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Lake, Richard O. SLINGERLANDS Richard O. Lake, 72, passed away on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at his residence following an illness. Richard was born in Albany, the son of the late Otto and Catherine Gaul Lake. He was nominated for the All-State soccer team in 1957 for Watervliet High School. Richard enjoyed fishing, baseball and soccer. He was a goalie for the German American Club. Richard was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served as military police in West Berlin, Germany. He was a letter carrier for 45 years with the Albany Post Office. Richard is survived by his loving wife, Trudy (Langill) Lake, their 15-year wedding anniversary would have been July 7, 2013; his son, Jeffrey Lake; his stepson, Nicholas Farrell; his grandchildren, Taylor, Alexander, Noah, Gianna, Jack, Declan, and his "best buddy granddaughter" Casey; his sisters, Katherine (Otto) and Jayne; his brother, Frederick (Nancy); sisters-in-law, Donna (Gary) and Patricia (Richard); brother-in-law, Lawrence; several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Richard was predeceased by a grandson, Liam, and by a brother-in-law, George. Calling hours will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, June 24, 2013 at New Comer Cannon Funeral Home, 343 New Karner Road, Colonie with a funeral service to follow at 1 p.m. Interment will be at Our Lady of Angels Cemetery, Colonie with military honors. Contributions may be made to Community Hospice of Albany or to St. Jude Children's Hospital in memory of Richard. To leave a special message for the family online, visit NewcomerAlbany.com.
Published in Albany Times Union from June 22 to June 23, 2013
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