Rickie ‘Rick’ Graham



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Graham, Rickie T. ’Rick’ Greece: Suddenly, December 2, 2010. Predeceased by his father, Jack W.Graham. He is survived by his wife and life long love Diana Graham; mother, Dorothy Graham; daughter, Rene (Tom) Barnes; son, Dustin Graham; sister, Kathleen ‘Red’ Graham; two grandsons who adored him, Dillon & Mitchell; his beloved dogs, Sabrina & Chelsea. Rick has cousins and many friends that he held close to his heart. Rick worked for Eastman Kodak for over 32 years and most recently became the proud co-owner of Crazy Horse Music in Greece. Friends may call Tuesday 2-4 & 7-9 P.M. at Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home, 1075 Long Pond Road, Greece Chapel. His Memorial Service will be held, Wednesday 12 Noon in the funeral home chapel. Interment will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd St., New York, NY 10016 or a charity of your choice in his memory


  1. Susan Gamble (woods) on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Dear Kathy(Red),Mrs. Graham, Diana,Renee and Dustin…. i am so sorry to hear about Rick. I know he will truely be missed. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. Phil Galletto on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Diana & Family, I am shocked after hearing of the news about Rickie today. I had always hoped that someday ‘the band’ could get together again for day of reminiscing about the good ‘ol days when we though we were Hot. I will always remeber the times we shared practicing in the basement of your old house and the friends we made along the way. Diana, please accept my condolences to you, Renee, Dustin, Kathy and Rickie’s mom who treated us all like her own sons. I’d like to call you in person to convey my sympathy since I need to tell you I wish I had given you a guys a call one of the times I was back in town. I miss Rochester most of all because of all the fond memories I have from great experiences and friends that you don’t appreciate until they’re gone. He was the best bass player I ever knew and his memory will never be forgotten. Thank you Diana for sharing some of your life with him, with the guys from Redeye. Our lives are the better having known him. Peace

  3. Kim Brown on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Diana, I hope you realize that I am here for you and the rest of the family. No matter how big or small a task may arise that I can help with, please do not hestitate to call. I unfortunately know and want to be able to help. Love you all Kim

  4. Shirley Liktor on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Diana, We all write our own love stories and yours and Rick’s must have been a novel. You will have your memories and your love to which no one can take away…. There will be laughter, and tears (many tears) But always remember that Rick lives within you now, close to your heart where he will remain forever. You are blessed with 2 wonderful kids, grandkids and so many others who care for you deeply. I pray for you, my friend, that in the darkest part of the night you remember the love and happiness you and Rick shared and that it brings you a quiet peace…. Shirley

  5. Claire Kirchmaier on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Diana, Dustin, and Rene, I was shocked to hear about Rick’s sudden passing. I cannot remember a time when you were not together, Diana. I am so sorry! Please accept my heartfelt condolences at this difficult time. Claire

  6. Victoria Graham on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Diana, I am so sorry Rick is no longer with us hear on earth. He wil forever be in our hearts and thoughts. Although this next road to life will be difficult you can rely on Him and your family to help you through this. If there is anything I can do for you please let me know. Rick was a wonderful man. I wish this time did not come. I love you. I’m here for you.

  7. John LeBerth on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Diana,Rene & Dustin, I’m very sorry to learn of your loss.I’ll always remember a good cup of coffee,during a good story,ending with a good laugh.Sitting at the kitchen table.

  8. Arlene Graham on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Diana,Rene, Dustin Dorothy and Kathy. It has been a very trying time for you. I know from experience. You just have to remember the good times that you had with him through the years. I am so sorry I couldn’t make the trip to Canada this year. But I am glad that I stopped to see him at the music store before it closed. I’ll bet Rick, Uncle Don and Grandpa have the fishing poles out and catching the ‘big’ ones!

  9. Ray May on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    I met Rick and worked with him at Kodak for many years. I remember him as a great friend and co-worker with a great personality. Rest in peace my friend may you always be fondly remembered by your family and friends.

  10. Frank Orlando on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    I was very sorry to hear about Rick. I also worked with Rickie at Kodak and very much enjoyed our conversations together. I often thought of Rick when I saw a book about guitars or motorcycles. He was a very great guy and will be sadly and sorely missed.

  11. null on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    I worked with Rick at Kodak. He was a good guy and the gang there had lots of fun times. Sending blessings from Florida to all those that he loved and who loved him. P.S. It was nice to have known you Rick – Rest in Peace. Sincerely, Lesley VanEpps-Kibler

  12. Linda Soscia on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    I worked with Rick at Kodak. He was a great boss and a very nice guy. He will be missed dearly. So sorry for your loss. He will be in my prayers.

  13. Marty Graham on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    I’m in shock,I feel a part of me has been ripped from me. No words can explain how I feel about Rick, I’m just blessed to had him him my life for my 53 years. The word Canada was never said with out the name of Rick . We all grew up together good times and bad. We grew to be like brothers. We had many names ‘ The Boys’ ‘ the Boys in the hood’ to name a few.You will be forever missed my cousin. I love you with all my heart. Aunt Dot, Diana,Rene, Dustin, and Kathy. I love you all so much and share you pain.

  14. Kim Brown on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    My Very Best Friend, I will miss you dearly, and think of you always. I will not say good-bye, but, rather, see you later. Love Kim

  15. Shirley Liktor on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Rene & Dustin I can’t begin to tell you how sorry I am for your loss. I only wish & pray for you that all of the wonderful memories and happy times with your dad help you through the coming days, weeks, months and even years ahead and bring a smile when you think of him. He really isn’t gone because he will be in your hearts forever. My thoughts and prayers are with you Shirley

  16. Victoria Graham on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Rene, Tommy & Mitchell and Dustin & Dillion: I am so sorry for the loss of your father. He was a wonderful father to you as well as a grandfather to your children. Keeping his memories fresh in your childrens life will keep him near for them to have memories. I’ve had to do that with Nick as he never knew either of his grandfathers too. If there is anything at all we can do please do not hesitate to ask. We are here for you. God is protecting you all from this loss. Love and Prayers.

  17. Victoria Graham on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Rick I miss you so dearly. I’m so thankful I had a moment to say hello to you on Tuesday. I have wonderful memories of you and all our fun times in Canada. I’m so lucky to have you in my life. You were an awesome musician, husband so caring, father so giving and father so loving. We will forever miss you and will never forget you. So glad we had that extra year plus with you. All of us will miss you dearly. God has brought you peace and comfort now and has called you to live with Him.

  18. Carole (Guess) Crocetta on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Rick was a great man and loved his wife and family with all his heart….. He will be missed by all. He always stayed a good friend to me and i was blessed by our friendship.

  19. Dave Graham on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Rick was my cousin by relation, he is my brother in my heart and now my heart is beaten down, as low as it can get. No one can explain God’s will, as much as it hurts all of us, God had plans for Rick and we can take comfort that he is touching the face of the Lord. I will miss Rick for many reasons, his magic fingers playing guitar around a warm campfire, his rich voice accompanying the melody, the laughter of family members as he told the same stories every year, how I’ll miss that. Rick loved his yearly voyage to his beloved Wander In, always busting with excitement about catching ‘ the big one ‘, well my brother, you’ve completed your final voyage and there’s a ‘ big on ‘ on every line. I’m blessed you were part of my life and I will not forget you, it is not the end but a beginning, we will all be together again, what a street dance that will be. Your family will be fine, they are strong, the love is deep, we’ll pull together as a family and we will all continue forward, it’s a Graham thing, as you would often say. I love you Rick, your brother Dave.

  20. Ron on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Rick was my supervisor at Kodak in single use camera’s.He was so nice to everyone.Sorry to here about this.

  21. Richard Mastin on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Rick you were the best supervisor an employee could wish for, I only wish I could have seen and talked with you before you passed. Your friend Rich

  22. Arlene Graham on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Rick, I am so sorry you are gone. You will be missed very much by me and my family, Linda and Ernie, Dave and Vicky, Marty and Mary Grace, plus all their children. However, you are with your Uncle Don again and I sure he welcomed you with open arms. Get that guitar out and play a few songs, then take a nice ride on your motorcycle. Aunt Arlene

  23. Jon Wilcox on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Rick, I’m gonna miss having my go to guitar tech (haha) but more importantly I’m gonna miss your friendship. growing up you were just the neighbor with the loud bikes but you became my friend. you brought me into your circle of friends and put me at the same level as them or at least made me feel that way. you tought me how to be a better musician, a better band mate, and a more confident player. I am eternally grateful for that. I’m gonna miss ya buddy. Thanks for everything. - ‘Little’ Jon

  24. Tim Stoffel on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Sorry to hear that this happened. Rick was a great guy who would always help you out when you needed it. It was good to have known him. He will be missed and remembered.

  25. Sal "Salli" Balbi on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Thank You for being my friend. You’ll always be on my side making music

  26. Shorty on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    To Red and her family, Love and respect. Shorty

  27. John and Peggy Foss on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    We have been best friends had so many fun time with Rick and Di. John and Rick became the best of friends at Kodak, they were like boys in school with all their laughing talks and riding motocycles, Rick you will alway have a special place in our hearts and some day we will meet again, we love you love john & Peggy

  28. Tolentinos on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Words cannot even express how we are all feeling right now. We cannot beleive that we have lost our very special cousin. Rick was very close to our hearts & right now our hearts are truly broken. We are soo glad that Rick was able to go to Canada with us this summer. He truly enjoyed himself.We are going to miss him terribly. But his broken body now is whole & he is healthy. No more machine to be tied to. We will always be here for you guys. We are all still family no matter what. We had him for another year & a half longer but the time just flew. We will all cherish the memories.

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