Middletown, New York, City Directory

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Middletown, New York, City Directory

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City Directory




The city directory for Middletown, New York, for 1945. This public record served to provide an alphabetical list of citizens by head of household, their address, and relevant occupational information. A spouse’s name is listed next to the head of household. Death dates of those who have been previously listed in the directory are also included.

A notable resident listed in this record is Joseph W. Radivoy (1921-1995). Born in Middletown, New York, in 1921, Radivoy's father had immigrated to the United States from Austria in the early 1900s, and his mother was born in New York. Radivoy served in the United States National Guard in 1940, and then served in the United States Army during World War II. He rose to the rank of Technician Fifth Grade during his service. After the war, he returned to New York and worked in the restaurant industry throughout much of his life, eventually owning Joe’s Tavern. In addition to living in Middletown, he lived in Rock Hills, New York, and later moved to Holiday, Florida, where he passed away in 1995. He was buried at Wallkill Cemetery in Middletown, New York, and is memorialized at Florida National Cemetery, in Bushnell, Florida.

In 2017, the University of Central Florida was one of three universities selected to launch the National Cemetery Administration’s Veterans Legacy Program Project. The program engaged a team of scholars to make the life stories of veterans buried in the Florida National Cemetery available to the public. The project engages UCF students in research and writing and fosters collaboration between students, faculty and local Central Florida schools to produce interactive curriculum for k-12 students. The corresponding website exhibit uses RICHES Mosaic Interface to create a digital archive of related data. The public can use the project-developed augmented-reality app at more than 100 gravesites at the Florida National Cemetery, where they can access the UCF student-authored biographies of veterans.


Digital reproduction of original city directory.

Date Created

ca. 1945




679 KB


1 page city directory






Middletown, New York

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Originally created and published by the City of Middletown, New York .

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External Reference

Abney, Barb. "VA Selects UCF Historians to Archive Stories of Deceased Veterans Veterans." UCF Today, March 13, 2017. Accessed August 9, 2017. https://today.ucf.edu/va-selects-ucf-historians-archive-stories-deceased-veterans/.



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