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Obituary for Richard R. Sampsell

Richard R. Sampsell, 92, of Bellefonte, passed away Thursday, November 23, 2017 at The Oaks in Pleasant Gap. Born on December 29, 1924, in Mingoville, he was the son of the late Ralph Sampsell and Beatrice (Ray) Sampsell. On February 8, 1947, he married Vera (Sholl) Sampsell, who survives at home.

He was a graduate of Bellefonte Area High School. Richard worked as a purchasing agent for Cerro Copper and Brass, was a VP for Sitkin Smelting Refining, he then also worked as a courier for M&T Bank.

Richard is survived by one son, Richard K. Sampsell of Bellefonte, two granddaughters; Stephanie Moyle (Arthur) and Chelsea Sampsell, and two great grandchildren; Evan and Savannah Moyle. He was the last of his generation. Richard was a member of the Pleasant Gap United Methodist Church and Old Fort Lodge #537 F&AM Masonic Lodge.

There will be a public visitation held on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 from 10:00am until 11:00am, with a Masonic service at Wetzler Funeral Service, Inc., 206 N. Spring Street, Bellefonte, PA 16823. Funeral services will be held at 11:00am at the funeral home with Pastor Crystal Baumgardner officiating. Burial will follow in Zion Cemetery, Bellefonte. Online condolences may be made to the family at

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