OLEAN - Richard Leon "Dick" Love passed away Friday (April 11, 2014).
Dick was born on June 11, 1923, in Smethport, Pa. At the end of World War II
, he served in the U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers and then as a truck driver in the Olean area for all his career.
On June 27, 1944, Dick was united in marriage with Lela Sworts. They were long-time residents on East River Road. Lela passed away in 1994, just two months short of their 50th anniversary.
Dick was a member of Bethel Lutheran Church, Portville.
He is survived by three daughters, Mary Young of Vallejo, Calif., Shirley (David) Susan of Madison, Wis., and Carole (Glenn) Andrus of Cuba; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a niece.
He was preceded in death by his son, Richard Jr.; and his sister, Bertha.
Dick's family would like to thank the Veterans Administration Homecare, especially his caregiver, Annie; and his friends, Julie and George, for their care and concern in his later years. We would also like to thank the Olean General Hospital staff for their end-of-life care.
The family will receive friends Tuesday (April 15, 2014) at the Mark F. Rinker Funeral Home & Memorial Service Inc., 9 Bull St., Cuba, from 10 a.m. to noon, at which time a service of Christian burial will be held. The Rev. Ivy Gauvin, pastor of Bethel Lutheran Church, Portville, will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the V.A. Western NY Healthcare System, 3495 Bailey Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14215.
Online condolences may be sent at www.rinkerfuneralhome.com.