Richard E. Valentine

CRARYVILLE, N.Y.  —  Richard E. Valentine, 89, passed away on March 17, 2019, at Kimball Farms in Lenox, Mass.

He was born on April 6, 1929, in Bronx, N.Y., the son of Agnes (Kaminski) and Edward Valentine.

He proudly served his country with the United States Army.

Richard was a manager for IBM in Fishkill, N.Y.

He was a longtime member of the Craryville Fire Company, well into his 80s.  He also enjoyed driving new cars for dealerships.  

On Nov. 29, 1975, in Stanfordville, he married Rose Marie (Lawless) Valentine. She survives him at home.

In addition to his loving wife, Rose Marie, survivors include, Kelly Thorn; Patricia Scott; Richard Valentine; Kathy-Lynn Enright; Jeanne Chase; 11 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 23, at Peck and Peck Funeral Home in Copake, the Rev. Jackie Jefferson officiating.  Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the Craryville Fire Co., 4210 County Road 7, Craryville, NY 12521.

The family would like to thank Hospice and Kimball Farms for the loving care that they gave. 

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