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25 Broad Street
Hamilton, NY 13346
Phone: 315-824-2417
Fax: 315-825-3526
Richard Safford

Richard M. Safford

August 12, 1948 - April 6, 2019
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Richard M. Safford, 70, of W. Kendrick Ave., Hamilton, NY, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at Community Memorial Hospital in Hamilton.
He was born August 12, 1948 in Oneida, a son of the late Manley and Clara Coe Safford and was a graduate of Hamilton High School in 1966. Richard married Linda M. Yott in Hamilton on August 20, 2005. For many years, Richard worked as a millwright and, most recently, he was employed in the hunting and fishing department at Dick’s Sporting Goods in Dewitt. He was an avid hunter and fisherman who enjoyed the outdoors.
Richard was a member of the Park United Methodist Church in Hamilton.
Surviving are his wife, Linda; mother-in-law, Mary Castle of Oriskany; sister and brother-in-law, Beverly and William Keyes of Merrills Landing; two grandchildren, Dominique and Kayla. He was predeceased by a daughter, Rachael M. Prete.
A celebration of Richard’s life will be held from 1-4pm Monday, April 29, 2019 at Rusch’s Bar & Grill, 22 Lebanon St., Hamilton.
Interment is private at the convenience of his family.
Contributions in his memory may be made to S.O.M.A.C., 86 Lebanon St., Hamilton, NY 13346.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Home, 25 Broad St., Hamilton, NY.
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  • Celebration of Richard's Life

    April 29, 2019 | 1:00pm
    April 29, 2019 1:00pm
    Rusch's Bar & Grill
    22 Lebanon St.
    Hamilton, NY 13346
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    1:00 to 4:00pm


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Posted at 07:54am
To Rick's Family, Always thought I would catch up to my old "Big Island" friend some time. Rick and I spent a couple of unforgetable summers back in the 60's. So sorry for your loss and sorry we never connected again.

Bill Fields
Big Island, Lake Moraine

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Posted at 07:56pm
Dear Linda & Family....I was so sorry to hear of Rick's Passing. It's always hard when you've known someone for so long. My sincere Sympathy to you & the family.

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