Richard A. Vognetz, age 73, of 12 Leer Lane, Danville, died Tuesday morning, May 18, 2021 at Geisinger Medical Center, where he was a patient.
Born in Mahoning Township, Montour County on May 11, 1948. He was the son of the late Norman and Sarah (Starr) Vognetz. He resided in Danville for most of his life and was a 1966 graduate of Danville High School.
Richard was employed as an aide at the Selinsgrove Center for 25 years, retiring in 2010.
He was a member of the Continental Fire Co., Southside Fire Co., and a life member of Washies Fire Co.
While a member of the former Eagles Lodge, he was a founder of the Danville Easter egg hunt and became chairman of the committee after it was taken over by the American Legion. He formerly was a member of the tap pool league, and Danville dart league.
Richard served with the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and was a member and past commander of American Legion Post 40. He was also a member of the Sons of American Legion Post 40 and served the post as adjutant.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother Roland Starr, a sister Martha Hack, a sister-in-law Alice Carr, and a brother-in-law John Carr.
Surviving is his wife, the former Carol L. Tyler with whom he observed his 44th wedding anniversary on May 7, 2021; a daughter Kristene wife of John Reibsome; a son Richard A. Vognetz II and his fiancé Jessica Milewski, all of Danville; six grandchildren, Brittany, Nathan, Tierra, Richard III, Alexis, and Jocelynn; two sisters Gloria wife of Ty Stofflet, Tenn. and sister Caroline Vognetz and her companion David Guffey of Danville and a brother-in-law James Hack of Danville.
Graveside military honors will take place on Friday at 2:00 p.m. at Elan Memorial Park, 5595 Old Berwick Road., Bloomsburg.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Roat-Kriner Funeral Home, 1133 Bloom Road, Danville.
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