Richard Lape

May 31, 1946 - August 26, 2016

05/31/1946 - 08/26/2016

Past Services

Tuesday August 30, 2016
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home – Denbigh Chapel
12893 Jefferson Avenue
Newport News, VA 23608
(757) 874-4200 | Directions
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Please join the family for a gathering to share memories and to celebrate Richard’s life.

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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C Harris
7 years ago

Sorry for the loss of your dear love one. May the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our trials so that we may be able to comfort others in any sort of trial with the comfort that we receive from God. 2 Corinthians 1:4

Beth Spencer (Mull)
7 years ago

My heart is in Pain now with the loss of my Uncle Alan!! I have many, many GREAT memories of him. He was the one who taught me how to properly & safely use a gun. He even taught me how to shoot a bow and arrow. We also went on many hunting excursions. I fondly remember playing Hide N Seek, at night. Him being in his Camos!!!! He gave the Best HUGS a girl needed!!! I will cherish ALL the Memories of my Uncle & hold onto them fondly.
I even remember the day he brought home Aunt Doris & Jens to meet the family. What a Great addition she is to the family!!! I LOVE YOU, Aunt Doris!!
RIP, Uncle Alan. Give a HUG to my mom & Grandma for me!!!