Richard T. McQuown (1973 - 2014)

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Richard T. McQuown, 41, New Cumberland, passed away Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014.
Born July 29, 1973, in Punxsutawney, he was a son of Thomas B. McQuown of Punxsutawney and Sheila M. Hoffer McQuown and Thomas Murphy of Weedville.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force during the Iraq War.
Rich was a 1991 graduate of Punxsutawney Area High School, a 1996 graduate of IUP where he received his BS in regional planning and was a member of Theta Chi and earned his master's degree in environmental science from Shippensburg University.
He was an environmental planner in the Airport Engineering & Planning Division at PennDOT for 11 1/2 years.
Richard loved the outdoors and kayaking, reading, politics and most of all, his two nieces.
In addition to his parents he is survived by a sister, Christine Phillips and husband, Andy, of Westerville, Ohio; his aunts and uncles: Mary Jo Bush and husband, Tom; Cheryl Mussleman, Sharon Smith and husband, Pete, all of Punxsutawney and Shelley Niver and husband, John, of Big Run; two nieces, Abigail and Caroline Phillips of Westerville, Ohio; and several cousins and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Richard T. and Lillian Bleich McQuown and George and Shirley Keller Hoffer; his aunt, Deanne Bosak and uncle, Wayne Hoffer.
Friends will be received from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, at the McCabe Funeral Home in Punxsutawney.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home with Pastor Kyle Yates officiating.
Interment will be private for family.
Online condolences may be made at
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McCabe Funeral Home
114 Maple Ave
Punxsutawney, PA 15767
(814) 938-0400
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Published in The Courier Express from Nov. 5 to Nov. 6, 2014
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