Richard L. “Dick” Sassaman, 80, of 527 Sterling Run Rd., passed way in his sleep at home, on Saturday morning (May 9, 2020) after a lengthy illness. A lifelong resident of Cameron County, he was born on July 12, 1939 & adopted by Paul & Fern Sassaman.
Dick graduated from C.C.H.S. (Class of '57) & attended Lycoming college, culminating in his graduation from the N.Y.S. Ranger School at Cranberry Lake in 1963. He was employed by the Department of Environmental Resources, Bureau of Forestry (now DCNR) from 1961 until his retirement in 2004, continuing on as a sworn Forest Fire Warden until 2016 for a total of 55 years of dedicated service to the State of Pennsylvania. Generations of Camp Owners and Non-Resident visitors knew Dick from their frequent (sometimes intrusive) visits to find out, "where the elk were", "where the turkey were roosting", "where the fish were biting", or, "if there were any rattlesnakes about"? All comers were greeted with his affable grin, gracious nature, sage advice, and offer of a cold beer.
Preceded in death by his parents & his brother Robert, Dick is survived by his wife Shirley (5/20/1994), his two sons Daryl (Woodbridge, VA) & Richard (Palm Coast, FL), & two grandchildren Dylan & Kayla.
Due to the present Covid-19 restrictions & his wishes, there will not be a visitation or a funeral service. There will be a celebration of his life at the May Hollow Sportsman's Association on a future date yet to be determined.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any memorial donations be made to the May Hollow Sportsman's Association at 189 May Hollow Road, Driftwood. PA 15832.
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