Fred Cook (1940-2018)

Frederic W. Cook, 77, died in early April at his home in Cortlandt Manor, surrounded by his family. He was a board member of the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival in Garrison from 2013 until his death.

Born Dec. 15, 1940 in Philadelphia, he was the son of Fredric Thomas and Althea (Fellows) Cook. He grew up in Syracuse and attended Dartmouth before serving in the U.S. Marines. He married Sara Jasper.

He entered the business world in 1966, joining the executive and employee benefit compensation firm, Towers, Perrin, Forster and Crosby, in New York City. In 1973, he established Frederic W. Cook & Co., with executive compensation as its sole focus. By the time he retired in 2013, the firm had grown to 80 employees in seven offices.

Besides his work with HVSF, Fred was a founding member of the Achilles Track Club for runners with disabilities and a member of the Defense Department’s Business Board from 2002 to 2013. He became an Eagle Scout at age 14 and he began climbing the Adirondack High Peaks, eventually becoming an official 46er in 1983.

Besides his wife of 54 years, he is survived by their three daughters and their spouses and three granddaughters. He also is survived his siblings John Cook, Darryl McLean and Susan Hoopled. Interment will be in the cemetery in Lafayette, New York, with six earlier generations of Cooks. Memorial contributions may be made to Achilles International ( or the Adirondack Council (

Duke D’Angelo (1952-2018)

Orlando C. “Duke” D’Angelo Jr., 65, of Fishkill and formerly of Cold Spring, died May 1, 2018, at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie.

Born in Peekskill on June 14, 1952, he was the son of Orlando and Joan (Tompkins) D’Angelo. On Dec. 19, 1987, he married Laurie Goodrich in Cold Spring. He was employed as an engineer at Extended Stay Hotel in Fishkill and was an avid Yankee and Giants fan. He also enjoyed his Daily News.

Besides his wife, he is survived by his sons, Eddie D’Angelo (Alexandra) of Lawrenceville, Georgia, and Jason D’Angelo (Melanie) of Homestead, Florida, a sister, Lisa Killmer (Michael) of Beacon, five grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

A service with military honors was held on May 4 at Delehanty Funeral Home in Wappingers Falls.

Sister Mary Kinsinger (1934-2018)

Sister Mary Kinsinger, 83, a Franciscan Sister of the Atonement, died at Graymoor on April 29, 2018. She was an Atonement Missionary for 65 years.

She was born in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania, on July 3, 1934, to Henry and Anastasia (Mencavage) Kinsinger.

She is survived by two sisters, Isabel Lopez and Regina DeMichele.

A funeral mass was held May 4 at Graymoor, with interment at the Sister’s Cemetery.

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