Richard B. Vorse, 82, of Girard, died Saturday, April 20, 2019 at Fairview Manor.
He was born in Erie on June 13, 1936 a son of the late Donald and Dorvel (McGuire) Vorse.
Richard was raised and educated in the Girard and Lake City areas, graduating from Springfield High School in 1954. He worked at Erie Die, Applied Plastics in Lake City and most recently Tru-Temper in Lake City where he worked for almost thirty years. Following his retirement he assisted with caretaking at the Springfield and Girard Cemeteries.
He was a member of the several local fire departments, serving a combined 50 years. He also served in the Fire Police for many years.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by, a daughter, Arvilla Bayletts; two brothers, Theodore "Teddy" Vorse in infancy and Thomas Vorse.
He is survived by his wife, Linda (Veiger) Vorse, whom he married on October 2, 1993; also by a daughter, Vickie Pinet (Thomas); four sons, Richard B. Vorse Jr., Glenn C. Vorse , James A. Vorse Sr. (Laurie), Christopher M. Vorse; a step daughter, Michelle Adkinson (Dana); a step son, Cecil Ables Jr. (Patty); 3 sisters, Evelyn Lester, Ellen Hepler (Kenneth), Dorvel Ryan (Robert); a brother, Albert S. Vorse (Sandra); many Grandchildren; great grandchildren and step grandchildren; also many nieces and nephews.
Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service at 5:00 PM on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at the Lake City Presbyterian Church, 10088 Seeley St, Lake City, with Rev. Nicola Vitiello officiating.
Richard's family would like to express their gratitude to the Fairview Manor staff for the exceptional and compassionate care during Richards last days.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Richard Vorse Memorial Fund C/O Edder Funeral Home, Inc. 309 Main St. East, Girard, PA 16417
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