Richard F. Will

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Richard Francis Will, 67, of Arizona, formerly of Westminster, died Friday, June 29, 2012, after an extended illness.

Born Feb. 3, 1945, in Hanover, Pa., he was the son of the late Joseph Anthony Will and Hazel Green Maring. He was the husband of Patricia Zendgraft Will.

He was a member of St. John Catholic Church and graduated from St. John High School. He retired from C&P Telephone Company with 29 years of service.

He was a Vietnam veteran, having served in the Army from 1964 to 1965. He went back to Vietnam in 1971 with nine other veterans to help build a rehabilitation facility in Cat Lai. He was a member of Vietnam Veterans of America, VFW Post 467, and American Legion of Westminster. He was involved with the POW/MIA issue and often traveled to speak at veteran functions. He was also instrumental in having the POW/MIA memorial established in Westminster by the court house.

He enjoyed working on veteran issues and umpiring softball; and most especially watching his grandchildren grow.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are sons Richard F. Will Jr. and companion Kathy Gilbert, of Westminster, and Andy Will; daughter Stephanie "Nickie" Stephens and husband Michael, of Finksburg; grandchildren Ashley, Will, Devon and Gianna Will, and Shayla and Daniel Stephens; stepbrother and wife Carl and Joan Maring; sister-in-law Sue Will Kyker; nieces and nephews Cherrie Long, Cindy and Jeff Conover, Joseph and Matthew Will, and Chad and Kim Maring.

He was predeceased by a sister, Patricia McGuire; and twin brother Robert S. Will.

A memorial service will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26 at VFW Post 647, 519 Poole Road, Westminster. Interment will be private with military honors.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to a .

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Published in Carroll County Times on July 18, 2012
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