Shirley A. (Ellsworth) Osterhoudt, 75, of Main St, Esopus died suddenly on Thursday, August 13th, 2020 at HealthAlliance Hospital, Broadway Campus.
She was born in Kingston, New York on May 1st, 1945, a daughter of the late Horace and Beatrice (Barringer) Ellsworth.
A homemaker, she enjoyed crocheting, baking, gardening, and birds, but most of all she enjoyed her grandchildren.
She is survived by three sons, Ernest (Stephanie) Osterhoudt of Esopus, Harry Osterhoudt of AR., and Robert Osterhoudt of Ulster Park, siblings, Clifford "Kip" (Carol) Ellsworth of Hurley, Elsa Mosher of Florida, Kenneth Ellsworth of CA, Arlene "Stub" (Richard) Ballard of Catskill, six grandchildren, Billy Smith, Matthew Simonetty, Brian, Robbie (Christina), Christian, and Carson Osterhoudt, five great-grandchildren, Kylie, Clayton, Bentley, Riggs and Savannah, and very close longtime friend, Miriam Mowell of Esopus. Many nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
She is predeceased by her husband Ernest L. Osterhoudt, Sr. (2007), and siblings, Frank, Richard, John and Horace "Punk" Ellsworth, Evelyn "Sis" Cutler and Linda Dunn.
The family has entrusted the Gilpatric-VanVliet Funeral Home, 339 Broadway, Ulster Park, Town of Esopus, with the care and cremation service arrangements for Shirley.
In following Shirley's wishes, there will be no service. Cremation held at Wiltwyck Crematory.
Please no flowers, the family suggests contributions in Shirley's memory to either:
Esopus Fire Dept, PO Box 177, Esopus, NY, 12429, or:
Town of Esopus Volunteer Ambulance Squad, PO Box 910, Port Ewen, NY 12466,
or a charity of choice.