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In Memory

Rich Wessel - Class Of 1967


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On November 17, 2000 Richard S. decided to "go sailing" after a battle with cancer. Richard was raised in Clementon, NJ & attended Overbrook High School. He owned & operated 'Richard's Natural Foods Restaurant' & store in Voorhees from 1980-1996. To his customers, many of whom had health problems, Richard was always free to offer his advice, his compassion, his support & most of all his friendship. For the last 2 years Richard was in real estate sales with Prudential Fox & Roach, Voorhees, NJ & was a member of the Million Dollar Sales Club. A Vietnam Veteran who served with honor, dignity & courage, Richard received a Purple Heart & Army Commendation Medal. His wife Pat, his daughter Jillian, his son Richard, his brother Steven & his sister Julie survive him. Richard touched more lives than most of us ever will. We will miss him. There will be a memorial gathering held on Tuesday November 21 from 7-10pm at the Moorestown Community House on Main St. in Moorestown. The family requests that in lieu of flowers contributions be made "in memory of Richard S. Wessel" to the following foundations: Social Work Dept. at Fox Chase Cancer Center, Cottman & Central Aves, Phila, PA 19111 or to: Children's Hospital Foundation, 34th & Civic Center Blvd.,Phila, PA 19104.

Publication date: 11/19/00