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Richard E. Lancaster

Richard E. Lancaster, 75, Emporium, PA passed away at home with his family on Monday morning (August 30, 2021). He was born in Syracuse, New York a son of the late Edward and Marian Wood Lancaster.

He was a 1968 graduate of the University of Georgia School of Forestry. After graduation he enlisted in the US Army, serving in Vietnam during 1969. He retired from the Commonwealth of PA Bureau of Forestry where he was an Assistant District Forester on the Elk State Forest for many years.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Lynn Lancaster, his daughter Jennifer and her husband Robert Grossi of MaCungie, PA, and his son Marc Lancaster, of Pittsburgh, PA. He is also survived by his grandsons Matthew and Benjamin Grossi. He was preceded in death by his parents.

There will be no service or visitation.

Memorial Contributions may be made to The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration (theAFTD.org) or to the Cameron County Food Pantry, P.O. BOX 389, Attn David Malizia, Emporium, PA 15834

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I am sorry for your loss. I worked alongside Dick in the Elk State Forest. I admired his work ethics. He will be greatly missed.

Robert Merrill Sep 14 2021 10:31 AM

Lynn, Jennie, and Marc,

So sorry to hear of Dick's passing, you were great neighbors and he was a good person. Thinking of you during this difficult time.

Bob and Marina Leavitt

Bob Leavitt Sep 1 2021 11:00 AM

dick was a great boss to work for i only worked for him 1 spring fire season.

charles traeger Aug 31 2021 11:16 AM

We had the pleasure of knowing Richard when he was at the Forestry Office as well as during retirement when he would volunteer at the Food Pantry. He was a caring and giving person. Our prayers and condolences.

Ken & Cathy Straub Aug 31 2021 7:32 AM

Our deepest sympathy to all of your family! Prayers for all!

Harry and Gayle Mansfield Aug 30 2021 7:10 PM

Dick was one of the kindest, most honorable men I have known, and the best neighbor possible. Love and prayers to you, Lynn, and to Jennie and Marc. Your Dad has left a great legacy in and through you!
Deb Eckenroth

Deb Eckenroth Aug 30 2021 6:17 PM

We are sorry to hear about Dick's passing and thinking of you all during this time. Love, Hayley

Hayley Cox Aug 30 2021 3:05 PM