Richard “Dick” Dyer of the Community at Rockhill passed away Monday, November 18, 2019. He was 93 years old. Prior to residing at Rockhill, Dick was a long time resident of Chalfont.
Dick was born in Harrisburg and enjoyed many summers spent on the family farm in Hunters Valley, PA. His lifelong love of farming was evidenced in the hours he spent in his gardens, but Dick’s true avocation was working with wood. Every evening he could be found in his woodshop in the basement, making furniture. His memory will live on in the pieces that are found in the homes of his family and friends. Dick worked as a machinist and Supervisor of Inspections. He worked for the Budd Co, Kolsman Motors and his last 25 years at AEL Emtech, a defense contractor. Dick proudly served in the US Navy during World World II.
Dick was the beloved husband of the late Elizabeth “Betty” Dyer. Dick is survived by his four children; Richard, Dale Scafuro (Frank), Sandy Thomas (Ron) and Beth Rauschenberger (Rudy). He was the proud grandfather of 12 grandchildren and great-grandfather to 11 children. He was preceded in death by his grandson, Jason Thomas.
The family is grateful to the staff at the Community at Rockhill for their personal and compassionate care.
Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made in Dick’s name to Team Foster, a non-profit group that provides service dogs to disabled veterans. Donations can be sent to Team Foster, 2037 Chestnut Street, Box 2145, Philadelphia, PA. 19103