Richard E. VanValkenburgh, 67, of Halcott Center, and a longtime resident of Southington, CT, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013 after a brief illness at HCC at Bradley Memorial.
Dick was born on February 6, 1945 in a farmhouse in Halcott Center, the son of the late Franklin and Araminta VanValkenburgh. He served in the merchant marines for many years and traveled extensively throughout the east coast of the U.S.
Dick was a resident of Southington for over 40 years. He owned and operated All-Seasons Power Equipment in Milldale for 22 years until his retirement in 2003.
He is survived by his son, Scott R. VanValkenburgh and his fiancée Micaela Kimball of Windham, ME; his former wife Sandra VanValkenburgh of Southington; a brother, James VanValkenburgh and his wife Gloria, of New York and Florida; a brother in law, A. Michael Aldi of Southington; a sister-in-law, Debra and her husband Arthur French, of Rockledge, FL and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by two sisters, Evelyn Rossmen and Wanneta Finch and two brothers, Robert and Leonard VanValkenburgh.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday April 27, 2013 at noon at the Gormley Funeral Home, 87 Main Street, Phoenicia with the Rev. Ralph Darmstadt as celebrant. Burial will follow in the Halcott Cemetery.
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the Halcott Grange, Halcott, NY 12430.
You may share a condolence or light a candle at Richard’s memorial page at gormleyfuneralhome.com.