Richard Donald Bollman, 88, of Hollidaysburg, passed away on Friday, March 26, 2021.
He was born Thursday, April 28, 1932 in Everett, a son of the late Meryl D. Bollman and Nettie M. (Bennett) Bollman.
On June 25, 1955 in Winchester, Virginia, he married Ella M. (Klotz) Bollman who passed away on Thursday, May 23, 2019.
Richard is survived by his children:
Roger L. Bollman and wife Virginia (Whitsel) Bollman of Hollidaysburg,
Debra A. Dey and husband Steve Dey of Altoona,
Tom E. Bollman and wife Sue (Eckenrod) Bollman of Lakemont,
Margaret “Peg" Blackie and husband Gearge Blackie of Altoona and
a brother Marlin “Pete" Bollman and wife Dorothy of Everett,
He is also survived by 14 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and many loving great, great-grandchildren, cousins, nieces, nephews and their families.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in passing by 2 sisters Shirley J. Bollman and an infant sister, and six brothers, Billy, Paul, Albert, Melvin, Bobby, and Vernon Bollman.
After attending school, he worked at New Enterprise Stone and Lime where he drove truck for four years.
Richard joined the United States Army in January of 1953 where he served as part of the Korean Military Advisory Group. He helped to train and provide logistic support for the Republic of Korea Army.
Upon returning home from the service, Richard worked as a head mechanic for many years for PennDOT until his retirement.
Richard enjoyed using the equipment while working on the farm and took great pride in it. He also loved spending time sitting on the porch with his wife.
The funeral service will be held Thursday, April 1, 2021 at 11:00 am in the chapel at Donelson Funeral Home, Main Street, Everett with Reverend John Guyer officiating.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 2:00 to 4:00 pm and 6:00 to 8:00 pm, and on Thursday from 10:00 am until the hour of service. Friends and family may share memories online at www.donelsonfuneralhome.com
Burial will be held at Ritchey’s Cemetery, Everett, PA
Arrangements by Donelson Funeral Home LLC, Everett, PA.
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