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
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 & 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 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."
Sincerely, Terry Vinning
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 - 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 & 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.
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
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 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
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.
September 2, 1934 - March 26, 2009 Resided in West Hurley, NY
Dr. George M. Krembs of Pleasant Ridge Drive, West Hurley and Clearwater, Florida died Thursday, March 26, 2009 at the Largo Medical Center, Florida. He was 74.
He was born in Merrill, Wisconsin on September 2, 1934, a son of the late Emil and Arthura Ebert Krembs.
Dr. Krembs was a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and received a B.S.E.E. in 1956. In 1959, he received a doctorate in electrical engineering from Stanford University in Stanford, California.
Dr. Krembs began his career as an engineer at Philco in Bluebell, Pennsylvania and then, in 1964, joined I.B.M. where his work spanned many areas, including Display Systems, Power Parallel and Vector Computing. After retirement in 1998, Dr. Krembs established Krembs Associates to provide computer and business consulting.
A resident of Hyde Park from 1964 - 1971, he then lived in Westchester from 1971 - 1977. He moved to West Hurley in 1977.
A parishioner of St. John's R.C. Church, West Hurley, he was a member of the parish folk group, past director of the St. John's C.Y.O. and former member of the Parish Council. Dr. Krembs was a Committeeman with the Town of Hurley Republican Club and active in the American Heart Assoc. - Mid-Hudson Chapter. He established the Krembs Innovation Award for a senior engineering student at West Point and, with his wife, founded the Krembs Innovation Scholarship at Ulster County Community College.
He previously served as Trustee of the Onteora School Board, past treasurer of the Board of Trustees at the West Hurley Library and former committeeman of the Rip Van Winkle Boy Scout Council. He was a member and past board member of the local district I.E.E.E., a professional engineering organization.
Surviving are his beloved wife of 51 years, Shirley Rostal Krembs; four daughters Lynn Marie Krembs of Round Rock, TX, Jean Krembs Rose of West Hurley, Susan Jo Krembs of Manhattan and Mary Catherine Krembs with her husband Scott Epter of Rhinebeck; one son David Andrew Krembs with his wife Angelique of New York City; three sisters Mary MacGillis, Patricia Morien and Katherine Rozanski, all of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; eleven grandchildren, one great grandchild; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother Max Krembs.
Reposing at the Simpson - Gaus Funeral Home, 411 Albany Ave. on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral procession will form on Wednesday from the funeral home. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. John's Church, Holly Hills, West Hurley at 10:00 a.m. Interment at St. Mary's Cemetary, Kingston will follow.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Krembs Innovation Scholarship, c/o Ulster Community College Foundation, Cottekill Road, Stone Ridge, NY 12484.
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