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Richard D. “Rick” Whitcomb
2022-04-06

            Richard D. "Rick" Whitcomb, 70, of East Greenville, PA, passed away suddenly

on Sunday, April 3, 2022. He was the loving husband of the late Penny R. Whitcomb, with whom he shared 47 wonderful years of marriage before her passing in 2020.

            Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Dean and Elaine (Jacob) Whitcomb.

            Rick was a 1969 graduate of Upper Perkiomen High School where he was a part of the 1966 Bux-Mont Football Championship team and inducted into the athletic hall of fame. He was employed at Perkiomen Tours in Pennsburg, PA for 40 years starting as a mechanic and then as a Motorcoach Operator. Many of the trips that Perkiomen Tours provided, were found from Rick's love for travel and discovering new places. Prior to that, he was a welder for the former Groner Welding in Red Hill, PA.

            He was an active member of New Goshenhoppen United Church of Christ in East Greenville, PA. He loved to be in nature, whether it was walking, hiking or being on the water in his canoe. He also enjoyed playing the harmonica and was an avid Disney and Philadelphia Phillies fan.

            Surviving are his three children, Andrew Whitcomb and wife, Jodi of Allentown, PA, Benjamin Whitcomb and wife, Khara of East Greenville, PA and Amy Hangey of East Greenville, PA; his three grandsons, Joshua and wife, Hannah, Zachary and Paul Whitcomb; a sister, Nancy Wardle and husband, Bruce of Green Lane, PA; Brother-in law, Roger Frank and and Sister-in law, Dale Westwood; and many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his partner, Denise Gealer of Chalfont, PA.In addition to his wife and parents, he is predeceased by a brother, David Whitcomb; and sisters-in law, Bonnie Christman and Peggy Frank.

            A memorial service will be held at 12 p.m. on Monday, April 18, 2022 at New Goshenhoppen United Church of Christ, 1070 Church Rd., East Greenville, PA 18041 with a burial following in the church cemetery. Family and friends may greet the family from 9 to 11:30 a.m.

            Arrangements are entrusted to Mann-Sloanker Funeral Home, East Greenville, PA.

            You may offer condolences and share memories at www.mannslonakerfuneralhome.com.

            In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the New Goshenhoppen UCC Memorial Fund or the Organ Fund at the above address.


 

 

 

 

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