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Brian J. Rappleye

October 23, 1962 — April 2, 2024

Brian J. Rappleye 

Age 61 of Rock Stream, NY, peacefully passed away on April 2, 2024. 

Brian was born on October 23, 1962 in Montour Falls, NY. He is survived by his mother Genevieve (Harry) Goossen; son Joseph Swarthout; brothers, Harold J. (Vivian) Rappleye, Randy (Tina) Rappleye; sisters, Darlene Rappleye, Kim (Dale) Delong; several nieces, nephews; and great nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father, Harold (Pete) Rappleye.

Brian's career began driving truck for the Town of Reading, then as a truck driver and equipment operator for Callahan Construction. His most recent and satisfying position was working for Elmira Structures, Inc.

You could always find Brian enjoying a couple of beers after work. Brian enjoyed hunting, riding ATV'S, Nascar, watching old western movies and his much-loved dog companions.

A gathering to honor Brains life will be held on Tuesday (April 9th) at Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen from 6pm-8pm; followed by a funeral service honoring his life at 8:00pm.  Brian will be laid to rest at Lake View Cemetery in Watkins Glen the following day.

In lieu of flowers, donations gratefully received in memory of Brian may be directed to the CareFirst (CareFirstNY.org) in his memory.  



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Visitation

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home

212 E 4th St, Watkins Glen, NY 14891

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

8:00 - 8:30 pm (Eastern time)

Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home

212 E 4th St, Watkins Glen, NY 14891

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Burial

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

11:00 - 11:15 am (Eastern time)

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