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1934 Paul 2023

Paul Joseph Richer

1934 — January 27, 2023

Paul Joseph Richer, 88,

A/K/A Peretz Yossel ben Moishe

died Friday, January 27, 2023 at his home.

Son of Mose and Sara

Grandson of Rose and Sam

Grandson of Harry and Sara

Brother of Ted, Deanna and Tobie

Husband of Linda

Father of Marshall, Sefi and Shana

Husband of Barbara

Wannabe Father of Geoff, Lisa and Jacqui

Elective Father of Tammi, Tera and Jen

Foster Father of Mark, Joel, Richard, Randy, Joanne, and Louis

Temporary Parent of Marc

Grandfather of Sam, Conrad, Peter, Joel, Trevor, Maya, Meghanne, Devin, Brennah, Jake,

Morgan, Brady and Peyton Grace.

He received Masters of Arts Degree from University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota with Honors; and Bachelor of Arts Degree from University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, Phi Beta Kappa, Associates Degree from Area Community College, Mason City, Iowa with High Honors.  Additional Graduate Study in Educational Administration at State University College, New Paltz, New York and Wisconsin State University, Stevens Point, Wisconsin.

Dweller in Haverhill, Massachusetts; Mason City, Iowa; Iowa City, Iowa; Riceville, Iowa; Camp

Chaffee, Arkansas, Fort Ord, California; Fort Slocum, New York City; Bamberg, Germany;

Minneapolis, Minnesota; lIorin, Nigeria; Keffi, Nigeria; Awo-Omamma, Nigeria; Oconomowoc,

Wisconsin; Dousman, Wisconsin; Isle of Tamara, Guinea; Guilderland, New York; Slingerlands,

New York; New Paltz, New York; East Berne, New York; Delmar, New York.

Portrayer of Eddie Carbone, Cyrano de Bergerac, Salieri, Lear, Prospero, Dysart, Dodge, Jesse

James, John Proctor, Victor Franz, Bill Starbuck, H.C. Curry, Father Rivard, Mr. Green, Morrie

Schwarz, Henry II, Teach, Harold, James Hyland, General Fitzbuttress, Biff, Deeley, AI Lewis,

Amundsen, Simon Darkway, Sir, Cauchon, Mr. Rice, Mr. Roberts, Thomas Mendip, Richard,

Truscott, Drummond, Oswald, Sheridan Whiteside.

It began with Loyal and ended with Ralph.

He worked for KSMN, KRIB, the Mason City Globe-Gazette, the U.S. Army, the University of

Minnesota, the Government of Northern Nigeria, Queen Elizabeth School, lIorin; Government

College, Keffi; the United World Federalists, Community Grammar School, Awo-Omamma; Oconomowoc (Wisconsin) High School, Kettle Moraine (Wisconsin) High School, Lad Lake, Halco Mining Company, the Albany Home for Children, Parsons Child and Family Center, the Anderson School, Hudson Valley Consultation Services, the Valley School, the K.I.D.S program at Kenwood Day Care Center, St. Colman's, In Flight, Leake and Watts, New York State Department of Social Services, New York State Commission on Quality of Care for the Developmentally Disabled, Habitat for Humanity, the Troy Rehabilitation and Improvement Program.

He gave himself away, and, in return was showered with grace and blessings.

A Celebration of Paul’s life will be held on Saturday, March 18 at Applebee Funeral Home, 403 Kenwood Ave., Delmar.  The family will receive visitors from 2 to 5 p.m. with a time of sharing taking place at 4:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to World Central Kitchen, 200 Massachusetts Ave. NW, 7th Floor, Washington, DC 20001 (

)  and Albany Fund for Education, PO Box 3110, Albany, NY 12203 (

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Saturday, March 18, 2023

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