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Michael J. Higgins Funeral Service Inc.

321 South Main Street, New City, NY

OBITUARY

Elsie Kreider

June 24, 1929May 19, 2020
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Elsie H. Kreider (Hoeft) of Sparkill, NY, 90 years old, passed away on May 19, 2020.

She was born in New York on June 24, 1929 to Walter Hoeft and Mary (Sommer) Hoeft. She was raised as a young child in Manhattan and later in the Bronx, living on Mace Avenue and graduating from Christopher Columbus High School, in the Bronx. She met the love of her life on a blind date, Thomas Kreider, whom she married on February 10, 1952. They relocated in 1959 and lived the rest of their lives in Rockland County. As well as raising her 5 children, she worked for the East Ramapo School District. She also enjoyed her days bowling with a ladies league and was an avid Yankees fan!

Elsie is survived by her 5 children, Nancy Labollita of Highland Mills, Diane Leslie (Jeff) of Suffern, Thomas Kreider (Maureen) of New City, Patricia Mackey (Howard) of Nanuet, and Mary Lindewirth (Donald) of Gillette, NJ. She is also survived by 11 Grandchildren and 5 Great Grandchildren. She was lovingly referred to as “Grandma, Nana, or GG”. She will be missed.

She was predeceased by her loving husband, Thomas, her brother Walter, as well as her parents Walter and Mary. She was also predeceased by her furry, little loves Snooks, Sunshine and Sassy.

Due to current restrictions, limited viewing will be taking place at the Higgins Funeral Home, New City Burial will be private. Celebration of her life will take place at a later date.

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Jim Hunt

May 28, 2020

All the Hunts loved all the Kreiders, and that is particularly true of Elsie. Though I only lived in the neighborhood for three years before going off to college, etc., I have strong and fond memories of both your Mother and Father. Nicest people, great sense of humor, always positive. I remember pulling a prank on your Mom for which I should have been horsewhipped, but she reacted with her typical, good-natured response. Funny, but I thought of that a week or so before she died. You were all lucky to have such solid parents. I guess we all were in our little Hillside Ave. "village." Best to you all, and RIP to all our parents.

Kim Mackey Simeone

May 23, 2020

Trish and family, My heart goes out to you and your family at this time. What a beautiful smile she has in your picture of her! May all your wonderful memories give you comfort and peace.

Janine Rospars Becker

May 21, 2020

So sad to hear the news. I remember her laugh and smile. Such good memories from the early years.

Patty and Mike Donnelly

May 21, 2020

Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Kreider family during this difficult time. So sorry for your loss.

Love Patty and Mike

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