Richard C. Appleton

By Orleans Hub Posted 30 December 2019 at 2:05 pm

Richard Appleton

American flagRichard “Dick” Appleton, 90, of Albion, died Dec. 29, 2019 at Strong Memorial Hospital. He was born June 24, 1929 in North Tonawanda, a son of the late William and Kathleen (Parker) Appleton, and he lived in this area most of his life.

Dick served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a member of Faith Alliance Church, he sang in the Barber Shop Quartet, and he loved to putter around his house. Dick worked as a model maker at Brake Shoe in Medina for 10 years, and afterwards was sole proprietor of Dick Appleton Tools, selling tools from his truck for 27 years. After that, Dick worked for the Albion Post Office, and many remember him as their rural carrier.

In addition to his parents, Dick was predeceased by his wife, Rosalie, in 2001; his son, Chris, in 2013; his grandson, Jesse, in 2019; and his sister, Barbara Jean Carver.

He is survived by his sons, Steven of Brockport and Jeffrey of Albion; grandchildren, Joshua and Micah (Erika) Waugh of Pennsylvania, Michael Darr of Pennsylvania, Jeremy Appleton of Pennsylvania, and Devon Appleton of Stafford; great-grandchildren, Lyric, Akira, Ecko and Renee; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family will receive friends on Fri., Jan. 3 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 21 West Ave., Albion, where his memorial service will be held Sat., Jan. 4 at 11 a.m. Interment with military honors will be in Mt. Albion Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Orleans County Veterans Administration, 13996 State Route 31, Albion NY 14411; or to Hospice of Orleans, P.O. Box 489, Albion NY 14411.

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