Elliott, Richard S.
Hilton: On April 30, 2013. He is predeceased by his wife, Irene "Rinkey" ('09). Dick is survived by his children and grandchildren, Brett (Kathleen) Elliott and their children Brianna & Omar, Todd (Maria) Elliott and children Thomas Elliott, Mary Vacca, Sean Reitano, & Eric (Jessica) Reitano, Tracee (Bill) David and their children Tyler & Abbey; his sister Suzanne (Lester) Luckenbach; sisters-in-law Audrey Case, Cora Massecar, Roberta (Donald) Ecott & Elaine (Charles) Maginness; several cousins, nieces and nephews.
Dick was a devoted husband, father and grandfather always enjoying time with family and friends. He earned degrees from both Cornell University and Rochester Institute of Technology; was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity and honorably served as Captain in the Air Force. Dick worked at Stromberg-Carlson, General Motors and the Industrial Management Council before embarking on his career as Senior Career Advisor/Associate Professor at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf at RIT. In retirement he was a Job Coach for ARC and Rochester School for the Deaf. Dick was a passionate volunteer - active on the Grid at Watkins Glen International Raceway, within his community and at St. Paul Lutheran Church where he served as an Elder; was active on numerous boards and committees and where he served as Congregational President. Dick's interests included golf, fishing, auto racing, tinkering on his cars, attending his grandchildren's activities, and the Buffalo Bills.
Special thanks to the Medical Teams at Unity Hospital and to Arda and Joe Davey for their care and compassion. In addition we'd like to thank Dick's "third son" David Hurlbutt for always being there for our family in times of joy and sorrow.
Please join his family on SUNDAY MAY 19TH at 3 PM at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Hilton for his "Celebration of Life" Those wishing may contribute to the
in his memory.
Thomas E. Burger Funeral Home, Inc.
735 East Avenue Hilton, NY 14468
Published in Rochester Democrat And Chronicle from May 5 to May 16, 2013