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September 11, 2013

Richard H. Shipley, Sr.

LOCKPORT — Richard H. Shipley, Sr. passed away September 10, 2013 in Eastern Niagara Hospital, Lockport.  Born December 28, 1926 in Lockport, he was the son of George and Katharine (Gross) Shipley. A graduate of Lockport Senior High School, Richard served in the US Army from 1946 to 1947, earning the Army of Occupation Medal and WW II Victory Medal. He worked for 40 years as a model maker for GM Harrison Radiator. He was a member of St. Patrick's Parish, where he served the Holy Name Society for 54 years, but also served in his many friend's congregations. Richard was also a member of the Harrison Retirees, coached baseball for both the Lockport Little League and Midget League and enjoyed fishing, golfing and bowling in his free time. Richard was predeceased by his wife, Mary Ruth (Gartner) Shipley on November 28, 2010.

Richard is survived by his children, Susan (Michael, Lt. Col., Ret.) Feeley of San Antonio, TX, Gail (Mark) Hamilton of Gasport, Karen Shipley, Richard H. Shipley, Jr. and Stephen Shipley, all of Lockport; grandfather of Kevin, Megan Feeley, Bryan Hamilton, Sara (John) Castellucio; great-grandfather of John and Nicholas Castellucio; brother of Anne (Stan) Domski of Lockport, the late George R. (Frances) Shipley and Jean (Richard) Hamm; uncle of Bryan (Laura) Hamilton and several nieces

Relatives and friends may call Friday, September 13th, from 4-8 PM in Prudden & Kandt Funeral Home, 242 Genesee St., Lockport. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, September 14th, at 10 AM in All Saints Parish, 76 Church St., Lockport. Entombment will be in Glenwood Mausoleum. Donations to the church would be appreciated by the family.  

Visit www.pruddenandkandt.com.

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