Photo courtesy of Perna, Dengler, Roberts Funeral Home


Amherst, New York

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I just learned of Rick's passing last night. It brought great sadness to me for your family. Rick always had a smile when we would come into the shop and had endless patience. So many times he would go to great lengths to make others smile too. Such a kind, hardworking greatest sympathies to his loved ones.

I am so sad, I just discovered this. What a wonderful man and student was Richard. He was always so helpful, there in a flash if you needed him, now a guardian angel for sure.

To the family of Rick Runfola,
My deepest sympathy to you for your loss. I am Stephanie Szklany, dance teacher and owner of the Dancenter in Medina,N.Y. I would like you to know that Rick was always so kind and helpful to me. Whether I was in the shop or ordering supplies on the phone, he was always so nice and would do anything to make my job easier. I will miss him. God Bless, Stephanie

My deepest sympathies to the Runfola family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

To the Runfola family and especially to Stacey, you have my deepest sympathies for the loss of Rick. I never have the right words to describe my feelings but I will miss that man. Stacey may God bless you with strength during this time of mourning. Mr. R and Mrs. R may you know peace that Rick is at home with his maker. I will always smile when I think of him and your family. Love you all, Dollie Hubbard Mallo, your most frequent employee

I just learned of Rick's passing and I wanted to let you know how much Rick and his dad (and family) had an impact on me as a kid and as an adult. I will always remember going downtown to Bailey Slipper Shop with my mom for everything from dance shoes, to sequins, to hat elastics. What a legacy and what a great family who made EVERYONE feel welcomed and valued customers.
When I moved to Pittsburgh it was Rick who helped to donate dance apparel items for my inner city dance program. I...

We will all miss Rick. His smile and warmth will be remembered always.

May the Lord place you all in the palm of his hands and grant you peace.
Your loving friends
Elfie & Tom

Sorry about your loss Angelo and Dolly. My prayers are with you and your family.


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