Richard C. Wilhelm BEARSVILLE- Richard C. Wilhelm, 90, passed away Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, at Ferncliff Nursing Home, after a brief stay. Born Sept. 29, 1923, in Pittsburgh, Pa., he was the son of the late John C. and Rilla Whitekettle Wilhelm and had resided in Bearsville for several years. Richard was a member of the Motion Picture Studio Mechanics Union Local 52, for over 50 years and a member of the CBS audio engineer/camera crew with 60 Minutes and CBS Sunday Morning features. He was a four time Emmy Award winner for Hunger in America, Ku Klux Klan, The Selling of the Pentagon and The Rockefellers. He was a former owner/partner of Woodstock Hardware, and a member-retired of Woodstock Fire Co. #1. Richard was a railroad enthusiast and was a member of NARCOA.org, antique rail car, and an owner operator of the same. He was vice president of Empire State Railway in Phoenicia, and an active member of Catskill Mountain Railroad. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in China, Burma, and India. Further information about Richard is available on Google. Surviving is his spouse, Ralph Goneau of Bearsville. Friends will be received Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., at Lasher Funeral Home, Inc., 100 Tinker Street, Woodstock. The funeral Service will be 11 a.m. Sunday at the funeral home, followed by burial in Woodstock Artist Cemetery, with full military honors. A reception will follow the interment at Woodstock Fire Co. #1, 176 Tinker St. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Woodstock Fire Companies, c/o P.O. Box 209, Bearsville, N.Y., 12409, would be appreciated.
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Lasher Funeral Home Inc
100 Tinker St Woodstock, NY 12498
Published in the Daily Freeman on Dec. 1, 2013