Highland, NY

Richard C. Woosley, 80, a lifelong resident of Highland, NY, a employee of I.B.M. in Poughkeepsie & Kingston until his retirement in March of 1990, died Wednesday, July 29, 2009, at home.

The son of Wilbur C. and Maud M. Purdy Woolsey, he was born December 14, 1928 in Highland, NY.

Richard married Marjorie Shaw on September 25, 1948 at First Presbyterian Church, Highland, where he was a member and clerk of session. Then he became a trustee of the Lloyd United Methodist Church, Highland.

Survivors are his wife, Marjorie Woolsey at home; one daughter, Roxanne Rechen of Cherry Plain, NY; one son, Shaw Woolsey of Highland, NY; five grandchildren: several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two sisters, Melissa Penney and Henrietta Burton; four brothers: Theron, Covert, Meech, and George Woolsey.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Lloyd United Methodist Church, 476 New Paltz Rd., Highland, NY 12528.

A gathering for family and friends will be held on Monday, August 3, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Lloyd United Methodist Church, 476 New Paltz Rd., Highland, service will follow at 11 a.m. at the church, with Pastor Gail Erdie officiating. Burial will follow in Union Cemetery of Lloyd, Highland.

Arrangements by the Michael Torsone Memorial Funeral Home, Inc., 38 Main St., Highland, NY; 845-691-2281.