David M. Richter

June 19, 2020





Beloved husband, father and grandfather, David M. Richter passed away on Friday, June 19, 2020.   He was the son of the late Rebecca and Benjamin Richter and the husband of Elaine (Kelman) Richter.   A long time resident of Delmar, David held many key positions in New York State government spanning more than 45 years.  He served as Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer, State University of New York System, First Deputy Director, New York State Division of the Budget, and Executive Deputy Commissioner, New York State Office of Mental Health.  Upon his retirement from New York State, he served as Senior Policy Advisor, United University Professions (UUP).   He was a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and served in the 364th General Hospital Army Reserve Unit in Albany.


In addition to his wife of 56 years, Elaine, David is survived by his sons, Dr. Craig M.  Richter and his wife, Elizabeth Collard Richter, of Huntington Bay, L.I., Mark G. Richter and his wife, Mary Tanner-Richter, of Delmar and grandchildren, Sarah, William, Maya and Eva Richter.  He is also survived by Dr. Jeffrey Richter of Guilderland, his brother, sister-in-law, Judith Moore Kelman of Clifton Park and several nephews and nieces.


The family deeply appreciates the exceptional care and compassion David received from the many doctors and staff who attended to him over the years, especially Dr. Barbara Brazis, Dr. Jonathan DeSantis, Dr. William Kowal, Dr. Ajaz Khan, Dr. David Palat,, and Dr. Kristina Roddy.  


Services will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to the Bethlehem Chabad, 393 Delaware Avenue, Delmar, New York 12054.




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