Richard Eugene "Butch" Reichenbach, 69

November 22, 2009

APRIL 2, 1940-NOV. 19, 2009

Richard Eugene "Butch" Reichenbach, 69, was born into the world on April 2, 1940, and passed away from the world on Nov. 19, 2009, at Washington County Hospital in Hagerstown after a lengthy illness.

He was the youngest of 13 children of the late Mary M. Reichenbach and Irvin L. Reichenbach.

He worked as a laborer at C.E. Shirk Lumber Co. in Clear Spring.

Richard is survived by his loving wife, Beatrice E. "Bea" (Hendricks) Reichenbach; one daughter, Lori L. Shirk and husband, Rodney, of Clear Spring; one grandson, Devin Michael Shirk; and one granddaughter, Mary Margaret Shirk.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded into eternal life by several brothers and sisters.

He will be sadly missed by his wife, daughter, son-in-law, and other family and friends.

A memorial service will be Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009, at 1 p.m. at Rest Haven Funeral Chapel, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown, with the Rev. Andrew Young officiating.


Memorial contributions may be made in Richard's name to John R. Marsh Cancer Center, 11110 Medical Campus Road, Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Online condolences may be made to the family at

Rest Haven Funeral Chapel, Hagerstown, is handling the arrangements.

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