Dr. Richard Purcell Cudahy, 73, Little Genesee


Dr. Richard Purcell Cudahy 73 of 8235 Willow Brook Rd. passed away Friday October 14, 2022 in the Hart Comfort House Wellsville following a brief illness.

Born on March 17, 1949 in Olean he was the son of Richard W. and Mary Hall Cudahy. He married Rebecca Deichmann on July 8, 1995, Mrs. Cudahy survives.

Rick graduated from the Bolivar Central School class of 1967. He received a BA degree in Biology from Alfred University 1971. He studied at the Universidad Autonoma Guajajara from 1972-1975. He transferred to the University of Buffalo Medical School where he finished his last two years of his Doctoral Education. Upon graduating from UB Medical School he served a three year Internal Medicine Residency at the University of Buffalo

“God told me I was going to be a doctor when I was Five years old”. Rick became a member of the 1st Seventh Day Baptist Church when he was thirteen years old and continued to serve faithfully and share his love of Jesus throughout his life. For over thirty years Rick practiced medicine in his hometown of Bolivar and Wellsville for over thirty years retiring in 2012. Rick loved his patients.

He dug leeks every spring, planted a garden every summer and hunted every fall. He loved to cook for his family. He loved skiing with the “Road Kill Gang “and his family at Holiday Valley.

He was a member of the Buffalo Sportsmen’s Lodge and shared a fishing camp on Lake Panache in Ontario Canada. He owned a Hunting Camp in Little Genesee where he shared his love of hunting with many friends and especially enjoyed taking new hunters into the woods.

Surviving in addition to his wife are Six Children. Anne (Kevin) Baer West Henrietta N.Y. John (Mandy) Cudahy Forrest Hills N.Y. Elizabeth (Roger) Osborn Seneca Falls N.Y. Laura (Aaron) Sanchez Kinzers PA. Emily (Johnny) Podhradsky Sunnyvale CA.  Daniel Goetschius Hershey PA.

Eleven Grandchildren Jack, Ethan, Emmy, Laynie, Brea, Wesley, Benen, Moriah, Amsi, Stephen, John. One Sister Lisa (Steven) Thorngate Burlington WI. Several Nieces and Nephews. Preceded in death by his parents and a brother Steven H. Cudahy November 6, 1997.

At Ricks request there will be no public services. A private family celebration of life service will be held at the convenience of the family.

Memorials to 1st Seventh Day Baptist Church 8265 Rte. 417 Little Genesee N.Y. 14754 or to Hart Comfort House 141 East State St. Wellsville N.Y. 14895

Arrangements are under the direction of Schaffner Funeral Home Inc. Bolivar

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