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Richard A. Despres

1932 - 2021

Saugerties, NY


SAUGERTIES…Richard A. Despres, 88, of West Hurley Rd., died Thursday, April 1, 2021 at his residence. He was born in Danby, VT on October 27, 1932 to the late Arthur and Kathleen Jenkins Despres.   A veteran of the Korean War heserved with the US Marines and was honorably discharged. He was employed with IBM in Poughkeespie for over 32 years and was a member of the IBM Quarter Century Club.   A golf enthusiast he was a member and former President of the Rondout Golf Club and in later years enjoyed playing rounds of golf at the Woodstock Golf Club and Rip Van Winkle.   He also enjoyed fly fishing in the east branch of the Delaware River. 

He was predeceased by his wife Caroline. Survivors include his daughters, Kathleen Baran of Woodstock and Jeanne Lightbody of Montana; two sons: John of Saugerties and Richard of Texas; eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his brother Edward.

His Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of the Seamon-Wilsey Funeral Home Inc., cor. of John and Lafayette Sts., Saugerties. Burial will be in the Scottsville Cemetery of Danby, Vt.  on May 12, 2021. Further obituary information and expressions of condolence may be shared at

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Richard A Despres’ jr

April 8, 2021 8:23 AM

Going to miss you Dad. I treasure all the memories from Y Indian Guides to our Hiking the Long Trail. I sure appreciated you making it to so many of my football games. Enjoyed are talks on our numerous drives back and forth from Danby. Thankful the Lord allowed me to be there with you through good and bad times. You and mom be sure to save us a place at the table. See you probably sooner then later. Love you Dad.

Tom Emerick

April 7, 2021 10:44 AM

May this tree grow as well as Dick.
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Kerry and Cindy Baran

April 3, 2021 7:08 AM

God rest your soul Dick. I’ve always cherished the memories of playing golf together and working the lawn service. You were always a straight shooter a great example for my sons to follow. Thank you
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