The club received sad news today, the passing of long-time member Richard Whearty. Here are the details from his son Andrew:
Hello, wanted to pass along the sad news that my father, a former member of the chess club, passed away this past week. Richard Whearty passed away on Wednesday March 2nd at his apartment at a senior living facility. he had always enjoyed playing in the chess club and talked often of it.
His funeral will be at Saint Mary’s Church in Poughkeepsie on Monday March 14th at 10am,with a post funeral lunch TBD. His wake will be Sunday March 13 from 4-7pm at Parmele funeral home in Poughkeepsie.
For those who would like to get in contact with Andrew, let me (Scott) know via Facebook or email and I will provide you those details.