Dear Paul & Anna - We cannot begin to express our gratitude to both of you for all you did to make the passing of Mom easier for us to get through. Every aspect was perfect, from making the arrangements, to making mom beautiful, to decorating with mom's things, the funeral and graveside. We will never forget your kindness and compassion during a very difficult time in our lives.
Cindy and John Belsito
Paul and Anna - Your compassion helped us deal with our loss, and your professionalism was unsurpassed in helping us plan his wake and service. It truly was a celebration of David's life.
Dear Paul and Anna - Jeff's passing was as much a shock for you both, as for our family. Your kind, caring ways; your gentle guidance through those first few days after his death and ultimately through the calling hours and funeral – you both never failed to be there when we needed you and continue to do so now. Our community is extremely fortunate to have you here to respond and assist families at such difficult times.
Joanne Fredenberg and Family
Paul and Anna - Thank you for all you did to make sure Harold was laid to rest with lots of love and dignity. I appreciate your kind, courteous and professional service.
Love, Dolores Leonard
Dear Paul and Anna - There are not enough words to thank you both. You are very special to me and I will never forget and will always be grateful to the both of you.
Very Truly Yours
Dear Paul & Anna - I wanted to thank you both for all your help with my father, Howard Fox's funeral. We were so pleased with how everything was handled by you and your staff. Paul, I know that my niece really appreciated your guidance when she did the readings in church.
Dear Paul and Anna - I just would like to thank you for your kindness that you gave to my husband John, during these sad times of losing both of his parents. The professionalism that you showed was outstanding but most of all your compassion and caring meant so much to us all.
Blessings & Prayers, Nancy & John Napoleon
Dear Anna & Paul - Thank you!! Thank you!! For the manner in which you handled Tony's funeral. We were very pleased. God bless both of you!!
Anne Greco & son Tony
Dear Paul, Anna & Staff - Thank you for your compassion, kindness and professionalism during our time of loss and sorrow. We appreciate everything you did for our family.
Troy & Scott Ashdown and family
"Words cannot express how grateful my sister and I are for all you and Anna did for our father, Thomas Turck’s, funeral. You, Anna and your staff were always professional, courteous and attentive to all of our requests. From the time that Joanne and I sat with you to discuss and finalize the details for the funeral, through the burial, you could not have made it easier for us. Anna and your attention to detail was excellent. Our father would have appreciated all the military detail, including the Army insignia on the hearse and the presenting of the three flags at the cemetery."
Joanne and I both thank you!
Dear Paul and Anna - Kind, gentle, efficient, professional this is what you both are. Sincere thanks for all that was done for Ella and our family.
In Sorrow, Paul Panesa
Dear Paul and Anna - When you took our choices and put them into action (I am an OCD perfectionist) I could not have orchestrated the whole process better if I had directed it myself. You went above and beyond. It was phenomenal. I mean phenomenal!!!
"Personally, I think you both have really answered your true calling in life, to help us deal with the death of a loved one."
Althea A. Stahl of Flatbush Ave., Kingston died Tuesday, January 11, 2010 at Kingston Hospital. She was 83.
She was born in Kingston, a daughter of the late Eugene F. and Albertena Leverenz Kolts, Sr. She married Harry E. Stahl on November 11, 1945.
Over the years she worked at the Manhattan Shirt Factory and C.A. Baltz & Sons. Mrs. Stahl later worked at Caldor's, Sunset Park Day Nursery and retired in the late 1980's as a receptionist at Ulster County Mental Health.
A longtime member of the Reformed Church of the Comforter, Mrs. Stahl served as Deacon, secretary of the Wiltwyck Guild and sang in the church choir. She was a former officer of the Kings Daughters at Ponchockie Congregational Church.
Surviving is her husband of 64 yrs. Harry Stahl, three daughters, Althea Reinhard and her husband Frank of Port Ewen, Carol Stahl of Kingston, Lynne Mottsey and her husband Michael of Windsor, SC; two sons, Harry Stahl and his wife Maria of White Plains and Ernest G. Stahl of Kingston; six grandchildren, Eric Mentessi and his wife Lorina, Tanya Clark and her husband Ed, Marissa Mottsey, Cristina Stahl, Melaney Mottsey, Lyndsie Mottsey; four great-grandchildren, Taylor Mentessi, Jaquelyn Mentessi, Luke Mentessi and Bradley Clark. Many nieces and nephews also survive.
Two brothers, Eugene Kolts, Jr. and Frank Kolts died previously.
Reposing at the Simpson-Gaus Funeral Home, 411 Albany Ave., Kingston on Thursday from 2 - 4 & 7 - 9 PM. Funeral services will be conducted at the funeral home on Friday, 12:00 PM. Rev. David Brechter will officiate. Interment will follow in Wiltwyck Cemetery, Kingston.
Simpson - Gaus Funeral Home staff understands that listening to your needs and then offering a variety of options is what you expect. We take pride in offering you personal attention and distinctive service. You can count on us to be a source of caring and comfort during a difficult time.