OBITUARY

Richard W. McSpedon

December 28, 1944April 24, 2019
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Richard W. McSpedon, 74, a lifelong Yonkers resident, died on Wednesday April 24, 2019 at Calvary Hospital.

He was born on December 28, 1944 to Richard and Dorothy Rodgers McSpedon in Yonkers where he was raised and educated, graduating from Sacred Heart Grade and High School. He also graduated from Iona College with a B.S. degree. Mr. McSpedon was an electrician through Local #3 in Flushing, N.Y. until his retirement. Previously, he was the owner of the McSpedon Travel Agency in Yonkers for twenty years. He was a parishioner of Sacred Heart Church. He ran the “Boys from the 1st Hole” golf league at Dunwoodie Golf Course and was a member of Westchester Mechanics. On November 28, 1980, he married his loving wife, Barbara J. Moran at Sacred Heart Church. Mrs. McSpedon died in 2004. Mr. McSpedon is survived by a daughter, Diane McSpedon and her husband Patrick of Fishkill, a sister, Patricia Curley of Dallas, TX, and his two dear friends, Rosa Toro and Gabrielle Mauro. He also had the honor of being a foster grandfather. He was predeceased by two sisters, Dorothy Clarke and Gail O’Neill. Visiting hours will be at Whalen & Ball Funeral Home on Sunday 2-6pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Sacred Heart Church on Monday April 29th at 9:30am. Final disposition will be private. Donations in his memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. In lieu of an after funeral reception, the family will be making a donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Whalen & Ball Funeral Home 168 Park Ave. Yonkers, N.Y. 10703 (914)965-5488 www.whalenandballfh.com

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, April 28, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Monday, April 29, 2019

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Barbara Terracciano

April 29, 2019

So many wonderful memories. . . We’ll all miss you Uncle Rich! ❤️

Ann Goodman

April 27, 2019

I am heartbroken to learn of Mr. McSpedon's death. We were neighbors in the garage of the Greystone, and he would always say 'hello, how are you?' when he saw me. His kindness in just saying hello was so wonderful to experience. I express my deepest condolences to his family and friends - after seeing the video, I am so glad that he had such a full, wonderful life surrounded by loved ones. Even though I did not know him as his family and friends did, I will miss him.

Tom FitzGerald

April 26, 2019

Dear Richie, Rest In Peace. I can remember reconnecting with you when I got out of the service. You never skipped a beat. You welcomed me back and took me to the Hamptons and Hunter Mtn. You made our world a better place.

Ellie Peralta

April 26, 2019

Rich, My son Justin and I will miss you so much! You took care of Justin since he was a tiny baby at the pool and played with him while I did the laundry at the Greystone. You were so generous and kind. Even after we moved, my son loved visiting you at the pool. You taught him how to swim and gave him a truck for Christmas each year for 12 years. You always sent me inspirational positive quotes to lift my spirits. Rest In Peace! 🙏❤️

Glenn Carrozza

April 26, 2019

Will miss all the fun conversations we had every time we passed each other ,
the times at the pool
And The friendship we had for too short a time
The party can start now the you showed up !!!!

Peggy Stroppel

April 26, 2019

You where such a kind , friendly and funny man, you never gave up, you kept your spirits High, ..it was a pleasure to have known you. Will miss you at the pool, your in a better place now...R.I.P. my friend

Carole Mitchel

April 26, 2019

He was a neighbor, who I would see in the elevator, or elsewhere in our building. He was always nice and polite. I remember when he used to plant tomatoes in the back of our building, which led to the Metro North station. He always offered my husband and I fresh home grown tomatoes when we would pass by, and see him working on his tiny garden. I knew he had health problems in the past, which he seemed to overcome. I saw him not too long ago, and when I asked how he was, he replied that he was fine or good. However, I could see that he wasn't a healthy person. His death took me by surprise, and I had no idea that he was in hospice care. May he R.I.P.

John terry

April 26, 2019

Richie, we had the best of times at Hunter Mountain and the Hamptons. Thanks for being my friend.

John O'Leary

April 26, 2019

God bless you Richie, some great memories.

Cathy Sausto

April 26, 2019

You brought me to my first concert to see Bob Dylan at the Nassau Coliseum.
What a great night! That's just one of many great memories I have of you. You had the most generous and welcoming spirit and will forever be in our hearts. So thankful that I was blessed to have you as my Uncle. Love you forever and we will definitely see each other again. ❤Cathy

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