Obituary of Harriet Vandermark
Harriet Vandermark, a resident of Monticello, NY, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 18, 2023, at Kaplan Family Hospice Residence. She was 80 years old. The daughter of Joseph Braunstein and Theresa Braunstein, Harriet was born on May 1, 1943, in Queens, NY.
Harriet earned her master’s degree in education and was an elementary teacher at Benjamin Cosor Elementary School in Fallsburg, NY for over 20 years. She was also an active member at Temple Sholom and taught Hebrew School there for many years. Harriet adored all her family and grandchildren and loved to spend time with them. She will always be remembered for her fierce independence and stubbornness.
Harriet is survived by her children, grandchildren, and their families. Robert (son) and wife Risa Vandermark, Renee Vandermark (daughter); Richard Johnson (grandson) and wife Jennie Johnson; Thomas Decker (grandson); Sarina and Joseph Vandermark (grandchildren); and Quyen, and Rylee Johnson (great-grandchildren).
Harriet was predeceased by her beloved husband, Richard, parents Joseph and Theresa Braunstein, and her in-laws, Leon, and Esther Vandermark.
A funeral service will take place on Tuesday, August 22, 2023, at 11:00am at the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home, 388 Broadway, Monticello, NY 12701. Burial will follow in the family plot in Temple Sholom Cemetery, South Woods Drive, Monticello.
Memorial contributions in Harriet Vandermark’s name may be made to The American Cancer Society.
Arrangements are honorably entrusted to the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home - 845-794-7474 or www.josephngarlickfuneralhome.