William Mayhon Sr. Obituary

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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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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.
Thanks again,
Jack Grogan’s family

Dear Paul,
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

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We would like to share our very heart- warming personal experience we have recently had with the Simpson-Gaus Funeral Home.
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.
Fondly,
The Welch and Polacco Family of Michael Welch

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 - 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,
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.

Paul,
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

Dear Paul and Staff,
Thank you so very much for all of the thought and care that you put into the funeral for Simon Pulchin , as well as all of the other individuals that are served by your establishment. Thank you for the kindness, compassion, quality, and respectful care you provide.
Sincerely,
Tara Dupont

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,
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

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!!
Love
Anne Greco & son Tony

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

Paul and Staff,
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,
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

Dear Paul,
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

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

Paul and Staff,
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.
Thank you again,
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!

William E. Mayhon Sr.
William E. Mayhon Sr.

January 7, 1923 - February 9, 2009
Born in Tolar, NM
Resided in Town of Ulster, NY

Obituary

Eulogy offered at St. Mary's Church on February 12, 2009 by Bill's daughter:

Dad was a man of contradictions.
He was a gentle man who would carefully carry an insect out of the house so it would live, but for most of his life, carried two pistols on his person.
He was a man's man, and would get down in the dirt to rebuild car engines, install plumbing, build a deck, or a driveway, even - no problem was too difficult; but I still have memories of him in a frilly apron, or carefully ironing every ruffle in my little dress when he had to be both mother and father to us after mom died in 1958. He had the hands of a mason, yet took great pride in his incredible skills as a lapidary as he carefully designed and fashioned sterling silver and gemstone jewelry when he retired from IBM.

He saved everything – empty toilet paper rolls, suitcases full of rocks, flashing fluorescent OPEN signs from garage sales in case anyone ever needed one (and Gary did), daily newspapers and National Geographic magazines (still in the original paper wrappers) for 20+ years – everything piled up so there was barely room to move in his house – yet, he neatly ate one food group at a time off his plate – in order from the food he liked least to his favorite.

He would growl at his grandchildren, who fondly called him, "Grumpa," but could spend hours with them working on an intricate project or reading the funnies.

Dad was, above all, a funny man. He could swear a blue streak if needed, but, most times, his harshest swears were "rotten rattafraterus" and "smongolianmuddledinuck."

Dad also had a way with words, and a selection of favorite phrases. Anyone who has spent time with him will be able to finish these:

"Anything below 70 degrees……belongs in the refrigerator."

"And about that time……a flock of bird dogs flew over."
"Only if I'm alone ….or with somebody."

"Any flavor….as long as it's chocolate." And, to anyone who asked, "How are you, Bill?" he'd reply, "Mean as ever!"

Dad was truly a unique individual, loved his wives, both of them, and his children and grandchildren, each of them, unconditionally, and, these past few years, flirted with all his nurses shamelessly. He made everyone smile, always had a twinkle in his eye and a joke ready, and, will be enormously missed.

Love,
Pam

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William E. Mayhon, Sr., formerly of Lawrenceville St., Town of Ulster died Sunday, February 8, 2009 at Nyack Manor Nursing Home, Valley Cottage. He was 86.

He was born in Tolar, NM on January 7, 1923, a son of the late William Charles and Mae Mayhon.

A US Army veteran of WW II, he served in the European Theater of Operations. Mr. Mayhon moved to this area after service and lived on Lawrenceville St., Town of Ulster for many years.

Mr. Mayhon worked, for 25 years, as an engineer at I.B.M., Kingston and Poughkeepsie. After retirement he designed and created silver jewelry with semi-precious stones at the His 'n Her Shop.

A member of the Joyce - Schirick Post #1386, he moved to Rockland County in 2006.

His first wife, Emma DeCicco Mayhon died in 1958, his second wife, Lucy DiMicco Mayhon died in 1999.

Surviving are two sons William Mayhon Jr. and his fiance Robin of West Hurley and Gary Mayhon and his wife Judy of Hurley; one daughter Pamela Deming and her husband Michael of New City, six grandchildren Billy and Lance Mayhon, Jocelyn and Alana Mayhon, Jeneva and Madison Deming; many nieces and nephews.

Reposing at the Simpson - Gaus Funeral Home, 411 Albany Ave. on Wednesday from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. Family and friends will gather at St. Mary's Church on Thursday at 10:00 a.m. for a Funeral Mass. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery.

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Visitation
Simpson - Gaus Funeral Home
411 Albany Avenue
Kingston, NY US 12401
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Funeral Mass
St. Mary's Church
166 Broadway
Kingston, NY US 12401
Thursday, February 12, 2009
10:00 AM
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Cemetery
St. Mary's Cemetery
322 Foxhall Avenue
Kingston, NY US 12401
Thursday, February 12, 2009

 

 

 

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