John Miller Obituary

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We just wanted to thank you so much for helping us get through the past few days. This is not something anybody ever wants to deal with, but you were kind, helpful, loving, and thought of everything. We knew we had nothing to worry about.
Thank you again,
Marianne Crist’s Family

Paul,
I can’t thank you enough for the professional services you did for my father. Everything was done with so much dignity and care & professionalism, other funeral homes can’t compare! I had so many compliments from people saying that it was the nicest service they have ever seen. My many thanks to you again. You are truly the best funeral business in the area!

Michael A. Mottsey

Paul,
I want to thank you and the whole Simpson-Gaus team for flawlessly executing all of the elements of my mom’s funeral service. Your advice and counsel regarding each aspect of the service allowed us to choose what worked best, while adhering to traditions and family wishes. Your attention to detail allowed us to focus on the event, knowing that everything was taken care of.
This was a large relief during a very difficult few days.
Thank you again for the compassion and professionalism extended during my Mom’s final celebration.
Sincerely,
The Carubba family

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 - Thank you!! Thank you!! For the manner in which you handled Tony's funeral. We were very pleased. God bless you!!
Love
Anne Greco & son Tony

Dear Paul and Staff,
Thank you so very much for all of the thought and care that you put into the funeral for Simon Pulchin , as well as all of the other individuals that are served by your establishment. Thank you for the kindness, compassion, quality, and respectful care you provide.
Sincerely,
Tara Dupont

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,
My sister Janice and I, and our families, would like to express our appreciation to all of you for your guidance, patience, and compassion during the planning of mom’s funeral and the viewing and funeral itself. Everything was lovely. Mom would have been so pleased! Janice and I didn’t have to fret and/or worry about anything. Thank you so very much for that!
Sincerely,
Carol and Chuck Lewis
Janice and Mike Augustine

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,
This note is just to express my appreciation for the way Paul Feingold’s funeral was conducted. You demonstrated concern, understanding, and certainly skill in handling all area. Thank you so much.
Sincerely,
Marsha Franklin-Feingold

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,
I would like to thank you for your assistance, guidance, and compassion during the funeral arrangements for my brother, Tom Guido. Your help was much appreciated and the service was lovely.
Sincerely,
Louise Jones
Family of Tom “Topsy” Guido.

Paul and Staff,
We would like to share our very heart- warming personal experience we have recently had with the Simpson-Gaus Funeral Home.
As our family was faced with the inevitable sadness at the loss of our loved one, Michael Welch (brother, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and uncle), the support from the beginning to the end was above any expectations we could have ever imagined. The compassion and professionalism along with the presentation by the entire staff of Simpson-Gaus was amazing and truly appreciated. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making this journey as smooth and worry-free as you have with such grace and dignity.
Fondly,
The Welch and Polacco Family of Michael Welch

Dear Paul and Staff,
Many thanks for all of your help and caring during Jack’s services. Obviously, I couldn’t have managed the days without you. I am very appreciative you were great right up to the last day.
Thanks again,
Jack Grogan’s 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 making a difficult situation a whole lot easier. You have a fantastic group that did a wonderful job. Professional and caring.
God Bless,
The Grant family

Dear Paul,
Thank you and your staff for assisting my family and me throughout the days before and during Jack’s funeral. Your availability, your presence, and your guidance gave us a funeral with which we were comfortable. At this emotional time, we depend on you for the large matters and the details.
Thanks,
Cecelia Macauley

Paul and Staff,
Thank you so much for your kindness in helping us through this time. We appreciate all that you did and for the attention to detail when we didn’t know what we needed.
All the best,
The Peck Family,
Mary Peck, Kathleen Peck Emig, and Suzanne Fair

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,
My thanks to you for your help, sensitivity, and kindness during the most difficult time in my life.
With much appreciation for everything,
Helene Crohn

John Franklin Miller
John Franklin Miller

July 6, 2018
Born in Kansas City, Missouri
Resided in Kingston, New York

Obituary

It is with a heavy heart that we must announce that John F. Miller passed away on Friday July 6, 2018 after a long illness, peacefully surrounded by his Palmer family.

John Franklin Miller was born November 15, 1952 in Kansas City Missouri to his mother Dorothy M Kron and father John A. Miller. John relocated to Queens NY in 1963, where he was raised by his step-mother Gwendolyn Miller and his father.

John graduated with a diploma from a life skills program in Queens NY in 1972. Upon arrival in Kingston, NY in 1973, John became affiliated with various agencies including Gateway where he worked as a Porter, and ultimately The Arc of Ulster Greene. John previously lived in a supported apartment setting in Port Ewen NY. He then resided in Pidone, Scardefield and lastly Palmer residences. John learned sign language from the Brothers of the Mount Saint Alphonsus.

John was known to love the ladies. He had several girlfriends in Kingston, but the love of his life was Mary Cooter, with whom he lived at Scardefield, until his move to Palmer. John and Mary were known to enjoy socializing together over coffee and cigarettes throughout uptown Kingston. John considered himself a Christian. He was a frequent parishioner of the Fair Street Church in uptown Kingston, Saint John’s Episcopal Church on Albany Avenue, The Dutch Reformed Church in Uptown Kingston, and he also enjoyed the services from the Odyssey Group of Grace Community Church of Lake Katrine. John preferred to be called ‘Brother John’ and called those close to him either “brother” or “sister.” John loved the Bible and would often refer to various verses. John also loved to sing hymns and other Christian songs.

John is survived by his brother Stu Gray and his wife Catherine Gray of Kingston; sister Kim Bradley and her husband Bryan Bradley of Kingston; niece Amanda Buboltz, niece Meredith Bradley; niece Keri and her husband Darian Messerich; nephew Kevin Gray and his wife Michelle Gray of Kingston; aunt Gladys Gray of Tenbroeck Commons, along with numerous nieces and nephews, and his ARC of Ulster friends and family.

Funeral services will be held at Simpson-Gaus Funeral home on Albany Avenue on Thursday, July 12, 2018. A calling hour begins at 10am followed by a Funeral Service at 11am with Reverend Kendra VanHouten officiating.

Burial will follow at Montrepose Cemetery.

Please come and celebrate John’s memory with us.

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Services

Visitation
Simpson - Gaus Funeral Home
411 Albany Avenue
Kingston, NY US 12401
Thursday, July 12, 2018
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Service
Simpson - Gaus Funeral Home
411 Albany Avenue
Kingston, NY US 12401
Thursday, July 12, 2018
11:00 AM
Burial
Montrepose Cemetery
Montrepose Avenue
Kingston, NY US 12401
Thursday, July 12, 2018

 

 

 

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