RENSSELAERVILLE, NY

Richard "Dick" Creamer, professional actor, director, playwright and retired artistic director of Impulse Theatre and Dance, with critically-acclaimed credits in NYC, regional and touring theatre, died at Albany Medical Center on August 4, 2013 at the age of 78, from complications of chronic leukemia.

In the Capital District audiences saw him play leading roles at Capital Rep and at Proctor's as equity guest artist. Dick was a member of Actors Equity Association and Screen Actors Guild, held a PhD in theatre, and taught on the faculties of CCNY, Siena College, and Columbia-Greene Community College. Dick was born in Lynn, Mass. in 1935. Dick was the beloved husband of 46 years to Nadia Creamer; loving father to daughter Denise Kushmerek (husband, Edward Kushmerek), and cherished Opa to two granddaughters, Katie and Maureen Hawe; also the loving brother of Edward Creamer, Bernard Creamer and the late Margaret (Creamer) LeVangia, and their spouses, Sandra Creamer, Margaret Creamer, and Thomas LeVangia, as well as an extended and much-loved family. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to: Actors Equity: actorsequity.org/ aeafoundation.asp, 212-869-8530; Amnesty International: amnestyusa.org (select honorary and memorial gifts) 212-633-4254 or WAMC: wamc.org/support-wamc.