J. Richard "Dick" Shay

Born: Mon., Apr. 9, 1951
Died: Sun., Jul. 1, 2018


1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Sat., Jul. 07, 2018
Location: Eldred Borough Fire Department

Celebration of Life

1:00 PM Sat., Jul. 07, 2018
Location: Eldred Borough Fire Department

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Eldred, Pa.            
J. Richard “Dick” Shay ll, 67, passed away on Sunday, July 1, 2018, at his residence following an apparent heart attack.
Born on April 9, 1951 in Olean, N.Y. he was a son of John R. “Crow” and Mary Catherine “Cad” Frampton Shay.  On November 27, 1971 in the St. Raphael’s Church in Eldred he married Susan R. Karl, who passed away on November 27, 2008.
Dick was a 1969 graduate of Otto-Eldred High School and had been a lifetime resident of Eldred.  He had been employed at Consolidated Freightways in Olean as a truck driver, in the bakery at Stroehman’s in Olean, at Fibercel Packaging in Portville, Zippo Manufacturing in Bradford and for twenty-five years prior to his retirement he was employed by Alcas/Cutco in Olean in the mechanical maintenance department.  Dick, or the “Beast” as he was known by his friends, had also driven bus for Todd’s Busses in Eldred.  For many years he had owned and operated Dick’s Guns in Eldred.
He was a member and past secretary of the Eldred Fire Department, and a member of the Eldred Conservation Club and the Silhouette Club.  Dick was an avid outdoorsman and competitive marksman.  He enjoyed attending auctions and gun shows and making people laugh.  In the past he had enjoyed gardening with Susan, and he had a passion for cars and antiques.
Surviving in addition to his father of Eldred, are a son, Michael (Mary Katherine) Shay of New castle, Pa. and a daughter, Sarah (Michael Hunter) Shay of Oak Grove, OR, three grandchildren, Reagan, Elias and Grady Shay, a brother Randy (Kim) Shay of Eldred and two sisters, Becky (Bill) Bailey of Sturgis, Michigan and Mary Shay of Eldred, an uncle, Bill Frampton of Tulsa OK and an aunt, Nancy (Jack) Gilfert of Eldred and several nieces and nephews.
Friends are invited to a Celebration of Life on Saturday, July 7, 2018 at the Eldred Borough Fire Dept. from 1:00 P.M. until 3:00 P.M.
Memorials may be made to the Eldred Borough Fire Department or their Ambulance fund.
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Kelly Slemmer
   Posted Fri July 06, 2018
My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family.

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