RICHARD VOIGT

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VOIGT--Richard.

Richard "Dick" E. Voigt, of Manhasset, NY, born on August 14, 1935 in New York, NY, passed away at age 82, suddenly and peacefully, on July 4, 2018 at his home in New City, NY. He was the son of the late Helen Voigt and Ernest Voigt of New York City. He is survived by his beloved wife, Elisabeth; three sons, Richard E. Voigt, Jr., Michael K. Voigt, Christopher T. Voigt; daughter, Melissa J. Mason; his sister, Sue Bissell-Roberts; grandchildren, Rachel Leto, Kelly Voigt, Megan Jones, Amanda Boroski, Becca DiMauro, Allison Mason, Jessica Mason, Alyssa Voigt, Devin Voigt, Savannah Voigt and Florencia Caces; great- grandchildren, Kalysta Contaras, Paige Leto, Lydia Jones, Josephine Jones, Mason Boroski, and Aralynne Woods. Dick attended High School at Kent School, graduated from Yale University, 1957. Postgraduate degrees at New York Theological Seminary, Deacon. Dick's lifelong passion was Dixieland jazz as a pianist in Eli's Chosen Six (1955), Peppermill Jazz Band, Dick Voigt's Big Apple Jazz Band and played with Creole Cookin' Jazz band. He was a benefactor for arts and cultural venues in Rockland County, Kent School, Yale and Rockland Comm. College. Owned and operated High Tor Vineyards in New City, NY and The Peppermill and Parsley Restaurants in Westport and Norwalk, CT respectively. He founded Open Arms, Inc, a treatment facility in Harverstraw, NY. Was licensed and certified in substance abuse counseling, Pastoral Counselor, MPS, NCAC-II; active member in AA; board member of Rockland Conservatory of Music, Helping Hands and SUNY at Rockland Community College; benefactor at Rockland Family Shelter/ Center for Safety & Change; member of Democratic Party, Selectman of Weston, CT. Friends and family members may attend the celebration of life service, Friday, July 13 at 11:00am at Grace Episcopal Church, 130 First Avenue, Nyack, New York, 10960. Reception immediately following. Inurnment will be at a later date at the Emmanuel Church, Weston, CT. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Open Arms, Inc; Rockland Community College Found; Helping Hands, Center for Safety & Change.

Published in The New York Times on July 12, 2018
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