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Richard C. Dickinson, 87, a resident of Dover Plains, NY, passed away Thursday, April 15, 2021 at Putnam Ridge in Brewster.
Richard was born in Sharon CT on October 2, 1933 to Richard and Edith (Unger) Dickinson. Richard, a long time Pawling resident, served in the US Navy during the Korean War from 1952 – 1954. Richard married Ethel Roth (predeceased) on December 14, 1958. Dick was a technician and machinist working at IBM in East Fishkill, retiring in 1992.
Dick attended Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Pawling. He was a life-time member of the Pawling Fire Department, serving as both a fireman and as a driver for the Pawling Rescue Squad. Richard was also a member of the Hudson Valley Firemen’s Association. Additionally, he was a member of the American Legion Hasler-Kamp Post #215, and later attended American Legion Post #1949 in Wingdale, NY. Dick belonged to the P.D.Q.’s Square Dance Club.
Richard is survived by two sons: Rick of New Milford, CT and Jay (Mimi) of Holmes. He is also survived by sister Midge Burns and her husband Joseph of Danbury, CT and seven grandchildren: Cassidy (Tyler) Rajchel, Brendan, Cole, Tessa, Catie, Emma and Connor, and the children of his companion, Joyce Van Keuren (predeceased).
Richard is also predeceased by his son, Robert, his sisters Sally Hilmar and Betty Hemple, his brother Jack Worden.
Family and friends may pay their respects Monday, April 19th, 2021 from 4 – 8 p.m. at the Horn & Thomes Funeral Home, 83 East Main Street, Pawling. Masks are required and social distancing observed. The Pawling Fire Department will conduct a service at 7 p.m., followed by the Hasler-Kamp Post. Due to COVID restrictions, we ask that visitation be limited during the time of the Fire Department Service to allow for his fellow firemen.
A graveside service will be conducted Tuesday, April 20th, at 10:30 a.m. in the Pawling Cemetery. Masks required and social distancing observed.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Richard’s memory may be made to the Pawling Fire Department, PO Box 132, Pawling, NY, the Pawling Resource Center, PO Box 331, Pawling, NY 12564 or to the American Legion Hasler-Kamp Post #215, PO Box 515, Pawling NY 12564.