1927 – 2018
Putnam – Richard W.Haselton,90, of Van Den Noort St., formerly of West Woodstock and Norwich, died Wednesday morning January 3, 2108 at home. He was the loving husband of the late Annadele (Horndahl) Haselton. Born in West Hartford, he was the son of the late Harry and Corrine (Nash) Haselton.
Richard was a veteran of two service branches during World War II
and Korea. First he served with the United States Navy being honorably discharged on August 2, 1946,at Lido Beach, Long Island, and then as an Air Force navigator/weapons officer, achieving a final rank of 1st Lt.in Korea.
He received the American Theatre Medal, Asiatic Pacific Medal, and the Victory Medal. He was united in marriage on May 1956 in Norwich to the former Annadele Horndahl who died on August 6, 1989.
Richard and Annadele were lovers of animals, sharing their home in West Woodstock with various pets over the years.
Richard also loved cars, racing the sports cars he owned and tuned.
Richard maintained a sailboat and never quit his dream of sailing the world’s seas.
Mr. Haselton worked as a self-employed stationary salesman and at other jobs during his long and interesting life.
He was a member of the Church of the Good Shepherd in West Woodstock for fifty years, serving a turn as Deacon, and often ringing the bell, calling the congregation to Sunday service.
Richard is survived by his half-brother, David Haselton of Roanoke VA, and several nieces and nephews. Richard is also survived by dear friends Marc and Jane Fine, Woodstock neighbors of forty years, who will dearly miss him.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a Memorial Service of Thanksgiving on Saturday, May 5, 2:00 PM in the Church of the Good Shepherd, 12 Bradford Corner Rd., Woodstock Valley, CT 06282. Dick will be laid to rest with his wife, Annadele, at the convenience of the family.
Memorial donations may be made to The Church of the Good Shepherd, 12 Bradford Corner Rd., Woodstock Valley, CT 06282.
For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com
Funeral arrangements and cremation have been entrusted to the Gilman Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam, CT 06260.