RICHARD (DICK) HERCHELROATH Richard (Dick) Herchelroath, age 69, went home to be with the Lord, Jesus Christ, on Saturday, February 23, 2013. He was surrounded in prayer by his family at his home in Apple Valley, CA. Born December 6, 1943, in Sharon, Pennsylvania, Richard and his family moved to the High Desert in 1957. He attended Victor Valley High School and served in the Army National Guard Reserves from 1962 to 1968. Richard was a part-owner in Valley Sporting Goods in Apple Valley, CA from 1979 until he retired in 1994. In life, he was a stamp collector, an avid golfer and a talented carpenter. He will be especially remembered for his bright smile and infectious laugh, his generous heart, his perseverance, and utmost for his love and passion for his Lord. Richard is survived by his wife of 35 years, Cathy. His survivors also include his sister Carol and her husband Ronald (Ronnie) Dietz, his daughter Carol, his son Charles and daughter-in-law Heidi, his son Ian Draper, his son Douglas (Doug) Coffman, his daughter Alexzandria (Alexz) Coffman, his (foster) son Timothy (Timmy) Krigbaum, and all of the extended members of the Herchelroath, Ferguson, Dietz and Bardwell families. He was preceded in death by his father, Alben, his mother, Dorothy, and his brother, Robert (Bobby). Memorial services will be held Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at 1:00PM at Sunset Hills Memorial Park and Mortuary in Apple Valley, CA. The family respectfully requests that children under the age of six not attend the memorial service. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that a memorial contribution be made to Richard's favorite charitable organizations which include the 700 Club, David Jeremiah's Circle of Friends, and The Free Wheelchair Mission, or a donation be made to help the homeless in the High Desert or your local area. Sunset Hills Memorial Park and Mortuary is handling the arrangements. Updated service information and a on line guest book are available at sunsethills.cc
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Published in the Daily Press from Mar. 1 to Mar. 3, 2013