The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

April 8, 2013

Richard A. Berkenstock, 65, Watsontown


The Daily Item

— WATSONTOWN — Richard A. Berkenstock, 65, of North Street, passed away on Saturday, April 6, 2013, at Watsontown Health and Rehab.   

He was born Jan. 11, 1948, in Danville, a son of the late Lake and Betty E. (Koser) Berkenstock.

Richard was a 1965 graduate of Milton High School and served in the Army 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne. He spent a year in Vietnam from June 29, 1969 until June 28, 1970. He also graduated from Harrisburg Barber School.  

Richard worked at Masters Barber Shop in Danville. He was also a house parent and care giver at the Laurelton Center and Selinsgrove Center.

He was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Mount Vernon, Wash., and was a member of the NRA.

Richard loved the great northwestern United States and lived there for over 20 years. He loved to travel and enjoyed camping and fishing.  

He is survived by one brother, Lake E. Berkenstock, of Milton; three stepsisters, Pamela Wolfe, of Fountain Inn, S.C., Penny Dressler, of Freeburg, and Patricia Greedy, of Winfield.

Friends and relatives will be received from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at Watsontown Alliance Church, 1165 Eighth St., Watsontown, where the funeral will be held at 1, with the Rev. Donald Jones officiating.  

Burial with military honors will be in the Lewisburg Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Richard’s memory may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.

Arrangements are under the care of the Shaw Funeral Home, Milton.