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Richard C. Pursel, 73

October 14, 1946 - August 22, 2020

Richard C. Pursel, 73, of Lancaster, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, August 22, 2020, at Lancaster General Hospital. Born in Burnham, PA, he was the son of the late Robert C. and Emma Jane (Contner) Pursel. Rick was the loving husband of the late Bernadine L. (Huber) Pursel, and together they shared 47 years of marriage at the time of her passing in October, 2015.

Rick graduated from the Milton Hershey School and Thaddeus Stevens Trade School. Rick loved his job. He worked for PP&L as a Control Room Operator at the Brunner Island Power Plant in York County, retiring in 2015 after 47 years of service. A hockey fan, Rick enjoyed cheering on the Hershey Bears and the Philadelphia Flyers, and was also a fan of Phillies baseball. He liked playing the lottery, watching TV, and was a familiar face at the Round the Clock Diner in York where he would meet up with friends almost daily.

Rick is survived by his children, James R. Pursel of Lancaster, Brian M. Pursel and his wife Stacy of Millersville, and Anne M. Pursel of Lancaster. Also surviving are grandchildren Andrew and Elizabeth, and a sister, Mary Jane Welch and her husband Jonathan of Bensalem, PA. In addition to his parents and wife, he was predeceased by a brother, Robert W. Pursel.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 PM on Friday, August 28, 2020, at the Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory, 441 North George Street, Millersville, PA 17551, where a viewing will begin at 11 AM until time of services. Interment will follow at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Lancaster.

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September 03, 2020

May your memory be eternal! Rick, you are deeply missed. Rest In Peace 
Chris Sacarellos

September 03, 2020

We loved his good energy and his big smile! We will miss you.  Rest In Peace and in Heaven!
themi sacarellos

August 29, 2020

I was deeply saddened to hear of Rick’s passing. I’m a server at round the Clock and I always enjoyed talking with him. He will be missed.
Paula

August 28, 2020

 My heartfelt sympathy goes out to Richard’s family.I knew him as young boy growing up in Burnham Pa 
Harry Pully

August 27, 2020

It  us with sadness that I read of Rick’s  passing.  I will lift up the family in prayer for strength and comfort during this difficult time. Sending love, Kay

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Friday, August 28, 2020
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory
441 North George Street
Millersville, PA 17551
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Millersville, PA 17551
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