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Richard “Mickey” Gollinge

March 16, 1942 ~ October 19, 2023

Richard Gollinge, “Mickey”, 81, of Vero Beach, Florida, formally of Amityville, NY, passed away at home surrounded by family on October 19, 2023. Richard was born in Brooklyn, NY, and married to Patricia for 60 years, recently celebrating their anniversary June 1st. Survived by his wife Patricia; sons Richard (Tami) and Stephen (Debra); grandchildren Jacquelline, Emily, Eric, and Alek; and great grandchild, Sylvie. Richard was predeceased by his brother Walter and sister Agnes.
He was a Navy veteran, devoted husband, dedicated family man, avid fisherman, craftsman, woodworker, and would help anyone who needed it. He was known by his grandchildren as Grandpa Lemon, or GL for short, which he graciously accepted.
Grandpa Lemon, our hero, will forever be in our hearts and will live on through his family.

 

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”
― Theodore Roosevelt

Condolence

Krystian

October 23, 2023, 5:32 pm

I’m grateful to have met Grandpa Lemon and share some good laughs with him. I only wish I’ve spent more time with him, he was a man of great values and true strong care and commitment to his family. From the conversations I did have with him I’ll hold forever. He was truly a great man.

Steve Savas

October 23, 2023, 6:15 pm

He was a phenomenal boss and a great friend. He will be sorely missed by those that knew him. Rest In Peace Chief.

Eric

October 23, 2023, 6:22 pm

GL was a hero to me, ever since I was young boy. I’ve never respected a man as much as him and am grateful to have known and loved him throughout my life. His legacy will live on and he will be honored every day. I love you Grandpa. WWGLD

Mary Giudice Frances Ferrara

October 23, 2023, 7:49 pm

What is lovely never dies, remains in our memories, thoughts, and is shared by each who knew him and loved him.
Richard was a caring, gentle man, who loved his family a great deal.
And although we knew him for a short time, he made us feel like family.
We will miss you and your smile.
Be forever In Peace. Mary and Fran

Joey

October 23, 2023, 10:54 pm

Thank you GL for you acceptance, love, support, and all the eye rolling and giggles from my antics with Babtchki.

What an amazing person and what a remarkable life. I feel so lucky that he was part of our family.

❤️

Adriana

October 24, 2023, 2:00 am

It was an honor to have met you, I am blessed to have spent time with you, Pat and the Gollinge Family, all the stories you shared a true hero, husband, father, grandfather and son, always working on something you had an amazing gift with your hands; praying for all of you, he will be greatly missed, I have no words. RIP Chief!!

Sean O’Sullivan

October 24, 2023, 2:04 am

I’m so so sorry my dear buddy. I feel you man. The world has lost another brooklynite/patriot/father/ friend. Those we love don’t go away, They walk beside us every day, unseen, unheard, but always near, Still loved, still missed and very dear. Love Always, Sean O’Sullivan

John Romero

October 24, 2023, 4:44 am

In my 45 years in policing I’ve never worked for a better person. Not only was he a great chief, he was an outstanding human being. A man who was dedicated to his family and to the badge that he wore so proudly. During my years of working with the Chief, I became close to him and his wife Pat. Chief Gollinge was not only recognized for his many achievements on the job, but also his unwavering dedication to his family.
Before moving to California in 2013, I had the opportunity to visit the Chief and his wife Pat. We exchanged stories of our shared experiences on the job.
One of the qualities that stood out most about him was his consistent treatment of everyone with respect, regardless of their rank. He was not just a pillar of leadership, but also a close friend. His absence will be deeply felt by many, especially those of us who had the honor of calling the Chief our friend. Rest in peace Chief.

Mary Giudice

October 24, 2023, 12:00 pm

What is lovely never dies, remains in our memories , thoughts and is shared, by each who knew and loved him.
Richard was a caring, gentle man, who loved his family a great deal.
And although we knew for a short time, he made us feel like family.
We will miss you and your smile.
Be forever In Peace. Mary and Fran

Mary Giudice

October 24, 2023, 12:02 pm

What is lovely never dies, remains in our memories , thoughts and is shared, by each who knew and loved him.
Richard was a caring, gentle man, who loved his family a great deal.
And although we knew for a short time, he made us feel like family.
We will miss you and your smile.
Be forever In Peace. Mary and Fran

Gloria Rabbitt

October 29, 2023, 2:26 pm

Rest in peace Mr. Gollinge. I’ve only spoken to you a few times when on my walks. I could tell how much you loved your family and what a proud Grandfather you were. I know you will be truly missed.

Fondly
Gloria & Dave Rabbitt

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