Robert W. Richmond

07/15/2014 10:30 AM |

Robert W. Richmond of Cutchogue died July 3 at Eastern Long Island Hospital in Greenport. He was 88.

He was born in Hackensack, N.J., on June 30, 1926, to Carolyn (Wells) and Earle Davis Richmond. Mr. Richmond moved with his wife, Helen Ruth (Spaeth), and two children to Long Island in 1951. Prior to this, he served in the U.S. Navy as Chief Signalman aboard LST620, during World War II, from 1943 to 1946.

During his early years in Cutchogue, Mr. Richmond was employed by John Malinowski at John’s New Suffolk Market. His various other jobs included driving trucks for Swezey’s, selling for Fuller Brush, and helping Bill Midgley and Curt Horton part-time after Hurricane Carol in 1954. He went on to train as a butcher in Toledo, Ohio and was employed at Albertson’s Store in Southold. From there he went on to manage IGA in Greenport. During the 1970s and 1980s he was employed as a courier for TXX Services.

Mr. Richmond is predeceased by his wife, Helen Richmond, of Cutchogue and a son, Robert G. Richmond, of Lakewood, Calif. He is survived his four daughters, Barbara Kaelin, of Fleming Island, Fla., Patricia Richmond of Cutchogue, Carole Dunn of Albany, and Elaine Richmond of Cutchogue; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Services, with full military honors were conducted by Pastor Tom McCloud, of Cutchogue United Methodist Church at DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Home in Southold. Interment will take place at Cutchogue Cemetery.