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Richard Allen Lamphere
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Birth: Oct. 20, 1920
Weedsport
Cayuga County
New York, USA
Death: Apr. 22, 2011
Bloomington
Monroe County
Indiana, USA

Obituary from The Herald-Times, Bloomington, IN:

Richard Allen Lamphere, 90, passed away peacefully in his home on Friday, April 22, in Bloomington, Indiana.

He was born October 20, 1920, in Weedsport, New York, where he lived for most of his life before moving to Bloomington in July 2009.

Following graduation from Weedsport High School, Richard attended The Annapolis Preparatory School in Annapolis, Maryland, before enlisting in the U.S. Navy in 1940. A World War II veteran, Richard served from 1940-1945 as a Radioman First Class aboard both the U.S.S. Arkansas and the U.S.S. Cowpens. At the end of WWII, he continued with the Naval Reserve until 1957.

Richard worked for New York Telephone for more than 38 years and retired in 1984. In retirement, he became an avid golfer and from that passion started PML Golf Cars, which he co-owned with his wife Patricia. Together, they also owned "Keep Swingin" Driving Range in Weedsport.

He was active in the First Presbyterian Church of Weedsport where he served as an ordained elder and on a number of church committees. He was a member of the Heck-Clark American Legion Post #0568 in Weedsport.

Richard is survived by his wife, Patricia; daughters, Karen (Robert) Schultz of Berlin, MD, Margaret (Chris) McEvoy of Auburn, NY, Lori Lamphere and Kelley (Scott) Brown, of Bloomington, IN; and sons, Alfred (Irene) Lamphere of Port Byron, NY, and Jean-Paul (Tina) Lamphere of Greenville, SC. He also leaves behind nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren, along with his sisters, Helen Longendyke and Eula Lamphere of Auburn, NY.

He is predeceased by his son, Richard Jr.

A gathering of friends and family to celebrate Richard's life will be planned for early summer in Weedsport, NY.

In lieu of flowers, or those wishing to make a contribution in Richard's name may do so to Indiana University Health Hospice.

Allen Funeral Home, 4155 South Old Highway 37, is handling the arrangements and online condolences may be sent to the family at www.allenfuneral-home.org.
 
 
Burial:
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
 
Created by: Joanie
Record added: Apr 28, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 69033285
 

Richard, sorry to be a little bit late in acknowledging your Angel Day. YOU are loved and missed by your family.
- Joanie
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