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Obituary for MSGT Richard L. Fies
MSGT Richard L. Fies, 82 years, of Whitehall, went to be with the Lord on Sunday morning, March 10, 2013 at his home, surrounded by his loving family and friends. Born in Reading, Richard was the husband of Beverly (Seng) Fies of Whitehall and celebrated 31 years in September. Richard was a Drill Instructor, Recruiter and Mechanic for 29 years in the US Marine Corps, serving in both the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He is a life member of the Marine Corps League; Hokendauqua American Legion Post #739 and the VFW. Richard was a 1949 graduate of Hershey High School in Hershey, PA. Surviving along with his wife are his sons Rick and family of Waterloo, NY; Mike and family of Albuquerque, NM; Cliff and family of Long Beach, CA; Joe and Shaun at home; daughter Teresa Hart and family of Bakersfield, CA; 9 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by brothers Will and Charlie and sisters Katherine, Jinnie and Barbara Ann. Memorial services will held at 2pm Saturday March 16th, 2013 at the Egypt VFW Post #7293 followed by a reception held at the Hokendauqua American Legion Post #739. In lieu of flowers the family requests a toy donation for the Marine Corps Toys for Tots drive.