Richard D. Kucel

Richard Kucel

Richard D. Kucel, age 76 years, of Johnstown, NY, passed away on July 17, 2017, with his loving family by his side at Albany Medical Center.

He was born December 18, 1940, in Gloversville, NY, and is the son of the late Lawrence Kucel and Betty (Merrill) Kucel.

A private cremation took place on Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at the Parkview Crematory in Schenectady, NY.

Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Walrath & Stewart Funeral Home at 51 Fremont Street, Gloversville, NY, on Saturday, July 22, 2017, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with a 1 p.m. memorial service at the funeral home.

Richard is survived by one son, David R. (Megan) Kucel; two daughters, Patricia Kucel and Kimberly Martuscello; three stepchildren, Darla (Rick) Allen, Richard Jackson and Robin Kadle; two brothers, Ronald (Barb) Kucel and Robert (Jill) Kucel; two sisters, Jerene (Gary) Atty and Jewel (Clayton) Ernst. Also survived by many cousins, nieces, nephews, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren; also a longtime companion, Betty Conte; and a dear friend, Harry Miller.

During his lifetime, Richard was a leather worker for many years and retired from Colonial Tanning in Gloversville, NY. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and the outdoors, especially with his family. He also enjoyed all kinds of food.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the American Lung Association at 418 Broadway, Albany, NY 12207.

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