Richard Dale Southworth, died peacefully at UPMC Horizon Hospital surrounded by his loving family, on May 14, 2024. Rick was born in Butler, PA on December 10, 1947.

He spent his formative years in Eau Claire, PA where he worked at Beatty Furniture and Beatty Automotive until serving in The U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. Rick earned various unit and campaign awards during his tour, most notably the Army Commendation Medal for which he was most proud. Upon returning from military service, Rick settled in Emlenton, PA to begin his 35- year career with the U.S. Postal Service and start a family. He married Deborah Collingwood in 1972. Rick enjoyed playing golf and treasured the close lifelong friendships he made. Other interests included traveling, updating his century-old farmhouse and acreage, serving his community and spending quality time with his family.

Rick is survived by his wife of 28 years, MaryAnn, sons; Adrian Richard (Lena) of Emlenton, Levi Dale (Nicole) of Laconia, NH, his precious grandchildren; Jordyn, Jaimes and Maxwell. Also to cherish his memory are his sisters; Sandra, Dixie, Dianne, Judy and Debbie.

A family Celebration of Life will take place at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made in Rick’s honor to The American Parkinson’s Disease Association, P.O. Box 61420, Staten Island, NY 10306 or St. Paul’s Senior Living Community, 339 E. Jamestown Rd., Greenville, PA 16125.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville.



  1. Bonnie Parenti Bonnie Parenti
    May 16, 2024    

    Levi, Adrian Debe, Mary Ann and families You have my deepest sympathies. Prayers for comfort and peace to you all

  2. Charles Snyder Charles Snyder
    May 27, 2024    

    Sorry for your loss. I didn’t really know Richard, but knew of him through Southworth relatives. My condolences.

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