Richard A. Card

July 23, 2011       

ADAMS, N.Y.  —  Richard Arthur "Dick" Card, 83, of 18010 North Adams Heights, died unexpectedly at his home on Friday July 22. 

A funeral Mass will be said 11 a.m. Monday, July 25, at St. Cecilia’s Church. Burial will be at a later date in Our Lady of Help Christians Cemetery in Glenmont, New York. Calling hours are 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, July 24, at Piddock Funeral Home, Adams. 

Born June 26, 1928, in Albany, son of William Neville and Mary McCormick Card, e was one of six children. He grew up during World War II. He joined the Marines on his 18th birthday in 1946 and served with the 8th Marines 2nd division. He was recalled during the Korean war and became a sergeant. Dick attended Utica College for two years and finished his degree at the University of Maryland. 

He married Mary Lucille Craugh on Aug. 27, 1955, at the Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Utica. The couple lived in Watertown in 1955 and then moved to Adams, NY in 1956. Mary died Nov. 1, 2005. 

Dick was a member of the American Legion, St. Cecilia’s Parish, and a Charter member of the Knights of Columbus, Council 7364 serving as a Grand Knight for 2 years and 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus. 

Mr. Card was a long time employee of Lederle Laboratories , Pearl River, N.Y., where he was an award winning pharmaceutical representative in northern New York. 

He was an avid conservative and loved to debate politics. 

He enjoyed socializing and spending time with friends and family. 

Surviving are two sisters, Florence Card and Alice Heffron; three children, Mary Margaret "Margy" del Valle, husband, Roger del Valle, grandchildren, Vanessa and Mark; Claire Card and husband, Peter Barnacle, grandchildren, Kirstin, Ursula and Johnna Perdrizet and Ryan Rowswell, and Rich Card and spouse, Sandi, grandchildren, Garry, Crystal and Travis Card. 

Donations in his memory and in lieu of flowers may be made to St. Cecilia’s Expansion Fund c/o St. Cecilia’s Church, Grove Street Adams, NY 13605. 

Information provided by Piddock Funeral Home, Adams, and, Watertown.