Richard A. "Rick" Beissel, Jr

May 18, 1952 ~ July 20, 2019 (age 67)

Richard A. ”Rick” Beissel, Jr., 67, of Centre Township, passed away in his residence July 20th surrounded by his loving family.
Rick was married for 46 years to the love of his life Deborah A (Seisler) Beissel.

Born in the MacDill Air Force Base Hospital, Florida on May 18, 1952, he was the son of the late Geraldine E. (Hottenstein) Salvatore and Richard A. Beissel Sr. widower of Adele A. (Kulasinski) Beissel.

Rick was a 1970 graduate of Reading High School and received his certificate in purchasing management from Penn State, Berks County.

He was a veteran of the United States Air Force serving with the 193rd special operations wing during the Vietnam Conflict.

Rick enjoyed hunting, fishing, trap shooting, riding his motorcycle and watching the Eagles.

He was a member of various sports clubs, fire companies and the Hamburg VFW.

Surviving along with his loving wife Debbie is their daughter, Kelly L. (Beissel) Koch, wife of Andrew S. Koch of Tucson, Arizona.

Also, two siblings, Joseph R. Salvatore, husband of Sandra J. (Kreitz) Salvatore of Cumru Township and Dawn M. (Salvatore) Boone, wife of David Boone of Kenhorst; one nephew and three nieces.

A viewing will be held from 9:00 am until 11:00 am Friday, July 26th with services to follow at Stitzel Family Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc., 3300 Kutztown Road, Laureldale.

Burial with Military Honors will be in St. John’s (Gernant’s) Church Cemetery.

Flowers are welcomed or contributions may be made to Veterans Making A Difference, 645 N. 6th St., Reading, PA 19601.

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