Richard W. Kainu, a lifelong area resident, entered into rest on Sunday, March 7, 2021 at the Garnet Health Medical Center in the Town of Wallkill, NY. He was 75 years of age.
The son of the late Richard J. and Marion Church Kainu, he was born on July 5, 1945 in Middletown, NY.
Rick proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1965-1969. He retired from the maintenance department of Walmart in Middletown. Rick was a member of the Waalkill Engine Company No. 6 for over 50 years. He was a member, Past Vice President, Past Trustee and past Lieutenant of the Middletown Fire Police, and was a member of the Veteran Fire Police Association. Rick was also a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Denton.
Survivors include; his wife, Debra Linn Kainu at home in Slate Hill; his son, Jason R. Kainu and his companion Nichole Tucker of Middletown; 2 grandchildren, Sherwood & Emily Kainu; his sister, Barbara Scarpato of Birdsboro, PA; 1 niece & 1 nephew.
Cremation took place at the Cedar Hill Crematory, Newburgh, NY.
Due to the COVID-19 health concerns, a Memorial Service will be scheduled at a later date when it is safe for everyone to gather.
Memorial contributions in Rick’s memory may be made to The First Presbyterian Church of Denton, P.O. Box 72, New Hampton, NY 10958 or to the Waalkill Engine Company #6, 10 Wallkill Avenue, Middletown, NY 10940.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Cornelius, Dodd & Connell Funeral Home, Middletown, NY.
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