and never forgot anyone.  He is predeceased by both parents, and is survived by Kimberly-his partner of 25 years, two sons-Joseph 17 and Andrew 15, sister Debbie and brother in law Robert, brother Michael, half siblings George and Amanda, nieces Shanna and Alley, nephews Christopher and Jeffery, and his Aunts Alice, Hazel, and Josephine.

 There will be no visitation or services at this time, but a memorial celebration of his life will be held at a later date.



Anna Mary (Ann) Morrow

Anna (Ann) Mary Morrow of New Windsor, NY passed away on Sunday April 5, 2020 at Orange Regional Medical Center. She was 95 years old. The daughter of the Carrie (Scazrzarz) and Alexander Shura, she was born in Newburgh, NY on March 24, 1925.

Ann was a former salesperson at Galindo and Mills Jewelers and later at Broadway Jewelers in Newburgh. She was a devoted member of St. Francis Church in Newburgh, NY. She is now with the Lord and her beloved husband, John J. Morrow, who predeceased her on November 28, 2005. She is survived by her niece, Monica M. Morrow of Washingtonville, NY; her nephew Andrew C. Morrow and his wife Glenda of Newburgh; great-niece’s Amanda Thompson of Newburgh, Natalie Ackerman and her husband Brian of Red Hook, NY and great-great nephew Carter Thompson and great-great nieces Madison, Gracie and Rosie Ackerman, and godson Joseph Sinisgalli and his wife Ellen from Latham, NY

Our family would like to extend our sincere thanks to the Montgomery Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Montgomery for caring and supporting Ann during her stay with them.

A funeral mass will be held at St. Francis Church at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to St. Francis Church Newburgh, NY

Gregory J, Peters

Gregory J. Peters of New Windsor, NY a retired Civil Engineer for NYS DOT in Middletown, NY and a lifelong area resident, passed away on Saturday April 4, at Hudson Valley Rehab Center in Highland, NY. He was 80

Gregory is the second son of the late Mary Martin and Joseph Peters. He was born on July 18, 1939 in Newburgh, NY. Gregory was a devoted and loving husband and father, who loved his family more than life itself. A genuine heart and gentle soul he had, and was loved by all that had the privilege to know him.

His compassion and love will be greatly missed. Gregory is predeceased by his wife Virginia Mary Peters who he was married to for over 56 years. Gregory is survived by his 2 daughters Julieann Yeager, and her husband Stuart Yeager of Newburgh, Linda Greene and her husband Fredrick Greene of New Windsor, NY and 2 nephews. Gregory was also predeceased by two sisters Mary Peters and Virginia Dasilva and one brother Manuel Peters

Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association 2 Jefferson Plaza, Ste 103 Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

A memorial service will be announced at a future date.  


Agnes E. Koerber

November 7, 1927 – April 2, 2020

Agnes Emily Koerber of Newburgh entered into rest at Sapphire Nursing Home, Meadow Hill on Thursday April 2, 2020. She was 92 years old. Agnes was a lifelong resident of Newburgh graduating NFA in June 1945. She worked at the Newburgh Laundry for 17 years marrying her husband, Theodore in 1948. She left the laundry to raise her son Glenn in April 1962. She also worked at Gidney Avenue Memorial School for many years in the lunch room, as a teacher’s aide and in the nurse’s office. She had been a member of the American Legion Newburgh drum corp marching in many parades. She was a member of the Newburgh Chapter of the Hillcrest Rebekah’s Lodge serving in many capacities including secretary and Noble Grand. One of the loves Agnes had during her life was her church, Grace United Methodist where she was a member her entire life. She was the first baptism in the font still in use today which had been given to the church by her great aunt and uncle. She served the church in many ways being in the choir, teaching Sunday school and participating in many committees and events. She was membership chairperson for many years up to 90 years of age. She was also a member of Newburgh Club 60. Agnes was predeceased by her husband  of 65 years, Ted, her parents Agnes and Russell Gasking Sr. her brother Russell (Bud) Gasking Jr., brother in law Ed Rightmeyer and his son Eddie, niece and nephew Linda and Russell Gasking III.

She leaves behind her loving son Glenn, loving sister Shirley Rightmeyer, niece and nephew Betsy and Bren Flanigan of Carthage, Missouri and their children Devin and Kelly. Also nephew and niece Tim and Tricia Ingram of Newburgh and their son Kyle and Danielle, son Travis and Lindsey and their daughter Peyton, Heidi Rightmeyer and her children Allie and Shane. Also nieces Mary Potvin and Joanne VanNorstrand, her husband Jonathan and their children, nephew David Gasking and Ralph Macharro and his wife Linda.

She is also survived by goddaughter, Susan Mizner, godsons Lindsay Fitch and Mark Williams, many other cousins and special friends.

Due to the coronavirus burial will be private, in Woodlawn Cemetery. A memorial service at Grace United Methodist Church will be held at a later date.

Memorial donations may be made to Grace United Methodist Church Organ Fund (please be sure to specify “organ fund”) 468 Broadway Newburgh, NY 12550



Rabbi Robert Rozenberg

Rabbi Robert Rozenberg passed on Tuesday, March 4, 2020 in Freehold, N.J. at the age of 70. He was born in Brooklyn, NY  to Estelle, z’l, and Rabbi Martin S. Rozenberg and on October 6, 1949. He graduated with a bachelors from Stony Brook University and received his Rabbinic Smicha, Masters and Doctorate from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. He served congregations in Houston, TX, Cheshire, CT, Abington, PA, Cedarhurst, NY, Gladwyne, PA and the Newburgh Jewish Community at Temple Beth Jacob. He is survived by his wife, Cindy, his children, Shira (Dan), Jacob (Sarah), his grandson Itai, his father Rabbi Martin Rozenberg and his sisters Karen (Doug) and Sandy. The funeral will be held at Temple Beth Jacob, 290 North Street in Newburgh on Friday, March 6, 2020 at 11:00am. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Temple Beth Jacob, URJ Camp Harlam, Michael J. Fox Foundation or any meaningful charity.


Funeral arrangements are under the care of Hudson Valley Funeral Home 845-562-4411

Bruce G. Randzin

Bruce G. Randzin of Wallkill, NY passed away on February 19, 2020 at his home with family by his side. He had just turned 78, born February 16, 1942 in Passaic, New Jersey, son of Mary and Louis Randzin. Bruce graduated from Newburgh Free Academy High school. Following graduation he attended Orange County community college and then continued with the University of Pennsylvania majoring in business and graduating with honors with a Bachelor’s Degree. He worked for the family business at Randzin Electronics until his father’s death upon which he moved out to Arizona. Returning back to Wallkill area, he worked for the Newburgh School district as a computer technician until he retired. Throughout his life he was a member of different fish and game clubs and a life member of the NRA. He volunteered for over 10 years for the Plattekill Ambulance Corp. and was a board member of the Plattekill library. In later years he was stricken with cancer. He was a loving caring husband and father. He is survived by his wife Anna at home , his son Bruce and his wife Kate Randzin of Northville N.Y. , his daughter Susan Randzin-Cunningham and her husband Archie, grandsons Alex and Logan Randzin along with their mother Veronica, as well as Bruce and Kate’s son Chase and Sue and Archie’s children Dakota, Jordan, Sarah and Savanah. Bruce’s ability to help any and all who needed it was a blessing to everyone around him and most importantly to family and friends. He will be missed by all who knew him. A service is being held at the Garden Reformed Church, 166 Main St. Gardiner N.Y. at 11:00 am on Saturday February 29th. Flowers can be sent to the church for Saturday morning. In lieu of flowers a donation can be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.


Pasquale Filomeno Mugnano

Pasquale Filomeno Mugnano of New Windsor a retired barber for over 60 years with Antonio and Pasquale Barber Shop in Vails Gate, NY passed away on Tuesday February 11, 2020 at home. He was 73. The son of the late Antonio Mugnano and Virginia Napolitano, he was born on November 7, 1946 in Mugnano Del Cardinale, Italy.

Pasquale was a member of Black Rock Fish and Game Club Mountainville, NY, Circolo Italiano, UNICO, and Sacred Heart Church all of Newburgh and Congregation of St. Filomena.

Pasquale loved spending time with his grandchildren and family gatherings. He enjoyed cooking Christmas Eva dinner, and making wine, and traveling to Ocean City Maryland and Italy. He was also radio host for WCRR, and a soccer referee.

He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 50 years Anna Maria Guerriero Mugnano, his son Antonio (Tony) Mugnano and his wife Michelle of New Windsor, his daughter Virginia (Gina) DiLeonardo and her husband Vincent of Marlboro, NY, 3 grandchildren Vincenzo, Gianna, Marissa. One sister Lucia Miro of Italy.

Visitation will be held from 4-7pm on Friday February 14, 2020 at Hudson Valley Funeral Home, Inc. 239 Quassaick Avenue (Rte94) New Windsor. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11am on Saturday February 15, 2020 at Sacred Heart Church Newburgh, follow by Entombment in Cedar Hill Mausoleum. Funeral Arrangements are under the care of Hudson Valley Funeral Home. 845-562-4411