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Richard Allen Peard

Thursday, April 12, 1945Sunday, June 23, 2019

Richard Allen Peard 74, a resident of Nanticoke, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 23, 2019, at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.

His loving wife of 50 years is Gloria-Jean (Harbay) Peard.

Born on April 12, 1945, in Luzerne, Richard was the son of the late William Peard Sr. and Ada (Watters) Peard.

Raised in Luzerne, Richard was a graduate of the former Luzerne High School, Class of 1963. He went on to further his education at College Misericordia, now Misericordia University, where he acquired his Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education.

A veteran of the United States Navy, Richard honorably served his country during the Vietnam Era.

Prior to his retirement in 1999, Richard was employed as a special education teacher for the Luzerne Intermediate Unit 18, Kingston.

Richard was an avid fan of the Los Angeles Dodgers and the New York Giants. He also enjoyed the many Wyoming Valley West Spartan Football games he attended over the years.

In addition to his parents, William and Ada Peard, Richard was preceded in death by his brother, Charles Peard and William Peard Jr.; and his sisters, Doreen Peard, Nancy Peard, and Marion Peard Frushon.

In addition to his wife, Gloria-Jean, Richard is survived by his sons, Matthew Peard and his wife, Christa, Nanticoke; and Gareth Peard, Sao Paulo, Brazil; his beloved dog, Joba; his sister, Kathleen Ishley, Nanticoke; his nieces, Doreen Grabowski and Kathy Grabowski; and his numerous great-nieces and great-nephews.

In accordance with Richard’s wishes, a private Blessing Service will be celebrated for his immediate family members.

Interment with the Rite of Committal will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Shavertown.

There will be no public calling hours.

Funeral Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Wroblewski Funeral Home, Inc., 1442 Wyoming Avenue, Forty Fort.

To send the Peard Family an online message of condolence, you may visit the funeral home’s website, www.wroblewskifuneralhome.com, or Facebook page.

 

Service Date
Saturday, June 29, 2019 - 10:00am
Services

In accordance with Richard’s wishes, a private Blessing Service will be celebrated for his immediate family members.

Interment with the Rite of Committal will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Shavertown.

There will be no public calling hours.

 

 

Cemetery

Evergreen Cemetery, Shavertown | View Map

Condolences

Dear Gloria Jean, I was shocked to hear of Richard's passing while on my trip to Scotland. I am so sorry for your loss. I will pray for you, and hopefully I can see you soon. Love, Dolores Calore
Really surprised. Condolences to the family. Warren Storosko
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Dear Tom,

How can I ever thank you enough for leading us through our recent experience!

I have received so many compliments on the obituary for Mike; the Funeral Mass; and the Military Ceremony at the Cemetery. Your input made all of this possible!

Rose Kayrish and Family