Richard K. Branning
1959 - 2021
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Richard K. Branning
February 2, 1959 - April 1, 2021
Randolph, NJ - Formerly of Sullivan County, NY
Richard K. Branning of Randolph, NJ and formerly of Sullivan County, NY, a retired Physical Therapist, died Thursday, April 1, 2021 at Morristown Medical Center Hospital, Morristown, NJ. He was 62.
The son of the late Minard "Mike" and Frances Mitchell Branning, he was born February 2, 1959 in Newburgh, NY.
Survivors include two daughters, Kai Branning of Augusta, NJ, and Zabrina Branning of Sparta, NJ; two sons, Brendan Branning of Colbert, GA and Ryan Branning of Sparta, NJ; his good friend, Maritza Branning; three brothers: Scott Branning and his wife, Sharon of Livingston Manor, NY, Michael Branning of Monticello, NY and William Branning of Weaverville, NC; several nephews and cousins.
Rich was a graduate of Roscoe Central School. After graduation from college, he owned Allied Physical Therapy in Denville, NJ where, through the years, before retiring, he helped countless numbers of young athletes, professional athletes, children, and adults to recover from injuries and surgeries. He also worked with young athletes as a trainer. In his spare time, Rich enjoyed listening to all kinds of music and going to concerts, fishing with first his Dad and then his own children and taking long rides in his car.
Visitation will be from Noon to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 10 in the Harris Funeral Home, Railroad Ave., Roscoe, NY. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Saturday, April 10 in the funeral home. Ruling Elder/Lay Leader Sharon Branning will officiate. Social distancing guidelines and facemasks are required. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in the Riverview Cemetery, Roscoe, NY.
Memorial contributions in Richard's name may be made to the Livingston Manor Vol. Ambulance Corp, P.O. Box 1, Livingston Manor, NY 12758, the R & R Vol. Ambulance Corp, P.O. Box 321, Roscoe, NY 12776, Foundation for Physical Therapy Research at or a charity of your choice.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Harris Funeral Home Railroad Ave., Roscoe, NY 607-498-4929 or 845-439-5200,

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Published in Times Herald-Record from Apr. 5 to Apr. 6, 2021.
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April 11, 2021
So sorry to hear this news. Rich was one of the smartest and funniest guys that I was lucky enough to call a friend. So happy that I had the chance to work with you and learn from you for so many years. Rest In Peace Rich.
Kari Kristiansen Walsh
April 8, 2021
You will be missed. So glad I had the opportunity to work with you. Your dedication and skill helped so many. You were a great therapist, but most of all a great person. Rest in peace!
Gerri Pinto, Bill Henry and family
Gerri Pinto
April 8, 2021
Your smile was contagious, your personality and humorous ways and well being was beyond perfect and your love for your family, friends, patients was remarkable. You are a gentlemen, true friend and you will be missed. So glad I had the opportunity to work for you and become friends. Thanks for giving my daughter the opportunity to work with you! You will be missed, RIP in heaven and behave yourself! Love you Rich! Lisa Fischer and Family
Lisa (Berchin) Fischer
April 7, 2021
We will always cherish all the wonderful and beautiful times we spent together as a family. Especially how you always made us laugh. We will miss you Rich.
Lou & Iris Marino
April 7, 2021
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April 6, 2021
Rest in paradise Rich, I have great memories of you, thank you for always welcoming our family to your home with open arms. I will never forget our trip to the Statue of Liberty and the family gatherings.
Janet Cepeda & Eddie Nunez
April 6, 2021
My beloved Rich, thank you for the memorable years together and for the two wonderful children, Zabrina and Ryan which the Lord blessed us with. Our hearts are broken, but my heart is filled with all the love you never failed to give us. Te amo para siempre! I know that you will be watching over us as you did hear on earth. Fly high baby.
Maritza Branning
April 5, 2021
We're gonna miss you buddy. Thank you for being such a wonderful big brother. RIP with mom and dad looking out over the rivers we fished and the fields we played on. Let loose the Juice! Until we're together again... Love you, Billy
Bill Branning
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