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Richard C. Messersmith

May 8, 1940

Richard C. "Dick" Messersmith, 78, of Tower City, passed away Tuesday, February 26th.

Born in Elizabethville, May 5, 1940, a son of the late Albert and Kathryn Baker Messersmith.  He was a graduate of Upper Dauphin High School.

Dick was an Army veteran. He was employed for over 30 years at Fort Indiantown Gap Military Base, retiring as a Chief Warrant Officer 4. He was also was a veteran of the Army National Guard. He was a former member and past President of the Tower City Rotary Club; former Vice President of the Porter Tower Jaycees and past Treasurer of the Porter Tower Lions Club.

He enjoyed being outdoors, watching NASCAR, being with his dog Barney and spending time with his family.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Fred Messersmith.

Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Ginger Moore Messersmith; two children, Bruce Messersmith and his wife Sara, Tower City and Carol Reiner and her husband Rod, Tower City; one sister, Ann Sentz, Wernersville; one grandson, Eric Reiner and his girlfriend Cassondra Smith, Muir. Nieces and nephews.

Private burial will be at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville.    The Dimon Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., has been entrusted with the arrangements. To send condolences to the family visit

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