Richard E. King

Born: Wed., Nov. 11, 1925
Died: Fri., Sep. 22, 2017


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Tue., Sep. 26, 2017
Location: Welch Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Tue., Sep. 26, 2017
Location: Welch Funeral Home

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Richard E. King, 91, of Ford City, passed away peacefully on Friday, September 22, 2017, at ACMH Hospital.

He was born November 11, 1925, in Ford City, the son of Eugene and Josephine King.

Richard was retired from Eljer Plumbingware in Ford City. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy.

He was an active member of Appleby Manor Presbyterian Church in Ford City, and was an avid woodworker. On April 25, 1947, Richard married Rose Mary Klingensmith. They recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary with family.

Richard will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Rose Mary, daughter and son-in-law Nancy and Gary Panchik of Kittanning; his son, James King of Sandy Lake; a son-in-law, David Livengood of New Bethlehem, and his son Christopher (Kaitlyn and Louie) Livengood; three grandchildren, Kara (Mark) Berger, Andrew (Danielle) Panchik, and Anne Daymut; six great-grandchildren, Zachary and Ella Berger, Allie and Matilyn Panchik, and Coby and Mia Daymut; and his siter, Carol (Ross) Fichthorn.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Linda Livengood.

Our family would like to thank Bill and Myrtle, Arlene, and Millie and Paul, for their kindess and support, and Dr. Joshua Brice and nurses at ACMH for their compassionate care of our beloved Richard.

Friends and family will be received from 10 a.m., Tuesday until the time of service at 11 a.m., at the Welch Funeral Home, 1032 Fourth Ave., Ford City. Rev. Gary Lyon will officiate. Interment will be in Bethel Lutheran Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a contribution to a charity of your choice, or to Appleby Manor Presbyterian Church.

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Tom Lange
   Posted Sun September 24, 2017
I want to extend my most heartfelt wishes to the family of one of the best men I know. Living next door to him for years was one of the best things that happened in my life. I will remember Mr. King as a loving person for both his family and his friends. He will be missed by me and I rest easy knowing he is at peace. On my trips to Ford City, My trip was not complete unless I visited the King house.
I love them all.

Judy Greer Young
   Posted Mon September 25, 2017
Rosemary, and to the rest of the family, my prayers are with you. I loved all the years at church with Dick and our fantastic summer, the year we were councelers at Church camp, and Dick, always saying, "Judy, Judy, Judy". He was the only person who could get away with saying that to me. I have so much respect for him. He and Rosemary are the Bestest. Thank-you, for being apart of my spiritual life and development. I am great full to have known him. With love, Judy

Karl and Chris Schaeffer
   Posted Mon September 25, 2017
Rosie, Nancy, Jim, and family. We are so sad for your loss. Dick was such a kind, compassionate, and loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He will surely be missed We were very sorry that we couldn't come on Tuesday, but you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Missy Hobaugh
   Posted Tue September 26, 2017
Sending deepest condolences to Rosie and the family. Your loss is felt by Mom and I. Dick was a special man and will be missed deeply. I am sure he and Dad are catching up on stories....may he be blessed with his new home in Heaven. RIP Dick.

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