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Steven Eggleston
B: 1961-05-25
D: 2014-08-16
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Eggleston, Steven
Gerard Dempsey
B: 1947-05-01
D: 2014-08-09
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Dempsey, Gerard
Ismael Velazquez
B: 1922-06-17
D: 2014-08-02
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Velazquez, Ismael
Harold Lemister
B: 1951-03-05
D: 2014-07-30
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Lemister, Harold
Anna Proper
B: 1932-06-19
D: 2014-07-29
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Proper, Anna
Marie Laskowski
B: 1928-11-10
D: 2014-06-28
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Laskowski, Marie
Gertrude Mitchell
B: 1919-04-22
D: 2014-06-23
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Mitchell, Gertrude
Muriel Bittel
B: 1918-03-22
D: 2014-06-22
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Bittel, Muriel
Donald Eigo
B: 1930-08-02
D: 2014-06-20
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Eigo, Donald
Tomasa Vargas-Cora
B: 1933-12-24
D: 2014-06-05
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Vargas-Cora, Tomasa
Peter Matera
B: 1926-10-01
D: 2014-06-01
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Matera, Peter
Henry Gallagher
B: 1951-04-14
D: 2014-05-20
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Gallagher, Henry
Linda Androver
B: 1947-07-12
D: 2014-05-17
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Androver, Linda
Michael Murphy
B: 1948-04-21
D: 2014-05-13
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Murphy, Michael
Robert Steele
B: 1940-12-04
D: 2014-05-13
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Steele, Robert
Barbara Morris
B: 1934-02-08
D: 2014-05-10
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Morris, Barbara
John Deegan
B: 1951-10-29
D: 2014-04-21
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Deegan, John
Robert Cook
B: 1930-10-08
D: 2014-04-08
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Cook, Robert
Carol Atkinson
B: 1924-12-24
D: 2014-04-07
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Atkinson, Carol
Linda DiFiore
B: 1946-10-21
D: 2014-03-22
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DiFiore, Linda
Theodore Pade
B: 1940-04-28
D: 2014-03-11
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Pade, Theodore

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Welcome

Welcome to Gilpatric-VanVliet Funeral Home

At the Gilpatric-VanVliet Funeral Home, we consider it the highest form of trust when you call us to serve you and your family. Our longevity as a trusted funeral home is a testimonial of the professional and dignified service we provide to families who entrust their loved one to our compassionate care.

Our Cape Cod style funeral home is located next to BOCES Port Ewen, minutes south of Kingston, NY. With abundant off street parking, our facility offers a spacious chapel designed to provide a warm, comforting "home-like" atmosphere for gathering and remembering a life lived and loved.

Do you consider yourself spiritual but not religious?
In addition to religious services, we offer an "on staff" Certified Funeral Celebrant. The funeral celebrant provides a funeral service, memorial service or tribute that is personalized and individualized to reflect the personality and life-style of the deceased, and also a moment for "family time" for the sharing of stories and memories.

Prearrangements with another funeral home?
Your funeral prearrangements are never "locked-in" with another funeral home. NYS Law requires that funeral prearrangements must be transferrable. Simply contact us and our professional staff will facilitate the transfer of your prearrangement to our funeral home.

Harry VanVliet IV, CFSP

Funeral Director/Certified Funeral Celebrant

News & Events
2014-07-03
THIS FRIDAY! Fourth of July Kingston, NY Celebration: July 4th Starts at 5pm at: Kingston Waterfront/Rondout with live bands, food, fun and of course the fireworks! Bands performing will be: Old Double E, The Cagneys, Mr. Kick Parking is available at the following locations, with shuttles running from 3:00 to 11:00 Kingston Point Beach, The Kingston Plaza and The City parking lot on Cornell St. across from Frank Guido’s Little Italy
2014-06-20
Authorities have received reports of sightings of missing City of Poughkeepsie Police Department K-9 Falcone, but the dog remains lost as of Friday, (June 20, 2014) afternoon, the city announced. Falcone disappeared in Highland on Monday when he darted after a deer. The K-9, who is named after fallen City of Poughkeepsie Detective John Falcone, is a 17-month-old German Shepherd. Two Falcone sightings in the Port Ewen area were reportedly on New Salem Road on Tuesday evening and Wednesday, according to the city. The most recent sighting was in the area of Ross Park near West Stout Avenue. Multiple agencies are searching for the police K-9 and a Facebook group has been established. If you see Falcone, contact the Town of Lloyd Police Department at (845) 691-6102.
2014-06-13
The Tugboat Trail, Broadway, Port Ewen &amp; Ulster Park, Esopus, NY is officially open! The 2014 tugs have been &quot;moored&quot; along the east and west sides of Rt 9W in Port Ewen for their summer display! The 2014 Tugfest Auction will have a new "Port of Call" for 2014! The Tugfest and Tugboat Auction will be held at The Headless Horseman Hayride and Haunted House 778 Broadway, Rt 9W, Ulster Park, NY
2014-05-25
150 Services a Funeral Director Provides: 1. Available 24 hours a day, 365 days per year. 2. No extra charges for holidays, weekends or after normal business hours. 3. Provide and maintain facilities necessary for all services. 4. Provide for security of deceased. 5. Keep all information confidential. 6. Receive death calls. 7. Provide details of steps to be taken after death notification. 8. Obtain release of remains. 9. Transfer deceased from place of death to funeral home. 10. Take custody and inventory personal effects of deceased. 11. Embalm remains when requested. 12. Perform restorative art procedures when necessary. 13. Perform alternative preparation when no embalming. 14. Hold body without any preparation when required. 15. Coordinate with organ/tissue bank for donation. 16. Meet with physician or hospital to obtain signed death certificate. 17. File death certificate with proper government agency. 18. Obtain burial, cremation or transit permit. 19. Provide family with transportation to funeral home to make arrangements. 20. Meet with family at home to make arrangements, if requested. 21. Return deceased’s personal effects to family. 22. Provide family with government forms required for arrangement conference. 23. Obtain vital statistics needed for legal documents. 24. Advise family on any legal decision that must be considered. 25. Maintain funeral records as required by law. 26. Explain and provide final disposition options. 27. Explain religious and cultural options and requirements. 28. Explain and provide service and funeral options. 29. Assist family in planning meaningful funeral. 30. Assist family in planning meaningful memorial service. 31. Assist family in planning alternative service. 32. Contact and coordinate with clergy. 33. Explain military options. 34. Contact and coordinate with military. 35. Explain service options for fraternal/special group. 36. Contact and coordinate with fraternal/special group. 37. Obtain information for death notice. 38. Write death notice and submit to newspaper. 39. Obtain information and photograph for obituary. 40. Write and submit obituary to newspaper. 41. Advance or guarantee cost of death notice/obituary 42. Assist family with flower selection. 43. Order flowers for family, if requested. 44. Provide guidance for writing eulogy. 45. Provide photo boards/easels. 46. Assist family in arranging photo board. 47. Offer video tribute option. 48. Receive photos and music requests for tribute video. 49. Produce tribute video/DVD with music. 50. Provide equipment to play tribute video. 51. Ensure video is played at proper time. 52. Provide casket display. 53. Assist family in casket selection. 54. Provide vault display. 55. Assist family in vault selection. 56. Provide and display urn selection. 57. Assist family in urn selection. 58. Provide register book and memorial card selections. 59. Assist family in selection of register books/memorial cards. 60. Print memorial card and register book information pages. 61. Restock memorial cards and register book pages during services. 62. Provide memorial donation envelopes for charities. 63. Provide Mass cards. 64. Provide Mass card and donation cardholders. 65. Assist guests in filling out donation and Mass cards. 66. Print extra memorial cards, if necessary. 67. Provide religious symbols. 68. Explain cemetery options and rules. 69. Assist family with cemetery selection. 70. Contact and coordinate with cemetery. 71. Order last-minute items, such as a tent. 72. Explain crematory options and rules. 73. Contact and coordinate with crematory. 74. Explain veterans’ benefits. 75. Complete veterans’ forms for death benefits. 76. Obtain flag for veterans. 77. Complete and send forms for Social Security benefits. 78. Complete insurance forms, when required. 79. Provide clothing for deceased. 80. Clean and press clothing provided by family. 81. Dress deceased. 82. Cosmetize deceased. 83. Provide dressing of hair for deceased. 84. Provide nail care for deceased. 85. Place deceased in casket and make presentable for visitation. 86. Place casket in visitation room in proper manner. 87. Arrange visitation room for wake, calling hours. 88. Meet with families for first visitation. 89. Make adjustments after first visitation. 90. Greet and direct guests to visitation room. 91. Assist guests with questions and special requests. 92. Provide guests with documentation of funeral attendance as needed for work time off. 93. Answer telephone inquiries about visitation and/or funeral. 94. Receive and arrange flowers. 95. Photograph flowers, if requested. Give family flower cards. 96. Provide music system. 97. Provide selection of music. 98. Play music selected by family during visitation and funeral. 99. Complete automobile list for funeral procession. 100. Provide assistance to special groups holding service. 101. Make arrangements for funeral brunch, if requested. 102. Prepare visitation room for funeral or move deceased to chapel. 103. Arrange for police or private funeral procession escort. 104. Implement funeral service according to family wishes. 105. Recosmetize deceased on day of funeral, if necessary. 106. Meet with family before funeral to finalize details. 107. Arrange cars for funeral procession. 108. Coordinate with and assist clergy before funeral. 109. Coordinate with and assist special group(s) before funeral. 110. Coordinate with escort on day of funeral. 111. Supervise pallbearers. 112. Coordinate music for funeral service. 113. Provide transportation for pallbearers, if necessary. 114. Provide transportation for clergy, if necessary. 115. Close casket, ensuring family request for items left in, or remove from casket. 116. Provide transportation for family to church and cemetery. 117. Provide transportation for deceased. 118. Lead procession to church. 119. Ensure proper parking at church. 120. Coordinate church service. 121. Ensure correct grave or crypt is opened. 122. Ensure vault is delivered and installed at cemetery. 123. Transport and arrange flowers at cemetery/crematory. 124. Lead procession to cemetery/crematory. 125. Fulfill special family requests for procession, such as passing by home or workplace. 126. Supervise cemetery/crematory service. 127. Present flag if military detail is not present. 128. Act in place of clergy, if necessary. 129. Ensure that vault cover is sealed correctly. 130. Provide cemetery with burial/cremation permit. 131. Deliver cash advances to church/cemetery. 132. Provide transportation to funeral breakfast, if necessary. 133. Deliver flowers not used in service to location designated by family. 134. Provide thank-you cards to family. 135. Assist family with monument purchase or inscription. 136. Secure initial certified copies of death certificate. 137. Secure additional certified copies of death certificate, as requested. 138. Retrieve cremated remains from crematory. 139. Retain cremated remains until family picks up. 140. Deliver cremated remains to family, when requested. 141. Assist family in final disposition of cremated remains. 142. Provide preneed planning 143. Provide options for preneed funding. 144. Ensure security of preneed funds. 145. Provide long-term security for preneed records. 146. Assist with Medicaid spend-down details. 147. Facilitate return of deceased from out of town. 148. Facilitate transportation of deceased to out-of-town location. 149. Provide aftercare support. 150. Provide payment options. Distributed with permission: Ralph L. Klicker, Ph.D., licensed funeral director and founder/president of Thanos Institute.
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Gilpatric-VanVliet Funeral Home

339 Broadway
Ulster Park, NY 12487
Phone: (845) 338-1200
Fax: (845) 338-2979
Email: info@gvvfh.com
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