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Fanelli, Joseph  
Joseph Daniel "AJoe" Fanelli Highland - Joseph Daniel "AJoe" Fanelli, 23, of Salk Drive, Highland passed away at home on Thursday evening, September 15th, 2016, losing an immense struggle with an addiction. Joseph was born in Poughkeepsie, NY on November 11th, 1992, a son of Deacon Marc L. Fanelli of Highland, and Karen (Muir) Mazzella, and her husband Leo, of Poughkeepsie. Joseph loved hunting and fishing in the Hudson Valley, and enjoyed playing the guitar. He especially loved being with family. He is survived by two brothers, Daniel and Dominick Fanelli, his uncle Eric and his wife Heather, Fanelli, and their children, Victoria and Samantha Fanelli, his aunt Marie, and her husband Joe, Russo, and their children, Joseph, Michael and Concetta, all of Highland, and his maternal grandparents, Thomas and Albena "Bea" Muir of Poughkeepsie, and Leo and Donna Mazzella of Marlboro. He is also survived by many aunts and uncles, great-aunts, great-uncles, and cousins. He is predeceased by his paternal grandparents, Frank and Victoria Fanelli. Friends will be received from 4 pm to 8 pm on Monday at the Gilpatric-VanVliet Funeral Home, 339 Broadway (Rt. 9W), Ulster Park, Town of Esopus. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 am, Tuesday at St. Augustine Church, Main St, Highland, Fr. Thomas L. Lutz, celebrant. Interment will follow in the family plot at St. Peter's Cemetery, Poughkeepsie. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests the kind gesture of "Paying it Forward" in memory of Joseph. To send an expression of condolence, or for directions, visit Joseph's Book of Memories: www.GVVFH.com
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Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal from Sept. 18 to Sept. 20, 2016
Felix, Selma J.  
Selma J. Felix Poughkeepsie - Selma J Felix, 81, of Poughkeepsie, New York passed away on Friday, August 26, 2016 after a long illness, Selma was born in Manhattan, New York on May 16, 1935. She lived a long successful life. She sang like a Mockingbird. As many of you know mom had a musical career in her early days, which included singing on live TV, at weddings, and at church. She sang so sweetly, that she enticed the love of her life, Richard Felix, with song. Together she and her jazz musician Richard fell in love, played music,married, and raise a family. Selma was surrounded by love and her family as she took her last breath, and went with our Lord to her next journey. Selma is survived by her children Richard Felix of New Hampshire, and Michael Felix and his wife Crystal of Worcester, Massachusetts, Claudette Ramirez and her husband Raul of High Point, North Carolina, Patricia Felix of Poughkeepsie New York, Stacey Thomas and her husband Kevin of Poughkeepsie New York, her sister in law Lydia Clark and brother in law, Paul Felix both of Hempstead, NY, and several loving grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by a daughter, Danise Felix in 1991, and her husband, Richard Felix in 2007.
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Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal on Sept. 18, 2016
Fisher-Hertz, Kyle  
Kyle Fisher-Hertz LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Kyle Fisher-Hertz, a devoted father and loving son, grandson, brother, and uncle, died Sept. 20 in Las Vegas. He was 26 and had been battling addiction for several years. Kyle was born on June 28, 1990 at Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck, NY. He was educated in Highland, NY from nursery school through graduating from Highland High School in 2008. He attended Binghamton University in New York from 2008 to 2010, majoring in creative writing. In 2011 and 2012 he served as a tutor-instructor in an inner city elementary school in Seattle for the Americorps City Year program. He was voted by his peers at City Year to be their graduation speaker. Kyle was fluent in Spanish and traveled to the Dominican Republic in 2007 to help build a home in a rural village for Habitat for Humanity. From 2005 to 2008 he performed standup comedy at clubs in New York City, Las Vegas, Beacon and Poughkeepsie. He also performed on television shows in Los Angeles. He held numerous jobs, from soda jerk at an ice cream shop, to Hertz car rental sales associate, to ditch digger in the Las Vegas heat. In 2013, Kyle was accepted at the University of Washington, where he planned to major in biology and neuroscience. He left college to address his addiction issues, and for the next four years was enrolled in several drug rehabilitation programs in Massachusetts and California. He helped many fellow addicts achieve sobriety and had been in recovery for most of 2016 before his final relapse killed him. In 2014, his daughter, Magdalene "Maggie" Jean Cockrell, was born in Orange, CA. He is also survived by his partner, Amber Cockrell, of Las Vegas; his mother and her wife, Lanette and Renee Sweeney, of South Hadley, MA; his father, Lawrence A. Hertz, of Highland, NY; his sister, Jamie Fisher-Hertz, of Chicago; his sister and her husband, Amy and Brian Gonzalez; his nephews, Julian and Logan Gonzalez; his grandmother, Gail Perry, of Las Vegas; cousins Joshua and Cathy Hertz, of Astoria, and Daniel and Beth Hertz, of Silver Spring, MD, his uncle and aunt, John and Gevene Hertz, of Copenhagen, Denmark, and several second cousins and other loving relatives and friends. Kyle was an avid skier and loved rock climbing. He climbed and skied Mt. Rainer in Washington state. He also loved ping pong, Texas Hold 'Em, and weight lifting. He regularly defeated anyone who dared to play him in Scrabble and left multiple online games half-finished when he died. He was an avid reader of modern fiction, and non-fiction books on science and psychology. His favorite author was David Foster Wallace. He loved Game of Thrones, Arrested Development and watching Seinfeld and Phillies games with his dad. Last year, he moved to California and became very close with his daughter. He loved wrestling with her, throwing her in the air, giving her under-doggies on the swing, swimming with her, reading to her, drawing funny faces with her, and snuggling her to sleep. We will celebrate Kyle's life at a memorial service Saturday at 1 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Poughkeepsie, 67 S Randolph. A reception will follow at the Sunnybrook Clubhouse on Toc Drive in Highland at 4 pm. Everyone who shared our love for Kyle is welcome. In lieu of flowers, please donate to a fund we are establishing to provide for Maggie's future. You may send checks to Lanette Fisher-Hertz at 11 Boynton Ave., South Hadley, MA 01075 or contribute online through a Go Fund Me account at www.gofundme.com/kylefisherhertz .
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Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal on Sept. 24, 2016
Fitzpatrick, Dennis  
Fitzpatrick, Dennis J.., 68, of Hyde Park, NY died on September 15, 2016. Arrangements under the direction of the SWEET'S FUNERAL HOME, Route 9, Hyde Park ( www.sweetsfuneralhome.com ), 845-229-2624.
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Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal from Sept. 17 to Sept. 20, 2016
Fitzpatrick, Dennis J.  
Dennis J. Fitzpatrick Hyde Park - Dennis J. Fitzpatrick, 68, a lifelong area resident, died peacefully at home on Thursday, September 15, 2016 with family by his side. Born January 22, 1948 in Poughkeepsie, he was the son of the late James and Betty Griffen Fitzpatrick. He was a school bus driver for the Poughkeepsie City School District for many years until his retirement. Dennis was an avid hunter and fisherman, an accomplished drummer (he played in many bands in the area), and he liked to draw and was a talented artist. Dennis was also an avid NY Giants and NY Mets fan. On October 10, 1987, in Poughkeepsie, Dennis married the former Sandra E. Bolde. Mrs. Fitzpatrick currently resides at their home in Hyde Park. In addition to his wife, Dennis is survived by his son, Stephen Anspach, and his wife, Dawn, of Poughkeepsie; daughter, Robin Ball, and her husband, Jeff, of Catskill; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, especially: Laken "Princess" Burns, and her husband, William; Shawn "Hunter Two Eyes" Anspach, and his fianceé, Jessica Raymo; Kristianna "Pebbles" Powers; Stephen Anspach, Jr., and his wife, Cindy; Brandee and Matthew Anspach; Cody Nassball; William Grega; and David Soddano, Jr.; sister, Susan Grega, of Kingston; sister, Karen Doughty, and her husband, Dwayne, of Hopewell Junction; sister, Laura Powell, and her husband, Charles, of Poughkeepsie; brother-in-law, Floyd Bolde, and his wife, Maryann; many nieces and nephews; many cousins; and two "sons" (he considered as his own), Jeff Engwiller and David Swartz. Dennis was predeceased by his parents, and one great-niece, Shaelynn Jane. In keeping with Dennis' wishes, cremation has taken place. Memorial calling hours will be on Wednesday, September 21st from 2-6pm at Sweet's Funeral Home, Route 9, Hyde Park. A celebration of his life will be held at 5pm. In lieu of flowers, Dennis' family respectfully requests memorial donations be made to Deer Search, PO Box 853, Pleasant Valley, NY 12569 (Phone: 845-227-5099, Web: www.deersearch.org ). To send an online condolence, or for directions, please visit the website, www.sweets funeralhome.com .
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Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal on Sept. 18, 2016
Fromme, Ferdinand  
Fromme, Ferdinand 80, of Putnam Valley, NY died on September 18, 2016. Arrangements under the direction of the McHoul Funeral Home, Inc., 845-221-2000.
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Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal from Sept. 20 to Sept. 22, 2016
Fryar Sr., Isaac P.  
Isaac P. Fryar, Sr. Rocky Mount, NC - Mr. Isaac P. Fryar, Sr. 88, passed on Friday, 9/16/16 at Nash General Hospital in Rocky Mount, NC. Visitation will be Friday, 9/23/16 from 6-7pm at the Lea & Pope Funeral Home chapel, 215 S. McDaniel St, Enfield, North Carolina 27823. Service will be Saturday, 9/24/16 1:00pm at Mt. Zion AME Church, 11015 Taylors Bridge Hwy in Magnolia, NC 28453 Delway and burial following at the church cemetery. Condolences are welcomed by the family! Isaac Prince Fryar, Sr. was born to the late James and Mattie (King) Fryar on November 5, 1927 in Sampson County, NC. He was their first son born of 11 children. He received his education in Sampson County, NC where he attended Garland High School. His job - along with other brothers and sisters - was to work alongside his father as a sharecropper. As such, he was familiar with picking cotton, harvesting tobacco, and growing other crops. Church life was very important in the Fryar family, so they attended regularly right here at Mt. Zion A.M.E. Zion Church - Magnolia, NC. Isaac met his soul-mate, Doris Mae Merritt, at church. He desired to make a better life for himself and expected this could happen if he moved out of the south. He set his sights on the state of New York. On November 18, 1951 Isaac and Doris were married in Dillon, SC; he was 23 and she was 18 years of age. Isaac kept his promise and moved the family to an apple farm in Ulster Park, NY within a couple years. Reaching back to relatives still in the south, he made several journeys back to Sampson County to transport brothers, sisters, cousins, friends, and parents to a better life in New York. Eventually, the family settled in Poughkeepsie, NY where several family members still reside today. Isaac enjoyed taking family vacations in his "Ford Econoline" camper van. He also had a fondness for dogs and enjoyed playing the guitar. He did carpentry work, loved painting homes, and owned a business called "Isaac's Hobby Shop". Some of his workmanship includes a sun room, garages, tool sheds, dog/bird houses, chair restoration projects, picnic tables, screen houses, and a wooden vanity table set which his daughter cherishes to this day. Isaac and his brother Freddie built his daughter's wedding well and donated it afterward for future couples to use. During his lifetime, Isaac rendered faithful and dedicated service at Smith Metropolitan A.M.E. Zion Church in Poughkeepsie NY, Talbot Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church in Pensacola FL, St. John A.M.E. Zion Church in Rocky Mount NC and finally Mt. Zion A.M.E. Zion Church. He has served as a Class Leader, Steward and Trustee Board member, church van chauffeur, sung in several male choirs and quartet groups, and was an Honorary Life Member of the Women's Home and Overseas Missionary Society. He was a family man with hard work ethics. He retired as a Pressman for Alfa Laval Separator Company in Poughkeepsie, NY after 31 years of service. Isaac leaves to cherish his memory a wife of 64 years, Doris M. Fryar; sons, Isaac P. Fryar, Jr. of Poughkeepsie, NY; Michael A. Fryar of Van Nuys, CA; daughters, Diane F. Ingram of Fayetteville, NC; Sandra E. Summons and husband Donald of Clinton, MD; brothers, Freddie H. Fryar of Enfield, NC; Leon F. Fryar of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; sisters, Gretchen M. Daise and Blondie E. Atily of Poughkeepsie, NY; Cletha M. Bryant and her husband Otha of the Bronx, NY; Patricia Cooper and husband Adrian of Erwin, NC; two grandchildren, Col. Kevin Williams; Danielle Summons, and a host of nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, Edward L. Fryar; Carlie Fryar; sisters, Mary J. Patterson; Lucille Merritt.
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Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal on Sept. 21, 2016
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