Schenectady- Richard J. DiCresce, 90, of Southgate Drive died Sunday March 1 suddenly at Ellis Hospital. A graduate of Nott Terrace High School and a US Army WWII veteran serving at the same time as his two brothers Frank and George, were he served as a medic in the infantry, earning the Purple Heart. Dick worked at one time for General Electric later working for Schenectady Lumber Company in Glenville , Municipal Golf Course and for several years owned Dick's Tavern until his retirement in 1981. Richard is survived by his loving wife Dorothy Greenwood DiCresce, his two children Debra Kinns (Brad Titus), of Rotterdam and Richard J. DiCresce, Jr., of Scotia; Stepdaughter Deborah Kortz Civitello, of Schenectady; his sister Rose Polsinelli of Schenectady; a brother Frank DiCrese of Port St. Lucy, Fl.; a step grandson Chad Kortz ; two step great grandchildren Chad Jr. and Kaitlyn Smith; his brother in laws Peter, Chuck, and Butch Greenwood, and his pal Bonnie. He was predeceased by his brothers Andy and George DiCresce; sisters Eleanor Sofia, Atillia St. John, Jennie Tagliaferro, and Olympia Fiorello. Funeral service Wednesday morning 10:15 from the Daly Funeral Home, 242 McClellan Street, Schenectady and 11:00 St. Anthony's Church (Seward & Nott St. ) were a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Calling hours Tuesday evening 6 to 8:30 at the funeral home. Interment Memory's Garden Colonie. Memorial Contributions may be made to Animal Protective Foundation 53 Maple Avenue Scotia, NY 12304. Visit www.dalyfuneralhome.com
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