HYDE PARK, N.Y. -- Gary Richard Dotterer, of Hyde Park, died on April 1. He was 63.
Dotterer was born on May 3, 1953 in Beacon to Richard and Gertrude (Benziger) Dotterer. He attended Haldane High School and received a B.S. in Art from Ladycliff College. In retirement, he truly enjoyed his love for painting, music, and traveling. Gary was a proud member of the Artists' Collective in Hyde Park where his wonderful paintings were a part of many art shows over the years. He was also an avid animal lover and enjoyed time spent with his beloved cats and dogs. He was a lifelong fan of the Boston Red Sox, New York Rangers and was never without his beloved tie-dye.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughter, Cassandra Kassel, and her husband, Matthew Kassel; son, Korey Dotterer, and his wife, Deanna (Robertson) Dotterer; son, Brendan Dotterer, and fiancée, Shannon Woolsey; brother-in-law, Chester Warren; mother-in-law, Beverly Richard; sister-in-law, Diane Richard; brother-in-law, Paul Richard; sister-in-law, Nancy Richard; sister-in-law, Donna Borquist, and brother-in-law, Dana Borquist.
Visitation will be 4 - 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 4 at Sweets Funeral Home, Route 9 in Hyde Park. A graveside celebration of his life will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 5 at St. Peter's Cemetery, Poughkeepsie.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital , 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or, the Artists' Collective , 4338 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park, NY 12538.
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