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Richard L. Hess

Richard L. Hess

Apr 30th, 1924 - Aug 1st, 2021
  • Birth Date: Apr 30th, 1924
  • Death Date: Aug 1st, 2021
  • Funeral Date: Aug 6th, 2021
  • Location: St. Mary's UCC, Silver Run
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Biography: Richard Laverne Hess, 97, passed peacefully on Sunday, Aug 1, at home surrounded by his family.  He is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Beatrice Geraldine (Brown) Hess, and in June celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary.  Surviving children are Geoffrey Hess, Nancy Pettie and husband, John, Richard "Rick" Hess, Jr. and wife June, Ruth Eichler and husband Robert, and Melissa Hess. He is survived by his grandchildren, Laura Hess, Cherie Weaver, Michelle Pettie, Stephanie Pettie, Jennifer Farrow and Megan Ramsburg; and his great grandchildren:  Patrick Mattingly, Shannon Mattingly, Joey Caplinger, Gavin Rouse, Ilana Rouse, Chase Farrow, Madison Ramsburg and Jackson Ramsburg. Richard is survived by one brother, Leo Hess and numerous nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by brothers, Donald and John Hess, grandson David Hess and great grandson Ryder Farrow.

Richard was born to Lloyd and Annie (Calvin) Hess and grew up in Mayberry on the family farm.  Post his education, he founded Hess Bus Service, which he owned and operated for many years until his retirement.  He was also employed by Carroll County for many years as a school bus driver.  All who crossed his path knew him as fair, giving, kind and gentle man.  Richard was a long time member of St. Mary's UCC in Silver Run.  He had talent and skills as "Mr. Fix-It", enjoying the challenge of repair of small engines.  He loved spending time with his family and watching sports, and in earlier years enjoyed fishing and hunting.

The family will receive friends Thursday, Aug 5, from 2 - 4 and 6 - 8 P.M. at Little's Funeral Home, 34 Maple Ave., Littlestown, PA.  Funeral Service is Friday, Aug 6, at 11 A.M. at St. Mary's UCC with The Rev. Sam Chamelin officiating.  Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Silver Run.  Online condolences may be offered on  In lieu of flowers, contributions in Richard's memory may be sent to his church @ 1441 E. Mayberry Rd., Westminster, MD  21158.

Elaine Thomas
Aug 5th, 2021 12:19 pm
Dear Nancy and Family--So sorry for your loss. You have been and will continue to be in our prayers--for deep peace and comfort.
"The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the LORD turn his face toward you and give you peace." Numbers 6: 24-26
Lou (Forsythe) Sowers
Aug 4th, 2021 10:54 am
My heart and soul are with your family for the lost of your husband and father. I knew your family well because with were raised in Silver Run and my dad (Bob Forsythe) worked with your father sometimes. Richard will truly be missed by all who knew him. He was a very kind and happy man. Remember that he is now above you and looking down upon you all to keep you safe, healthy and happy. Remember the times he put a smile on your face. You all take care. Lou

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