Richard “Dick” Rauschkolb, 89

February 26, 2021

Richard “Dick” Rauschkolb, age 89, died peacefully on February 26, 2021 in Doylestown, PA. Born in Brooklyn on August 12, 1931, he was the son of the late John and Anna Rauschkolb. Upon graduation from Woodrow Wilson Vocational High School, Richard served in the United States Air Force and later, the Air Force reserves, until being honorably discharged as a Military Police Sergeant in 1958. Richard then embarked upon a successful career in the banking industry. Richard married his late wife Fay in June of 1959, the start of a long and very happy marriage of nearly sixty years.

Richard led an extraordinary life of service to the community. His numerous accomplishments included serving as President of the Kings Park (NY) Chamber of Commerce. Known as “Mr. King’s Park”, Richard founded the inaugural “King’s Park Day” on June 11, 1977. Richard was chosen as the Chamber’s “Man of the Year” in 1986. In addition, Richard served as Commander for American Legion Post 944, President of the Commack-King’s Park Rotary Club, and was a tireless volunteer and fundraiser for the Boy Scouts of America and The Special Olympics. In 2002, Richard and Fay retired happily to Lancaster, PA., however Richard’s commitment to the community remained strong. In addition to his numerous contributions to Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, Richard honored the lives of his fellow veterans by serving as a Red Rose Honor Guard, achieving Member Emeritus status in July of 2017.

Richard’s private life was a very full one as well. A man of boundless energy and curiosity, Richard’s numerous hobbies and interests included photography, art, wood crafting, gardening, and stamp collecting. Richard was an avid reader and history buff with an incredible recall for historical facts and figures.

Yet, despite a life of innumerable accomplishments, Richard’s proudest legacy is that of Husband, Father and Grandfather. Richard and Fay’s greatest blessing was being surrounded by the children and grandchildren they adored. Richard is survived by his children Elaine Ciofani (Tony) and Mark Rauschkolb (Kirsten), grandchildren Alexander and Alyssa Ciofani, Rebecca, Kyra and Walter Rauschkolb, sister Betty Peterson, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A viewing has been scheduled for Thursday, March 4 from Five to Seven PM at the Charles Snyder Funeral Home, 3110 Lititz Pike, Lititz PA 17543. Richard’s life will be celebrated at 11 am on Friday, March 5 at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, 308 Petersburg Rd, Lititz PA 17543. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to Mount Calvary Lutheran Church.

Watch the tribute video

Leave a condolence on this Memorial Page

Be sure to include your name

Please note that your condolence will not appear on this page until it is reviewed. Condolences usually appear within 24 hours of being submitted.

Condolences to the Family

March 04, 2021

Dick was such a good friend and neighbor. We still kept in touch after he moved in with his daughter and her family.  We are so sorry for your loss
and will remember him fondly forever.
Thomas and Rosemary Megashko

March 02, 2021

May you all find strength to carry on and remember him always. My daughter and I were very blessed to have been his neighbor. There is nothing we would not have done for him. Richard and my daughter, Tayler would send cards to each other after he moved and would send an Indian tribe feather back and forth and we will forever be grateful for his memories. Love, Jenn and Tayler 

March 01, 2021

Uncle Richie was always quick with a joke and first to make friends of strangers. He will also be remembered for his love of singing Irish songs and unbelieveable knowledge of US history. He will be missed but never forgotten. 
Grace, Ashley, Tina and Keith Petersen

Thursday, March 04, 2021
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory
3110 Lititz Pike
Lititz, PA 17543
Map and Directions

Get Maps and Directions >
Friday, March 05, 2021
11:00 AM
Mount Cavalry Lutheran Church
308 Petersburg Rd
Lititz, PA
Map and Directions

Get Maps and Directions >
Send Flowers Online

Offering Lancaster, PA funeral services for over 70 years.

Our five funeral homes in Lancaster County makes it easy and convenient to make arrangements and host services close to home.

  • Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home Downtown Lancaster
  • 414 East King St.
  • 717-393-9661
  • Charles F. (Chip) Snyder, Jr. Funeral Director / Supervisor
  • more info
  • Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home Lititz Pike
  • 3110 Lititz Pike
  • 717-560-5100
  • Charles F. (Chad) Snyder, III Funeral Director / Supervisor
  • more info
  • Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home Millersville
  • 441 North George St.
  • 717-872-5041
  • Mark D. Burkholder Funeral Director / Supervisor
  • more info
  • Spacht-Snyder Family Funeral Home Lititz, PA
  • 127 South Broad St.
  • 717-626-2317
  • Jacqueline Adamson Funeral Director / Supervisor
  • more info
  • Bachman-Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory Strasburg, PA
  • 7 South Decatur Street
  • 717-687-7644
  • Norman T. Mable Funeral Director / Supervisor
  • more info