Richard D. Stilwell

| July 9, 2018

Richard D. Stilwell, 68, of Tionesta, passed away Saturday, July 7, 2018, at UPMC Northwest.

He was born November 30, 1949, in Martinsburg, West Virginia, to the late Magnus A. and Evelyn F. Byers Stilwell. On February 23, 1973, in Monroeville, PA he married his wife, Paula E. Barton, who survives. They celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary in February.

He worked as a store manager at Thorofare Grocery until they closed their doors after 17 years. He then went to work for Steel City Products in their shipping and receiving department until he retired.

Richard loved the outdoors, he was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was a member of the Fryburg Sportsman’s Club. Richard liked collecting the outdoor patches the states would put out each year. Also, he enjoyed gardening, but his true love was spending time with his family and dogs.

Along with his wife he is survived by his children: Douglas D. and his wife, Suzanne of Ligonier, PA, and Dawn E. and husband, JT Wilks of Sweeney, TX; grandchildren: Phillip (Rachel) Stilwell, Mitchell (Kayla) Stilwell, Hailey Sue (Mason Black) Stilwell, Racheal (Colin Scott) Elaschat, Jennifer (Derek Lyons) Elaschat, Shawn Elaschat, and Nichole Elaschat; great-grandchildren: Bailey, Alexander, Jaxson, and Lorelai Stilwell; siblings: Frances D. and husband Tim McClenahan of Dunkirk, MD, and Larry Stilwell of Harrison City, PA; a brother-in-law, John Barton and his wife Nola; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister-in-law, Mary Ellen Stilwell.

Family and friends will be received Wednesday, July 11, 2018, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Borland-Ensminger Funeral Home, Inc. in Leeper, PA. Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 12, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home by Rev. Daniel Richter from the Greenwood United Methodist Church in Marienville.

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