Rich originally from Brooklyn, NY was a resident of Malden Bridge, NY for the last 50 years. He was a graduate of Delaware Valley College in Doylestown, PA and also served in the U.S. Marine Corps. Rich was a very well-known and successful horse trainer and the owner of Rich Gold Stables in Malden Bridge. He was a breeder of Quarter Horses, Arabians and his beloved Australian Shepherds. Rich always had at least one Aussie by his side, always his trusted companions.
Rich is survived by his sister Carol Friedland, his nephew Daniel Friedland and his spouse Kim Royer, his niece, Jodi (Friedland)Walters her husband, Chip Walters, his great niece Abby Walters and Great nephew Alex Walters. He also leaves his dearest friends, Larry and Florence Sanford, of Nassau NY, Dino Romano of Tyngsboro, MA, Jennifer Lawrence of Old Chatham, NY, Joelle and Rob Wright of East Nassau, NY, and Lynn Murphy from Massachusetts.
At the families request services will be private. Donations in his memory may be sent to:
The Horseman’s Distress Fund, 236 Henry Sanford Rd., Bridgewater, CT 06752
The Community Hospice Fund, 310 South Manning Blvd, Albany, NY 12208