Richard J. Kilgour Sr., who made a name for himself in the world of professional lacrosse by coaching his three sons on their way to professional lacrosse teams, died Wednesday in Mount St. Mary's Hospital, Lewiston. He was 64.
Born in Niagara Falls, Mr. Kilgour was a graduate of DeVeaux High School and later attended Canisius College.
He was employed as an ironworker through Iron Workers Local 9, Niagara Falls, for more than 20 years.
Mr. Kilgour was involved with his sons and their interest in playing lacrosse. He coached them in the minor leagues and also coached other teams in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont., and across southern Ontario.
All his sons have played for the champion Buffalo Bandits lacrosse team. Richard is currently with the Bandits, and Darris is a coach. Travis also played for the Bandits.
Mr. Kilgour also enjoyed stock car racing and raced at Ransomville Speedway and other tracks in the state.
His first wife, Christine V. Kilgour, died in 1994.
In addition to his sons, Mr. Kilgour is survived by his wife, Dorothy Chew; his mother, Florence; two stepdaughters, Barbara Thomas and Kelle Chew; a stepson, Michael Chew; and five sisters, Patricia Vinson, Candace Schecter, Katherine Holmes, Rosemary Martin and Barbara.
His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Tuscarora Indian Mission, 5035 Walmore Road, Sanborn.