Richard E. "Dick" Studnicka Richard E. "Dick" Studnicka, 81, of Harlingen, TX, passed away Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, at his residence. Dick was born in Chicago on June 7, 1931. He is survived by his wife, Frances; and daughter, Carol Kent. Dick graduated from Farragut High School in Chicago in 1949; he retired from Sears in 1985 with 36 years of service and dedicated 20 years to the Boy Scouts. Dick and Fran retired to South Texas and enjoyed 25 years there. Summers were spent at their cabin on Huntley Lake near Antioch, IL. Dick was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Harlingen. He always said the many people who touched his life made it all the more pleasurable. Dick was cremated and his ashes will be interred at Indian Creek Cemetery in Pulaski County, IN. Memorial donations may be made to the Sunshine Memorial and Gift Fund, 4110 N. Expressway 77, Box 7000, Harlingen, TX 78550 or the American Cancer Fund, P.O. Box 7262, Hillsborough, NJ 08844. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Heavenly Grace Funeral Home and Crematory, La Feria, TX, 956-797-5500.