Richard W. Searfoss

March 26, 1938 ~ November 15, 2021 (age 83) 83 Years Old


Mr. Richard W. Searfoss, 83, of Mahoning Township, Pa., passed into eternal rest on Monday, Nov. 15th at St. Luke’s Hospital-Lehighton. He was the husband of Virginia M. (Emmert) Searfoss. They were married for 57 years on Sept. 11th of this year. Born in Coaldale, Pa. on Sat. March 26, 1938, he was a son of the late John J. & Jennie (Zellner) Searfoss. Richard worked for The Bethlehem Steel Corp., Moyer Well Drilling , East Penn Trucking & most recently for Kenny Troxell. He served our country with the PA National Guard 165th Battalion. He held memberships with Dinkey Memorial Evangelical Lutheran Church, Ashfield, and the Lehighton American Legion Post #314. Surviving in addition to his wife are 3 sons, John (Edith), William (Melanie), Walter (Pamela) Searfoss, 5 sisters, Frances Haupt, Linda Rowlands, Wendy Searfoss, Carol, wife of David Burrell. Holly, wife of George Wilk, a brother, Roy Searfoss of Lehighton, a granddaughter Arerielle, a grandson Luke, nieces & nephews. A graveside prayer service in the Gnaden Huetten cemetery, Lehighton will be announced in the future. Memorial Contributions in his honor may be made to Dinkey Memorial Lutheran Church, 1742 Dinkey Road, Ashfield, Pa. 18212. Online condolences can be offered at


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