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WILK, Richard E.

WILK - Richard E. Age 74, of Fort Walton Beach, FL, passed away on November 18, 2017. Richard was born to Teofil and Mary (Krecisz) Wilk on September 12, 1943 in Niagara Falls, NY. He will always be remembered as a loving husband, father and grandfather. He graduated from Trott Vocational High School in 1961. He then joined the US Air Force and retired after more than 26 years of service. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Adelaida, children, Richard (Tanya), Una (late Christopher) Howick, Liezele (James) Wtulich, Michele (David) Troutt, and Jeanette (Donald) Yaeger. Predeceased by infant son, Rodney Dean. He is also survived by six grandchildren, Marcus (Rachel) Mastra, David Jr., Morgan, Noel, Will and Madeleine. His siblings include Christine Joy (late James), Linda, Robert (Karen Smolinski) and the late Theodore "Sonny." He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. A Funeral Service celebrating Richard's life with full military honors was held in Fort Walton Beach, FL. Donations in his name may be made to Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Paralyzed Veterans of America or St. Michael's National Catholic Church, 250 27th St., Niagara Falls, NY 14303. Expressions of sympathy may still be placed and viewed online at

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