Dr. David Paul Wedlick

February 17, 1946April 1, 2021

David passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on April 1, 2021 at the age of 75. He was born on February 17, 1946 to Lena (Goerhing) and Otto Wedlick. David was raised in Pine Bush, NY. David became a Police Officer with Clarkstown Police Department in 1966 and after 3 years he was promoted to Detective. He retired in 1991 after 25 years. During this career span, he completed his bachelor and master degrees in Criminal Justice. David was also the Rockland County Police Academy Director for many years. Upon retirement, David became a Criminal Justice professor in 1992 and taught at Westchester Community College. He also received his Doctorate degree in Executive Leadership in 2013. David was also involved in many other organizations. Rockland County PBA, Rockland County Shields, Haverstraw Elks, NYS Hunter Ed Instructor, NJ Hunter Ed Instructor, and Trout Unlimited to name a few. David especially enjoyed fishing and hunting with his son. David also had a deep affection and was a magnet to all pets.

David is survived by his wife Susan Carey. He is also survived by his son Michael and wife, Melanie. David adored his grandchildren Marina and Mariella. He is also predeceased by his wife of 46 years, Barbara May Wedlick.

Please join the family at Higgins Funeral Home on 321 South Main Street in New City, NY. Visiting hours will be from 3pm to 7pm on Sunday April 11th. A service will be held at Higgins at 1030am on Monday the 12th followed by the burial at Germonds Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the American Diabetes Association.


  • Visitation

    Sunday, April 11, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, April 12, 2021


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Susan & Philip Simon

April 11, 2021

We only had the pleasure of knowing David in his last years, but we were so glad that he was a part of our lives. We have rarely attended so joyous a wedding as David and Susan's on the beach at the shore. And the summer afternoon cocktails and conversation were a high point of the day. It was great fun to trade anecdotes about teaching and life with David. We will miss him

Kevin Downes

April 5, 2021

Professor Wedlick was a great professor. Moreso of a coach like professor than anything and it worked well. He held himself and his students to the highest of standards. I cannot thank him enough for his commitment to us as students and his commitment to teaching. Truly an inspiring man.

Louis Dorio

April 3, 2021

My heartfelt sympathies to Dave’s family and friends. I consider it an honor to have had Dave as a colleague and more importantly, as a friend for over 30 years. His service to the profession of law enforcement, as a practitioner and educator has earned him well deserved respect. Dr. David Wedlick will be greatly missed by his personal family and his professional family. Rest In Peace my brother in blue.
Louis A. Dorio
Ret. Chief of Police Harrison, NY
Adjunct Professor Westchester Community College