J. Richard Lapp, age 63, of Warsaw, Indiana passed away Thursday November 22, 2012 at 1:15 PM in the Veterans Administration Northern Indiana Healthcare System Marion, Indiana. He was born September 29, 1949 to John and Dorothy (Metzler) Lapp in Lancaster, PA.
He graduated in 1967 from Warsaw High School and was a resident of Kosciusko County, IN.
He faithfully served his country in the United States Marine Corps from 1970 to 1973 as Corporal (E-4) with Company A, First Battalion, Eight Marines, Second Marine Division during the Vietnam Conflict.
Upon returning home he was employed by Uniroyal, Inc of Warsaw for 22 years as an Extruder Operator and later was employed by R.R. Donnelley and Sons of Warsaw as a Hoist Operator from 1990 to 2002. He was united in marriage to Marvallene Baldridge in Warsaw, IN on June 1, 1979. He was a member of Community Grace Brethren Church Warsaw and American Legion Post #253 of North Webster, IN.
Survivors include his wife Marvallene Lapp of Warsaw, IN; daughters Pamela Sue Bencze of Winona Lake, In and Kristi Sanchez of Akron, IN; parents John and Dorothy Lapp of Lancaster, PA; brothers Gary Lapp of San Mateo, CA and Dennis (spouse Mary) Lapp of Kearney, MS; sister Cheryl Spohn of Lancaster, Pa and 7 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. In addition, a daughter Barbara Kay Lapp and a great-grandson Preston preceded him.
Services are scheduled for Wednesday November 28, 2012 at 11:00 AM in McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel Warsaw, IN. Calling hours will be held from 4:00 to 8:00 PM Tuesday November 27, 2012 at the Funeral Chapel. Chaplain Bob Jarboe will officiate the services. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery with Military Honors by American Legion Post #253.
Memorial contributions may be made to:
Kosciusko County Cancer Care Fund
C/O K21 Health Foundation
2170 N. Pointe Dr.
Warsaw, In 46582