Philipstown Obituaries

Frank Caliendo

Frank Caliendo (1945-2019)

Frank Anthony Caliendo, 73, of Cold Spring, died Aug. 25, 2019, at NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital.

Frank was born Nov. 10, 1945, in Naples, Italy, the son of Salvatore and Lena Caliendo. He graduated from Peekskill High School, where he was a member of the cross country and wrestling teams and the National Honor Society. He received his bachelor’s degree from SUNY New York in 1969. He married Joyce Nussbaum, who survives.

After graduating from college, Frank joined the U.S. Army and served two tours in Vietnam, earning the Bronze Star. After returning home, he began a career in the electrical division of what is now Metro-North Railroad, retiring recently after 44 years.

Frank was an avid runner and reader and enjoyed reading all types of science fiction, mysteries and other genres. As part of his daily routine to work, he enjoyed walking the streets of Cold Spring, making various stops along the way, as he made his way to the train station.

He also enjoyed all the farmer’s markets and fruit stands, book sales at the local libraries, and getting coffee from the local deli. He loved spending time with his children, grandchildren and his family — he said those were the special moments that gave meaning to his life.

Besides his wife, he is survived by his children: Anne Drew (Michael), Karen Kavy (Richard) and Christopher Caliendo (Den); his grandchildren, Lily and Charlotte Drew, Jackson and Sydney Caliendo and Chelsea and Kyle Kavy; his siblings: Barbara Cozza, Gary Caliendo (Marilyn), Sally Maher (Robert); his sisters-in-law Janice Browning and Cathy Fabiano (Pat), and a brother-in-law, Robert Nussbaum (Cheryl).

Frank’s life will be celebrated in a memorial Mass on Thursday, Aug. 29, at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Loretto in Cold Spring, with burial to follow at Assumption Cemetery in Peekskill.

Joseph Carbone

Joseph Carbone Sr. (1940-2019)

Joseph P. Carbone Sr., 78, of Garrison, died Aug. 11, 2019. He was born Nov. 18, 1940.

Services were held Aug. 16 at Rose Hills Memorial Park in Putnam Valley.

Timothy Lusk (1945-2019)

Timothy John Lusk, 74, a longtime Cold Spring resident, died Aug. 25, 2019, of cancer at home on his 46th wedding anniversary, with his wife and son nearby.

Tim was born March 29, 1945, in Schenectady, the son of Harold and Dorothy (Billingham) Lusk. For many years, he was a salesman with NCR and other companies. During the Vietnam era, he served in Germany as a 1st lieutenant in the artillery.

On Bastille Day, July 14, 1972, he met Barbara Harry, who worked for Hudson River Sloop Clearwater in its Cold Spring office on Main Street.  They were married on Aug. 25, 1973 in New Canaan, Connecticut.

Tim built his house, learning many skills which later proved helpful in assisting friends and neighbors. While on the vestry at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, those talents helped keep things functioning. He was well-known as Mr. Fixit. At one point, the church organ electrical circuitry blew and Tim replaced the collection of several boards and tackled the soldering wire situation for about the next 18 months volunteering his time.

Periodically, his son, Rob, assisted with his electrical knowhow and test equipment. With Tim’s efforts and John Drew’s musical talents, the notes poured forth from the organ just in time for a Christmas service. Perhaps this was the first successful organ transplant done in a church.

Tim tinkered with amateur radios and achieved the highest FCC rating, the Extra license. He enjoyed building and experimenting with antennas as well as the inner sanctums of radios. He also loved history and never ceased to read and study it. He had a bachelor’s degree in history from Union College but learned more with his own persistent perusings.  He developed a deep appreciation of the founding fathers and the brilliant beginnings of their writings that formed our freedoms.

Besides his wife and son, Tim is survived by a sister, Joan Lusk, of Providence, Rhode Island; his sisters-in-law, Diane Weeghman and Susan Jennings, both of Sarasota, Florida; and a brother-in-law, William Searson of South Hamilton, Massachusetts.

A service of Christian burial will be held on Sunday, Sept. 1, at 2 p.m. at St. Mary’s, 1 Chestnut St., in Cold Spring, with a late luncheon reception to follow in the Parish Hall. Memorial donations may be made to the church. Condolences may also be sent in care of St. Mary’s.

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