Richard A. Metro

Richard A. Metro

Regular Army - need I say more. With the blustering facade of a striper maximus and the heart of a true gravytrainer, Rick continually astounded his friends. Whether enjoying a game of whiffleball or low crawling through Beast, no one can say Rick wasn't a jolly copper on parade.

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Richard Allen Metro February 7, 1956 – February 22, 2021 New Windsor, NY

Richard Allen Metro passed away on Monday, February 22, 2021 at his home in New Windsor, NY. He was 65 years old. Son of the late John and Mary Lee Antill Metro, he was born on February 2, 1956 in Pittsburgh, PA. In 1978 he graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point. Richard was commissioned in the United States Army in the Military Police Corps. Over his 27 year career he served in a variety of military assignments in Korea, Germany, Virginia, Hawaii, Alabama and West Point. He taught in the Department of Systems Engineering for seven years. His final assignment was Provost Marshal of West Point. Immediately after military retirement he began his career as a Department of the Army civilian. Richard was the Program Assessment Coordinator for the Department of Military Instruction at the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY for 15 years. He served on many committees at the Academy and worshipped at the Cadet Chapel. He was a graduate of the FBI National Academy 147th Session and held graduate degrees from University of Southern California and the University of Virginia. Richard was a member of the NYS FOP #188 Mid-Hudson Lodge and a former Boy Scout Leader.

Richard is survived by his wife Lisa, at home; his son William Metro and his wife Allyson of Nashville, TN; his daughter Beth Metro of Cornwall, NY; and his sister Gail Metro of Roanoke, VA.

Visitation will be held on Monday, March 1, 2021 from 4-7 p.m. at William F. Hogan Funeral Home, 135 Main St., Highland Falls, NY 10928. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the EOD Warrior Foundation (charity #37190)

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