Obituaries » Richard Ernest Koberlein
Richard Ernest Koberlein of Lynchburg, Virginia died peacefully at home on September 29,2022 after a two year battle with cancer. Richard, born April 13, 1950 in Aberdeen, Maryland, was the son of the late Frederick and Betty Koberlein of East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania.
Richard is survived by his wife of forty-three years, Beverly (Bolcar) Koberlein, their daughters, Kelly (Andrew) Donahue of Roanoke, Virginia and Kerri Koberlein of Lynchburg, Virginia and his grandchildren Jaxon Koberlein, and Reese Koberlein. Also surviving are four brothers, Frederick (Sue) Koberlein of Lake City Florida; Kenneth (Karen) Koberlein of East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania; Lindsay (Sandra) Koberlein of Pennsville, New Jersey; Charles Koberlein of East Stoudsburg, Pennsylvania; and many nieces and nephews.
Richard is a 1968 graduate of Pocono Mountain High School, Swiftwater, Pennsylvania, where he was co-captain of the football team, lettered in basketball, and ran track. After high school he attended Morris County Community College, Pace University. He met and married his wife in 1978, he would have been celebrating their 44th wedding anniversary on November 17th. He later attended East Stroudsburg University where in 1989 he received his bachelor’s degree in Economics and Finance. His work career included plant and operations management in the cosmetics and chemicals industry and concluded in 2015 with Bausch and Lomb in Lynchburg where he and the family lived since 2005.
Richard was an avid sports enthusiast and loved following the New York Yankees and the New York Jets. He also enjoyed trout fishing, golf and other activities. His most cherished activities included cooking and being with his beloved wife and family. He will always be remembered as a loving husband, father, and “Poppy”. The family extends deepest thanks to Centra Pearson Cancer Center and Centra Health Hospice.
A Celebration of Richard’s Life will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, October 15, 2022 in the chapel of Tharp Funeral Home Lynchburg. The family will receive friends immediately following the service.
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