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Richard W. "Dick" Nuffer
March 24, 1939 ~ September 7, 2019 (age 80)

LOWVILLE/PUNTA GORDA, FLORIDA – Richard W. “Dick” Nuffer, 80, formerly of Lowville, passed away Saturday evening, September 7, 2019, at his home in Florida.

Dick was born on March 24, 1939, in the Town of Croghan, to the late Darwin and Agnes Effley Nuffer.  After graduating from Beaver River Central School, he served in the U.S. Navy from October 9, 1957, until December 15, 1959.  Next, he worked for Climax Manufacturing in Castorland and then retired from Climax Manufacturing in Lowville after more than forty years of service.  Next, he moved to Punta Gorda, Florida, in 2016.

A member of the Mattydale American Legion and the R.S. Prussia Club, Dick attended conventions in many states.  In his younger years, he enjoyed bowling.  While living in Syracuse, he liked 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), Roy,  and Keith, and a 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, and Jeanette and George Erdman, all of North Carolina; as well as nieces and nephews; and a dear friend, Bob Baker, of Syracuse.  He is predeceased by his parents, Darwin J. and Agnes Effley Nuffer; a brother, Jacob, who died on May 20, 1984; a sister, Beverly Harris, who died on April 28, 2018; a brother-in-law, Bernard Harris; and two 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 take place in the Lowville Rural Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Fund for Hope, 7785 North State Street, Lowville, New York 13367.

Iseneker Funeral Home, Lowville, New York, 2019.

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