Janice Skidmore Obituary

Our Families Say:
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 & 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 - 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
Kathy Napierkowski

Dear Paul,
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 - 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 - 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 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 - 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

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

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.
Diane Blakley

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 - 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.
Evelyn Hopp

Janice M.  Skidmore
Janice M. Skidmore


Janice M. (Longendyke) Skidmore, 85, of South Glens Falls, NY, passed away peacefully at Glens Falls Hospital on Thursday, September 7, 2017.

Janice was born in Kingston NY on May 8, 1932. Janice enjoyed shopping, watching her soap operas, taking day trips to Lake George and dancing in her former years. Desserts were Janice’s pleasure in life. She loved her oreos and milk, ice cream sundaes and coconut cream pie. In Janice’s lifetime, she owned and operated two taverns. She also owned a home for young adults with special needs for the Eleanor Roosevelt Developmental Service Center. After retirement, she enjoyed working at the Saratoga Racetrack. Janice was a devoted mother, grandmother and GG. Janice had a strong will, was a brave woman and had a feisty personality. Janice always spoke her mind and gave a strong opinion. Even up to her final moments, she did things her way. She was the rock of her family and would do anything for her children and grandchildren, whom she loved very much. Her grandchildren and great grandchildren were her world. She always wanted to protect them and make sure everyone was taken care of.

Janice was the daughter of the late Earl & Mildred (Nickerson) Longendyke. She is survived by her sister Kay Longendyke and uncle, Theron Nickerson both of Kingston NY. Janice is also survived by her five daughters, Kim Conor of Maiden, NC, Karen Backus of South Glens Falls (who was her care giver throughout her illness), Kristine Constable of Warrensburg, Kelly Stone of Selkirk and Karlie Monahan and her husband, James of Queensbury. She is also survived by her granddaughter Jaralyn, whom she raised like a daughter and her grandson Kadyn, who was “the son she never had”. Janice is also survived by her 10 grandchildren, Jamie Ference, Timothy McCasland Jr., Jaralyn Muzio and her two sons, Brendin & Colton, Alyssa Rose (“her mini-me”) and her daughter, Cailee (“her best friend”), Jeana Pestillo, Mallery Hance, Kadyn Granger, Raymond Pappy and his son Payton, Brianna Mooneyhan and Nicolas Hall. Janice is also survived by many great grandchildren and cousins.

Private services will be held for Janice at the Ponckhockie Congregational Church, 93 Abruyn St, Kingston. Calling hours for family only will be held from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM on Monday, September 11th. A private Funeral Service will follow at 1:00 PM at the church.

A private interment will follow in Wiltwyck Cemetery.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, that memorial donations be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942.








Simpson-Gaus Funeral Home
Serving Families Since 1953
Infinite Menus, Copyright 2006, OpenCube Inc. All Rights Reserved.
water lily
When planning to attend a funeral, you may have questions about what's expected of you as a guest.