Richard J. "Dick" Rounds, age 73, of Addison, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, May 8, 2017. He was born on August 15, 1943 in Syracuse, the son of Clifton E. and June M. (Allen) Rounds Jr. He married Kathryn R. VanAlstine on September 12, 1970 in Addison.
Dick graduated from Addison High School in 1962 and was a Vietnam Veteran having served in the US Army. He loved his wife, children and especially his grandchildren. He was an encourager and mentor to his grandchildren, constantly supporting their many endeavors and teaching them many things. He made sure that he always kept in close contact with his family. Dick was a dedicated member of the First Baptist Church of Addison, retired from Dominion Resources in Woodhull and volunteered at the local food pantry. Dick spent many years farming and raising beef cows, he loved fishing, hunting, boating, spending time at the lake, and playing cards.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Kathryn, children, Kimberly (Joel) Hall of Corning, Troy Allen Rounds of Addison, and Clifton "Chip" (Erin Knowles) Rounds III of Bath, his mother, June Rounds of Addison, siblings, Roger P. (Gayla) Rounds of Addison, Sharon (Roy) Kirkman of Colorado, Nancy (Ted) Cronk of Florida, and Peggy (Victor Jr) Allyn of California, grandchildren, Jorden Knowles, Margaret Hall, Camdin Knowles, Lucas Hall, and Olivia Rounds, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Dick was predeceased by his father, Clifton E. Rounds Jr.
Family and friends are invited to call at Carpenter-Flint Funeral Home, 10 Wall Street, Addison, on Friday, May 12, 2017 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00pm. Dick's Celebration of Life service will take place on Saturday at 11:00 am at the First Baptist Church of Addison, 14 Baldwin Street, Addison.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make donations to the First Baptist Church of Addison, 14 Baldwin Street, Addison, NY 14801.