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Richard Gay

March 5, 1949 — January 14, 2015

Richard Gay, 65, of Batavia passed away peacefully Wednesday January 14, 2015 at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester. He was born March 5, 1949 in Kittanning, PA. to the late Tilloson (Genevieve Gear) Gay. He is preceded in death by his sister Connie Gautieri; brother Tom (Betty) Collins; brother-in-law Charles Tabone and nephew Brett Merica.

Richard was an avid sports fan. In high school he played baseball, basketball, and followed in his father’s footsteps as quarterback of the Attica Blue Devils football team. Richard’s favorite sports teams to cheer for were the Buffalo Bills, Syracuse Orangemen, NY Yankees, and the Attica Blue Devils. Richard was the recipient of a double lung transplant in 2010 at UPMC in Pittsburgh, PA and encouraged everyone to “Donate Life” and become an organ donor.

He is survived by his sons David Gay of Batavia, Dylan Cameron of Batavia, Scott Cameron of Batavia, Jeremy Trzecieski of Pavilion, Brad (Kelly) Trzecieski of Oakfield, Kris Kohlhagen of Attica, and Ben (Jennifer) Kohlhagen of Attica; daughter Tara Trzecieski of Warsaw; sisters Sandra Tabone of Rochester, Gail (Richard) Montgomery of Wethersfield, Vicki (Gary) McKeirnan of Batavia; brother-in-law Vito (Marge) Gautieri; aunt Marge Mancuso; grandchildren Peyton Gay; Hailie and Nathan Cameron; Cody, Lexi, Lilliana, J.T. Trzecieski, Jordon and Makiah Bey, Taylor Trzecieski, and Kendyll Kohlhagen along with many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Family and friends are invited to call Tuesday January 20, 2014 from 3 – 6 PM at Marley Funeral Home, LLC 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011. A Memorial Service will immediately follow calling hours at the Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers memorials can be made the Attica High School Football Boosters’ Club 3338 East Main Street Attica, New York 14011, or Crossroads Hospice House 11 Liberty Street Batavia, New York 14020. For more information please call 591-1212 or to leave a message of condolence please visit www.marleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011.

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

3:00 - 6:00 pm (Eastern time)

Marley Funeral Home, LLC.

135 Main Street, Attica, NY 14011

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

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135 Main Street, Attica, NY 14011

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