Richard E. LaChapelle (1937-2014)

Richard E. LaChapelle, age 76, of Swanton, passed away early Friday morning, February 14, 2014 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio. He was born in Toledo, OH on March 8, 1937 to the late Edward LaChapelle and Sophia (Swemba) LaChapelle. Richard was a self employed brick layer for many years. Some of his fondest hobbies included boating at the Lake Erie Islands and computer maintenance. He is survived by his son, Jeffery (Kathy) LaChapelle of Michigan; daughters, Terri LaChapelle of Swanton and Laura (Gil) Ramirez of Swanton; sister, Sandy (Larry) Belzung of Texas; eight grandchildren; many loving great grandchildren and one great great granddaughter. Also preceding Richard in death was his sister, Doreen Franklin. In honoring Richard’s wishes, there will be no public services. Arrangements have been entrusted to Barnes Funeral Chapel, 5825 St Hwy 109 in Delta. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our website at

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