First Posted: 1/20/2013
Richard E. Deskis, 76, of Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, formerly of Delaware County, Pa., passed away on Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, at the Delaware Hospice Center, Milford, Delaware.
Born in Wilkes-Barre, he was a son of the late Charles and Josephine Charnetski. He was raised in the Inkerman section of Jenkins Twp.
A graduate of Jenkins Twp. High School, class of 1953, he was a U.S. Navy veteran and was a member of American Legion Post 17 in Lewes, Delaware.
An avid lover of baseball and the Phillies, he played semi-pro baseball on the Norwood team in the Delaware County Delco League.
He retired as a quality control inspector in research and development in 1995 after 35 years of service with the Boeing Co. helicopter division. He was a member of the UAW Local 1069 where he served as a shop steward for over 25 years.
He is preceded in death by his brothers Charles and Thomas Deskis.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Margaret Bradigan Deskis; his son Richard J. Deskis and wife Colleen; twin granddaughters Lily and Nora; grandson Jack, of Wallingford, Pa.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, at St. Edmund Catholic Church, Rehoboth Beach. Interment was in Epworth Cemetery, Rehoboth Beach.
Contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 163, Salisburg, Md., 21803.