Richard Evans Dague

Dec 7 1942
Jun 9 2020
77 Years
Honey Brook, Pennsylvania

Richard Evans Dague, 77, of Honey Brook, passed away on Tuesday, June 9th under the care of Jefferson Hospital.  He was the beloved husband of Marie A. Dague, with whom he shared over 46 years of marriage.  

Born in Coatesville, Richard was the son of the late Elizabeth (Boyd) and Evans B. Dague.  He graduated from S. Horace Scott Senior High School in 1960.  He continued his education at West Chester State College, graduating in 1964 with a B.S. in Music Education.  

Richard retired in 2005 after 40 years as a Computer Software Specialist and Database Administrator at Lukens Steel Company of Coatesville and EDS.  

Richard was a member of Central Presbyterian Church in Downingtown, where he was a tenor in Chancel Choir and held the positions of Deacon, Trustee, and Elder.  He was a regular participant in the annual Handel's Messiah Sing-A-Long at Upper Octorara Presbyterian Church.  

He held membership in Lukens Veterans Guild and Chester County Historical Society; he served as President, Historian, and Librarian in the Sadsbury Township Historical Society. 

Among his many endeavors, Richard also found time to pursue his interests in music, genealogy and family history, photography, and travel.

In addition to his wife, Richard is survived by his two daughters, Sandra Wildes, wife of David, of Verona, WI, and Katherine Groom, wife of Scott, of Lancaster; grandchildren, Alexander Wildes, Connor Wildes, Christopher Wildes, Ethan Wildes, Virgie Groom, Evyn Groom, and Emarie Groom; great-grandson Kaiden Peters Wildes; brother James H. Dague of Virginia Beach, VA; and sister-in-law Sherry Dague of Punta Gorda.   

Richard was predeceased by his brother, Thomas B. Dague, and his sister, Patricia D. Keefer.  

Richard's graveside service will be private at Upper Octorara Cemetery in Parkesburg.  A celebration of Richard's life will be held at a later date.  

Memorial gifts may be made in Richard's memory to either the Central Presbyterian Church, Sadsbury Township Historical Society or United Way of Chester County.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Wilde Funeral Home of Parkesburg.  Online condolences can be posted at   


Marie, Sandra, Kathy & Families,

Our hearts are saddened to hear of the passing of Dickie (loving called from our growing up years). He was the 'keeper' of the genealogy and history of our ancestry and local history. We deeply appreciated all he did for others, especially our mother, Marian Martin Stoner, as they collaborated on preserving this for generations to come.  Prayers of Peace and Love!




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Thank you very much

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To Dick's family - I remember the day Dick was born (Pearl Harbor Day, 1941).  It was my first awareness of birth of a baby after watching his mother, Betty in her pregnancy  all summer.  We reconnected perhaps 7-10 years ago when he told me about the changes in the Steppe Rocks area (where we used to play)  My friends, cousins, brothers and I spent numerous hours in that area investigating foundations, terrain, etc.  His knowledge of the history of the Boyd's Corner area as well as the larger area was amazing, .I read of his death with sadness since I was ready for another hike with Dick as the leader when I visit PA from CT in August.  Even though I only saw him once a year, I will miss him.  I extend my sympathy to the family.

Doris Hammond Hedrick

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Thanks so very much 

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Such an unexpected death of a devoted husband, father and grandfather. Dick was our neighbor for over 40 years. He loved sharing photos of his trips. And on several occasions, he came next door to show me the picture he snapped of the Woodland View turkey/turkeys. May the memories you have of that special guy comfort you in the days ahead. You are so loved and in many hearts at this most difficult time. Sandi

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Thank you so very much 

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Dear Marie and Family,  I was stunned and saddened to hear that Dick had died. I got to know Dick while working as the accountant at CPC.  He was A wonderful help in the counting room and in so many other capacities.  I am so sorry that he is no longer here on earth but I'm sure heaven is so glad to have him.

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On behalf of my sisters Nancy and Donna, and myself, I would like to extend our condilences to Marie and Dick's family. Dick was a very loving and caring person. He sang at our father's funeral in 2016 and again at our mother's funeral last October. Mother loved his voice and was comforted by it at dad's funeral. We are sure that Dick will be singing with God's choir very soon. 

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Marie and Sandy, deepest sympathies on the loss of a loving husband and Father.

Words cannot ease your loss or your pain. I missed seeing Dick on our annual visit to the Car Show. 

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Dearest Aunt Marie, Kathy (family) and Sandy (family)

Words cannot express our sorrow for the loss of "Uncle Dick" and Great Uncle to our girls.  He was such a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother, Uncle and friend to all who knew him. We will always remember the countless Easters, Birthdays, Thanksgivings, Christmases, and numerous family gatherings that we spent together.  Those memories and moments we will cherish.I know that with the passing of my own dad, in time, instead of tears when you think of your loved one, there will be smiles.   He lived a blessed life, a well lived life, and in the end, that is all any of us can do.  Peace be with you all at this time. 

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        Dear Marie, Kathy and Sandy,        Dick was a person who put his whole heart into what ever he was involved in, particularly Central       

                                                                Presbyterian Church.  He will be missed in many other groups as well.  I pray for your strength during 

                                                                this most difficult time.             Sincerely.   Cookie Pannebaker               



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Dear Marie,

I am saddened to learn of the loss of your husband.  You and I worked together at AGC Chemicals Americas in Thorndale.  Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.  My deepest sympathy, Roxane Lyons-Bitts

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Dear Marie and family, We are so sorry to learn of Dick's passing. He was a great help with the Election each

Spring and Fall. It was enjoying working with him for many years. Prayers and condolences for your family.

Lisa Lowe & family

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I am late in finding out about Richard but please accept my most sincere sympathies on your loss.  I knew him through the Sadsbury Historical Society - truly a gentleman and a scholar.  Prayers for your comfort.


Darlene Colon

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