In memory of
Richard Thomas Josephson
In memory of
Richard Thomas Josephson
Richard Thomas 'Tom'Josephson EAST BANGOR Richard Thomas Josephson, 87, of East Bangor, PA passed away Tuesday, June 30th, at his residence. Tom was born in Grassflat, PA on May 9, 1933, a son of the late Axel and Martha (Dinges) Josephson. He was the husband of Betty L. (Evans) Josephson. They celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary last December. Tom was employed as a plant manager at Weir Kilby in Norwood, OH, until retiring in 1996. Prior to that Tom worked for the former J.H. Beers Construction in Wind Gap, PA. He was a graduate of Cooper Twp. High School in Lance, PA and attended the former Churchman's Business College in Easton, PA. Tom was a long time member of the Richmond Lions Club where he initiated the Bird Box Project, a former Boy Scout Troop Leader, and was a member of the Southwest Ohio Square Dancing Federation. He enjoyed square dancing and Contra dancing for over 40 years and held various positions in the clubs. Under Tom's leadership with other volunteers he removed and reconstructed the Hayloft Barn in Hamilton County, OH. Tom was a member of East Bangor United Methodist Community Church in East Bangor, PA, where he was a member of the Board of Trustees and sang in the choir, Tom was a former member of the Richmond United Methodist Church where he played softball and a former member of the Church of the Savior in Montgomery, OH. In addition to his loving wife Betty, Tom is survived by a daughter, Pamela Hamilton, a son, Danny Josephson, husband of Mary Anne, a sister, Vera Edgren, 5 grandchildren Melissa Suddith, wife of Bryan, Kelly Heckber, wife of Brian, Adam Josephson, husband of Middy, Erik Josephson, husband of Kimberly, and Evan Josephson, and his fiancee Annabelle, and 6 great grandchildren Elyssa, Kirsten, Van Sky, Ellis, Caleb, and Andrew. He was preceded in death by a son Gary Josephson and a brother Roy Josephson. Family and friends are invited to call from 9:30 to 11 AM on Friday, July 3rd at East Bangor United Methodist Community Church, 136 W. Central Ave., East Bangor, PA 18013, Graveside services will be held on Friday, June 3rd at 11:30 AM at Richmond Cemetery in Bangor, PA. Due to current COVID-19 guidelines face masks will be required and social distancing practices will be followed. Arrangements have been entrusted to Gaffney Parsons Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., "Village of Johnsonville" Bangor, PA. Online condolences may be offered at www.gaffneyparsons.com . In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to East Bangor United Methodist Community Church, 136 W. Central Ave., Bangor, PA 18013. Gaffney-Parsons Funeral Home & Cremation Services 4 Lillian Lane "Village of Johnsonville" Bangor, PA 18013 (610) 588-2128
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In memory of
Richard Thomas Josephson
Richard Thomas 'Tom'Josephson EAST BANGOR Richard Thomas Josephson, 87, of East Bangor, PA passed away Tuesday, June 30th, at his residence. Tom was born in Grassflat, PA on May 9, 1933, a son of the late Axel and Martha (Dinges) Josephson. He was the husband of Betty L. (Evans) Josephson. They celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary last December. Tom was employed as a plant manager at Weir Kilby in Norwood, OH, until retiring in 1996. Prior to that Tom worked for the former J.H. Beers Construction in Wind Gap, PA. He was a graduate of Cooper Twp. High School in Lance, PA and attended the former Churchman's Business College in Easton, PA. Tom was a long time member of the Richmond Lions Club where he initiated the Bird Box Project, a former Boy Scout Troop Leader, and was a member of the Southwest Ohio Square Dancing Federation. He enjoyed square dancing and Contra dancing for over 40 years and held various positions in the clubs. Under Tom's leadership with other volunteers he removed and reconstructed the Hayloft Barn in Hamilton County, OH. Tom was a member of East Bangor United Methodist Community Church in East Bangor, PA, where he was a member of the Board of Trustees and sang in the choir, Tom was a former member of the Richmond United Methodist Church where he played softball and a former member of the Church of the Savior in Montgomery, OH. In addition to his loving wife Betty, Tom is survived by a daughter, Pamela Hamilton, a son, Danny Josephson, husband of Mary Anne, a sister, Vera Edgren, 5 grandchildren Melissa Suddith, wife of Bryan, Kelly Heckber, wife of Brian, Adam Josephson, husband of Middy, Erik Josephson, husband of Kimberly, and Evan Josephson, and his fiancee Annabelle, and 6 great grandchildren Elyssa, Kirsten, Van Sky, Ellis, Caleb, and Andrew. He was preceded in death by a son Gary Josephson and a brother Roy Josephson. Family and friends are invited to call from 9:30 to 11 AM on Friday, July 3rd at East Bangor United Methodist Community Church, 136 W. Central Ave., East Bangor, PA 18013, Graveside services will be held on Friday, June 3rd at 11:30 AM at Richmond Cemetery in Bangor, PA. Due to current COVID-19 guidelines face masks will be required and social distancing practices will be followed. Arrangements have been entrusted to Gaffney Parsons Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., "Village of Johnsonville" Bangor, PA. Online condolences may be offered at www.gaffneyparsons.com . In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to East Bangor United Methodist Community Church, 136 W. Central Ave., Bangor, PA 18013. Gaffney-Parsons Funeral Home & Cremation Services 4 Lillian Lane "Village of Johnsonville" Bangor, PA 18013 (610) 588-2128
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