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Obituary of Richard S. Hostetter, 84


Richard Stern Hostetter Jr., 84, of State College passed away Monday, September 9, 2019 at the Village at Penn State-Atrium.

He was born September 19, 1934, in Huntingdon, PA; the only child of the late Richard Stern Hostetter Sr. and Mary McElheny (Oakes) Hostetter. On June 1, 1957, he married Mary Ellen Bleam who survives.

Mr. Hostetter earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering; and worked as a Mechanical Engineer with Bethlehem Steel Corporation for 42 years.

He was the grandson of S.K. Hostetter who was the first VP of Finance at Penn State.

In addition to his wife Mary Ellen, he is survived by two daughters, Susan Krieger (Eric) of State College, Dorothy Ardill (William) of San Diego, CA; one son Bob Hostetter (Ellen) of Frederick MD; seven grandchildren, Marie Sechrist (Jason), Anna Morris (Andrew), Heather Terry (Chris), David Ardill, Erica Krieger, Katie Sidey (Doug) and Sara Hostetter. Also surviving is his great granddaughter Haven Sechrist.

Following Mr. Hostetter’s wishes, all services will be private at the convenience of the family.

Matthew 6 vs 33-34

An online guest book may be signed and condolences sent to the family at www.heintzelmanfuneralhome.

Name of Deceased

Richard S. Hostetter



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Funeral Home

Mark D. Heintzelman Funeral and Cremation Service

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