We regret to announce the passing of Richard M. Earne, a key, long term Member of Grand Island Rotary. Richard passed away, 18 Sept 2022, peacefully in Buffalo, New York. He will be laid to rest next to his mother in Ceder Park/ Beth El Cemetery in New Jersey at 1pm Tuesday September 20th, 2022. The Service may be viewed by Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5849035074...
Borrowing words from a fellow Rotarian - Dick was always hard working and devoted to the greater good that Rotary, in its service, expressed to the world. 
Dick joined Grand Island Rotary, and thus the larger world of Rotary International also December 1978 (thus a Member for 44 years)
President of Grand Island Rotary: 1990 – 91, 2018 – 19, 2019 – 20
District Governor, Rotary District 7090, covering Western NY and close by Canada. 2006 – 07
He was a devoted advocate for the Early Act program of Rotary for elementary-aged youth and a leader in raising awareness, and funds, for the Rotary Foundation, where he was a nine-times over Paul Harris Fellow.
Whether he was picking up trash along the Beaver Island Parkway; driving a Ukraine Open World team around; ringing the Bell, or restocking food for Salvation Army; cleaning, scrubbing, moving furniture for Habitat For Humanity or Afghan refugee new arrivals; he was always THERE. Beyond his Temple devotion, he made Rotary service to mankind a center of his life. We are the better for having been in his presence and will forever use Dick Earne as an example of a full life of SERVICE.
Donations can be made in his honor at the Endowment Fund for past Rotary District 7090 Governors. https://rotary7090.org/page/endowment-fund-7090