June DeKing
B: 1947-02-15
D: 2018-12-08
View Details
DeKing, June
Edwin Camp
B: 1933-06-09
D: 2018-12-05
View Details
Camp, Edwin
Margaret LaPera
B: 1944-11-02
D: 2018-12-04
View Details
LaPera, Margaret
Everette Armstrong
B: 1946-12-16
D: 2018-12-03
View Details
Armstrong, Everette
Evelyn Pratt
B: 1929-04-07
D: 2018-12-01
View Details
Pratt, Evelyn
Helen Morgan
B: 1924-05-28
D: 2018-11-29
View Details
Morgan, Helen
Pamela Harvey
B: 1954-05-15
D: 2018-11-29
View Details
Harvey, Pamela
Sheila Athorn
B: 1923-12-28
D: 2018-11-24
View Details
Athorn, Sheila
Jeannine McGregor
B: 1929-08-07
D: 2018-11-23
View Details
McGregor, Jeannine
Ross Primer
B: 1938-04-21
D: 2018-11-23
View Details
Primer, Ross
Aubrey Alberding
B: 1957-11-15
D: 2018-11-22
View Details
Alberding, Aubrey
Theodore Barker
B: 1943-02-25
D: 2018-11-20
View Details
Barker, Theodore
Donna Horman
B: 1950-11-09
D: 2018-11-20
View Details
Horman, Donna
John Ryan
B: 1930-03-22
D: 2018-11-19
View Details
Ryan, John
Frank Buglovsky
D: 2018-11-18
View Details
Buglovsky, Frank
Myrna Glauer
B: 1941-03-09
D: 2018-11-17
View Details
Glauer, Myrna
Ruby Watson
B: 1920-10-19
D: 2018-11-16
View Details
Watson, Ruby
Jenna Pomeroy
B: 2002-11-06
D: 2018-11-15
View Details
Pomeroy, Jenna
Jane Duquette
B: 1922-05-18
D: 2018-11-14
View Details
Duquette, Jane
Floyd Chapin
B: 1934-07-06
D: 2018-11-14
View Details
Chapin, Floyd
Diane Branch
B: 1952-09-09
D: 2018-11-13
View Details
Branch, Diane


Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
25 Broad Street
Hamilton, NY 13346
Phone: 315-824-2417
Fax: 315-825-3526
Richard Toerner
In Memory of
Richard F.
1934 - 2018
Memorial Candle Tribute From
Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Homes, Inc.
"We are honored to provide this Book of Memories to the family."
View full message >>>

Obituary for Richard F. Toerner

JULY 9, 1934 – FEBRUARY 4, 2018

SHERBURNE: Dick Toerner, of Sherburne, died February 4, 2018 at Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown after a twenty-five year battle with Parkinson’s disease and heart disease.
Dick was born in NYC and raised in Stamford, Conn., Raritan, NJ and NYC. He was educated principally in parochial schools. After graduation from an all boys’ high school in Manhattan in 1952, he attended Catholic University of America graduating cum laude in 1958 with a Master’s degree in psychology.
Dick moved to Flagstaff, AZ in 1960 where he taught at a local college and soon began working with the criminal justice system as a forensic psychologist. During his 40 year career he developed a “ride along” program to aid police officers in evaluating the level of physical danger posed by psychotic or intoxicated individuals. He also worked with the Navajo Tribe developing substance abuse programs that incorporated Navajo cultural and religious beliefs and which emphasized personal responsibility and duty to family and clan.
Before his Parkinson’s disease reached an advanced stage, Dick was physically active enjoying hiking, biking, camping and canoeing. He was an excellent marksman and belonged to a black powder gun club. He also loved Broadway musicals and romantic poetry and could quote hundreds of lines in verse.
Dick’s deep faith in God sustained him throughout his life and the beauty of the mass was a source of constant joy to him.
Dick is survived by his wife, Charlotte, son Richard (Stephenie) of PA, daughter Mary Wolfe (Jim) of Flagstaff, AZ, two grandsons, Alex Toerner and Collin Toerner-Wolfe, granddaughter Samantha Toerner-Smith and great-granddaughter Sadie Toerner-Smith.
A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10am at St. Malachy’s Church on Tuesday, February 13, 2018.
Contributions in his memory may be made to American Parkinson Disease Association at
Arrangements have been entrusted to Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Home, 10 South Main St., Sherburne, NY.

To send flowers to the family of Richard F. Toerner, please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

Order Flowers