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BISHOP, Richard "Squirrel"

BISHOP, Richard "Squirrel"

BISHOP - Richard "Squirrel"
Age 80, of West Valley, NY passed away suddenly on October 8th, 2019. Heaven has gained another angel. Squirrel was an intricate part of the West Valley community fabric. He was the President of Little League football for West Valley, Great Valley and Ellicottville. Served on the Volunteer Hose Company and was always willing to help anyone in need. He gained his name as "Squirrel" working for Walt's Tree Service as a professional tree trimmer. Even in death Squirrel continues to give to others by donating himself to science through the University of Buffalo Anatomical Gift Program. He is survived by his beloved wife of 56 years, Gail (nee) Parker; three children, Terry (Sandi), Timothy, Tricia Dente (Max) and four loving grandchildren, TJ, Alyssa (Austin), Nico and Julia; former daughter-in-law, Brenda Sauer (Mac), son Nicholas. He was the fourth child of seven of John E. Bishop and Olive (Devitt); survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. The family will be hosting a Celebration of Life on Sunday, October 13th, 2019 at the West Valley Volunteer Fire Hall, at 3 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Children's League, 393 North St., Springville, NY 14141. He will be greatly missed and always known as our Papa Squirrel.

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