Richard Robert Reese, age 74, resident of Yonkers, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 4, 2021 at the Veterans Hospital in Bronx, NY. He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Nancy; daughter, Dina DeMasi and husband, Joseph; granddaughters, Jenna and Isabel; as well as several nieces, nephews, numerous relatives and friends.
Richard was born in New York City on December 30, 1946. He married his childhood sweetheart on May 7, 1966 and moved to Yonkers, where they raised their daughter. He proudly served his country in the US Army during the Vietnam War. He was a hard working, dedicated employee of the United Parcel Service and retired after 25 years.
Richard will be fondly remembered as a strong, kind, loving and supportive father and grandfather. Affectionately known as “Papa”, he took extreme pride in his two granddaughters and enjoyed the time he spent with his family. He will be deeply missed by his family, friends and all who knew him.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Richard's memory can be made to Wounded Warrior Project - P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516 or by clicking the link on the left side of the page.
A visitation will be held on Saturday, September 11, 2021 from 2:00 - 6:00pm with a Religious Service taking place at 3:00 PM & Military Honors taking place at 5:00 PM at Ruggiero & Sons, Inc. Funeral Home & Cremation Services located at 732 Yonkers Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10704 (914) 375-1400 - www.frswfh.com
Our facility at 732 Yonkers Avenue is independently owned & operated by Richard & Michael Ruggiero. This location is staffed by Michael, Eileen, Michelle & Andrew Ruggiero and Jessica Martins. At this time, this is the only facility owned and operated by the Ruggiero family