Richard VanOpdorp
Richard VanOpdorp
Richard VanOpdorp
Richard VanOpdorp
Richard VanOpdorp
Richard VanOpdorp

Calling Hours

3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Friday, January 18, 2019
Cheney Funeral Home
70 Main Street
Phelps, New York, United States
(315) 548-4241

Obituary of Richard A. VanOpdorp

CLIFTON SPRINGS– Richard A. VanOpdorp, age 80, died unexpectedly on Saturday (January 12, 2019).

Friends may call on Friday (Jan. 18) from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Cheney Funeral Home 70 Main Street Phelps. Private burial will be held in the spring.

It is requested that in lieu of flowers memorial donations be made to the House of John 14 Spring Street Clifton Springs, NY 14432.

Mr. VanOpdorp was born on May 26, 1938 in Clifton Springs N.Y. the son of the late Joseph and Marie Landschoot VanOpdorp. He was a past member of the Clifton Spring Fire Dept. and past Manchester Town Councilman where he served for 4 terms. Mr. VanOpdorp was a long standing member of Farm Bureau. He loved farming and going to tractor pulls. He was also a Syracuse Basketball fan and strong supporter of Midlakes Athletics.

He is survived by his loving wife of almost 58 years, Joyce VanOpdorp; son, Joseph (Sheri) VanOpdorp of Clifton Springs; daughter, Linda (Jeff) Lapresi of Clifton Springs; six grandchildren Rachel, Beth, Amy, Rick, Dillon and Lacey; nine great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by two brothers and one sister.


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