Obituary of Richard A. Hiddie
Richard A. Hiddie, age 85 of Youngstown died Saturday, August 18, 2018 in Niagara Hospice House in Lockport.
Richard was born December 13, 1932 in Niagara Falls, NY, the son of the late Arthur and Doris (Masters) Hiddie. He was a 1951 graduate of the Youngstown Red Brick School and went to work for Hooker Chemical. A U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, Richard served from January of 1953 to his honorable discharge with the rank of CPL in December of 1954. He was the recipient of the Army of Occupation Medal Germany and the National Defense Service Medal. Richard resumed his career at Hooker Chemical and retired from Occidental Chemical Co. in 1990 after 40 years of service.
On November 29, 1952 he married Shirley (Peete) Hiddie. They enjoyed staying at their camp in the Southern Tier, vacationing at Rice Lake in Ontario, traveling, and gaming at the casinos. Richard especially loved hunting and fishing.
In addition to his wife, Shirley, he is survived by his children, Lynn (late Steve) Beahen of Youngstown, Douglas (Carol) Hiddie of Amherst, NY, and Jackie (Steve) Yousett of Lockport; his , grandchildren, Brandi (Dean) Krassopoulos, Steven (Christine) Beahen, Katie (Jake) Rizzone, Brendon (Casey) and Derek (Leanne) Hiddie, April (Chad) Weiser and Amanda Yousett; six great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews; three sisters, Doris (late Bud) Cothran, Nancy (late Jim) Widdowson, and Joyce (late Don) Hughes; and a brother, Paul (LInda) Hiddie. He was predeceased by a daughter, Kathy Hiddie.
Richard’s family would like to give a special thank you to Diane, Melissa, and Nicole for taking such good care of him.
Private graveside services will be held Friday, August 31, in Riverdale Cemetery, Lewiston. There will be no calling hours. Flowers are gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to Niagara Hospice, 4675 Sunset Dr., Lockport, NY 14094. Arrangements have been entrusted to HARDISON FUNERAL HOME, N. Fourth & Ridge Sts., Lewiston.
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