Christine Langbein, a lifelong area resident, entered into rest on Friday, July 9, 2021 at the Kaplan Family Hospice Residence in Newburgh, NY. She was 94 years of age.
The daughter of the late Charles J. and Martha Zurn Thornton, she was born on April 26, 1927 in Sparrowbush, NY.
Christine was a retired office clerk with the A.J. Veraldi Junior High School in Middletown. She was a member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church and a member of the Dorcas Circle of the church. Christine was a member and past president of the Ontario Hose Co. Ladies Auxiliary and former member of the Middletown Women’s Bowling League.
Survivors include; her loving children, Cynthia J. Ellison of Bullville, Joanne M. Jones of Maybrook, and Stephen P. Langbein and his wife Cindy of South Centerville; her grandsons, Gregory Jones, Jeffrey Ellison and spouse Lindsey & Marc Ellison and spouse Ramon and Jordan & Ryan Langbein; several great grandchildren; sister-in-law Jeanne Thornton-Schwager; several nieces & nephews including special nieces Kathy Weiss & Lori Blauvelt. Christine was predeceased by her parents, her husband Herman A. Langbein, brother, Charles “Herk” Thornton Jr., sister, Betty Blauvelt and her husband Wallace, and son-in-law Donald Ellison.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 4-7 PM Monday, July 12th at the Cornelius, Dodd & Connell Funeral Home, 26 Grove St., Middletown, NY. Funeral services will held at 11 AM Tuesday, July 13th at the funeral home. Reverend Dr. Hector Rivera will officiate. Interment will follow in the family plot in the Wallkill Cemetery, Phillipsburg, NY.
Memorial contributions in Christine’s memory may be made to Hospice of Orange & Sullivan Counties Inc., 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, NY 12550, or to the charity of one’s choice.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Cornelius, Dodd & Connell Funeral Home, Middletown, NY.
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