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Richard Lewis Edelson

November 16, 1941 December 17, 2017
Richard Lewis Edelson
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Obituary for Richard Lewis Edelson

Richard Lewis Edelson

Survived by his Wife Patricia

Sons – Peter, Albert, Lew, & Alvin

Daughters – Kimberly, Donna, Valerie, & Nicole

Granddaughters – Emma, Lindsey, Mia, Danielle, Samantha, Jillian, & Emily

Grandsons – Cole, Nico, Roman, & Brian

He attended Baruch College of the CUNY for his undergraduate and graduate degrees. He enlisted as a reservist in the US Army in 1964 and was honorably discharged.

Richard spent his life devoted to his family. One of Richard’s dreams was to have a large family and he achieved that by being the patriarch of a close and loving blended family. His children and grandchildren were a deep source of love and pride for him. Richard was his family’s primary resource for all general knowledge and directional information. He made their safety his top priority and he always kept them supplied with the latest in vehicular safety equipment.

After a successful career in Marketing, he gave tirelessly to the community as Captain of the town of Greenberg’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). He was head of many operations, including Greenberg’s Child Safety Seat Inspection Program, traffic control for community events & disaster preparedness.

He was inducted into the Westchester County Senior Citizen Hall of Fame and served as Vice President of Westchester County Citizens Corps.

Richard also served on the Budget committee for the Town of Greenberg as well as Greenberg’s Water District Advisory Committee.

“Those who say it can’t be done, should not interfere with those who are doing it.”
~ Chinese Proverb

I dropped a tear in the ocean. The day you find it is the day I will stop missing you.
~ Author Unknown

Family isn’t always blood. It’s the people in your life who want you in theirs; the ones who accept you for who you are. The ones who would do anything to see you smile & who love you no matter what.
~ Author Unknown

Previous Events

Service

Monday

18

Dec

12:30 PM 12/18/2017 12:30:00 PM
Zion Memorial Chapel

785 E. Boston Post Road
Mamaroneck, NY 10543

Zion Memorial Chapel
785 E. Boston Post Road Mamaroneck 10543 NY
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Sharon Gardens Cemetery Final Resting Place

Valhalla, NY

Valhalla NY
United States
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