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Daily Item Obituaries

September 23, 2012

Richard R. Houtz, 74, Milton

MILTON — Richard R. Houtz, 74, of 311 File Road, Milton went home to be with his Lord and Savior at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, at his residence surrounded by family.

He was born April 27, 1938, in Beavertown, the son of the late Jerome R. and Catherine C. (Pridex) Houtz. On June 22, 1957, he married the former Betty J. Walter who survives.

Richard worked for Watsontown Brick Company, retiring after 50 years of service. He also worked part time at Yocum Motorsports, Milton.

He was a member of the National Rife Association.

Richard enjoyed hunting, camping, watching western movies, doing word find puzzles, and spending time with his dogs. He was always willing to help friends and family with projects.

Surviving are three daughters and sons-in-law, Mary Lou and Daniel Rider, of Milton, Susan and Ray Kohler, of Souderton, and Barbara and Dave West, of Hunlock Creek; one son and daughter-in-law, Dave and Mary Houtz, of Milton; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; five sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary Jane and Paul Romig, of Beavertown, Emma and Marvin Herman, of Selinsgrove, Jean and Myron Edinger, of Lewisburg, Faye and Randall Mowery and Kay and Allen Reich, all of Beavertown; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Glenn and Betty Houtz and William and Linda Houtz, all of Beavertown; one brother-in-law, Charles Delong, of Middleburg; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one son, John Houtz in infancy; two sisters, Miriam Delong and Ruth Moyer; three siblings in infancy, John, Lee, and Helen; and one brother-in-law, Luther Moyer.

Family and friends are invited to the viewing from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Dominick T. Adamo Funeral Home, 247 Chestnut St., Mifflinburg and from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Peter’s Independent Bible Church, 7812 Middle Road, Beavertown, where the funeral will be conducted at 11 with the Rev. Alvin Smith, officiating.

Interment will be in St. Peter’s Independent Bible Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Richard`s memory may be made to St. Peter’s Independent Bible Church, directed to the Cemetery Fund, 7812 Middle Road, Beavertown, PA 17813.

The family would like to thank the staff and volunteers of Evangelical Hospice for their thoughtfulness and the high level of care that Richard received.

To share in Richard’s remembrance, please visit www.adamofh.com.

 

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