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May 1, 1962 – July 19, 2018

RoseMarie Terpening
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Obituary for RoseMarie Terpening

RoseMarie Terpening , 56, of Parish Lane, Lake Katrine, formerly of Port Ewen, was called home to The Lord while in the comforting presence of her family, on Thursday, July 19th, 2018 at Westchester Medical Center following a battle with cancer.

She was born in Kingston, NY on May 1st, 1962, a daughter of Ralph (Nancy) Whitaker of Texas and the late Rose Marie Scott.

She was employed as a teaching assistant/library media specialist for Ulster BOCES Alternative Learning Program in Port Ewen since 1991. She enjoyed traveling, crafting and photography, but most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her grand kids, who she absolutely loved.

She is survived by her husband of 38 years, Michael B. Terpening, three sons, Michael B. Terpening (Rebekkah Phelan), of Kingston, Joseph Terpening of Kingston, and Steven Terpening (Christina Davis) of Shokan, and one daughter, RoseMarie Rutledge, and her husband Thomas, of Kingston, siblings, Susanne (James) Rabe of Ashboro, NC, Joan Marie Long, Ralph Whittaker Jr., Barbara Whittaker, Victoria Whittaker, John (Kelly) Whittaker, Sr. all of Kingston, five grandchildren, Thomas Rutledge III, Landen Terpening, Isabelle Terpening, Leonardo Terpening and Abigail Rutledge.

She is predeceased by a brother Nicholas Whittaker, Sr.

The service, officiated by Pastor Joshua Ortman, will begin at 4:45 pm on Tuesday, July 24th, 2018, at the Gilpatric-VanVliet Funeral Home, 339 Broadway, Ulster Park, Town of Esopus.

The Terpening family will receive friends at the funeral home prior to the service from 3:00 pm to 4:45 pm. Cremation at Wiltwyck Crematory will follow and is private.

In lieu of fresh flowers, the family suggests indoor plants for loved ones to take home and nurture in memory of RoseMarie.

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First Visitation

When Tuesday, July 24th, 2018 3:00pm - 4:45pm
Gilpatric-VanVliet Funeral Home
339 Broadway
Ulster Park, NY 12487
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Tuesday, July 24th, 2018 4:45pm
Pastor Joshua Ortman
Gilpatric-VanVliet Funeral Home
339 Broadway
Ulster Park, NY 12487
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