Richard Joseph Lenihan, Jr. of Pearl River, New York, died on Thursday, April 9, 2020 after a valiant three-week battle with the COVID-19 virus. He was 55 years old.
Rich, a 9/11 First Responder, proudly served the New York City Police Department for twenty years, retiring from the Bronx District Attorney’s Office in 2004 as a Sergeant. After retirement, he became an investigator for Geico Insurance Company.
Rich was born in the Bronx to Richard and Joan Lenihan (Donnellan) and was raised in Sloatsburg, New York. He is survived by his loving wife of 28 years, Patty (Perry), his two children, Caitlin and Patrick Lenihan, his mother Joan, and his siblings: Eileen Kehrli (Charles), Michael Lenihan (Elyse) and Sean Lenihan (Dawn), along with his nieces, nephews, cousins, and countless friends.
Rich was larger than life. A man of faith and a proud Irish American, Richard loved his family and country. If someone needed help, or even just a hearty laugh, Rich was their first call. There are no words to describe the sadness his loss will leave in the hearts of his family and friends.
A celebration of his life will be planned for the future. In lieu of flowers, a donation portal will be set up in support of Rich’s family. More details will be shared at a later date.