Beacon Obituaries

Bob Carapola

Bob Carapola (1954-2018)

Robert Anthony Carapola, 63, of the Bronx and formerly of Beacon, died at home on June 25, 2018.

Born Aug. 5, 1954 in the Bronx, he was the son of Arthur and Lucy Carapola. He graduated from St. Helena’s High School in 1972 and worked for more than 30 years for A&P Grocery and also at IBM in East Fishkill. He raised his daughters in Beacon, where he lived for nearly 20 years. He was an active parishioner and prayer group member at St. Benedict’s Church in the Bronx.

Bob is survived by his wife, Patricia; his daughters, Vanessa Hayes and Stephanie Jones; his brother, Art Carapola; his sons-in-law, Chris Hayes and Adam Jones; and his grandchildren, Noa Hayes, Xavier Hayes and Sawyer Jones.

A funeral service will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, June 29, at St. Benedict’s Church, 2969 Otis Ave., in the Bronx. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society (cancer.org).

Pete Podloski

Pete Podloski (1973-2018)

Peter Nicholas Ferrone Podloski, 44, a lifelong resident of Beacon, died June 24, 2018, at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie.

Pete was born in Poughkeepsie on Aug. 30, 1973, the son of George and Rosemarie (Ferrone) Podloski. He was a network service specialist for IBM for 15 years before his retirement in 2014. He was a parishioner of St. Joachim – St. John the Evangelist Church and a member of Knights of Columbus Trinity Council #445 and Fourth Degree Knight.

Pete was actively involved with the Beacon Volunteer Ambulance Corps for more than 28 years and was its current president. He was an EMT, a certified CPR instructor and received the Life Saver Award in 1993 from St. Luke’s Hospital. He was also a member of St. Rocco’s Society in Beacon.

Peter is survived by his brother, Anthony Podloski of Las Vegas; a nephew and niece, Connor and Danica of Las Vegas; an aunt and uncle, Carol and Paul McGovern of Beacon; and a cousin, Nicholas McGovern (Krista) of Beacon.

Family and friends will be received on Sunday, July 1, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Riverview Funeral Home by Halvey, 2 Beekman St., in Beacon. Members of the Knights of Columbus will hold a service at 6 p.m., and members of the Beacon Volunteer Ambulance Corps will hold a service at 7 p.m.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, July 2, at 10 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church, 35 Willow St., in Beacon, with burial to follow at St. Joachim Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Beacon Volunteer Ambulance Corps, P.O. Box 54, Beacon, NY 12508.

Michael Tabon

Michael Tabon (1950-2018)

Michael Dean Tabon, 68, a former music teacher in the Beacon public schools, died June 20, 2018.

Born Jan. 1, 1950 in New York City, he was the son of Charles and Rosa (Davis) Tabon. After earning a degree in music education at Geneva College in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, he taught in Beacon for 39 years, including 28 years at Rombout Middle School and 11 years at Beacon High School.

Some of his favorite activities included tutoring, directing plays, recital and auditions preparation and hosting and coordinating competitions and festivals.

For 21 years, he spent his summers as director of the Presbytery Church Camp. He was an active member in the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America at White Lake, where he served as an elder, Psalm presenter, Sunday school teacher (with David Coon) and a youth group sponsor.

Michael is survived by his wife, Beth Sterrett; his children, Timothy Tabon (Diana), Michelle Tabon, Caleb Tabon (Erin), Joshua Tabon (Melissa) and Aaron Tabon (Katie); and his grandchildren, Nathan, Stephen, Jonathan and Rosie. He also is survived by his siblings Donna Sablo, DeLorra Tabon and Robina Chapman.

A memorial service was held June 27 at Goodwill Church in Montgomery. Memorial donations may be made to the White Lake RP Church, P.O. Box 357, White Lake, NY 12786.

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