Richard W. Kantor, 72, of Tamaqua, died on Thursday, March 4, 2021 in Salisbury Township, PA.
Born in Coaldale on July 8, 1948, he was a son of the late Emil “Ed” W. and Jeanne L. (nee Rinkenberg) Kantor.
A 1966 graduate of Marian High School, Richard earned an associate degree from Williamsport Community College.
With his civil engineering training, he worked for several local construction companies in the role of surveying, estimating, and inspecting.
Richard was a National Guardsman and a member of The Parish of St. John XXIII, Tamaqua.
A member of the Tamaqua Baseball Association, Richard served as a former vice president, secretary, and coach. He loved to fish, hunt, and follow Yankees baseball and Notre Dame football.
A kindhearted, giving person, Richard especially bestowed his kindness and generosity on his family, and he loved watching his grandchildren play sports.
He is survived by daughter, Lori Fannock and her husband John of Andreas, PA; son, Stephen Kantor and his wife, Courtney of Tamaqua; grandchildren, Nate Fannock, Zach Fannock, Kyle Kantor, Michael Kantor, Brody Kantor, Joseph Kantor, Andre Kantor, and Declan Kantor; sister, Cheryl Keifer and her husband Dale of Andreas; sister-in-law, Anna Mae Kantor of Berwick, PA and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by grandson, Matthew Fannock in 2018 and brother, Jeffrey Kantor in 2017.
A memorial service will be held at 6 PM on Friday, March 12, 2021 at the Zizelmann-Gulla Funeral Home, 500 East Broad Street, Tamaqua. Call 5-6 PM on March 12 at the funeral home.
Memorials in Richard’s name may be made to the Tamaqua Baseball Association, c/o William Angst, 986 Catawissa Road, Tamaqua, PA 18252. Interment in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Tamaqua to occur at a later date.
Attendees are reminded of the COVID-19 pandemic guidelines and are kindly asked to wear a mask and observe physical distancing.
Online condolences may be made at www.zgfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are being handled by the Zizelmann-Gulla Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Tamaqua.