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Richard E. Vanderlip, 78, of Town of Lockport, Friday (January 5, 2018) surrounded by family at home under the care of Niagara Hospice. Mr. Vanderlip was born in Niagara Falls, NY on October 24, 1939 to Francis and Irene (Bates) Vanderlip. Mr. Vanderlip was a pipe-fitter at DuPont and a member of the Sutherland Lodge #826 F & AM. Mr. Vanderlip was predeceased by his wife Virginia (Turk) Vanderlip who died in 2007, Ann (Muir) Vanderlip who died in 2013,grandson Daniel Durick, and step-granddaughter Jamie Badding.
Richard is survived by his companion Barbara Janowsky, and his faithful companion Gizmo, father of Robin (Kurt Bethke) Heyn, Dawn (Joseph) Lagattuta, Jacci Wilkins, brother of Annette (the late Robert) Berg, uncle of Jeffrey and Brian (Shari) Berg, grandfather of Jeffrey, Jennifer, and Dana Durick, Savannah and Faith Helmich, great uncle Tyler Berg, also survived by many nieces and nephews, and step-children and their families.
Friends may call Monday from 4-8 P.M. at the Wattengel Funeral Home, 307 Oliver Street, North Tonawanda, NY, Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10 AM from North Presbyterian Church,168 Payne Ave, North Tonawanda, NY 14120. Flowers gratefully declined memorials may be made to North Presbyterian Church. guest registry @ Wattengel.com
Published on January 6, 2018
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