Richard J. Morrisey, 86, Army vet, hardware store owner, collected beer steins, toy firetrucks

By on February 15, 2017

Richard J. Morrisey, 86, Shillington, Berks County, formerly of Denver, and Baldwin, Long Island, N.Y., died at home Feb. 10, 2017.

Born in Erie County, N.Y., a son of the late Leo and Frances D. (McCosh) Morrisey. His wife of 46 years, Joan M. (Neubert) Morrisey, died April 25, 2010.

Richard was of the Catholic faith and a Korean War Army veteran. He owned and operated a hardware store in New York and last worked at Boscov’s West.

A proud Irishman, he collected beer steins and toy firetrucks, and enjoyed casino trips.

Surviving are his godson: Richard J., married to Iveth S. (Oviedo) Schlamowitz, Shillington; and grand-godchildren: Richard Jr. and Samantha.

Services will be held on Thursday, Feb. 16, at 8 p.m., from Good Funeral Home, Reamstown, with Chaplain Bradley Haws officiating. The viewing will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Committal services with military honors will be Friday, Feb. 17, at 11 a.m., in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville. There will be no procession from the funeral home; meet directly behind the cemetery office at 10:50 a.m. to proceed to the committal site.

Online condolences may be offered at Good Funeral Home, Reamstown, was entrusted with the arrangements.

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