RICHFIELD SPRINGS – Richard J. Teachout, 97, of Johnson Street, a World War II veteran and retired dairy farmer, passed away peacefully on Wednesday morning, Feb. 27, 2019, in his home. He had the comfort of his loving family by his side at the time of his passing.
Richard was born Feb. 22, 1922, in Schenectady, a son of the late Oscar Carl and Isabel Antis Teachout. He was raised and educated in Richfield Springs. In 1942, Richard joined the Army and fought in World War II, serving in the South Pacific. On June 6, 1943, in Cooperstown he married the former Wanda Thayer, a blessed union of 63 years until her passing in 2006.
Dairy farming was a large part of Richard’s life, after returning from the war he purchased a dairy farm in Richfield, which he and his wife worked.
In 1971, he retired from dairy farming. He worked for various places after retirement: NBT Bank, Norstar Bank and Bruce Hall Corp., all in Richfield Springs. He was a member of the Richfield Springs Vets Club.
Surviving him are a son Woodrow Teachout and his wife Joan of Schuyler Lake, a daughter Mary Ellen Marriott of West Winfield, nine grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Besides his wife Wanda, he was preceded in death by his son Richard, Jr. in 1966, a daughter Patricia Tehan in 2007, four brothers, Oscar, George, Arthur and Orville and a sister Vanetta Domion.
Calling hours will be 4-6 p.m. Monday at the J. Seaton McGrath Funeral Home 40 West James St., Richfield Springs. A funeral Service to follow at 6 p.m. with Pastor David Simonds of Touchpoint Fellowship officiating.
Expressions of sympathy may be made in his memory with donations to Catskill Area Hospice, envelopes will be available at the funeral home.