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Richard P. Eldredge
Richard P. Eldredge, 88, of Cincinnatus, NY, passed away on Sunday, January 9, 2022, at the NYS Veteran’s Home, Oxford, NY.
Richard was born in Endicott, NY, on March 28, 1933, the son of the late Earl and Thirma Penrose Eldredge. He was a 1952 graduate of Union-Endicott High School. Prior to his retirement, he worked for IBM for 30 years in manufacturing, sales, and management and was a member of the IBM Quarter Century Club. After retiring from IBM, he ran his own Consulting, Management and Sales training business. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting, fishing, cutting wood, and living at the lake. A loving husband, father, and grandfather, he will be dearly missed.
He is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Joan Eldredge; his sons, Rick Eldredge of Hilton Head, SC, Tim (Darcie) Eldredge of Kodak, TN, and John Eldredge of Kodak, TN; and his daughter, Julie Eldredge of Ballston Spa, NY. He also leaves behind his grandchildren, Ian Eldredge, Meagan, Kirsten, and Taylor Eldredge, Olivia and Samantha Scibelli; a brother, William Eldredge of Ocala, FL; a sister, Charlotte Campbell of Fuguay-Varina, NC; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers, Bob and Larry; and his sisters, Jean, Shirley and Pearl Ann.
Due to restrictions from Covid-19, a celebration of Dick’s life will be held at a later date and time to be announced. In lieu of flowers, donations in Dick’s memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. To leave a personal message for the family, please visit www.klsharpfuneralhome.com.
I have such fond memories of our visits to NY. Memories of playing with Grandpa in the side yard, the upstairs bedrooms with all the beds, the huge dining room table, memories at the lake houses, being out on the water, hanging out with the cousins, and, of course, Uncle Dick and Aunt Joan on the porch laughing. Love to you all.
Sherry (Eldredge) Brown Jan 13 2022 2:27 PM
Heartbroken. Will miss his beautiful soul but so glad he will be with his sister at Bloody Pond. I don't know as many people as my mom, Barbara Cole does, but I hear about all the cousins and such. Much love to everybody.
Cassandra Patton Jan 12 2022 5:14 AM
I'm so sorry Julie. I have fond memories of your father, he always made me laugh. I sent Joan a card today. Prayers for all of you. 🙏🏻
Wendy O’Dell Jan 10 2022 5:24 PM
I'm so sorry to hear about uncle Dick, i always remembered him for good times we had when we would visit you all in NY. May he rest in peace......God Bless you all....❤🙏
Sherry Ann DeMarco Jan 10 2022 3:33 PM
A candle was lit in memory of Richard Eldredge
Sherry Ann DeMarco Jan 10 2022 3:31 PM
I have always felt that Uncle Dick was instrumental in mentoring and helping my Dad get started up in IBM. It changed our family's whole life trajectory - can't imagine where we'd be without his guidance early on. As for growing up, we didn't always have opportunities to vacation, but some of my best and favorite memories were summer's spent at Dick and Joan's cottage.... so many family gatherings around the 4th of July. My heart and prayers are with and for Joan, Rick, Tim, Julie, John and the grand kids - you are all loved deeply. Uncle Dick had an amazing life!
Scott Eldredge Jan 10 2022 3:12 PM