Richard John (RJ) D’Esposito II - July 23, 2016

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RAVENA –  Richard John (RJ) D’Esposito II (43) entered into eternal peace on July 23, 2016.  RJ was born on March 25, 1973 in Catskill, NY.  He is a graduate of Full Sail University in Orlando, Florida where he studied music and live sound. Though he never made it to record production fame, he made an honorable living as a correctional officer at Coxsackie Correctional Facility.

     RJ married Stephanie Dardani of Ravena in 2004.  Together they resided in Ravena and built a loving home with their three daughters. RJ will be remembered for his patience, thoughtfulness, and his love of the Chicago Bears.  His family remembers him as the best husband, father, brother and son they could ever have asked for. Everything he did, from tending to his complicated garden to completing home improvement projects, was done out of love for his family.

      RJ is survived by his wife, Stephanie; his three daughters, Kylie, Mikayla, and Gabriella; his mother, Kathleen Steenburn D’Esposito Beers; his stepmother, Valerie D’Esposito; his father and mother-in-law, George and Joanne Dardani; his brothers, Neil D’Esposito, Matthew (Brianna) D’Esposito, and Marc D’Esposito; his grandmother, Dona Beck; and many cousins, aunts, uncles, and friends.  RJ is predeceased by his father Richard J. D’Esposito Sr. and his step-father Robert Beers.

     Calling hours are scheduled for Wednesday, July 27th, from 9:30 to 11:30 at St. Patrick’s Church in Ravena.  A funeral mass will begin at 11:30 directly after calling hours.   In lieu of flowers, a college fund has been established for RJ’s daughters.  Contributions to the D’Esposito College Fund can be mailed to: The Bank of Greene County, Attn: Ravena Branch, PO Box 470, Catskill, NY 12414.