Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
August 24, 2012 10:51 am EDT


MANSFIELD — Richard E. Getz, 79, died Aug. 23, 2012, in Kingston of Ashland.

Richard was born Dec. 3, 1932, in Mansfield, to Edward and Josephine (Rosenbaum) Getz. He served in the Army during the Korean War. He first began working alongside his father and brother operating Edward Getz and Son’s Construction; later as Richard Getz and Son Construction.

Survived by wife, Elfriede Getz; daughter, Carolyn (Terry) Au; son, Steven (Renee) Getz; seven grandchildren; brothers, Roland (Shirley) Getz and Paul (Delores) Getz; sister-in-law, Leona (Robert) Freund; numerous nieces, nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation is today, 5-8 p.m., the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home. Worship service and thanksgiving for the life of Richard will be Saturday, 10:30 a.m., Apostolic Christian Church, 1332 Middle Bellville Road. Richard’s nephew, David Freund, will officiate. Burial in Mansfield Memorial Park.

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