Richard J. VanSeggen


Richard J. VanSeggen, 81, of Walton, formerly of Brentwood, passed away Monday, March 13, 2023 at Wilson Medical Center in Johnson City, following a long illness. 

Richard was born Jan. 30, 1942 in Massapequa, son of the late Emil and Helen (Phillips) VanSeggen. On Oct. 13, 1963, he married Paula Alfano in Massapequa. Richard proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force. He was a boat mover for Lighthouse Boat Transportation in Lindenhurst for many years. 

Richard enjoyed golfing, bowling and gardening, every year raising 5,000 tomatoes and cucumbers. He loved antique cars and trucks and working on them. He was a member of the Early Ford V-8 Club and a big Yankee fan. He was a Little League coach and Boy Scout leader, too. 

Richard is survived by his loving family, his wife, Paula, children Dawn VanSeggen (Greg) of Oregon, John VanSeggen (Lisa) of Pa. and Michael VanSeggen (Tina) of Huntington, L.I.; grandchildren Jennifer, Alison, Melissa, Joe and Johnny; great-grandchildren Isabella and Mack; longtime pals Phil Kneer of Bayshore and Fred Jann of Riverhead. 

He was predeceased by his sister Arlene Moesta. 

A celebration of Richard’s life will be held at a later time. 

Arrangements are under the direction of the Courtney Funeral Home, Walton. Memorial contributions in Richard’s memory may be made to DVH Volunteers, 1 Titus Place, Walton, NY 13856 or Walton EMS, 61 West Street, Walton, NY 13856. 

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