|Birth: ||May 4, 1938|
|Death: ||May 20, 2012|
Richard A. Blauch, Sr., 74, of Palmyra, passed away on Sunday, May 20, 2012 in the M.S. Hershey Medical Center. He was born Wednesday, May 4, 1938 in Palmyra to the late Arthur and Jennie (Brightbill) Blauch. He was predeceased by his loving wife Patricia (Sternberger) Blauch in 1990 and Barbara (Snavely) Blauch in 2011.
He was a US Navy Veteran and retired from the Hershey Chocolate Company. He was a member and Past Commander of Campbelltown American Legion, Post 831, Chocolate Workers Local 464, US Coast Guard Auxiliary, and Blades, DE Volunteer Fire Company where he served as an EMT and firefighter. He enjoyed woodworking and spending time with his family. His bright smile and witty sense of humor will be missed by many.
He is survived by two sons, Richard A. Blauch, Jr. and wife Sue of Lebanon, and David B. Blauch of Palmyra; four grandchildren, Brian Blauch, Megan Blauch, Richard Everitt, Jr., and Kimberly Maurer; three great grandchildren, Allyssa Everitt, Preston and Courtney Maurer; one brother, David Blauch and wife Jean of Pittsburgh; three sisters, Betty Bossler, Rose Rank, and Mary Emerick and husband Carl of Palmyra; and his loving K9 companion, Missy. He was predeceased by a sister, Ruth Hitz.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 24th at 11 AM at Rothermel Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., 25 West Pine Street, Palmyra, PA 17078. Family and friends are invited for viewing on Wednesday, May 23rd from 6 to 8 PM and Thursday from 10 AM until time of the service at the funeral home. Burial with full military honors will follow in Gravel Hill Cemetery, Palmyra.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his honor to Campbelltown American Legion, Post 831, 155 Palmyra Road, Campbelltown, PA 17010.
Published in Patriot-News on May 22, 2012
Patricia A Sternberger Blauch (1942 - 1990)
Gravel Hill Cemetery
Created by: Bill Corl
Record added: May 22, 2012
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