Philipstown Obituaries

Barry Brill (1972-2016)

Barry A. Brill, 44, died on July 20, 2016, at Phelps Memorial Hospital in Sleepy Hollow, surrounded by his family. He was born on March 28, 1972 in Bangor, Maine,  the son of Dianne Lane Putnam. In 2011, Barry married Karin Daley, who survives him.

Barry Brill

Barry Brill

Master Sergeant Brill served in the U.S. Army for the past 22 years, and received a Bronze Star, Army Commendation Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal and other awards. An avid endurance runner and cyclist, he was selected as the Army’s 2006 Male Athlete of the Year. He deployed to Afghanistan in 2012 as a member of the New York Stability Transition Team, where he was Battalion Operations NCO for the 104th MP BN.

Along with his wife, Barry is survived by his children Liam and Sloane; siblings Bruce Brill of Dunnellon, Fla.; Brian Hoffman of Hudson, Fla.; Barbara Trahan of Oakdale, Louisiana, and Earl “Ed” Brill, Jr., of Gardiner, Maine. He also is survived by his mother and father-in-law Thelma and Graham Daley; sister-in-law Linda Daley; and many nieces and nephews.

A funeral service was held on July 25 at Cold Spring Cemetery, followed by military honors. Memorial donations may be made to Barry’s children (checks payable to Karin Brill), c/o McHoul Funeral Home, P.O. Box A, Hopewell Junction, NY 12533.

Edwin Engelsborn, Jr.

Edwin Engelsborn, Jr., 58, of Cold Spring, died on July 22, 2016. Arrangements were by Libby Funeral Home in Beacon.

Diane Laverne Matthew (1930-2016)

Diane Laverne Matthew, 85, died on July 18, 2016, at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York City after a short battle with leukemia.

Diane Matthew

Diane Matthew

A native of California, Diane moved to Cold Spring in 2002, where she very much enjoyed living in the village and making new friends and acquaintances. This chapter followed many others in what would assemble a fascinating life. Fresh out of the University of California at Berkeley in her early 20s, Diane came across Yosemite National Park, where she would work for more than 10 years.

“Working where you are thriving” was a theme that would play out many times in her life — glassblowing in Sweden, learning architecture in St. Thomas or even a stint on a barge in the Panama Canal. New York City was also a favorite, where she pursued a life in design and ikebana while living on the Upper West Side and Brooklyn Heights.

She returned to California to raise a son, sharing with him all the adventures within reach of San Francisco. Diane loved to connect with new people and learn from them all — she will be sorely missed. She is survived by her son, Craig Matthew, daughter-in-law Edwina and grandchildren William, Genevieve and Eloise, all of Australia.


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