Richard Allen Bashore, Sr., 72, of Bethel, passed away peacefully on October 10, 2021.

Born on October 29, 1948, he was a son of the late Harry W. Bashore and Beatrice M. (Sweitzer) Bashore Brown and the step-son of the late Allen Brown. He was the widower of Debra Emma Rose (Barto) Bashore with whom he celebrated 50 years of marriage.

Surviving are his two sons, Richard A. Bashore, Jr. husband of Donna of Pine Grove and Keith Bashore husband of Teresa of Fredericksburg; four grandchildren, Cody Bashore husband of Destiny (Hartman) of Lebanon, Amanda (Bashore) wife of Christopher Ream of Lebanon, Travis Bashore of Hamburg and Brittany Bashore of Fredericksburg; one great-granddaughter, Hadley Bashore; brother, Ricky Bashore of Bethel and sister, Bonnie Valerio and spouse of Alabama.

Richard was employed for many years at Post Precision in Strausstown and a few years for Hackman Paving until his retirement. He had served in the United States Marine Corp for which he was very proud of but most of all, he was proud of his wife Debra and his family. Richard had a love for muscle cars and enjoyed going to car shows. In his younger years, he could be seen driving around in one of them. He was of the Christian faith and will be deeply missed by his family and friends.

As per Richard’s wishes, services and interment will be private at the convenience of the family.