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S.Richard Blassberg

S.Richard Blassberg

Jan 13, 1941 - Sep 23, 2020
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Obituary

S. Richard Blassberg of New Fairfield, CT formerly of Brewster, NY, died peacefully on Wednesday September 23, 2020.

Richard was born on January 13, 1941 in Bronx, NY son of the late Joseph and Sylvia (Marsey) Blassberg. He graduated from Hicksville High School, Adelphi College receiving his bachelors and continuing his education at Pace receiving his Doctorate.

Richard was the founder and operator of Blassberg Veterans Care Home in Brewster, NY from 1968- 1986. Richard was a trainer, driver and owner for Harness Horse Racing from 1975-1992. He was the founder and editor of Westchester Guardian Newspaper from 2006-2010. Richard was also an advocate for the wrongfully convicted and exonerated and author of “The Jeanine Machine”. He was a member of the Brewster School board and the Zoning board of the Town of Southeast

Richard is survived by many dear friends and family members including; his children; Deborah Blassberg, Robert Blassberg and his wife Kristi and Richard A. Blassberg and his wife Heather, his sister Arlene Rose, his significant other Eileen Polintan, her children; Francis, Kevin and Corey Polintan and the mother of his 3 children; Veronica Blassberg, his grandchildren; Robin, Spencer, Griffin and Anthony and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister Barbara Gross, and his brother in laws Raymond Gross and Clinton Rose. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Visitation will be held on Friday September 25, 2020 at Beecher Funeral Home, 1 Putnam Avenue, Brewster, NY from 10:30am-11:30am. A graveside service will be held at Old Southeast Cemetery, Route 22, Brewster, NY at 12pm on Friday.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday September 25, 2020 | 10:30am - 11:30am
    When
    Friday September 25, 2020 10:30am - 11:30am
    Location
    Beecher Funeral Home
    Address
    1 Putnam Avenue
    BREWSTER, NY 10509
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  • Interment

    Location
    Old Southeast Cemetery
    Address
    Route 22
    BREWSTER, NY
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
A graveside service will be held at Old Southeast Cemetery, Route 22, Brewster, NY

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Lorraine Delaney

Posted at 11:22am
My deepest sympathy to Arlene and Richard's family. Richard was always a wonderful brother and father. He will be missed dearly. My your memories sustain you all during this time.
Love, Lorraine Delaney
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