I am very sorry over the death of Mrs. Quackenbush who was a lovely lady and a pleasure to talk with @ Holy Spirit Church. I will miss her very much and I was blessed to know her. Quality is very rare today!
Debbie, Dorothy, Dave & family:
If I were asked what is a perfect "trio" I answered Aunt Ril, Neat and Helen". Aunt Ril had this soft graspy kind of voice, but dont kid yourself "she was "german".
I knew she was special when she told me the story of how she and uncle Dave took in two cuban children brother and sister in late 60's that came through a church without the parents. The children knew no english but Aunt Ril made it her mission to help them feel at home. They would not eat anything and say "arroz con pollo" (chicken and rice); well she looked up a recipe for chicken and rice; fried bananas and went out got everything and made them "arroz con pollo & fried bananas"! I knew then, what a great human being she was. Her Dave; kids; sisters; brother-in-laws; nieces; grandchildren were her life, and what a great life she gave us! You should be so very proud of her! We were blessed to be a part of Aunt Ril's journey. What a very sad week it has been with these tremendous losses. God bless the Quackenbushes/Dunns & Luxes
All I know it that I love her and that she love my best friend, Lorraine, her niece dearly, as she does all. She kept the spirit of Anita even closer to us, and I was always grateful for that. She would hug me and smile and she had a way of loving the best in you and I know she is hugging Rick now.
My blessings of love and light for heaven welcomes her and she is watching over all of us now in a different way. Donna Marinaro
To the whole Quackenbush part of our family:
I loved Aunt Ril, from the stubborn German to the loving Aunt. Every part of her was a charming combination of practicality and passion. My Rick loved her and all his Aunts and Uncles with his whole heart and that love of family was one of the reasons I knew that we had the common bond that make couples endure.
One of my fondest memories is the week Rick and I spent at a lake in Vermont with aunt Ril , uncle Dave and Anita . What fun we had. Special moments to hang onto during this time of unmeasurable sorrow we are sharing. I know they are all together now and I can hear aunt Ril saying "what in the world are you doing here Ricky ?"
And radio free Einhorst has something to buzz about in heaven.
My love to all
I am so saddened to hear of Cyril's passing. I have lived next to the Quackenbush's nearly all of my life! Ackerson ave will not be the same again. Will never forget how nice Cyril and Dave were to me as a kid. She will be missed, but not forgotten!