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4B OBITUARIES WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8, 2001 POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL DEATH NOTICES Badami, John j 78, of Hyde Park, died Sunday, Aug. 5, 2001. Arrange ments by the Michael Torsone Memorial Funeral Home (845) 4527700, Beers, Virginia R, 88, died Tuesday, Aug. ?, 2001. Arrangements by Robert H. Auehmoody Funeral Hojnes Inc., (845) 221 - 9234. Bohlinger, Sr., James Edward, 65, of Ityd6 Park, died Monday. Aug. 6; 2001. Arrangements by Sweet's Funeral Home, Inc. (845) 229 - 2624: . Burke, Shirley Ann Sellers, died Thursday, Aug. 2, 2001. Arrangements by Rhodes Funeral Home (845) 452 - 2894. . Demery, Katherine E.. 83, of Deri - ton, Md., died Monday, Aug. 6, 2001. Arrangements by Moore Funeral Home (410) 479 - 2611, Edick, Philanzo, 55, of Greenfield Center, NX, died Monday, Aug. 6, 2001. Arrangements by Libby Funeral Home, Inc. (845) 8310179. . . Fisch, Edward Barrett, 81, of rthinecliff, died Monday, Aug. 6, 2001. Arrangements by Dapson - Chestney Funeral Home (845) 8764000. " Hutchings, William P 88, of pine Plains,; died Tuesday, Aug 7, 2001. At - rangeiinente by Peck arid Peck Funeral Home t843X 398 - 7777, , Johnson, Ollie"Ben', 36,; of Poughkeepsie, died Sunday, Aug. 5, 2001. Arrangenients ..by Rhodes Funeral Home (845) 452 - 2894, Lander, Augustus F. "Gus", 58, of Middletown; died Monday; Aug. 6, 2001. Arrangements by ; Poulii New?; burgh Funeral Home Iric; (845) 561 - 8017; .. .'.," ,' ' " Morse, Louis James,, 76; of Mil - brook; died Monday, Aug. 6, 2001. Arrangements, by Valentine Funeral '; lomey (518) 78H888; ; ; : Pape. Frances Reilly Kelt, 82, of West, park, died Sunday; Aug. 5, 2001. Arrangements by William G. Miller & Son Funeral Home, (845) 452 - 1140. Reifler, Aaron, 79, of the Town of Wappingers Falls, died Sunday; Aug, 5, 2001. Arrangements by Schoonmaker Funeral Horiie, (845) 4541800. Ricciardi, Vincent. J 80, formerly of Poughkeepsie, died Friday, Aug. 34, 2001 Arrangements toy Joseph J. Dar - row Sr. Funeral Home Inc., (845) 452 - 1840. (loss, Gladys E., 84. Of Rhinebeck, died Tuesday, Aug 7, 2001. Arrangements by White Funeral Home (845) 876 - 3193: Schultz, Dorothy, 92, of Clinton Corners, died Saturday, Aug 4, 2001 Arrangements by William G Miller 4 Son Funeral Home Inc., (845) 485 - 0241. Tasker, Gerald (William), 68, of Pleasant Valley, died Sunday, Aug 5, 2001 Arrangements by Allen Funeral Home, (815) 635 - 2124 William P. Hutchings PINE PLAINS William P Hutchings, 88, of N Main St , in Pine Plains died on Tuesday at Sharon Hospital in Sharon, CT He was.born on May 6, 1913 in Pine Plains the son of the late Grover Cleveland and. Sena (Schoonmaker) Hutchings. A lifelong local tesidenLhe had been a .resident of the Sharon Healthcare Center for the past year along with his wife Lorraine. Mr. Hutchings had been employed with Williams Lumber in Salt Point for over 15 years prior io his retirement in 1978, Previously he had .. worked for , Hutchings Farm Equipment in Pine Plains and for Pur - ina - Checkerboard Feeds. He "was a member and .former treasurer of the Pine Plains United Methodist Church, a volunteer for the Pine Plains Food Locker, an over '60 year member of the Pine Plains Grange, a life member ,of the Pine Plains Hose Company, and "was active with the Ageless Wonders Senior Citizen's Group Survivors include his wife, Lorraine (Vallendor) Hutchings of Sharon. CT. 2 sons and daughter in laws, Richard and Angela Hutchings of Pine Plains and Barry and Jaqueline Hutchings of Pleasant Valley,, N.Y; Also 2 granddaughters", Dawn Mitchell and Lorraine Buchal, a great granddaughter, Tiffany Bates, a sister in law, Melba Hutchings of Florida. Also, survived by several step grandchildren, nieces and nephews He was pre - deceased by 2 brothers. Alfred and Grover Hutchings. Funeral services will be held on Friday at 10,00 AM at the - Pine Plains United Methodist Church" with the Rev. Juanita Middlebrook, pastor, officiating Friends are invited and may call on Thursday from 500 - 800 PM at the Peck and Peck Funeral Home. S Main St., Pine Plains, NY. Memorial contributions .may be made to the Pine Plains United Methodist Church. Pine Plains NY. 12567. IN MEMORIAM In Loving Memory of HILDA CAPUTO On this day we recall memories of you on your birthday. In our hearts we will remember all the good times we had together. .. - , We Miss You & Love You Dearly HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Eleanor & Mary MANFREDIv . In Loving Memory Of LOUIS MANFREDI August 8, 1953 jpop, gone "but: you're not forgotten.' Love Tommie & Grandchildren James Edward Bohlinger, Sr. Shirley Ann Sellers Burke Aaron Reifler HYDE PARK-James, Edward Bohlinger, Srif 65, a, life - long Dutchess County1 resident hc4 Monday, August 6, 2001 at The Stratton VA Medical Center; Albany. NY. Mr, Bohlinger was a Truck Driver and Mechanic at KCS Express in .Poughkeepsie until he retired in 1988. Jim was a member of Teamsters Lbcal,445; Past Commander and life member of Arlington - American Legion Post 1302; and a rriembef and Past Chef deGare of Voiture 502 of Dutchess County. He serVed in the United States Army ' during thei KoreanConflicC , Borrl in Poughkeepsie, NY ori August, 1936 he was the son of the late Ellsworth Bay Bohlinger; Sr. and Martha Marie Luesing Bohlinger. He was predeceased by his second wife, Joanne Hall Bohlinger on July 3, '.1986. :""'". "'.." '.. ''. " ' ", He is survived by a son, James Bohlinger Jr, and wife, Kelly; bf Hyde Park; a daughter, Pamela Jean Buckley of Hyde Park, three grandchildren, Theodore James Bohlinger, Dana Marie Buckley, and Karly Leigh Bohlinger, all of llyde Park; his former wife, Carol: Jane' Randolph Bohlinger of Wappingers Falls; five. sisters, Elizabeth Bell Finn of Poughkeepsie, Dorothy Marie Buckner of Poughkeepsie, Rose Amelia Grubb: of "Denton, ,NC Carol' Victoria Ladzinski of Fought keepsieandHelen ..Nina Osterhoudt of - Poughkeepsie; four brothers, Joseph; Bay Bohlinger of Poughkeepsie, Harold 'Henry pbhlmger of Staalsburg,, Robert James Bohlinger of Hyde Park and Henryt Franklin Bohlinger of. Poughkeepsie; forty nine," nieces arid nephews: . In additiohto his wife and parents, he was predeceased by three sisters, Lillian. May Bohlinger, Frances. Roosevelt Junge, arid Eleanor Irene Doughty and four brothers, Peter Michael Bohlinger,. George Ellsworth Bohlinger, Albert, Sylvester Bohlinger and Ellsworth Bay Bohlinger Jr. Calling hours will be held Thursday, Aug 9, from 2 - 4 & 7S PM at Sweet's Funeral Home, Inc., Rte. 9, Hyde Park. The Arlington Legion Post jvill be holding services at 8pm during the calling hours Graveside services and burial with military honors will be Friday, Aug.. 10 at 11:30 AM at Saratoga National Cemetery, Schuylerville, NY ' Donations in memory of Jim may be made to the Voiture 502 408, co Arlington American Legion Post, 55 Overlook Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603. Arrangements are under the direction of Sweet's Funeral Home, Inc. Rte. 9. Hyde Park, NY I John J. Badami HYDE PARK - John J Badami, 76, a resident of Hyde Park, died on Sunday, August 5, 2001 at Vassar Brothers Hospital in Poughkeepsie. He was employed as .a Stock Room Clerk for K - Mart in Poughkeepsie, retiring in 1999. He resided m Hyde Park for year Prior to. that he was a longtime resident of Poughkeepsie, formerly of New York City. He served in the United States Army during World War II, He was a loving, caring, genuine person, who will be greatly missed Born in Manhattan, on June'l8, 1925, he was the son of Joseph Vincent and Rosa Maria Bellaru Badami. He attended New York City Schools. He is .survived by a sister,. Rosa Badami of, Florida and his longtime .companion, with whom he made his home, Rosalina Lopezand her family, Graveside services will be held on Wednesday August 8, 2001 at I p.m., at Lloyd Cemetery, Highland, N.Y. Arrangements are under the direction of the Michael Torsone Memorial Funeral Home, 218 Mill St, Pough - keepsie. Gladys E. Ro$s , RHINEBECK - Gladys E Ross. 84, of Rhinebeck, NY, a devoted wife,, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother who loved taking care of - her family, died Tuesday, August 7, 2001, at the Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck. "From 1946 until they closed their shop in 1986, Mrs. Ross and her husband, Gordon E. Ross, owned and operated Ross' Welding in Rhinebeck She loved racing, and was well known among area race drivers and enthusiasts. An accomplished mechanic in her own right she built and raced stock cars for 26years. Born in pine Plains; NY on Dec, 11, 1916. she was the daughter of Frank and Elizabeth Knickerbocker Monll On Dec 17, 1934 at Poughkeepsie, NY, she married Gordon E. Ross. In additipn to her husband, she is survived by a. daughter, Virginia von der Lieth of 'Rhinebeck,, two sisters, Margaret Wilhoyte of Rhinebeck and Edith Woodward of Pine Plains, a granddaughter and her husband, Georgette V. and Lester Hall, a granddaughter, Gretchen von der Lieth, and a great grandson, Ryan Gordon Hall all of Rhinebeck. Several nieces and nephews also survive. A brother, Francis Morill, predeceased her. Funeral services win be held at 10:00 AM on Friday at White Funeral Home, 91'E. Market St, Rhinebeck. The Rev. John Koppenaal will officiate. Interment will be in Rhinebeck Cemetery, Rhinebeck: Friends may call on Thursday from 6 - 8 PM at thelfuheral home. Memorial donations may be made in Gladys' memory' to American Diabetes Assoc - Mid Hudson Chapter, 9 Vassal - St; Poughkeepsie, NY 12601.. Arrangements are by Kenneth G, Giek,. White Funeral Home, Rhine' beck. .' ";.":. v ." Shirley Ann Sellers Burke, escaped the turmoils and cares of this world on Thursday; Aug. 2, 2001, in the quiet confines of the vassar Brothers Hospital, Poughkeepsie. The beloved daughter of the late John Sellers and Lottie Mae Williams Sellers, she was born on Oct 19, 1949, in Beacon. She attended the local schools. A former member of the Beu - lah Baptist Church of Poughkeepsie, she was a retired Customer Relations Representative of the New York State Department of. Labor in Poughkeei? .sic' .'.'''' Survivors include her husband, Lin - ; wood Burke, Jr., at horiie; two sons, Linwood Burke, HI, and Joseph William Burke, both - of Poughkeepsie; a dose friend. JoAnn Brewster of Sli - dell. La.; several nieces; nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Visitation will be on Friday; Aug.' 10,. from 10:00 am. until time of service at the.Beulah Baptist Church, 92 Catha - . rine Street, Poughkeepsie. The Funeral will follow.at 12 noon. The Pastori Reverend; Jesse V. Bot - Iprhs, will delivjer Ihq eulogy. Crcriia - tioh will be at the cbnvchfcnce of the, family; . .Arrangements' are under the directionof Rhodes . Funeral Hpriui, 59 Montgomery - Street; Poughkeepsie.: ' Augustus FV "Gus Lander MIDDLETOWN - Augustus F, "Gus" Lander, 58 of Middletown, .died - Monday, Aug, ,6.2001, at Arden Hill Hospital; Goshen:. Mr. Lander, with his father, Gusj owned Lander's Flower Shop on lower Broabay'in Newburghand later on Route 32 in New Windsor, He was a: .well - respected florist and landspaper. Amorig. his contributions te the. community Were the hundreds of Christmas Wreaths he made each year. Gus was a basketball standout at Newburgh Free Academy in 1959 to 1961. He was a long time member of the YMCA in Newburgh; a member of the Elks Club of Middletown 1907, and a Veteran of the Army National Guard. Born Oct 11, 1942 in Newburgh, he was the son of the late Augustus and Matilda Lander. He is survived by his wife, Pamela Westbrook Lander, at home; sons, Paul and his wife, Ann Marie Lander of New Windsor; Eric and his wife, Lorraine Lander of Milton; three grandchildren, Allison', Paul Jr and Maddic; and several nieces and nephews Friends may call from 2 4 and 7 9 p m , Thursday, Aug 9, at the Doulin Newburgh Funeral Home Inc., 318 No Montgomery St , Newburgh Funeral Services will be 10 a m., Fri day, Aug. 10, at St Francis Church, Benkard Ave , v Newburgh. Father John Vondras will officiate. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery,. New Windsor. Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Newburgh YMCA, 225 S. Plank Rd.. Newburgh, NY 12550 Dorothy Schultz CLINTON CORNERS - Dorothy Schultz, 92, of Clinton Comers, died Saturday, Aug 4, 2001, at Northern Dutchess Hospital, Rhinebeck. Ms. Schultz worked for Nickylou's in Poughkeepsie, She had been a Clinton Comers resident since 1997 and formerly lived in Poughkeepsie from 1962 to 1997," Bom Nov. 23, 1908 in Rhinecliff, she was the daughter of Allen and Ina M. Memtt fscmutz. Survivors Include a sister, Gloria Al - egre of Wappingers" Falls and several nieces ahd nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Lawrence Schultz. There will be no calling hours. " ' Graveside services and burial will be 2 p.m., Wednesday, at Montrose CemeteryKingston. Arrangements under the direction of William G Miller & Son Funeral Home InC , 59 Montgomery St., Poughkeepsie. - " - ; 1 ' Vincent J, Ricciardi FLORIDA Vincent J, Ricciardi, 80, a four year resident of Florida; former" - ly of Poughkeepsie, died Friday, Aug. 3. 2001, al Vassar Brothers Hospital Poughkeepsie. Mr. Ricciardi was self - employed and was a union official (vice president) of Union 32E hi the Bronx, upon retiring. He served in the United States Army during World War n, Mr. Ricciardi loved and lived for his family and loved boating and deep sea. fishing. Bora July 25M92I In the Bronx, he was the son of Rapheal and Maria Piccolo RicdardL On June 30, 1946, In the Bronx, he married Frieda Ricciardi. Mrs. Ricciardi survives at home. In addition to, his wife, he is also survived by a daughter, Diana Wei - brecht of Poughkeepsie;" a son, Stephen Ricciardi of Wappingers Falls;'a son, Vincent J. Ricciardi Jr.. of Rav - ena.Y; a daughter, Darlene Wetzel - berger of FbhkUl; a daughter, Renee, Reynolds bf. Poughkeespie; two sis - ters4 Anna Smith of Patchoque, Long Island, Catherine Pahimbo of Haver - straw, N.Y.; a brother, Frank Ricciardi of New Port Richey, Fla.; 16 grandchildren; 4 great - grandchildren;' and 2 step - grandsons. There will be "no calling hours. Services and burial will be private and at the" convenience of the. family.:' . 'Arrangements under the direction of Joseph J: Darrow ?r. Funeral Home Inc.i; 39 So. Hamilton SL Poughkeepsie. ' TOWN OF WAPPINGERS FALLS - Aaron Reifler,, 79, a lifelong area resident, died Sunday; Aug. 5, 2001, at GrouSner Park Nursing Home, Sa lem, Mass. Mr. Reifler was retired Vice President and Treasurer of Electra Supply Co. in Poughkeepsie. He was chairman of the poughkeepsie Golf Commission and was instrumental in building the McCann Golf Course jn Poughkeepsie. - Mr. Reifler was. a member, of the Jewish Community Center in Pough keepsie; Vassar Temple and the liar; ding Club. He was also past - district governor arid, past president of the Poughkeepsie Rotary Club in Poughkeepsie. . Mr. Reifler' served in the United States Army Aircorps during World War II. He was a sergeant serving in the NorthAfrican Theater. Born May 2f 1922 in Poughkeepsie, he was the son of Samuel and Freida. Tarter Reifler, lie was a l9,37,gredu - ate of Poughkeepsie High School and attended Cornell Unircrsity in Ithaca. On May 6, 1948 in' Ppughkeepsie. he niarried Selma (Saflj), Goldberg Reifler. Mrs, Reifler sunlve$at.h6me. In addition, to his :wife, heis also survived by a son, Stewart Reifler of , Wcstport, Conn.; two daughters, ,Syi - yia Reifler of Chestnut Hill, Mass.; Ellen Reifler of SwampscQtt, Mass.; a brother, Bernard' Reifler,'of Pbugh - keepsie; . three grandchildren, Paul Reifler Messenger Elizabeth Reifler Messehger and Jonathan Perry: Rei - " fler.JIewas predeceased by abrother, Norman Reifler - . Funeral: services will be 3 p.m., Wednesday, at Vassar' Temple, 140 Hooker. Ave., Pbughkeepsie.' Rabbi Paul Golorob will officiate,. Shiva will be Wednesday, at the family residence, 4Ansara Rd, Wappingers Falls; following graveside services at the family plot at Vassar Temple Cemetery. . Arrangements under the direction of Schoonmaker Funeral Home, 73 So. Hamilton St., Poughkeepsie. Louis James Morse MILLBROOK Louis JamesMorse 76, of Millbrook, died Monday, Aug. 6 2001, at Sharon Hospital. From 1946 to 1954, Mr. Morse worked with Fraleigh Hills Farms and ' Wm. B. Benton Milk Distribution He owned Louis J. Morse Dairy from 1954 to 1969 and had worked as a salesman at Stateline Buick Chevrolet and also at McLean Ford in Miljertoh. Mr. Morse was a member of Dutchess Co Board of Representatives from 1968 to 1969, he served as clerk from 1969 to 1976 and was acting County Executive in 1976, 1977 and 1978. He was also a member of the' Masonic Lodge and Amity Club He 'served on the Amenia Republic Committee and Board of Directors Rehab Programs Inc., Poughkeepsie., Mr. Morse was an United States Navy Veteran of World War II from 1942 to 1946 arid served as coxswain aboard an aircraft earner. He was a vestry member and warden at St. James Episcopal Church in Dover Plains. Bom Feb. 16, 1925 in Beacon, he was the son of William E. and Rachel Ott Morse. He attended Beacon schools. In 1956t he married Yvonne Notting. ham. Mrs. Morse died July 3, 2001. Survivors includetwo sons. Marine Maj. Louis J. Morse and his wife, Kim - brly of jCarmel Valleyf Calif.; Army Warrant Office Jesse Morse of Ft. Bennington, Ga.; two daughters, Jane" Johnson and her husband, Robert of Green Bay, Wis.; .Rachel Morse ot Pawling; a sister, Helen Iannoneof. Beacon; and several nieces and nephews. He recently made his home with his niece, - Betty Rae Nittiskie and her husband, Stan and son, Jame, Conklin. He was also predeceased by brother, Raymond Morse. A Memorial .Service will be held"at 1 lt am, Thursday, Aug 9, at 20 Horseshoe Rd , Millbrook. Burial will be in Saratoga .National Cemetery, Schuylerville Memorial donations may be made to St, James Episcopal Church or the American Cancer Society, Arrangements under the direction of Valentine Funeral Home, Park Ave., Millerton. Edward Barrett Fisch RlIINECLlFF - Edward Barrett Fisch, 81, Of Rhinecliff and formerly of New York City',, died Monday, August 6, 2001 at his home in Rhinecliff. Mr. Ftsch was "a accomplished musician, playing, piano.clarinet arid saxophone. ".'..'.. He attended Brooklyn College and founded the: Symphonus Society and began the colleges first band while a student He entered the United States Armyiij )941 where, his talents as a musician were employed to entertain the servicemen; He alspwas a merii - berof the iUnited Slates Army Calva - "ry,.. '. Following World War H he began working in the entertainment industry as a booking agent, an, advertising: agerit for Young and Rusicam in New York City; arid later as the owner of International Artist Video promoting "actors, and producing and directing television and games shows. He was also theowner of Associated, Import Co., a tobacco and tobacco products importexport business. His business Included the publishing of "2 trade magazines. Following his retirement 20 years ago he continued toplay piano under the name "Fast Eddy In several restaurants and piano bars in Rhinebeck arid New York City. Mr. fisch has served on the Board of Directors of the Rhinebeck Theater Society and has been very involved in, the development and construction of the Rhinebeck Performing. Arts Center, lie .also was a supporter of many music1 and theater organizations in. Rhinebeck; and played the piano - at Northern Dutchess Hospital as a vol: unteer. Bom January 16, 1919 in New York City he was the sort of.lsadpre and Augusta (Reicher) Fisch , Mr. Fisch is survived by his wife of 57 years, Barbara Price Fisch .of Rhinecliff, - a son arid daughterTin - law Clifford and Pasqualina Fisch bf Stat - en Island, a daughter and son - in - law Susan and Richard Synder of Crystal Springs, Miss., 4 grandchildren Laura and Ellen Fisch and Daniel and Jason Snyder, two brothers Martin Fisch of Kinderhook, NY, and Stanley Vogel of Florida, a sister Lillian Stein of West Chester Co, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother Oscar Fisch. Funeral Services are Friday 3PM at the Dapson - Chestney Funeral Home, 51 W. Market St., Rhinebeck. Friends will be received following the service until 6PM. Burial will be in Saratoga National Cemetery at the convenience of the family Memorial contnbutions may be made to Classics for Kids at the Center for Performing Arts. p.O Box 148, Rhinebeck, NY 12572 Philanzo Edick GREENFIELD CENTER, NY - Phi lanzo Edick, 55, a resident of Greenfield Center, NY and previously of Beacon, NY died Monday, August 6, 2001 in Guilderland, NY Mr. Edick was a Truck Driver for Stroehmann in Cohoes, NY, Phil was a member of Dutchess Boat Club, Beacon & SMARA Ham Radio Club in Schenectady,' NY. His call sign was "KG2LC." He was also a member of St Luke's Episcopal Church, Beacon, NX. Bom on July 15, 1946 in Brooklyn, NY he was the son of Adelaide Knsel - la Edick and the late Philanzo Edick. - He Was a graduate of Marist College, . Qn June 29, 1968 in, St. Joachim's1 Church, Beacon he married Helen Smith.. Mrs. Edick survives him at home. In addition to hts wife of the home address he is survived by a" daughter, Jennifer Edick of Greenfield Center," NY; his mother, Adelaide Edick of Saratoga Springs, NY; a sister, Debora Raffaele of Wappingers Falls, NY; several nieces and nephews also survive. Calling hours will be held Wednesday, Aug. 8,2001 from 2 - 4 & 7 - 9 PM at Libby Funeral Home, 55 Teller Avenue, Beacon, NY. Services on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2001 at 1000 AM at SL Luke's Episcopal Church, Wolcott Avenue, Beacon with Father David Eylers officiating Burial in St Luke's Cemetery, Beacon. Arrangements under the direction of " Libby Funeral Home, Inc., 55 Teller Avenue, Beacon, NY Frances Reilly Keil Pape WESTPARK Frances Reilh Keil Pape, 92, a resident of West Park; NY Ulster County died: Sunday. August 5, 200lat St, Francis Hospital. .'. Mrs. Pape Was employed at Rogers Ice Cream in Poughkeepsie and Safe - , way Stores Irt Washington, DC She was an avid bowler, for many years in Poughkeepsie, V Bom in Amenia, NY on Sept'lO, 1908 she was the daughter of John and MaryHonanReiUy. She Was the former wife of Werner W. Keil, Sf. Mr KcU died.in 1983, ; She is survived by a son, Werner W. Keil, Jr. and his wife Joan Of Poughkeepsie, NY; :her grandchildren, Michael and Kim Keil, Kevin and Diane Keil arid Brian - Keil,. arid two great grandchildren, Alanna Keil and Jade Keil; Funeral Services are private. Inurnment at the convenience of the family in Comriiumty Mausoleum in Poughkeepsie Rural. Cemetery. ."'' :': , Arrangemerits under the .direction of William G, Miller & Sort Funeral ..Ilorne, )ric 59 Moritgoriiery ; St., Poughkeepsie NY. Gerald (William) Tasker PLEASANT VALLEY - Gerald (Wii : liarii) Tasker, 68, of Pleasant Valley;: died Suriday, Aug. 5; 2001, at hoihe, Mr. Tasker Wqrked for Grumman Aerospace, ClaVerton,.N.Yir for 35 years,, retiring in 1992. . . .' T ' He' was a local' resident ,for three years, formerly of Patchogue, N,Y, ' Bom Oct 1 l932,in Newburgh, ME he was the son of Albion and Lucy WhitwmbTaskerHe attended Brobk - lirie'Mass. ''"' '''.'''.''"" . !n - 1954, he married. Shirley Richard: s.on. Mrs. Tasker survives at home. In addition .to; his wife, he isaiso. survived, by a son, Steven Tasker of Syracu$6; a, daughter, Suzanne' Waters of Lagrangevilie; tWo brothers, George Tasker of. Bow, NH; Lawrence Tasker of Dedham, Mass.; a sis: ter, - Marguerite Livingstone of Wey - .'mouth, Mass.; and four grandchildren. Calling hours will be 7 - 9 p m , Aug 9, at Allen Funeral Home, 1605 Main St, Pleasant Valley. Funeral services will be 10 a.m , Fri day, Aug. 10, at the funeral homc.Rev. Ted Norelms will officiate, Burial will be in Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Pleasant Valley. Virginia R Beers Virginia R. Beers, 88,. of Dutchess County, died Tuesday. Aug 7, 2001, at Victory Lake Nursing Home, Hyde Park. Mrs. Beers was a Poughkeepsie resident since 1984, formerly of Meridian, Miss. .Born March 11, 1913 in Port Gibson; Miss , she was the daughter of Virgil and Lissa Reagan Rush In 1936, she married Whitfield Beers in JamesviUe, Wis Mr Beers died on Sept 14, 1984. Survivors include two daughters Lissa Valletta of Pleasant Valley. Mar llyn Fitzgerald of Lauderhill, Fla , a sister, Katherine Sheldon of Brandon. Miss, four "grandchildren, and two great - grandchildren Calling hours will be 6 - 8 p m , Thursday, at Robert H. Auchmoody Funeral Homes Inc., 900 Rt. 82, Hopewell Junction Graveside services and burial will held Monday, Aug 13, at Magnolia Cemetery, Meridian, Miss Formers. Vietnam president Minh dies , PASADENA, Calif. Ge'n Duong Van "Big" Minh, 86, who was president ofSouth - Vietnam for just a few days before the country fell to communist invaders in 1975, died Monday in a hospitaU Mirwas installed as South Vietnam's president in April 1975s as the country crumbled under an onslaught from North Vietnam's communist forces. Minh's short political reign ended as troops overran Saigon and captured the country's leaders. He was arrested and put. in detention, but allowed to emmigrate to France in 1983. Tie Associated Press Katherine E Demery DENTON, MD. - Katherine E. Demery, 83, of Denton. Md. formerly of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla, died Monday, Aug. 6, 2001 in The Gables Assisted Lhing in Denton. Bom in Poughkeepsie, Mrs Demery was the daughter of, the late George Charles Schlegel and Gertrude Crista Degenhardt' Schlegel. Her first hus band, Allen Lewis, died in 1984, Her second husband, Harry Demery, died in 1996. Mrs! Demery moved to Denton in December 2000 from her home in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Trinity Methodist Church in Poughkeepsie and was an Elkette with. the Elks In Jupiter, Fla. Mrs. Demery is survived by one son. Glen A. Lewis and his wife Nina of Denton, and one granddaughter, Jes - . ska R. Lewis of Denton. A memorial service will be 16 pJit, Friday, Aug. 10, at The Gables Assisted Living on Fifth Ave. in Dentort. The interment will be 1 pjn., Friday, Aug. 17t at the Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery in Poughkeepsie. This will be followed by a reception at the Elks Lodge. 275,. Overocker Rd, Pough - . keepsie, from 2 - 5 pja; In lieu bf flowers, memorials may be made to the Caroline Hospice Foundation, PO Box 362, Denton, MD 21629. Arrangements by Moore Funeral Home, PA,, iff Denton, Md. Foot Pain: Dont Live With It... Cure It! TREATMENTS PREVENTION Dr. Leonard S. 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