Rochester: Passed peacefully on August 29, 2014 at age 89. Predeceased by his wife, Jane and second wife, Lucille; his brother, William; sisters, Dorothy Powers and Ruth Freeman. Survived by his children, Robert (Carol), Donald (Mary Ellen), and Ann (John) Pennell; grandchildren, Jason (Nicole), Sarah (Steve) Diegel, and Matthew Pennell; great grandchildren, Logan, Savannah Diegel, Seth Diegel, and Scarlett Diegel; sister, M. Joyce Craig; brother-in-law, Lester Wood and sisters-in-law, Linda Diehl and Gertrude Wood; many nieces and nephews.
Richard, a World War II veteran, was awarded the Purple Heart in March 2014 after 70 years. He was an auto mechanic for a short time before joining New York State Electric and Gas where he worked until he retired in 1986. In his retirement, he traveled extensively throughout the world. Family and friends may call at the Robert D. Grey Funeral Home, 49 Jordan St., Skaneateles, NY with calling hours on Monday from 5-8 pm and the funeral service there on Tuesday at 10 am. Memorial contributions can be made to Hildebrandt Hospice Care Center, c\o Lifetime Care Hospice, 3111 S. Winton Rd., Rochester, NY 14623.