Richard A. Proseus, 96, of Lancaster, PA, passed away on April 27, 2018 at the Hospice & Community Care, Mount Joy. Born in Rochester, NY, he was the son of the late Leith Proseus and Catherine (Bievenour) Proseus Sak. Richard was the loving husband of 68 years to the late Mary E. (Dickert) Proseus.
A veteran, he served in the Army Air Corps during WWII. He was an Air Force Reservist for 20 plus years. Richard retired as a chemist from Eastman Kodak. He was a pilot and taught flying lessons. Richard enjoyed photography, traveling to Europe & Korea and ballroom dancing with his wife, but most of all he loved spending time with his family. Richard was a member of the Knights of Columbus for 78 years and was also a member of the 4th Degree. He was a graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology and the University of Rochester earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry. Richard enjoyed the Boy Scouts, earned his Eagle Scout, was Order of the Arrow and a Scout Master. He was a member and usher of St. John The Evangelist Church.
Richard is survived by 4 daughters: Margaret M. Proseus, of Canandaigua, NY, Barbara P. Ives, wife of Joseph, of Landisville, PA, Judith P. Safranski, wife of Gerald, of Newark, DE and Mary P. Bell, wife of Hiram, of Odenton, MD; 6 grandchildren & 7 great-grandchildren; a brother, Leith Proseus, husband of Betty, of Rochester, NY; and a close family friend, Dr. Pamela Tarkington of Canandaigua, NY.
Richard’s family would like to thank all of the staff at Mennonite Home who not only provided their father with excellent care each and every day, but also provided him with their love.
A viewing will take place from 9:30-10 AM with A Mass of Christian Burial to begin at 10 AM on Monday, May 7, 2018 at St. John the Evangelist Church, 553 Humboldt St, Rochester, NY 14610. Interment will take place at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Rochester, NY. Please omit flowers. Contributions may be made to Peace of Christ Parish, Attn: Patty Macera, 25 Empire Blvd, Rochester, NY 14609 or to the Mennonite Home, c/o Benevolent Care Fund, 1520 Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster, PA 17601.
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