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“Millie, was a great lady. I have many memories of she and Sy. We were friendly competition in the floor covering business, Kingston Linoleum and...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Rich Mathews - Port Ewen, NY

“RIP Mrs B You were truly a beautiful person ”
2 of 8 | Posted by: Carole Hamm - Kingston, NY

“Our sympathy on the untimely passing of wonderful Millie. She gave love and strength to her family.Her memory is a blessing.Love,Barbara & Joe Cohen ”
3 of 8 | Posted by: Barbara Cohen - Kingston, NY

“Bryan, Sylvia and I are very sad to hear of your mothers passing. Our prayers go out to you and your family. I met her just once but spoke several...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Richard Goeltz - Churchville, NY

“Like everyone else, I am shocked to hear about Mildred's sudden passing. I have known her since Howie's marriage to my sister Barbara, and I...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Barry Cohen - Glenside, PA

“Howie, Barb and Family,So sorry to hear this sad news. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.Alicia and Jim ”
6 of 8 | Posted by: Alicia Marcinkowski - Saugerties, NY

“I am so sorry to hear of Mildred's passing. We worked side-by-side at Social Services and you couldn't have asked for a more friendly, loving and...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Beverly Waleur - Dolgeville, NY

“My deepest condolences to Howard, Barbara and the family on their loss. I will always remember Mildred for her warm smile. ”
8 of 8 | Posted by: Andrea Newman-Winston - Woodstock, NY

Mildred P. Blas, 90, of Kingston, died Monday, September 11, 2017 at Denver Health Medical Center. Born in Astoria, NY, she was a daughter of the late Ruevan & Helen Sobel Posner. Growing up, she lived with her family behind their shoe store in Astoria. She attended a secretarial high school, where she learned short-hand, among other studies. She often went ballroom dancing, which lead her to meet Seymour Blas in 1947. They married March 2, 1948, and began to build their family of 6 children. The family moved to Tivoli, NY in 1956. In 1958, they moved to Kingston and opened Kingston Linoleum and Carpet, where she was bookkeeper until 1963. She later worked for Ulster County Social Services until her retirement in 1993. In 1989 she participated in Volunteers for Israel for 6 months, overcoming one of her most personal challenges. Mildred was the matriarch of her family. Like "a mother lion protecting her cubs", family was the most important part of her life. She had a reputation in the community as a very sweet person, always willing to help. She was always most comfortable in her own home, surrounded by her loved ones. Mildred is survived by five children, Bryan Blas of Kingston, Howard Blas and his wife Barbara of Kingston, Clifford Blas of Kingston, Helen Blas-Wilson and her husband Jim of Petuluma, CA, JoEllen Blas of Kingston, eight grandchildren, Jessica, Shaina, Rebecca, Russell, Rosamond, Kaylah, Devon and Natasha, three great grandchildren, Ayellet, Gavriel and Mira. Several nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to her parents, Mildred was predeceased by her husband Seymour, who passed in 1978, her daughter, Rose Blas, her sister, Sylvia Quintman and her brothers, Harry Posner and Joey Posner. A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, September 14, 2017 at the Simpson-Gaus Funeral Home, 411 Albany Ave at 11:00 am with Rabbi Yitzchok Hecht of Congregation Agudas Achim, officiating. Interment will follow in Montrepose Cemetery. The family requests that memorial donations be made to Volunteers for Israel, 330 West 42nd Street, Suite 1618, New York, NY 10036.

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