Richard A. "Dick" Harrower Wednesday, May 27, 1942 - Friday, September 29, 2017

Kennedy, NY- Richard A. “Dick” Harrower, 75, of Mud Creek Road, Kennedy, passed away at 10:20 PM, Friday (September 29, 2017) at Heritage Park Rehab and Skilled Nursing Center in Jamestown. He was born May 27, 1942 in Jamestown, the son of the late Archie and Mae Wiles Harrower. Dick attended Randolph Central School where he played many sports and then went on to serve In the United States Army. He retired in 2002 from Truck-Lite in Falconer after 26 years of service and earlier on he had worked at the former Aolean Piano Plate Manufacturer in Randolph. Dick was a member of the First Baptist Church of Randolph. He enjoyed sports and was a former pee-wee and midget football coach for the Randolph Raiders. He loved his family and enjoyed family picnics, spending time with his kids and grandkids, and before his illness, he enjoyed going to Lake Erie Speedway to root for # 66, his son Rodney’s race car. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Barbara Ann Rambuski Harrower, whom he married on June 17, 1966 in Eldred, Pa., three sons; Mark (Angel) Harrower and Rodney (Emma) Harrower, all of Jamestown and Richard Matthew (Keri) Harrower of Randolph, six grandchildren; Christopher, Ronald, Shian and Jordan Harrower and Paige Thomas and Melinda (Eric) Houser., two great grandchildren; Amelia and Liam Harrower. He is additionally survived by his brothers, Archie (Colleen) Harrower of Kennedy and Roger (Susan) Harrower of Jamestown. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday (October 7, 2017) in the VanRensselaer & Son Funeral Home, 14 Church Street, Randolph. Visitation will not be observed. Graveside services with Full Military Honors will follow in the Randolph Cemetery, conducted by the Randolph American Legion Post1 181. To send a condolence log onto Memorials if desired may be made to the National Parkinson’s Foundation, or to the Randolph EMS, 70 Main Street, Randolph, NY 14772.

Mark, Angel and family,

We are very sorry for your loss and have you all in our thoughts and prayers... 

Bob and Amy Mistretta 

Thank you

Mark and Family,

Sorry to hear of your Dad's passing.  We are sorry for your loss.  Please pass along our condolences to your family.

Mark, Brooke and Sullivan


Sorry to hear of Dicks passing, but I plan to see him again someday. He was a good worker at Truck-Lite and kept on going, even when it was difficult. He left good memories with everyone he met. Our deepest sympathies to his wife and family.....

Thank you .

Mark, Rodney, Richie, Barb,

   Sorry for your loss.  I have a lot of good memories from our days playing pee-wee and midget football.  Dick taught us a lot about playing football- a lot that would be considered illegal today.  But that was Raider and Cardinal football!  Dick will be remembered fondly by our family.

Dan Steward

Thank you, he love his football and the Rndolph Raiders.

To all the children and grand children: I am 12 years older than Richard and moved away from Randolph, but I want you all to know I knew his parents Archie and Mae who were wonderful folks who I enjoyed knowing and I would sit with them at church when I could.  If Richard turned out to be like his parents he would have been a great guy to know too. May the Lord comfort and bless you at this time.

So sorry for your  loss, I know you are with Mom and Dad and our good Father in Heaven.  He will make you new again, with no suffering.

Love you much,

Genevieve and Tom

Thank you22Gen

Mark and Family,

We are sorry to hear of your loss, our condolences to the family.

Randy, Dianne Franchina


Thank you so much. It means alot to us

Prayers for his loved ones.  

Thank you so much.