Many families reach out after the conclusion of the services to let us know how much our support and guidance meant to them in their time of need, and we’re honored to receive such heartfelt praise. We feel that these messages speak for themselves and we’d like to share them with you.

If you feel we’ve gone above and beyond in supporting you through this difficult time, or would simply like to reach out and say thanks, contact us to share your thoughts or submit a testimonial below. It means the world to us to hear from you and know that we’ve made a difference.

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On the evening of November 6, 2019, my father died unexpectedly in Raleigh, NC. I also live out of state. I contacted Paul Hammerl and he took care of making all the arrangements for my Dad's body to be embalmed and transported back to Kingston, NY. He and his bookkeeper, Sharon, were available over the next six days to help our family and answer any and all questions that we had. Since this was my sister's and my first experience in planning a funeral our questions were numerous. We could not have asked for a more compassionate, kind, and professional staff. Thank you, Paul Hammerl and the staff at Simpson-Hammerl Funeral Home. You made a daunting task more comfortable and manageable for us. We will always be grateful!

Diane Morrison

November 17, 2019

Paul and Staff, We would like to share our very heart- warming personal experience we have recently had with the Simpson-Gaus Funeral Home. As our family was faced with the inevitable sadness at the loss of our loved one, Michael Welch (brother, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and uncle), the support from the beginning to the end was above any expectations we could have ever imagined. The compassion and professionalism along with the presentation by the entire staff of Simpson-Gaus was amazing and truly appreciated. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making this journey as smooth and worry-free as you have with such grace and dignity.

The Welch and Polacco Family of Michael Welch

Dear Paul, My thanks to you for your help, sensitivity, and kindness during the most difficult time in my life. With much appreciation for everything,

Helene Crohn

Paul, I can’t thank you enough for the professional services you did for my father. Everything was done with so much dignity and care & professionalism, other funeral homes can’t compare! I had so many compliments from people saying that it was the nicest service they have ever seen. My many thanks to you again. You are truly the best funeral business in the area!

Michael A. Mottsey

Dear Paul and Staff - When you took our choices and put them into action (I am an OCD perfectionist) I could not have orchestrated the whole process better if I had directed it myself. You went above and beyond. It was phenomenal. I mean phenomenal!!! "Personally, I think you have really answered your true calling in life, to help us deal with the death of a loved one."

Terry Vinning

Dear Paul, Words cannot express how grateful my sister and I are for all you did for our father, Thomas Turck's, funeral. You and your staff were always professional, courteous and attentive to all of our requests. From the time that Joanne and I sat with you to discuss and finalize the details for the funeral, through the burial, you could not have made it easier for us, and your attention to detail was excellent. Our father would have appreciated all the military detail, including the Army insignia on the hearse and the presenting of the three flags at the cemetery.

Joanne and I both thank you!

Dear Paul, Thank you and your staff for assisting my family and me throughout the days before and during Jack’s funeral. Your availability, your presence, and your guidance gave us a funeral with which we were comfortable. At this emotional time, we depend on you for the large matters and the details.

Cecelia Macauley

Dear Paul & Staff - We cannot begin to express our gratitude to you for all you did to make the passing of Mom easier for us to get through. Every aspect was perfect, from making the arrangements, to making mom beautiful, to decorating with mom's things, the funeral and graveside. We will never forget your kindness and compassion during a very difficult time in our lives.

Cindy and John Belsito

Dear Paul, This note is just to express my appreciation for the way Paul Feingold’s funeral was conducted. You demonstrated concern, understanding, and certainly skill in handling all area. Thank you so much.

Marsha Franklin-Feingold

Paul, I want to thank you and the whole Simpson-Gaus team for flawlessly executing all of the elements of my mom’s funeral service. Your advice and counsel regarding each aspect of the service allowed us to choose what worked best, while adhering to traditions and family wishes. Your attention to detail allowed us to focus on the event, knowing that everything was taken care of. This was a large relief during a very difficult few days. Thank you again for the compassion and professionalism extended during my Mom’s final celebration.

The Carubba family

Paul and Staff - Thank you for all you did to make sure Harold was laid to rest with lots of love and dignity. I appreciate your kind, courteous and professional service.

Love, Dolores Leonard

Dear Paul and Staff, Many thanks for all of your help and caring during Jack’s services. Obviously, I couldn’t have managed the days without you. I am very appreciative you were great right up to the last day. Thanks again,

Jack Grogan’s family

Dear Paul and Staff, Thank you so very much for all of the thought and care that you put into the funeral for Simon Pulchin , as well as all of the other individuals that are served by your establishment. Thank you for the kindness, compassion, quality, and respectful care you provide.

Tara Dupont

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