August 3, 2003 - Buffalo News: Saint Vincent RPCV Richard A. Bieneman dies in Buffalo

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Saint Vincent RPCV Richard A. Bieneman dies in Buffalo

Saint Vincent RPCV Richard A. Bieneman dies in Buffalo


Aug 3, 2003 - Buffalo News

Richard A. Bieneman, a longtime resident of East Aurora, died on his 80th birthday, July 11, 2003, in Raleigh, N.C., after a period of declining health. Born in Evansville, Ind., he served with the U.S. Army in Europe during World War II.

Bieneman graduated from the University of Michigan in 1947, and in 1955 he moved to Buffalo, where he began working for the Spencer Kellogg & Sons.

After marrying Anne McKeown in 1957, he moved to East Aurora, where he served on the School Board, the Episcopal Church Vestry and a variety of community development and recreation boards.

From 1982 to 1984, the Bienemans served with the Peace Corps on St. Vincent in the eastern Caribbean. Bieneman worked with the Organization for Rural Development and negotiated the first futures contracts for the export of food crops produced by small farms on the island.

In 1985, the Bienemans retired to Hendersonville, N.C., where they enjoyed the mountains, hiking, bridge and golf.

Mrs. Bieneman died in September 2000. Last November, Bieneman moved to Raleigh.

An avid traveler, his last great adventure was a rafting trip down the Colorado River in May 2002.

Survivors include a daughter, Judy Ziboukh of Morrisville, N.C.; a son, Christopher Schmink of Columbus, Ga.; a brother, Walter N. of Delray Beach, Fla.; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sept. 6 in the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Hendersonville.


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