In Memory Of
Woodbury Field and Stream Club, Inc.
Donald R. O'Dell passed away on Sunday, January 10, 2021 at his home in Highland Mills, NY. He was 85 years old. Son of the late Marion Sniffen and Robert O'Dell, he was born on January 19, 1935 in Peekskill, NY. Donald R. O'Dell has been described by many as a "gentle giant", and a "true gentleman". He was a 42-year employee of Con Edison, starting as a lineman, and ending as an Overhead Supervisor. A resident of Highland Mills, NY since 1964, he was one of the initial purchasers of new homes on Hickory Street. He was a member of the Woodbury Field & Stream Club as a past president and vice president; a member of the Woodbury Fire Dept. as a Fire Policeman; the Woodbury chapter of the Boy Scouts as a troop leader; and he was a ready volunteer for any organization that asked, including Meals-On-Wheels. As an usher for St. Patrick's Church, Donald was regularly seen at either the eleven or twelve o'clock Masses with his wife Joan who predeceased him in March 2008. From 2008 until Sunday, January 10, 2021, Donald missed his wife every day and peacefully joined her from his home after all his children and grandchildren had the opportunity to say goodbye on Saturday, January 9th. He will be sadly missed by all those who had the privilege of knowing him.
Paquale Giacobbe (Charlie Jacobs)
Pasquale (Charlie) Giacobbe passed away Saturday, January 16, 2021 at age 86 at Hackensack Meridian Hospital in Hackensack, NJ where he had been residing with his daughter Anne Giacobbe. He was the beloved husband of the late Elizabeth “Betty” Giacobbe Pizzonia. He was the son of the late Angelo Jacobs and Anna Fanelli Jacobs of Hammonton, NJ. Pasquale was born in Hammonton, NJ, later moving to Florida and graduating from Miami Jackson High School. He attended Florida State University (FSU) on a football scholarship, graduated in 1956 with a B.S. in Social Welfare, and was a member of the Cardinal Newman Society. He later attended graduate school at Fordham University in The Bronx. Pasquale had an intimate relationship with God and the Catholic Church was always a guiding presence in his life. He was an eucharistic minister, usher, and devoted member of the St. Patrick's Parish in Highland Mills, NY. In addition, he was a member of The Holy Name Society, Rosary Altar Society, and Knights of Columbus wherever he lived. He was also a member of the Dante Club of Fresno, Italian American Society, and Woodbury Field & Stream Club. He was a Boy Scout Pack Leader as well as a Little League and Pop Warner Football Coach. For most of his adult life, Pasquale worked for the State of New York in the Division of Parole and several special task forces. He became a member of the “Second Chance Club” after surviving being shot on duty in 1982. In retirement, Pasquale and Betty enjoyed living near their children and grandchildren in Fresno, CA as well as Kings Park, NY, and most recently Pasquale resided in Stuart, FL and East Rutherford, NJ. He will live on in the hearts of his family and friends who loved him.
Anthony “Tinny” Capriglione
Anthony J. Capriglione, also known as "Tinny" passed away Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at Orange Regional Medical Center in Wallkill, NY. He was 92 years old. Anthony drove a tanker truck for M&W for 28 years and worked the last 17 years of his career as a mechanic for the Town of Woodbury. Although a hard-working man, his main priority was always his family. He was a Navy Veteran serving during both the World War II and the Korean War. He enjoyed the outside, was an avid hunter and fisherman and excelled at baseball and bowling. He was a member of The Woodbury Field and Stream Club, where he held many office positions including president. He was a member of the VFW 8858, and The American Legion Town of Woodbury Post 779, as well as a life member of the NRA.
William J. Kopchak passed away Thursday, July 5, 2018 at Florida Memorial Medical Center in Ormond Beach, FL. He was 91 years old. William, a retired Carpenter with the Carpenters Local #290 out of Hauppauge, NY, was a proud Veteran of the U.S. Navy and served during World War II. He was a member of American Legion Mulligan Eden Post #1573 in Harriman, a member of VFW Post #8858 in Harriman, a member of Woodbury Field and Stream Club, and a member of St. Anastasia Church of Harriman. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 12th at Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush, Inc. Funeral Home, 117 Maple Avenue, Monroe, NY with an American Legion Service at 7 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 1 p.m. on Friday, July 13th at St. Anastasia Shrine Church, 21 N. Main Street, Harriman, NY. Interment will follow in St. Anastasia Cemetery, Harriman, NY.
Elwood “Woody” Schuck
Woody was born January 30, 1935 in Hempstead, NY. A Long Island Fisherman at heart, Woody was a jack of all trades. He faced every challenge that life threw at him head on; only one defeating him: his third and final bout with cancer. Woody was a long term “Senior” member of the Club, he was an Art teacher at Suffern High School and retired after 25 years. He took his love of excavating to the next level when he retired from teaching and started his own excavating business: E.J. Schuck Construction Corp., which he proudly ran with his two sons. Woody led a very active busy life. If he wasn't out chopping wood, he may have been designing and welding large steel sculptures. Several of his sculptures were on display at Storm King Art Center, Mount Aramah Exhibition and the Art Expo in NYC. Woody designed and fabricated several highly efficient and attractive wood stoves for family members. He was an avid skeet shooter, having been NYS Senior champion in 1998, as well as winning many local tournaments for over 50 years. Although, he loved many things, nothing was more loved than his family. Visitation will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, December 10th at Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush, Inc. Funeral Home, 117 Maple Avenue, Monroe, NY 10950. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Monday, December 11th at Sacred Heart Church, 26 Still Road, Monroe, NY. Interment will follow in Orange County Veteran's Memorial Cemetery, Goshen, NY.
Bernard “Sonny” Quercia
Sonny was born April 29, 1935 in New York City, the son of Dominick Richard Quercia and Madeline D'Ambrosio Quercia. He served in the United States Army. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Cardinal Egan Council, Highland Mills, was a parishioner and former usher of St. Patrick's Church in Highland Mills, & was a member of Woodbury Field & Stream. He loved to spend time with his children and grandchildren. He owned Sonny's Home Improvements in Highland Mills for over 30 years and retired in 2008.
James Anthony Paglianti of Manasquan, NJ formerly of Pearl River, NY passed away on Sunday, January 8, 2017 at the age of 77. James was born to Anthony and Rita (Hussey) Paglianti on June 24, 1939 in the Bronx, NY. He was married to the love of his life, Renee (Nester) Paglianti, for 55 years. He served proudly in the Army National Guard. James was an avid hunter and fisherman as well as a member of the Shelter Rock Gun Club and the NRA.
John Finkle passed away peacefully on February 1, 2017 with his wife, Inez by his side. Known to many of his friends as "Bigfoot", John was a lifelong skilled hunter and fisherman who won many competitions and would frequently share his bounty and catch. He was a member of Woodbury Field & Stream and knew all the best local hunting spots. John enjoyed salmon fishing up North, deep sea fishing, and the Jersey Shore where he would soak up the sun and boogie board. Condolences can be sent to his home at 2726 State Rte 209 Wurtsboro NY 12790.
Edward F. Devlin, Jr.
Edward F. Devlin, Jr., a 50-year resident of Monroe, NY, passed away on Thursday, April 28, 2016 at Orange Regional Medical Center with his loving family by his side. Ed was retired FDNY Ladder 34 out of Manhattan. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Army, a member of NYC Retired Firefighters Association of Orange County, a member of FDNY Emerald Society, Monroe-Chester Sportsman’s Club, and a member of Woodbury Field & Stream. His pride and many joys were his children, grandchildren and his sons and daughters-in-law. He loved to hunt and fish and go to breakfast with the retired “lads” from the Fire Dept. Visitation will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 1st, ,2016 at Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush, Inc. Funeral Home, 117 Maple Avenue, Monroe, NY. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday, May 2nd , 2016 at St. Anastasia Parish Church, Route 17M, Harriman, NY. Interment will follow in St. Anastasia Cemetery, Harriman, NY.
Duane Allen Prackelt
Duane Allen Prackelt of Newburgh, NY unexpectedly entered into eternal rest on December 20, 2014 at home. He was 67 years old. Duane was an avid hunter and fisherman, passing his love of the outdoors to his children and grandchildren. He was a Lifetime member of the NRA and was actively involved with many hunting clubs, including the Walden Sportsman’s Club, Black Rock Fish and Game Club, Woodbury Field and Stream Club and the Tri-County Archers.
William M. Kopchack
William M. “Billy” Kopchak, a lifelong resident of the area, passed away, Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at Orange Regional Medical Center, Wallkill, NY. He was 65 years old. Son of William J. Kopchak and the late Gertrude Pilgrim Kopchak, he was born June 18, 1949 in Newburgh, NY. Billy was an Installer/Repairman with Frontier Communications of Monroe, NY and retired in 2001. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Navy serving during Vietnam, and was a member of Woodbury Field and Stream Club, a member of American Legion Mulligan-Eden Post #1573 of Harriman, and a member of V.F.W. Post #8858 of Harriman.
Richard Hefner of Greenwood Lake, a retired detective with the N.Y. City Police Department, died on Friday October 18, 2013 in St. Anthony's Hospital in Warwick. He was 71. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp serving from 1963-1969. Rich was a member of the Woodbury Field & Stream Club of Highland Mills, NY for three years.
George J. Leonido, a forty-three year resident of the area, passed away Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital, Newburgh, NY, at the age of 81. George was retired from the FDNY-Ladder 4, New York, NY; he was a life member of Highland Mills Fire Company; a member of the Woodbury Community Association; a member of Woodbury Field & Stream of Highland Mills, NY; a former custodian with Holy Rosary Church of Greenwood Lake, NY and he was a parishioner of St. Patrick's Church, Highland Mills, NY.
Joe Kopchak was a life member of the WFSC having some 60 years in the Club. He was a life long resident of Central Valley, a hobbyist, sportsman, and Civil War buff. Joe worked for Highland Telephone Co., as a supervisor, then continued with Frontier and retired there from after approximately 40 years. Joe also worked for Smith and Strebel Co., doing appliance repair. Joe was very active in the Highland Mills Catholic church and a regular parishioner. Joe served on the Club's Board of Directors for some 30 years, and rose to the level of Vice President when he passed away in 2011.
Frank was a World War II veteran, and a POW in a German camp for two years, thankfully liberated by the US troops in 1944. Frank worked for the Town of Monroe for 28 years as a heavy equipment operator and retired some 20 years ago. He was a life member of the WFSC since 1952 and a life member of the Central Valley Fire Co. He was 89 when he passed, and was waked at Smith Seaman Quackenbush in Monroe, and buried at the Highland Mills Cemetery.
John Lee of Harriman, a lifelong resident of the area, passed away Friday, September 21, 2012. He was an active sportsmen and fly fisherman. John retired as a Switch Technician from Frontier Communications, Monroe, NY, he was a parishioner of St. Anastasia Church, Harriman, a member of Woodbury Field & Stream Club for 45 years of service, a life member of Harriman Engine Co. #1, over 50 years of service with American Legion Mulligan Eden Post #1573, and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force serving during Korea.
Mario Benvenuto Sr. of Mario's Restaurant in Highland Mills, a thirty-three year resident of the area, passed away Wednesday, July 11, 2012. Mario was the owner of Mario's Restaurant in Highland Mills, NY, he was a member of Woodbury Field & Stream for 40+ years, a member of the N.R.A. and a veteran of the U.S. Marine's serving during Vietnam.