Richard "Dick" J. Wachowicz

June 3, 1948 ~ March 31, 2022 (age 73)


Allegany-Richard “Dick” J. Wachowicz of 2262 Sheldon Drive, Allegany, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Thursday (March 31, 2022).

Born June 3, 1948, in N. Tonawanda, he was the son of the late, Alfred and Genevieve Kracuk Wachowicz.  He married Ellen Gates, who survives.

Dick worked as an engineer for Dresser Rand in Olean. He was a member of the Pulaski Club and Elks Lodge. In his younger years, Dick was an avid runner.  He enjoyed camping, riding his bike, and playing board games.  He also enjoyed the company and companionship of his dogs.

Besides his wife, he is survived by; four children, Erin (Gregg) Sperr-Wachowicz of Connecticut, Kristin (Jeff) Colburn of Hinsdale, Tim (Rebecca) Bush of Missouri, and Katy (Kurt) Neff of Olean; six grandchildren, Zach, Kyle, Madalyn, Ava, Lia, and Cole; and one brother, Johnny (Diane) Wachowicz of Lockport. He is also survived by his extended family from the Plant.

In addition to his parents, Dick is predeceased by; one brother, Jimmy Wachowicz.

Friends will be received at the Guenther Funeral Home, Inc., 1303 E. State Street, Olean on Monday (April 4, 2022) from 3-6pm.  Funeral services will be private.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the SPCA, 2944 Route 16, Olean.

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April 4, 2022

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
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