Roll of Honor

Richard E. Tomlins Jr.

Richard E. Tomlins Jr.

  • Firefighter
  • Cold Spring Fire Company
  • New York
  • Age: 43
  • Year of Death: 2018

Richard Tomlins Jr., 43, of Cold Spring, died February 15, 2018.

He was born February 12, 1975, in Cold Spring, the son of Donna Steltz (Clarke).

Richie was a lifelong jokester, a 25-year member of the Cold Spring Fire Company, a member of Local 137 of the International Union Operating Engineers, and an employee of the Putnam County Highway Department. He was avid fan of the Yankees, Giants, and Notre Dame football.

Always entertaining, Richie never missed an opportunity to make a joke at the expense of himself or others, and he was the ultimate deliverer of one-liners. He was a proud father, loving and caring friend, companion, and relative who will be greatly missed but remembered every day.

He is survived by his daughter, Sophie Tomlins; his mother, Donna Steltz (Dave); his sister, Heather Browne (Kevin); and his brother, Matthew Steltz (Kerrie). He is also survived by his nieces and nephews, Matthew Richard Browne, Winter Steltz, Jax Steltz, and Carter Browne.

Richie was taken from us too soon. We think of him often and speak of him daily. We will always remember his bright smile and his laughter. His memory will live on forever with everyone who loved him.