Wellsville, NY - Richard C. Thurber, 82, of 3265 First Street, passed away on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pennsylvania following a brief illness. He was born on May 19, 1935 in Brighton, NY. On November 20, 1955 he married Beverly A. Griswold who predeceased him on September 28, 2001.
Richard was raised in North Rose, NY and later moved to Newark, NY where he lived until 1980. He moved to Central Florida and eventually resided in Umatilla where he lived for many years until moving to Wellsville, NY in 2017 to live with family. He was employed by several packaging companies including Duffy-Motts in Williamson, NY; Mobil Chemical in Macedon, NY; and Astro Packaging in Orlando, FL. He was a faithful member of the Community Wesleyan Church of Leesburg, FL.
He is survived by three children, Patricia (Robin) George of Wellsville, Richard C. (Jessie) Thurber Jr. of Belton, SC, and William (Nancy) Thurber of Leesburg, FL, seven grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, one sister, Roberta Heltne of Beaverton, OR, as well as several nieces & nephews. He was predeceased by his mother, Elberta Thurber Cleveland, and a sister, Lucille Boyce.
Interment will be in Lakeside Memorial Gardens in Eustis FL. Please consider memorial donations to the Community Wesleyan Church of Leesburg, FL or the Allegany County Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (NY). To leave online condolences, please visit www.embserfunerlahome.com.