November 8, 1949 – May 21, 2022 (age 72)
Town of Newburgh, NY
Richard J. Sansbury, 72, a lifelong Newburgh and area resident, entered into rest early morning on Saturday May 21, 2022. Son of the late John R. Sansbury and Sarah Frances (Patterson) Sansbury, he was born November 8, 1949.
A graduate of Newburgh Free Academy he was on the football team and he worked at Costa Beverage. Upon graduation he attended the State University of New York at New Paltz. Richard served in the United States Army and received an Honorable Discharge. He was also a member of the United States Army Reserve in Bullville, NY.
He married in 1970 and is survived by his wife and longtime love Pat Sansbury, a daughter Heather (Sansbury) Lombardi and Michael Lombardi, and son Patrick Sansbury and Ushma Sansbury of Coconut Creek, FL; four grandchildren: Michael, Lorenzo, Parisha and Paxton; nephew John J. Meade and niece Christina Hagen; his beloved coton-de-tulear, Ana; and several very close friends.
Richard worked 41 at Central Hudson Gas & Electric as a Relay Foreman. He was on the Executive Board and Negotiating Committee for IBEW local 320 working to enhance the quality of life for hundreds of employees throughout the Hudson Valley.
He was on the Board of the Valley Central Youth Football League and he coached a team for many years. Along with good friends, they created the Valley Central Youth Football League Field on Berea Road in Walden NY.
Richard was also part of the S.A.F.E committee that funded the Valley Central School District Budget in 1997/1998.
Richard will be missed by all who knew him. He was a quiet man with a great sense of humor and a big heart. He had a fierce love for his family and his close friends. He was a die hard New York Yankees and New York Giants Fan and had a love of Harley Davidson Motorcycles He was an avid lover of the outdoors, spending much of his time at Winding Hills Park in Montgomery with his dog Ana.
In addition to his parents he is predeceased by his sisters Joan Budziak and Sandra C. Meade.
Cremation and Celebration of Life Ceremony will be private, held at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart and Lung Association.