OBITUARY

Richard "Dick" Joseph Bishop

July 31, 1932April 27, 2021
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Richard “Dick” Joseph Bishop, age 88, of Matthews, passed away on April 27, 2021 at his residence.

He was born in Bethlehem, PA on July 31, 1932 to the late Joseph and Elizabeth (Chiz) Bishop. Dick served in the US Navy from 1950-1953 and then received his BS in Electrical Engineering from Lehigh University in 1957. He worked as an electrical engineer at IBM for 35 years. He was a member of St John Neumann Catholic Church. Dick loved fishing, spending time with his 3 grandchildren, and sharing his vast knowledge of everything.

Those left to cherish his memory include his loving wife of 56 years Diane (Nagy) Bishop; one son, Richard Bishop and his wife Cheryl of Little Elm, TX; one daughter, Barbara Hughes of Lenoir, NC; three grandchildren, Jennifer and Marcus Hughes, and Elizabeth Bishop; one brother, Thomas Bishop and his wife Barbara of Rochester, NY; nieces and nephews, Kenneth and Kevin Bishop, and Kristen and Michael Nagy. He enjoyed extended family members: (late) stepmother Arlene Bishop; step siblings, Shirley Pany and Michael Churetta; and numerous more nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held on May 1,2021 at 1:30pm at McEwen Funeral Service-Mint Hill Chapel, 7428 Matthews-Mint Hill Road, Charlotte, NC. Graveside Service will be held on May 1,2021 at 3:00pm at Sunset Memory Gardens, 8901 Lawyers Road, Mint Hill, NC.

Memorials may be made to Novant Health Hospice.

Services

  • Visitation

    Saturday, May 1, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Saturday, May 1, 2021

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Jenny Hughes (granddaughter)

May 1, 2021

One of my earliest memories of you was the time you brought me a piece of a paper wasp nest from your yard. This was also one of the earliest memories I have of being interested in nature and science. When we visited or talked on the phone, you always asked me what I was learning in Math and Science classes. You took me fishing and on nature walks, you'd let me bring home minnows and peep toads I caught, and we'd trap squirrels from your yard and release them in the woods by the community college. I went on to major in Environmental Science, and now I have a career in a science museum. I owe so much of where I am now to you and how you inspired and nurtured my curiosities. You mean so much to me.

I love you, Papa.

Thomas Bishop

April 29, 2021

THANKS FOR BEING MY "BIG BROTHER". YOU HAVE LEFT ME
WITH UNTOLD MEMORIES OF OUR CHILDHOODS AT"954"
AND GEART MEMORIES AS WE WERE GROWING OLDER WITH
OUR OWN FAMILIES:
BARB AND I RECALL THE CRUISES, CANCUN / HAWAII
TRIPS, WHITE WATER RAFTING AND HOUSEBOATING
THAT WE SHARED WITH YOU AND DIANE.
FISHING TRIPS IN NY,NC AND CANADA. ESPECIALLY
THE CANADA TRIP WITH OUR DAD.
YOU ARE FOREVER IN MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS. GOD BLESS!!!

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