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 - 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 & 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 - 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 - 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 & 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 - 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 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
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.
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.
Stanley Plasker, 84, passed at HealthAlliance Hospital Broadway Campus on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 with his daughter beside him.
Mr. Plasker is survived by his caring son and his wife, Matthew and Nancy Ann Plasker of Natick MA., devoted daughter Rebecca Plasker of Hurley and his dear grandchildren, Hannah Lea Plasker, Samantha Brett Plasker and Max Daniel Plasker of Natick, MA. and many loving cousins. He is the son of the late Sarah (Segal) Plasker and the late Max Plasker of Brooklyn. He is predeceased by his wife, Gloria (Davidowitz) Plasker.
Stan was born in Brooklyn, NY. After meeting as camp counselors at Camp Moodna in the Catskills, he and Gloria married in 1954. He was blessed to have loved his wife even more after 61 years of marriage than on the day they married. One of his favorite things to do was tell friends and strangers about all the qualities that made his wife so special. Upon moving to Hurley, the couple welcomed their children, Matthew and Rebecca into their home. He was devoted to his wife and family.
He earned his Bachelor of Science degree at City College of New York (CCNY) and continued his education with a Master of Science degree in Industrial Engineering and Statistical Quality Control from Stevens Institute of Technology. Stan served in the US Army from 1955 – 1957, stationed at Fort Benning, GA. He and Gloria moved to Kingston in 1957 then relocated to Hurley in 1960. Employed by IBM for 35 years in quality engineering, he was a manager at IBM and was proud to work for IBM. He worked in Kingston and Poughkeepsie, with special assignments in White Plains, NY, San José, CA, Raleigh, NC, and Austin, TX.
He and Gloria were members of Congregation Ahavath Israel since 1959. Stan served for many years with distinction as treasurer, was a valued member of the Board of Trustees and a beloved member of the synagogue.
Stan loved Broadway show tunes and musicals, dancing with his wife Gloria, history, following the New York Giants, reading the NY Times and figuring out creative ways to fix difficult things. He was a wonderful storyteller and loved talking and joking with friends, family and strangers. Soon after moving to Ulster County, Stan and his wife formed a bridge club with dear friends that met for over 50 years. He remained close to nursery school and kindergarten friends. A tower of strength and determination, his friends and family counted on him to be there for them when they were in need.
A funeral service will be held on Friday, April 21, 2017 at 12:00 noon, at Simpson-Gaus Funeral Home, 411 Albany Avenue, with Cantor Devorah Gartner officiating.
Interment in Montrepose Cemetery will follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Stan's memory to: Alzheimer's Association
2 Jefferson Plaza, Suite 103, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601. In memo line of check write: "For Research"
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