Richard Bateman

Richard Bateman, Sr., age 84, of Trappe, PA passed away on Saturday, November 21, 2020.


He was born in Norristown, PA on May 10, 1936, the son of the late Ronald and Ella (Beyer) Bateman.


Richard was a proud graduate of the Williamson Free Trade School, Class of 1955.  He served in the U.S. Marine Corps and also served in the U.S. National Guard.  


Richard lived most of his life in Trappe Borough, where he served as Mayor for 16 years.  He attended the Graterford Bible Fellowship Church.  


He was the husband of the late Sadako (Tokashiki) Bateman.  


He is survived by his daughter, Sharon (& John) Romer of Schwenksville; son, Richard Bateman, Jr. of Media; daughter, Joanne (& Jack) Kelly of Hatboro; son, George Bateman of Trappe; and sister, Edith Evans of Norristown.  He is also survived by five grandchildren, Lauren, Matthew, Alison, Rebecca and Alex; as well as many nieces and nephews.  


Along with his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Ronald, Gerald and Bruce Bateman; and one sister, Doris Hastings.  


Relatives and friends are invited to the Graveside Service on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at 10:30 AM Valley Forge Memorial Gardens, 352 S. Gulph Rd, King of Prussia, PA 19406.  


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Marine Toys for Tots by clicking here.


Arrangements by Moore, Snear & Ruggiero Funeral Home, 224 West Main Street, Trappe, PA, (610) 489-7900.