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John Becker
B: 1956-01-26
D: 2017-06-24
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Becker, John
Gary Overlee
B: 1947-04-07
D: 2017-06-18
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Overlee, Gary
Patrick Kane
B: 1963-02-11
D: 2017-06-17
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Kane, Patrick
Charles Black
B: 1962-02-22
D: 2017-05-22
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Black, Charles
Annette Matera
B: 1929-01-21
D: 2017-05-21
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Matera, Annette
Peter Holmes
B: 1939-02-06
D: 2017-05-12
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Holmes, Peter
Aurora Decker
B: 2014-04-15
D: 2017-05-11
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Decker, Aurora
Dr. William Van Kleeck, Jr. DO
B: 1929-01-29
D: 2017-05-04
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Van Kleeck, Jr. DO, Dr. William
Michael Ferrante
B: 1960-12-17
D: 2017-05-01
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Ferrante, Michael
Brandon DeBold
B: 1984-10-30
D: 2017-04-04
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DeBold, Brandon
Patrick Bogert
B: 1958-08-13
D: 2017-03-31
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Bogert, Patrick
Francis Baumgaertner
B: 1936-12-28
D: 2017-03-26
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Baumgaertner, Francis
James Parkes
B: 1930-07-20
D: 2017-02-27
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Parkes, James
Stephen Kondor
B: 1930-09-09
D: 2017-02-19
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Kondor, Stephen
Clifford Schryver
B: 1940-01-30
D: 2017-02-15
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Schryver, Clifford
Susan Van Velson
B: 1954-01-05
D: 2017-02-04
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Van Velson, Susan
Eileen Parkes
B: 1932-05-12
D: 2017-01-31
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Parkes, Eileen
Diana McPeek
B: 1963-05-22
D: 2017-01-07
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McPeek, Diana
Gertrude Stevens
B: 1943-12-23
D: 2017-01-05
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Stevens, Gertrude
Gary Mayer
B: 1957-09-21
D: 2016-12-30
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Mayer, Gary
John Buchinger
B: 1944-06-02
D: 2016-12-29
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Buchinger, John

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Why We're Different... Let Us Count the Ways

We know there are other funeral homes in the area to choose from. But we also know that families who turn to us during a time of loss, or for pre-arrangement services experience our very high standards of service. These standards include transparency in business practices and service pricing, as well as:

  • Providing families with well-planned preparations in their time of need.
  • Providing a safe and comforting atmosphere for gathering with relatives and friends, a place to connect, a place to remember and honor a relationship, a life lived and loved.
  • A source of information, compassion, support and hope.
  • Helping families in our community to preserve longstanding traditions and customs.
  • Offering innovative, truly personalized services and products.
  • Assisting families and individuals make their pre-arrangement plans.
  • Reaching out to the greater community with educational seminars and grief support programs.

We offer professional guidance and personal and specialized attention before, during and after the loss of a loved one. Our reputation for honesty and integrity is very well-known, and it is our most valuable asset.

  • Traditional Funerals
  • Personalized Funerals
  • Memorial and Graveside Services
  • Various Affordable Cremation Options (Simple or Elaborate)
  • Military Honors for Veterans

We welcome you to contact us to discuss your family’s unique needs. Each of us is confident that we can, and will, do our utmost to meet – and exceed – your expectations.

 

What Makes Us Unique?

Ours is not just any funeral home. With our years of experience, and highly professional, friendly and compassionate staff, GILPATRIC-VANVLIET FUNERAL HOME is the choice for so many families each year.

We are proud to embrace traditional values, diversity, and innovation in honoring the life of each person we serve. GILPATRIC-VANVLIET FUNERAL HOME offers a full selection of:

  • Funeral and memorial service options, ranging from traditional to uniquely innovative and personal
  • Burial and cremation services
  • Celebrant Services

Letting go of a loved one is a very difficult process. In order to provide your family peace-of-mind, GILPATRIC-VANVLIET FUNERAL HOME offers complete care, so that you can focus on comforting each other as you prepare to say goodbye to someone dear to you.

Although there are many decisions you may have to make, we assure you that we will guide you through the process every step of the way. We promise to help you:

  • Design the most fitting memorial or funeral service to honor their memory and pay tribute to their life achievements and experiences.
  • Select the most appropriate products, including a casket, burial vault, cremation urn, cemetery or mausoleum, to fit your budget and suit your needs and desires.
  • Write a fitting obituary to honor your loved one’s life experiences and social connections.
  • Assist in the publication of the obituary in the newspapers of your choice.
  • Create a Book of Memories™, a beautiful, permanent online memorial, where you and your friends can build a legacy of memories by archiving treasured photos and memories.
  • Welcome your family and friends to our funeral home for your planned services, including a viewing, visitation, funeral or memorial service.
  • Make all arrangements with regard to the services whether they are held at your place of worship, our funeral home, cemetery, or alternate gathering place.
  • Provide you with beautiful print materials, including memorial folders, prayer cards, and book marks. We also offer personalized note cards for you to acknowledge the emotional support you received from friends, co-workers, and community members.
  • Create a moving video tribute, to be shown at the service. A copy of this tribute is given to the immediate family, and additional DVDs can be made for those who would also like to have a copy.
  • Provide an elegant hearse and funeral cars, as well as arrange for escorts.
  • Help in the selection and on-site arrangement of floral tributes.
  • Provide access to grief education and support materials, and referrals to counseling services.
  • Prepare all paperwork, including vital record statistics, permits, filing and obtaining death certificates, and assistance with life insurance, veteran’s benefits, and Social Security claims.

We hope you will turn to us for compassionate care and impeccable service. Our pledge is to honor your loved one and family with dignity, respect and personal attention to every detail.

Call us today at (845) 338-1200 to explore the wide variety of choices available to you and your family. Or if you’d rather, and if your need isn’t immediate, send us an email.

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