Beacon Obituaries

Chip Haight

Chip Haight (1962-2017)

Robert Glenn “Chip” Haight, 55, of Beacon, died of brain cancer on Oct. 14, 2017, surrounded by his family.

He was born in Beacon on Feb. 6, 1962, to Robert and Barbara (Heady) Haight, and grew up there. He enjoyed spending time with friends, playing basketball, Little League and Pop Warner football, which deemed him a Rams fan for life.

While attending Beacon High School, he became a junior custodian with his lifelong friend, Michael Sylvester. After graduating, Chip became a New York State Corrections officer, retiring after 35 years of service. He also started a roofing-and-siding company with his friend Mike.

Chip married Gina Marie in 1994, and they had two sons. He was a dedicated family man. He took lots of vacations, which always included fun and plenty of mini-golf. He coached Babe Ruth baseball, basketball, and football for both his children. Chip and Gina were divorced in 2010. That same year, Chip married Patricia B. Weir.

Chip was a member of St. Rocco’s and the Knights of Columbus. Golf was his passion, and he also was president of the Green Haven and Fishkill league. He also enjoyed playing poker and managed to run to a casino every now and then. Chip was an avid weight-lifter and enjoyed driving his Camaro and hitting Seaside Heights, New Jersey, once in a while.

Besides his mother and wife, Chip is survived by his sons, Ryan Robert Haight and Aaron David Haight. He also is survived by his brother, Glenn Portman (Nina Velez) of Wappingers Falls; his sister, Jeanine Haight of Beacon; and the mother of his sons, Gina Haight of Marlboro.

Services will be held Oct. 17 from 2 to 7 p.m. at Libby Funeral Home in Beacon. A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. on Oct. 18 at the Good Will Church in Montgomery.

Memorial donations may be made to the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation or the Good Will Church in New Paltz.

Robert Tucciarello

Robert Tucciarello (1957-2017)

Robert Tucciarello, 60, of Wappingers Falls, died Oct. 14, 2017, at Kaplan Family Hospice Residence in Newburgh, with his wife at his side.

Robert was born in the Bronx on May 24, 1957, the son of Carmine and Helen (Silverman) Tucciarello. He married Louisa Presta on April 28, 1979.

Robert was a mason for Metro-North Railroad in Beacon and also a member of the St. Rocco’s Society in Beacon. He was an avid fisherman and wrestling fan.

Besides his wife and mother, he is survived by his son, Robert Carmine Tucciarello (Nikki) of Poughkeepsie; his brothers Donald Tucciarello (MaryAnn) of Monroe, Richard Tucciarello (Angola) of the Bronx; his sister, Laura Abbate (Anthony) of the Bronx, and three grandchildren; Aislynn, Dominik and Niko.

Funeral services were held Oct. 16 at DiDonato Funeral Service in Marlboro.

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