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Rosemary Nyhof

October 7, 1955 — November 27, 2022

Rosemary "Pudgy" (Kuszek) Nyhof
Rosemary Nyhof, a lifelong area resident, entered into eternal rest on November 27, 2022, at the age of 67. She was surrounded by her loved ones at home in Scotchtown, NY. Rosemary, the daughter of the late Stanley and Rose Kuszek was born on October 7, 1955, in Middletown, NY. She attended Saint Josephs Catholic School throughout her elementary and middle school years, graduated from Middletown High School. She continued her studies at Orange County Community College, where she received an associate degree.
Rosemary, or Pudgy as many of her loved ones called her, is survived by her loving husband of 27 years, Paul Nyhof and their son Adam. Her sister, Patricia Kuszek, who she loved dearly and spoke with each day without fail. Her Godson, Michael Dickinson, his wife Su-Ling, his mother, Crystle Dickinson, and her son Daniel Wall. Her Cousin Linda "Cookie" Dickinson. Also, her Mother-in-Law Diane Nyhof and Father-in-Law Rev Harlan Nyhof (Deceased). Brother-in-Law Scott Nyhof and his wife Susan Gardner-Nyhof. Brother-in-Law David Nyhof and his wife Elizabeth Abbott and Rosemarys Niece Meghan. Along with several other Cousins, Nieces and Nephews. Rosemary was also predeceased by her brother Walter.
One of Rosemarys first jobs, and certainly one of her most memorable was working at Freddys Seafood Fish Market in Middletown with her life-long best friend Polly. Picture two young ladies cruising around New York City in a giant van during the wee hours of the morning in search of the days freshest catches at the South Street Seaport Fish Market. Throughout her life, Rosemary worked at several businesses in Middletown. For a combined 20 years, she managed The Floor Store in Rickels and National Wholesale Liquidators for Dean Floor Cover Co. She even won a car in a company sales contest and gave it to her mother Rose. That was Rosemary, always taking care of everyone she loved.
She enjoyed traveling, especially when a beach was the destination. In her early years, she frequented the cool sands of Belmar NJ with good friends, Polly, and Holly. Later in life, she found great joy visiting beaches with her family. Along the way, she visited beaches in Virginia, the Carolinas, Florida, as well as a Honeymoon cruise and later an Anniversary cruise both to Bermuda. Collecting seashells was her favorite beach activity, the smaller the shell, the better. Rosemary also enjoyed all things Miniature. Crafting and displaying different scenes for the major holidays with miniature pieces was a favorite pastime and an absolute delight for her family and friends to witness. Known by her family as "Pudgys Bird Business," feeders around the house, and yard kept the birds fed and happy. Especially hummingbird feeders on the back deck and whole peanuts for blue jays. Throughout her life, Rosemary cherished her pet cats. She had several pairs over the years. Bobbie & Jerry, then Thor & Zeus, and her current clowder Missy and Mugen all adored her. She was an avid NY Yankees fan, attending spring training games with her family in Tampa, FL, and home games at Yankee Stadium. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, December 10, 2022, at 11am, at Saint Josephs Church, 149 Cottage St, Middletown, NY, 10940. A luncheon to Celebrate Rosemary will be held after the Memorial Service at the Mechanicstown Fire Department, Station 1, 22 Victory St, Middletown, NY, 10940. Family and Friends, please feel free to attend either or both. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society.

When: Saturday, December 10, 2022 11:00am
Location: St. Joseph's Church (Middletown, NY)
Address: 149 Cottage Street

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When: Saturday, December 10, 2022
Location: Mechanicstown Fire Department Station One
Address: 22 Victory Street

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