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Richard L. Brisbane

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - Updated: 7:09 PM

Richard L. Brisbane

November 12, 2012

Mr. Richard L. Brisbane, 64, of Hancock Street, Fort Plain, New York died Monday, November 12, 2012 at Samuel Stratton VA Medical Center in Albany following a long illness.

Born on February 27, 1948 in Margaretville, NY, he was the son of Glenford Davis and Dorothy Brisbane. Mr. Brisbane had been an area resident for over 40 years, previously residing in Margaretville. He obtained his GED while serving in the US Army.

Mr. Brisbane was a forklift operator for Select LLC in St. Johnsville, NY for many years.

He was honorably discharged from the US Army where he obtained a rank of SP5. He was a veteran of the Vietnam war and was stationed in Korea.

Mr. Brisbane enjoyed fishing, hunting and spending time with his grandchildren.

He is predeceased by his father, Glenford Davis; brother, Robert Davis and grandson, Zachary Brisbane.

Mr. Brisbane is survived by his mother, Dorothy VanDerlyn of West Shokan, NY; sons, Thomas Brisbane and Stacy of North Carolina, Jon Brisbane and Jessica of Fultonville, NY; daughter, Michelle Bain of Andes, NY; sisters, Gloria Quick, Bessie Payne, Nancy Smith; many nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Services are private and will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are entrusted to Houghtaling & Smith Funeral Home, Inc., 20 Otsego Street, Canajoharie, NY 13317.

In lieu of flowers contributions in memory of Mr. Richard L. Brisbane may be made to Mountain Valley Hospice, 108 Steele Ave., Gloversville, NY 12078.

Please sign the online guestbook for Mr. Brisbane at


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