Richard J. Mettler

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OLEAN - Richard J. Mettler, 90, of 350 W. Highland Ave., passed away on Sunday (April 15, 2018) at Cuba Memorial Hospital following a lengthy illness.

Richard was born on Aug. 27, 1927, in Olean, a son of Max H. and Erma I. Darling Mettler. On July 12, 1956, in Olean, he married his wife of 61 years, Rena M. Coon, who survives.

Richard drove city bus for Bluebird for 13 years, then he worked with Radio Equipment for 12 years and then for Nicholas TV Service as a parts manager for two years, retiring due to illness in 1974.

He enjoyed computers, drives and camping in the motor home.

Along with his loving wife, Richard is survived by three children, Ronald J. Mettler of Dixon, Tenn. and Ronda M. (Thomas) Turner and Renee M. (John) Luty, both of Olean; six grandchildren, Trisha Turner, Tiffany Turner, Brandon Turner, Rachel Waters, Angela Reed and Michael Luty; and three great-grandchildren.

Richard was predeceased by a son, Richard M. Mettler, and three siblings, Leola Tidd in 1996, Westley Mettler in 1993 and Walter Mettler in 1942.

Friends will be received from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday (April 18, 2018) at the Letro-McIntosh-Spink Funeral Home Inc., 646 E. State St., Olean, at which time a funeral service will be held. The Rev. Adam D. Stein, pastor of the Creekside Chapel, will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the SPCA of Cattaraugus County, 2944 Route 16 N., Olean, NY 14760 or to Creekside Chapel, 2523 Five Mile Road, Allegany, NY 14706.

Online condolences may be made at
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Letro-McIntosh-Spink Funeral Home Inc
646 E State St
Olean, NY 14760
(716) 372-2200
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Published in The Olean Times Herald on Apr. 17, 2018