Richard “Popeye” Fishburn, 89, of Ashland, former Locustdale resident, passed away Sunday, December 29th, at the Schuylkill Center Nursing Home, Pottsville. Born in Locustdale, he was the son of the late Joseph and Doretah Kehler Fishburn. He attended Cunningham Township High School, and was employed as an equipment operator for the former Potts Colliery, Locustdale, until its closing, and later retiring from the Gilberton Coal Company, Gilberton.
Preceding him in death was his wife Edith Schrader Fishburn passing in 2012, sisters, Mary, Margaret, Dorris, Helen, and Catherine, also brothers, Joseph, William, Robert, Elmer, Albert, Harry, Thomas, and Raymond.
Sister, Ruth wife of Richard Oyer, Upper Mount Bethel, PA
Sister, Loretta Sabol, Frackville
Many Nieces and Nephews
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a graveside funeral service, Tuesday, January 14th, 11:30 AM, in Christ Church Cemetery, Fountain Springs. Officiating will be Rev. Rose Marquardt, pastor of Grace Evangelical Church, Locustdale. Visit www.Fritzfuneralhome.com. The Richard W. Fritz Funeral Home, Ashland, is in charge of arrangements.
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