Carol L. Newkirk, 76, of Kingston, NY, passed away Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie, surrounded by her family. She was born June 7, 1943 in Kingston, NY, the daughter of the late Samuel and Helene (Walker) Read. Carol was married to the late Ronald J. Newkirk, Sr., Ronald passed away in 2002.
She was a graduate of Ulster County Community College and worked as a Supervisor for many years at the Ulster County Department of Social Services. During that time, she served as Vice President of CSEA Union for 17 years. She later bar tended at the American Legion Post #150 were her husband had been a member. Carol loved camping, traveling, her home in Florida, fishing on the St. Lawrence River, reading, cruises, and tending to her garden and flower beds.
Carol is survived by her children, Wanda Schoonmaker of Kingston, Ronald J. Newkirk, Jr. of Stone Ridge, and Christopher (Lisa) Newkirk of Lomontville, her grandchildren, Jason (Stephanie) Whitaker, John IV and Steven Schoonmaker, Lindsay Newkirk, and Kayla and Jarrett Newkirk, as well as several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband and parents she is predeceased by her brothers, Robert and Terry Read.
Arrangements entrusted to A. Carr & Son Funeral Home, 65 Lucas Ave, Kingston, NY 12401, where family and friends may visit on Friday October 25, 2019 from 4pm to 7pm. The funeral service will take place at 10am on Saturday October 26, 2019 at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Montrepose Cemetery, Kingston. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society at www.Cancer.org. A tribute for Carol can be found at www.CarrFH.com, where you may leave memories and expressions of sympathy for her family.
"So sorry to learn of Carol's passing so late. Carol was not only a co-worker, she was a friend. I would smile and think of her every time I passed her house. This saddens me. My sincere condolences to Wanda and the rest of the family. Your mother was a wonderful lady. She lives on in the hearts of those who loved her."
"I am so sorry for your loss. I can remember coming over to play with Wanda always liked your mom .also my mom worked with your mom back than .I know you all will get though this hard time she will always be with you ."
"Carol I will miss our chats and lunches,we've known each other for over 30 yrs You will always be in my Heart RIP "
"So sorry to hear of Carol?s passing. I worked with Carol at DSS for many years. She was a wonderful person. My condolences to her family. "