Maritza Elizabeth Ovsak was born in San Salvador, El Salvador on December 7, 1962. She entered Heaven's gates on July 7, 2017.
Maritza was a resident of Kerhonkson for over 30 years. She worked as a Bilingual Domestic and Sexual Violence Advocate supporting immigrant families in the Hudson Valley region. She was beloved and highly respected for her dedication to her work in the community, and had impacted many lives of those in need. In her previous positions, she had worked for Kingston City School as a Bilingual Family Worker for Spanish-speaking families and at Family of Woodstock as a Domestic Violence Counselor. Aside from work, she enjoyed spending time cooking, gardening, and spending time with her three beautiful daughters. Her favorite place was the oceanside, where she found tranquility and serenity.
She is survived by her mother and father, Rodolfo Mejia and Angela Mejia, of Kerhonkson; her daughters, Laura, Marissa and Kat; a brother, Rodolfo "Topi" Mejia; a sister, Judith "Martu" Mejia; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
For all who love her and wish to say their goodbyes, services will be held at Keyser Funeral Home at 326 Albany Avenue in Kingston on Thursday, July 13th from 5pm-8pm. A Catholic Mass will be held at St. Mary's Church at 160 Broadway in Kingston on Friday, July 14th at 10am.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Maritza may be made to "Maritza's Fund" to support victims of domestic violence at Family of Woodstock, 39 John Street Kingston, NY 12401 and can be reached at (845)-331-7080.
Maritza Elizabeth Ovsak, nació en San Salvador, El Salvador, un 7 de diciembre de 1962 y entró por las puertas del cielo en julio de 2017.
Maritza vivió en Kernhonkson NY, por más de 30 años. Trabajó como defensora bilingue de las familias inmigrantes de la región de Hudson Valley, en lo asociado a Violencia doméstica y sexual. Ella fue muy amada y respetada por su pasión a su trabajo dentro de la comunidad e impactó muchas vidas, principalmente de aquellos que necesitaban ayuda. También trabajó para la escuela de la ciudad de Kingston, como trabajadora social bilingue para las familias de habla hispana y en las oficinas de Family de la ciudad de Woodstok, como consejera de violencia doméstica. A parte de esto, disfrutaba de su tiempo cocinando, cultivando su huerto y atendiendo a sus tres hermosas hijas, su lugar favorito era el océano, donde encontraba sosiego y tranquilidad.
Le sobreviven sus padres, Rodolfo Mejía y Angela de Mejia residentes de Kernhonkson; sus hijas Laura, Marissa y Kat; sus hermanos, Tony Mejia, a quien con amor llamaba "Topi" y Judith Mejia a quien también llamaba "Martu", muchos sobrinas y sobrinos, tías y tíos, así como muchos primos.
Para todos aquellos que con amor quieran despedirla, los servicios funerarios se llevarán acabo en la funeraria Kayser, en el 326 de la avenida Albany en Kingston, éste jueves 13 de julio, desde las 5:00 pm hasta las 8:00 pm.
Habrá una misa católica de cuerpo presente en la Iglesia de Santa Maria en el 160 de Broadway, en Kingston a las 10:00 am.
En lugar de flores, en memoria de Maritza, usted puede hacer una contribución monetaria al "FONDO MARITZA" para apoyar a las víctimas de violencia doméstica, de la Oficina de Woodstok, en el 39 John Sreet, en Kingston NY, 12401 o puede ponerse en contacto en el (845)-331-7080.
The family suggests memorial contributions to
Maritza's Fund for Victims of Domestic Violence
c/o Family of Woodstock
39 John St.
Kingston, NY 12401
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Dear Laura, Marissa and Kat.
So very sorry for your loss. Your mother was very sweet and loving. When I would see her she would speak about her girls. She was so proud of you all. You were the center of your mother's universe. Please take care of each other. My deepest sympathy.
Love, Mrs. Martinez (Kerhonkson Elementary School)
Dear Laura, Kat, and Marissa you were the love of your mom's life and meant the world to her! I had the honor of knowing and working with your mom at the Worker Justice Center-I worked in the Rochester office, I coordinate WJCNY's Domestic and Sexual Violence Program. Your mom and I exchanged numerous text messages and phone calls and our first hour would always be full of conversation about our children and how much we love them and any new updates we shared. You all were her shining star-her amazing daughters, that she loved so much! I only knew your mom for a year and a few months, but during that time she became one of my best friends and someone I could always count on and loved dearly! The heart your mom had for others is a rare gift to all the people who had the privilege of knowing her. Your mom will be greatly missed and I am so sorry for your loss! Much love, Cheryl
Dear Maritza words cannot simply express the grief I am feeling of your loss. You were the most kind and loving, friend, neighbor I could have ever had the honor of knowing for all these 25 plus years. Your smile could light up anyone's soul and your were the most gentile soul I have ever met. May you rest in peace with Becky. I will forever miss you. Dennis DeBrosky
My deepest sympathies to your families. Maritza was a very dear friend and co-worker who had a huge heart and would do anything for anyone. Always wearing a smile that was contagious. I will miss her dearly, but her memory and the kindness she shared will live on forever. May you find peace and comfort among family and friends during this time. God Bless.
Cathy - KCSD
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