April 16, 1930 - June 21, 2014

Richard A. Ehret, a former stockbroker at a number of Buffalo’s biggest brokerages and investment offices, died last Saturday in Buffalo after a short illness. He was 84.

Born in Gowanda, Mr. Ehret graduated from Gowanda High School. His parents operated one of the village’s larger dairies, Flogaus-Ehret Dairy.

He graduated from Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, in 1952 and entered the U.S. Army, serving in South Korea during the Korean War as a medical unit radio operator. After being discharged, he earned his master’s degree in business administration from Cornell University in 1957.

He married Laura Jane Henrich of Buffalo in 1962, and they soon moved to Orchard Park.

Mr. Ehret worked as a stockbroker for most of his life. He began working for Common, Dann & Co. in the early 1960s in Buffalo, including a short stint operating a brokerage in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands.

He later worked for E.F. Hutton & Co. in the 1980s before moving to Trubee, Collins & Co. He retired from Trubee, Collins in the mid-1990s.

After retiring, Mr. Ehret and his wife spent winters in Sanibel Island, Fla. They were avid travelers, visiting many of the islands in the Caribbean as well as Europe, Russia, China and the Galapagos Islands.

They were also longtime supporters of the Erie County SPCA, and nature conservancy and wildlife rehabilitation groups on Sanibel Island.

His wife died in 2011.

Mr. Ehret is survived by a son, Jonathan, and a grandson.

A memorial service will be scheduled.