Obituary: Ricky VanGuilder, 57

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Ricky VanGuilder, 57, passed away at his home on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, following a battle with cancer.

Ricky was born on Feb. 26, 1963, in Granville, New York, the son of the late Edward and Jessie (Goodspeed) VanGuilder.

Ricky was a hard-working, loving father and friend. Ricky owned his own slate company, One More Slate Company, in Granville. He was a skilled slate worker and a talented welder.

He was the chief of the Hudson River Band of Mahicans. He loved Harley-Davidson motorcycles and shared this passion with his sons and friends, going for many long rides.

He was a gifted mechanic and enjoyed classic cars. Ricky also was an avid hunter and fisherman.

Ricky will be remembered as a kind, caring, loving, considerate, happy and funny man who will be dearly missed and forever loved by his family.

He was predeceased by his parents and two brothers Dwayne and Mitchell. Left to miss him daily are his children Eric (Marilee) of Rutland, Vermont, Alicia and Carlos, both of Granville. He was blessed with three grandchildren who were his world: Autumn Jaworski and Kaine and Lucy VanGuilder. He also is survived by a brother Randy of Granville and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours were Thursday, Sept. 10, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Robert M. King Funeral Home in Granville. Following the visitation, friends were invited to Ricky’s home at 186 Truthville Rd.

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