Ervay, Richard (Dick) Jr.
Montour Falls: Richard (Dick) Ervay Jr., 70, of Montour Falls, NY, went to be with his Lord on June 18, 2013 after a brave battle of 18 years with ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease). Calling hours will be held from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 22nd, at Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 North Genesee Street, Montour Falls, NY 14865. Funeral service will be held immediately following with burial at Laurel Hill Cemetery in Odessa, NY. Dick was born in Elmira, NY on April 27, 1943. He worked for the NYS Department of Transportation for 30 years. Dick was a member of Cayutaville Methodist Church and enjoyed many visits from Pastor Steve DeWalt and members of the congregation. For many years Dick was a member of the Millport Volunteer Fire Department. Dick was a very active outdoors person who enjoyed hunting, and working with his hands, building, or working on his yard. He enjoyed NASCAR, playing cards, bowling, and most of all was dedicated to his church. Dick is predeceased by his father, Richard Ervay Sr., and Arthur Granville, stepfather, and Robert Granville. Dick is survived by his wife, Gloria of 35 years; his mother, Ruth Matejka Granville of Erin, NY; siblings, Connie Onesky of Granite City, IL, Jeanne Dolaway of Erin, NY and Joanne (Buel) Lungsford, Georgia; brother, Kerry Ervay, Granite, IL. He is also survived by his children, Ronald Ervay of North Carolina, Jeffrey Ervay (Michele) of Horseheads, NY, Brian (Patricia) Ervay of Watkins Glen, NY, and Corey (Megan) of Lebanon, PA; stepchildren, Cindy (Charles) Whitford of Horseheads, NY, Sherry Stigall of Melbourne, FL; sister-in-law, Hilma Granville. He is also survived by many grandchildren and one great-grandchild, and his special pet and companion, Holly. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the Humane Society of Schuyler County, P.O. Box 427, Montour Falls, NY 14865. We are thankful for good neighbors who have been with us these many years. The family is also so very appreciative of the care given by Community Home and Health Care of Ithaca. Special thanks to Joan Murphy and the many dedicated and compassionate nurses that provided comfort and care for Richard in his home. To send the family a condolence, please visit www.vedderandscottfuneralhome.com.
Published in Star-Gazette from June 20 to June 22, 2013