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 - 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 - 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 - 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
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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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.
Richard F. Miniter, 72, of Stone Ridge, author of the acclaimed book, “The Things I Want Most,” political commentator for The American Thinker.com, and former Chief of Police for the Village of Rosendale, passed quietly in his sleep Sunday, August 27, 2017 at Vassar Brothers Medical Center. He was surrounded by his wife of more than 50 years, Susan, and by three of his six children.
Born in Brooklyn, he was a son of the late Henry & Esther Miniter.
Richard had an enormous impact on the Hudson Valley, the nation, and on the hearts of his family and neighbors. He was an author, a columnist, a public speaker, and a storyteller who always attracted an audience. He prized his service in the US Marine Corps.
He left Wall Street for the Hudson Valley in 1968 and loved to hunt and fish, often delighting of some new wild place he found. He was a source of comfort for many at the American Legion Post in Marbletown, a source of hysterical stories at his gun club in the Town of Ulster, and a continuous source of revenue for local hardware stores.
He celebrated his 50th wedding anniversary at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Manhattan.
Richard is survived by his wife of 50 years, Susan Tobin Miniter of Stone Ridge, whom he married on December 3, 1966, his six children, Richard, Susanne, Henry, Frank, Brendan, and Liam, and by six grandchildren, so far.
Richard will be reposing at the Simpson-Gaus Funeral Home, 411 Albany Ave on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 from 4pm to 7pm. The public, no matter how well or slightly someone knew him, is welcome to come and share their remembrances of this extraordinary man.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 AM, on Thursday at St. Joseph’s Church.
Interment, with military honors by Joyce-Schirick Post 1386 Color Guard, will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery.
Online condolences may be left for the family of Richard by visiting www.SimpsonGaus.com
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