Chapter Eternal: Richard Wall ’59

Source Courtesy of the Steven R. Neff Funeral Home

Brother Richard M. Wall, of Spring Mills, passed away Saturday, December 10, 2022.  He was 84.  Born January 3, 1938, in Philadelphia, Richard was a son of the late Richard V. and Margaret J. (Michael) Wall.  A 1955 graduate of Susquehanna Township High School, Richard went on to attend Penn State University graduating in 1959.  While at Penn State, he was a member of the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity, where he served in various leadership positions. On October 16, 1965, Richard married Esther Hoffman, at Washington Memorial Chapel in Valley Forge.  Esther survives at their home.

Also surviving are two daughters, Kathryn Long (Brian) of Centre Hall and Nancy Spector (Brian) of Harrisburg and two grandchildren, Andrew (Natalie, fiancée) and Ryan Long. 

Richard retired after a 28-year career in the Social Security Administration as a Claims Representative. He was a familiar face on the streets of Spring Mills and the surrounding community where you would find him walking, always waving at everyone as they passed him.  He was a life-long reader, especially history, politics, and anything new that intrigued him.  Richard served our country in the Army National Guard and was a longtime member of the Gregg Township Fire Company.  He and his wife held Penn State football season tickets in WF from 1968-2010 and that is where you will find his daughters now.  Family vacations were spent traveling to destinations such as Colonial Williamsburg, Charleston, SC, and many other historic and national park sights.

The family respectfully asks that no flowers are sent, instead consider making a donation in Richard’s memory to Penns Valley EMS, 106 Ross Hill Road, Spring Mills, PA 16875.