David R. "Sam" Rhody, Sr., 82, of Tower City, passed away Thursday, May 4, 2023 at his home surrounded by his family.
Born in Joliett, February 8, 1941, a son of the late Henry and Delilah Bendigo Rhody. Sam was a 1959 graduate of the former Porter Tower High School.
He was retired from Bethlehem Steel, Steelton.
Sam was a member of St. Peter's United Church of Christ, Orwin, the Orwin Gun Club, and the Orwin and Muir Fire Companies.
He was an avid dart and trap shooter, belonging to different leagues throughout his life. He will be remembered as a lifelong Philadelphia Phillies and Eagles fan. Above all, Sam's family was the center of his world.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sons, David Jr., 2000, and Stephen, 2016; two brothers, Gene and Harold Rhody.
Surviving are his wife of 63 years, Rose Ruch Rhody; a daughter, Jeannie Fessler and her husband Ed, Pine Grove; a brother, Ralph Rhody, Joliett; grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 9, 2023 at 11:00 AM from the Chapel of the Dimon Funeral Home with Rev. Maureen Duffy-Guy officiating. Viewings will be held Monday evening from 6-8 PM and Tuesday from 10-11 AM. Burial will be in the St. Peter's Cemetery, Orwin.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to St. Peter's UCC, 427 Dietrich Avenue, Tower City, PA 17980.
The Dimon Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc. is honored to serve the Rhody family. To send condolences to the family, visit www.dimonfuneralhome.com.
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