Richard Wells Bellows

WATERLOO – Richard W. Bellows, 95, of 6 Brookside Dr., died Monday (November 20, 2017) in Geneva General Hospital.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday (Jan. 5, 2018) at Coe-Genung Funeral Home. Military rites will be 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, performed by members of Waterloo Memorial Post 6433, V.F.W. and Warner VanRiper Post 435, American Legion. The Masonic Memorial services will be 8 p.m. at the funeral home, performed by Pocahontas Lodge 211 F. & A.M. and Central City Bodies AASR. The memorial service will be Saturday (Jan. 6, 2018) at 11 a.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church. The Rev. Nelson Gaetz, interim priest of Trinity Episcopal Church and The Rev. Philip Kasey, retired pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Trinity Episcopal Church Memorial Garden.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Episcopal Church, 27 Fall Street, Seneca Falls, NY, 13148 or organizations of one's choice.

Richard was born April 21, 1922, in Hector, PA, the son of Orren W. and Luella M. Clark Bellows. He was a 1942 graduate of Wellsville High School, Wellsvillle, N.Y. Richard served in the Army Air Corps during W.W. II. Returning from the service he was employed with Sinclair Refinery in Wellsville. Eventually he left employment with Sinclair and was then employed with the Air Preheater Company in Wellsville, that later was acquired by Combustion Engineering. He transferred from Wellsville, to the main office in Windsor, CT as a Quality Engineer, until his retirement. After retiring, Richard and his wife, Rachael moved to Waterloo to enjoy boating on the Finger Lakes. Dick was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church. He was a member of Morrison Hayes Post 702, American Legion in Wellsville, N.Y. For many years he was an active member of Pocahontas Lodge 211 F. & A.M. of Seneca Falls, NY and 33rd Degree Mason with Central City Bodies AASR, Syracuse, N.Y. He also was a member of Seneca Lake Chapter, OES, Dresden, NY. Dick was a member of the Masonic War Veterans, as well.

He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Rachael A. Pflager Bellows; daughters Susan H. Allen and Margaret A. Kernan both of DeBary, Fla., and Nancy J. (Dale) Smith of Wellsville, N.Y.; six grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, one great-great grandson; brother, Kenneth O. Bellows of Wellsville, N.Y.; many nieces and nephews; sister-in-law, Connie Bellows of Mentor, Ohio; a niece he called his "fourth daughter" Linda Young.

Richard was predeceased by brothers Paul and Herbert Bellows.

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