Richard A. Simballa

LISBON – Richard A. “Dick” Simballa, 83, of Cream Ridge Road, died at 11:37 a.m. Monday at his home.

Born Jan. 19, 1931, in East Liverpool, he was the son of the late Joseph Carl and Anna Martha (Eckert) Simballa.

Mr. Simballa, a 1949 graduate of East Liverpool High School, worked at Colt Steel in Midland, Pa., for 32 years until he retired in 1982. He also worked his family farm since 1957 and served in the Marine Corps during the Korean War.

He was preceded in death Nov. 16, 2004, by his wife, Mary Catherine (Hart) Simballa, whom he married Feb. 12, 1961.

Survivors include his daughter, Mary Catherine Simballa of the home; sons, Kenneth Albert (Michele) Simballa and Kevin John Simballa, both of Lisbon; brothers, Robert John Simballa of Lisbon and Joseph Francis Simballa of East Liverpool; and four grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Eells-Leggett-Stauffer Funeral Home with the Rev. Mark R. Wilds officiating. Burial will follow at Kemble Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 pm and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

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