Richard J. "Dick" Feidler Sr., 85, a resident of the DuBois Nursing Home and formerly of 1188 Million Dollar Highway, died Friday, March 9, 2012 at the DuBois Nursing Home following an illness of the past several months.
He was born Nov. 25, 1926, in St. Marys, son of the late Chauncey and Theresa Schafeman Feidler. On Sept. 25, 1948, he married Mary Verna Tyler. She preceded him in death on Dec. 28, 1988. On May 2, 1992, in the Byrnedale Church, he married Betty Rohrbach of DuBois, who survives.
Mr. Feidler was a lifelong resident of the area and attended Kersey schools. He was a retired employee of Cotter Olds, where he had worked for 41 years.
He was a lifelong member of the St. Boniface Church, life member of the Kersey Eagles, member of the American Legion, and was a veteran of WWII, having served in the U.S. Navy in Midway and Pearl Harbor.
He will be remembered for his devotion to his faith, family and friends and his love of work, all things mechanical, traveling, gardening, the outdoors, family get-togethers and cookouts.
Also surviving are three sons, Richard J. Feidler Jr. (Barb) of Kersey, David A. Feidler (Shelly) of St. Marys, and Donald J. Feidler (Lois) of Brockport; two stepsons, Mack Schreiber (Wanda) of State College and Bob Schreiber (Susie) of Ohio; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; six step-great-grandchildren; and four brothers, Leonard Feidler (Veronica) of Weedville, Jerome Feidler (Joyce) of St. Marys, Clarence Feidler (Patty) of St. Marys and Norman Feidler (Shirley) of St. Marys.
He was preceded in death by a grandson, Dustin Feidler; four sisters, Martha Minechelli, Dorothy Knouse, Helen Feidler, and Esther Glance; and by two brothers, Robert and James Feidler.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Richard J. "Dick" Feidler Sr. will be celebrated in the St. Boniface Church in Kersey on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at 10 a.m., with the Rev. James Faluszczak, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Boniface Cemetery.
Full military rites will be accorded by the Fox Township Servicemen's Burial Detail. Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. Memorials, if desired, may be made to the DRMC/Hospice, 100 Hospital Ave., DuBois, PA 15801; or to a favorite charity.