Richard Hess, Jr.

Obituary of Richard D. Hess, Jr.

Richard D. Dick Hess, Jr., of Knowlesville, entered into rest peacefully on Friday, December 24, 2021 at Medina Memorial Hospital at the age of 84.


A lifelong resident of Knowlesville, Dick was born on August 5, 1937, a son of the late Richard D. Hess, Sr. and Marie (Davey) Hess. He was employed for many years as a heavy equipment operator for the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 832 in Rochester. Dick was a lifelong member of the Ridgeway Volunteer Fire Co. and was also an avid sportsman and outdoorsman. 


Dick was preceded in death by his first wife, Onalee M. (Jacobs) Hess in 2013; and four siblings, Patricia (James) Anderson, Daniel (Joyce) Hess, Karen (Marvin) Years and Diane Hess.


Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Budena Hess of Knowlesville; three sons, Scott (Sarah) Hess of Albion, Thomas (Cindy) Hess of Brookfield, Connecticut and Richard Rick (Brenda) Hess, III of Albion; four step-daughters, Samantha Waulk, Amanda Blystone both of Clymber, Pennsylvania, Tara (Jeremy) Gentry of Holley and Tiffany Marsh of Knowlesville; fourteen grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sister in-law, Belva Hess of Virginia Beach; also several nieces and nephews.


Services will be privately held at Cooper Funeral Home, Medina. Interment will be in Bates Road Cemetery. Arrangements are in the care of Cooper Funeral home, 215 W. Center St., Medina. 

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