Richard “Dick” Palone, Sr.

By Orleans Hub Posted 7 August 2023 at 11:09 am

MEDINA- Richard “Dick” Palone, Sr., age 86, of Medina went home to the Lord on August 4, 2023.

Born in Oakfield, NY on October 30, 1936, he was the son of the late Joseph and Gladys (Bordner) Palone, Sr. On November 3, 1956 Dick married the love of his life, Wilda (Waldo) Palone. Dick was employed by various companies – Haxton Foods, Curtis Burns, Sylvania and lastly 30 years at Harrison Radiator Division of General Motors in Lockport. He was a member of Holy Trinity Parish, St. Mary’s Church in Medina. He enjoyed gardening and was also a fan of the New York Yankees and the San Francisco 49ers. Dick loved spending time with his family, who will all miss him dearly.

Dick and Wilda raised four children, Richard (Donna) Palone, Jr. of Medina, Susan Payne of Medina, Douglas (Shannon) Palone of Vermont and Steven Palone of Medina. Dick is also survived by numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren and a sister, Patricia Murray of Batavia. In addition to his parents and his wife Wilda, Dick was predeceased by his siblings Joseph Jr., Donald, William, Robert, Jeanette and Geraldine.

Although there will be no calling hours, his family would love for all his friends to join them at the graveside committal on Saturday, August 12 at 11:00 a.m. in Millville Cemetery. Dick’s family would greatly appreciate memorial donations in lieu of flowers to Hospice of Orleans who made it possible for their father to remain in his home during his last days, at Arrangements are in the care of Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina. Share condolences at