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Richard J. “Dick” Dewey

Posted By Hans Funeral Home On January 24, 2017 @ 1:57 pm In Obituary | 23 Comments


GUILDERLAND – Richard J. “Dick” Dewey, 79, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 22, 2017, with his loving family by his side.  Dick was born in Albany, the son of the late Ashton F. Dewey and Margaret D. Murray Dewey.  He lived in this area all his life, and attended St. Margaret Mary’s Grade School, Albany High School, and Siena College.  He was employed for a time by the U.S. Post Office, and the NY State Dept. of Motor Vehicles, and then joined the New York State Dept. of Taxation and Finance where he served for 37 years.  He also was a licensed real estate agent, and sold for Dorp Homes, Bob Howard Realty, and Realty USA.  He was a member for many years of the Pine Haven Country Club, a member of the Guilderland Elks #2480 for 43 years, and a member of the Knights of Columbus.  He had a great love for the game of golf, and also enjoyed gardening.

Dick is survived by his beloved wife Mary Ryan Dewey; his children Richard J. Dewey, Jr. (Diane) of East Greenbush, Dr. Katherine M. Dewey (Dr. Craig Siegel) of St. Louis, MO, Robert J. Dewey (Cynthia) of Kinderhook, and Erin P. Dewey of Guilderland; his brother Dr. William L. Dewey (Patricia) of Richmond, VA; his mother and father in law Roberta and Thomas Ryan; his grandchildren Jack, Sean, and Allison Dewey, Noah, Olivia, and Caleb Siegel, and Ashton Dewey; and by several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his brothers Francis J. Dewey, Donald A. Dewey, and Joseph Dewey and by his sister Margaret Dewey.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Christ the King Church, 20 Sumpter Ave., Guilderland Saturday morning January 28,2017 at 10:00 a.m.   Relatives and friends are invited, and may call at the church Friday afternoon from 4-7 p.m.  Interment will be in St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands.  The family suggests memorial contributions to the Christ the King Church Building Fund, 20 Sumpter Ave., Albany, NY 12203.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hans Funeral Home, Albany.  To leave a message of condolence for the family, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com .

Condolences for the family of “Richard J. “Dick” Dewey”

Condolence from Bill Hemmings on January 24th, 2017 3:23 pm

My condolences to the family.

Condolence from Mary Beth Alberico and Family on January 24th, 2017 3:59 pm

Our deepest sympathy to all.

Condolence from Peg Spano on January 24th, 2017 4:09 pm

My deepest sympathies and many prayers going out to you, Erin and the rest of the Dewey and Ryan families. Anyone who saw you and Dick together would know he truly was the love of your life, and that will live on forever.
Much love and peace.

Condolence from Leslie Brennan on January 24th, 2017 5:17 pm

Mary and Erin,

I am so sorry for your loss! Dick was an amazing man, always had a smile and a wise crack. I loved his stories of being a “pretend” patient for new doctors and will never forget that fateful wine tasting trip to the Gingerman where Dick announced we would have to head to McDonald’s afterwards to get some real food. Thank you for sharing him with us.

Much love, Leslie, Michael and Farrell

Condolence from Julia Coons on January 24th, 2017 7:24 pm

Mary~ I am so sorry for your loss… may your wonderful memories of Dick get you through the hardest times.
Love, Julia (Tortello) Coons

Condolence from The Cure Family on January 24th, 2017 7:59 pm

Dick was such a wonderful husband, father and friend to all of us! He had a wry sense of humor and a kind heart and a deep love for his family. After the Chicago Marathon, we made Dick walk up 17 floors because the elevators were broken and he was as cheerful as could be (although those of us that ran were hurting!).

Our families joined together through our children and through our children, we enjoyed so many great times! Heaven has welcomed a remarkable man and let’s hope that there is a heavenly golf course up there for Dick to enjoy until we all meet him again!

All our love and tons of hugs from the Cure family!

Condolence from Barbara Drago on January 24th, 2017 8:05 pm

My deepest condolences and prayers are with you all. He was a sensational man, loved by many and will be terribly missed….

Condolence from Cindy D’Agostino on January 25th, 2017 8:33 am

Sorry for your loss. Hugs and prayers.

Condolence from Ilya Kacherovsky on January 25th, 2017 8:37 am

My condolences to Mary and family.

Condolence from Paul and Jean Roman on January 25th, 2017 9:06 am

We were so sorry to hear of Dick’s passing.
We will always remember the great times we shared at the lodge, picnics, and clam bakes. He had a love of life and a sense of humor that was contagious. We will miss seeing that fabulous smile of his.

Condolence from Tony Spadaro on January 25th, 2017 9:25 am

Sincere condolences from the Spadaro family.

Condolence from Anne and Mike Van Buren on January 25th, 2017 2:10 pm

So sorry for you loss. Dick was a wonderful person. We are out of the country but you are in our prayers. Much love,

Condolence from Catherine Dewey Dreger on January 25th, 2017 3:47 pm

Aunt Mary and family, I fill this message with much love and hugs. Many blessings are sent your way. Uncle Dick, your smile and love will remain in my heart for all my days. I love you all.

Condolence from Francine Cole on January 25th, 2017 7:28 pm

Mary, Erin, and family,

So sorry to hear of Dick’s passing. He was a sweetheart and will surely be missed.

Our deepest sympathy
Love you,
Aunt Francine, Brian, and Allyn

Condolence from Linda and Wes Colling on January 26th, 2017 4:08 am

So sorry for you loss. Dick was a wonderful person, we are living in Florida now, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Dick was always fun playing darts with at the elks.

Linda and Wes Colling

Condolence from Frank Pacowski on January 26th, 2017 5:04 am

I am sorry to hear of Dick’s passing. I really enjoyed my times with him at Pinehaven. He was a warm and engaging man. I am deeply sorry for your loss.

Condolence from Linda and Louie on January 26th, 2017 6:03 am

Mary and Family,
We are sad to hear of Dick’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Linda and Louie Santandrea

Condolence from Margot Rose on January 26th, 2017 7:32 am

I was so saddened to see that your husband Dick had passed away. Please know that my thoughts are with you throughout this difficult time.

Margot Rose

Condolence from Kathy Martin on January 26th, 2017 4:02 pm

Mary , our thoughts and prayers are with you . Sorry we can not be there for the services., I will really miss Dick , only knew him a short time and enjoyed his company very much . Always a gentlemen and kind to all .,love you , will contact you when I get home . Kathy & Michael Martin

Condolence from Christine Corso on January 27th, 2017 12:19 pm


I am so sorry for your loss. My sincere condolences to you and your family.

Condolence from Bill Parker on February 4th, 2017 7:02 pm

Sorry to hear about Dicks passing, wishing you well

Condolence from Frank J. Dewey Jr. on September 19th, 2017 11:44 am

Aunt Mary, I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. I Loved Uncle Dick so very much. All my prayers are with you and the family. I just found out of your loss. I know Uncle Dick is watching over all of us.

Condolence from Patrick Dewey on September 19th, 2017 2:52 pm

A Sad day indeed our prayers and thoughts are with you in this time of morning. Love you Uncle Dick Rest in peace.

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