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Obituary for Richard H. Palmer, Jr.

Richard H. Palmer, Jr.
May 1, 2019

Richard H. Palmer, Jr., 65, of Parish, NY, passed away on May 1, 2019, at the VA hospital, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Watertown, NY on November 5, 1953.

Richard graduated from APW High School and served in the US Army. He was a volunteer firefighter in the Adams Fire Department for many years and was also a member of the American Legion. He held numerous roles within the Legion including Post #601, County, and 5th District Commander. Additionally, Dick was an active member of the Mad River Club in Lacona, NY, most recently serving as President.

Dick enjoyed four wheeling, hunting, riding his Harley Davidson, and spending time with his close friends and family. Dick could always be counted on for a good laugh, a witty tune, and a cold beer.

Richard is survived by his wife, Lynn Palmer, son, Jason (Becca) Palmer, daughter, Jamie (Patrick) Sweeney, three step daughters, Jennifer Heneka, Stephanie Eastman, Nicole Courbat, parents, Carol and Darwin Cook, stepmother, Katherine Palmer, three brothers, Edmund (Lori) Palmer, John (Jean) Palmer, Darwyn (JoAnne) Cook, two sisters, Debbie (Warren) Wheeler, Sandie (Stephen) Umstead, five grandsons, four granddaughters, and several nieces and nephews.

He was pre-deceased by his father, Richard H. Palmer, Sr. and brother, Leonard Palmer.

Calling hours will be 3-6 pm on Tuesday, May 7th at the Harter Funeral Home, Inc. in Parish, NY, with a service immediately following. Friends and family are invited to join at the American Legion Post #601 in Parish, NY at the conclusion of the service. In lieu of flowers, please provide donations to the Syracuse VA Medical Center; ICU unit, in memory of Richard.


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