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Richard P. ‘Dick’ Schwarze

STANFORDVILLE — Richard P. “Dick” Schwarze, 82, passed away June 11, 2011, at home.

He was born in Poughkeepsie on Oct. 27, 1928, the son of the late Rose (Mulcahy) and Joseph F. Schwarze.
He was a 1946 graduate of the Pine Plains high school.

On Sept. 28, 1952, at St. Joseph’s Church in Clinton Corners, N.Y., he married Mary A. (Smith) Schwarze. She survives at home.

Mr. Schwarze was owner and operator of the Schwarze Family Farm. He was a member of the Dairymen’s League, an avid hunter and fisherman, and a Mets and Giants fan.

He played in the city of Poughkeepsie softball league for the Schmaling Glass team. He enjoyed his chickens, the garden and especially his sunflowers.

He was a devoted Catholic with a strong faith. His loving family brought him home to care for him in his final weeks.

In addition to his loving wife, Mary, he is survived by his three sons, Peter T. Schwarze and his wife, Shari, of Poughkeepsie, Mark R. Schwarze and his wife, Lois, of Poughkeepsie and Timothy J. Schwarze of Pawling; five grandchildren, Kelli, Ryan, Patrick, Megan and Chelsea; and a brother, Paul E. Schwarze of Clinton Corners.

He was predeceased by a son, William S. Schwarze in 1987; a daughter-in-law, Stephanie L. Schwarze in 2011; and two brothers, Robert and Vincent P. Schwarze.

A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated June 15 at the Immaculate Conception Church in Bangall, the Rev. John Bida officiating.
Interment followed in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Bangall.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Inc., 374 Violet Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 or Immaculate Conception Church Bangall, NY 12601, or Children’s Cancer Fund, PO Box 658, Millwood, NY 10546.

The Peck & Peck Funeral Home in Pine Plains has charge of arrangements.

Go to www.peckandpeck.net to sign the online register.