Theresa Pilz
February 23, 1926 - September 5, 2020

Theresa Pilz

Theresa Pilz
Feb 23, 1926 - Sep 5, 2020

Theresa Pilz
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Family and friends may visit on Wednesday September 9, 2020 from 4pm to 7pm. If you would like to attend the calling hours, please reserve your space here:

Theresa Mae Pilz, 94, of Hurley, NY, passed away Saturday September 5, 2020. She was the wife of the late Walter G. Pilz and the daughter of the late Lillian M. and Robert Clark of Port Ewen, NY.

Theresa was raised in Port Ewen where she attended Port Ewen School no. 13. She graduated from M.J.M. School in 1942 and later from Palmer Briggs Beauty School in Albany, NY in 1943 where she worked at the school as an associate teacher. Theresa returned to Port Ewen and worked for Charlie and Edith Hungoford. In 1959 she opened her own beauty shop called "Cissy's Beauty Shop" on Wrentham St. until her retirement in 1974. In her younger years she was a senior girl scout and became a leader. In Port Ewen she was called Cissy, her older brother gave her that name. When she moved to Hurley, they called her Terry, and that stayed with her the rest of her life.

She was a dedicated Fire Auxiliary member in Port Ewen, joined Ulster Hose No. 5 in 1959 and was a life member. She was a life member of Hurley Auxiliary and was vice president for many years. She was a life member of Ulster County Ladies Auxiliary. Chaplain for many years and a delegate to the state and Hudson Valley and Ulster ladies Auxiliary. Life member of Hudson Valley Ladies Auxiliary joined in 1974 and held many committees, County VP for Ulster County Conductress, Chaplain, Historian Life member of Ladies Auxiliary of the Fireman's association of the State on NY. She also filled in as chaplain many times, she joined in 1983. She was also a life member of the state of NY Fire Chaplains Association, Member of the Hurley Library, Hurley Senior Citizens, Past member of Hurley Community Service Club, and a member of St. Josephs Church & Hurley Mission.

She is survived by her brother, Robert J. Clark of Kingston, her sister in law Anna Wamsley of Hurley, her dear aunts, Kay O'Brien of Connelly and Louise Clark of Port Ewen, as well as many nieces and nephews on both sides of the family.

Entrusted to the care of Keyser Funeral & Cremation Service, 326 Albany Ave., Kingston, NY 12401 where family and friends may visit on Wednesday September 9, 2020 from 4pm to 7pm. If you would like to attend the calling hours, please reserve your space here: A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on at 10am on Thursday September 10, 2020 at St. Joseph's RC Church, 242 Wall St., Kingston, NY 12401. Burial will follow in Hurley Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to; Hurley Ladies Auxiliary, PO Box 181, Hurley, NY 12443, Ulster Hose No. 5 Ladies Aux., 830 Ulster Ave., Kingston, NY 12401, or St. Joseph's Church, 242 Wall St., Kingston, NY 12401. To leave an expression of sympathy for the family, please visit

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Marie, Paul, Brian & Sherry Wolfe on Sep 11, 2020

In loving memory of a lovely Aunt. God has a wonderful addition in heaven now with Aunt Terry. May all her family find comfort and peace in their memories of her.
Marie, Paul, Brian & Sherry Wolfe

Ann Edgar on Sep 10, 2020

Aunt Terry was an all around wonderful woman with a sunny disposition and a great sense of humor. It was a blessing and a privilege to have her as such an important part of our family. She will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved her.

Rest In peace Aunt Terry. God Bless.

With Love and Sympathy,
Dolly, Scott, and Ryan Edgar

Sandy Krom on Sep 9, 2020

Cissy was an amazing and dedicated member of Ulster Hose #5 Ladies Auxiliary. She was very knowledgeable and the go to person if you needed to know something in reference to auxiliary +. Cissy was a friend to everyone and will be greatly missed. Prayers to your family.

Sarah Elise Sartore on Sep 9, 2020


Noreen Russell and Ed on Sep 9, 2020

Terry was an amazing lady who will be sorely missed. She was an uplifting neighbor who was always willing to tell an amusing story and lend a supporting hand. I will dearly miss her. My prayers are with you.

Keyser Funeral & Cremation Service, Inc. on Sep 9, 2020


Eric Keyser on Sep 9, 2020

Bernice Gaughan on Sep 7, 2020

To know Aunt Terry was to love her. An amazing lady who knew just how to uplift everyone she touched. I'll miss her tremendously.

Kathleen Jarvis on Sep 6, 2020

CandleMy condolences & prayers to Cissy's loved ones. Cissy was a beautiful lady inside & out. I will miss her smile. 🌹🙏❤

Georgette Barkley Perry on Sep 6, 2020

From the first day I met her, she was friendly, sweet, wonderful to talk to. I enjoyed her company so much and couldnt wait till the next time I saw her. I will miss her so very much

Kathleen Jarvis on Sep 6, 2020

My condolences & prayers to all Cissy's loved ones. Cissy was a beautiful lady inside & out & I will miss her smile. 🌹🙏❤

Wes Clark on Sep 5, 2020

My Aunt Cissy died this morning in Kingston NY. She was 94 years young anf the family historian. If you needed to decode our complex family tree, she had the answer.

She was also my godmother and my biggest fan. She kept a scrapbook of everything I've ever done.

I will be forever grateful for the help she and my Uncle Bob gave my Dad during his battle with Alzheimers.

Thanks to my cousin Andrew Clark for taking good care of Aunt Cissy for the cousins who lived too far away. She loved you like a son.

I am so glad that I got to spend quality time with Aunt Cissy when I went to Kingston last year.

Rest in Peace Aunt Cissy. God Bless!

Her Loving Nephew Wes Clark Jr.



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