Richard R. Fresh­ley, for­merly of West Ch­ester


Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - OBITUARIES -

Richard R. Fresh­ley, 90, of Gar­den Spot Vil­lage in New Hol­land, died Wed­nes­day, Novem­ber 9, 2016 on what would have been his re­cently de­ceased wife’s 90th birth­day.

Born on June 27, 1926 in Lebanon, PA, he was the son of the late Si­las Al­bert and Ethel Mae (Raiger) Fresh­ley. He is sur­vived by three chil­dren: John R. Fresh­ley, Ch­ester Springs, PA; Sh­eryl A. Hoover (Bruce), Mon­u­ment CO; Robert A. Fresh­ley (Mar­jorie), East Fal­low­field, PA; four grand­chil­dren; two step­grand­chil­dren; eight great­grand­chil­dren; a sis­ter-in­law Ruth Bul­lock, Honey Brook, and sev­eral nieces and neph­ews.

He was pre­ceded in death by his wife, Er­lyne T. (Lentz); a daugh­ter, Su­san Wy­ble; a sis­ter, Janet Ruth; and a brother, Ron­ald.

Im­me­di­ately af­ter grad­u­at­ing from Lebanon High School in 1944, Richard en­listed in the Navy, where he served as a sig­nal­man on the USS Colo­nial. Af­ter the war, he at­tended Rider Col­lege, re­ceiv­ing a Bach­e­lor of Sci­ence de­gree in Novem­ber of 1949, and be­came a CPA in 1958.

He mar­ried his grade school sweet­heart, Er­lyne, in 1947, and they moved to West Ch­ester, PA in 1960, when he be­gan work­ing for Lukens Steel Com­pany. Af­ter hold­ing nu­mer­ous po­si­tions there, he re­tired in 1988, and they moved to New Hol­land in 1998.

Dick was a cur­rent mem­ber of Trin­ity Lutheran Church, New Hol­land. He was an ac­tive mem­ber in the Gar­den Spot Com­mu­nity, vol­un­teer­ing his ser­vices to other res­i­dents for trans­porta­tion and tax prepa­ra­tions for many years. While re­sid­ing in West Ch­ester, he was a mem­ber of Cal­vary Lutheran Church and the West Ch­ester Golf and Coun­try Club and served as trea­surer to both or­ga­ni­za­tions for a time. In ad­di­tion to golf, he en­joyed cross­word puz­zles, play­ing bridge, watch­ing sports, and trav­el­ing.

A memo­rial ser­vice will be held at Gar­den Spot Vil­lage Chapel, 433 S. Kinzer Ave., New Hol­land, PA. 17557 on Thurs­day, Novem­ber 17, 2016 at 7 p.m. with Chap­lain Ch­ester Yoder of­fi­ci­at­ing, with the fam­ily re­ceiv­ing friends from 6-7 p.m.

Kindly omit flow­ers. If de­sired, memo­ri­als may be sent to Hos­pice of Lan­caster County. In­ter­ment will be the fol­low­ing day at 10 a.m. at In­diantown Gap Na­tional Ceme­tery.

To send the fam­ily on­line con­do­lences visit us at www.grof­feck­en­ Ar­range­ments by Grof­fHigh Funeral Home, New Hol­land.

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