Richard L. Hubler, 71, of Middleburg, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Nov. 6, 2017, at the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, after a valiant fight trying to recover from two heart attacks in August.
He was born May 20, 1946, in Ashland, a son of the late Lamar A. and Grace E. (Hornberger) Hubler, of Ashland. He was married for 49 years to the former Marsha W. Loeper, of Ashland, who survives.
Richard graduated in 1964 from Ashland Area High School. After spending two years in the Marine Corps, he worked in several accounting positions: for five years at the Laurelton Center, Laurelton, the Bible Baptist Church/Kreamer Christian Academy, Kreamer for more than 40 years, the Sunset Rink, Selinsgrove for 18 years, and the Larry Newman Agency, Sunbury for 23 years. He also taught P.E., history, Bible, and accounting classes at the Kreamer Christian Academy.
At church, Richard was known as a "gap filler," always doing the little jobs that no one seemed to notice such as changing light bulbs, shoveling stone on the parking lot, planting flowers, and filling the soda machine. The last job he did before becoming ill was helping to landscape the church parsonage. Serving the Lord had been his passion.
Richard loved playing sports as well as watching them on TV. He and his wife also enjoyed fellowship with friends, often hosting parties and game nights at their home. But foremost he loved the Lord, faithfully studying his Bible and attending every church survice whenever the doors were open.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by 12 adult foster children and four of their spouses; one brother and sister-in-law, Rodney C. and Ruth Ann Hubler; three nieces and their spouses; one nephew; and five great-nieces and great-nephews.
Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, followed by a celebration of life service at 11, at the Bible Baptist Church, Kreamer.
Burial will be in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville, on Wednesday.
Memorial gifts in Richard's memory may be made to the Missions Fund, Bible Baptist Church, Kreamer, PA 17833.
Arrangements are by the Hummel Funeral Home, 574 Hill St., Middleburg.
Published on November 7, 2017