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Thursday September 26th, 2013
5:00pm - 9:00pm

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Federated Church of Kerhonkson
Friday September 27th, 2013

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Helen Viola DePew

Helen Viola DePew, 74, of Kerhonkson, passed away on Saturday, September 21, 2013 at Ellenville Regional Hospital. Wife of Gerald L. DePew, daughter of the late Frank and Ruth Lane, born on December 17, 1938 in Ellenville, NY.

Predeceased by her brother, Frank Lane, Jr. She is survived by her loving husband Gerald L. DePew; her daughter, Shelly DePew-Reynolds; her son, Keith DePew and his wife Robin; her four grandchildren, Timothy Reynolds, Jake DePew, Jeremy Reynolds and Emily DePew; her sister, Dinah Mutz and her husband Charles; sister-in-laws, Patricia Panaccione and Margaret DePew; her nieces and nephews, Kevin and Ann Marie Mutz, Christopher DePew, Jennifer Bonelli, Denise Shannon, Lori Powers, Kim Greene and Shane Panaccione.

Helen was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, sister-in-law and friend to all who knew and loved her. She worked in Channel Master Corporation Computer Division and the Schwab Bus Company and Arthur F. Mulligan for 45 years. She was a 52 year member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Kerhonkson Fire Company, board member and instructor of the Kerhonkson Drum and Bugle Corp. and member of the Federated Church of Kerhonkson. Helen loved to camp by the ocean in Myrtle Beach, shop and was always involved in her grandchildren’s lives as much as possible. Most of all she always put everyone else before herself.

Visiting will be held on Thursday, September 26th from 5-9pm at H.B. Humiston Funeral Home, 30 42nd Street, Kerhonkson. A Celebration of her life is scheduled for Friday at 11am at the Federated Church of Kerhonkson followed by burial at Pine Bush Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers monetary gifts can be sent directly to her grandson, Jeremy Reynolds at 11 Noest Road, Kerhonkson, NY 12446, for his continued fight against cancer. 

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Sincere sympathy to all Helen's family, especially Gerry and Dinah, I feel so sad, as I have just, now, found out about Helen's passing. My heart goes out to all. I grew up with the Lane family, we were close as family.  Sending love, from the Terwilliger's, Warren, Isabel, Barry, Janet and Gary.

Janet Terwilliger Summers Dec 15 2013 12:00 AM

To Gerry and Family of Helen,  My deepest sympathy to all, Helen will never be forgotten.

Linda Leskody Sep 26 2013 12:00 AM

Gerry and family, I am so sorry. Helen was truly a friend and wonderful person, and gave of herself so willingly. I will always treasure the times spent talking with her. She was truly a wonderful person in every way. My thoughts are with you.

Grace Moone Sep 24 2013 12:00 AM

Uncle Jerry, Shelley and Keith:  I am so sorry for your loss.  Aunt Helen truly was a special person to me and my brother and sisters.  The childhood memories we made on that street will last a life time and will never be forgotten.  Her memory will always be in our hearts..

Our thoughts and heartfelt prayers are with you all, we join all of you in sorrow.  And wish you peace and healing.  Love to you all.  Sending you hugs and our love.

sandra wilson Sep 24 2013 12:00 AM

My deepest sympathies Jerry, Keith and Shellie.  A huge loss to our community.  May she rest in peace.

Terry Shultis Sep 23 2013 12:00 AM

my heart felt sympathy to the whole family.  She will always stay in our hearts.

Ella Rock Sep 23 2013 12:00 AM

To Gerry and the whole Family, my most deepest sympathies to all of? you and To My Dear sweet loving friend and neighbor Helen, you have always been there to watch over me and my children and you always set me straight when i needed it, we shared a special bond and i will always be thankful for having you in my life, you were so special and very much loved, I will always see you sitting on your porch when I look your way or see you smiling at the kids when you seen them playing in the yard.I will cherish the many recipes you shared with me and all the lunch dates we had together. I will forever love and miss you!!!

Valerie Mesceda-Grajewski Sep 23 2013 12:00 AM

Gerry and family.  I am so sorry for your loss.  Mrs. DePew was a wonderful women.  I will miss her dearly.  Its hard to believe she is gone I wil miss talking to her laughing with her nd just enjoying myself around her she was an amazing wonderful caring loving person.  xoxo R.I.P. Mrs. DePew

Michele Slaven-Dunning Sep 23 2013 12:00 AM

Our deepist sympathy and love goes to the whole Depew family, Helen you will be missed by many, your a great person in all you did and you touched many lives. We will miss you dearly and may you R.I.P. xoxoxo

Christina and David Decker Sep 23 2013 12:00 AM

To Gerry and family,  Ange and I want to tell you how sad we were to hear about Helen.  We want you to know how much we enjoyed our times together.  Way back to the snowmobile days.  This is the saddest part of life the separation but she will never be forgotten.  She was a very powerful woman.  Our hearts are with you.  God Bless  Laura and Ange

Laura and Ang Fusco Sep 23 2013 12:00 AM

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