SUNY Orange Alumni & College Community - In Memory of

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March 2021

Peter Sentz '74

The SUNY Orange community was saddened to hear of the loss of alumnus, Peter Sentz '74. READ MORE

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July 2020

David MacFarland '64

The SUNY Orange community was saddened to hear of the loss of alumnus, David MacFarland, class of 1964.READ MORE

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April 2020

Stanley Curtis

The SUNY Orange community was saddened to hear of the loss of Stanley Curtis, Faculty Emeritus and Adjunct Professor in Arts and Communication. "Those who knew Stanley Curtis will remember him for his bright, clear tenor voice, for his dedication to the Warwick Valley Chorale, to teaching music at SUNY Orange, and for his love of music and for his family." READ MORE

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January 2020

Rebekah Grohl '18

The SUNY Orange community is saddened to hear of the loss of alumna Rebekah Grohl, class of 2018, - a fierce 22-year-old community activist in Newburgh. The vibrant young woman had been the campaign manager for Orange County Legislator Kevindaryan Lujan and also volunteered on the campaigns of State Senator James Skoufis and Congressman Antonio Delgado. READ MORE

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March 2019

Flora Pennell '54

The SUNY Orange Foundation was saddened to learn of the passing of alumna Flora Pennell '54. Flora worked at SUNY Orange as the Business Office Clerk, Principle Accounts Clerk, and the first Business Manager of the College Alumni. The family would like friends to consider memorial contributions to the SUNY Orange Foundation for the Knowlton E. & Flora E. Pennell Memorial Scholarship Fund READ MORE

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March 2021

Thomas J. Myles '65

The SUNY Orange community was saddened to hear of the loss of alumnus, Thomas J. Myles, class of 1965. READ MORE

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May 2020

James Hannigan '53

The SUNY Orange community was saddened to hear of the loss of alumnus, Jim Hannigan, class of 1953. Jim passed away Thursday, April 30 in Naples, Florida.

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April 2020

Melanie Lanc '62

The SUNY Orange community was saddened to hear of the loss of alumna, Melanie Lanc, class of 1962. "Melanie was described as a kind, happy, energetic person, always willing to lend a helping hand, a positive influence, a mentor, an inspiration to many people, a breath of fresh air, making a huge difference in many lives."

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August 2019

Shane Sullivan '15

The SUNY Orange community was saddened to hear of the loss of alumnus, Officer Shane Sullivan, class of 2015, who passed away Saturday, August 24.   Officer Sullivan was a 2010 graduate of Pine Bush High School and was a member of the NYPD for three years. READ MORE

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December 2020

Patrick Sweeney

Patrick was a Professor at Orange County Community College (OCCC/SUNY Orange) as a guidance counselor from 1966 to 1991. READ MORE

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April 2020

Joe Detz

The SUNY Orange community was saddened to learn of the loss of former SUNY Orange men's basketball coach, Joe Detz.  READ MORE

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January 2020

Susan E. Cohen '92

The SUNY Orange community was saddened to hear of the loss of alumna, Susan E. Cohen, class of 1992. "Susan made friends wherever she went. She lived a life full of joy and enthusiasm and delighted in making sure others were enjoying themselves." READ MORE

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July 2019

Charlie Cawein '52

The SUNY Orange community was saddened to learn of the passing of alumnus, Charlie Cawein '52. Charlie  was the first student to apply for admission to the College upon its founding in 1950. He was named the College’s first Athlete of the Year in 1951. He was also named captain of the College’s first soccer team in 1951. He remained an ardent supporter of the College over the years.