OBITUARY

Richard G. Houtz

August 19, 1944March 22, 2021
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Rich retired as a Sales Manager for Graco Inc., travelling to the North East manufacturing plants and later in his career working mainly with the automotive industry.

After retiring, he spent several years travelling in a motorhome while living in Central, PA, where he and his wife of 55 years were born. They then decided to make Florida their permanent home. Rich spent his retirement years making beautiful wood relief carvings.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia, a daughter, Sheri who lives in New Jersey, and a son, Kenneth, who now lives in Florida. Rich also has two grandsons and a granddaughter.

His favorite charity is Southeastern Guide Dogs Inc in Palmetto, FL.

Services

  • Celebration of Life

    Saturday, April 10, 2021

Memories

Richard G. Houtz

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Barbie Book

April 5, 2021

Patti,
Loving thoughts and prayers are being lifted up for you and all the family. Such a nice picture of my kind and Gracious cousin. It brings tears to my eyes but a smile also remembering who Rich was. Mom would have been so sad were she still here with us. She so admired you both and was always excited to see you.
May our Lord Jesus comfort you and bring healing to your broken heart until you’re together again.

Lana Fellows

March 29, 2021

Dear Pat, so very sorry to hear that your “lovey” passed way too soon. You shared 55 years with so many memories to savor and hold close to your heart that will sustain you in your grieving and for many years to come. May his love for you give you strength and comfort in the days to come along with all your friends who love you dearly. Peace be with you dear friend.

Marinell Handshaw

March 27, 2021

Dear Pat,
We’re so sorry to hear of Rich’s passing. Young love sometimes does last a lifetime! Heartfelt condolences from another “high school couple” to you and your family.
Sincerely, Mimi and Jim Handshaw

Charlanm Brubaker

March 26, 2021

I am so sorry to hear this news, Pat. As I read your post, I recalled our days together at Cedar Cliff and especially when Rich came to my family home and sold me the Cutco products. He later said I was his first customer. I still have every piece! You and Rich had such a good life together which may bring comfort in the memories to cherish. I pray you will find peace knowing your friends hold you in prayer and loving thoughts as you begin a new journey. Peace and love to you and your family at this time and in the weeks to come. If I can do anything for you, please reach out to me! Blessings. Charlann

DENNY AND PATTY KEGRIS

March 25, 2021

SO SORRY TO HEAR THIS. YOU AND RICH HAD A BEAUTIFUL LIFE, MARRIAGE, AND JOURNEY. WE ARE ALSO ONE OF THE MARRIED COUPLES FROM THE CLASS OF 1963 FROM CEDAR CLIFF HIGH SCHOOL. .RICH WAS A "GOOD GUY". WE WILL KEEP YOU IN OUR PRAYERS. LOVE, DENNY AND PATTY KEGRIS

Ron and Treva Shaffer

March 25, 2021

We remember Rich and Pat from our high school days from Cedar Cliff High School in Camp Hill, Pa. we shared many good times at our Reunions and yearly picnics
Sending love to Pat and children at this difficult time.

Dave & Judy Wulf

March 25, 2021

Rich and Patti were great friends and neighbors. We would take walks together and we visited their home in Ellenton, Florida. Rich will really be missed and our love and prayers go out to Patti and the family.

Deborah Kissinger

March 25, 2021

Rich and Pat were special neighbors in Pa for 12 years. They were such caring friends. Rich’s retirement was filled with travel and his beautiful carvings. We will always appreciate their generosity in selling their Pa home to our oldest son and his family. Rest In Peace, Rich - you fought the fight! Patty, our prayers surround you in the days ahead.

Judi Windle

March 25, 2021

Rich was always a true example of a gentleman and you could feel the love between he and Patty. Sweet memories of church and socializing. 😢💞

Diane McMahon

March 24, 2021

Pat and Dick lived next door to us in Pittsburgh. They were more than neighbors, they were family. My father, brother, and Dick all carpooled to Dravo Corporation. I'll always remember babysitting Shari and Ken, the neighborhood parties, and Pat taking us all to Dravo's swimming pool.
My mom, Dorothy and brother, Michael send their love.
Love,
Diane McMahon

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