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“Richard was a special man, kind & gentle, strong & proud. Fun loving and a great cook! A dear part of our lives. He said grace for our dinner...Read More ยป
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Richard Lewis Peichert, 84, of Avon and formerly of Bloomfield, beloved husband for 29 years of the late Loretta Alice (LaMoine) Peichert, passed away on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 in West Hartford. Born in Hartford on December 23, 1929, son of the late Otto and Esther (Kallstrom) Peichert, he was raised in Windsor and had lived in Bloomfield for 47 years before moving to Avon in 2013. A veteran of the Korean War, Richard served in the U.S. Air Force and after his discharge in 1952, he served in the Connecticut Air National Guard at Bradley Field in Windsor Locks. Richard owned and operated Blue Hills Construction for many years. He provided paving services during the spring, summer, and fall and plowed during the winter months. Family was very important to Richard and was the central part of his life. A hard working man that always kept busy, he did enjoy snowmobiling and loved to dance and sing at weddings and family gatherings. He leaves two daughters, Judith Whitty and her husband George Whitty, Jr., and Kim Lee Peichert all of Southwick, MA; a brother, Roger Peichert of Rincon, GA; three grandsons, Michael Cheever VanValkenburgh of Simsbury, Brian DeGennaro and Sean Peichert both of Southwick, MA; three great grandchildren, Zachary Cheever, Madison VanValkenburgh, and Nicholas VanValkenburgh; his close friend of many years, Lillian Rich of Farmington and her family; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Besides his beloved wife Loretta, he was predeceased by a daughter, Marie Handler; six brothers, Harold, Eugene, Allen, Warren, Ernest, and Donald Peichert; and a sister, Rena Peichert. His family will receive friends on Friday, November 21, 4-7 p.m., at the Carmon Poquonock Funeral Home, 1816 Poquonock Ave., in the Poquonock section of Windsor. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 22, 10 a.m., at the Carmon Poquonock Funeral Home. Burial with Military Honors will follow in Mountain View Cemetery, Bloomfield. The family has requested that memorial donations be made to the Bloomfield Volunteer Ambulance, 785 Park Ave., Bloomfield, CT 06002.