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Memorial Service

K.L. Sharp Funeral Home
Saturday November 21st, 2015

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Richard W. Deiss

Richard W. Deiss, 64, of Willet, NY, passed away on Sunday, November 8, 2015, at his home, while surrounded by his family.

Dick was born in Binghamton, NY, on November 28, 1950, a son of the late J. Richard and Doris McGlade Deiss.  A longtime resident of this area, he worked as a fabrication supervisor for Binghamton Precast, until his retirement.  He was a member and past chief of the Willet Fire Department and a member of the Cincinnatus Fire Department, where he was active with the Cincinnatus Emergency Squad.  He was also a member of the American Pool Association and the Knickerbocker Country Club.

He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Susan Horrocks Deiss; and sons, Clayton (Brenda) Deiss of Taylor and Bruce (Kimberly) Deiss of Long Island.  He also leaves behind his brothers, Dennis (Joellen) Deiss of Cincinnatus and David Deiss of Philadelphia, PA; his sisters, Donna (Glady) Stone of Dryden and Debra (Joseph) Kressler of Cincinnatus; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A memorial service will be held at the Willet Fire Station, Willet, NY, on Saturday, November 21, 2015, at 4:00 p.m.  Expressions of sympathy in memory of Dick may be directed to Willet Rescue, c/o Margaret Yarnes, P.O. Box 21, Willet, NY, 13863, or the Cincinnatus Emergency Squad, c/o Elaine Oros, 5771 McFarlane Road, Cincinnatus, NY, 13040. 

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To Sue and Family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Hope you can find comfort in the love and memories you shared. May the Lord hold you and comfort you in this most difficult of times.

Sherry Peak Knickerbocker Nov 18 2015 12:00 AM

I will always remember him as Dicky, right next door. I am so sorry for your loss.

Toni Abram Nov 11 2015 12:00 AM

Please accept our most sincere condolences on the passing of dick. he was a friend to all and a good golfer also. we will miss him. the Tuesday morning senior mens golf league

Bob Phillips Nov 11 2015 12:00 AM

To Sue, Clayton, Bruce & Deiss families,
Such a good man, truly a valiant fight. Please accept our condolences for your loss. May God, in His love, surround you with His love and peace that passes all of our understanding.

Phil & Becky Totman Nov 10 2015 12:00 AM

So very sorry for your loss,I hope as time goes on the pain you and your family has experienced will become a bit easier, may you and your family be blessed and watched over....Once again so very sorry .....

Mr and Mrs Ernest Kastning Nov 10 2015 12:00 AM

I remember "Dickie" growing up. I last saw Dick Sr. in 2007 at a Class reunion (Windsor). My condolences to my classmate Donna and the family. Dickie was spirited and memorable as a kid. I remember the family and the Lillie's in friendship and good times. I think of it when I drive through Willet to visit friends often. The years go by, but the good people live on in memories we hold dear...RIP "Dickie" My sincere condolences..."Slugger

Romaine "Slugger" Watrous Nov 10 2015 12:00 AM

Dont grieve for me, for now Im free!
I follow the plan God laid for me.
I saw His face, I heard His call,
I took His hand and left it all
I could not stay another day,
To love, to laugh, to work or play;
Tasks left undone must stay that way.
And if my parting has left a void,
Then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss
Ah yes, these things I, too, shall miss.
My lifes been full, Ive savored much:
Good times, good friends, a loved-ones touch.
Perhaps my time seemed all too brief
Dont shorten yours with undue grief.
Be not burdened with tears of sorrow,
Enjoy the sunshine of the morro

Love Light and Peace be with you ALL

Ralph Steven Butler Nov 10 2015 12:00 AM

Susan And The Deiss Family
knowing Dick Since We were young kids
We Had Fun growing Up
he was a Good Friend
God Bless You, And May you find Peace With All that is Dealt.
Roger & Doris

Roger & Doris Rice Nov 10 2015 12:00 AM

Sue family,

We are so sorry for your loss. God bless his heart, he is a true fighter !

Bill and Sue

Bill and Sue Hulse Nov 10 2015 12:00 AM

To Sue and all the Deiss family,
Dick fought a long hard battle but is now at peace. We'll always have the memories. So long old friend. Sandy

Sandy Doty Nov 9 2015 12:00 AM

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