Richard Gerard Bishop, 84, of Clearwater FL, formally of LaPorte, IN, passed away peacefully in Christ February 2, 2017 at the Morton Plant Hospital of Clearwater, FL, he was born August 13, 1932 in LaPorte, IN, and was a life long resident, Dick enjoyed coaching girls softball at the LaPorte High School.
Dick is survived by his cherished daughter Dana Bishop of Round Lake, IL and his sister; Gertrude Graham of Clearwater, FL, he was preceded in death by his wife Darlene Bishop nee: Heiman, and his parents Walter and Alice Bishop.
Visitation will be held from 9:00 A.M. until time of funeral mass 10:00 A.M. Saturday, February 11, 2017 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 201 Bach Street, LaPorte, IN, Rev. Fr. Ian Williams, celebrant. Interment following at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, 10th & C Streets LaPorte, IN. The Symonds Lakes Funeral Home of Grayslake, IL is entrusted with arrangements, for additional information please contact the funeral home 847-543-1080.