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Richard Stanley Witmer, Jr.

August 18, 1943 ~ November 5, 2019 (age 76)


Richard Stanley Witmer, Jr.

A Movie Buff -

Richard Stanley Witmer, Jr., age 76, of Mechanicsburg, passed away at UPMC Pinnacle Carlisle on Tuesday, November 5, 2019.  Richard was born on Wednesday, August 18, 1943 in Mechanicsburg to the late Richard Stanley Witmer, Sr. and Irma (Stambaugh) Witmer.  In addition to his parents, Richard is preceded in death by his sister, Lois A. Witmer.

Richard’s survivors include his sister, Nancy Dobbs and her husband, Jim, of Shippensburg; and his two nephews: James R. Dobbs, IV and his wife, Charlotte, and their daughter, Anna, of Carlisle, Richard S. Dobbs and his wife, Amy, and their son, Trey, of Enola.

Richard graduated from Mechanicsburg High School as part of the class of 1961.  He worked as a projectionist for nearly 50 years at various theaters in the Harrisburg area.  Richard was quite the movie buff and he loved to watch Turner Classic Movies (TCM).

All are welcome to join Richard’s family at his graveside service on Friday, November 8, 2019, at 9:45 a.m. at Rolling Green Cemetery, 1811 Carlisle Road, Camp Hill, PA 17011.

Contributions in celebration of Richard’s life can be made to the Humane Society of the Harrisburg Area, 7790 Grayson Road, Harrisburg, PA 17111,

Richard’s family has entrusted his care to Buhrig Funeral Home and Crematory in Mechanicsburg, (717) 766-3421.  Read Richard’s full obituary and sign his official guest book at

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Graveside Service
November 8, 2019

9:45 AM
Rolling Green Cemetery
1811 Carlisle Road
Camp Hill, PA 17011


Humane Society of the Harrisburg Area
7790 Grayson Road, Harrisburg PA 17111-5417

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