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Hugh W. Riscoe, Sr.

September 6, 1929 ~ August 1, 2023 (age 93) 93 Years Old


Hugh W. Riscoe, Sr., 93 of West Deer Township, died peacefully on Tuesday, August 1, 2023 at his home with his family by his side. He was born September 6, 1929 in Pittsburgh to the late John N. and Mary E. (Conner) Riscoe. Hugh served his country during the Korean War in the US Army, achieving the rank of Sargeant. Hugh volunteered to be sent to the front line to fight with his comrades. While fighting, one of his fellow servicemen was wounded and Hugh and his battalion mate went to save the serviceman and were struck by shrapnel from a mortar blast. For this he was awarded the Purple Heart along with several other medals, including the Korean Service Medal with 3 Bronze Service Stars, the United Nations Service Medal, and the Combat Infantryman Badge. He was very proud of his service to his country. Returning to the States, he was reunited with his loving wife of 5 years at that time, with whom he has proudly spent 75 happy years. He worked for Hahn Furniture Company as a Warehouse Supervisor for over 35 years. Hugh was a member of the West Deer American Legion Post 593, recently receiving his 60-year member recognition. He enjoyed golf, bowling, traveling to the casino and playing cards with his friends, always wearing his red socks for good luck.

Survivors include his wife of 75 years, Carol J. (Lytle) Riscoe, his children Debra L. (John) Mikel of Deland, FL, Hugh W. Riscoe, Jr. at home and Denise C. (Robert) Cassidy of West Deer, grandchildren Jessica (Raymond) Raible of Middlesex Township, Beth (Alexander) Bulow of Richland, Jaclyn (Stephen Rohm) Cassidy of Ross, John Mikel of Leesburg, VA, Michele Mikel of Deland, FL, and Maureen Mikel of Orlando, FL, great-grandchildren Emma, Marin, and Easton Raible, Cassidy and Nicholas Bulow, Joseph and Gary Mikel, and Everlee Powell. He is also survived by his faithful canine companion, Bailey.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his step-mother Ann (Murphy) Riscoe, his sister Marie Miller, brother John Riscoe, and his grand-daughter-in-law Rebecca (French) Mikel.

Hugh will be laid to rest with full military honors in Holy Savior Cemetery, Richland. At his request, Hugh’s services will be private. Arrangements were entrusted to the SIWICKI-YANICKO FUNERAL HOME, 23 McKrell Road, Russelton, West Deer. View obituary online and leave condolences at

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