Mr. Edward Hofstee

Funeral Information

Home: Bethel, New York USA

Date of Death: May 11, 2013

Place of Birth: , Netherlands

Birthdate: February 19, 1923

Age: 90

Time of Service/Mass: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 11:00 AM

Location of Service/Mass: Goshen Christian Reformed Church, Rt 17A Goshen, NY 10924

Visitation Location: Ramsay's Kauneonga Lake Location - 3534 Route 55, Kauneonga Lake, NY

Visitation Dates: Tuesday May 14, 2013 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM


Edward Hofstee, age 90, passed away at his home on Saturday May 11, 2013. The son of the late Yme and Hermana Hofstee, he was born on February 19, 1923 in the Netherlands. Ed was married to the late Johanna vanderGoot Hofstee.

Ed was a life-long dairy farmer and was the owner-operator of Hofstee's Dairy of Distinction.

He and Johanna immigrated to the United States after their marriage in 1952. In 1967, Ed and Johanna moved their family to their farm in Bethel, NY. Farming, his family and his church were his life. He was a faithful member of The Goshen Christian Reformed hurch in Goshen, NY. He was also a member of the Farm Bureau and Cornell Cooperative Extension.

He is survived by a son, Peter, of Bethel; a daughter, Jannetta MacArthur and two grandsons, Matthew and Gregory MacArthur. His sisters-in-law, Jeske vanderGoot DeHaan, Gelly vanderGoot, Aike Hosftee, Annie Hofstee and his brother-in-law, Peter Vanderwerf , all of the Netherlands still survive, as well as many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers, Peter, Jaarig, Theodore, Jan and his sister, Klaasje.

A special thank you to Ed's caregiver, Christine Vitale, for her compassionate and loving care during his recent illness.

Friends may call on Tuesday May 14 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at Ramsay's Funeral Home, 3534 State Rt 55, Kauneonga Lak,e NY.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday May 15 at 11 AM at the Goshen Christian Reformed Church. Rev. David Coon will officiate.

Burial in the family plot will follow the services at Evergreen Cemetery, Route 17B in Bethel, NY.

Memorial contributions may be made to Goshen Christian Reformed Church, Route 17A, Goshen, NY 10924, the Reformed Presbyterian Church, PO Box 208, White Lake, NY 12786 or to Hospice of Orange & Sullivan Counties, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, NY 12550.

Funeral arrangements are by Ramsay's Funeral Home, Kauneonga Lake, NY. Please visit for further information or to leave a condolence for the Hofstee family.