Richard A. Bleacher, 78

October 06, 2019

Richard A. Bleacher, 78, of Lancaster, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, October 6, 2019. Born in Quarryville, PA he was raised and loved on the Zander Family Farm. He was the son of the late Catherine (Redman) Bleacher.

Richard worked at Lancaster Malleable, Federal Mogul and most recent John Herr’s Village Market in Millersville. He enjoyed dancing and spending time at Riverside, Amvets Post 19 and the 8th Ward Club. He was a talented artist and loved to sit on the front porch. Most of all, he cherished spending time with his grandkids.

Richard is survived by his children: Thomas, Graver, Jr. (Delvies) of Lancaster and Dusty Graver (Tiera) of Lancaster; his 2 grandchildren: Gabrielle and Brayden Graver and his brother John “Jack” Bleacher (Jo) of Delaware.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Richard’s name to Compassionate Care Hospice, 1513 Cedar Cliff Dr Ste 100, Camp Hill, PA 17011.

A Graveside service will be held at Riverview Burial Park, S. Duke St, Lancaster, PA 17603 at 1PM on Friday, October 11, 2019.

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October 09, 2019

Richard was one of the best neighbors you could ever ask for. He kept to himself for the most part but was always willing to take a minute to talk with me. The man always respected me, even after witnessing Me and Dusty doing some crazy stuff! Truth be told, I think he wanted to jump right in with us sometimes. Up until the end he always had that smile on his face, that’s how he needs to be remembered! Going to miss you Richard, but no more suffering for you and for that I am grateful!
Mike D’Imperio

October 09, 2019

Richard was one of the most sweetest and kindest people I know. He was totally selfless. I am so greatful for the oppurtunity to have had him as part of my family. Jared and Brandon were very fond of him too. He was with us through some very hard times and stuck by my mom’s side no matter how difficult those last few weeks were. I could never thank him enough for the support he gave us.
We also shared a lot of fun times – he was such a good man. About a month ago, he showed up at my sisters house, looking very dapper in his button down shirt and nice shoes. Brenda said “Richard, what are you doing here? You’re not supposed to be driving at  night! With a big smile, he replied “nobody was at home so I thought I’d check out the Riverside, but it wasn’t happening so I came here.” He only stayed for 1 drink so he could be home before anybody found out he snuck out – how cute is that??
Anyway, we loved him dearly and he will be missed but always be in our memories.
Linda Banzhof

Friday, October 11, 2019
1:00 PM
Riverview Burial Park
South Duke St.
Lancaster, PA
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