Richard J. Grasby, Sr.

October 27, 1947 - February 22, 2017

Age 69, of Gainesville, NY died on February 22, 2017 at the Wyoming County Community Hospital in Warsaw.

He was born October 27, 1947 in Warsaw, NY son of the late Donald Grasby and Dorothy Spencer Grasby of Warsaw. Dick was employed for many years as a pipefitter for Morton Salt Company in Silver Springs. He was a longtime member of the Silver Springs Fire Department and the Silver Springs Rescue Squad. Dick was a member of the Letchworth New Life Fellowship in Silver Springs.

He enjoyed motorcycles, automobile collecting and in earlier years he was involved with youth baseball. Dick enjoyed karaoke, country music and gospel music as well.

Surviving along with his mother are his wife of forty-eight years, Ruth Billings Grasby, whom he married on August 17, 1968; his children, Veronica (Daniel) Forrester of Silver Springs, Cassandra (Randy) Reding of Silver Springs, Richard, Jr. (Rhonna) Grasby of Warsaw, Jessica (Jason) Tagg of Castile; eleven grandchildren; six great grandchildren; his brother, David (Donna) Grasby of Perry; several cousins, nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Linda Matteson.

Friends may call Saturday, February 25 from 4 – 7 PM at Robinson & Hackemer Funeral Home, 246 N. Main St., Warsaw where Dick’s funeral service will be held immediately following visitation at 7 PM. Memorials may be made to the Letchworth New Life Fellowship, PO Box 257, Silver Springs, NY 14550.

Important Dates

February 25, 2017 : Calling hours for Richard J. Grasby, Sr. - 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

February 25, 2017 : Funeral service for Richard J. Grasby, Sr. - 7:00 PM

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Feb 24.17 from Jane & Roger Stephens:
Dear Ruth and family,
We are so very sorry for your loss. May Dick be resting comfortably now, no more pain. Our thoughts are with you all.

Feb 24.17 from Tim Wilcox:
Dick was a good guy, glad I had the pleasure for many years at Morton's.

Feb 24.17 from Mark Washburn:
I'm so sorry for the loss of Rich, he was a great man with an incredible sense of humor. This news blew me away. I'm thinking of the family with this difficult time.

Feb 24.17 from Bunny:
Ronnie, my deepest sympathies to you and your family. May God give you all peace!


Feb 23.17 from Brenda and Dave Jones:
Dave and I are so sorry to hear of the passing of Dick. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Grasby family. RIP Dick.
Brenda and Dave Jones, Conway, SC

Feb 23.17 from Bill Harrison:
Jess , sorry for your loss. I thought Dick was a great guy ..

Feb 23.17 from Chris Matteson:
I am so sorry for your loss, even though I am down here in Fl, I wish I could be up there, god bless and he will be missed