Richard T. McQuown

Richard T. McQuown, 41 of New Cumberland, passed away Saturday, November 1, 2014.

Mr. McQuown was born July 29, 1973 in Punxsutawney, a son of Thomas B. McQuown of Punxsutawney and Sheila M. (Hoffer) McQuown and Thomas Murphy of Weedville.

He was a veteran of the US Air Force during the Iraq War.

Rich was a 1991 graduate of Punxsutawney Area High School, a 1996 graduate of IUP where he received his BS in Regional Planning and was a member of Theta Chi and earned his Masters in
Environmental Science from Shippensburg University.

He was an Environmental Planner in the Airport Engineering & Planning Division at PennDot for 11 1/2 years.

Richard loved the outdoors and kayaking, reading, politics and most of all his two nieces.

In addition to his parents he is survived by a sister; Christine Phillips and husband Andy of Westerville, OH., his aunts and uncles; Mary Jo Bush and husband Tom, Cheryl Mussleman, Sharon Smith and husband Pete all of Punxsutawney and Shelley Niver and husband John of Big Run, two nieces; Abigail and Caroline Phillips of Westerville, OH., and several cousins and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents; Richard T. and Lillian (Bleich) McQuown, George and Shirley (Keller) Hoffer, his aunt; Deanne Bosak and uncle; Wayne Hoffer.

Friends will be received from 6-8 pm Thursday, November 6, 2014 at the McCabe Funeral home in Punxsutawney.

A funeral service will be held at 11 am Friday at the funeral home with Pastor Kyle McQuown officiating.

Interment will be private for family.

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