Richard H. Epler

  • Born: July 22, 1931
  • Died: May 11, 2016
  • Location: Lebanon, Pennsylvania

Porterfield-Scheid Funeral Directors & Cremation Services, Ltd.

890 Isabel Drive
James A. Porterfield, Supervisor
Lebanon, PA 17042
Tel. (717) 272-4634

Tribute & Message From The Family

Richard H. Epler, 84, Lebanon, formerly of Mohnton, passed away Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at the Lebanon VA Medical Center. He was the husband of Jean D. Trumbore Epler. Richard was born in Reading on July 22, 1931, son of the late Wilbur A. and Margaret J. Anderson Epler.
Richard was an Army Veteran of the Korean War. He was the founder, owner and operator of Suburban Window and Door, Inc., Reading and retired in 1989 after 27 years of service. He was a member of Allegheny Evangelical Lutheran Church, Mohnton. Richard was also a member of the VFW and American Legion. He enjoyed bingo, carpentry and coin collecting.
In addition to his wife he is survived by daughter, Carolyn M. Bollinger; stepsons, Michael, husband of Kelly Peiffer of Lancaster; Edward, husband of Anne Peiffer of Lancaster; 9 grandchildren; a great grandchild and brother Cameron R., husband of Stella Epler of Mohnton.
Family and friend are respectfully invited to attend Richard's funeral service on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 10:30 AM from Porterfield-Scheid Funeral Directors & Cremation Services, Ltd., 890 Isabel Dr., Lebanon (next to Quentin Circle) with Rev. Gregory Shreaves officiating. Friends will be received beginning at 10 AM to time of service at the funeral home. Interment will be made in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery


Condolence & Memory Journal

May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.

Posted by Mike and Pam Lutz - Bernville, PA   May 16, 2016

Please accept my deepest sympathies on the passing of Dick,Uncle Dick as I always called him. Dad and him worked together both at the shop and before when he worked for Floyd at Worley's, Know that he is at rest with the Lord. God Bless Uncle Dick

Posted by Paul L. Beavens Jr. - Mohnton, PA   May 16, 2016

Jean, sorry to hear about Dick. Dick and I spent a lot of time together working on the house and farm. He taught me more about building then I would have ever learned on my own. I was very fortunate he was part of my life. The memories will out last the sorrow I feel.
Regards, Randy Schutter

Posted by A friend   May 15, 2016

As the youngest child I remember as a kid going to Suburban Window & Door and sneaking candy from marguerites desk drawer. Our family made lots of great friends there like Sonny, Bobby Kuhns, Floyd, Danny and my two uncles even worked there.
Our middle sister worked the hardest at The Shop (as we called it) building the business right along side our Father.

Posted by Peggy Epler - Family   May 15, 2016

Dear Jean so sorry for your loss our prayers are with you and your family

Posted by Grace & Lee Schrepple - Hamburg, PA - Friend   May 15, 2016

Hi Jean, so sorry to hear about Dick's passing our thoughts and prayer's are with you and your family

Posted by Lenny & Joanne LaFaver - Mohrsville, PA - Friend   May 15, 2016

He is getting buried a day after his youngest daughters birthday .

Posted by A friend   May 15, 2016