WILLSBORO — Richard P. Wellspeak, of Corlear Drive, died Wednesday, Aug. 8., 2012.
He was born July 25, 1942 in Adams, Mass., the son of Leo and Elsie (LaBeau) Wellspeak.
In his younger years, he enjoyed boating, snowmobiling, and bobsledding. He loved to run and cross country ski, and in recent years he took up walking, taking long daily walks around Willsboro Point. He enjoyed regular travel to Mexico and the Caribbean Islands. He had a special affinity for Corvettes and enjoyed collecting and driving them. He was a strong supporter of the Salvation Army. He was a veracious reader on all subjects, giving him a unique perspective on history as well as current events.
He is survived by his daughter, Dawn Marie Wellspeak and her husband Joel Adler; three grandchildren, Elijah Adler, Ezekiel Adler and Leah Bear-Adler; a sister in law, Dot Wellspeak; his nieces and nephews, Nelson and Sue Wellspeak, Dennis Wellspeak, John Wellspeak and Shawn Morris, Michelle and Tom Turnbull, Colette and Marty Lawless, Debra Wellspeak, Chris Wellspeak; and many great nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents and a brother, Nelson Wellspeak.
Calling hours will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m., Monday, Aug. 13, at W.M.Marvin's Sons funeral home in Elizabethtown.
A memorial service will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the funeral home, with a reception to follow at the George Ori residence at 112 Spear St., Willsboro.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army, 75 Montcalm Ave., Plattsburgh.
For online condolences, please visit http://www.wmmarvins.com