Beacon Obituaries

Theodore Bowles

Theodore Bowles (1920-2017)

Theodore G. Bowles, 96, of Beacon, died Feb. 10, 2017, at Vassar Brothers’ Medical Center in Poughkeepsie.

Born in Beacon on May 18, 1920, he was the son of George Bowles and Mary E. Woody Shelton. He married Anna May Cobbs, who died before him.

A U.S. Army veteran who served in World War II, Theodore was a retired diesel mechanic for the Wappingers Central School District. He also was the first African-American commander of American Legion Post 203 in Beacon, a life member of the VFW in Beacon and a member of St. James AME Zion Church in Beacon.

His survivors include three children: James T. McBee of Sewell, New Jersey, Theodore C. Bowles of Plattsburgh and Dawna Bowles of Fishkill, as well as 11 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter.

A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Feb. 18 at the St. James AME Zion Church, 23 Academy St., Beacon, with interment at Fishkill Rural Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

William Komisar

William Komisar (1960-2017)

William Philip “Billy” Komisar, 56, formerly of Beacon, died on Feb. 13, 2017, at MidHudson Regional Hospital in Poughkeepsie.

Billy was born in Beacon on Aug. 13, 1960, the son of William and Pauline Komisar. He was a former union carpenter for the Carpenters and Joiners Local No. 323 before founding the Carpenters Disciples, a residential and commercial construction business he managed for 20 years.

He is survived by his former wife, Robin Corneyea, and their two daughters, Casandra Komisar and Kristian Anderson (Kevin). He is also survived by his grandchildren, Dionte and Jason Komisar.

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