Richard Terpstra


2:00 pm
Tuesday, March 16, 2021
First Presbyterian Church Of Montrose
367 Church Street
Montrose, Pennsylvania, United States

Memorial Visitation at Main Service

First Presbyterian Church Of Montrose
367 Church Street
Montrose, Pennsylvania, United States

Obituary of Richard Terpstra

Richard Terpstra

of Montrose, PA


Richard Terpstra, 86, of Montrose, PA passed away on Wednesday, March 10, 2021. Born on January 23, 1935 in Passaic, NJ. He was the youngest son of the late Andrew Anne and Sophie [Heimstra] Terpstra.  His wife Barbara [Riley] Terpstra predeceased him in 2020.


He graduated from Fairleigh-Dickinson College in Teaneck, NJ with a degree in accounting, and then he earned his CPA license. He worked for Mathis-Koenig Accountants in Rutherford, NJ and later established his own accounting service.


He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Montrose.

While living in New Jersey, he was a member of the Lincoln Park Library Board and the Elks Club.


He enjoyed weekend camping trips with the family when the children were young, and after the children left the nest he enjoyed going on bus trips with his wife to see different parts of the country.


There were many home improvement projects done with his late wife by his side.


Survivors include daughters & son-in-law, Deborah (Debbi) Ann Terpstra of Montrose, PA,  Dr. Sharon (Shari) Lee Fisk (Jeffrey) of Hamburg, NY, Patricia (Patti) Sue Terpstra-Blalock of Denver, CO, four grandchildren Brett [Oy], Emily, James and Melanie, great grandson Michael, a sister, Henrietta Kommer of Clifton, NJ, a brother, David Terpstra of Wayne, NJ, brother-in-law, Lester Riley, Jr. (Karen) of Crimora Station, VA, and several nieces and nephews.


A son-in-law, William Joseph Blalock predeceased him.


Services: 2:00 PM Tuesday at First Presbyterian Church of Montrose, 367 Church Street, Montrose, PA 18801

Visitation: 1 hour prior to services at the church

Instead of flowers: memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Montrose at the above listed address.

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