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Richard C. Read, 93

October 21, 2012

Richard C. Read, 93, of Mahaffey, passed away Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, at Mahoning Riverside Manor.

Mr. Read was born March 8, 1919, in Kermoore, a son of the late George Read and Julia (McCracken) Read.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during World War II.

Nov. 11, 1983, he married Donna R. (Kuntz) Read, who survives, of Mahaffey.

He was a credit manager and salesman for B F Goodrich Tires (L F & J B Beard and Cook Inc.) for many years before retiring.

He was a member of the Mahaffey Alliance Church.

He served many years as a Deacon in the Baptist Church in Curwensville.

In addition to his wife, Donna, surviving relatives include a son, Wayne R. Read and wife Cheryl of New Castle; a daughter, Joan S. Curry and husband Melvin of Curwensville; a stepson, Nathan Strong of Fenelton; a stepdaughter, Kimberly Bender and husband Matthew of Friedens; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Lois (Johnston) Read; two brothers, Seth Read and Eldon Read; and four sisters, Diantha Graham, Blanche Spencer, Dortha Thompson and Sylvia Read.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at Waldron Funeral Home in Mahaffey.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012, at the Mahaffey Alliance Church with Pastor Myron Wattenphul officiating.

Interment is private.

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