April 25, 1929 - May 25, 2015
Richard A. Smeriglio, a former Peekskill resident, passed away Monday May 25, 2015 at Cortlandt Health Center. He was 86. He was the former Proprietor of the Oregon Hardware Store in Putnam Valley and belonged to the Chamber of Commerce and many other organizations in his community. Richard was born in Beacon on April 25, 1929, the son of Ralph and Katherine Balser Smeriglio. He served in the US Army during the Korean War.He was the widower of Rita Smeriglio, who passed away in May of 1999. Richard later retired and moved to East Durham NY where he married Kathleen Kelly Lippert who survives and lives presently in the Town of Wallkill, NY. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus in East Durham, NY and as a Knight of the Third Degree was active in many functions,especially the pancake breakfasts. Besides his wife Kathleen, he is also survived by 2 daughters, Rita Sharples, of Cortlandt Manor, and Carman Johnson, of Beacon, NY, his grandchildren, Lawrence Sharples and Karl Rennalls, and his stepchildren, Robert ‘Buddy’ Lippert of Beacon, John Lippert of Town of Wallkill, Barbara Lippert of Delmar, Tim Lippert of Berne, and Michael Lippert of Peekskill. He also leaves behind several nieces and nephews. He is also predeceased by a brother, Warren Smeriglio, and 2 stepchildren, Jimmy Lippert and Kathy Lippert. Funeral mass and burial has taken place in Peekskill, where he wished to be interred. A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday June 6, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. at Richards Funeral Home, 29 Bross Street, Cairo, NY. At 10:30 A.M. the same day, there will be a service at the funeral home with Rev. Fr. Michael Flannery officiating. A gathering will be held at the K of C Hall immediately following. Please join us as we celebrate the life of our old friend ‘Dicky’. Memorial Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or the National Kidney Foundation. Condolences may be made at www.richardsfuneralhomeinc.net.
Richard A. Smeriglio, a former Peekskill resident, passed away Monday May 25, 2015 at Cortlandt Health Center. He was 86. He was the former Proprietor of the Oregon Hardware Store in Putnam Valley and belonged to the Chamber of Commerce and... View Obituary & Service Information
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