In memory of
Richard S. Houseman
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In memory of
Richard S. Houseman
Richard S. Houseman Retired Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Richard S. "Dick" Houseman, 77, of Franklin Township, passed into eternal rest on Tuesday evening, Oct. 9, 2018, in his residence with his loving and caring wife and family at his side. He was the husband of Rosemary T. (Sikorsky) Houseman. They were married for 55 years on June 8, 2018. Born on Wed-nesday, July 30, 1941, in Lehigh-ton, he was a son of the late Edwin H. and Catherine S. (Nothstein) Houseman. He was a 1959 graduate of Lehighton Area High School. Richard worked for the Chestnut Ridge Railroad from 1960-1968. He joined the PA State Police on Nov. 7, 1968. He first served with Troop K, Philadelphia, Montgomery County, and was stationed at Schwenksville after graduating from the State Police Academy. He was then transferred and stationed at Delaware County, serving at the Media Barracks for five years. He was later assigned to Troop N, Hazleton and then transferred to the Lehighton State Police Barracks for his last 20 years of service. He became a criminal investigator in 1976 until his retirement. After retirement, he worked for the Carbon County Sheriff's Office for two years, and later served the District Attorney's office for three years. He held a private investigator's license for eight years. "Dick" was a life member of Lehigh Fire Company No. 1, Lehighton, and a member of the Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge No. 38. A very dedicated husband, father and grandfather, he enjoyed spending quality time with his immediate family and friends. After retirement, he enjoyed ocean cruising, traveling, especially to Myrtle Beach, bowling in the Lehighton Mixed Bowlers League, golfing and spending time at the family "Barefoot Pavilion" in Mahoning Township. His attributes in life exemplified him as the perfect "Family Man." Surviving in addition to his widow and two daughters, Donna Marie, wife of Douglas Reabold of Lehighton, and Christine Ann, wife of Rod Green of Franklin Township; a sister Sarepta "Betty," wife of Harvey Willet of Lehighton; four grandchildren, Nicole Reabold, Kaycie (Reabold) Hunsicker, Jared Green and Danielle Green; and two great-grandchildren, Cayden and Cameron Green. He was also predeceased by a sister, Dolores Strohl; and a brother, Willie Houseman. Service: Funeral service 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, Ovsak Funeral Home, 190 S. Fourth St., Lehighton, with Deacon Joseph Wilhelm officiating. Interment, SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Cemetery, N. Fourth St., Lehighton. Call 8-11 a.m. Saturday. Contributions in his name may be made to Compassionate Care Hospice of the Lehigh Valley, 3897 Adler Place, #180, Bethlehem, PA 18017, the American Cancer Soc., 712 S. Keyser Ave., Taylor, PA 18517, or the American Heart Assoc., 968 Postal Rd., #110, Allentown, PA 18109. Online condol-ences can be offered at www.ovsakfh.com .
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In memory of
Richard S. Houseman
Richard S. Houseman Retired Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Richard S. "Dick" Houseman, 77, of Franklin Township, passed into eternal rest on Tuesday evening, Oct. 9, 2018, in his residence with his loving and caring wife and family at his side. He was the husband of Rosemary T. (Sikorsky) Houseman. They were married for 55 years on June 8, 2018. Born on Wed-nesday, July 30, 1941, in Lehigh-ton, he was a son of the late Edwin H. and Catherine S. (Nothstein) Houseman. He was a 1959 graduate of Lehighton Area High School. Richard worked for the Chestnut Ridge Railroad from 1960-1968. He joined the PA State Police on Nov. 7, 1968. He first served with Troop K, Philadelphia, Montgomery County, and was stationed at Schwenksville after graduating from the State Police Academy. He was then transferred and stationed at Delaware County, serving at the Media Barracks for five years. He was later assigned to Troop N, Hazleton and then transferred to the Lehighton State Police Barracks for his last 20 years of service. He became a criminal investigator in 1976 until his retirement. After retirement, he worked for the Carbon County Sheriff's Office for two years, and later served the District Attorney's office for three years. He held a private investigator's license for eight years. "Dick" was a life member of Lehigh Fire Company No. 1, Lehighton, and a member of the Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge No. 38. A very dedicated husband, father and grandfather, he enjoyed spending quality time with his immediate family and friends. After retirement, he enjoyed ocean cruising, traveling, especially to Myrtle Beach, bowling in the Lehighton Mixed Bowlers League, golfing and spending time at the family "Barefoot Pavilion" in Mahoning Township. His attributes in life exemplified him as the perfect "Family Man." Surviving in addition to his widow and two daughters, Donna Marie, wife of Douglas Reabold of Lehighton, and Christine Ann, wife of Rod Green of Franklin Township; a sister Sarepta "Betty," wife of Harvey Willet of Lehighton; four grandchildren, Nicole Reabold, Kaycie (Reabold) Hunsicker, Jared Green and Danielle Green; and two great-grandchildren, Cayden and Cameron Green. He was also predeceased by a sister, Dolores Strohl; and a brother, Willie Houseman. Service: Funeral service 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, Ovsak Funeral Home, 190 S. Fourth St., Lehighton, with Deacon Joseph Wilhelm officiating. Interment, SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Cemetery, N. Fourth St., Lehighton. Call 8-11 a.m. Saturday. Contributions in his name may be made to Compassionate Care Hospice of the Lehigh Valley, 3897 Adler Place, #180, Bethlehem, PA 18017, the American Cancer Soc., 712 S. Keyser Ave., Taylor, PA 18517, or the American Heart Assoc., 968 Postal Rd., #110, Allentown, PA 18109. Online condol-ences can be offered at www.ovsakfh.com .
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