Obituary for Deacon Richard M. Dunlop (Guest book)
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Deacon Richard M. Dunlop

February 24, 2014
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Message from Cindy Kelleher
March 19, 2014 4:19 PM

Dear Judy and the girls:

I wanted to take a minute and tell you how much I thought of Rich.  I was the Batesville Casket and York Casket sales representative from 1988-2006.  

I baked cookies and brought doughnuts because the fellas at Parons were so nice and down to earth.

Richard and I shared an April birthday, so we always celebrated that, but it was always our faith that came up and our girls... mine are 40 and 45 now.

We will miss Rich, but we know your fella was alwas focused on his love for you Judy and his beautiful girls.

Many hugs and prayers and may God bless you all.

Love Cindy Kelleher
Message from Georgeanne K. Prospect
March 4, 2014 12:53 PM

To the Dunlop Family, Mrs. D., Nini, Marie, Rita, Judy, Jennifer & Becky,
I am so sorry for the loss of my childhood friend, Rich, who I always fondly called him, Veechie and he called me, Dolly. Rich was always in my life since the day I was born and I will truly miss him. We played together when we were small and as we grew up we always had a special friendship. I have so many funny stories of times we have shared together laughing and times when he would give me advice when I asked him. That was his serious and sensitive side, where he showed his heart. He was very caring, loved his family, his friends and had a great passion for God who he served daily. Every time I will think of Rich, I will have a smile on my face!
Message from Nancy Pratt Cronin
March 1, 2014 4:27 PM

I was so sorry to hear of Rich's passing. My heart goes out to all in his family.
Message from david urda
March 1, 2014 4:14 PM

So sorry to hear about the passing of my friend Rich. I will always remember our early childhood days the most. We were all alter boys for many years. We also enjoyed the church bowling league at West Side Bowling center on Saturday afternoons. We paid 25 cents a game.
Message from Rita (ROSEBUD)
February 28, 2014 8:20 PM

To my Brother Rich. (Hawk)  You had a Beautiful sendoff. Your in heaven now with Dad, Baba Gram and Micha.(MEECH) Kurt slowed the cars down by the BROOME MONUMENT and also on Prospect St. I waved to Lollipop and the Kitties and told them you were going home. I ALWAYS admired your STRENGHT and the strong person that you were. I remember when Judys Mom passed and I had to work and asked if you if I could pay my last respects to her before the calling hours. You stood by me the whole time and we talked. My Strong Brother. Tom and I will miss you so much. You and I had so many crazy great memories. I remember when you asked me to drive you to the UKIE DAYS on Airport Rd. We were at a red light on Lower Stella Rd. We were in your blue Buick Century. You go "Peel Rubber". Never peeled rubber , but I did....Oh Brother..The Memories I have of you are never ending. "WISH I COULD SEE THE ANGELS FACES WHEN THEY HEAR YOU SING"
Message from Mary Beth Bobik-Kadylak
February 28, 2014 12:34 PM

Dear Judy and Family, I am so sad to hear of Rich's passing.  I know you have many wonderful memories of him, as many of us do.  He was a gentle soul and a servant of others through his work in the church and the Binghamton Sertoma Club.  He will be missed - you are in my thoughts.
Message from Bob Shiptenko
February 28, 2014 11:00 AM

I have known Rich since Boy Scouts and later on we went to college together. We were the last graduating  class of Broome "Tech" MT 71.

Rich is just one of those truly "Nice Guys". He will be missed. Even though we were not members of Holly Spirit we had close ties to the church and its activities like the many bowling trips. As a result Rich was close to my parents (Nick and Rita) and when Mom was slowing down, Rich would go out of his way to visit her in the Nursing Home. She would talk about "Hawk" for days after. And the fact that one of his daughters was taking care of her as well the other daughter was caring for her beloved Otis, just pleased her to no end. It was a true light in her dimming years..

In tribute (even though he does not need it):
I have asked one of my other Deacon friends (from this area and now in New Orleans) to say a prayer for Rich and give him a shout out at mass, thanking him for his service to our Lord and all of us who will be a little less w/o him...

Here is a three finger Boy Scout salute to Hawk...
Message from Cindy Biles
February 28, 2014 9:04 AM

So, so sorry to hear this.  Though we haven't kept  in touch, we often thought about you.  May Richard rest in peace and you all find comfort in knowing he is safe in God's arms.
Message from Steve Chanecka
February 27, 2014 11:30 PM

To Richie's family,
I was a paperboy on Colfax Avenue, where the Dunlops lived, and also a parishioner at Holy Spirit. Richie was always a good kid and grew up to be a productive and active citizen.  He lived a few doors down from my mother in her later years and looked out after her. I am sorry he left us so young. Good people like Richie are so missed.
Steve Chanecka, Sacramento
Message from Karen and Chuck Weintraub
February 27, 2014 5:00 PM

Dear Judy and daughters...we are so very sorry that Ritchie has passed because we know how much you loved him. His eyes can now see and his body is whole and he is in the presence of his savior Jesus. You will be together forever one day. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. I'm sorry that we could not come to church as I had spinal fusion surgery recently but our hearts are with you this difficult day.
Message from Theresa Thiel
February 27, 2014 2:50 PM

Dear Judy and Family.  

I was saddened to hear of your loss and want you to know my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Warm regards,
Theresa Thiel
Message from Marylea Bogosta Barlow
February 27, 2014 12:07 PM

Dunlop Family - I am so sorry for your loss.  Richie was a very special person and always had a smile and kind words for all.  He leaves behind alot of kindness that he freely gave to everyone.  I have so many First Ward memories that include the Dunlop Family.  You are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Message from Shana and Richard Oseran
February 27, 2014 10:25 AM

Dear Marie,
Richard and I am sorry about the passing of your brother.  Our condolences to Irene and your family.  I will always remember your wedding and the wonderful exchanges Rich and I had sitting next to one another.  His passing brings special memories because you are in our lives.
Love Richard and Shana
Message from Bill Artim
February 27, 2014 8:47 AM

I spent many jovial outings with Rich as a member of Boy Scout Troop 38 along with my father, Steve, who was the scoutmaster.
These trips included the campouts at Holy Spirit church grounds, Camp Tuscarora, and the annual canoe trips on the Chenango river.
Rich certainly had a knack to keep everyone laughing and we always shared a laugh about those times when we’d run into each other in years past.
My heartfelt condolences to the family.
Message from Bob and Pam Suflita
February 27, 2014 4:10 AM

Pam and I would like to extend our sincerest condolences to Judy and the entire Dunlop family.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time.  Not only was Deacon Richard my altar boy, cantor, and choir director mentor, he was a very special friend as well.  The Choirs of Angels up in Heaven are getting an outstanding choir director to lead them in singing hymns before the Throne of God.  May Deacon Richard have Blessed Repose and Eternal memory.
Message from Ed and Delores Sleeper
February 26, 2014 10:59 PM

To the Dunlop family:  We are so saddened to hear of Rich's passing.  He was so kind to us when our family members passed away.   We are unable to attend as we are out of town, but please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Message from Eddie and Jean Schiffler
February 26, 2014 8:46 PM

To Rich's Family,
Our hearts are sad since hearing of Rich's passing. Jean remembers when he was born, of course, but we both remember when he carried the white ring pillow at our wedding. He remained such a good a person all his life and was devoted to everything that he did; school, the choir, his work, and his devotion to his religion and his family. There is a special place in heaven for Rich.
Our love and prayers are with all of you at this time even if we can't be there.
Love, Eddie and Jean
Message from The Kaplow Family
February 26, 2014 8:40 PM

Marie, we were very sorry to hear about your brother's passing. Our deepest sympathy to his mother, Irene, and all the Dunlop family.  Richard loved his family, his church, and he served his community with grace and compassion.  We honor his memory.
Message from Anne Holic and James Holic
February 26, 2014 8:35 PM

Dear Rita and family so sorry to hear the sad news about Richard.
He is with God now and at Peace in his  Heavenly Kingdom.  We all
grew up together and had such wonderful memories as kids living
in the First Ward.       God Bless You All
                                     Love  Anne  Holic  and James  Holic
Message from Caroline and Candee Cunningham
February 26, 2014 5:37 PM

Dear Judy and Jen and family,

We are deeply sorry for your loss and will always remember Rich for his kindness and compassion for others in their time of need.  May God bless Rich and you and your family.
Message from Marie Bowden
February 26, 2014 5:04 PM

To The Dunlop Family,
I am so sorry to hear of Rich's passing. He was truly a special person. We had such good times working at CVS. May your memories comfort you.

Message from Joanne Demetry
February 26, 2014 4:43 PM

Judy and girls,  So very sorry to hear of Rich's passing. It has been a long road for all of you, and he is at peace now and free of suffering. I will keep all of you in my prayers as you work through this difficult time. May God keep you strong.
Message from Pia and Gary Bendert
February 26, 2014 3:27 PM

Judy and girls....We are so sorry to hear of Rich's passing, but know he is at peace now and no longer suffering. May your memories of him bring you peace during this difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers. With love.
Message from Charlie and Maria Maira
February 26, 2014 3:20 PM

Judy and family

We are so saddened for your loss, but he is now at peace and in a better place.  You know that we are always here for you no matter what you need and our prayers are with all of you.  May your memories as a family give you all hope.  Love
Message from Michele Merges Martens
February 26, 2014 12:23 PM

I am so sorry for your loss.  I have fond memories of youth group activities with Rich  and will always remember his singing, and how he welcomed me whenever I visited Holy Spirit.
Message from chris and cathy urda
February 26, 2014 11:54 AM

     You were always such a pleasure to be around. From the good old days bowling at the elks club to all your work and devotion you had for your church. You were always able to bring a smile to everyone in the room. Rest in peace, eternal memories- God holds a special place in heaven for people like you.
Message from Dorothy Hayko
February 26, 2014 10:49 AM

Thinking of you and your family during this time, Rich always added a special kindness when our family members were in his care, May God show him the same loving attention he gave to others.
Message from Kim Paixao
February 26, 2014 8:43 AM

Margaret and Family,
I am so very sorry for your loss. Margaret, I feel like I got to know your brother a little bit, through all of our conversations. I thank you for sharing your stories with me. He seemed like such a special person! May you all lean on each other to get through this very difficult time.
Message from Debra & Duane Goga
February 26, 2014 8:38 AM

Remembering all the times spent with Rich , Judy and the kids on the back patio. We would laugh so hard our Jaws would hurt. Then out of the blue Rich would say "It getting late you better go home!!!  So now i say to our Friend  It's getting late , Time for  you to return home! We will miss you.
PS (we will watch over your Bride)
Message from Debbie Strilka
February 26, 2014 8:24 AM

I will always remember how Rich took my son under his wing for choir and also during catechism. Tom fell in love with music--especially choir music--and as a young boy emulated his idol (Rich) by using a pitch pipe or conducting using choir music tapes. Rich was so gentle and caring to Tom during these early, formative years and will always be remembered. My prayers and sympathy to Judy, Jennifer, and Becky and to the entire family. He will be missed and never forgotten.
Message from cheryl schreiber
February 26, 2014 8:15 AM

Condolences to Rich's family, I worked with Rich in the mid 70's at CVS and remember what a nice guy he was then. RIP Rich
Message from katherine mikula
February 26, 2014 7:25 AM

I will always cherish the many many memories our families had.  I loved coming to field st for christmas, it was the best. You were a great uncle and friend to my father. I will miss you and love you always.

Message from Michael Supa
February 25, 2014 10:58 PM

I remember Rich so well.  We were altar boys and cantors together at Holy Spirit Church.  Perhaps one of the kindest guys I knew.  The loss of one person like Rich is a loss to all people.  God bless his family.  Rich, rest and give life to those you meet on the other side.  You are missed.
Message from Jim Smith (Diaconal Candidate from Epiphany, Atlanta)
February 25, 2014 9:46 PM

May his memory be eternal! Vicnaja Pamjat!
Message from Betty J Yerdon
February 25, 2014 4:12 PM

GARDEN PATH was sent by Betty Joan .

With love and fond memories... Betty Joan Mills Yerdon and family ( Sarah, Katryn and Megan)

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