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Obituary of Richard T. Maira
Hilton - Richard T. Maira passed away on Sunday, July 16, 2023 at the age of 79. He was predeceased by his parents, Phillip and Filomena Maira; his beloved wife of 48 years, Mary Jo (2013); his son-in-law, Dave Elliott; and his brother-in-law, Gary Triano. He is survived by sister, Gloria Triano; his daughters, Margo (Doug) Staunton, Meredith (David) Brickler, and Melissa Elliott; his grandchildren, Ashilie, Nicole (Kevin), Myra (AJ), Capstan, Tom, Tyler, Sierra, and Marijane; his great-grandchildren, Landen, Payten, Kylee, Charlie, and Vinny; his loving companion, Diane Levcik; and several nieces, nephews, and many friends.
Richard was the owner/operator of Nu-Lite Neon Sales & Services, Inc. in Rochester, New York. Some of Dick’s life's work is proudly on display in the American Sign Museum in Las Vegas. Dick loved his family dearly and reminded them daily “Family is Everything!” Dick had the fantastic ability to cultivate friendships and make people feel like they were part of his family. He spent his summers at the family cottage in the 1000 Islands and his winters in Florida. Dick loved the outdoors. He loved fishing, boating, riding his motorcycle, and hunting. Dick embraced life and loved his family to the absolute fullest. He will be remembered by many for his love, friendship & compassion.
A Celebration of Life will be held for family and friends on Wednesday, July 19th at 12 noon - 3:30 p.m. at The Original Char Broil House, 1395 Island Cottage Road in Greece.
Flowers are gratefully declined. Donations can be made in memory of Richard to Shriner's Hospital for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607. (click on the charity name to link directly to the donation site)