Richard H. "Dick" Farnsworth, 71, of 811 Washington St., St. Marys, died at his home on Friday, Nov. 2, 2012 following a battle with cancer.
He was born Aug. 20, 1941 in New Millport, a son of the late Russell and Bertha Chittister Farnsworth.
On Feb. 4, 1967 in St. Mary's Church, he married Joan Hoffman Farnsworth, who survives.
Dick was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having been discharged in January of 1968. He made his career working at St. Marys Carbon and Stackpole Carbon Company. He also spent time as a truck driver and working at the All American Car Wash.
In addition to spending time with his family, he enjoyed hunting with his grandsons and visiting the casinos. He was an avid Steelers fan and greatly enjoyed rooting for the team.
In addition to his wife of more than 45 years, Joan Hoffman Farnsworth, he is survived by two daughters, Melinda, Mrs. Martin Sorg of Johnsonburg and Michele, Mrs. Robert DeCecchis, of Johnsonburg; five grandchildren, Matthew Neubert and his wife Alexandra of Baden, Jonathan DeCecchis of Pittsburgh, Maria Neubert of St. Marys, Marissa Neubert of Johnsonburg, and Kaylee DeCecchis of Johnsonburg; three brothers, Ronald Farnsworth of Clearfield, Chuck Farnsworth of Indianapolis, Ind., and Bob Farnsworth of Bradford; and two sisters, Sandra, Mrs. Hunter Baker of Mackville, Ky., and Virginia Weidow of Kane.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Helen Pardee, Norma Farnsworth and Mabel Anderes; and three brothers, Russ, Arch and Tom Farnsworth.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Richard H. Farnsworth will be celebrated at the St. Mary's Catholic Church, Church Street, St. Marys, on Monday, Nov. 5, 2012 at 10 a.m., with the Rev. Meinrad Lawson, O.S.B., as celebrant. Military honors will be conducted by the St. Marys Servicemen's Burial Detail. Burial will follow in the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery.
Visitation will be at the Lynch-Green Funeral Home on Sunday afternoon from 2-5 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Community Nurses Hospice, 757 Johnsonburg Rd., Suite 200, St. Marys, PA 15857. Lynch-Green Funeral Home is handling the arrangements and online condolences may be placed at www.LynchGreen.com.