Richard Franz, 77, of 54 Trudeau Road, Saranac Lake, NY, passed away Tuesday, December 1, 2020, at his home. Born in Queens, NY, September 25, 1943, he was the son of the late John F. and Edna Mae Grien Franz. He enjoyed gardening, caring for his plants, feeding the birds, camping and enjoying the great outdoors. He is survived by close friends, Connie Lamb of Malone, NY, and Connie LaBelle of Westville, NY, and all of his friends and fellow residents at the A.R.C. Residences. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by an aunt Gladys Speilman. Calling hours will be Monday, December 7, 2020, from 1-2 p.m., at the Bruso-Desnoyers Funeral Home, in Malone, NY. A Funeral Service will be held at 2 p.m., in the funeral home chapel. Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, on the Child Road, in Malone, NY. Online condolences may be made at www.brusofuneralservice.com. Arrangements are through the Bruso-Desnoyers Funeral Service, Inc. in Malone, NY.