Richard C. Bromley
CATTARAUGUS — Richard C. Bromley, 75, of Mill Street, Cattaraugus, passed away, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, at Olean General Hospital, with his family by his side.
He was born June 17, 1943, in Gowanda, N.Y., the son of the late Robert C. Bromley and Aleen Mosher.
Richard was a 1962 graduate of Randolph Central School. He went on to serve in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War era, serving from March 25, 1963, until his honorable discharge on March 29, 1966 and from the Army Reserves on March 24, 1969. He was a recipient of the Army Occupation Medal (Berlin) and the Sharpshooter Award (Rifle)
Prior to his disability, Dick had worked various jobs including farm hand, painter, Gowanda Psychiatric Center, antique shop owner, bus driver, car salesman and at the former South Dayton Canning Factory. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and woodworking.
He is survived by a son, Michael (Tanni) Bromley of Batavia, N.Y.; a daughter, Heather Bromley of Candler, N.C.; and six grandchildren: Zachary Bromley, Rachael Karpinski, Brianna Bromley, Courtney Karpinski, Caroline Karpinski and Adyson O’Donnell. He is additionally survived by his step- mother, Catherine Bossman Bromley of Jamestown; a sister, Mary (Dennis) Crouse of South Dayton; two brothers: Robert (Dorothy) Bromley of Summerhill, Pa., and Charles (Loui) Bromley of Randolph; a sister-in-law, Sity Bromley of Salisbury, N.C.; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Robert and mother, Aleen; and a brother Gordon Bromley.
As per Dick’s wishes there will be no visitation observed.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday (Sept. 8, 2018) in the East Leon Wesleyan Church, where the family will receive family and friends one hour prior.
Inurnment and full military honors will immediately follow in the Park Lawn Cemetery in Wesley under the direction of the South Dayton American Legion Post.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the VanRensselaer & Son Funeral Home, Randolph.
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Flowers are gratefully declined. If so desired, please honor Dick with a contribution to the COPD Foundation, 3300 Ponce De Leon Blvd, Miami, FL. 33134 or online at donate @copdfoundation.org.