Richard L. Kulp, 62, U.S. Navy, Case New Holland

By on August 14, 2013

Richard L. "Shorty" Kulp, 62, of Ephrata, passed away Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013, at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

He was born in Ephrata to the late Andrew and Mary (Martzall) Kulp and was the husband of Sandra (Wisser) Kulp.

Richard worked in the parts department at Case New Holland, and recently worked part time for the New Holland Auto Group. He served in the U.S. Navy and was a member of the Ephrata Amvets Post #136. An avid sports fan of the Phillies and Penn State, he also loved his dog Meeko and the beach.

In addition to his wife, Richard is survived by two daughters: Tina Kulp of Manheim; Lisa, wife of Theodore Goeke of Akron; four step children; a grandson: Grant Goeke; 10 step grandchildren; seven step great-grandchildren; a sister: Ruth, wife of Marvin Fox of Ephrata; two brothers: Kenneth Kulp of Ephrata and Galen, husband of Freda Kulp of Ephrata.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Kulp.

A viewing will be held Aug. 14 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Stradling Funeral Home, 201 Church Ave., Ephrata. An additional viewing will be held Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m., followed by his funeral service at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Jimm Roland officiating. Interment will take place in the Middle Creek Brethren Cemetery with military honors accorded by the Red Rose Honor Guard.

Memorial contributions in Richard’s memory may be made to A Tail to Tell, c/o The Pancake Farm, 1035 S. State St., Ephrata, PA 17522.

Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata. Online condolences can be given at

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