US Air Force


Richard H. Beardsley

December 8, 1949 ~ September 22, 2018 (age 68)

Richard H. Beardsley, age 68, died Saturday, September 22, 2018 in Sun City, FL. He was born December 8, 1949 in Erie, the son of the late Raymond R. and Yvonne (Main) Beardsley.

Dick was a tool & die journeyman for most of his life, working at Triangle Tool in Erie and West Penn Plastics and MTD in New Castle, PA. He served as Sergeant in the Air Force during the Vietnam War, loved dogs, collected vinyl records, enjoyed fishing, and always cheered for the “Stillers”, even after retiring to Ellenton, FL.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Richard W. Beardsley (wife Cheryl); and two brothers, Daryl Wayne Beardsley and David Paul Beardsley.
Dick is survived by his wife Karen (Stewart) Beardsley; son Neil A. Beardsley (Maria); daughter Marilou Welling (Levi); two sisters Cheryl Seib (Arthur III) of Erie, Kathleen Scott (Gale) of Harborcreek; along with two grandchildren, Richard W. Beardsley, Jr and Caitlyn Reid, and five nieces and nephews and their families.

Friends are invited to call at the Quinn Funeral Home, West 9th & Liberty St. on Friday from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM and are invited to attend Funeral Services there Saturday at 10:00 AM.
Burial with military honors will be in North East Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Lung Association, 810 River Ave., Suite 140 Pittsburgh, PA 15212.

Donations may be made to:

American Lung Association
810 River Ave., Suite 140, Pittsburgh PA 15212
Tel: 1-412-430-3062
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