Richard “Rich” Verhanovitz, 78, of Center Valley, passed away on January 18th, 2023, at Lehigh Valley Cedar Crest Hospital. Born in Walsenburg, Colorado, he is the son of the late John Verhanovitz and Elizabeth "Betsy" Verhanovitz (Skrzynear).
Rich attended Swoyersville Highschool and graduated in 1962, he then received his undergraduate degree from Wilkes University. Rich continued his education by receiving a doctorate’s degree in mathematical and theoretical physics at Lehigh University. He was employed by Lockheed Martin for many years. In his free time, Rich enjoyed photography, riding bikes, running half-marathons, golfing, and on Thursday's having lunch with his former co-workers. He also loved to watch the Eagles and Penn State play football. His greatest pleasure in life was spending time with his wife, children, and grandchildren.
Rich will be dearly missed by his wife, Ellen “Jane” Verhanovitz (Chergosky), together they shared 55 years of marriage. His children, Bryan Verhanovitz (Jean) and Beth Clark (Chad); and his grandchildren, Noah, Sydney, and Peter.
Family and friends are welcome to join Rich's family on February 11th, 2023, for a visitation from 11:00AM ~ 12:00PM followed by a memorial service at 12:00PM located at Naugle Funeral & Cremation Service, Ltd. 135 W. Pumping Station Road, Quakertown, PA, 18951. (215-536-3343)
All arrangements are made by Naugle Funeral & Cremation Service, Ltd. 135 W. Pumping Station Road, Quakertown, PA, 18951. (215-536-3343)
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Rich’s name to the American Glaucoma Society.