services for Richard Kuca, age 82, of Ogdensburg will be held on Saturday
(April 18, 2009) at 2pm at Frary Funeral Home with Fr. Terry LaValley
officiating. Calling hours will be held at the funeral home from 12pm to the
time of service. Mr. Kuca passed away Monday (April 13, 2009) at
Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center.
is survived by his wife Theresa of Pensacola, FL; one son, Keith and his wife
Jill (Henderson) of Morristown; six daughters, Connie Kuca, and Cle Barnhardt
of Prescott, Ontario, Debbie Abel and her husband Charlie of Ogdensburg,
Joycelyn Scott and Doug of Pensacola, FL, Alison Ferri and her husband Mike of
Pine Bush, NY, Kathy Tyler of Ogdensburg, Karen Kuca and her companion Vern
LaPlante of Ogdensburg; sixteen grandchildren,
Pollyann Demick, Doug Scott, Christopher Tyler, Robert Hance, Erica
Ferri, Emily Ferri, Nathan Scott, Brock Kuca, David Hance, Nicolas Kuca,
Caitlin Kuca, Paul LaPlante, Michael Ferri, Kristin Kuca, Owen Kuca, and Lacy
Kuca; one sister Gen Provost of Massena; one brother, John Kuca, of Massena;
and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son, David in 1985; a
grandson, Joshua in 1989; two brothers, Stan and Edward Kuca; and one sister,
Helen (Kuca) Kirkey.
born on March 30, 1927 in Massena, NY the son of John and Martha Fetter Kuca. He
married Theresa Bombard on September 4, 1954 in Constable, NY. They moved to
Ogdensburg in 1961. He served in the US Army and was honorably discharged in
September 1947, after serving in Germany and Japan. He was then employed in the
grocery business for 31 years, retiring from Great American in 1987.
baseball, and was an avid Mets and Jets fan. In his younger days he was very
active in softball, baseball, pool, and bowling in both Ogdensburg and Massena.
He was a lifelong member of the Ogdensburg Elks Lodge #772, just having reached
40 years of membership. He was recognized as the Elk of the year in 1985. He
was a gentle family man who will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
contributions can be made to the Ogdensburg Boys & Girls Club, Society of
United Helpers, or the Ogdensburg Rescue Squad.