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Richard Moller Jr., 62, loved life and people in general


CHATHAM–Richard K. Moller Jr,.a lifetime resident of Chatham, died February 24 at home.

Born November 28, 1947 in Hudson, he was the son of Rose Navarra Moller of Chatham and the late Richard K. Moller Sr.

Mr. Moller graduated from Chatham Schools and worked with his dad at the family’s business, the Glass Bar in Chatham, and Richard’s located in Hudson. He also tended bar at Kozel’s Restaurant. He graduated from Dutchess Community College and attended Long Island University at the C W Post Campus. His living experiences brought him to other places where he enjoyed his time; Minnesota, Alaska and Connecticut.

Choosing to settle in Columbia County, Mr. Moller became a corrections officer with the New York State Department of Corrections, working at the Hudson Correctional Facility until he retired in December of 2009.

He loved his music and his guitar and he loved his golf as well. He loved life and people in general.

He is survived by his mother, Rose; his sister; Carol Bermingham of Hudson, and brother in law John Bermingham; his nephews, John and Peter (Ashley) Bermingham; and his many relatives and friends, especially Marybeth and John Rilke.

Family will receive friends Tuesday, March 2 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the French, Gifford, Preiter and Blasl funeral home, 25 Railroad Avenue, Chatham. Religious services will be held Wednesday, March 3, from the funeral home at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Saint James Cemetery.

Donations in his memory may be made to the Columbia-Greene Humane Society.

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