Staff

Our dedicated staff members are here to provide support, compassion, and information to help you through your journey of grief and the celebration of your loved one’s life.

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Neil J. Lewis Funeral Director

Email: Neil@RichardsFH.com

Phone: (607) 687-3210

Cell Phone: (607) 343-6479

Neil J. Lewis grew up in Owego, NY and graduated from Owego Free Academy in 1991. After graduation from S.U.N.Y.Canton in 1994 with a degree in Mortuary Science, Neil returned to Owego and is currently the 4th generation in the family business.

Neil is a NYS Licensed Funeral Director and Certified Crematory Operator. He is highly skilled in all aspects of Funeral Service, Grief Care, Embalming and Restoration, Pre-Arrangement, Pre-Funding and Pre-Planning. He cares deeply for the families he is called to serve and strives to create personalized and meaningful life tributes. He has served as Tioga County Coroner.

He also specializes in cemetery and civic monument and memorial concept, design, construction and installation.

In his spare time, Neil enjoys time with his family, golf tournaments, hockey, motocross, hunting and fishing.

Neil is married to Sarrah (Sindoni) Lewis, BSN Clinical Regulatory Specialist at Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital. Together they have two boys, Camden and Aaron, who love adventure, BMX, motorcycles, dinosaurs and Spiderman.

Neil is Vice-President of Deer Search Finger Lakes Chapter www.DeerSearchFLC.com. He and his Bavarian Mountain Hound, Tessily, are NYS DEC Licensed Wounded Big Game Trackers, and during the fall hunting season, they can be found out in the woods of New York and Pennsylvania giving their best effort toward helping hunters recover their wounded deer or bear.

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Keith A. Lewis Funeral Director

Born in 1975, Keith A. Lewis grew up in Owego, NY and attended Owego Free Academy. Following graduation in 1993, he attended S.U.N.Y. Canton where he earned a degree in Mortuary Science. After graduating from Canton in 1997, Keith returned to work at Richards Funeral Home and is currently the 4th generation in the family business.

Keith is a NYS Licensed Funeral Director and Certified Crematory Operator. He is highly skilled in all aspects of Funeral Service, Grief Care, Embalming and Restoration, Pre-Arrangement, Pre-Funding and Pre-Planning. He cares deeply for the families he is called to serve and strives to create personalized and meaningful life tributes.

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Irene Delahanty Office Manager

Born in 1961, Irene V. Delahanty grew up in Owego, NY and attended Owego Free Academy. In 1984 Irene relocated to South Florida where she pursued her education in Accounting and Computer Science. After the death of her husband in 2009 she returned to Owego and joined Richards Funeral Home. She is a Full Charge Bookkeeper and Funeral Service Specialist. Irene cares deeply for the families she is called to serve and strives to create personalized and meaningful life tributes.

In her spare time, Irene loves golfing, reading, and just simply enjoying life.

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Richard "Pat" McGuane Cremation Specialist

Neil J. Lewis

Funeral Director
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Email: Neil@RichardsFH.com

Phone: (607) 687-3210

Cell Phone: (607) 343-6479

Neil J. Lewis grew up in Owego, NY and graduated from Owego Free Academy in 1991. After graduation from S.U.N.Y.Canton in 1994 with a degree in Mortuary Science, Neil returned to Owego and is currently the 4th generation in the family business.

Neil is a NYS Licensed Funeral Director and Certified Crematory Operator. He is highly skilled in all aspects of Funeral Service, Grief Care, Embalming and Restoration, Pre-Arrangement, Pre-Funding and Pre-Planning. He cares deeply for the families he is called to serve and strives to create personalized and meaningful life tributes. He has served as Tioga County Coroner.

He also specializes in cemetery and civic monument and memorial concept, design, construction and installation.

In his spare time, Neil enjoys time with his family, golf tournaments, hockey, motocross, hunting and fishing.

Neil is married to Sarrah (Sindoni) Lewis, BSN Clinical Regulatory Specialist at Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital. Together they have two boys, Camden and Aaron, who love adventure, BMX, motorcycles, dinosaurs and Spiderman.

Neil is Vice-President of Deer Search Finger Lakes Chapter www.DeerSearchFLC.com. He and his Bavarian Mountain Hound, Tessily, are NYS DEC Licensed Wounded Big Game Trackers, and during the fall hunting season, they can be found out in the woods of New York and Pennsylvania giving their best effort toward helping hunters recover their wounded deer or bear.

Keith A. Lewis

Funeral Director
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Born in 1975, Keith A. Lewis grew up in Owego, NY and attended Owego Free Academy. Following graduation in 1993, he attended S.U.N.Y. Canton where he earned a degree in Mortuary Science. After graduating from Canton in 1997, Keith returned to work at Richards Funeral Home and is currently the 4th generation in the family business.

Keith is a NYS Licensed Funeral Director and Certified Crematory Operator. He is highly skilled in all aspects of Funeral Service, Grief Care, Embalming and Restoration, Pre-Arrangement, Pre-Funding and Pre-Planning. He cares deeply for the families he is called to serve and strives to create personalized and meaningful life tributes.

Irene Delahanty

Office Manager
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Born in 1961, Irene V. Delahanty grew up in Owego, NY and attended Owego Free Academy. In 1984 Irene relocated to South Florida where she pursued her education in Accounting and Computer Science. After the death of her husband in 2009 she returned to Owego and joined Richards Funeral Home. She is a Full Charge Bookkeeper and Funeral Service Specialist. Irene cares deeply for the families she is called to serve and strives to create personalized and meaningful life tributes.

In her spare time, Irene loves golfing, reading, and just simply enjoying life.

Richard "Pat" McGuane

Cremation Specialist
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