Richard Rollins

Obituary of Richard Edward Rollins

Elmira: Age 68, passed away very unexpectedly on Wednesday, June 8, 2022. Rich was born and raised in Elmira a son of Clarence E. Black and Rosa Nell Rollins. He is predeceased by his parents and grandparents Clarence E., Sr. and Stella Toledo Black. Rich is survived by his loving wife Mary Ann Teeter Rollins; daughter and son-in-law Larissa and Mike Singleton of Elmira with their children, Justen, Shaq and Savon; great-grandchildren, Zhavier and Jhamairah; sister Aletha Rollins of Elmira, with Mike Plaisted; sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, Michele Osburn of Elmira, Marie and Robert Dickinson of Wayland NY, as well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews and especially his GETA family. Rich was a life-long resident of Elmira. He graduated from Notre Dame High School, Class of 1972 and attended Corning Community College. He recently retired from a Customer Service position in the Emergency Department at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He continued to enjoy time with his wife traveling and becoming beloved by the New York State Emergency Nurses Association, playing tennis and spending time with family and friends. Previously, he worked at Motor Components and Hillard Corp. He was an outstanding athlete, loving and excelling at many sports, but tennis was his true love. He was a certified tennis instructor and stringer. He served on the board as VP of the Greater Elmira Tennis Association (GETA) and worked behind the scenes on the local tennis tournaments. Rich was also involved as a volunteer with Arctic League and Small Fry. He loved working with youth and helping them achieve their full potential. He loved his family and friends, and always took time to help others. Rich was a great role-model to many, making an impact and difference in his community. He treated everyone with the utmost respect and made all whom he met feel special. His enthusiasm and love for life was contagious. He will truly be missed! The family would like to extend their sincere thanks to the staff at Arnot Ogden Medical Center Emergency Department and Erway Ambulance EMS providers. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Rich with a donation to one of the following, Arctic League, P O Box 113, Elmira NY 14902; GETA, P O Box 147, Big Flats NY 14814; or Arnot Health Foundation, 600 Roe Avenue, Elmira NY 14905. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water Street, Elmira, on Wednesday, June 15, 2022 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. A celebration of life service will follow at 5:15 p.m.
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Wednesday
15
June

Visitation at Funeral Home

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wednesday, June 15, 2022
McInerny Funeral Home
502 W. Water St.
Elmira, New York, United States
Wednesday
15
June

Funeral Service

5:15 pm
Wednesday, June 15, 2022
McInerny Funeral Home
502 W. Water St.
Elmira, New York, United States
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