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Richard Lee Bess

September 7, 1942 December 21, 2015
Richard Lee Bess
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Richard Lee Bess, 73, of Glen Richey, passed away Monday December 21, 2015 at Penn Highlands Clearfield Hospital.
Born September 7, 1942 in Salamanca, NY, he was the son of Harold Lee and Gertrude Marie (Deutsch) Bess.  Mr. Bess had been self-employed owning Bess Locksmith and Small Engine Repair and prior to that had been employed by the former Superior Pet Products of Curwensville and the former Howes Leather of Curwensville.
He was a member of the Glen Richey Primitive Methodist Church and was a US Air Force Veteran of the Vietnam War.
On March 31, 1978 he wed the former Sue Ann Snyder who survives along with his first wife Jean E. Best of East Hampton, MA, 2 daughters Elizabeth M. Bess and her companion Thomas Theroux and Kathleen Truehart and husband Scott both of East Hampton, MA and 3 grandchildren Valarie Ann Bess and companion Joseph Koss, Joseph Zalucki and Nancy Truehart.
Also surviving are 3 brothers-in-law and a sister-in-law.  Thomas L. Snyder Sr., Joseph N. Snyder, Mary Elizabeth Carrillo and husband Earnest and Jack L. Snyder and wife Bonnie as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his in-laws Alfred and Dorothy (Prough) Snyder, brothers-in-laws Donald H. and Alfred E. Snyder and sister-in-laws Majore M. Young and Helen L. “Peg” Thomas.
At the request of Mr. Bess there will be no public visitation.
A Memorial Service will be held Saturday April 30, 2016 at 2:00 PM in the Primitive Methodist Church in Glen Richey with the Reverend Duane Stiner officiating.  Interment will be in Mass.
Online condolences may be made to the family at
The Chester C. Chidboy Funeral Home, Inc. of Curwensville is in charge of the arrangements.
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