Richard K. Hibner (1932 - 2015)

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Richard K. Hibner, 83, Camp Hill, passed away Saturday, May 16, 2015, at the Golden Living West Shore Nursing Home.
Born Feb. 8, 1932, in DuBois, he was the son of late DeLos E. Hibner II and Helen Landis Hibner.
He attended the Second Avenue Grade School and DuBois High School where he played football.
After graduating from high school, Richard worked for Bell telephone as a lineman then took drafting at Penn State Center. He applied his skills for Curtis Wright which designed test equipment for the identification and removal of bacteria and germs in food. Richard enlisted in the Army on Jan. 27, 1953 and trained at Camp Kilmer, N.J., then subsequently served in the Korean War where he received a service medal. While in the army, he further expanded and applied his drafting skills in electrical engineering.
He made Camp Hill his home since the early 1960's, then lived in Etters in his later years. While in Camp Hill, he worked at the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and retired as a photogrammetric specialist from the Pennsylvania State Highway Department. He obtained his commercial pilots license and applied his skill as a pilot and photographer for the department of transportation. Richard took a photographic folio of the Harrisburg Capital Complex of Pennsylvania and the Susquehanna River which won first prize and subsequently was placed on display in the Aeronautical Exhibit at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C. Richard enjoyed golfing and making custom golf clubs and custom golf club adjusting and customization equipment. He designed and built a steel shaft iron bender and loft and lie machines, took ballroom dancing lessons, went to the bowling alley often, enjoyed archery and collected hunting knives.
Richard is survived by daughters, Jill Hibner of Mechanicsburg and Julie L. Putt (husband Bradley Putt) of Lutz, Fla.; stepson, James Cochran (wife Karen Cochran) of Mechanicsburg; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his three brothers: DeLos E. Hibner III, David L. Hibner and Daniel B. Hibner.
No services will be held with private interment in Morningside Cemetery, DuBois.
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Published in The Courier Express from May 19 to May 21, 2015
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