Obituary Notice: Richard Sommerville Breth

Richard Sommerville Breth, 79, a long-time resident of Clearfield, died peacefully Friday, June 2, 2017 at The Orlando Lutheran Towers in Orlando, Fla. 

He was born in Clearfield on Nov. 28, 1937 to the late Herbert E. “Bud” and Beatrice R. (Sommerville) Breth. 

He is survived by his son, Erich (Melissa) and his grandson, Aaron of Henderson, Nev. He was a brother to Michael, Judith and the late Cynthia. 

He was a 1956 graduate of the Clearfield Area High School. He then went on to serve as a sergeant in the U.S. Army, where he was stationed in Germany.

He also attended Pennsylvania State University for a time before moving to Philadelphia, where he went into club management. 

He is now laid to rest at Crown Crest Memorial Park in his hometown.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Bennett & Houser Funeral Home, Clearfield.

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