Dwight C. Aller, an Area Resident, Dies at 83
Dwight C. Aller passed through heaven's gate on Sunday December 10, 2017.
He was born April 2, 1934 in Detroit Michigan to Alice and Bernard Aller. Dwight was a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point which happens to be where, in his 2nd year, he met the love of his life on a blind date, then Virginia Ketterson. They were married on July 21, 1957 and had just celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary this past July. He said aside from Ranger and Airborne schools the most fun he had as a member of the 1/506 was winning the 101st Airborne Division rifle medal in 59. Upon separating from the 101st Airborne he entered into the field of education as a math teacher, then assistant principal, initiated a middle school concept as principal, then assistant superintendent and superintendent of Wallkill Central Schools for many years. Finally he became Director of Economic Development for the Chamber of Commerce. Upon his retirement, Dwight took on the task of full time caregiver for his wife's sister Katherine who was handicapped from birth and had lived with them since 75 until her passing in 2007. In their years together Dwight and Ginny were blessed with children, Mark and fiancé Tammy, Andrew and wife Kristine, Christopher and wife Cheryl, Brother Timothy OFM Cap and daughter Elizabeth and husband Leonard Beaulieu JR. These blessings grew with their 10 beloved grandchildren.
He was an active member of Saint Patrick's parish participating as a lector, a member of Cursillo, and was involved in a prison ministry in 95 in an effort to turn lives around. Dwight had battled many health issues over the past 3 years including being a cancer survivor.
His passing through heaven's gate was as he lived following his life long creed Duty Honor God and Country. He will be deeply missed.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday, December 15 at Brooks Funeral Home 481 Gidney Avenue, Newburgh. A funeral mass will be held at 10 am on Saturday, December 16 at Our Lady of the Lake Parish, 433 S. Plank Rd. Newburgh. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, New Windsor.
In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to Brother's Christopher House, 13 Longview Ave., White Plains N.Y. 10605.