Corey J. Kolvenbach
1979 - 2018
E B Gormley Funeral Home
87 Main St
Phoenicia, NY
Corey J. Kolvenbach SHOKAN- Corey J. Kolvenbach, 38, of Shokan, N.Y., passed away Monday, March 12, 2018, at Kingston Hospital, Kingston, N.Y. The son of Annette Lopez Culver and Gary D. Kolvenbach, he was born Sept. 27, 1979 in Port Jervis, N.Y. Corey graduated Rondout Valley High School in 1997 and attended the State University of New York at New Paltz, N.Y. He was employed as a Housewares Manager at H Houst & Son, Inc. in Woodstock, N.Y., 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, N.Y.; 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, N.Y.; as well as several aunts, uncles, nephews, and cousins. He is predeceased by his grandparents: Elba I. Rijos and Tony Robles of Port Jervis, N.Y., Sixto Lopez of Puerto Rico, Bernice and Herman Kolvenbach of Port Jervis, N.Y. Cremation will be private. 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, N.Y., 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
Published by the Daily Freeman from Mar. 14 to Mar. 15, 2018.
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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 friendly with a beautiful smile.
Joan Derrick
March 26, 2018
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 beautiful person & a kind gentle soul! Feel blessed to have known him! Keeping all of you in our prayers! Sending Peace Love Light & healing hugs!
Mary Ellen & Jimmy McHugh
March 25, 2018
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 peace sweet boy.
Dolores and Laura Carnosa
Family Friend
March 21, 2018
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 thoughts and my heart. May you find peace in good memories.
Janice Greenop
March 17, 2018
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 coming in to my life.
Grian MacGregor
March 16, 2018
"brilliant wit" for sure. Everyone who met you, Corey, was very lucky.
Nicole Lawrence
March 16, 2018
Corey it was an honor to know you.
Art Haver
March 16, 2018
please be at peace
martha Pawski-Jones
March 16, 2018
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 my thoughts and prayers for his family.
Martha Pawski-Jones
March 16, 2018
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 the houst family will truly miss him as well as my son.
Loren Abrehamsen
March 15, 2018
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 who always made me happy to see you. May you Rest In Peace and dance with the Angels. ♥
Connie Rogers
March 15, 2018
Greta and family,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss.
Kathy Dupre
March 15, 2018
A hardworking good man who was intelligent cheerful and full of love. You are in my prayers and thoughts.
March 15, 2018
Enjoyed every second of knowing you
All our love!!!
Tanya Saczynski
March 14, 2018
I'm so sorry about thisWhat a wonderful person
March 14, 2018
So sad, such a nice person.
A friend in bloomington
March 14, 2018
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