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!
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 - 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."
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 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
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
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.
Mildred P. Blas, 90, of Kingston, died Monday, September 11, 2017 at Denver Health Medical Center. Born in Astoria, NY, she was a daughter of the late Ruevan & Helen Sobel Posner.
Growing up, she lived with her family behind their shoe store in Astoria. She attended a secretarial high school, where she learned short-hand, among other studies. She often went ballroom dancing, which lead her to meet Seymour Blas in 1947. They married March 2, 1948, and began to build their family of 6 children.
The family moved to Tivoli, NY in 1956. In 1958, they moved to Kingston and opened Kingston Linoleum and Carpet, where she was bookkeeper until 1963. She later worked for Ulster County Social Services until her retirement in 1993. In 1989 she participated in Volunteers for Israel for 6 months, overcoming one of her most personal challenges.
Mildred was the matriarch of her family. Like "a mother lion protecting her cubs", family was the most important part of her life. She had a reputation in the community as a very sweet person, always willing to help. She was always most comfortable in her own home, surrounded by her loved ones.
Mildred is survived by five children, Bryan Blas of Kingston, Howard Blas and his wife Barbara of Kingston, Clifford Blas of Kingston, Helen Blas-Wilson and her husband Jim of Petuluma, CA, JoEllen Blas of Kingston, eight grandchildren, Jessica, Shaina, Rebecca, Russell, Rosamond, Kaylah, Devon and Natasha, three great grandchildren, Ayellet, Gavriel and Mira. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
In addition to her parents, Mildred was predeceased by her husband Seymour, who passed in 1978, her daughter, Rose Blas, her sister, Sylvia Quintman and her brothers, Harry Posner and Joey Posner.
A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, September 14, 2017 at the Simpson-Gaus Funeral Home, 411 Albany Ave at 11:00 am with Rabbi Yitzchok Hecht of Congregation Agudas Achim, officiating.
Interment will follow in Montrepose Cemetery.
The family requests that memorial donations be made to Volunteers for Israel, 330 West 42nd Street, Suite 1618, New York, NY 10036.
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