Dick Gappen lived an active, positive life. We could count on him to find the humor, try anything new, and lead us on an adventure.
  • 81 years old
  • Born on September 17, 1934 in Geneva, Illinois, United States.
  • Passed away on July 23, 2016 in Plantation, Florida, United States.

This memorial website was created in memory of Richard "Dick" Gappen, 81, born on September 17, 1934 and passed away on July 23, 2016. Please feel free to share your Dick Gappen stories for all to enjoy. 



Posted by Siara Rault on 21st August 2016
" We remember Richard as a kind, thoughtful man at Rick and Selene's holiday gatherings. He will be definitely be missed by all. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family." Jules and Siara Rault
Posted by Rick Gappen on 15th August 2016
I was always enamored of Neetze (forgive spelling) and always wanting to know more about Dick; always planning to visit them in Florida; always missing a chance. Jan and I wish we had achieved this small goal. But now all we can offer is prayers for all of the Gappen family. We never got to Plantation, but we are with you, as is God, Terry & Jan Kester
Posted by Rick Gappen on 5th August 2016
Dick was a loving and sweet Grandpa. Micaela and Lucas will miss him deeply. He was caring and always with a great spirit. We will miss him. Sonia Romero, Micaela and Lucas Gappen.
Posted by Rick Gappen on 4th August 2016
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Gappen family. Dick was a mentor to me in my career and a true example of a loving spouse and father. Dick and Suzann Klein, Broomfield, CO
Posted by Rick Gappen on 2nd August 2016
Dick Gappen was an incredibly active and fun-loving individual. On scuba trips with Rick and Selene, Dick would haul an air tank that seemed two times bigger than ours, with ease. And he was a joy on such trips, always positive and energetic. Dick will be missed. Kendall Goodrich
Posted by Rick Gappen on 2nd August 2016
We didn't know Dick and Anita, however we were well acquainted with Rick and Selene. They shared with us many exciting stories about Dick and it was evident the love and positive influence that he had on his family and everyone that knew him. Our deepest sympathies go out to Gappen family. Chuck & Angeline
Posted by Rick Gappen on 1st August 2016
My deepest sympathies to Dick's wonderful family, particularly his son; I knew both professionally and was always impressed by their professionalism, congeniality and honesty. He will be missed. John Aquino Henderson Behavioral Health
Posted by Rick Gappen on 31st July 2016
We met Dick and Anita in 1994 after moving to our new home in Buckhead in Plantation Acres. We were so fortunate to have them as neighbors!!! Dick and I worked together for many years as the representatives of our Buckhead Homeowners Association. His skills as a businessman made him a great president and leader. I will always remember the wonderful black labs that he and Anita had. His love and devotion to animals was shared by them both and eventually they adopted kitties instead. He was always upbeat and positive and just an all around great guy!! I will miss seeing him and stopping to say hello as I would pass by. Carol Savitz
Posted by Rick Gappen on 31st July 2016
He was a terrific neighbor and friend to both Carol and me. He and Anita were always gracious. Every morning as I drove to work, I would run into Dick getting the paper and we'd spend a few minutes catching up on what was new. He shared his illness with me and discussed his feelings about not being able to be as active as he wanted to be. We will miss his smile and kindness. I recall whenever he and Anita would go to the Senior Programs around the country how much they would look forward to them. May he rest in peace. Carol and Joel Savitz
Posted by Rick Gappen on 31st July 2016
Dick's smile and enthusiasm inspired us all - We will miss him. Ron and Pat Ekstrom
Posted by Rick Gappen on 31st July 2016
We pass on our deepest condolences, we will miss your big smile at dinner at Rick and Selenes
Posted by Rick Gappen on 31st July 2016
Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to the Gappen family. Richard will be rembered as a kind-hearted, generous person. He will be missed by all of his friends and family. God bless. Dick & Druscilla Gurahoo

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