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Thomas William Richey


Thomas William Richey, 81, of Medina, passed away peacefully Sunday, August 26, 2018. He was born October 19, 1936 to the late Robert and Martha (Jansen) Richey.

Thomas was a 1954 graduate of Clarence High School in New York and later attended the University at Buffalo. He went on to retire from Westvaco after 42 years of service.

Thomas was a devoted husband. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He was an avid sports and outdoor enthusiast. He was also a member of the St. Vincent dePaul Society and the parish men's group at Nativity BVM.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Shirley (Heim) Richey; daughter-in-law, Margaret Richey of Tonawanda, New York; children, Michelle Richey of Amherst, New York, Lisa (Antony) Wright of Medina and Michael (Whitney) Richey of Salt Lake City, Utah; grandchildren, Ashton and Chloe Wright and Maxwell and Andie Richey and many nieces and nephews.

Thomas was preceded in death by his parents; son, Thomas W. Richey, Jr.; brothers and sister.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 A.M., Saturday, September 1, 2018 at Holy Martyrs Catholic Church, 3100 Old Weymouth Rd., Medina. A memorial service and burial will be held in Buffalo, New York at a later date.

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