Virginia Beesmer Obituary

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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.
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My thanks to you for your help, sensitivity, and kindness during the most difficult time in my life.
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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!!!

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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!

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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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,
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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We just wanted to thank you so much for helping us get through the past few days. This is not something anybody ever wants to deal with, but you were kind, helpful, loving, and thought of everything. We knew we had nothing to worry about.
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Marianne Crist’s Family

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!

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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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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Love
Anne Greco & son Tony

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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.
Sincerely,
The Carubba family

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Love, Dolores Leonard

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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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Jack Grogan’s family

Virginia Alice Whitaker Beesmer
Virginia Alice Whitaker Beesmer

August 6, 2017
Resided in West Hurley, NY

Obituary

Virginia Alice Whitaker Beesmer, 81, West Hurley, New York, passed to her eternal reward on Sunday, August 6, 2017, in the home of her oldest son and daughter-in-Law, Rev. Donald and Linda Snedeker, after a yearlong battle with auto-immune non-alcoholic liver disease.

She was born in Mt. Marion N.Y., the daughter of the late Theodore (Ted) Whitaker and Elizabeth Law Snedeker. She was educated in Kingston and Sandy Creek, New York, area schools. In around 1951, she moved from the Kingston area to the Snedeker Family Farm in Lacona, New York, where she resided in the upstate New York area, before returning in 1974, back to the Kingston, New York area where she has resided for the last 43 years.

In the early part of her life she was closely associated with the Free Methodist Church and was baptized in the Old Tremper Avenue Free Methodist Church of Kingston, New York in 1939, by then Pastor, the late Rev. Lewis Smith. It is believed that she became a junior member of that church sometime later. She had many treasured memories of attending with her mother the summer annual Free Methodist Camp Meetings at Hancock N.Y., often traveling there by train from Kingston. During the last 40 years of her life, she was closely associated with and supported the Evangelical Wesleyan Church, and was a faithful supporter of the Fox Hill Camp Meeting, near Northville, N.Y., and attended the Lake Idlewild and Great Bend, Pa churches, when she was in the area. She also attended the Stone Ridge N.Y., Pilgrim Holiness Church for several years.

For most of her life she was a stay at home mom and housewife, but she did work for a time at a needle manufacturing supply company, in Syracuse, N.Y. She was the bookkeeper and secretary for the Beesmer’s Construction Co. Inc., until it closed in 2011.

Her lifelong dedication for over 50 years was for the love, care, health, and happiness of her youngest disabled son, Thomas Bagalonis Jr. Her grandchildren and her great-grandchildren were the light of her life.

She is survived by her four sons, Rev. Donald D. Snedeker and wife Linda, Randy Snedeker and wife Kathy of Gloversville N.Y., Brian Bagalonis and wife Joan of West Hurley, N.Y., and Thomas Bagalonis Jr., of Woodstock N.Y., Two step daughters, 18 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, and many dear friends.

She is pre-deceased by her three husbands; Robert C. Snedeker, Thomas Bagalonis Sr., and Donald G. Beesmer, along with her step-father Rev. Clarence A. Snedeker, a sister Marjorie Whitaker Gagne, and a nephew, Timothy A. Fracassee.

Virginia will be reposing at the Simpson-Gaus, 411 Albany Ave. on Thursday, August 10, 2017 from 12-2 PM.

The Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 PM, at the funeral home, with Bishop W.L. Sarber, Rev. Donald D. Snedeker Jr. and Rev. Donald D. Snedeker Sr., officiating.

Interment will follow in the family plot at the Mt. Marion Cemetery.

The family requests that memorial donations be made to the one of the following; The Parking Lot Building Fund of the Stateline Evangelical Wesleyan Church of 26710 State Route 11, Great Bend, PA. 18821 or The Fox Hill Camp Improvement Fund 225 Fox Hill Road, Northville, N.Y., 12134.

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Visitation
Simpson - Gaus Funeral Home
411 Albany Avenue
Kingston, NY US 12401
Thursday, August 10, 2017
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Service
Simpson-Gaus Funeral Home
411 Albany Ave.
Kingston, NY US 12401
Thursday, August 10, 2017
2:00 PM
Burial
Mt. Marion Cemetry
618 Kings Highway
Mt. Marion, NY US
Thursday, August 10, 2017

 

 

 

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