Richard E. Hathorn

Richard HathornRichard E. Hathorn, 88, of 491 Wolfel Avenue, passed away Wednesday, March 16, 2016, at the Elk Haven Nursing Home after a brief illness.

He was born October 7, 1927, in St. Marys, son of the late George and Marcella Krieg Hathorn. He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Class of 1945.  He was a retired employee of the Stackpole Carbon Company, retiring in 1989 after 44 years of service.

On May 20, 1950, in the Sacred Heart Church, he married Elsie M. Schauer, who preceded him in death on February 27, 2012.

Richard is survived by two daughters, Christine Krellner of St. Marys and Mary Sauerland and her husband Art of Hollidaysburg; two sons, Robert E. Hathorn and his wife Marian of Kane and Andrew J. Hathorn and his wife Laura of St. Marys; 10 grandchildren, Michael Hathorn, Jeffrey Hathorn, Jonathan Hathorn, Douglas Hathorn, Emily Morgan, Steven Krellner, Andrew Krellner, Scott Krellner, Andrew Sauerland, and Claire Sauerland; three great grandchildren; and three sisters, Jean Klaiber and her husband James of St. Marys, Sarah “Sally” Lanzel of St. Marys, and Sr. Mariella Hathorn OSB of Chicago.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Louise Nissel.

Richard was a member of the Sacred Heart Church. He was a veteran of the US Navy, having served during WWII and was a member of the Quarter Century Club of the Stackpole Carbon Company.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Sacred Heart Church on Friday, March 18, 2016, at 11:00 AM, with the Rev. Eric Vogt, OSB, Pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Friday morning from 9:30 until 10:30 AM.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Elk Haven Nursing Home, 785 Johnsonburg Road, St. Marys, PA 15857.

Ray and Elsie Klaiber March 18, 2016 at 12:08 pm

Ray and I send our deepest sympathy, thoughts and prayers at this time of your loss.

Leo and Ellen Lenze March 18, 2016 at 12:08 pm

Dear Hathorn Family,

So sorry to read about Dick, many fond memories of time spent at his parents’ home with Sister Mary Ella. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. Sorry we could not deliver this in person as we are in FL.

Leo and Ellen

Bernie Jubeck March 18, 2016 at 4:24 pm

Dear Mary & Family,

My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Please remember all the good times you had together as I am sure you will. Perhaps this can bring a joy to your heart!

God bless always,
Bernie Jubeck

Dave Smith March 20, 2016 at 9:54 am

Dear Robert and the Hathorn Family,

Our deepest sympathy, thoughts and prayers on the loss of your father.

Wish all of you the very best in the future.

Dave & Sandra Smith

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