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BRUEGGEMAN - Richard C. Age 89, April 27, 2019 of North Tonawanda, NY. Beloved husband of Mary Lou (nee Smith) Whitehead-Brueggeman and the late Grace "Dixie" Tippett; devoted father of Richard (Cheryl) Brueggeman, Bruce (Sharon) Brueggeman, and the late Susan Erickson; dear stepfather of Cindi (Neil) Broughton, and Donna (Dr. Kevin) Komm; fond brother of Robert (late Ann) Brueggeman, Patricia (late Alfred) Jarosz, and the late Olive (late Richard) Beutler, late Henry (late May) Brueggeman, late Marion (late Charles) Wohlford, late Bessie Brueggeman, late George Brueggeman, late John (late Minia) Brueggeman, late Dorothy (Richard) Dates, late Margurie (late William) Kliber, and late Prudence (late Marcus) Michalakes; adored grandfather of Brittany Brueggeman, Brian Brueggeman, Tanya (Adam) Hoffman, Jason (Stephanie) Brueggeman, Kimberly Erickson, Mathew Erickson; adored great-grandfather of Trent Hoffman, Drake Hoffman, Grace Brueggeman, Brynn Hoffman, Eve Brueggeman; special step-grandfather of Cory Broughton, Dr. Casey Komm (Randy), Brett Komm (Liz), Dr. Jorden (Danielle) Komm, Branden Komm (Peggy). Dick worked for many years at General Electric and retired from Harrison Radiator, Buffalo, NY. He was a member of Carriagers Social Club and a volunteer for Meals on Wheels and Friends of the Night People. He was an avid golfer, ball-room dancer, roller-skater and coffee-drinker. Friends may call Tuesday from 12-2 PM at the LESTER H. WEDEKINDT, INC., FUNERAL HOME, 3290 Delaware Ave., where a Funeral Service will immediately follow. Mr. Brueggeman was a veteran of the U.S. Army Reserve. Entombment Elmlawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials in memory of Dick may be made to Niagara Hospice, 4675 Sunset Dr., Lockport, NY 14094. For online condolences please visit

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