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Richard E. VanderCapellen

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Richard E. VanderCapellen Richard E. VanderCapellen, lost his battle with cancer on Friday, May 25, 2012. Richard was born on December 5, 1947 in Indonesia and arrived in Broomall, Delaware County on December 19, 1966. He was a 46 year resident of Delaware County. Richard spent 6 years and 8 months in the army and was discharged in 1974. He was decorated with a Sharpshooter Badge, Expert Badge, Good Conduct Medal, Marksman Badge, and National Defense Service Medal. After returning from duty in Germany, he worked for SEPTA for 36 years, retiring in October 2010. Richard won the "Operator of the Month" in October of 2009. He was also honored with an award for 15 years of Safe Service in 2002. Survivors: His 2 children Albert (Amy) VanderCapellen and Else (Scott) Rhoads; 3 grandchildren Taylor, Erik, and Scott Jr. Rick was a loving father, father-in-law, and grandfather (Opa) and will be dearly missed. There will be a luncheon for all family and friends at Rick's favorite eatery, Joe's Pizza, in Broomall, on Saturday June 23 at 11:30 AM.

Published in The Daily Times on June 6, 2012
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