Richard C. "Dick" Rousseau
(September 30, 1928 - October 21, 1999)
Oneida Daily Dispatch
Friday, Oct. 22, 1999
Richard C. 'Dick' Rousseau
Richard C. 'Dick' Rousseau, 71, of 38038 Blackbird Lane, Zephyrhills, Fla.,
died Thursday, Oct. 21, 1999 at Stonehedge Health and Rehabilitation Center,
Chittenango, following a brief illness.
He was born on Sept, 30, 1928, in Canastota, the son of Raymond and Hazel
Mr. Rousseau had spent his early years in Canastota, attending the
He later lived in Verona for 28 years, moving to Florida in 1994. He had
spent summers at his camp in Old Forge since 1965. Mr. Rousseau was an avid
Lionel train collector and he loved biking.
He had worked for the New York State Thruway Maintenance Department for 33
years, retiring in 1985.
Mr. Rousseau had been a member of the Loyal Order of Moose No. 421 of
Oneida, the Verona Volunteer Fire Department, William Russell American Legion
Post No. 404 of Vernon and VFW Post No. 6811 of Verona.
He was a Veteran of the Korean Conflict, serving overseas with the U.S.
Mr. Rousseau married Esther Cook on April 27, 1985, in Canastota.
Surviving are his wife; one son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Dawn
Rousseau of Midlothian Texas, two daughters, Yvonne Wolcott of Abingdon Md.
and Mary Aldasch of Oneida, Duane Risley and Greg Risley, both of Canastota,
Steven and Ann Risley of Jay Fla. and Ronald and Tania McEathron of
Canastota; one brother, Alen Rousseau of Verona; 19 grandchildren; and
several nieces and nephews.
Date: Sunday, December 05, 1999 07:56 AM
Madison Co. Families