OBITUARY

Richard George Chism

August 14, 1960June 8, 2021
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Richard G. Chism died on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at Chester Crozer Hospital from a sudden illness. He was sixty years of age.

Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of Joan H. Chism and was preceded in death by his father George V. Chism. Richard was a longtime resident of Southampton and Willow Grove. He was a graduate of William Tennent High School in Warminster.

Richard was the husband of Rosa-Maria Chism for twenty-five years. He was the devoted father of Carlos A. Chism of Virginia and Daniela Chism of New York. He was the loving brother of Joanne McNulty of Jacksonville Florida and Nancy Landis (Chis Aubertin) of Hatfield, Pennsylvania. He was also Uncle Ricard to Zachary, Shae, Andrew and Timothy and father-in-law to Christina Seay.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Monday, June 14, 2021 from 10 to 11 AM at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 611 Knowles Avenue, Southampton, PA 18966. His Memorial Mass will follow at 11 AM.

The interment will be private.

  • FAMILY

  • Joan H. Chism, Mother
  • George V. Chism, Father (deceased)
  • Rosa-Maria Chism, Wife
  • Carlos A. Chism, Son
  • Daniela Chism, Daughter
  • Joanne McNulty Chism, Brother
  • Nancy Landis (Chis Aubertin), Sister
  • Christina Seay, Daughter-in-law
  • He was also Uncle Ricard to Zachary, Shae, Andrew and Timothy

Services

14 June

Visitation

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Our Lady Of Good Counsel

611 Knowles Ave
Southampton, Pennsylvania 18966

14 June

Memorial Mass

11:00 am

Our Lady Of Good Counsel

611 Knowles Ave
Southampton, Pennsylvania 18966

Memories

Richard George Chism

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Luz Matus

June 12, 2021

Richard welcomed me when I've got to this country. I met him when he married Rosa a long time ago. God bless him.

Silvia Posadas-Mendoza

June 12, 2021

I am deeply sorry for your loss. I will aleats remember my dear friend Richard.

Victoria Loyola

June 12, 2021

Heartfelt condolences to all of the Chism family - Richard will be dearly missed.

Richard was a hoot at our small holiday gatherings. You've gotta love how he always made it a point to show up to see family and friends, even just for a moment. After saying hello, sometimes he'd notice a nice outfit I'd worked hard on for the occasion and he'd point it out loudly to the group with a little twinkle in his eye. Quickly afterwards, Richard would turn to my husband and tell him, "...You need a haircut."
Thanks for all the laughs and kind words, Richard! May you rest peacefully in The Great Beyond.

Michael Sliwinski

June 10, 2021

Rich would be so proud, because I’m actually using a smart phone for this message. Great people like Rich are complex, and never fully understood, so don’t even try. What we do know is that he had many talents. Dates, numbers and events ......he knew the day we met the total time past, and our many events. Words, spelling and grammar.....He was my go to guy for all three and with-out him, it will show. He would have made a fantastic English Teacher or even Spanish. Computers...... His vocation and passion. On many occasions he shared this knowledge .... and shared .....and then shared some more , but it was never going to stick....just fix the pc please Mr PCfixer 🙏......And that leads me to his greatest talent of all, Communication......He would have made a great Talk show host, commentator, or impressionist ( ‘ Rich Big ‘ ) like that other guy , Rich Little. He actually took a few ‘ voice over ‘ classes, and as his room mate a few years back, I was quite impressed and entertained. I bet he showed that comical playful side to all of us. Never intimidated to let ‘ The Little Girl Voice ‘ out when talking to His dog Penny or mine, Paisley.......Let’s all remember that Richard’s stubbornness always came from a PLACE OF LOVE ❤️ From a place of love ,Rest In Peace my friend ! Michael

Bill Weirman

June 9, 2021

I knew Rich from our CCD days. He was the guy who kept us in line when we went to clubs back in the days. He will be missed.

Joy Catrini

June 9, 2021

I met Rich through our mutual friend Lisa. I think it was at a comedy club. We were like comedy club groupies. I remember he'd heckle the comedians and then not laugh at their jokes! He was a serious man, intense, passionate about politics, but with a gentle, loving side to him that would endear you to him right away. He was a fighter so of course, I was shocked to hear that he fell ill and then, not recover?! Not Rich...I thought it wouldn't take long for him to be back to his fiery, shoot-from-the-hip self. I always thought our little group would continue to visit the comedy circuit throughout NJ. I will miss Rich's laugh, his insight, his generosity, his intellect, his kindness, his wit. God always takes the good ones back too soon. Sending prayers to all those who knew him and loved him. Rest in peace my friend.

Fran Kopstein

June 9, 2021

I just want to extend my sympathies to the entire Chism family. I am so very sorry for your loss. I hope that all of you find solace in the many happy memories of times spent with Richard.

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