What Families Are Saying
We know it is the highest form of trust when a family calls us to care for their loved one. We often receive thank you notes from the families we serve, some of those are below. We consider each one of these heartfelt testimonials an affirmation of our integrity, commitment and skill displayed to those families who entrusted their loved one to the Gilpatric-VanVliet Funeral Home.
Through compassionate, personalized care, we strive every day to exceed the highest of expectations.
I just wanted to send a quick note to thank you for everything you did to help make this terrible ordeal easier for my brother Gary Van Velson. Your professionalism and the amazing work you did ,to make Sue look how we were used to seeing her, made it easier on all of us. Thank you again for being such a caring person to people in their darkest times.
Sincerely, Darlene Hewitt and family of Susan Van Velson, Ulster Park, NY
We just wanted to say thank you again to Harry and his staff for the incredible job that they did when our dad/husband passed away this month. Harry made everything effortless and took care of us as if we were family- from all of the arrangements, obituary, flowers, tombstone, and all the extra details. It was an extra comfort for us knowing that his wake was the only one there keeping it more personal and private. Again, we would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts. The Family of Daniel T. Landi - Betty Landi, Anne Gogg and Cindy Rapp, Kingston, NY
We've thanked you countless times but it still does not seem like it's enough. We appreciate so much all the care you gave to our father and the guidance you gave our mother. You put together a ceremony that our father would have been proud of. On top of that, you made the entire process so easy during a time that has been so difficult for our family. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. The Family of Richard Shultis, Ulster Park, NY
Thank you, Harry, for giving Bobby a beautiful send-off, You shine with professionalism and compassion! We are fortunate that you and Kathy were good friends and that she felt so comfortable to entrust you to take care of her dad on his last journey! We have the greatest respect and admiration for you! Jean Steuding, Kingston, NY
Dear Harry, Our hearts were breaking with the passing of our son Steve, but with your love and understanding that you provided made this difficult time more comforting to all of us. A funeral home is NOT just a funeral home! It has to be a place where someone can feel comfortable about leaving their loved ones and you and Gilpatric-VanVliet did just that! I knew right from the start that Steve was in a good place and that you were going to take excellent care of him. With your kindness, love, compassion and professionalism you turned a very sad time into a day that we were all proud of . You are not just a funeral director Harry you are a friend to all . You certainly took the extra step to make sure our family was well taken care of and with such empathy. We thank you and your staff from the bottom of our hearts for taking such wonderful care of our son ! With our warmest love : Patty & Fred Robinson, Becky and Freddie, Ulster Park, NY.
Harry Van Vliet is the nicest and most professional funeral director.... He helped our family through a very difficult time and was greatly appreciated. Bonnie O'Connor, Kingston, NY
Thank you for all you have done-above and beyond. God Bless. The Lent Family, Port Ewen, NY
I can not say enough good things about the care we received from Harry when planning the service for Joe. From the minute I went to see him, concerning arrangements, he literally took over and made sure every single thing was done the way we wanted. The services were beautiful and you can feel the care and compassion just being in his funeral home. Thank you again Harry for laying Joe to rest in such a peaceful, beautiful way...Linda Kelderhouse, Ulster Park, NY
The assistance & care we received was incredible. To say they went above and beyond would be an understatement. Thank you for being there for Our Family. Tommy Lent, Jr., Kerhonkson, NY
Thank you Harry for helping us with all the arrangements you went above and beyond helping us through a rough time . I would recommend your services to everyone. Thank you again. Tom Snow, Saugerties, NY
Just a quick note to say thank you for taking such great care of my mom - she looked beautiful. We appreciate all of your help and guidance from beginning to end. Dot Osterhoudt, Ed Banks and family, Connelly, NY