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Richard G. Covell Sr.

August 12, 1941 ~ December 14, 2021 (age 80)

Obituary

Richard G. Covell, 80, of Jackson II Road, Carthage, NY, passed away December 14, 2021 at Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse.

He was born on August 12, 1941 in Rome, NY, son of Charles and Mary (Walters) Covell.  He attended Carthage Central School and following school he served in the US Air Force.

He married Maxine R. Farmer, of Great Bend, on November 10, 1962 at the Whoolworth United Methodist Church.

Richard worked for St. Regis Paper Mill, as a Mill Wright for over 40 years, retiring when the company closed. Following his retirement he enjoyed volunteering at the Urban Mission and MeMe’s Diner in Felts Mills. He was a member of the American Legion in Carthage, enjoyed hunting, woodworking and was a jack of all trades.  He coached peewee baseball in Great Bend when his children were younger and he played slow-pitch softball for the Whistle Stop for many years.

Among his survivors are his wife of 59 years, Maxine R. Covell; a son and daughter in law, Richard G. (Cheryl) Covell Jr., Perry, NY; three daughters and a son in law, Robin M. Merritt, Watertown, Roxanna M. Smith and her companion Charlie Harwood, Watertown, Renee M. (John) Silva-Ybarra, Southlake, TX; 11 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents he is predeceased by a son, Russell “Rusty” Covell on April 26, 1992, a sister, Carol Hedden and two brothers, Charles and Ronald Covell.

Calling hours will be held 1 to 3 p.m. Monday, December 20th at the Bruce Funeral Home, 131 Maple St., Black River.  A Celebration of Life will follow on Monday, at 3 p.m. at the funeral home.

Burial with military honors will be at a later date in the Black River Cemetery.

Donations in Richards’s memory may be made to Make A Wish Foundation, American Cancer Society, Ronald McDonald House or to a charity of one’s choice.

Online condolences may be made at www.brucefh.com

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Services

Visitation
Monday
December 20, 2021

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Bruce Funeral Home
131 Maple Street
Black River, NY 13612

Celebration of Life
Monday
December 20, 2021

3:00 PM
Bruce Funeral Home
131 Maple Street
Black River, NY 13612

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