2007-11-28 / Obituaries

Ellen R. Kreuz

Ellen R. Kreuz, 86, of Cold Spring, died Nov. 21, 2007, at Field Home in Cortlandt Manor, NY. The daughter of the late Edward and May Barrett Reynolds, she was born Nov. 16, 1921, in Cold Spring. She grew up in Brooklyn and later Cold Spring, graduating from Haldane High School and Mount St. Vincent's College.

While raising 4 children, Ellen volunteered at Vassar Brothers Hospital and St. Joachim's Mission Church in Fishkill. She was also a member of the DAR and a docent for Boscobel Restoration. Ellen and her husband Ken were famous for their annual 4th of July pool parties and New Year's Eve bashes.

In addition to her loving husband of 61 years, Ellen is survived by sons Kevin Kreuz and his wife Jan of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Keith Kreuz and his wife Lynn of Portland, Ore., a daughter Greta Kreuz of Washington, DC, and six grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Lise Sikes.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Saturday, Nov. 24, at Our Lady of Loretto Church in Cold Spring. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Hudson Valley Chapter, 2 Jefferson Plaza, Ste. 103, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601.

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