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C. Richard "Dick" Reichart
C. Richard “Dick” Reichart, age 87, 672 Sawmill Road, Bloomsburg, died at his home at 9:30 a. m. Friday, November 17, 2017 after a lengthy illness.
Born in Scott Township on April 22, 1930, he was a son of the late Raymond and Bess (Megargel) Reichart. He resided in Scott Township most of his life and was a 1948 graduate of the former Scott Township High School. He also attended the former Bloomsburg State Teachers College
Dick was employed at the former Reichart Lumber & Supplies, Inc., Lightstreet for 40 years.
He was a member of the St. Luke Lutheran Church, Bloomsburg; Bloomsburg Elks Lodge 436; Valley of Bloomsburg Post 273, American Legion; Ft. McClure Post 804, VFW; Tirolesi Alpini Club, Hazleton; and was a life member of the Lightstreet Community Fire Co.’
Dick was an eagle scout and in his younger years played on the Lightstreet team in the Tri County League as a left handed pitcher and also as a manager. An avid golfer, he scored a hole in one in 1996. He was a loyal sports fan of the Bloomsburg University and Penn State University teams.
He served with the US Navy during the Korean War on board the U.S.S. ElDorado, serving in Korea for 26 months.
He was preceded in death by two sisters: Helen Mertz and Phyllis Stas; and by four brothers: Paul I. Reichart, Charles L. Reichart, Barton Reichart, and Donald E. Reichart .
Dick is survived by his wife, the former Ruth Donar, with whom he celebrated 54 years of marriage on August 17, 2017; a brother, Dale H. Reichart, and his wife Dorothy, Lightstreet; a sister, Charlotte “Peggy” Sharpless, Brookfield, Wis.; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 12 noon in St. Luke Lutheran Church, 9 St. Luke Way, Bloomsburg, with his pastor, Rev. John E. Fenton officiating. Interment will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Weston, with military honors by the combined veterans group. Viewing at the church from 11:00 a. m. until the time of the services.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Dean W. Kriner, Inc., Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 325 Market Street, Bloomsburg.
The family will provide flowers. Memorials may be sent to St. Luke Lutheran Church at the above address or to the Columbia-Montour Council Boy Scouts of America at 5 Audubon Court, Bloomsburg, PA 17815.
Our most sincere condolences from the Ackerman family. I always remember how Dad enjoyed seeing and talking with Dick. You and he will be in our prayers.
John Ackerman Nov 21 2017 12:00 AM
Dear Ruthie -
I was so sorry to read of Dick's passing. When I think of him, I remember his friendly smile and wonderful personality. When he accompanied you to dinners and other campus events, it was always such a pleasure to engage him in conversation--often about golf, which I suspect he was really good at (I was not). In fact, when I saw him from a distance at these events, I would always try to seek him out--he was great fun to be around. Please accept our sincere condolences as you celebrate his life.
Gene (and Mary Ann)
Gene Miller (and Mary Ann) Nov 20 2017 12:00 AM
You have my deepest sympathy. He was a good man. He will be missed. My prayers will be with you.
All my best,
Connie Tamea Wheeler Nov 19 2017 12:00 AM