Richard L. Mull, former Ephrata Twp. police chief

By on March 15, 2017

Richard L. Mull, 84, of Ephrata, passed away peacefully with family by his side on Sunday, March 12, 2017, at Conestoga View Nursing Home, Lancaster.

Richard was born in Ephrata to Isaac Mull and Florence (Whitaker) Mull on Sept. 10, 1932.

He went to school at Ephrata High School. He married the love of his life, Marilyn (Halligan) Mull on Dec. 10, 1987, in Winchester, Va.

Richard worked as chief of police for Ephrata Township, retiring after 26 years. After retiring, Richard worked on the township road crew for an additional 12 years. He served in the National Guard, and was a loyal member Ephrata VFW. Richard was president of the Blue Knights Motorcycle Club for four years, and a member many years.

Preceding Richard in death were his parents, all his siblings, and one grandchild: Justin Sweigert.

Richard is survived by his loving wife: Marilyn; and children: Peggy Ann Heagy of Ephrata; Vickie Kissinger of New Holland; Cindy Klippinger, wife of Gene, of Ephrata; Kim Patterson of Lancaster; Karen Sweigert, wife of Mike, of Reinholds; and Kathy Nolt, wife of Ronald, of Reamstown. Also surviving are a stepdaughter: Shirley Lynn Lawrence of Cape Coral, Fla; and grandchildren: Brad, Christine, Melanie, Amber, Cody and Chris; and six great-grandchildren.

Family and friends may call at Paul L. Gravenor Home for Funerals, 100 W. Main St., Ephrata, on Thursday, March 16, from 6 to 8 p.m. A service will follow the visitation at 8 p.m., with Pastor Rob Eshelman officiating. Burial will take place at the family’s convenience

Memorial donations may be given to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, at

To leave a message of condolence visit Paul L. Gravenor Home for Funerals, Lititz, handled the arrangements.

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