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
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 - 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 & 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.
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 - 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 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 - 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 - 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
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 - Thank you for your compassion, kindness and professionalism during our time of loss and sorrow. We appreciate everything you did for our family.
Julia Ann Witt, 84, of Lake Katrine, died Monday, November 6, 2017 at HealthAlliance Hospital, Broadway Campus.
Julia was born in Charlotte, North Carolina, a daughter of William and Elizabeth Blackwelder Witt. Julia was not expected to live beyond 5 years of age according to her sister’s account. After Julia’s father passed away before Julia was 12 years old, Julia’s mother remarried Robert Truesdale, who then became Julia’s stepfather.
At that time, Julia moved to Wassaic Developmental Center where she lived until she was 76 years old. Julia then found her way to The ARC of Ulster Greene Palmer House 1.
Julia was well known for her joyful disposition and great sense of humor. She loved to be dressed up, and adored hair bows and jewelry. Julia loved dog therapy, and singing her favorite song “We’ll Sing in the Sunshine.” She also loved listening to country music, particularly her favorite singer, Shania Twain. Julia was also a fan of musicals. Most recently, Julia enjoyed dressing up as Minnie Mouse along with a friend in another house for Halloween. Julia was a friend to all of her housemates. She made everyone happy and was well loved by all. Julia’s laughter, smile, and joyous “Weeeeeeee” will forever be remembered and missed.
She is survived by her three siblings, John Truesdale; Bernadine Truesdale; and Robert Truesdale as well as her many friends and her ARC of Ulster family.
Julia will be reposing at the Simpson-Gaus Funeral Home, 411 Albany Ave on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM.
A Funeral Service will be conducted at 11:00 AM at the funeral home with Rev. Darlene Kelly officiating.
Burial will follow at Montrepose Cemetery in Kingston.
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.