RICHARD A. PRYDE SR.
1939 - 2021
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PHILIPSBURG - Richard A. Pryde, Sr., 81, of the Mountain Laurel Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center in Clearfield, and formerly of Philipsburg, died on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021 at Penn Highlands DuBois.

Born on Nov. 4, 1939 in Philipsburg, he was the son of the late Lowman and Elizabeth (Webster) Pryde.

He married Mary Elizabeth (Fleck) Pryde on June 6, 1959 in Philipsburg; she preceded him in death on Jan. 28, 2017.

He was of the Christian faith.

Richard was retired from YBC in Philipsburg, and was a 1957 graduate of the former Osceola Mills High School.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by one sister, Patty Kephart; two brothers, Lee Pryde and Lowman (Bud) Pryde.

He is survived by one daughter, Tawni Phillips of Philipsburg; three sons, Richard Allen Pryde, Jr. of Lanse, Christopher Pryde and his wife Melanie of Osceola Mills, and Robert Pryde of Philipsburg; four sisters, Nancy J. Pelton and her husband Roger of Morrisdale, Janice L. Rowles and her husband John of Clearfield, Linda Roach and her husband Dennis of Osceola Mills, and Debby L. Perks of Osceola Mills; one brother, William A. Pryde of Tuscon, Ariz.; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

There will be no viewing or funeral service.

Burial will be at the Philipsburg Cemetery in Philipsburg.

Memorial contributions may be made to the donor's choice.

Heath Funeral Home & Cremation Services, LLC in Osceola Mills is in charge of the arrangements.

To sign the online guestbook go to www.heathfuneral.com.

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Published in The Progress from Jan. 19 to Jan. 20, 2021.
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