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Thursday January 19th, 2017
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D. Richard Steers

D. Richard Steers “Dick” of Kerhonkson, NY, died on Monday, January 16, 2017. He was 78 years old. Dick was born on February 2, 1938 in Brooklyn, NY and was the son of the late Benjamin and Dorothy (Hogan) Steers.


Dick had married Ellen Booth and together lived in Kerhonkson. Ellen died previously in 1998. Dick was an athlete in his younger years and was a four sport letterman in high school. He had worked for Heritage Energy retiring in 2003. He was member of the Ellenville Elks Lodge 1971 in Napanoch, proudly holding positions of Exalted Ruler, Past DDGER and Past State Vice President. He was an avid golfer. Nothing was dearer to him than his family and friends. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.


Dick is survived by Elinor Churchill, his loving companion of 18 years. His children; Cynthia Gillespie and her husband Edward of Kerhonkson, Paul Steers and his wife Diane of Stone Ridge, and Michael Steers of Port Orange, FL. Elinor’s children; Lynn Churchill of Kerhonkson, Dawn Krom and her husband Andrew of Tillson, and Carla Churchill of Kerhonkson. 9 Grandchildren; Megan Striano and her husband Frank, Nicole Steers and her husband Aubrey Keech, Brian Gillespie and his wife Kristine, Daniel Steers, Lauren Steers, William Doyle, Brett Steers, Ross Krom and Madison Steers. Three Great Granddaughters and his sister, Carol Pugliese. Besides his wife Ellen, Dick was predeceased by his brother Benjamin Steers.


Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, January 19, 2017 from 2-4 & 7-9pm at Humiston Funeral Home, 30 42nd Street, Kerhonkson. Funeral services begin Friday the 20th 10am at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Pine Bush Cemetery, Kerhonkson.


In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Dick’s name to the Ellenville Elks Lodge 1971 Scholarship Fund, PO Box 62, Napanoch, NY 12458.


To send a personal condolence to Dick’s family please visit humistonfuneralhome.com.

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A candle was lit in memory of D. Richard Steers

Barbara and Paul Jan 30 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of D. Richard Steers

Jane & Neil Muller Jan 29 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of D. Richard Steers

Joan and john Wilhelm Jan 23 2017 12:00 AM

My sincere condolence to the entire family. As a lifelong resident I got to know Dick through my mom and dad. As time went on he became someone I was privileged and honored to call my friend. So long old friend.

David Krom Jan 22 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of D. Richard Steers

Peter J & Ilona O'Connor Jan 20 2017 12:00 AM

Dick, old buddy, we will miss you terribly! All our years in Elkdom together were wonderful. Your love of country, flag, brotherhood and mankind was the way you lived each day and you shared that with many, including us over many years. Thank you for that! May you Rest in Peace!
To Elinor, your family, and Dick's family...Dick was an outstanding friend who will be missed dearly. Please know he impacted so many lives as a role model. We offer our heartfelt prayers to each of you at this terrible loss. With love & prayers, "Never forgotten, never Forsaken" Peter J & Ilona

Peter J & Ilona C O'Connor Jan 20 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of D. Richard Steers

Toni Bayetis Jan 19 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of D. Richard Steers

Holly and David Eikszta Jan 19 2017 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss'

Bob and Charlotte Smith Jan 19 2017 12:00 AM

Dear Sis,
Was shocked to read of Dicks passing. My sympathy to you and the family. So sorry that I cannot be there for you, but you're in my thoughts.
Love, Jackie

Jackie VanEtten Jan 18 2017 12:00 AM

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