Richard "Rick" P. Kell

Born: Sun., Dec. 12, 1948
Died: Sun., Dec. 8, 2019

Private Cremation

Private Memorial Service

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     Richard P. “Rick” Kell, 70, of Mifflintown (Licking Creek Valley), passed away Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019 at Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital.

     Born Dec. 12, 1948, in Lewistown, he is the son of Kathryn (Robinson) Kell of Mifflin and the late Paul L. Kell.

     He is also survived by his wife, Sandra K. (Eisenacher) Kell, three children, Andrew Kell, Amy Berrier, and Alisha Kell, one sister, Deborah K. Thompson, ten grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

     He was a rural mail carrier who usually worked in McClure.

     Following Rick’s wishes, he is being cremated with a private memorial service to be held at the convenience of the family.

     Those who desire may send a memorial contribution to Maple Grove Sunday School, 6507 Licking Creek Road, Mifflintown, PA 17059.

     Guss Funeral Home, Inc., 20 S. Third St., has care of the arrangements. Condolences may be left at

Charitable donations may be made in Richard "Rick"'s memory to the following organization:

Maple Grove Sunday School
6507 Licking Creek Road, Mifflintown, PA 17059

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Sheri Yorks
   Posted Tue December 10, 2019
My heart goes out to the family, especially my dear friend Amy. I just loved your Dad, he was a awesome cook and always made me laugh. Rest in peace "Daddyo"

Karen Garver (Pannebaker)
   Posted Wed December 11, 2019
So sorry to hear of your loss and hope you find peace knowing that Rick's classmates have so many happy and fun filled memories with him.

Tom Mandra
   Posted Wed December 18, 2019
Rick was a great classmate and friend who I never heard say an unkind word about anyone. He had sense of humor that I enjoyed and he was a companion during many fun times.
Back in June 1966 our class was given a break from graduation practice. We were told that we weren't permitted to go outside, but it was a nice day and Rick and I decided that we would enjoy going for a walk anyway.
Caught by a teacher and taken to a classroom we were told that we should each take the paddle and smack each other one time and that the one who struck the lightest blow would suffer a hard paddling by the teacher.
We seemed to be thinking of the same idea but it was Rick who spoke up about it first. We would refuse to do as the teacher had suggested but the teacher could paddle both of us. When we were asked why, Rick said that we were friends and friends wouldn't do that to one another.
The teacher replied that it appeared that most members of our class had similar loyalty to each other. We simultaneously replied that the teacher was correct about that and after saying that that was a pretty cool way to be the teacher set us free without further consequence.