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Richard C. Dash

Richard C. Dash, 77, of Thornton Rd. Gerry, NY, died at 3:45 p.m. on Tuesday, November 8, 2022 at UPMC Chautauqua.

A resident of the area for most of his life, he was born September 5, 1945, in Ellicottville, NY, the son of Robert K. Dash and Lucille Fern Gay.

Prior to his retirement, he was a lathe operator for the Jamestown Master Carvers and had worked in previous years for the Jamestown Lounge Company.

Richard was an active member of the Ellington Fire Department and will be remembered as one who loved woodworking, doing puzzles, listening to country music and mowing lawns on his John Deere tractor.

Surviving is his wife Elma M. Greenawalt Dash whom he married June 28, 1969, four children: Vicki (William) Troutman of Jamestown, NY, Brenda Jackson of Gerry, NY, Brian Tyler Dash of Machias, NY, William Dash of Gerry, NY, nine grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, one brother, Gordon (Barb) Dash and two sisters, Joyce Pastorius and Mary Jane Dash, all of Franklinville, NY.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by two brothers, Leo and Kenneth Dash and one sister, Vera Martin.

The funeral will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Lind Funeral Home. Prior visits will not be respected.

Memorials can be made at the Ellington Volunteer Fire Department, 769 West Main St. Ellington, NY 14732.

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