Beacon Obituaries

Mary Jordan

Mary Jordan (1933-2019)

Mary Ann Jordan, of Poughkeepsie, and formerly of Beacon, died Jan. 26, 2019.

Mary was born in 1933 to Slovakian immigrants, Andrew and Anna Pavlick, and raised in Beacon. She graduated from Beacon High School in 1950. After graduation, Mary met Tom Jordan. They were married in 1954 at St. Joachim’s Church in Beacon, a marriage that lasted for 57 years until Tom’s death in 2011.

Mary worked at Central Hudson in Poughkeepsie and later, until her retirement, as the secretary in the guidance counselors’ and principal’s offices at Poughkeepsie High School. She was a parishioner of St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Poughkeepsie for many years, and most recently was a member of Holy Trinity parish.

Mary is survived by her children: Thomas Jordan and Michael Jordan, both of Poughkeepsie, Diane Jordan of Fishkill, Kathy Jordan Chadwick, of Williamsburg, Virginia and Dan Jordan of El Paso, Texas. She also is survived nine

Calling hours will be held Thursday Jan. 31, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Timothy P. Doyle Funeral Home, 371 Hooker Ave., in Poughkeepsie. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, Feb. 1, at 11:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church, 775 Main St., in Poughkeepsie, with burial to follow at Calvary Cemetery.

Helen Killmer

Helen Killmer (1935-2019)

Helen Ann Killmer, 83, a longtime Beacon resident, died Jan. 26, 2019, surrounded by her family.

Helen was born Oct. 13, 1935, in Cold Spring, the daughter of Nora and Mike Baltich. On her 21st birthday, in 1956, she married Robert Killmer, who died in 1975.

Helen graduated from Haldane High School and later attended the Krissler Business School in Poughkeepsie before working at IBM.

She is survived by her sons, Michael Killmer (Lisa) of Beacon; David Killmer (Maureen) of Henderson, Nevada; Robert Killmer (Jonell); Steven Killmer (ToniAnn) of Beacon; and Jeffrey Killmer of Newburgh. She is also survived by her sister and best friend, Joan Serino; her brother, George Baltich (Jane); her sister-in-laws, Shirley Baltich, Judy Baltich and Anne Adams (Bob); her brother-in-law Charles Killmer (Judy); her grandchildren: Michael Killmer (Maris); Craig Killmer (Arianna); Taylor, Sean (Jessica), Nicholas and Alyssa; and her great-grandchildren: Kameryn, Bailei and Carson.

The family will receive friends on Friday, Feb. 1, from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Libby Funeral Home, 55 Teller Ave., in Beacon, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2, followed by interment in St. Joachim Cemetery.

Thomas Sherban

Thomas Sherban (1923-2019)

Thomas Michael Sherban, 95, of Hyde Park and formerly of Beacon, died Jan. 18, 2019, surrounded by his family.

Born in Beacon on June 5, 1923, he was the son of Michael and Julia Sherban. On Nov. 29, 1946, he married Gilberta Newman at St. Mary’s Church in Poughkeepsie, who died in 2005. The couple lived in Poughkeepsie until moving to Hyde Park in 1981.

Thomas graduated from Nativity School and Poughkeepsie High School. At age 19, he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corp and served as an airplane technician in the Pacific on the Marshall Islands and the Marianas, including Saipan, Guam, Tinian, Iwo Jima and Okinawa.

After the war, Thomas worked as a milkman, postman and breadman and was a school bus driver for the Arlington Central School District for more than 20 years. Thomas later enjoyed modeling planes as well as all sports, music and dancing and playing the saxophone.

He is survived by his daughter, Dee Bomba (Gary) of Hyde Park; his grandsons, Jeffrey Sherban of Poughkeepsie, Jason Bomba of Fishkill and Justin Bomba (Nicole) of Wappingers Falls; and his great-grandchildren, Tyler Bomba, Gianna Bomba and Briella Bomba.

Services will be private. Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital (stjude.org), Wounded Warrior Project (woundedwarriorproject.org), the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (aspca.org) or the Children’s Cancer Research Fund (childrenscancer.org).