Beacon Obituaries

Rosina Lindner

Rosina Lindner (1933-2017)

Rosina Frances Lindner, 84, of Beacon and formerly of Poughkeepsie, died Nov. 9, 2017 after a brief illness.

She was born in Poughkeepssie on May 21, 1933, the daughter of Charles and Rosina (Ronghelli-Haight) Padworski. Rosina attended Roosevelt High School and Beacon High School. She was employed by the New York Rubber Corporation and later becoming a homemaker. She was a communicant of St. Joachim’s Church in Beacon.

On June 29, 1957, she married Albert Michael Lindner Jr. at St. Joachim’s. He died in 2015.

Rosina is survived by her children, Pamela Jean Pavelock (Peter) of Beacon and Joseph Lindner (Lidia) of New York City; grandchildren Michael Pavelock (Andrea) of East Nassau, Stephen Pavelock (Cassandra) of Beacon and Julia Lindner of New York City, and great-grandchildren Ryan, Hailey, Jayson and Sophia Pavelock. She also is survived by her brother, Thomas Padworski (Grace) of Wappingers Falls.

Interment at St. Joachim’s will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to Hudson Valley Hospice of Dutchess County (

Michael McCullough

Michael McCullough (1934-2017)

Michael McCullough, 83, a lifelong resident of Beacon, died Nov. 4, 2017, after a long illness.

Born in Beacon on Sept. 1, 1934, Michael was the son of Michael and Ellen (Joyce) McCullough. He attended St. Joachim’s School in Beacon and served in the U.S. Navy as a member of the Seabees. He also was a member of the Knights of Columbus and a devout member of St. Joachim-St. John the Evangelist.

He married Hazel Scoba on June 1, 1957, at Our Lady of Loretto in Cold Spring. They were married for 59 years before her death.

Michael was a carpenter and a member of Local 323 in Beacon. He was proud of the homes he built for his parents and family members and the many projects he worked on within the local community. In retirement, he was always willing to do a home repair or offer a helping hand. He loved elaborate, home-cooked meals, which he enjoyed almost daily. Along with his wife, he enjoyed the beaches of Long Beach Island, New Jersey and, in later years, spent the winter months in Cocoa Beach, Florida.

Mike was proud of his grandchildren and enjoyed spending time with them and was fortunate to have them live close by to see them often.

Survivors include his daughter, Ellen McCullough of Newburgh; his son, Michael McCullough III (Shana); and his grandchildren, Samantha McCullough and Michael McCullough IV, of Beacon; his son, Patrick McCullough (Jessica Paschal), and David Pascal, of Beacon.

A Mass of Christian Burial was offered Nov. 7 at St. Joachim’s. It was officiated retired Monsignor Patrick J. Keenan, a close childhood friend of Mike’s. Burial followed at St. Joachim Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to St. Joachim-St. John the Evangelist Church, 2 Oak St., Beacon, NY 12508 or to the Kaplan Family Hospice Residence in Newburgh.

Bill Supple

Bill Supple (1930-2017)

William F. Supple, 87, Wappinger Falls, died Nov. 4, 2017.

Bill was born in Beacon on Oct. 24, 1930, to Francis and Agnes Supple. The eldest of four children, he graduated from Beacon High School and worked at National Biscuit in Beacon until he enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1951. He served for two years, stationed in Germany as a tank driver in the First Army Tank Armor Division. While there, he represented the Army as a boxer, eventually becoming European light heavyweight champion.

Upon returning to Beacon, he embarked on a professional boxing career while also resuming work at National Biscuit. There he met Agnes Ann Bradley, also of Beacon, who later convinced him to give up boxing if he wanted to marry her. He did, beginning a long career with the state Department of Corrections in Beacon, initially as a prison guard, then advancing to a supervisory role. He also drove a school bus for the Beacon City School System for many years.

Bill and Agnes were married in Beacon on Sept. 11, 1955. They built a home in Wappinger Falls, where they raised their children, Billy and Dawn. Bill was a devoted husband and father, who took great pride in his children’s — and later, grandchildren’s — interests and accomplishments. He retired at age 62 when his first grandchild was born, in order to visit her once a month in Vermont as well as enjoy winters in Florida. He was an avid runner who enjoyed playing golf with his buddies and soaking up the sunshine at his backyard pool.

His five grandchildren adored their “Poppy,” who took an active role in their lives. He and “Nanny” enjoyed baby-sitting them when they were young, celebrating holidays with family, attending their sports, ballet and musical performances.

Agnes died in 2003. Two years later Bill was fortunate to meet his longtime friend and companion, Anne Cole of Poughkeepsie. She kept Bill busy with volunteer work and trips to the city for plays and traveling, and introduced him to a wider circle of friends and family as she also became very familiar with his family. An experienced nurse, she tended to him as he grew ill in recent months.

His family will miss his wonderful sense of humor, wisdom and great stories.

He is survived by his son, William (Bill) F. Supple Jr. (Toni) and his grandchildren: Anna Supple of Oceanside, California; Laura Supple, a student at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore; Rayne Supple, a student at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina; Emily Didylowski, a student at SUNY Brockport; and Molly Didylowski of Poughkeepsie. He also is survived by a brother, Roy Supple of Sebring, Florida.

Bill’s daughter, Dawn Didylowski, died unexpectedly after a brief hospitalization less than a week before his death, but the family is thankful Bill was never made aware of this tragedy before his passing.

A celebration and remembrance will be held at 10 a.m. on Nov. 25 at the Freedom Plains United Presbyterian Church on Route 55 in LaGrange.

Warren Whitlock

Warren Whitlock Jr.

Warren G. Whitlock Jr., 73, of Beacon, died Oct. 20, 2017, with his children and pastor present at St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital in Newburgh.

Warren, the son of Warren G. and Jeanne Pearl (Bess) Whitlock, never forgot his childhood in Hillsboro, Illinois, and enjoyed sharing stories of spending time on his grandparents’ farm. His lifelong love of reading began at the local library, where he read every book they had. He joined drama club in high school, and enjoyed going to plays throughout his life. He graduated from Hillsboro High School in 1962 and MacMurray College in 1966.

Warren approached everything in life – work, travel, family – with an endless energy and a desire to do well. He worked in corporate insurance, becoming a branch manager in Buffalo before retirement. He traveled frequently as part of his job and with his family, wearing them out with his indomitable energy on trips throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, China, Australia and New Zealand. He was in a constant state of motion, wanting to see and do everything.

After retirement, he devoted himself to Christ Church United Methodist Church in Beacon. He served on the board of trustees and was also a committee member on the district and conference levels. For many years, he was an active lay speaker in the district.

Warren is survived by his children, Sterling Whitlock and Cory Whitlock, and his sister, Jennifer. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Nov. 18 at Christ United Methodist Church. Memorial donations may be made to the church.

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