Richard R. Stichter, Sr.

Richard R. Stichter, Sr., 83 of Elkton, MD passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 25, 2018 at the Heartland Hospice House.

Richard was born in Trainor, PA, the son of the late Margaret (Nasco) and Robert L. Stichter. He worked 40 years starting as a relief operator and retired as a unit supervisor at the Delaware City refinery. Richard spent a few years retired in Florida. He enjoyed target shooting and was a board member of the Citrus County Shooters Club. Additionally, he was an avid Philadelphia sports fan who thoroughly enjoyed the Eagles Super Bowl victory this year. In addition to his parents, Richard was predeceased by his daughter, Roberta E. Campbell in 2007.

Richard is survived by his wife of 63 years, Doris (Allen) Stichter; his sons, Richard R. Stichter, Jr., Roger S. Stichter and his wife, Cheryl of Newark; his grandchildren, Jason S. Campbell, Richard R. Stichter, III, Lori Anne Rapposelli, and Kelly Lie Stichter; his great-grandchildren, Zoey R. Campbell, Locke R.Campbell, and Raegan E. Rapposelli; his sisters, Mary Ann Jones, and Donna Doble.

Funeral services will be private. Neither flowers nor contributions are necessary. Online condolences may be sent to


Submitted by Dab on
I’m sorry for your loss of your dear loved one. Dads are special and are terribly missed. Words say little at much you will miss him. Know that the God is close to the broken-hearted, Psalm 34:18. Soon sickness pain and death will be a thing of the past, Rev 21:4

Submitted by Ron Wood on
Dick worked with me on the refinery's Stack Gas Scrubber and he was one of the best shift foreman. He was competent and treated all of the operators fairly. It was a privilege to work with him. I am sure he will be missed.

Submitted by Rebecca on
Grief can be so hard and painful, but our special memories  can help us to cope. I'm sorry to hear about your loss and wanted to share the Bible's hope of a resurrection at a time when there is no more sickness, pain or death right here on earth. This is the promise from our heavenly father according to Revelation 21:3,4. Sincerely Rebecca