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Interment following funeral service

Saturday October 29th, 2016

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Saturday October 29th, 2016
1:00pm - 2:00pm

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Funeral Service

Saturday October 29th, 2016

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Richard (Dick) E. Greeley

Richard E. (Dick) Greeley, 78, passed October 25, 2016 at Greenhurst Rehab Center in Greenhurst,NY.

Born in Leon, NY on March 14, 1938 son of the late Earl Joseph and Autumn Hotchkiss Greeley; survived by sister Lindalee (Leo Morey) Allen of Leon, NY; nephew Kevin (Sue Young) Allen of Jamestown, NY; niece Sharee Allen of Dayton, NY; grandniece Michelle Gabel of Leon, NY; grandnephew Richard J. Allen of Falconer, NY; cousin John Stanz of Hamburg, NY; dearest friends Julie, Joe, Karen, Sue and Connie also many other friends and caring neighbors.

He was predeceased by his sister Joyce (Paul) Taft of Wesley, NY; nephew Dean Gabel Jr. of Leon, NY and a great nephew and great niece of Dayton, NY.

Richard was a graduate of Pine Valley Central School class of 1955 and Fredonia State Teachers College class of 1959. He taught Fifth Grade under the Jamestown School System at Ring and Washington schools retiring in 1999 after 40 years of service.

He enjoyed arts and crafts, taking pride in his home and his flower garden. Richards’s greatest joy was in his Cadillac cars.

Relatives and friends may visit DiStasio-Hills Funeral Chapel 478 Route 83, Balcom Corners South Dayton Saturday from 1 to 2pm with a funeral service to immediately follow.

Richard will be laid to rest in the Greeley family plot at Leon Treat Memorial Cemetery in Leon, NY.

Memorials can be made to Patient Access Network Foundation, P.O. Box 221858 Charlotte, NC 28222-1858 or a charity of your choice.


I feel bad for missing this last year. I had Mr. Greeley as a 5th grade homeroom and English teacher at Washington Middle School back in the early 1990s. Now being an Asst. Principal myself, I have very fond memories of his class, his red and white Cadillac and how every Friday was "Limo Day" for Team 5 teachers, though coincidentally we never actually saw the limo, it was always there! Peace to you Mr. Greeley.

- Shawn

Shawn Anderson Oct 26 2017 12:00 AM

Dear Family Members,
It was with sadness to belatedly read of Dick's passing. Dick was a great teacher, with loads of patience and skills. When Euclid teachers moved to Washington School he joined a larger faculty of which I was a part.. I was one of the art teachers there. Coincidentally, when I was a college student working for the Jamestown city playgrounds in 1964, Dick was the playground traveling arts & crafts teacher. He will be remembered. My sympathies.

Tom Karapantso Dec 4 2016 12:00 AM

We were sad to hear of Dick's passing. Even though our paths have not frequently passed since retirement we have fond memories of him. Bil and Dick worked together as summer rec playground program staff. Dick was already a Ring School faculty member when Nancy began her teaching career there. We send our sympathy to his family. May he rest in peace..

Willard and Nancy Anderson Oct 29 2016 12:00 AM

Dick was first my teacher and then co-worker. What a wonderful example he served for younger teachers. He was dedicated and had such a great sense of humor. He will be missed.

Lisa Peterson Oct 29 2016 12:00 AM

Linda, I was so shocked to hear of Dick's passing. My prayers and condolences to you and the rest of your family andrelatives. It is a sad time for all of you. Take care and keep in touch.

Pat Killock Oct 28 2016 12:00 AM

I was so sorry to hear of Mr. greeley's passing. I will keep your family in my thoughts & prayers. I had Mr. Greeley for 5th grade at the East Jamestown School in 1961. Rest in Peace Mr. Greeley.

Roseann Tedesco Carlson Oct 28 2016 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Richard (Dick) Greeley

Kevin Corkery and Family Oct 27 2016 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Richard (Dick) Greeley

John and Sandy Stanz Oct 27 2016 12:00 AM

Linda,; Very sad to hear about Richard. Many years of memories. Had no idea that he was not at home any more, Please let me know if there is anything we can do.

John and Sandy Stanz Oct 27 2016 12:00 AM

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