RAMSEY, N.J. – Dr. Richard Gaines, a resident of Ramsey, died Tuesday, March 8. He was 68.
He is a graduate of Middlebury College, and received his doctorate from New York University. A highly dedicated psychologist in Ridgewood, he initiated the Anxiety Disorders Program at West Bergen Mental Healthcare, where he continued in a training and consulting role until very recently. He formerly was the director of both the Family Center (child abuse prevention and treatment program) and Child Psychiatry Services at Presbyterian Hospital in New York City, where he reshaped the clinical division and was a respected supervisor and mentor.
He is survived by his wife, Pamela Poppalardo; children, Simon and Madeleine; cousins, Earl Wasserman and Eileen Corbin; brother-in-law of Jacqueline and Wayne; and grandchildren.
Funeral services will be private. A memorial service will be announced at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the Anxiety Disorders Program for Children and Youth at West Bergen Mental Healthcare, 120 Chestnut St., Ridgewood, NJ 07450.