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Richard Arthur Tietz

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Richard Arthur Tietz

Age 76, of 4017 Rocky Fork Road in Orlando passed away peacefully at 1:30 AM on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 in the compassionate care of the Bower’s Hospice House in Beckley.

He was born in Gowanda, NY on March 02, 1941 a son of the late Lewis Ernest Tietz and Eva Blanche Davis Tietz.

On August 21, 1971 he married Sandra Kay Tietz and they celebrated 44 years of marriage before her passing on July 03, 2016.

He is survived by six children: Charles Robertson of Gowanda, NY, James Wesley Tietz of Pocahontas, VA, Michael Tietz of OH, Terri Jean Tebo of Amenston, AL, Tammy Smith of Collins Center, NY, and Traci Rossell of South Dayton, NY; 12 grandchildren; and 13 great grandchildren; and his beloved dog, Annie.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one sister, Patricia Ragland; and his beloved dog, Cheyenne.

Richard was an honored veteran of the United States Navy having served just before the Korean War. He worked as a millwright for Kodak Co. in Rochester, NY, and retired with 25 years of service. He enjoyed tinkering in his garage, repairing equipment, appliances, and vehicles for family and friends. As an outdoor enthusiast he enjoyed hunting and fishing in his free time.

Richard’s request for cremation has been honored and his family will have a private Celebration of Life Service.

In memory of Richard’s love for animals, donations may be made to the Lewis-Upshur Animal Control Facility at 318 Mud Lick Road, Buckhannon, WV 26201.

The Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored and privileged to serve the family of Richard Arthur Tietz.

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