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Richard Livingood

February 7, 2005
Richard Livingood
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Obituary for Richard Livingood

Richard Delmer Livingood, 72, of East Finley Township, Washington County, Pa., died unexpectedly at his home Monday, February 7, 2005.He was born October 25, 1932 in Richhill Twp., Greene Co., Pa., a son of Jesse Franklin and Luella Marie Whipkey Livingood and had been a resident of Columbus, Ohio and Morris Twp., Washington Co., Pa. prior to moving East Finley Twp. Mr. Livingood was a member and former elder of Old Concord Presbyterian Church. He was a 1951 graduate of Richhill High School, and attended Waynesburg College and Greer Technical in Chicago, IL. for tool and die training.Mr. Livingood was a brother Master Mason 32 of Claysville Lodge #447 FAM, and was a Scottish Rite member of Coudersport Consistory and Syria Mosque Shrine. He was a veteran of the Korean War where he served as a staff sergeant with the U S Air Force in the 91st Reconnaissance Wing and was a founding member of the 324th Strategic Reconnaissance Squadron. He was awarded the Good Conduct Medal and the National Defense Service Medal.Mr. Livingood was a former employee of Klemp Grading Corp, and US Industries, both in Chicago, Il., After returning to Greene County in 1968, he was employed by Curtis Machine and Star Manufacturing, both of Washington and was last employed as the co-owner and operator with his wife of Livingood Grocery and Hardware in Graysville, Pa. prior to retiring in 1987.He was married to Donna Mae Rush Livingood who died in September 15, 1974 and on January 4, 1975 he married Mary Lee Scott Crouse Livingood who survives. Also surviving are three sons, Mark Livingood of Charleroi, Pa., Bruce, husband of Mei Yee Teh Livingood and Carl, husband of Lisa Sliman Livingood both of Prosperity, Pa.; one daughter, Barbara, wife of Kirk Lamay of Washington, Pa.; one step son, Glen Edward, husband of Pia Johanson Crouse of Prosperity, Pa.; one step daughter, M. Teresa, wife of Scott Roberts of Rogersville, Pa.; two foster sons, Chris, husband of Kim Bonucci Dille of Cecil, Pa. and Brian Dille of Washington, Pa.; nine grandchildren, Jason, Cory, Ean, Paul, Max, Tyler and Lexi Livingood; Brandon Lamay, Jennifer Lamay Rausch; five step grandchildren, Haddie and Olivia Roberts, Jill, Emil, and Sam Crouse; five foster grandchildren, Chad, Tyler, Logan, Shannen and Keith Dille; one great grandchild, Titan Kyle; one brother, Jesse Robert, husband of Mary Ealy Livingood of Graysville, Pa.; two sisters, Alice, wife of Donald Dille of Fort Walton Beach, Fla. and Ruth Geraldine Auld of Claremont, Calif.Deceased in addition to his first wife is one brother, Kenneth Elmer Livingood. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Old Concord Presbyterian Church, 155 Old Concord Road, Prosperity, Pa. 15329.

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