Beacon Obituaries

Charlene Moore

Charlene Moore (1931-2019)

Charlene Moore, 88, of Beacon, died Feb. 19, 2019, at Maplewood of Danbury. She was a lifelong resident of the city.

Born Feb. 17, 1931, she was the daughter of Frederick and Mary (Clarke) Moore. She graduated from Cornell University with a degree in chemistry and worked at the Texaco Research Center in Glenham until her retirement in 1992 as head of the research library.

Charlene had many talents. She was an artist and enjoyed painting. Her works were displayed at the Howland Cultural Center and at Downing Park in Newburgh. She was also a religious woman dedicated to her Catholic faith. She was one of the founding members of the St. Fidelis Fraternity, Third Order Franciscans and held several leadership positions. She spent many hours volunteering at St. Lawrence Seminary in Beacon with the Capuchin Friars.

Charlene was the primary caregiver for her mother and her aunt during retirement.

She is survived by three nephews. A funeral service was held on Feb. 22 at St. Joachim Church in Beacon, followed by burial at St. Joachim Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the St. Lawrence Friary, c/o Capuchin Province of the Holy Stigmata, P.O. Box 839, Union City, NJ 08087.

Jim Secor

Jim Secor (1951-2019)

James Robert Secor, Sr., 67, a lifelong area resident, died Feb. 16, 2019, at Columbus Nursing Home in Newark, New Jersey.

Born at St. Luke’s Hospital in Newburgh on Nov. 12, 1951, he was the son of James and Joan (Adams) Secor. Jim worked in the collision industry since his teenage years, which included owning body shops, the most recent being Lakeside Auto Cosmetics, which he left in his son’s hands to run. He worked for AAG at Dutchess County Airport until his retirement.

Jim grew up as a member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Beacon and was a member of the Beacon Ski Area Competitive Club as a young man. He was also a member of the Slater Fire Company in Glenham, the Dogwood Knolls Golf Course, D.I.R.T. Motor Sports, and Dover Drag Strip. He enjoyed drawing, painting, metal sculpting, golfing and bowling.

On April 8, 1972, at the Hopewell Reformed Church, Jim married Ann Martin, who survives at home. He is also survived by his grandchildren, James Secor, Aiden Secor, Trinity and Arianna; his brother, David Secor (Catherine); his step-siblings, Glen Anderson (Karen), Tommy Anderson and Kathleen Anderson; and his sisters-in-law, Sharon Higham and Cindy Kohlmaier (Heinz).

A funeral service was held on Feb. 21 at McHoul Funeral Home in Hopewell Junction.