Richard Albert Speer
RICHARD ALBERT SPEER, 80, of Clinton, PA passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at home surrounded by his family. He was born October 22, 1940 in Weirton, WV, the son of the late Ross and Marion Speer. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Robert Speer and son Richard (Ricky) Speer.
Richard proudly served his country in the US Navy aboard the USS Enterprise CVN 65 from 1960-1964.
In 1981, Richard fell in love with Merna Riley and together they created a family. After retiring from Nova Chemical in 1999, he continued to serve his community. He drove the Fire Truck for Independence Fire Station 80, where he also served as Vice President. He was Scout Leader at Troop 407. He was President at Best Friends, an organization to help physically disable facing lifelong challenges and a proud member of VFW 77141 American Legion. Richard completed countless beautiful cross stiches over the years and enjoyed camping and fishing.
Surviving are the love of his life, Merna Riley; daughters, Sherry Blackwood (Steve); Amy Medvid (John); Michelle Boyle; Patricia Goodwin (John IV); Sandy Deguel (Jerry); Betty Delp; son, Patrick Riley (Emily); and brothers Ross (Skip) Speer (Lois); Roger Speer (Wendy); nineteen grandchildren; and thirteen great grandchildren.
Visitation will be Monday, October 25, 2021 2-4 and 6-8 pm at Moody Funeral Home, 1227 Route 30, Clinton, PA 15026 where his service will be held Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at 11 am. Pastor Ted J. Chapman of the Clinton Wesleyan Church will officiate. He will be laid to rest in the Hopewell-Hebron Cemetery.
Members of the Beaver County Special Unit will meet at the cemetery to provide military honors at 12 noon.
John 15:12 My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.