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Rich ard G . Belliveau , 83, the ch airman of th e NMH S C h arles Point Council, d ied on 5 May 201 2. The C h arles Poinc Coun cil is the local ch ap ter of th e Natio nal M aritime Historical Society that builds greater awa ren ess of th e ri ch seafarin g h eritage of the Hudson River Valley and creates a constituen cy to advocate for the m aritime h eritage . It h olds a m onthly lecture series and o rganizes p rojects to publicize the m aritime h eritage o f the area. As ch airman, Dick Bellivea u worked on involving the edu cati on al community and increas in g th e reach of the council. H e h ad a p assion fo r histo ry and strived to arrange creative and enticing program s fo r the lecture series that would interest more peo pl e. Mr. Belliveau served w ith the US Army-Ai r Corp fro m 1946- 1949, and then fro m 195 1- 1952 h e served in the US Ai r Fo rce during the Korean War. He was a retired schoolteach er for the Mo unt Pleasant School District in Tho rnwood , New York. H e was part of the W estch ester C ivil W ar Roundtable and an ac tive supporter of th e Boy Sco uts. A fa ithful member o f the Peekskill Pres by teri an C hurch , Mr. Belli veau also volunteered as ch aplain at the Hudso n Valley Hospital. H e was predeceased by his wife Barbara in 200 5; he is survived by his four sons and their fa mili es . H e was an important and beloved m ember of the N MHS family and is greatly missed.

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