Richard “Hawkeye” E. Summerfelt, 71

Richard Ernest Summerfelt, 71, husband of Karen (Seiters) Summerfelt, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 18, 2023, at Suburban Woods Nursing Home.

Born in Pottstown, he was the son of the late Walter and Pearl (Engle) Summerfelt.

Richard proudly served in the United States Navy where he was a member of the SEABEES. He was a graduate of Owen J. Roberts High School class of 1970. Rich was loved music and NASCAR. He was in a band and played bass guitar. Rich was a diehard Philadelphia Phillies and Eagles fan.

Surviving along with his wife Karen, are his sons Richard Weidner, companion of Pam; George Summerfelt; James Summerfelt, husband of Christie; and Christopher Summerfelt; step children Kristen Angelisanti, Rachelle Sickler, and Bradley Angelisanti; sister Deborah Sminkey; wife of the late Kenneth; grandchildren Ryan, companion of Casandra, Cole, Luke, Adie, companion of Andrea, Natalie, wife of Nick Burns, and Madison; great grandchildren Amelia Rose and Joseph Owen; and his ex-wife Cheryl A. (Weidner) Summerfelt. He is predeceased by his sister Judith Dotterer.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, August 26, 2023, at 1:00PM at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Pottstown, with Pastor Rod Hawkins officiating.

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Many prayers go out to the family, Rich was always a caring free spirit that loved Karen and all of his kids dearly, may he rest in peace. Love you Karen!

~ Gwyn Snyder
9/14/2023 6:11:16 AM

I'll cherish all the years with my Big Brodda. Especially the mornings you brought me an Egg McMuffin. All the playtime in the quarry. If it wasn't for you...I would have never meet Ken. So,you two can play music and talk again. Love You. Miss You.

~ Deb Gilbertsville, Pa
8/26/2023 7:16:54 PM

Dad, more than anything I just want to say thank you. For it all. You gave with a smile on your face and a joke to make us laugh and smile too! You brought me cupcakes when I couldn’t get up with Binker. Everyday. Y’all don’t know how big of a deal that was for me, but HE knew. I love you, X-infinity. You were the first to welcome me and you’ll always be my hero for all that you did and for all that you are.
Save me some cupcakes!
Save me a place next to you in Heaven.

~ Heather
8/23/2023 6:53:31 PM

I have so many good memories of visiting Rich, Karen, and the rest of the family at their house. Rich was a wonderful man. My condolences to the entire family.

~ Sharon Eglin Dauberville, PA
8/22/2023 2:46:38 PM

Uncle Rich please know that you are missed by so many but you are loved by so many more.
I'm sure my dad was at them pearly gates and y'all are playing music. Even though you're not my biological uncle but you were always around us in our younger years. Rich, George, Jimmy and Chris I'm sending prayers hugs and love to everyone. RIP Rich you earned your wings.

~ Jennifer Fryberger Suriano Clearfield, Pa
8/21/2023 10:35:37 PM

He was loved by so many. I wish that I could have known him better than I did. He sounds like the kind of man that we all strive to be.
R.I.P. my Seabee friend.

This obit will be in the upcoming Forty newsletter.

~ Blaine pickett
8/21/2023 9:41:55 PM

Poppy was one hell of a grandfather. He would ramped and raved about my rice-a-roni. Im glad i could make him happy with that. I will miss our conversations. We would talk about anything and everything for hours. I miss you Poppy. Make the gods your pancakes in paradise. Make sure that they can finish them.

~ Natalie
8/21/2023 7:19:21 PM

Please give my condolences to Karen, my Aunt Cheryl and to the rest of the family. I am going to miss my phone calls to Uncle Rich. We would talk for extended periods of time about our military duties, places visited and life in general. I would have liked to have visited more, so for that Uncle Rich and Aunt Cheryl, I give my apologies. Rest in peace Uncle Rich. I love you; know that I thought of you often and will see you again someday.

~ George W. Dotterer III (Butch) Conroe, TX
8/21/2023 6:08:25 PM

We love you dad and miss you so much already. You were taken way too soon. RIP my buckaroo, love from your chickadee

~ Christie Summerfelt
8/21/2023 3:55:01 PM

I love you pop and miss you. Rest in peace. Your were the best dad in the world and you are my hero. We will see you again. I love you pop

~ James Summerfelt Bechtelsville, PA
8/21/2023 3:24:43 PM

He was my Step-Dad but I still loved him and thank him for the 22 years he spent taking care of my Mom, Karen Summerfelt!! LOVE YOU RICH!!

~ Rachelle Sickler
8/21/2023 3:07:01 PM