Richard Lee Renner

Richard Lee Renner, 82, of 510 East Water Street, Smethport, passed away, Monday, October 9, 2017 at his residence.

Born in Bainbridge, NY, on August 8, 1935, he was a son of the late Allen and Dorothy (Dick) Renner.

Mr. Renner was a 1953 graduate of Manlius High School and the Maine Maritime Academy. He attended Lynchburg College, Nuclear Ship Savannah Program and graduated in 1959. He then attended the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and received a degree in Nuclear Engineering in 1960. He later attended Harvard University and received a degree in Business Administration in 1978.

From 1964 to 1966 he was employed at General Electric, 1966 to 1969 at Upjohn as a plant Engineer, from 1969 to 1972 as a plant manager at Agway in Olean, NY. Richard then moved to Saudi Arabia in 1972, and worked for the Arabian American Oil Company as superintendent of offshore operations. In 1987, Richard became self-employed and engaged in Transportation, Real Estate and Construction in Filadelfia, Paraguay, South America. 

He is survived by his wife Francisca (Fleitas) Renner of Filadelfia, Paraguay; three daughters, Sandra (Jeff) Keppel, of Smethport, Mary (James) Murphy, of Glens Falls, NY, and Lorena Renner of Filadelfia, Paraguay; two sons, Scott (Stacy) Renner, of Syracuse, NY, and Dan (Sarah) Renner, of Fulton, NY; two brothers, Robert Renner, of Cedar Key, FL, and David (Mary) Renner, of Costa Mesa, CA; his former wife, Barbara (Besaw) Johnston of Glens Falls, NY; 11 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one son, John Renner, and one brother Theodore Renner.

Family will be receiving friends on Friday, October 13, 2017, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm, in the meeting room of the Hamlin Memorial Public Library in Smethport, where a prayer service will be held at 4:00pm with Rev. Max Simms, pastor of the Hilltop Baptist Church, officiating. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.

Memorial contributions, if desired, may be made to Hamlin Memorial Library, 123 S Mechanic Street, Smethport, PA 16749.

On line condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com

 

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All Condolences -

I would like to express my deepest condolences to the Renner family. Richard and I became good friends in Filadelfia Dpto. Boqueron, Paraguay. Rest in PEACE my good old friend...
— Robert W. Schellenberg

To the family of Capt. R.L.Renner: We worked together on ARB-1 for years. He was an excellent boss and good friend. I am sad that I found him through this page. Please accept my condolences and may God give all of you peace. Amen.
— Amjad Hasnie

I will always love you forever my lovely grandfather,i will never forgive you because you will be in my heart and in my memories...Thank''s a lot for all the things you did for me. By: Tiffany Renner
— Lorena Renner

Condolences

  • I would like to express my deepest condolences to the Renner family. Richard and I became good friends in Filadelfia Dpto. Boqueron, Paraguay. Rest in PEACE my good old friend...

    — Robert W. Schellenberg
  • To the family of Capt. R.L.Renner: We worked together on ARB-1 for years. He was an excellent boss and good friend. I am sad that I found him through this page. Please accept my condolences and may God give all of you peace. Amen.

    — Amjad Hasnie
  • I will always love you forever my lovely grandfather,i will never forgive you because you will be in my heart and in my memories...Thank''s a lot for all the things you did for me. By: Tiffany Renner

    — Lorena Renner