Richard Thomas Berschwinger, 88, of Altamont, passed away peacefully in his sleep in the early morning hours of February 27, 2022.
Born in Albany on June 7, 1933, to the late Leonard and Anne (Mente) Berschwinger. Richard was predeceased not only by his parents, but also by his brothers Leonard and Frederick as well as a sister Anna. Richard was also predeceased by 1 grandson.
Mr. Berschwinger made his living as a master tile setter for Altamont Tile Co. His many joys included traveling with his wife, spending time with family and cutting and stacking wood.
Richard is survived by his wife of 67 years Yvonne M. Berschwinger, his daughters: Jean (Steve) Califano, Joann (Jim) Fahrenkopf and Rose Smith. Devoted grandfather to 6 grandchildren, and 6 great grandchildren (and one on the way).
Richard was a loyal friend to his nieces and nephews, siblings, and in-law’s as well as many friends. His daughter Rose was by his side as a caregiver for 5 years and gave unselfishly her devotion to his care. Richard also loved all his kitties over the years (too many to mention.)
He was a kind and generous man and will be remembered as such by all who loved him.
Cremation took place through the care of Simple Choices, Inc. There will be no services.
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