Richard Nardozza

Richard J. "Dick" Nardozza

Friday, October 31st, 1941 - Monday, October 12th, 2020
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Richard J. 'Dick' Nardozza, 78, of Clearfield died on Monday, October 12, 2020 at his home.

He was born on October 31, 1941 in Altoona, a son of the late John M. and Mary (Savine) Nardozza.

Dick was a 1959 graduate of Altoona High School and had served in the Army National Guard Reserves. He began his working career at Holiday Bowl in Altoona and then moved his family to the Bellefonte area and was the manager of Bellefonte Lanes for many years. In 1982, Dick purchased Clearfield Lanes and has owned and operated the bowling alley until present day. Other than his passion for bowling, Dick loved his pets and antique cars. Above all else, he enjoyed time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

He was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church, Clearfield. He was also a member of the Professional Bowlers Association and also a member of the PA Bowlers Hall of Fame.

He is survived by four daughters, Tisha Nardozza and husband Scott Fannin of Greensburg, Joleen Earnest and husband Ray of Ashville, Kerry Harris and husband Donald of DuBois, and Ricki Swisher and husband Lennie of Clearfield; five grandchildren, Lindsey, Lenny and Luke Swisher, and Samantha and Nathaniel Harris; a sister, Delores 'Dolly' Adelsberger of Altoona; and a brother, John Nardozza and wife Mary Kay of Altoona.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ann (Mills) Nardozza on September 24, 2020; and a brother, Daniel Nardozza.

A joint memorial service for Dick and his wife, Mary Ann, will be announced at a later date.

The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN, 38105-3678 or to the American Cancer Society 108R North Second St., Suite 1B, Clearfield, PA, 16830.

Beardsley Funeral Home and Crematory, Clearfield is in charge of arrangements.

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Don Barr

Posted at 11:00am
To Dicks family I am deeply I am truly sorry for your loss . I wish I could say something that would make the pain a little less .I too am feeling the pain he was not only my employer but he was my friend and advisor when I wasn't sure which way to turn he was a true believer in my youth bowlers and all of us will miss him May God bless

Tracey Giacomi

Posted at 07:22am
To Dick and Maryanne family
I am deeply sorry about the loss of your parents they were both absolutely fantastic people ive known 31 years from going bowling 🎳. Your all in my thoughts and prayers your parents will be deeply missed. Clearfield definitely lost two amazing people.

Joe & Charlotte Batdorf

Posted at 07:49pm
Joleen & Ray and family,
We are so very sorry to learn of your father's recent passing. Our hearts break for you! Sending love, hugs and prayers that God will give you the strength you need to get through this difficult time. May your dad rest in the arms of Jesus for eternity. Love, Mom and Dad B

Bob Fitzmaurice

Posted at 05:22pm
Tisha, Joleen, Kerry and Ricki, you have certainly had a tough go over the last months. Please accept our sympathy and our prayers which are ongoing for both your Mom and your Dad. They were two fine people. We have known them for years and thoroughly enjoyed their company. The very best to you and yours. RIP Mary Ann and Dick. Joanne and Bob Fitzmaurice.

Robert Gutshall

Posted at 09:34am
Dick was a great friend of both Geech and I. (Lorie Steinbeiser). Geech remembers riding all around town in his big old packard. He was a very nice guy. He will be remembered as one of the best.

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