Richard E. “Dick” Wadsworth, 89, of Warren, PA, passed away on Saturday evening, August 31, 2019, at Warren General Hospital.
Born on May 22, 1930 in Pittsburgh, PA, he was the son of the late Walter K. and Madeline Kelly Wadsworth. Dick was a 1947 graduate of Warren High School. He then enlisted with the U.S. Navy, where he served for 4 years. Dick had lived in Kinzua, PA, before moving to Warren where he was involved in the construction of the Kinzua Dam. He owned and operated Wadsworth Electric for many years until his retirement, though he continued to work. Dick was a member of the NRA, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, and a 50 year member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, cross- country skiing, and traveling. He will always be remembered as a highly dedicated family man and a well-known servant of Warren County.
Dick is survived by 3 children – Darlene Hintz and her husband, Donald, of Daytona Beach, FL, Jill Morley and her husband, Jerry, of Warren, PA, and Dan Eckman and his wife, Maureen, of Middlesex, PA; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; 1 brother – Robert Wadsworth of Akron, OH; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Dick was preceded in death by his lifelong best half, Marcia Eckman; 4 sons – Daniel Lee Wadsworth, Richard E. Wadsworth, Jr., Dane C. Wadsworth, and Lee Eckman; 1 grandson – Kyle Wayne Wadsworth.1 brother – John E. Wadsworth; 2 sisters – Donna Jean Burton and Joan Proto; and his first wife – Shirley Morningstar, who died in 1992.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, September 11, 2019, at the Chapman State Park Amphitheater, 4790 Chapman Dam Road, Clarendon, PA, with Rev. Nancy Schwanke officiating. Following the service everyone is invited to a picnic to be held at Pavilion 4. Those wishing to place a memorial may do so through Hospice of Warren County, 1 Main Avenue, Warren, PA, 16365. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com