River Edge, NJ
End of Service: 03/01/2022
Circumstances: WTC Related Illness
Deputy Chief Richard J. Chatterton “Rick” passed away peacefully in his sleep at the age of 59 after a long battle with a WTC-related illness. Born in Astoria, NY, he was a resident of River Edge, NJ. Richard lived a life of service throughout his career that led him to end his career as Deputy Chief of the New York City Fire Department.
Rick was someone a lot of people relied on, he went above and beyond in all facets of life to be a role model. He was a dedicated father, always coaching any team for his kids that he could. Rick was a man who loved life, always singing or dancing- not well, and didn’t care who was watching. He was carefree in that sense.
Rick was a man fully committed to being the best man he could be, and his family reaped the benefits of having such an amazing man to lead their life. He will be truly missed by all that knew him. Rick is survived by his loving wife of 34 years Rose Marie; three cherished children: Tyler, Bradley, and Emily and many extended family members.