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Richard C. Saurbaugh

Posted By DeBord Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory On January 31, 2020 @ 2:35 pm In Obituaries | 6 Comments

Richard C. Saurbaugh, affectionately known as ”Swate” by friends, 79, of East Petersburg, PA, passed away at home on January 30, 2020.  Born in Baltimore, MD, he was the son of the late Carl and Mary (Gerlach) Saurbaugh.

After graduating from high school, he proudly served in the US. Army.

A true local entrepreneur, Richard’s professional career consisted of owning/operating the Humpty Dumpty Deli in Lancaster City and Wheatland Payphone.

In his spare time, he enjoyed watching sports and spending time with his loving family.

He is survived by his four children, Jason Saurbaugh (husband of Lacey) of Lancaster, Jenny Hilt (wife of Joshua) of Lancaster, Joann Hill of Mountville, PA and Peter Sheehan of W.V; grandchildren, Travis, Monique, Tiffany, Paige, Jocelyn, Leigha and Rachel; and 5 great-grandchildren.  Also surviving is a brother, Donald Saurbaugh.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Life Service on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 3:00 PM at DeBord Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory, 141 E. Orange St., Lancaster, PA 17602.  A visitation will be held at the funeral home from 1:30 PM until the start of the service.    In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to: Wounded Warrior Project, National Processing Center, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675-8517.  To leave the family on online condolence, please visit: www.DeBordSnyder.com 


Condolences for the family of “Richard C. Saurbaugh”

Condolence from Brad Gillis on February 1st, 2020 8:17 am

So sorry for your loss! Swade was a great guy! I loved going to Millersville basketball games with Jason and him in his old trans am! You will be miss swade!

Condolence from Pat Fitzpatrick on February 1st, 2020 11:01 am

Dear Jason,

Sincere condolences to you and your family on the loss of your father. May all your warm memories comfort you now and always.

Condolence from Suzanne porter on February 2nd, 2020 7:03 pm

I was very sorry to hear about your father. We always laughed a lot together and he had a great laugh!
With deepest sympathy and love,

Condolence from Woody and Sandy Gingrich on February 18th, 2020 4:28 pm

Dear Donny,
We offer our sincere sympathy to you and the rest of “Swate’s” family.
I’ll always remember our trip to pick him up in Virginia to bring him home after serving our country. and the many laughs and good times we shared over the past sixty-plus years. Rest in peace, Rich.

Condolence from Harley Shoaff on February 24th, 2020 1:08 am

Suede was an old and close friend, a genuine good guy, of whom it can be said, made the world a happier place. I will miss you, my buddy.

Condolence from Anna Hahn Weaver on June 23rd, 2020 11:32 pm

Donny,
I am so sorry to hear of Suede’s passing 6 months ago. I have fond memories of getting to know him at The Ground Floor. Those days were a very special time in my life. Condolences to all of your family.
Anna Hahn Weaver, Formerly from Lancaster

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