Richard L. Sottung

Obituary for Richard L. Sottung

July 18, 2022
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Obituary

Richard L. Sottung, Jr. passed away peacefully on Monday, July 18, 2022. He was 80.

Richard is survived by his loving children: Jerry Sottung, Michael Sottung (Chrissy Brinkman) and Denise Sottung (Brandon Frederick), as well as his 5 grandchildren: Thomas, Timothy, Bryce, Wil and Maile.

Richard was the beloved husband to the late Emma Louise Sottung (nee Harye), and son to the late Richard and Ethel Sottung.

Richard spent 41 years in the Philadelphia Fire Department. Making his way through the ranks and retiring as Deputy Commissioner. He enjoyed summers in Strathmere with his late wife, Louise. Most recently, Richard spent time with his family and beloved grandchildren. He enjoyed family dinners and long talks. He will be greatly missed by all who came to know him.

Love you to the moon and back.

Relatives and friends are invited to greet the family on Tuesday, July 26, 2022 from 9:00 AM until his Funeral Service at 12:00 Noon at the John F. Givnish Funeral Home, 10975 Academy Rd., Philadelphia, PA 19154. His interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery, Roslyn.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Richard's name may be made to the Firefighter's Widows Fund at https://www.firehero.org/donate/ .

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10975 Academy Road
Philadelphia, PA 19154
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