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Ralph Richard Adams

January 28, 1939 — February 4, 2019

Olean - Ralph R. "Dick" Adams     

            Ralph R. "Dick" Adams, of 350 Front Street, passed away on Monday, February 4, 2019 at his home, following a brief illness.

            Dick was born on January 28, 1939 in Olean and was a son of Ralph Richard and Kathryn Bryan Adams.

            Dick was a 1957 graduate of Olean High School.  He worked as a Secretary for the Local Painter's Union.  Dick then was an owner/operator, furniture refinisher, and stripper for many years at Memory of Yester Years in Allegany.  Dick enjoyed roller skating and was a big NASCAR fan, especially Jeff Gordon.  He owned a car at one time, racing at Olean Raceway, "in the day."  Dick also enjoyed collecting antiques, family, and a good ice cream trip, especially milkshakes with his grandchildren.  He loved his pet dogs.

            Dick is survived by; 5 children, Deborah (John) Ensell and Richard M. (Stacy) Adams both of Portville, Kathryn C. (Michael) Blough of Olean, Christopher D. Adams of Wasilla, AK, and Amy B. (Darrell) Neal of Allegany; 9 grandchildren, Beth, Kate, Nathan, Jeremy, Aidan, Devin, Thomas, Sara, and Amy; several great grandchildren; 3 siblings, Jerry (Eileen) Adams of Phoenix, AZ, Judy (Ron) Greene of Arizona, and Glenn (Dianna) Adams of Mesa, AZ; and several nieces and nephews.

            Dick was predeceased by an infant sister, Barbara.

            At Dick's request, Funeral Services will be private.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Letro-McIntosh-Spink Funeral Home, Inc., 646 E. State Street, Olean.  Online condolences may be made at

            In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to the SPCA of Cattaraugus County, 2944 Route 16 North, Olean, New York 14760.

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