Richard “Dick” Louis Cederquist, 76, of Youngsville, PA., took his final and most rewarding journey on Sunday, December 26, 2021, at his home.
Dick was born June 12, 1945, in Warren, PA. He was the son of the late Louis “Louie” and Dorothy Johnson Cederquist. Dick was a 1963 graduate of Warren Area High School.
He was employed for over 20 years with Anderson Screw Products, Jamestown, N.Y. His other employers included American Legion Post 135, Big Lots, Quality Markets and County Market. After graduating high school, he was sent aboard the USS St. Paul for his senior trip in the Navy. Dick served two tours in the Vietnam War; receiving two medals; Vietnam Service Medal and National Defense Service Medal. He reached the rank of GMG3, Gunner’s Mate, serving from 1963 to 1967. He was very proud to have served his country.
Dick volunteered for the Rouse Home, he helped with meals at the Sharing Place. Dick was a past Commander for the American Legion Post 135. He was a member of the North Warren Presbyterian Church and served on committees. Dick was a model railroader. He loved trains, big and small, and the Christmas season was special to him. He spent his retirement transforming scenes of sprawling splendor into small wonders, which came from his boyhood passion of trains, tracks, buildings, and the like. He enjoyed “antenna” tv, and in his earlier years tinkering with his motorcycle and rebuilding his 1992 Pontiac Sunbird Convertible.
He was a devoted husband. Dick is survived by his wife, Denise, whom he married on May 10, 2008, at the Sherman Lighthouse, Tionesta, PA. Two Sisters-in-law, Deanna “Dee” (Calvin) Kubecki, and Darlene “Dar” (Zachary) Williams, all of Irvine, PA. 1 Niece – Alicia Kay Kubecki of Irvine, PA., 3 Nephews – Lucas Williams of Irvine, PA., Shane (Megan) Williams, Tidioute, PA., and Jared Kubecki of Irvine, PA., and 1 Great Nephew – Chayse Kayden Kubecki of Irvine, PA.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandmother, Lottie Johnson, who was like his own mother, and his Uncle, Charles Johnson.
Friends will be received on Thursday, December 30, 2021, at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA., from 11:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M. when a funeral and committal service will be conducted at 1:00 P.M. with Rev. Burfoot “Buddy” Ward, Pastor, officiating. Face masks and social distancing will be observed. Full military honors will be conducted by members of the Youngsville American Legion and the U.S. Navy. Interment will be in Warren County Memorial Park.
Those wishing to place memorials may do so through the North Warren Presbyterian Church, 200 South State Street, Warren, PA., 16365 or Friends of the Rouse, 701 Rouse Avenue, Youngsville, PA. 16371 or Hospice of Warren County, www.hospiceofwarrencounty.org 1 Main Avenue, Warren, PA. 16365. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com.
Life is but a stopping place, a pause in what is to be, a resting place along the road to sweet eternity. We all have different journeys, different paths along the way, we all are meant to learn some things, but never meant to stay…Our destination is a place, far greater than we know. For some, the journey is quicker, for some, the journey is slow. And when the journey finally ends, we’ll claim a great reward and find an everlasting peace, together with the Lord.