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Richard L. Rhoades

November 18, 1942 April 13, 2019
Richard L. Rhoades
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Richard L. Rhoades, 76, of Ligonier, passed away Saturday, April 13, 2019 in Excela Latrobe Hospital.

He was born November 18, 1942 in Boswell, a son of the late Lloyd and Ada Carroll Rhoades.

Prior to his retirement in 1998 he had been employed by First Energy for twenty-seven years. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Viet Nam War. He was a member of the Waterford Christian Church, Ligonier Lodge #331 F AM where he served as Master in 1984, Ligonier Twp. Sportsmen's Club, and Byers-Tosh American Legion #267. Dick enjoyed auto racing, hunting, fishing, and golfing.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Sandra Shaulis.

Dick is survived by his loving wife of fifty-five years ,Janet L. (Eppley) Rhoades, three children: Robert J. (Mary Gray) Rhoades of Buena Vista, VA, Debra L. (Randy) Wissinger of Ligonier, and William E. (Jennifer) Rhoades of Wadsworth, OH; seven grandchildren: Elizabeth, Nicole, and Nathan Wissinger, and Ethan, Jacob, Emily, and Joshua Rhoades; a sister: Annabelle Roberts of Somerset; and three brothers: Lloyd (Mae) Rhoades and Barry (Dorothy) Rhoades, all of Boswell, and James (So) Rhoades of Clearfield, UT.

Friends will be received Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8PM at the J. Paul McCracken Funeral Chapel, Inc., 144 East Main Street, Ligonier, where Dick's life will be celebrated Wednesday at 11:00AM with his pastor, J.D. Segroves officiating.

The Ligonier Valley Veteran's Honor Guard will hold military services in the funeral chapel Tuesday at 7:00PM followed by the Ligonier Lodge #331 F AM at 7:30 PM.

Interment will follow in the Thomas Mennonite Cemetery, Somerset County.

Memorial contributions, if desired, may be made in Dick's memory to the Waterford Christian Church or Excela Hospice Care.

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