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RICHARD W. PATERNO MEMORIAL

LIFE AND TIMES
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OLD DADDY "TODAY" - A HOPEFUL ILLUSION
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RICHARD THE PERSONALITY
RICHARD THE FAMILY MAN
RICHARD PATERNO - LEGEND
DAD'S LAST PHOTO AT HOME
DAD AND DAVE
RICHARD'S HEADLINES
CROSSING THE LANES
LIFE AND TIMES
ANNIVERSARY/BIRTHDAY STRIKE
OLD DADDY IN 2004
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Richard W. Paterno was born on

May 16,  1913 and lived a good life

with fun as a youth visiting Croton

on the Hudson, riding motorcycles

in his late teens and early 20s,

running dances, and growing up

in the 20th century. He raised his

family in the middle years and he

worked 37 years at ESNA in Union

as an engineer retiring in 1978. He

was married to Helena and they had

two sons Ronald (born 1947) and

David (1957), with Helen passing on

Christmas Day 1999.

Richard was an excellent father,

a great thinker, a solid citizen,

and good Catholic, and always

stood up for what was right and just.

"Old daddy" suffered various health

issues, but survived them and he

remained strong at a defiant 91 years

old, until he was struck down by

an SUV on his son David's 47th

Birthday (August 9th, 2004 ) on a street in

Roselle Park, NJ.  He was hit at 4:25pm

(four years after Helen died on 25th)

at 47% of crossing (47th birthday of

David) and after 17 feet into street...

he died on August 17, 2004....

OLD DADDY LIVES ON