Richard J. Eicher
1944 - 2020
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Richard J. Eicher

Richard James "Dick" Eicher, 75, died Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at his home in Lake Frederick, VA. Dick was born on December 26, 1944 in Port Allegany, Pennsylvania, son of the late James Edwin Eicher and Marian Anderson Eicher. He graduated from Penn State University in 1966 and worked as a tax accountant for Eastman Kodak in Rochester, NY for 37 years.

Dick married Cheryl Eicher (Leonard) on May 23, 1970, raised their three children in Penfield, NY, and in retirement moved to Lake Frederick, VA.

Dick is survived by his wife Cheryl and his brother and sister and their spouses: Alan Eicher and Jan Eicher (Carpenter) of Glens Falls, NY and Karen Bowers (Eicher) and Butch Bowers of Port Allegany, PA. He is also survived by his three children and their spouses: Lesley Lemons (Eicher) and Chris Lemons of Luray, VA, Cory Eicher and Sherry Eicher (Prince) of Charlottesville, VA, and Christian Eicher and Leigh Eicher (Hamilton) of Oak Park, IL, as well as 3 grandchildren: Lyla, Margot, and Mia Eicher.

Dick was a devoted friend, brother, father, grandfather, and husband. He and Cheryl marked their 50th wedding anniversary in May of 2020. He was a Penn State football fan, bowler, and golfer who enjoyed crosswords and photography.

An outdoor service will be held at 1:30 PM on Sunday, August 2nd in Fairview Cemetery, Port Allegany, PA with Pastor J.T. Madison.

Richard and his family wish to express their appreciation for the medical care provided to him for the last ten years at the UVA Emily Couric Cancer Center. Dr. William W. Grosh and Dr. Justin Smith and their teams showed unmatched compassion and expertise.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Emily Couric Cancer Center, Charlottesville, VA or the USO.

Arrangements are being handled by Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany, PA, and Enders & Shirley Funeral Home, Berryville, VA.

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Published in Rochester Democrat And Chronicle from Jul. 30 to Jul. 31, 2020.
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