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Oley, PA 19547

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Ricky L. Rhode

Ricky L. Rhode, 65, of Fleetwood, passed away on Sunday, July 9, at Penn State Health St. Joseph.

He was the husband of Kathleen L. (Korpalski) Rhode. Born in 1952 in Allentown, Ricky was a son of the late Lee G. and Joyce A. (Witwer) Rhode. Following high school, Ricky attended Penn State University and the US Navy Nuclear Power School. He served his nation valiantly in the US Navy for six years.

Following his service, he was a nuclear instructor with Exelon Nuclear for over 11 years, retiring in 2013.

Ricky enjoyed riding his motorcycle, tinkering in his garage, being outdoors, volunteering at the Fire Company and spending time with his family. In addition to his wife, Ricky is survived by his son, Benjamin Rhode, husband of Jennifer, Watertown, N.Y.; daughter, Monika Heydt, wife of Scott, Chalfont; stepson, John Moody, husband of Tricia, Mohrsville; and stepdaughter, Jennifer Koch, wife of Theodore, Muhlenberg Township. Ricky is predeceased by a brother, Thomas Ivan Rhode. He is survived by his brother, Michael Rhode, Mertztown, his sister, Kathy Kauffman, wife of Lee, Fleetwood, and 10 grandchildren, who he loved deeply and will greatly miss him.

A celebration of Ricky's life will be held on July 22nd at 11:30 a.m. at the Topton American Legion Post 217, 133 Centre Ave, Topton, PA 19562.

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In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to the Humane Society of Berks County at 1801 N. 11th Street, Reading or Pennsylvania Wounded Warriors Inc., 1117 Country Club Road, Camp Hill, PA 17011.

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