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Richard Stanley

Pittsford: Passed suddenly October 14, 2017 at the age of 62. Rick is predeceased by his father, Stanley Wolk. He is survived by his wife, Lynda; son, Tyler Wolk (Alicia); two daughters, Hayley Schloemer (Tom) and Hannah Wolk (Mike Fairbank). He is also survived by his four grandchildren, Lily, Hudson, Wyatt & Summer; mother, Gretchen Wolk; two sisters, Carol Wolk and Nancy Wolk (Hayne).

Rick was President of Rochester Insulated Glass, a career he loved and dedicated more than 45 years. He also enjoyed spending time with his family in Naples, Florida and boating. Rick will be missed deeply by his family.

The family is holding a Celebration of Rick's Life to be held Thursday, October 19, 4:30-7:30 PM, at the Young Lion Brewing Co., 24 Lakeshore Dr., Canandaigua. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Christ Clarion Community School, In Memory of Richard Wolk, c/o Lisa Wrona, 415 Thornell Rd., Pittsford 14534. To share a memory of Richard or send a condolence to the family visit

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Published in Rochester Democrat And Chronicle from Oct. 17 to Oct. 18, 2017.
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October 20, 2017
We were truly saddened to learn the news of Rick's sudden passing. He surely was a great man, friend, and business associate. We will always cherish the fond memories we built together with him and your family. We trust all of you are pulling together for each other during this difficult time. We offer our deepest sympathy and heartfelt support to all of you. May you live each day with Rick in your heart and carry his memory with you. We hope the caring thoughts of him will ease your pain and help to make these memories sweeter and more cherished with each passing day.
Ed and Pamela Cove
October 19, 2017
Very sad news for the Family and very sad news for the Manchester-Shortsville community. Rick privately funded multiple civic efforts in the community and at the school. Without his assistance efforts such as the weight and cardio equipment located along the walking trail and the other Chamber of Commerce efforts would probably have fallen short. At one time Rick even had a plan for the construction of an all-glass natatorium at the school and a pre-K / after-school facility located between RIG and the school with very substantial donations for both.

Professionally, the Wolk family and RIG were - and are - well known in the architectural business with some of the largest architects in the world such as HDR (Omaha/Toronto), HOK (St Louis), and SOM (Chicago/San Francisco). It was always enjoyable to hear the local name come up in conversation while working on the same projects in different capacities.

With much admiration to Rick, the course he has set for his company, the commitment he has shown to his employees, and the guiding hand he has shown local businesses who were wise enough to ask,

Matt Schaertl
Dormakaba International Business Development, Global Projects Leader
Matt Schaertl
October 19, 2017
My heartfelt sympathies go out to the family and friends during this difficult time. I hope that the promise in 1 Thessalonians 4:14 can bring comfort. Knowing that there is a hope for the ones we have lost in death can be so reassuring.
October 19, 2017
Sorry to see to the news today to the Wolk family im feeling your loss so sorry.. Rick was my glass cutin boss from 70s to late 80s...More of a close friend and great personility he allways knew how to make you feel much emotion writing this thinking of all the great memorys and hard working times with him...To Lynda n Family if need anything at all ill be there even to just tell you the great memorys of him..he was a great guy hard worker and very smart and the most muti task guy that iv ever met and allways had that smile of his....will be missed dearly bless him and family..
Alan McCall
October 19, 2017
Dear Wolk Family,
I am so sorry for your loss of Ricky. I will be thinking of you today. What a wonderful way to celebrate Rick's life.
All our love,
Shelley and Frank Levin xoxo...
Shelley & Frank Levin
October 18, 2017
Rick was a genuine, kind person who was a very respected member of the glass industry. As part of the industry, I was fortunate to know him and learn from him. Deepest sympathies to his family and co-workers.
Gavin Gaskins
October 17, 2017
Sending much love and hugs to all of the Wolk family. I will miss my "Boss" my friend very much. I will miss when I was able to prove him wrong did not happen much but he would smile. Our morning little chats and the pictures of the grandchildren he so proudly shared with me. He was the hardest working person in the plant and still had his phone at his ear . Thank you Rick and all of the Wolk family for all you have done for me and Everyone at RIG truly an amazing family
Lisa Purdy
October 17, 2017
To our dear Wolk family we send all our love to you in this heartbreaking time of loss, wish you all strength to get through this difficult time.
Mark and Lisa Cappa
October 17, 2017
So very very sorry to hear of Rick's sudden passing and our deepest sympathy goes out to all of his entire family, including the RIG family. Prayers to all of you to help you find strength to ease the pain of this. Rick sure meant a lot to a lot of people, and will be missed by everyone.
Tracy Henderson
October 17, 2017
Rick was a wonderful neighbor who was always there to help and will truly be missed-
Gail and Gary Smith
October 17, 2017
Dear Wolk Family, So sorry to hear this. My prayers and condolences go out to your entire family.
Sue Shepard-Davis
October 17, 2017
I am so very sorry for your loss, my deepest sympathy to all of you.
Lori Levine
Lori Levine
October 17, 2017
Rick was a wonderful neighbor and a kind man and will truly be missed.
Gail and Gary Smith
October 16, 2017
The Penmans send their deepest sympathy to the Wolks. We are so very sorry for your loss.
Loren Penman
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