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Frederick "Lee Leon " Aamold departed this life February 1, 2003. He was born in Brooklyn, NY on June 19, 1916 to Albert and Grace Aamold, who predeceased him, as did his brother Albert and sister Charlotte Robertson. Lee moved to Pearl River in 1922. He graduated from Pearl River High School in 1934, lettering in Baseball and Football. He married Dorothy Hahn June 28, 1936; she died September 22, 1970. On August 7, 1976, he married Louise Edwards at the Dutch Reformed Church in Piermont, NY. Lee was in the Army Air Force from 1942-1946, attaining the rank of Tech. Sergeant. He was a member of John M. Perry American Legion Post 1044, Sparkill, NY. Lee was a printing pressman, retiring from Federal Paper Board on January 12, 1979. He is survived by his wife Louise and her children Sheri and Thomas Wheeler of Richmond, VA; Janet and John McMahon of Schuylkillhaven, PA; Stacey and Robert Bendig of Middletown, NY and Chuck and Diane Edwards of Westbrookville, NY; grandchildren: Leslie, Laura and Daniel Edwards, Katelyn and Andrew Bendig. His grandson Derek Wheeler died February 18, 1995. His great-grandson Nicholas Edwards Briski died March 14, 2000; he was stillborn. Also surviving him is his brother-in-law Harry Robertson, his nieces Janice Slachta and Karen Evans; his nephews Bart Roberston, Albert, Frank, Larry and Allen Aamold. From his first marriage: nephew Frank Warner; nieces Pat Coffman, Marion Casella and Barbara Schweizer and Nancy Rector; sister-in-law Ruth Worner. A special family: Ed, Lee, Jessica and Christina Morris of Pearl River and a longtime and dear friend, Ruth Bertschy of Spring Valley, NY; many in-laws from California, Alaska, Texas and Arkansas. Burial at Airmont Cemetery in Airmont, NY.

Edward P. (Ted) Arbogast II, 76, died suddenly Tuesday, September 7, while visiting with friends in Augusta, ME. Born in Stroudsburg, PA, February 22, 1928, he was the son of Charles H. P. and Mary (Morton) Arbogast. He was a graduate of Pearl River High School, NY; and graduated from Cornell University with a degree in Engineering. Ted also served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He worked the majority of his life as a Professional Engineer and Land Surveyor, and was Town Engineer for the Town of Clarkstown, NY. Ted was an avid conservationist, opera lover, Civil War buff and a voracious reader. Ted was predeceased by his first wife, Elsbeth (Muller) Arbogast, his second wife, Marion (Pollack, Mittuch) Arbogast, and a brother, Peter Arbogast. Survivors include his sister, Dorothy Linzey and her daughter, Mary (David) Swift; his sons: Rolf, Philip, and Peter; John Pollack, Stephen and Judann Pollack, Susan and Tim Farrell, Anne and Jack America; Grandfather to Christopher, Lauren, Teresa, Corey, Travis, Alexander and Kyle; and beloved by many other great friends with whom he also shared his time, knowledge, and life. Interment at Stroudsburg Cemetery.

Barbara Helen Armano (Jersey), December 7, 1926 - July 27, 2006. Predeceased by her parents, Gwynne and Barbara Longuil Jersey and her brother, Edmund Jersey. Survived by her daughters: Barbara Armano of Garden Grove, CA, Lisa Armano of Long Beach, CA; and her son Matthew Armano and his wife Judy of Stony Point, NY, also six grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Barbara, a long time resident of Rockland County, graduated from Pearl River High School in 1944. She attended Hackensack Hospital Nursing School in New Jersey and then worked as a Nurse at the Pearl River Hospital and the Rockland State Psychiatric Hospital before moving to California in 1966. In California, she worked at Topanga Canyon and West Valley Convalescent Hospitals in the San Fernando Valley. She moved to Nevada in 1987 and worked at the Nathan Edelson Hospice for eight years, before retiring. Barbara loved to knit, bake and play the slots. She was a loving mother, caring friend and would do anything for her family. She will be truly missed by her many friends and loved ones. Her family invites you to join them in a silent Memorial Prayer to honor her time with us.

Pauline T. Belardi was called home by the Lord on February 8, 2001 after a brief illness. Born in NYC to Frank and Lucy Mele Paolella, Pauline moved to Pearl River at age 11 and became a lifelong resident. A graduate of Pearl River High School, Pauline worked for several companies while raising her family. She retired from Rockland Children‘s Psychiatric Center after 23 years of service in the business office. Pauline was a longtime communicant of St. Margaret‘s Parish, Pearl River, NY where she was also married. She served as a Eucharistic Minister. Pauline also was an avid golfer and enjoyed her membership at Broadacres Golf Club. Pauline was the cherished wife of Francis T. Belardi. Pauline and Frank celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 1996. She was the beloved mother of Francis G. (Ann Marie) Belardi, MD, Gregory J. (Therese) Belardi, PhD, and Monica Ann Belardi. She was the loving and proud grandmother and Nonna of Christina M. (Kevin) Brancheau, Michelle M., Anthony D., Renee K., Lauren T., and Alexander F. Belardi. Pauline was the caring sister of Angelina Paolella Bernardi and Catherine Paolella Del Giglio. Pauline is also survived by many other beloved family members and friends. She will be laid to rest in St. Anthony‘s Cemetery, Nanuet, NY.

Robert John Bocket, a retired carpenter, died Sunday, April 8, 2007 at home. He was 81. The son of the late Andrew John Bocket and Edith Scott Bocket, he was born April 7, 1926 in Pearl River, NY. Robert graduated from Pearl River High School in 1947. He was an Umpire for baseball games for High Schools and Colleges in the Rockland County area as well as for the National Association of the Babe Ruth League. He was a Life Member of the VFW, Post 15033 Member at Large and the Mamakating VFW. He was a member of the Rockland County Umpires Association and a past member of the Moose Lodge. Survivors include his wife, Noma Lauer Bocket at home; four daughters: Jackie Kretser and her husband Andy, Jo Aiello and her husband Bill, Jeri Dineed and Jami Rubin and her husband Howard, all residing in the Capital District; one brother, Alfred Bocket and a sister, Jane Cameron, both of Pearl River; ten grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Burial in the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery in Schuylerville, NY.

John Michael Borella of Cape Coral, FL, a former resident of Pearl River, NY died Thursday August 3, 2000 at Hope Hospice House in Ft. Meyers, FL. He was 57. Mr. Borella worked as a teamster in Rockland County for 20 years before retiring in Florida. Mr. Borella was born October 14, 1942 in Manhattan, NY to Angelo and Theresa Mulderrio Borella. He was educated in Pearl River and graduated from Pearl River High School in 1961. He earned a Bachelors Degree in Education from St. Thomas Aquinas College, Sparkill, NY in 1970. On May 15, 1965 he married Arleen Giess at St. Margaret‘s R.C. Church in Pearl River, NY. Mr. Borella lived in Cape Coral, FL for the past 7 years, before that he lived in Pearl River and Orange County, NY. He is survived by his wife Arleen Borella; his mother Theresa Borella of Cape Coral, FL; daughters Dawn Strehle of Nanuet, NY and Elisa Palius of Orange County, NY. He was predeceased by his father Angelo. Burial at St. Anthony‘s Cemetery, Nanuet, NY.

Lauretta G. Bradshaw passed away at home, Wednesday, March 22, 2006, surrounded by her family, at the age of 95. Born August 28, 1910 in Boston, MA, her early childhood was spent in Park Ridge, NJ. She was a graduate of Pearl River High School. A long time resident of Nyack, she worked many years for Alan Leggett, Inc. and then Wright Bros., dealing with insurance and real estate. After her retirement, she went into business with one of her sons at Main Wine and Liquor. She was an active member of Central Nyack Senior Citizens Club and in 2000 was awarded a plaque recognizing 24 years of membership and having held every office in the club. Mom's hands were always busy. She was accomplished at knitting and crocheting. All our babies were kept warm by her sweaters and the children went off to college with afghans. Her graceful acceptance of all life's challenges is a legacy that her children will treasure. Her life will be remembered and celebrated by her five children: James and companion Deborah Dortch, Summerville, SC; George, Lawton, OK; Michael and wife, Colleen, Rochester, NY; Lauretta Michella, West Haverstraw, NY; Patricia Wolf, Palmyra, VA; niece, Mary Christine Gardner, Valley Cottage, NY, and nephew, Philip Bradshaw and wife Peggy, Annapolis, MD. She will be forever loved by her 18 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

Sergio (Serge) Breda, 80, of Lake Bomoseen, VT, formerly of New City, NY passed away August 3, 2007. He is survived by his wife Janice (nee Blauvelt), one daughter Lynette Keyser and her husband Richard of Oakland, NJ, two sons, Daryl and his wife Lisa of Clifton Park, NY and Dale of Glens Falls, NY; six grandchildren, his brother Aldo, nieces, nephews and cousins. Serge worked for Lederle Labs in Offset Printing and retired after thirty-five years in 1985.

John L. Brenno, 52, of Seguin, TX, died unexpectedly Thursday, August 19, 1999 at his home. Born in Ogdensburg on November 3, 1946, he was a son of Herbert Brenno, who survives and Jeanette Vice Brenno, who predeceased him on January 8, 1997. A former resident of Pearl River, John was a graduate of Pearl River High School, Class of 1964. He received his BS degree in Education from Genesco State College and a Masters degree from Elmira College and was employed as a substitute teacher. A former resident of Amsterdam, NY John was a Viet Nam veteran having served two tours of duty with the U.S. Navy. He enjoyed golf and many other sports. Besides his father, Herbert of Amsterdam, NY, his family includes his sister, Lori Blades of North Hornell, NY, his two brothers, Michael and Jeff Brenno, both of Gloversville, NY, also his aunts, uncles, one niece, several nephews and cousins. Besides his mother, John was predeceased by his nephew, Jeremy Brenno. Interment in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, TX.

Sean P. Callanan a 27 year resident of Pearl River, NY died October 30, 2007 at his home. He was 41. Mr. Callanan worked as a Safety Engineer for several companies in New York. Mr. Callanan was born August 30, 1966 in the Bronx to the late Timothy Callanan and Mary Callanan. He was educated in Pearl River and graduated from Pearl River High School in 1984. He earned a Masters degree in Business Administration from Nyack College, Nyack, NY in 2002. Locally he was a member of St. Aedan's Parish in Pearl River. Sean will be remembered for his love of sports and dogs, as well as his unique sense of humor and his gentle heart. He is survived by his mother, Mary Callanan of Sebastian, Flordia, his sister, Ann Marie Yacopino and her husband Bernie of Highland Falls, NY, his brother, Brian Callanan and his wife, Annie of Mahwah, NJ. He is also survived by his nieces and nephews, Samantha, Timothy and Thomas Yacopino and Kasey Ann Callanan, as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He is predeceased by his father, Timothy Callanan in 1998. Burial at St. Anthony's Cemetery Nanuet, NY.

Alisa "CECE" Caton-Lugones of Marshall, Texas, formerly of Pearl River, New York, died Friday November 14, 2003. She was 37. She is survived by her husband Ricardo and their three children Charlotte, Ricky and Christian. Her parents Ellsworth and Betty Caton of Pearl River, brother Jeff and sister-in-law Robbin Caton of Nanuet, New York, sister Karen and brother-in-law Denis Fleming of Pearl River, NY, and brother Scott and sister-in-law Julie Caton of Mahwah, NJ. She is also survived by four nephews and two nieces. Denis and Reagan Fleming, Tyler Caton and Ryan, Gregory and Danielle Lugones. Cece a 1984 graduate of Pearl River High School went on to serve in the United States Air Force before returning to Rockland County. Upon returning she was employed by Union State Bank in Orangeburg, NY after her marriage to Ricardo, in May, 2000 they lived in Morganville, NJ where she was employed as a Marketing Directors at Amboy National Bank. Anyone that knew Cece knew how loving and generous she was. A devoted mother, wife, daughter, sister and friend. She was loved by all and will be greatly missed.   Burial at Rockland Cemetery, Sparkill, NY.

Margaret Diane Cernak of Pearl River, NY, died Tuesday August 8, 2000 at home. She was 44. Ms. Cernak worked as an Executive Secretary for Alpine Country Club in Alpine, NJ. She was with the company for four years. Ms. Cernak was born February 26, 1956 in Nyack, NY to Fred and Margaret Gallo Cernak. She was educated in Pearl River and graduated in 1974 from Pearl River High School. Ms. Cernak lived in Pearl River for the past 44 years. She is survived by her mother and father Fred and Margaret Cernak of Pearl River, NY; sister Linda Cernak-Lundberg and her husband Ken Lundberg of Chestnut Ridge, NY; aunt Virginia Gallo of Nanuet, NY; and many cousins. Interment at St. Anthony‘s Cemetery.

William Cherecwich, a lifelong resident of Pearl River, NY died Thursday, July 26, 2001 at Nyack Hospital. He was 76. Mr. Cherecwich worked as a warehouse man for Chrysler Corp. in Orangeburg. Mr. Cherecwich was born November 23, 1924 in Pearl River. He was educated in Pearl River and graduated from Pearl River High School in 1942. Mr. Cherecwich served in the United States Navy during World War II. On July 22, 1950 he married Ellen Yokel at St. John‘s Church in Piermont, NY. Locally, he was a former fire chief and a 55 year member of Excelsior Engine Company and the Pearl River Fire Dept. Life member of Rockland Co. Firemans Association. A member of Black Rock Fish & Game Club. He will be remembered for his love of the outdoors, hunting, fishing and traveling. He is survived by his wife, Ellen Cherecwich of Pearl River, his daughter, Dana Marie Kimball and husband, Terry David Kimball of Tampa, FL, 2 granddaughters, Amy Christine Yaratch and Julie Ann Yaratch of Tampa, FL. He is also survived by his brother, Alexander Cherecwich of Elmwood Park, NJ and 5 nephews. He is predeceased by his daughter, Sheriann Vogel and brothers, Paul and Michael. Burial at St. Anthony‘s Cemetery.

John Robert Compton, 40, of Mt. Pleasant, SC died Sunday, August 11, 2002 at his residence. Mr. Compton was born in Kansas City, MO, a son of Robert Gale Compton and Alice Jackson Compton. He was a graduate of Pearl River High School, Pearl River, and Johnson and Wales Culinary Arts, Providence, RI. He was former owner of "Old City House Inn and Restaurant", St. Augustine, FL. He was also a former resident of St. Augustine, FL. He managed "Aunt Ruth's Country Kitchen", Mt. Pleasant, SC and attended Christ Episcopal Church. Surviving are his parents of St. Augustine, FL; daughter, Claire Violet Compton of Mansfield, CT; three sisters, Marilyn Jean Compton of St. Augustine, FL; Gail Compton of Burlington, VT; Susan Meyerer of St. Augustine, FL; and life partner, Barbara Thames Bozard of Mt. Pleasant, SC. 


Walter J. Cosey  84, a longtime resident of Pearl River, passed away on Tuesday, August 2, 2005 at home. He was born on September 1, 1920 in Spring Valley, NY to John and Elizabeth Peters Cosey. He grew up in Pearl River, graduating from Pearl River High School in 1938. He was a star athlete in football and went on to play semi-pro football with the Pearl River Deacons. Walter was predeceased by his loving wife, Dorothy Hilton Cosey, whom he married on May 16, 1942. Walter enlisted in the United States Navy in 1942, serving during WWII as an Aviation Metalsmith Second Class USNR until 1945. Prior to the Navy, he served in the National Guard. After the war, he became a member of the Plumbers and Steamfitters Local Union #373, recently receiving his 55 year pin. Walter also worked for the County of Rockland in Building and Grounds, retiring in 1987. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and had a great love of nature. Walter is survived by his devoted daughter Susan Riegert of Pearl River and his loving granddaughter Heidi Gwilt and her husband, Stephen of Cicero, NV. He is also survived by his sister, Ottilie Hansen of Nanuet, his brotherin-law, Bradford Hartwick and sister-in-law, Patricia Hilton. He was also blessed with many wonderful nieces, nephews and loyal friends. Burial at Oak Hill Cemetery, Nyack, NY.

Eileen Delaney (nee Barry) passed over peacefully, with her family by her side, after a long illness. Born July 1, 1961 in Bronx, New York to Helen and James Barry, Eileen was a graduate of Pearl River High School and Brockport University. She was a nurse at Elmwood Manor Nursing Home, Nyack Hospital and Good Samaritan Hospital. She was married on May 9, 1987 to Thomas Delaney at St. Aedan’s Church in Pearl River. In addition to her husband of seventeen years, Eileen is survived by her son Thomas; daughters Kate and Moira; her mother Helen Barry; brothers John and James; sisters Patricia and Jean; brother-in-law Frank Stasi; nephews TJ McWeeney, Frank Stasi, Matthew and Patrick Clark, and Nolan Johnston; and nieces Krysta Stasi, Heather and Kaylyn Johnston. She was predeceased by her father James Barry, her father-in-law Thomas Delaney, and nephew Joseph Stasi. Burial at St. Anthony’s Cemetery.

Nicole M. Draper, 26, of Pearl River died June 6, 1999 at home after a long battle with cancer. Miss Draper worked as a Senior Credit Representative for Simon & Schuster in Old Tappan, NJ. She was with the company for five years. Prior to that she worked for Seiko Time Corp., Mahwah, NJ. Miss Draper was born August 2, 1972 in Suffern to John Draper and Rosemarie Peluso Draper. She was educated in Pearl River at St. Margaretës Elementary School and graduated from Pearl River High School in 1990. Miss Draper lived in Pearl River for the past two months. Before that she lived briefly in Bergenfield, NJ and prior to that in Pearl River where she grew up. Nicole will be remembered most for her courage and determination. She was a hard worker, very independent with a unique sense of humor, a lot of energy and a natural wit. Nicoleës most prominent interest was her love of the NY Yankees which she held close to her even in her final days. She is survived by her parents John and Diane Draper of Ramsey, NJ and Rosemarie and Robert Jarvis of Pearl River. Her fiance William Christensen of Bergenfield. A brother and sister-in-law John and Kelly Draper of Westwood, NJ and a sister Danielle of Pearl River. Nicole also had two step sisters and a step brother in New Jersey. Cremation is private.  

Patrick M. Dunne, of Pearl River, NY, died Thursday, October 12, 2006 in Queens, NY. He was 30. Patrick was self-employed. Patrick was born February 8, 1976 in Bronx, NY to John and Mary Ann Dunne. He was a 1994 graduate of Pearl River High School. Locally, he was a member of the Rockland Gaelic Football Club. He is survived by his father John A. Dunne of Pearl River, NY; brothers, Brian, Shaun, Kevin and Michael. He is predeceased by his mother Mary Anne Dunne (2002).

James J. Edsall, a lifelong resident of Pearl River, NY, died Tuesday, May 6, 2003 at his home. He was 45. Mr. Edsall was an engineer for the Rockland County Sewer Department in Orangeburg, NY, for 23 years. James was born April 4, 1958 in Suffern, NY to Robert and Helen Edsall. He was educated in Pearl River and graduated from Pearl River High School in 1976. On October 15, 1983, he married Lynn Fumia at St. Margaret's RC Church in Pearl River. James was an avid bowler. He is survived by his wife Lynn Edsall of Pearl River, his daughter Heather and son James of Pearl River, his father Robert Edsall of Pearl River, brother Robert and wife Diane Edsall of Pearl River and several nieces and nephews. Burial at St. Anthony's Cemetery, Nanuet, NY.


Marie Amelia Wiebicke Edsall 84 died at home in New Concord, Ohio on April 13, 2000. She was born on March 10, 1916 in Bardonia to Ernest P. Wiebicke and Marie Susan Glass Wiebicke. She attended Pearl River High School and Hartwick College in Oneonta from which she earned a bachelorës degree in history in 1937. As a graduating senior, she won the Kieffer Palatine Essay Contest for her essays on phases of the Palatine Civilization in the U.S. She taught school for many years, including teaching in a one-room schoolhouse in Tennessee where her husband was stationed during World War II. In 1965 she and her family moved to Shepherdstown, West Virginia. She worked for the West Virginia State Department of Welfare as a social worker until her retirement in 1978. She was preceded in death on December 5, 1999 by her husband Rober William Edsall, whom she married on August 8, 1942; three sisters and one brother. She is succeeded by two sons, Robert WIlliam Edsall, Jr. of Cheswick, PA, and Thomas Harold Edsall, of Norfolk, VA, a daughter Donna Marie Edsall, of New Concord, Ohio; two grandsons and five great grandchildren; a sister, Hattie Wiebicke, of Bardonia, and a brother , Ernest Wiebicke, of Saratoga Springs. Mr. Edsall had a lifelong love of gardening and art. She was a member of College Drive Presbyterian Church, which she joined upon moving to New Concord in 1995. A memorial service will be held at College Drive Presbyterian Church, New Concord, Ohio on Monday April 17, at 11AM with the Reverend Douglas Blaikie officiating. Interment will be in George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus, New Jersey. Mock-Miller Funeral Home, 63 West Main Street, New Concord, Ohio is entrusted with arrangements.

Elizabeth M. (Betty) Elmendorf (VanName), of Pearl River, died December 6, 1999, she was 75. Betty was born on August 19, 1924 in Fort Lee, New Jersey and has been a Pearl River resident for the past 70 years. She graduated from Pearl River High School in 1942 and from the Englewood School of Nursing in 1946. She was a Registered Nurse at the Pearl River Hospital. Betty was also a member of the Pearl River Methodist Church. Betty had 10 children and was always there for them whenever and wherever. She was more than a Mom, she was a confidant and friend. Her greatest pleasure in life was her family. She will be missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her. Betty is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Leslie and Juan Rocha, son and daughter-in-law Richard and Shirley Elmendorf, daughter and son-in-law Beth and Jim Hunko, son and daughter-in-law David and Barbara Elmendorf, son and daughter-in-law Steven and Renee Elmendorf, daughter and son-in-law Kathy and Vic Baker, daughter and son-in-law Janet and Mark Chodakowsky, daughter Lynn Kavanagh, son and daughter-in-law Kenneth and Kathy Elmendorf, daughter and son-in-law Jean and John Sullivan and a sister Ann Rossini. Betty was a loving and caring grandmother to 26 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. She will be especially remembered by Chris, James and Eric Kavanagh who lived with this most special grandma. She is predeceased by three grandchildren. "There’s no one like a mom to care so completely, to give so freely and to love so deeply." Burial St. Paul’s High View Cemetery, Nanuet.

Edith Westlake Evans, 74, of Nanuet, NY, died Monday, November 22, 2004 at Northern Dutchess Hospital, Rheinbeck, NY. Born August 28, 1930 on Main Street in Nanuet, she was the daughter of Arthur Evans and Edith Augusta Evans; baby sister of Madeline and Constance. She was employed by Lederle Laboratories for almost 40 years. During this time, she was married to Harold Schreiner and later to Edward Haubenstein. She graduated from RCC, Empire State College and received her Masters of Arts from Iona College in 1988. Ms. Evans traveled to each of the seven continents and all 50 states. Upon retirement, she was an active member of her community, who held many offices, in the Daughters of the American Revolution, Daughters of the American Colonists, Order of Eastern Star, Association of American University Women and the Nanuet Civic Association. Ms. Evans is survived by her daughter Diane Betz and her former son-in-law John F. Betz both of Poughkeepsie; a son Harold Schreiner and wife Cheryl of Jacksonville; sister Constance and husband Roy; her much loved grandchildren Dylan and Summer Schreiner, John Paul, Joshua, Sarah and Barbara Betz, Jessica Knapp and Kenneth Gido. She is also survived by three great-grandchildren, Joshua and Kayleigh Betz and Elizabeth Gido; several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends, especially Carolyn, Nellie, Phyllis and much loved Jane. Interment at the Cedar Hill Cemetery, Newburgh.

Aline Margaret Filippone of Pearl River, NY, died Friday, July 29, 2005 from injuries received during a car accident in Highland Mills, NY. Aline, 24, was born May 3, 1981 in Westwood, NJ to Dominic and Aline Filippone. She graduated from Pearl River High School in 1999 and earned a Bachelors Degree from St. Thomas Aquinas College in 2004. She worked as an assistant editor for Pearson Education in Saddle River, NJ. Aline is survived by her parents Aline Filippone of Pearl River and Dominic Filippone of Tuxedo, NY, brother Christopher, sisters Maria and Annie all of Pearl River; maternal grandmother Margaret Crosby of Washington, DC and grandfather Rudy Lohmeyer of Clearwater, FL and loving family and friends. Burial at Oak Hill Cemetery, Nyack, NY.

Ray Fisher, of Valley Cottage, NY, and Venice, Florida, passed away on August 23, 2007 at Nyack Hospital. Ray was born in Oradell, NJ on June 11, 1928 to Raymond M. Fisher and Edith (Ross) Fisher. He grew up in Nanuet, NY, and attended Pearl River High School. Ray's ancestry (Fishers) can be traced back to England in 1697. Ray was a veteran of the United States Army, and a member of the American Legion for 57 years. During his working career, Ray owned a gas station, a trucking company, worked in the insurance and real estate businesses, and was employed by Omega Concrete Products, Inc. For the last 32 years, Ray was the owner of Precast Concrete Sales Company in Valley Cottage, NY and Precast Manufacturing Company in Phillipsburg, NJ. Ray loved his winter home in Venice, Florida and enjoyed working around the house. He was a "Jack of all trades". Ray will be missed by all who loved him. Ray is survived by his wife, Agnes (Keefe) Fisher; a brother, George, of Bogota, Colombia; two sons, Raymond M. Fisher, III, and his wife, Regina (Redding), of Bloomfield Hills, MI, and Gregory P. Fisher and his wife, Barbara (Scott) of Upper Nyack, NY. Ray is also survived by three grandchildren: Thomas of Denver, CO, and Michael and Daniel of Bloomfield Hills, MI. A step-brother, Harry Mandeville Fisher, passed away in 1987.

Anna Maria Fromholz (nee Aldorasi), of Nanuet, died on July 31, 2001, at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, in Manhattan, New York. She was 24. Mrs. Fromholz worked as a Lead Coordinator, Internet Response, for Verizon Wireless in Orangeburg, New York. Mrs. Fromholz was born April 3, 1977, in Manhassett, New York to Frederick Aldorasi and Antonia Aversano. She was educated in Orangetown and graduated from Pearl River High School in 1995. She earned a diploma in Medical Office Assisting Science from Ho-Ho-Kus School, Ramsey, New Jersey, in 1998. On August 21, 1999, she married Robert Fromholz at St. Catharine‘s in Blauvelt, New York. Mrs. Fromholz lived in Orangeburg for 18 years prior to her move to Nanuet. Anna Maria will be remembered as a devoted, loving daughter, mother, wife, sister, aunt. Also as a motivated, ambitious woman. Her beautiful smile and energetic spirit will be missed by all. She is survived by her husband, Robert J. Fromholz Jr., daughter, Brianna Nicole, parents Frederick Aldorasi and Antonia Galletti, and her sisters; Sandra Aldorasi, Linda Vaupel, Margherita Coscia, and Christina Aldorasi. Interment at Ascension Cemetery.