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Richard A. 'Richie' Dickson

April 4, 2020

Richard A. "Richie" Dickson, 66, of Clayton passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, April 4, 2020.

He was born in Plattsburg on January 17, 1954, son of Warren M. and Kathleen Goodwin Dickson. The family moved to Clayton and he was a 1972 graduate of Clayton High School. Two marriages ended in divorce.

Richie worked as a heavy equipment operator for Kenny Rogers Construction, Clayton. He was an avid NY Giants and Boston Red Sox fan. He was active in sports, coaching many and at different levels. Richie enjoyed fishing and growing and tending to flowers. He was a Past Commander and active in the Color Guard for the Sons of the American Legion Colon Couch Post 821.

He is survived by his long time companion, Karen J. Daub, Clayton; son and his wife, Christopher T. and Maria Dickson, Black River; daughter and her husband, Jennifer Lyn and Frank Cook, SC; grandson, Liam Dickson and there is one on the way; three sisters and their husbands, Paula D. and Anthony G. Deckman and Judy A. and Edmund M. Gee, all of Syracuse and Julie E. and Todd F. Gillard, Oswego; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Along with his parents, Richie was predeceased by his two brothers, Ronald E., July 10, 1980, and Douglas R., October 27, 2004.

A celebration of his life will be at his family's convenience at a time and date to be announced. Arrangements are entrusted with Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Clayton and online condolences may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com.


#36 Ted Streets 2020-05-08 13:26
My sincere condolences to the family, I new him and the family for many years. He will be truly missed.
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#35 Janet Ferguson 2020-04-10 11:50
So sorry to hear of Richie’s passing. He was truly one of the good guys and will be missed by many.
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#34 Steve Ingerson 2020-04-09 15:42
God's speed Richie, I hope you're at peace.i will miss all the sports conversations we had that sometimes became arguments. We'll all miss the flowers out front that was a harbinger of spring. Paula, Julie and Judy I will miss and always remember your brother
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#33 Peter & Patricia Led 2020-04-09 08:59
Richie always had a kind word when we would visit while passing his home on Merrick st. His flowers were well tended and he sure loved those dogs! He will be missed. Sorry for your loss.
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#32 Tish Purcell 2020-04-08 14:16
I'm very sorry to hear of Richie's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May you find peace in the memories you made with him!
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#31 June Smith 2020-04-08 11:59
I was one of many "adoptees" of the Dickson family, first brought home to the Merrick St house by Richie in 1969 to play in the water balloon fight with the Armstrong brothers from their 3rd floor window next door. Richie & Doug were always hosting basketball games in their driveway with neighbors & friends. Richie always had a smile and something fun to share so I'm sure he is sharing that not only with "mom" Kathy, "dad" Dick, brothers Ronnie & Doug but with all our other loved ones in heaven!
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#30 Jim & Betsy Wheaton 2020-04-08 08:08
Karen and family our deepest sympathy. Richie was a great guy and will be missed by all. We are so glad to have know him through the years and he will be missed..
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#29 Gary & Valarie Sull 2020-04-08 07:26
Karen and family, we are very sorry for your loss. We
loved and adored Richie very much! We will miss him
dearly! Always his 'giants " fans!!!
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#28 mary green 2020-04-07 23:01
Karen and family, we are very sorry for your loss...Richie was an awesome person. Coaching our sons basketball. He always had a smile to brighten any room and was a kind soul..Marsh enjoyed delivering Christmas presents ,thru the legion, with him over the years...Many great memories.. .RIP-til we meet again.
Marsh & Mary Green
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#27 Cary R Brick 2020-04-07 21:12
The number of tributes posted here are testimony to the legacy Richie leave behind. He touched many lives in so many ways. It was an honor to have known him. He was a gentleman, a humble man, with a ready smile and kind word, a giving man and a patriot. RIP, my friend. You will never be forgotten. Karen, thank you for sharing Richie with us.
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