Lois A. Stamatedes

Lois A. Stamatedes age 92, of Gardiner, NY, died Sunday, January 20, 2019 at her residence.

She was born March 23, 1926 in Water Valley, Mississippi, the daughter of the late John Henry H. and Minnie (Womble) Vick.  She was the wife of the late William B. Stamatedes, who predeceased her on August 30, 2014.

Lois was employed as a civilian secretary for the US Army during WWII, where she met Bill.   After moving to Gardiner, she was employed as the Warden’s Secretary at Wallkill Correctional Facility and Inmate Records Coordinator for 33½ years until her retirement in 1981.

She was a member of the Gardiner Reformed Church; member Gardiner Library and a member of their Board of Directors; as well as Secretary of The Friends of the Library.  She was also a member of the Gardiner Fire Department.

She is survived by many nieces and nephews and grand nieces and nephews, scattered all over the country and two brothers, Thomas and Carl Vick.  She was predeceased by two sisters, Ann Devillier and Ouida Vick and a brother, Eugene Vick.

A Memorial Service will take place at the Gardiner Reformed Church at a date and time to be announced.

Copeland Funeral Home is honored to assist the family with the arrangements.  Online condolences may be left for the family of Lois by visiting www.copelandfhnp.com

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