Rev. Richard Voigt

We were just informed of the death of the Rev. Richard Voigt, 83, Retired Elder, who passed away on February 19, 2016.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to his surviving spouse, Mrs. Linda A. Voigt, at 1050 Dogwood Drive, Cornwall PA 17016.  Rev. Voigt served the following churches:

  • Philadelphia: Burholme
  • Barnesville: Bethany
  • Quakake: Ebenezer
  • Akron: Mt. Zion
  • Saylorsville
  • Ackermanville
  • Danielsville: Salem
  • Bowmanstown

He also served in Extension Ministry, establishing the Department of Philosophy and Religion at Northampton Area Community College in Bethlehem and serving as its first professor. He retired in 1996 and received the title of Professor Emeritus.

Survivors include Voigt’s wife of 33 years, Linda; a son, Douglas (and wife Mary Voigt); daughters, Janice Banko (and husband Joseph), and Jennifer Murgia (and husband Christopher); three grandchildren; and a brother, Edward Voigt.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, March 23, at 2 PM, at Northampton Community College, in the Lipkin Theater in Kopecek Hall, 3835 Green Pond Road, Bethlehem, PA 18020. Visitation will begin at 1 PM. Transportation to the service will be provided from the Hershey/Cornwall areas. Please contact Linda Voigt at or Donald Richards at 717-769-2477 to reserve a seat.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Homeland Hospice, 2300 Vartan Way #205, Harrisburg, PA 17110, or to ALS Association of Greater Philadelphia, 321 Norristown Road, Lower Gwynedd Township, PA 19002.  Read his obituary.