Richard E. Soulliard Sr., 82, of Middletown, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, November 11, 2015, at the Carolyn Croxton Slane Hospice Residence, Harrisburg.
Richard was born on January 8, 1933, in Enhaut, Pa. and was the son of the late Thomas and Esther Fox Proudfoot.
Richard was a graduate of the former Swatara High School class of 1951 where he medaled as a member of the track and field team. Richard was also a United States Air Force veteran having served during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of American Legion, Post 594, in Middletown and an avid New York Yankees fan. Richard retired from his occupation as an Outside Line Technician with Bell Atlantic after dedicating 43 years to the company. He enjoyed working in his woodshop and was a skilled craftsman, but his greatest joy came from the love he received from his family, especially his grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Richard was preceded in death by his loving wife of 56 years, Norma Boughter Soulliard in 2012.
He is survived by his loving children Diane E. Soulliard of Framingham, Mass., Richard E. Soulliard Jr. of Harrisburg, and Ronald E. Soulliard and his wife Holly of Framingham, Mass; two grandchildren Allison E. and Matthew R. Soulliard of Framingham, Mass.; a brother Charles Proudfoot and his wife Kathy of Middletown; two sisters Sarah Santana of Harrisburg, and Mary Proudfoot of Ardmore, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews.
A tribute to Richard’s life will be held on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at 11 a.m. at St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Spring and Union Sts., Middletown, with the Rev. Dr. J. Richard Eckert officiating.
Viewings will held be from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at Matinchek and Daughter Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 260 E. Main St., Middletown, and at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral service, which begins at 11 a.m. on Wednesday.
Burial with full military honors will be in Middletown Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Carolyn Croxton Slane Residence, or St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church.
Condolences may be sent online at www.matinchekanddaughterfuneralhome.com.