Richard “BearCat” Lafler, 69, the son of Floyd Lafler and Anna Hoose, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 13, 2018, at the Geneva Living Center South.

A celebration of life will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23), at the Penn Yan American Legion, 2001 Himrod Rd., Penn Yan.

Richard was a member of the class of 1969 at Penn Yan Academy. He is survived by two children, Kevin and Janeen, their spouses and four grandchildren; a brother, Brian (Aida) Lafler; a niece, Danielle; nephews, Eric (Cindy) Goodenow and Aaron Goodenow; and many close friends.

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