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Richard P. Pelletier, Sr.


Richard P. Pelletier Sr., 82, of Middletown, entered into eternal rest on Friday, December 8, 2017 at the Middletown Home.

He was born on January 8, 1935 in Salem, Mass., and was the son of the late Arthur and Marie (Sauve) Pelletier.

Richard was retired from the United States Air Force, serving for over 20 years. He was a member of Middletown First Church of God, the American Legion Post 594, Moose Lodge 410, and VFW Post 1620, all of Middletown. In addition to his retirement from the Air Force, Richard worked numerous different places in maintenance. He enjoyed bowling and watching sports, especially the New England Patriots and Boston Red Sox.

In addition to his parents, Richard was preceded in death by his two sisters and six brothers.

He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Goldie M. (Young) Pelletier; two sons, Richard P. Pelletier Jr. and his wife Lou Ann of Middletown, and Robert P. Pelletier of Middletown; three grandchildren, Cara Pelletier of Colorado, Seth Pelletier and his wife Nicole of Elizabethtown, and Cora Pelletier of Maryland; two great-grandchildren, Sage and Brice Pelletier; and a brother, Henry Pelletier of Connecticut.

A tribute to his life was held on Tuesday, December 12, 2017, at 11 a.m. at the Matinchek Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., Middletown, with the Rev. Kimberly Shifler officiating. Viewing was from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Burial with military honors was held in Middletown Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Pennsylvania, 2595 Interstate Dr., Suite 100, Harrisburg, PA 17110.

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