Richard Treffinger, 83, of Green Lane, died Dec. 9, 2011. He was the loving husband of Charleen A. (Reiss) Treffinger.
Born in Perkasie, he was a son of the late Floyd and Verna (Kirkpatrick) Treffinger.
Richard served his country honorably in the Army during the Korean War. He was a co-owner of Treffinger Brothers Masonry from1953-1975. He was the Chief of Police for Upper Hanover Township from 1960 until 1981. From 1982 until retiring in 1996, he was a Masonry Instructor at the Graterford Prison. After retiring, he was a parts delivery driver for Red Hill Ford.
Richard was a member of the Palm Schwenkfelder Church and the Perkiomen Lodge #595, F. & A.M. He was a former scoutmaster for East Greenville Troop #108; a former Commander of the American Legion, Post #184, Palm; and a former member of the Montgomery County Chiefs of Police Association. He was an avid golfer and the proud recipient of two Hole-In-One trophies from the Macoby Run Golf Course.
Surviving with his wife, is a son, Craig, of Green Lane, and a daughter, Carol, wife of Vernon Garver Jr., of Lancaster; siblings, Betty Althouse of Pennsburg, Marie, wife of Albert Heimbach, of Telford, Floyd and his wife, Betty, of Red Hill, Donald and his wife, Ilo, of Green Lane, Edward and his wife, Helga, of East Greenville and David and his wife, Dyana, of Sicklerville, N.J.; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He was pre-deceased by a brother, Kenneth.
Services were held on Wednesday at the Palm Schwenkfelder Church, 833 Gravel Pike, Palm. A viewing was also held at the church.
The Falk Funeral Homes & Crematory, Pennsburg, is in charge of arrangements. To offer on-line condolences, please visit www. falkfuneralhomes.com.
Contributions may be made to either Grand View Hospice or to the Schwenkfelder Church Memorial Fund.