Richard C. “Dick” Currier, 92 years of age, and a resident of Amherst, passed away Friday, January 14, 2022, at his home following a long battle with heart disease.
Dick was born, March 3, 1929, in Henrietta Township to Mr. Chauncey Frank Currier and Helen Currier (nee: Fairchild). He was a farmer until he served in the US Army from 1946 - 1948. Upon returning from the service, he worked as a farmer and also for Thew Shovel. In 1972, he purchased the Party Shop and was well known for Richard’s Wine Cellar until retiring in 2011. Dick employed many individuals and became a father figure to so many throughout the years.
Dick was a lifetime member of the Amherst Rotary Club in which he held many offices. He was most well known for his relentless pursuit to help those less fortunate by collecting used medical equipment from various institutions and seeing that it was shipped around the world through Rotary’s MESA program.
Dick is survived by his loving wife of thirty years, Rosalie “Rose” Currier (nee: Monaco); his daughters, Patricia Barnum of Grafton, Karen Chapman of Elyria, Linda Tokas of Elyria; his step son, Edward (Wanda) Price of Lilburn, Georgia; step daughter, Julianne (Michael) Gagnon of Dunwoody, Georgia; adopted daughter, Dianna (David) Sterna of Amherst; his brother, Thomas (Fran) Currier of Amherst; several grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his son David L. Currier in 1993; his sisters, Madge Brandau, Ruth Harris; brother-in-law, Clyde Harris; his brother, James Currier; and his parents, Frank and Helen Currier.
Services were held privately by the family.
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