The Journal Register (Medina, NY)


December 18, 2012

Richard O. Dickinson


Richard O. Dickinson, age 81, died on December 17, 2012 at Medina Memorial Hospital. He was born on July 8, 1931 in Albion, a son of the late John Edward and Helen (Smith) Dickinson.
Richard was a First Lieutenant in the US Army during the Korean War and was past Commander of the Sheret Post #35 American Legion where he also played Taps at many funeral services. He was a graduate of Cornell University and was a former employee of T.J. Lipton, Green Haven Correctional Facility and had also owned and operated Dickinson Roofing for many years. In the 1950's, Richard played semi-pro football for the Medina Macs.
He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Dorothy; children, Robert (Sue) Dickinson of Albion, Debra (James) Beach of Albion, Randall (Judy) Dawson of Medina; grandchildren, Natalie, Angela Dickinson, Brandi, Jamie Beach, Ashlee, Richard Dawson; three great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Donald Feeney of Tennessee; nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 21 W. Avenue, Albion, Thursday, from 12:00-1:00 PM, where his Funeral Service will follow at 1:00 PM, with full Military Honors. Interment will be in Mt. Albion Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Sheret Post #35 American Legion or The Villages of Orleans, Donations Dementia Unit.
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