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John Lee Lape

January 13, 1949 April 1, 2018
John Lee Lape
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John was born in Prineville, Oregon to Geraldine Ramona Eichman and Ray Samuel Lape on January 13,
1949. He passed away on April 1, 2018 surrounded by his loving family.

John proudly served in the United States Army, 173 rd Airborne Brigade and the 82 nd Airborne Division,
Vietnam, 1968-1970. He received two Purple Hearts, Combat Infantryman and Parachute badges,
National Defense Service and Vietnam Campaign medals, and a Bronze Star.

A love of children guided John to a teaching career that lasted 25 years. He retired from Redwood
Middle School in Napa, CA in 2015. He will be fondly remembered along with “Mr. Wall” by the many
students who benefitted from his kind and consistent support and encouragement.

He is survived by his wife, Susan; son, John Michael; daughter Lena Rae (Richard) Bailey; stepsons, Mark
and John (Sylvia) Wendland; grandchildren Shelby, Carly and Scarlett Bailey, Andruw, Christopher,
Samuel and Hannah Wendlund; brother, Jerry; sister, Denise (William) Riccuti; nieces, Mia and Angelina
Ricciuti; and numerous extended family members.

Services with military honors will be held on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 1pm at Sacramento Valley
National Cemetery, 5810 Midway Road, Dixon, CA 95620.

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Graveside

Thursday

19

Apr

1:00 PM 4/19/2018 1:00:00 PM
Sacramento Valley National Cemetery

5810 Midway Rd.
Dixon, CA 95620

Sacramento Valley National Cemetery
5810 Midway Rd. Dixon 95620 CA
United States

Cemetery Details

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Sacramento Valley National Cemetery Final Resting Place

5810 Midway Rd.
Dixon, CA 95620

5810 Midway Rd. Dixon 95620 CA
United States
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