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Monica Beverly Peplow (née Levine) of Kerhonkson, NY, died peacefully at home on August 28, 2018. She was 71 years old.
Born in London, England, Monica came to America with her family in 1952 and first settled in Brooklyn before relocating to Ellenville. She graduated from Ellenville High School in 1964, attended NYU, and earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from SUNY New Paltz. She spent the majority of her career as an educator at Eastern New York Correctional Facility, where she taught her pupils “the Three Rs” as well as some choice Yiddish phrases and the importance of rooting for the New York Mets. Her family was her life’s joy, and she will be deeply missed.
Monica is the daughter of the late Zena and Gerald “Jerry” Levine, and was predeceased by her brother, Scott. She is survived by her beloved husband and best friend of nearly 36 years, Mark Peplow; her children, Stacy Rachels and Noah (Amy) Rachels; brother, Harvey (Arlene) Levine; sister, Elissa (José) Levine; and her many nephews and nieces, great-nephews and great-nieces, and cousins.
A funeral service will be held on Thursday, August 30, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. at Humiston Funeral Home, 30 42nd Street, Kerhonkson, NY, 12446. Burial will immediately follow at Kerhonkson Synagogue Cemetery, Boice Mill Road, Kerhonkson, NY. The family will be receiving friends at the Peplow Family home in Kerhonkson on Friday (8/31), Saturday (9/1), and Sunday (9/2), between 12 noon and 4 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made in Monica’s memory to: Kerhonkson Synagogue, PO Box 587, Kerhonkson, NY, 12446; or Ellenville Regional Hospital Foundation, 10 Healthy Way, Ellenville, NY, 12428.
To Monica's Family- My deepest condolences on Monica's passing, and your loss. I was fortunate to have known and worked with her at Eastern. She was an inspirational teacher, principal, and a wonderful person.
Patricia Jansen Aug 30 2018 12:00 AM
I am so sorry for your loss -- I hope you find peace going forward.
With love from Amy's Mom, Jayne Rosen
Jayne Aug 30 2018 12:00 AM
Kathleen McDole Aug 29 2018 12:00 AM
My heart is heavy- and my pockets full of all thequarters I owed her. Love the Peplow- Rachels- Levine-Batista Family and on behalf of all the Brenners- sending our deepest sympathy.
Stephanie Brenner Aug 29 2018 12:00 AM
RIP Monica. Sincere condolences to your family.
Jill Furman Aug 29 2018 12:00 AM
A TRADITIONAL FUNERAL BASKET was sent on August 29, 2018
May your heart and soul find peace and comfort. With Sympathy, Don, Lai and Victoria Lee
Expression of Sympathy Aug 29 2018 12:00 AM
Mark, Noah and Stacey,
So very sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Please let us know if there is anything we can do.
Chris and Keith DuBois
Chris Aug 28 2018 12:00 AM
My dear friend - since we were girls - rest in peace and know you were dearly loved - Willy Depuy
Wilma Depuy Aug 28 2018 12:00 AM
Mark, Noah, and Stacey,
Dick and I offer our sincere condolences. May she restin peace.
Sincerely, Dick & Kathy Surber
Kathy Mansfield-Surber Aug 28 2018 12:00 AM
A candle was lit in memory of Monica Peplow
Todd Wilhelm and Family. Aug 28 2018 12:00 AM