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“My condolences to Corey's family and friends. Although I only knew him as a customer in the places he worked, he was always so helpful, warm and...Read More »
1 of 16 | Posted by: Joan Derrick - Mount, NY

“Our deepest sympathy to his dad Gary & family & Fiancée & beautiful little doggies too! Was so sad to hear of Corey passing! He was such a...Read More »
2 of 16 | Posted by: Mary Ellen & Jimmy McHugh - NY

“Wishing there had been time to tell you how much we love you. Loved your energy anytime you were around. I will miss your bear hugs the most. Rest in...Read More »
3 of 16 | Posted by: Dolores and Laura Carnosa - CA

“Annette: Deepest condolences on this tragic loss. There are no words that can help heal this hurt, please know that you and your family are in my...Read More »
4 of 16 | Posted by: Janice Greenop - Newburgh, NY

“Corey, you were so nice, you could have run Nice College. I miss you terribly, already. Every time I was in your presence, I was happy. Thank you for...Read More »
5 of 16 | Posted by: Grian MacGregor - Lake Hill, NY

“"brilliant wit" for sure. Everyone who met you, Corey, was very lucky. ”
6 of 16 | Posted by: Nicole Lawrence - NY

“Corey it was an honor to know you. ”
7 of 16 | Posted by: Art Haver - Friend

“please be at peace ”
8 of 16 | Posted by: martha Pawski-Jones - accord, NY

“This young man was the sweetest soul and I will always remember his wonderful smile and great humor.The world has lost a truly great person. I send...Read More »
9 of 16 | Posted by: Martha Pawski-Jones - accord, NY

“My thoughts are with your family. My son worked with CK and I knew him from his many trips to Hannaford. Always very courteous and friendly. I know...Read More »
10 of 16 | Posted by: Loren Abrehamsen - Rockledge, FL

“Cory, I am so sorry to hear of your passing. I am grateful that I had the privilege to meet you and know you. You are a kind, gentle, caring man...Read More »
11 of 16 | Posted by: Connie Rogers - Olivebridge, NY

“Greta and family,I am so sorry to hear of your loss. ”
12 of 16 | Posted by: Kathy Dupre - Catskill, NY

“A hardworking good man who was intelligent cheerful and full of love. You are in my prayers and thoughts. ”
13 of 16 | Posted by: Matt - friend

“Enjoyed every second of knowing you All our love!!! ”
14 of 16 | Posted by: Tanya Saczynski - Tivoli, NY

“I'm so sorry about thisWhat a wonderful person ”
15 of 16 | Posted by: A friend

“So sad, such a nice person. ”
16 of 16 | Posted by: A friend in bloomington

September 27, 1979 – March 12, 2018
Shokan, NY

Corey J. Kolvenbach, 38 of Shokan, NY, passed away Monday, March 12, 2018 at Kingston Hospital, Kingston, NY. The son of Annette Lopez Culver and Gary D. Kolvenbach, he was born September 27, 1979 in Port Jervis, NY.

Corey graduated Rondout Valley High School in 1997 and attended the State University of New York at New Paltz, NY. He was employed as a Housewares Manager at H Houst & Son, Inc. in Woodstock, NY, where he was well liked and respected by his co-workers.

Along his journey in life, Corey found enjoyment in creative writing, poetry, Martial Arts, traveling, listening to eclectic music, Culinary Arts, performing in a band and producing ideal practical jokes with brilliant wit. He was a compassionate and fiercely loyal soul who shared a deep commitment for others. His absence will be deeply felt by all whom he touched.

He is survived by his father, Gary D. Kolvenbach at home; mother and father, Annette Lopez Culver and Ron Culver of New Paltz, NY; brothers, Eric R. Culver of Ohio, and Ron Culver Jr. of Texas; fiancé, Greta Scow at home; grandparents, Edwin and Agnes Culver of Port Jervis, NY; as well as several aunts, uncles, nephews and cousins.

He is predeceased by his grandparents: Elba I. Rijos and Tony Robles of Port Jervis, NY, Sixto Lopez of Puerto Rico, Bernice and Herman Kolvenbach of Port Jervis, NY.

Friends and family are invited to gather for a Memorial Celebration of Corey's life at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 17, 2018 at E.B. Gormley Funeral Home, 87 Main Street, Phoenicia, NY 12464. Oscar Lopez will officiate.

Corey lived a life full of hope and thoughtfulness. In lieu of flowers, his family asks that you honor his memory by performing a selfless act of kindness towards someone in need.

Arrangements are under the direction of E.B. Gormley Funeral Home. For additional information or to send a condolence, please visit www.gormleyfuneralhome.com

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