Richard FANTON

Obituary of Richard FANTON

Richard A. FANTON, 80, of Scio, NY, died Friday, April 13, 2018 in his home.  

Born April 24, 1937, in Wellsville, he was the son of Howard and Edith Harrington Fanton.  

On March 6, 1958, in Wellsville, NY, he married the former Wanda G. Babbitt, who survives.  

He was employed by the L.C. Whitford Co. for 41 years as a local #66 union carpenter and supervisor before retiring.  He and his wife owned and operated Dick’s Gun Shop for 32 years.  

Dick was an avid sportsman, life member of the Scio Rod & Gun Club, NRA, Turkey Federation, and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.  He most enjoyed spending time with his family and pets.  

Surviving besides his wife, Wanda, are:  two children, Richard H. (Judith) Fanton and Cynthia (Arthur) Marion;  seven grandchildren, Jason Marion, Jolene Marion, Thomas Fanton, Sara Root, Kyle Fanton, Jeff Crittenden, and Jenny Goodridge;  several great-grandchildren;  two brothers, Gary (Donna) Fanton and Phil Fanton;  nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by a son, Timothy E. Fanton, on April 30, 2016. 

Friends may call at the Genesis Bible Church on Thursday, April 19, 2018 from 1:00 – 4:00 PM, with Funeral Services following at 4:00 PM.  The Rev. Marc Chamberlain will officiate.  A luncheon and time of fellowship will follow the funeral.  

Memorials may be made to the SPCA serving Allegany County, P.O. Box 381, Wellsville, NY 14895, Genesis Bible Church, 4193 SR 19 S., Belmont, NY 14813, or the Scio Rod and Gun club, 3978 CR 10, Scio, NY 14880.  

Arrangements are entrusted to the Mulholland-Crowell Funeral Home, Wellsville, NY.  

Online condolences may be expressed at www.wellsvillefuneralhome.com.