Richard Gralicer 1929 - 2016


Obituary of Richard Gralicer

Richard Gralicer, of Yonkers, NY sadly passed away on May 15, 2016 at the age of 86. Richard was born in Schenectady, NY to the late Martin and Margaret Gralicer. Following high school, Richard went on to proudly serve his country in the US Army with the “Wolfhounds”, 25th and 27th Infantry division stationed in Japan. He was a practicing attorney for 60+ years. Richard was Senior Partner at Gralicer & Kaiser, Esqs. While he maintained a private practice representing clients in many areas of law, he had a concentration and special talent in aggressively representing persons who suffered serious personal injuries. He was a member of the NYS Trial Lawyers Association, Westchester County Bar Association, and the Yonkers Lawyers Association. He was a lover of music and enjoyed singing in the Yonkers Men’s Glee Club. He also loved fishing and tennis. Richard’s greatest passion was for his family. In addition to his beloved wife Harriet of 59 years, he is also survived by cherished children Karen, Lynn (Michael) Pryzgoda, Andrea (Edward) Moffett, Denise Wallenstein, adoring grandchildren Mark, Alex, Andrew, Rebecca, Danielle, and his loving sister Shirley Roffman. Richard is predeceased by a sister Florence. A funeral service will be held Wednesday at 12 noon at WEINSTEIN MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 1652 Central Park Avenue, Yonkers, NY 914-793-3800. Interment to follow at Ferncliff Cemetery in Hartsdale. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Richard’s memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or the American Cancer Society.

Funeral Service

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Weinstein Memorial Chapel, Inc.
1652 Central Park Avenue
Yonkers, New York, United States

Rabbi Craig Glasser


1:45 pm - 2:30 pm Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Ferncliff Cemetery
280 Secor Road
Hartsdale, New York, United States


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    Chris Moczydlowski says

    I'm so sorry for your loss. Richard is a good man and good father. I remember he always had a good joke to tell. The stories he used to tell me made me laff and I'll never forget them or him. He will always be in my prayers.

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    Cindy Del Bene says

    RG-Our Boss, our mentor and our friend! The tears have not stopped. We are heartbroken and can't believe the reality of your loss. We have learned so much from you about the law and about life! You were a brilliant attorney and businessman. You taught us about business professionalism, integrity, courtesy and kindness. You were a perfectionist who commanded high-quality work of yourself and office staff. We were always proud to be a part of your winning team. But not only were you our mentor, you were our friend and father figure-someone we would turn to for your words of wisdom and advice. We were together for over 30 years, and we were a family, as you always said. We shared so much together. And what a wonderful sense of humor you had! We have been reminiscing and will always remember all the laughs! Things will not be the same without you in our lives. You also taught us when writing to keep it short & concise and to get to your point right away- so, though not short, because I could go on & on about you, here is the point: We loved you and we will miss you! Thank you for everything. We feel blessed to have known you. See you again one day! Our love & prayers to Harriet, Karen, Lynn, Andrea, Denise and families. We are family and will be here for you always! Love Cindy, Terry & Barry

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