Thomas Richard Olney (Dick)

Dick Olney - Fairport, NY - Rochester Cremation

Fairport, NY:  October 26, 2021.  At the age of 90, survived by his loving Wife, Mary Ellen Olney (Miche), and his children, Margaret, Thomas (Amy Jo), Julie, Victoria, Shane (Jennifer), Trey and 17 grandchildren: Erik (Elissa), Jason, Ryan (Kyle), Maya, Emma, Chloe, Jesse (Trevor), Kurt (Alexandria), James, Pierce, Samantha, Tessa, Nevin, Brett, Derek, Catherine, and Caroline, along with 2 great grandchildren.

Dick attended Hobart College where he was the captain of the football team and graduated with a degree in economics.

A commissioned 2nd LT in the Marine Corps, he served as a Platoon Commander in the 3rd Marine Division and was stationed in Japan and Okinawa at the end of the Korean War.

In 1990, after a career in banking, Dick was a founding partner of Danrich Home, Inc.

Dick had a commercial pilots license, was a glider pilot, and enjoyed sailing, skiing, shooting, hunting, and fishing.  He served on the Town of Perinton Zoning Board of Appeals.

On Thursday, November 4, there will be a private service for family members from 9-10 am at the Rochester Yacht Club, 5555 St. Paul Street, Rochester, NY.  Friends are invited to join the family from 10am-12pm to celebrate Dick’s life.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to the Open Door Mission, Rochester,

3 Condolences

  1. Janet Kyle on October 28, 2021 at 11:58 am

    Mary Ellen ❌❤️ and family we send our sincere condolences to you all.

    Janet and Mike Kyle

  2. Vicky Ruppert on October 28, 2021 at 6:32 pm

    Miche and family, Dick will surely be missed. What a life he lived! My heart is with you all!

  3. Colleen Coggins on October 29, 2021 at 5:26 pm

    Sending love to your whole family

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