Richard Poelker


9:30 am
Wednesday, October 19, 2022
St Elizabeths Church
175 Wolf Hill Road
Melville, New York, United States

Final Resting Place

Long Island National Cemetery
2040 Wellwood Avenue
Pinelawn, New York, United States

Obituary of Richard Poelker

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Richard A. Poelker was born on Long Island on April 16, 1940. He was one of nine Poelker children. He joined the Navy in 1958 where he spoke of traveling the world. In 1961 he married Christina Pedone. They spent 61 years of marriage together. They had three children, Karen, Sandra and Richard. Richard predeceased Richie in 2018. Richard and Christina had four grandchildren namely, Ryan, Jenna, Michael and Alyssa. Richard was further blessed with four more grandchildren through marriage namely Olivia, Ralph, Paulette and Joseph. There is a great grandchild on the way.


Richard lived a life full of zest.  He always had a story to tell and a food recommendation to give. He will be truly missed.



Donations made be made in his name to The Ronald McDonald house or The Tunnel of Towers

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