Richard C. Terry

richard terry

August 26, 1930 ~ June 19, 2020

Born in: Canandaigua, New York
Resided in: Greece, New York

Richard C. Terry

Aug. 26, 1930 – June 19, 2020

Richard Terry passed peacefully on June 19, 2020. Born in Canandaigua and grew up in Ontario, NY, he was a veteran of the Korean War. He retired from Eastman Kodak Company in 1986 after 38 years in the Roll Coating Department. Dick enjoyed auto racing his whole life, bicycling, golfing, wintering in Florida, and spending time with his family, especially with his grandchildren.

Dick is survived by his wife of 69 years, Shirley Terry; sister Joanne (Hank) Lay; daughter Cheryl (Jeff) Greene; son Gregg (Susan) Terry; grandchildren Kevin (Julia) Greene, Allison (Sam) Marchaesi, Ryan (Bethany) Terry, David (Sarah) Terry, Steven Terry (Sarah); 4 great-grandchildren; and many more friends and family members.

A private celebration of life will be held for the immediate family. Charitable donations can be made to the Golisano Children’s Hospital NICU. For more information and to sign his online guestbook, visit

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  1. Mrs. Terry, Cheryl & Jeff, Gregg & Sue, Kevin & Julia, Allison & Sam, Ryan & Bethany, David & Sarah, and Steven & Sarah,

    Our deep sympathy and condolences to you in the sudden loss of Mr. Terry. Any loss of a loved one is very hard; when it comes without warning, the shock of it compounds the grief. We are so sorry for your loss and for the pain that it causes. We were blessed to have had occasion to be in Mr. Terry’s company many times over the years. He will be remembered by us as a friendly man with whom it was easy to talk. His toothpick-adorned quick smile made us feel welcome at events. His and Mrs. Terry’s many years of marriage leaves a lasting legacy of commitment to one’s wedding vows for a lifetime. What a treasure! We will be praying for you as you grieve.

    Our love and prayers,
    Eric, Maureen, Daniel, and Naomi Longnecker

  2. Our deepest condolences to the Terry family our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family
    Frank and Janet LoTempio

  3. We were shocked and saddened to hear of Uncle Richard “Dick” Terry’s passing this morning. Dick was the twin brother of my father John “Jack” Terry, who passed away in 2008. In fact, the last time we were with Dick and all of our family in New York State was in 2010 when we had a memorial service for my dad. Love and condolences to all of our Terry Kin and related families. We miss you all and wish we could give you hugs. Surely a grand reunion is taking place right now in heaven with Bob, Jack and Dick!
    Love and Blessings to all,
    Mark, Kim & Lorena Terry

  4. My deepest sympathies to all the Terry family members. May God comfort you all in this time.

  5. Such fond memories of Mr. Terry. Alan and I would see him weekly at the Northwest YMCA in his bicycle shorts and helmet. Always stopped to talk and share a laugh. He would ask me, “so you can still walk on the treadmill and chew gum at the same time?” He was the best! And he was so proud of his kids!! He will be missed!

  6. Dana Lou (Terry) Thompson says: I didn’t know Dick very well, but met him maybe two times, when his twin brother, Jack and I, were in the U.S. in 1962, and in 2010 for Jack’s memorial service in NY state. Two of Jack’s children, Paul Terry and Dawn (Terry) Masuda, from his Japanese wife, Yukiko, came from Japan to meet their dad’s American family along with two of Jack’s grandchildren, Sarah and Luke. Dick was a wonderful man and left a great legacy for his wife and family.

  7. We weep with you in your loss of Richard, your husband your Dad, Granddad, Great Grandpa and a genuine friend to many. He is at peace now and that is our prayer for everyone of you, his beloved family.

  8. Sue Gregg Cheryl Jeff and Family
    We are so sorry for your loss. We were shocked to hear about your dads passing. Praying Gods comfort and peace for you all during this difficult time.

    Sue and Gregg.
    Praying God gives you daily strength and peace. You have gone through so much in the past few months. We love you.
    Tim and Tammy Yandow

  9. Shirley,
    Gregg, Sue and family,
    Cheryl, Jeff and family,
    Our deepest sympathies on the unexpected passing of your sweet Dick. He was such a kind & friendly soul. The love he had for his wife was obvious….69 years…..what a beautiful example of love & commitment!
    The pride he had in all of you came out whenever he spoke & he loved seeing the little ones of his grandkids! May you have wonderful memories of time you had with him. May your memories bring you comfort & a smile. Praying for peace & strength during this difficult time. Love your family & was blessed to know Dick through you.
    Chris & Charlie

  10. Greene, Marchaesi & Terry family:
    We are so sorry to hear of the passing of such a wonderful man. You are all in our prayers during this time and we love you!

  11. Our prayers are with each of you during this difficult time. Continue to hold God’s hand each day to bring you peace. My “City Dad” was a great support thru my life and I will hold dear some wonderful memories.
    Our love and God’s many blessings
    Dawn and Doug Straub

  12. Our deepest sympathy to the entire Terry family in the sudden passing of Mr Terry. We will always remember our times with him with great fondness. His wonderful sense of humor brought a smile to all who knew him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  13. Aunt Shirley, Cheryl and Jeff, and Gregg and Sue,
    Peace to you and your families. Uncle Dick was a wonderful and caring man. He was there for my brother Bob and me after our dad became ill when we were children. I will remember him for his genuine love of family, friendly sense of humor, and the fond memories of the times we spent together.

  14. So sorry for the loss of your husband. Dad, grandpa, great grandpa, uncle…..
    May the Lord comfort and sustain you through these difficult days.

  15. We are sorry to hear about your loss. We enjoyed his friendship over the years as a neighbor and friend. He surely will be missed.

  16. Shirley, Gregg and Sue, Cheryl and Jeff and families,
    My deepest sympathies are with you. Your Dad was a wonderful man who was always kind, generous and he loved you all so much. What a great legacy he leaves

  17. I was saddened to hear of the passing of Mr. Terry. I have fond memories of him and going to my first car races at Spencer Speedway. Sending hugs and prayers to you Mrs. Terry and your family.

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