Josephine Meikle - Zwart

December 22, 1934 ~ January 27, 2024 (age 89) 89 Years Old

Josephine Meikle - Zwart Obituary

Josephine Meikle – Zwart, a lifelong area resident, entered into rest on Saturday, January 27, 2024 at the Garnet Health Medical Center in the Town of Wallkill, NY. She was 89 years of age.

    The daughter of the late Sikke and Alice Drenth Kolk, she was born on December 22, 1934 in the Town of Wallkill, NY.

    Josephine had formerly been employed as a sales clerk in the ladie’s department of Tompkin’s Department Store in Middletown. Later she was employed as a clerk and cashier at the Hostess Wonder Bread outlet store in Middletown. She was a member of the Harmony Baptist Church. Josephine was also a volunteer at the former Horton Memorial Hospital. She enjoyed traveling and camping with her husband in their motor home. She also enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren, and she was also an avid Mets fan.

   The family would like to give a special thanks to Dr. Robert Dinsmore for the compassion and care he provided to Josephine.

   Survivors include: her husband Peter Zwart of Circleville; her son James T. Meikle (Pamela) of Troy, NY; daughter Deborah Houck of Hurleyville, NY; her grandchildren Ryan Meikle (Alexis), Devin Morse (Brittney), Daniel Houck, Lindsey Houck, Amanda Fetteroff (Kurt), & Charles Houck; 7 great grandchildren; sister Anna Reyns of Siler City, NC; Peter’s children Ed Zwart (Dora), Bonnie Zylstra (John), Donna Thompson, Charlie Zwart (Susan), Arnie Zwart (Gina), Brian Zwart, Gail Sebring (Ed), & Linda Cormier (Lee); numerous nieces & nephews. Josephine was predeceased by her first husband Thomas G. Meikle, siblings Henry, Cornelius, & Simon Kolk, Antoinette Budine, and grandson Christopher Houck.

    Cremation took place at the Cedar Hill Crematory, Newburgh, NY

    A memorial visitation for family and friends will be held from 5-7 PM Thursday, February 1st at the Cornelius, Dodd & Connell Funeral Home, 26 Grove St., Middletown, NY. Graveside services for the interment of Josephine’s cremains will take place 11 AM Friday, February 2nd at the Wallkill Cemetery, 160 Midway Road, Middletown, NY. Reverend Dr. Dennis Ashley will officiate.

     Arrangements have been entrusted to Cornelius, Dodd & Connell Funeral Home, Middletown, NY. 

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January 29, 2024

1:30 PM
Cedar Hill Crematory
5468 Route 9W
Newburgh, NY 12550

February 1, 2024

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Cornelius, Dodd & Connell Inc. Funeral Home
26 Grove Street
Middletown, NY 10940

Graveside Service
February 2, 2024

11:00 AM
Wallkill Cemetery
160 Midway Road
Middletown, NY 10940


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