Elaine Giebelhaus Obituary

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Elaine D. Giebelhaus
Elaine D. Giebelhaus

July 14, 2017
Resided in Hurley, NY


Elaine Dederick Giebelhaus, 72, of Hurley peacefully passed away on July 14, 2017. She handled her illness with dignity, grace and inspiring willpower.

Born in Kingston, she was daughter to the late Angela and Elbert Dederick.

Elaine was educated at SUNY Delhi and New Paltz and worked over 20 years for Ulster County Community College. After her retirement, she spent summers at the family cabin in the Adirondacks or enjoying an afternoon on Speaker Heck Island with a book and her knitting. Her winters were spent on the warm sands of Hilton Head Island. No matter where she traveled, she would become a friend to all. She traveled extensively throughout Europe with her husband, Richard. There was always another cruise or adventure she was waiting for. She dedicated herself to her community and loved being with her friends and family. Elaine’s world would stop for any activity that involved her beloved grandchildren.

She also had a passion for genealogy which led her to become a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She was also actively involved in the Red Hats Society and the knitting group in Hurley. Elaine grew up in Kingston where she developed lifelong friendships.

She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Richard, and their loving sons, Joseph and Jeffrey along with her grandchildren, Ryan, Lynea, Abigail and Lillian and daughters-in-law Nicole and Nancy. She is also survived by her brother William Dederick.

In addition to her parents, Elaine was predeceased by a brother, Thomas Dederick.

Elaine will be reposing at the Simpson-Gaus Funeral Home, 411 Albany Ave on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM.

The funeral procession will form from the funeral home on Wednesday at 10:00 AM.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 AM at St. Mary’s Church.

Interment will follow in Hurley Cemetery.

The family requests that memorial donations be made to a charity of one’s choice.




Simpson - Gaus Funeral Home
411 Albany Avenue
Kingston, NY US 12401
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
St. Mary's Church
166 Broadway
Kingston, NY US 12401
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
11:00 AM




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