Richard L. Holler
A Loving Husband, Father and Grandfather -
Richard L. Holler, age 97, of Mechanicsburg, passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, April 24, 2022. Richard was born on Sunday, March 15, 1925, in White Hill to the late Harry W. Holler and Mae Irene (Sutton) Holler. In addition to his parents, Richard is preceded in death by his daughter, Sheree Holler; his two brothers, Kenneth Holler and Harry Holler; and his two sisters, Kathrine Holler and Vera Eppley.
Richard’s survivors include his beloved wife of 68 years, Reba Irene (Chronister) Holler; his son Jason Richard Holler and wife, Aline; and his two grandsons: Bryan Jason Holler and wife, Kelsey and Andrew “Drew” Frederick Holler and wife, Emily.
Richard was born in White Hill, PA. He proudly served his country in the Army during WWII, where he was stationed in England. As a stretcher case upon returning to the States, Richard’s wallet was retrieved from the plane, where he had left it behind, by femme fatale movie actress Veronica Lake. After his discharge from the Army, he graduated from Gettysburg College - the first in his family to earn a college degree. As an accountant, Richard worked for Hempt Brothers, Standard Oil, and spent the bulk of his professional career with Bethlehem Steel, where he retired in 1984. At age 14, Richard became a Red Sox fan. The decades of suffering as a member of Red Sox Nation were finally rewarded in 2004. The man who had doubts if he’d ever see one World Series win, lived to celebrate four Red Sox World Series Championships. He remained a diehard Red Sox fan for 83 years, still discussing their successes and failures with his son (who inherited the curse) until his death. Richard enjoyed reading Westerns. He did not shy away from new technology, as he enjoyed reading about the daily news and weather on his tablet. He also learned how to Skype, during the COVID Pandemic. Richard and Reba traveled during the early years of retirement. A history buff, they often went to Williamsburg, VA, or returned to the Gettysburg Battlefield, where he had previously retreated to study while in college. In death, Richard will be reunited with his beloved daughter, Sheree, who died in 1981, the victim of a DUI accident.
At Richard's request his family will be celebrating his life privately. A private burial in Rolling Green Cemetery in Camp Hill will be at the family’s convenience.
While Richard’s family will not be accepting flowers, they invite those wishing to celebrate Richard’s life with a memorial contribution to make them to Mechanicsburg Area Meals on Wheels, Inc., Box 1093, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055 or Trindle Spring Lutheran Church, 14 State Road, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050.
Richard’s family has entrusted his care to Buhrig Funeral Home & Crematory in Mechanicsburg, (717) 766-3421. Read Richard’s full obituary, view his photograph, offer condolences and sympathy, share stories and memories, upload photographs and videos, light a candle and sign his official guest book by visiting Buhrig.com.