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The Telegram
  • Richard G. Hyer

  • Richard G. Hyer, 70, of the town of Schuyler and formerly of Mohawk, passed away peacefully Tuesday, March 19, 2013, in Faxton-St. Luke's Healthcare, with his loving family by his side, following a brief illness.

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  • Richard G. Hyer, 70, of the town of Schuyler and formerly of Mohawk, passed away peacefully Tuesday, March 19, 2013, in Faxton-St. Luke's Healthcare, with his loving family by his side, following a brief illness.
    He was born on March 8, 1943, in Ilion, the son of the late Stanley and Helen Knapp Hyer, and graduated from Mohawk High School. On Aug. 31, 1963, Richard married the former Antoinette Talarico in St. Anthony's Church, Herkimer.
    Richard, along with his wife, owned and operated Antiques and Such which was located on Bleecker Street in Utica. For most of his career, he was a machinist at the former Chicago Pneumatic, Utica. Recently, Richard was attending Trinity Lutheran Church, Herkimer. He was a member of the Machinist Union, Utica. Richard enjoyed attending antique auctions and watching sports, especially the New York Yankees. His greatest pleasure came from spending time with his grandchildren.
    Richard is survived by his loving wife of almost fifty years, Antoinette; his daughter, Elizabeth Hyer and her fiance, Raymond Savarese, II; his son, Robert Hyer, of Rome; his sister, Susan Hyer, of Mohawk; his sister-in-law, Janet Hyer, of Mohawk; his grandchildren, Robert Hyer, Patricia Hyer, Richard Savarese and Raymond Savarese, III; several nieces and nephews; and many special friends and extended family including his two canine companions, Ollie and Daisy. He was predeceased by his brother, Arnold Hyer.
    Richard's funeral will be held 5 p.m., Saturday, March 23, 2013, in the chapel of the Enea Family Funeral Home, 4309 Acme Rd., Ilion, town of Frankfort, with the Rev. Ann Zimmerman, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church, Herkimer, officiating.
    Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects on Saturday, March 23, 2013, from 2 p.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home.
    Online condolences may be offered by visiting www.eneafamily.com.
    Richard and his family are being cared for by Scott J. Pizer, funeral director for the Enea Family Funeral Homes.
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