Richard Verstringhe

Obituary of Richard M. Verstringhe

Richard Madison Verstringhe

78, passed away peacefully at his daughter’s home in Webster, NY on May 17,2024 after a brief battle with Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease. Richard (Dick) is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Wendy (Leitch); two daughters, Kimberly (Eric) Jones, and Leslie (TJ Williams) Verstringhe; two grandsons, Richard Jones, and Thomas Williams; sister, Joan Verstringhe; brother-in-law, William (Marsha) Leitch; several nieces and nephews. Dick is pre-deceased by his parents, Geraldine and William Verstringhe; brother, Robert Verstringhe.

Dick was born on August 23rd, 1945, and grew up on his family’s farm in Palmyra, NY. He was a proud Vietnam veteran and retired Director of Facilities for Gananda Central School District. Dick spent many hours refinishing antique furniture and being a handyman for his home and others, and with Wendy created a loving home in Walworth, NY for their two girls.

Affectionately known as “Cedar Hill Farm”, Dick and Wendy turned the prior dairy farm into a horse farm and maintained their 19th century home as a source of warmth and comfort for their family and friends. He was an avid fisherman, hunter, and golfer. Spending time with his family was a very important part of his life, especially with his two grandsons. In retirement, Dick and Wendy spent winters in their home in Palmetto, FL, and their summers on Sodus Bay. Dick’s greatest joy was loving his wife Wendy and enjoying a variety of activities and social events with her and their extensive group of friends and family.

The family would like to thank UR Medicine Emergency Care, the Neurology and Neuropalliative Departments, and their Hospice team for their excellent care of both Dick and his family.

Please join our family on Friday, May 24 anytime between 4-7pm at the Webster Golf Club (440 Salt Rd. Webster, NY 14580) to share your memories and help us honor and celebrate Dick’s life. Lite appetizers will be served, country music will be played, and a cash bar will be available.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to CJD Foundation or Parents Helping Parents Coalition of Monroe County.

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