WINDSOR — Private services will be held at the convenience of the family for Richard L. Herschel, 73, a resident of Windsor and formerly of Hartland, who passed away June 17 at his home in Windsor.
He was born Jan. 3, 1940, in Windsor the son of Richard L. Hendricks and Rita Herschel.
He received his schooling in Windsor and graduated from Windsor High School in 1958.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during peacetime.
He married Joyce Temple on July 23, 1963 in Hartland.
Richard was employed at the former Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company in Windsor for several years and later at Cone Blanchard Machine Tool Company in Windsor. He most recently was employed as a construction foremen for Lane Construction in Meriden, Conn. for several years until 1993.
He was a member of the VFW in White River Jct., and the Hartland Fish and Game Club. He was an active Boy Scout Leader for Troop 235 in Hartland for many years. He also served in the U.S. Army Reserve for several years.
Mr. Herschel enjoyed woodworking and was an avid hunter.
Survivors include five sons, Richard Herschel, Jr. and his wife, Jennifer of Webster, Mass., Lincoln Herschel of Bangor, Maine, Todd Herschel and his wife, Karen of Troutmans, N.C., Mark Herschel, of Hartland and Greg Herschel and his wife, Tonya, of Ascutney; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild; his former wife, Joyce Herschel of Hartland; one brother, Randy Oakes of Bethel; five sisters, Rae Myatt of Olympia, Wash., Doreen Thompkins, of Olympia, Carlene Kimball of Lebanon, N.H., Sandra Lyons of Lebanon and Allison Maracle of Deseronto, Ontario, Canada; and many nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Mt. Ascutney Hospital Rehabilitation Center 289 County Road, Windsor, 05089.
The Knight Funeral Home in Windsor assisted with the arrangements.
Condolences may be expressed to his family in an online guestbook at www.knightfuneralhomes.com.
This obituary first appeared in the June 27, 2013 print edition of the Vermont Standard.
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