December 2, 1923 – January 8, 2016
Jane M. Birkenstock, longtime area resident, passed away on Friday, January 8, 2016 at The Kaplan Family Hospice Residence in Newburgh. She was 92. Daughter of the late Charles Marc Gilmore and Elizabeth Towl Gilmore, she was born on December 2, 1923 in New York, NY. Her husband, John F. Birkenstock, Sr. predeceased her. She grew up in Beacon, NY and after she was married moved to Newburgh to raise her family.
Jane was a member of Calvary Presbyterian Church in Newburgh, she was a volunteer for the Meals on Wheels Program, a Girl Scout Leader and a Board Member for Newburgh Day Nursery. She was an avid bridge player, tennis player and golfer and was a member of The Powelton Club in Newburgh. Jane loved to be with her family, friends and traveling.
She is survived by her son, John F. Birkenstock, Jr. and wife Dee, of Newburgh; daughters, Joan M. May and husband, Ron of Plymouth, Indiana, June B. Seltman and husband, Ken of Deland, FL. and Jill G. Barton and husband, Ron of Wallkill, NY: nine grandchildren: Jamie, David, Christopher, Matthew, Bradley, Andrew, Jessica, Jason & Jonathan, and five great-grandchildren, Kalista, Jamison, Sarah, Emily & Drew.
There will be no visitation. Cremation at Cedar Hill Crematory in Newburgh. Interment will be private in Fishkill Rural Cemetery. A Celebration of Jane’s life will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, January 15, 2016 at Calvary Presbyterian Church, 120 South Street, Newburgh, NY.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange & Sullivan Counties, Inc. or Calvary Presbyterian Church.
Funeral arrangements by Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush, Inc. Funeral Home. 845-782-8185 or www.ssqfuneralhome.com