Richard M. Chambers, “Dick” age 90, of West Grove, Pennsylvania, passed away on Friday May 12, 2023 at his home in West Grove, surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Mildred Speakman Chambers, with whom he shared 66 years of marriage. Born in West Grove, he was a son of the late Evan Chambers and the late Ethyl McCue Chambers.
Richard graduated from Avon Grove High School in 1950. He then served our country in the Army.
He was a longtime dedicated member of the West Grove-Avondale Rotary club where he held many roles including president of the club for two years and had perfect attendance for 60 years. He was a life member of the West Grove Fire Company for over 70 years, and life member of the Avondale Fire Company. For one year he was president of the Avon Grove Little League.
He was a General Contractor and foreman of ET Chambers Construction Company for many years until the company was dissolved. He continued to work for many years as a contractor. For many years, Dick and his son John handled the cemetery grave openings with their Kabota tractor for over six cemeteries in the southern Chester County area. He took great pride in helping local families inter their loved ones with dignity and respect.
In addition to his wife Mildred, he is survived by his son, John Chambers and his wife Cindy of West Grove; grandchildren, John and his wife Jamie, and Kaite Moran and her husband Ben who are expecting Dick’s great- grandchild in September; great-grandchildren, Noah and Olivia and his best friend Calvin Pickel. He was predeceased by a brother, Lawrence Chambers.
You are invited to visit with Richard’s family and friends from 1:00-3:00 PM, Friday, May 19, 2023 at West Grove United Methodist Church, 300 N. Geurnsey Rd., West Grove, PA 19390. His funeral service will follow at 3:00 PM. Interment will be in New Garden Friends Cemetery. Contributions in his memory may be made to West Grove Fire Company, PO Box 201, West Grove, PA 19390 or online at https://www.wgfc.org/content/donations/