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Richard W. Catlin, 79, Brownsburg, formerly of Tonawanda, New York, passed away Dec. 28, 2016. He had been the Tonawanda Junior High School principal and was president of the Starpoint Central School Board in New York. He was a member of St. Bartholomew's Anglican Church in Tonawanda where he sang in the choir. He attended Bartlett Chapel United Methodist Church, Avon. He was preceded in death by his wife Susan Kriedemann Catlin and parents Robert and Gertrude Catlin. A loving father, husband, grandfather, educator and friend to all, he was survived by children Jennifer (Dave) Dressler and Sarah Ruth (Peter) Bowman; grandchildren Caitlin Dressler, Corinne Dressler, and Michael Bowman; sister Dorothy Stapley; brother Raymond; lifelong friends Rev. Richard (Barbara) Molison; many nieces, nephews and friends. Memorial visitation will be from 3-6:30pm Wed. Jan 4 with prayer service at 6:30pm at Matthews Mortuary, Brownsburg. Online guestbook at www.matthewsmortuary.com.
Published on December 28, 2016
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