Richard C. London

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Dec. 21, 2012

Richard C. London, 75, of Ceasetown, passed away Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, at the Hospice Community Care Inpatient Unit, Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre.

Mr. London was born May 22, 1937, at Harveys Lake and was a son of the late Richard Eljada and Mildred Susan Crispell London.

Richard was a 1955 graduate of Lake Noxen High School. After graduating, he entered the Army in Feb. 1960. Richard became an Army Specialist 5 at Battery D, armed with the Nike Hercules Missile. His unit was assigned to Fort MacArthur in California and was part of the nationwide U.S. Army Air Defense Command. He was a member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America for 46 years.

Mr. London was a member of Victory Baptist Bible Church and, later, Outlet Bible Tabernacle; he was on the Deacons Board at both churches.

He was preceded in death by his sisters, Mina London, Jenny Milbrodt; and brothers, Theodore London and Ernest London.

Surviving are his wife of 52 years, the former Barbara Sorber; sons, Anthony London, Brian London and his wife, Kathleen; granddaughter, Brianna, all of Ceasetown; brother, Pete London; sisters, Ethel Bielecki of Harveys Lake, Marian May of Harveys Lake, and Flora Milbrodt of Stanfield, Ore.

Funeral services will be held Monday, Dec. 24, 2012, at 11 a.m. from the Curtis L. Swanson Funeral Home Inc., corner of routes 29 and 118, Pikes Creek, with the Rev. Carl Howie II of the Outlet Bible Tabernacle officiating. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. at the funeral home on Sunday. Interment will be at Chapel Lawn Memorial Park, Dallas.

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Published in Times Leader on Dec. 23, 2012
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