Wellsville, NY - Murray E. “Red” Richmond, 65, of 3524 Andover Road passed away at home on Sunday, December 13, 2015 with his family at his side and after battling a long illness. He was born April 14, 1950 in Wellsville, the son of the late Murray Lynn and Joann M. (Chilson) Richmond. On July 7, 1990 in Whitesville he married Mary Lewis who survives.
Murray was a well-known mechanic for many years at various businesses in Allegany, Steuben and Cattaraugus counties. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and also enjoyed camping and cookouts. He was a member of the Wellsville Moose Lodge # 601, where he served as sergeant-at-Arms and was a social member of the Frank B. Church Post 2530 VFW in Wellsville.
He is survived by his loving wife, Mary Richmond, two daughter, Elice (Thomas) Slavin Jr. and Lana Richmond of Wellsville, close family friend, Dirk “Dirky” Pratt of Wellsville, 14 grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, four step-children, Dennis Ellsworth of Wellsville, Ken Ellsworth of Warsaw, Christine Baker of Pavilion and Kathy Horton of Maryland, four sisters, Mary Orpet of Whitesville, Sherry Milkeris of Wellsville, Holly (Rick) Ordway of Whitesville, and Beth (Gary) Giddings of Wellsville, four brothers, Jim (Carol) Richmond of Andover, Monte (Bonnie) Richmond of Cuba, Mark (Christie) Richmond of Whitesville and Gary (Mary) Richmond of Hornell, as well as several nieces & nephews. He was predeceased in addition to his parents by a brother, Randy Richmond, a sister, Julie Richmond, and two brother in laws, Dave Milkeris and Chuck Orpet.
Friends are invited to call on Friday, December 18, 2015 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Wellsville. The funeral will follow the visitation at 3:00 pm in the funeral home with Rev. Patricia Bancroft, Chaplain, Homecare & Hospice, presiding. Burial will be in Whitesville Rural Cemetery. The family suggests memorial donations be made to Homecare & Hospice. To leave online condolences, please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.