Richard "Dick" Wade Ballentine Jr., 93, of Brookville, PA, passed away during the evening hours of Wednesday, April 14, 2021, surrounded by family.
He was born on July 24, 1927, to the late Richard Wade Ballentine Sr. and Catherine Haupt (Sebring) Ballentine in Brookville.
He graduated from Brookville High School with the class of 1945. Dick proudly served his country with the United States Army Air Corps and the United States Air Force from 1946 to 1951. He worked for Riverside, Golden Dawn, and retired from A&P, after retirement he worked at DeMan's for 16 years. Dick was a member of the United Methodist Church of Brookville and the United Methodist Church Choir for over 60 years. He was also a member of the United Food and Commercial Workers union. Dick was a sports lover, he enjoyed watching the Pittsburgh Pirates and Penguins. He was an avid bowler, belonging to several leagues that played at the Brookville Lanes. Dick never missed an appearance at the Northwestern Pennsylvania Independent Basketball Tournament from 1962 to 1990. Dick also enjoyed professional wrestling and was known to stay up past his bedtime to finish watching a match. He also enjoyed exercising his mind and was an avid reader and word puzzle solver. Dick loved music, in addition to more than 60 years in the church choir, he listened to all genres and sang in a barbershop quartet.
Dick is survived by four children: Sherry K. Barton of Brookville, PA; Robert L. (Cindy) Ballentine of Drums, PA; Susan R. Ford of Smyrna, TN; Brenda J. (Randy) Leuwerke of Eldridge, MO; one sister, Nancy Marlene Ballentine of Brookville, PA; 12 grandchildren; Anthony Sherman; Danielle Kahle; Amber Ford; Taylor Ford; Autumn Meinhardt; Dalton Ford; Justin Leuwerke; Kayla Stockard; Jeremy Leuwerke; Ashley Ballentine; Seth Ballentine; Jacque Leuwerke; two nephews, Steven Ballentine; Eric Ballentine; one niece, Carley Perry; and 15 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in passing by one brother, Robert L. Ballentine Sr; and one sister, Carol E. Ballentine.
Family and friends will be received on Saturday, April 17, 2021, from 4-8 p.m. at the McKinney – d'Argy Funeral Home, 345 Main St., Brookville, PA 15825. A second viewing will take place on Sunday, April 18, 2021, from 12:30-2:30 p.m., also at the funeral home. A funeral service will take place immediately following the second viewing, beginning at 2:30 p.m. and officiated by Pastor Dennis Johnson. Interment will take place at Lakelawn Memorial Park, Winslow Township, Jefferson County, PA.
Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the United Methodist Church of Brookville, 205 Jefferson St., Brookville, PA 15825, or to the Rebecca M Arthurs Memorial Library, 223 Valley St., Brookville, PA 15825.
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