Kristin Gitler

Kristin D. Gitler

Saturday, May 30th, 1959 - Saturday, March 30th, 2019
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Kristin Gitler of Manlius, NY, passed away Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 59, surrounded by her son, nephews, companion and a best friend. She was born in NY, NY, daughter of the late Norman and Jewel (McNeil) Gitler. They moved from NY to Southbury, CT and then settled in Washington Depot, CT.

Kristin attended Syracuse University for Language Arts, and later returned to SUNY IT, to earn a BS in Computer Information Systems. She worked as a web developer and then a scrum master at ITX Corp. For many years she built and maintained the Smucker's online store. 

She enjoyed Revolutionary War re-enacting, played and taught others to play historical instruments. Her passion was the Mountain Dulcimer. She shared her love of music with others through teaching, recording and playing, including  playing in an Irish Fiddle Tune Group where she met her beloved companion, David. Together they released CD's and books of traditional tunes as "Kristin and David."

Kristin had an earthy, natural, beautiful smile. She took delight in whatever you had to share, made friends quickly and effortlessly.  

Lung cancer took her from us far too soon. 

She was predeceased by her parents and her big sister Kathi'Ann McNeil. 

Kristin is survived by her beloved son, Joe Labucki of Syracuse; nephew, Raymond Ranieri (Meaghan Lonegan) and their children Liam and Reese of Bethlehem, CT and nephew, Daniel Hatstat of Washington Depot, CT; many best friends; and her companion, David Goldman of Syracuse.

Family and friends may call from 2:00 to 4:00 pm on Saturday, April 13th at Newell-Fay Manlius Chapel, 8171 Cazenovia Rd., Manlius. Everyone is welcome to stay for the memorial service which will follow the calling hours.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Upstate Cancer Center
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, April 13th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Saturday, April 13th, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Newell-Fay Manlius Chapel
    8171 Cazenovia Rd.
    Manlius, New York 13104
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  • Service

    Saturday, April 13th, 2019 | 4:00pm
    Saturday, April 13th, 2019 4:00pm
    Newell-Fay Manlius Chapel
    8171 Cazenovia Rd.
    Manlius, New York 13104
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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John Hoeschele

Posted at 01:40pm
Sorry to say, I just heard of Kristin's passing today. My sincere condolences to her family: I worked with Kristin a few years back (when she was a programmer for Rway/ITX...and I was among her clients). She was as genuine, sweet, smart, collaborative, reliable, and fun to work with as anyone I've ever met in the marketing/web business. And I always enjoyed the talks we had about non-work stuff -- politics, folk music, culture -- arguably more than the business at hand because she was just such a good egg, was easy to talk to, and had such wide-ranging interests. God Bless.

Jeanette Groves Baran

Posted at 09:22pm
Sincerest condolences to family and friends. Kristen and I went to middle school together. Her mom took us to decoupage classes. Kristen and I lost touch for many yrs, but I had called her mom every yr around Xmas time, until she stopped answering. They’re all together now mom and daughters. RIP Kristen.

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