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Obituary for Richard A. Hiller

Richard A. Hiller, 98, of West Reading, passed away on January 31, 2023 at Reading Hospital.

Born in Reading, he was the son of the late James F. and Carrie M. (Boltz) Hiller and the loving husband of Joyce B. (Sternberger) Hiller until her passing in 2019.

A 1942 graduate of Reading High School, Richard served in the US Army during WWII and was decorated with medals for Good Conduct, American Campaign, ETO Campaign, WWII Victory, Combat Infantry Badge, two Purple Hearts, Bronze Star, and Overlord from the French Government. He was interviewed for inclusion in Sharon Wells Wagner's Book of Ordinary Heroes of WWII, and spoke at a WWII Veteran's Celebration held at General Dwight D. Eisenhower's Farm in Gettysburg.

In his professional life, Richard was the Director of Finance and Sectional Center Manager in both Berks and Schuylkill counties for the United States Postal Service, retiring in 1980 after 35 years.

A member of St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Reading, Richard served four terms on the Vestry. He was a Member of the International Accountants Society, a Life Member of the American Legion, Post 0635, Shillington, Disabled American Veterans, and the American Veterans 80th Division of WWII organizations.

Left to treasure his memory are son, Richard Scott Hiller, husband of Penny L. (Jarrell) Hiller of Houston, TX; a daughter, Barbara J. (Hiller) Bossler, wife of Robert L. Bossler of Flying Hills; grandchildren: Carrie L. (Bossler) Stanley of Indianapolis, IN, Robert E. Bossler, husband of Colleen (Munn) Bossler of Reading, Scott A. Hiller, husband of Kelly (Morris) Hiller of Colorado Springs, CO, and Carly (Hiller) Sacra, wife of Richard Sacra of Houston, TX; great-grandchildren: Katie, Jack, Annie and Helen; and a devoted nephew, George Seeds.

Richard was preceded in death by his siblings: Dorothy Mae (Hiller) Hilbert, Grace E. (Hiller) Seeds, and William F. Hiller.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the nurses and staff of T2 at RHMC and to the many home caregivers for the comfort and care Richard received.

Services will be held at 10:00 am on Friday, March 3, 2023 at St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 100 W Windsor St, Reading, PA, 19601. Family and friends are invited to gather at the church from 9:30 am until the time of service. Burial will follow at Laureldale Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary's Episcopal Church Memorial Fund,

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