Richard H. Meily

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Dr. Richard Hershey Meily, 76, long-time educator at Millersville University, devoted husband and father of five children, passed away in February 2007 surrounded by family.

Born in Hershey and raised in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, he loved performing on the stage and graduated from Shippensburg High School and Shippensburg State College. He voluntarily enlisted in the United States Army and served as a Romanian Translator during the Korean Conflict. He married the love of his life, Ruth Reese.

Dr. Meily was a teacher for nearly four decades, for 23 years, as a professor of Elementary Education at Millersville University. During his time M.U., he earned his Ph.D. in Education from Walden University.

His greatest joys were his marriage of 53 years, his children, and spending time with grandchildren. His hobbies included woodcarving, painting, gardening, and mowing the lawn.

Dr. Meily asked his family to hand out Hershey Bars at his funeral. His family honored his wishes.