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Richard J. Thornton

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Richard J. Thornton, 63, of Carlisle, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 20, 2014, at the Lebanon V. A. Medical Center.  He was born on Sept. 22, 1950, in Painesville, OH, a son of the late Richard G. Thornton and Florence E. (Bishop) Thornton Nichols.

Richard was a US Army veteran of the Vietnam War and was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal and the Vietnam Campaign Medal with one O/S Bar.  He retired from Letterkenny Army Depot after 25 years of service.  Richard was a faithful member of the Carlisle Church of God.  He enjoyed playing the guitar, singing, hunting, fishing, boating, camping and playing cards.

He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 44 years, Patricia L. (Failor) Thornton, two daughters; Tammy L. and her husband, Ronald Stine of Newville and Tonya L. Thornton-Karper and her husband, Merle David Karper of Shippensburg, one sister, Dawn Nichols of Waterford, two grandsons; Tanner Thornton and Maddux Karper and many nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his brother, Harry Thornton and his sister, Floetta Wilhelm.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 25, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. in the Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, with Pastors Dean H. Ramsey and Robert F. Myers officiating.  Burial with military honors by Cumberland County Honor Guard will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Newville.  A viewing will be on Thursday from 6 – 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home and on Friday from 9:30 a.m. until time of services.  www.Since1853.com



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We are so sorry
He was loved and he will be missed
Donny Prall
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Our heartfelt sympathy is extended to the Thornton family as they mourn the passing of their loved one. My prayers are with you on this familiar road.

Ms Anita K. Gutshall & sons
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My heart is broken, May God watch over each and every one of you and give you comfort.

"Rejoice ye in that day, and leap for joy: for, behold, your reward is great in heaven."
-Luke 6:23

Amen
Debra and Brian Dillman
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To the Family. My the God of all Comfort, speak peace to you and give you assurance of seeing one another again in Heaven, for without this Hope dwelling in us there would be no Peace, God's Peace. We love you and look forward to seeing you this fall and if not, then in Heaven.

Bill & Peggy Hershey
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So sorry for your loss. I know you loved him a lot

Denise
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I love and miss you dad! Enjoy heaven.
Baby
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I WORKED WITH DICK IN THE EARLY 90'S @ LETTERKENNY; HE WAS A HARD WORKER AND FUN TO BE AROUND. HE WILL BE SADLY MISSED.

WENDY
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We are so sorry for your loss. Dick was a wonderful man & we feel lucky to have known him. We are praying for your family at this difficult time.
Cris & Kari Dillman
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Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, Inc.
Since 1853
630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, PA 17013
Phone:  (717) 243-2421
 
"Five Generations of Service"
 
Steven A. Ewing, FD, Supervisor, Owner
 
William M. Ewing, FD
(1926 ~ 2009)
Seymour A. Ewing, FD
(1926 ~ 2009)
Jessie Morrison Ewing, FD
(1892 ~ 1988)
William J. Ewing, FD
(1898 ~ 1934)
Hastings A. Ewing, FD
(1866 ~ 1924)
Alexander B. Ewing, FD
(1831 ~ 1903)

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