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Updated: 07/30/2014 08:00:07AM

Richard W. DePuy

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Richard W. DePuy, 94, of Port Charlotte, Fla., passed away Saturday, July 26, 2014.

He was born July 3, 1920, in Franklin, N.J., to Mae and Lyle DePuy.

Richard was a homebuilder in the Monticello, N.Y., area for over 40 years, where he was a member and elder of First Presbyterian Church, a past commander of VFW Post 9588, and a member of Ruddick Trowbridge American Legion Post 73. He was also a veteran of World War II, serving in Germany.

Richard is survived by his son, Richard S. (Josephine “Pinky”) of Port Charlotte; daughter, Jacqueline Pere of Monticello; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 53 years, Ida Mae Skinner.

Interment will be held at a later date in New York.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Tidewell Hospice, 1144 Veronica St., Port Charlotte, FL 33952; or First Presbyterian Church, 11 Jones St., Monticello, NY 12701.

Arrangements are by National Cremation Society of Port Charlotte.

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