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Richard C. Pope, repaired small engines Oct. 6, 1931 -- Sept. 27, 2005

Richard C. Pope, owner of Pope's Place Small Engine Repair for many years, died Tuesday in Buffalo General Hospital. He was 73.

Born in Attica, he was a Navy veteran of the Korean War.

He worked at Dresser Industries in Depew from 1952 until 1985, when the plant closed.

Mr. Pope was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose in Warsaw; Harder-O'Donnell Post 734, American Legion, in Attica; the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Lancaster; and the National Locksmith Association.

He is survived by his wife, the former June A. Hennard; a son, Richard T. of Amherst; two daughters, Mona Devine of Lake Worth, Fla., and Patricia of Lancaster; three stepsons, William "Brian" Prial of Lakeland, Fla., Victor Prial of Hunt and Pete Prial of Attica; two stepdaughters, Rose Hubbard of Akron and Lorrie Berger of League City, Texas; two brothers, David of the Village of Wyoming and Clifford of Ontario, Ore.; two sisters, Ardith Bookmiller of Attica and Leanore Myers of Ogdensburg; and 12 grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Marley Funeral Home, 135 Main St. Burial will be in Johnsonburg Cemetery, Johnsonburg.

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