Richard G. Bump Sr.

Mr. Bump

Richard G. Bump Sr., age 85, of Bleecker, died Monday morning, September 10, 2018, at Nathan Littauer Hospital ER, Gloversville.

He was born February 17, 1933, in Gloversville, the son of the late Vernon and Marguerite Quillo Bump. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War and was a Gunners Mate 2nd Class. He was later employed while living in Florida for Chris Craft Boats for several years and was a volunteer firefighter in Pompano Beach, Florida. In May of 1966 he began employment as a firefighter with the Gloversville Fire Department and several years later began his career for the Johnstown Fire Department, where he served for over 20 years until he retired in June of 1990.

Dick was a member of the Broadalbin American Legion and VFW, the Amvets, the Korean War Veterans Association, the USS Albany CA123 Alumni and the Bleecker Fish and Game Club. He enjoyed riding his numerous motorcycles his entire life.

He is survived by his wife, Donna Bump of Bleecker; a son, Richard G. Bump Jr. of Bleecker; four grandchildren, Machaela Bump, Justin Bump, Lauriena Bump and Jeremy Stanzel; five great-grandchildren; three stepsons, James Banta, Rick Banta and Ron Banta; as well as nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his first wife, Jacqueline Rochat Bump; a daughter, Linda Stanzel; a brother, Vernon Bump; a sister, Elizabeth Bump; and a granddaughter, Shauna Bump.

A celebration of life event at the Bleecker Fish and Game Club will take place at a date to be announced.

Interment will take place at Ferndale Cemetery, Johnstown.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Walrath & Stewart Funeral Home.

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By Josh Bovee

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