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Richard Lapi

Richard Lapi

July 13, 1945 August 6, 2020

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Obituary for Richard Lapi

Richard Lapi, 75, of West Lawn passed away at Reading Hospital on Thursday, Aug. 6. He was the husband of Victoria (Pasko) Lapi for almost 51 years.

He was born July 13, 1945, in Reading, and was a son of the late Leonard and Josephine (Roccella) Lapi.

He proudly served his country in the Army during the Vietnam War, then was a maintenance worker, including several years for the Reading Rehabilitation Hospital. Along with his wife, Vickie, he owned the Leonard's Lunch food stand for 10 years at the Reading Fairgrounds Market.

Richard was a beloved husband, son, father, brother, pop-pop, friend, fixer of all things, lover of computer solitaire card games, baker of 100,000+ cookies, hard worker, family man extraordinaire, applesauce maker, engineer of delicious pies, soup chef, gardener, handyman, entrepreneur, lover of dogs, travel, fishing and so much more. He also loved going to casinos. But more than anything, Richard loved spending time with his family.

In addition to being survived by his wife, Victoria, Richard is survived by his two children: daughter Denise, significant other of Rick Price, of Sinking Spring; and son Rick, husband of Cristyl, of West Lawn. He is also survived by two grandchildren, Annabella and Jaymeson Lapi; and four siblings: Jeannette Drey of Muhlenberg Township; Leonard Lapi of Delaware; Carmella Nertavich-Dornes of Reading; and Morris Lapi, husband of Shirley, of Denver, Pa. He is additionally remembered by many nieces and nephews. Richard was predeceased by a sister, Lily Lapi.

Viewings will be held at the Edward J. Kuhn Funeral Home, West Reading, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 12, and from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 13. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at St. Ignatius Loyala Roman Catholic Church, Whitfield, at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 13, followed by burial at Nativity BVM Ukrainian Catholic Church cemetery. Please remember to bring a mask and practice social distancing.

Edward J. Kuhn Funeral Home, Inc., West Reading, is honored to serve the Lapi family. Flowers are welcome, as are donations to your local Veterans Administration.

Condolences and remembrances may be offered at kuhnfuneralhomes.com.

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  • Visitation

    August 12, 2020 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Edward J. Kuhn Funeral Home, Inc.
    739 Penn Avenue
    West Reading, PA
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    August 12, 2020
    6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Please respect COVID-19 protocols by wearing a mask and practicing social distancing.
  • Second Visitation

    August 13, 2020 | 8:30am - 9:30am
    Edward J. Kuhn Funeral Home, Inc.
    739 Penn Avenue
    West Reading, PA
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    August 13, 2020
    8:30am - 9:30am
    Please respect COVID-19 protocols by wearing a mask and practicing social distancing.
  • Service

    August 13, 2020 | 10:00am
    St. Ignatius Loyola Roman Catholic Church, Whitfield
    2810 St. Alban's Dr.
    Sinking Spring, PA
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    August 13, 2020
    10:00am

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Luke and Emily Byrne

Our warmest condolences, our thoughts and prayers are with you.
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Arthur Folk

We send our condolences to the Lapi Family from the Folk family who were neighbors to you.
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May your heart and soul find peace and comfort.
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The eternal God is your refuge, and his everlasting arms are under you. ~Deuteronomy 33:27
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To the Lapi Family, we are sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
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