Richard L. Van Blarcum

  • Born: May 18, 1929
  • Died: February 2, 2019
  • Location: Reading, Pennsylvania

Radzieta Funeral Home

9 Hand Avenue
P.O. Box 37
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
Tel. (609) 465-7458

Tribute & Message From The Family

VAN BLARCUM, RICHARD L., 89, of Cape May Court House, NJ, passed away on Saturday, February 2, 2019 in Reading, PA. Born in Newark, NJ to the late Charles and Eleanor Voll Van Blarcum, he moved to Cape May Court House over 30 years ago from Edison, NJ. He recently lived in Reading.

Mr. Van Blarcum served in the Army National Guard. He was a member of Our Lady of the Angels Church where he was a third degree knight of the Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed coin collecting and jigsaw puzzles. He enjoyed spending time with his family especially his grandchildren. He introduced them to the Harry Potter movies and shared their love of everything Harry Potter. In 2015, he got a glimpse of Heaven where he is now.

Mr. Van Blarcum is survived by his children, Richard "Rick" (Deborah) Van Blarcum of Bradenton, FL, Michael (Kathy) Van Blarcum of Reading, PA, Anne (Ronald) LeMieux of Whitehouse Station, NJ, and Maureen (Kenneth) Rupert of Petersburg, NJ; his grandchildren, Carey (Gregory) Freeman, David (Nicole) Van Blarcum, Michael Brian Van Blarcum, Kristine Van Blarcum, Patrick Van Blarcum, Heather (Ryan) Holck, Ronald (Allison) LeMieux, Jr., Kaitlyn Rupert, and Kelly Rupert; and his great grandchildren, Gregory, Garrett, Zane, Zoe, Brandon, Kristin, Colton, and Dylan. He was preceded in death by the love of his life, wife Eileen Collins Van Blarcum; and his sister Eleanor "Sis" Gruman.

Funeral Mass will be said on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of the Angels Church, 35 East Mechanic Street, Cape May Court House, where viewing will begin at 9:00 a.m. Interment will be private. Memorial donations may be made to the Epilepsy Foundation, 8301 Professional Place W #230, Landover, MD 20785 or Ronald McDonald House of Southern New Jersey, Inc., 550 Mickle Blvd., Camden, NJ 08103 or Our Lady of the Angels Church, 35 East Mechanic Street, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Rich was a wonderful person. We were very fortunate to have him as a neighbor.

Posted by Ed RosenBerg - Cape May Court House, NJ - Friend   February 07, 2019

Sorry to read in this mornings paper of the passing of Rich.
Always enjoyed his visits to my store. We always had great
conversations and laughs. May his soul rest in peace.
May is family find comfort.
God bless all of you.
Holly Beach Train Depot

Posted by larry lillo - WILDWOOD, NJ - Friend   February 06, 2019

You will be missed.The house is not the same.We will never forget you Dad.

Posted by Kathy Van Blarcum - Reading, PA   February 06, 2019

You will be missed in our house.For the past 11 years Reading was your home.Coley might be joining you soon Pop please watch over her to.

Posted by Kathy Van Blarcum - Reading, PA - Family   February 05, 2019

So very sorry to see that Rich has passed away. He was such a friendly guy and easy to talk to. We used to have so much fun with Rich and Eileen at our block parties back in the day. Our deepest condolences to the entire family. Donna and Paul Hand

Posted by Donna and Paul Hand - Cape May Court House, NJ - Friend   February 05, 2019