Beacon Obituaries

John L. Griffith (1934-2016)

John L. Griffith, 82, of Poughquag, died on Aug. 31, 2016, at The Pines in Poughkeepsie.

John Griffith

John Griffith

Born on July 14, 1934, in Yonkers, John was the son of Howard and Eleanor (Reel) Griffith. He served in the Army National Guard and for 20 years was owner and operator of Garret Storm, Inc., in Beacon until his retirement in 1986. In his retirement, he owned dairy farms in Fultonville and St. Johnsville.

John enjoyed sailing, skiing, frost-bite racing, beekeeping and scuba diving. He was the past president of the Beacon Sloop Club.

John is survived by his daughter, Jeanne Griffith and her boyfriend, Ted Hines of Concord, Mass.; his former wife, Elizabeth Griffith of Poughkeepsie; his nephews, James Griffith and his husband Bob Moylan, and Glenn Griffith and his wife Ellie; his great nephew, Clyde Griffith; his great niece, Alison Savage; and his brother, Howard Griffith of Safety Harbor, R.I.

Memorial donations may be made to Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, 724 Wolcott Ave., Beacon, NY 12508, or

Josephine Scadura (1922-2016)

Josephine Diane Scadura, 94, of Beacon, died on Sept. 5, 2016, at a hospice in Indianapolis.

Josephine Scadura

Josephine Scadura

Born June 24, 1922, in New York City, she was the daughter of Peter and Jenny (Noto) Gallo. Josephine was the former owner of Little Jo’s Corner Store in Beacon and a member of St. John the Evangelist Church and Anthony Solidarity Society.

Survivors include her daughter Karen Easton (Jim) of Indianapolis; granddaughter Alissa Napier (Jason) of Indianapolis, two great-grandchildren and a sister-in-law, Vera Scadura of Albany. Her husband Michael Scadura died in 1998.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 13, at St. John the Evangelist Church, 31 Willow St., with entombment following at Fishkill Rural Cemetery.

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