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Rev. Richard John Lake Sr., 88

Obit Rev. Richard John Lake Sr.Shrewsbury – Rev. Richard John Lake Sr., of Shrewsbury, died peacefully Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013 after a long life of service to Jesus Christ. He was 88. He was born in Neshaminy Falls, Penn., to the late Lewis and Ethel Mae Lake and later lived in Churchville, Penn.

Richard was predeceased by his wife of 60 years, Dolores Jayne (Austin) Lake; his brother, Thomas Lake; and his sister, Mabel (Lake) Rogers. He is survived by his children, Ric and Melanie Lake of Hatboro, Penn., Mark and Cheryl Lake Sr. of Northfield Falls, Vt., Robin Lake of Londonderry, N.H., Brian and Patricia Lake Sr. of Shrewsbury, and Kevin and Andrea (Lake) Walkup of Nashville, Tn. Richard was blessed with 13 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.

After serving in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Lewis Hancock in World War II, Richard worked as a pioneer in computer engineering with IBM, Burroughs, and RCA. In addition, he owned his own company for several years, Computer Room Supplies Corporation.

He served as Pastor of Tioga Heights Christian Church in Philadelphia and as interim pastor for several churches throughout his life. In his later years, he and his wife, Dolores, served as senior greeters at Shrewsbury High School.

Family and friends will honor and remember Richard's life by gathering for calling hours Thursday, Oct. 10, from 9:30 – 11 a.m., at Rice Memorial Baptist Church, 85 Lincoln St., Northborough, followed by his Celebration of Life Service at 11 a.m. Burial with military honors will follow in Mountain View Cemetery of Shrewsbury.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in honor of the compassionate care staff at The Ichabod Washburn Hospice Residence, 1183 Main St., Worcester, MA 01606.

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