Richard A. "Dick" Waite Sr. passed away peacefully on Sunday October 6, 2019 at Epworth Manor Tyrone.
Born April 11, 1947 in Philipsburg, he was the son of the late Ralph M. and Sarah J (Wilkes) Waite.
Dick resided in Ohio before moving to Houtzdale and attended Moshannon Valley High School.
On June 25, 1966 he married Patricia Jane (Lanich) Waite, who survives at home.
Dick was a former loyal and proud member of the Houtzdale Moose Lodge # 327.
He was employed as a supervisor for Lee Industries until his retirement.
He enjoyed fishing, playing cards, wood working, and especially enjoyed spending time with his family.
Along with his wife, he is survived by two daughters; Kimberly D. (Andrew) Finch of Perry OH, Susan A. (Randy) Martin of Clearfield, three sons; Richard A. (Annie) Waite Jr. of Madera, Gary M. Waite and Bradley M. Waite, both of Smoke Run.
Also surviving are three grandchildren; Douglas and Gage Waite of Madera, Jenika Finch of Perry OH and a sister Patricia McGrath of Somerset, OH.
Preceding him in death were his parents and two brothers; Ralph M. Waite Jr. and Edmond Waite.
Funeral service will be held Friday October 11, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the Birger A. Freeberg Funeral Home Inc. Houtzdale with Rev. Robert Ford officiating.
Interment will follow in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Brisbin.
Family and friends will be received Thursday October 10, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.birgerafreebergfuneralhome.com