Beacon Obituaries

John “Jack” J. Cahill, Jr. (1934-2016)

John “Jack” J. Cahill, Jr., 82, a longtime resident of Fishkill, died on July 24, 2016, at Calvary Hospice in the Bronx.

Jack Cahill

Jack Cahill

Jack was born in Poughkeepsie on February 17, 1934, the son of the  John J. and Helen E. (Maroney) Cahill. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict from 1951 to 1954 and on May 10, 1958, married Rosemarie McDermott. She died on May 29, 2015. Jack retired from IBM in East Fishkill. He was a life member of the St. Rocco’s Society in Beacon and a life member of the East Hook Sportsmen Association.

Jack is survived by sons Scot Cahill of Chelmsford, Mass. and Mark A. Cahill of Pittsburgh; granddaughter Brandi Fisher; great-grandson Gabriel Cuello; daughter-in-law Judy Cahill of Saratoga Springs; brother James E. Cahill (wife Nina) of Beacon; sisters Jane Rose of Poughquag and Helen C. Nuccitelli (husband Paul) of Beacon; and several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

A funeral service was held on July 28. Memorial donations may be made in Jack’s name to the American Cancer Society (

Frank W. Daum (1987-2016)

Frank William Daum, 28, of Bradenton, Fla., and formerly of Beacon, died on July 20, 2016. He was born on November 29, 1987, and raised in Beacon, the eldest of four sons of Frank G. and Lisa (Barrack) Daum.

Frankie graduated from Beacon High School in 2006 and attended the College of St. Rose and SUNY at Albany. He married Annette Timmerman on June 22, 2013.

Frankie was a role model for his younger brothers, Michael, Nicholas and Anthony Daum, all of Dingmans Ferry, Penn. He made his last trip home in June to celebrate Anthony’s graduation.

He is survived by his parents, brothers and wife, a stepdaughter, Alexa, and her daughter, Lily; grandparents William and Dawn Barrack of Cape Coral, Fla., several aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends. A private service was held in Bradenton and a service for family and friends in Beacon will be scheduled for a later date. The family asks that memorials be made in Frank’s name to the charity of your choice.

Dorothy Germond (1920-2016)

Dorothy Naomi Germond, 95, died after a long illness on July 20, 2016, at Wingate at Beacon. She was born on August 28, 1920, at home on Liberty Street in Beacon, the daughter of Edward Gilbert and Mary (Becker) Germond.

Dorothy Germond

Dorothy Germond

Dorothy resided in Beacon for nearly 96 years. She graduated from Beacon High School in 1938 and attended Spencerian Business School in Newburgh, receiving her certificate in 1939. For 18 years Dorothy was employed at the New York Rubber Company Sales Office in Beacon. In 1961 she accepted a bookkeeping position at the former Matteawan National Bank, then spent 18 years at the Emery & Webb Insurance Agency in Fishkill before retiring.

Dorothy was a lifelong member of First Presbyterian Church in Beacon, where she served in many capacities, including participation in the Dorcas Guild. As a youth, she took pride in the number of pins she earned for perfect Sunday School attendance. Dorothy was also a member of the Beacon Historical Society. Gardening brought her great joy, along with arts and crafts, playing the organ, cooking and baking, the challenge of Wonderword puzzles and reading novels by her favorite author, Danielle Steele.

Dorothy is survived by a number of cousins, including Jeanne Becker Paschal of Beacon. A memorial service was held on July 23, followed by a graveside service at Fishkill Rural Cemetery. Memorial donations in Dorothy’s name may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 50 Liberty St., Beacon, NY 12508.

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