HORNELL-Richard J. “Dick” Schieder, 90, of 79 Genesee St., Hornell, died Sunday morning (May 8, 2016) at his home following a long illness.
A native & live resident of Hornell, he was born September 3, 1925, and was the son of George & Agnes (Lang) Schieder.
Dick was a graduate of St. Ann’s School and later graduated from Hornell High School (class of 1943). He had been employed as an accountant at the Erie Accounting Bureau for over 20 years, retiring in 1968.
At the tender age of 40, Dick decided to continue his education, enrolling at Alfred University, majoring in Art. Following graduation, he continued his post-graduate work at Alfred, earning his teaching degree.
Dick was employed as administrator for the Hornell Area Arts Council for 2 years and also served as a substitute school teacher for several years.
He was a member of Our Lady of the Valley Parish and a communicant of St. Ann’s Church. He was a former member of the Carducci Lodge (Sons of Italy), Hornell Lions Club, Hornell Association, Knights of Columbus and Hornell Moose Lodge. Dick possessed a genuine love of music and was the author of many songs. He was an avid glass collector, gardener and enjoyed painting.
Dick was married in 1972 to the former Josephine Trentanelli who died February 16, 2005. He was also preceded in death by 7 brothers & sisters.
Surviving are several nieces, nephews, cousins & in-laws.
At Dick’s request, there will be no calling hours. Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday 10:00 AM at St. Ann’s Church. Burial will be in St. Ann’s Cemetery.
Dick’s family request that in lieu of flowers, family & friends remember him by having Masses celebrated in his name at St. Ann’s Church, 27 Erie Ave., Hornell, NY 14843.
Funeral arrangements are in care of the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY.
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