Updated: Jun 24
RICHARD ALAN SLAUGHENHOUPT, Sr., 89, of Perryville, Parker, Pa. entered eternal rest Saturday afternoon, June 20, 2020 at Chicora Medical Center following a period of declining health. Born in Eau Claire, Pa. on February 1, 1931, he was son of Harold and Marion Karns Slaughenhoupt. He was married to the former Gerre Wagner on October 11, 1952 and she survives. They shared over sixty seven years of marriage. He retired following thirty nine years of service with the Central Electric Co-Op of Parker, where his last position was Manager of Engineering. He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Parker where he served on the board and assisted with many functions pertaining to the church. Dick served from 1950-1952 with the U.S. Army, 101st Airborne, Quartermaster Corps. He was a member and past commander of American Legion Post 598 and member of VFW Post 7073, both of Parker. Brother Richard Slaughenhoupt was a longtime dedicated member of Free and Accepted Masons, beginning with membership and twice past master of Lodge #521 at Parker. He was a member of Eden Royal Arch Chapter 259, the Coudersport Consistory- Life Member of which he attained the 33rd Masonic Degree in 1998. Dick served ten years as District Deputy Grand Master of the 52nd Masonic District. He also held memberships in Jefferson Chapter 225, Butler Council 61, Lorraine Commandery 87, Laurel Valley York Rite College 97, and DuBo (Pa.) Council 268. He also was a longtime member of Connoquenessing Lodge #278 I.O.O.F. of Butler. In a recent surprise, the Grand Worshipful Master of Pennsylvania visited Lodge 521 at Parker and presented the Grand Worshipful Master’s Gold Award for Service and Dedication above the call of duty as a member of Free Masonry. An avid golfer, he served over nine years on the board of directors at Foxburg Country Club, worked with the Boy Scouts of America, assisted with both Parker and Perry Twp. Vol. Fire Departments, and thoroughly enjoyed hunting and gardening. Dick also enjoyed serving on the Board of Director of Parker Presbyterian Cemetery for many years. Surviving in addition to his wife are three children: Linda Mahood of Parker, Edith (Larry) Adams of Foxburg, and Richard Alan Slaughenhoupt, Jr. of Virginia; grandchildren: Maggie (Rich) Chandler of Parker, Sara (Steve) Dixon of Morgantown, WV., and Joshua Alan Slaughenhoupt; great-grandchildren Eric Clinger of Morgantown and Ava Chandler of Parker. He was known as Loving Pa and Great Pa to this close family. Also surviving nieces and nephews. The last survivor of a family of five, Dick was preceded in death by brother Evan and sisters Eleanor Yingling, Phyllis Garing, and Isabel Tidd. He also was preceded in death by son-in-law Don Mahood on Oct. 20, 2010. Per Dick’s request, a private visitation, funeral, and committal service will be held with burial to follow at Parker Presbyterian Cemetery.
A Celebration of Life will be held later this summer at First United Methodist Church in Parker that will include funeral, Masonic Service, and Veterans Service.
Staff of H. Jack Buzard Funeral Home at Parker is assisting family with arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to First United Methodist Church, PO Box, Parker, Pa. 16049 or charity of choice. To view/send condolences, sympathy cards, flowers, visit www.buzardfuneralhomes.com