The funeral for Mr. Richard K. Chapman, age 66, of Breezy Pines Road, who died Wednesday at his residence, will be at 2pm on SUNDAY, Feb. 5th, with Reverend Earl Lalone Pastor officiating at the Clayton United Methodist Church. Calling hours will be 4-7pm, FRIDAY, Feb. 3rd, at the T.R. Jetty Funeral Home in Clayton.
Dick was born December 5th, 1950, in Sharon, Conn., the son of Stuart and Julia Culver Chapman. He graduated from Reinbeck Central School and also Robert Wesleyan College.
On July 4th, 1970, he married the former Susan Lyman in Reinbeck, N.Y.
He was a teacher at Alexandria Bay School, where he taught various grades for 39 years, retiring in 2012.
Dick was a member of the Clayton Rotary Club, the Clayton United Methodist Church, and assisted his wife in story hour at Hawn Memorial Library.
He enjoyed golf, boating, basketball, various other sports, carpentry, and doing home repairs. Dick was a sports fan of the Syracuse Orangemen, NY Yankees, and the New England Patriots.
Surviving besides his wife Sue are four sons, Richard J. (Angela) of Watertown, James (Pamela) of Oxford; Christopher and Thomas, both of Watertown; two daughters, Jennifer (Brian) Herget of Cape Vincent, and Kimbrie (Zachary) Cullen of Redwood; two grand children; one sister, Pamela (Roger) Hoffmann of Reinbeck; nieces and nephews.
Donations can be made in his name to T.I.E.R.S., P.O. Box 254, Clayton, N.Y. 13624.