Richard Ronald Reich, 82, of Akron, passed away on Monday, March 18, 2019, at Wellspan Ephrata Community Hospital.
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He was born in Lancaster to the late Walter and Margie (Charles) Reich and was the husband of the late Delores "Dee" J. Reich with whom he shared 59 years of marriage with before her passing in 2017.
He was a member of Mt. Zion UM Church, Akron..
Richard worked for D and E Telephone until he retired and previously for Miller-Hess Shoe Co. for 31 years. He was a lifetime member of the Akron Volunteer Fire Co. and served as Chief from 1964 till 1975. He enjoyed hunting at Camp Green Leaf, Potter Co., fishing, and playing bingo. He also enjoyed watching NASCAR and horse racing.
Richard is survived by a daughter, Wanda Jean Reich, wife of Ronald R. Smith, Jr. of Akron; a granddaughter, Holly, wife of Brian Binimow of Akron; a great-granddaughter, Faith Binimow and a grand dog, Ginger.
A viewing will be held on March 23, 2019, from 9 to 10 AM at Stradling Funeral Home, 30 North 9th Street, Akron followed by funeral services at 10:00 AM, with Pastor Roger Hornberger officiating. Interment will take place in the Mt. Zion Evangelical Cemetery.
The family would like to thank both the staff at Gardens of Stevens nursing home as well as WellSpan Ephrata Hospital Emergency Room staff.
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If desired, memorial contributions in Richard's memory may be made to Akron Volunteer Fire Company, 1229 Main St., Akron, PA, 17501.
Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata.