Richard Murray Den Bleyker

PHOENIX, NY – Richard Murray Den Bleyker of Phoenix, NY, died on Friday April 26, 2019, at St Joseph’s Hospital, Syracuse, NY.

Richard Murray Den Bleyker

He was born August 30, 1951, in Syracuse.

He was predeceased by parents Richard and Skeets (Murray) Den Bleyker.

Dick devoted his life to family and friends and was greatly respected by all who knew him.

He was a retired Oswego County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant, serving for 10 years, also retired from Entergy.

He was a Master Mason of Callimachus Masonic Lodge 369 and Shriner member of Media Lodge.

Dick is survived by his wife of 46 years, Sally (Haney) Den Bleyker; and daughter, Amy (Jason) Godkin; grandchildren, Alivia Lamphere, Kaylen Lamphere and Owen Godkin of Phoenix; sisters Patricia Henjes, Cynthia (Richard) Burton of Phoenix, and Susan Caltabiano of Chicago Ill.; a brother, Daniel (Catherine) of Thornton, Colo.; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Calling hours will be Monday April 29 from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Pennellville Methodist Church 389 County Route 54, Pennellville, NY.

A funeral service will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the same church.

Burial at Phoenix Rural Cemetery will follow the service.

Contributions in Dick’s memory may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 731 James St., #200, Syracuse, NY 13203.

Special thanks to the doctors and nurses at St Joseph’s Hospital 3-4 PCU Unit, the Seneca Dialysis Center, and his many devoted friends and colleagues who have loved and supported him for many years.

Arrangements are being made by Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Homes, Inc.


  1. Very sorry to hear of Dick’s passing. Good memories. He will be missed
    Jerry & Marie Segovis

  2. Oh Sally and Amy I just found out I am so so sorry for your loss
    Thoughts and prayers are with you both

  3. Met Dick during his days as a deputy sheriff. He was a very fine man, a gentleman in every sense. My deepest regrets to his family and loved ones.

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