Obituary of Richard G. Rung
EAST BETHANY - Richard G. Rung, 92, of East Bethany, passed away Tuesday, (May 5, 2020), at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia.
Mr. Rung was born July 9, 1927, in Buffalo, a son of the late Raymond and Louisa (McMahon) Rung.
Richard served his country honorably with the Coast Guard and earned an Associates Degree from the University of Buffalo. He worked for many years at M & T Bank in Batavia. Mr. Rung was an active member of St. James Episcopal Church and served on the Vestry. He was also a member of Kiwanis Club where he was a Past President and Past Lieutenant Governor. Additionally, Richard was a member of the Olive Branch #39 Free and Accepted Masons in Le Roy and was a dedicated advisor for the International Order of Rainbow Girls. During his banking career, he served on many boards and committies of community organizations.
He is the husband of Bette (Lubs) Rung of East Bethany.
Surviving along with his wife are his children, Mary (Joseph) Fox of Blasdell, Jeanne (late Craig) Shore of Kansas, Barbara (Tom) Garrett of Colorado, Richard (Cindra) Rung of Ohio, William Rung of Iowa, and Deborah Graff of Conesus. Several grandchildren including a special grandson, Spencer Graff; great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews also survive.
Richard is preceded in death by his siblings, Raymond and Robert Rung, and Mary Lou Peoples.
Family and Friends are invited to call on Wednesday (August 19, 2020) from 5 to 8 p.m. at H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 E. Main St., Batavia. A Masonic Service will be held at the funeral home at 4 p.m. on Wednesday followed by a Kiwanis Memorial Service at 4:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend. Richard's Memorial Service will be held on Thursday (August 20, 2020) at 11 a.m. at St. James Episcopal Church, 405 E. Main St., Batavia. (Please note that current social distancing guidelines will be strictly enforced during visitation. Masks will be required to enter the funeral home and restrictions may be in place according to current guidelines with respect to occupancy within the funeral home.) In lieu of flowers, contributions in Richard's memory may be made to St. James Episcopal Church, 405 East Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020.
Arrangements were entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia.