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Richard Stover

Richard L. Stover

Friday, August 10th, 1934 - Tuesday, August 18th, 2020
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Obituary

Richard L. Stover, “Smokey,” 86, of Brownstown, passed away on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at Hospice & Community Care, Mount Joy.

He was born in Brownstown to the late Lloyd and Maria (Ressler) Stover and was the husband of the late Carolyn Joanne (Bechtold) Stover who passed away in 2011.

He attended Ebenezer Evangelical Congregational Church in Brownstown.

Richard was the co-owner and operator of the Brownstown Texaco Service Station and retired from RCA as a Maintenance Machinist. He was a graduate of West Earl Township High School and Thaddeus Stevens Trade School. He was a former supervisor of West Earl Township. Richard enjoyed hunting, fishing and played steel guitar in a local country music band. He was also an avid Phillies fan and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Richard is survived by three daughters, Linda Hoppes (wife of Barry) of Lancaster, Debra Frey (wife of Charles) of Brownstown and Teresa Burkhart of Brownstown; son-in-law Duane Rowe - husband of the late Shirley Rowe. He is survived by nine grandchildren: Steve Frey (husband of Heather), Sarah Mousch (wife of Keith), Todd Frey, Timothy Iverson, Tammy Carpinelli (wife of Joe), Tina Burkhart, Ian Rowe (companion of Caroline), Devin Rowe (husband of Kim), Darby Rowe (companion of James) and 10 great-grandchildren: Dalton and Logan Frey, Adam and Eric Harper, Jordan and Andrew Frey, Kaitlin and Lillian Iverson, Kaylee and Karissa Carpinelli. He is survived by one great-great grandson, Carson Harper. Richard is also survived by his sister, Shirley Buch (wife of Richard), along with nieces and nephews.

A viewing will be held on Monday, August 24, 2020, from 11:00AM to 1:00PM at the Ebenezer Evangelical Congregational Church, 23 S. State Street, Brownstown, followed by funeral services at 1:00PM with Pastor Jeff Martin officiating. Interment will take place in the Brownstown Evangelical Cemetery. Please note that due to COVID 19 regulations social distancing and masks are required.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Richard’s memory may be made to West Earl Fire Company, PO BOX 969, Brownstown, PA 17508 or American Cancer Society-Lanc. Co. Unit, 314 Good Drive, Lancaster, PA, 17603.

Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, August 24th, 2020 | 11:00am - 1:00pm
    When
    Monday, August 24th, 2020 11:00am - 1:00pm
    Location
    Ebenezer Evangelical Congregational Church
    Address
    23 S. State Street
    Brownstown, PA 17508
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  • Service

    Monday, August 24th, 2020 | 1:00pm
    When
    Monday, August 24th, 2020 1:00pm
    Location
    Ebenezer Evangelical Congregational Church
    Address
    23 S. State Street
    Brownstown, PA 17508
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  • Interment

    Location
    Brownstown Evangelical Cemetery
    Address
    N. Church Street
    Brownstown, PA 17522
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Robyn Reiff

Posted at 05:55am
Teresa and Family,
I am sorry to hear about the passing of your father. Always cherish the memories you've made over the years. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Robyn Reiff
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Diane Brubaker

Posted at 03:47pm
Linda & Deb and the rest of your families. So sorry to read about the death of your dad. Prayers and thinking of you. Hugs.

Diane Rollman Brubaker
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Denise Zuschmidt Clissold

Posted at 05:28pm
Smokey and his wife always helped me .I lived in Main St. For about 11 years. I really appreciated their friendship and honesty. I will miss him very much. The world will not be the same. The family has my condolences.

Denise Zuchmidt. Clissold
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John Barry Bigler

Posted at 09:28am
We wish to offer sympathy to the Smokey Stover family. I worked with smokey as a machinist at RCA for many years. He was a great guy! Also spent many lunches with smokey and other RCA friends in recent years. We sure enjoyed talking over old RCA days!
With sympathy, Barry and Sara Bigler
 
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Sheila.Neff54@gmail.com Posted at 01:22pm

Offering up our most sincere sympathies to the family of Dick Stover. Knew him as a neighbor, fellow RCA employee and mechanic. Loved talking to him and our interactions with his late wife and family. God Bless and be with you all in the days to come and may you find comfort in your memories of him. Sheila and Randy Neff Hillsgrove, Pa
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