Final Resting Place
Obituary of Richard M. Watford
Richard M. Watford of Glen Cove, NY, also known as Ricky, by family and friends, departed this earthly life at 5:25pm on Thursday, July 8, 2021 at Long Island Jewish Hospital, New Hyde Park, NY. Richard was born on May 24, 1931, in Brooklyn, NY. He was the son of the Late Frank and Mattie Williams Watford. At an early age Richard accepted Jesus Christ as his personal savior. Richard praised over his Bible, often shared Bible verses and discussions.
Richard in 1951 enlisted in the United States Army. He was stationed in Germany; Richard’s Military Service included a tour of duty during the Korean War. He received an overseas medal and an Honorable Discharge in 1953.
On November 28, 1955, he was united in Holy Matrimony, to the Late Barbara G. Tyler Watford. This union was blessed with three children known as The 3 Rs: Ricardo V. Watford (wife Maggie) of San Antonio, Texas, Ronald E. Watford of Queens Village, New York and RaMona A. Watford Darden (husband Jerry) of Hayes, Virginia. Richard also has 3 grand-children: Jovon of San Antonio, Texas, Tamikah (husband Michael) of San Antonio, Texas and Xzavier of Newport News, Virginia.
Richard leaves a cherish memory of 2 sisters; Marian Linwood, of Cape Cod, New York, Shirley Johnson, of New York and 1 brother Ernest Watford, of Florida.
Richard worked at the United Nations Building in New York City, for 25 years, as a Supervisor in the International Postal Office Department. Richard’s life and legacy will forever live on in the hearts and memories of his nieces, nephews, relatives, friends and all the many lives that he touched.
As Richard loved to talk a lot, on July 8, 2021, at 90 years old, His voice became silent as he passes away.
Visitation at the Dodge-Thomas Funeral Home, Glen Cove on Sunday, July 18, 2021 from 4:00 - 8:00pm. Service at Dodge-Thomas Funeral Home, on Monday, July 19, 2021 at 10:00am. Interment to follow at Long Island National Cemetery, Farmingdale, NY. www.dodgethomas.com