DELHI - Corydon "Bullseye" Rich of Delhi, passed away on May 21, 2017, following a short illness.
He was born in Oneonta, on Sept. 22, 1937, to Homer B. and Dorothy (Cooper) Rich and graduated from Franklin High School.
He was married to Louise (Odell) Rich on Feb. 7, 1958. Together, they successfully ran Arco Oil Co. for 42 years.
Cordy's passion was collecting antique war memorabilia, specializing in the Civil War. He was an avid hunter and amassed a collection of trophy bucks, bears and other game. He was a champion target shooter as well and over time won multiple national, state and local target shooting competitions and was asked to represent the United States in the Olympics for target shooting. Cordy was renowned across the country for his collection of antique weaponry and historical artifacts, especially his Winchester collection and was well-known for his vast knowledge and sharp eye when it came to acquiring new items.
Friends of Cordy live across the country and if you met him, even for a minute you felt like you knew him forever. His warm smile, bright blue eyes and the unlit cigar in his mouth were trademarks of his personality and anywhere he went he left an impression. He will be missed by many.
He is survived by his wife, Louise; their three children, Philip, Sheryl and Tina; their grandchildren, Jeremiah, Cheyenne, Ian and Mia; and great-grandchildren, Anthony and Ayden.
With respect to his wishes, there will be no funeral or services and his collection shall remain in the family for his posterity to maintain and cherish.
Condolences may be expressed in the form of donations to the Delhi Ambulance Services, P.O. Box 405, Delhi, NY 13753, or a charity of one's choice, in Cordy's honor.
Published on May 22, 2017