Richard "Dick" Joseph Eberly

Born: Thu., Jul. 16, 1931
Died: Mon., May 14, 2012


5:30 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., May 18, 2012
9:30 AM to 10:00 AM, Sat., May 19, 2012
Location: Trindle Spring Lutheran Church

Funeral Service

10:00 AM Sat., May 19, 2012
Location: Trindle Spring Lutheran Church

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Richard “Dick” Joseph Eberly

Richard “Dick” Joseph Eberly, 80, of Mechanicsburg died at Harrisburg Hospital on Monday, May 14, 2012.  He was born in Mechanicsburg on Thursday, July 16, 1931, son of the late Russell Shelley Eberly and Helen (Gutshall) Eberly.  Dick was the husband of Dilys (Fegan) Eberly who he married on November 4, 1978.

Dick graduated from Mechanicsburg High School as part of the class of 1949.  He retired from NCR Corporation as a Field Service Manager after 44 years of service.  Dick was a life-long member of Trindle Spring Lutheran Church in Mechanicsburg where he was an active member for many years and where he sang with the Senior Choir.  He also sang tenor with the Mechanicsburg Area Ecumenical Choir.  Dick was an avid golfer, bowler, hunter and wine maker.  He loved bowling at Trindle Bowl in Mechanicsburg and his membership in the Rock Spring Gun Club.

Dick was a US Navy Veteran, a life-long and active member and the current Secretary of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows – Bowmansdale Lodge, a life member of the Mechanicsburg Club, a life member of the Upper Allen Fire Department, a 44 year member of the American Legion Post 143 in New Cumberland and a former Upper Allen Township Secretary, Supervisor and Commissioner.

Dick’s survivors include his loving wife of 33 years: Dilys (Fegan) Eberly; his two sons: Stephen Eberly Sr and his wife Margaret and their son Stephen Jr all of North Carolina, Gordon Eberly of Enola; his three step-sons: David, Douglas and Daniel Wagner; his brother: Marlin “Gene” Eugene Eberly and his wife Audrey of Mechanicsburg; three step-grandsons; one step-granddaughter; five step-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  Among those preceding Dick in death are his sister Mae Adkins.

All are welcome to join Dick’s family at his viewing on Friday, May 18, 2012, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and at his visitation on Saturday, May 19, 2012, from 9:30 a.m. until time of service at 10:00 a.m. at Trindle Spring Lutheran Church, 14 State Road, Mechanicsburg, PA, 17050, with Pastor Richard G. Lorenz officiating.  Burial will immediately follow in Trindle Spring Lutheran Cemetery where military honors will be presented by the Cumberland County Honor Guard.  Honored to be pallbearers are: Jack Neibert, John Eberly, Stephen Eberly, Daryl Gochenauer, Bruce Seagrist and Lee Yohn.  Dick’s family invites everyone to join them for a time of food and fellowship at his church immediately following the burial.

The family suggests memorial contributions to his church: Trindle Spring Lutheran Church, 14 State Road, Mechanicsburg, PA, 17050.

Dick’s family has entrusted his care to Myers–Buhrig Funeral Home and Crematory, Mechanicsburg, (717) 766-3421.  Read Dick’s full obituary, share your memories and photos, offer your condolences and view his memorial video and portrait at

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Mike Phillips
   Posted Wed May 16, 2012
To Dick's family, all of his friends will miss him dearly. He certainly was a very caring individual and close friend. May God bless your family and watch over all of you in this troubled time. You will certainly be in our prayers. I will certainly miss seeing Dick on Monday night at the club and hearing his voice in the choir at church.

Louise and Jim Gosma
   Posted Wed May 16, 2012
It was with great sorrow and shock when I heard about Dick''s death on Monday. He was a great friend and I enjoyed the years I knew him at Trindle Spring Lutheran Church and sang with him on the choir. We also enjoyed the couple of times he and Dilys visited us here in Virginia Beach. He seemed to always be smiling and in good humor and never failed to bring along a bottle of his homemade wine. He will be sorely missed at the church and by the many friends I know he had, and I was proud to be one of them. Our sympathies to Dilys and the rest of the family. Our prayers are with you, and you can be sure Dick is at peace and looking down on all of you.

Dick Beane
   Posted Wed May 16, 2012
Dilys, am so sorry to hear of the passing of Dick, our prayers are with you and your family in this time of grief. He will be missed at church and at our senior group luncheons. He always brought laughter to the group. He did so much for his church and I am sure he was well appreciated.
Love and Prayers,
Dick & Carol Beane

Harry & Teri Frey
   Posted Fri May 18, 2012
To Dilys & family
We were so sorry to hear of Dick''s passing. Our prayers are with you & we will miss Dick & one of his many gift's from God, his beautiful singing voice.
God Bless!

Michelle (Zook) Serff
   Posted Fri May 18, 2012
We are so sorry to hear of Dick's passing, please know that you are in our prayers.

Karen Luther
   Posted Sat May 19, 2012
Dilys and Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Please know you all are in my thoughts and prayers.
Much Love..

Joe Levendusky & family
   Posted Mon May 21, 2012
We were so sorry to hear of Dick''s passing. I will always remember times spend with Dick at Rock Springs Gun Club. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

Surrett family
   Posted Mon May 21, 2012
We so wish we could be there to visit with you. We are so sad to hear of Dick's passing. What a blessing it is to us to have known him. He was such a wonderful example to JD, Amy and Julia. They all three said they remember him most for being so friendly, kind and hard-working. We will be praying for God's peace for you.
Love, Jeff, Debbie, JD, Amy & Julia

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