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June 28, 2013

Richard K. Darroch

BATAVIA — Richard K. Darroch, 87, formerly of Bemus Point, NY, died June 25, 2013, at the New York State Veterans Home in Batavia.

He was born January 6, 1926 in Lockport, NY, a son of the late Alvin L. and Anna Willse Darroch, and attended Lockport public schools.

Dick entered the U.S. Navy in December of 1943, serving during World War II, and retired as Petty Officer First Class July 23, 1965. He again retired in 1989 from Chase Manhattan Bank in Jamestown.

Surviving are two daughters, Diane C. Cervi of Gasport, NY and Debra A. (Michael) Wheeler of Lockport, NY; a stepdaughter and three stepsons; 17 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Patricia Gibney and Norma Jean Keleher, both of Lockport; three brothers, Thomas (Carol) Darroch of West Virginia, Alvin (Sylvia) Darroch of California, and Robert (Debra) Darroch of   Florida; and a sister-in-law, Grace Darroch of Middleport, NY. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Jo Bollman Darroch and a brother, Nelson Darroch.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 AM Tuesday, July 2nd at St. Mary of Lourdes Church in Bemus Point. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM Monday in the Lind Funeral Home, Jamestown, where a Christian Wake Service will be held at 6:00 PM.

You may light a candle in remembrance of Dick at www.lindfuneralhome.com.

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