Monday, September 25, 2023

James P. McCullough

July 31, 1967 – January 20, 2023 (age 55)

New Paltz, NY – Formerly of Newburgh, NY

James Patrick McCullough, 55 years old, entered into rest on January 20, 2023. He was born on July 31, 1967 in Newburgh.

He is survived by his mother, Catherine Burke McCullough (Newburgh), his sister, Patricia McCullough Stellwag and brother-in-law (Newburgh), Chris Stellwag, his three beautiful children, Julia(Brooklyn), Sarah(Congers) and Jack McCullough(Montgomery).

His passions in life were his three children and his dogs, Jax, Jade, Smore, Hunter and Jay. He was an avid outdoors guy who loved skiing, fishing, hiking, music and enjoying nature. He taught his children to love nature and live life to the fullest. His other passions were cooking and eating. He was a fabulous cook!

At 18 years of age he was an entrepreneur owning his own business doing carpentry work and expanded his trade to a general contractor. He was a true artist. His talents can be seen throughout his many projects, but his favorite jobs were in his own backyard where he built his children incredible tree houses and ziplines.

He was predeceased by his father, Richard McCullough, Sr and his brother, Richard McCullough, Jr.

Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, January 26 at Brooks Funeral Home, 481 Gidney Ave., Newburgh, with a service at 6:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations in memory of James may be made to Hudson Valley SPCA at

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