Richard Lapkiewicz, 61, of Shell Knob, passed away on Aug. 17, 2013, in his home. He was born on May 26, 1952, son of Joseph and Dolores (Pawlowski)
Lapkiewicz in Jersey City, N.J. He joined the U.S. Coast Guard upon graduating
from high school. He retired after 31 years as a master chief electronics technician. In July of 2002, he moved from Virginia Beach, Va., to Shell Knob to make his home.
Survivors include: one stepson, Lawrence Lerino, of Marinette, Wis.; one granddaughter; and one sister Barbara McCaig, of Brick, N.J.
Burial will be held at Holy Cross Cemetery in Arlington, N.J.
Cremation arrangements are under the direction of the White Funeral Home and Crematory, Cassville