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Richard "Dick" J. Umstead

June 18, 1928 ~ January 27, 2024 (age 95) 95 Years Old
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Richard "Dick" Umstead Obituary


Richard (Dick) James Umstead, 95, of Allentown, died peacefully on January 27, 2024 surrounded by his loving family in the Lehigh Valley Hospital Inpatient Hospice Unit.

Dick was the husband of Kathryn (Harrison) Umstead sharing 73 wonderful years of life together.

 Born in Bethlehem, PA on June 18, 1928, he was the son of the late Charles and Beulah (Schmeltzle) Umstead.

Dick graduated from Nazareth High School in 1945, served in the U.S. Army (Korean War), then attended Radio and Television Technical School in Allentown.  He worked at PB&NE Railroad for 10 years and then at Sears for 28 years before retiring to start a Cottman Transmission business with his son, Jeffrey.

Dick and Kathryn enjoyed traveling, attending auctions, and hunting for hidden gems at yard sales.   His hobbies included gardening, refinishing furniture, framing pictures, and spending many happy hours with grandchildren.  He was an active member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Fountain Hill.

Dick will be lovingly remembered by his wife Kathryn, daughter, Suzanne Stinner, her husband Douglas, and their children, Alexandra Moy (Greg), Sydney, and Ethan; and son, Jeffrey, his wife Terry, and their children, Garth and Garret. 

In addition to his parents Dick was predeceased by brothers Uriel, Charles Jr., and John; and sister Shirley Truman.

A funeral Service will be held on Saturday, February 3, 2024 at 1:00 PM at Cantelmi Funeral Home, 1311 Broadway, Fountain Hill PA 18015 where the family will receive relatives and friends from 12:00 PM until the time of service. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family. A memory tribute may be placed at

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 1059 Delaware Ave, Fountain Hill, PA 18015.


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February 3, 2024

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Cantelmi Funeral Home
1311 Broadway
Bethlehem, PA

Funeral Service
February 3, 2024

1:00 PM
Cantelmi Funeral Home
1311 Broadway
Bethlehem, PA


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