Philip White Obituary

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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!

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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 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.
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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,
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

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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

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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

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,
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
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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.

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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.
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The Carubba family

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Marianne Crist’s Family

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Love
Anne Greco & son Tony

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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 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

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Philip  White
Philip White

March 6, 2018
Resided in Fishkill, NY

Obituary

Philip White, formerly of Callicoon Center, Kew Gardens, and Commack, NY, died peacefully on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at Fishkill Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing. He was 88.

Born on April 17, 1929 in NYC, Philip was the second son born to Celia Simon and Morris White. After graduating from Dewitt Clinton High School, he volunteered and served in the US Army during WWII. Thanks to the GI Bill, he was the first college graduate in his family, having earned a B.S. in Education from SUNY New Paltz in 1952. Affectionately known as “Big Phil,” he and his college sweetheart, Dorothy Woerner White, married the following year, and Phil began his teaching career. After completing his M.S. in Education from Hofstra University, he earned his Ed.D. in Science Education from Columbia University in 1970.

Dr. White’s teaching career spanned 4 decades, touching the lives of many people, from fourth-graders in Elwood, NY, to college students at LIU Southampton and CUNY Queens College, and in-service teachers and colleagues. He established and proudly served as the first director of the Queens College Center for Environmental Teaching and Research at Caumsett State Park on Long Island until his retirement in 1991.
Between 1959 and 1971, Phil studied at various universities in the U.S., enriching the lives of his loving wife Dorothy and their four children as they traveled with him in a 1957 Plymouth station wagon, exploring and adventuring throughout the Continental U.S.

Phil was active in Boy Scout Troop 403 in Commack, NY with his three sons, and equally supportive of his daughter’s Girl Scout activities. Through Scouting, he thoroughly enjoyed hiking, camping, and canoeing with each of his four children.

Phil was a bright, creative man with a wonderful sense of humor, who loved international travel, singing, reading and reciting poetry, and working with his hands creating silver jewelry and stained-glass objects, carpentry projects, and gardening.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Dorothy Woerner White of Fishkill, NY; son Dr. Mark White and Kimberly Griffin White of Panama City, FL; daughter Janice White Greenop and Richard Greenop of Fishkill, NY; son David White of Atlanta, GA; son Matthew White and Dr. Jenny Acosta-White of Saugerties, NY; grandsons Eric Greenop of Portland, OR, Jace White of Queens, NY, Adam Greenop of Fishkill, NY, Jonathan White and Derek White of Saugerties, NY; sister-in-law Joan White of Monroe, NY; and nephew Michael White of Holland, MI.

Philip White was predeceased by his parents, and, in 1989 by his beloved older brother, Sidney White.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests the donation of a poetry book, inscribed in Philip White’s memory, to any public library. Alternatively, donations to Hudson Valley Hospice or American Heart Association are also appreciated.

Graveside services officiated by Rabbi Z. Sandhaus will be conducted on Sunday, March 11, 2018 at Mount Lebanon Cemetery in Glendale, NY. at 11:00am. Condolence calls are welcome on Monday, March 12, 2018 between the hours of 2pm and 8pm at the home of Dorothy White, and Janice and Richard Greenop in Fishkill, NY. Shiva will be observed on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 from 6-8 pm at the Woodstock Jewish Congregation.

Simpson-Gaus Funeral Home, 411 Albany Ave is honored to assist the family with the arrangements.

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Graveside Service
Mt. Lebanon Cemetery
7800 Myrtle Ave
Glendale, New York United States 11385
Sunday, March 11, 2018
11:00 AM
Burial
Mt. Lebanon Cemetery
7800 Myrtle Ave
Glendale, New York United States 11385
Sunday, March 11, 2018

 

 

 

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