Philipstown Obituaries

Joy Hustis (1941-2016)

Julia A. “Joy” Hustis, 75, of Nelsonville, died on Sept. 8, 2016, at her residence. She was born in Riverside, N.J., on March 2, 1941.

Joy graduated in 1958 from Camden Catholic High School in Cherry Hill, N.J., then attended secretarial school in Philadelphia. Upon graduation she joined the RCA Service Company as an executive secretary. She later retired from Lockheed Martin as a technical documentation editor. She enjoyed gardening, bowling and cooking.

Joy enrolled in more than a dozen clinical trials with the Center of Excellence for Parkinson’s Disease Research at the University of Pennsylvania, including two Deep Brain Stimulation surgeries, to help advance treatments.

Her survivors include her husband of 53 years, Donald A. Hustis; three daughters, Janice (Andy) Mansur of Lititz, Penn.; Susan (David) Sheilds of Grasonville, Md. and Patti (Chris) Gawronski of North Richland Hills, Texas; a brother, George Walthy of Pennsville, N.J.; and eight grandchildren: Ashley, Brendan, Devon, David, Christian, Kelly, Jillian and Jack.

Funeral services took place on Sept. 12 at the Clinton Funeral Home in Cold Spring, with interment in the family plot at Cold Spring Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (

Patrick Lahey (1987-2016)

Patrick Lahey, 29, of Saratoga Springs, died on Sept. 11, 2016, at Saratoga Hospital. Born in Poughkeepsie on August 27, 1987, he was the son of Terrence and Constance Lahey. In addition to his parents, siblings, wife and infant son, he is survived by his grandfather, Francis J. Lahey of Cold Spring. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you have a Mass offered in Patrick’s name.

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