Dick Shapcott of Langhorne died Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, surrounded by his family at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania after a brief illness. He was 83. Born in October 1934 at home in Philadelphia, Dick was the son of the late Mark Sr. and Jean (Heron) Shapcott. Dick was raised in Hulmeville, Pa., and was a 1952 graduate of Neshaminy High School. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1953 to 1957 aboard the USS Iowa, USS Mississippi and USS Seawolf.
Dick is survived by his wife of 52 years, Virginia (Paskie) of Langhorne, and his children, William Shapcott (Beth) of Davidson, N.C., Carol Deibler (Mark) of Burlington Township, N.J., and John Shapcott (Jennifer) of Philadelphia; and his joy, his nine grandchildren, Brett and Samantha, Shelby and Jack, and Nancylee, Madison, Riley, Taylor and Kendall. Dick is also survived by his siblings, Louise Haefner (Donald) of Hulmeville, William Shapcott (Flo) of Langhorne, and Esther Reetz (Harry) of Hulmeville; sisters-in-law, Betty Shapcott of Hulmeville, Diane Heron of Hulmeville, Donna Heron of Penndel, Carole Paskie of Secane, Pa., and Hilary Davenport (Jack) of Lancaster, Pa.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his sisters and brothers, Jane Moss, Margaret Wible, Susan Randall, Mark Shapcott Jr., Ruth Martindell, John Heron and William Heron, and by his brothers-in-law, Bill Moss, Alan Wible, Hubert Randall and Charles Martindell Sr.
Dick worked at Thiokol Chemical Company, Bristol Township, and as warehouse manager at Coyne Chemical, Philadelphia. He also was a Teamster Local 107 member and Shop Steward working as a truck driver at Roadway Express before moving to his favorite employment, where he stayed until his retirement, as groundskeeper for the Neshaminy School District.
Special thanks to the nurses and staff at St. Mary Medical Center CCU, Langhorne, and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Rhoads 2, Philadelphia, for their care and support.
Family and friends are invited to a visitation from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, at the Wade Funeral Home, 1002 Radcliffe St., Bristol Borough, Pa. Interment will follow at 2:30 p.m. at the Washington Crossing National Cemetery, 830 Highland Rd., Newtown, Pa. Wade Funeral Home, Bristol Borough