Richard Alan McHose, Sr.
February 27, 1945 – May 14, 2016
Richard Alan McHose, Sr., age 71, of North Platte, NE, passed away at
home surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, May 14, 2016.
Rick was born February 27, 1945, to Robert, Sr. and Helen McHose in
West Reading, PA. He grew up in Berks County, PA until the family
relocated to Dauphin, PA when Rick was 11. He graduated in 1963 from
Central Dauphin High School in Harrisburg, PA.
In 1965 Rick joined the 193rd Special Operations Group of the
Pennsylvania Air National Guard and served until he retired in 1994.
Following his retirement, Rick worked for the Central Pennsylvania Blood
Bank for eight years then retired in 2003.
On June 24, 1967, Rick was united in marriage to Mary Louise Klahr at
Reading, PA and they lived in Middletown, PA for six months until
settling in Elizabethtown, PA. In 2006 Rick and Mary moved to North
Platte where they attended and supported the Berean Church.
Rick was a lifetime member of the 193rd S.O.W. as well as a member of
the National Rifle Association and P.R. Halligan Post #163 American
Legion. He was an avid gun collector and liked to hunt before he got
married. Rick always enjoyed fishing but after moving to Nebraska, he
really enjoyed fishing!
He is survived by his wife of nearly 49 years, Mary, of North Platte; son,
Richard, Jr. ‘Rick’ (Shawnaa) McHose, of Spokane, WA; daughter, Nancy
(Ryan) Hershey, of Frederick, MD; four grandchildren, Ryan McHose,
Ashlee McHose, Chase Hershey and Aidan Hershey; brothers, Robert, Jr.
(Susan) McHose, of Harrisburg, PA, and Terence McHose, of Halifax, VA;
brothers-in-law, Howard Klahr, of North Platte, Robert (Carol) Klahr, of
Elk Grove, CA, James Klahr (Anthony Tuchscher), of New Brighton, MN
and Terry (Vickie) Klahr, of Council Bluffs, IA; and several nieces,
nephews and other family.
Rick was preceded in death by his parents, Robert, Sr. and Helen; sister,
Nancy Klahr; his brother, William; and in-law, Abraham Klahr and Esther
Funeral Service will be 10 a.m. Thursday, May 19, 2016, at the North
Platte Berean Church with Pastor John Stone officiating. Burial with
military honors will follow in Fort McPherson National Cemetery.
Visitation will be Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Odean Colonial
Chapel at C & Sycamore which is in charge of arrangements. Condolences
may also be shared at odeanchapel.com. In lieu of flowers memorials are to
the Wounded Warrior Project or Samaritan’s Purse.
Born: February 27, 1945
Place of Birth: West Reading, PA
Death: May 14, 2016
Place of Death: North Platte, NE
Richard Alan McHose, Sr.