Beacon Obituaries

Dick Freud

Dick Freud (1930-2017)

Richard “Dick” Freud, 86, of Pearl River, died June 21, 2017, at the Joe Raso Hospice Residence in New City. Among his survivors is a daughter, Susanne Shand, of Beacon.

Dick was born in Queens on Aug. 15, 1930, to Emanuel and Emily Freud. An Army veteran, he retired in 1993 after 33 years as a New York City police officer.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Rita Freud; his children, Susanne Shand (Bill) of Beacon; Cathleen Peslak (Richard) of Highland Lakes, New Jersey; Michael Freud (Kathy) of Amherst, New Hampshire; Richard Freud of Pearl River (Eileen); Matthew Freud (Nancy) of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts; and 12 grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated June 27 at St. Margaret R. C. Church in Pearl River, with burial in Mahwah, New Jersey. Memorial donations may be sent to the Joe Raso Hospice Residence, 415 Buena Vista Road, New City, NY 10956.

Dolores Hansen

Dolores Hansen (1942-2017)

Dolores A. Hansen, 74, a longtime resident of Beacon, died June 24, 2017, at Elant at Fishkill.

Dolores was born in Mount Kisco on Sept. 6, 1942, the daughter of Douglas Finch and Ruth (Sidote) Nightingale. She worked as a nurse, including at Highland Hospital in Beacon.

Dolores is survived by her children, Edward James Hansen and Karen Joans of Hopewell Junction, Sharon A. Hansen of Kingston, Signa Linehan (Michael) of Pembroke, Maine, and Shannon Weller (Thomas) of Marlboro, as well as 13 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

A funeral service was held June 27 at the Halvey Funeral Home in Beacon.

Bob Schlegel

Robert Schlegel (1938-2017)

Robert G. “Bob” Schlegel, 79, a lifelong resident of Beacon, died June 21, 2017 at St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital in Newburgh.

Bob was born in Beacon on Jan. 5, 1938, the son of George and Margaret (Thomaselli) Schlegel. He graduated from Beacon High School and in 1956 enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1956. He was honorably discharged in 1960.

In Beacon, he was a longtime football and boxing coach and once ran for mayor. He was a member of the Beacon High School Athletic Hall of Fame, a member of St. Rocco’s Society and a parishioner of St. Joachim-St. John the Evangelist Church. An electrician, he owned several businesses in Beacon and worked for the Beacon City School District as an electrician for a time. He loved hunting, fishing and watching a boxing match.

Bob is survived by his daughter, Bobbi-Ann Resek, and his grandchildren, Hunter and Austyn.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held June 24 at St. Joachim Church, with burial with military honors at St. Joachim Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice.


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