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110 Division St.
Amsterdam, NY 12010
Phone: 518-842-2810
Fax: 518-842-6952
Raymond Cichy

Raymond Benjamin Cichy

Friday, June 18th, 1943 - Monday, April 29th, 2019
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Raymond Benjamin Cichy DDS., 75, of Grant Avenue, Amsterdam, NY; passed away Monday April 29, 2019 at home after a courageous battle with mesothelioma.

Born in Amsterdam, NY on June 18, 1943, he was the son of the late Benjamin Albert and Mary Josephine Piech Cichy.

Dr. Cichy received his education in the Mayfield school system and graduated from Mayfield High School in 1961. He continued his education at Le Moyne College in Syracuse, NY and New York University College of Dentistry. Dr. Cichy had practiced dentistry for 47 years.

Dr. Cichy was an honorably discharged United State Army veteran serving from 1969 to 1971 with the rank of captain.

Dr. Cichy enjoyed fishing, boating, flying and spending time with his family. He also had a lifelong love for dogs and humbly demonstrated compassion and giving to others.

Dr. Cichy married Mary Ford Cichy on August 26, 1967. Mary survives along with his son, Michael R. Cichy of Amsterdam, NY; one daughter, Karen R. Opalka (Brian) of Amsterdam, one brother, Thomas F. Cichy (Sue Ann) of Mayfield, grandchildren, Alec, Matthew, Kaylin and Braydon Opalka and Michael Cichy., Nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.

Dr. Cichy’s family would like to thank Dr. Robert Goslin, Dr. Michael Hardies, Dr. Ingrid Rund, Dr. Alec Platt and to the nurses and staff at New York Oncology and Hematology, also to Dr. Cichy’s special friend, Dr. Ted Marcinizyn.

Relatives and friends may call Sunday May 5, 2019 at the Riley Mortuary, Inc., 110 Division Street, Amsterdam, NY 12010, from 11:00 to 2:00 p.m., where a funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Jeffrey L’Arche, M.S. officiating.

Cremation was held at Park View Crematory in Schenectady, NY.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts in Dr. Cichy’s name may be made to an animal shelter of your choice.

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  • Visitation

    Sunday, May 5th, 2019 | 11:00am - 2:00pm
    Sunday, May 5th, 2019 11:00am - 2:00pm
    Riley Mortuary, Inc
    110 Division Street
    AMSTERDAM, NY 12010
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  • Service

    Sunday, May 5th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Sunday, May 5th, 2019 2:00pm
    Riley Mortuary, Inc
    110 Division Street
    AMSTERDAM, NY 12010
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    Rev. Jeffrey L'Arche, M.S.
  • Interment

    Park View Crematorium
    40 Fehr Avenue
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Dr. David Casey

Posted at 10:24am
I just heard of Ray's death. Ray and I were college roommates one entire year at Lemoyne and both were biology majors and both became dentists - Ray at NYU and me at U Buffalo. Ray was always a very focused, hardworking, studious and no-nonsense young man, and it was a pleasure to have spent that dorm year with him - the perfect roommate. We met up again a couple of times in the early '70s at continuing education dental programs in Albany and caught up on our lives - practices, families etc. It was a pleasure seeing him again. I then left private practice in East Greenbush and moved back to Buffalo to training and specializing in Maxillofacial Prosthetics, and so we drifted apart. My condolences to Ray's family. Now that I am the same age as Ray was, i.e. 75, It is too early to leave. I am saddened by the news.
David M. Casey, BS, DDS, MS
Orchard Park, N.Y.

Le Moyne College, Office of Alumni and Parent Programs

Posted at 02:58pm
Please accept the most heartfelt sympathies of Le Moyne College. We hope the love and memories that you will forever hold in your heart bring you peace and comfort during this difficult time.

Le Moyne College, Office of Alumni and Parent Programs
Syracuse, NY

Kelly Araya

Posted at 12:28pm
I’m sorry to read of Ray’s passing. Sending the family my deepest condolences. Hoping that your happy memories bring comfort in the days ahead.
Peace and prayers,
Kelly (Quick) Araya

Eric Bower

Posted at 10:55am
I have known Ray Cichy for almost my entire life growing up on Grant Ave. in Amsterdam N.Y.. His son Micheal I would call one of my best friends growing up. One thing that always stood out about Ray was how intelligent he was. You could never stump him with a riddle or a puzzle of any kind. He was always one that would talk to you as if you were an adult. It was tough to to get him to laugh and when he did it was certainly genuine. It took an extra ticket to an "Eddie Murphy" concert to really get him to laugh! His family is proof he was a good father and a husband and he will be missed.

Eric Bower

Mary Ann Michalski

Posted at 09:39am
I am so sorry to hear of Ray's passing. Our Grandmothers were sisters and Ray and I talked about them when I used to be a patient of his. Ray was wonderful whenever my Mom would go see him. He knew Mom could not climb the stairs and would bring her in the back way through Greene Street. It only showed his caring and compassion for not only family but his patients. Please accept my deepest sympathy. Ray will be thought of and missed.

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