Richard M. “Ricky” Thurston, 49, of Ovid St., Seneca Falls, N.Y., passed away, unexpectedly, on Tuesday (February 6, 2018) at Geneva General Hospital, Geneva, N.Y.
Family and friends may call at the Doran Funeral Home, 4 E. Bayard St., Seneca Falls on Monday (February 12) from 4 to 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday (February 13) at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Reverend Phyllis Granger, Pastor of First Baptist Church, Geneva, N.Y., officiating. Spring Burial will be in Canoga Cemetery in Canoga, N.Y.
If desired, contributions may be made to Camp Onseyawa, C/o Molly Thurston, 107 Ovid St., Seneca Falls, NY 13148.
Ricky was born in Auburn, N.Y. on May 12, 1968 the son of Carl & Kathryn Parish Thurston. He had resided most of his life in Seneca Falls. He had been employed as a roofer for Ken Guy Roofing in Auburn, NY. He was a member of the Seneca Falls Elks Lodge #992 and Ducks Unlimited. Ricky had a passion for cooking. You could often find him donating food out there in his community to his family and friends. He gave to people before himself.
He is survived by his wife, Molly Mahoney Thurston of Seneca Falls, N.Y.; two daughters Krystal (Giovanni) Cologgi of Victor, N.Y., Alica Lannon of Palmyra, N.Y.; son, Ryan Thurston of Seneca Falls, N.Y.; his parents Carl and Kathy Parish Thurston of Seneca Falls, N.Y.; his grandchildren Gianna & Aria Cologgi, Aiden & Alivia Lannon, and Armani Woolfolk; three brothers Duke (Liz) Thurston of North Carolina, Carl Thurston of Seneca Falls, N.Y., Edward (Nicole) Thurston of Seneca Falls, N.Y.; his half-sister, Donna (John) Butts of Connecticut; several aunts; uncles; cousins; nieces and nephews
Ricky was predeceased by two uncles whom he had a very special place in his heart for Bill & Fred Parish.