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Richard O. Redder

April 8, 1931 ~ January 27, 2024 (age 92) 92 Years Old

Richard Redder Obituary

SAUGERTIES….. Richard O. Redder, 92, of Lighthouse Dr. ,and for the past 4 years, a resident of The Ivy Lodge in Saugerties, N.Y., died Saturday, January 27, 2024 at the Health Alliance Hospital, Kingston.   Born April 8, 1931 in Poughkeepsie he was the son of the late John and Minnie Redder.   A graduate of Hartwick College he earned his Masters Degree from the U.of Albany.   He began a long career in 1955 as a history teacher and later guidance counselor at the Saugerties High School.

Active in the community, an Eagle Scout,  he served as the Assistant Scoutmaster of Troop 32, where he lived daily the Scout motto, “be prepared” and “do a good turn daily”    He was a member of the Saugerties Teacher Assoc., the Blue Kats Mens Club,  the 398 Club, the  Rip Van Winkle Golf Club and a former member of the Pastoral Council of the Atonement Lutheran Church.

He enjoyed traveling and had visited Egypt, Africa, Russia,  Ireland and the Philippines.   He enjoyed his family time in Ticonderoga and Long Beach Island with children and grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, Eleanor, three sons: Richard J. (Betsy) and George W.(Joann) Redder both of Saugerties and James H. (Lily) of N.C.  Four grandchildren: Adam, Jake, George and John and his great granddaughter, Charlotte Redder.  

His Funeral Procession will form 9:30 AM Thursday at the Seamon-Wilsey Funeral Home, Inc. Cor. of John & Lafayette Sts., Saugerties thence to St. Mary of the Snow RC Church where at 10:00 AM a Mass of Christian Burial will be offered.  Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery.  Friends will be received Wednesday 3:00PM-5:00PM.      The family would like to thank  Greg Howard, and the staff at the Ivy Lodge in Saugerties for their excellent care. Family suggests donations in his memory be made to the Rip VanWinkle Council,   Boy Scouts of America 1300 Ulster Ave. Suite 107 Kingston, New York 12401

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January 31, 2024

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Seamon-Wilsey Funeral Home Inc.
45 John St.
Saugerties, NY 12477

Funeral Mass
February 1, 2024

10:00 AM
St. Mary of the Snow RC Church (Saugerties)


Rip Van Winkle Council, BSA
1300 Ulster Ave., Kingston NY 12401


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