Richard K. Lis

May 24, 1957 ~ August 4, 2021 (age 64)


Richard K. Lis, 64, died peacefully at home on August 4,2021 at his residence with his family, hospice minister and social worker present after we prayed for him. His battle against cancer was long and helped him gain more time. He was born May 24,1957 in Philadelphia son of the late Christopher and Bertha (Mysiak) Lis. Survived by his wife of 41 years the former Joan Marie Kadelock whom he married May 17,1980 and a son Christopher, sister Patricia Cianflone, brother Thomas as well as his much-loved sister-in-law Karen (Kadelock) Ellmer, brother-in-law John Kadelock and his mother-in-law Rose Kadelock whom he enjoyed very much. Rich loved his many nieces and nephews and enjoyed spending time with all. Also need to remember his dear friends, Bryan, Edgar, Liz, Michelle, and Seth. Richard graduated from Temple University with a degree in Pharmacy and enjoyed his position as a clinical pharmacist at UPMC Altoona as well as his many coworkers through the years. He loved his clumber spaniels and his cat Rocket who never left his side. Rich was a member of the Clumber Spaniel Club of America and enjoyed traveling to dog shows around the country and a member of the National Audubon Society. His passion though was helping those who suffered from the disease of addiction. His dedication and love of people touched many lives. Also was a monitor for the SARPH program in PA which helps pharmacists with addiction issues return to the profession safely He also was a computer whiz, traveling with family to the beach and parks. Member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Cresson where funeral mass will be celebrated at 11 am Tuesday the Rev. Leo Arnone celebrant. Committal will take place at Resurrection Cemetery in Bensalem, PA. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 pm Monday at Gibbons Funeral Home, 301 Church Street, Gallitzin where a vigil service will be held Monday. The family suggest donations be made to the Hillman Cancer Center at UPMC Altoona, 800 Howard Ave. Suite 1, Altoona, PA 16601in Richard’s memory. Forever Loved

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August 9, 2021

4:00 PM
Gibbons Funeral Home
301 Church Street
Gallitzin, PA 16641

Funeral Mass
August 10, 2021

11:00 AM
St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church
211 Powell Ave.
Cresson, Pennsylvania 16630

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