Richard H. Braithwaite
Richard Braithwaite, a 20-year Rockaway resident, died July 21.
Braithwaite was born in Brooklyn. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam Era. He was a police officer with the New York City Police Department. He was also a member of Knights of Columbus, Baron DeKalb Council, and the P.B.A.
He is survived by his wife Eileen (nee Tinney) Braithwaite; sons, Michael and Kevin; sister, Karen Muldoon; and grandchildren, Ryan, Carli and Michael.
Funeral arrangements and visitation were entrusted to the Denis S. O'Connor Funeral Home. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, July 25 at 11 a.m. at St. Thomas More Church. All other arrangements were kept private.