Obituary of Deacon Richard F. Matthews
Deacon Richard F. "Dick" Matthews of 1809 West State Street, passed away on Monday, Nov. 26, 2018, at his home.
Dick was born on Sept. 1, 1946 in
Dick was a 1964 graduate of St. Mary's Institute in
Dick worked at
Dick's diaconate service ministry was to the immigration population of the greater
Dick loved geology, orchids, and raising bonsai trees. He served as the President of the Buffalo Bonsai Society for several years. Dick was completely dedicated to his family, whom he dearly loved.
Along with his loving wife, Dick is survived by; 3 children, Jessica A. (Albert) Robles of Dunsmuir, CA, Lea E. (Dan Gonska) Matthews of Olean, and Jordan J. Matthews of Westons Mills; a granddaughter, Elise A. Matthews; and a sister, Cynthia Bouck of Schenectady.
Dick was predeceased by a sister, Sylvia Matthews LaGrange.
Friends will be received at the Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018 from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm, where a concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018 at 10:30 am. The Rev. James Vacco, Vicar-Forane of Southern Cattaraugus County, will celebrate, with other local priests.
In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to the Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels,
Arrangements are under the direction of the Letro-McIntosh-Spink Funeral Home, Inc.,
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