Richard Phillip Germony of Marilla, a retired transformer shop foreman at Niagara Mohawk, died Thursday in the Center for Hospice & Palliative Care, Cheektowaga, after a lengthy illness. He was 72.
Born in Buffalo, Mr. Germony graduated from Orchard Park High School. He attended Henry Ford Junior College and the University of Buffalo.
Mr. Germony worked for 38 years at Niagara Mohawk Power Corp. before retiring in 1993. He also ran his own electrical business on the side.
A Navy veteran, he was a member of several veterans organization, including Marilla Veterans; Post 362, American Legion, in East Aurora; the 174th Veterans Association; and Post 9314, Veterans of Foreign Wars, in Old Forge.
He also was a member of the Masons and Loyal Order of Moose in East Aurora. As a member of the Elma Conservation Club, he organized outings for members of the Veterans Affairs adult day care program and people with cerebral palsy.
Mr. Germony enjoyed fishing, hunting and traveling.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, the former Arlene Zimmer; a daughter, Colleen Thomas of Marilla; three sons, Richard M. of Marilla, Gary of Elma and Gregg of Antioch, Tenn.; a brother, Christopher of Michigan; and seven grandchildren.
A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Paul A. Kloc Blossom Chapels, 4680 Clinton St., West Seneca.