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Richard L. Lease, 85, of Milton, formerly of Somerset, passed away on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, at his home.
He was born Feb. 11, 1932, in Johnstown, a son of the late John M. and Gertrude (Kelly) Lease. He was married to the former Betty Louise Walker and his death breaks a marital union of 64 years.

Richard was a graduate of Boswell High School and had served in the Marine Corps and the Army during the Korean War. He was a truck driver for Cooper-Jarrett Trucking Co.
He was a member of Faith Lutheran Church, Lewisburg, the American Legion, Montandon, the VFW, Milton, the DAV and Military Order of the Purple Heart, and the Norry Gun Club.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three children and their spouses, Christopher J.and Juanita Lease, Dawn M. McManus, and Bruce D. and Jane Lease, all of Milton; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Donna Campbell, of Pauls Valley, Okla., Carla Parris, of Diamond Barr, Calif., and Courtney Brenneman, of York.
He was preceded in death by one daughter, Jackie A. Reitenbach; one grandson, Christopher L. Lease; and three brothers, Jack, David, and Donald Lease.

Funeral services will be announced at a later date by the Shaw Funeral Home, 400 N. Front St., Milton.

Condolences may be shared at www.shawfuneralhomeinc.com.
Published on February 3, 2018
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