Dalton --- Richard G. Hollis of Old State Road died Sunday, August 30, 2020 in Noyes Memorial Hospital, Dansville. He was born in 1953 in Rochester, a son of the late Edgar and Lucille Underwood Hollis. He married Kathleen Suda who survives.
Rick graduated from Edison Technical High School. He was employed as a model maker at Eastman Kodak Research Laboratories, as an HEO for the Town of Granger Highway Department and served as Allegany County Commissioner of Elections until his retirement.
He served the community in several organizations: a volunteer fire fighter and Safety Officer in the Short Tract Volunteer Fire Company; a trained Certified First Responder with the William P. Brooks Hose Co. Rescue Squad; an elected Town of Granger Councilman and later Town Supervisor; a member of the Allegany County Planning Board holding the positions of Vice Chairman and Chairman; a member of the Allegany County Republican Committee and an elected New York State Republican Committeeman.
In 2013, he became a brother of the Macedonia Lodge #258 of Free and Accepted Masons and was a 17 year member of the Sons of the American Legion Charles Harbel Post #892.
He loved the outdoors, especially hunting and golfing. He was a firm supporter of our Second Amendment being a life member of the NRA and SCOPE (Shooter’s Committee on Political Education).
Surviving in addition to his wife are his siblings, Marilyn (Henry) Andrews, James Hollis, Sr. Elaine Hollis, two sisters-in-law, Carol (Gregory) Lindamer, Rita Suda, his nephews, Michael and Peter Andrews, Matthew and John Lindamer, a great-nephew, Harlow, a niece, Suzanne Andrews and many cousins.
At Rick’s request there will be no visitation. A private funeral service will be held at Kopler-Williams Funeral Home, 21 N. Genesee Street, Fillmore.
Memorials if desired to: William P. Brooks Hose Co. Rescue Squad, Box 238, Fillmore or Allegany County Cancer Services, Attn: Lori Ballengee, 100 South Highland Ave., Wellsville, NY 14895.
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