First, let me echo the sentiments expressed by Tom and Andrew. Rich was not only a member of the birding community, but his interests spanned many aspects of nature. He had great expertise in botany, butterflies, herps, and shells, but even that was not the limit of his interests. As such, he will be greatly missed by so many.
Here are the wake and funeral specifics as I received them from his son Brian. I'm pretty sure that should be P.M. on the second wake time slot, but I'm trying to get confirmation on that. Richard Kelly's wake will be at the New Hyde Park Funeral Home on Tuesday September 10, 2019. From 2:00-4:40pm and 7:00-9:30am. Funeral Mass is on Wednesday September 11, 2019 at 9;30am at the nearby Holy Spirit Church Interment - St. Charles Cemetery. Funeral Home- 506 Lakeville Road, New Hyde Park, NY https://www.nhpfh.com/directions Holy Spirit Church - 500 Jericho Turnpike, New Hyde Park, NY >From Funeral Home- Turn right out of the parking lot on Lowell. Turn left at the light. You come to a T section between two banks turn right. At the next light turn left on Covert Ave. At the light turn right. There are 2 lots. One on the west side on one to the east across 6th Street. WARNING:The grade crossing with the LIRR is completely closed off while they turn it into a underpass. If you come from that direction plan your route around it. St. Charles Cemetery- http://www.ccbklyn.org/our-cemeteries/st-charles-resurrection-cemeteries/dri ving-directions-st-charles-resurrection/ WARNING:S. Charles in nowhere near the other locations. It's quite a long drive away. Just over an hour is you take highways. One way. Steve Walter -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://email@example.com/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/NYSBirds-L 3) http://birding.aba.org/maillist/NY01 Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --