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was the last time you hung out with Richard?”
That question resonated through Albany club Savannah’s on
Monday night (June 3), as friends and coworkers of former
Times Union graphic artist Richard Stoddard gathered
in his memory. Stoddard, 46, died suddenly on May 1. He had
been living at his mother’s home in Gloversville.
Stoddard was known not only as a talented graphic designer
who spent nearly 14 years at the TU; he was also a
well-known Lark Street face. He worked periodically at Lark
Street Tattoo, and his silvery-gray, ’50s ’do, trademark Buddy
Holly glasses and wry smile were a regular presence at many
of the neighborhood establishments.
On Monday night, local musicians including Rocky Velvet, Scotty
Mac and Mark Gamsjager, gave Stoddard an appropriate rockabilly
would have loved the party—he would have been here till 4
in the morning,” one guest observed.