Richard Cone
Richard Cone

Obituary of Richard Cone

Stafford ~ Richard A. "Dick" Cone, age 69, of E. Bethany - LeRoy Road, passed away Saturday evening (January 7, 2017) at Strong Memorial Hospital.

He was born October 23, 1947 in Batavia, a son of the late Arnold and Elnora Legg Cone.

Dick was a very loving family man and well known by many as "Papa". He was a proud US Army Vietnam Era veteran and provided services to the residents of Genesee County as a Deputy Sheriff for 32 years. He was a licensed private pilot and a life member of the Stafford Fire Department. Dick was an avid football fan, enjoyed going to car shows and spending time with his family camping.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Deborah Burgess Cone; his daughters, Lori (Shane) Totten of Stafford and Traci (Tim Wharton) DeWitt of LeRoy; granddaughters, Morgan DeWitt, Allison DeWitt and Ashley Totten; brother, Steven (Marie) Cone of Stafford, along with many nieces, nephews and dear friends.

Family and friends may call on Thursday, Jan. 12 from 4 ~ 8 P.M. at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Road (Rt. 19), LeRoy, where his funeral service with military honors will be held on Friday at 11:00 A.M. Interment will be private at the convenience of his family.

Contributions in memory of Dick are suggested to either the NYS Veterans Home at Batavia, 220 Richmond Ave., Batavia, NY 14020 or Wilmot Cancer Institute, 262 Bank Street, Batavia, NY 14020.