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BIRKMEYER, Richard John

BIRKMEYER - Richard John Age 84, of Lockport, New York, succumbed to Alzheimer's disease, at his home, surrounded by his family on September 21, 2013. Richard was the son of the late Joseph and Clara (Solly) Birkmeyer. Richard is survived by his wife, Betty of 64 years; daughters, Linda Miller (Roger), Marcia Keller (Walt), Bonnie Birkmeyer; son, Dr. Richard C Birkmeyer (Kim); grandchildren, Eric, Scott, Cherie, Adam, Sarah, Sabrina, Allan, Justin, and Kyle; and 10 great-grandchildren. Richard was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend to all. Richard was descended from a long line of bricklayers and owned Lockport Firebrick & Supply. He was awarded a lifetime membership in the Union of Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers, after working as a bricklayer for 50 years. Visitation will be from 2-4 and 7-9 on Wednesday, September 25 at PRUDDEN AND KANDT FUNERAL HOME, 242 Genesee St., Lockport. A Vigil Service will be held Wednesday evening at 7 PM with Fr. James Waite. Funeral Services for Richard will be at Lockport Alliance Church, 555 Davison Road, Lockport, NY at 10:00 on Thursday, September 26. Richard will be laid to rest at the Cold Springs Cemetery in Lockport, NY, following the service. Memorial donations may be made to Lockport CARES, PO Box 586, Lockport 14095. Online condolences at

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