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
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 - 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.
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 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 & 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 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!
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 - 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 - 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 - Kind, gentle, efficient, professional this is what you are. Sincere thanks for all that was done for Ella and our family.
Elizabeth H. Harms, 99, of Kingston, passed from this long life on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at the Baptist Home at Brookmeade in Rhinebeck.
Born in Wilhelmshaven, Germany she was the daughter of the late Frederich Christ and Helene Hellmann Christ. Elizabeth married Willi Harms on January 11, 1941. They immigrated from Germany to the United States of America with their three young children in July of 1951. From 1957 to 1978 they owned the 9W Hofbrau in Esopus, NY where Elizabeth was the well-respected cook that made this popular spot for home-style German food that is still remembered by many today.
After retirement, Elizabeth enjoyed helping with fund raisers at church and the fire department. Attending monthly Kaffeeklatches at the Kingston Maennerchor and Damenchor was a pleasure for her. She found great joy in her flower garden and loved watching and feeding the birds and squirrels. Her main personal interests were music, crafts, and reading.
Elizabeth was predeceased by her husband, Willi, in June of 1990 after 49 years of marriage. Her son-in-law, Dennis Davis, also predeceased her in 1983.
She is survived by her three children: Dagmar Davis of Saugerties, NY; K. Dieter Harms and his wife Sharon of Hurley, NY, and Annemarie Harms of the town of Kingston, NY, five grandchildren: Jefferson W. Davis of Pleasant Valley, NY, Jessica Nichols and fiancé, Zepher Pivon, of Phoenix, AZ, Alison Nichols and husband, Noah Sufian, of Phoenix, AZ, Elizabeth Liberti and husband, Anthony, of Catskill, NY, and MSgt. Ryan Harms and wife Kendall of Holywell Row, UK. Two step-grandchildren, Michael Barnes of West Salem, IL, Scott Barnes of High Falls, NY, five great-grandchildren, Arley and Lauren Liberti, Ava Nichols, MacKensie and Reagan Harms, five step great-grandchildren, Erich and Kayla Barnes, Zoe, Alianna, and Rhys Barnes as well as several nieces, nephews and their children also survive her.
Elizabeth will be reposing at the Simpson-Gaus Funeral Home, 411 Albany Ave. on Friday, March 2, 2018 from 3:00 to 7:00 PM.
A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday at 10:00 AM at the funeral home, with Pastor Paul Britton from Immanuel Lutheran Church, officiating.
Interment will follow in Montrepose Cemetery.
Online condolences may be left for the family of Elizabeth by visiting www.SimpsonGaus.com
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