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Richard P. Arscott

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Richard P. Arscott of West Chester Richard P. Arscott, 64, passed away early Sunday morning, Oct. 21, 2012 at his home. Richard was born in West Chester and was the son of Jean Day Arscott of Lincoln University and the late Willard J. Arscott. Living in the West Chester area all his life, he graduated from West Chester Joint Senior High School in 1966. Richard enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. After serving two years in Vietnam and holding the rank of Corporal, he returned to West Chester and began a carpentry and general contracting business, which he owned and operated for over 30 years. . He was an accomplished member of the Brandywine Dart League, Lifetime member of the VFW Post #106 of West Chester and more recently served on the Board of Directors for the West Chester Golf & Country Club. As a life-long golfer, Richard won the WCGCC Senior Club Championship in 2008. Richard was also very passionate about the game of soccer both as a player and coach. In the early 1980's, he co-founded the West Chester Suburban Soccer Club so that more kids in West Chester could have an opportunity to enjoy the game. A decade later, the West Chester Green Cannons merged with the Suburban Force to become the now, West Chester United Soccer Club. Richard also coached soccer for both the girls and boys programs at East and Henderson High Schools, as well as Peirce Middle School. He was a member of the Henderson High School Girls Soccer Team coaching staff during their four state titles in 1995, 1997, 1998 and 1999. In addition to his mother, Richard is survived by his fiancee, Teresa Scott; son, Joe Arscott; brother, Glenn Arscott; sister, Gale Kegel; daughter-in-law, Emanuela Arscott; and two granddaughters, Sabrina and Sofia. Relatives and friends are invited to his memorial service at 3 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 26, at the DellaVecchia, Reilly, Smith & Boyd Funeral Home, Inc., 410 N. Church St., West Chester, 610-696-1181, www.DellaFH.com. Interment will be private.

Published in The Daily Local on Oct. 24, 2012
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