Monthly Archives: September 2018

Losing Rik

ALBANY Richard John Mosley, 42, died on Tuesday, August 28, 2018.

He was born on September 11, 1975 in Albany to Robert John and the late Donna Lynn Mosley Simpson.

Rik graduated from Berne-Knox-Westerlo CSD in 1993 and attended SUNY Morrisville. He was employed by Community CARE Physicians. He was always a techno wiz and lived his life with zest and great enthusiasm.

He is survived by his father Robert J. Simpson of Knox; his son, Ronan “Skout” Mosley of Knox; his brothers, Jordan F. Simpson of Knox and Zachary E. Simpson; and brother-in-law John Kraigenow, both of Albany; his aunt, Andrea Jeffers of Albany; his uncle, Stuart Mosley of Knox; his nieces, Abigail and Alissa Simpson of Knox, whom he was adored by; and many cousins.

He also leaves his uncles John W. Simpson and William B. Simpson and his aunts Joanne Cedilotte and Mary Regina Smith.

His entire family will miss him. He was predeceased by his infant daughter, Nova P. Simpson; and his uncle, Specialist Fourth Class Richard J. Mosley.

Calling hours will be held on Saturday, September 1, from 2-4 p.m. at Fredendall Funeral Home, 199 Main St., Altamont. A funeral service to follow at 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to

your favorite charity.

On the day after the wake and funeral…..

So nice to see these messages from people we know and people we have never met.

My son Rik was all of these things and more. His mother and I were always so proud of him. He was a lovely human.

My thanks to all of his friends and family who came to the wake and funeral. We were so proud of Rik’s son Ronan who made a little speech in front of everybody. We all will surround Ronan with our family love to honor Rik.

Our hearts are broken but we go on together.

Will always love you Rik…

Love you always my brother… Until we meet again-Jordo

September 1, 2018

To Rik’s Family,

While I don’t know you… I knew Rik from working with him. He and I spoke many times about his life and sorrows and mine. I always felt that Rik had so much to give…love, crazy jokes and empathy.

I will miss him and would like to extend my deep and sincere condolences for the loss of your son, brother and friend. He will not be forgotten.

Love Vicky

Vicky Fleming

August 30, 2018 | Schenectady, NY

Jordan and family my thoughts & prayer to all the family and friends on riks passing if i can do anything let me know

dawn dezago


I am, and shall always be, your friend. I will miss the theoretical physics discussions and our friendly banter. You are part of the family I chose. Be at peace, Rik. You made an impact on my life and you will be missed.


I was, and am completely devasted to hear of Riks passing, I loved him as if he were my own,I will miss him forever and always and then some…I consider myself very blessed to have know Rik, I send my sincere condolences to all of his family during their deepest time of sorrow…Rest now Rik…God has you…xoxoxoxox…..

Kristinawoodmansee posted a condolence
Friday, August 31, 2018

My condolences to Riks family, Rik was a good man. I will miss him dearly

Arlene Brouillette posted a condolence

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Kim told me about the passing of Rik. I am so saddened to hear of your loss. He has such a lovely smile in this picture and I loved his laugh……may he find peace in being reunited with his mother and Nova and may you find Peace as you focus on the positive memories. Love and prayers.