Thank you Harry for all you did to make things so much easier for us at a time when we needed guidance.
On behalf of me and my entire family I would like to say thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything you did for us during this very difficult time. You are an exception man with a huge heart. You went above and beyond for me and my family and for that I am eternally grateful. I could not have made it throughout this experience without your thoughtful guidance. Thank you does not represent the feelings I have for what you did for us. ~ Family of Brandon DeBold
Two small words cannot begin to express our sincere gratitude for all the comfort, care, love & support you brought to us during our last journey with our beloved Aurora. Knowing that she was in your loving care brought us great comfort. Thank you, your presence and care during our most difficult time will be remembered always.
Thank you for all you did to make things so much easier for us at a time when we needed guidance.
Dear Harry, 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.
I could not have survived this whole ordeal without all of your support and assistance. And still today, you are there for me and it truly means so very much. Thank you so very much, Harry. You are a very caring, compassionate person.
I cannot express in words how appreciative Rich & I are having you as our funeral director for our son Ryan. You made everything comforting in our tragic time. Thank you so much.
I would like to thank Harry VanVliet IV of Gilpatric- VanVliet Funeral Home and the complete staff for their kindness and compassion to our family. Also the fabulous care that they took of my dad John . There are no words to describe how grateful I am for everything that you have done at the most difficult time in our lives. Thank You Shelly,John and family of John G. Brandow.
Our family wants to send a special thank you to Harry VanVliet IV and the Gilpatric-VanVliet Funeral Home for helping us through this difficult time. Thank you Harry. Family of Robert W. Jordan
There are no words to say how thankful I am to Harry VanVliet and the staff at the Gilpatric-VanVliet Funeral Home, for making what is a sorrowful time, a little easier. Harry, you went above and beyond. My Father's wake and funeral was exactly what he wanted, and your Funeral Parlor is beautiful, and so not dreary and sad like most. Thank you for your Big heart and your kindness. Family of Stephen Ruschak
Thank you, Harry, for giving Bobby (Dingman) 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!
Thank you for making one of my hardest times in my life a bit easier.
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.
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.
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.
Funeral Director Harry VanVliet earns 2017 re-certification as a Certified Funeral Service Practition 2017-06-02 Harry VanVliet IV, CFSP, a funeral director with Gilpatric-VanVliet Funeral Home, LLC in Ulster Park, New York, has recently qualified for recertification of the designation of Certified Funeral Service Practitioner (CFSP), by the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice. A number of professions grant special recognition to members upon completion of specified academic and professional programs. A select few have distinguished themselves among their peers within the funeral service profession as they continue their education to exceed the highest standards of care. This achievement is especially notable because Harry has voluntarily elected to participate in quality educational and service opportunities that far surpass what the funeral service licensing board in New York requires. Harry has committed to a program of lifelong learning to serve you and families in your community with the level of excellence expected of a CFSP. The Board of Trustees of the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice commends you for choosing to put your trust in the hands of a Certified Funeral Service Practitioner. Since its 1976 founding, the Academy has had as its goals: 1) to recognize those practitioners who have voluntarily entered into a program of personal and professional growth, 2) to raise and improve the standards of funeral service and 3) to encourage practitioners to make continuing education a life-long process in their own self-interest, the interest of the families they serve, and the community in which they serve. To initially receive this award, the practitioner must complete a 180 hour program of continuing education activities and events. In addition, the practitioner is required to accumulate 20 hours per year to re-certify. Credits are awarded by the Academy for work leading to personal and/or professional growth in four areas: • Academic Activities • Professional Activities • Career Review (for retroactive credit) • Community and Civic Activities