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“Dick was a great guy and he loved jazz guitar and a talented painter. ”
1 of 11 | Posted by: Dennis Rivenburg - Schenectady, NY

“I'm sorry to hear about dick Wilson. He was a good man and loved music. I'm sure he will be missed. ”
2 of 11 | Posted by: Den Rivenburg - voorheesville, NY

“Dear Wendy and family, We are so very, very, sorry for your loss! Doc was just the BEST person and Wendy he loved you very much!! He will be...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Susan Palmer and Family - NY

“Dear Karen and family,I am so sorry for your loss. My heartfelt prayers go out to you and your entire family. ”
4 of 11 | Posted by: Deena Griffith

“Thinking of you, Wendy.So sorry to hear of Doc's passing. Praying for strength for you and your family. ”
5 of 11 | Posted by: Marlene Towne - Middleburgh, NY

“We are so saddened to hear of the loss of Richard "Doc" Wilson, and our thoughts and prayers are with Wendy, Karen, and their family. May his music...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: South Colonie Music Teachers - NY

“I am so saddened to hear of "Doc's" passing. Even though I didn't know him too well, I do know Wendy quite well. It is a sad time for the family. ...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Bev Buddle - Cobleskill, NY

“Poppy was a fabulous Poppy, I will miss him so much. If I think about the times I have spent with Poppy I could not possibly think of a bad one. I...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: Lauren Cichon

“I have many memories of Dick, but the one that means the most to me is the conversation I had with him just about a year ago while he was...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: Alison - Ballston Spa, NY

“I'll never forget grandpas way of making me laugh like no other, and when he would tell at me for forgetting to give him his hug (I barely ever...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Carley Ryan - Middleburgh, NY

“I will always remember Wilson answering "Yo Karen" when I called the house, all the times he made fun of me for wanting to give a sentimental...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: Karen MacWatters - Niskayuna, NY


Schoharie- Richard, "Doc", A. Wilson, 78, formerly of Grand St., died suddenly Thursday, November 1, 2012 at Cobleskill Regional Hospital after being stricken at his residence in Cobleskill.

Born June 27, 1934 in Willsboro, NY, he was the son of Oliver and Eva (Martin) Wilson.

Doc was educated in the Albany school systems and was a member of the Teamsters Union, Local 294. He was also the proprietor of Sign Graphics in Rotterdam.

A passion for music led Doc to play bass for several of the local bands as well as being the drum major for the former Middlefort Pipe Band. He also enjoyed golf and was an avid photographer.

He was predeceased by a brother, William "Tex" Wilson.

Survivors include his wife, Wendy W. (Waling) Wilson, whom he married April 19, 1986; his children: Tracey (Andrew) Cichon of Brooklyn, Richard Wilson of Albany, and Mark (Joanna) Wilson of El Cajon, CA; his step-children: Bruce (Alison) MacWatters of Ballston Spa, Karen MacWatters of Niskayuna, and Kelly MacWatters (Nick Ryan) of Middleburgh; his brother: Earl (Shirley) Wilson of Albany; seven grandchildren: Lauren and Cate Cichon, Elliott Wilson, Lance Hueston, Carley Ryan, Matt and Griffen MacWatters; and several nieces and nephews.

A gathering of family and friends will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to one's local rescue squad in Doc's memory.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Palmer & Shaylor Funeral Home, 134 River St., Middleburgh and Mereness-Putnam Funeral Home, 171 Elm St., Cobleskill.