David Lanphere
  • 71 years old
  • Date of birth: Dec 3, 1944
  • Place of birth:
    New York, United States
  • Date of passing: Dec 9, 2015
  • Place of passing:
    Florida, United States
Let the memory of David be with us forever

David Lanphere, age 71, died peacefully Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at his winter home in Florida with his loving family by his side.

He was born December 3, 1944, son of Norman and Madalene (McBride) Lanphere. He retired from Carriage House after many years of service. Dave was a 25 year member of the Ripley Hose Co. #1 and a member of Westfield Moose Lodge. Throughout the years, he enjoyed boating with family and friends on Chautauqua Lake, hunting, bowling, golfing and was an avid Nascar fan. He and his beloved wife of 50 years, Bonnie (Woodruff) Lanphere, enjoyed many years traveling in their RV. He was a lifelong resident of Ripley and the loving father of Tammy (Ronald) Pixley, of Yuma, AZ; Robert (Darlene) of Weedsport, NY; Jeffrey (Lisa) of Leo, IN. He will forever be missed by his grandchildren: Dylan, Lauren, Meganne, Derek and Julia and several nieces and nephews.

He is survived by his sister Carol (Lanphere) Kirkland of Orlando, FL. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers, Bernard and Burton Lanphere.

A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held at the First Presbyterian Church in Ripley, NY on Friday, December 18 at 4pm with a reception to follow at Meeder’s Restaurant.

The family requests in lieu of flowers, donations be made to The Boy Scouts, Allegheny Highlands Council, P.O Box 261, Falconer NY 14733, or the Ripley Hose Company, P.O Box 342, Ripley, NY 14775.

David may be kindly remembered at icscremationandfunerals.org and on Facebook at facebook.com/icscremationandfunerals

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Lois Rosario on 15th December 2015

"Our Deepest Sympathy to you Bonnie, Chidlren, grandchildren and family. Mike and I were so sad to hear of David's passing. Even though we haven't seen you in a few years, we still have such fond memories of David. He had such a fun personality and we have such fond memories of times spent with you and David. The time we went boating and tried to get Mike to get up on the ski's without losing his pants, Camping in the winter at Allegany Park where he picked up the name " Whitie ", Christmas parties and more. Anyone who knew David knew he loved you Bonnie and his family very much. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. David lived life to the fullest and will be missed by all who knew him  God Bless !  Love Mike and Lois Rosario

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This tribute was added by Terry Jackson on 15th December 2015

"Sorry for your loss Bonnie. May God bless you and comfort you.

Terry & Karla Jackson"

This tribute was added by Michael McCarthy on 14th December 2015

"To The Lanphere Family
I'm very sorry for your loss. Prayers for the Family in this difficult time."

This tribute was added by Jan Zimmerman on 14th December 2015

"We light this candle way too soon.  You were more than a brother-in-law, you were a special friend to Butch and I.  We will miss you."

This tribute was added by Bonnie LaFond on 14th December 2015

"Dear Bonnie and Family,
I have no funny stories but you couldn't know a sweeter guy. Quiet at first but once he knew you he was lots of fun. buzz always had a great time with David, especially on the Golf Trip where they were roommates? We are thinking of allophones with a heavy heart. We will miss you very much David Lanphere, heaven has gained a great guy, hope there's NASCAR in the sky!
Love, Bonnie and Buzz LaFond"

This tribute was added by Jan Lindsey on 14th December 2015

"Tammy and family,
I am so sorry to read of your Dad's passing.  Wanted you to know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Jan (Sparling) Lindsey"

This tribute was added by Shirley Stoddard on 14th December 2015

"Bonnie and Family,
So sorry for you lose. Prayers to you all. RIP Dave."

This tribute was added by Carolyn Milliron on 14th December 2015

"Dave was such a great guy and an awesome role model. It was obvious to everyone that he was a loving husband and father. I will always remember him with a big smile on his handsome face. We have lost a wonderful man, but heaven has gained another Angel! I am sending all of you guys lots of hugs. May God's hands hold you in a warm embrace throughout this difficult time. In the hardest hours, remember that he has no more pain, how lucky we all were to know him, and how lucky you were to have had him in your life! He would not want you to be sad and I am sure he is smiling down on you now! Love you all!"

This tribute was added by Carol Torrance on 13th December 2015

"Bonnie & Family,

Mike & I were so very saddened to hear of your loss, we know you all have so many wonderful memories that will get you thru this. Dave was truly proud of his family, and he'll be with you always. You're in our prayers.  R.I.P. Dave                                    Mike & Carol"

This tribute was added by Trudy McDevitt on 13th December 2015

"Bonnie and family.  Time has gone by so fast since high school and we have all gone in different directions, but we still have our memories. Prayers for your family in that you will find peace and comfort that David is whole and has a perfect body with Jesus."

This tribute was added by Sharon Foster on 13th December 2015

"To Bonnie and her family,  So very sorry for your loss, Dave was too young to go, hopefully all your good memories will get you through this sad time.  May God Bless each and everyone of you, with our deepest sympathy."

This tribute was added by Nancy Rowe on 13th December 2015

"Sending our love ..   so very sorry for you loss.  May your fond memories help you thru this difficult time..   hugs and prayers  Nan and Darwin"

This tribute was added by Audrey Bretz on 13th December 2015

"Dave was the most kind, happy, content person I've ever known.  I have so many memories of him standing tall with that quiet smile and you just knew the wheels were turning inside his head.  He had the best smile and you know he loved his family and friends.  God bless you, Bonnie, Tammy, Rob, and Jeff.  I am praying for you and yours."

This tribute was added by Ruth Garske on 13th December 2015

"Bonnie and kids,  We were deeply saddened to hear about Dave's passing.  We had some wonderful times together when we were younger.  The years and age drew us in different directions but we still care deeply about all of you and want you to know that our hearts ache with his loss.  Love you all, John and Ruth"

This tribute was added by Carin Rauenzahn on 13th December 2015

"A kind and wonderful man......he will be truly missed...."

This tribute was added by Carin Rauenzahn on 13th December 2015

"One of the nicest men my husband and I ever met. Dave will be truly missed.   Love and peace to his family."

This tribute was added by Jeff Lanphere on 13th December 2015

"My loving father has gone home. I will miss our talks and I will really miss giving him a hug. l love him so very much. He was a great dad to my wife, Lisa. My kids always looked forward to seeing their grandpa and will miss him dearly. We will all miss you and love you dad."

This tribute was added by Loyde Bruce on 13th December 2015

"Dear Bonnie and family.
May the God of all peace be with you and comfort you during this difficult time. With Love in Christ, Loyde and Gloria"

This tribute was added by Robert Lanphere on 12th December 2015

"Love and miss you Dad"

This tribute was added by Tammy Pixley on 12th December 2015

"I love you Dad! I miss you so much!!!!"

This tribute was added by ICS Cremation and Funerals, Inc. on 11th December 2015

"R.I.P. David"

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