Obituary Details

Richard DuPont

January 24, 1943 - February 12, 2017

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Memorial Service

Location:
Renaissance Funeral Home & Cremation Tribute Center
Date:
Saturday, February 18, 2017
Service Time:
2:00 PM

Cemetery

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Notes

I want to first extend my gratitude to all of the relatives and friends who have come
to honor Richard Dupont today and for those who have sent their condolences. You
all have been supportive and comforting during this difficult time.

Rick leaves behind many loved ones: His beloved wife, Carol, his daughter, Heather,
his stepdaughters, grandchildren, friends and extended family.

There are many good memories that we all have of Rick. He loved spending time
with his wife, Carol, and talking about blueprints and fixing up houses. He was often
seen with a hammer in one hand and the other in a toolbox. Rick and Carol enjoyed
the adventure of moving around together. He loved Bob Evans and spent many
hours there enjoying breakfast and reading the newspaper. He also enjoyed going
to Renaissance Fairs, dinner theaters and eating at Italian restaurants. Later, when
it got harder for Rick to move around easily, he enjoyed watching the history
channel and playing card games with friends and family.

He also loved spending time with his daughter, Heather. He would light up and get
so excited when she would come to visit him. Even though he didn’t always express
it, he enjoyed visits with his grandchildren and being around family.
I’d like to leave you with this poem to meditate on as we remember Rick together.
Afterglow
I’d like the memory of me to be a happy one.
I’d like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done.
I’d like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways,
Of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days.
I’d like the tears of those who grieve, to dry before the sun;
Of happy memories that I leave when life is done.
Author Unknown
Posted by:
Teresa Janik
Posted on:
February 19, 2017
Carol, Karen and I are so sorry to hear of the passing of Rick. You are in our thoughts and prayers and know that God is with you every step of the way.
Pams sisters, Teresa and Karen.
Posted by:
Heather DuPont Ledford
Posted on:
February 18, 2017
Lit a candle in memory of Richard DuPont
Posted by:
Linda Williams
Posted on:
February 18, 2017
Lit a candle in memory of Richard DuPont
Posted by:
Russ Miller
Posted on:
February 18, 2017
Rest in peace my friend! Can't remember how long we've know each other, 1955 I think. We had many great times at Lake Barcroft! Remember your folks and how nice they were. We drifted apart but met again in our later years and you were a true friend. Condolences to Carol and the entire family.
Posted by:
richard wade
Posted on:
February 17, 2017
Rick, Gone from this earth and present with the Lord. May your rest be sweet and eternal in heaven. Our friendship of 40 plus years has been a incredible walk. Knowing you my brother, my friend has been years to cherish.Rest my dear friend, rest. Deepest Sympathy to Carol and family. Richard"Dick" Wade
Posted by:
Cynthia McHargue
Posted on:
February 16, 2017
I met Heather years ago while she was attending Chiropractic college and we became great friends. I didn't get a chance to know Heather's father, but I know how much he meant to her. She talked of him often. I extend condolences, not only to my best friend Heather and her immediate family, but to his wife and family as well. RIL Mr. DuPont. ?
Posted by:
Pia Boot
Posted on:
February 16, 2017
I was so sorry to hear the sad news of Rick passing. I met Rick on different occasions as husband of my dear friend Carol. He was a true gentleman and he will be missed. My sincere condolences to the the family. God bless you all. Pia Boot
Posted by:
Heidi Lee
Posted on:
February 16, 2017
I remember his thoughtfulness when he bought me an audio book he knew I wanted. I also remember him staying up till the wee hours of the morning to see my family off when we went to the airport. My husband really enjoyed eating breakfast with him at Dennys.

Heidi
Posted by:
BARBARA ZAJAC
Posted on:
February 15, 2017
I AM HEATHERS SECOND COUSIN BARBARA. ALTHOUGH I NEVER MET RICHARD, I KNEW WHAT A NICE GENTLEMAN HE WAS, FROM THE LOVE HIS DAUGHTER HAD FOR HIM,. HEATHER AND THE DUPONT FAMILY I AM SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. GOD BLESS HIM AND HIS FAMILY.
Posted by:
Heather (DuPont) Ledford
Posted on:
February 15, 2017
Hey Mike..It's Heather! I remember all those days especially trips to OC! Him riding his motorcycle and his green MG! I miss him terribly! :sleepy:
Posted by:
Mike DuPont
Posted on:
February 15, 2017
I am Rick's Step Son Mike DuPont. While he and my mom were together we had some truly great times. Boating on the Chesapeake Bay, Hunting, Ocean City, Stereo Equipment, Disneyworld, and many more very fond memories.
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