Richard C. "Dick" Dornhofer, 90, of 1733 Park Meadow Drive, passed away at 9:57 a.m. Tuesday (May 14, 2013), in his home.
An area resident for the past 21 years, he was born Sept, 16, 1922, in Brooklyn, N.Y., a son of the late Richard and Katherine Hughes Dornhofer.
Before his retirement, he was employed as an engineer for the New York Telephone Company, where he worked for 36 years, spending his working career in the Long Island, N.Y. area.
Richard C. “Dick” Dornhofer
He was also a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving from 1942 to 1946 during World War II.
He was a communicant of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Lakewood, where he served as an usher for several years. He was also a member of the New York Telephone Pioneers.
He will remembered as a loving and caring father, grandfather and great-grandfather who loved spending time with his family. He also had a keen interest in cars, loved fishing, gardening and took great pride in taking care of his home and yard.
Surviving are two daughters: Diane (Alan) Atcheson of Jamestown, and Elizabeth "Beth" Dornhofer of New York City; two sons: Richard "Rick" Dornhofer of Bolinas, Calif., and Thomas Dornhofer of Jamestown; six grandchildren: Robert S. Dornhofer of Costa Rica, Luke Dornhofer of California, Lea Dornhofer of Georgia, Paul T. Dornhofer of East Hampton, N.Y., Elizabeth (Sean) Jones and Victoria Atcheson, both of Jamestown; six great-grandchildren: Karolina Dornhofer, Koan Dornhofer, Cyrus Jones, Sage Jones, Ryder Eaton-Dornhofer, Remy Eaton-Dornhofer; and a brother, James (Margaret) Dornhofer of Florida.
He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Victoria "Dixie" Massingill Dornhofer, who died Aug. 13, 1992.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 21, 2013, in the Lind Funeral Home. The Rev. Joseph M. Dowdell, pastor of Sacred Heart Catholic Church will officiate. Burial will be in the Sunset Hill Cemetery.
Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday, May 20, 2013, in the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Hospice Chautauqua County, 20 W. Fairmount Ave., Lakewood, NY 14750.
You may light a candle in remembrance of Richard at www.lindfuneralhome.com.