OBITUARIES: Rio, Gabriel, Brandow, Whiffen

James Rio

VALATIE—Brother James Rio, 77, a member of the Congregation of Holy Cross, passed away December 5, 2016 at St. Joseph Center.

Born and raised in New Britain, CT, he entered Holy Cross after high school and first professed his vows as a religious Brother August 23, 1959. His first assignments were to teach at St. Thomas Aquinas School in Brooklyn and then at Our Lady of Mount Carmel in the Bronx. From 1965 to 1973, Br. Rio served as a teacher, administrator and religious superior in Holy Cross ministries in Uganda. Twice he was assigned to Holy Cross High School, Flushing, 1974 to 1982 and 2011 to 2013. His longest assignment, 15 years, was to Notre Dame High School, West Haven, CT, 1982 to 1997. In his later years, he served as a computer skills instructor at educational ministries of Catholic Charities in New York. Read more…

OBITUARIES: Pearce, Langhirt

Ann Morris Pearce (1935 – 2016)

CANAAN—Ann Morris Pearce died peacefully at her home in Canaan, November 25, 2016. She was diagnosed as having a non-small cell carcinoma of the lung in January 2016. Her husband, David, who provided care for her was at her side. They were able to spend the month of August in Aix-en-Provence, France.

She was born in Alliance, Ohio, October 29, 1935, to Helen and Evan Morris. She attended Mount Union College in Alliance and graduated from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Read more…

OBITUARIES: Wilson, Race

Leonard W. Wilson (1934 – 2016)

PHILMONT—Heaven opened its arms November 29, 2016 and welcomed home Leonard W. Wilson, 82, of Ghent.

He passed away peacefully surrounded by the loves of his life: his beloved wife of 61 years, Barbara; his son, Leonard (Sallie) and his daughter, Terry (Gary). Read more…

OBITUARIES: Brenner, Rustick, Balint, Tiano, Shufelt, Chiusano, Ryan, Faulkner, Payne, Slonczewski

Wanda P. Brenner (1923 – 2016)

GHENT—Wanda P. Brenner, 93, of Hudson and Ghent died Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at Whittier Nursing Home. Born March 12, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Josephine Peters.

Mrs. Brenner was a seamstress and devoted member of St. Mary’s Church in Hudson. She was the widow of Julius P. Brenner, who died April 27, 2003. Read more…