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Richard W. Stoeltzing

May 4, 1928 ~ October 13, 2021 (age 93)

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Age 93, peacefully on Wednesday October 13, 2021, with his wife and family by his side. Richard was born May 4, 1928, grew up in Greentree, attended Dormont High School for three years and then graduated from Mercersburg Academy. He went on to graduate from Lehigh University with a Bachelors in Engineering Physics and then earned his Maters of Science in Physics from Penn State University. Richard was a longtime employee of Westinghouse, where he developed and patented the "Proximity Sensing Device " for elevators. Richard had a love for music, demonstrated by his participation in the barbershop quartet, his ability to play many musical instruments and his seat on the Board of Directors for the Pittsburgh Opera. He was also a talented magician, book collector, dog lover and handyman. Richard was preceded in death by his first wife, Patsy (Shields) Stoeltzing, step-daughter Janice Yeo and step-son Timothy Berry. He is survived by his beloved wife of 33 years, Adele, and grandchildren; Rachel (Berry) Flick, Lori (Berry) Wick, Stephanie (Yeo) Fleming, Kristen Yeo and Logan Yeo; also survived by great-grandchildren, Tony, Grace, Eian, Kyle, Aria and Owen. Interment in Chartiers Cemetery will be private.  

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