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Richard Denkenberger

Male 1911 - 2000  (88 years)

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  • Name Richard Denkenberger 
    Born 21 Jul 1911  Kingwood, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 21 Apr 2000 
    • Canton Independent Sentinel
      Richard Denkenberger

      Richard Denkenberger, on the evening of Easter Sunday, April 21, 2000,
      Richard Denkenberger 88, Alba, passed away quietly at his residence after a brief
      illness. Born July 21, 1911 at Kingwood, WV, he was one of seven children in
      the family of Joseph and Amelia (Carota) Denkenberger. His parents had
      emigrated from Austria, instilling into their children the Old World wo
      ethic. When he was eight years old the family moved to western Bradford Co.
      where they established themselves as farmers. As a young man he met Harriet
      Bassett of Grover and on August 3, 1940 they were united in marriage. Together
      they worked their dairy on the outskirts of Alba, often also employed for a
      number of years by Belmar Manufacturing Co. in Canton and later at Ward
      Manufacturing in Blossburg where he remained for 23 years until he retired in
      1973, but farming was always a top priority in his life. On August 3, 1990 Mr.
      and Mrs. Denkenberger celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. He was an
      avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed fishing and hunting in the surrounding woods and
      streams. Another type of hunting occupied his time in later years, hunting for
      wild ginseng. In the secret places known to but a few, he would reap a
      bountiful harvest of the much sought after herb. As recently as last year he
      could be found on the mountainside collecting roots and hauling them home.
      Surviving are his daughter-in-law, Barbara Bassett; granddaughter and husband,
      Gina and Chad Troublefield and two great-grandsons, all of Apex, NC; a sister;
      Elizabeth (George) Bartosch, Horseheads, NY; numerous nieces and nephews. He
      was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years; Harriet, step-son, C. Richard
      Bassett; sisters; Amelia Andrus Chilson, Anna Wilcox, Elsie Collins; brothers,
      Joseph Denkenberger, Jr., Michael Denkenberger. Calling hours will be held
      Wednesday, April 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40
      N. Center St., Canton. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, the 27th
      at 1 p.m. with retired Pastor Jasper Smith officiating. Interment will follow
      in Grover Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Mr. Denkenberger's name may be
      directed to the Guthrie Hospice, RR4, Box 154, Towanda, PA or to a charity of
      one's choice.
    Person ID I18333  1A William Bassett of Plymouth
    Last Modified 23 Sep 2011 

    Family Harriet Bassett,   b. 2 Jun 1912, Grover, Bradford County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Dec 1992  (Age 80 years) 
     1. Charles R. Bassett,   d. Deceased  [Stepchild]  [Natural]
    Family ID F07279  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart