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Richard J. Uhl, 83, Kersey

Richard J. Uhl Sr., 83, of Kersey, died on Tuesday, July 9, 2024, at Penn Highlands Dubois after a brief illness.

He was born on December 19, 1940, in St. Marys, the son of the late Alfred and Marie Feldbauer Uhl.

On November 28, 1959, at St. Boniface Church, he married Helen Smith, who survives.

Richard was a lifelong resident of Kersey and a member of St. Boniface Church. Richard had a successful career, working at St. Marys Carbon, Keystone, Michigan Sintered Metals, and eventually retiring from Metafusion. Additionally, he played a pivotal role in the establishment of GKN. His passion for hunting and fishing brought him joy and relaxation throughout his life. Richard was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and friend to all.

In addition to his wife of nearly 65 years, he is survived by a son, Rj Uhl of Kersey, a daughter Robin L. Krystek of Butler, 5 grandchildren: Jonathan, Josh, Jarret, Abby, Breanna, 7 great grandchildren, and a daughter in law, Tanya Uhl-Bauer. He is also survived by 2 brothers: Bill Uhl of Kersey, and John Uhl and his wife Gloria of Brockport, and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Ashley Krystek, and 3 sisters: Doloris Gregory, Betty Rizzo, and Eileen Brigger.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Richard J. Uhl will be celebrated on Saturday, July 13, 2024, at 10:00 AM at St. Boniface Church, 355 Main Street, Kersey, PA 15846, with Fr. Kevin Holland officiating.

Burial will follow at St. Boniface Cemetery.

Visitation will be held privately by the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to your charity of choice.

Krise Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 339 Main Street, Kersey, PA 15846 is handling the arrangements and online condolences may be offered to the family at

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Jul 11

I miss you so much Papa . I been crying since I heard your gone . Life is going to be so much different and I'm scared to live it without you . I find myself waking up at 5 am full of tears . I love you so much and miss you . You were my biggest person with grandma . I wish I could see you one last time to hug you and tell you how much you mean to me . My world feels like it's crumbling you were the strongest hardest smartest working man I knew . I wish I could be like you and Grandma . I know Grandma is taking this hard . I…

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