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Richard D. "Dick" Scheirer

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Richard D. "Dick" Scheirer Obituary
Scheirer, Richard D. "Dick"Richard Scheirer 84 years of Whitehall, passed away peacefully on Tuesday April 15, 2014 in Whitehall Manor surrounded by his loving and dedicated family. He was born in Allentown to the late Luther and Verna (Rabenold) Scheirer, and was the husband of Betty J. Scheirer for 56 years at the time of her passing in 2010. A dedicated member of St John's UCC Fullerton, he served on the Consistory and was a vital member of the Kitchen Krew for many years. Dick dedicated his life to raising their family, and treasured his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He enjoyed going to garage sales, camping trips, and hosting family and friends at picnics around their pool. He was a member of Whitehall AARP. A graduate of Allentown High School in 1948 and later Lafayette College, he honorably served with the US Air Force in Korea as a radio technician during the Korean Conflict. Dick was an electrical engineer for Monarch Precast and Western Electric both of Allentown until retiring. Survivors: Son Robert M. and his wife Helene (Gladis) of Whitehall; daughters Nancy J. Tracey and her husband Bill of West Chester, and Susan J. Reed and her husband Tim of Whitehall; grandchildren Erin and her husband Todd Troxell, Kyle and Brittany, Allison, Ryan, Eric & Rachel; great grandchildren Carter, Corynn and Cole; special friend and caregiver Shirley Becks; he was predeceased by his brother James. Services: Will be 10:00 am Saturday April 19, 2014 in St. John's UCC Fullerton, 6th and Grape Streets, Whitehall with the Rev. Dr. Becky J. Beckwith officiating. His viewing will begin at 9:00 am in the church parlor. Interment will follow in Cedar Hill Memorial Park, Allentown. Contributions: St. John's UCC Fullerton Endowment Fund, 575 Grape St. Whitehall, PA 18052. The Gilbert Funeral Home of Whitehall is honored to handle his arrangements.

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Published in Morning Call on Apr. 17, 2014
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