Richard H. Steck, 88, of 7 Lang Lane, Lewis Run, passed away Friday (June 27, 2014) at UPMC Hamot in Erie.
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Born June 28, 1925, in Degolia, he was a son of the late Leonard and Louise O'Neil Steck. On June 26, 1948, he married Lola English Steck, who died July 13, 1976. Then on April 30, 1977, he married Hope Fargo Steck, who died Dec. 16, 2005.
Mr. Steck attended Bradford area schools. He enlisted in the U.S. Army on Nov. 15, 1943, and served during World War II. He received the American Theater Ribbon, European African Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon, Meritorious Unit Award World War II Victory Ribbon and the Army Occupation Medal Germany. He was honorably discharged on April 28, 1946.
He had been employed at Dresser Manufacturing for 39 years, and retired as a supervisor.
He was a former member of the Bradford Eagles Club and Pine Acres Country Club.
Surviving are two daughters, Vickie Culver of Lewis Run and Martha Holly of Bradford; two stepdaughters, Ceceil Magoon of Bradford and Marlene Ackley of South Carolina; a stepson, Tim Ruth of South Carolina; a sister, Shirley McManigle of Bradford; two brothers, Wayne Steck of Lewis Run and Dean Steck of Timbuck; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two wives; six sisters, Alice Bizzaro, Marion Steinhauser, Mary Lou Hall, Norma Steck, Donna Roeder and Ellen E. Keller; and three brothers, Bruce Steck, Tom Steck and Rodney "Herk" Steck.
Family will be receiving friends in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc., South Avenue, on Tuesday from 11 a.m. to noon, at which time funeral and committal services will be held with the Rev. Larry Corner, pastor of the Evans Memorial United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in McKean Memorial Park, Lafayette.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the
, 1660 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314; or the
, 1128 State St., Suite 301, Erie, PA 16501.
Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com.
Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.
33 South Avenue Bradford, PA 16701
Published in The Bradford Era from June 28 to July 5, 2014