In Memoriam: S. Richard Blassberg – January 13, 1941 to September 23, 2020

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“Out of my distress I called on the Lord; the Lord answered me and set me free.” (Psalm 118:5). In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit… Amen!

S. Richard Blassberg

BREWSTER, NY — September 24, 2020 — S. Richard Blassberg of New Fairfield, CT formerly of Brewster, NY, died peacefully on Wednesday September 23, 2020.

Richard was born on January 13, 1941 in Bronx, NY son of the late Joseph and Sylvia (Marsey) Blassberg. He graduated from Hicksville High School, Adelphi College receiving his bachelors and continuing his education at Pace receiving his Doctorate.

Richard was the founder and operator of Blassberg Veterans Care Home in Brewster, NY from 1968- 1986. Richard was a trainer, driver and owner for Harness Horse Racing from 1975-1992. He was the founder and editor of Westchester Guardian Newspaper from 2006-2010. Richard was also an advocate for the wrongfully convicted and exonerated and author of “The Jeanine Machine”. He was a member of the Brewster School board and the Zoning board of the Town of Southeast

Richard is survived by many dear friends and family members including; his children; Deborah Blassberg, Robert Blassberg and his wife Kristi and Richard A. Blassberg and his wife Heather, his sister Arlene Rose, his significant other Eileen Polintan, her children; Francis, Kevin and Corey Polintan and the mother of his 3 children; Veronica Blassberg, his grandchildren; Robin, Spencer, Griffin and Anthony and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister Barbara Gross, and his brother in laws Raymond Gross and Clinton Rose. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Service Details

A graveside service will be held at Old Southeast Cemetery, Route 22, Brewster, NY
TribuneIn Memoriam: S. Richard Blassberg – January 13, 1941 to September 23, 2020

Comments 3

  1. I met Richard in 2007. He was instrumental in exposing the corruption that surrounded and infested the Westchester County Supreme Court. Richard’s willingness to take on the corrupt Law Guardian that was at that time a powerful force as well as the corrupt supreme court judge was indicative of his courage, integrity and tenacity. I learned so much from Richard during those years.
    I will FOREVER be grateful to Richard for helping me and my children. He was a true force of nature. Sleep easy Richard you will be greatly missed.

    Suzanne Stephans

  2. I am so upset by this news, as I just heard of Richard’s passing today from Eileen.
    I am so sorry for your loss., but I thank you for taking the time to get in touch with me. I met Richard probably 10 yrs ago when he was with Jeffrey Deskovic Foundation, at a Jewish Synagogue in Stamford CT. He became very interested in my son’s wrongful conviction, and seen immediately that there were so many levels of malicious prosecution, along with other errors, based around lies for monetary gains and he referred to it as an onion with many layers. He knew Frankys case inside and out. We became like family, as he showed how much he cared and wanted to find Justice for Franky. I was hoping to be able to give him good news but we are still to this day fighting Frankys wrongful conviction
    Franky has already served 16 1/2 yrs of a 20 yr sentence. I just want to say Richard, I thank you for I know you acknowledged that Franky is Innocent, and I will forever be grateful to you for all the hard work you did with nothing in return, but our friendship. Rest in Peace my friend. I will miss you.
    To his family, who I never had the pleasure to meet, I will keep you in my prayers and I hope you are able to turn to God in your time of need for comfort and peace. God Bless you Always. Joanne Linarte Norwalk, CT

  3. Richard was a student of mine at Pace Law School. He was a dedicated to social reform and an outstanding citizen, lawyer and public servant. We remained friends and colleagues for many years and I spoke with him shortly before his death. He will be sorely missed by many . May he Rest In Peace.
    Jay C Carlisle
    Professor Emeritus
    Elizabeth HAUB School of Law at Pace University

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