James A. Turnbach, Jr.
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Hazleton, PA 18201
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Richard James Hall

Posted on October 13, 2017 at 9:25 AM

     Richard James Hall, 67, entered into eternal peace Monday surrounded by his loving family.

     Born April 3, 1950, Richie was a life resident of Hazleton, having lived the last 30 years in Old Cranberry.

     He was a former member of the Hazleton Area Highlanders.  Many knew Richie through his coaching several area football teams.  As coach of Ernie's Steakhouse, he won six consecutive championships.  Thirty years later, he would still be greeted with "Hi Coach" by his fodrmer players.

     Richie was known for his love of camping and enjoyed hunting and fishing, as well as spending time with friends and family around a campfire.  He enjoyed playing pool and was an Eagles fan.  He was an avid collector of Elvis memorabilia and oldies records for his jukebox.  He will best be remembered for his love and dedication to hils wilfe and falmily.

     Preceding him in deaeth were his parents, James and Susan (Kolessar) Hall.

     He is survived by his beloved wife of 47 years, the former Dorothyann Sololowski; sons, Randy and wife Valerie, Freeland; Robert and wife Cyndi, Kelayres; daughters, Richelle McAfee and husband James, Pardeesville; Clasissa, Old Cranber

     Family and friends are invited to celebrate his life during a memorial service Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Turnbach funeral Home 423 W. Broad St., Hazleton

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Reply Beverly
7:51 PM on October 13, 2017 
You were bigger than life Richie.I will miss you much my friend.Rest in Peace Richie.lov ya
Reply Mary Sundra
12:40 PM on October 14, 2017 
Dot, again so sorry to hear of Richie's passing. Would've preferred to send a sympathy card but I do not have a home address. All of you are in our thoughts. Time heals. Robert & Mary Sundra