Richard Hagg

Richard J. Hagg

Friday, December 25th, 1942 - Friday, January 31st, 2020
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Richard "Dick" J. Hagg, 77, of East Greenville, passed away on Friday, January 31, 2020 at home surrounded by his family. He was the loving husband of Esther L. (Freed) Hagg sharing 41 years of marriage together.

Born in Phillipsburg, PA on Christmas day in 1942, he was the son of the late John A. and Wilhelmina
(Grieble) Hagg.

After graduating from Tyrone Area High School, Richard went on to proudly serve his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam war. After being honorably discharged, he started his career at Merck Sharp and Dohme before retiring in 2004.

Richard was a patriotic member of the VFW post 5954. He was also a member of St. Philip Neri R.C. Church in Pennsburg.

Richard loved spending time with his family and was an avid fan of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.

Surviving with Richard's wife are his three daughters: Melody Fehr and husband Timothy, Ashley Hagg-Custer, and Melissa Wiesike and husband Brian. Also surviving Richard are his seven grandchildren: Mercedes and husband Nasser, Melinda and husband John, Kyle, Emily, Anna, Daniel and wife Mika, and Lauren; and one great-granddaughter, Elmira. He is also survived by his brother, Albert Hagg. He is remembered as "The Bull" by David Dietrich, Shawn Custer, and many others.

Richard is preceded in death by his brothers Ray and Tom.

A funeral mass will be held at 12 noon on Thursday, February 6, 2020 at St. Philip Neri R.C. Church. 1325 Klinerd Rd., Pennsburg, PA 18073. A burial will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to a viewing from 10:30 ā€“ 12 at the church prior to mass. Arrangements entrusted to Mann-Slonaker Funeral Home, East Greenville. Offer sympathy to the family at

Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to The Wounded Warrior Project at
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, February 6th, 2020 | 10:30am - 11:45am
    Thursday, February 6th, 2020 10:30am - 11:45am
    St. Philip Neri Roman Catholic Church Pennsburg
    1325 Klinerd Road
    PENNSBURG, PA 18073
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  • Service

    Thursday, February 6th, 2020 | 12:00pm
    Thursday, February 6th, 2020 12:00pm
    St. Philip Neri Roman Catholic Church Pennsburg
    1325 Klinerd Road
    PENNSBURG, PA 18073
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rev. Anthony Hangholt
  • Interment

    Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery
    Rt 663 and Quakertown Road
    PENNSBURG, PA 18073
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Donations are being accepted for: Wounded Warrior Project.


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Mike Brey and the Notre Dame family

Posted at 08:07am
We were saddened to hear of Dick's passing A true Notre Dame man who will be greatly missed. With deepest sympathy,
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Stephen and Karen Nakashima

Posted at 02:16pm
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your lossour thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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Teresa Masters

Posted at 01:31pm
Our deepest sympathies to Aunt Esther, Ashley, Melody and Missy. We didnā€™t see each other often, but we had fun when we did. Brad and I vividly remember Uncle Dick marching around the hall at our wedding to the Notre Dame fight song. He will be missed.

Esther Hagg Posted at 06:05am

Thank you Teresa, you know it such a hard time, but he gave us so many great memorys he will always be my love, I'm sure there are so deep dicussions going on now with your father and uncle Ray. they are all walking the golden streets of heaven. Love you and your family.

Love Dan and Mika

Posted at 04:42pm
Love yah Pop! Ill Always remember all the great times sitting on the deck at the lake house. Dont give them too much trouble up there!
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Louise Lund

Posted at 12:11pm
I remember how proud Dick and Esther were when they travelled to San Antonio Texas to witness their daughter graduating from basic training at Lackland Air Force Base. We had a mini family reunion! šŸ™šŸ™šŸ™ā¤ļø

Melissa Wiesike Posted at 01:15pm

I remember Louise! It was great and so very nice to spend time with you! šŸ„°

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