Richard William “Dick” Catlin

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Richard William “Dick” Catlin

Waverly, Tioga County, New York, USA
Death 28 Dec 2016 (aged 79)
Brownsburg, Hendricks County, Indiana, USA
Burial Tonawanda, Erie County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 175082249 · View Source
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Richard W. Catlin, age 79, of Brownsburg, Indiana, formerly of Tonawanda, died Wednesday, December 28, 2016. He had been an educator in the City of Tonawanda School System since the early 1960's, retiring as the Junior High School principal, and then was elected to the Tonawanda School Board. While working in Tonawanda, Mr. Catlin served on the Starpoint Central School Board for many years and also served as Board President for the Starpoint Schools.

Mr. Catlin received many awards during his 43 years as an educator, including the Tonawanda Education Association Distinguished Service Award, John F. Kopczynski Award. In its 16th year, the "NY Power Authority Arts/Science/Technology Fair" was renamed the "Richard W. Catlin AST Fair" in honor of its founder.

Richard was an active member of the St. Bartholomew Anglican Church in Tonawanda and sang in the choir until he moved to Indiana 5 years ago. While in Indiana, he attended Bartlett Chapel United Methodist Church of Avon.

He was the husband of the late Susan (nee Kriedemann) Catlin, who died September 14, 2003; and son of the late Robert and Gertrude (nee Brown) Catlin of Waverly, New York. A loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle, brother, educator, and friend to all, he is survived by his daughters, Jennifer (David) Dressler and Sarah (Peter) Bowman; grandchildren, Caitlin Dressler, Corinne Dressler and Michael Bowman; brother, Raymond (Vivienne) Catlin of Longmeadow, Massachusetts; sister, Dorothy (late Richard) Stapley of Geneseo, New York; and dearest lifelong friends, Rev. Richard and Barbara Molison. Richard is also survived by his niece, Kristin (Chris) Laure, and nephews, Keith (Judy) Stapley, Brian (Amber) Stapley and Alex (Nicole) Catlin.

The family will hold services on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 in Browsburg, Indiana. They will receive friends from 4-7 PM on Friday, January 6, at the HAMP FUNERAL HOME, Inc., 37 Adam Street at Seymour, Tonawanda. A Memorial Service will be held at 11 AM Saturday, January 7, at St. Bartholomew Anglican Church, 2368 Eggert Road, Tonawanda, where visitation will be held prior to the service from 9:30-10:30 AM. Friends invited. Interment will be cared for privately at Elmlawn Cemetery, Town of Tonawanda. If desired, memorials to the the St. Bartholomew Anglican Church Choir Program, 2368 Eggert Road, Tonawanda, NY 14150, are preferred by the family.

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 175082249
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Richard William “Dick” Catlin (26 Jul 1937–28 Dec 2016), Find A Grave Memorial no. 175082249, citing Elmlawn Cemetery, Tonawanda, Erie County, New York, USA ; Maintained by James (contributor 46922624) .