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 - 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 - 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 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
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 & 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 & 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 - 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
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 & 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 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.
Elizabeth “Betty” Baker Coombs, 84, of Kingston, died Saturday, August 5, 2017 at Golden Hill Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
Born in Calicoon, NY, she was a daughter of the late Charles P. & Susie DeWitt Baker, Sr. Betty worked for Gateway Industries for 18 years, before retiring in 1985. She founded and ran with her late husband, “Handicapped in Action” organization in Kingston. She enjoyed reading and was a member of the Holy Cross Santa Cruz Episcopal Church, where she acted as an altar guild. She was also a member of the Wiltwyck Gardens Senior Club.
Betty is survived by two brothers, Charles P. Baker, Jr. and his wife Marion of Livingston Manor, NY, Neal Baker and his wife, Bobbie of Virginia, three sisters, Sharon Johnson and her husband Glenn of the state of Washington, MaryAnn Abplanalp and her husband, Lee of Liberty, NY and Kathleen Kelly and her husband, Paul of Grahamsville, NY. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
In addition to her parents, Betty was predeceased by her husband, Kenneth F. Coombs, a brother, Frederick Baker and a sister, Sueila Fierro.
Betty will be reposing at Holy Cross Santa Cruz Episcopal Church on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM.
The Funeral Service will follow at 12:00 noon at the church.
Inurnment of cremated remains will be privately held at Holy Cross Santa Cruz Episcopal Church.
The family requests that memorial donations be made to Holy Cross Santa Cruz Episcopal Church, Discretionary Fund, 30 Pine Grove Ave, Kingston, NY 12401.
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.