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Richard Debolt

July 30, 1954 — April 19, 2020

Richard DeBolt, age 65, of New Freeport, passed away Sunday, April 19, 2020 in his home with his family by his side.

Born July 30, 1954 in Waynesburg, son of the late James H. and Betty (Wycoff) DeBolt.

Richard was a Greene County resident his whole life. He began working for Atlas Railroad when he was 17 years old. After ten years with Atlas, he started cutting timber for a living. His two sons, Richard and James also helped with the timbering from the time they were 12 years old. Richard operated the timber business for 48 years before retiring. He still went out with his boys after he retired to help with marking up logs and watch over his boys while they worked. Richard enjoyed farming, canning, gardening, cooking and most of all, spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Richard is survived by three children, Richard (Amanda) DeBolt, of Springhill Twp., Shela (Jake) Wise, of New Freeport and James (Nikki Neff) DeBolt, of Jefferson; six grandchildren, Shelby, Luke and Brittany Wise, Madyson, Krysten and Kendall DeBolt; three great grandchildren, Raven, Wesley and Paislee Wise; three siblings, James H. DeBolt, of Hundred, WV, Marine Simpson, of Waynesburg and Charlotte Pecjak, of Carmichaels.

Richard was preceded in death by five siblings, Johnny, Linda Howard, Jack and Roger.

A memorial service will be held at a later date and arrangements have been entrusted to Kesterson-Rush Funeral Home, LLC. 3275 W. Roy Furman Hwy. Rogersville, PA. 15359. Telephone: 724-499-5181.

Please view and sign the online tribute wall at www.kestersonfh.com.

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