Words cannot express how grateful my sister and I are for all you did for our father, Thomas Turck's, funeral. You 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, 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 Staff - 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 Paul and Staff - Kind, gentle, efficient, professional this is what you are. Sincere thanks for all that was done for Ella and our family.
In Sorrow, Paul Panesa
Dear Paul and Staff - Jeff's passing was as much a shock for you, 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 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 Staff - 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 & Staff - We cannot begin to express our gratitude to 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
Dear Paul & 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
Dear Paul & Staff - I wanted to thank you 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 Staff - Thank you!! Thank you!! For the manner in which you handled Tony's funeral. We were very pleased. God bless you!!
Anne Greco & son Tony
Dear Paul and Staff - There are not enough words to thank you all. You are very special to me and I will never forget and will always be grateful to all of you. Very Truly Yours
Paul and Staff - 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 Staff - 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 have really answered your true calling in life, to help us deal with the death of a loved one."
Donald J. Reis, 67, of Port Ewen, died Sunday, May 7, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family.
Born in New York City, he was a son of the late Harold T. & Patrice McGinty Reis. Don was a veteran of the US Army. He owned and operated Reis-Turck Associates. He served on various committees in the community, including the America Heart Association and the Children's Home. Don was a great outdoorsman who loved nature. He was an avid hunter, hiker, golfer and skier. He enjoyed working in his garden and was known for his legendary zucchini bread. Don was always willing to come to someone's aid. He was a parishioner of St. Joseph's Church, where he was a Eucharistic Minister and a Lector.
Don is survived by his wife of 19 years, Cookie Perry Reis of Port Ewen, three sons, Patrick Reis of Brooklyn, Matthew Reis and his wife Jennifer of Hamburg, NY, Dr. Michael Reis of Westbury, CT, a stepmother, Marie Reis of Winnabow, NC, five siblings, Thomas Reis of Kingston, Maripat Brady and her husband Paul of Biddeford, ME, Terrance Reis and his wife Mary of Bethany Beach, DE, Laura Pappini and her husband Al of Carolina Beach, NC and Sheri Borgeson and her husband Bill of Leland, NC, One grandson, Cameron John Reis, two goddaughters, Jessica Reis Warrick and Chelsea Ann Bonestell. Many nieces and nephews also survive.
The family of Don will receive friends at the Simpson-Gaus Funeral Home, 411 Albany Ave on Thursday, May 11, 2017 from 3-8 PM.
The funeral procession will form from the funeral home on Friday at 10:00 AM.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 AM at St. Joseph Church.
Entombment with military honors by the Joyce Schirick Post 1386, Color Guard will follow in Wiltwyck Mausoleum.
The family requests that memorial donations be made to the charity of one's choice.
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.