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Richard W Studd

Richard W. Studd, 95, of Cattaraugus, NY entered into rest April 22, 2020.

He was born September 13, 1924 in Eden, NY to Edgar and Isabelle Studd.

Richard served in the United States Navy during World War II (1943 – 1946) on the USS Laporte Transport Ship as a radioman and the landing boat commander. After the war Richard worked as a dairy farmer and a bus driver for the Cattaraugus school district for 47 years.

He was married to the love of his life Elaine May Puppe on August 11,1946 and were married for 72 years.

Richard is survived by his children Larry (Holly) Studd and Cindy (Rod) Hill; grandfather to Michael (Luba) Studd, Eric (Jess) Hill, Matthew Hill, James Hill, Katie (Scott) Johnson, Brittany (Tim) Horgan and Emily (Eric) Riehle also 19 great- grandchildren.

Besides his wife and parents he was preceeded in death by a son Lynn and siblings Eddie, Albert and Althea Perkins.

Services will be held at a later date with Military honors.

Any Memorials may be made to Jenny B. Richmond Nursing Home 222 E. Main Street Springville, NY 14141

Arrangements entrusted to DiStasio Funeral Home Inc. Cattaraugus, NY


My wonderful sweet uncle Dick... He will be greatly missed. I'll always have the memories of playing on the farm and spending so many holidays at auntie and uncle Dicks house...

Susan Baker May 4 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Richard Studd

Rhonda Cardas May 3 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Richard Studd

Frank and Pam Harvey May 3 2020 12:00 AM

Once in a whilewhen we were out and about in town we would cross paths with Dick.He always had time to talk with us. His kindness andfriendliness was very appreciated. Dick and Elaine made such a perfect pair; Dick the sailor and Elaine the riveter!! It was a pleasure to know both of them! And now, they are together again!The world is a better place because of the two of them! May they rest in peace!

Frank and Pam Harvey May 2 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Richard Studd

Sheronette Franklyn Apr 28 2020 12:00 AM

Great folks ! Great times with the Studd family. Great memories of Richard !

Timothy Wienk Apr 28 2020 12:00 AM

You are all in my thoughts and prayers! I loved your dad very much! He is holding your mom's hand! Love you my cousins!

Karen Henderson Apr 27 2020 12:00 AM

Dick was first class. A brave veteran who was there when his country called. He always took time to visit with you. One of the nicest friends you could ask for. He will always be in our thoughts. God bless Dick, now at peace with our creator. God bless the Studd family in this time of remembrance.
John and Kathy Rychcik

John Rychcik Apr 27 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Richard Studd

Dan & Bette DiStasio Apr 23 2020 12:00 AM