Richard Vinick

Obituary of Richard Theodore Vinick




Richard Theodore ( Ted) Vinick, 97 of Niskayuna, NY died suddenly at his residence on Thursday, December 5, 2019. Ted was a lifelong Schenectady resident.  He had a retail career of thirty years in his Family’s Clothing Business, Myers Children’s Shop in downtown Schenectady. His second career was with the NYS Dept of Transportation in Albany. Ted was a graduate of Albany Academy and Union College Class of 1943. He served in the US Army during World War 2.  He was very active in community affairs and was a longtime member of  Congregation Gates of Heaven in Schenectady. He was also a member of the Garnet Guard Society and in 1993 was awarded the esteemed Union Alumni. Gold Medal for exceptional service to the College. He was an ardent sports fan.


Ted was married to Raquel Scher Vinick    until her passing in  2014  He is survived by 2 sons, Dr. Daniel Vinick of Tuxedo Park, NY and Howard Vinick of Schenectady. Grandfather of Daniela and Alexandra Vinick. He was predeecead by his sister, Sandra Shapiro.


 Services at Congregation Gates of Heaven, 852 Ashmore Avenue Schenectady on Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 2pm.All are welcome to attend.  Those wishing to remember Ted in a special way may make a memorial donation to Congregation Gates of Heaven  or the Union College Annual Fund. 

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Rabbi Matt Cutler from Congregation Gates of Heaven will be officiating


May be made to Congregation Gates of Heaven or the Union College Alumni Fund
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