Richard M. Oldenburg

Richard M. Oldenburg, 80, of Claverack passed away surrounded by loved ones after a short illness. He was born on October 9, 1939 in Brooklyn to Harold and Helen Oldenburg.

Richard was always busy. If he wasn’t cooking, he was tinkering with something, or helping his daughters. He was a master mechanic, working for Pioneer Bus Company for many years. In addition to Command Bus Company before going to work for a friend at Erin Tours. After spending the majority of his life in Brooklyn, he and his wife of 58 years moved upstate where he would start his retirement. Not being one to sit idle, he went to work for his brother in law, Pete Lupoli and enjoyed his retirement. Richard is survived by his loving wife, Louise, his son Richard (Melissa) Oldman. His two daughters, Debra (Vincent) Pellegrino, Karen (Jon) Jankowsky. His adoring grandchildren, Nicole and Ariel Pellegrino, Aiden Jankowsky, Lucas and Aurora Oldman. Also, by his sister Nancy Lupoli and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

In keeping with his wish’s services will be private. To leave a message of condolence for Richard’s family, please visit

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