PUNTA GORDA, FL – Richard W. “Dick” Nuffer, 80, formerly of Lowville, passed away Saturday evening, Sept. 7, 2019, at his home in Florida.
Born March 24, 1939, in the town of Croghan, a son of the late Darwin and Agnes Effley Nuffer, he graduated from Beaver River Central School and joined the U.S. Navy, serving from Oct. 9, 1957, until Dec. 15, 1959.
After his service, Dick went to work for Climax Manufacturing in Castorland, and retired from Climax Manufacturing in Lowville after more than 40 years of service.
He moved to Punta Gorda in 2016.
Dick was a member of the Mattydale American Legion and was a member of R.S. Prussia Club, attending conventions in many states. In his younger years he enjoyed bowling. While he lived in Syracuse, Dick enjoyed walking along the Erie Canal. He was country music star Connie Smith’s biggest fan.
Dick is survived by his brothers, Michael (Lori) of Lowville, Donald of Watertown, Lynn (Cathy) of Castorland, Roy and Keith, and his sister Jane, all of Castorland; a sister-in-law, Bertha (Lynn) Turner of LaFargeville; many cousins, including his special cousin, Scott Whitehead; his aunts and uncles, Joan and Richard Dando, Jeanette and George Erdman, all of North Carolina; nieces and nephews; a dear friend, Bob Baker of Syracuse.
He was predeceased by his parents, Darwin J. and Agnes Effley Nuffer; a brother, Jacob, who died May 20, 1984; a sister, Beverly Harris, who died April 28, 2018; a brother-in-law, Bernard Harris; and sisters-in-law, Ann Nuffer and Patricia Nuffer.
A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial with military honors will be in Lowville Rural Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Fund for Hope, 7785 N. State Street, Lowville, NY 13367.
Condolences may be made online at www.isenekerfuneralhome.com.