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MECKES, Richard Zell

MECKES - Richard Zell Age 83, of North Tonawanda on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 after a courageous battle with lung cancer. Richard was a parishioner of St. Mark's Episcopal Church. He was a retired Sheet Metal Worker. Richard was a member of Transportation Lodge #842 F.& A.M. since 1966. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran serving during the Korean Conflict on the U.S.S. Salerno Bay. Son of the late Emanuel and Helen Mecke; brother of the late Eileen Meckes; husband of the late Mary (nee Mulkay) Meckes. Beloved husband of Joyce E. (Simmons) Meckes; loving father of James (Joanne) DeVoy, Donna DeVoy, Mark (Ann) Meckes and Shawn Meckes; brother of Gerald and John Meckes; proud grandfather of seven grandchildren, five great grandchildren. Proud step-father of Joyces children. Friends received by the family on Sunday 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the BRUNNER FUNERAL HOME, (692-3841) 156 Robinson St., N. Tonawanda, where Masonic Services will be held at 7 PM. Funeral services will be held on Monday morning at 11:00 at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Payne and Tremont Steets, in North Tonawanda. Memorials may be made to St. Mark's Episcopal Church.

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