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Richard C. "Dick" Hess

Richard C. “Dick” Hess, age 84, 29 Hedge Road, Bloomsburg, died at 11:20 a. m. on Thursday, August 6, 2020 at the Geisinger Medical Center in Danville.

Born in Kingston on April 11, 1936, he was a son of the late Carleton C. and Helen (Runyan) Hess. His early life was spent in Jonestown and much of his adult life he was in the Bloomsburg area.

Dick was a mechanic by trade working at J&B Honda and Speed and Sport.  He was last employed part-time by Chip Adams Sewer and Drain Service, last working a week before his death.

He served briefly with the U. S. Army during the Korean War. He was a member of Catawissa Post 541, American Legion and the Sunbury Social Club.

Dick was always active, enjoying water skiing, motorcycling and drove a stockcar at the Selinsgrove Speedway. One New Years day he water skied barefoot on the Susquehanna River. He also participated in a motorcycle hill climb.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Leona Hess.

Surviving are a son, Ricky Lee Hess, Port Carbon; a daughter, Donna Hess and her fiance Kurt Alvater, Catawissa; two grandsons, Austin Colosimo and Hunter Colosimo, both of Catawissa; a nephew, Curtis Hess, and his wife Penny, Mount Carmel and their children, Deanna and Devin.

A Celebration of His Life gathering will be held on Sunday, August 16 at 2:00 PM at The Fire Pit Campground (former Shady Rest) near Eyers Grove with Reverend Steven C. Hummel, pastor of Trinity Reformed United Church of Christ officiating. 


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Dick used totake me to Selingsgrove to watch him race when I was akid. What a nice guy and a friend to myselfand many others. He helped a lot of people in his life. He was a real super talented guy and an expert mechanic...
He will be missed by many.
Rest in Peace Dick...

Joe Gillespie Aug 13 2020 12:00 AM

The memories of Dick are so endless, from the long dirt highway to the water, you surely enjoyed each and everyday to life's fullest. You were our "Inspector Gadget", If you could not fix it , no one could. You accomplished so much in your life, where there was a will, there was a way. Quitting, was not an option. As your eternal journey begins we will forever cherish all the memories and laughs we have shared along this road of life. Never to be forgotten I am sure we will continue to mention you in conversation . You were truly a legend, always doing it your way!!!
As you ride on now , we will all pick up where we left off when we meet up again,
"Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me, I may not
follow. "Just walk besides me and be my friend "...
It has been an honor, Lisa and Paul Robbins


Paul and Lisa Robbins Aug 11 2020 12:00 AM

Dick got us into boating. He was crazy on waterskis, trying the ski jump and teaching us to barefoot. His ski chair was one of a kind. We will miss you friend but will remember and talk of you often.

Dave and sonja Aug 11 2020 12:00 AM

Will always remember the bike rides and fun, laughter we had. It was our pleasure to know Dick. Nothing but good memories. RIP.

Larry and Pam Brown Aug 11 2020 12:00 AM

Dick you were always ready to have fun weather it be on the mountain trail snow or not, speeding down the water, or on the asphalt highway as long as it had a gas motors. Racing, Being a Dare Devil, the Thrill was exciting.
The Work Ethics you possessed was the strongest I have ever seen, Schedule was everything. Time to Rise, Report to work, Eat and Go to Bed. Even down to the number of Beers, and what time to quit for the night. But your Talent as a Top Grade Mechanic was impressive, you could fix anything! -

Your Best Friends , Betty & Anthony Brown
You Taught Anthony to Ride Bike at 55, that was scary!!! You were a Good Patient Teacher and will be Well Missed....

Anthony Aug 10 2020 12:00 AM

Dick was a true friend ! He was great with fixing anything and take us on long bike rides. He would visit us at the camper and down a couple of beers ! You are riding with the angels now ! U will b remembered by us always and missed . U will ride with us always !

Punk and Pat Aug 9 2020 12:00 AM

One of the best talented mechanics ever there was nothing dick couldnt fix your going to be missed by a lot of people may you Rest In Peace my friend!

John Wommer Aug 8 2020 12:00 AM

When we were kids Rick & I used to go with his dad Dick to Selinsgrove Speedway to watch him race the #9 Late Model sponsored by Speed & Sport. Dick always had his foot in it. I always had a great time, thanks for the memories. RIP

Tom Wagner Aug 8 2020 12:00 AM

Dick was a grate friend .It was sow much fun when we went to bike week in Fl. He will be misted.

Dale & Glenda Hock Aug 8 2020 12:00 AM