Richard Joseph Gammache

March 23, 2017

Richard Joseph Gammache, eldest son of Richard A. Gammache Sr. passed on March 23, 2017 after a short illness at his home in Manheim Township, Lancaster PA.
Richard and Rosemarie Margaret Angel, of Port Angeles WA were married in her hometown on July 7, 1945 and made their home in Lancaster until Rosemarie predeceased Richard on February 10, 2004. His surviving children are Richard III, Denise Ellen, Gerard Paul, Michael Edward, Kathleen Marie, and Marianne Angel.
Richard served in WWII as a Naval and USCG Air Sea Rescue pilot in the Pacific theater but returned to Lancaster to manage Machined Products Co., Inc. located on Pitney Road. He was a parishioner at St. John Neumann and a founder of The Gate House AA-based rehabilitation center for men in Lititz. He was a national officer of the NSMPA professional association for metal removal machining and manufacturing. He held several patents for tools and flashlights. He also served with the SERTOMA Club of Lancaster which supported Long Park and built its amphitheater by annual Chicken Barbeques that have become world class in size and logistics.
Richard also was associated with the Lancaster Power Squadron, for which he held several official responsibilities over the years.
His children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren carry the surnames, Kopp, Saul, Hess, Zenko, Eichenger, Phillips, Baugess, Mowrey and Gammache. The Gammache/Gamache family has been in the New World since 1635 originating in New France (Montreal) and from there through Rochester, New York City, Millersville, Lancaster, and Pequea. He is known as a spiritual, good, gentle and generous Christian man. His family and friends will miss him very much and his example already is having an impact on those who knew and loved him.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:00 PM Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 601 E. Delp Rd., Lancaster with the Rev. Dan Powell as Celebrant. Family and friends will be received 2 hours prior to the service at the church. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Lancaster.

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June 13, 2017

Dear family. Tried to call Richard today. Both phones were disconnected. Was shocked, but not surprised to see he has a new address in heaven. Jim and I enjoyed him so much. As a friend, he was tops. My visit to PA and meeting all of you will forever be in my heart. God bless you all. Hugs, Konnie and Jim Cunningham

April 03, 2017

Dear Gammache Family,
The Lancaster Sertoma Club extends our sincere and deepest sympathy in the loss of Dick.  He was a long standing member of our Club and we are grateful for his extensive participation throughout the years.  Please share our heartfelt thoughts of care and sympathy with your extended family.
Lauren Musser for The Lancaster Sertoma Club

March 31, 2017

Our deepest sympathies to Mike Gammache and the whole family over the passing of your dad.  Love to all.
Gary & Suzie Johnson

March 27, 2017

So sorry to hear of your father’s passing. Our sincere condolences to you and your family. 
Dave and Susan Harnish

March 27, 2017

Michael- Peace be with you and provide comfort in this time of loss.  I’m sorry I didn’t get to know your father, he was a well respected person.  My condolences to you and your family.
Dana Dehoff

March 26, 2017

I was so sad to learn of your fathers passing.  I loved both your mom and dad and don’t have words to convey how they had helped me in so many ways. I’m sad to miss the final tribute to my friend Dick, but I must be out of town.  It makes me smile and gives me some consolation imagining your mom and dad together in heaven.               With much sympathy, Jean Dockey

March 26, 2017

Dear Rich, I was so sorry to see that your father passed on.  I remember him as a wonderful father and person.
Peace to you and yours, Tom Charles

March 26, 2017

Michael my deepest condolence toy you and your family.
Wes Geib Sr.

March 26, 2017

For Michael and family – you are in my thoughts and prayers – you shared wonderful parents with me and fond memories, sincerely, Donna M. Kaylor

March 26, 2017

Mike and April,
     Very sorry to hear of your Father’s passing.  I lost my Mom in 2015 so I know how you are feeling the loss.  Always keep the memories close to your heart and he will never leave you.

March 26, 2017

My heart and prayers go out to your family.  Dick was such a nice and wonderful man. He was so nice to my mother-in-law Anne, who worked for him and his brother for so many years.  I still remember giving some of his kids tennis lessons on his court. God bless all of you.
Bruce Mahaffey and Family

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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601 E. Delp Rd
Lancaster, PA
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