Richard E. Chronister

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Richard E. Chronister


     Richard E. Chronister, 82, of Akron was reunited on December 27, 2023 with his wife of 60 years, the love of his life Evelyn M. (Shughart) Chronister who passed two days earlier.

     Born in York, Richard was the son of the late Wilson E. and Hilda M. (Strayer) Chronister. He was a 1959 graduate of William Penn High School, York, PA.  Richard was an Army veteran and served in Vietnam. He retired from Thermacore as an industrial assembler.

     He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Leola and the York Corvette Club. Richard enjoyed spending time with his family and rides in his Corvette.  He was an avid fisherman.

     Mr. Chronister is survived by two daughters – Michelle L. married to Todd Moyer of Ephrata PA, Deborah A. married to Craig Rider of Greenwood DE; two granddaughters – Lauren Moyer of Reading PA and Tayler Moyer of Ephrata PA; a sister-in-law, Karen Chronister, York.  He is preceded in death by a brother Donald L. Chronister.

     A Celebration of Life service will be held on Friday, Jan. 5, 2024 at 2 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, 18 Quarry Road, Leola, PA. The family will greet friends after the service. Private interment of ashes will take place in Trumbauer Memorial Cemetery, Leola.

     Memorial contributions may be made in Richard’s name to Hospice & Community Care, PO Box 4125, Lancaster PA 17604-4125.

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