Richard B Surran 76 of Douglassville, Pa. passed away on December 1, 2022 at Complete Care of Berkshire Exeter Township, Berks County, Pa.
Born March 10, 1946 in Darby, Pa. he was the son of the late Earl Surran and the late Phyllis (Wakefield) Miller.
Graduate of Sharon Hill High School class of 1964. Richard was proud to have served in the US Navy during Vietnam War on the USS Rainier AE-5, Signal Man (SM3). Surviving with his wife Susan (Corbin) are his stepson Otto Miller, III and stepdaughter Melissa (Miller) Kresge wife of John Kresge ; granddaughter Kayla Nester; and a son Don Surran.
Poppy was amazed his beloved granddaughter Kayla had changed his life with so much love and laughter. One of his proudest moments was teaching Kayla that there was such a thing as the ice cream man, they waited one day for the Ice Cream Truck, and the look on her face was priceless. Now she was amazed that ice cream came right to the house. What a loving moment.
Richard’s hobby since age of 13 was collecting vinyl records (Gary U.S.Bonds was his favorite). Because of his love of music he enjoyed being a disc jockey. Richard was owner of Record Express and he loved playing music for years at classic car shows for Penn Side Drive Inn, The Late Great Chevy Car Club, Birdsboro Women’s Club Car shows, Corvettes for Kids, Skyline Drive Corvette Club and many others. Richard’s most honored Dj’ing fun was sharing music with the residents of Southeastern Veterans Center in Spring City, Pa. He played many times a month for 7 years until COVID quarantined the Center.
To honor Richard’s life consider a contribution to SEVC Residents’ Welfare Fund
Mail to: Southeastern Veterans’ Center, One Veterans Dr., Spring City, PA 19475.
Dengler Funeral Home, Inc. Birdsboro, Pa.is in charge of arrangements.