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Dennis L. Richart

Dennis L. Richart, age 74, of 414 Catherine St., Bloomsburg, died on Monday, July 19, 2021, in the emergency room of the Geisinger-Shamokin Area Hospital after being stricken while playing golf at Three Ponds Golf Course in Ralpho Township, Northumberland County.

Born in Bloomsburg on Feb. 21, 1947, he was a son of the late John C. and Amanda Gertrude (Runyan) Richart. He spent his life in the Bloomsburg area and attended Bloomsburg High School.

Dennis was employed by Alaska Stove Co. as a welder for many years. He also worked for the former Charles Shotwell Plumbing and last at the former Rusty Rudder.

He enjoyed playing golf and fishing and in early life he was a hunter.

Dennis served with the U. S. Army following school and also was a member of the Army Reserves for six years.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers: Eugene Runyan, William Richart, Marlin ”Moe” Richart, Chester Richart, and also by four sisters: Audrey Eichner, Wilma LaGasse, Julia Miller and Anita Peckne.

Dennis is survived by his wife, the former Mary Ellen Bower, with whom he observed their 49th wedding anniversary on May 15, 2021; a son, Brian Lee Richart, and his wife Olivia, Wilkes-Barre; a daughter Brenda Lynne, wife Brent Harmon, Bloomsburg; six grandchildren: Kaleb, Natalia, Dallas and Cash Hanson-Richart, Reese and Brady Harmon. Also surviving are three sisters: Shirley Foust, Florida, Patricia Hopper, Royersford, Sharon Long, Bloomsburg and a number of nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at a later time.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Dean W. Kriner, Inc., Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 325 Market St., Bloomsburg.





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I met Dennis while walking my clients dog down Catherine Street. He loved dogs and shared with me that he and Mary had to put their beloved dog down 1 year prior. As days went by of walking my clients dog(Lollipop) he and the dog became best friends and couldn't wait to visit each other every day.
In December of 2020 I found a puppy for free that just looked like the perfect dog for Dennis (and Mary) so I told Dennis who was very happy...
Well...Chase became their furbaby.
My regret is that after I changed jobs I did not see Dennis and Mary.....
God Bless you,Mary,and your family...

Cindy Levan

Cindy Levan Jul 25 2021 12:00 AM

Dear Mary and family,
Denny was one of a kind. He was an amazing Little League coach and watched out for the boys long after they grew up. . He will truly be missed. Our love and prayers go out to all of you during this difficult time.
Judy & Bob Snyder

Judy Snyder Jul 23 2021 12:00 AM

While it has been many years since I have spoken to Dennis, I fondly remember spending a lot of time at their home while running around with Brian as kids. He and Mary were always welcoming and accommodating to us and I appreciate that even more now that I am older and have raised children of my own. It is hard to believe that it has been so long since we have spoken and we can all attribute that to life being busy I suppose. He and Mary certainly raised two wonderful adults and I am very proud to know the Richart family. I wish strength and unity for their family and hope the youngsters can find peace in the memories they have been fortunate to have with a great man and grandfather. Much love from the Telesky family. Anything we can do or assist with, please call.

Nick Telesky

Nick Telesky Jul 21 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Dennis Richart

Terry L Hopper Jul 21 2021 12:00 AM

Great Friend

Terry L Hopper Jul 21 2021 12:00 AM

Our deepest sympathy to your family from ours.Gaylen and Trudy

Trudy Jul 21 2021 12:00 AM

Mary Ellen and family: I am sad to hear of the passing of Denny.As it has been awhile since I talked to Denny.He was our Goalie when we started playing ice hockey in Bloomsburg and Sunbury. All of his former teammates will never forget the way he played and his sense of humor. He was fun to be around and I will miss him.

Larry Kressler-Fernville Jul 21 2021 12:00 AM

Dear Mary, Brian, Brenda and all,
I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that Marie and I are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
Deanna Pealer

Deanna R. Pealer Jul 21 2021 12:00 AM