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Richard A. Fleckenstein | Obituary

Richard A. Fleckenstein, a longtime resident of Lititz, Pennsylvania, passed away peacefully on February 23, 2022 at United Zion Retirement Community.

Richard was the son of the late August C. and Kathryn (Resch) Fleckenstein and the brother of the late August C. Fleckenstein, Jr. He would have celebrated his 94th birthday on March 23, 2022.

A 1945 graduate of Lititz High School, Richard attended the Rochester Institute of Technology. He was a studio potter, ceramics designer and craftsman who taught at the YWCA of Lancaster, the Lititz and Ephrata Recreation Centers and the Art Association of Lancaster.

In May 1958 Richard opened the gift shop at Ephrata Cloister where he worked until his retirement in 1988.

Richard was a devout member of St. James Catholic Church in Lititz, serving in many capacities throughout his life.

Richard was a charter member of the Knights of Columbus, Father Daley Council #4191, a member of the American Legion Post 429 of Ephrata, and a member of VFW #3376, having served in the military in the Korean War of 1950-1952.

A Christian Burial Mass will be held at St. James Catholic Church at 505 Woodcrest Avenue, Lititz, PA 17543 on Tuesday, March 1, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery. Friends will be received at the Spacht-Snyder Funeral Home at 127 S Broad Street, Lititz, PA 17543 on Tuesday, February 28 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., with the recitation of the Rosary at 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ephrata Cloister Association at or 632 W. Main Street, Ephrata, PA 17522; or at St. James Catholic Church at 505 Woodcrest Avenue, Lititz, PA 17543.

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