Richard Alan Lape, 70, of Newport News passed away on August 26, 2016 at Riverside Medical Center.
He was born May 31, 1946 in Somerset, PA to Wilbur and Gertrude Lape. He was a Vietnam War
Veteran and served his country proudly and honorably for 53 years.
Richard is survived by his wife, Doris Lape; son Jens and his wife Jennifer; son Timothy; grandchildren
Madison and Colby; and sisters Judy Friedline, Louise Pritts, Denise Wolk and Daryl Parker. He was
preceded in death by his parents and sister, Marie Mull.
A gathering will be held for family and friends on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 from 4-6pm at Altmeyer
Funeral Home – Denbigh Chapel. Burial will be at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of
flowers, donations can be made in his name to Disabled Veterans of America.
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