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 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 - 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
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 - 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
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 & 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 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 - 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."
Karen M. Beck, 51, of Saugerties, beloved wife, mother and daughter passed away peacefully at home on Monday, March 20th, 2017 after a courageous 4 year battle with cancer.
Karen was born in Kingston, to Richard J. Casey and Rose Marie Costello Casey. She loved her husband, three children, Courtney, Michaela and Kyle and their dogs. She was the most spirited mom at the Saugerties High School Football games, always cheering on her son Kyle and his teammates. She loved camping, making ceramics, watching NASCAR and western movies. She was a strong and courageous person and did not complain a bit... She would often be heard saying, "I'm fine", making everyone smile even until the very end. Courtney, a CNA, was her loving and nurturing caregiver attending to her every need. She loved her husband. She was so very proud of all of her children.
Karen is survived by her husband of 29 years, Richard Beck, her children Courtney, Michaela and Kyle Beck, all of Saugerties and her father Richard J. Casey of Kingston. She is also survived by her Aunt Josephine Costello Reina, of East Kingston, her Aunt Barbara Casey Chambers and her husband Robert Chambers of Lamontville, her cousin, Rory Chambers of Lamontville, her cousin, Brenda Reina Seller and her husband Dan Seller, with their children Ryan and Loren of Sommers, New York. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
She is predeceased by her mother Rose Marie Costello Casey, Maternal Grandmother and Grandfather Frances and Russell Costello, Fraternal Grandmother and Grandfather Frances and Dermuid Casey and best friend Tammy Sagar-Lerue.
Karen will be reposing at the Simpson-Gaus Funeral Home, 411 Albany Ave on Sunday, March 26, 2017 from 3-7 PM.
The funeral procession will form from the funeral home on Monday at 9:00 AM.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 AM at St. Colman's Church.
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.