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Carol Stanke Dernback

January 17, 1949 — June 27, 2018

Carol Stanke Dernback of Napanoch, NY passed away in the comfort of her home on Wednesday, June 27, 2018. She was 69 years old. Carol was born January 17, 1949 in Rahway, NJ; she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Ann (Heath) Stanke.

As a young woman Carol worked at various health food stores. She was very much into health and wellness and inspiring other individuals to be nutrition minded. Carol moved from Staten Island to Napanoch in 1989. She opened a vegan café “Gypsy Boots” in Pine Bush where she shared her love of cooking. This is where she created her very own veggie burger that was a huge hit with the local resorts. Carol also did some private catering on the side.

Always looking to help others Carol became a licensed massage therapist and was passionate about helping her clients achieve wellness. She worked at the New Age Health Spa in Neversink, Curves in Ellenville and eventually out of her home. 

Carol is survived by the love of her life, James Dernback; her daughter, Lisa Cooke; her grandchildren, Colleen and Karen and her older sister Sandy.

 In addition to her parents, Carol was predeceased by her older brother Lance Trenery.

As per Carol’s wishes there will be no services.


Carol was very fond of pet rescues and strays please consider donating in her memory to the Woodstock Farm Sanctuary, 2 Rescue Rd, High Falls, NY 12440.


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