Richard Magdon

Richard Lewis Magdon

1944 - 2020

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Obituary of Richard Lewis Magdon

Richard L. Magdon, 75, of Wilkes-Barre, entered into eternal life on January 8 at home surrounded by his loving family. Born March 2, 1944, in Wilkes-Barre, he was the son of the late Stanley J. and Irene F. Blakeslee Magdon. He was raised in New Jersey returning to Bear Creek Twp., along with his parents in the early 80’s. Richie attended the Day Development Program of Community Counseling Service (CHS) in Kingston for many years and treasured his many friendships there. Richie was the pride of his parents and entire family. He loved his family without condition and without a doubt gave so much back to them through his smiles and his personality. He was a delight to anyone he came in contact with. Those who knew Richie knew the gentleman that he was. He would always offer a handshake to the men and without hesitation would give that loving hug to the ladies. He was a super model, a special son, brother, brother-in-law, uncle and great-uncle. He loved bowling, dancing and swinging to the tunes of a polka and of all Elvis Presley tones. Richie was a member of Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Community of Plains Twp. Beside his parents, he preceded in death by his sister-in-law Carol Urban Magdon and niece Dorothy (Dorrie) Magdon Hreha. Surviving are his sisters, Joyce (Joe) Yamelski, Plains Twp., Pa. with whom he resided, JoAnn (Walter) Zacios, Dupont and Whitehouse Station, NJ. and brothers, Stanley (Missy) of Cumming, Ga., Donald (Janice) Las Vegas, NV., Robert (Patty) of Deatsville, Ala., John (Mary) of Lapatcong, NJ, Ronald (Nancy) of Sunrise, Fl., Gary (Mary) of Dupont, Pa. Richie leaves behind 24 nieces and nephews, 25 great nieces and nephews and 2 great-great nephews. Funeral services will be held on Monday, January 13, 2020, at 9:30 a.m. from Yanaitis Funeral Home Inc., 55 Stark Street, with a mass of Christian burial at 10:00 a.m. in Saint Peter and Paul Church, Hudson Road, Plains Twp. Interment will be in Saint Peter and Paul Cemetery, Plains Twp. Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday, January 12, from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to the “Parents/Friend Group” at the Day Development Program c/o First Hospital, 562 Wyoming Avenue, Kingston, Pa 18704 or to the Deutsch Institute, 835 Jefferson Ave., Scranton, Pa 18510. Special thanks are needed to be given to Hospice of the Sacred Heart, to his primary care givers, the last Dr. Edward Carey and Dr. Ronald Nardell for the professional care and compassion. The family wishes to express their sincere thanks and gratitude to all who came into Richie’s life and for those who offered him support, a smile and a kind heart. His memory will live on forever. You will always be in our hearts Richie, and we will love you always…. Rest in peace Honey…
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Sunday
12
January

Visitation

3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sunday, January 12, 2020
Yanaitis Funeral Home Inc.
55 Stark Street
Plains, Pennsylvania, United States
5708222416
Monday
13
January

Funeral Service

9:30 am - 9:50 am
Monday, January 13, 2020
Yanaitis Funeral Home Inc.
55 Stark Street
Plains, Pennsylvania, United States
5708222416
Monday
13
January

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Monday, January 13, 2020
Saints Peter and Paul Church
13 Hudson Road
Plains, Pennsylvania, United States
570-825-6663