Richard L. Ace Sr

Richard L. Ace, Sr., age 83, passed away on Friday, February 9, 2018, after an extended illness. Richard was born on November 16, 1934 the son of the late Gladys Ione Ace and Jacob Barton Ace.

Rick graduated from Lawrence Park High School and then enlisted in the United States Marine Corp and served his country in the Korean Conflict. Rick worked at Hayes Manufacturing for 15 years before driving for Erie Metropolitan Transit for 22 years. While there, he was proud to be a member and steward of the Amalgamated Transit Union Local # 568. He also served on the pension board and was the President of the EMTA Credit Union for several years. One of his proudest accomplishments was coaching his Little Gridders to the City Championship in 1965.

Besides his parents, Rick was preceded in death by three sisters and a brother. Rick is survived by his beloved wife of 41 years, Linda Christoph Ace; two daughters, Valarie Moser (Chris) of OK and Connie Ulbrich of NC; six sons, Richard L. Ace, Jr (Kim) of AZ, James Blanchard (Patty) , Jonathan Blanchard all of Erie, Robert Ulbrich, Jr (Nancy) of Ohio, Jim Ulbrich (Beverly) of Erie and Ronald Ulbrich (Debbie) of SC. He is further survived by 16 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

A special thank you from the family to the VNA Hospice staff, especially Leslie, Cindy, Toni, Kathy, Kate, Sue, Kathy, Laura and Marilyn for their wonderful care.

Friends may call at the Dusckas Funeral Home, Inc., 2607 Buffalo Road, on Tuesday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 pm and are invited to attend a Funeral Service there on Wednesday at 11 am with Rev. Mark McCallion officiating. Burial will be at Wintergreen Gorge Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Wesleyville Baptist Church at 3509 Buffalo Road Erie, PA 16510.

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The founder of the Dusckas Funeral Home, Inc., Constantine "Gus" Dusckas, was born in Titusville, Pennsylvania, on July 22, 1915, the son of Greek immigrants. It has been noted that the Dusckas family had a close relationship with the Drake family of oil well fame. Because of the family's deep religious beliefs, young Gus got involved with many families who were in need and less fortunate.  read more...

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