Richard G. Barthel, 82, of Middlebury Center, died on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, at his residence.
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Born on June 26, 1930, in Phoenixville, he was the son of Charles and Ruth (Nafsinger) Barthel. Richard and his wife, Helen (Sheha) Barthel celebrated 56 years of marriage on Nov. 3, 2012.
Prior to his retirement, Richard was employed at Eastern Foundry in Boyertown and also Waste Management of Pottstown. He was a life member of the Pottstown American Legion and a member of the Free and Accepted Masons of Pottstown. Richard was a Korean War veteran having served with the United States Marine Corps.
Richard is survived by his wife, Helen; one daughter and son-in-law, Cynthia Kay and Irvin Fox of Birdsboro; a sister, Hazel Rodriquez of Chicago, Ill.; five grandchildren; Sara Weikel and her fiancé, James Schwartz, Jennifer Fry, Bradley Fox and his wife, Jean Fox, Alicia Fox, Drew Fox; five great-grandchildren, Abbey Schwartz, Dylan Schwartz, Aubrey Johnson, Braedyn Johnson and Khloe Fry. Richard was predeceased by a daughter, Vickie Weikel on June 23, 1997, five brothers and six sisters.
Family and friends are invited to call on Sunday, Jan. 20, from 1 to 3 p.m., at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 South Main St., Mansfield. A memorial service will be held immediately following calling hours at the funeral chapel at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Eugene Charsky officiating. Memorial contributions may be made in Richard's memory to the Tioga County Honor Guard Association, P.O. Box 504, Tioga, Pa., 16946 or the Pottstown American Legion Post 602, 25 N. Main St., Spring City, Pa. 19475. www.buckheitfcandcrematory.com.
Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel
637 S. Main St. Mansfield, PA 16933
Published in The Wellsboro Gazette from Jan. 14 to Jan. 22, 2013