Catherine "Kay" Yaple
September 17, 1928 - March 26, 2019


Catherine "Kay" Yaple
Sep 17, 1928 - Mar 26, 2019

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Catherine M. "Kay" Yaple, 90, of Kingston, NY, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at Golden Hill Nursing Home. She was born September 17, 1928 in Kingston, to the late John and Elizabeth (Kotulak) Acker, one of ten children. Kay was a Kingston High School Graduate, Class of 1946. She later married the late Frederick Yaple; they wed on March 28, 1948. Kay worked for many years at Hercules-Ireco in Port Ewen until her retirement.

She was very active at the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, where she volunteered in the church office, served on the Church Council, was an Assisting and Eucharistic Minister, Lector, Assistant Treasurer, Greeter, and Usher. She was a member of the City of Kingston Republican Club and was elected as the 1st Ward Alderwoman(1980-1984) in the city of Kingston. Kay was an avid bowler, enjoyed family beach vacations, and cruising.

Kay is survived by her children, Katherine (John Betz) Livecchi of Red Hook, Wayne Yaple of Saugerties, Peter (Loretta) Yaple of Kingston, Frederick (Jennifer) Yaple of Hyde Park, as well as eight grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents she is predeceased by her son, Jerry Yaple.

Arrangements entrusted to Keyser Funeral & Cremation Service, 326 Albany Ave., Kingston, NY. The funeral service will be held at 11am on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, 104 Wurts St. Kingston, NY 12401.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Redeemer Lutheran Church Vicar Fund, 104 Wurts St., Kingston, NY 12401. A tribute for Kay can be found at, where you may leave memories and expressions of sympathy for her family.

Thomas and Cecelia Keehn on Apr 3, 2019

Kay was a wonderful lady. We, (Tom & Cece Keehn,) have many fond remembrances of her . God bless her soul.
We send our comfort to her whole family.

Larry Van Vliet on Apr 1, 2019

Peter and Family sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother Catherine. With Synpathy, Larry Van Vliet Jr.

Ron Smith on Apr 1, 2019

Dear Kat and family, My thoughts, prayers and love are with you all at this time. May you find some comfort in knowing others do share in your loss this day. Remember that life has only changed not ended. Our God who loved and sustained Miss Kay in this life now holds her in his arms forever. We go back a long way. We had many good times together and she loved to talk about family and church when I would visit. May God bless you in the days ahead. Love ya, Ronnie

Ev Peters on Mar 31, 2019

We just want you to know that we were thinking of you. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.
Kirk,Ev,Elise and Michael

Pat Yonta on Mar 31, 2019

I am so sorry in the loss of your Mother. I enjoyed my many years bowling with her and also our friendship.

Ashley on Mar 30, 2019

My mom used to live next door to Kay and we would visit frequently. She loved spoiling my daughter like she was her own ❤️❤️ A wonderful lady that will be missed greatly

Betty Gakenheimer on Mar 30, 2019

Kathy and Pete, I'm so sorry for your loss, you are in my thoughts and prayers
Betty Groves -Gakenheimer

Mark Hoffstatter on Mar 30, 2019

Kathy and Family,
We are very sorry to hear about your mom.
We'll keep her and your whole family in our prayers.
Mark & Annie Hoffstatter

Julie (Glass) davidson on Mar 30, 2019

I am sad to read that your mom passed. She was a beautiful lady inside and out! Will keep you all in my prayers for comfort during this sad journey!



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