Alyce V. Kastner
MILLERTON — With a heavy heart, we announce the passing of Alyce V. Kastner on Aug. 20, 2023, at the age of 87.
Alyce was born on Sept. 14, 1935, in New York, New York, to the late William and Alice (Murray)Yeaton.
Alyce was a cherished friend and neighbor and a devoted family member. Alyce is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, George of Millerton, and her favorite daughter, Michele of Beacon, New York. She was pre-deceased by her bubbly grand dog (Maizy).
Before living in Millerton, New York, Alyce resided in New Jersey, Hoboken, and Jersey City, in her younger years. It was in Hoboken at Keuffel and Esser Co. (K&E) where she and George firstmet. One of the remarkable chapters of Alyce’s life was how George convinced her to leave the urban hustle and bustle and move to the bucolic countryside.
Alyce had fond memories of the friendships she made over the years. She had delightful, genuine neighbors in Lakeville, Connecticut, and Millerton, New York. And her employment at the North East Pharmacy (Rexall Drugs) and Riley’s Furniture led to many newfound pals among colleagues and patrons.
Alyce was renowned for her one-liners, effortlessly brightening everyone’s day with her quick wit and sharp humor. Her ability to craft a memorable quip brought laughter to even the most ordinary moments, leaving an enduring mark on the hearts of those lucky enough to share her company. “This house is a circus, and no one is the star,” received repeated giggles over the years.
She loved kids of all ages. She never gave up an opportunity to chaperone a class trip or tell lively, action-packed stories with stuffed animals as the ensemble cast.
As we remember Alyce, let us appreciate her memories and their impact on our lives. Her legacy will continue to inspire us to live with purpose, compassion, and, most importantly, laughter.
At her request, Alyce will be cremated with the scattering of ashes in her home state of New Jersey. Most likely in a place where she can actively people-watch, sip on an ice-cold Pepsi, and enjoy a hot sausage sandwich with peppers and onions.
The family kindly requests donations to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, a cause close to Alyce’s heart.
At this time, calling hours will be at the family’s discretion. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Scott D. Conklin Funeral Home, 37 Park Avenue, Millerton, NY 12546. To send an online condolence to the family, please visit www.conklinfuneralhome.com