Richard Tamburin, son of Luciano and Josephina Tamburin, died at home in Goshen, NY on
February 20, 2020.
He was born in Parenzo, Italy during the turmoil of the end of WWII. He and his
mother fled to a refugee camp in Bari, Italy during the Istrian Italian Exodus when the Italians
were forced out by Communist forces of what later became Croatia. Richie's mother was born
in the USA but had returned to Italy with her family when she was 2. His mother went back to
the USA when Richie was 9 and, one year after his mother, Richie left Italy with his father and
joined his mother to live in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
Richie became an American citizen and joined the Navy during the Vietnam war where he
served in Vietnam on a small boat that brought supplies to the Marines at their jungle bases,
etc. On leave from Vietnam, he married the love of his life, Sabina Bogdanowicz in 1967 and
they moved to Goshen NY in 1973. They had four loving and greatly loved children who he
worked very hard for. He commuted two hours each way to Queens, NY for his job at Verizon
for more than 30 years. In the last of his working years he was transferred to Rockland
County, where he had many co-worker friends. He enjoyed camping in the great outdoors with
his family, especially with his greatly loved and loving granddaughter Devlyn. His last great
camping trip was with his adored great granddaughter, Ariana Hall and great grandson
He leaves behind his children, Annmarie of Johnstown NY, David and his wife Maya of
Middletown, NY, Andrew and his partner Mindy of Manitou Springs, Co., Sabrina and her
husband, Michael of Manitou Springs and his grandsons, George Hall and partner Breanne
Ahrens, Gloversville, NY and Chris Hall of Gloversville, granddaughter, Devlyn Golembesky, of
Manitou Springs, Co. and great grandchildren Ariana and Matthew Hall of Gloversville. He will
be forever in our hearts.
He was a true animal lover, loving pets and wildlife alike, caring and empathetic to all God's
creatures. His faithful dog Gunner is lost without him.
A special thanks goes to all the family, friends and neighbors who were so wonderfully
supportive in so many ways, especially Mindy Kane who drove here to Goshen from Colorado
to join his son Andrew and wife Sabina in nursing Richie, and to his children and grandchildren
who spent so many hours making sure he was comfortable and surrounded by those he loved
during his final days.»(Do not delete this line. It does not print. Text that is to appear on web must be entered before this line)
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