Richard Alvin Schreckengost
Richard Alvin Schreckengost, passed into the loving arms of the Lord on July 12, 2013, in Port Orange, Fla.
He was born in New Redford, Mich., on Dec.1, 1925, to Leroy and Eleanor (Johnson) Schreckengost and loving foster son of the late Ernest Tichenor, Buffalo, N.Y.
Upon graduation from Fosdick Masten High School in 1943, Richard joined the Air Force to proudly serve his country during World War II.
Blessed with a beautiful singing voice, he aspired to a musical career, singing professionally in Buffalo, N.Y., and nearby Canada under the name “Dick Sulton.” Putting family above a professional career he worked for Westinghouse Electric in Cheektowaga for 40 years. He retired in 1987 to enjoy his love for fishing in Lake Erie and Chautauqua Lake. He continued to express himself through singing with the Buffalo Chapter of the Barbershop Singing Society; he was a member there for 50 years. He was also a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles #2679 and alumni association of Fosdick Masten High School, class of 1943. In 1979, Richard met the love of his life, his devoted wife, Norain and spent the next 34 years enjoying life.
Left to treasure his memory are his wife, Norain Perrine Schreckengost; sons, Richard E. (Carol) Schreckengost of New York, Daniel (Kathy) Schreckengost of Georgia, Jeffery Schreckengost of South Carolina; stepsons, Robert (Cheryl) Fetzer of New York, Joseph (Sue) Fetzer of New York; and step-daughter, Sandra (Melvin) Preusch of New York.
He also leaves a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and especially his nephew, Doug Williams of Palmyra, N.Y.
Richard was preceded in death by his brother, Leroy (Margre) Schreckengost; sisters, Betty (Don) Tougher, Donna (Dave) Williams, and Phyllis (Mike). A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Donations may be made in Richard’s name to Roswell Park Alliance Foun-dation, Elm & Carlton Sts, Buffalo, NY, 14263, and or to Halifax Health Hospice of Volusia Flagler, 3800 Woodbriar Trail, Port Orange, FL 32129, or a charity of your choice.
Arrangements are under the entrusted care of Lohman Funeral Home Port Orange, Fla. Condolences for the family may be shared at lohmanfuneralhomes.com.