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Richard L. Blauvelt

July 25, 1952 October 16, 2012
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RICHARD L. BLAUVELT

July 25, 1952 - October 16, 2012

Napanoch, NY

Richard Blauvelt of Napanoch, NY went home to be with the Lord on October 16, 2012. He passed peacefully at home after a long battle with cancer. He was 60.

The son of Betty Thornton Blauvelt and the late Wallace Blauvelt, he was born in Middletown, NY on July 25, 1952.

He was a gifted musician and songwriter. For many years he entertained patrons at the Nevele and other local hotels and resorts. He then went on to minister at many local churches, through leading worship, including Goodwill Church, where he served as Minister of Music. He and his wife most recently attended Ellenville Assembly of God. A faithful servant of God and devoted husband, father and friend, Richard will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Michele Belfiglio Blauvelt, whom he married on June 10, 1984. He is also survived by his son, Matthew Blauvelt and daughter, Richelle Blauvelt; his mother, Betty Blauvelt; his two sisters, Kathy and her husband, Jim Weiss and Lori Santiago; his mother-in-law, Beverly Belfiglio; two brothers-in-law, Steve and Nicky Belfiglio; one sister-in-law, Ellen; five nieces and two nephews.

Visitation hours will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, October 19, 2012 at Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home, Inc., 130 Highland Avenue, Middletown, NY 10940. A Funeral Service will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 20, 2012 at Bread of Life Assembly of God, 2876 State Route 17K, Bullville, NY 10915, Pastor Burt Lloyd and Pastor Brenda Cates will officiate. Burial will follow in the family plot in Wallkill Cemetery, Middletown, NY 10940.

Arrangements are under the directions of Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home, Inc. www.applebee-mcphillips.com

Visitation hours will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, October 19, 2012 at Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home, Inc., 130 Highland Avenue, Middletown, NY 10940. A Funeral Service will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 20, 2012 at Bread of Life Assembly of God, 2876 State Route 17K, Bullville, NY 10915, Pastor Burt Lloyd and Pastor Brenda Cates will officiate. Burial will follow in the family plot in Wallkill Cemetery, Middletown, NY 10940.

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