Beacon Obituaries

Jim Bain (1928-2018)

James B. Bain, 89, of Wappingers Falls, died May 15, 2018, at Castle Point V.A. Medical Center. He was commodore of the Dutchess Boat Club in Beacon for more than 30 years.

He was born in Ogdensburg on Aug. 14, 1928, the son of James and Hope (Breckenridge) Bain. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1948 to 1951. A graduate of the Milwaukee School of Engineering, Jim was employed at IBM in Poughkeepsie. On Dec. 9, 1950, he married Barbara Ann Vincent, who died in 1996. They had resided in this area since 1954.

He is survived by his children, Beverly Smith (Perry) of Poughkeepsie, Kimberly Rausch (Patrick) of New Paltz, Lawrie Bain-Alves (Anthony) of Wappingers Falls, and James Bain (Karen), along with 11 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, and a sister, Beverly Hope Bain of Prescott, Ontario.

A funeral service was held May 19 at Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the general purpose fund (GPF-1515) at V.A. Mid Hudson Health Care System (

Helen Hubbard

Helen Hubbard (1928-2018)

Helen Teresa Hubbard, 89, of Beacon, died May 18, 2018.

Born in Watertown on May 21, 1928, she was the daughter of Antal and Helen Schwarckopf. She was married to Donald Hubbard for 57 years before his death in 2008; they resided in Westmoreland for 55 years. After her husband’s death, Helen lived in Keene, New Hampshire, and Beacon

She is survived by her five children: Teresa Tercero (Stanley Hicks) of Suisun City, California; Aimee LaBarr (Thomas) of Beacon; Timothy Hubbard (Alisa) of South Bend, Indiana; Scott Hubbard of Marlboro; and David Hubbard (Deseree´) of Keene, New Hampshire; as well as 14 grandchildren. She also is survived by a sister, Matilda Smith (Everett) and a brother, William Schwarckopf (Virginia).

Calling hours will be at Owens-Pavlot & Rogers, 35 College St., in Clinton on Friday, May 25 from 4 to 6 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on May 26 at the Church of the Annunciation in Clark Mills, with entombment at Holy Trinity Mausoleum.

Hilda Komornik (1921-2018)

Hilda E. Komornik, 96, of Middleburgh, died May 21, 2018.

She was born on Nov. 15, 1921, in Cold Spring, the daughter of William and Bessie (Tompkins) O’Dell, and was a graduate of Haldane High School.

She lived in Beacon most of her life, where she worked as a sewing machine operator for Durell Hat Factory. Hilda was also a parishioner of St. Joachim’s Church. In her later years, she and her husband retired to Middleburgh.

Her survivors include three nieces, Pamela Owen, Eileen Hoey and Shirley Stanulewich (Steve); and an adopted niece, Karen Logan.

Family and friends are invited to call at White, Venuto & Morrill, 188 No. Plank Road (Route 32), in Newburgh, at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 23. A funeral service will take place at 11 a.m., with entombment to follow at Cedar Hill Mausoleum.

Dottie Ryan

Dottie Ryan (1935-2018)

Dorothy E. “Dottie” Ryan, 82, a longtime resident of Beacon, died May 20, 2018, at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie.

Dottie was born in Swissvale, Pennsylvania, on Nov. 24, 1935, the daughter of Joseph and Ellen (Baacke) Bialko. In 1958 she married Henry “Hank” Ryan, who died in 1992.

Dottie received a nursing diploma from Vassar Hospital and was a registered nurse who worked for many years at Highland Hospital and St. Francis Hospital in Beacon. She also worked for Dr. Kaplan and Dr. Supple in Beacon and the Eden Park and Trenel nursing homes.

Dottie loved watching football and listening to Andrea Bocelli. She was a parishioner of St. Joachim – St. John the Evangelist Church, a member of the Women’s Club at St. John’s and chaired the Christmas Fair for many years. She also helped start the hot lunch program at St. John’s school.

She is survived by her children: Katherine Ryan, Liz King (Chris), Larry Ryan (Kathleen), Jodi Ryan and Debbie LaPiana (Nick); as well as 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She also is survived her a sister, Beatrice “Jo” Bialko.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, May 23, at 10 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church, 35 Willow St., in Beacon, with burial to follow at Fishkill Rural Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Hudson Valley Hospice (

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