Joan Dittus Obituary

Our Families Say:
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 & 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.
Evelyn Hopp

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.
Diane Blakley

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
Kathy Napierkowski

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 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

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 & 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 - 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

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!

Joan M Dittus
Joan M Dittus

February 23, 2017
Resided in Kingston, NY


Joan M. Dittus, 81, of Kingston, died Thursday, February 23, 2017 at Golden Hill Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.

Born in Kingston, she was a daughter of the late Joseph & Carmela Naccarato Sottile. For many years Joan worked in the cafeteria at Kingston High School. She also volunteered at Golden Hill Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. She was a New York Mets fan and she enjoyed crossword puzzles and word find puzzles. Mostly, Joan enjoyed watching her children and grandchildren play sports.

Joan is survived by her two children, Lisa Dittus of Kingston and Michael J. Dittus and his wife Denise of Saugerties. Two grandchildren, Matthew and Joseph and her dog, Niki, also survive.

In addition to her parents, Joan was predeceased by her husband of 49 years, Joseph A. Dittus, who passed in 2011.

Joan will be reposing at the Simpson-Gaus Funeral Home, 411 Albany Ave on Monday, February 27, 2017, from 4-7 PM.

The funeral procession will form from the funeral home on Tuesday at 9:00 AM.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 AM at St. Mary's Church.

Interment will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery.

The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff at Golden Hill for the compassionate care they provided, over the years to Joan.

Online condolences may be left for the family of Joan by visiting


Guestbook Issues? Click here for help.



Simpson - Gaus Funeral Home
411 Albany Avenue
Kingston, NY US 12401
Monday, February 27, 2017
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
St. Mary's Church
166 Broadway
Kingston, NY US 12401
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
10:00 AM
St. Mary's Cemetery
322 Foxhall Avenue
Kingston, NY US 12401
Tuesday, February 28, 2017




Simpson-Gaus Funeral Home
Serving Families Since 1953
Infinite Menus, Copyright 2006, OpenCube Inc. All Rights Reserved.
water lily
When planning to attend a funeral, you may have questions about what's expected of you as a guest.