Richard Vanderwerker

Obituary of Richard Earl Vanderwerker

Richard Earl Vanderwerker, 82, a resident of Greenwich, passed away Sunday, July 24, 2022, at Evergreen Commons Nursing Home in East Greenbush. 


He was born August 31, 1939, in Thompson, NY to the late Sterling Vanderwerker and Violet (Varney) Lesson.


Richard was a familiar face throughout the community of Schuylerville, where he served as Postmaster for 40 plus years.  He served his country proudly in the United States Army and was a member of the American Legion in Greenwich.


He enjoyed wood working at home and was a master craftsman, he successfully built two of his homes from the ground up.  He was an avid golfer, horseshoe player and enjoyed playing poker with the guys on “Poker Night”.


He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather and will be missed by many.


In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother Robert Vanderwerker and brother-in-law Arthur White.


He is survived by his loving wife Nancy Ann Vanderwerker of Greenwich; children Jeffrey (Cynthia) Vanderwerker of Greenwich, and Tracy Vanderwerker of Fort Ann; grandchildren, Brandon, Nina, Ciara, Christopher, and Scarlett; great-grandchildren, Alexa, Tyler, and Sawyer.


A memorial party in honor of Richard’s life will be held at the family home, 250 Hogsback Rd, Greenwich, NY, 12834 at 1pm on Saturday, July 30, 2022. 


Donations in Richards name may be made to the American Legion, 19 Abeel Ave, Greenwich, NY, 12834.


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Memorial Party

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Saturday, July 30, 2022
Family Home
250 Hogsback Rd
Greenwich, New York, United States
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