School 07

Richard (DJ) W. Chadwick, Jr.

December 20, 1976 ~ August 8, 2020 (age 43)


Cambridge-Richard (DJ) W. Chadwick, Jr., 43, of Cambridge, went to be with our Heavenly Father on Saturday, August 8, 2020 as a result of an automobile accident.

Born on December 20, 1976 at the Glens Falls Hospital, he was the son of Richard and Janice Chadwick.  DJ was raised in Hartford, NY where he attended Hartford Central School.  He went to Castleton State where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Education and History and his Master’s Degree in Special Education.  He began his teaching career at Truthville Christian Academy then moved on to Hoosic Valley Central School as a Special Education teacher for 18 years.

On July 14, 2012, he married Jill A. Hahn in Cambridge, NY.  Jill was the absolute love of his life.  Trips to England and Peru were two of the highlights of their time together.  DJ was an avid reader, loved spending time with his family, traveling, camping, and enjoyed playing mind challenging games.

He had a very close relationship with our Lord and Savior.  He grew up at the Adamsville Baptist Church where he served as an Elder, taught adult Sunday school, and was a part of the men's prayer meetings.  He was a very active member of The Gideons International, an organization that places bibles all over the world, and he basically just loved to share his love for the Lord.

He will be sorely missed by his family, students, faculty and staff at Hoosic Valley Central School, his friends at The Gideons International and his Adamsville Church family.

Survivors include his wife, Jill A. Hahn Chadwick of Cambridge, NY; his parents, Richard and Janice Chadwick of Hartford, NY; sister, Renee Chadwick-Savoie of Wetumpka, AL and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

DJ was also predeceased by his mother-in-law on August 8, 2020, Alice B. Hahn.

Public calling hours will be Sunday, August 16, 2020 at the Coila Church, 93 State Route 372, Cambridge from 2-6 p.m.

A service for family only will be held on Monday, August 17, 2020 at 11 a.m., at the Coila Church, 93 State Route 372, Cambridge with Pastor Kenneth MacLeod officiating.  A private burial will follow at Woodlands Cemetery following the service. 

Facial coverings or masks are required, and social distancing is to be observed inside and outside of the church. 

An outdoor memorial service is scheduled for DJ at the Adamsville Baptist Church, 2091 County Route 43, Fort Edward, NY on Wednesday, August 19, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. for those wanting to attend.

In Lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in DJ's memory to The Gideons International Processing Center, P.O. Box 97251, Washington, DC 20090-7251 or the Adamsville Baptist Church, 2091 County Route 43, Fort Edward, NY  12828 or the Cambridge Fire Department, P.O. Box 554, Cambridge, NY  12816 or Cambridge Valley Rescue Squad, 37 Gilbert St., Cambridge, NY  12816.

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Private Service

Coila Church
93 State Route 372
Cambridge, NY 12816

August 16, 2020

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Coila Church
93 State Route 372
Cambridge, NY 12816

Celebration of Life
August 19, 2020

6:00 PM
Adamsville Baptist Church
2091 County Route 43
Fort Edward, NY 12828

Private Committal

Woodlands Cemetery
Cemetery Lane
Cambridge, NY 12816


Gideons International Processing Center
P.O. Box 97251, Washington DC 20090

Adamsville Baptist Church
2091 County Route 43, Fort Edward NY 12828

Cambridge Fire Dept.
P.O. Box 554, Cambridge NY 12816

Cambridge Valley Rescue Squad
37 Gilbert Street, Cambridge NY 12816

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