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Richard G. Rung

d. May 5, 2020

Obituary of Richard G. Rung

EAST BETHANY - Richard G. Rung, 92, of East Bethany, passed away Tuesday, (May 5, 2020), at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia.

Mr. Rung was born July 9, 1927, in Buffalo, a son of the late Raymond and Louisa (McMahon) Rung.

Richard served his country honorably with the Coast Guard and earned an Associates Degree from the University of Buffalo.  He worked for many years at M & T Bank in Batavia.  Mr. Rung was an active member of St. James Episcopal Church and served on the Vestry.  He was also a member of Kiwanis Club where he was a Past President and Past Lieutenant Governor.  Additionally, Richard was a member of the Olive Branch #39 Free and Accepted Masons in Le Roy and was a dedicated advisor for the International Order of Rainbow Girls.  During his banking career, he served on many boards and committies of community organizations.

He is the husband of Bette (Lubs) Rung of East Bethany.

Surviving along with his wife are his children, Mary (Joseph) Fox of Blasdell, Jeanne (late Craig) Shove of Kansas, Barbara (Tom) Garrett of Colorado, Richard (Cindra) Rung of Ohio, William Rung of Iowa, and Deborah Graff of Conesus.  Several grandchildren including a special grandson, Spencer Graff; great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews also survive.

Richard is preceded in death by his siblings, Raymond and Robert Rung, and Mary Lou Peoples.

A Masonic Service will be held at H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main St. in Batavia on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. followed by a Kiwanis Service at 4:30 p.m.  Family and Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. also on Wednesday.  Richard's Memorial Service will be held on Thursday at the St. James Episcopal Church, 405 East Main St. in Batavia at 11:00 a.m. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, the funeral home and church will both be restricted to 33% occupancy.  Face coverings and social distancing will be required.  We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in Richard's memory may be made to St. James Episcopal Church, 405 East Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020.  Burial was in Grandview Cemetery in Batavia.

Arrangements were entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia.
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