Richard A West 63, of Cortland passed away June 30, 2013 in Cortland Regional Medical Center.
Richard was born September 12, 1949 in Tully the son of the late Kenneth A. and Lottie Grant West.
Richard served his country with the US Army in Korea, and had been employed at various jobs in the Cortland and Syracuse area.
Richard loved spending time with his animals.
He is survived by his brothers, Kenny, Lyle, Daryl, Frank, and Roger, sisters Carol Daughtery, and Debbie Quehl, several nieces and nephews.
Richard was predeceased by his parents, brothers James, and Donald Sr.
Friends are invited to call from 1- 2 pm Wednesday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home 9 Lincoln Ave., A Time of Sharing will be celebrated at 2 pm
Anyone wishing to make a memorial contribution in Richards name is asked to consider
The American Cancer Association PO Box 7 East Syracuse, NY 13057
To offer online condolences visit www.wright-beard.com
To. Mom, Aunts & Uncles, and Cousins, My heart was broken when I got the news that Uncle Rick had passed away. I can imagine the pain and sorrow you must all be feeling right now. I hope that I can offer you some comfort right now, but I know that nothing can take away the pain you are all feeling during this difficult time. I want to hold each and everyone of you in my arms right now and tell you that you are always in my prayers and thoughts. I know my words do not mean much in the midst of the sorrow you are feeling right now, but they are all I can give you at the moment. Please accept my sincere condolences and think of these words as warm hugs that will give you comfort during this difficult time.? Sorry I can't be there. Love you All. Anita
What moves through us is a silence, a quiet sadness, a longing for one more day, one more word, one more touch, we may not understand why you left this earth, or why you left before we were ready to say good-bye, but little by little, we begin to remember not just that you died, but that you lived. And that your life gave us memories too beautiful to forget.?Anita