Richard A. Hiester, 70, Army Reserves vet, Greiner Industries project manager, loved the mountains

By on July 27, 2016

Richard A. “Dick” Hiester, 70, of Manheim, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, July 21, 2016, at the Good Samaritan Hospital, Lebanon.

Born in Reading, he was the son of the late Arthur and Thelma Downing Hiester. He was the loving husband of Judith “Judy” Balmer Hiester, and they celebrated their 13th wedding anniversary in May.

Dick worked as project manager/estimator for Greiner Industries, Mount Joy. He also worked as a surveyor and did drafting for several companies. Following retirement, Dick enjoyed working part time for Miller and Bixler Auto Parts, Lebanon.

He graduated in 1963 from Hamburg High School, and served in the United States Army Reserves. Dick was a member of Zion Blue Mountain United Church of Christ, Strausstown. He enjoyed traveling to the mountains and Chesapeake Bay. Dick loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are two children: Bradley, husband of Sara Hiester, of Mechanicsburg; Rochelle, wife of Kevin King, of Lebanon; step-son: Christopher Rankin of Manheim, eight grandchildren: Chelsea, Caitlyn, Robert, Kole, Morton, Hannah, Elisa and Kaden; and a sister: Karen, wife of Arthur Kissling, of Bernville.

Services were held July 26 at Buch Funeral Home, Manheim. Interment was in Haag’s Cemetery, Bernville.

To send the family online condolences, visit Buch Funeral Home, Manheim, handled the arrangements.

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