Obituary of Richard David Fairbanks Sr.
Richard David Fairbanks, Sr., 68, of Fulton, NY was an honorable man who lost his last battle with cancer on Tuesday, January 26, 2021. “Dick” was born on February 6, 1953 in Syracuse, NY, son of the late Douglas F. Fairbanks, Sr. and Edna Mae Senke.
Life-long husband and soul-mate of fifty years to Noelle Nann Fairbanks, Dick was a man of integrity whose kindness and loving heart reached much further than his own wife and children. Dick was man loved and respected by many; his loss grieved by all.
A Vietnam veteran, he served three years in the U.S. Army. Over the last 45 years he worked in a variety of positions in the construction field, retiring from Bellow’s Construction where he was a project manager.
He was predeceased by his parents, sister Jeannie Middleton, and nephew James Wirickx.
He is survived by wife Noelle Fairbanks, his five sons: Richard Fairbanks II (Amy Nett), Kevin Fairbanks (Kathy LaBeef), Brian Fairbanks (Paul Sakowski), Matthew Fairbanks, and Daniel Fairbanks (Jill Fairbanks). Also surviving are his grandchildren: Paige Fairbanks, Kierra Fairbanks, Audrey Fairbanks, Caden Sung and Greysten Fontana; and close family friend Nina Coit.
Also surviving are his brothers and sisters: Trish Spaulding, Pete Fairbanks (Anne), Robert Fairbanks (Lori), Toni Foley (Mike), Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Grace Henchen; his Aunt Betty Palladino; and many nieces and nephews.
In accordance with Dick’s wishes, there will be no funeral services held.
My life’s been full, I’ve savored much. Perhaps my time seemed all to brief—don’t shorten yours with undo grief.