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Paul Richard "Dick" Gass


June14, 2017


Paul Richard “Dick” Gass, 86, formerly of Danville PA, passed away on Monday, June 12, 2017 at Senior Care of Kulpmont in Kulpmont PA.   He was born April 19, 1931 in Danville PA the son of the late Paul Landis and Anna Freida Swigart Gass.   

He was married for 36 years to the late Sara Jane McClenahen who preceded him in death January 2, 1992. They were married on September 8, 1956. 

He was also married to the late Dorothy Rothermel. 

Dick graduated from Danville High School in 1948.  He served his country in the United States Army as a Corporal from 1952 – 1954. 

He was employed as a Warehouse Supervisor for Merck and Co., Inc. for 37 years

from where he retired in 1988. 

Dick was a member of Shiloh United Church of Christ Danville PA where he served on The Consistory.  His other memberships included Danville American Legion Post 40, Danville Elks, East End Fire Company, past board member of the American Lung Association of Central Pennsylvania, Thomas Beaver Free Library board member from 1984-1988 and he was the Director of Montour County Civil Defense from 1970-1971.  He also served as a Republican Committeeman for Mahoning Township from 1970-1976.  Dick volunteered for the Danville Ambulance and was a dedicated longtime volunteer for the Donald P. Vrabec House of Care Danville PA. 

Dick enjoyed playing golf and coin collecting.  He was well known for his friendly smile and his social wellbeing.  Many loving memories will be cherished by his friends, family and his grandchildren whom he adored. 

He is survived by three daughters; Sharon L. Pilker and her husband Eric of Bostic NC Debra K. Feaster, and Brenda J. Faverio and her husband David of Smithtown NY.  Also surviving are seven grandchildren; Sean, Chad, Emma, Alessia, Elena, Cayla and Corey and three great-grandchildren; Landis, Adalene and Maxwell.  He is also survived by two nieces and one nephew.  He was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Dawn Nicole Feaster on September 14, 2014 and his sister, Marjorie Grimm. 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Dick’s Life to be held on Friday, June 16, 2017 at 3:00 PM at Visneski Funeral Home, Inc 10 W Mahoning Street Danville, PA with the Reverend Mary B. Schmotzer Shiloh United Church of Christ Danville PA officiating. Friends will be received from 2:00 until the time of service.  Burial will be held in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Danville, PA. Military rites will be accorded by the American Legion Post 40 Honor Guard. 

The family will provide flowers. Memorial Contributions may be made to Donald P. Vrabec House of Care 100 North Academy Avenue Danville PA  17821 or the Alzheimer’s Association 57 N. Franklin Street Wilkes-Barre PA  18701-1309.

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