Richard Garth Jantzen

June 27, 2024
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Stanley- Richard Garth Jantzen, age 73, died unexpectedly on Thursday, June 27, 2024, and went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Honoring Rick’s wishes, there will be no calling hours or services. A private family burial will be in Little Church Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions in Rick’s name can be made to Samaritan’s Purse, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607.

Rick was born on May 5, 1951, a son of the late Garth Merkt and Dorothy Faye York Jantzen. He worked for Labelon Corporation for over 25 years as a Pipefitter Steamfitter. He was a very knowledgeable plumber and all around handyman. Rick attended Crosswinds Wesleyan Church. He was a member of the Zoning Board of Appeals for the Town of Seneca and former Fire Commissioner for the Stanley Fire Department.

Rick was a kindhearted, generous man who was always helping others. He enjoyed staying busy keeping up with his various building projects and home repairs for many family and friends. Rick loved traveling with his wife Sandy, reading, particularly books in the  American History genre and  watching NASCAR and Drag Racing, especially John Force.

Rick’s greatest joy was his family and he loved spending time with them as a husband, father and grandfather.

Rick is survived by his wife of nearly 50 years, Sandra Beardsley Jantzen; two children, Michael (Amanda) Jantzen and Laurie (Chris) Jameson; two granddaughters, Vera Jantzen and Elia Ramos; one brother, Robert (Valeri) Jantzen; a sister-in-law, Karen (Jim) McMillan, several nieces and nephews and many cousins including Susan Y. Jones.

Rick was predeceased by his parents; aunts, Virginia York and Margaret Y. (N. Kyle) Hilton; and an uncle, Gordon D. (Phyllis L.) York

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Amanda Fleig from Stanley NY on Jul. 1, 2024

You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. So sorry for your loss.❤️

Chris Grzeskowiak from Stanley New Your on Jul. 1, 2024

Sandy, We are so very sorry for your sudden loss and will be thinking of you at this time. Prayers for you and the family. Chris and Sharon

Bobbi Pascazi Perrotte from Rushville on Jul. 2, 2024

I’m so sorry to hear of the loss of your husband Sandy 💔
I’m praying for you and all your family through this difficult time..

Laurie Clarcq from Austin, Texas on Jul. 2, 2024

I am so sorry for your loss!!

Karen Lahue from Canandaigua, NY on Jul. 2, 2024

Thinking of you with a heavy heart. Sending hugs and love.

Cathy Schmidt from Stanley on Jul. 2, 2024

Sandy and family, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts & prayers are with you at this difficult time. ❤️

Karl Wilkins from Penn Yan NY on Jul. 2, 2024

A truly great person. My thoughts and prayers go out to his wonderful faimly. If there is anything you need please reach out.

Lynn Kelly from Rushville, NY on Jul. 2, 2024

Sending heartfelt sympathy to you and your family.

Scott Curtis from Leicester, NY on Jul. 2, 2024

Fond memories of many interactions with Rick at church as a youth. He was always positive and a pleasure to see each week. My thoughts and prayers will be with Sandy and family.

Liz Pierson from Hall on Jul. 2, 2024

My heartfelt sympathy goes to the entire Jantzen family. Rick was truly a one of a kind. "Grief is the price you pay for love" Prayers for all of you.

Karen Hilarski from Middlesex,NY on Jul. 3, 2024

Deep thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.This was such a shock . LOVE YOU,Sandy ,Karen and Tom

Jessica Brumbaugh from Farmington, NY on Jul. 3, 2024

I'm so sorry Aunt Sandy, Michael, Laurie. Uncle Rick will be missed. He was always so selfless and looking to help anyone who needed it. And he was so funny. Always saying things that made us laugh. Love you all and thinking of you...

Mary Beth Lang from Cordova, TN on Jul. 3, 2024

Mr. Jantzen sounds like an incredible man. Sending you all my love and prayers!

Cindy Champlin from Palmyra, NU on Jul. 3, 2024

Dearest Sandy & family,
My heart is very sad at the loss of your beloved Rick. Heaven gained a wonderful angel. May God comfort you and bring you peace.

Mark Hurley from lreland on Jul. 3, 2024

So sorry for your loss, Mike. Thinking of you and your family. I loved meeting your father when i got to visit from lreland

Sharon Seabrook-Fulkrod from Naples, NY on Jul. 4, 2024

So sorry to hear of this! My thoughts are with you and your family.

JoAnne Rosato Estey from Stanley NY on Jul. 4, 2024

Dearest Sandy and family. So sorry to hear of your loss. You are in my prayers. He was a good person.

Mary Hammell from Hampton VA on Jul. 5, 2024

We met Rick & Sandy on our Alaskan cruise last year. Rick was interested in everything and was a good listener. My condolences to his family.

mike flood from Oswego on Jul. 5, 2024

Rick was an all around great guy. We went to Stanley school together and played a lot of baseball and basketball. I will always remember playing basketball in Rick's garage. A little cold but that was ok. Rick was a guy that would help a friend and did so several times.
May God Bless

Kanet Yackel from Canandaigua on Jul. 5, 2024

Sandy, I’m so sorry about your husband’s passing! May God give you peace and comfort during this difficult time! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family! 🙏🏼🙏🏼❤️❤️

Mary and Gordy Freida from Stanley, NY on Jul. 6, 2024

Sandy my heart goes out to you all. Rick was one of the nicest people. We have enjoyed our encounters over the years as we watched our kids grow up. Our prayers are with you all. Mary and Gordy

Janet Seeling from Rushville, New York on Jul. 9, 2024

Your family is in my prayers for much comfort and peace. Rick and I worked together for the youth group in my home for some time. Will never ever forget those awesome times of serving with him. What a blessing.

Teresa Jackson from Geneva, NY on Jul. 15, 2024

We will miss Rick on the Zoning Board. He was wise, kind and loyal to the Town of Seneca. I am so sorry he is gone. What a great guy.

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