Richard Bostwick obituary 1934~2022


Richard Bostwick of Maxfield, Maine, age 87, passed away on May 1, 2022. 

Richard Bostwick
Richard Bostwick

Born in Luzerne County on May 14, 1934 to the late Richard Bostwick and Hazel Heimes, he was a good husband, father, and grandfather. 

He is survived by his three children: Steven Bostwick of Newville, David (Cindy Anderson) Bostwick of Shermans Dale, and Christine McCormick of Maxfield, ME; five grandchildren: Corinne Bostwick, Stephanie Bostwick, Daniel Bostwick, Katlyn Bostwick and Michael Bostwick; two great grandchildren: Cloie and Kiley; and his brother, Walter (Deborah) Heimes, Jr. of Newport. 

In addition to his parents, Richard is preceded in death by his beloved wife of 58 years, Mary Catherine (Lowe) Bostwick, who died in 2013 and his grandson, Derek Bostwick.

Richard retired from Capital Products in 1992, where he was a shipping dispatcher.  He was also a member of Mount Gilead United Methodist Church in Shermans Dale. 

He enjoyed the great outdoors and food.  Naturally, his favorite holiday was the Fourth of July, which combined family, food, and festivities – cookouts, fireworks, and the color red.  He volunteered as a driver for the Shermans Dale Ambulance Association.  Richard was known for always smiling and thinking positively!

The evening viewing for Richard will be held on Wednesday, May 11 from 6 to 7 p.m. in the newly renovated chapel of Nickel Lochstampfor Family Funeral Home, Inc in Loysville. 

The funeral service will be held Thursday, May 12 at 11 a.m. at Mount Gilead United Methodist Church, with Pastor Brian Doyle officiating. 

There will be a viewing an hour prior to the church funeral, from 10 to 11 a.m. 

Burial will follow the funeral service in the church cemetery

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Shermans Dale Ambulance Association, 260 Richwine Road, Shermans Dale, PA., 17090.

Arrangements entrusted to Nickel Lochstampfor Family Funeral Home, Inc.

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