OLEAN - Richard L. Keller, of 433 N. Ninth St., passed away Friday (Feb. 28, 2014) at ECMC, Buffalo, following a lengthy illness.
Richard was born on Oct. 23, 1953, in Olean, a son of Lawrence V. and Anna E. (Heil) Keller. A lifelong resident of Olean, and a graduate from Olean High School, he served in the workforce at CUTCO of Olean, for 41 years. Richard was a man who enjoyed a quiet simple life. He was a avid chess player who enjoyed bi-weekly chess games with his friends. He was also a firearms enthusiast. Richard was a member of Olean's Eagle Lodge and former member of the Elks, Moose, St. Stephens, and CC Lodge of Olean.
Surviving Richard are a son, Joshua Keller of Olean; a brother, Gerald (Diana) Keller of Ellicottville; five sisters, Joyce (Donald) Beechner of Rochester, Kathleen (David) Zimmer of Rochester, Janice (Thomas) Christ of Spencerport, Debra Keller Olean, Lori (Bruno) DeGiglio of Olean; and several nieces and nephews
Richard was predeceased by, his parents; a brother, Lawrence Keller; and two sisters, Joan Aloi, and Carolyn Jean Neuland.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today, March 4, 2014, in the Letro-McIntosh-Spink Funeral Home Inc., 646 E. State St., Olean. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday (March 4, 2014), in St. Mary of the Angels Church. The Rev. Gregory J. Dobson will celebrate. Burial will be in St. Bonaventure Cemetery, Allegany.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the
of Western New York, 300 Delaware Ave., Suite 101, Buffalo, N.Y. 14202
Arrangements and are under the direction of the Letro-McIntosh-Spink Funeral Home Inc. A complete obituary will be published. Online condolences may be made at www.LetroMcIntoshSpinkFuneralHome.com.