Obituaries

Wayne C. Karns

March 9, 1944 – June 27, 2021

Wayne C. Karns, of Brewster, NY, died peacefully at home with his family by his side on June 27, 2021. He was 77 years old. Born on March 9, 1944, in New Castle, PA, son of the late James G. and Louise I. (Duckworth) Karns. Wayne received his bachelor’s in computer science from the University of Arlington, Arlington, TX. On […]

Jon Eric Olsen

March 3, 1968 – July 23, 2021

Jon Olsen passed away peacefully at his home in Pawling on July 23rd, 2021, at the age of 53. Jon was an inspiration to many through his strong faith, positive attitude, and joy of life. Born to Richard and Sharon Olsen on March 3, 1968, Jon grew up in Patterson, NY and attended Carmel High School. Jon then earned degrees […]

John Joseph Walko Jr.

August 30, 1937 - July 18, 2021

John Joseph Walko Jr. of Yonkers, NY, died peacefully on July 18, 2021, at Danbury Hospital Center. He was 83 years old. Born on August 30, 1937, in Yonkers, NY, son of the late John J. and Blanche (Antash) Walko. John graduated from Saunders Trade and Tech and honorably served in the U.S. Army. John Joseph worked for Con Edison […]

Eileen Janice Byron

January 9, 1928 - July 18, 2021

Eileen Janice (Spredermann) Byron went to be with her loving husband, Frederick Frances Byron, on July 18, 2021. Born on January 9, 1928, in Milton, Pennsylvania, she was raised by her grandparents. After graduation from Milton High School, she moved to New York City and got a job with the Telephone Company. She met Fred and they were married February […]

Drew Allan Outhouse

Sept. 14, 1947 – July 11, 2021

Drew Allan Outhouse, a lifelong resident of Croton Falls, NY, died peacefully on July 11, 2021, at Northern Westchester Hospital with his family by his side. He was 73 years old. Born on September 14, 1947, in Mt. Kisco, NY, son of the late A. Purdy and Ada (Petersen) Outhouse. Drew was a graduate of North Salem High School. On […]

Joseph ‘Joe Getty’ Bryson

Feb. 14, 1945 -- June 26, 2021

Joseph ‘Joe Getty’ Bryson, a lifelong resident of Croton Falls, NY, died peacefully with his family and friends by his side on June 26, 2021. He was 76 years old. Born on February 14, 1945, son of the late Mary (Boo) Bryson. At the age of 14 Joe dropped out of school to be the primary caretaker for his mother. […]

Patricia (Patty) Miles Osmer

June 19, 1947 -- June 12, 2021

Patricia (Patty) Miles Osmer died in peace on June 12, 2021, with her loving partner Don at her side. Patty was born on June 19, 1947, in Damariscotta, Maine, first child of Doris (Mergandahl) and Alfred (called Pat) Osmer. She started grammar school in a two-room schoolhouse in Bristol, Me. and graduated from high school at Lincoln Academy in Newcastle, […]

Jack Tesler Passes Away at 81

Was known for greeting at Chowder Festival.

Jack Tesler a well-rounded man with many interests and the unofficial Chowder Festival greeter, passed away on June 12. He was 81-years-old. Born in Brooklyn, Tesler attended Columbia University where he studied pharmacy before continuing his education and earning a Master’s Degree in Education. In 1965, Tesler and his wife, Frances Lee, relocated to Putnam County where he and his […]

Gail Ann Harford

September 30, 1941 -- June 10, 2021

Gail Ann Harford, of Valley Cottage formerly of Carmel, NY, died peacefully at Nyack Hospital on Thursday, June 10, 2021. She was 79 years old. Born on September 30, 1941, in Manhattan, NY, daughter of the late Paul and Abigail (Coyle) Drabek. Gail graduated from Cathedral High School in NYC in 1959 and continued her education at Mercy College receiving […]

Gloria Marie ‘Cookie’ Bishop

March 8, 1944 -- June 18, 2021

Gloria Marie ‘Cookie’ Bishop of Pawling, NY, died at Putnam Ridge Nursing Home on Friday, June 18, 2021. Born in Brooklyn, NY on March 8, 1944, Cookie was one of nine children born to the late John and Peggy (Miller) Kane. She was raised and lived in Brooklyn until she moved to Putnam Lake – previously her summer vacation getaway […]


Category Pages are limited to 90 days. Please use the archive page or the search box to find older articles.