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.