PHILADELPHIA, NY – Richard Brotherton, 82, formerly of Elm Ridge Road in Philadelphia, NY, and a resident of Florida, died peacefully on Friday, June 11, 2021, at the Samaritan Medical Center in Watertown.
Richard was born on Dec. 14, 1938, in Carthage, NY, a son of the late Merton and Fern (Gladle) Brotherton. In 1957 he graduated from Philadelphia High School. He served in the United States Army National Guard from 1956 until 1964.
On June 3, 1960, he married Barbara Dickhaut. Barbara died on January 18, 2015.
Richard owned and operated his own Dairy Farm, retiring in 2000. In his later years, he drove truck for Brotherton & Sons, retiring in 2007.
He loved spending time with his family and grandchildren and working on his special woodworking projects. He occasionally liked to gamble.
He is survived by his three children, Kevin (Gina) Brotherton, Philadelphia; Steven (Helen) Brotherton, Philadelphia; and Richard “Rick” Brotherton Jr., Philadelphia. He is also survived by 6 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren as well as several siblings, Doris Bullard, Cranberry Lake, NY; Candice Renaud, Whitehall, NY; Charles Thompson, Carthage; and Shirley Boswell, Nebraska.
He is predeceased by four siblings, Patricia Arnold; Donald Brotherton; Muriel Gates; and Bobbi Scott.
A Celebration of Life gathering will be held at the family farm, located at 34578 Elm Ridge Rd., Philadelphia, NY, on Saturday, June 19, 2021, at noon.
A private burial will be held in the Sandford Corners Cemetery in Calcium, NY.
Arrangements are entrusted to Northridge Cremation Chapel, owned and operated by Lundy Funeral Home, 500 State St., Carthage.
Online condolences can be made at www.lundyfuneralhome.com