Dick Brickwedde lives with his wife June on Syracuse's east side. He has three grown stepdaughters and four grandchildren in Philadelphia and Colorado. He is the fourth of 11 children of Rose McCarthy Brickwedde and the late George Brickwedde. Born in Brooklyn, he grew up in Ancram in Columbia County, New York. He is a graduate of Webutuck Central School, Syracuse University and Fordham University School of Law.