Richard Taylor Gasser Sr., 70, passed away peacefully Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018, at home. Richard split his time between the towns of Fort Salonga and Ticonderoga, N.Y., and loved both communities with all his heart. He was a devoted husband, father, brother and friend.
Richard was born Nov. 23, 1947, in Brooklyn, son of the late Richard F. Gasser and Bobbie Taylor Gasser. He is survived by his wife, Deborah; two sons, Richard Gasser Jr. (wife, Christine) and Robert Gasser; and his sister, Lynn Faingnaert of Wilmington, N.C.
He served as Commander of the Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 15-13. He was a director for the board of the Lake Communities of Putnam organization. Some of his greatest joys were boating, travel, photography and history. His favorite historical location was Fort Ticonderoga and he volunteered there frequently.
A funeral service with military honors will be held at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018, at Clayton Funeral Home in Kings Park, N.Y. Prior to the service, the family will receive friends from 2 p.m. until the service hour.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made in Richard's memory to St. Mary's School, 64 Amherst Ave., Ticonderoga, NY 12883 (http://www.stmarysschoolticonderoga.org).
Published on February 23, 2018