Richard L. Didyoung, 77, Temple, died Aug. 10, 2008, at 12:19 p.m. of natural causes in Reading Hospital.Born in Reading on Nov. 11, 1930, he was a son of the late Leo and Goldie (Kieffer) Didyoung.

He worked as an electrician at Parish Structural Products Division of Dana Corp., Reading, until retiring in 1993. He previously had been employed as a mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service.

He was a member of Alsace Lutheran Church, Reading.

Didyoung served in the Navy during the Korean War, aboard the destroyer-minesweeper USS Fraser. He attended several reunions around the country with his shipmates.

He was an avid outdoorsman and truly enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a member of several area social clubs, including North End Rod and Gun Club and Lucky Star Association, Reading.

Surviving are two daughters, Denise L., wife of Dean Reinert, Kutztown; and Patrice L., wife of Nicolas Zaffary, Spring Township; and two sons, Richard L. Didyoung Jr., Loysville; and Rocky P. Didyoung, Reading.

Other survivors include a sister, Betty L., wife of Jack Stoudt, Fleetwood; and a brother, Carl Didyoung, Greenfields.

There are also six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and his companion of 32 years, Ruth Larish, Reading.

Services will be private at the convenience of the family.

Sanders Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 1501 N. 11th St., Reading, is in charge of arrangements.

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