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D. Richard Steers

February 2, 1938 — January 16, 2017

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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Thursday, January 19, 2017

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