Richard "Shady" Shade

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REBUCK — Richard "Shady" Shade, 79, of 2591 Schwaben Creek Road, passed away Monday, October 28, 2013, at his home.

Born in Fearnot Oct. 16, 1943, he was a son of the late Irene Shade and stepson of the late Marlin Kessler.

He attended Hubley Township High school and served with the National Guard.

Richard was married May 5, 1956, to the former Leah Snyder, who survives.

He worked as a steel worker at Bethlehem Steel Company, Steelton, for 40 years.

He was a member of the Herndon F&AM Lodge 702 and Erdman Sportsman Association. He was also a lifetime member of the Herndon Fire Company.

In addition to his wife, Richard is survived by a daughter, Ginny Billow and husband, Paul Jr., of Dornsife; a daughter-in-law, Robyn Snyder, a wido of Gregory Snyder, of Rebuck; a sister, Barbara Roadcap; five grandchildren, Gregory Snyder, Melissa Myers, Sarah Snyder, Becky Spickler and Josh Billow; nine great-grandchildren, and four step great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Greg, and a brother, Jimmy Kessler.

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SHADE — Richard "Shady" Shade, 79, of 2591 Schwaben Creek Road, Rebuck. A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at St. John's Lutheran Church, Leck Kill, with the Rev. Frederick Faust officiating. Interment will follow at St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Leck Kill. A viewing will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church Memorial Fund or SUN Home Health Services, 61 Duke St., P.O. Box 232, Northumberland, Pa., 17857. The Stephen R. Rothermel Funeral Home, Klingerstown, has charge of the arrangements. To sign the online guest book, please visit
Published in The News Item on Oct. 29, 2013
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