Richard John Patrick

Patrick, Richard John GUILDERLAND Richard John Patrick left us on April 27, 2013 at the Hospice Inn at St. Peter's Hospital. Born on Valentine's Day and raised in Oneonta, he was the son of a policeman and a second grade parochial school teacher and the oldest of five brothers and one sister. He was a graduate of the New York State College of Forestry at Syracuse University, a 1954 member of the SU boxing team, and a Siskyou National Forest fire lookout in 1955. He designed the circle of flags around the Washington Monument in 1957 while working for the U.S. Department of the Interior and served in the U.S. Army from 1958 to 1964, active duty 1958-59. City planner for the City of Albany under Mayor Corning and deputy parks commissioner under Mayor Whalen. Acted at the Park Playhouse, Albany Civic Theatre, SUNY Albany and Russell Sage. He was an Eagle Scout, a lifetime member of YMCA, a lifetime admirer and friend of wonderful women and was secretary of the Westerlo Basic Valley Fish and Game Club from 2002 to 2013. Confirmed at St. Matthew's R.C. Church in Voorheesville. Married 54 years to Patsy Patrick "the best thing by far that ever happened to me." Father of great sons, Jan and Roger, and grandfather of super grandchildren, Emily and Cole. Father-in-law to fine women and mothers, Christy, Tammy and Sue. Thanks to Doctors Atalay, Britton, O'Brien, Zeltner, Palat, Perotti, Choma and Garbo for keeping me healthy. Services private at the convenience of the family.

Funeral Home

Reilly & Son Funeral Home Inc
9 Voorheesville Ave Voorheesville, NY 12186
(518) 765-3633

Published in Albany Times Union from Apr. 30 to May 1, 2013