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!!
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 & 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 - 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
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 - 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
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 & 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 - 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
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.
Myles L. Lee, Jr, of Kingston, died Sunday, November 12, 2017 at his home.
Born in Saranac Lake, NY, he was a son of the late Myles L. Sr. & Florence Carroll Lee Jeddrey, and predeceased by two of his siblings, Lindy Lee and Norma Lawson. Myles is survived by his wife of 47 years, Mary Riley Lee of Kingston, four children, Katherine Lee Carey and her husband Alex of San Diego, CA; James Lee and his wife Laurie of Brandon, FL; David Lee of Colorado Springs, CO; Jonathan Lee of Kingston; a sister, Carroll Luben of Chambersburg, PA; three grandchildren, Lauren, Elizabeth and Rose. Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
Myles was born in Saranac Lake, New York and grew up in Belmont, Massachusetts. He graduated from Belmont High School in 1965. He attended Boston State College from 1965-1967. He enlisted in the United States Navy in 1967 and served for seven years, wherein he received many accolades and commendations for his exemplary service record. He was stationed on the U.S.S. Enterprise aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf during the Vietnam War.
After an honorable discharge from the Navy in 1974, he lived with his family in Belmont, MA before settling in Kingston, NY in 1977. He was employed by IBM for 17 years, after which he earned a B.S. in Business Administration at SUNY New Paltz. He then worked for Ulster County Social Services for 11 years in the Medicaid division and later as an independent caseworker, working tirelessly to help aging people receive needed benefits.
Myles was a diehard Red Sox fan, was incredibly proud of his military service, speaking often of how much he enjoyed his time at sea. He loved golf, fishing, ice cream and Judge Judy.
The family will receive friends at the Simpson-Gaus Funeral Home, 411 Albany Avenue on Saturday, November 18, 2017 from 1-4 PM.
A Memorial Service will take place at 4:00 PM at the funeral home with Deacon Michael Sweeney of St. Mary of the Snow Church, officiating.
Military honors by the Joyce-Schirick VFW Post 1386 will immediately follow the service.
Interment will be held privately.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to organizations that assist and support Veterans.
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.