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4B OBITUARIES TUESDAY, DECEMBER 30, g003POUGHKEEPS1E JOURNAL DEATH NOTICES Blauvelt Dorothy, 87, of Tivoli, died Saturday. Dec, 27, 2003. Arrangements by Yadack - Fbx Funeral Home, (518)537 - 6166. . Champlin, Robert 'Champ,' 77, of LaGrangcvillc, died Friday, Dec 26, 2003. Arrangements by McIIoul Funeral Home, Inc., (845) 221 - 2000. Comcau, Lillian A, 80, of Beacon, died Monday, Dec 29, 2003. Arrangements by Halvcy Funeral Home, (845) 831 - 0380. Conger, Charles E, 82, of Poughkeepsie, died Monday, Dec. 29, 2003. Arrangements by Timothy R Doyle Funeral Home Inc., (845) 452 - 0460. Engelberg, Rose Bresslcr, 86, of Beacon, died Monday, Dec. 29,. 2003. Arrangements by Libby Funeral Home, (845) 831 - 0179. Lara, Shirley, 72, of Poughkeepsie, died Monday, Dec. 22, 2003. Arrangements by Joseph J. Darrow Sr. Funer - al Home Inc., (845) 452 - 1840. , Metcalf, Helen M., 61, of Dover Plains, died Saturday, Dec 27, 2003. Arrangements by Hufcut Funeral Home, (845) 877 - 6313. Munson, Edwin An 94, of Hopewell Junction, died Thursday Dec. 25, 2003. Arrangements by McHoul Funeral Home Inc., (845) 221 - 2000. Pizzuto Sr., Frederick B, 84, of Highlandrdied Monday, Dec 29, 2003. Arrangements by Michael Torsone MemoriakFuneral Home Inc., (845) 691 - 2281. Schultz, Margaret E, 85, of Poughkeepsie, died Sunday. Dec. 28, 2003. Arrangements by - William G. Miller & Son Funeral Home Inc., (845) 485-0241.; Scott, Dolores M, 48, of the Town of LaGrange, died Sunday, Dec 28, 2003. Arrangements by William G. Miller & Son Funeral Home Inc., (845) 485 - 0241. Tanner, Robin L. Oldham, 41, of Poughkeepsie, died Friday, Dec 26, 2003. Arrangements by Robert H. Auchmoody Funeral Homes, (845) 452 - 1680. Thornton, Olga C, 84, of Wap - pingers Falls, died Sunday, Dec. 28, 2003.. Arrangements by William G. Miller & Son Funeral Home Inc, (845) 485 - 0241. Wells, Faye, 53, of Wappingers Falls, died Friday, Dec. 27, 2003. Arrangements by Delefianty Funeral Home, (845) 297 - 2640. Eaye Wells WAPPINGERS FALLS - , Faye Wells, 53, of Wappingers Falls, formerly of Red Hook, died Saturday, Dec. 27, 2003, at home. She was bom in ML o Kisco on Dec 1, 1950. Ms. Wells was a carrier for the Poughkeepsie Journal. There will be no calling hours. Burial and graveside services will be 9 ajn., Wednesday, in Wappingers Rural Cemetery. Rev. Sandra Biassey Mantz will officiate. Arrangements by Delehanty Funeral Home, 64 E. Main St, Wappingers Falls. IN MEMORIAM HUBBARD MARGARET 'PEGGY1 HUBBARD 5242000 4TH Christmas in Heaven 4TH New Year's Day in Heaven I never knew that morning what sorrow that day would bring. When a heart of gold stopped beating and, I could not do a thing. There are many heartaches in the world and there will be many more it's true. But the biggest heartache of them all 'Peggy', was the day I lost you!! Eternal Love, Husband John, son John III & wife Tracy, grandchildren Becky, John IV & Kim Bassett In Loving Memory ROY C. KNAPP On his 5th Birthday In Heaven December 30, 1929 December 16, 1999 ' n ' m lPfc Your birthday is a special time We always will hold dear. A day we loved to celebrate Because we had you here. But now that you're 'away from us, There's sadness in our hearts. How difficult for all of us To be so far apart, We Love You and Miss You Ginger, Your Children and Grandchildren Margaret E Schultz Margaret E Schultz, 85, of the City of Poughkeepsie, died on Sunday, Dec. 28, 2003 at the River Valley Care Center in Poughkeepsie. A lifetime area res ident, she was employed as a Registrar for the City of Poughkeepsie, retiring in 1983. She was a member of the Dutchess County Volunteer First Saturday Club. She served as an Ensign in the United States Navy WAVE S. in Washington, DC and Miami, Fla. She was a member" of St Mary's Church in Poughkeepsie Bom on Jan. 31, 1918, in Poughkeepsie, she was the daughter of Charles and Matilda Huhn Stickler. She married Joseph Schultz, Jr., on Dec 1, 1945 at the Nativity Church in Poughkeepsie. Mr. Schultz predeceased his wife on Dec. 11, 1968. She is survived by her daughters, Joanne and Wayne Schmitt of Concord, NC and Catherine Rohrbach of Poughkeepsie; a" son, Michael' and Kathy Schultz of Poughkeepsie; daughters, Sister Mary Joseph Schultz of Mendham, N.J.; Mary and Joseph Macaluso of Conyers, GA; Teresa and Vincent Crodelle of Poughkeepsie; Patricia and Brian Hogan of Poughkeepsie; her grandchildren, Elizabeth Ann and Brian Schmitt; Christian, Timothy and Margaret Ann Rohrbach; Richard, Carolyn and Stephen Schultz; Gary Graham, Vincent and Joseph Crodelle; Kathleen, Connor and Sean Hogan; her great - grandchildren, Holly and Ryan Rohrbach. She is also survived by a brother, Robert Stickler of Poughkeepsie; and sisters, Jean Hart of Poughkeepsie; and Doris Fitzpatrick of Penn Yan, N.Y. and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two sisters, Joan Brown and Charlotte Wither - wax. Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2003 from 3 - 7 pm. at the William G. Miller & Son Funeral. Home, Inc., 371 .Hooker Avenue, Poughkeepsie. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2003 at 10 am. at St Mary's Church, 231 Church St, Poughkeepsie. Burial will Mow t in Calvary Cemetery, Poughkeepsie. Memorial donations may be made to the Sisters of Christian Charity 30 Bernardville Rd., Mendham, NJ 07945. For directions, or to send an online condolence, please visit our website at www.wmgmillerfuneralhome com Lillian A. Comeau Lillian A. Comeau, a longtime Beacon resident entered into rest, Monday, Dec 29, 2003, at Thompson House, Rhinebeck. She was 80. Born in Harlem on March 28, 1923, she was the daughter of Charles and Marie Morat Naegele.. She was married to Philbert A. Comeau on April 13, 1941 in St John the Evangelist Church, Beacon. Mr. Comeau preced - ed"her in death on Oct 16,1989. , Mrs. Comeau was a veterans advocate, active with the Hudson Valley American Ex - Prisioners of War, having served as their Chaplain and Disabled American Veterans Post 144 Auxiliary, Beacon. She volunteered at Castle Point VAMC. Mrs. Comeau was also a member of the St John's Seniors and the Beacon Seniors and a parishioner of St. John the Evangelist Church, Beacon. Mrs. Comeau loved to garden, raising flowers and vegetables. She loved to watch and feed the birds. She loved animals, especially her Spotty. Mrs. Comeau is survived by four generations of nieces and nephews as well as dear friends. Visitation will be 3 - 5 pm. and 7 - 9 p.m., Tuesday, Dec 30, at Halvey Funeral Home, 24 Willow St, Beacoa A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered 10 am, Wednesday, Dec 31, at St John the Evangelist Church, 35 Willow St., Beacon. Interment will follow in St. Joachim's Cemetery, Washington Ave., Beacon., Donations in Mrs. Comeau's memory may be made to a charity of one's choice. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Peter T. and William J. Halvey, Halyey Funeral Home, Beacon. To send the family a condolence or for directions, please visit our website, wwwJialveyfli com. IN MEMORIAM IN LOVING MEMORY OF DONALD K. WARD SRv 3930 - 123000 God looked around his garden and saw an empty place. He put his arms around you and lifted you to rest Gods garden must a beautiful place, He only takes the best He knew that you would never get well pn Earth again. He saw the road getting rough so he closed your weary eyes and whispered 'peace be thine' It broke our hearts to lose you, but your not going alone for part of us went with you the day God called you home, If tears could build a stairway and heartaches could make a lane, we'd walk a path to heaven and bring you home again. Your Loving wife Thelma, Son Donald 4 family, Daughter Donna & family and grandson Ed & family. Frederick B. Pizzuto Sr. HIGHLAND Frederick B. Pizzuto Sr, a Highland resident since 1959, formerly of Poughkeepsie, died at home on Monday, Dec 29, 2003. He was 84 years old. Mr. Pizzuto was bom on Sept 21, 1919, to Benjamin V Pizzuto and Louisa Gioia Pizzuto, In Poughkeepsie. His parents and sister, Anne, predeceased him. Mr. Pizzuto is survived by his devot' ed wife of 59 years, Josephine Brescia Pizzuto, who he married on May 14, 1944. He is also survived by his two loving sons and 'daughters - in - law, Frederick B. Pizzuto II and his wife, Dr. Joanne Puccio of Poughkeepsie and Benjamin' F, Pizzuto and his wife, Robin of Brooklyn. Fred was greatly loved and will be tremendously missed by his grandchildren and great - grandchildren, Benjamin E Pizzuto Jr., his wife, Carrie and their daughter, Hannah; Tessa Sallemi, her husband, Peter and their children, Elayne, Darcy and Peter Jr.; Jamie Hunt; and Frederick J. Pizzuto. Fred also leaves behind many cherished nieces, nephews, in - laws and friends. Until the late 1970s, Fred owned and operated Pizzuto Bus Lines in Poughkeepsie, which was founded by his father in 1922. Pizzuto Bus Lines was significant in the socioeconomic development of the Poughkeepsie area, as it provided necessary transportation between work, shopping and remote residential sites. Concerned with quality, the Pizzuto buses ran on kerosene; although more expensive than Diesel fuel, it caused far less air pollution. Fred also owned and operated the Poughkeepsie Bus Terminal and was an agent for Greyhound. As a businessman, Fred was known for his booming friendly voice, his ever - present cigar and his kindness and fairness to all customers. At one time, Fred was an accomplished airplane pilot and skilled marksman. He was also an avid fisherman ' and boater, and routinely sported his signature fishing hat Fred was known for his love of animals, especially dogs.t Fred loved all dogs and all dogs loved him. With his special combination of baby - talk, kisses and treats, these animals found a special friend Jn Fred. Fred was in the National Guard from 1938 to 1941, and was called to active duty. He then joined the United States Army (1941 - 1945Sergeant) and throughout World War IL was stationed primarily in the South Pacific As Fred had a great physical strength as well as strong personality, it was there he first earned the soubriquet 'Moose'. Fred was very proud of being a war veteran and always had interesting stories to telL Fred was a Life Member of the Highland Hose Company, a member of the Veterans of the 156th Field Artillery of the National Guard, past Commander of the VFW Vail Wolf - McKenna Post 170, past President of the Poughkeepsie Lions Club and a Charter Member of the Ulster County Legislature. Fred was an active and dedicated member of these organizations and became a lifelong friend to fellow members. Fred was extremely proud of his family and immensely enjoyed being 'Dad' and 'PopPop. He reached out to help his loved ones in any way he could and' said "yes' to all requests, which could be anything from babysitting to going to the dump. Fred nev er failed to end a family phone call with 'I love you', For many years, Fred took great pleasure in his daily one o'clock coffee break with his best buddy, Gordy Bush, at the cafe in Highland, where hours of conversation and friendship were shared between them. To the end, the beeping of the fire scanner in Fred's living room kept him informed of local fire calls and watching the news on TV kept him up on current events. The Pizzuto family wishes to thank their relatives and friends who, in recent weeks, have helped them with housework, meals, expressions of concern ahd prayers. Calling hours will be 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 pm, Thursday, at the Michael Torsone Memorial Funeral Home Inc, 38 Main St., Highland. Funeral services will be 9:30 am, Friday, at St., Augustine Church, 55 Main St., Highland. Burial will follow in St Peter's 'Cemetery, Poughkeepsie, with full military honors. In lieu of flowers, donations in Fred's memory may be made to the Highland Fire Department, 25 Milton Ave., Highland, NY 12528, St Augustine Church Building Fund, 55 Main St, Highland, NY 12528 or Hospice of Dutchess County, 374 Violet Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601. Shirley Lara Shirley Lara, 72, a lifelong resident of Poughkeepsie, died Monday, Dec. 22, 2003 at St Francis Hospital, Poughkeepsie. Bom April 21, 1934 in Poughkeepsie. she was the daughter of Edna Cum - mings. Survivors include a daughter, Car men Lara of Poughkeepsie; a daughter, Noreen Stinson of Poughkeepsie; a son, Mario Lara of Bronx; a son, Michael Lara of Poughkeepsie; a sister, Charlotte Washington of Manhattan; 21 grandchildren; a cousin, Melissa Denney of Port Ewen; and several nieces and nephews. There will be no calling hours. Funeral services will be 11 am, Wednesday, Dec 31, at Joseph J. Dan row Sr. Funeral Home Inc., 39 So. Hamilton St, Poughkeepsie, Burial will be at the convenience of the family. ' ''II PW PMPM ! II I III. Olga C. Thornton Charles E. Conger WAPPINGERS FALLS - Olga C. Thornton, 84, of Wappingers Falls, died on Sunday, Dec 28, 2003 at St Francis Hospital in Poughkeepsie, A local resident since 1946, she was employed as a fifth grade teacher for the Wappingers School District at the Oak Grove School for 15 years. Prior to graduating from College, she Worked in advertising for Central Hudson. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Poughkeepsie. She was involved in the Church Mission and Society Programs at her church. Bom in Highland on Sept 18, 1919, she was the daughter of Harry and Xenia Taylor Coher. She was a gradate of Highland High School, a 1940 graduated SUNY New Paltz Normal School with a 3 yr. Teaching Certificate. She went back to SUNY in 1958 to get her B.S. in teaching. She married J. Stanley Thornton in Highland In June - of 1943. Mr. Thornton survives his wife at home in Wappingers Falls. In addition to her husband, she is survived by a'son, J. Fred and Sylvia Thornton of Middleboro, Mass; a daughter, Candace and Barry Woot - ten of Nahant, Mass; a Sister, Xenia Pink of of Scotia; her grandchildren, Laura and Thomas Thornton and Gabriella Wootten; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Fred Colyer. There are no calling hours. Memorial services will be; held on Saturday, Jan. 3, 2004 at 11 am. at the First Presbyterian Church, 100 Cannon St, Poughkeepsie. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice, Inc, 374 Violet Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601. Arrangements under the direction of the William G. Miller Funeral Home, Inc, 371 Hooker Avenue, Poughkeepsie. For directions, or to send an online condolence, please visit our website at www.wmgmillerfuneralhome.com Rose Bressler Engelberg BEACON - Rose Bressler EngeP berg, 86, a long time resident of Beacon, formerly of New York City, died Monday, Dec 29, 2003 at Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem, Israel. Mrs. Engelberg had a number of managerial positions and retired in 1987 as Office Manager Intel - global Technical Services in Wappingers Falls. She was a member of Beacon Hebrew Alliance in Beacon and contributor to many religious and environmental and health related causes. During World War H, she served as an airraid warden and worked for. US Ordinance District in NYC where she met her husband. Born Oct 15, 1917 in New York City, she was the daughter of Charles and Ethel Witten Bressler. On June 20, 1943, she married Murray Engelberg, in New York City. Mr. Engelberg died June 1991. Survivors include her daughter, Ethelyn Newsome and her husband Vernon of Beacon; sons, Rudolph Mark 'Reuven' Engelberg and his wife, Yehudit of Israel; Charles Bressler Engelberg and his wife, Shawn of Oregon; grandchildren, Elis - sa Lane Newsome of Beacon; Avital and Shira Engelberg of Israel; Jerrod Samuel, Richard Harrison and Marie Engelberg of Oregon; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by three brothers, Julius, Nathan and Samuel Robert Bressler and two sisters, Gertrude Jackson and Elsie Simon. There will be no calling hours. Funeral services will be 1 pm., Wednesday, Dec. 31, at the Beacon Hebrew Alliance, FishkUl Ave., Beacoa Burial will follow in the Beacon Hebrew Alliance Cemetery, FishkilL Arrangements under the direction of Libby Funeral Home, 55 Teller Ave., Beacon. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Beacon Hebrew Alliance or charity of your choice. Edwin A. Munson HOPEWELL JUNCTION - Edwin A Munson, 94, of Hopewell Junction, died Christmas morning at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie. He was a 50 year resident of Dutchess County, formerly of the Bronx. For 30 years, Mr. Munson served as a fireman oiler for Metropolitan Life Insurance Company in the Bronx until his retirement in 1971. He was an active member of the Hopewell Reformed Church. Mr. Munson was bom on July 23, 1909 and on Sept 3, 1938, he married Elizabeth Lang at Saint Raymond's Church in the Bronx. Mrs. Munson survives at the FishkUl Health Center. In addition to his wife, he is also survived by a sister, Alvina Callahan of Long Island; a nephew, Kenneth Ryan of Callaway, Ftei.; two nieces, Patricia Ryan of San Pablo, Calif.; and Dolores Munson of Las Vegas, Nev; and several great nieces and great nephews. Calling hours will be 9:30 am. .to 11 am., Tuesday, Dec, 30, at' the, Hopewell Reformed Church, 143 Beekman Road, Hopewell Junction. Funeral services will follow at 11:00, Tuesday, in the church. Reverend David Hondorp will officiate. Burial will follow the services at Hopewell Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial contribution to the Hopewell Reformed Church, 143 Beekman Road, Hopewell Junction, NY 12533. Arrangements under the direction of McHoul Funeral Home Inc., Hopewell Junction. Charles E. Conger, 82, of Poughkeepsie, died on Monday, Dec 29, 2003 at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie A lifelong area resident Mr. Conger was a salesman for the following companies: ITT, McMillen Book Co., and Sedgwick Co. He retired in 1972. He was a lifetime member of the Manchester Hunt Club and was a was a member of St Mary's Church in Poughkeepsie Bom in Poughkeepsie on April 16, 1921, he was the son of Charles Oliver and Margaret Mary O'Mara Conger. He was a graduate of Notre Dame and the Harvard Business School. He is survived by a brother, Francis X. Conger of Palm Bay, Fla; a nephew, Charles W. Conger of Salt Point, N.Y.; a nephew, Michael G. Conger of Wolf - boro, N.H.J a niece, Constance A. Minikel of Coral Springs, Fla; a niece, Susan M. Conger of Poughkeepsie; a nephew, Thomas V Conger of Union - vale; a niece,' Margaret M. Mallet of Poughkeepsie; several grand nieces and a grand nephew. He was predeceased by a brother, William Conger. Calling hours will be held on Thursday, Jan. 1, 2004 from 4 - 7 pm. at the Timothy R Doyle Funeral Home, 371 Hooker Ave., Poughkeepsie. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, Jan. 2, 2004 at 10 am. at St Mary's Church, Pough - kCCDSlG. Burial will follow at St Peter's Cemetery, Poughkeepsie, Memorial donations may be made to Hospice Foundation, 374 Violet Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601. For directions, or to send an online condolence, please visit our website at wwwdoylefuneralhome com Dolores M. Scott ' TOWN OF LAGRANGE Dolores M. Scott, 48, died on Sunday, Dec. 28, 2003 at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie, A lifetime area resident she was employed in the Mail Room at ARC Sheltered Workshop inPoughkeepsie. She was a member of ARC. and had won many ribbons and, medals while involved in Special Olympics. Bom in Poughkeepsie on Jan. 4, 1955, she was the daughter of Marie Cookingham Scott and the late Donald E Scott Her father predeceased her on June 24, 1994. She was a graduate of BOCES. She is survived by her mother, Marie Scott of Poughkeepsie; two brothers and sisters - in - law, Darrji and Carol Scott of Highland; Dean and Terri Scott of Hyde Park; a sister, Donna Sosta of Ft Pierce, Fla; a sister and brother - in - law, Darlene and Keith Ballard of LaGrange as well as several nieces and nephews. . Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, Dec 31, 2003 from 11 am. - 1 pm. at the William G. Miller & Son Funeral Home, Inc, 371 Hooker Avenue, Poughkeepsie. Funeral services will follow visitation at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Entombment will be in the Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery Mausoleum. Memorial donations may be made to ARC., 1435 Rt 44, Pleasant Valley, NY 12569. For'directions, or to send an online condolence, please visit our website at www.wmgmillerfuneralhome com Dorothy E. Blauvelt TTVOLI - Dorothy E. Blauvelt 87, of Tivoli, died Saturday, Dec 27, 2003 at her home. Bom March 11, 1916 in Flushing, N.Y, she was the daughter of the late Adolph and Lillian (Gassman) Meyer. Prior to her retirement in 1986, she had been employed for 32 years by IBM of Kingston and Poughkeepsie and was a member of the IBM Quarter Century Club. She was an active member of the Clermont Bible Church, a sponsor of the Christian Missionary Works, an active member of the Christian Women's Club, the Order of the East - em Star of Red Hook, charter member of the VFW Auxiliary Post 7765 of Red Hook, a member of the Doll Club of Red Hook and Friends of Elmen - dorf. Survivors include a daughter, Barbara A Bruckert of Rhinebeck; a son, Philip A. Blauvelt of Tivoli; four grandchildren; five step - grandchildren; and eleven great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Arthur Blauvelt who died in 1971. Calling hours will be 2 - 4 and 6 - 8 pm, Tuesday, Dec 30, at Yadack - Fox Funeral Home, 209 Main St, German - town, Funeral services will be 10 am, Wednesday, Dec 31, at the funeral home with Rev. Michael Lindsley of the Clermont Bible Church and Rev' John Koppenaal of the Reformed Church of Germantown co - officiating. Interment will follow in the St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery of Red Hook. ' Memorial donations are requested to the Clermont Bible Church, 1526 .Route 31, Germantown. NY 12526. Linguist, author dies TAMARAC, Fla. Charles Berlitz, 90, a New York linguist and author whose books, including The Bermuda Triangle," explored the paranormal, died Dec. 18, Berlitz also wrote other books on paranormal phenomena, including "Without a Trace," "The Philadelphia Experiment - Project Invisibility,'' The Roswell Incident" and "The Dragon's Triangle." The Associated" Press Robert 'Champ' Champlin IGRANGEVILLE - Robert 'Champ' Champlin, 77, a resident of iaurangevuie since 1989 and formerly of Poughquag and Mount Kisco, N.Y, died on Friday, Dec. 26, 2003 at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie A member of the Teamsters Local Union 445 of Newburgh, Mr. Champlin worked for Dutchess Quarry of Pleasant Valley until his retirement in 1992. He had previously worked for Package Pavement in Stormville. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II aboard the U.SS. Phoenix and was a charter member of the Lions Club in Beekman. Mr. Champlin had a strong passion for trucks and cars and unlimited devotion to his family and friends. Bom in Old Saybrook, Conn, on Mar. 27, 1926, he was the son of William Champlin and Jenny Bunnell. On Feb. 17, 1951, he married Elizabeth 'Bette' Volgler in Katonah, N.Y. Airs. Champlin predeceased him on July 20,2001. Survivors include his stepmother, Margaret Champlin of Mount Kisco, N.Y; a daughter, Catherine Champlin of LaGrangeville; three sons, Robert Champlin Jr. and his wife, Sue, of LaGrangeville, Donald Champlin and Nancy Tartaglione of Poughquag and Daniel Champlin of LaGrangeville; a sister Doris Sullivan, of East Haven, Conn; a brother, William, of Mount Kisco; four grandchildren, Bobby Champlin and his wife, Annabel, of Boston, Mass, Dana and Crystal Champlin, both of LaGrangeville and Billy Brill of LaGrangeville; a great - , grandson, Ethan Champlin of Boston, Mass; and several nieces and nephews. 4 He was predeceased by his brother, Herbie Champlin; two sisters, Shirley Johnson and Betty O'Brien; and a stepsister, Lorraine Champlin. Visitation is from 12 - 1 p m. on Saturday, Jan. 3 at the McHoul Funeral Home, Inc, 895 Route 82, Hopewell Junction. , A memorial service with military honors will follow at 1 pm in the chapel of the funeral home. Interment of cremainswill be in Beekman Rural "Cemetery in Poughquag at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the LaGrange Rescue Squad, 504 Freedom Plains Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603; to the 'American Cancer Society, 45 Reade Place, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601; or to the Dutchess County SPCA, 636 Violet Avenue, Hyde Park, NY 12538. Robin L, Tanner nee Oldham Robin L. Tanner of Poughkeepsie entered the larger life on Friday, Dec 26, 2003 from Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie after a brief, illness. She was 41 years young. Robin was bom on July 17, 1962 in Avon Park, Fla. to George B. and Linda H. Oldham, who currently reside in Hopewell Junction. Employed by Vassar Brothers Medical Center for the past 15 years, she most recently worked for Vassar at Alamo Ambulance Services. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her son, John J. Tanner of Poughkeepsie; paternal grandmother, Miriam G. Oldham of Poughkeepsie; her sister and brother - in - law, Lisa G. and Cornelius J. Daley of Pawling former stepfather - in - law, Albert S. Bonte of Bronx, N.Y; and several cousins. There are no calling hours. Funeral services will be held at 11 am. on Wednesday at St Andrew's Episcopal Church, 110 Overlook Road, Poughkeepsie. The service will be presided over by the Rev. Paul B. Clayton Jr. Burial is private and at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Dutchess County SPCA, 568 Violet Avenue, Hyde Park, NY 12538; to the Salvation Army; or to a charity of one's choice. Cards and letters of condolence may be mailed to EO. Box 703, Pawling, NY 12564. Arrangements by the Robert H. Auchmoody Funeral Homes, Inc, 16 South Grand Avenue, Poughkeepsie. Helen M. Metcalf DOVER PLAINS - Helen M. Metcalf, 61, longtime resident of Dover Plains, formerly of Amenia, died Saturday, Dec 27, 2003 at Sharon Health Care in Sharon, Conn. Miss Metcalf worked for Pawling Laundry 30 years. She was a member of St Charles Roman Catholic Church in Dover Plains and Dover Senior Citizens. Helen enjoyed working with horses at Weathersfield farm which she did for over 5 years. Bom Feb. 20, 1942 in Sharon, Conn, she tyas the daughter of the late George E. and Aurora Barsey Metcalf. She attended local schools. Survivors include her sister, Margaret Rowe of Poughkeepsie; and several nieces, nephews and friends. Calling hours will be 10 am - H am, Friday, Jan. 2, at Hufcut Funeral Home, Main St, Dover Plains. Funeral services will follow at 11 am, Friday, at the funeral home, Monsignor Edward Barry will officiate. Burial will be in Valley View Cemetery, Dover Plains. Memorial contributions may be made to JJX Ketcham Hose Co, Dover Plains, NY 12522 or Arthritis Foundation, 785 Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains, NY 10601.

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