SWAN LAKE, NY
David Kasofsky, a lifelong resident of Swan Lake and the founder of Warehouse Paint and Carpet, died Thursday, July 28, 2005 at Catskill Regional Medical Center, Harris. He was 81.
David was born in New York City on January 17, 1924 the son of Nathan and Martha Gitlin Kasofsky. He was a World War II veteran serving in the horse Calvary in Burma, India. He had a passion for horses and animals all of his life.
A family statement reads, David started in life working on his fathers farm in Swan Lake. He started mixing and selling paint out of a barn in Swan Lake in the 1950s, and later on went on to open and operate Warehouse Paint and Carpet in Liberty a business that he never retired from. He will be remembered for his engaging sense of humor, his boyish charm and great smile. He was a tremendous supporter of human rights, always supporting the underdog. He always gave quietly, without recognition, to any person in need. His lifelong example of compassion and kindness will be remembered by all.
David was a cherished father and grandfather who, leaves behind one son, Paul Kasofsky and his wife Annette, his granddaughter; Brett Kasofsky, his two sisters; Esther Berger of Greenfield, Mass and Miriam Rice of Middletown, NY, two nieces; Bonnie Berger of Greenfield, Mass and Mona Rice of Middletown, NY and one nephew Mari Rice of Middletown, NY. He was predeceased by his wife Breva Kasofsky.
Funeral services will be held on Sunday, July 31, 2005 at 11am at the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home Inc. 388 Broadway Monticello, NY. Rabbi Tress will officiate. Burial will be in the Swan Lake Synagogue Cemetery Hy-San-Na Road Liberty, NY.
The family will receive friends immediately following the burial services at Paul and Annette Kasofskys Home on Aden Road in Liberty. The family will be sitting Shiva Sunday following the burial service and on Monday evening only.
Donations in memory of David may be made to a charity of ones choice.
Funeral arrangements by Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home Inc. Monticello.
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