Richard Penney

Richard J. "Rick" Penney

1968 - 2020

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Richard J. “Rick” Penney of Walden, NY passed away suddenly at his home on April 11, 2020. He was 52. Rick was born on March 10, 1968 to Kenneth and Gisela (Puzigaca)Penney. He was born at West Point. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends. Rick was a retired Lieutenant from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. He was Past President of the Fearless Hook and Ladder Company. Past Chief of the Walden Fire Department, Past Commissioner of the Walden Fire District, Past President of the Hudson Valley Volunteer Fireman's Assoc. Past President of the Orange County Volunteer Firemen's Assoc. Past President of the Royal Order of the Red Vests, Past President of the Orange County Fire Police Assoc. Member of the Orange County Fire Chief's Assoc. Member of FASNY. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle with his brothers of Red Steel MC and most recently with the Nam Knights. He was very proud of the charity him and his wife Kathey started "Firefighter's helping Friends". His most recent accomplishment, the one he was proud of the most, was being the best Opa to his 3 grandkids. Rick will missed by many, but most by; his wife Kathleen at home in Walden; parents, Kenneth and Gisela Penney of Wallkill; sons, Richard James II (Lillie) of Goshen, Robert of Walden; daughter, Rebecca McDonough (Ryan) of Walden; brother Ralph (Wanda) Penney of Walden; grandchildren, Veda, Richard "Trace" III and Rosalie. Graveside services will be held at Wallkill Valley Cemetery privately with further services to be announced at a later date. In-lieu of flowers friends may make contributions to The FASNY Fireman’s Home- train club fund 125 Harry Howard Ave. Hudson, NY 12534.
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