Richard H. Hazen, 88, was promoted to glory on Thursday, July 2, 2020. Arrangements are with the Flint Funeral Home, Moira.
Born on November 25, 1931, in Moira, he was the son of Harold and Dorothy (Drake) Hazen and graduated in 1950 from Moira High School.
On November 23, 1951, Richard united into marriage with Joyce Fadden at the Methodist Church, Moira. For many years, the couple owned and operated a dairy farm on the Hazen Road. Joyce predeceased him on October 28, 2015.
Richard turned his dairy farm into Circle H Buffalo Ranch. It was one of his greatest joys learning about and raising buffalo. At one time he had over 100 buffalo.
He was the pastor of Brasher Falls Baptist Church and Parishville Baptist Church.
Along with several families, he founded and was the pastor of the Maranatha Bible Church in Constable.
In his spare time, he enjoyed reading and studying his Bible. He held many Bible studies in his home over the years. He had a strong faith and enjoyed sharing it. He also had a love for his collie dogs and calico cats.
Special memories will be forever in the hearts of his two sons and one daughter-in-law, Larry Hazen of Moira and Glen (Darlene) Hazen of Moira; four daughters and three sons-in-law, Judy (Joseph) Patnode of Plattsburgh, Nancy (Don) LaTray of Moira, Connie Baker of Brushton and Dawn (Dennis) Reardon of Bombay. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Jesse LaTray, Nathan Patnode, Jourdan Hazen, Ashley Robinson, Joshua and Alana Baker, Matthew, Adam, Brandon, Adriana and Darren Reardon; 14 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he is predeceased by two sons, Gary –– who joined God’s Choir of Angels during his infancy –– and Stanley Hazen, who passed away May 16, 2019. His brothers Robert and Merle Hazen and his sister Helen Barney also predeceased him.
A private funeral and graveside service were held at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions in Richard’s honor may be made to the Adirondack Medical Center Oncology Department.
Condolences may be shared with the family at www.flintfuneralhomeny.com.