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Richard Hemingway, 72, of the Town of Tonawanda, a retired painter, died Thursday (Feb. 15, 2001) at home after a brief illness.

A Buffalo native, he attended Blessed Sacrament School and graduated from Kenmore High School before entering the Army. He served for two years in Korea and another year at Fort Bliss, Texas, with the 78th Anti-Aircraft Battalion. He worked for 25 years as a painter at Deaconess Hospital, Buffalo General Hospital and Applied Design before retiring in 1993.

Hemingway was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He enjoyed bowling.

Survivors include his wife of 47 years, the former Joan Murray; three daughters, Linda Routhier and Kathy, both of the Town of Tonawanda, and Patty Gallagher of East Amherst; two sons, Wayne of Cheektowaga and James of the Town of Tonawanda; a sister, Theresa O'Keeffe of the Town of Tonawanda; two brothers, Max of Arcade and Bobby of Buffalo; and seven grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 263 Claremont Ave., Town of Tonawanda.

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