Born in Lyndwood, PA on May 29, 1942, he was a son of the late Ambrose and Helen Milukas Walent. He graduated from Hanover Township Memorial High School in the Class of 1959. After graduation, he joined the United States Air Force from which he was honorably discharged. He then went to work for the CIA; he was trained in Panama and worked in Vietnam. After retiring from the CIA, he went back to school and got a job as a tool and die maker for Foster Wheeler Co. from which he retired in 1992. He met his wife to be, the former Irene Prentice, in 1980. They were married on April 30, 1981.
Richard was a member of the Wyalusing United Methodist Church. He was also a member of the Wyalusing American Legion Post #534. He was an avid Penn State fan. He loved spending time with his family whether it was going on outings, or just taking a ride in the country.
Richard also loved working outside around the house.
Surviving are his wife, Irene at home; a daughter,
Maribeth Haczewski of Kingston; a son, David Walent and fiancée, Jodi
Intelicato of Fort
Wayne, IN; son, Jerry Walent of Redlands, CA and several grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held on Thursday, July 12 at 10 a.m. at the Wyalusing United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Dale L. Russell officiating. A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. at St. John’s Cemetery, 773 St. John’s Road, St. John’s, PA.
Friends called on Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Richard’s name can be made to the American Cancer Society, Bradford County Unit, 1948 E. 3rd St., Williamsport, PA 17701.
To send condolences or sign the e-guestbook, please go to www.homerfuneralhome.com.