Richard Paul Grabherr

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A celebration of the life of Dick Grabherr, 75 year old former Buffalo businessman who passed away late Tuesday evening at the V.A. Medical Center in Sheridan, Wyoming, will be held on Monday, January 28th at 11:00 a.m. at the Winchester Steak House in Buffalo. Donations in Dick’s memory may be made to the Learning Tree Christian School in care of the Adams Funeral Home in Buffalo.
Richard Paul Grahberr was born on November 11, 1937 in Northfield, Connecticut to Paul and Doris Grabherr. He grew up and went to school in Bethlehem, Connecticut and graduated from Watertown High School near Bethlehem. After high school he spent four years in the U.S. Coast Guard stationed in New London, Connecticut. After his time in the service he attended Southern Connecticut College in New Haven graduating with a Bachelor’s in World History. While in college, in 1960 he married Barbara Wookey and after graduation they returned to his alma mater of Watertown High School to teach history. In 1973 they moved the family to Hobe Sound, Florida where he made a career change and sold real estate. Following a divorce he married Leslie Susan Swartz in 1987 and in 1990 they moved, along with his daughter Tracey and her husband Biff, to Buffalo, Wyoming where they opened the Stagecoach Inn Restaurant. That business sold in 1995 and in 1999 they re-opened as the Winchester Steak House in Buffalo. Dick retired in 2007 and has spent most of his time on the Baja Peninsula of Mexico where he could pursue his lifelong loves of fishing, golfing and the spending time near and in the ocean. Dick was an avid traveler and always an inquisitive student. Learning something new every day was his passion.
He is survived by his wife Leslie of Jensen Beach, Florida; one daughter Tracy Short and her husband Biff of Buffalo; one brother David Grabherr of Stuart, Florida and two grandchildren Tyler and Paige Short of Buffalo. He was preceded in death by his parents.