Richard Redcay, 89, VFW commander, WWII veteran, dies

By on November 14, 2012

Richard S. Redcay

Richard S. Redcay, 89, of Reinholds, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, at Luther Acres, Lititz.

He was born in Reinholds to the late Henry and Sallie (Snyder) Redcay and was the husband of Frances C. (Gantert) Redcay, with whom he shared over 67 years of marriage.

Richard served in the U.S. Army during World War II, assigned to the European Theatre, where he earned two Bronze Stars. He was a life member and past Post Commander of Ephrata VFW Post 3376. He was employed by John Ebersole as a mason, later working on the highway department for East Cocalico Township. In his retirement he worked part time for Weaver Markets in the Pavilion.

In addition to his wife, Richard will be missed by his "four girls": Linda, wife of Fred Wilson, Debra A., wife of Craig A. Ebersole, Barbara A., wife of David Kehler and Tina L., wife of Robert Stewart, Jr.; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.

He was preceded in death by 11 brothers and sisters.

Services were held Nov. 9 at Luther Acres Healthcare Center, Lititz, with Chaplain Walter Gleckley officiating. Interment took place in Pleasant View Cemetery, Sinking Spring, with military honors accorded by the PA Honor Guard.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Richard’s memory may be made to Hospice and Community Care, 685 Good Drive, Lancaster, PA 17604.

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Arrangements by Roseboro Stradling Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc., Denver.

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