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Richard Brautigam

August 30, 1935 - October 21, 2020


Barton, New York

Date of Death:

October 21, 2020



Birth Date:

August 30, 1935

Birth Place:

Weisbrunn, Germany

Service Information:

Monday, October 26, 2020 at 10:00 AM at St. James Church, 503 Clark Street, Waverly, New York



St. James Cemetery, Waverly, New York

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Richard Brautigam

Richard Brautigam of Barton, NY passed away peacefully on October 21, 2020 surrounded by his family.  

He is lovingly remembered by his wife of 61 years, Maria Fechter Brautigam; his four daughters, Katharina (Andrew) Cattell, Franziska Brautigam Tamas, Gabriele (Ricardo) Fiorey, Erika (Ronald) Walsh; he was the beloved grandfather of  Richard Fink, Stephen (Kelly) Fink, Nicholas Tamas, Sofie Tamas, Brigid Tamas, Elisabeth (Christopher) Wheeler, Kathrin (Max) Young, Christian Cattell, Nicole Fiorey, Evelyn Walsh and Mary Walsh.  Richard was the proud great-grandfather of Tristan, Rylan, Finnian, Odin, Rowan, Hilde (Fink), Pemberley Fink, Chase, Max, Adam and Miles (Wheeler).  

He is predeceased by three brothers and three sisters in Germany.

Richard was born on August 30, 1935 in Weisbrunn, Germany.  In 1953 he emigrated to the United States.  He served in the U.S. Army at Fort Hood from 1955-1957.  After his retirement from the Port Authority of NY/NJ, Richard and Maria relocated to Barton from Denville, NJ, moving to his dream farm, Weisbrunner Hof.  There he enjoyed hunting, farming and fishing with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, October 26, 2020 at 10:00 AM at St. James Church, 503 Clark Street, Waverly, New York with Rev. Daniel White officiating and burial to follow in St. James Cemetery in Waverly, New York.  For those wishing to send a message of sympathy to Richard’s family you may visit our Facebook page or in “Obituaries” at

Sympathy Messages

From: Doris Hofmann Farrelly
Richard will be missed by many members of his family, especially since he received so many blessings of children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. I was surprised how much his family grew. Must say whenever I would meet one of the members we had such a nice time, thank you for making life special along with you guys. Love from cousin Didi and family.

From: Josh Bellis
Deepest sympathies from the Bellis family very nice man.

From: Kathy Braithwaite
Sounds like your dad was a wonderful man. Keeping you and your  family in my prayers.

From: Joe and Margo Lopreste
We are sorry for your loss. We will miss seeing Mr. Brautigam with his ever present smile at church. He will be in our prayers.

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