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Richard W. Hoch Jr.


Richard W. Hoch, Jr., "Rick", 53, of Leesport, died Saturday, March 30, 2013 in Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. He was the husband of Susan L. (Seelig) Hoch. They were married on August 17, 1985 and celebrated 27 years of marriage.
Born in Reading, he was the son of Richard W., Sr. and Jeanette (Gross) Hoch, Sinking Spring. He was a 1978 graduate of Muhlenberg High School. Rick was a U.S. Air Force veteran. He worked as an Ultra Sonic Emersion Specialist for Carpenter Technology, last working in 2008. Rick enjoyed NASCAR and Dale Earnhardt, Sr. He was a fan of the New York Yankees and Chicago Bears.
Surviving in addition to his wife and parents are two sons: Derrick L. Hoch; and Branndon W. Hoch; and one daughter: Karyssa M. Hoch, all at home. Rick is also survived by one brother: Michael G. Hoch, Fleetwood; and five sisters: Mary "Tresy", wife of William Walls, Reading; Sheran M. Blackwell, Kristina E. Comoh, Jeanette P., wife of Jarrod Pietrobone, and Katheleen D. Hoch, all of Sinking Spring; his father-in-law and mother-in-law: Arthur F. and Gayle J. (Sands) Seelig; brother-in-law: Ronald A. Seelig, and his wife Caryll; and sister-in-law: Ninette L. Seelig; all of Muhlenberg Twp.; and fourteen nieces and nephews. Rick was predeceased by a nephew: Jarrod "Turtle" Seelig and a niece: Elizabeth "Lil" Blackwell.
Services were held on Thursday from Leibensperger Funeral Homes, Inc., Leesport. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to , P.O. Box 650309, Dallas, Texas 75265-0309 or American Liver Foundation, Mid-Atlantic Chapter, 1341 N. Delaware Avenue, Suite 209, Philadelphia, PA 19125. For online condolences, please visit, www.leibenspergerfuneralhomes.com.
Published in www.pottsmerc.com on Apr. 10, 2013
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