site image


Richard John Siler

February 8, 1929 ~ March 9, 2019 (age 90)
Obituary Image
Richard J. Siler Newark - Richard John Siler, 90 passed away on Saturday, March 9, 2019, at the Canandaigua VA Hospital.

Family and friends may attend a Memorial Mass at 10 AM on Saturday, (March 23rd) at St. Michael Church, 401 S. Main St, Newark. A reception will follow the Mass at the church. Burial in Newark Cemetery following the reception.

In memory of Richard, in lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Canandaigua VA Hospital - HOSPICE, 400 Fort Hill Avenue, Canandaigua, New York 14424.

Richard was born the son of the late John and Anna (VanderBrook) Siler on Friday, February 8, 1929, in Newark, NY. He spent his entire life in the Newark area and worked as a horticulturist for Jackson & Perkins and Wayne Floral until he retired. Richard enjoyed growing plants at home as well and spent a lot of time working in his vegetable garden and caring for the flowers and fruit trees on the property. He also enjoyed swimming, reading, being outdoors, taking the car for a drive, and eating good food. Richard loved to take walks and would often pick up empty bottles and cans along the way. Over his years of walking, he collected and redeemed enough bottles and cans to purchase a new car. Above all he loved spending time with his family, especially the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

The funeral home proudly flies the Army Flag in honor of his service to our country during WWII and Korean War.

Richard will be remembered by his loving wife of nearly 69 years, Delores J. Siler; daughter, Pam (Craig) Gotham; son, Kurt Siler Sr; grandchildren, Clint (Juliana), Lauren and Colin Gotham, Erin Siler (Darrell Williams), Angela DeCook, Anna Skeels and Kurt Siler Jr.; eleven great-grandchildren and one great-grandchild due in August; sisters-in-law, Sue Siler and Marge Siler; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Richard was predeceased by his brothers, Francis, Hubert, and John Siler; sister, Cora Johnson.

You may write a memory or condolence to the family by visiting

Donations may be made to:

Canandaigua VA Hospital - Hospice
400 Fort Hill Avenue, Canandaigua NY 14424

© 2019 Norman L. Waterman Funeral Home, Inc.. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS