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Doris Mae Richenberg

By T.J. Woodward

Doris Mae Richenberg, age 87, passed away on Saturday, September 23, 2023, at Avow Hospice in Naples, Florida. She was born in Batavia, NY on October 25, 1935, to Edith and James Donohue. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard E Richenberg, age 81, who died on February 20, 2017 surrounded by family in Naples FL., her parents, and both of her brothers. 

Mr. and Mrs. Richenberg are survived by her children, three sons and two daughters. Her sons, Tim (Natalie) of Williamstown, NY, Ron (Sue) of Stafford, NY, Gary (Carla) of Louisville, KY and daughters Susan (Eliot) of Ames, IA, and Rebecca (Tony) of Naples, FL. She was blessed with many grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Her grandchildren include Philip & Gianna of Florida, Molly & Reese of Ohio & Iowa, Abigail (Justin) of Michigan, Jake (Katie) of Kentucky, Adam (Elisa) of Indiana & Chris (Heidi) of Montana, John (Chantel), Katelyn (Doug) & Michelle (Jared), Robert, David (Caleigh), Chris & Rachel (Jack) all of New York. Great Grandchildren include Zach, Henry, Ada, Emmeline, Betty, Sophia & Olivia Doris. In addition, she is also survived by her sisters-in-law, Karen Baxter, and Juanita Richenberg. 

Doris was a loving and supportive mother. Whether it was watching cross country running, motor cross racing, basketball, volleyball, or softball, she was the steady fan in the crowd. She also loved to volunteer and serve. She led Scout troops, both Boys and Girls, delivered meals on wheels with Aunt Rae, stocked shelves at the local food pantry, collected baked goods for the parish lawn fete, organized St Joseph’s annual Popcorn Ball, deliver communion to the sick & homebound and donated countless gallons of blood. She loved to give of herself for the benefit of others. She will be remembered for making her delicious chocolate crinkle cookies, frosted brownies, homemade sweet rolls, and dirt cake. She will live on through our memories and stories. 

Dick’s families are throughout the country and he managed to stay in touch with all of them as he was very tech savvy. Whether texting, emailing or face-timing Dad was always in touch, usually from his desk by the window. Dick was a graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester NY with a BS In Mechanical Engineering. He had a 41 year career at Graham Manufacturing Co in Batavia NY as a Vice President. Travelling to England, Germany, Spain & Brazil, Dick was loved by all he encountered. “Wichard” will be missed by everyone he touched in life.

Family and friends are invited to call on Sunday October 29, 2023 from 10:30AM-12:00PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, NY 14020. A 12:00PM Service will immediately follow visitation at the Funeral Home. 

Memorials can be made to Avow Hospice in Naples, FL, or Meals on Wheels America. To leave an online message of condolence please visit Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home, 329 West Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020. 

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