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Richard T. "Dick" Hood

April 1, 1923 ~ March 29, 2024 (age 100) 100 Years Old
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Richard Hood Obituary

Richard T. “Dick” Hood, 100, of Murrysville, passed away Friday, March 29, 2024, at his home. He was born on Easter Sunday, April 1, 1923, in Baden, Pa, son of the late William and Ella (Marr) Hood. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn (Mitsch) Hood; a brother, William (Agnes) Hood, and a sister, Ruth (Jack) McCabe.

Richard was a Private 1st Class in the 2nd Division, 10th Marines serving for 3 1/2 years during World War II. He fought in the battles of Tinian, Saipan, and Okinawa receiving a purple heart at the battle of Saipan.  After the war, Richard graduated from Thiel College and then worked for 40 years as a research chemist at Kopper's Company where he had patents for rubber and wood adhesives including one which was used in Michelin, Bridgestone, and Firestone tires. He was a member of Christ's Lutheran Church, Murrysville and over the years had served as treasurer, Sunday School teacher, and council member. He was a kind and patient man who kept a positive outlook through his entire life. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather and will be missed by all. 

Richard is survived by three children, Marilyn Davis, Janine (Mark) Dreibelbis, Jim (Leslie) Hood; six grandchildren, Michael (Amy) Davis, Jill (Chris) Fugate, Becky (Vincent) Mazzei, Brian (Elizabeth) Dreibelbis, Ashley Hood DiazGranados, Courtney (Zac) Hood; 12 great-grandchildren, Evan, Owen, Alexander, Lukas, Colton, Zachary, Evelyn, Jonah, Emma, Nathan, Lily, and Lyla. He is also survived by a sister, Helen Meinert and numerous nieces and nephews. Entrusted with arrangements is Hart Funeral Home, Inc., Murrysville. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Christ's Lutheran Church, 5330 Old Logan Ferry Road, Murrysville, PA 15668. Visitation is from 10 to 11 a.m. on his 101st birthday, Monday, April 1, 2024, at Christ's Lutheran Church, with a funeral service to follow at 11 a.m.  Interment will be private at Pleasant Hills Cemetery, Wexford, PA. with military honors accorded by the United States Marine Corps.  For online condolences, please visit www.hartfuneralhomeinc.com. 

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Visitation
Monday
April 1, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Christ's Lutheran Church
5330 Logans Ferry Road
Murrysville, Pennsylvania 15668

Funeral Service
Monday
April 1, 2024

11:00 AM
Christ's Lutheran Church
5330 Logans Ferry Road
Murrysville, Pennsylvania 15668

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