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November 5, 2013

Richard A. Houy

ROCKDALE TOWNSHIP — Richard A. Houy, 68, resident of Rockdale Township, Crawford County, died Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013.

Richard was an extraordinary man who thought the world of his family. He loved spending time outside working in his garden and was a very avid sportsman. He enjoyed going to his grandson’s hockey games and taking him on four-wheeler races. He especially enjoyed spending time with his wife, Sandy; his daughter, Tina; his grandson, Kyle; and the family dog, Tyler.

Richard worked many years for the plumber and pipefitters Local Union 47 of Erie, spending several years working on the Beaver Valley Nuclear Power Plant. He also worked numerous years at Allegheny College in the maintenance department and at SCI in Albion as a plumbing instructor, retiring after numerous years of service.

He served in the U.S. Army and held memberships in Covenant Masonic Lodge 473 in Cambridge Springs, Waterford American Legion Post 285 and several other social clubs.

Surviving Richard is his wife, Sandy, of 46 years, the former Sandra Brown whom he married Sept. 2, 1967; his daughter, Tina Skelton, and his grandson, Kyle, both of Union City; and his mother-in-law, Mae Brown of Union City. Additionally, Richard is survived by two brothers-in-law, Robert Brown and his wife, Diane, of Union City, and Daryl Brown and his wife, Karen, of Cambridge Springs. Additionally, Richard is survived by three brothers, Ross Houy and his wife, Romona, of Indiana state, Ted Houy and his wife, Betty, of Arkansas, and Bill Houy and his wife, Ilona, of Glendale, Ariz.; and five sisters, Cathy Carpenter of Meadville, Lorraine Waida of Yorktown, Va., Juanita Prior and her husband, Jay, of Peoria, Ariz., Delores Houy of Saegertown and Koreen Duda of Cambridge Springs. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews, and cousins.

Preceding Richard in death, in addition to his parents, William and Myrtle Howey Houy, was a brother, Clifford Houy; and a sister, Bonnie Turner.

Funeral services will be private and under the direction of Van Matre Family Funeral Home in Cambridge Springs. To send condolences, please visit vanmatrefuneralhome.com.

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