Richard A. Speed

July 5, 1945 ~ September 18, 2020 (age 75)


Richard Speed of Westhampton Beach died on Friday, September 18, 2020.  He was 75.

Speed graduated from Westhampton Beach High School in 1963.  He played football, basketball and baseball.   He graduated from State University Agricultural and Technical College at Morrisville and Miami University of Ohio. 

He joined the U.S. Army and served in Vietnam.  Upon returning from Vietnam he helped run the family business, Speed’s Pharmacy, in Westhampton Beach. 

Speed was a proud member of the Westhampton Beach Fire Department for over 45 years.  He loved animals, especially his golden retrievers and his parrot.  In his lifetime he enjoyed running, his motorcycle, coaching pop warner football, routing for the Boston Red Sox, the Kansas City Chiefs, listening to good tunes, visiting local restaurants, anything to do with the beach and attending as many Hurricanes games as possible.

He is survived by two daughters, Tracy and Kimet and three grandsons; Ryan, Anderson and Cameron.

Memorial visitation will be held on Friday, September 25, 2020 from 4-7 PM at the Werner-Rothwell Funeral Home in Westhampton Beach, NY.  A funeral procession will leave the Funeral Home on Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 10:00 AM to proceed to the Westhampton Beach Fire Department for an outdoor  Funeral Prayer Service to be held.


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Memorial Vistitation
September 25, 2020

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Werner & Rothwell Funeral Home
60 Mill Road
Westhampton Beach, NY 11978

Prayer Service
September 26, 2020

10:00 AM
Westhampton Beach Fire Department
92 Sunset Avenue
Westhampton Beach, NY 11978


Westhampton Beach Fire Department
P.O. Box 1526, Westhampton Beach NY 11978

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