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Richard Lee ("Dick") Parmerter

August 30, 1938 ~ July 15, 2018 (age 79)

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Richard L. “Dick” Parmerter, age 79 of East Springfield, Pa was called home to be with his wife and son on Sunday morning, July 15, 2018.

He was born in Cranesville, Pa on August 30, 1938 the son of the late Harry Lee and Louise Hattie (Cauthard) Parmerter. Dick graduated from the West Springfield High School in 1956 and joined the United States Marine Corps where he proudly served our country for two years. He Worked for over 40 years at Owens Brockway in Erie (the former Sterling Seal Co.) He enjoyed working on old cars and trucks and going to car shows and telling stories.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Arla Parmerter in 2010 and his son, Michael in 1976; and three sisters; Janet Parmerter, Barbara Borland, and Patricia Billings.

Dick is survived by his significant other and very close friend, Cathy Beck and five children: Shelly Potter (Ed), Bradley Parmerter (Beth), Lori Tewell (Tim), Gary Parmerter (Jen), and David Parmerter (Shannon). He is also survived by a brother, Ron Rutherford (Betty) and his best buddy, Max his dog and seven wonderful grandchildren: Hayley Shiley, Aubrey Thomas, Cody, Blake, and Shelby Parmerter, and Nathan and Ryan Tewell and three Great-Grandchildren; Arla Wadsworth, Everett Shiley, and Caiden Thomas and several dear nieces and nephews.

Friends and Family are invited to call at the Jean Evans Thompson Funeral Home at 11883 Main Street, East Springfield, Pa. on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and to attend Life Celebration Services there on Wednesday at 11 a.m. with burial following at Springfield Cemetery where Dick will be laid to rest.


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Public Viewing
July 17, 2018

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Jean Evans Thompson Funeral Home
11883 Main Street, P.O. Box 235
East Springfield, PA 16411

Public Viewing
July 17, 2018

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Jean Evans Thompson Funeral Home

Funeral Service
July 18, 2018

11:00 AM
Jean Evans Thompson Funeral Home


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