Beacon Obituaries

Bobbie Drusik

Bobbie Drusik (1939-2019)

Barbara “Bobbie” A. Drusik, 79, a lifelong Fishkill and Beacon resident, died June 11, 2019, at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie.

She was born Sept. 1, 1939, in Fishkill, the daughter of William and Laura Mae (Booth) Barrett. On July 3, 1962, at St. John the Evangelist Church in Beacon, she married Joseph Drusik, who died in 1999.

Bobbie was a member of the Beacon Elks Lodge No. 1493 for 17-years and also a member of its Ladies Auxiliary.

Bobbie is survived by her son, Scott Drusik, and her sister, Lois Barret. She is also survived by a granddaughter, Ashley Van Buren. A memorial service was held on June 20 at the Elks Lodge.

Gary Grippo

Gary Grippo

Gary J. Grippo, 71, a lifelong Beacon resident, died on June 18, 2019.

The son of Henry and Mildred Grippo, he attended Beacon High School. After graduating, he enlisted with the U.S. Army and served from 1966 to 1986. He served a tour in Vietnam, where he met his wife, Nguyet, known as “Kim.” The couple moved to Beacon since 1987 and recently moved to Florida.

Along with his wife, Gary is survived by his daughters, Kimberly Mason and Christine Grippo, and two grandchildren Arthur Grippo and Ruth Grippo.

The family will receive friends at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 28, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 204 Spackenkill Road, in Poughkeepsie, with a funeral service scheduled for 11 a.m. Interment will take place with military honors at St. Joachim Cemetery in Beacon.

Anna Miller (1931-2019)

Anna Caruso Miller, 87, a lifelong Beacon resident, died June 15, 2019, in Saratoga Springs.

Anne was born Nov. 1, 1931, in Beacon, the daughter of Michael and Rose Petrillo Caruso. On Oct. 10, 1954, at St. John the Evangelist Church in Beacon, she married David Miller.

Anne retired in 1994 from Pagones & Cross in Beacon. She was a former officer of the Beacon Junior Social League and a volunteer for Beacon Reads at the Howland Public Library. Anne was a parishioner of St. Joachim – St. John the Evangelist Church.

In addition to her husband, Anne is survived by a son, David Miller of Hopewell Junction and a daughter, Susan Carbonaro (Joseph) of Saratoga Springs; and her grandchildren, Ryan Miller (Caroline) of Greenville, South Carolina, and Jenice Miller of Kerhonkson.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held on June 18 at St. John the Evangelist Church, followed by burial at Fishkill Rural Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Community Hospice, 179 Lawrence St., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

Bertha Way

Bertha Way (1922-2019)

Bertha A. Way, 96, a lifelong Beacon resident, died June 17, 2019 at the Wingate at Beacon Nursing Home.

She was born in Beacon on Sept. 25, 1922, the daughter of Augustus and Caroline (Schmidt) Bopp. She married Foster Way, who died in 1982.

Early in her life, she was a member of the Dutchess Drum Corp. She also loved gardening and working puzzles and was an avid fan of true-life police shows.

Bertha is survived by her children: Christopher Bopp (Mary Ann) of Beacon; Cynthia Brophy of Peekskill; Paula Ryan of Beacon; and William Way, of Beacon. She is also survived by seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

A funeral service took place on June 20 at the Libby Funeral Home in Beacon, followed by interment at Fishkill Rural Cemetery.

Robert Webber

Robert Webber (2000-2019)

Robert Davon Webber, 18, known to his friends and family as “Lil Rob,” died on June 17, 2019.

Robert was born on June 20, 2000, the son of Robert Lee Webber Jr. of Oxford, North Carolina, and Lisa Ann Rivera of Walden. He was a resident of Beacon for many years before recently moving to Oxford.

He is survived by his siblings, Allyssia Peña (Francesco), Alexandria Peña (Jared), Allenna Peña, Desiree Webber, Destiny Webber, Darian Webber and Katerina Robinson. He also is survived by his maternal grandparents, Julio and Cherry Rivera; and his paternal grandfather, Robert Lee Webber Sr.

Services will begin on June 22 in Oxford and conclude on Monday, June 24, at Libby Funeral Home, 55 Teller Ave., in Beacon, where family and friends will gather from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A prayer service will be offered at 1 p.m., followed by interment at St. Joachim Cemetery in Beacon.