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Final Patrol: Trooper Richard H. Neckers (Retired)

Richard H. Neckers

Richard H. "Dick" Neckers, 91, of Westfield passed away on Monday morning, November 21, 2022 at Absolut Care of Westfield. He was born on April 4, 1931 in Sherman, the son of the late Henry B. and S. Marie (Kearns) Neckers.

Dick attended Sherman and Clymer schools and was a 1949 graduate of Clymer Central School. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War aboard the aircraft carriers USS Monterey and USS Tripoli. He was a New York State Police officer, serving Troops A and T, retiring with 23 years of service. He also worked for Renold, Inc. in Westfield for 13 years until he retired in April 1993.

He was a member of the USS Monterey CVL-26 Association and the USS Tripoli CVE- 64 Association, a lifetime member of the Escort Carriers Sailors & Airmen Association, Inc., a member of the Police Benevolent Association of New York State Troopers, Retired State Troopers Association, American Association of State Troopers, American Legion Post 0307 in Westfield, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6764 in Westfield, Overseas Veterans of New York State in Albany, Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 118 in Westfield, and Retired Public Employee Association, Inc. He was a member of St. Dominic's RC Church, a past member of the St. James Major Parish Council, and a past Eucharistic minister.

Dick is survived by his beloved wife of 65 years, Clara M. (Madonia) Neckers; a daughter, Cheryl (Mark) Roberti of Salina, KS; grandson, Matthew (Taylor) Roberti of Manhattan, KS; a great-granddaughter, Quinn Maria Roberti; a special nephew, Scott Warnshouse; and several other nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Wade (late Edith) and Leo (late Helen) Neckers; a sister, Betty (late Everett) Warnshouse; his father-in- law and mother-in-law, Joseph and Mary Madonia; two brothers-in-law, Samuel (late Maryann) and Louis (late Norma) Madonia; and a sister-in-law, Mary (Anthony) Fosco.

As per Dick's wishes, there will be no public visitation. A Celebration of Life will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be private in St. James Cemetery.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Mason Funeral Home, 37 Clinton Street in Westfield. Please share condolences at


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