Elvira Brey

May 5, 2019

Elvira W. Brey of Kenoza Lake
January 21, 1936 - May 4, 2019

She was born in Passaic, NJ on January 21, 1936 to Jack Waldas & Sarah Ginenthal-Waldas-Mallon.


Elvira played an instrumental role as matriarch to her family and the family farm. While continuing both these roles she earned her business degree from SUNY Binghamton. She applied her skills as a business manager for Brey’s Egg Farm and several Sullivan County schools. However, she was most passionate volunteering with many local non-profits including Western Sullivan Public Library-Jeffersonville Branch, WJFF 90.5 FM Radio Catskill, Kenoza Lake Firehouse, Bethel Woods, Jeffersonville JEMS, and many more. She was the longest serving board member of WJFF 90.5 FM Radio Catskill, a member and treasurer of  Community Garden Club of Liberty, a charter member of Women's Professional Business Association, and a member of Village Walk Book Club.


Elvira enjoyed gardening, reading, and traveling around the world with her husband William.

Her and William spent the past 20 years as snowbirds wintering first in Saint Martin and most recently in Naples, FL for the past five years.


Elvira is survived by her loving husband William Brey of 63 years and her four children; Kathleen Rapp of San Diego, CA, Denise Billings of Otisville, NY, Daniel Brey and wife Nancy of Jeffersonville, NY, and Kevin Brey and wife Joy Gray of Goffstown, NH. Her two sisters Greta Waldas and partner Sharon of Florida, Gladys Hoffman of Pennsylvania, and brother Howard Waldas and wife Julie of Vernon, NY. Her six grandchildren; Yvette Furnia, Jessica & Vanessa Brey, Toby & Rebecca Rapp, Sydney Brey, and great-grandson Asher Schmidt.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either Western Sullivan Public Library-Jeffersonville Branch or WJFF 90.5FM Radio Catskill.


Friends are welcome to join her family as they remember Elvira on Wednesday  May 8th, from the hours of  4 until 7pm at The Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home 5068 State Route 52 in Jeffersonville, NY.

For further information or to leave a condolence please visit 845-482-4280


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