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George Elias Koury

d. October 1, 2021

George Elias Koury, 69, of Olivebrigde died peacefully Friday October 1, 2021 surrounded by his partner and a close family of friends. Born in Brooklyn, NY, he was the son of the late George and Najla Forzly Koury. He is most well loved for his sense of humor, gentle kindness and his loving heart. Over his lifetime he has counseled and helped thousands of people & animals. He honed many skills and wore many hats including: Magician, Mentalist, Tarot Reader, Musician, Author, Ukulele Virtuoso [no kidding!], Clown with Ringling Circus, Mr. Sunshine One-Man Vaudeville Act, Clown College Trainer, Actor, EnergyWorker, Free-Hand Silhouette Artist, Essential Oil Teacher, Photographer, Counselor and Psychic Medium & Angel Messenger. George is survived by his loving husband of 28 years Rudy Hunter, of Olivebridge, three cousins, Gerard Moses and his partner Jung Tae Lee, of Syracuse, NY, Clem Moses and his partner Suzon Kister, of NC, and Chris Moses, also of NC. George is also survived by an Uncle Al Moses, of Shokan, NY. He is also survived by his Toronto in-laws Beatrice & Anatole Banner. A memorial gathering will be held on Wednesday, October 13th, at Simpson-Hammerl Funeral Home, 411 Albany Ave Kingston, NY. The service will begin promptly at 1pm and run for one hour. There will also be a Zoom-based Memorial Service [likely on January 16th]. Details will be posted on the blog page at before year end. Simpson-Hammerl Funeral Home is honored to assist the family of George with the arrangements. The family requests that no flowers be sent. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in his name to the Ulster County S.P.C.A. by visiting and/or Hudson Valley Hospice by visiting

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Wednesday, October 13, 2021

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Simpson-Hammerl Funeral Home

411 Albany Avenue, Kingston, NY 12401

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