Ellen Kirkpatrick, 67, of West Shokan, NY, died Monday, July 9, 2018 at HealthAlliance Hospital Broadway Campus.
Born in Brooklyn, NY, she was the daughter of the late Philip and Selma Rabinowitz Glickman. Ellen enjoyed swimming in the ocean, walking on the beach and visiting lighthouses as well as line dancing and reading. She lived in Kingston until August of 2017, when she retired to Little River, SC, where she could enjoy all of her favorite activities.
Ellens career as a Registered Nurse spanned over 34 years, including the last 14 years as the Health Service Administrator at the Ulster County Jail. For her outstanding work, she was awarded with the 2013 Sheriffs Achievement Award by Sheriff Paul VanBlarcum. For many years, she was very active in the EMS community, serving as an EMT Instructor and EMS Coordinator.
Ellen is survived by three daughters, Lori Carpino, Jill Dispensa (Sal) and Kristine Daley (Mark), four grandchildren, Zackery Diehl, Caitlyn Dispensa, Claudia Daley and Sal Dispensa, and five siblings, Paula Moskowitz, Alan Glickman (Susan), Mala Ploennigs (Michael), Sharon Crego (Randy) and Susan Ardalan (Faramarz), and many nieces and nephews. She also leaves behind her longtime friend, Theresa Anderson, and her beloved dog, Sandy Beaches. Besides her parents, Ellen was predeceased by her sister, Eileen Braunfeld.
A Celebration of Ellens life will be held at the Ruby Rod and Gun Club located at 1223 Main Street in Ruby on Saturday, July 14, 2018, from 2 to 7 PM.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her honor to the U.S. Lighthouse Society by going to http://uslhs.org/society-donation.
Simpson-Gaus Funeral Home, 411 Albany Ave is honored to assist the family with the arrangements.