Obituary by Richard Loveless (1951 – 2021) – Port Byron, NY
Richard “Dick” without love
April 24, 1951-Nov. 13, 2021
PORT BYRON – Richard “Dick” Loveless passed away on Saturday, November 13, 2021 at his home surrounded by loved ones.
Born in Syracuse NY on April 24, 1951 to his beloved parents Harley and Evelyn Loveless, Dick spent his childhood working on his grandparents’ farm, flying kites and being spoiled like the baby of family.
After graduating from high school, Dick continued to study the electrical trade he grew to love, spending 31 years of service as a specialty electrician at New Process Gear until his retirement in June 2002. He took these skills and knowledge with him until the day he passed.
Throughout his adulthood, Dick spent much of his time becoming an avid bowler, for which he got a perfect game. Following in his father’s footsteps, he perfected the game of cribbage. He also worked to become a competitive horseshoe player, along with his best partner and wife, Sandy. Dick was very fond of everything Western, the art of flying and watching his children grow up to play sports, participate in dance recitals and other hobbies.
Dick loved family dinners and anything to do with food. He was an all-American man, who was a very proud Ranger Father, who loved the “golden age of music” between the 50s and 60s and enjoyed spending time with his friends at his favorite stops.
Dick is survived by his loving wife, Sandra (Shaffer) Loveless; her son Thomas (Mary) Loveless; daughters: Jennifer and Nikki (CJ) Loveless; her twin brother Raymond (Patti) Loveless; brother-in-law Wilfred (Linda) Bushnoe; her grandchildren: Evelyn, Ben and Matt; as well as many cousins; nieces and nephews. Dick is predeceased by his parents, Harley and Evelyn, his sister Linda Bushnoe and his brothers Robert and Ronald Loveless.
Incredibly devoted to his loving family and friends, Dick was one of a kind and will be dearly missed. Forever in our hearts, we still love you.
Call hours will be on Friday, November 19, 2021 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Audioun Funeral Home, LLC, 218 Main St., Port Byron. The funeral will be held at the convenience of the family.
A Celebration of Life is scheduled for Saturday, November 20, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at the Port Byron Legion.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Dick’s honor to the Port Byron Fire Department, the Throop Fire Department, or the Central New York and Finger Lakes Hospice.
Posted by The Citizen on November 17, 2021.