Celebrating the life of Richard (Dick) Deane Lapo at WVC June 4

Media Contact:
Libby Siebens, community relations executive director, 509-682-6436 (Mon.-Thurs.)
David Davin, foundation executive director, 509-682-6415

The Wenatchee Valley College Foundation will celebrate the life of Richard (Dick) Deane Lapo in the Music and Art Center from 5 to 7 p.m. June 4. This open house event will include light food, beverages and socializing. A brief benediction by the Columbia Chorale will take place in The Grove Recital Hall. Anyone who has ever sung under Dick’s direction is invited to participate and should meet the other singers in The Grove Recital Hall at 6:15 p.m.

Dick Lapo (June 6, 1932 – March 29, 2018) was a music faculty member at WVC, beginning in 1967. He enjoyed his multiple roles as choral conductor, instructor of voice, music theory, music appreciation and more. Dick taught for more than 25 years, retiring in 1994. Throughout his career of teaching, conducting and performing, his wife, Nancy, was by his side; he was the front man and she was his supporter and steadfast partner. During his career at WVC, Dick watched out for those who were in need of money or scholarships in order to allow them to remain in school. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wenatchee Valley College Foundation Knights Care Fund in memory of Dick Lapo. More information about donating can be found at wvc.edu/give.

To join us in celebrating the life of Dick Lapo, please RSVP at bit.ly/LapoCelebration or call 509-682-6410


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