Richard Arthur Vroman
CLIFTON PARK _ Richard A. Vroman, 75, of Clifton Park, entered into eternal life on Sunday, July 8, 2012, at his residence surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Oneonta on March 30, 1937, he was the son of the late Arthur and Myrtle Scutt Vroman. Richard was a graduate of Oneonta High School, where he excelled in numerous sports and was the first student to be awarded "Athlete of the Year" during his senior year in 1955. He received a masters of science in education from SUNY at Oneonta in 1962. He continued his education at SUNY Albany to receive his certification in school administration and supervision.
Richard was employed for over 33 years at the South Colonie School District, beginning as a teacher of science and math at Lisha Kill Junior High School, then served as a vice principal at Sand Creek and vice principal and principal of South Colonie High School.
Richard became a Member of Central Administration involved in all aspects of the district's operation serving as personnel director, purchasing agent, freedom of information officer, Title IX officer, and hearing officer. He was also responsible for the district's middle and elementary schools scheduling, and was a member of the Association of School Administrators.
Throughout these years, he lovingly raised four children with his wife, Rosalie, and in more recent years, spent countless hours enriching the lives and enjoying the company of his 10 grandchildren. He enjoyed time with family and friends golfing, boating, fishing and traveling.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 50 years, Rosalie (Fendick) Vroman, whom he married on Aug. 19, 1961; four devoted children, Renee (Robert) Ramsey of Glenville, Richard J. (Michele) Vroman of Sudbury, Mass., Debra (Zachary) MacDonald of Northborough, Mass., and Christopher J. (Heather) Vroman of Shrewsbury, Mass.; 10 grandchildren, (Rebecca, Kayla and Perry Ramsey, Michael, Andrew and Nicholas Vroman, Daniel and Anna MacDonald, Sean and Ryan Vroman); a multitude of nieces and nephews; two sisters, Peggy (Tom) Barry and Sandra (Lynn) Parsons; and one brother, Gerald (Carol) Vroman. He will be dearly missed.
Calling hours will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 12, 2012, at the Gordon C. Emerick Funeral Home, 1550 Route 9, Clifton Park.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Edward the Confessor Catholic Church, Clifton Park.
Memorials in Richard's memory may be made to the American Lung Association of NYS, 155 Washington Ave., Suite 210, Albany, NY 12210.