Arnie Simonse just sent word that former CM Dick Thayer died. From the Funeral home website…

Richard Thayer


Richard Thayer, of Warwick, passed away on October 15, 2015 at Good Samaritan Hospital, Suffern, NY.  He was 81 years old.

Born on June 13, 1934 in Dushore, PA, he was the son of the late William and Catherine (Walsh).

He was married to Dorothy (Omark) Thayer.

Richard was a Public Affairs Manager with AT & T in New York, NY.  He was previously a College Professor at St. John’s University, NY, Georgetown University, Washington, DC and at the University of Maryland.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy of Warwick; his daughters:  Melinda Stein of Greenwood Lake and Noel Thayer of Pleasant Valley; a grandson, Jack Stein; two sisters:  Sr. Theresa Thayer of Scranton, PA and Genevieve Kvasnak and her husband Michael of Endwell, NY.

Funeral Mass will be at 11:00 am on Tuesday, October 20th, at St. Stephens RC Church, Warwick.

Memorial donations may be sent to The Catholic Worker, 36 East First Street, New York, NY 10003-

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