Richard Colegrove

Richard S. Colegrove

1927 - 2013

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COLEGROVE , RICHARD S. "DICK" Age 86 of Horseheads , NY passed away on Tuesday July 23 , 2013 at Bethany Manor. Dick was born July 11 , 1927 in Elmira , NY the son of the late Marvin and Virginia Whitby Colegrove. He was a World War II Veteran serving his country with The U.S. Navy . He married his wife , Ella Murphy Colegrove , on August 16 , 1951 and they would have celebrated their 62nd Wedding Anniversary on August 16 , 2013. Mr. Colegrove was a very active member of The Lake Street Presbyterian Church in Elmira , NY and helped bring the church to those who were unable to attend services. He was a member and long-time treasurer of The Clarence R. Oliver American Legion Post 154 in Elmira Heights , NY . Dick coached in Elmira Heights Little League from its inception in 1952 until 1972 . He was a football official and served as Secretary Treasurer of The Elmira Chapter of Football Officials for many years . Dick was inducted into the Elmira Heights Sports Hall of Fame and The Chemung County Sports Hall of Fame. Mr. Colegrove established The American Legion Park in Elmira Heights honoring World War II , Korean War , and Vietnam War Veterans. He also volunteered at The Arctic League for over 50 years. Dick was pre-deceased by seven brothers and one sister . Mr. Colegrove is survived by his loving and devoted wife Ella Murphy Colegrove ; daughters and sons-in-law : Michaela "Mickey' & Tom Howley of Schenectady , NY and Leslie & Randy Stow of Horseheads , NY ; grandchildren : Tom Howley ,Kelley Howley , Chris Stow , Gary Stow , Jeff Stow , and Andrew Stow ; seven great grandchildren ; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law : James T. & Agnes Murphy of Florida , Thomas & Nancy Murphy of Florida , Florence Colegrove of Elmira Heights , NY , and Joy Colegrove of Maryland ; several nieces , nephews , cousins , and a host of caring friends . Relatives and friends are invited to call at the LYNCH FUNERAL HOME 318 WEST BROAD STREET HORSEHEADS , NY on Friday July 26 , 2013 from 6-8 PM . Officers and Members of Clarence R. Oliver American Legion Post will conduct a Memorial Service at the conclusion of calling hours at the Funeral Home for their departed comrade , Dick Colegrove . Mr. Colegrove's Funeral Service will be held on Saturday July 27 , 2013 at 11 AM at The Lake Street Presbyterian Church in Elmira , NY . Priscilla Andrews , Lay Pastor will officiate. A reception will follow at the church. Interment in St. Mary Our Mother Cemetery in Horseheads , NY . The Family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may remember Dick through memorials to The Lake Street Presbyterian Church Youth Outreach/Fusion Program 300 Lake Street Elmira , NY 14901, The Horseheads Animal Shelter 150 Wygant Road Horseheads , NY 14845 or to Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.
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Funeral Service

11:00 am
Saturday, July 27, 2013
Lake Street Presbyterian Church, Elmira, NY
300 Lake Street
Elmira, New York, United States