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“Dearest Aunt Tess, Mary Jeanne, Rick, David, Randy, and Roger, My sincerest condolences on the passing of my Uncle Rich. I wish I could have been...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Heidi (Van Dongen) Bergeron - ME

“Rick, I am very sorry to hear of the loss of your father. My thoughts and prayer are with you and your family. Sincerely, Paul Richards ”
2 of 6 | Posted by: Paul Richards - Fairport, NY

“Rick, So sorry to hear of your dad's passing. My prayers are with you and your family. Blessings, Ken ”
3 of 6 | Posted by: Ken Moore - Rochester, NY

“Roger - we are so sorry to hear about your father's passing. Your dad did some extraordinary things in his lifetime for sure. The grief, I'm...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Kathy Carlson - Hopewell Junction, NY

“Roger, I'm very sorry to hear of your father's passing. What an accomplishd gentleman he seemed to have been! I know this is a very difficult time...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Maria Smith - Raleigh, NC

“Roger, I never met your father, but knowing you, and having read his obiturary, I'm sure he was a great father. There are no words that I can say...Read More »
6 of 6 | Posted by: John Thayer - Port Ewen, NY

Canandaigua: Henry “Rich” Van Dongen, age 89, passed away on Saturday, February 27, 2010 at F.F. Thompson Hospital. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Eleanor Van Dongen of Canandaigua, his daughter, Mary Jeanne (Richard) Cowan of Lansing, NY; his sons, Richard Allen (Valerie) Van Dongen of Newark, David Brett (Christine) Van Dongen, Randall Paul (Debbie) Van Dongen of Rochester, and Roger Bruce (Denise) Van Dongen of Pleasant Valley, NY; sister-in-law, Virginia Van Dongen of North Carolina; 9 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, Charles Van Dongen. Mr. Van Dongen proudly served as a B-24 armorer-gunner with the 8th Air Force during WWII. He was shot down and spent 11 months as a prisoner of war. Throughout his life he worked as a freelance illustrator with his work being featured in many noted Science Fiction and Christian publications. He enjoyed hunting, was an avid fisherman and enjoyed birdwatching with his wife, Eleanor. Friends may call Thursday from 4-7 pm at the Johnson-Kennedy Funeral Home, 47 N. Main St., Canandaigua. His funeral mass will be celebrated Friday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church, 95 N. Main St., Canandaigua. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Canandaigua. Memorial contributions may be made to the VA Medical Center Activities Fund, 400 Fort Hill Ave, Canandaigua, NY 14424. Condolences may be offered at www.johnsonkennedy.com.

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