George Post

Post, George H. of Hopewell Junction entered into rest Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital, Newburgh.
Born November 19, 1926 in Wiccopee, NY, he was the son of the late George and Winona Ortman Post.
George was a retired Technician for Texaco Research Facility, Glenham, NY.
He was a WWII U.S. Navy Veteran, a member of Wiccopee Fire Company, a member of and past President of Al Baker Assembly #35 of the Society of American Magicians. George was well known throughout the area for performing over 3000 Magic Shows, as well as being an avid New York Yankees Fan.
Survivors include, his life long companion Geraldine (Gerry) Arquilla, his nieces and nephews, Sal, Sandra, Lori, Michael, Gary, Joseph, Valerie, Vincent, as well as great nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his sister, Lorraine Lyons.
Visitation will be held, Thursday, March 13, 2014 from 3:00 to 6:00 pm at Libby Funeral Home, Inc. 55 Teller Ave. Beacon, NY.
Funeral Services will take place Friday, March 14, at 11:00 am at Libby Funeral Home, Inc., Interment will follow in St. Joachim’s Cemetery, Beacon.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Beacon Volunteer Ambulance Corps, PO Box 54, Beacon, NY 12508, or to Al Baker Assembly #35 C/O Craig Kunaschk 22 Spook Hill Rd. Wappingers Falls, NY 12590.
The family would like to thank the entire staff at Elant @ Fishkill for their dedication and kindness.
Arrangements are under the direction of Jarett D. Quick at Libby Funeral Home, Inc. 55 Teller Ave. Beacon, NY 12508 (845) 831-0179
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Date Of Service
Thursday, March 13, from 3:00 to 6:00 pm

Location Of Service
Libby Funeral Home, Inc. 55 Teller Ave. Beacon, NY

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  1. Jack Shea says:

    So sorry to hear that George has Passed. He was a wonderful man and he was generous with his knowledge and helped me learn magic. I will pray for his soul.

  2. Robert Odell says:

    To family of George Post and Gerry Sorry for your loss.

  3. Jean & Paul Banick says:

    Paul&I wish to extend our Sympathies on the lost of George. We were unaware that he was ill and his passing comes as a shock. May he Rest In Peace.

  4. Deidre DeLorenzo Lynch says:

    Mr. Post was a great man. He had so much patience with Kids. He came to my birthday party when I was young. I tracked him down years later for my son\’s birthday party at my house. Eighteen 8 year old boys didn\’t phase him at all. So sorry for your loss. He knew my Dad so they\’re in Heaven together now

  5. Margaret G. Williams says:

    When I was about 8 years old, George would come over to our house in Glenham. George had a lasting influence on my life. He was the first gentleman I had ever seen. His voice, polite manner, and dress would become qualities I found attractive in a man. He & my dad would sit at the little kitchen table, whispering over some coins or a fancy little box or some smooth pieces of rope. My mother, brother, & I were, of course, banished from the area, but we could hear them whispering while Dad taught Mr. Post a new trick. Then they would laugh a solid \

  6. Arline & Ed Bernstein says:

    To the whole family, our deepest sympathy. Gerry all our love & prayers to you. We don\’t get the paper every day or we would have come to pay our respects yesterday.
    With sincere wishes of sympathy.

  7. Rudy Coby says:

    George Post was a great Magical Influence to us all and an even greater Man.

    A true gentleman that will be sorely missed. We love you, George!

  8. David Haines says:

    I\’m very sorry I can\’t attend since I\’m out of the country. My thoughts are prayers are with you in every way. George was a class act on and off the stage. He will be deeply missed. When George smiled… the world smiled. xo

  9. kathy and chris gordon says:

    So sorry to hear about George he always had a smile for everyone. He will be missed

  10. Rose Bambace and Dad, Anthony Maiuzzo (Elant at Fishkill) says:

    Today, Saturday, I was at Elant waiting to see both of you in the lunch room. I asked where you were and received the very sad news. My heartfelt sympathy goes to you and your family. He was a lovely man and it was obvious how much he loved you and how dedicated you were to him. I loved getting to know both of you and I am so very sorry for your loss. I will miss seeing both of you. I left my phone number at Libby and hope to hear from you when you are feeling better. I would have attended the services but did not get the sad news till today. I will be looking forward to hearing from you.
    With our Deepest Sympathy.

  11. Thomas and Nora Marvullo says:

    Almost 25 years ago we hired Mr. Post to perform during the cocktail hour at our wedding, which was held at Dutchess Manor. We live in Wiccopee and knew Mr. Post from \

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