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MEMORIES & CONDOLENCES
When I think of Richie Marcus I only have good things to say. We first met in Kingston High School. We went out for football the freshman year and had so many spectacular times playing the game. He worked at Twahiskill golf course and he was known for his exceptional skill and his generosity to other players. In short he was a terrific guy. In high school we went to the usual places like Tony´s pizza, at Ambrose, and even the Kingston Bus terminal restaurant for fun and camaraderie. He had so many wonderful friends everywhere.
When I was going to college at the University of Miami in Miami Florida he took me to the Newark airport for my first trip to college. My parents had something very special going on in Albany, New York and the University of Miami changing their schedule due to a hurricane so I relied on Richie to take me. Like everything else it was a wonderful experience. After six years and some hard study I eventually got my Bachelors and Masters from there.
I visited him a lot when I came home for vacations and we went to such places as Woodstock, the Ashokan Reservoir. and the usual places i in Kingston. There was something special about the two of us that I can´t explain but I know it was there. It lasted for as long as I can remember up until his death.
I visited him in New York City lots of times when he was working in the shoe business. I even remember he had an office in the Empire State building. What a thrill that was. We hung around in New York City and I can´t remember exactly what places we went to but I do mount remember overall it was spectacular because Richie showed me the way every time.
When I came home for the first reunion of the high school class of 1960 he and his wife (I forget her name) were there to greet me again at the airport. What a wonderful trip we had back and a chance to catch up on old memories and new ones. What a thrill again to go to the reunion with him and his wife (don´t know)
When they moved to Florida, just outside Boca Raton, I had already taken the job at Miami-Dade College. We went to visit him very often and likewise he came to Miami to visit me a lot. His second wife (don´t know) was gracious and charming also. She did everything to make me feel at home when I visited .. We had so many good times together.
His daughter Cathy and his son Zach will always be remembered as guiding posts to their fathers success. I salute both of them enormously for their dedication and love for their dad.
It would take me a long time to write about Richie but I can tell you this he was my dear friend and companion for many many years. I shall miss him as you will.
Delivered by J Terrence Kelly. 10/20/2020