FRANKLINVILLE - Richard E. Dille, of Route 16, passed away Sunday (Feb. 28, 2021) at his home, following a long illness.
Born Jan. 20, 1939, in Ashford, he was the son of Lewis and Gertrude Phinney Dille. On Nov. 26 1959, in Franklinville, he married Anna M. Kuczir, who survives.
Mr. Dille accepted the Lord and enjoyed working hard. He worked on various dairy farms and in several factories, including Hammond's Gas Station in Ellicottville and for Farner & Parker delivering dairy products. He did logging for Fitzpatrick & Weller, in Ellicottville, as well as being an independent logger. In 1979, he became the caretaker of Mt. Prospect Cemetery, in Franklinville, retiring in 2015 for health reasons. He also did private lawn care during that time.
Surviving besides his wife of Franklinville, are three daughters, Helen (Robert) Senn of Victor, Deborah (Mark) Timon of New Hampshire and Roxanne (John) Giffen of Bolivar; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two brothers, David Dille of Salamanca and Lewis (Wanda) Dille of Little Valley; three sisters, Edith (Edward) Clarone of Lyndon; Judith (Al) Joy of Cuba and Beverly (Dave) Dankert of Fredonia; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a sister, Joyce (Ed) Landahl.
Interment in the spring, will be in Maples Cemetery in Mansfield, where a graveside service will be held at a later date.
Memorials may be made to the Mt. Prospect Cemetery PO Box 146, Franklinville, NY 14737.
Online condolences can be sent to babbitteastonfh.com.