Richard J. West Jr.April 24,2013
Richard J. West Jr.Richard J. West Jr.
BIG FLATS, N.Y. — Richard J. “Rick” West Jr., age 61, of Big Flats, N.Y., passed away suddenly at home on Monday, April 22, 2013.
He was born April 12, 1952, in Burlington, VT, the son of Richard J. Sr. and Doreen (McDevitt) West.
Rick attended Christ the King Elementary School and graduated from Mount St. Joseph Academy in Rutland, VT, in 1970.
Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Saturday, April 27, 2013, from 2 to 5 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Rick through donations to MDA.
To view his complete obituary, please visit www.walterjkent.com.
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