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Richard C. Luescher, 85, died February 22, 2017 in Cayuga Medical Center, Ithaca, NY. Richard was born October 19. 1931 in North Tonawanda the only child of Eric and Emma Voelker Luescher.
Most recently Mr. Luescher had made his home with his daughter in Scipio, NY, and then Brookdale Assistive Living, Ithaca and Groton Nursing Home.
Mr. Luescher was an Army/Air Corp veteran serving during the Korean War from 1950-1954. He had been a service technician employed with Xerox Corporation in Buffalo, NY, until his retirement. Richard spent many hours enjoying his family and grandchildren often at baseball and soccer events.
Richard was married to Audrey Kolb Luescher who predeceased him in 1975. He is survived by his two daughters Cheryl (Stephen) Jackson and Lori (James) Leising; grandchildren, Michael (Carrie), Scott (Jesse), Ryan (Sara), Benjamin (Brooke), Andrew (Andrea) and Nicole; along with great-grandchildren, Addison, Riley, Kinslee, Mark, Brooke, Audrey, Aiden and Emersyn.
A private burial will be held at the convenience of his family.
Donations can be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation or a charity of your choice
Published on February 28, 2017
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