Richard Secor

Richard C. Secor

Friday, November 27th, 1936 - Saturday, August 22nd, 2020
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Richard C. Secor, age 83, passed away Saturday August 22nd, 2020 at Vassar Hospital after fighting illness for many years. Richard was born on November 27th, 1936 in Poughkeepsie, NY to Robert Secor and Mary Anderson Secor. A lifelong Poughkeepsie resident, he attended Poughkeepsie High School (Class of 1956). Shortly after he married his childhood sweetheart, Ellen Elderkin on September 6th, 1959 at St. Mary’s Church in Poughkeepsie, NY. Richard was known for his hard-working mentality. Throughout his life he was employed at Western Publishing Company, Marist College and St. James Episcopal Church where he retired at the age of 80 in March of 2017.
He was an avid sportsman, fisher and hunter. Spending most of his free time outdoors enjoying all nature had to offer. The rest of his free time was spent with his grandchildren. A grandfather of 6, he was their biggest fan. You could always find him in the crowd at one of their athletic events or attending academic ceremonies. He never missed any of their major life events.
Richard is predeceased by his grandparents, parents and 5 siblings.
He is survived by his loving wife Ellen, daughter Kelly(Joe), son Darren (Colleen), and his grandchildren and great-grandchildren Alex, Ashley (Matthew and Corey), Brandon, Kyle (Taylor and Kaisley), Taylor and Aaron. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wm. G. Miller & Son FH, Inc. If you wish to send an online condolence please visit our website at
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Edward Holsopple

Posted at 08:04pm
Dear Ellen and loved ones of Dick,
I want to share a memory with you of softball at Violet Avenue School,
Dick, Red Prince and me (Ed), playing for Western Printing. Of the three
of us, Dick played the best, Red ran a close second, and me, well let's say
I tried. We didn't win many games, but we sure had fun.
Our heartfelt sympathy,
Jennifer & Ed Holsopple


Charles Kramer

Posted at 07:35am
I am so sorry to hear of Richard’s passing from this life. He was such a dedicated presence at St. James’ for so many years. The nursery school children loved him so much and never suspected that it was him inside that Santa Claus costume.

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