Richard  DiMartin
ONEONTA - Richard DiMartin, 88, of Oneonta, passed away on Dec. 12, 2019.
He was born on Oct. 14, 1931, in Oneonta, the son of Don and Hazel (Hamilton) DiMartin.
Dick attended St. Mary's School and Oneonta High School, graduating in 1949.
He enlisted in the United States Army in August 1949, served in Korea with the 7th Infantry Division and was honorably discharged in October 1952.
Dick attended St. Mary's Catholic Church and was married there to Joan Smith on July 5, 1953.
Dick was employed for 41 years as a union bricklayer in the Oneonta and Binghamton area. He was also a member of the Oneonta Fire Department from 1957 to 1996 and a mail courier for the Oneonta City School District for 20 years.
Dick is survived by his wife, Joan DiMartin; sons, Dennis (Renee) and Thomas (Barbara); grandchildren, Kristina, Jennifer (Perkins), Douglas, Theresa and Maria DiMartin; brother, George (Judy) DiMartin; and brother-in-law, Otto Huhta.
He was predeceased by his parents; sister, Lucia; and brother, Robert.
There will be no calling hours.
A private burial will take place in the spring in Mount Calvary Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
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Arrangements are by Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home in Oneonta.
Published on December 12, 2019


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Bill Payne
Dec 17, 2019
Dick was one of the best firefighters in the history of the OFD. It was a truly pleasure to work with Dick. Dick always did the job in personal silence from rolling in to "mop up". Our prayers are with the DiMartin family. RIP "Cussed"
Bill Payne
Dec 17, 2019
Dick was one of the best Firefighters in the history of the OFD. He always did the job in his personal silence, but you know how he felt when the mop up was done. It was a pleasure to work with "Cussed" for many tears. Rest in Peace Brother Firefighter.
Duane & Mary Colone Hathaway
Dec 15, 2019
Our condolence to the Di Martin Families. He is now in a greater place and at peace. God is with him.
Nic Brent
Dec 14, 2019
Our prayers go out to the DiMartin family
Katrina and Michael Crandell
Dec 13, 2019
Sending our heartfelt condolences to the entire family.
Don Payne
Dec 13, 2019
My sincere prayer for all those that know and love this very special man. May He rest in ever lasting peace, and may we all find comfort in the sorrow of his passing, and in the too many to mention fond memories he left us of his life.
Dec 13, 2019
Very, very sorry;hard to understand.
Chris White
Dec 13, 2019
So sorry to hear of the loss of such a good man. My condolences to the family. He was loved and known by many in the community he called home for his entire life.
Nancy Jester
Dec 13, 2019
To Joan and the entire Di Martin family. So sorry for your loss.❤
Michael DiMartin
Dec 13, 2019
My sincere condolences to the family.