Obituary for Rev. Richard L. “Dick” Sears Rev. Richard L. “Dick” Sears, age 79, of Gloversville, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at his residence with his loving wife Janice by his side. He was born on December 26, 1938 in Cortland, the son of the late Esmond Sears and Dorothy Blake Sears. Dick was a graduate of Lake Placid High School. He received his Bachelors Degree from Drew University in Madison, New Jersey and completed his Master of Divinity at the New York Theological Seminary. Reverend Sears was an integral component of the clergy, most recently serving the former First United Methodist Church of Johnstown and the First United Methodist Church of Gloversville. He also served churches in Watervliet, East Greenbush, Lake Placid and Es Junction, VT. Dick was a 60+ year member of the Barbershop Harmony Society and sang in various quartets and choruses over the years. In 1990, his quartet, “Something Old, Something New”, won the Northeastern District Championship. Dick was also an avid hunter and fisherman. He is survived by his wife Janice Becker Sears whom he married on June 23, 1962; two daughters, Jennifer DeYoung and her husband Daniel of Fairport, and Amy Jones of Waterford; three grandchildren, Kay Jones, Christian Jones and Rachel Jones, and one great-grandson William Murphy. A Celebration of Life service for Rev. Sears will be conducted at Foothills United Methodist Church,17 Fremont Street, Gloversville, on January 6th at 2pm. In keeping with Dick’s request, there will be no calling hours. Contributions in his memory may be made to the Foothills Worship and Mission Center building fund. Please consider visiting the go-fund me page, created by Dick Sears, in support of the new Worship and Mission Center at www.gofundme.com/overcoming-obstacles-gods-promise. Contributions can also be sent to the Foothills United Methodist Church, memo:crowd-funding, 17 Fremont St, Gloversville, NY 12078. Arrangements have been entrusted to the A.G. Cole Funeral Home, Inc., 215 E. Main Street, Johnstown. Condolences to the family may be made online by visiting our website at www.agcolefuneralhome.com To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Rev. Richard L. “Dick” Sears please visit our Sympathy Store. Upcoming Events Celebration of Life © Stadia Maps, © OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap Get Driving Directions JAN 6. 2:00 PM Foothills United Methodist Church 17 Fremont Street Gloversville, NY, US, 12078 Order Flowers for the Celebration of Life Guaranteed delivery before Richard’s Celebration of Life begins.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Rev Richard L Dick Sears December 26 1938 December 11 2018.
Death notice for the town of: Johnstown, state: New York